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"The First Order. They're horrible. Rumor has it an attack squadron of theirs destroyed a sacred village right close to here, over near Kelvin Ravine."
Rey[src]

The attack on Tuanul,[6] also known as the Massacre at Tuanul,[7] was an assault carried out against Tuanul, a spiritual village on the planet Jakku, by the First Order during the Cold war. The assault was led by the dark enforcer Kylo Ren, who had been seeking a map that would lead to the location of the missing Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.[2] As four elite First Order squadrons descended on Tuanul with a force of eighty stormtroopers,[4] the Resistance pilot Poe Dameron received the map from the Resistance ally Lor San Tekka. Dameron attempted to flee prior to the assault but his T-70 X-wing fighter was disabled by the attacking stormtroopers, despite his droid BB-8's warning just before the assault began.[2]

PreludeEdit

The First Order knew Lor San Tekka was hiding on Jakku with a piece of the map containing the location of Luke Skywalker, whom they wanted to find and destroy. Kylo Ren wanted the map and ordered Captain Phasma to lead some Stormtroopers and Flametroopers to Tuanul.[2]

The assaultEdit

During the battle, the stormtrooper FN-2187 witnessed the violent death of his fellow soldier FN-2003 at Poe Dameron's hands, which led to an awakening of his conscience[8] and opened his eyes to the brutality of the First Order, which would eventually lead the stormtrooper to abandon the First Order.[2] Meanwhile, at Dameron's urging, BB-8 successfully fled with the map in tow from Tuanul as the pilot joined in the battle. The villagers of Tuanul were overwhelmed by the stormtroopers and captured before San Tekka was brought to Kylo Ren himself, who requested him to turn over information on the map. Tekka claimed that Ren could not deny the truth that was his own family, causing Ren to slay the old man. Dameron fired on Ren in retaliation, but the dark warrior caught the blast and subsequently captured the man, who was then taken aboard Ren's Resurgent-class Battlecruiser Finalizer, meanwhile Captain Phasma and her stormtroopers—except for FN-2187—executed the remaining villagers on Kylo Ren's orders.[2]

AftermathEdit

Disillusioned by the brutality of the First Order forces at Tuanul village, FN-2187 decided to defect from the First Order. He freed Poe from his cell and convinced him to escape together on a stolen TIE/sf space superiority fighter. Their TIE/sf fighter was shot down by the Finalizer's weaponry and crashed landed on Jakku's Goazon Badlands. After being separated from Poe, Finn encountered Poe's droid BB-8 and the local scavenger Rey. They were pursued by First Order forces but managed to escape on the Millennium Falcon into space. After encountering Han Solo and Chewbacca, they convinced Han to help them get BB-8, who was carrying a map to Luke Skywalker, to the Resistance.[2]

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