|Republic Outland Regions Security Force|
The Republic Outland Regions Security Force, abbreviated ORSF and sometimes referred arrogantly as the Republic Navy by its members, was a military organization operating in the Outer Rim Territories in the last decades of the Galactic Republic, it was part of the Planetary Security Forces.
Styling himself a general, Tarkin referred to his fleet as the Republic Navy and his ground troops as the Republic Army; although both had been eliminated by the Ruusan Reformation, his Militarist faction sought to reestablish them.
Tarkin's ships were apparently Judicial Forces surplus, and consisted of Corellian Star Shuttles, Consular-class space cruisers, and variants of Consulars built with wider hulls (presumably for carrying ground forces). The fleet's flagship, Invincible, was another modified Consular.
Tarkin's soldiers, officers, and vehicles and vessels were culled from the regional defense forces of planets sympathetic to his cause, among them Rendili, Commenor, and possibly Eriadu, Barkhesh, and Carida. Tarkin's soldier primary weapon was A280 blaster rifle.
The military force was established to reign in the lawless regions in the Outer Rim and was formed by Governor-General Ranulph Tarkin of the Seswenna sector from the Seswenna Defense Forces and the Planetary Security Forces of neighboring sectors.
The force was put to the test during the Stark Hyperspace War. En route to the First Battle of Qotile, the fleet was hit with a navcomputer virus spread by a signal the Stark Collective had piggybacked on Nute Gunray's locational signal. Only one third of the force reached Troiken; another third emerged from hyperspace off-course, while the last third emerged from hyperspace in places that would destroy them, such as within planets or near black holes and stars.
During the battle, the fleet was trounced and the survivors evacuated to the surface of Troiken, where they holed up in Mount Avos. There, Special Tactics troopers fought several battles before the siege was lifted with the Combine's defeat in the Fifth Battle of Qotile. At Troiken, all of but a third of his ships, and a large amount of his soldiers were killed; the remainder presumably returned to the regional defense forces, as did Dallin, or to the Judicial Fleet, as did Dodonna.
During the Clone Wars, the Outland Regions Security Force fought alongside clone troopers as part of the Republic's Eighteenth Army, and it was deployed in engagements along both the Hydian Way and the Rimma Trade Route.
Maarisa Zsinj, the mother of future Imperial Grand Moff and Warlord Zsinj, served as an admiral in the Outland Regions Security Force and her skills earned her the nickname of "Ace of the Spacelanes."
Behind the scenesEdit
The Outland Regions Security Force was created by Greg Bear and first featured in the novel Rogue Planet. The 2012 guide book The Essential Guide to Warfare later retconed a Republic-affiliated paramilitary force that appeared in the 2001 comic arc Star Wars: Republic: The Stark Hyperspace War as being the Outland Regions Security Force.
- Rebellion Era Sourcebook
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 5 (SIT2, Sith Infiltrator)
- The New Essential Guide to Characters
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 74 (CRE2, Creating the Death Star)
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- The Essential Guide to Warfare
- The Essential Reader's Companion
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 The Essential Guide to Warfare
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Rogue Planet
- ↑ 3.0 3.1
- ↑ Star Wars: Agent of the Empire—Iron Eclipse, Part 1
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 Star Wars: Republic: The Stark Hyperspace War
- ↑ 6.0 6.1
- ↑ The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia