- "I don't know how long the battle lasted. It seemed like days—it may have only been hours."
- ―Jace Dallin
The Second Battle of Qotile was a battle of the Stark Hyperspace War, the second of five battles fought on the Outer Rim world of Troiken. Following the disastrous first battle, the remaining soldiers of Ranulph Tarkin's paramilitary regrouped inside the mines of Mount Avos on Troiken, where the forces of the Stark Collective subjected them to aerial bombardment. The Collective’s leadership was unhappy that Republic resistance had not crumbled at once, but Iaco Stark convinced them that their setback was only minor, and that a frontal assault would destroy the Republic’s resistance.
This was overheard by the telepathy of Jedi Knight Plo Koon, who used it to prepare the Republic forces. Although the Collective had the advantage in numbers, the Republic forces had the advantage of a defensive position and discipline. The battle raged for hours before the Collective temporarily retreated, regrouped, and attacked again, before being defeated. Throughout the battle, Koon was able to always predict where the next Collective attack would occur.
Following the battle, the Jedi tended to the Republic’s wounded while Stark convinced his lieutenants against any further attacks, intending to starve out the Republic force—with its ten-day food supply and limited ammunition.
- Star Wars: Republic: The Stark Hyperspace War (Appears in flashback(s))