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Quesh

From space this world is memorizing as the shimmering clouds and weather patterns swirl in the light from its nearby star. From the surface the horizon glows in an almost permeant sunrise. However, the unique atmosphere is overshadowed with the fact that it’s very toxic. While Quesh is deadly to most life forms, the natural elements and gas found here can also be used to create some of the most potent adrenals in the galaxy. With both the Republic and Empire both looking for any advantage during the cold war, Quesh has become a place of wealth for whoever controls it.

Quesh

Quick Facts

  • Leveling Range: 36 to 39
  • Allegiance: Neutral
  • First Available: SWTOR Launch
  • Stronghold: None
  • Galaxy Location: Hutt Space

History

Initially discovered by the Republic during the Great War, Quesh was abandoned after scientists detected the poisonous content of its atmosphere. It wasn’t until years later that a young chemist rummaging through old data recognized the potential for the chemical compounds on Quesh—they are incredibly close to venenit shadaaga (Hutt Venom), a primary ingredient in high-grade adrenals for healing, reflexes, and concentration.

If the Republic could find a way to process the delicate chemicals, it would provide a major source of new income at a critical time in the war effort. Ultimately though, Republic engineers were unable to master the techniques to synthesize the adrenals. They were forced to seek help from some unlikely allies– the Hutts. Three families from the Hutt Cartel were quietly convinced to step around their neutrality treaty with the Empire in return for a cut of adrenal profits that not even a Hutt could refuse. The Cartel, so long as they received their share, looked the other way.

Within a decade, the Republic was fully invested in Quesh. Despite efforts to keep Quesh a guarded secret, miner and worker gossip slowly crept out. It wasn’t long before the Empire heard about this vast source of chemical wealth - and the treaty-breaking Hutts. The Cartel was forced to declare the Republic-aligned Hutts traitors, and assist the Empire as it launched a full-scale attack on Quesh, seeking to destroy Republic efforts and claim the resource for its own.

Today, the Republic struggles to defend its investment from the Empire and their unhappy Hutt Cartel allies.

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