- "Dantooine. They're on Dantooine."
- ―Leia Organa
- "Our scout ships have reached Dantooine. They found the remains of a Rebel base, but they estimate that it has been deserted for some time"
- ―Officer Cass
The first rebel base was established by the Alliance to Restore the Republic in the badlands of Dantooine some time before the Battle of Yavin. The base contained a vast enclosure that could house dozens of small starfighters, dozens of droid-charging ports, advanced communications technology, and dozens of bunks for several hundred men. At one point, the Alliance troops planned to expand the base, starting to dig underground extensively. However, they were forced to abandon their Dantooine headquarters for reasons unknown, and established their new base on the fourth moon of Yavin.
Some time later, Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan was captured by Grand Moff Tarkin, who kept her prisoner on the Death Star. When Tarkin threatened the princess with destroying her homeworld if she did not give up the location of the Alliance's base, Organa attempted to fool the Grand Moff by naming Dantooine. Tarkin, however, ordered the destruction of Alderaan anyway.
An Imperial survey team consisting of several scout ships and led by Cassio Tagge was dispatched to Dantooine to investigate the princess's claim. Although the Imperials did find the remains of the Alliance base, they rightly estimated that it had been evacuated some time ago. Nonetheless, they started conducting an extensive search of the surrounding star systems.
- Lost Stars (First appearance)
- Battlefront: Twilight Company (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (First mentioned)