The attack on Troithe, also referred to as the battle at Core Nine, was a surprise attack initiated by the New Republic against the 204th Imperial Fighter Wing during the Galactic Civil War. It was led by Wyl Lark's squadron and the 61st Mobile Infantry, to attack Colonel Soran Keize's forces at the Core Nine mining megafacility on Troithe. General Hera Syndulla later arrived with reinforcements, that included the Temperance and X-wings from Vanguard Squadron, following a distress call received from Chass na Chadic. Keize gathered all surviving TIE fighters aboard a bulk freighter. Using missiles recovered earlier from the Edict's crash site, Keize launched them toward the city below, leaving Wyl Lark to call off their pursuit of the freighter and prevent the missiles reaching the ground. Just before Keize's freighter entered hyperspace, Yrica Quell, onboard a cloaked starship she had found while trapped on an asteroid, secretly attached her ship to the hull of the freighter and escaped with Shadow Wing.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Shadow Fall (First appearance)
- Victory's Price (Mentioned only) (First identified as assault on the Core Nine megafacility)
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- Shadow Fall
- Victory's Price
- Shadow Fall takes place approximately half a year after the Battle of Endor, while Before the Awakening states that Kes Dameron and Shara Bey moved to Yavin 4 around six months after the Battle of Endor. Given that Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates their move to 5 ABY, the events of Shadow Fall must also take place around that time. Furthermore, the attack on Troithe must also be set around 5 ABY. establishes that