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Shortly after the capture of the six Sith Lords known as the Dread Masters in 3668 BBY during the Great Galactic War, an attempt by the Dread Masters to break out of the Galactic Republic's prison complex on the planet Belsavis led to a short battle above the planet. After the Sith were moved to the prison district of Section X to ensure that they would not harm other inmates, the six reached out to an apprentice of theirs and ordered him to bring the Fatality—a warship of the Sith Empire that carried dozens of elite HK-51 assassin droids—to Belsavis so that they could break out. However, the prison's defenses destroyed the Fatality in orbit, sending the heavily damaged warship crashing into a frozen lake near Section X.

PreludeEdit

In 3668 BBY, during the Great Galactic War between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire, a strike team composed of Jedi Knight Jaric Kaedan and a Republic Special Forces Division unit managed to capture the six Sith Lords known as the Dread Masters with the help of the Republic's intelligence agency, the Republic Strategic Information Service. The Dread Masters, who were capable of using a dark side version of battle meditation to inspire crippling fear in their opponents, were sent to the Republic's secret prison complex on the planet Belsavis.[1]

The battleEdit

However, the Dread Masters were able to reach out to one of their apprentices and ordered him to steal the Fatality, an Imperial destroyer that was carrying dozens of the highly advanced HK-51 assassin droids, and break them out of prison. The apprentice complied with their orders, bringing the Fatality to Belsavis—a location which the Republic had worked hard to ensure that the Empire never discovered.[2] Fortunately for the Republic, the rest of the Empire was unaware of the apprentice's purpose or location,[4] so when the prison's defenses shot down the Fatality over the district of Section X, the Republic's secret prison remained secret. However, the Republic was unaware that the Fatality was not destroyed on impact, but had in fact crashed into a frozen lake near Section X where it would remain for the next three decades.[2]

AftermathEdit

The HK-51 droids aboard the Fatality remained frozen and deactivated until 3641 BBY, when the recently-freed Dread Masters brought the Dread Guard—an army of Imperials and other individuals under their mental control—back to Section X and began to excavate the destroyer while also pursuing other goals in the area.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

The battle above Belsavis was first mentioned in several promotional releases for Game Update 1.5 of the video game Star Wars: The Old Republic,[5] as the update featured the addition of Section X and a series of missions that allowed players to acquire HK-51 as a companion.[6] It was later expanded on in the Republic and Imperial missions in Section X, giving the battle a date and background.[2]

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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
Assassination of Moff Tarrick · Haruun Kal
Operation Force Crush · Coruscant · Alderaan peace conference
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 · Nopsin · 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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