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"By destroying the dreadnought and spreading word that the Dread Masters had been killed, the Council hoped to prevent the Emperor from making any attempt to locate them. The truth was, however, that the Council believed the Dread Master were far too valuable to dispose of."
―Grand Master Satele Shan[1]

In 3668 BBY during the Great Galactic War between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire, members of the Jedi Order and Republic Special Forces Division organized a mission to stop the Dread Masters—a group of six ancient Sith Lords who were terrorizing Republic naval fleets through use of the dark side of the Force. The Dread Masters' power in Sith magic allowed them to remotely and anonymously induce crippling fear in enemy vessels, sending their crews fleeing in panic and seriously damaging the Republic war effort. Despite efforts to keep the six of them hidden aboard a Harrower-class dreadnought, Imperial communications regarding their identity and location was intercepted by the Republic Strategic Information Service, allowing Jedi Knight Jaric Kaedan and a Republic Special Forces team to plan a strike against the Dread Masters. The operation was successful and ended with the capture of the Sith Lords and the Republic's acquisition of a highly-classified Imperial database. Although their dreadnaught was destroyed, the Masters were kept alive and ferried to The Tomb, a maximum security section of the Republic's secret prison on Belsavis in the Outer Rim Territories.


"In a string of recent confrontations with the Empire, dozens of Republic warships had gone missing, leaving evidence that they fled after personnel on board were overcome by a profound and mysterious terror."
―Jedi Master Gnost-Dural[1]

The mission[]

"Working with an elite Republic Special Forces team, Jedi Knight Jaric Kaedan managed to infiltrate the dreadnought and capture the Dread Masters."


"The ancient prison on Belsavis was the only place with safety measures strong enough to ensure the Dread Masters could not escape, and it is there they remain to this day. Let us hope that they remain there for all eternity."
―Satele Shan[1]



Notes and references[]

Great Galactic War
(36813653 BBY)
Galactic timeline

Previous: Dark Wars
(39553951 BBY)

Concurrent: Kanz Disorders
(39703670 BBY)

Next: Cold War
(36533642 BBY)

Battles of the Great Galactic War
Sith onslaught
(36813671 BBY)
Tingel Arm · Aparo sector · Tingel Arm campaign
First Korriban · Sluis Van
Minos Cluster Campaign:
Coruscant riots · Eliad · Karideph
Blockade of the Rimma Trade Route:
First Seswenna sector · Second Seswenna sector
Rattataki insurrection · Talay · First Lenico IV · Mid Rim · Begeren
Hunt for Exal Kressh:
Lenico Colony Blue · Second Korriban
Bomodon · Third Seswenna sector · First Bothawui
Second Bothawui · Balmorra
Republic resilience
(36713660 BBY)
Dread Masters · Belsavis · Alderaan · Gell Mattar · Baras vs. Jedi
Starweird Queen · Hoth · Ferrid's theft · Republic envoy
Blockade of the Hydian Way:

Devaron · Coruscant riots · Smuggler attack
Rim Campaign:
First Ord Radama · Third Korriban · Ziost
Ashas Ree · Serenno · Second Ord Radama
Empire victorious
(36603653 BBY)
Rhen Var · Assassination of Darth Azamin · Dantooine
Defeat of the Imperial Seventh Fleet · Druckenwell
Assassination of Moff Tarrick · Haruun Kal
Operation Force Crush · Coruscant · Alderaan peace conference
Other battles and campaigns
(Alphabetical order)
Agamar · Amador · Assassination attempt · Dathomir
Dantooine duel · Edusa · Fest · Gelpog's asteroid-hives
Genarius · Geonosis · Ilum · Imperial flagship
Imperial outpost · Iskalon · Kaikielius · Lan Barell
Second Lenico IV · Loronar · Manaan
Ngani Zho's battle · Nopsin · Operation: Aphelion · Operation: Freefall
Operation: Hightower · Operation: Undertow · Ord Ibanna
Oteg's battle · Ralltiir · Rordak · SIS slave operation
Sullust · Utapau · Velmor · Warhammer · Yavin 4
Related topics and articles
Chancellor Berooken · Dark Council · Galactic Republic · Senate emergency defense session
Hutt–Imperial treaty · Jedi Council · Jedi Order · Mandalore the Lesser · Mandalorian clans
Sith Emperor · Sith Empire · Sith Order · Republic depression · Republic Senate · Treaty of Coruscant
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