- "We will do all we can to protect our assets and intellectual properties."
- ―Corporate Alliance Magistrate Passel Argente, following the raid
In 22 BBY, during the Separatist Crisis, the Corporate Alliance conducted a raid against a group of slicers on an asteroid named Yirt-4138-Grek-12. Upon learning of a secret slicer compound on the asteroid used to supply espionage agents who were stealing data from the Alliance, the corporation deployed its NR-N99 Persuader-class droid enforcers on the asteroid, and the droid tanks attacked the base. Following the attack, twenty-five slicers lay dead, and the base was annihilated. While some senators of the Galactic Republic believed the attack to be excessive, it nonetheless fell within legal boundaries.
- "The compound contained unauthorized cybernetic surgery suites that were churning out vessels and cyborgs that have been slicing into Corporate Alliance data-stores."
- ―Passel Argente
During the Separatist Crisis in 22 BBY, a secret industrial espionage training center was located on a remote asteroid named Yirt-4138-Grek-12 in the Corporate Alliance–controlled Fakir sector. The base was used to supply and train industrial espionage agents by building them starships and performing cybernetic surgeries on them, thus turning them into cyborgs. The base's operations were unauthorized by the Galactic Republic and, as such, were kept hidden by the parties who funded the facility.
One of the base's agents was Denlace Sachoore, a twenty-four-year-old female who underwent surgery and came out with a cranium-implanted vessel drive. However, while working as a Corporate Alliance clerk, she was caught embezzling Alliance data in the vessel drive and was questioned by Alliance expeditors. Approximately a month later, the source of her training and surgery was traced to Yirt-4138-Grek-12, and the facility was discovered. Viewing the base as a potential threat to the revenues of the Alliance, the Corporate Alliance Directorate, led by Magistrate Passel Argente, decided in a 7–2 vote that instant eliminating actions were required.
- "This potential revenue-threat has been neutralized."
- ―Passel Argente
The Alliance sent transports containing NR-N99 Persuader-class droid enforcers to Yirt-4138-Grek-12, deploying them ten kilometers from the base. The droid tanks then proceeded to travel across the asteroid to the facility, where they breached the pressurized structure by using their laser and missile weaponry, and, as a result, twenty-five cybernetically-enhanced data thieves perished inside the base, which was completely destroyed.
- "It's all in the clear, as far as the letter of the law goes. But it couldn't be more retrograde to the spirit of the law. Since the asteroid was in Alliance space, and clearly in their jurisdiction, though, there's nothing wrong with what they did, legally speaking."
- ―Senator Gopple
After the raid, Argente dispatched a holo-message to shareholders of the Alliance, in which he explained the details of the raiding mission and assured that the Alliance would do everything it could to protect its business interests. The raid was later reported by HoloNet News. While the raid was perfectly legal, as it took place in Alliance space, a number of senators of the Galactic Senate, including Senator Gopple of Erigorm, objected to the attack, believing that the use of armored tank droids was too extreme.
Behind the scenesEdit
The raid was first mentioned in the in-universe HoloNet News Vol. 531 48 article Corporate Alliance Attacks Slicer Compound, part of the HoloNet News volume released on March 21, 2002. It was also mentioned in the entry for the Corporate Alliance in The Official Star Wars Fact File 91.
- HoloNet News Vol. 531 48 (First mentioned) —
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