"The Tuskens are sneaky. They're living in that junk town just outside the city. I'm going to have you go out there and do some recon."
―Purvis Arrison[src]

Junktown, more informally known as the junk town, and later as the Tusken Village, was a small village just outside of Mos Eisley on the planet Tatooine. It was originally a place for junk dealers to conduct business, before it was taken over by the planet's native Tusken Raiders. Bantha Moving and Storage, a front company for a spice smuggling organization, used this location to hide their activities. Sometime following 0 BBY, a young smuggler sent by Radeld Siwar traveled to the junk town and stole spice samples and recipes from the company's hiding places.


The Tusken junk town with Mos Eisley in the background

Junktown was a village located on Tatooine, a sparsely populated desert planet in the Outer Rim Territories. Located on the eastern outskirts of Mos Eisley, Junktown was something of a shantytown constructed out of a variety of crude dwellings, including tents and sandstone structures. Junktown also comprised of at least one power generator, several harvesting machines, and a salon. A towering grey stone like structure also protruded from the settlement.[1]


"There's a company called Bantha Moving and Storage. Ever heard of em?"
"They're new to the smuggling game. They're using that Tusken village to hide their activities, keeping their computers there and sneaking around when the Tuskens are busy."
―Radeld Siwar and a smuggler[src]

Junktown, also known simply as the junk town, was a small settlement located near Mos Eisley. It was a haven for the various junk dealers who sold refurbished goods to the locals. Shortly after the Battle of Yavin in 0 BBY, Junktown was overrun by a group of Tusken Raiders,[2] and thereafter also became known as the Tusken Village.[1]

After arriving to Mos Eisley, Han Solo referred an aspiring smuggler to a Rodian named Radeld Siwar to learns the ropes of the smuggling trade. To that end, Radeld put the spacer to work investigating the nearby Junktown, which he suspected was being used by a smuggling company called Bantha Moving and Storage to hide their activities.[1]

Around this time, a former military soldier named Purvis Arrison launched a personal war against the Tuskens in Junktown.[3] A genetically altered Twi'lek working for the Galactic Empire helped Arrison by conducting recon in Junktown and wiping out a sizeable portion of Tusken's population.[4]



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 SWG logo sm.png Star Wars Galaxies: Starter Kit—Smuggler Quest: "Bantha Moving and Storage" on Tatooine
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. II, p. 181 ("Junktown")
  3. SWG logo sm.png Star Wars Galaxies: Starter Kit—Legacy Quest: "Tusken Raiders in Mos Eisley" on Tatooine
  4. Gal-icon.jpg Undercover in Mos Eisley on the official Star Wars Galaxies website (content now obsolete; backup link)