Kirdo III was located within a star system in the Tamarin sector of the Outer Rim Territories region of the galaxy, situated on the Sanrafsix Corridor between Sevarcos and Ma'ar Shaddam. Its surface consisted of barren, sandy desert, oceans of red, cracked mud, and escarpments of yellow-orange hills, with quicksand and caves also present. It had an arid climate and winds often blew at speeds of 400-kilometers-per-hour or more. Rainfall occurred once a decade, and when it came it lasted several days, forming lakes and filling dry riverbeds. Herds of migrating chooba grazed on sulfaro plants and were hunted by the Kitonaks, a primitive sentient species native to the planet.
Kirdo III was discovered by scouts a few decades before the rise of the Galactic Empire. A number of slave traders targeted the Kitonaks. The Eye of Palpatine stopped at the planet and, failing to find the stormtroopers it was looking for, took onboard a number of Kitonaks whom it tried (with little success) to brainwash into being Imperials.
Callista Ming at some point in her travels stopped at Kirdo III.
Behind the scenesEdit
In A Guide to the Star Wars Universe, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded, it is referred to as Kirdo.
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