Han Solo rose from an impoverished childhood on the mean streets of Corellia to become one of the heroes of the Rebel Alliance. As captain of the Millennium Falcon, Han and his co-pilot Chewbacca came to believe in the cause of galactic freedom, joining Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa in the fight against the Empire. After the Battle of Endor, Han faced difficult times in a chaotic galaxy, leading to a shattering confrontation with his estranged son Ben.
An ancient world in the galactic Core, Corellia is known for its people’s wanderlust and its massive shipyards. Corellia played a key role in the expansion of galactic civilization, but that was thousands of years ago. It’s now a faded industrial planet exploited by the Empire to build TIE fighters and Star Destroyers. Corellians not born with money or influence hope to escape their homeworld in search of a better life.
Lead Transport Security Officer Falthina Sharest works at Coronet Spaceport, where she has seen her workday expand without a corresponding increase in pay. Sharest makes up the difference by seizing contraband from foolish or unlucky travelers for surreptitious resale. When offered a vial of valuable coaxium, Sharest sees the chance for a big payday.
Coronet Spaceport’s emigration officers process civilian, commercial and military travelers heading offworld. They are part of the Corellian Security Forces, but CorSec is now an asset of the Imperial Security Bureau, and the officers’ civilian uniforms bear the Imperial symbol. Emigration officers question travelers from behind blast-proof partitions, with stormtroopers ready to intervene in case of trouble.