The Battle of Eliad was a early battle between the Galactic Republic, the Sith Empire, during the Great Galactic War on planet of Eliad. In 3,681 BBY, the reconstituted Sith Empire returned to the known galaxy from relative exile and invaded the Minos Cluster in the Outer Rim Territories. The operation was one of the earliest conflicts of the Great Galactic War, performed during the Sith's initial blitz against vital enemy holdings. Eliad however was the turning point of this campaign because on ground of Eliad the Republic troops finally stopped the victorious Sith offensive on the Minos Cluster.
The loss of the Minos Cluster and the high volume of resources it contained was a significant blow to the Republic, leading to intense political infighting and additional losses in the twenty-eight-year war, but the victory on Eliad improved the moral of the Republic and demonstrating to its people that the Empire can be defeated.
- The Journal of Master Gnost-Dural (real-life book) (First mentioned)