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Battle of Bajic, The
this battle was a definitive Imperial victory, during the time just prior
to the Battle of Endor. Darth Vader was able to decimate the Alliance
fleet, creating some problems with the planning of the Battle of Endor
due to substantial losses to the Alliance.
Battle of Bakura, The
prior to the Battle of Endor, the Emperor Palpatine made a deal with an
alien race known as the Ssi-ruuk. In exchange for enteched battle droids
for the Imperial fleet, the Emperor would give the aliens the human subjects
they needed to entech. He provided the location of the planet Bakura,
which the Ssi-ruuk attacked just prior to the Battle of Endor. The Alliance,
fresh from the defeat of the Emperor, recovered an Imperial distress signal,
and went to Bakura in an effort to help the now-displaced Imperials. An
uneasy truce developed between the Alliance's team and the Imperials,
which was almost undone by internal treachery. The combined forces overcame
this, however, and were able to soundly defeat the Ssi-ruuk and drive
them back to their part of the universe. Many of the Imperials renounced
their commissions to join the new-formed Republic.
Battle of Basilisk, The
this ancient battle between the Light and Dark Sides of the Force resulted
in the death of Jedi Master Sidrona Diath.
Battle of Bilbringi, The
The Bilbringi shipyards were an Imperial depot, although they were open
to most smugglers and other shippers. Thrawn used the shipyards regularly.
Just prior to this battle, Thrawn had managed to pen the New Republic
on Coruscant by planting a number of cloaked asteroids in orbit around
the planet. The Republic worked to locate the asteroids, and learned that
they could detect them with the use of a crystal gravfield trap (CGT).
The Empire had one stored at Bilbringi, and so the Republic devised a
plan to steal it. At the same time, the rough smuggler's alliance was
also trying to steal the Empire's CGT, in an effort to gain favor with
the New Republic. Thrawn learned of the smugglers' plan, and laid a trap
for the Republic. The trap was sprung, but the combined forces of the
New Republic and the Smugglers's Alliance overcame the Imperial fleet.
Thrawn's forces were driven away from Bilbringi. Thrawn was killed by
his bodyguard following the battle.
Battle of Binquaros
this was one of the many small struggles which occurred during the Galactic
Civil War. It was generally believed that the battle was actually won
by the ThunderForce mercenary unit.
Battle of Brentaal
one of the first major skirmishes in which Rogue Squadron was instrumental,
the fledgling New Republic managed to defeat Imperial forces and take
control of the planet Brentaal. When Imperial Admiral Lon Isoto offered
no direct resistance, Rogue Squadron took control the moon Brentaal IV,
from which it could stage the liberation of Brentaal. The only serious
resistance they got was from the 181st Imperial Fighter Group led by Soontir
Fel, but the Rogues were able to defeat Fel and tke control of Brentaal
Battle of Calamari, First
The Emperor Palpatine, reborn following the Battle of Endor into a new
clone, was just beginning to stretch his new power. He called upon his
weapons experts, who delivered a new superweapon, the World Devastators.
He launched his initial attack at the ocean world of Calamari. The Mon
Calamari - former Imperial slaves - had built many of the best starships
currently used by the New Republic, and a strike at the New Republic's
main shipyards would help turn the tide and get the Empire back on its
feet. The Emperor's plan, however, was foiled by Luke Skywalker and Artoo-Detoo.
Luke, under the Emperor's Dark Side influence, retained his allegiance
to the New Republic, and fed the World Devastator's' master control codes
to Artoo-Detoo, who used them to reprogram the superweapons. Instead of
consuming Mon Calamari cities for raw materials, Artoo programmed them
to consume each other. The Imperial fleet was decimated by the counter-attack
from the World Devastators, and was forced to retreat.
Battle of Calamari, Second
Admiral Daala, trying to gain some momentum for the crumbling Empire,
launched an attack on the homeworld of the Mon Calamari. She targetted
the main floating cities, which the Mon Calamari were still in the process
of repairing following the First Battle of Calamari. She quickly struck
when the Mon Calamari were not expecting, and was able to severely disable
the Mon Calamari cities. The Mon Calamari, however, were able to destroy
one of her Star Destroyers and then send a distress signal to the New
Republic. Daala's anger at losing the Star Destroyer drove her to reckless
attack, which was quickly negated by the arrival of a New Republic fleet.
Daala chose to flee rather than press the attack, and the battle was quickly
Battle of Denab
the battle in which the Imperial Fourth Attack Squadron of Victory-class
Star Destroyers was routed by Alliance fighters. The Alliance methodically
concentrated firepower on single Star Destroyers until one was destroyed,
then moved to another ship. The slow Victory-class ships could not counteract
the attack strategy, and were destroyed.
