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"This station will be a symbol of the Republic in the Outer Rim. A place where we will celebrate our union, and help each other to make it grow. It will send out a signal, for anyone in this sector to hear, at any time. The beacon. The beacon of the Republic. The sound... of hope."
―Supreme Chancellor Lina Soh[src]

The Starlight Beacon,[4] also known as the Starlight Station,[9] was a space station constructed during the High Republic Era, built in the Outer Rim Territories. Situated in the center of the region's unexplored dark zones, the station's large size caused its construction to cost a great effort and expense. As the region was difficult to navigate at the time, the station,[1] launched in 232 BBY,[5] acted as a beacon, sending out a signal that guided travelers.[4]

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Creation[edit | edit source]

Starlight Beacon was one of Supreme Chancellor Lina Soh's Great Works and was officially opened in the aftermath of the Great Disaster, on the exact deadline that Chancellor Soh had set. Luminaries from across the galaxy arrived for the dedication. Multiple Jedi, including Bell Zettifar, Indeera Stokes, Porter Engle, Stellan Gios, Avar Kriss, Elzar Mann, Sskeer, Nib Assek, Burryaga Agaburry, Vernestra Rwoh, Imri Cantaros, Yarael Poof, and countless other prominent Jedi also traveled there for the dedication. Despite rarely leaving Coruscant, Grand Master Yoda also made an appearance.[4]

Starlight Beacon was intended to be run as a military station if need be and had a strong contingent of security provided by the Republic Defense Coalition. Starlight worked as a hospital, observatory, research station, market, and cultural center, providing visitors with a glimpse into the diverse culture of countless worlds in the Republic. The initial exhibits showed subsonic whisper-fiber concerts by Chadra-Fan masters, Mon Calamari ocean dancing, and modules showing flora and fauna from the planets Kashyyyk, Kooriva, and more. The exhibits would be constantly updated to ensure representation for many worlds. In addition, the station housed the largest number of Jedi outside of Coruscant, with a temple designed by Jedi architect Palo Hidalla. The Jedi stationed there were intended to be led by Jedi Master Jora Malli, but after her death at the Battle of Kur, Avar Kriss was assigned to take her place. The station itself was nineteen percent triazurite, a rare mineral that helped to boost transmission signals from the station.[4]

Age of the Empire[edit | edit source]

"In the days of the High Republic, the galaxy was not as settled as it is now. Areas like the Outer Rim were dangerous, hard to navigate. So the people of that time built a huge space station at great effort and expense and placed it in the center of the dark zones. It sent out a signal that acted as a sort of beacon, helping travelers find their way. They gave that station an inspiring name, fitting its purpose."
―Commander Grek[src]

Many years later,[1] in 3 ABY,[10] Commander Grek of the Rebel Alliance used the station as inspiration for Operation Starlight, a plan to reassemble the Alliance Fleet following its fracture after the Battle of Hoth.[1]

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Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The Starlight Beacon was created for the upcoming Star Wars: The High Republic publishing project.[11] The station was indirectly mentioned in the comic Star Wars 2, written by Charles Soule and published by Marvel Comics[1] on January 29, 2020,[12] and its name was given in the project's official reveal on February 24, 2020.[11]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Star Wars 2
  2. The High Republic: The Great Jedi Rescue
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The High Republic Free Digital Sampler
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 The High Republic: Light of the Jedi
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Star Wars Book places the launch of the Starlight Station to 232 years before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. As Star Wars: Galactic Atlas states that A New Hope begins in 0 BBY, the launch of the station must have occurred in 232 BBY.
  6. 6.0 6.1 The High Republic 1
  7. StarWars-DatabankII.png Keeve Trennis in the Databank (backup link)
  8. SWInsider.png "Starlight: Part One - Go Together"—Star Wars Insider 199
  9. The Star Wars Book
  10. The events of Star Wars 2 take place concurrently to and immediately after the events of Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. Since Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of The Empire Strikes Back to 3 ABY, the events of Star Wars 2 must also take place in that year.
  11. 11.0 11.1 StarWars.com 5 Things We Learned About Star Wars: The High Republic on StarWars.com (backup link)
  12. MarvelLogo.svg Star Wars (2020) #2 on Marvel Comics' official website (backup link)
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