Ord Radama was conquered by Xim the Despot about 25,130 BBY. It was later an Ordnance/Regional Depot of the Galactic Republic. During the Jedi Civil War, Ord Radama aligned with the Sith Empire, returning to the Republic after Darth Malak's death.
During the Great Galactic War, the forces of the reformed Sith Empire attacked Ord Radama, under the command of the Sith Lord Darth Malgus. Intially successful, Malgus' forces laid siege to Livien Magnus, the capital of Ord Radama, and after a week the city fell to them. However, the Sith forces were not subsequently resupplied and a few weeks later, the Republic sent a fleet to Ord Radama, to drive the Sith from the planet. The Republic ships decimated Malgus' fleet and during the engagment, a stricken Sith Harrower-class Dreadnaught plummeted into the atmosphere of Ord Radama and crashed into Livien Magnus, destroying the city and killing one hundred thousand of the world's inhabitants. The Sith subsequently abandoned Ord Radama and the city New Raido became the planet's new capital. However, in the aftermath of the attack, the Ord Radama natives struggled to survive, while the Republic did little to fortify the world.
Several months later, the Sith Emperor, the ruler of the Sith Empire, ordered Malgus to retake Ord Radama, and Malgus launched a fresh attack on the world. The invasion did not go smoothly and Malgus' forces were confounded by the forces of the Jedi Order, but Malgus remained confident that he would be victorious.
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