Battle of Duro
this was the struggle between the rag-tag forces of the New Republic,
sent to defend Duro and its orbital cities from the Yuuzhan Vong. The
battle was predicated on several events, all of which fell into place
after the New Republic announced its plans to reclaim the surface of the
planet Duro. A team of scientists was formed to determine the best ways
to restore Duro to its former natural state. The New Republic agreed to
fund the plan, provided that the Duros High House allow refugee settlements
to be established in domed cities on the planet's surface. Initially,
the Duros leaders refused, but a series of well-placed bribes eventually
swayed the voting in favor of the Republic's plan. The bribes came from
the Peace Brigade, who convinced several shipping concerns - such as CorDuro
Shipping - that the Yuuzhan Vong would allow them to retain one of Duro's
orbital cities in exchange for the surface of the planet and all the refugees.
Ultimately, however, the Yuuzhan Vong had no intention of letting anyone
go free, especially when Warmaster Tsavong Lah learned that Jaina and
Jacen Solo, as well as their mother, Leia Organa-Solo, were all on Duro.
The Yuuzhan Vong desparately wanted to capture a live Jedi Knight, and
the Warmaster thought he could finally capture one. Yuuzhan Vong forces
moved in and attacked Duro with a swift assault, made easier by the fact
that the Duros High House believed the alien invaders were simply there
to take control of the surface. In a brutal attack nineteen of the twenty
orbital cities surrounding Duro were destroyed by ychna ships, with just
Urrdorf City escaping the destruction. New Republic navy forces managed
to hold off the Yuuzhan Vong assault force in order to rescue the Solos,
but Duro eventually fell to the Yuuzhan Vong. In the wake of the battle,
Tsavong Lah claimed he would put an end to the hostilities and leave the
Core Worlds alone, provided that the New Republic turn over Jacen Solo
to the Yuuzhan Vong.
Battle of Endor
Following the destruction of Hoth's Echo Base, the Alliance scattered
throughout the galaxy in an effort to evade the Empire. A group of Bothans,
trying to prove their worth to the Alliance, were able to obtain information
on the construction of a new Death Star. Unbeknownst to them, the Emperor
Palpatine let them have the data, in an effort to bring the Alliance to
him for its final destruction. The Alliance used the data and launched
a two-pronged attack at Endor's forest moon and the new Death Star. The
first part of the attack involved ground troops penetrating Imperial defenses
to deactivate the huge energy shield guarding the Death Star. The group
- led by Han Solo - accomplished this with the help of an unknown race
called Ewoks. The second part of the plan involved a starship attack similar
to the one used at the Battle of Yavin. This time, however, the unfinished
Death Star allowed the Alliance a chance to destroy the main reactor directly,
without the nearly-impossible shot at an exhaust port. The Emperor used
this to his advantage, and tried to lure Luke Skywalker to the Dark Side
of the Force by having him watch the battle, in which a number of the
Alliance's ships were lost. It was later revealed that the Emperor was
using a technique which allowed him to control the minds of much of the
Imperial Navy. This, in effect, allowed the Emperor to control the entire
battle, as it was his will that was guiding the gunners and pilots of
the Imperial Navy. With the tide turning the Emperor's way, the Alliance's
ground team managed to deactivate the shield, and allowed their fighters
- led by Lando Calrissian and Wedge Antilles - to penetrate the Death
Star's hull and destroy the power generator. The Emperor was killed by
Darth Vader just prior to the destruction of the Death Star, but Vader
was also mortally wounded, and died on the station as well. As a result
of the Emperor's death, the Imperial Navy had no idea how to continue
the battle. The Emperor's will was no longer driving them, and they were
quickly unsure how to proceed. This allowed the Alliance's ships to move
in and destroy 6 Star Destroyers and rout the TIE Fighter squadrons. The
remainder of the Imperial Navy limped away in a hasty retreat, allowing
the Alliance to regain rulership of the galaxy.
Battle of Fendry
this battle between Alliance and Imperial forces was filled with chases
through the clouds of the planet Fendry.
Battle of Fleyars IV
this battle was decided by Imperial forces, which dominated the local
militia and navy to subjugate rebellious activity.
Battle of Fondor
following closely behind the Yuuzhan Vong victory at the Battle of Tynna,
this struggle saw much of the orbital shipyards at Fondor destroyed, along
with thirty warships which were being refitted. The Yuuzhan Vong had leaked
information to the New Republic that it was going to attack either Corellia
or Bothawui after taking Tynna, and the Republic was forced to leave Corellia
undefended in an effort to bluff the Yuuzhan Vong into attacking there.
The New Republic Defense Force had hoped to use the repulsors on Centerpoint
Station to take out the enemy fleet. However, before the Republic could
launch its attack, it learned that the Yuuzhan Vong were attacking Fondor.
