The castle was several millennia old by the time of the Resistance's conflict with the First Order. It stood on the shore of a lake and was built on land that had once been a battle-site between Jedi andSith. Maz Kanata used it as a headquarters and mixed modern technology with ancient architecture and an untouched wild forest outside. The castle grounds was considered neutral territory and attracted visitors from across the galaxy and from various factions. The castle was destroyed in battle by the First Order, approximately 30 years after the Battle of Endor.