HEAD OF STATE: Suprme Mogul Nulla Besadii Gorga (Nulla the merciful)
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT: Grand Hutt Council
The Hutt Empire was an ancient interstellar empire founded by the Hutt species before the formation of the Galactic Republic.
Between the decline of the Infinite Empire and the rise of the Republic, the Hutt Empire was a major power in the galaxy, although its influence was primarily economic; the Hutts generally seemed to regard political or military conquest as less important than control of commerce.
One exception to the above rule was the war against Xim the Despot. During Xim's reign his own empire attempted to vanquish the Hutts and rule the Si'Klaata Cluster, resulting in the Hutt-Xim conflict. However, the Hutt Empire made a pact with the Nikto, Klatooinian and Vodran. This new slave army was crucial to the Hutt victory at the Third Battle of Vontor circa 25,100 BBY which saw the defeat of Xim's War-Robots.
Following the battle, the Treaty of Vontor was signed by the Hutts, Klatooinians, Vodrans, and Nikto. This treaty set the Hutts up as eternal overlords of the three other species and of the Si'Klaata Cluster.
During the Tionese War in 24,000 BBY, the Galactic Republic won its war against the Honorable Union of Desevro & Tion (one of the feuding states that rose from the ashes of Xim's empire a millennium after his death) by using its agents to stir up trouble in Hutt space. However, this only worsened the divide between the Hutts and Tionese.
Around 12,000 BBY, the newly-selected Pius Dea Supreme Chancellor Contispex launched an attack on the Hutt Empire as part of his sect's crusade against "rival alien sects" in the Outer Rim. While this action was popular among most citizens of the Republic due to the Hutts' unpopularity throughout the Galaxy, Contispex soon moved on to target other alien species, resulting in lingering tensions between the Core Worlds and the Outer Rim.
At some point in history, the Hutt Empire collapsed and all that was left became known as the Hutt Space, though the Hutt Kajidics, taken together, were often still referred to as the Hutt Empire, and the Hutts never ceased to be a galactic power. While the Hutts are the ones in power in their empire, it is not uncommon to see members of other species working for them, as the hutts are quite influential around the criminal planets of the galaxy.
Hutt Influence & Opperations
The Hutt Cartel is seen as a criminal alliance of several speices of races made up of several Clans, called "Kajidics" when involved in crime. Other smaller non-Hutt's with sufficient influence are also seen as Kajidics. The word Kajidic is the Hutt term for clans who's "business enterprises" are criminal syndicates, and for the archetypal superclan that is believed destined to eventually rule the galaxy. Separate clans would usually run their own kajidic in competition with other clans'. The kajidics were governed by the Hutt Grand Council, which oversaw their operations, and each kajidic had an appointed leader or varied ranks.
The most powerful Hutt on the Grand Council was appointed as "The Kajidii" for the masculine or "The Lorda" for the feminine a title referring to the leader of The Hutt Cartel as a whole. Normally having to deal with the all round galactic politics, Crime, and be the figure head for the Cartel.
While the Hutt's do deal in crime, they are in fact a government that controls there sector of space. While high ranked official may deal in crime the Black Sun is the top syndicate of Crime that the Hutts Affiliate with.
The Hutts were famous for their ruthlessness and success in the underworld. Many Hutts would ransack innocent ships for their cargo. As masters of the criminal underworld, they would steal, cheat, and murder without hesitation, often hiring smugglers such as Han Solo to transport illegal spice, weapons, or slaves. Gamorreans and Weequay were commonly employed by Hutts. Hutts tended to ensconce themselves in fortresses, often on remote planets, such as Jabba's Palace on Tatooine. These fortresses were filled with mercenaries, bounty hunters, and innumerable other sycophants. Heading a ruthless criminal organization meant extreme competition and complex intrigues. Hutts that got involved with such activity were often killed or arrested. Only the most cunning, like Jabba and Borvo, stayed at the top of the food chain. Some Hutts, like Jabba, had such an influence that they actually controlled entire planets.
Along with Gamorreans and Weequay, Nikto and other ruthless species looking to break into the criminal underworld were common visitors to Hutt palaces. It was well known that no one requested an audience with a Hutt without having something to offer.
~Hutt Grand Council~
The Hutt Ruling Council, also known as the Council of Elders ruled the Hutt species and all of Hutt Space. It was established when the Hutts relocated to Nal Hutta after the Hutt Cataclysms and was the brainchild of the Hutt Budhila Hestilic Amura. The Council was composed only of members of the Clans of the Ancients, those Hutt clans that could trace their lineage to the Hutts' defiled, ancient homeworld of Varl.
The ranks of the Hutt Cartel run along the lines of a monarchy giving the appearance that the Hutt's are still an Empire. Though some believe that only the Hutt Spieces has the titles dude to the Monarchical system. In fact their has been several men and women of other species on the Hutt council. A rodian man could easily become the Viceroy if he had sufficient amounts of wealth. Though the leader of the Hutt Cartel is always a Hutt.
They governed all clans fairly, giving favor to none, and Hutts all over the galaxy abided by their decrees. The decision making process was generally unknown, but it seemed that the most powerful of the kajidics (the Hutt criminal syndicates) held the most authority; thus, the head of the most powerful kajidic was the de facto leader of the Hutt race. The Council met in the Hutt Council Chamber, the location of which varied throughout its history