- "I fully expect our forces to find an empty and abandoned base."
"In that case, sir : why are we attacking it?"
"Three reasons, Captain. First, even men like Talon Karrde occasionally make mistakes. It could well be that in the rush to evacuate his base he left some crucial bit of information behind. Second, as I've already mentioned, an attack on the base may lead us to his contacts in Hyllyard City. And third, it provides our ground forces with some badly needed field experience."
- ―Grand Admiral Thrawn and Gilad Pellaeon
A raid was conducted by Imperial forces on Talon Karrde's Myrkr Base in 9 ABY on the orders of Grand Admiral Thrawn after he discovered that the smuggler had assisted New Republic officials such as Luke Skywalker.