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First Battle of Fondor
Conflict

Yuuzhan Vong War

Date

25.7 ABY

Place

Fondor

Outcome

Pyrrhic New Republic victory

Combatants

Yuuzhan Vong

Commanders
Strength
Casualties
  • Most of the Fondor shipyards
  • Thirty ships docked at the shipyards
  • Half the New Republic First Fleet
  • Three-quarters of the Hapan fleet
  • Wurth Skidder
"They killed most of their reinforcements to eliminate half of our forces. Is such savagery common place?"
Nas Choka

The First Battle of Fondor was fought early in the Yuuzhan Vong War.

Contents

Pre-battle

After the fall of Gyndine and Tynna, New Republic Intelligence believed from intercepted information that the next Yuuzhan Vong attack would be either Corellia or Bothawui. The New Republic chose to fortify Bothawui while leaving Corellia open to attack from the Yuuzhan Vong. Despite seemingly abandoning one world for another, in reality the Republic hoped to lure the Vong to Corellia and activate Centerpoint Station as a massive gravity well generator to trap them within the system.

In preparation for the showdown, Leia Organa Solo traveled to the New Republic-allied Hapes Consortium to enlist the Hapan Royal Navy to aid in the defense of the Core Worlds. Meanwhile, Commodore Brand assembled a fleet in the Commenor system in preparation for a quick jump to Corellia, while the Fifth Fleet had strewn itself across Bothan Space in order to protect its backdoor.

The battle

In the interim it was revealed that the Vong had launched their attack against neither Corellia nor Bothawui, but Fondor, the site of a massive New Republic shipyard complex. Prior to that, Kyp Durron led his squadron in an attempt to rescue slaves being held aboard the clustership Crèche, which was also holding Wurth Skidder. Under siege, Commander Chine-kal jumped the ship to Fondor, the intended target. Satisfied that everything was ready, Nas Choka, the Supreme Commander of the Yuuzhan Vong fleet, ordered the fleet to attack. With the routes from Bothawui to Fondor lined with mines, the Hapans took their fleet from Commenor to Fondor. Before the Hapan fleet could arrive, suicide-bombing coralskipper craft destroyed much of the shipyards, as well as most of the thirty capital ships docked there.

Making their way onto the Crèche, Kyp and Ganner Rhysode managed to rescue most of the slaves on board, but when they found Skidder, it was obvious that he did not have long to live. Asking them to rescue Randa and kill the yammosk, Skidder died. Durron and Ganner managed to rescue Randa and kill the yammosk, but the vessel began to die. The three managed to get off in time, but Chine-kal was able to inform Choka that the Hutts had betrayed them.

When word of the attack at Fondor reached Corellia, Jedi Knight Anakin Solo at the urging of Former Corellian dictator Thrackan Sal-Solo armed Centerpoint nonetheless, while Jacen Solo, who was against the idea tried to talk him out of it. Anakin planned to use the station's massive repulsors to literally smash the Vong fleet, but was dissuaded at the last second by his pacifist brother, Jacen. A disgusted Sal-Solo activated the controls instead.

Sal-Solo was unable to properly aim the beam, however. While the massive repulsor beam destroyed half of the Vong fleet, causing them to withdraw, it came at a large cost. Most of the Hapan fleet was destroyed and the beam grazed and destroyed a section of Fondor's penultimate moon. The beam also singed Fondor's northern hemisphere before continuing away from the planet and out into the black of space. With the yammosk dead and the unsure if there was going to be another energy beam, Choka ordered his fleet to withdraw.

Aftermath of the Battle

Prince Isolder was blamed for the loss of the Hapan fleet upon his return to Hapes and retired from public life. The Force-feedback from so many deaths caused the pregnant Queen Mother Djo to miscarry. These incidents both helped tilt the balance of power to Isolder's mother, Ta'a Chume. Shortly after the battle, the Hapes Consortium once more closed its borders to the galaxy.

The loss of Fondor, a profitable market, caused an upheaval in Hutt politics, with many of the clans opposing the ruling Besadii.

With their alliance with the Hutts in ruins, and in an attempt to shore up his own position, Choka blockaded the Hutt space and launched an attack on Nal Hutta, driving the Hutts from Hutt Space. Choka would spend the next two years campaigning in Hutt Space, and his victories would eventually cause Supreme Overlord Shimrra to escalate him to Warmaster.

Sal-Solo was elevated to the status of hero by the Corellians, and the next year was elected Governor-General of the Corellian Sector.

The Fondor shipyards, although nearly destroyed, continued to service the fleets of the New Republic and Galactic Alliance throughout the rest of the war.

Anakin Solo ended up regretting having not fired Centerpoint Station at Thrackan's urging, believing that he could have destroyed the Yuuzhan Vong fleet without devastating the Hapans as well. As a result, Anakin grew to advocate more aggressive action in the war against the Vong, while Jacen withdrew further.

Appearances

Sources

Yuuzhan Vong War
(25 ABY29 ABY)
Galactic timeline

Previous: Galactic Civil War
(2 BBY19 ABY)

Concurrent: Ssi-ruuvi invasions
(1 BBY28 ABY)

Next: Dark Nest Crisis
(3536 ABY)

Battles of the Yuuzhan Vong War
Year One
(25 ABY)

First Osarian · First Helska IV · First Sernpidal · First Dubrillion
Second Helska IV · Birgis · Second Dubrillion · Dantooine
Artorias · Rychel · New Holgha · Garqi · Ithor · First Obroa-skai
First Ord Mantell · First Bilbringi · First Gyndine · Tynna · First Fondor

Year Two
(26 ABY)

Kalarba · Sriluur · Druckenwell · Rodia · Falleen
First Nal Hutta · Kubindi · First Duro · White dwarf · Yavin IV
Second Sernpidal · Yag'Dhul

Year Three
(27 ABY)

Vortex · Froz · Arkania · Myrkr · Talfaglio · First Borleias
Reecee · Eclipse · Black Bantha · First Coruscant · Hapes
Second Borleias · World-Well · Second Obroa-skai · Far Thunder

Year Four
(28 ABY)

Second Ylesia · Second Duro · Wayland · Bimmisaari
Second Gyndine · Second Nal Hutta · Ebaq 9 · Bastion · Borosk
Yaga Minor · Galantos · Fourth Bakura · Zonama Sekot · Esfandia

Final year
(29 ABY)

Third Duro · Second Fondor · Second Bilbringi · Mandalore
Second Ord Mantell · Third Gyndine · Fourth Gyndine · Tholatin
Selvaris · Caluula · Dac · Corulag · Yuuzhan'tar (Second Coruscant)

Other battles

Mantessa · Commenor · Kligson's Moon · Ord Sedra
Second Osarian · Uffel · First Ylesia · Fedje · Moltok

Related topics and articles

Nom Anor · Nas Choka · Great Doctrine · Jeedai heresy · Tsavong Lah · New Republic/GFFA · Cal Omas
Gilad Pellaeon · Viqi Shesh · Luke Skywalker · Vergere · Yuuzhan Vong: Castes, Empire, Homeworld

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