In 4 ABY, about seven months after the Battle of Endor, a battle occurred at the planet Notak. Occurring around the same time as the Hevvrol Sector Campaign and other battles in the nearby Hevvrol and Doldur sectors, the battle was a rear-guard action by the Galactic Empire; the Victory-class Star Destroyer Harridan was reassigned from its normal duties in the N'zoth system to support Notak and the defensive retreat from the Inner and Mid Rims. The Harridan's reassignment, combined with the reassignment of most of Black Sword Command, led to the Yevethan Uprising eight months after Endor.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
The fighting at Notak was first mentioned in the novel Before the Storm. The New Essential Chronology later gave context to the battle's occurrence, placing the Yevethan Uprising eight months after the Battle of Endor, and reference guides such as The Essential Atlas and The Essential Guide to Warfare expanded on the New Republic's activities in that region of space. However, The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia's entry on the planet Notak erroneously uses the word "years" instead of "months," thereby claiming that the battle at Notak occurred eight years after the Battle of Endor instead of eight months.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Before the Storm (First mentioned)
Sources[edit | edit source]
- The New Essential Chronology (Indirect mention only)
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. II ("Notak")
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- Notak is located in the Doldur sector, between the Hevvrol sector—site of the Hevvrol Sector Campaign—and the planet Druckenwell. The battle at Notak is confirmed to occur in approximately 39:10 per Before the Storm and The New Essential Chronology, which is also the general timeline placement for the Hevvrol Sector Campaign.
- Before the Storm
- The New Essential Chronology places the Yevethan Uprising eight months after the Battle of Endor, which occurs in 39:3 per The Essential Atlas. The engagement at Notak occurs three weeks prior to the Uprising, per Before the Storm.
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. II, p. 391 ("Notak")