Following the Battle of Hoth, the Galactic Empire used this base for mining operations. It was built over complex tunnels that descended miles below the surface. A retinue of TIE Fighters and TIE Phantoms protected the planet.
When local Imperial forces took the captured Rebel YT-1300 light freighter Corellia Star to the base during the battle in the Dreighton system Rebel pilot Rookie One was stranded on the planet after ejecting from his fighter and Kirby being killed. Using his portable scanner he traced the freighter to that base. He fought his way into the base to the hangar where the ship is and his portable scanner alerts the stormtroopers who are guarding the ship to his presence and he kills the first stormtrooper and the other stormtrooper fires at him but he misses and hits the wall behind him before he is then killed before he proceeds into the ship. After stealing the ship, he flew it towards the underground tunnels and flew out from an exhaust hole to the surface.