- "Early in the war, the Empire blockaded the world of Berason because of its political views."
- ―General Airen Cracken
Berason was a planet located in the Berason system of the Eclorar sector of the Mid Rim. It was a low-tech mining world, which relied on outside trade for food and medical supplies in exchange for minerals. Early in the Galactic Civil War, the Galactic Empire initiated a blockade of the planet due to the world's political leanings, seeding Defender ion mines in orbit. The blockade cut off all trade, and soon the population became ill. General Airen Cracken of the Alliance to Restore the Republic was tasked with breaking the blockade and transporting food and military supplies to the Berason, and then lead a strike against the Imperial base on the surface. Cracken's plan involved sending out men in vacc-suits and jetpacks to avoid detection by the mines to disable them to allow a convoy to reach the planet.