"I think I have located a potential source of dark side Force users for you."
Urai Fen to Tyber Zann[src]

The Ground Battle on Dathomir occurred when Tyber Zann, obsessed with opening a Sith holocron, traveled with his lieutenant Urai Fen to Dathomir in order to find a Force-sensitive to unlock it.


"Taking a fleet there would be suicide. But perhaps we can sneak past the defenses and land light. [...] Send for some defilers. Have them sabotage the sensor system, and then we'll take a shuttle down ourselves."
―Tyber Zann[src]

Urai Fen, looking for dark side user to open the artifact, told Tyber of Dathomir. However, the Empire had blockaded the planet, so Tyber dispatched a defiler to disable a orbital sensor array in order to give him and Urai an easy landing. The Defiler successfully destroyed the scanner.

The battleEdit

"That is the Imperial Governor’s stronghold. Once he’s dead, the Empire will likely evacuate Dathomir. They can’t take us by force, and they won’t surprise us again."

Zann deals with the Nightsisters

After landing on the surface of Dathomir, Tyber Zann and Urai Fen proceeded to attack and destroy the Singing Mountain Prison and its power generator, freeing the prisoners, including three Nightsisters, from whom Zann learned that another Nightsister, Silri, has the power to unlock and analyze the Sith artifact in his possession, so they proceeded to free her from Imperial custody.

The initial thrust towards the Frenzied River prison revealed turbolaser towers protecting it, so the Consortium forces destroyed the generator at the nearby dam powering the turrets. Having freed Silri, the Nightsister agreed to aid Zann in his quest to learn the artifact's secrets, in exchange for the death of the Imperial governor who had put her in public display in a cage. In accordance with this, the Consortium then destroyed the Imperial governor's quarters and Silri slew the governor.


"This is a mistake Tyber. She will betray you as soon as she gets what she wants."
"We have to chance it - she can access the artifact, and I need to know what it contains before I use it to get past the Imperial forces and complete my plans."
―Urai Fen and Tyber Zann[src]

After the battle, Silri joined the Zann Consortium and accepted to decrypt the Sith holocron.

Behind the scenesEdit

The battle appeared in the 2006 video game Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption as part of the Zann Consortium single-player story campaign.

During the battle, the player has the option to destroy mining facilities, each of which yield 5000 in-game credits, and destroy three uplink stations to halt the flow of Imperial reinforcements. The composition of prisoners freed from the three prisons vary on each replay of the battle, save for the three Nightsisters that always spawn upon destroying a prison.



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