A massive Mandator IV-class Siege Dreadnought, the Fulminatrix was armed with deadly orbital bombardment cannons that could penetrate planetary shields. The First Order assigned this huge warship, commanded by Moden Canady, the task of incinerating D’Qar’s Resistance base. Canady succeeded, but the Fulminatrix was destroyed by a Resistance bomber run.
A veteran officer, Moden Canady was captain of the Siege Dreadnought Fulminatrix, charged with annihilating D’Qar’s Resistance base from orbit. Canady commanded a Star Destroyer in the Imperial Starfleet, and was distressed to find himself surrounded by arrogant, inexperienced young First Order officers. He incinerated the base and was preparing to fire on Leia Organa’s flagship when his warship was destroyed by the Resistance’s last remaining bomber.
A young, ruthless officer in the First Order, General Hux has complete confidence in his troops, training methods and weapons. A rival of Kylo Ren’s, Hux eagerly awaits the day when the First Order’s technological innovations will help bring down the hated New Republic and the Resistance, and considers it his destiny to rule the galaxy.
A lush world in the Outer Rim, D’Qar is the principal base of General Leia Organa’s Resistance. First surveyed by rebel pilots before the Battle of Endor, the planet’s obscurity and lack of native intelligent life made it a perfect choice when Leia’s new group needed a hidden base of operations. Resistance starfighters launched their attack on Starkiller Base from D’Qar, and were tracked back to the planet by the First Order. The Resistance hastily evacuated, narrowly escaping before the base was leveled by First Order turbolasers.
The New Republic’s rise reduced the once-mighty Empire to a rump state hemmed in by strict disarmament treaties and punishing reparations. But in the galaxy’s Unknown Regions, former Imperial officers, nobles and technologists plotted a return to power, building fleets and armies in secret. This movement became the First Order, ruled by Supreme Leader Snoke, and is now ready to reclaim the Imperial legacy.
A small, secretive private military force, the Resistance was founded by rebel hero Leia Organa to monitor the actions of the First Order. Most New Republic power brokers tolerate the Resistance while regarding Organa and her fighters as dead-enders with an unfortunate fixation on the past. Organa’s cash-strapped movement relies on credits, ships and equipment quietly funneled to it from the few senators who share her concerns. Resistance starfighters destroyed Starkiller Base, but the First Order’s retaliatory attack on D’Qar reduced its forces to a handful of brave freedom fighters.