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"These gave as good as they got, and 'cold' and 'hot' wars alternated for a thousand years—while the Republic flagellated itself with inquisitions—until Pius Dea rule met its end in that famous encounter which hardly needs retelling here."
―Gabrel Treon, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Praji: A Cartel of Genes[src]

The Battle of Uquine was a conflict that occurred above the planet Uquine in 10,966 BBY. The famous last battle of the Seventh Alsakan Conflict between the Pius Dea-controlled Galactic Republic and an alliance led by the Jedi Order and Alsakan, it saw the defeat of the religious cult and their removal from power, ending a millennia of crusades and persecution.

PreludeEdit

The Seventh Alsakan Conflict and the Battle of Uquine were the result of events of the Pius Dea Era, a thousand-year-long period during which the Galactic Republic was controlled by the religious cult Pius Dea and their leaders, the Contispex dynasty. The cult's thirty-four crusades against alien species and suspected alien sympathizers angered countless beings in the galaxy, but few were strong enough to stand up against the group that controlled the major galactic government.

The Jedi Order had long ago recused themselves from the Republic, severing all ties and retreating to their academy world of Ossus. But around 11,100 BBY, the peaceful Caamasi were able to convince the Order to act against the cult, which had begun a series of Inquisitions in the Core Worlds to root out alien sympathizers. The Order and the Caamasi worked to inspire a religious revolution amongst the Pius Dea for the next few centuries, also allying with the planet Alsakan, the Hutts, Herglics, and Duros.

In 10,967 BBY, the Renunciates declared themselves, and war broke out between the Faithful and the heretics. The two groups battled across the Republic, while the Alsakan and Jedi-led alliance struck at Fondor, Cyrillia, and Ixtlar.

The battleEdit

After a year of conflict, the Bureau of Ships and Services abandoned its traditional neutrality and secretly agreed to aid the Jedi Order. Coordinating with the Renunciates and the alliance, the BoSS secretly seeded Pius Dea's fleet of cathedral ships with rogue navicomputer code. The Order and its allies gathered their forces at Uquine, baiting the Faithful into attacking the Renunciate fleet there. Just before the Pius Dea's fleet jumped to hyperspace, the BoSS sent a signal to every ship in the fleet that activated the implanted code.[1]

More than half of the fleet disappeared, lost in hyperspace. Many of those missing cathedral ships found themselves stranded in deep space, with their navicomputers wiped clean and their hyperdrives and communications systems rendered useless. Those aboard would be unable to return, and would eventually die from lack of supplies. The remaining ships arrived at Uquine to find themselves under attack by the combined forces of the Renunciates and the Jedi-led alliance.[1]

A strike team of Jedi Knights boarded the flagship Flame of Sinthara and captured Supreme Chancellor Contispex XIX, ending the Pius Dea's rule of the Republic. Contispex was taken to Caamas, where he was found guilty of crimes against the galaxy and imprisoned for the rest of his life. Without their leader, the Pius Dea faith crumbled after their defeat at Uquine. Every single member of the faith was removed from office, and Jedi Grand Master Biel Ductavis assumed the office of Supreme Chancellor.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

The Battle of Uquine was first mentioned as the "famous encounter" that ended the Pius Dea Era in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Praji. It was later expanded upon in the The Essential Guide to Warfare.

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