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First Battle of Taris
Conflict

Mandalorian Wars (Old Sith Wars)

Date

3,963 BBY

Place

Taris

Outcome

Mandalorian victory

Combatants

Galactic Republic

Mandalorian Neo-Crusaders

Commanders

Admiral Jimas Veltraa

Cassus Fett

Strength
Casualties
  • Unknown numbers of Tarisian civilians, Republic military, and Jedi Knights
  • All hands aboard Reliance
  • Unknown numbers of Mandalorians

The First Battle of Taris, also known as the Siege of Taris, was an engagement fought by the Galactic Republic and the Mandalorian Neo-Crusader forces over the world of Taris during the Mandalorian Wars early in the year 3,963 BBY. It was one of the first battles fought during the Mandalorian invasion of the Republic.

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Background

With a growing level of Mandalorian encroachment into the Outer Rim Territories during the period, Republic military forces grew increasingly stretched across that region, and were likewise hard-pressed to counter any major planetary assault, were it to occur.

The battle

Details remain sketchy, but from what has been revealed in various sources, the Mandalorian invasion occurred during an interval whence the Republic proved unable to successfully defend the planet against a numerically-superior force. A Jedi enclave had been established in the Taris Upper City prior to the invasion, but turmoil gripped the facility in 3,964 BBY after several Jedi students were found murdered, and which may have been a minor precipitating factor, insofar as the buildup of greater historical events were concerned. The actual conquest of the world was a siege which lasted at least several weeks.

A Republic fleet also defended Taris during the battle.

Aftermath

The Lower City during the occupation.

Ultimately, the Mandalorians were successful in their conquest of the planet; upon which, it must be noted, were a number of the last Cathar refugee-survivors from the Mandalorian genocide of their species, having fled there years previously. A resistance force, including the world's swoop gangs, was established in the Lower City. The precise length of the Mandalorian occupation of Taris is as yet unknown, but it would eventually end with the retaking of the planet by the Jedi Knights under the command of Revan, during the Second Battle of Taris.

Appearances

  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic: Flashpoint (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic: Reunion (Mentioned only)
  • The Admiral's List: Jimas Veltraa Memorial Edition (Mentioned only)
  • The Adjudicator Special Report: The Outer Rim (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 15: Days of Fear, Part 3 (Mentioned only)
  • The Taris Holofeed: Siege Edition (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 16: Nights of Anger, Part 1 (First appearance) (Vision to Raana Tey)
  • Adascorp Fiscal Period Financial Report and Outlook: Message from the Chief Executive (Mentioned only)
  • The Taris Holofeed: Invasion Edition (Mentioned only)
  • The Taris Holofeed Special Proclamation (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic: Knights of Suffering
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 26: Vector, Part 2 (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (First mentioned)

Sources

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