SWTOR: Explore the smuggler’s paradise of Nar Shaddaa

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 31 July 2010 22:05 GMT

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BioWare has updated the website for Star Wars: The Old Republic with information on the licentious Nar Shaddaa, a ecumenopolis moon of the planet Nal Hutta, also known as Little Coruscant.

Once a pleasant world, Nal Hutta and its moon Nar Shaddaa now are heavy with trade centers ruled by a council of the oldest Hutt families (Clans of the Ancients) and the moon itself has a constant stream of smugglers and fugitives running in and out of it’s space.

In SWTOR, Nar Shaddaa is plagued by a winner-takes-all crime war between the Hutt Cartel and the Exchange Syndicate, thus the moon has become the center of illegal operations in the galaxy and has little “law-abiding” interference from outsiders.

Here’s an excerpt of the moon’s description from the official website:

One of the most vibrant and dangerous places in the galaxy, Nar Shaddaa is a sprawling cityscape where nothing comes without a price. Dominated by a black market that caters to every indulgence, the moon has become the ultimate symbol of corruption. The upper levels present an endless parade of glittering neon towers and floating pleasure palaces; no greater concentration of wealth exists across the galaxy. Behind these flashy facades, crime bosses and secret political emissaries make backroom deals that decide the fates of worlds, and as much as both the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire might like to change it, the Hutt Cartel calls the shots.

For all the opulence above, however, an equal level of brutality lies below. The bowels of Nar Shaddaa hide some of the galaxy’s darkest secrets…..

Sounds very “insert evil laugh here” to us. Our Sith can’t wait to explore it.

Currently in Beta, Star Wars: The Old Republic is expected sometime next spring.

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