Star Wars Rebels - Season 1, Episode 5 //
Out of Darkness Episode Guide
The captain and heart of the Ghost crew, Hera Syndulla was a gifted pilot and leader. While Hera was a strong commander -- and especially adept at dogfighting with TIE fighters -- she was also warm and nurturing. The Twi’lek could bring out the best in her team, which consisted of very different personalities, making them believe in themselves, each other, and their struggle against the Empire.
Sabine Wren was a Mandalorian warrior, explosives expert, and graffiti artist -- qualities that came in handy as one of the first rebels against the Empire. Part of the Ghost crew, Sabine used her gift for bomb-making to great effect against the Empire, and would often mark her work with spray-paint tags. Her classic Mandalorian armor was notable for incorporating her own custom stylings, reflecting her creative-meets-rebellious spirit.
Fort Anaxes was a remote military base on the planet Anaxes during the Clone Wars. After war's end, a cataclysmic event obliterated the planet, though miraculously, Fort Anaxes remained intact. The facility became a fuel depot and meeting place for those who required privacy in their dealings. Unbeknownst to visitors to Fort Anaxes, it had also become home to a colony of vicious fyrnocks nested on the massive rock.
Fyrnocks are ferocious quadruped creatures featuring yellow eyes, sharp teeth, and long tails, that reproduce in great numbers. The animals are unable, whether for fear or sensitivity, to walk in sunlight. In the cover of darkness, however, fyrnocks are fierce, relentless predators, attacking in throngs. Hera and Sabine of the Ghost crew encountered a colony of fyrnocks on the Fort Anaxes asteroid, barely escaping with their lives.
The Phantom was the short-range shuttle craft of the Ghost. While it was a secondary vehicle, the Phantom was a solid starfighter in its own right. It was equipped with forward laser cannons, a dorsal laser turret, and cargo compartments, making the Phantom ideal for supply runs or close encounters with TIE fighters.
Rhydonium is a fuel found on select worlds, notably Abafar. Highly combustible, it was used in large quantities as part of a Separatist plot during the Clone Wars that backfired on the droid army. Later, rebels Hera Syndulla and Sabine Wren used rhydonium barrels on the abandoned Fort Anaxes asteroid to kill attacking fyrnocks.
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