FATE OF THE JEDI
“You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.”
―Obi Wan Kenobi―
Hutt Space is an autonomous region of the galaxy on the border between the Mid Rim and the Outer Rim Territories, near the entrance to Wild Space. It encompassed the Si’Klaata Cluster, and borders on the Tion Hegemony. Hutt Space is named for the Hutt species, who dominated the region. Differing accounts attribute different numbers of planets in Hutt Space, but reasonable estimates range from a few hundred to a thousand inhabited worlds.
Relations with the New Republic are typically strained, as this area serves as a base for much of the criminal enterprise in the galaxy. The economic and strategic benefits of their relationship often encourages both sides to compromise however, notably the Hutts sided with the Republic during the Clone Wars and were prevented from siding with them in the Great Galactic War only by the hard fought actions of Imperial Intelligence.
Their relationship with the Jedi Order are less than cordial. This is mostly due to the nature of a Jedi’s work. The criminals they hunted would often flee into Hutt Space and the Hutts would be forced to deal with the imposition of a law enforcement official in his territory who he could neither bribe nor kill without consequence. However in practice the Jedi normally tried hard to avoid antagonizing the Hutts any more than they had to, standard operating procedure was to keep their presence very quiet or announce their presence to the local Hutt leader before proceeding. Though Hutts did not like Jedi messing with their affairs, some would find their presence an amusement or an opportunity, and many were eager to help them finish their business quickly and leave.