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"Your mission is reconnaissance only. Do not engage the enemy."
General Leia Organa, to Commander Poe Dameron[src]

During the cold war, Resistance Commander Poe Dameron and Kazuda Xiono were sent on a mission to the Unknown Regions to investigate what the First Order was using Station Theta Black for.[2]

PreludeEdit

During the New Republic era, Resistance Commander Poe Dameron recruited the New Republic starfighter pilot Kazuda Xiono as a spy. Xiono was assigned to the Colossus platform on the planet Castilon where he was given the mission of finding out who was supplying fuel to the First Order, a remnant of the "Old Empire". To maintain his cover, Xiono worked as a mechanic for Jarek Yeager, a former racer and veteran of the Galactic Civil War.[4]

Following his second mission to Doza Tower, Kaz obtained information about an agreement between Captain Imanuel Doza and the First Order's emissary Commander Pyre. Kaz and BB-8 traveled on the Fireball into space and rendezvoused with a Resistance CR90 corvette. There, Kaz and Poe attended a briefing with General Leia Organa.[2]

Based on Kaz's intelligence reports, the Resistance had been able to calculate a possible flight path into the Unknown Regions. General Organa believed that it could lead to a First Order base and tasked Poe and Kaz with investigating the coordinates. Organa also warned Poe not to engage the enemy. For the mission, Poe and Kaz were accompanied by CB-23 and BB-8. Since the Fireball lacked a stabilizer, Kaz flew a T-70 X-wing starfighter.[2]

The missionEdit

Exploring the stationEdit

Poe and Kaz traveled on their X-wings to the coordinates which brought them to an asteroid field. They discovered that the system was the site of a First Order dedlanite mining station called Station Theta Black. After navigating through asteroids and sensor buoys, the two managed to land their starfighters inside the station's hangar. While Poe, Kaz, and BB-8 disembarked, CB-23 flew the X-wings remotely into the asteroid field to hide under Poe's orders.[2]

The three managed to travel down a turbolift into a corridor. There, BB-8 accessed a computer terminal and discovered that Station Theta Black was being prepared for demolition. The three were also attacked by a hidden First Order sentry droid. Poe managed to shoot the droid but not before it sent a distress signal back to Starkiller Base.[2]

In response to the intruders, Captain Phasma and Major Elrik Vonreg decided to accompany the demolition party to Station Theta Black. Meanwhile, Poe insisted on finding out the purpose of the asteroid station despite Kaz and BB-8's misgivings. While the two explored the station, CB-23 sighted a First Order convoy consisting of an Upsilon-class command shuttle, a red TIE interceptor, and three TIE/sf space superiority fighters. CB-23 alerted BB-8 who warned Poe and Kaz.[2]

First Order entanglementsEdit

Upon landing in the hangar, Captain Phasma ordered her stormtroopers to plant explosives throughout every quadrant in the station. She also ordered the troopers to keep an eye out for intruders. Despite the First Order presence, Poe, Kaz, and BB-8 persisted with their mission to find the station's control room. BB-8 eventually located the control room in Level Two and discovered that Station Theta Black was a former dedlanite mining and processing station. Dedlanite was used to manufacture blasters.[2]

Before they could leave the control room, the Resistance pilots and BB-8 were cornered by four stormtroopers. Following a verbal exchange, Poe goaded the stormtroopers into firefight, which caused their explosives to explode. He, Kaz, and BB-8 managed to escape and seal the blast doors, containing the blasts. However, Phasma was alerted to the presence of intruders in Level Two and dispatched stormtroopers after them.[2]

While fleeing through the maze-like corridors, Poe, Kaz, and BB-8 managed to trap their pursuers behind blast doors. In the process, Kaz was separated from his comrades. Poe and BB-8 reached the hangar only to be attacked by Captain Phasma and her stormtroopers. Kaz soon reunited with Poe and BB-8 while fleeing on adjacent bridges. Kaz also managed to use a crane to delay Phasma and her troopers.[2]

A brief dogfight and conflagrationEdit

Poe managed to radio CB-23 to bring the X-wings for a pick-up. Poe, Kaz, and BB-8 managed to escape on their fighters. Inside the hangar, Captain Phasma ordered her remaining troops to evacuate aboard their shuttle. In space, Major Vonreg and his TIEs pursued Poe and Kaz's X-wings. Poe managed to shoot down one of the pursuing TIEs but Kaz's X-wing took some damage.[2]

Before Major Vonreg could eliminate the two Resistance starfighters, Captain Phasma ordered him and his fellow pilots to disengage and to leave the system since she had set Station Theta Black to blow up. The First Order convoy departed the system before Station Theta Black blew up. Unable to jump into hyperspace due to the presence of asteroids, Poe and Kaz's X-wings were caught in the explosive wave unleashed by the exploding station.[2]

Kaz managed to survive the explosion by hiding his fighter under as an asteroid. The two Resistance pilots and their droids then returned back to base.[2]

AftermathEdit

As a result of Poe and Kaz's mission to Station Theta Black, the Resistance learnt that the First Order was building weapons. While Kaz was pessimistic about convincing his father and other New Republic senators that the First Order was a serious threat, General Organa reassured Kaz that the Resistance belonged to everyone and that there was still hope.[2]

Following the events at Station Theta Black, Kaz returned to the Colossus and resumed his undercover work.[3] Ultimately, the Resistance's warnings that the First Order was a threat came to fruition when General Armitage Hux used Starkiller Base to destroy Hosnian Prime, the seat of the New Republic. This marked the beginning of the First Order's campaign to conquer the galaxy.[5]

Behind the scenesEdit

The mission to Station Theta Black first appeared in the Star Wars Resistance Season One episode "Station Theta Black", which premiered on December 9, 2018.

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