Rise of the Omega
As its name indicates, Ord Mantell is one of the countless Ordnance/Regional Depots used as outposts during the middle period of Republic Expansion. After 3700 BBY it became a trading hub for bold traders striking out west from the Hydian Way. Smugglers and black marketeers took root, fostering a lawlessness that tinges Ord Mantell’s culture to this day. Highly placed Government officials in Worlport, the planet’s Capitol, enjoy bribes and kickbacks that ensure they turn a blind eye to the planet’s illicit goings-on.