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"What a desolate place this is."
C-3PO[src]

The Western Dune Sea was a quadrant of the Dune Sea on Tatooine. This area was separated from the Northern Dune Sea by the Jundland Wastes and the Great Mesra Plateau.[1]

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C-3PO near the skeleton of the Western Dune Sea krayt dragon skeleton.

"But old Ben lives somewhere out on the fringe of the Western Dune Sea. He's kind of a local character."
Luke Skywalker[src]

During the Battle of Tatooine in 0 BBY, the escape pod of C-3PO and R2-D2 launched from the Tantive IV landed in the Western Dune Sea, nearby the Jundland Wastes.[1] The escape pod landed in the eastern limb of the Western Dune Sea, with R2 setting the coordinates 40 kilometers south of its intended target.

While R2-D2 managed to leave the Western Dune Sea to reach the Jundland Wastes, C-3PO was picked up by a Jawa sandcrawler in the Dune Sea, near the skeleton of a krayt dragon.[1] The Desert Sands unit of desert stormtroopers was later tasked to localize the escape pod in the Western Dune Sea and capture its passengers.[8]

Sandtroopers find the escape pod that fled the Tantive IV.

Circa 1 ABY,[9] Jabba the Hutt's beast master Malakili recruited a spacer to get a sample of DNA from the Western Dune Sea krayt dragon skeleton. The skeleton was supposed to belong to an ancient krayt dragon more powerful than any other dragon and Jabba wanted to use the DNA in experiments.[10]

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The video game Star Wars Galaxies incorrectly places Jabba's Palace, the Great Pit of Carkoon and Ben Kenobi's hut in the Western Dune Sea.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Inside the Worlds of Star Wars Trilogy
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 SWG logo sm.png Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided
  3. 3.0 3.1 SWG logo sm.png Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided—Quest: "Jabba's Palace : Reelo Baruk" on Tatooine
  4. 4.0 4.1 SWG logo sm.png Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided—Quest: "Jabba's Palace : Porcellus" on Tatooine
  5. SWG logo sm.png Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided—Quest: "Jabba's Palace : Ree-Yees" on Tatooine
  6. SWG logo sm.png Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided—Point of Interest: "Tusken Village" on Tatooine
  7. SWG logo sm.png Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided—Quest: "Jabba's Palace : Jabba The Hutt" on Tatooine
  8. When the Desert Wind Turns: The Stormtrooper's Tale
  9. SWG logo sm.png Star Wars Galaxies: The Ruins of Dantooine
  10. SWG logo sm.png Star Wars Galaxies: Starter Kit—Legacy Quest: "Shock Rods" on Tatooine
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