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The battlesphere was a variant of the Trade Federation Lucrehulk-class Core Ship, used by the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars.

CharacteristicsEdit

Skytop B1s talking

B1 battle droids inside Skytop Station

Unlike the Lucrehulk-class Core Ship, the battlesphere employed multiple reactors and was fitted with more extensive hyperwave transceivers.[3]

Its hangar facilities had enough room for several fighter squadrons. There was also a storage room for additional battle droid parts. Outlying control stations and sensors spanned out from the central sphere. The hangar bay doors could be activated from a panel on one of these.[3]

HistoryEdit

Skytop station destroyed

Skytop Station is struck by internal explosions.

The Confederacy of Independent Systems placed a battlesphere in the atmosphere on one of the moons of Ruusan. This Skytop Station served as an important listening post for the Separatists, enabling General Grievous to launch many successful campaigns by gaining knowledge about the Republic fleet positions through the station.[3]

Jedi General Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano and clone strike team infiltrated the station on a dual mission, to blow it up and to rescue R2-D2, who had been captured by the Trandoshan scavenger Gha Nachkt and brought on-board. All clones who participated in the mission, not counting the pilot, were killed by Grievous, except for Captain Rex and Denal[3]

With the assistance of his newly purchased EG droid, EG-07, Grievous later began drilling to the core of Mustafar to uncover an ancient superweapon hidden under the planet and placed a battlesphere similar to Skytop Station above Mustafar. The Jedi thus began an investigation into the matter, sending Jedi Master Luminara Unduli and Commander Gree to steal Separatist recognition codes from an archive in Grievous's castle on Vassek's third moon, which they used to infiltrate the Separatist-controlled space station Juma 9, using the station's scanners to locate the superweapon on Mustafar. Meanwhile, Grievous had found the weapon and prepared to use the battlestation's superlasers to charge the weapon, so that it could fire and spread the deadly virus which would then destroy all life in the system. Having learned of Grievous's intentions, the Jedi dispatched Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano, Kit Fisto and Commander Cody to prevent the battlestation's lasers from charging the weapon. With Grievous' deception revealed, Count Dooku forgave the general as Grievous' plans had bought Kul Teska the time he had needed to complete his gravitic polarization beam.[4]

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Confederacy of Independent Systems starship classes
Space stations
Automated vulture droid deployment station · DS-1 Orbital Battle Station
Battleships & Destroyers
Bulwark Mark I · Bulwark Mark II · Fantail-class · Lucrehulk-class · Providence-class · Recusant-class · Sabaoth destroyer · Storm Fleet destroyer
Frigates & Cruisers
Confederacy Cruiser · Diamond-class · Dreadnaught-class · Gozanti Cruiser · Lupus-class · Munificent-class · Sabaoth Frigate · Separatist cruiser · Subjugator-class · Wavecrest-class
Transports & Shuttles
Banking Clan shuttle · BC-714 luxury transport · C-9969 landing craft · C-9979 landing craft · CR-20 troop carrier · Geonosian transport · H-2 executive shuttle · Hardcell-class · Maxillipede shuttle · Punworcca-class · Separatist command shuttle · Separatist supply ship · Sheathipede-class · Trade Federation Troop Transport · Tri-wing shuttle · Vehicle Armored Carrier
Freighters
G9 Rigger-class · Gizer L-6 freighter · Lucrehulk-class LH-3210 · Trade Federation Superfreighter · YV-865 Aurore-class
Gunships, boarding craft and dropships
Droch-class · HMP droid gunship · Separatist boarding craft · Shekelesh-class · Trade Federation gunship · Trident-class
Other
Battlesphere · Core ship · Geonosian dreadnaught · Hex Deployer · InterGalactic Banking Clan gun platform · Lucrehulk-class Droid Control Ship · Lucrehulk-class modular control core · Pursuer-class · Separatist bombardment ship · Separatist refueling ship · Shielded Separatist craft · Star Courier · Trade Federation probe pod · Umbaran support ship · Vanguard picket
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