"Twenty years ago, the old Galactic Market was a bustling center of commerce where the goods and wealth of the galaxy flowed freely. Since the Treaty of Coruscant, however, the market has become a shadow of its former self. The old Galactic Market was the site of extraordinary scenes after the war. Thousands of homes in the lower reaches of Coruscant–most belonging to poor families–were destroyed during the Imperial invasion. The homeless families squatted in the marketplace; when ordered to leave by Republic military forces, the squatters rioted in protest. The market has never been truly safe since, and the criminal Migrant Merchants’ Guild has gradually established its own control over the area. While careful and well-armed visitors can still find useful technology or rare weapons there, most are advised to stay away."