The Sith Empire has returned, and with it a new fighting front for the New Republic to man. Poe leaves the rank and file of special operations to sink deeper into a cover that will lead him back to his spice running roots. He builds a new crew to man his ship, the Ghost, and leads them on missions to indirectly serve the New Republic. Some missions are highly illegal, even traitorous, but they are necessary if there's any hope of surviving what's to come.
Poe's mindset has changed as well. What had once been a hopeful believer has transformed into a jaded skeptic. Politics and constant war has finally caught up with the hero, haunting him with reminders of everything and everyone he's lost. The current climate leaves Poe questioning whether the fight was worth all the loss, or if he can still make a difference despite feeling like the galaxy is always against him.