Planetary Background and History
Tatooine was a desert planet located in the Outer Rim Territories. The planet was part of a binary star system. Due to the lack of surface water, many residents of the planet instead drew water from the atmosphere via moisture farms.
Tatooine was the homeworld of Anakin Skywalker, the Chosen One, and his son Luke Skywalker. Anakin's former master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, also resided on the planet after the Clone Wars ended, going by the name Ben Kenobi. The Hutt Clan maintained a presence on Tatooine as well, with Jabba the Hutt owning a palace in the desert.
Tatooine gained the notice of the Empire during the Galactic Civil War when an escape pod carrying two droids in possession of top-secret information launched from the starship Tantive IV and landed on the sandy Outer Rim world.
For AoA canon, what happened after Jabba's fall on Tatooine? Are there more Hutts controlling slaves/crime/smuggling there at present, or did their presence on Tatooine end with Jabba?
Jabba's Palace was literally wiped away about 30 years ago. There's a plateau of rock and debris where the palace used to be. The under levels are still there, but they've suffered cave-ins and the corridors are mostly untraversable. Some pirate gangs have infiltrated the under levels over the years, but they never really stay very long. Currently there is a massive Tusken Raider village at the foot of where the Palace once was, they've moved in there because Jabba had setup functioning water systems that they've repaired and are utilizating now.
There are no Hutt lords on Tatooine right now and have not been for some time. The average Hutt does not look at Tatooine and see a profitable endeavor. Jabba was often looked down upon for even bothering with that world.
The average Player Character, likely doesn't know the name Jabba the Hutt either. He died 30 years ago.
Current In-Game Cities / Settlements
The largest city and hub of activity on Tatooine. Mos Espa served as the leading city of gambling, sports and entertainment. It also had the largest crime element based within its borders.
It was the largest starport on Tatooine, and served as the number one settlement for smuggling of illegal goods and trade. Random crime and violence ran rampant in the lawless streets of Mos Eisley.
Anchorhead was one of the first settlements on Tatooine. Abandoned and resettled many times, it lost significance until it was only a minor outpost for several nearby moisture farms
Tosche Station was a power and distribution station located outside the town of Anchorhead on Tatooine. It was the power source of a number of surrounding cities, via dozens of sturdy underground cables. It stocked useful supplies for the local moisture farmers such as power converters. The station also provided services such as vehicle repairs and equipment recharging.
Arnthout was a city on Tatooine, located south of Bestine. It was a stop on the Circle Route around the Jundland Wastes. It was named after Melnea Arnthout.
Fort Tusken was a settlement on Tatooine that was founded 100 BBY. It was situated on the northern edge of the Jundland Wastes near the Tusken March. It was named after an island on Bestine IV
Motesta was a small farming settlement near Arnthout on the planet Tatooine. It was part of the Circle Route.
Found past the Jundland Wastes, and neighbor to the Western Dune Sea, Wayfar could barely be called a town. Were it not for the fact that some moisture farmers found the town appealing,