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Mos Eisley
General information

>100 BBY


Dowager Queen colonists

Location information



Great Mesra Plateau, 80 km north of Anchorhead

"Mos Eisley Spaceport. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious."
Obi-Wan Kenobi, to Luke Skywalker

Mos Eisley (pronounced /Moss-izleyː/ (Listen )), formerly Eisley was a large spaceport town on the planet Tatooine. It was the largest settlement on the planet and generally known as the "armpit of the galaxy".



The full expanse of Mos Eisley.

Mos Eisley was located in a valley somewhere to the southeast of the Jundland Wastes[1] and roughly 80 kilometers north of Anchorhead, near the desert palace of Jabba the Hutt.

From a distance, the spaceport appeared as a haphazard collage of low-grade duracrete, stone, and plastoid structures that spread outward from a central power and water distribution plant. The city lacked a main landing facility; therefore it relied on 362 individual hangars.[1] By order of the Empire, all of these hangars were equipped with time-lock devices.[1] Illegally parked vessels were not an uncommon sight. In 0 ABY, Mos Eisley was attacked by Imperial TIE Bombers and Viper probe droids.

The town was really larger than it looked, as a good portion of it lay underground. In fact, it had a population of around 40 to 60 thousand people, varying seasonally.

Streets in the city included Corporation Road, Curved Street, Outer Curved Street, Straight Street, Spacers Row, Paradise Road, Dune Street, and Kerner Plaza. Many citizens rode rontos, dewbacks, and other beasts of burden.

The streets of Mos Eisley.

Mos Eisley was divided into the "New Quarter" and the "Old Quarter". The Old Quarter was originally wheel-shaped and contained a thriving marketplace.[1] Jabba the Hutt also maintained a residence there, known as the Desilijic Complex, since it was difficult to make business from his palace. The New Quarter was more tourist-friendly and was a merchant district where tourists could relax (though there was still much crime). Chalmun's Cantina served as the hub of the newer quarter.[1] Each quarter had individual neighborhoods, such as the rough-and-tumble Tar Mass area.

During the Galactic Civil War, the Empire established a small garrison in Mos Eisley, although this did not help with the city's massive crime rates. The base was located near the cantina and whenever an expansion was required, the Empire would simply bulldoze surrounding houses.[1] To support the constant flow of spacers, Mos Eisley featured a large number of hotels, casinos, and cantinas.


The Imperial presence in Mos Eisley in 0 BBY.

Mos Eisley was built from the beginning with commerce in mind. It was founded as a substitute for the nearby, yet more expensive, Anchorhead. Located around the crash site of the Dowager Queen, the survivors of this crash originally named it simply "Eisley". They later renamed it to fit with other towns such as Mos Espa, and Mos Gamos. These same immigrants would later found the planet's future capital, Bestine.

The city was reputed as being a hub for shady persons and illegal activity, notably the smuggling of spice and illegal arms.[1] The city did not have enough customs officers to keep up with the crime and even when criminals were caught, they often successfully bribed the officers.[1]

Because Tatooine was a desert planet, availability of water was at a premium and the sewers were very small. To reprocess water quickly, it was decided that the sewers should use a Bunkurd Reclamation System. Unfortunately, it was prone to leaking and often led to Bunkurd Sewer Disorder, which native Falynn Sandskimmer once contracted as a youth.

During the Galactic Civil War, the "hive of scum and villainy" became a target of notorious Imperial officer Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin, who had been tasked with controlling the Outer Rim by Emperor Palpatine prior to the Battle of Yavin.

He began his conquest on the outskirts of Mos Eisley, seeing the city as an ideal outpost for their operations. Unfortunately for the Imperials, the Rebel Alliance had their own outpost station in nearby Anchorhead, and moved to intercept the Empire, thus the First Battle of Tatooine ensued.

Though the Empire emerged victorious from the desert battle, their task force was considerably diminished, and their eventual presence in Mos Eisley was less than had been expected. This came back to haunt the Empire, as R2-D2 and C-3PO slipped through the cracks in what would otherwise have been a mighty security force. The Rebel presence in Mos Eisley was finally routed during the latter part of the battle.

The streets of Mos Eisley erupted in celebration at the news of the Emperor's demise.

Chalmun's Cantina played a crucial role in these times, as the establishment was where Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi met Han Solo and Chewbacca in their quest to get to Alderaan in order to deliver the Death Star plans to the Alliance. The Imperials also searched Mos Eisley for R2-D2 and C-3PO, the holders of the missing Death Star plans.

