It’s the newest world in the Star Wars galaxy, and now it’s the newest entry in the Databank over at StarWars.com. Here’s the first official description of Batuu, a world on the edge of the galaxy and a ‘crossroads in the days before lightspeed’ 25,000 years before the Battle of Yavin.
A remote outpost on the galaxy’s edge, Batuu was once a busy crossroads in the days prior to lightspeed. With the rise of hyperspace travel, however, the world — notable for the lush trees and mountain spikes that decorate its surface — was left behind, its prominence lost to planets on more popular trade routes. Today, Batuu is home to those who prefer to stay out of the mainstream, and a thriving port for smugglers, rogue traders, and adventurers traveling between the frontier and uncharted space. Significantly, it has also become a safe haven for those looking to avoid the attention of the First Order.