Using swarms of coralskippers, the Yuuzhan Vong made a series of suicide
runs at the planet's facilities, causing widespread damage without actively
engaging the minimal security of the planet. In the end, the shipyards
were left in ruins, and most of the thirty warships at the planet were
destroyed. The New Republic tried to use the Centerpoint Station repulsors
to take out the Yuuzhan Vong fleet at Fondor, but Anakin Solo refused
to use the station as a weapon. Furious at the turn of events, Thrackan
Sal-Solo fired the weapon instead. However, he lacked the accuracy which
only Anakin could draw from the Force, and his shot went just wide. The
intense blast of repulsor energy destroyed much of the Hapan fleet and
part of the planet itself. It also wiped out the Yuuzhan Vong armada before
continuing through the system unabated. In the aftermath of the battle,
the Hapes Consortium pushed to completely isolate themselves from the
rest of the galaxy.
Battle of Garqi
this battle was predicated on the New Republic's attempt to extract Corran
Horn, Jacen Solo, Ganner Rhysode, and their Noghri fighters from Yuuzhan
Vong-held territory on Garqi. The New Republic's Admiral Traest Kre'fey
brought a small force to Garqi during the insertion effort, but they remained
just outside the system in order to avoid detection. When Corran, flying
the Best Chance, tried to escape the planet, the Yuuzhan Vong sent a small
force to intercept the shuttle. Admiral Kre'fey then moved the Ralroost
into position to collect the Best Chance, prompting a large retaliation
by the Vong forces. A full-scale battle erupted over Garqi, with the New
Republic's forces taking a beating despite recovering the Jedi Knights.
Just as the Vong were about to pummel the Republic's ships, Imperial Admiral
Gilead Pellaeon hypered into the system with a small fleet of his own.
Pellaeon quickly interjected his warships between the Republic's flagging
forces and the Yuuzhan Vong, absorbing fire while attacking the alien
ships. Realizing that they would be beaten, the Yuuzhan Vong commander
Shedao Shai ordered a full retreat, allowing the combined New Republic
and Imperial forces to gain a minor victory.
Battle of Gendrah-Narvin
the Alliance suffered the loss of key personnel to the forces of the Empire
in this struggle.
Battle of Heg
nearly the decisive battle in the struggle for control of the planet Bundim,
the Battle of Heg saw a resounding Imperial victory over the Alliance
forces trying to liberate the planet. Heg itself was leveled by Imperial
forces in just three days, but the Alliance rallied and was able to overcome
the Imperials and restore freedom to the planet. The occupation and subsequent
liberation of Bundim took place after the Battle of Yavin.
Battle of Hoth
Following the destruction of the first Death Star and other losses at
the hands of the Alliance, the Empire began dispatching thousands of remote
probe droids to all sector of the galaxy. One of these probe droids located
the Alliance's Echo Base on Hoth, and a fleet of Star Destroyers, under
the command of Darth Vader, were sent to destroy the base. Vader's Admiral,
Ozzel, however, brought the fleet out of hyperspace too soon, and the
Alliance was alerted to the presence of the Imperial fleet. Vader sent
General Veers to the planet's surface with a group of AT-ATs, which decimated
the Alliance forces and destroyed the main power generator. With the ground
battle lost, the Alliance used their early warning of the Imperial invasion
to its best use, and quickly evacuated key personnel and equipment under
heavy fire from their ion cannon. The majority of the Alliance's Hoth
base staff escaped to scatter across the galaxy.
Battle of ILC-905
this fast, furious, eleven-minute engagement was first time New Republic
forces had been able to attack and destroy a Yevethan Aramadia-class thrustship.
The Indomitable, under the command of Commodore Brand, initiated the assault
when he discovered the Yevetha were using the ILC-905 system to jump their
thrustships into the Koornacht Cluster behind New Republic forces. Brand
decided to take out the thrustship they encountered, but two others jumped
in behind it. In the heat of the battle, the Indomitable and the Vanguard
were joined by the Marauder. The thrustships Tholos and Rizaron fought
back, destroying the Vanguard before Esege Tuketo and Dogo were able to
penetrate the Tholos' shields and knock out its navigational systems.
The thrustship spun out of control and plunged into the nearby planet,
and the Yevethans fled the system.
Battle of Ithor
this was one of the most tragic battles waged between the forces of the
New Republic and the Yuuzhan Vong. Preceded by only a few weeks by the
Battle of Garqi, the struggle for Ithor was predicated on the fact that
the pollen of the bafforr tree was deadly to the vonduun crab armor worn
by the Yuuzhan Vong. Corran Horn discovered this while on Garqi, and relayed
the information back to the New Republic military. Unfortunately, Shedao
Shai received a report from Runsk Das on the defat at Garqi, and the Yuuzhan
Vong also discovered the effects of the pollen. In an effort to eliminate
this advantage, the Yuuzhan Vong launched an assault on Ithor. They met
heavy resistance from the New Republic forces, which had been augmented
by a fleet of Imperial Remnant ships commanded by Admiral Pellaeon himself.
