Dantooine is an isolated world dominated by sprawling grasslands and large oceans. Humanoid nomads, known as the Dantari, inhabit the planet.
Dantooine once served as the site of a small Jedi academy overseen by Master Vodo-Siosk Baas. A handful of colonists, who live in rustic family estates, have spread across the planet. The planet has three small space ports to handle new arrivals.
The Rebel Alliance’s primary base was once here. The Rebels eventually discovered an Imperial tracking device aboard a cargo shipment to the base, and promptly evacuated the site in a single day. When Grand Moff Tarkin threatened to destroy Princess Leia’s homeworld of Alderaan, she revealed that Dantooine was indeed a Rebel hideout, although she was aware that the Rebels had already abandoned the planet.
Since the destruction of the Death Star, the Empire has established a small outpost on Dantooine, if only to prevent the Rebels from returning. In addition, Dantooine is the central base of operation for a small band of smugglers known as the Gray Talon.