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After the Battle of Jakku which ended the Galactic Civil War, Mas Amedda signed the Galactic Concordance and the Galactic Empire was dissolved as a whole. Many of the Moffs and nobles fled to the unknown regions as the New Republic became the primary power in the galaxy. Rae Sloane and Brendol Hux evacuated after Jakku to the Eclipse in the unknown regions where Sloane saw the chance to rebuild the Empire. Many of the remnants in the unknown regions formed together and became the First Order in secret. Other selfish Moffs attempted to regain control of the small forces that were left after Jakku and were defeated by the New Republic.
Eventually the Order would come under the command of Supreme Leader Snoke who was a powerful dark side force user. Snoke manipulated Ben Solo into turning to the dark side and attacking Luke Skywalker's new generation of Jedi. Changing his name to Kylo Ren, Ben joined the First Order as Snoke's apprentice and became one of it's commanding officers. Armitage Hux, the son of Brendol Hux found favour with Snoke and became a General in the military. Kylo and Hux had a rivalry for the desire of Snoke's approval and disagreed on many aspects.
The First Order corrupted much of the Centrist side of the New Republic senate with senators on the inside such as Lady Carise Sindian. Leia Organa and other Populist senators investigated Rinnrivin Di's cartel and the Amaxine warriors and eventually discovered that they had ties to the mysterious First Order. In response, she created the Resistance with the few people she could trust.
Cold War Edit
The First Order didn't raise much attention in the galaxy and Chancellor Lanever Villecham didn't see them as a threat due to the fact that as far as he was aware, they adhered to the Galactic Concordance. However, Villecham wasn't aware that they were breaking many of the laws by mass training Stormtroopers and buying illegal weapons. The order started building Starkiller Base on a planet in the Unknown Regions and Snoke led the operation from his Mega-class Star Destroyer in his throne room protected by the elite Praetorian Guards. Captain Phasma and Agent Terex started a search for Lor San Tekka in order to find the map to the missing Luke Skywalker and crossed paths with Poe Dameron who Leia had tasked with the same mission for the Resistance. Eventually after many encounters with each other, Terex decided to use the Ranc Gang to attack and destroy Poe and the Resistance against Phasma's orders. Terex failed and Commander Malarus came and took him into captivity for his treason.
The First Order - Resistance conflict Edit
The order discovered that Lor San Tekka was on Jakku at the same time as Dameron and dispatched a force led by Kylo Ren to retrieve the map segment. Stormtroopers assaulted the village of Tuanul and Poe tried to escape with BB-8 in his X-wing but his ship was shot at before he could take off. He gave the map to BB-8 and told him to flee before confronting the First Order himself. He hid while Kylo arrived and killed Lor San Tekka. Poe shot at Kylo but the Knight of Ren just used the force to freeze the blast in mid air. The First Order took Poe onto the FInalizer where he was interrogated but wouldn't be broken. Kylo personally interrogated the pilot and finally got out that the map was in his droid and that it was a BB unit. The Stormtrooper FN-2187 defected and rescued Poe and the two of them escaped in a TIE fighter but were shot down and crashed on Jakku. The First Order forces were dispatched to Jakku to find the BB unit, the defector and the pilot. They were unable to stop Finn and the scavenger Rey from leaving the planet with the droid in the Millennium Falcon. Snoke told Kylo that the BB unit was on the Falcon and in the hands of his father during a transmission.
A First Order spy - Bazine Netal, alerted the First Order that BB-8 was on Takodana at Maz Kanata's castle and Kylo took the Finalizer to the planet. In the meantime, Snoke ordered Hux to fire the superweapon inside Starkiller Base at the New Republic. Legions of Stormtroopers lined up as Hux gave a speech and then the weapon was fired. On Takodana the blast could be seen traveling through space towards Hosnian Prime where it destroyed the entire system and the New Republic senate. The First Order forces arrived on Takodana immediately afterwards and attacked and destroyed the castle. The Resistance eventually turned up to aid Han Solo and his crew but Kylo found and captured Rey, realising that he didn't need BB-8 since she had seen the map and he could look into her mind.
The Resistance launched an attack on Starkiller Base and successfully rescued Rey and destroyed the base. Kylo killed his father Han Solo and was injured by Chewbacca's bowcaster blasts that follwed and then heavily injured by Rey in a lightsaber duel outside. Hux was ordered by Snoke to abandon the base when it started to break up and rescue Kylo and the pair escaped. Phasma, regardless of the fact that she was shoved into a trash compactor by Han and Finn, managed to escape as well in the nick of time.
The First Order continued to fight the Resistance after their base was destroyed and the Battle of Crait took place. Rey also encountered the Supreme Leader Snoke sometime during this period.
Military groups Edit
- Star Wars Battlefront II
- Star Wars: Force Arena
- Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure (First mentioned)
- Aftermath: Empire's End (Indirect mention only)
- The Legends of Luke Skywalker (Mentioned only)
- "Tales from Wild Space: Mattis Makes a Stand"—Star Wars Adventures 4 (Mentioned only)
- "Rules of the Game"—Canto Bight (Mentioned only)
- Before the Awakening
- Poe and the Missing Ship
- Star Wars Special: C-3PO 1: The Phantom Limb
- Poe Dameron 1: Black Squadron, Part I
- Poe Dameron 2: Black Squadron, Part II
- Poe Dameron 3: Black Squadron, Part III
- Poe Dameron 4: Lockdown, Part I
- Poe Dameron 5: Lockdown, Part II
- Poe Dameron 6: Lockdown, Part III
- Join the Resistance
- Join the Resistance: Escape from Vodran
- Poe Dameron 7: The Gathering Storm
- Poe Dameron 8: The Gathering Storm, Part I
- Poe Dameron 9: The Gathering Storm, Part II
- Poe Dameron 10: The Gathering Storm, Part III
- Poe Dameron 11: The Gathering Storm, Part IV
- Poe Dameron 12: The Gathering Storm, Part V
- Poe Dameron 13: The Gathering Storm, Part VI
- Poe Dameron 14: Legend Lost, Part I
- Poe Dameron 15: Legend Lost, Part II
- Poe Dameron 16: Legend Lost, Part III
- Poe Dameron 17: War Stories, Part I
- Poe Dameron 18: War Stories, Part II
- Poe Dameron 19: War Stories, Part III
- Poe Dameron Annual 1
- Poe Dameron 20: Legend Found, Part I (Mentioned only)
- Poe Dameron 21: Legend Found, Part II (Mentioned only, in the opening crawl)
- Poe Dameron 22
- Poe Dameron 24
- "Pest Control"—Star Wars Adventures 3
- "Lead story"—Star Wars Adventures 6
- Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens (First appearance)
- Finn & the First Order
- Finn and Poe Team Up!
- Finn & Rey Escape!
- Han & Chewie Return! (Mentioned only)
- Chaos at the Castle
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens novelization
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: A Junior Novel
- The Force Awakens: Rey's Story
- The Force Awakens: Finn's Story
- The Force Awakens Golden Book
- The Force Awakens Read-Along Storybook and CD
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens Graphic Novel Adaptation
- The Force Awakens, Part I
- The Force Awakens, Part II
- The Force Awakens, Part III
- The Force Awakens, Part IV
- The Force Awakens, Part V
- The Force Awakens, Part VI
- Rolling with BB-8!
- BB-8 on the Run
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens Beginner Game
- Captain Phasma, Part I
- Captain Phasma, Part II
- Captain Phasma, Part III
- Captain Phasma, Part IV
- —Star Wars Adventures Ashcan (Appears in flashback(s))
- Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi