During the Galactic Civil War in 5 ABY, General Hera Syndulla's New Republic forces aboard the Star Destroyer Deliverance, who had continued their hunt for the 204th Imperial Fighter Wing, managed to track the fighter wing and the bulk freighter Yadeez, after the 204th had stopped in the Ghonoath system to permit one of their Raider-class corvettes to refuel. The Yadeez and its escorts dropped into the atmosphere of a radioactive deathworld to slow down the New Republic forces and buy time for the Raider. TIE squadrons were launched and a battle ensued with the New Republic starfighter squadrons. TIE/sa bombers dropped proton bombs without detonator timers to drift like mines in the planet's fierce winds, which managed to destroy two X-wing starfighters. Squadron Four TIE pilot Garl "Snapper" Lykan, known by Alphabet Squadron for his Needle maneuver, was killed by a trio of X-wings that converged on him. The 204th's commanding officer, Colonel Soran Keize found a way out, and so after the TIEs boarded the Yadeez and exited the planet's atmosphere, they jumped to lightspeed, along with the refueling Raider and other escorts. The 204th held a funeral for Lykan shortly after.
- Victory's Price (First appearance, simultaneous with Victory's Price audiobook)
- Victory's Price audiobook
Notes and references
- Victory's Price
- Victory's Price begins eleven months after the Battle of Endor, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 4 ABY. The Battle of Jakku, which Galactic Atlas places in 5 ABY, appears late in the novel. Additionally, Before the Awakening states that Kes Dameron and Shara Bey moved to Yavin 4 around six months after the Battle of Endor, and Galactic Atlas dates their move to 5 ABY. Victory's Price is therefore set in 5 ABY. Furthermore, the battle in the Ghonoath system must also be set in 5 ABY.