The assault on the New Jedi Temple was a military operation performed by the New Jedi Order and Galactic Alliance marines in the year 44 ABY. The Jedi Order, led by Grand Master Luke Skywalker, and a group of Alliance marines loyal to Admiral Nek Bwua'tu infiltrated the Jedi Temple on Coruscant and attempted to eliminate the Lost Tribe of Sith who had retreated into the Temple in response to the Order's elimination of almost a thousand Sith on Coruscant.
In response to the Jedi's recent assassination of over a thousand disguised members of the Lost Tribe, the Sith pulled all of their forces back into the Temple following the advice of captive Wynn Dorvan, who was attempting to minimize the collateral damage of the coming battle and to give the Jedi an advantage.
The assaultThe first stage of the assault was a coordinated infiltration of the Temple through secret passages by groups of Jedi. Their primary objectives were to seize control of the computer systems and deactivate the shield generators, which would enable Admiral Nek Bwua'tu's Void Jumpers to storm the Temple and drive out the Sith with the help of the Jedi. During the next week the Jedi strike team struggled to reach their destination and accomplish their goal. Finally after days of eluding Sith ambushes Grand Master Luke Skywalker, Jedi Master Corran Horn and Jedi Knight Jaina Solo were able to destroy a shield generator. All three of them were worn out and drawing on the Force for support; Jaina was in fact experiencing Force euphoria. As the most severely wounded, Solo volunteered to act as a human shield for the others in their retreat. Luke Skywalker recognized this sense of selfless sacrifice as Jedi Master material and promoted her then and there. They succeeded in escaping the Temple and immediately received medical care.
Skirmish in the loading bay
During the assault, Captain Han Solo, his wife, Leia Organa Solo, their granddaughter, Allana Solo, and the Jedi Knight Bazel Warv attempted to warn a group of Barabel Knights who had nested in the Temple of a vision Allana had of their nest coming under attack. However, they were intercepted by a group of Sith under High Lord Sashal, who had been chasing down Vestara Khai. They attacked the Solos and the Millennium Falcon, as Khai had just revealed that a prophesied Jedi queen for whom the Sith had been searching was actually Allana Solo. Warv was killed, but the Sith were defeated and the Solos successfully warned the Barabels of Allana's vision.
The hunt for Abeloth
The initial attempts to lower the Temple's defenses to allow for the marines to enter the Temple failed, but the Jedi finally succeeded in taking out the Temple's shield generators.
On their way to Abeloth's planet, Ship Sith Meditation Sphere ambushed them, so Luke went back buckled up and went Beyond shadows where he faught along side Darth Krayt, to destroy Abeloth Force body while Ben and Vestara killed the body of Lady Koralie.
Jedi Master Saba Sebatyne, accompanied by Jedi Knight Tahiri Veila and a squad of the elite marines unit known as the Void Jumpers, landed in the Temple loading bay and continued into the Temple, while the Solos and the Barabel hatchlings they had rescued were evacuated aboard the former Imperial Head of State Jagged Fel's shuttle the Parting Gift. At this point, the Jedi had learned from Wynn Dorvan that Abeloth had transferred part of her consciousness from her avatar Rokari Kem to the Temple's computer core, using the technique she learned when the entity absorbed the former Jedi Knight Callista Ming. Jedi Master Saba Sebatyne killed her last avatar within the Jedi Temple.
After the Battle of Coruscant (Lost Tribe of Sith resurgence) all of the Sith had been routed.
Three months after the Assault on the New Jedi Temple Jagged Fel and Jedi Master Jaina Solo married on the Dragon Queen II. As was tradition in The New Jedi Order a dozen Jedi on each side of the aisle with their lightsabers pointed up in salute and lite.
- Apocalypse (First appearance)