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The Dantooine Incursion, also known as the Nova Blade Assault,[5] was an engagement between the reconstituted Sith Empire and the Galactic Republic during the Third Galactic War,[4] occurring circa 3630 BBY.[source?]

PreludeEdit

The reconstituted Sith Empire saw Dantooine as an immediate threat due to its location at the edge of Imperial Space, making it a highly effective base of operations for the Galactic Republic. Furthermore, the once insignificant agricultural world quickly became a major supply contributor for the Republic's forces in the Outer Rim Territories following the revolt against the Eternal Empire. During the opening stages of the Third Galactic War, sometime after the Invasion of Ossus, the Empire, under the advisement of Darth Xarion, hired the pirate gang known as the Nova Blades to attack the planet. With the pirates providing a sufficient distraction, the Sith Empire inserted a small subversive task force of their own with the intent to selectively cripple infrastructure and sabotage the Republic's military response to the pirate threat.[4]

The battleEdit

The Nova Blades' invasion of Dantooine was swift and surprising, originally taking the Republic garrison off guard. Meanwhile, the Sith Empire succeeded in the covert infiltration of Dantooine. The pirate forces actively plundered the planet, showing no discernment between Republic or Imperial Forces.

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Eternal Throne—Mission: "The Marauders of Dantooine" on Dantooine
  2. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed video game (PSP, PS2 and Wii versions' in-game databank) Darth Desolous entry
  3. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed video game databank establishes that Darth Desolous was born approximately 3500 years before the beginning of the Clone Wars. The New Essential Chronology provides the date of 22 BBY for the opening battle of the Clone Wars. The date of this conflict can therefore be placed at some point after Desolous' birth.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 SWTOR mini Game Update 5.10.3 "The Dantooine Incursion" Has Been Announced! on The Old Republic's official website (backup link)
  5. SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic—Codex Entry: "Nova Blade Assault"
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