During the time of the Great Galactic War, the Hutt Cartel was displeased with the Sith Emperor because he did not include them in his plans and intrigues. However, due to the subterfuge of Imperial Intelligence agents, the Republic was unsuccessful in gaining the Hutts' support against the Empire. The Cartel remained neutral in the war, like most others in the criminal underworld.
In 3640 BBY, the new Supreme Mogul, Toborro, led the Cartel's invasion of the planet Makeb, and Imperial and Republic forces began to arrive on the planet with their own agendas.
It is known that the Cartel had control of the Kaer Orbital Platform a few decades before the Clone Wars after they forced the InterGalactic Banking Clan off the Platform, however they later abandoned the platform when they regarded it as worthless.
Boorka the Hutt held considerable power in the Cartel. During the Clone Wars he co-operated with Sev'rance Tann during the early days of the War after he gathered information about the Decimator a Republic superweapon which was still in development. He was annoyed by the Galactic Republic's trade activity near his territory and agreed to reveal their secret plan to the Separatists.
He lost most of his forces, except a few mercenaries for turning against Jabba but he instead was protected by the Separatists. As a reward, he would give them information about the Decimator, provided that Tann destroyed the Republic Spaceport. After she destroyed the spaceport, Boorka gave her the information she needed.
Boorka was later killed by Republic forces during the Second Battle of Tatooine, who were deeply encouraged to do so by Jabba the Hutt after he offered the Republic a 5,000 nova crystal bounty to kill him. Jabba assisted the Republic General Echuu Shen-Jon in return during the Second Battle of Tatooine.
Sometime before the Rebels had emerged, the cartel took control of a few planets such as Felucia. Jabba also set up a communications relay on Saleucami to keep an eye on the Empire.
During the Galactic Civil War, Jabba formed an alliance with Tyber Zann which was quite successful until Zann stole his valuable Sith artifact on Felucia. Zann was caught, however, and he gave the artifact to Urai Fen, his second in command, and Zann was imprisoned on Kessel. Since the artifact was quite costly, the Hutt Cartel acquired all assets of the Zann Consortium as compensation.
Later on, Zann broke out of Kessel and rebuilt his forces. Using his Defilers, the Zann Consortium corrupted many of the Cartel's planets and took control of Saleucami. This conflict lasted until the Battle of Hypori, when Tyber Zann forced Jabba to give up his holdings on Hypori and Saleucami. This left the Cartel crippled but not destroyed and allowed the Zann Consortium to grow unhindered.
Those that had remained loyal to the Cartel held extremely secret and exclusive meetings, after several close calls with law enforcers, the group became Hutt exclusive letting in non-hutts only if they could trust them. Soon the Graug Plague was discovered, factions were in turmoil, criminals were causing havoc, the hutt cartel slowey revealed itself and soon became one of the leading crime organizer in the galaxy and soon opened it's doors to non-hutts.
Leader of the Hutt Cartel in it's entirety
Current: Gajjulla the Hutt
Hutta that come from clans that might be considered Nobel
General of the Hutt armies
Second in cammond of the Hutt Armies
Hutta that are considered fit to lead squadrons
Basic Pilot of combat ships
Basic ground trooper
Enlisted hutts who volunteer for the Hutt Armies
Governers of planets owned by the Hutt Cartel
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