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Cloud City

Refuge on Bespin

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Description

Suspended high among the pastel clouds of Bespin is a floating metropolis of sophisticated beauty and political freedom. Cloud City exists not only as a mining colony, extracting valuable Tibanna gas from the depths of the giant planet, but also as a sanctuary for those trying to escape the turmoil gripping the galaxy. Though profitable, Cloud City is small enough not to be noticed by larger authorities such as the Mining Guild. It prospered under the capable stewardship of Baron-Administrator Lando Calrissian. Calrissian, assisted by his aide Lobot, contended with self-sufficiency issues and labor difficulties throughout his brief term.

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Appearances
  1. Episode V
  2. Episode VI
Homeworld
Bespin
Affiliation
Neutral

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Lando Calrissian

Lando Calrissian

Lando Calrissian served as Baron Administrator of Cloud City. He was proud of the community he helped build among the clouds, and it was with great regret that he handed over control of Cloud City to the Empire.

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Darth Vader

Darth Vader

Darth Vader used Cloud City as a trap for Luke Skywalker. First, he had Luke's friends captured and tortured during their stay in the floating metropolis, which caused a disturbance in the Force that Luke detected. When Skywalker arrived to save his friends, he confronted Vader.

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Luke Skywalker

Luke Skywalker

While training on Dagobah, Luke had a vision of a "city in the clouds" and his friends in danger. Abandoning his Jedi commitments, Luke journeyed to Cloud City on a rescue mission that went awry, and it was Luke that needed rescuing by his friends.

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Han Solo

Han Solo

Han Solo believed that Cloud City would be a haven from Imperial pursuit. Little did he know his old friend Lando had no choice but to turn him over to the Empire. Han was tortured by Darth Vader, and then encased in carbonite.

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Boba Fett

Boba Fett

Boba Fett followed the Millennium Falcon as the ship limped away from the Anoat system towards Bespin. Figuring Solo would seek refuge on Cloud City, Fett arrived there first and contacted Darth Vader, to prepare a trap for Solo.

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