- "This planet we're going to is completely lawless. The New Republic tried to bring it under control a few decades back– sent a good-sized fleet. None of them came back. Not one. This place is bad news."
- ―Poe Dameron
Kaddak was a terrestrial Outer Rim world. It was home to at least one settlement called the Sliver, which was built around a giant pinnacle-shaped pink crystal. The Sliver had several levels including Level 72 and Level 45, which were home to several cantinas. The Sliver also hosted the headquarters of the Ranc gang.
In 6 ABY, the former stormtroopers Corlac and Terex traveled to Kaddak from Jakku, where they met with the crime bosses Wenda and Bett in an attempt to steal abandoned ships from the Rothana Imperial Shipyards. After Terex killed Corlac, Wenda, and Bett for plotting to kill him, he took control of the Ranc gang and turned it into a feared pirate outfit. When Terex left to join the First Order, he left Wisper in charge of the gang.
A few decades before the attack on Tuanul, the New Republic tried to bring the world under its control but none of the ships it sent came back. In 34 ABY, the Resistance spy droid N1-ZX, a BX-series droid commando, acquired a large amount of information about the First Order, including the current location of Supreme Leader Snoke himself. Before being captured by the Ranc gang, N1-ZX managed to transmit a message to the Resistance base on D'Qar.
Commander Poe Dameron, accompanied by BB-8, C-3PO, and Oddy Muva, traveled to Kaddak on the orders of General Leia Organa to investigate. After landing on the Sliver, they traveled to a cantina on Level 45 where they learnt from a mouse droid that their spy droid was being held by the Ranc gang. Poe and the group traveled to the Ranc gang's headquarters but were accosted by the gangsters. Meanwhile, the First Order Security Bureau Agent Terex returned to Kaddak and retook control of the Ranc gang from Wisper.
C-3PO managed to rescue the group by activating several Resistance droid spies, who disarmed the gangsters and free N1-ZX. The spy droid refused to divulge the data until he had been safely returned to the Resistance base. Terex then issued a bounty on Poe's head. After escaping a mob, the group with the exception of Oddy Muva managed to returned to their freighter. Poe and the droids left Kaddak on the T-70 X-wing starfighter Black One. Terex gave chase in his flagship Carrion Spike while Oddy Muva stowed aboard the ship, intent on rescuing his wife Sowa Chuan.
Behind the scenes
- Poe Dameron 8 (First appearance)
- Poe Dameron 9
- Poe Dameron 10
- Poe Dameron 11
- Poe Dameron 14 (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, Updated and Expanded
- The Last Jedi: Bomber Command
- Star Wars: Build Your Own R2-D2 66 (Droid Directory: BB-8 Astromech Part 3)
- Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition
- Star Wars: Build Your Own X-Wing 26 (Starfighter Aces: Poe Dameron – Black Leader)
- "C-3PO" – Star Wars Encyclopedia
- "BB-8 and Other Astromech Droids" – Star Wars Encyclopedia