Khypes was a general in the Imperial Army of the reconstituted Sith Empire during the Cold War between the Empire and the Galactic Republic. Around 3645 BBY, Khypes was sent to the recently-discovered planet of Voss with a battle cruiser and several army divisions to conquer the world and its powerful Force-sensitive natives. Khypes arrived in the Voss system, but before the general could contact the Voss, Khypes's battle cruiser was overridden by the technology of the secretive Star Cabal and exploded, and the escort ships were destroyed only moments later. Khypes's death and the loss of the fleet astonished both the Empire and the Republic, who were unable to find the cause of the explosion, and the Empire declared Khypes to have been a rogue officer as they made diplomatic overtures to the Voss.
Behind the scenes
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (First mentioned) (Codex entry)
Notes and references
- Star Wars: The Old Republic—Imperial Agent Mission: "Paying Respects" on Voss establishes that the imposter Bas-Ton has been on Voss for five years, and he was sent there to infiltrate Voss society after the Sith Empire's invasion of the planet failed. Additionally, Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia places the events of Act III, which include Voss, in approximately 3640 BBY; thus, the invasion of Voss occurred in approximately 3645 BBY.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic—Codex: "The Imperial Attack on Voss"
- Star Wars: The Old Republic—Imperial Agent Mission: "The Hidden Throne" on Isen Four establishes that Imperial Intelligence investigates all occurrences of starships spontaneously exploding via Hunter's override technology in the last five years, and this leads Cipher Nine to the planets Belsavis and Voss. Additionally, the Star Cabal sends the Shining Man to Voss in the aftermath of the invasion, as they wish to prevent the Sith Empire and Galactic Republic from controlling the world. Thus, it can be determined that the Voss invasion was also caused by the Star Cabal.