The Battle of Coruscant, also called the Invasion of Coruscant, was the first battle between the Galactic Republic and the Alsakan Union during the Alsakan Crisis. The goal of the Alsakans was to take Coruscant from the Republic and terraform it in order to restore a natural habitat.
Prior to the battle, the Alsakans blockaded the hyperspace lanes surrounding Coruscant, cutting off Republic reinforcements. As the Alsakans fought the outnumbered Republic defense fleet, the Galactic Senate voted to evacuate Coruscant and relocate to another world, a surrender that the Alsakan forces accepted. The Republic forces also fled, allowing the Alsakans to begin the terraforming process.
Prelude to warEdit
In the early years of the Galactic Republic, a group of Republic explorers and colonists discovered the planet Alsakan and the Alsakan people living them. They discovered that the Alsakans were a highly religious people who worshiped a goddess that focused on nature and the environment around all living beings. The people of Alsakan lived on an orbiting city called Xenvaer, with only the Alsakan leaders being allowed to set foot on the surface of the planet. The Republic explorers lost contact with Republic space, however, and were forced to live on Xenvaer, cutting off all communications between the Republic and the Alsakan Union for years.
Years later, in 24,980 BBY, communication was re-established between Alsakan and Coruscant, the capital of the Republic. Upon learning of how large the Republic had become since they first met, the Alsakans agreed to meet with Republic officials on Coruscant to discuss an alliance. The Alsakans were horrified by the planet upon their arrival, however, due to the fact that the world was almost entirely one large city with little nature or ecosystem to speak of. In order to flee Coruscant as quickly as possible, the Alsakans agreed to form an alliance with the Republic.
The Alsakan Vicar, the fifteen year old Lharra Anteya IV, who had fainted from her shock over the state of Coruscant, died while returning from Coruscant. The Alsakans believed that it was the pollution on Coruscant that triggered her death, so, when news returned to their homeward that Coruscant was the capital of the Republic, the Alsakan people were infuriated. Instead of lashing out, however, they continued to expand Xenvaer, including the construction of engines and weapons to arm it. They constructed additional vessels using knowledge they had gained from their alliance with the Republic, and these vessels became the first Alsakan warships.
Alsakan ultimately became a Republic colony, and, while war was avoided, some Alsakans chose to launch guerilla attacks and espionage missions against the Republic, knowing they could not defeat the Republic. When the Republic began using natural resources from the Alsakans, the Union's government broke away from their alliance with the Republic and became an independent world. Knowing that war was inevitable, the Alsakans continued to grow their military strength, with their religion being used as a tool to create determination amongst the Alsakan people and to convince the people to volunteer for military service.
In 17,000 BBY, the First Alsakan Conflict broke out between the Republic and the Alsakans. The Republic was victorious in the conflict, and, while additional conflicts did ensue, a full-scale war was avoided—until 13,000 BBY, when the Alsakans begin planning an all-out assault on Coruscant to capture and terraform the planet.
There were conflicting views prior to the assault on Coruscant about what the intentions of the Union would be. The Alsakan Vicar, Lharra, did not seek to claim Coruscant forever, simply to terraform it and restore its natural habitat; this action would fulfill the millennia-long goal of the Alsakan Union ever since the death of Anteya IV. Some Alsakans intended to use Coruscant as the start of a war against the Republic, believing that it was their religious duty to do so.
The government retreatsEdit
Behind the scenesEdit
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Desperate Times on TheStarWarsRP.Com
- ↑ History of the Republic on TheStarWarsRP.Com
- ↑ Great Hutt Wars timeline proposal on TheStarWarsRP.Com
- ↑ 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 The Ticking Revolution on TheStarWarsRP.Com
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Meeting the Vicar on TheStarWarsRP.Com
- ↑ Extraordinary Session on TheStarWarsRP.Com
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 The History of the Alsakans on TheStarWarsRP.Com
- ↑ Timeline of Galactic History: 25,000 BBY - 13,000 BBY on TheStar WarsRP.Com