Mos Eisley is a desert planet that is lightly populated. It orbits twin stars in a solar system a mere 34 light years from the Warp Barrier. It is governed by the United Pirate Clans. It has successfully and always fought off outsiders trying to deprive the Pirate Clans of a permanent base, including the Imperial Guard, the Judicial Forces, Sontarans sent by the Sontaran Dominion, and Orks hired as mercenaries to deal with the United Pirate Clans.