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Imperial officer: "I've got activity on the scanners! Ships dropping in from hyperspace—all classes, all the way up to Mon Calamari cruisers!"
Zahra: "Ambush."
Gorr: "This many ships, commander…why…it has to be…the entire rebel fleet."
Zahra: "Every last Rebel Alliance ship in their pathetic fleet…here, now, to destroy this ship and kill us all. They think they've won. Couldn't have planned it better myself."
―An Imperial officer, Ellian Zahra, and Gorr[4]

The Battle of Panisia was a battle of the Galactic Civil War that was fought[7] between 3 ABY and 4 ABY[5] at the Outer Rim Territories[1] planet Panisia.[7] The battle began when the forces of Imperial Commander Ellian Zahra learned the location of a division of the rebel fleet[4] after the Crimson Dawn assassin Deathstick informed the Imperial Anti-Terrorism Watchline of the rebel base there.[1] Zahra had her Star Destroyer, the Tarkin's Will, travel to Panisia[4] where they began to bombard the base and its ships. During the course of the battle, Deathstick was able to complete her own personal mission of capturing Cadeliah, the heir to the Mourner's Wail Syndicate and Unbroken Clan criminal syndicates, who had been taken in by the rebels.[1]

Sometime after the arrival of the Imperial forces at Panisia, rebel reinforcements arrived after General Leia Organa was given coordinates by Lady Qi'ra, the leader of Crimson Dawn, in order to destroy Zahra and her forces.[4] After she gave a motivational speech to the crew of her ship, Zahra had the Tarkin's Will dive towards Panisia, which encouraged the rebels to follow the ship into the planet's gravity well, where the Tarkin's Will fired its ion cannons and disabled the hit rebel ships which then began to fall onto the planet below. This left the rebels with a tough choice, to either fire on their own ships as they would not be able to evacuate them in time before they reached the base and allow time for the forces of the division based on Panisia to be evacuated, or to evacuate the crews of the of the disabled ships and risk them hitting the rebel base. The rebels ultimately decided to fire on their own ships. As the Tarkin's Will continued its dive to the base, it pulled out of it shortly before impact, which destroyed a number of the base's ships. Zahra then ordered for the Tarkin's Will thrusters to be turned on full, which incinerated the remaining ships and base as it made it's way into space.[7]

When the Tarkin's Will reached space, Zahra ordered it to fire on the rebel flagship, Home One, but unbeknownst to the commander, the ship had been infiltrated by rebel Pathfinders led by Sergeant Kes Dameron in an attempt to rescue his wife, Shara Bey, who was being held aboard the Tarkin's Will. After they rescued Bey, three of the Pathfinders destroyed the ships primary reactor, which caused massive damage to the vessel, including taking down its shields. The move allowed the rebel ships to fire on the Tarkin's Will, and the vessel suffered catastrophic damage, though the crew attempted to repair the hyperdrive and made calls for reinforcements. Zahra ordered the ship be abandoned as it fell into Panisia, and she escaped aboard an escape pod. When she reached the surface, Zahra contacted Organa personally and requested that the general come and hunt her.[7]

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Galactic Civil War
(4 BBY5 ABY)
Galactic timeline

Previous: Early rebellion against the Galactic Empire

Concurrent: Campaigns of Saw Gerrera's Partisans · Great Jedi Purge · Jedha insurgency · Mandalorian Civil War · Ryloth Insurgency · Virgillian civil war · Border skirmishes with the New Separatist Union

