Assault on Doniphon

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"Rebels. They were dug into the Selpathian Hills, low on ammunition. We were on the plain, manning the AV-9. Somehow they got a transmission through the jamming. The rebels at Damatua sent starfighters."
Beilert Valance to 4A8-RA-7[src]

The assault on Doniphon was part of the Kwymar Suppressions in 17 BBY. Rebel forces on Doniphon were defeated by the Galactic Empire.


In 17 BBY[2], the Rebel bases in the Kwymar sector came under attack by the Imperial forces in a campaign known as the Kwymar Suppressions. Doniphon was one of those planets attacked.[5]

The battleEdit

Battle of Doniphon

X-wings attacked the stormtroopers.

During the battle, many stormtroopers were strafed by Rebel starfighters. One of the injured officers was Sergeant Major Beilert Valance.[1] His platoon was struck by a proton torpedo.[6] Despite those heavy causalities[1], The Imperial forces were eventually victorious.[3]


"But that's the past... I've destroyed that!"
Beilert Valance[src]

After the battle, a badly wounded Beilert Valance was left at Anglebay Station on Telos IV. The medics there saved his life, but only by replacing half of his body with cybernetics.[1]

Years later, Beilert Valance, now turned bounty hunter, attacked and destroyed the Anglebay Station in order to erase all traces of his transformation.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

The planet where Valance was injured in Star Wars 16: The Hunter was retconed as Doniphon by author Jason Fry in the miniature scenarios The Hunt Within: Valance's Tale. Fry named the planet after Tom Doniphon, John Wayne's character in the 1962 western movie The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.



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