The Seventh Alsakan Conflict was one of several conflicts between Alsakan, Coruscant, and their respective allies. The seventh was a war between the Pius Dea-controlled Galactic Republic and their enemies, including the Jedi Order, Alsakan, and many alien species that had been persecuted by the religious cult. The conflict resulted in a Alsakan and Jedi victory, removing the Pius Dea from power and replacing Contispex XIX with Jedi Grand Master Biel Ductavis as Supreme Chancellor.
The Pius Dea was a religious cult that had controlled the Galactic Republic ever since Contispex I was elected Supreme Chancellor in 11,987 BBY. His descendants formed the Contispex dynasty, cementing their control of the Republic for over a thousand years. During their reign—a time later known as the Pius Dea Era—the Pius Dea launched a series of thirty-four crusades against alien species and suspected alien sympathizers.
The cult's humanocentric views and their aggressive actions against non-humans angered many alien species, driving groups such as the Duros, Herglics, Hutts, and the Caamasi to oppose their rule. The Jedi Order had long split with the Pius Dea-controlled Republic, having recused themselves to their academy world of Ossus in 11,933 BBY.
Around 10,967 BBY, the peaceful Caamasi finally convinced the Jedi to end their Recusal and act against the Pius Dea. The Caamasi also convinced the planet Alsakan and its allies to join the fight, and began making alliances with alien species that had been persecuted by the Pius Dea.
Over the next few months, the two groups secretly instigated a religious revolution amongst the Pius Dea. Unknowningly influenced by the Jedi, many believers joined the movement and renounce the traditional Pius Dea faith in favor of one more favorable to alien species. This event, known as the Renunciation, sparked a brutal civil war between the Renunciates and the Faithful. Renunciates and Faithful battled across the Republic, ravaging O/RDs, generation ships, government offices, and a myriad of other locations.
The conflict soon exploded into all-out war, as the Pius Dea-led Republic began attacking the Renunciates and the Jedi-led alliance. However, much of the Republic Navy decided to defect from the Republic, joining the Jedi and Alsakan against the religious fanatics. While the Pius Dea was greatly weakened by the defection, they still had an entire fleet of cathedral ships to rely upon, and continued to wage war against those they saw as impure.
It was not until a year later that the Bureau of Ships and Services decided to make their move. Coordinating with the Renunciates and the alliance, the BoSS secretly seeded Pius Dea's fleet of cathedral ships with rogue navicomputer code. The Order and its allies gathered their forces at Uquine, baiting the Faithful into attacking the Renunciate fleet there. Just before the Pius Dea's fleet jumped to hyperspace, the BoSS sent a signal to every ship in the fleet that activated the implanted code.
More than half of the fleet disappeared, lost in hyperspace. Many of those missing cathedral ships found themselves stranded in deep space, with their navicomputers wiped clean and their hyperdrives and communications systems rendered useless. Those aboard would be unable to return, and would eventually die from lack of supplies. The remaining ships arrived at Uquine to find themselves under attack by the combined forces of the Renunciates and the Jedi-led alliance.
A strike team of Jedi Knights boarded the flagship Flame of Sinthara and captured Supreme Chancellor Contispex XIX, ending the Pius Dea's rule of the Republic. Contispex was taken to Caamas, where he was found guilty of crimes against the galaxy and imprisoned for the rest of his life. Without their leader, the Pius Dea faith crumbled after their defeat at Uquine. Every single member of the faith was removed from office, and Jedi Grand Master Biel Ductavis assumed the office of Supreme Chancellor.
The Seventh Alsakan Conflict ended a millenia of widespread fear and state-sponsored persecution, ushering in the Ductavis Era of rebuilding and restoration. The Pius Dea faith died out not longer after the end of the conflict, as the galaxy turned on them in revenge for the millenia of persecution they had caused. The faith's humanocentric views, however, would remain just below the surface of society—by the fall of the Republic, the idea of Human High Culture was once more widely accepted in the Core Worlds. The Sith Lord Darth Sidious used the humanocentric attitude of the primarily-human Core to help cement his control over the new Galactic Empire.
Biel Ductavis was one of the earliest Jedi to assume the post of Supreme Chancellor, and he began a trend of Jedi assuming power in times of turmoil. During the second half of the New Sith Wars, each leader of the Jedi Order also served as Supreme Chancellor—a practice that ended with the election of Tarsus Valorum and the Ruusan Reformation.
- The Essential Guide to Warfare (First appearance)
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