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Seizure of the Seswenna sector
Seswenna sector
Conflict

Great Galactic War[3]

Date

3671 BBY[4]

Place

Seswenna sector[3]

Outcome

Decisive Imperial victory[3]

Combatants

Sith Empire[3]

Galactic Republic[2]

Commanders

Captain Joron Tal'vor[1]

Casualties

Joron Tal'vor[1]

"The fighting continues in the Minos Cluster, but we received dispatches last week indicating that the Seswenna sector had been lost."
―Jedi Knight Gnost-Dural[src]

In 3671 BBY, during the Great Galactic War between the Old Republic and resurgent Sith Empire, the Seswenna sector in the Outer Rim Territories was attacked and seized by Sith forces. This military operation finalized the Imperial conquest of the Outer Rim and allowed for the Sith Emperor to initiate plans for an attack on the Mid Rim, specifically the Republic-allied world of Bothawui.

PreludeEdit

"When the Emperor planned the Republic's destruction, he did not foresee the need for alliances. The Sith would sweep through the galaxy, systematically exterminating their age-old Jedi enemies and dismantling the proud Republic."
―Gnost-Dural[src]

When the once-decimated Sith Empire returned to the galaxy and initiated the Great Galactic War, it focused its operations in the Outer Rim Territories—a region weak in both Galactic Republic loyalty and defense priority. The Sith Emperor was highly successful in his campaigns in the region and quickly claimed victory in the Aparo sector, the Sluis sector, the Rimma Trade Route, and the entirety of the Tingel Arm, among other territories.[5] The Empire initiated a blockade of the Rimma Trade Route in that first year of the war, but their fleet, stationed in the Seswenna sector, was defeated by the Republic Navy one year later.[2]

The seizureEdit

"After the Sith offensive seized the Seswenna sector of the Outer Rim, the Imperial armada tuned its sights closer to the Core. The Mid Rim."
―Jedi Master Gnost-Dural — Gnome-speakernotesListen (file info)[src]

While Republic leaders remained incapable of deciding a proper response to the Empire's attacks,[5] the Empire returned to the Seswenna sector in 3671 BBY[4] and retook the region, thereby finalizing the Imperial conquest of the Outer Rim.[3] Among the casualties of the battle was Republic Captain Joron Tal'vor, the husband of Republic Army officer Elin Garza.[1]

AftermathEdit

"Believing the Republic was still recovering from its heavy losses, Imperial forces charged into Bothan Space, where they were caught off guard by the full force of the Republic fleet."
―Jedi Master Gnost-Dural — Gnome-speakernotesListen (file info)[src]

The capture of the Seswenna sector marked a turning point in the war. Confident that the Outer Rim was no longer in need of the undivided attention of his military, the Emperor began plans for an incursion into the Mid Rim—one step closer to the Core Worlds of the Galactic Republic.[3] Less than a week after the victory in the Seswenna sector, the Imperial Armada sent a strike fleet to attempt a seizure of the world of Bothawui. The attack was predicted by Admiral Greik of the Republic Navy and so met with failure,[2] but the Emperor would attempt another attack shortly thereafter.[3] Sometime after the signing of the Treaty of Coruscant, which ended the war,[6] Jedi Master Gnost-Dural made mention of the capture of the Seswenna sector in a holorecord for the Jedi Archives.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

The Sith Empire's seizure of the Seswenna sector was first mentioned in the fifth installment of the Galactic Timeline, entitled The Battle of Bothawui. The Galactic Timeline is an online promotional feature for the LucasArts / BioWare video game Star Wars: The Old Republic. The installments are available through The Holonet section of the official Old Republic Web site. The battle was again mentioned in The Journal of Master Gnost-Dural—an in-universe sourcebook that was included with collector's editions of The Old Republic. Both the book and the game were released on December 20, 2012.[7]

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SourcesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

Great Galactic War
(36813653 BBY)
Galactic timeline

Previous: Dark Wars
(39553951 BBY)

Concurrent: Kanz Disorders
(39703670 BBY)

Next: Cold War
(36533642 BBY)

Battles of the Great Galactic War
Sith onslaught
(36813671 BBY)

Tingel Arm · Aparo sector · Tingel Arm campaign
First Korriban · Sluis Van
Minos Cluster Campaign:
Coruscant riots · Eliad · Karideph
Blockade of the Rimma Trade Route:
First Seswenna sector · Second Seswenna sector
Rattataki insurrection · Talay · First Lenico IV · Mid Rim · Begeren
Hunt for Exal Kressh:
Lenico Colony Blue · Second Korriban
Bomodon · Third Seswenna sector · First Bothawui
Second Bothawui · Balmorra

Republic resilience
(36713660 BBY)

Dread Masters · Belsavis · Alderaan · Gell Mattar · Baras vs. Jedi
Starweird Queen · Hoth · Ferrid's theft · Republic envoy
Blockade of the Hydian Way:

Devaron · Coruscant riots · Smuggler attack
Rim Campaign:
First Ord Radama · Third Korriban · Ziost
Ashas Ree · Serenno · Second Ord Radama

Empire victorious
(36603653 BBY)

Rhen Var · Assassination of Darth Azamin · Dantooine
Defeat of the Imperial Seventh Fleet · Druckenwell
Haruun Kal · Operation Force Crush
Alderaan peace conference · Coruscant

Other battles and campaigns
(Alphabetical order)

Agamar · Amador · Assassination attempt · Dathomir
Dantooine duel · Edusa · Fest · Gelpog's asteroid-hives
Genarius · Geonosis · Ilum · Imperial flagship
Imperial outpost · Iskalon · Kaikielius · Lan Barell
Second Lenico IV · Loronar · Manaan
Ngani Zho's battle · Operation: Aphelion · Operation: Freefall
Operation: Hightower · Operation: Undertow · Ord Ibanna
Oteg's battle · Ralltiir · Research center · Rordak
SIS slave operation · Sullust · Utapau · Velmor · Warhammer
Yavin 4

Related topics and articles

Chancellor Berooken · Dark Council · Galactic Republic · Emergency defense Senate session
Hutt–Imperial treaty · Jedi Council · Jedi Order · Mandalore the Lesser · Mandalorian clans
Sith Emperor · Sith Empire · Sith Order · Republic depression · Republic Senate · Treaty of Coruscant

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