Livin' on the Edge
Ord Mantell is a spacer's paradise. Scoundrels and smugglers are welcomed with open arms. Such a concoction of vice and criminality would seem to make the world ungovernable, and indeed Ord Mantell borders on the brink of lawlessness, but that's been the case since the planet's colonization by Corellians.
Originally an Ordinance/Regional Depot for the Old Republic, which gave it the prefix "Ord," the world could never shake loose its Corellian bad habits. Now Mantellians – a collective term for the world's various inhabitants – pride themselves on their "relaxed attitude." Over the millennia, this open society has attracted all manner of individuals, from tax-evaders and traders to loners and ne'er-do-wells. Open-air markets sell almost anything, and in seedy cantinas transport can be secured for illicit cargo. Nothing is truly illegal on Ord Mantell, and the only tax that is levied is one to vote. For if anything rules Ord Mantell, it's the mighty credit.