Horizon Base was an Imperial shipping port and refueling station located on a planet in the galaxy's Outer Rim Territories. In 3 BBY, during the Galactic Civil War, members of the rebel group Phoenix Cell performed a heist the station, acquiring fuel for their fleet. Later, during the First Order-Resistance War, First Order forces engaged in a battle at Horizon Base.


Horizon Base planet

Horizon Base was located on a planet in the Outer Rim.

Horizon Base was an Imperial outpost that was both a shipping port and refueling station.[4] Located on a a planet[1] in the galaxy's Outer Rim Territories,[4] the base rose out of portal-like underground installations. In total, six docking areas were present, with the circular buildings surrounded by dozens of individual docking bays—three of which directly surrounded the main spire, while the other two were more distantly adjacent. The main spire of the base also rose slightly higher then the other docking areas.[3] The exterior of the base included cargo containers, barrels, and a market. Civilians were present on the station and would sell items such as droid parts.[3] The interior of the station included corridors as well as cargo loading areas.[2]



Finn and Gannis Ducain on Horizon Base

In the year 3 BBY,[5] during the Galactic Civil War between the Empire and the Rebel Alliance, the rebel group known as the Spectres raided Horizon Base to steal fuel needed for Phoenix Cell's fleet. During the mission, the rebel astromech droid Chopper, who had been left to guard the ship, was accidentally left behind after the others left with the stolen fuel. Stranded, the droid chose to board the class four container transport designated 241 that was departing the station and, with the help of a new ally, the inventory droid AP-5, soon reunited with Phoenix Cell.[3]

By 34 ABY[6] Horizon Base was controlled by the First Order. During the First Order-Resistance War, Resistance members Poe Dameron, Finn, and Gannis Ducain traveled to Horizon Base on a mission to recruit Mezlo's Oruan group for the Resistance. As Finn and Ducain infiltrated the base, they were spotted by two stormtroopers who they defeated by dropping cargo crates on them before running away. Navigating through the inside the base, the two agents were caught by a candori, and met Mezlo's group of refugees. They were interrupted by several more stormtroopers, but fought them off and attempted unsuccessfully to recruit the Oruans, as they preferred to find their place elsewhere. However, the Oruans did agree to help the Resistance in a time of need.[2]

Behind the scenes[]

Horizon Base first appeared in "The Forgotten Droid," the nineteenth episode of the second season of the animated television series Star Wars Rebels.[3]The episode premiered on March 16, 2016.[7]


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Notes and references[]

  1. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 IDWStarWarsAdventuresLogoSmaller "The Battle for Horizon Base" — Star Wars Adventures (2017) 32
  2. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels — "The Forgotten Droid"
  3. 4.0 4.1 Helmet Collection logo small Star Wars Helmet Collection 24 (Databank A-Z: The HoloNet–General Hux)
  4. Dawn of Rebellion dates the attack on Phoenix Squadron to three years before the Battle of Yavin, or 3 BBY according to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas' dating system. As the heist at Horizon Base take place immediately before the attack on Phoenix Squadron, it can be determined that it also takes place in 3 BBY.
  5. "The Battle for Horizon Base" is set between the events of Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi and Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker, which are respectively dated to the same year and one year after the Hosnian Cataclysm by Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary. As Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places the Hosnian Cataclysm in 34 ABY, The Last Jedi must be set in the same year, and The Rise of Skywalker must be set in 35 ABY.
  6. StarWars The Forgotten Droid Episode Guide on StarWars.com (backup link)
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