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Hutta was formerly known as Evocar and is the original home world of the Evocii, who were subjugated by the Hutts, who migrated from their original home world of Varl along with their servants the t'landa Til. It is often referred to simply as Hutta. While it remains neutral in the Cold War between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire, it is the starting world of the Empire's Bounty Hunter and Imperial Agent classes. It's so overindustrialized and polluted that non-natives barely last a day on this planet.
HistoryIn Huttese, the name translates into “Glorious Jewel”, and the planet more commonly called Nal Hutta is considered a paradise to the gluttonous tastes of the Hutts. To anyone else, though, the planet is a living nightmare—a disgusting and dangerous place to visit, and an unthinkable place to live. Current Underworld slang has shortened the name to simply ‘Hutta’—a place where more civilized people threaten to send their children if they misbehave.
Before the creation of the Republic, Hutta was controlled by the native Evocii, a relatively primitive race who made the mistake of engaging in extensive business deals with the Hutts, ignoring rumors of their legendary greed. Centuries later, the Evocii realized their mistake too late—their entire civilization was mortgaged. When the Hutts’ home-world of Varl later became polluted and uninhabitable, the Hutts collected on the Evocii’s debts, becoming rulers of the planet and some of the surrounding systems.
In the thousands of years since, the Hutts have subjugated the Evocii—they live in slavery and squalor while the Hutts’ insatiable pursuit for wealth pollutes the planet. This pollution is evidenced in the large, metal shoring props that are essential in certain areas for pushing back the mud to create pathways. The result of this environmental approach is corroded metal walls with swamp muck oozing out from the cracks. The swamps themselves have suffered from heavy industrialization. A wide variety of modular pipes and refinery equipment create a patchwork throughout the planet, snaking through the corrosive muck as if the planet were held together by a network of metal and sludge. Hutta has become a breeding ground for the powerful Hutt families who control competing crime cartels that operate across the galaxy. Though petty vendettas keep them in constant conflict with one another, the Hutts have remained neutral in the long-running war between the Republic and the Sith Empire, keeping their world exactly as they like it.
The Hutts are the lords of Hutta’s demented society, and all other races, even official foreign emissaries, are seen as expendable fodder in the Hutts’ bloated, wormlike eyes. Even the most infamous bounty hunters are hesitant to venture on the Hutts’ home turf, and a sane person would never come to Hutta willingly without the most crucial need.
Hutta Codex Entries
Adopted homeworld of the notorious Hutt Cartel, Hutta is a planet of semitoxic swampland broken up by industrial facilities and urban centers. Huttaligned gangs control the civilized regions, forever warring over territory and
resources. In the swamps, the native Evocii struggle against their Hutt rulers with limited success.
The Hutts are officially neutral in the conflict between Empire and Republic, and welcome visitors. Pirates, slavers and spice dealers are all common sights in Hutt palaces, while corporations often establish themselves on Hutta’s moon, Nar Shaddaa. Newly arriving shuttles on Hutta are directed to the town of Jiguuna.
In Huttese, the name translates into “Glorious Jewel”, and the planet more commonly called Nal Hutta is considered a paradise to the gluttonous tastes of the Hutts. To anyone else, though, the planet is a living nightmare—a disgusting and dangerous place to visit, and an unthinkable place to live. Current Underworld slang has shortened the name to a simple ‘Hutta’—a place where more civilized people threaten to send their children if they misbehave.
Persons of Note
- Nem'ro the Hutt
- Fa'athra the Hutt
- Braden (Bounty Hunter)
- Tarro Blood (Bounty Hunter)
- Mako (Bounty Hunter)
- Keeper (Imperial Agent)
- Intelligence Profile: The Red Blade (Imperial Agent)
- Intelligence Profile: Kaliyo Djannis (Imperial Agent)
Hutta: Imperial Orbital Station