The Battle of Doniphon was a battle of the Kwymar Suppressions, during the Galactic Civil War. The Rebel Alliance forces on Doniphon were defeated by the Galactic Empire.
Early in the Galactic Civil War, 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.
During the battle, many stormtroopers were strafed by Rebel starfighters. One of the injured officers was Sergeant Major Beilert Valance. His platoon was struck by a proton torpedo. Despite those heavy causalities, The Imperial forces were eventually victorious.
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.
Years later, Beilert Valance, now turned bounty hunter, attacked and destroyed the Anglebay Station in order to erase all traces of his transformation.
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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