Pellaeon and Traest Kre'fey had worked together on the defense, which
included the ground support of Luke Skywalker's Jedi Knights. As Rogue
Squadron worked in space, the Jedi worked to defend the baffor groves
against Yuuzhan Vong gorund forces. The combined frepower of the Republic
and the Imperial kept the Yuuzhan Vong starships at bay, and the ground
forces of Jedi Knights and soldiers managed to defeat Shedao Shai's own
warriors. The outcome of the battle was placed in limbo, however, when
Shedao Shai and Corran Horn agreed to a duel. Corran fought for the planet
Ithor, while Shedao Shai fought for the remains of his ancestor, Mongei
Shai. For two weeks, both sides retreated to lick their wounds and gather
reinforcements, while the two combatants prepared for their fight. Corran
Horn managed to defeat Shedao Shai in their struggle, but the final blow
of the battle was yet to be dealt. In orbit, Deign Lian completed his
treachery against Shedao Shai, unleashing a horrendous bioweapon on Ithor.
Thick gobs of the bioweapon struck the planet, and quickly reduced all
plant life and much of the native animal life to dead husks. Ithor was
utterly destroyed, but the final blow hadn't been dealt, for Traest Kre'fey
ordered the Corusca Rainbow to hold the Yuuzhan Vong fleet in position,
while the augmented New Republic forces pummeled them with laser fire.
The Yuuzhan Vong fleet was decimated, and the Legacy of Torment lost its
drive systems and plunged into Ithor's surface, setting off planet-sweeping
Battle of Kashyyyk
this was the name given to the New Republic's effort to free the planet
Kashyyyk from the control of the Second Imperium, after Brakiss and the
forces of the Shadow Academy tried to steal Imperial technology from the
Battle of Kathol
this was the name given to final conflict between Imperial Moff Kentor
Sarne's forces and the crew of the FarStar. The FarStar was outnumbered
two-to-one in the battle, facing a Victory-class Star Destroyer and an
Interdictor-class cruiser. The FarStar was unable to escape, being trapped
within Kathol's gravity well as well as being pinned down by the Interdictor.
Just when the Imperials were about to smash the FarStar, the Bothan Combat
Response Element, led by Kursk Mal'ia and the Boash'ua, intervened. The
battle swung to the New Republic's favor until the Imperial Star Destroyer
Titania appeared. Unfortunately, the Titania was unprepared for the Bothan
reaction, and suffered massive damage in an all-out assault. The guns
aboard the Titania continued to fire, even as other ship systems failed,
and harrassed the Republic ships until the Raptor and the Bastion arrived.
The Republic's forces were unexepectedly augmented by ships from the Qektoth
Confederacy, which attempted to take the DarkStryder technology for their
own, but they were not enough to save the FarStar. A smaller, subordinate
battle erupted when the Sabriador Slavers and the Skandrei Bandits tried
to join the battle and destroy the Qektoth, but a fleet of Aing Tii Sanhedrim
warships arrived to destroy them. The forces of the New Republic were
also augmented near the end of the battle by the forces of the Yvarema.
In the end, the battle turned when the FarStar was destroyed. It plummeted
into the surface of Kathol and exploded, destroying the Imperial garrison
and wiping out Sarne's ground forces. The surviving members of the FarStar's
crew set out to locate Sarne and eliminate him, as well as discover the
secret behind DarkStryder. After the destruction of DarkStryder and the
loss of Sarne's command, the Imperial Navy forces scattered, leaving Kathol
in the hands of the New Republic.
Battle of Koros Major
Satal Keto and his cousin Aleema had formed the Krath, a quasi-militant
group whose principle power lay in the use of the Dark Side of the Force.
The Krath managed to assert themselves into control positions on 6 of
the 7 worlds in the Empress Teta system. The sole opposition was met on
the planet of Koros Major. The Krath moved an ancient military space station
into orbit around the planet, and began using military and Force-based
attacks to turn the Korosians to their will. The Old Republic and the
Jedi Knights, fearing another Dark Jedi uprising, created a combined strike
force and went to Koros Major to turn the Krath back. The Krath used a
series of Dark Side illusions to lull the Republic into thinking that
the battle would be based mainly on the use of the Force, but an illusory
armada of starfighters contained a percentage of real Chaos fighters,
who crashed their starfighters into the command ships and disabled the
Battle of Korseg IV
this was one of the many battles that took place during the Galactic Civil
War, during which the Alliance struggled to maintain its base on the mountainous
world of Korseg IV.
