The Rebel Refueling Base was a secret base built by the Alliance to Restore the Republic in 0 ABY on the planet Vrogas Vas. The base was discovered by the Galactic Empire when the Sith Lord Darth Vader attacked and destroyed two of the three X-wing squadrons protecting the base and crashed onto the planet's surface along with Luke Skywalker. The rebels then attempted to kill Vader with a large number of troops and tanks but Vader out-witted them by detonating their grenades using the Force. Vader also obliterated two Y-wing squadrons until Commander Karbin and his forces took over forcing the rebels to retreat. Vader then killed Karbin and before he could get his hands on Skywalker he escaped. After the battle, the facility was abandoned due to the fact the Empire had learned of its location.
Notes and references
- Star Wars: Battles that Changed the Galaxy establishes that the Rebel Refueling Base was built after the Battle of Yavin, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 0 BBY. The Star Wars Book places the Battle of Vrogas Vas in the year immediately following the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas states concluded in 0 ABY. Therefore, the Battle of Vrogas Vas must have taken place in 0 ABY. As the Base was built before the battle, it must have been built in 0 ABY.
- Vader Down 1
- Star Wars: Battles that Changed the Galaxy