Attack on Tuanul

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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."

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 their conflict with the Resistance. 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]


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]

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Notes and referencesEdit

First Order–Resistance conflict
Galactic timeline

Previous: Amaxine warrior crisis


Battles of the First Order–Resistance conflict
34 ABY Suraz · OR-Kappa-2722 · Taul (I) · Taul (II) · Admiral Ackbar · Uvoss
Search for Lor San Tekka (Ovanis · Megalox · Tuanul) · Pheryon · Kaddak · Finalizer · Jakku · Takodana · Starkiller Base
Related topics and articles
Church of the Force · First Order · New Jedi · Knights of Ren · New Republic · Resistance · Hosnian Cataclysm

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