- "Great. Out of all the planets in the galaxy, we have to pick one in the middle of a war."
- ―Ferus Olin
The Battle of Acherin took place in the year following the end of the Clone Wars.
The battle began when, having saved a Republic Jedi General from being killed by his own troops, the leaders of the Acherin Separatists quickly came to realize that the emerging Galactic Empire was a much greater threat than the old Galactic Republic.
Organizing their Separatist troops into a resistance force, the inhabitants of Acherin waged a bloody battle against the Empire, leading to heavy losses on both sides. To save some lives in the process, the Empire would utilize single-person Compact Assault Vehicles piloted by droids. Then with the planet on the verge of pacification, Imperial Admiral Riwwel refused to accept the Acherin plea for cease-fire, ordering the bombardment of Eluthan, the Acherin capital, as revenge for all his dead troops. Only the timely arrival of the Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ferus Olin saved the lives of the resistance leaders Toma and Raina Quill. While they fled, the Empire devastated the city and claimed the planet.
- The Last of the Jedi: Dark Warning (First appearance)
- The Last of the Jedi: Underworld (Mentioned only)
- The Last of the Jedi: Return of the Dark Side (Mentioned only)
- The Last of the Jedi: Against the Empire (Mentioned only)