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A street in the Lower City.

The Lower City was a section of the metropolis that covered the city world Taris approximately 4,000 years before the Battle of Yavin. It was home to Taris' under-privileged classes. This was particularly true of nonhuman residents who, due to the dominant anti-alien sentiment, were confined to living there by law. The Lower City was located beneath the towering skyscrapers of the Middle City and the Upper City, but above the bowls of the Undercity. The upper-lower levels where dominated by slums with streets littered by filth and refuse.

Control over the Lower City streets was the subject of rivalry between swoop gangs. The most notable swoop gangs were the Hidden Beks, led by Gadon Thek, and the Black Vulkars, led by Gadon's adopted son Brejik.

During the Mandalorian Wars, the Lower City was attacked by the Mandalorians. With the Exchange's withdrawal along with the Republic and the Jedi the Mandalorians governed the Lower City along with the rest of Taris. With the Mandalorians' withdrawal, the Exchange occupied the Lower City once more, with little to no difference.

After the destruction of Taris by Darth Malak, the Lower City may have had a relatively large amount of survivors compared to the Upper City, most of whose inhabitants were killed.

Circa 4,056 BBY the non-Human population of Taris was forced to live in the Lower City after the Tarisian Civil War had ended, while simultaneously, the Outcasts being banished to the Undercity. Later Juhani and her parents were forced to live in one of the worst slums of the Lower City after fleeing the Mandalorian attack of her own homeworld Cathar. The intergalactic criminal organization known as The Exchange helped keep the Lower City in fear since 4,000 BBY, except for the Black Vulkars during the swoop gang war.

In 3 ABY the Lower City had been rebuilt, although without the segregation of 3,956 BBY, as the Tarisian nobles and anti-alien Humans had perished in the orbital bombardment. As for 40 ABY, Boba Fett went to the Lower City seeking out stolen cloning information so that he can be cured from a serious disease.


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