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Cliegg Lars

Moisture Farmer



Cliegg Lars was a modest, good-hearted moisture farmer who lived on the Lars homestead, not far from the township of Anchorhead. During a trip to the bustling spaceport of Mos Espa, Cliegg fell in love with Shmi Skywalker, a slave owned by Toydarian junk trader Watto.

Cliegg purchased Shmi's freedom and, soon after, made her his bride. They lived a quiet existence for years on the homestead, surviving against the harsh desert elements. With Owen, Cliegg's son from a previous union, and Owen's girlfriend Beru Whitesun, the Lars homestead was a tiny island of familial warmth amidst the endless desert wastes. Until tragedy struck...


  1. Episode II
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Tusken Raiders

Tusken Raiders

Early one morning, Shmi was attacked and abducted by the savage Tusken Raiders. Enraged, Cliegg amassed a posse of moisture farmers to venture into the desert to find her. Of the 30 farmers, only four returned alive. Cliegg was maimed by the desert nomads, losing his leg in an ambush.

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Anakin Skywalker

Anakin Skywalker

A month after this tragedy, Anakin Skywalker suddenly arrived at the Lars homestead, driven by relentless nightmares of his mother's safety. Cliegg told Anakin the terrible news, but the defiant young Jedi refused to accept that Shmi was dead. He sped off into the desert to find her.

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Shmi Skywalker Lars

Shmi Skywalker

Anakin returned the next morning with Shmi's body. In a quiet funeral, Shmi was buried at the Lars homestead. Cliegg said his last respects, calling Shmi the most loving partner that any man could ever have.

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Lars moisture farm

moisture farm

Cliegg worked hard to make the Lars Homestead an oasis of security in the treacherous expanse of the Tatooine desert. After the loss of Shmi, Cliegg faded. The once strong man became weak, and died. His son, Owen, inherited the farm and continued his traditions.

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