Next: Hunt for Fyzen Gor

Battles of the Galactic Civil War
4 BBY Mustafar (I) · Arkanis (I) · Quila · Imperial shield generators
Siege of Lothal (Lothal (I) · Phoenix Squadron (I)) · Seelos · Absanz · Ibaar · Thrad · Garel (I) · Interdictor
3 BBY Phoenix Squadron (II) · Calderos Station · Onoam · Christophsis · Paucris Major · Imvur · Garel (II) · Lothal Depot · Concord Dawn (I) · Concord Dawn (II) · Lira San · Ryloth (I) · Geonosis (I) · Horizon Base · Phoenix Squadron (III)
2 BBY Naraka · Lothal campaign (Yarma · Ryloth (II) · Mykapo · Imperial Armory Complex · Chopper Base · Chimaera · Archeon Nebula · Atollon) · Teralov · Montross · Agamar · Concord Dawn (III) · Geonosis (II) · Krownest · Killun Station
1 BBY Jalindi · Faos Station · Lothal campaign (Lothal (II))
0 BBY Lothal campaign (Lothal (III)) · Crucival · Ring of Kafrene · Wobani · Operation Fracture (Jedha (I) · Eadu) · Scarif · Tatooine (I) · Operation Mad Rush (Vir Aphshire) · The Disaster · Fostar Haven · Death Star · Yavin
0 ABY Taanab · Yavin 4 (II) · Alderaan survivors · Cyrkon · Andelm IV · Llanic · Rodia · Denon · Giju · Tertiary Usaita system · Devaron · Hradreek · Kuat (I) · Imdaar · Cymoon 1 · Tatooine (II) · Monsua Nebula · Nar Shaddaa · Vrogas Vas · Grumwall · Jedha (III) · Mon Cala (I)
1 ABY Mako-Ta
3 ABY
(Mid Rim Retreat)
Accresker Jail · 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) · Tempes · Elessia · Operation Starlight (Imperial Museum · Felucia · Ab Dalis · Panisia) · Jekara system · Operation Ringbreaker (Mardona III · Najan-Rovi · Obumubo · Nakadia (I) · Naator · Xagobah (I) · Kuliquo belt · Inyusu Tor) · Mek'tradi · Trenchenovu
4 ABY Rebel convoy · Hudalla · Operation Yellow Moon · Platform M36 · Invincible Faith · Mordal · Endor (I) · Hosnian system · Sullust · Durkteel · Coruscant (II) · Endor (III) · 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 · Harrikos system · Abednedo (II) · Haldeen sector · Hunt for Shadow Wing (Pandem Nai) · Akiva (II) · Naalol · Geonosis (III) · Uyter · Sevarcos · Akiva (III) · Vetine · Var-Shaa · Bormea · Yavin Prime · Victorum · Hosnian Prime · Desevro · Esseles · Zavian Abyss · Remitik · Mon Cala (II) · Gorse · Onderon · Nadiri (I) · Ringali Nebula · Nadiri (II) · Galitan
5 ABY Jarbanov · Edict · Parozha VII · Cerberon system (Verzan · Troithe (I) · Catadra · Cerberon · Troithe (II)) · Takodana · Hyborean Moon · Vorlag · Wild Space · Nag Ubdur (Govneh Ridge · Binjai-Tin) · Arkanis (II) · Kuat (II) · Kashyyyk · Chandrila (I) · Chinook Station · Sullust (II) · Naboo (II) · Fondor (II) · Nythlide Array · Xagobah (II) · Operation: Cinder (Dybbron III · Kortatka · Chadawa) · Hunt for Shadow Wing (Deliverance · Ciaox Verith · Red Yars · Yadeez (I) · Yadeez (II) · Ghonoath · G'Tep'Noi · Chadawa · Netalych) · Coruscant (III) · Jakku
Other Akiva (I) · Allst Prime · Bamayar · Beroq 4 · Blacktar Cyst · Bogano · Candor · Castilon · Chargona · Crait · Criigo · Coruscant (I) · Derra · Distilon · Elessia · Garel (III) · Garel (IV) · Garel (V) · Ghost Moon · Gorma · Harbinger · Hivebase-1 · Horox III · Hubin · Iakar (II) · K43 · Kuat (III) · Lanz Carpo · Lucrehulk Prime · Mennar-Daye · Mustafar (II) · Nakadia (II) · Nebulon-B frigate · Nevarro · Novka · Ocean planet · Ord Biniir · Panisia · Perimako Major · Phorsa Gedd · Pirate station · Primtara · Prison transport vessel · Rebel Alliance · Rebel base · Rebel fleet · Rekkana · Sergia · Shu-Torun · Skorii-Lei (I) · Skorii-Lei (II) · Star Destroyer · Sunspot Prison · Taris · Operations on Tatooine (Atom Edge · Imperial Listening Station · Tatooine (III)) · Tibrin · Turkana · Tureen VII · Xorrn
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