Battle of Naboo
although this struggle marked a high point in the history of Naboo, it
marked the beginning of the end of the Old Republic. Forced by an illegal
blockade of the planet by the Trade Federation, the Battle of Naboo was
really a diversionary tactic. The Trade Federation, led by Nute Gunray
but ultimatelt controlled by Darth Sidious, attempted to remove the taxation
of trade routes by blockading Naboo. Sidious ordered a planetary invasion,
and the Neimoidian members of the Federation sent thousands of droid soldiers
and tanks to the surface of the planet. They were quickly able to subdue
the native populace, as the humans of Naboo were quite peaceful and the
Gungans hid rather than become involved. Once the planet was secured,
the majority of the Federation's invasion fleet returned home, leaving
a skeleton force to control the droid armies on the ground. Queen Amidala,
just fourteen at the time of the invasion, fled to Coruscant to plea for
aid in breaking the blockade, but received none from the stagnant Galactic
Senate. All of this played into the schemes of Darth Sidious. However,
he did not count on the appearance of Anakin Skywalker and the strength
of Amidala's will. She devised a plan to capture Gunray and force him
to call of the blockade, but it hinged on two factors of battle. The first
involved the Gungans, whom she had persuaded to help in the fight. They
called out the Federation's droid armies in an intense land battle that
raged across the plains of Naboo. While this battle forced the droid armies
into action, it left the city of Theed relatively undefended. Amidala,
with Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi, forced their way into the palace
and overcame the Neimoidians. Meanwhile, in the space above Naboo, the
Royal starfighter fleet had engaged the droid control ship. However, its
shields were too powerful for the small N-1 fighters to penetrate. A lone
fighter, marginally controlled by Anakin Skywalker, penetrated the ship's
interior. During his attempts to flee the ship, Anakin unleashed a volley
of energy torpedoes that ruptured the control ship's internal power sources.
The huge ship began exploding from within, and ripped itself apart in
a matter of minutes. Anakin and the fighters escaped, and the droid armies
on the ground were left powerless. This came just as the droids had forced
the Gungans to surrender. When they realized the droids were no longer
able to function, the Gungans rounded them up and dismantled them. In
the end, Naboo was freed from Federation control, and the humans and Gungans
wlecomed a new era of cooperation between their peoples.
Battle of Nar Shaddaa
this battle was ordered by Moff Sarn Shild, who ordered that all smuggling
in his sector be stopped. This reneged on a series of rbibe and gifts
he had received from the Hutts. Jabba and Jiliac, seeing the damage an
attack on Nar Shaddaa would do, used Han Solo to bribe Admiral Winstel
Greelanx into allowing the residents to win the battle. Greelanx had received
a Base Delta Zero order from Shild for Nar Shaddaa, and struggled to find
a way to throw the battle. When he finally came up with a plan, Greelanx
then received a communique from Excomm commanding him to lose the battle.
So, the tables were set for a battle of Imperial might versus a rag-tag
fleet of smugglers and thieves trained on short notice by Han Solo, Mako
Spince, and Lando Calrissian. They mustered every snub-fighter and freighter
they could in an effort to make a stand against Greelanx's fleet. Their
plan involved throwing a group of ships against the Imperials, hoping
to break into their picket lines while giving the impression that the
smugglers' forces were spent. A second group remained out of sight, ready
to pounce on the Imperial fleet from behind. The two groups were supplemented
by Drea Renthal's pirate fleet as well as a series of images projected
by Xaverri. The battle started badly for the smugglers when a pair of
ships jumped the gun before the counterattack could be launched. Despite
the loss of two ships, the smugglers quickly gained the upper hand when
the Imperial forces became over-confident. The appearance of Xaverri's
illusory fleet caught the Imperials offf-guard, and allowed the smugglers
to take out several Imperial warships. The battle was ended when the Peacekeeper
plummeted into Nar Shaddaa's planetary shield, eliminating one of the
key Imperial ships. The remaining ships were unable to exploit the hole
in the moon's shield, and Greelanx ordered a retreat. The entire populace
of Nar Shaddaa suffered some form of loss or injury, as did most of the
Hutt kajidics. Only Besadii seemed to come out unscathed, a point which
Jabba the Hutt used against them when they began raising prices of processed
Battle of N'zoth
this was the final battle of the Black Fleet Crisis, in which the New
Republic implemented Operation Strong Hand against the Yevetha. The Republic's
ships, aided by a false fleet generated by Wailu and Akanah, took the
upper hand against the Yevethan fleet near N'zoth. This cut off much of
the coordination with other Yevethan warships in the Koornacht Cluster.
The Yevethan warships were severely beaten by the Republic's ships, due
mainly to the data gathered at the Battle of ILC-905 and the success of
the Thunderhead. Then, Sil Sorannan and his Camp Pa'aal Squadron stole
a large piece of the Yevethan fleet and retook it in the name of the Empire.
This left the Yevetha without a central fleet and without a leader, for
Nil Spaar was stranded in hyperspace by Sorannan. The remaining Yevethan
ships were quickly defeated, and the Republic survived the Black Fleet
Battle of Ord Biniir
this struggle was actually two battles, both of which took place during
the Galactic Civil War. In the weeks leading up to the Battle of Yavin,
the Alliance's Y-Wings managed to defeat the 223rd Imperial Fighter Group
and take the planet Ord Biniir from Imperial control. (Note that this
is most likely the battle that is referenced in the opening crawl of Star
Wars: A New Hope.) Shortly afterward, on the very day of the Battle of
Yavin, the 181st Imperial Fighter Wing managed to destroy the Alliance
forces over Ord Biniir and retake the planet.
