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"No one deserved to be sent to Praktin or Blacktar Cyst."
―Philap Bygar, to Micha Evon and his colleagues — (audio) Listen (file info)[1]

A battle was fought on Blacktar Cyst between the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire by 3 ABY. Both the Alliance's 61st Mobile Infantry and the Empire's 204th Imperial Fighter Wing took part in the fighting, where the 61st soldier Pol Andrissus received scarring injuries that disfigured his face and gave him a stutter. First Sergeant Hazram Namir started a pair of arguments with Captain Micha Evon and the soldier Brand respectively on Blacktar Cyst.

During his visit to the Alliance base on the planet Hoth in 3 ABY, Evon and his associates were told by General Philap Bygar that the 61st did not deserve to be deployed to Blacktar Cyst. The New Republic Intelligence agent Caern Adan regarded the 204th's actions at Blacktar Cyst as among the main reasons he believed the fighter wing had to be stopped. On the planet Troithe, a member of the 61st recounted the fighting on Blacktar Cyst in front of Yrica Quell, an ex-member of the 204th. Members of the 204th later recalled Blacktar Cyst over a fire at Troithe's Taa Complex.

The battle[]

"Howl's a genius. You won that argument on Blacktar Cyst."
―Hazram Namir, to Brand[1]

The 204th Imperial Fighter Wing (unit pictured) was deployed to Blacktar Cyst.

By 3 ABY,[2] during the Galactic Civil War between the Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire,[1] forces from each side fought a battle on Blacktar Cyst, where both the Alliance's 61st Mobile Infantry and the Empire's 204th Imperial Fighter Wing were deployed.[3] During the battle, the rebel soldier Pol Andrissus was injured by shrapnel, that scarred and disfigured his face. Some of the shrapnel reached his brain, giving the man a stutter, and many of his comrades considered his "good looks" to have been taken away.[1]

While on Blacktar Cyst, First Sergeant Hazram Namir of the 61st lost an argument with fellow soldier Brand on whether their commanding officer, Captain Micha Evon, nicknamed Howl, was a genius or not. Namir also begun an ongoing argument with Howl on whether the first sergeant underestimated his men and their motivation to fight.[1]


"If we don't stop them there, there will be another Nacronis. Or another Blacktar Cyst."
―Caern Adan, to IT-O, on the 204th[4]

Yrica Quell (pictured) fought at Blacktar Cyst while she was part of the 204th.

In 3 ABY,[2] Howl and the former Imperial Governor Everi Chalis were invited to the Alliance High Command's secret base on the planet Hoth, bringing Namir and two other soldiers as escort. The Alliance General Philap Bygar greeted the party and voiced sentiment that Twilight Company did not deserve to have been sent to Blacktar Cyst or Praktin.[1]

The Alliance eventually became the New Republic following the Battle of Endor[4] in 4 ABY,[5] and Yrica Quell, a TIE fighter pilot in the 204th[4] who had fought at Blacktar Cyst,[3] defected to the New Republic.[4] The New Republic Intelligence agent Caern Adan soon recruited Quell to hunt the 204th, citing Blacktar Cyst among the fighter wing's deployments prior to Endor. Adan viewed the 204th's actions as disastrous for the other side, listing it alongside the fighter wing's genocide of the planet Nacronis's civilization as primary reasons why the New Republic desperately needed to stop 204th.[4]

Around 5 ABY,[6] Quell and her squadron in the New Republic, Alphabet Squadron, traded stories with members of the 61st on the planet Troithe. When one New Republic soldier recounted her side of Blacktar Cyst, Quell noticed the details were different to what she remembered, but chose not to admit she had taken part with the 204th. Some time later, Soran Keize, the 204th commanding officer, joined some 204th pilots in telling stories, including the battle of Blacktar Cyst, around a fire at Troithe's Taa Complex greenhouse.[3]

Behind the scenes[]

The battle of Blacktar Cyst was first mentioned in the 2015 novel Battlefront: Twilight Company, written by Alexander Freed.[1]


Notes and references[]

  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 Battlefront: Twilight Company
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The main events of Battlefront: Twilight Company are set twenty-two 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. Since the battle of Blacktar Cyst was mentioned during those events, it must have happened by that year.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Shadow Fall
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Alphabet Squadron
  5. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
  6. StarWars.com In Shadow Fall, the Dark Secrets of Alphabet Squadron Revealed on StarWars.com (backup link) establishes that Shadow Fall takes place approximately half a year after the Battle of Endor. Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know establishes that a standard year was 365 days long, while the sixty-first issue of Star Wars: Build the Millenium Falcon sets the length of a standard month at thirty-five days, with half a year therefore being equal to approximately five months. Furthermore, Before the Awakening states that Kes Dameron and Shara Bey moved to Yavin 4 around six months after the Battle of Endor, with Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dating the move to 5 ABY. Therefore, Shadow Fall must also be set around that year.

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