- "The woman you're bringing it to, her name is Tropos. You deliver this safely and on time, you get another forty thousand credits. Anything happens? Let's just say Tropos has ways of making people disappear. But not until she makes every person you ever loved disappear first."
- ―Faron warns Willrow Hood about Tropos
Tropos was a woman who lived during the Galactic Civil War, garnering a reputation for making those who failed her disappear, along with the victim's loved ones. In 3 ABY, the Rodian smuggler Faron, while at the tibanna gas mining colony Cloud City, hired the mining operations worker Willrow Hood to deliver cargo contained inside a camtono to Tropos on the planet Batuu. The smuggler additionally warned Hood of the consequences of failing Tropos, citing the woman's reputation for making people disappear.
A week after, Faron, having realized the true value of the camtono's contents, attempted to take it back. The contents of the camtono were broken in the process, and Hood realized that he had failed Tropos. When he later boarded a gunship with his colleague Bexley, the worker asked to be taken anywhere but Batuu, wishing to be far away from Tropos.
Behind the scenes
Tropos was mentioned in the short story "Due on Batuu," which was written by Rob Hart and released as part of the 2020 short story collection From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back.
- "Due on Batuu"—From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back (First mentioned, simultaneous with From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back audiobook)
- From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back audiobook (Mentioned only)
Notes and references
- "Due on Batuu"—From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back
- The events of "Due on Batuu" take place alongside the events of Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 3 ABY. The short story also states that Faron had hired Willrow Hood a week before. The main events of Battlefront: Twilight Company, which began some weeks before the Battle of Hoth at the beginning of The Empire Strikes Back, also took place in 3 ABY per the reasoning here. Therefore, Faron must have hired Hood in that year.