The Crait outpost, also known as Crait Base, or the Resistance base, was an outpost of the Alliance to Restore the Republic on the mineral planet of Crait. Rebel pilot Heff Tobber was stationed there as a transport pilot until its abandonment prior to the Battle of Scarif in 0 BBY. During the First Order-Resistance War, in 34 ABY, the abandoned base was used by the Resistance in a battle against the First Order on the planet.
The outpost was a rough, bare-bones facility. It was mostly underground and had a small tractor beam for snagging approaching ships. A massive metal door protected it from exterior attack and served as the only obvious entry and exit. Outside of the door were a number of long trenches as well as six V-120 and eight V-232 artillery emplacements to defend against enemy attacks. The base also had a shield generator that was powerful enough to prevent orbital bombardment. The base was protected by a series of artillery batteries and trenches, as well as being home to a large mineral mine.
The base was created before 3 BBY as an outpost of the early rebellion. After finding information leading to the planet, Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan traveled to Crait on the royal yacht Polestar. Upon landing, she was taken to the outpost, where she discovered that her father Bail Organa was involved in the rebellion. Heff Tobber, a renowned Rebel pilot, was stationed at the base as a transport pilot. A short time before the Battle of Scarif in 0 BBY, the rebels abandoned the base.
Following the destruction of the first Death Star, Leia, Captain Han Solo and Luke Skywalker took a team to Crait to see if the abandoned stronghold would work as a new base for the Rebel Alliance. Leia was then taken into the outpost's old mineral mines. However, Trusk Berinato alerted SCAR Squadron and the Rebels were forced to abandon the outpost after a firefight with the SCAR troopers.
First Order–Resistance war
After the Battle of Starkiller Base, the Resistance evacuated to Crait after their original base on the planet of D'Qar was discovered by the First Order. The First Order followed the Resistance to the world, which sparked the Battle of Crait.
Behind the scenes
The Crait outpost was first mentioned in the 2016 reference book Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide, written by Pablo Hidalgo. The base later appeared in the 2017 novel Leia, Princess of Alderaan, written by Claudia Gray.
- Star Wars Battlefront II (DLC)
- Star Wars: Starfighter Missions
- Leia, Princess of Alderaan (First appearance, simultaneous with Leia, Princess of Alderaan audiobook)
- Leia, Princess of Alderaan audiobook
- Leia Organa: Ordeal of the Princess
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi – The Storms of Crait 1 (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: Squadrons (Indirect mention only)
- Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire (Indirect mention only)
- Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire audiobook (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi (First identified as Resistance base)
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition audiobook
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: A Junior Novel
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: A Junior Novel audiobook
- The Last Jedi storybook
- The Last Jedi Adaptation 5
- The Last Jedi Adaptation 6
- "Untitled Kylo Ren comic story"—Star Wars (2020) 25
- Resistance Reborn (Indirect mention only)
- Resistance Reborn audiobook (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Expanded Edition (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Expanded Edition audiobook (Indirect mention only)
- LEGO Star Wars: All-Stars – "Scouting for Leia/A Mission with Maz"
- LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
- Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide (First mentioned)
- Star Wars: The Rebel Files (First identified as Crait Base)
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Incredible Cross-Sections
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Ultimate Sticker Collection
- The Last Jedi: Rose Tico: Resistance Fighter
- Star Wars: Alien Archive
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 69 (Databank A-Z: Vulptex–Wampas)
- The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 71 (Weapons & Uniforms: Blue Squadron)
- "Explosives, Heavy Weapons and Unstable Elements" – Star Wars Encyclopedia
- (Picture only)
Notes and references
- Leia, Princess of Alderaan
- Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
- "The Saga of Rey" – Star Wars Encyclopedia
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 79 (Highlights of the Saga: The Battle of Scarif)
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi – The Storms of Crait 1
- Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi
- Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire