Saqqar was an icy planet that was located within the Saqqar system in Hutt Space, a region of the galaxy controlled by the Hutt species. The planet lay on the hyperlane called The Dead Road, which connected it to the worlds of Tisht and Usk. A smaller hyperlane linked the planet to the world of Nar Haaska.
The surface of Saqqar was covered in snowy plains, where colossal ruined towers were visible that were left behind by an extinct civilization. Saqqar was orbited by a half-derelict orbital station that served the needs of the occasional starship traveling along The Dead Road. The Kajidier kajidic, a Hutt clan, had influence on Saqqar.
Behind the scenes
- "And then there were names I thought sounded strange and vaguely foreboding, such as Saqqar and Usk."
- ―Jason Fry
Saqqar was first mentioned in The Essential Atlas, a 2009 reference book co-authored by Jason Fry and Daniel Wallace, which placed the planet in grid square T-11. In a 2009 article published on Suvudu.com, Fry noted that the name of Saqqar sounded unusual and somewhat foreboding to him.