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|Battle of Gastus IV|
|Conflict: Galactic Civil War, The Great Campaign|
|Date: 9 ABY|
|Place: Gastus IV|
|Outcome: Imperial victory|
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Death Star III
The Death Star emerged from hyperspace with its accompanying fleet and immediately set out to achieve their goal of destroying the peaceful world. With no real obstacles, Gastus IV having no defense force of any kind, the Death Star destroyed the planet in mere minutes after its arrival.
Luke Skywalker and other Republic officials were aboard the cruise liner, Angry Rancor, at the time of the attack. Imperial starfighters were dispatched to intercept and capture Angry Rancor, forcing the crew to leave behind their commanders, Jack Raven and Rhea Zuri, whom would die when the superlaser hit.After Gastus IV, the galaxy was shocked and horrified to see that the Empire had brought back yet another Death Star. Angry Rancor, which had escaped the system and Imperial pursuit, jumped to Caspia, where they delivered news of Gastus's fate to the galaxy.