The Destruction of Zarracina III was a battle between the Pius Dea-dominated Galactic Republic and the Zarracines of Zarracina III in 11,660 BBY, part of the Twelfth Pius Dea Crusade. The theocratic Pius Dea sect controlled the Republic and used its resources including the Republic Military to launch crusades against rival alien sects in the Outer Rim.
When the native Zarracines resisted Republic conquest when their homeworld was discovered by the greater galaxy in 11,660 BBY, the Republic fleet bombarded the surface of their planet, leaving an irradiated wasteland. The surviving Zarracines adopted nomadism and eternal enmity against the Republic. Many joined the Confederacy of Independent Systems, including assassins who targeted Tannon Praji, only to be thwarted by Ottegru Grey. During the New Republic era, a number of Zarracines supported the Diversity Alliance.