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"Crait? I've never even heard of that system."
"With good reason. There's nothing there—or there shouldn't be."
―Ress Batten and Leia Organa[src]

Crait was a small mineral planet located in a remote section of the galaxy. Covered with a layer of white salt over its red-colored soil, the planet once hosted a Rebel Alliance outpost during their early rebellion against the tyrannical Galactic Empire. Many years later, the uninhabited planet became a haven for Leia Organa's Resistance, which resulted in a battle between the Resistance and the First Order on the planet surface.

DescriptionEdit

"Not exactly the hottest holiday spot in the galaxy, is it? Though I guess if you really want to get away from it all, this is the place."
―Ress Batten[src]

Crait was a small, desolate[1] and uninhabited[5] planet located in a remote star system of the same name.[1] The planet was rich in minerals[5] and orbited one star. A thick crust of white-colored salt covered nearly the entire planet surface,[1] with red-colored mineral base underneath.[4] Dominated by large salt flats, the planet also featured mountains, canyons and deeply sunken waterways—which were possibly home to aquatic creatures.[1] The planet had a Type 1 atmosphere—it was breathable to oxygen-breathers, such as humans.[2] The white salt-covered surface reflected the planet's sunlight, which would be blinding at midday. The sodium-containing salt also made the planet surface slippery, hard to travel; with gusts of wind sending up flumes of white salt.[1]

HistoryEdit

Imperial EraEdit

"I find you in the middle of some kind of…insurgent camp, and I'm the one who has to answer questions?"
―Leia Organa, to Bail Organa[src]
Crait Base Databank

Crait outpost was home to both the Rebel Alliance and the Resistance.

During the reign of the Galactic Empire, the early rebel movement—a loose network of rebel cells led in secret by Senator Bail Organa of Alderaan[6]—established a secret outpost on the northern continent of the planet Crait. In the year 3 BBY, one of these rebel groups attacked Calderos Station, a large Imperial facility used as a deep-space waypoint, to weaken Imperial control and cover rebel shipment tracks to Crait. Although the rebels presumed that all data about Calderos Station was erased, Bail's adopted daughter Princess Leia Organa managed to find some old space traffic data which linked Crait and Calderos Station. To discover the identity of the attacker, Leia Organa and her guard Lieutenant Ress Batten traveled to Crait aboard the Polestar. After the ship landed on the planet surface, Leia was detained by rebel soldiers as she refused their proposal to leave Crait immediately. Upon being taken to the base, Leia found out that it was her father who was in charge of this facility, and her parents were secretly organizing a rebel movement against the Empire.[1]

The rebel movement eventually turned into a more organized Rebel Alliance, and Crait outpost was abandoned some time before the Battle of Scarif in 0 BBY,[3] which marked the outbreak of the Galactic Civil War.[7] Later in the war, Rebel heroes Leia Organa and Luke Skywalker led the Rebellion to Crait in search for a new Rebel base.[8]

First Order–Resistance warEdit

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A Resistance ski speeder moving across Crait, with its dragging stabilizer strut ripping up the scorched surface

Many years later, some time after the destruction of the Starkiller Base in 34 ABY,[9] Crait became a haven for the fleeing forces of the Resistance,[5] a small military force founded by Leia Organa to combat the First Order.[10] As a result, the planet became a battleground between the two factions,[8] which involved several Resistance ski speeders[11] and First Order All Terrain MegaCaliber Six walkers.[12]

LocationsEdit

"Are there any life signs?"
"Some movement in the canyons, possibly aquatic creatures, but on the surface—we've got one tiny scratch of a settlement up here on the northern continent."
―Leia Organa and Ress Batten[src]

Crait was a desolate[1] and uninhabited world[5] which had neither orbital stations, nor spaceports. Prior to 3 BBY, the early rebellion against the Empire established a secret outpost on the northern continent of the planet.[1] The outpost was still there when the abandoned base became a haven for the Resistance[4][5] some time after 34 ABY.[9] Additionally, Crait hosted mines to extract the planet's minerals.[4]

