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"You couldn't get from here to Black Spire without me, now you're going to make the Kessel Run? Ha!"
―L3-37, to Lando Calrissian[src]

Black Spire Outpost, also know as just Black Spire was an outpost on the planet Batuu on the edge of the Outer Rim Territories. It was one of the last stops before Wild Space in the Unknown Regions. The outpost was named for the giant black trees that towered it.

DescriptionEdit

Black Spire Outpost was located on the planet Batuu in the Outer Rim Territories and was considered one of the last stops before Wild Space and the Unknown Regions. The outpost consisted of a spaceport, a cantina, and a market.

HistoryEdit

Star Wars land view from entrance

The outpost was inhabited by members of many different species; even R2-D2 and C-3PO paid a visit.

Before the invention of hyperspace travel, the outpost was a busy crossroads for those traveling along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes. However, with the rise of the hyperdrive and new hyperspace routes, the planet was bypassed, and the outpost eventually became home to those who did not want to be found. It evolved into a thriving spaceport for smugglers, rogue traders, and adventurers traveling between the galactic frontier and uncharted space. The port provided easy access to exotic supplies and potential new recruits, further enticing adventurers to stop by.[5]

In 10 BBY, L3-37 mentioned to Lando Calrissian that without her, he would not get from "here to Black Spire," and mocked that he was going to do the Kessel Run.[6]

Though it was used as a hideout for those looking to avoid the expanding reaches of the First Order,[5] there was both a Resistance and First Order presence at some point during the conflict between the two factions.[7] A battle between the factions took place in the outpost.[8] After the Battle of Crait, the Millennium Falcon landed there while involved in one of Hondo Ohnaka's endeavors.[9]

Behind the scenesEdit

Star Wars land aerial view

Concept art of the outpost

The Walt Disney Company CEO Robert "Bob" Iger first announced at the D23 Expo on August 15, 2015 that the company would be building a Star Wars-themed land in Disneyland Park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California and in Disney's Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. The announcement stated that these lands would be fourteen acres in size, making them the largest single land expansions in company history. The two attractions announced for the land included a ride that puts guests behind the controls of the Millennium Falcon and a ride that throws guests into the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance. it was also announced that the lands' setting would be on a yet-to-be-seen planet on the edge of the Outer Rim Territories, just before Wild Space.[8] During the Q1 FY17 Earnings call for The Walt Disney Company on February 7, 2017, Iger announced that the new lands would open in the year 2019.[7] During the "Star Wars and Disney Parks: A Galaxy in the Making" panel at Celebration Orlando, Asa Kalama of Walt Disney Imagineering stated that what they were building would be canonical.[10]

During Galactic Nights, a set of promotional trading cards were issued that gave some hints at what would be found on the attraction regarding Black Spire Outpost. On the front depicted certain scenes of what's likely to occur, such as an encounter with Kylo Ren, bargaining with Dok-Ondar, Hondo and Chewbacca agreeing to a deal, among others. On the back depicted part of a nine-panel map depicting the various locales of the outpost as well as some details about the specific locations. Eight of the cards also had a phrase in Aurebesh describing the location, which thanks to a twitter user named Nick Tierce is revealed to say in full "At the edge of the galaxy so far away, black was the spire that called me to stay, a beacon for drifters forgotten and lost, the spire summoned those broken and tossed, come stay here forever or just pass on through, the spirit of the black spire will forever change you".[11]

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