Ultimate Guide to the Shops of Black Spire Outpost
Welcome back to Batuu, travelers! By now, you know about the wonders of Black Spire Outpost. You know how to speak the language, where to eat the tastiest food, and even how to smuggle coaxium. You probably feel like a local by now.
I haven’t forgotten that you’re a tourist know, though! I know that no visit to Batuu is complete without buying a few souvenirs. No matter your budget, I’ll help you find something in your price range today. Here’s the tourist’s guide to the shops of Black Spire Outpost.
Bina’s Creature Stall
Everyone loves a pet! While you’re on planet, you may feel a bit lonely. That’s where the critters at Bina’s Creature Stall can help. This store is one of the stalls in the bazaar part of Black Spire Outpost.
I should say that the creatures here aren’t alive. Exporting aliens is best left to the professionals. The animals here are of the huggable, lovable variety. Some of them are straight up adorable, while others are ugly-cute like a bulldog.
You’ll find many of the known creatures of the galaxy here. Porgs, Puffer Pigs, and Loth Cats are cute friends that you can make here. Those of you who favor ugly and/or scary critters can purchase Worrts, Kyrkna Spiders, and Kowakian Monkey Lizards instead.
Many of Bina’s creatures are interactive. When you push in their stomachs, they’ll make a sound. A few even come with remotes. These aliens will move around to wherever you guide them. This stall is a great place to make a new friend.
Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities
Are your pockets overflowing with intergalactic credits? Hello, big spender! You and I should be friends.
I joke, but the truth is that Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities is for the big spenders. The baubles on sale here are the rarest on the Outer Rim. They come with price tags to match their exclusivity.
Dok-Ondar caters to the one-percenters on Batuu. He’s curated the best curios from across the galaxy. As an Ithorian, the shopkeeper developed some connections on the black market. Whispers across Batuu suggest that many of his wares are illicit and thereby that much more enticing.
His two-floor shop is a place that you must visit while you’re at Black Spire Outpost, whether you can afford the goods or not. You’ll want to look at his collection of animal heads on the wall. Then, you should examine the various Lightsabers for sale. Some of them were once the property of some of the most famous Jedi and Sith warriors in the galaxy!
During your visit, you should interact with Dok-Ondar. You’ll find him carefully protected behind bars. Be careful when you deal with him. He’s renowned for his temper.
Pro tip: you humans should pay attention to the top floor of the store. Dok-Ondar has procured an antiquity from Earth called the Ark of the Covenant. See if you can find it.
First Order Cargo and Resistance Supply
These two stalls are different but the same. They’re both a kind of partisan promotional effort to indoctrinate neutral observers to their side of the fight. As a tourist who is only here for a short time, you won’t care about politics. You simply want a cute t-shirt.
At Resistance Supply, you’ll find the class rebel style that Luke Skywalker and Han Solo made famous. You’ll even find a couple of items that are more regal and thereby worthy of Princess Leia.
The First Order supply shop is more about shiny armor and helmets. You’ll look like a Stormtrooper by the time that you exit this store. Whether that’s a good thing or not depends on how you feel about our current Black Spire Outpost regime of Sith overlords.
Anyone with a Kylo Ren tattoo will prefer First Order Cargo. Those of you who want to wear Rey’s robes should visit Resistance Supply instead
Mubo’s Droid Depot
Everyone needs a droid. These helpful robots never sleep and are dutiful to a point of fault. Famous droids like R2-D2 and BB-8 have saved their humans from any number of potentially deadly encounters. Those of you who want to live a life of adventure while surviving each encounter should buy a droid. Plus, they make great companions.
At Mubo’s Droid Depot, you can build your own droid from spare parts. Whether you prefer the classic R series or the more modern BB style, your droid will look and sound exactly like you want.
A conveyor belt of droid parts will circle in front of you. Mubo allows you to pick and choose the pieces that catch your eye. You’ll choose a canister aka a body, legs for your R series or a ball for your BB series, and a dome aka a head.
The magicians at Mubo’s will help you compile your droid at a station. Then, you’ll help bring it to life. For a cost of roughly $100, you’ll have a new robot in your life.
Pro tip: keep your droid out as you wander around Black Spire Outpost. Some of the special areas will interact with your droid, causing it to light up and make sounds.
Are you a practitioner of the Force? You should never admit such a thing on Batuu! The First Order has banned the usage of Lightsabers on this planet, and their patrols are everywhere. A brave Jedi warrior is never afraid to stand up and fight, though.
You’re going to need a weapon. Savi’s Workshop is where you’ll build a Lightsaber that will become your greatest ally in battle. By wielding it well, you’ll become a Jedi legend. Of course, such a weapon isn’t cheap.
The Lightsabers here are composed of rare artifacts that come at a steep price. Expect to pay $200 for a custom-built Lightsaber. It’s a small price to end the tyrannical reign of Kylo Ren.
The mere existence of Savi’s is a carefully guarded secret on Black Spire Outpost. Should you get to enter this place, you’ll be in rare company. Savi invites only 14 guests into his workshop at any time. You’ll want to make the most of your time by constructing the perfect Lightsaber.
Like the droids at Mubo’s, the Lightsaber that you build is wholly unique to you. Given the millions of permutations possible, your choices will lead to the construction of the only Lightsaber of its kind in the galaxy!
As a tourist, you’ll want to return home with many mementos of your travels. Batuu isn’t exactly a hotbed for tourism, but the local businesses like to make a few intergalactic credits. They sell many quality toys that will develop you and/or your children.
The Toydarian Toyshop is the place to go for stuff that will sit on shelves for years to come. It has many commemorative figurines, both creatures and ships. It has a few board games and puzzles, and music lovers will even find a few intergalactic instruments here. It’s the perfect place to go when you need to grab a keepsake on your way out of town.