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"They're smuggling something called "Cortosis" here from Bespin."
"Damn, that's not good."
"Well, Cortosis is a rare mineral that resists lightsabers."
―Kyle Katarn and Luke Skywalker — Gnome-speakernotesListen (file info)[src]

The Mission to Cairn Installation was carried out by the New Jedi Order against the Empire Reborn.



"That…(cough)...hauler…will take you to our base in the Lenico Belt. That’s where Galak's ship, the Doomgiver, is docked; it’s also where he’s keeping your woman for further interrogations."
―Tavion Axmis being force choked and interrogated by Kyle Katarn — Gnome-speakernotesListen (file info)[src]

After defeating Tavion Axmis on Bespin and interrogating her, Kyle Katarn learned that the Cairn Installation was the dock of Fyyar's ship, Doomgiver, and that Jan Ors could be found onboard. Boarding an automated ore hauler, Katarn hyperspaced from Bespin and was eventually able to sneak into the facility's main convoy hangar bay 1.


Once inside, Katarn silently watched as the vessel he had sneaked in on begin to unload slabs of Cortosis. After it had finished, Katarn made his way through a corridor, but when he opened a door leading to another hangar, he was confronted by a stormtrooper. Luckily, Luke Skywalker, who was also looking for Desann, leaped out from his hiding place and slew the trooper. He informed Kyle that he had led a small task force of Jedi to the Valley of the Jedi, and Rogue Squadron had chased away the Remnant vessels, but they didn't know how many of Desann's Reborn had been made before they got there. When Kyle informed him of the smuggling of cortosis from Nar Shaddaa, Luke was deeply concerned and informed Kyle of cortosis's lightsaber-deflecting properties. After fighting back to back against a squad of Reborn, Luke and Kyle split up to search for Desann, and Doomgiver.


Kyle Katarn deactivates one of the Cairn Installation hangar bay shields causing several stormtroopers to be sucked into the vacuum of space.

Kyle's journey through the base was perilous, as he frequently encountered bottomless pits and numerous squads of Reborn and stormtroopers. After disabling the drop ship factory, Katarn was forced to head into the deadly reactor shafts of the facility. Even those who worked in these reactors died there, as Kyle stumbled upon the corpse of an unwary Imperial worker.


Luke Skywalker confronts Desann

Emerging unscathed from the reactor, Katarn was able to defeat a Shadowtrooper at the same time, while avoiding detection by security patrols in the Doomgiver's docking bay. Eventually, he was able to board the Doomgiver, moments before it began its journey to Yavin 4. From the command bridge, Kyle watched as Desann and Luke fought a fierce duel. The fight ended when Luke appeared to be crushed beneath rubble, and Desann fled onto the Doomgiver as it launched. However, Luke managed to evade the rubble and watches the Doomgiver launch.

Behind the scenesEdit

In the Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast game, when Kyle is about to enter the hangar in Cairn Bay, some stormtroopers can be heard discussing the events at Kejim. One says that a Jedi (Kyle Katarn) killed nearly everyone there. Since Kyle was not yet reconnected with the Force or in possession of a lightsaber at that point, this is most likely an in-game rumor in motion amongst the stormtroopers or just a continuity error.


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