"He may be mythologized, but he's earned his reputation. I could tell tales of how he slaughtered children, the Dhen-Moh genocides—"
―Everi Chalis, to Hazram Namir, on Darth Vader[3]

The Dhen-Moh genocides[3] was a massacre ordered by the Galactic Empire at Dhen-Moh during the Imperial Era.[2] The Sith Lord Darth Vader notably took part in the mass murder, and Everi Chalis, an Imperial governor who had defected to the Rebel Alliance's 61st Mobile Infantry, cited his participation to the rebel First Sergeant Hazram Namir[3] in 3 ABY.[1]

A number of weeks after the Battle of Endor[2] in 4 ABY,[4] Yrica Quell, an Imperial pilot who had defected to the New Republic, the Alliance's successor, compared the Dhen-Moh genocides—alongside the atrocities involving the planets Alderaan and Lasan—to the Empire's enactment of Operation: Cinder, another genocide ordered by the Empire, in her mind during a conversation. Quell considered the difference between the former genocides and Operation: Cinder as that between ruthlessness and cruelty.[2]

Behind the scenes[]

The Dhen-Moh genocides was first mentioned in the 2015 novel Battlefront: Twilight Company, written by Alexander Freed.[3]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 The main events of Battlefront: Twilight Company are set twenty-two years after the Clone Wars, which ended in 19 BBY, according to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. Those events must have therefore occurred in 3 ABY. Darth Vader's participation in Dhen-Moh was mentioned during the novel's main events. Galactic Atlas sets the events where Vader received his name to 19 BBY, so the genocides must have thereby occurred between 19 BBY and 3 ABY.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Alphabet Squadron
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Battlefront: Twilight Company
  4. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
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