Galaxy's Edge 4 is the fourth issue of the canon comic book miniseries Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, which ties in to the theme park of the same name. The issue was written by Ethan Sacks, illustrated by Will Sliney, and published on July 31, 2019 by Marvel Comics.
THE GREATER OF TWO EVILS! As the elite RED FURY stormtroopers of THE FIRST ORDER edge closer, KENDOH and her crew are running out of time to run their heist. But what does the mysterious score have to do with a DOCTOR APHRA mission 30 years in the past? Only Dok-Ondar knows the secret, and he may have to kill to keep it!
Preparing for the heist
Over Batuu a First Order assault shuttle is deployed from a Resurgent-class Star Destroyer. As the shuttle moved toward the surface of the planet a skirmish was taking place between a group of stormtroopers and two Resistance suspects. The First Order sergeant appeared from the shuttle on his 125-Z treadspeeder bike, he was annoyed with his troopers for not taking out the Resistance suspects themselves but went ahead and did it for them. The sergeant was then told that there were three more Resistance suspects marked for death. He told his fellow troopers to move out but unbeknownst to them, there was a Resistance agent listening to them nearby.
At Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities Dok-Ondar was making some touches to a statue outside his store. He placed his hand on the statue and vowed to never forget his mother and father. Hondo Ohnaka then called over to Dok-Ondar with some information about the Kendoh Gang led by Kendoh Voss. Hondo labeled them as dangerous but is quickly interrupted by Dok-Ondar who ushers him inside but not before a camera picked up their conversation and playing it to Kendoh and her fellow crew members. Hondo is angry with Ondar that he didn't tell him the Kendoh knew about the Sword of Khashyun. Dok-Ondar said that they can't let the sword fall into the wrong hands and they will have to move it into hiding tonight. But Kendoh already has the blade of the sword and only needed the hilt. But in order to get full payment for the sword then they move forward with the heist at night. As Kendoh and Wooro leave, Remex Io stayed behind for a minute to deactivate a cam droid that was inside Dok-Ondar's shop. Back at Dok-Ondar's shop Hondo is getting annoyed and asked Dok-Ondar what is going on starting with the job he took to get the sword with Doctor Chelli Lona Aphra.
Mission to Moraband
Doctor Aphra told Dok-Ondar that it was going to be expensive because she had to worry about keeping him alive, but Ondar insisted that he was paying her more than enough. Dok-Ondar brought along three Shistavanens for the mission to provide extra muscle. Aphra and Ondar discussed the cursed sword, the history behind it and how to get it before they reached the surface of Moraband. As they began to walk through the Sith temple the doctor noted that the Sith temple was filled with booby traps. One of the Shistavanens stepped on a booby trap and a mummified Sith warrior came out of the shadows and killed the Shistavanen with it's mace. Aphra threw a thermal detonator at the Sith warrior caused it to explode. Back on Dok-Ondar's ship he and other Shistavanen are trying to get a transmission to Doctor Aphra when 0-0-0 appears. Dok-Ondar was not paying attention to the protocol droid when he pulled out blades from his fingertips.
Back at the Sith temple, Doctor Aphra and her droid BT-1 about their betrayal of Dok-Ondar. The doctor then had BT-1 release his drone down a hallway but was destroyed by the lasers set off by a booby trap. The group went the other direction and after passing a few more deadly traps, they had reached their destination. The Sword of Khashyun was planted into the ground blade first in front of a mummified Dowutin Sith. Doctor Aphra claimed it was the most beautiful thing she had ever seen. As the Shistavanen went over to go take the sword out from its place, Doctor Aphra felt a wind coming in from deep in the temple. The Sith warbeast Tuk'ata came from the shadows and started to chase the group through the hallways. In order to improve their chances of survival, BT-I tripped the Shistavanen that was with them. The hound at the Shistavanen and proceeded to fall into Aphra's trap. As Aphra laid there on the ground complaining about a sprained ankle the warbeast leaped at her but was killed by the lasers as it set off a booby trap. As Aphra and BT-1 made their way out of the Sith temple, they were stopped by Dok-Ondar who managed to dismember 0-0-0 from killing him and was now going to force Doctor Aphra into new negotiations.
Off to a bad start
Back on present day Batuu, Hondo was still surprised that Dok-Ondar left Doctor Aphra on Moraband. Dok-Ondar told him that there was more to the story but was interrupted by Wooro and Kendoh Voss who had Ondar's security droid head in her hand. Kendoh was mistaken when she assumed that Dok-Ondar was undefended when he took out his main security droid, BK-86. Kendoh was surprised to see another security droid but Remex Io brought even more bad news when he located the First Order nearby.
- UPC 759606093557; July 31, 2019; Marvel Comics
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Notes and references
- Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire begins concurrent with the events of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, then jumps four months ahead to the Resistance establishing its presence on Batuu, and concludes with an epilogue set several weeks later, when the First Order occupies the planet and the Battle of Batuu begins. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is also set during the occupation of Batuu and depicts the Battle of Batuu via the attraction Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. The Star Wars Book dates the Battle of Batuu to 34 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, which corresponds to 34 ABY according to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary also places the Battle of Batuu six months after The Force Awakens, which Galactic Atlas dates to 34 ABY. Therefore everything within Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and any related tie-in media depicting the Battle of Batuu, or set between The Force Awakens and the battle, must also occur in 34 ABY.
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