- "Migs Mayfeld. Serving 50 years in the Karthon Chop Fields for springing a prisoner himself."
- ―Carasynthia Dune
The Karthon Chop Fields was a location on Karthon where the New Republic sent prisoners to serve time, using prison labor to scrap old Imperial starships and other equipment. A model of mobile loading gantry was used to help move the materiel. During a rescue mission aboard the New Republic prison ship Bothan-Five, the crew of mercenaries led by Migs Mayfeld were left imprisoned aboard the vessel by the Mandalorian bounty hunter Din Djarin, who they had betrayed during the course of the mission. After the ship was located near the Dilestri system, Mayfeld was apprehended and sent to serve fifty years in the Karthon Chop Fields.
Behind the scenes
The Karthon Chop Fields were first mentioned in "Chapter 14: The Tragedy," an episode of the live-action TV show The Mandalorian which aired in 2020. The set was designed as a miniature model, and then scanned and projected in The Volume, a production space with wrap-around LED screens to show CGI backgrounds.
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 14: The Tragedy" (First mentioned)
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 15: The Believer" (First appearance)