Nutorium was a metal which could be used to make alloys. One such alloy was capable of blocking sensor equipment and was used to make plating. When the crime lord Jarafok hired the smuggler Debret Nightmoon to deliver a sealed cargo pod, the pod was coated in nutorium alloy plating, much to Nightmoon's surprise.
Behind the scenes
Nutorium first appeared in 1995 in the article "A Buyer's Guide to Alternative Starships," which was published in the fifth issue of the Star Wars Adventure Journal series of supplement books for Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game by West End Games. The article was written by Stephen Luminati and included two short stories to illustrate some of the ships mentioned. The metal appeared in one of these, titled "What you don't know…," which gave no information as to what era it was set in.