- "Rebel scum, this is Moff Seerdon. Your resistance is useless. As you can see, I have blockaded the city, and Chandrila is now mine. You will surrender, or I will shoot you all down."
- ―Kohl Seerdon
The Blockade of Chandrila was an event during the Galactic Civil War. After the Rebel Alliance's raid on Fest, Moff Kohl Seerdon retaliated by attacking the Chandrila, a major part of the Alliance—coincidentally his homeworld, and also the homeworld of Mon Mothma. To prevent the loss of the spaceport at Nayli, the Alliance sent an armored hover train escorted by Rogue Squadron. The train carried supplies vital to the resistance forces within the city.
Prelude[edit | edit source]
A Rebel special operations force, supported by the elite Rogue Squadron under the lead of Commander Luke Skywalker, raided the Imperial Moff Kohl Seerdon's Weapons Research Facility on the arctic world of Fest, and managed to steal a squad of three AT-PT transports before leaving. This enraged Seerdon. In retaliation for the destruction of the research facility and the theft of the AT-PTs, Seerdon invaded Chandrila, his own homeworld, as well as the homeworld of Alliance founder Mon Mothma, and blockaded the spaceport at Nayli.
The blockade[edit | edit source]
TIE Bombers pounded the city's major structures. In order to get supplies to the city, Mon Mothma deployed the elite Rogue Squadron, led by Commander Luke Skywalker, to escort an armored hovertrain carrying valuable supplies into the city limits. Upon arrival in the city, Rogue group cleared the way for three Rebel evacuation shuttles, and upon landing were blasted by AT-ST walker fire. Rogue Squadron managed to stop the six AT-STs from destroying the shuttles and allowed the shuttles carrying the innocent civilians to leave the area.
While attacking the AT-STs, Rogue Squadron proceeded to target a lone AT-ST standing guard near a shuttle landing area, retrieving advanced bombs from the wreckage.
Then, three TIE Interceptors and three TIE bombers arrived to carry on the attack the previous wave had started. But they failed to do so, as Rogue Squadron returned to the city and picked them off before they could do any severe damage, saving the city.
Aftermath[edit | edit source]
Moff Seerdon happened to be on-world during the battle, and took the opportunity to taunt his former subordinate, Kasan Moor over the comlink, nearly provoking her into attacking him. However, Commander Skywalker deemed it too risky to pursue Seerdon, and withheld his squadron from attacking. In retaliation for the attack on Chandrila, Rogue Squadron mounted an effort to destroy Seerdon's Capacitor on the volcanic planet Sullust. Seerdon used this temporary distraction as an opportunity to mount a massive attack on Thyferra, seizing the Rebellion's vital bacta supplies.
After Seerdon was frustrated by the Rebel efforts, he led his forces into a blockade of the sector.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
The Blockade on Chandrila appears in the 1998 video game Star Wars: Rogue Squadron. The player had to initially protect the train and the city from destruction as both would lead to mission failure. In the middle of the mission as the three landing craft dock to evacuate the people of Chandrila, the narrating voice that does the briefings and the in game missions, while on pause, inserts the new mission to "Protect the evacuation shuttles," which makes the first side mission appearance.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: Rogue Squadron (First appearance)
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: Rogue Squadron: The Official Nintendo Player's Guide
- Coruscant and the Core Worlds
- Strongholds of Resistance