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Ulmatra was a minor trade world that was located within the Ulmatra system of the galaxy's Hutt Space region. It lay at the intersection of the Pabol Sleheyron and The Dead Road hyperlanes. The former connected Ulmatra to the planets Sleheyron and Randa, while the latter linked the planet to the worlds of Kafane and Zisia.[1] Ulmatra was home to the creature known as the Ulmatran condor,[2][3] and the planet lay within the sphere of influence of the Kajidier kajidic, a clan of the Hutt species.[4]

Around 3643 BBY,[5] Ulmatra housed hundreds of corporations that were suspected of money laundering. An individual visited Ulmatra at that time and sliced the corporations' computers in order to find out which businesses laundered credits. The slicer discovered that several of the corporations laundered money for the criminal organization known as the Exchange and was generously rewarded for that information by the Hutts.[6]

Behind the scenesEdit

"Others were meant to sound like they were named by other species – Affavan and Ulmatra, for instance."
―Jason Fry[src]

Ulmatra 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 S-10.[1] In a 2009 article published on Suvudu, Fry noted that the name of Ulmatra was intended to sound as if it had been named by a species other than the Hutts.[7] The planet was later mentioned in Star Wars: The Old Republic, a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game developed by BioWare and released in 2011, in which it was used as a possible location for players to assign their companions on individual quests.[6]


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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 The Essential Atlas
  2. 2.0 2.1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Character Encyclopedia
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Essential Atlas and Galactic Cartography: Official Discussion on the Jedi Council Forums (Literature board; posted by jasonfry on December 11, 2007, 7:59am; accessed March 6, 2016) (backup link) (screenshot) "I wouldn't get your hopes up re alien homeworlds, beyond simple stuff like the Planetnamian species getting a Planetnamia on the map or things Dan and I can account for with a relatively quick reference." Jason Fry, co-author of The Essential Atlas, stated his intention to create homeworlds for numerous species based on context implied from their names. This article treats Ulmatra as one such homeworld with regard to the Ulmatran condor species.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Lords of Nal Hutta
  5. Using comments and information from The Old Republic—The Lost Suns 2, The Old Republic: Annihilation, and SWInsider "The Last Battle of Colonel Jace Malcom"—Star Wars Insider 137, it is possible to place the events of the Prologue and Act I for the Jedi Knight, Smuggler, and Trooper classes in Star Wars: The Old Republic in 3643 BBY, the general events of Act II in 3642 BBY, and the events of Act III for all classes in 3641 BBY. Since players of The Old Republic can assign their companions on the mission "The Cleanest Profession" independently of the main class storyline at any point during the game, the mission must take place at some point around 3643 BBY.
  6. 6.0 6.1 SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic—Slicing Crew Skill Mission: "The Cleanest Profession"
  7. Fry, Jason (2009-08-18). STAR WARS: THE ESSENTIAL ATLAS – Mapping Hutt Space. Suvudu. Random House, Inc. Archived from the original on October 9, 2010. Retrieved on November 12, 2019.

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