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Battle of Karideph
Conflict

Minos Cluster Campaign, Great Galactic War[1]

Date

Between 3667 BBY and 3653 BBY[2]

Place

Karideph[1]

Outcome

Republic victory[1]

Combatants

Sith Empire[1]

Commanders


Strength


During the Great Galactic War between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire, Republic forces under the leadership of Jedi Master Orgus Din and Lieutenant Harron Tavus of the elite Republic Special Forces Division unit Havoc Squad drove back an invasion attempt by the Empire on the planet Karideph. Part of the twenty-eight-year Minos Cluster Campaign, the battle saw both Din and Tavus named the "Heroes of Karideph" for their bravery during the fighting.

PreludeEdit

When the Sith Empire returned to the galaxy in 3681 BBY and sparked the Great Galactic War with the Galactic Republic,[1] the Imperial Military launched a campaign to conquer the resource-rich Minos Cluster.[3] The resulting offensive lasted the entire twenty-eight years of the war,[4] with Jedi and the Republic Army battling the Imperial Army and its Sith leaders across the entire sector for almost three decades.[1]

The Jedi Master Orgus Din was among the many Jedi who were stationed in the Minos Cluster for long periods of time, and by the end of the war Din had seen more fighting alongside Republic soldiers than any other surviving Jedi. After the Republic defeated the Empire at the Battle of Alderaan[1] in 3667 BBY,[2] Harron Tavus was recruited into Havoc Squad—an elite unit in the Republic's newly formed Special Forces Division, and he was eventually stationed in the Minos Cluster as well. Tavus and Din soon became friends, and the two led Republic forces on many highly successful raids against Imperial forces throughout the Minos Cluster.[1]

The battleEdit

Sometime before the end of the war in 3653 BBY, the Empire attempted to invade the planet Karideph,[1] a world whose main industry was the production of foodstuffs.[5] However, Din and Tavus led the Republic Military in a counterattack on Karideph, successfully turning back the Imperial offensive and forcing the Empire to abandon its invasion efforts.[1]

AftermathEdit

For their bravery and leadership in the battle on Karideph, both Din and Tavus were named the "Heroes of Karideph,"[1] and the two continued to serve in the battle for the Minos Cluster until the Empire withdrew its forces[4] in 3653 BBY[1] as an offer of peace.[4]

Behind the scenesEdit

The battle at Karideph was first mentioned in the 2012 reference guide Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia, under the entry for Orgus Din.[1]

SourcesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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
Haruun Kal · Operation Force Crush
Alderaan peace conference · Coruscant

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 · 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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