The Upper Ring was a part of the Wheel space station that was restricted to the rich, the super rich, and the Galactic Empire. Some notable residents included Wick Cooper and Furlac. Following the Battle of Hoth, Kordi Freemaker and Leia Organa fled into the Upper Ring to escape several stormtroopers, who were hunting for the rebel leader Organa. Leia managed to gain access to the Upper Ring by using a House of Alderaan card. After helping themselves to refreshments and hiding at Cooper's house, the two were forced to flee when Cooper recognized Leia and alerted the Imperial authorities.