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Anchorhead
General information
Constructed

4,200 BBY

Location information
Planet

Tatooine

Location

800 kilometers south of Mos Eisley

Societal
Era(s)
Affiliation
"Look, I can take you as far as Anchorhead. You can get a transport there to Mos Eisley or wherever you're going."
―Luke Skywalker, to Obi-Wan Kenobi

Anchorhead was one of the first settlements on Tatooine. Abandoned and resettled many times, it lost significance until it was only a minor outpost for several nearby moisture farms where youths such as Luke Skywalker and his friends spent much of their free time.[1] The Jawas often referred to Anchorhead as "Old City New". Anchorhead was part of the Great Chott Salt Flat region.

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History

Anchorhead was one of the oldest settlements on the planet Tatooine. It was established in 4,200 BBY. Located nearly 800 kilometers from Mos Eisley, it was originally a mining outpost. It was abandoned and resettled many times, as each mining company came to discover the poor quality of the ore located there. The most notable of the mining operations was carried out by Czerka Corporation in 3,956 BBY.

The companies would abandon their equipment each time, due to the prohibitive costs of transporting it off-world. The indigenous Jawas would take this abandoned equipment as their own. This gave rise to the use of Sandcrawlers—mobile smelting machines—as mobile homes for the Jawas.

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Old Republic

Anchorhead during Revan's time

The Jedi Revan and his companions landed at Anchorhead in 3,956 BBY. They hoped to locate a hidden Star Map, a technological remnant of the Infinite Empire, which would help them find the Star Forge. At the time, Czerka Corporation's mining operations were going poorly, as the ore was substandard and word was getting out. Though Motta the Hutt established a Swoop racing track and the Ithorian Fazza Utral built a hunting lodge, attracting other forms of business to fill company coffers wasn't working, either. Worst of all, ore shipments were being intercepted and destroyed by frequent Sandpeople attacks. Revan offered his assistance, and was able to earn the Tusken Raiders' trust, enough to negotiate with them. They would not agree to stop the attacks, but the Sandpeople did agree to reduce them, and to free some of their prisoners, including several Jawas and Mission Vao's brother, Griff Vao.[2]

Sometime after the ore operations ended, Czerka began a secret weapons research program on the planet. Czerka suddenly pulled out sometime during the Cold War, leading the settlement to become a hive for smugglers and other criminals.

By the rise of the Galactic Empire, it had been resettled, but cities like Mos Eisley and Mos Espa had been built, and stripped the settlement of its preeminence.

Galactic Empire

The town of Anchorhead during the Galactic Civil War

By the time of the Galactic Empire, Anchorhead, along with other settlements on Tatooine, had become populated again. It could be found a few miles east of the Lars' Homestead, south of the now-bustling spaceport of Mos Eisley. Anchorhead itself primarily consisted of moisture farmers. It was governed by the Anchorhead Municipal Council.

Anchorhead itself contained a dozen pourstone stores, two cantinas (including The Weary Traveler), a market, and Tosche Station on the outskirts of town.

During the Galactic Civil war, Anchorhead Base served as a base for rebel operatives assigned to purchase black market weapons from nearby cities.

Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo stopped there to evade the Empire on their quest to find a piece of Alderaan art, Killik Twilight.[3]

Locations

Behind the scenes

Anchorhead, from Episode IV's deleted scene

In A New Hope, Luke asks his uncle, Owen Lars, if he can see some of his friends there. In a deleted scene, Luke can be seen there with Biggs Darklighter, who would later fight alongside Luke in the Battle of Yavin. These scenes were filmed at Sidi Jemour in Djerba, Tunisia.

In the LucasArts game Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided, Anchorhead is described as a town in which those sympathetic to the Rebel Alliance can walk out in the open, and it is noted that "If there was any town on Tatooine that was the farthest from Imperial rule, Anchorhead would be the one." In another game, Star Wars: Rebel Assault, Anchorhead Base is where pilot Rookie One trains on the T-16 Skyhopper. The base's main hangar opens into Beggar's Canyon, which served as a perfect flight training route.

Appearances

  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Star Wars Republic: Outlander (Appears in flashback(s))
  • Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader
  • Sandstorm (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Empire: Darklighter
  • Star Wars Journal: The Fight for Justice
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope novel (First appearance)
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars 1
  •  Jedi's Honor (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars 2: Six Against the Galaxy (Mentioned only)
  • Rebel Force: Renegade
  • Star Wars 17: Crucible (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars 27: Return of the Hunter (Mentioned only)
  • Droid Trouble (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: Force Commander
  •  Star Wars Galaxies – An Empire Divided
  • X-wing: Rogue Squadron (Mentioned only)
  • Tatooine Ghost
  • Star Wars: Rebel Assault
  • Children of the Jedi (Mentioned only)

Sources

References and notes

  1. Star Wars Empire: Darklighter
  2. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  3. 3.0 3.1 Tatooine Ghost

This article uses material from the "Anchorhead" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

SWG Wiki

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From SWG Wiki

Located in the south of Tatooine, this very small "city" is known for the high presence of Rebel forces. In the cellar of the Cantina you will find a Rebel recruiter and a Rebel Mission Terminal.

Anchorhead was once the PvP capital of most servers' GCW, until the debut of Jump to Lightspeed. When waiting for a shuttle became obsolete with the 'Travel' function of spaceships, Anchorhead slowly lost its energy, and is now almost always empty.

Anchorhead is the Rebel stronghold city for Tatooine. Rebels will always be in control of the city, even if Imperials are winning the war on the planet and have control of all other cities.

Anchorhead looking from the southern portion

Table of contents

City Services

Facilities

Quest Givers

  • Vardias Tyne (104, -5382) Bantha statue
  • Popisk (roaming) Squil cave teaser
  • Fixer (-173, -5299) Tosche Station cantina

Faction Locations

Star Wars Lore

Anchorhead was one of the oldest settlements located on the planet Tatooine that was established in 4,200 BBY. Located nearly 800 kilometers from Mos Eisley, it was originally a mining outpost, Anchorhead was abandoned and resettled many times, as each mining company came to discover the poor quality of the ore located there. The companies would abandon their equipment each time, due to the prohibitive costs of transporting them off-world, and the indigenous Jawas would take them as their own. This gave rise to the use of Sandcrawlers, mobile smelting machines, as mobile homes for the Jawas.

Revan and his companions landed there on Tatooine at the time when the mining operation was owned by Czerka Corporation to find a Star Map to help them find the Star Forge's location. During their time there, they battled Tusken Raiders, a Krayt Dragon, and the Bounty Hunter Calo Nord.

Anchorhead was later abandoned from Czerka Corporation not only due to the low-quality ore, but because of the recent attacks from sandpeople, which was partly resolved by Revan during his attack on the Tusken Raider fortress to free several Jawas who knew the location of a star map piece.

By the time of the Galactic Empire, Anchorhead, along with other settlements on Tatooine, had become permanently populated. It could be found a few miles east of the Lars' Homestead, south of the now-bustling spaceport of Mos Eisley. Anchorhead itself primarily consisted of moisture farmers.

Anchorhead itself contained a dozen pourstone stores, two cantinas (including The Weary Traveler), a market, and Tosche Station on the outskirts of town.

During the Galactic Civil war, Anchorhead Base served as a base for rebel operatives assigned to purchase black market weapons from nearby cities.

Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo stopped there to evade the Empire on their quest to find a piece of Alderaan art, Killik Twilight.


This article uses material from the "Anchorhead" article on the SWG Wiki wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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