Hutt Cartel (9)Full unit name: Hutt Cartel
Last updated: 09.07.2022 17:46:29
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First appearance: A New Hope
The Hutt Cartel was a powerful criminal syndicate, or business alliance of Hutts. Jabba Desilijic Tiure held considerable power in the Cartel. Aside from its criminal activity, the Hutt Cartel maintained a personal military consisting of both an army and a starfleet and even ruling over swathes of territories. It waged war with the Zann Consortium until the Battle of Hypori. During the time of the Empire, the Hutt Cartel had a monopoly of smuggler employment. Although the Galactic Empire did not tolerate lawlessness, they nonetheless were cautious with dealing with the Hutts due to the latter party playing an important role in the Outer Rim's economy, and as such, any direct actions to shut down the smuggler trade required clearance from Imperial High Command beforehand. Sometime before the Rebels had emerged, the cartel took control of a few planets such as Felucia. Jabba also set up a communications relay on Saleucami to keep an eye on the Empire. During the Galactic Civil War, Jabba formed an alliance with Tyber Zann which was quite successful, until Zann stole his valuable Sith artifact on Felucia. Zann was caught, however, and he gave the artifact to Urai Fen, his second in command. Zann was imprisoned on the planet Kessel. Since the artifact was quite valuable, the Hutt Cartel acquired all assets of the Zann Consortium as compensation.


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Jabba's Organization
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Jabba the Hutt
Dalan Oberos
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Full unit name: Hutt Cartel Last updated: 09.07.2022 17:46:29