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|Third Battle of Mon Calamari|
|Conflict: Galactic Civil War, Dacan Civil War|
|Date: 17 ABY|
|Outcome: Imperial victory; destruction of OS Paladin; Calamari split|
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The Third Battle of Mon Calamari was a battle between the Galactic Empire and its allies, the Quarren Survivalist Party, and the New Republic and the Mon Calamari. The battle was a direct extension of the Dacan Civil War, which resulted in the fragmentation of Mon Calamari between the Quarren and Calamari natives. The Quarren allied with the Empire towards the end of the civil war, bringing forth the Imperial war machine to bear upon the Calamari that kicked off the battle.
The outbreak of the battle occurred when Imperial ships entered Calamari space and declared their intentions to deliver supplies and aid to the Quarren Survivalist Party. The task force, led by Krieg Inrokana, was met with firm opposition. The Republic refused to allow any Imperial ships to land on Calamari. Unwilling to relent, the Imperial ships continued on, undeterred. The Republic defenders opened fire, touching off the engagement. The Imperials pulled back to the edge of the system after a successful insertion of the 501st Legion who made rendezvous with units of the Survivalist Party and embedded Imperial agents.
The following day, two Imperial Lance class frigates approached Calamari space. Rogue Squadron was sent to investigate, only to walk right into the Empire's trap. The frigates moved to engage and each deployed 2 of the new TIE Avenger fighters. Soon after combat began two more flights arrived masking their approach as neutral ships. Unaware of this revolutionary capability in the fighter Rogue Squadron was quickly heavily engaged. The Avengers being flown by Razor Squadron, led by Vassily Korolov and Krieg Inrokana, made short work of Rogue Squadron utterly decimating the entire unit. Ghost Squadron and Falcon Squadron were quick to respond, however their arrival was too late - Rogue Squadron had been destroyed and the Imperials were exiting to hyperspace.
The Imperials pressed their good luck in space by moving forward on the ground, launching further assaults at taking two cities. The Quarren themselves joined the Imperials in the attacks, adding a new dimension and chaptre to the civil war on the planet.