This video transmission from Resistance spy Vi Moradi was sent out with the media preview invites for Galaxy’s Edge. It’s highly likely this will also be part of the interactive Disney Play app experience, as Disney’s said we’ll be able to tune into Resistance and First Order transmissions while in Black Spire. If you’re siding with the Resistance, this is your invitation to head to Batuu and help fight the First Order.
“This is Vi Moradi and General Organa needs our help! Everyday systems get caught in the grip of the First Order, but the Resistance has not been defeated. We’ve settled on Batuu, a small planet at the edge of the Outer Rim, it’s so remote the First Order hasn’t bothered with it. You’ve supported our cause, now we need you to join the fight. We need you to join us on Batuu, stand with us against the First Order! Get ready recruits, it’s time for you to join the party, and I’ll see you at the edge of the galaxy!”
This character, Vi Moradi was first introduced in the Phasmsa novel as a cunning Resistance spy. She will be the main character in the upcoming Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire novel by New York Times best-selling author Delilah S. Dawson. The upcoming book will act as a prequel to our arrival on Batuu, and from the synopsis below, it sounds like it takes place in a similar time to the teaser video. The novel is scheduled for release on August 27, 2019, just 2-days before the opening day of Galaxy’s Edge in Florida on August 29th.
UPDATE 5/22/2019: We’ve received word from the Cast Member previews that this character Vi Moradi is a walk-around character in the Resistance area on the outskirts of Black Spire and will talk with guests about the Resistance and try to sneak into the Outpost at times.
In “Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire,” the story begins with General Leia Organa and her top spy, Vi Moradi. After devastating losses at the hands of the First Order, Organa has dispatched her agents across the galaxy in search of allies, sanctuary, and firepower—and Vi may have just found all three, on a secluded world at the galaxy’s edge.
A planet of lush forests, precarious mountains, and towering, petrified trees, Batuu is on the furthest possible frontier of the galactic map, the last settled world before the mysterious expanse of Wild Space. The rogues, smugglers, and adventurers who eke out a living on the largest settlement on the planet, Black Spire Outpost, are here to avoid prying eyes and unnecessary complications. Vi, a Resistance spy on the run from the First Order, is hardly a welcome guest. And when a shuttle full of stormtroopers lands in her wake, determined to root her out, she has no idea where to find help.
To survive, Vi will have to ingratiate herself to a world that redefines scum and villainy. With the help of a traitorous trooper and her acerbic droid, she begins to gather a colorful band of outcasts and misfits, and embarks on a mission to spark the fire of resistance on Batuu—before the First Order snuffs it out entirely.