- "Teth? That's Wild Space. The droid army isn't even in that sector."
- ―Anakin Skywalker
Teth was a jungle planet located in Wild Space. At some point, the world was inhabited by the B'omarr Order. However, by the time of the Clone Wars, their castles were abandoned, though some would be converted by the Hutts into formidable strongholds. Some distance from the B'omarr monasteries and the Tomb of Ziro the Hutt's father, an area of mysterious rock formations could be found on the surface of Teth.
The planet Teth was located in the Teth system of the Baxel sector, which straddled the Outer Rim Territories and Wild Space, with Teth seated in the latter at grid square U-12 on the Standard Galactic Grid. Situated along the Triellus Trade Route, Teth orbited its system's singular star and was orbited by two moons. On the surface was a mix of rocky ground and tangled jungle, all cast in shades of deep purple to light mauve by its atmosphere, which was comfortably breathable for Hutts, humans and other species.
The trees that populated the jungles had serpentine trunks which twisted and coiled upwards, and were bedecked with thick vines. The heavy canopy turned the space beneath into a gloomy, dark place filled with the sounds of a myriad of different species, and were further obscured by the perpetual mists that cloaked the planet. Wherever there was a break in the canopy, the thick ground would cover thrives as tall rock columns thrusted upward from the lowland jungles. Carved out millennia ago by wind and water, the columns were topped by flat areas, the largest of which carried jungles of their own. Due to their elevation above the dangers of the lowland jungles, the tops of the pillars made for good sites for individual dwellings of those that made Teth their home.
Mission to Teth
In approximately 40 BBY, the Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi were sent on a mission to Teth to investigate the possible involvement of the Hutts in the disappearance of agricultural shipments on the Triellus Trade Route. The mission proved problematic due to the poor teamwork between Jinn and Kenobi, resulting in Kenobi's capture as a hostage. Ultimately, however, Jinn was successful in scaring the Hutts away from making further attacks on the shipments, at least for the time being.
The Clone Wars
During the Clone Wars, Separatist leader Count Dooku's assassin, Asajj Ventress, brought Jabba the Hutt's infant son Rotta to the abandoned B'omarr monastery after she kidnapped him from Tatooine. Several bounty hunters and two ARF troopers, one of whom was a lieutenant, followed her to the monastery. The bounty hunters were killed and their severed heads sent back to Jabba, but the two ARF troopers were able to report back to Galactic Republic forces about the whereabouts of the kidnapped child and leave unnoticed.
Jedi General Anakin Skywalker, his Padawan Ahsoka Tano, and Torrent Company then led a mission to rescue the Huttlet from the battle droid battalion that guarded the monastery. However, Ventress then arrived with more reinforcements and trapped the Jedi and Clones in the monastery. Skywalker, Tano and R2-D2 eventually escaped aboard the freighter Twilight and returned Rotta to his father on Tatooine.
- "You... I will... tear you to..."
"No, I don't think you will, Grakkus. I think you're going to prison now. While the rebels go raid your safe house on Teth."
- ―Grakkus and Han Solo
Sometime after the Battle of Yavin, Grakkus the Hutt, who had been captured by the Alliance to Restore the Republic, was aboard the Millenium Falcon being escorted by Han Solo and Chewbacca to a prison on Akiva, where he would be interrogated to reveal the location of a personal hideout with resources that could help the Rebellion. After a confrontation with the Galactic Empire, Grakkus attempted to break free by attacking Solo and grabbing him by the neck to make Chewbacca set the course for Teth, where Grakkus' hideout was located. However, Solo activated a device that was placed on Grakkus before they left the rebel fleet while he slept that electrocuted him. The rebels knew that Grakkus would likely try to flee, and Solo left a channel of communication open in case Grakkus revealed the hideout's location. Grakkus was then taken to Akiva and the rebels went to Teth to look for his hiding place.
Behind the scenes
Teth first appeared in the 2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars film. The film establishes that Teth is located in Wild Space, but the 2015 reference book Ultimate Star Wars incorrectly placed the planet in the Outer Rim Territories, as did the books 2019 edition, Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition.
- Master & Apprentice
- Master & Apprentice audiobook
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars film (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Ambush" (In flashback(s))
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Dooku Captured" (In flashback(s))
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Hunt for Ziro"
- Star Wars (2015) 35 (Mentioned only)
Notes and references
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens Beginner Game places Teth in the area of space Star Wars: The Galactic Explorer's Guide identifies as the Slice.
- Ultimate Star Wars
- Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon 94 (Guide to the Galaxy: Teth – Jungle World)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars film
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens Beginner Game
- Star Wars (2015) 35
- Master & Apprentice
- The scenario described takes place in Master & Apprentice, in which Obi-Wan Kenobi is seventeen years old. The app states that Kenobi was born in 57 BBY. Therefore, it can be deduced that the story takes place in either 39 BBY or 40 BBY.
- Star Wars (2015) 35
- Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition