Planechanga were large tubular rail guns built by the empire of the Hutt species prior to the Hutt Cataclysms, a civil war within Hutt Space. The weapons were capable of accelerating space rocks to velocities at which they could crack open entire planets. To aid in building the weapons, the Hutts hired members of the Sakiyan species, who recorded the payments in tribute-counts.
Behind the scenes
Planechanga were first mentioned in The Essential Guide to Warfare, a reference book written by Jason Fry and Paul R. Urquhart that was released in 2012. The Hutt Cataclysms began around 15,000 BBY, but it is not made clear in which era prior to this the weapons were used.
- The Essential Guide to Warfare (First mentioned)