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Near the end of the Great Galactic War between the Sith Empire and the Galactic Republic, the Sith Lord Darth Azamin—a member of the Empire's ruling Dark Council—was assassinated by a strike team of Jedi. The operation was actually arranged by the Sith Lord Darth Decimus with the help of the Dark Councilor Darth Vowrawn, and with his death Darth Azamin was replaced as head of the Sphere of Military Strategy by Decimus.

PreludeEdit

Darth Azamin was a member of the reconstituted Sith Empire's ruling Dark Council during the later years of the Great Galactic War with the Galactic Republic,[1] and Azamin served as head of the Sphere of Military Strategy. However, Azamin's fellow Dark Councilor Darth Vowrawn—a cunning political savant who had been on the Council since the beginning of the war[3]—struck a deal with the Sith Lord Darth Decimus sometime before the end of the war[1] in 3653 BBY[2] In exchange for the elite Armageddon Battalion as his personal military force, Vowrawn arranged[3] for the Jedi Order to learn the location of Azamin's personal stronghold and when the Dark Councilor would be weakest.[1]

The assassinationEdit

Taking the bait, the Jedi dispatched a strike team to Azamin's fortress, and the strike team managed to kill the Dark Councilor within the stronghold. However, the starship that the Jedi used to escape the fortress was sabotaged by Decimus[1] and Vowrawn's agents,[3] causing it to explode and kill the entire strike team.[1]

AftermathEdit

In the wake of Azamin's death, Darth Decimus was elevated to the Dark Council with the support Vowrawn, and Decimus assumed Azamin's seat at the head of the Sphere of Military Strategy. In that position, Decimus carefully planned an Imperial invasion of the Republic planet of Corellia—a plan that he was put into action when war broke out after the decade of tenuous peace following the Great Galactic War.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

The death of Darth Azamin was first described in the Codex entry for Darth Decimus in Star Wars: The Old Republic, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game released by LucasArts and BioWare.[1] It was later expanded on in the game's 2012 reference guide Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia, which detailed Darth Vowrawn's role in the assassination and also identified Decimus—and thereby his predecessor Azamin—as the head of the Sphere of Military Strategy.[3]

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Great Galactic War
(36813653 BBY)
Galactic timeline

Previous: Dark Wars
(39553951 BBY)

Concurrent: Kanz Disorders
(39703670 BBY)

Next: Cold War
(36533642 BBY)

Battles of the Great Galactic War
Sith onslaught
(36813671 BBY)
Tingel Arm · Aparo sector · Tingel Arm campaign
First Korriban · Sluis Van
Minos Cluster Campaign:
Coruscant riots · Eliad · Karideph
Blockade of the Rimma Trade Route:
First Seswenna sector · Second Seswenna sector
Rattataki insurrection · Talay · First Lenico IV · Mid Rim · Begeren
Hunt for Exal Kressh:
Lenico Colony Blue · Second Korriban
Bomodon · Third Seswenna sector · First Bothawui
Second Bothawui · Balmorra
Republic resilience
(36713660 BBY)
Dread Masters · Belsavis · Alderaan · Gell Mattar · Baras vs. Jedi
Starweird Queen · Hoth · Ferrid's theft · Republic envoy
Blockade of the Hydian Way:

Devaron · Coruscant riots · Smuggler attack
Rim Campaign:
First Ord Radama · Third Korriban · Ziost
Ashas Ree · Serenno · Second Ord Radama
Empire victorious
(36603653 BBY)
Rhen Var · Assassination of Darth Azamin · Dantooine
Defeat of the Imperial Seventh Fleet · Druckenwell
Assassination of Moff Tarrick · Haruun Kal
Operation Force Crush · Coruscant · Alderaan peace conference
Other battles and campaigns
(Alphabetical order)
Agamar · Amador · Assassination attempt · Dathomir
Dantooine duel · Edusa · Fest · Gelpog's asteroid-hives
Genarius · Geonosis · Ilum · Imperial flagship
Imperial outpost · Iskalon · Kaikielius · Lan Barell
Second Lenico IV · Loronar · Manaan
Ngani Zho's battle · Nopsin · Operation: Aphelion · Operation: Freefall
Operation: Hightower · Operation: Undertow · Ord Ibanna
Oteg's battle · Ralltiir · Rordak · SIS slave operation
Sullust · Utapau · Velmor · Warhammer · Yavin 4
Related topics and articles
Chancellor Berooken · Dark Council · Galactic Republic · Senate emergency defense session
Hutt–Imperial treaty · Jedi Council · Jedi Order · Mandalore the Lesser · Mandalorian clans
Sith Emperor · Sith Empire · Sith Order · Republic depression · Republic Senate · Treaty of Coruscant
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