- "There where more demons around."
- ―Cuan Talon, to a spacer
- "Desert Demons. I couldn't do anything to stop them."
During the time of the Galactic Civil War, a gang of criminals known as the Desert Demons were based out of the Outer Rim Territories planet of Tatooine. Desert Demons tended to roam throughout Tatooine in groups, or operate out of small temporary encampments and settlements. The gang rivaled several opposing swoop gangs, and Tatooine's native Tusken Raiders were known to have produced at least one doll of a Desert Demon.
Circa 1 ABY, a group of Desert Demons assassinated Janus, the warehouse manager of Tosche Station, after his speeder bike broke down in the desert. Around the same time, Desert Demons invaded the Darklighter cave, a cache used by the Darklighter family to stock supplies and equipment. Many of them were killed when spacers looking for a cargo smuggled from Tansarii Point Station assaulted the cave.
Members of the Desert Demons included a number of different species of either gender, including Aqualish, Bith, Bothans, Humans, Rodians, Trandoshans, Twi'leks, and Zabrak. Their memberbase comprised of bodyguards, brawlers, and marksmen, all of whom were led by a series of Desert Demon gang leaders. Depending on their position, members of the gang were skilled at various forms of combat, including Teräs Käsi. Members also possessed an arsenal of various weapons, including pirate weapons and ranged weapons. Some examples included the laser carbine and DH-17 carbine.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Desert Demons were included as a faction in the 2003 video game Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by Sony Online Entertainment and published by LucasArts, prior to its closure on December 15, 2011. They were found exclusively on Tatooine, and were designated as opponents of the Swoop Gang faction. Players who completed the "Tusken Valuables" collection would receive a Desert Demon Doll as a reward. The Desert Demons are also listed in all five of the Star Wars Galaxies Prima strategy guides.
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided (First appearance)
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided Quick Reference Guide
- Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed: Prima Official Game Guide
- Star Wars Galaxies: The Total Experience: Prima Official Game Guide
- Star Wars Galaxies: The Complete Guide: Prima Official Game Guide
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided
- ↑ Star Wars Galaxies: Starter Kit—Legacy Quest: "Tosche Station" on Tatooine
- ↑ Star Wars Galaxies: Starter Kit—Legacy Quest: "Darklighter Cache" on Tatooine
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Star Wars Galaxies: The Total Experience: Prima Official Game Guide
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed: Prima Official Game Guide
- ↑ Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided Quick Reference Guide
- ↑ Star Wars Galaxies: The Complete Guide: Prima Official Game Guide