"Didn't we save your papa's shebs at Caluula Station? Ask him if he remembers the funny folks in armor who were killing the vongese for him. It might jog his memory. And tell him Carid sends his best."
Baltan Carid, speaking to Jaina Solo[3]

The Battle of Caluula lasted for a month in 29 ABY near the end of the Yuuzhan Vong War between a joint Galactic Alliance/Mandalorian force and the Yuuzhan Vong.



Caluula had been identified as an entry point to the Tion Hegemony by Warmaster Nas Choka, and Galactic Alliance Intelligence also speculated that Caluula and Toong'L were possible fallback points for an attack on Mon Calamari. The planet had a meager defense force, mostly on or around an orbital spacestation. With the HoloNet down, Caluula's survival depended on Caluula Station.

The battle[]

Han Solo and Princess Leia had arrived from the Battle of Selvaris with rescued prisoners who had been intended for a sacrifice on Yuuzhan'tar. On learning of the decreased numbers, and of Caluula's future importance, Supreme Overlord Shimrra ordered a renewed attack on the besieged Caluula Station.

A ychna led the attack on the station, carrying warriors who boarded it. However, the Yuuzhan Vong and the Galactic Alliance hadn't been the only ones who recognized Caluula's importance: Mandalore Boba Fett had sent a team to review it, and brought in a small force of Mandalorian Protectors. Upon seeing the Mandalorians' fighting abilities, the Yuuzhan Vong warriors were whipped into a frenzy as they attempted to capture the Mandalorians for the upcoming sacrifice, to the point that some fought among themselves for the opportunity to engage the Mandalorians in combat. However, Fett and his team were able to buy enough time for most of Caluula Station's forces—as well as the Solos—to head planetside or escape into hyperspace. Caluula Station exploded shortly after the last forces escaped.


With Caluula Orbital destroyed, the Governor of Caluula sent a message to the Yuuzhan Vong suing for peace. In it, the Governor requested that the inhabitants not be implanted with surge-coral, and be allowed to live in peace with the Yuuzhan Vong. She also made one additional request: To allow a scientific team to observe the Nocturne of the Winged-Stars, which was occurring that year. In the efforts of rapid yammosk implantation, Supreme Commander Malik Carr agreed to the request initially, though stating that the final decision on the petition lay with High Prefect Drathul. The Galactic Alliance however, covertly intended to use the team to eliminate the yammosk based on the planet—as well as to secretly monitor the effects of the recently released Alpha Red bioweapon.



Notes and references[]

Yuuzhan Vong War
(25 ABY29 ABY)
Galactic timeline

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Battles of the Yuuzhan Vong War
Year One
(25 ABY)
Osarian (I) · Helska IV (I) · Sernpidal (I) · Belkadan · Dubrillion (I)
Helska IV (II) · Seline · Birgis · Bimmiel · Vonak · Artorias · Rychel
Tsam P'ah · Dibrook (I) · Dibrook (II) · Outer Rim (I) · Outer Rim (II)
Outer Rim (III) · Dubrillion (II) · Dantooine · Ord Trasi · Mygeeto
Morishim · Ord Biniir · Moltok system · Shramar · Ciutric · Vinsoth
New Holgha · Shaum Hii · Garqi (I) · Garqi (II) · Fedje system · Ketaris
Agamar · Ithor · Er'Kit · Halmad · Bandomeer · Vanquo · Taris
Skorrupon · Corsin · Ploo · Obroa-skai (I) · Exodo II · Wayland (I)
Ord Mantell (I) · First Bilbringi · Columex · Chorios · Belderone
Dernatine · Bimmisaari (I) · Charros · Balamak · Boz Pity · Alee
Chalacta · Randon · Deysum · Uogo'cor · Nanth'ri · Daalang
Osarian (II) · Gyndine (I) · Sriluur (I) · Tynna · Fondor (I)
25–26 ABY
Raxus Prime · Gravlex Med · Vandyne · Edusa · Tangrene · Wistril
Orinda · Aquaris · Myrkr (I) · Thustra · Ord Janon · Cassander
Ord Canfre · Ord Cantrell · Phaeda
Year Two
(26 ABY)
Vortex (I) · Milagro · Bacrana · New Cov · Kalarba · Lannik · Dressel
Nexus Ortai · Druckenwell · Falleen · Leritor · Ando · Rodia
Junkfort Station · Kegan · Kubindi · Vaathkree · Sriluur (II) · Klatooine
Cyborrea · Nimban · Sleheyron · Nar Kreeta · Ubrikkia · Kwenn
Nar Bo Sholla · Irith · Nal Hutta (I) · Toydaria · Varl · Nar Haaska
Kessel · Honoghr · Formos · Ylesia (I) · Rorak · Hollastin · Tsyk
Circumtore · Nar Kaaga · Quellor · Antar · Exodeen · Duro (I)
White dwarf · Pedd 4 · Celanon · Junction · Yavin 4 · Sernpidal (II)
Yag'Dhul (I) · Thyferra (I)
26–27 ABY
Anteevy · Garos · Azure · Tierfon · Alpheridies · Thisspias · Togoria
Sneeve · Centares · The Wheel · Abhean · Euceron · Roche · Sarka
Aargonar · Jomark · New Holstice · Rhen Var · Feluica · Cyrillia
Belasco · Ruusan · Saleucami
Year Three
(27 ABY)
Vortex (II) · Bilbringi (II) · Froz · Tirahnn · Chazwa · Castell · Arkania
Myrkr (II) · Talfaglio · Borleias (I) · Reecee · Eclipse · Black Bantha
Velus · Coruscant (I) · Cato Neimoidia · Commenor · Yabol Opa
Brentaal · Colla IV · Ktil · Hapes · Borleias (II) · World-Well
Year Four
(28 ABY)
Obroa-skai (II) · Hydian Way · Far Thunder · Ylesia (II) · Duro (II)
Wayland (II) · Bimmisaari (II) · Gyndine (II) · Nal Hutta (II) · Ebaq 9
Bastion · Bescane · Muunilinst · Ord Sedra · Borosk · N'zoth
Galantos · Yaga Minor · Bakura · Ssi-Ruuvi Imperium · Generis
Zonama Sekot
Final year
(29 ABY)
Esfandia · Gyndine (III) · Bestine · Dagobah · Thyferra (II) · Yag'Dhul (II)
Duro (III) · Fondor (II) · Zonama Sekot (II) · Bilbringi (III) · Kuat · Hakassi
Mandalore · Ord Mantell (II) · Gyndine (IV) · Tholatin · Commenor (II)
Selvaris · Caluula · Toong'L · Caluula (II) · Mon Calamari · Corulag
Other battles Cathar · Dathomir · Uffel · Kligson's Moon · Mantessa · Poderis