Valance the Hunter nearly captured Luke Skywalker on this planet, a deep-space outpost that provided a number of resupply centers outside the reach of the Empire. Luke had traveled to Junction on a mission to obtain repair parts for the Alliance's pool of droids, especially his own astromech unit, R2-D2. Junction itself was located at the intersection of the Hydian Way with the Gordian Reach and the Thesme Trace. Once known as Feriae Junction, the planet was a trade world that experienced a brief period of economic expansion when nearby Yavin became the galaxy's prime source for corusca gems. Over time, however, Junction was bypassed for other locations, and the planet became a run-down world controlled by unscrupulous leaders. In the wake of the Battle of Yavin, the Alliance began using Junction as a resupply center for ships that tried to break the Imperial blockade and reach the survivors at Massassi Base, but this simply attracted the attention of spies from the Empire and Black Sun.