Behind the scenesEdit

"It's way out there. It's very remote. It's uncharted. It's a mineral planet and so there are mines on it."
―Rian Johnson[src]

Crait was created and developed for Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi,[4] the upcoming eighth film in the Star Wars saga, which is scheduled for release on December 15, 2017.[13] The planet was first mentioned in Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide,[3] a reference guide for the 2016 film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, written by Pablo Hidalgo and released on December 16, 2016.[14] Crait made its first appearance in Leia, Princess of Alderaan,[1] a young adult novel written by Claudia Gray and released as part of the Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi on September 1, 2017.[15]

First footage of Crait was revealed in the very first teaser trailer for The Last Jedi,[16] which premiered during The Last Jedi panel at Celebration Orlando on April 14, 2017.[17] The real-world location for Crait was Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat located in Bolivia.[18] According to the film's writer and director Rian Johnson, Crait will "play a key role in the movie."[4]

Crait will also be included in Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, Disney's simulator ride theme park attraction. Anthony Daniels reprised his role as C-3PO for the new sequence, which was recorded in early May 2017.[19][20] Additionally, Electronic Arts has announced that Crait will be included to the upcoming video game Star Wars Battlefront II in December 2017, coincided with the release of The Last Jedi.[21] Crait will be the subject of the upcoming Marvel Comics title Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Storms of Crait.[8]

AppearancesEdit

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Non-canon appearancesEdit

SourcesEdit

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 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 Leia, Princess of Alderaan
  2. 2.0 2.1 Star Wars: Poe Dameron: Flight Log states that atmospheres habitable to oxygen-breathers, such as humans, are known as "Type 1" atmospheres. Leia, Princess of Alderaan shows that Crait's atmosphere is breathable to humans, thus the planet has a Type 1 atmosphere.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide (p. 170)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Breznican, Anthony (2017-04-14). Rian Johnson reveals details of new planet in The Last Jedi trailer. Entertainment Weekly. ew.com. Archived from the original on April 24, 2017. Retrieved on April 24, 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 StarWars-DatabankII Crait in the Databank (backup link on Archive.org)
  6. Ahsoka
  7. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 SWCustom-2011 Luke and Leia Star in Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Storms of Crait #1 - Exclusive on StarWars.com (backup link on Archive.org)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
  10. StarWars-DatabankII The Resistance in the Databank (backup link on Archive.org)
  11. StarWars-DatabankII Resistance ski speeder in the Databank (backup link on Archive.org)
  12. LEGO LEGO Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (Set: 75189 First Order Heavy Assault Walker)
  13. SWCustom-2011 The Official Title for Star Wars: Episode VIII Revealed on StarWars.com (backup link on Archive.org)
  14. Amazon favicon Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide on Amazon.com (backup link)
  15. SWCustom-2011 Here Are All the New Star Wars Books Coming on Force Friday II on StarWars.com (backup link on Archive.org)
  16. SWCustom-2011 Star Wars: The Last Jedi Official Teaser on StarWars.com (backup link on Archive.org)
  17. SWYTlogo Star Wars: The Last Jedi Panel | Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 (US) on the official Star Wars YouTube Channel
  18. THX1138 (2017-01-10). El salar de Uyuni en Bolivia habría sido utilizado para grabar escenas del Episodio VIII [Actualizado] (Spanish). Prensa Imperial. Archived from the original on April 22, 2017. Retrieved on April 22, 2017.
  19. Star Tours Disney Parks Panel | Star Wars Celebration 2017
  20. TwitterLogo @ADaniels3PO (Anthony Daniels) on Twitter. “Extremely thrilling! Yesterday I flew to Crait. One day soon you will be able to fly there too because the adventures continue to continue.” (screenshot)
  21. The Galaxy Will Keep Getting Bigger Post-Launch. Electronic Arts. ea.com (2017-06-10). Archived from the original on June 11, 2017. Retrieved on June 11, 2017. "This starts with the Star Wars™: The Last Jedi™ Season coming this December, where all Star Wars Battlefront II players will get access to Finn, Captain Phasma, the new planet Crait, and more."

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