Battle of Ord Torrenze
the Old Republic was involved in this struggle, which was brought on when
an invading force blockaded the planet of Ord Torrenze. The inhabitants
of the planet were unable to fight back, and the invaders mercilessly
pummeled the planet's surface with turbolaser fire. In an amazing action
of bravery and skill, the crew of the corvette Freedom's Messenger led
an Old Republic assault team into the blockade, all guns firing in an
effort to clear an evacuation route for the unarmed transports stranded
on Ord Torrenze and laden with refugees. Although the Freedom's Messenger
suffered a power core breach and was left for dead, its efforts saved
the lives of millions of beings.
Battle of Pin Faan
it was during this battle, in which the Empire was victorious, that Captain
Beri Tulon learned how to use the Battlefield Holographic Control Interface
to group his troops into more effective units.
Battle of Ruusan
this struggle took place roughly 1,000 years before the Battle of Yavin,
during the latter stages of the Great Sith War. It was a prime example
of the Old Republic's ability to pacify a recalcitrant group which disregarded
the Republic's authority.
Battle of Selaggis
this was the penultimate conflict between the forces of Imperial Warlord
Zsinj and the New Republic fleet led by Han Solo and the Mon Remonda.
It was precipitated by a series of events, the first of which was Lara
Notsil's defection from Wraith Squadron. She volunteered to join Zsinj's
forces, but actually was acting alone to bring the warlord down. She commandeered
the use of the Iron Fist's MSE-6 droid fleet, and set up systematic failures
of the huge warship's computer, engine, and shield systems. After planting
the notion with Zsinj that the New Republic would try to take control
of Vahaba - a star system within Zsinj's control - she then began her
internal attack. Meanwhile, she had also alerted the Republic of Zsinj's
move to Vahaba, and Han Solo had dropped a good portion of his fleet there.
He was also supported by the Interdictor cruiser Stellar Web, on loan
from Imperial Admiral Rogriss, who was also chasing Zsinj. Solo's fleet
nearly caught Zsinj at Vahaba, but they managed to escape into hyperspace.
However, Lara had removed any reference to the nearby Selaggis star system,
so the Iron Fist and her fleet were dragged out of hyperspace before they
had gone more than eight light-years. Solo pursued and caught Zsinj at
Selaggis Six, and the battle became a sluggin match. Zsinj was able to
call in reinforcements, since the Chains of Justice and a third of his
fleet hadn't been able to jump from Vahaba with the rest. Zsinj felt that
the tide had turned until Solo's reinforcements arrived from Halmad. The
Republic fleet pounded Zsinj, and the warlord was forced to use his last-ditch
effort. Employing a mock-up starship known as the Second Death, as well
as a "tunnel" created with orbital nightcloaking satellites,
Zsinj fled with the Iron Fist into the tunnel as the Second Death was
exploded nearby. When Solo's forces sifted through the wreckage, all they
found was evidence which supported the destruction of the Iron Fist.
Battle of Shindra's Veil
this was one of the climactic battles fought by Shey Tapani, during the
unification of the planets in Tapani Sector some 6,000 years before the
Battle of Endor. It was fought by starships within the area of nebular
gas known as Shindra's Veil. During the Battle, Shey Tapani destroyed
the forces of the Rogue Houses, thereby eliminating any opposition to
Battle of Singing Mountain
this was the climactic struggle in the battle for control of the planet
Dathomir. Warlord Zsinj had controlled the planet for several years, stripping
the moon Koratas of ores for use in producing durasteel. When the New
Republic discovered Dathomir, and after Luke Skywalker discovered the
ways in which the women of the planet used spells to control the Force,
a complex struggled evolved. The Nightsister clan decided it was time
to destroy the Singing Mountain clan, while the New Republic launched
a final assault against Zsinj. The Battle of Singing Mountain saw the
Singing Mountain clan finally defeat the Nightsisters, shortly after Gethzerion
and her closest advisors were killed while trying to escape the planet.
As the Singing Mountain sisters were victorious, so was the New Republic.
Zsinj was finally destroyed in a battle over Dathomir.
Battle of Sluis Van
Following the Battle of Endor, the Imperial Navy was scattered to the
distant parts of the galaxy. The New Republic regained a great deal of
galactic territory, reducing the Empire to a quarter of its former size.
