- "When the Eternal Fleet came for Alderaan, we thought we were prepared. The Republic planned for a naval invasion. What we got was a massacre. The enemy suddenly dropped out of hyperspace. There were hundreds of them, a massive wall of ships moving as one. I've never seen such a fluid formation. When we shot a vessel down, the others closed in and sealed the gap. Like the fleet was healing a wound. They were relentless. We fought with everything we had, but barely scratched the enemy. It was like the entire fleet had a single pilot. So yes, I ordered the retreat. Even then, only half of us survived. There's no stopping them. Why die trying?"
- ―Dannis Veriga
During the Eternal Empire's conquest of the galaxy, the Galactic Republic's navy attempted to defend the Republic planet of Alderaan from the Eternal Fleet. However, the Republic had planned for a standard naval assault and was unprepared for the ferocity of the Eternal Fleet. The hundreds of Eternal Fleet warships that arrived enacted a ferocious attack on the Republic forces. The Republic was able to shoot down at least one warship, but thanks to the coordinated network of GEMINI droid captains, the fleet quickly closed the gap. On Admiral Dannis Veriga's orders, the remainder of the Republic fleet retreated.
Behind the scenes
The engagement at Alderaan is mentioned in Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire in the codex entry "Eternal Fleet: Combat", obtained during Chapter 15: The GEMINI Deception.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire (First mentioned) (Codex entry)
Notes and references
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire—Codex: "Eternal Fleet: Combat"
- According to Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire takes place in 3636 BBY and the ninth chapter in 3630 BBY. The expansion states that the Outlander woke up five years after the events of the first chapter, placing Chapters II through VIII in 3631 BBY. , the first chapter of