Sometime between 22 BBY and 19 BBY during the Clone Wars, the Galactic Republic targeted the Aurora fuel tanker of the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Launching a mock attack against the tanker, the Republic dispatched a squadron of Venator-class Star Destroyers to a star system to engage the Aurora, which the government hoped would draw out the battleship known as the Starcrusher. However, the Aurora was able to flee from the star system and the Republic Star Destroyers before the battleship could be lured into the engagement.
Behind the scenes
The attack on the Aurora was mentioned in the thirty-fourth issue of De Agostini's Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon magazine, published around August 26, 2015. In the Star Wars Legends continuity, the infiltration on the Starcrusher was introduced in The Clone Wars: The Starcrusher Trap, the sixth installment of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars graphic novellas, authored by Mike W. Barr, illustrated by the Fillbach Brothers, and published by Dark Horse Comics on July 27, 2011.
Notes and references
- Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon 34 (Secrets of Spaceflight: Refueling)
- Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon 34 (Secrets of Spaceflight: Refueling) establishes that the attack on the Aurora was fought during the Clone Wars, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas establishes took place between 22 BBY and 19 BBY.
- The second issue of the De Agostini weekly magazine Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon was set to be published on January 14, 2015, according to Therefore, it can be calculated that Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon 34 was published around August 26, 2015.
- The Clone Wars: The Starcrusher Trap