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"Right. We encountered Imperial forces on the Govneh Ridge—it's a, like a plate shift where the ground bulges, and these tall crystals grow alongside it, and the Imperials were…they were waiting for us. They came out of nowhere. It was intense. My squad leader, Hachinka, she got it in the neck—a blaster shot hit her and the spray caught me in the face and—"
Private Rorith Khadur recalling the ambush[src]

During the Galactic Civil War, Imperial forces ambushed soldiers of the New Republic at Govneh Ridge on the planet Nag Ubdur. Despite losing a number of men and women, the New Republic was able to capture Govneh Ridge.

PreludeEdit

During the Age of the Empire, the planet Nag Ubdur was strip-mined by the Galactic Empire for zersium, an ore used in the manufacture of durasteel. Nag Ubdur was home to the Ubdurian species along with many transplanted Keldar and Artiodac refugees. Following the Battle of Endor, the Empire and the New Republic fought for control of the planet. The Empire was unwilling to yield Nag Ubdur due to its vast zersium deposits.[1]

The ambushEdit

The New Republic Thirty-First, a ground unit of the New Republic army, took part in combat operations on Nag Ubdur. One such skirmish took place at Govneh Ridge, a plate shift where the ground bulged regularly. The Ridge was lined will tall crystals. Imperial forces used the terrain to ambush the Thirty-First. During the fight, Squad leader Hachinka was shot in the neck. Her comrades managed to evacuate her for medical treatment. New Republic forces eventually managed to secure the ridge but lost many men and women.[1]

AftermathEdit

One of the survivors was the Kupohan New Republic Private Rorith Khadur, who related his account of the battle to the Queen of the Core Network journalist Tracene Kane and the Trandoshan camera-operator Lug. The New Republic Thirty-First later occupied the Ubdurian city of Binjai-Tin only to discover that the Empire had massacred the civilian population. Later, Imperial TIE fighters launched a suicide wave attack on New Republic forces occupying the city.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

The Ambush at Govneh Ridge was first mentioned in Chuck Wendig's 2016 novel Aftermath: Life Debt, the second installment in The Aftermath Trilogy.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 Aftermath: Life Debt
  2. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places the Battle of Endor during the year 4 ABY. Shattered Empire, Part IV, which shows Shara Bey and Kes Dameron settling on Yavin 4, takes place three months after the Battle of Endor, and Galactic Atlas places Bey and Dameron's move to Yavin 4 in the year 5 ABY.
    The novel Aftermath says that months have passed since the Battle of Endor. Aftermath: Life Debt begins two months after the end of Aftermath; therefore, the events of the former take place at least four months after the Battle of Endor. Since three months after the Battle of Endor is part of 5 ABY, as shown with Bey and Dameron's settling on Yavin 4, events of Life Debt must take place in 5 ABY at the earliest. On the other hand, the Galactic Atlas dates the Battle of Jakku, as depicted in Life Debt's sequel Aftermath: Empire's End, to 5 ABY as well, leading to the conclusion that Life Debt is set in 5 ABY.


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Battles of the Galactic Civil War
0 BBY Scarif · Tatooine (I) · Death Star · Yavin
0 ABY Taanab · Yavin 4 · Alderaan survivors · Cyrkon · Llanic
Rodia · Fex · Denon · Pasher · Omereth · Giju · Devaron · Cymoon 1 · Tatooine (II) · Monsua Nebula · Nar Shaddaa · Vrogas Vas · Coruscant (I) · Sunspot Prison · Ghost Moon · Harbinger · Tureen VII · Skorii-Lei (II) · Ocean planet · Horox III · Jedha
1 ABY Mid Rim Retreat (Haidoral Prime · Coyerti · Chonsetta system
Redhurne system)
3 ABY Rebel flotillla · Hoth (I) · Cloud City (I) · Cloud City (II)
Operation Ringbreaker (Mardona III · Obumubo · Najan-Rovi · Nakadia · Naator · Xagobah · Kuliquo belt) · Inyusu Tor
4 ABY Operation Yellow Moon (Basteel · Sesid · Jeresh · Shieldmaiden)
Invincible Faith · Tatooine (III) · Hudalla · Endor (I)
Coruscant civil war (Monument Plaza) · Endor (II)
Cawa City · Operation: Cinder (Fondor · Vardos · Naboo (I)) · Tayron
Iron Blockade (Bespin· Anoat (I) · The Crypt · Mataou · Hoth (II) · Anoat (II)) · Malastare · Akiva (I) · Naalol · Geonosis · Uyter · Sevarcos · Akiva (II)
5 ABY Vetine · Takodana · Hyborean Moon · Vorlag · Wild Space
Nag Ubdur (Govneh Ridge · Binjai-Tin) · Arkanis · Kuat · Kashyyyk
Chandrila · Chinook Station · Sullust · Naboo (II) · Jakku
Other Blacktar Cyst · Chargona · Crucival · Imdaar · Kuat shipyards
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New Republic · Death Star · Death Star II
Imperial Senate · The Disaster · Royal Award Ceremony · Funeral of Anakin Skywalker
Liberation Day · Contingency · Imperial-Republic peace talks · Galactic Concordance
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