Goss Toowers, a member of the Shozer species, is one of the hard-working technicians who keep the Resistance base on D’Qar running. Toowers and his fellow ground crew members handle everything from monitoring the arrival and departure of ships to maintaining the Resistance’s X-wing squadrons – often the only line of defense for worlds targeted by the First Order.
A lieutenant at the D’Qar Resistance base, Kaydel Connix coordinated communications during the Starkiller Base raid. She then helped organize the evacuation of D’Qar and served aboard the Raddus. Connix shared Poe Dameron’s misgivings about Vice Admiral Holdo, conspiring with the starfighter ace against their new commander and joining his brief-lived mutiny. She survived the Battle of Crait, escaping with the remnants of the Resistance.
The Incom T-70 X-wing is the latest incarnation of a classic design, and the signature combat craft of the Resistance’s Starfighter Corps. Faster than the Alliance-era T-65s, Resistance X-wings are maneuverable enough to engage TIE fighters in dogfights, yet powerful enough to take down capital ships. The credit-strapped Resistance relies on X-wings donated or lent by sympathetic New Republic senators and local security forces. Poe Dameron flew a customized, dark-hulled X-wing called Black One.
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.
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.