Kessel, originally known as Xo’s Eye while under Xim’s empire, is a planet located in the Kessel sector, in the Outer Rim Territories, near Hutt Space and the dangerous celestial bodies of the Maw. It is a prison world and is home to the galaxy’s largest Glitterstim spice mining operation. Under Imperial rule, slave labor is in extensive use in the mining operations.

The planet is close to Little Kessel and has a single moon.

The misshapen, asteroid-shaped planet has a barren, rocky landscape. The atmosphere is very thin, with most of the air being provided by factories on the surface. Ancient tombs and ruins, possibly of Sith origin, dot the landscape, haunted by skeletal avians. There is a single large settlement on the planet, Kessendra.



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