The X-wings of Blue Squadron and the transporter of the Resistance had almost reached Takodana, when Nomi suddenly got a pounding headache.
At the same time she heard the screaming from thousands of voices which suddenly fell silent. She immediately realized that something terrible had happened.
She wondered whether her sons had felt the same like her.
In hyperspace communication via com wasn't possible, so the Jedi called her sons in the Force. All three confirmed to her that they had had the same feelings and pain like her mother.
Shortly thereafter, they fell back into real space near Takodana and saw First Order TIEs and troop carriers approaching the planet.
A little later they heard Poe's voice over com: "It reeks for trouble, guys. We fly to Maz Kanata's castle. Stay below their scanners when we make the approach. Fire at will.
Let's show to the First Order that the Resistance is not to be trifled with."
When the X-wings entered the atmosphere of Takodana, the pilots saw beneath them the great lake where Maz Kanata's castle lay.
The fighters almost touched the surface of the water, and the spray splattered as they flew towards the castle at high speed.
Around the castle circled TIEs, destroying bit for bit the building which had been standing there for thousands of years, with their laser cannons.
"We go in, Blues!"
As they approached, they saw that ground troops had also been deployed. Again Poe's voice via com: "Blue 10, 11 and 12, engage the ground troops!"
All three pilots answered nearly in unison: "Copy, Black Leader!"
Corran, Dash and Nomi, for they were the three pilots, were heading for a wall behind which several Stormtroopers stood. When they had come within firing range, they fired.
The wall exploded literally and swept the stormtroopers standing behind it, to their deaths.
Immediately afterwards they pulled up their fighters and fired on more stormtroopers.
Poe and the other pilots took on the TIEs which circled around the castle. After Dash had killed another trooper with his laser cannons, he shortly glanced up to the sky.
There, he saw Poe's black X-wing carrying out daring maneuvers, during which he shot down several TIEs.
The former mercenary smiled, because it was the maneuvers that he had taught the young commander.
Among the castle's debris now lay countless dead stormtroopers, when a black shuttle followed by the surviving TIEs launched and quickly ascended into Takodana's atmosphere.
The X-wings of the Resistance secured the air space, when the transporter of the general landed.
As they circled over the scene of destruction, the pilots heard Dameron's voice via com: "Well done, Blues. The general will be pleased with us."
After some time, they got the command to return to D'Qar and the information that it was actually succeeded to recover BB-8 and the map contained in it.
The astromech would make the journey to the Resistance base in the general's transporter.