The so-called dead-enders were a mysterious group of white-bearded, mad-looking humans that prowled the canyons of Carbon Ridge on the desert planet of Jakku. There was a story in Niima Outpost that those men guarded a long-abandoned Imperial base somewhere in Carbon Ridge. Although she did not believe there ever was such a base, the scavenger Rey did notice that the dead-enders wore scraps of Imperial armor and reminded her of military types. Whenever someone entered their territory, the dead-enders would throw rocks at him or her, babbling apparently nonsensical strings of numbers.
- Star Wars: Rey's Survival Guide (First mentioned)