Jabba the Hutt owned a townhouse in the city.


"Much of the business—legal or otherwise—is conducted in the seedy cantinas near the docking bays."
Mammon Hoole

Behind the scenes

The real world locations for Mos Eisley are mostly in Djerba, Tunisia with the establishing shot on Dante's View in Death Valley looking toward Furnace Creek.


Concept art by Ralph McQuarrie.

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Star Wars: Complete Locations
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Galaxy Guide 7: Mos Eisley
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Secrets of Mos Eisley
  4. Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
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  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Galactic Phrase Book and Travel Guide

See also

External links

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SWG Wiki

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From SWG Wiki

"Mos Eisley Spaceport. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious."
Obi-Wan Kenobi

Due to the remote location of Tatooine, Mos Eisley is a prime location to ply a less than lawful trade. While visiting the city, stop by the cantina for a drink. Just remember to leave your droids outside.

Mos Eisley is one of the few places that players tend to gather. It can be a popular place for PvP, plus it is the starting point for new characters. Generally goods tend to be sold on the bazaar in this city as they have a much higher chance of being seen and sold here. Also, the cantina tends to have entertainers and paritioners most hours of the day, unlike most other cities. All of these are generalizations and vary from server to server and over time.

Table of contents

City Services

Mos Eisley, Tatooine
Mos Eisley
Mos Eisley, another view

Facilities for Mos Eisley

Trainers for Mos Eisley

  • Beast Trainer (3456, -4861)
  • Chassis Dealer (3551, -4800)

Faction Locations

Quests and Important NPCs in Mos Eisley

  • Alduq Besene (3513, -4813) begining trader quests
  • Allura (3435, -4845)
  • Anetia Kah’ryn (3457, -4837) Entertainer quest
  • Bossk is a random spawn in the cantina.
  • Byxle Pedette (3366, -4640) gives three low level tasks with nice rewards
  • Cheated Gambler (3414, -4830), part of Stren Colo's quest.
  • Collector (3264, -4820)  learn about collecting and choose from a list of collection quests
  • Gendra (3309, -4784)  newly arrived traders and entertainers start here for quests
  • Lt. Harburik (3486, -4740) earn Imperial faction points and credits
  • Marco Vahn, a booking agent (3428, -4807)
  • Mayor Mikdanyell Guh'rantt (3436, -4720) is your contact for the Mos Eisley Starter Quest.
  • Theatre Manager (3250, -4704)  Entertainer quests
  • Trehla Keelo (3484, -4808) is the first person you are directed to as a new character and provides a set of starter quests.
  • Vourk Ver'Zremp (3520, -4821)  Legacy Quest Line Start

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Other NPCs

/way tatooine 3355 -4823;
/way tatooine 3412 -4713;
/way tatooine 3500 -4960;
/way tatooine 3497 -4928;
/way tatooine 3377 -4524;
/way tatooine 3271 -4704;
/way tatooine 3476 -4665;
  • Lt. Ogo, a Planet Record Keeper /way 3385 -4792
  • Lorne Prestar /way 3376 -4791, Fort Tusken Waypoint
  • Profession Counselor /way 3532 -4789, for switching professions or resetting expertise points
  • Storyteller Vendor /way 3297 -4755

Star Wars Lore

From the [Official Site]

Known to many as a pirate city, Mos Eisley is one of the largest spaceports on Tatooine. Its architecture is typical of the Tatooine style -- blockhouses largely sunken into the sand, providing some respite from the relentless desert suns. The city is arranged in a wheel formation, with the central power and water distribution plants at its hub. Circular docking bays and landing pads dot the city, and the sky is busy with interstellar traffic.

Overrun by criminal transients on the lam, Mos Eisley has been described as a wretched hive of scum and villainy. It was at Mos Eisley that Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi secured transit off Tatooine. The two hired the services of Han Solo and Chewbacca, smugglers they met at the Mos Eisley Cantina.

Star Wars Galaxies Information

There is no doubt about it. No matter what server you play on, Mos Eisley is the most player populated city in the game. Ranging from newbies who have just started, to Freelance Pilots selling their services, to people forming a Krayt Hunting group. The main places where people hang out are the Starport, and the Cantina. Either one of these places are good for you to find out information, ask for a group, ask for a free ride, etc.

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