- "[...] What I need you to do is go to Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu, establish an outpost for the Resistance, and collect as much support as possible among the locals and visitors. We need bodies. We need friends. We need skills. We need ships and food and fuel. We need eyes and ears on the ground. We need a place we can go if everything falls apart, a place so far off the map that the First Order has forgotten it even exists."
- ―General Leia Organa, to Vi Moradi
The mission to Batuu was a mission undertaken during the war between the First Order and the Resistance by both factions. Where the Resistance sought to find allies and sanctuary on Batuu the First Order deployed the 709th Legion to occupy Black Spire Outpost, as well as to capture or kill Resistance fugitives.
Unlike the Battle of Starkiller Base, the last major battle between the First Order and the Resistance had taken place on the salt world of Crait, had resulted in a disastrous defeat for the Resistance. The loss of the Resistance base on D'Qar forced the Resistance High Command to evacuate the planet.
While the Resistance was searching the galaxy for a new base of operations, General Armitage Hux tracked the Resistance fleet through hyperspace and gave chase through space. Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo eventually sacrificed herself and her cruiser to allow the remaining Resistance fighters to escape to the planet Crait in the Crait system.
- "There are Resistance scum hiding out here somewhere on Batuu—and the Red Fury will burn down this entire rats' nest to smoke them out, Lieutenant Agnon."
- ―First Order stormtrooper sergeant
When the First Order received word that there was a Resistance presence on Batuu, The First Order deployed the 709th Legion to occupy the Black Spire Outpost and eliminate all Resistance forces in the area.
The First Order's search for Resistance spies led the 709th to the Den of Antiquities, where they interrogated the shop's owner, Dok-Ondar. While questioning the Ithorian shopkeeper, the sergeant inspected one of the relics—the lightsaber of Jedi General Ki-Adi-Mundi, who fought in the Clone Wars until he was betrayed and executed by his clone troopers.
Dok-Ondar interpreted the sergeant's questions as veiled threats and claimed he was nothing more than a humble proprietor, but the sergeant had heard of his reputation for selling valuable relics for the right price, which led him to believe that the Resistance would seek out Dok-Ondar in order to acquire the Jedi lightsaber.
Before the stormtroopers could leave, having warned Dok-Ondar to report any contact with the Resistance or suffer the confiscation and destruction of property, the Ithorian took note of the sergeant's ignorance of galactic history and felt the need to explain how he procured the lightsaber.
After the Resistance began to come out of hiding, they engaged in a battle above Batuu.
Behind the scenesEdit
The mission to Batuu first appeared in the first issue of the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge comic series that was released on April 24, 2019. It will also make an appearance in the novel Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire and made up the storyline for the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge theme park.
- Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire (First identified as mission to Batuu)
- Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire audiobook
- Galaxy's Edge 1 (First appearance)
- Galaxy's Edge 2
- Galaxy's Edge 3
- Galaxy's Edge 4
- Galaxy's Edge 5
- A Crash of Fate
- A Crash of Fate audiobook
- Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 Galaxy's Edge 1
- ↑ Poe Dameron 31: The Awakening, Part VI
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Breznican, Anthony (2019-02-27). Star Wars actors bring their characters to life in Disney theme parks' Rise of the Resistance ride. Entertainment Weekly. ew.com. Retrieved on February 28, 2019.
- ↑ Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge—Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run
- ↑ 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Galaxy's Edge 2
- ↑ Galaxy's Edge 4
- ↑ Galaxy's Edge 5
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 A Crash of Fate
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi
- Breznican, Anthony (2019-02-27). How Disney theme parks made Galaxy's Edge part of the Star Wars storyline. Entertainment Weekly. ew.com. Retrieved on February 28, 2019.