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"The cost is high, but the Boranall system is not the only place in the Empire threatening to break away from our control. Crushing this uprising will send a message to other systems."
―Darth Marr[src]

In the year 3640 BBY, during the Galactic War between the Sith Empire and the Galactic Republic, the Imperial warship Ascendant Spear under the command of the Sith Lord Darth Karrid attacked the planet Boranall, destroying a small fleet of Republic vessels before bombarding Boranall's surface in order to suppress a growing rebellion on the other planets of the Boranall system.


"I believe Darth Karrid is still in that sector. The Ascendant Spear's arrival should put a quick end to the uprising."
―Darth Marr[1]

In the aftermath of the death of the Sith Emperor and the disastrous Battle of Corellia, the Sith Empire was forced on the defensive in their Galactic War with the Galactic Republic.[1] In 3640 BBY,[2] the Dark Councilor Darth Marr requested that Davidge, the Minister of Logistics, review the situation in the Boranall system to see if it was worth suppressing the recent rebellions on the star system's three habitable planets. Davidge's analysis indicated that the Empire would be better off abandoning their efforts there, as the cost of a protracted campaign in the system would negatively affect the Empire's military resources. However, Marr decided that an example needed to be made of the Boranall system, and he ordered Davidge to contact Darth Karrid, a newly-appointed Dark Councilor and the commander of the prototype warship Ascendant Spear, as she was still in the sector. Despite Davidge's misgivings, he complied with Marr's orders and convinced Karrid to deploy the Spear by playing up the Republic threat in the region.[1]

The battle[]

"A recent attempt by the Republic and anti-Imperial separatists to conquer the loyal citizens of the Boranall system was easily repulsed by the might of the Imperial defenders. Before the arrival of their Imperial saviors, the citizens of Boranall were subjected to a cowardly assault from the Republic fleet orbiting their world."
―An Imperial newscaster[1]

Upon Karrid's arrival in the Boranall system, she used the Spear to destroy the Republic Navy vessels there before turning her ship's weapons on the planet Boranall. The orbital bombardment resulted in massive civilian casualties, leveling several cities and successfully cowing the inhabitants of the system's other two planets into submission.[1]


The Imperial News Network spun the events of the battle into Imperial propaganda, claiming that the Republic ships had been responsible for the bombardment of Boranall and that the Imperial Navy had arrived too late to save the planet.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

The attack on Boranall first appeared in the 2012 novel The Old Republic: Annihilation by Drew Karpyshyn. In Chapter 11, Minister Davidge is ordered by Darth Marr to contact Darth Karrid about the Boranall system, and the results of her visit are later depicted on an Imperial news broadcast that Theron Shan and Gnost-Dural, the novel's protagonists, see while on the planet Ziost.[1]


Notes and references[]

Galactic War
(3642 BBY—3636 BBY)
Galactic timeline

Previous: Cold War
(3653–3642 BBY)

Next: War against Zakuul
(3632 BBY–c. 3630 BBY)

Conflicts of the Galactic War
3642–3641 BBY Balmorra · Taris · Taral V · Maelstrom · Dorin's Sky · Foundry
Quesh · Hoth · Hunt for the Sith Emperor · Plan Zero · Gauntlet
3641–3640 BBY Emperor's ritual crisis · Darth Baras's coup · Hunt for the Children
Rakton campaign
: Operation Talon · A-77 · Belsavis · First Corellia
Rabaan · Javelin · Valiant · Dromund Kaas · Kalandis Seven
Unknown Regions naval operations
3640 BBY Ilum · First Leritor · Second Leritor · Boranall
Operation End Game:
First Ziost · Ruan · Reaver Station · Duro
3639 BBY Hutt Space · Neutral systems · Nal Hutta
Second Corellia · Denova · Asation
Operation Clean Sweep · Operation Foe-Smasher
New Cov · Bimmiel · Far Cradle · Regnant Station · Kabal Station
Ardis Outpost · Hypori · Lorta
3638 BBY Makeb · Kalsunor · Kamar · CZ-198
Dread Masters crisis:
Arcanum · Ilum · Darvannis · Oricon
3637–3636 BBY Kuat · Celanon
Revanite crisis: Tython/Korriban · Manaan · Lehon · Rishi · Yavin 4 · Second Ziost
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