Savareen was a planet that was located at one spur of the Kessel Run, in the galaxy's Outer Rim Territories. The planet consisted of sandy landmasses and huge oceans. Savareen was also known for its famous brandy drink. The Crimson Dawn once had a business there and they chopped off the tongues of the natives. The former pirate Queen Maz Kanata marked it as a point of interest on a map she included in the book that would become known as the Smuggler's Guide.
Dry Gulch job
By 10 BBY, the Bellwing Gang had been harrasing Dry Gulch over the refinery, and the locals hired the mercenary Gallandro to deal with the gang. The offered payement was 10,000 credits, but Gallandro's crew was allowed to tap the raw coaxium. Gallandro's employee Loonoo recorded the details of the Dry Gulch job in the Smuggler's Guide logbook.
Showdown on Savareen
After the raid on Kessel, Han Solo and the rest of Beckett's gang went to Savareen to refine the coaxium they had stolen from the Pyke Syndicate on Kessel. While they were there Enfys Nest and her gang of Cloud-Riders had a stand-off with Beckett's gang, after which Enfys regaled them with the story of how Crimson Dawn had terrorized the village. Han decided he could not give the coaxium to Dryden Vos, and thus came up with a plan to cheat him. Tobias Beckett refused to have any part of this treachery. Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Qi'ra went to Dryden's office, while Enfys and her marauders defended the villagers from the Hylobon Enforcers. While in Dryden's office, it was revealed that Beckett had betrayed Han Solo. Then, Beckett betrayed Dryden and fled with the refined coaxium. Qi'ra killed Dryden, and Han killed Beckett. Qi'ra then contacted Maul and informed him of Dryden's death. Han then watched with Chewbacca as Qi'ra left Savareen on the First Light.
Behind the scenes
Savareen was first mentioned in the 2017 reference book Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary written by Pablo Hidalgo, and later appeared in the 2018 film Solo: A Star Wars Story. Its name is derived from the eponymous brandy featured in the Star Wars Legends continuity (whose canonical equivalent is mentioned in Solo); the beverage (and the descriptor Savareen) originated in the West End roleplaying supplement Galaxy Guide 9: Fragments from the Rim.
An inspiration for the appearance of Savareen in Solo were the lavish landscapes of the American West by the 19th century painters Frederick Church and and Albert Bierstadt. The design of the dilapidated structures at Savareen, on the other hand, were based on a piece of concept art entitled "Bespin - Floating City Ruins," created by the legendary Star Wars concept artist Ralph McQuarrie and previously shown in 1995's The Illustrated Star Wars Universe.
- Solo: A Star Wars Story (First appearance)
- Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition
- Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition audiobook
- Solo: A Star Wars Story: A Junior Novel
- Solo: A Star Wars Story: A Junior Novel audiobook
- Solo: A Star Wars Story Read-Along Storybook and CD
- Solo: A Star Wars Story Adaptation 3 (Mentioned only)
- Solo: A Star Wars Story Adaptation 5
- Solo: A Star Wars Story Adaptation 6
- Solo: A Star Wars Story Adaptation 7
- Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures – "Han Solo - From Smuggler to General"
- Han Solo & Chewbacca 2 (In flashback(s))
- "Faith in an Old Friend"—From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back (Mentioned only)
- Crimson Reign 1 (In flashback(s))
- "Flight of the Falcon, Part 1: Spy Games"—Star Wars Adventures (2017) 14 (Mentioned only)
Notes and references
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary
- Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition
- Star Wars: Smuggler's Guide
- Solo: A Star Wars Story
- Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guide
- Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition
- The entry in Star Wars: Smuggler's Guide mentioning Dry Gulch is placed chronologically prior to an entry written by the criminal Tobias Beckett. Solo: A Star Wars Story depicts Beckett's death on the planet Savareen, and Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guide dates the events on Savareen in the film to nine years after the proclamation of the New Order. As Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the proclamation to 19 BBY, Beckett's death must occur in 10 BBY, and so his entry in the guide and those chronologically before it must all be set prior to or during 10 BBY.
- The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story