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Second Battle of Roche
Conflict

Second Galactic Civil War

Date

41 ABY

Place

Roche system, Roche asteroids; Nickel One base

Outcome
Combatants
Commanders
Strength
Casualties
  • Heavy
    • Loading docks
    • Observation dome
    • Harbinger
    • Starhunters
    • 7 Moffs
    • Many Stormtroopers
    • Caedus wounded
  • Heavy
  • 2/3+ of Mandalorians
    • Many Bes'uliiks
    • 1 Tra'kad
    • 6 Commandos
    • Mirta Gev captured
  • Most Alliance-in-exile forces
    • Niathal MIA
  • Jaina wounded
"Caedus is there. That's why they always know which convoy we're going to hit."
"Which means he's probably foreseen this raid,too. He already knows you're coming to Nickel One."
"Probably."
Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa Solo

The Second Battle of Roche was a battle that began as a Jedi Coalition raid, but quickly escalated into a massive battle with the arrivals of the fleets of both Admirals Natasi Daala and Cha Niathal.

Contents

Prelude

Jaina Solo and her parents were on a Hapan Battle Dragon reporting to Luke Skywalker that his son Ben Skywalker had been captured. As they approached, they noticed many StealthXs, Owool Interceptors and blastboats with ex-Alliance pilots getting ready for a raid. After Leia told Luke about Cadeus being on Nickel One Luke finally understood why all the arms convoys the Jedi had been targeting had been protected by the Fourth Fleet. Although he realized that Caedus would sense him coming, Luke couldn’t change the plans for the upcoming raid because the Sith Lord would realize Luke was using his own visions against him. Before going to Nickel One Luke ordered the Owools to stand down, claiming that other escorts would be waiting for them.

The battle

After the Jedi strike force arrived they were attacked by Imperial Starhunters. Luke then negotiated with Boba Fett to have his Mandalorian strike team act as their escorts. The combined force then attacked the Imperial Star destroyer Harbinger as Jaina was launched to Nickel One’s surface in a dropsuit. After an encounter with Starhunters attacking the Blastboat, Jaina started to land on the surface as the Coalition strike force destroyed the Harbinger and attacked the command center where Caedus was located to attract his attention. At the same time the Mandalorians sent two Tra'kads filled with commandos to the command bunker to wipe out the Moff Council. The Blastboat continued towards the command bunker, using the Bes'uliik escorts as protection against clustermines. Jaina now realized that Luke used Mandalorians instead of the Owools as their escorts because he might have sensed that the escort squadron would take heavy losses. One Tra’kad and ten Bes’uliks remained as she started towards the command bunker.

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Assault on the Moffs

The Jedi strike force shattered the bunkers observation dome while Jaina destroyed a flak gun and met up with Mirta Gev and her commandos, who were on their way to wipe out the Moffs. Jaina went with them because they had a security camera focused on Caedus in meditation. After a stop at the Verpine resistance network, the Mandalorians attacked the Moffs despite Jaina's warnings. Jaina went to a projection booth with a QuietSnipe as the commandos began their assault with a surprise attack on the Elite Guard protecting the Moffs. The troopers that survived eventually shifted the momentum of the battle and killed three of the commandos. Jaina noticed that the grenades thrown by Mirta had changed direction and knew that her brother had arrived. Caedus then raised Mirta into the air and slammed her headfirst into the floor. Jaina couldn’t fire on Caedus because he was moving too fast and could only watch as he wiped out the rest of the Mandalorians, even using the shatterpoint ability to smash open a commando's beskar armor. Jaina then fired and managed to hit him in the shoulder. After she emptied the QuietSnipe of pellets Caedus twisted the rifle with the force and lunged into the booth. They both ignited their lightsabers and the duel started.

Arrival of Niathal and Daala

"The Conniver Sisters One and Two."
Han Solo

Meanwhile, Admiral Daalas Maw Irregular Fleet and Cha Niathal leading her Alliance-in-exile forces arrived. They immediately attacked the Remnant fleet who along with the Fourth fleet, still outnumbered the Coalition forces. Han Solo then noticed a frigate that had been chasing them turn away towards Nickel One to regroup with other Remnant forces so they could properly defend the system. Realizing that once the Fourth fleet joined with them it would be impossible to reach Jaina, Han contacted Jagged Fel and made a plan to extract Jaina from the command bunker. They started towards the planet surface as they were attacked by the frigate.

Jaina vs. Caedus

"You? Jaina?"
"I haven't changed that much, Jacen, and I hope you know how much this Sith nonsense is steaming Mom and Dad."
―Darth Caedus and Jaina Solo

As the two exchanged kicks, Caedus realized his enemy was good. As Caedus began to drive his foe back he could now see his face, Luke Skywalker. Caedus wondered how the man he had just sensed high above the planet in a blastboat with his parents was in front of him now as he deflected a series of slashes. The fight moved outside of the booth and Caedus had to bolster the strength of his good arm with the force to fight while the wounded one remained limp at his side. After failing to hit the disguised Jaina with a dart launcher, Jaina leapt toward Caedus hoping to end the fight. But Caedus managed to throw a dead Mandalorian into the air, the helmet splitting Jaina’s forehead and sending her to the ground. Although it looked as if she was dead, Jaina rose to her feet and grabbed her friend’s beskad saber and after exchanging blows cut off the arm of the Sith Lord. Caedus then splashed the blood of his arm onto Jaina’s face and neck. She didn’t know it at the time, but Caedus had just marked her with a blood trail that would lead him to the Jedi base. The duel ended after Caedus shot his sister with Force lightning. Caedus then saw Jaina’s face, and not Luke's. He was shocked to see his sister, and demanded to know where Luke was hiding.

Jedi Withdrawal and the Battle Intensifies

Stormtroopers then entered the chamber and Caedus ordered them not to fire at Jaina, but Luke Skywalker, who he saw in the corner. Jaina was surprised but used the time to escape with a Verpine technician while Caedus was rushed to the infirmary. Jaina escaped with her parents and the rest of the Jedi to Shedu Maad.

The withdrawal of the Jedi did not end the battle, as the Hapan, Alliance-in-exile and Maw Irregular forces remained committed. The Fourth Fleet and two Remnant Fleets were trapped in-system when the Confederation fleets arrived, the Bothan and Corellian fleets boosting the anti-Caedus forces to six fleets. After a week of conflict, Caedus' forces remained, but the tide of the battle turned when Admiral Nek Bwua'tu defeated the Alliance-in-exile forces and trapped the Confederation fleets.

As a result of the Mandalorian attack, Caedus sent Admiral Atoko and the remains of the Fifth Fleet to bombard Mandalore and the Imperials would develop a Nanovirus to kill Boba Fett and his entire family if they ever set foot on the planet again. Also Darth Caedus would be more certain than ever that killing Luke Skywalker would end the war. To find him he followed the blood trail on Jaina with a handful of Remnant ships, the Megador and the Anakin Solo while Bwua'tu defeated the Jedi Coalition fleets. Caedus's task force followed the Jedi into the Transitory Mists which would lead to the Battle of Shedu Maad.

Appearances

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