- "The first squad I commanded after making sergeant was sent to free POWs being held at a small Imperial outpost. Intel said the place would be lightly manned. Most of the Imperials wouldn't arrive for another twenty-four hours."
- ―Sergeant Rusk
The Sith Empire maintained a small outpost, where they held prisoners of war during the Great Galactic War with the Galactic Republic. Sometime between 3665 BBY and the end of the war in 3653 BBY, a Republic Military squad under the command of Sergeant Fideltin Rusk attacked the outpost in order to rescue the prisoners, basing their assault on intelligence that stated the base's reinforcements would not arrive for another day. However, the reinforcements arrived early, giving the base's personnel a significant advantage over the attackers. Despite the enemy's superior numbers, the squad was successful in rescuing the prisoners and escaped the base with no fatalities on their side. Rusk would later mention the outpost while telling the story of the mission to the Jedi Knight known as the Hero of Tython.
Behind the scenes
The Imperial outpost was first mentioned in Star Wars: The Old Republic, a video game released by BioWare and LucasArts in 2011, during the conversation "Bad Intel" with the companion character Sergeant Rusk for the Jedi Knight class. The conversation does not specify the base's location.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (First mentioned)
Notes and references
- Star Wars: The Old Republic—Conversation with Sergeant Rusk: "Bad Intel"
- According to the Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia, Elin Garza enlisted at the age of 15 years using false credentials, meaning that the minimum age for enlistment must be higher than 15. Therefore, as Fideltin Rusk did not enlist illegally, he must have been older than 15 at the time of the attack, and Rusk was born in 3680 BBY.