~30 years ABY
Just before the destruction of Republic capital on Hosnian Prime and the Resistance's retaliatory attack on the First Order's Starkiller Base there was a pitched battle between the two forces in the Western Reaches of the galaxy on the Mid-Rim world of Takodana. Once a haven for spies, pirates, smugglers and explorers, the battle left naught but ruins of Maz Kanata's castle, a free port that served the assorted scum and villany. The proprietress herself had spent centuries as a smuggler and pirate. Who knows what treasures might still be buried under the rubble?