In these small sectors of the galaxy, various Imperial factions vied to
supremacy. Grand Admiral Thrawn resurfaced in the Empire about 2 years
after the Battle of Endor, and quickly gained control of the Empire and
its Navy. He implemented a plan which involved a series of hit-and-run
attacks on various planets in remote parts of the New Republic, at the
edge of the Sluis sector. He then stole 51 mole miners from Lando Calrissian's
Nomad City mining operation. The New Republic, still trying to adjust
to the rapid growth of its holdings, was stretched thin trying to repair
the damage Thrawn had done while trying to determine his next move. He
then recovered the cloaking device that Emperor Palpatine had been creating.
It was at this point, with New Republic forces spread out, that Thrawn
made his first stab at the Republic. He put a disguised freighter into
port at Sluis Van Central. Inside the freighter, cloaked by the Emperor's
creation, were squadrons of TIE Fighters. He then positioned a number
of Imperial ships just outside Sluis Van's influence, and had them emerge
from hyperspace at a specified time. This coincided with the launch of
the TIE Fighters from the freighter's hold. The main objective of the
attack was to eliminate one of the New Republic's major shipyards, while
stealing as many of the Republic's warships as possible for use in the
growing Imperial Navy. This was where Thrawn used the stolen mole miners.
He manned them with Imperial spacetroopers, who would bore holes into
the hulls of Republic capital ships. The crews would be killed when the
atmosphere was sucked into the vacuum of space. The spacetroopers, fully
geared for the lifeless vacuum, then could gain control of the ships.
However, due to the timely arrive of Wedge Antilles's Rogue Squadron,
as well as the arrival of Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, Luke Skywalker,
and some other New Republic warships, the attack at Sluis Van was negated.
Han and Lando used the mole miners' remote control circuits to send startup
commands to the small ships, causing them to fire their plasma jets. This
then fried the captured ships' command circuits, rendering the control
of these ships inoperable. Neither side was able to claim complete victory.
While the Imperials were able to infiltrate the shipyards, they were quickly
driven off before any more damage could be done. The Republic, on the
other hand, survived its first major threat from the remnants of the Empire,
but lost many ships due to the frying of their circuits.
Battle of Taanab
a battle in which Lando gained recognition for his daring escapades. He
had been passing Taanab and had stopped to refuel when a Norulackian pirate
raid damaged his ship. While the Taanabians were helping Lando repair
his ship, they also told of their plight against the pirates. When one
of the native bet Lando he couldn't beat the pirates, he took them up,
and his amazing pilot's skill helped him destroy much of the pirate fleet
and foil any subsequent raids.
Battle of Tantive V
this battle pitted the forces of the fledgling New Republic against Admiral
Gaen Drommel and his small fleet of ships. The Republic destroyed two
of Drommel's three Imperial Star Destroyers, and captured the third ship,
the Wolf's Claw. Drommel's flagship, the Guardian, took heavy damage,
but managed to flee the battle. Drommel is believed to have survived the
Battle of the North
this was one of many minor struggles in the civil war between the Daan
and the Melida, during which both sides fought for control of the city
of Zehava. The Melida were generally regarded as the victors in the battle.
Battle of the Plains
this minor struggle in the civil war waged between the Daan and the Melida
was initiated by the Daan, in retaliation for the Melida victory in the
Battle of the North nearly one hundred years earlier.
Battle of the Rood
an battle that was part of the conflict that resulted from the Imperial
invasion of the Renatasian System, the Battle of the Rood was a minor
skirmish in which Kenow and Klyn Shanga fought as boys.
Battle of Thovinack
the forces of the Alliance suffered a setback against the Empire in the
battle, shortly before the Battle of Yavin.
Battle of Thyferra
this battle marked the end of the Bacta War, shortly after the Battle
of Endor. Rogue Squadron had been waging the war on its own, having resigned
its commissioned with the New Republic in order to personally avenge the
deaths of many squadron members at the hands of Ysanne Isard. The Rogues
managed to capture not only the Avarice but also the Virulence, the former
being renamed the Freedom and leading the attack on Thyferra. Several
smaller freighters and transports also lent a hand on the side of the
Rogues. The Freedom bombarded the Lusankya - the primary ship guarding
Thyferra - with proton torpedoes, destroying its shields and leaving it
defenseless in the opening act of the battle. Rogue Squadron added its
own torpedoes, and then strafed the Lusankya with blaster fire. The newly
recommissioned war cruiser Valiant then joined in, raining lethal firepower
on the huge Star Destroyer. Meanwhile, on the surface of Thyferra, Iella
Wessiri and Elscol Loro had led a team of infiltrators to join up with
the Zaltin and Ashern factions, and worked to destroy the Xucphra resources
on the planet. They also managed to intercept Fliry Vorru as he tried
to flee, and brought him to Coruscant to stand trial. In space over the
planet, the Lusankya began to destroy the smaller ships in the Rogue Squadron
fleet, hoping to take them out of the fight while making her own repairs.
