- "The storm's eased enough for me to use our emergency snow flyer to deliver you on to the Empire's Polar Base!"
- ―Imperial Commander
Polar Base was the Imperial command center on the planet Akuria II. The facility was run by an unidentified Imperial commander who used the base as a staging point for attacks against the Rebel soldiers led by Colonel Odan. The Imperial installation was eventually destroyed during the Battle of Akuria II, when the native population of Akurians attacked the fortress. Rebel heroes Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa played a pivotal role in the base's destruction when they commandeered Imperial TIE fighters and destroyed the base's outer walls, killing the Imperial commander in the process.