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"Starlight: First Duty" is a short story by Cavan Scott set during the High Republic Era as part of the publishing initiative Star Wars: The High Republic. The first part was published in Star Wars Insider 201 on March 17, 2021, and the second part will be published in Star Wars Insider 202 on April 27.

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Part 1[edit | edit source]

Velko Jahen arrives on Starlight Beacon to take up her post as administrator and aide to Controller Rodor Keen, being awed by the space station's grandeur. In the hangar, she is met by the junior nurse Okana who escorts her to Keen's current location in the medcenter. Velko quickly realizes that Keen and his Jedi counterpart, Master Estala Maru, don't get along because their personalities are too similar. Chief of Security Ghal Tarpfen is concerned that the lack of spacing between members of rival species will result in an incident, but Velko is left to see to some things as Keen and Maru head off on various tasks. Tarpfen has Velko talk with Ambassador Ceeril, a Skembo who insists he is in danger because two rival Hassarians are also being treated in the hospital, and his bodyguard droid has been disarmed since only Starlight staff are allowed to carry weapons. Velko is having a hard time dealing with him when she hears and responds to a situation: a Medoslean patient being treated by Okana and Doctor Gino'le is choking the nurse while responding badly to a treatment. Tarpfen receives a concussion in the process, but Velko manages to grab the injector and stabilize the patient. A scream from a Rodian patient, however, draws Velko back to Ceeril's room, where the Ambassador's droid has been decapitated and he himself shot...

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Novels
Light of the Jedi (audiobook) · The Rising Storm (audiobook)
Young-adult novels
Into the Dark (audiobook) · Out of the Shadows
Junior novels
A Test of Courage (audiobook) · Race to Crashpoint Tower
Audio dramas
Tempest Runner
Comic books and manga
The High Republic · The High Republic Adventures
The Monster of Temple Peak (1) · The Edge of Balance (1)
Short stories
"Go Together" · "Go Together: Part Two" · "First Duty"
"Hidden Danger"
Young readers books
The Great Jedi Rescue · Showdown at the Fair
Other
Digital Sampler · Characters of · The High Republic Show
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