Region: Outer Rim Territories
System: Ileenium system
Suns: 1: Ileenium
Grid coordinates: O-17
Orbital period: 415 days
Diameter: 10,400 kilometers
Primary terrain: Jungle, Plains, Forest canopies
Points of interest: Resistance base
Native flora: Trees
Fauna: Insects, Sonar swallows
Description: D'Qar was a verdant planet located in the Outer Rim Territories. By the thirtieth year after the formation of the New Republic, the planet was the location of the headquarters of the Resistance, a small military force formed by Senator Leia Organa to combat the growing threat of the First Order, a successor state to the Galactic Empire.
D'Qar was a planet located in the Ileenium system of the galaxy's Outer Rim Territories. An obscure world far from the main space lanes, the remote D'Qar was surrounded by a wide planetary ring that cast a shadow on its forested surface. The lush, jungle-covered terrain did not host any intelligent life, though creatures such as birds and insects called the huge trees and fast-growing roots of the jungle home. Aside from the foliage, D'Qar's surface featured plains and mountains.
At one point, D'Qar was home to a civilization. By 34 ABY, this civilization was long gone, leaving behind immense ruins.
Following the Battle of Hoth, Corona Two, Four and Five of Corona Squadron were sent to D'Qar to investigate possible signs of Imperial outposts and activity. This occurred after reports from deep-cover spies on Coruscant revealed that the Empire had been processing massive amounts of material for the Imperial Starfleet, as well as circulating rumors of a new large-ship construction facility. Nonetheless, after exhaustive scans in the planet's hemispheres, planetary and solar orbits the squadron came up empty and returned to its MC80 star cruiser Liberty.
The Rebel Alliance then established a small outpost on the planet, however, the Galactic Civil War ended with the signing of the Galactic Concordance, eliminating the need for a full-scale base to be constructed.
Thirty years after the Battle of Endor, the outpost was used as the base of operations for the Resistance, a small military force funded by like-minded New Republic senators who feared the growing power of the First Order, a military junta that aimed to succeed the Galactic Empire. Most of the base was hidden underground, with the planet's thick foliage helping to conceal the facility from air and ground sensors.
After the First Order's destruction of the Hosnian system, D'Qar was to be the next target of the First Order's superweapon, Starkiller Base, however, the Resistance managed to launch an attack against the weapon, destroying it and its threat to the destruction of the system. Shortly after the Resistance evacuated their base. The base, however, was annihilated after several blasts from one of the First Order's Dreadnoughts.
At one point, D'Qar had been home to a culture advanced enough to build cities. But by the time of the Galactic Civil War, D'Qar lacked intelligent life, the planet teemed with a wide variety of species. Large trees with fast-growing roots covered the planet's surface, inhabited by many insects and nocturnal creatures, while flocks of avians dominated the skies.