Spacers call it the Graveyard. It is an
asteroid field, the shattered remains of the
once-great planet called Alderaan. It had been
a paradise, a planet where peace was the rule and
violence was unheard of. Then the EVIL GALACTIC
EMPIRE came, with its terrible Death Star
battlestation. Alderaan became an example for the rest
of the galaxy. It was obliterated as a warning to the
growing Rebellion and all who would support it.
But that was not the last the galaxy heard of Alderaan.
Rumors fill the idle gossip of spacers and free-traders in ports
and cantinas from the Outer Rim to the Core Worlds, tales of
strange happenings in the Graveyard.
The wildest tale yet has just surfaced, a story claiming that the
Royal Palace itself has been found mostly intact among the shattered
ruins of the planet. It is a story that has attracted much attention,
including the Rebel Alliance; the Galactic Empire, and the galactic underworld.
But the truth that haunts the Graveyard could turn the tide of battle in the
Galactic Civil War...
A second crawl was included at the start of Episode One: Bazaar:
It is a time of civil war. A small but growing
Rebel Alliance has dared to challenge the
evil Galactic Empire, winning a few major
battles—most recently the Battle of Yavin—
as the war rages on.
But even in the midst of war, there is time
for peace. A group of Rebel heroes takes a
break aboard the Ithorian Herd Ship, ''Bazaar'',
enjoying the exotic wares of its merchant
crew and idyllic nature of the vessel.
Now, as the stroll down a jungle-filled
corridor, the Rebels are about to find that
even a place of peaceful beauty can house
terrible evil. And evil rarely cares whom it
↑Graveyard of Alderaan provides a copyright date of 1991. Furthermore, the penultimate advertisement at the back of the book, for Star Wars Miniatures Battles, suggests that Graveyard of Alderaan was published no later than March 1991.