For other uses, see Starlight (disambiguation).

"Starlight: Part One - Go Together" is a High Republic story written by Charles Soule that was published in Star Wars Insider 199 on December 15, 2020. It was advertised as a prequel to Soule's upcoming novel and the first in a line of High Republic short stories exclusive to the magazine.[2] It was first announced at a Star Wars: The High Republic panel at New York Comic Con.

Plot summary[edit | edit source]

Joss Adren, a mechanic and contractor on the Starlight Beacon, finishes packing up his clothing in preparation for his and his wife Pikka's departure from the recently completed space station. However, Pikka is distracted, despite having been insistent about being ready on time earlier, paying close attention to her datapad. She reveals to Joss that she's found an error in the station's power systems, one that she feels they should take a look at, despite the fact that their work on the station is over.

Heading to investigate, Joss and Pikka run into station administrator Shai Tennem giving Admiral Pevel Kronara and a party of Jedi a tour of the station. The Adrens are concerned that they'll be roped into joining the tour, despite the power issue being time-sensitive, when Master Nib Assek, on the word of her Padawan Burryaga Agaburry, suggests that the couple be left to their work, allowing them to hurry on. They find the problem inside Conduit 398-GX14, near the entrance to the station's Jedi temple: a miswired resistor hub that could wipe out power to the whole station if not fixed. Joss, the mechanic, moves to implement a fix for the problem with a spanner, but his hand is too large to fit inside it, meaning Pikka has to fix it, despite not being experienced in that kind of work. Her husband reassures her otherwise, and they manage to fix the problem together.

After having departed the station, passengers aboard the Galactic Republic cruiser Third Horizon, Pikka writes up an incident report on the wiring issue for Administrator Tennem, sending it off, while Joss befriends a Twi'lek working on the vessel's complement of Longbeams. Suddenly, Admiral Kronara makes an announcement over the intercom: the Third Horizon is diverting because of a distress signal picked up from the Hetzal system, and any passengers with piloting or rescue experience should make themselves known to the crew immediately. The Adrens have no idea what could have happened, since the Republic has been at peace for a long time, but move to volunteer.

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  • Reek (Mentioned only)

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Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 YouTube.png Star Wars The High Republic Writers Explain the New Characters and Major Conflict on the New York Comic-Con YouTube channel (backup link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 RedTitanThingy.png Star Wars Insider 199 on Titan Comics' official website (backup link)
  3. SWYTlogo.png Star Wars: The High Republic | Announcement Trailer on the official Star Wars YouTube channel (backup link) states that the events of Star Wars: The High Republic, which include the Great Disaster, take place two-hundred years before the events of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace to 32 BBY, which places the Great Disaster, which occurs in "Starlight: Part One - Go Together," to c. 232 BBY.

External links[edit | edit source]

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
Comic books
The High Republic · The High Republic Adventures
Graphic novels and manga
The Monster of Temple Peak · The Edge of Balance
Short stories
"Starlight" · "Starlight: Part Two" · "First Duty"
Young readers books
The Great Jedi Rescue · Untitled young readers book
Digital Sampler · Characters of · The High Republic Show
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