Scimitar Squadron was a New Republic fighter group consisting of RZ-1 A-wings. During the time of the Yuuzhan Vong invasion the unit was led by Colonel Ijix Harona. After the victory at Obroa-skai, the Scimitars were stationed at the Republic's forward base on Kashyyyk. While engaged in training exercises with Major Jaina Solo's Twin Suns Squadron, Harona and Solo received a distress call from the Far Thunder, a cruiser that had been left behind at Obroa-skai. The two squadrons hypered to the so-called Library World to fend off Yuuzhan Vong forces long enough to allow Far Thunder's crew to be evacuated.