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"We've been lucky so far. The Empire hasn't had forces positioned to do more than harry us."
―Sairgon reflects on the Imperial attacks[src]

The battle occurred between the Rebel Alliance's 61st Mobile Infantry and forces of the Galactic Empire at the Enrivi system in 3 ABY. An Imperial light cruiser ambushed the starships of the 61st backed by a squadron of TIE fighters. However, the 61st obliterated the Imperial forces, wiping out the entire crew of the cruiser. The members of the 61st celebrated after.

Prelude[edit | edit source]

"That trail was a stroke of fortune, but surely wars are not won through luck?"
―Verge, to Tabor Seitaron[src]

In 3 ABY,[2] the Rebel Alliance's 61st Mobile Infantry was engaged an Imperial reconnaissance squadron. There, the Sixty-First's Thunderstrike's received damages to its hyperdrive, which caused it to leak a trail of hypermatter. The trail was discovered by the Empire after the 61st departed the jungle planet Coyerti over two weeks later. Captain Tabor Seitaron, who was hunting the battle group from[1] the Imperial II-class Star Destroyer[3] Herald, had a dozen officers aboard the Star Destroyer liaise with Imperial starships across the Metatessu sector. The 61st was first attacked three days after departing Coyerti in a star system at the edge of the sector before swiftly escaping.[1]

The Battle[edit | edit source]

The 61st arrived in the Enrivi system thirty hours later, hoping to put in for repairs to their ships. The Imperial forces, comprising of a light cruiser and a squadron of TIE fighters ambushed the Thunderstrike along with its escort the Braha'tok-class gunship Apailana's Promise and its two X-wing starfighters upon their arrival. Despite one X-wing being crippled from the battle thirty hours before, the Thunderstrike and its escort came out victorious, obliterating the Imperial forces. The shockwave of the cruiser's explosion destroyed its own escape pods.[1]

Aftermath[edit | edit source]

Following the battle, the 61st's Captain Micha Evon expressed his regret of the number of Imperial casualties. The soldiers of the 61st celebrated the victory, toasting their pilots and gunners, who did not participate fearing that they would be needed again. Their suspicions were confirmed when the 61st was attacked nineteen-hours later in the Chonsetta system. The 61st's top mechanic M2-M5 discovered that they were being tracked through a hypermatter being left by the Thunderstrike's damaged hyperdrive.[1]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The Battle in the Enrivi system appeared in the 2015 novel Battlefront: Twilight Company, written by Alexander Freed.[1]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 Battlefront: Twilight Company
  2. 2.0 2.1 The main events of Battlefront: Twilight Company are set 22 years after the Clone Wars, which ended in 19 BBY, according to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. Those events must have therefore occurred in 3 ABY. Furthermore the battle in the Enrivi system must have also occurred in that year.
  3. Star Wars: The Rebel Files


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3 ABY
(Mid Rim Retreat)
Haidoral Prime · Kontahr sector · Coyerti (Imperial scout post · Imperial fort · Distillery · Imperial garrison) · Bestine IV · Metatessu sector · Enrivi system · Chonsetta system · Redhurne system · Rebel flotilla · Hoth (I) · Cloud City (I) · Cloud City (II) · Malastare (I) · Rendezvous Point Delta-Three · Sixth Division · Cloud City (III) · Operation Ringbreaker (Mardona III · Najan-Rovi · Obumubo · Nakadia (I) · Naator · Xagobah · Kuliquo belt · Inyusu Tor)
4 ABY Rebel convoy · Hudalla · Operation Yellow Moon · Platform M36 · Invincible Faith · Mordal · Endor (I) · Hosnian system · Sullust · Durkteel · Coruscant (I) · Endor (III) · Beltire · Cawa City · Operation: Cinder (Fondor (I) · Naboo (I) · Nacronis · Abednedo (I)) · Tayron · Iron Blockade (Cloud City (IV) · Anoat (I) · The Crypt · Mataou · Hoth (II) · Anoat (II)) · Malastare (II) · Jendorn · Jiruus · Oridol Cluster · Abednedo (II) · Haldeen sector · Hunt for Shadow Wing (Pandem Nai) · Akiva (I) · Naalol · Geonosis (III) · Uyter · Sevarcos · Akiva (II) · Vetine · Bormea · Yavin Prime · Victorum · Hosnian Prime · Desevro · Esseles · Zavian Abyss · Remitik · Mon Cala (II) · Gorse · Onderon · Nadiri (I) · Ringali Nebula · Nadiri (II) · Galitan
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