Ord Mantell is a planet rife with suffering. A civil war, precipitated by the planet’s corrupt government, has raged for over five years. Refugees are common place, Imperial spies lurk in the shadows — and to top it all off, rebel Separatists fight from a volcano stronghold. Now in fairness, that last part sounds pretty cool (volcano stronghold!), but the rest is bleak as Ord Mantell’s grey skies.
It should come as no surprise that this war-ravaged world has attracted a number of soldiers and smugglers. For Troopers, Ord Mantell recalls the best parts of movies like Apocalypse Now or Full Metal Jacket, where everyone’s shooting at you and the good guys are just as bad as the bad guys. As a Smuggler, well – if there is one truth to war, it’s that there is always good money to be made running smuggled goods in and out of a warzone. With this bit of background on the planet, let’s delve straight into its codices!