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Loddu was a Hutt male who was a low-ranking member of the Hutt Cartel during its conquest of the planet Makeb in 3638 BBY. Unsatisfied with his share of the Makeb mining profits, Loddu took over the asteroid later known as Mek-Sha, but his eagerness to excavate its rich mineral deposits led to his death in a mining explosion.

Biography[]

A Hutt male, Loddu was a low-ranking member of the Hutt Cartel[2] in 3638 BBY,[1] when the Cartel annexed the planet Makeb, and he was tasked with identifying competitors to the Cartel's isotope-5 mining operations. Loddu discovered a team of geologists who had found rich mineral deposits on an asteroid, and—unsatisfied with his small share of the profits on Makeb—sent mercenaries to capture the geologists and the asteroid,[2] later known as Mek-Sha.[3]

Over the next few months, Loddu transported slaves and bodyguards to the asteroid and turned it into a mining station; however, production was slow, leading Loddu to demand—against his advisors' recommendations—that explosives be used to clear areas of the asteroid. The resultant explosion destroyed most of the asteroid, killing Loddu and many of his mercenaries and slaves. In the aftermath, Loddu's sibling, Prava, was forced to take ownership of the station, but found that the explosion had uncovered the mineral deposits that Loddu had been seeking.[2]

Behind the scenes[]

Loddu was mentioned in "The Hutts Discover Mek-Sha," a Codex entry in Onslaught,[2] the 2019 Digital Expansion for the 2011 BioWare video game, Star Wars: The Old Republic.[4]

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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 According to SWTOR mini.png Forums: Dear Story Team, What Year Are We Currently In? on The Old Republic's official website (backup link), Star Wars: The Old Republic: Rise of the Hutt Cartel takes place from early to mid 3638 BBY, and further Game Updates that were released in 2013 take place in the latter half of that year. The post also states that Game Updates released in 2014 can be placed in early and mid 3637 BBY, Shadow of Revan takes place near the end of that year, and that the events of Game Updates 3.1 through 3.3 can be placed in early and mid 3636 BBY. Therefore, the events of Game Update 2.0 and the Digital Expansion Rise of the Hutt Cartel can be placed in 3638 BBY. As the primary focus of Rise of the Hutt Cartel, the conquest of Makeb can thus be placed in 3638 BBY. Per SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic: Onslaught—Codex: "The Hutts Discover Mek-Sha", Loddu's death on Mek-Sha occurred around that time as well.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic: Onslaught—Codex: "The Hutts Discover Mek-Sha"
  3. SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic: Onslaught—Codex: "Huttbreaker's Rebellion"
  4. SWTOR mini.png Game Update 6.0: Onslaught on The Old Republic's official website (backup link)
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