Then, Captain Drysso opened fire on the Freedom, crippling the smaller
Star Destroyer. The Freedom managed to get in some shots of her own, effectively
taking out the larger ship's shields and leaving ti defenseless. It was
at this time that Ysanne Isard commanded the Lusankya to cover the escape
of her personal shuttle, Thyfonian, before both were lost in the battle.
Captain Drysso disobeyed the order when the Virulence reappeared, thinking
that he finally had the reinforcements he needed to win the battle. However,
the Virulence was now under the command of Booster Terrik, and it contained
several New Republic fighter squadrons, including Ace Squadron. Led by
Pash Cracken, Ace Squadron redoubled the assault on the Lusankya, and
began taking sections of the ship out with their strafing runs. Drysso
threatened to ram the ship into Thyferra, but he was executed by Lieutenant
Waroen, who then surrendered the ship and her crew to Rogue Squadron.
The battle ended when Ysanne Isard, fleeing the shuttle Thyfonian, was
shot down by Tycho Celchu and Corran Horn. It was later revealed that
Isard had been remotely controlling the shuttle, and survived the battle.
Battle of Ton-Falk
a battle which took place early in the Galactic Civil War, in which the
Alliance was able to destroy two Imperial Nebulon-B frigates and a Dreadnaught.
This was accomplished because these two ships had to drop their compliments
of TIE Fighters very near to the battle, since the TIE Fighters lack hyperdrives.
The Alliance starfighters ganged up on the larger, slower ships, and destroyed
them. This defeat led the Empire to develop Escort Carriers.
Battle of Tynna
following in the heels of the subjugation of Gyndine by the Yuuzhan Vong,
this battle saw the New Republic again powerless to stop the advance of
the aliens. In the end, Tynna was taken to lend credence to the rumors
planted by the Yuuzhan Vong that Corellia and Bothawui were the next targets
for invasion. At the Tanallay Surge Complex, the Yuuzhan Vong unleashed
a vicious bioweapon into the water supply. In almost no time, the cold
blue waters of Tynna were rendered lifeless and toxic. The plan was to
spread the New Republic's forces thin in an effort to protect both worlds.
In reality, the Yuuzhan Vong struck at Fondor, wiping out much of the
starship production facility there.
Battle of Vnas
this Galactic Civil War battle raged near the planet Duro, and the Y-Wing
starfighter played a prominent role in its outcome. The Alliance had been
trying to free the planet Duro from Imperial control, but they were badly
Battle of Yavin
the Alliance, in a daring move, stole secret plans to the Empire's first
Death Star battle station, and hid them with Artoo-Detoo. The little droid
managed to deliver the plans to the secret Alliance base on the fourth
moon of Yavin, where Generals Willard and Dodonna used the plans to form
an attack on the Death Star. Since the space station was designed to combat
large opponents, the Generals thought that a group of small fighters could
get inside the Death Star's defenses. An unshielded exhaust port provided
them a target to the station's main reactor, and the Alliance lured the
Empire to Yavin. Once the Death Star was close enough to Yavin, the Alliance
launched its long-shot plan. X- and Y-wings were used to penetrate the
Death Star's defenses, and although many Alliance pilots were killed,
Luke Skywalker managed to precisely fire a photon torpedo into the exhaust
port and start the chain reaction which destroyed the Death Star.
Battle of Ylesia
this battle was organized by Bria Tharen and her Red Hand Squadron, and
was aimed at toppling the Besadii spice and slave enterprise there. Information
on the Ylesian operation was provided by the Bothan Spynet, although they
failed to report a ground-based turbolaser. Bria obtained financial backing
from Jabba the Hutt, and used smugglers from Nar Shaddaa to pilot the
drop ships. Among the smugglers was Han Solo, and the assault team also
included a group of Togorians under the command of Muuurgh and Mrrov.
Nine assault teams were created to attack each of the nine Ylesian colonies.
The Besadii forces had been bolstered by Durga the Hutt's dealings with
Black Sun, and were augmented by the Nova Force mercenaries. Jabba had
employed several mercenaries to assasinate the t'landa Til priests before
the actual battle began, eliminating a key source of possible resistance.
Then, in a coordinated series of strikes, the rebel soldiers attacked
the major slave colonies and engaged Nova Force. Most of the battles ended
quickly, as the Alliance teams surprised the Nova Force and decimated
them before much resistance could be put up. Then, smugglers piloted troop
ships and rescue teams to the surface, but the turbolaser took out the
first wave, including Jalus Nebl and the Dream of Freedom. Once the turbolaser
was eliminated, the ground troops accepted Nova Force's surrender. The
battle ended almost as soon as it began, and the Alliance successfully
obtained huge amounts of spice and credits to fund its operations. Han
and Chewbacca managed to rescue a group of orphaned children from the
planet, and were returning them to Corellian - along with a load of spice
for Jabba - when he was ambushed by Imperial forces. He was forced to
dump the spice in order to save the children, placing him in debt to Jabba
and forcing him to take Ben Kenobi's offer for transport to Alderaan.