The Retaliation was a Venator-class Star Destroyer commanded by Maarisa Zsinj.


At some point after the end of the Clone Wars, the Retaliation was scheduled for decommissioning, with Maarisa's son Zsinj moving to take command of the Star Destroyer instead.

Maarisa Zsinj refused to hand her ship over and instead ventured on a new career as a pirate, targeting what she saw as a corrupt Empire. Her son was ordered to take her down, which resulted in a military campaign that ended with Maarisa's death and the younger Zsinj proclaimed as the first Warlord of the Empire.