Battle of Berchest

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Battle of Berchest
Second Galactic Civil War
DateYear 4 Day 126
LocationBerchest System
ResultImperial Victory
Rebel AllianceGalactic Empire
Commanders and Leaders
UnknownVir Calder
One Mon Calamari Cruiser
Several support ships
X-Wing and Y-Wing starfighters
One Imperial Star Destroyer
Several support ships
TIE starfighters
Casualties and Losses
Two corvettes
Several starfighters
Many starfighters

The Berchest System was the seat of the Fakir Sector and housed the headquarters of Imperial Research and Development. The two positions of Moff of the sector and head of IRD were both held by Vir Calder.

On Year 4 Day 123, Emperor J. Charon relayed to Calder that Imperial Intelligence had intercepted Rebel communications on an impending raid on Berchest. While it was unclear whether the main objective of the raid was Imperial defenses or IRD facilities, Calder was ordered to center the system fleet around the main IRD research station.

Three days later, on Year 4 Day 126, Rebel raiders dropped out of hyperspace at the edge of Berchest System. The opening stage of the battle saw Imperial TIE Fighters becoming entangled with Rebel X-Wings and Y-Wings. The TIEs suffered very heavy casualties from concussion missiles, but enough survived to pose danger to the Y-Wings, forcing them to break formation. As the capital ships got in range with each other and the space in-between become littered with blasts, sensor crew aboard Shadowstone, flagship of of the Fakir Sector Fleet, detected two shuttles departing a Rebel Mon Calamari cruiser. The shuttles headed directly for the IRD station, thus making clear that the station was indeed a Rebel objective. Calder transmitted an encrypted order to the station, and a freighter, apparently already loaded and ready to depart, took off from the station and entered hyperspace. The Rebel shuttles, presumably occupied by commandos, were destroyed before they were able to reach the station. The destruction of these two shuttles did not immediately end the engagement, but the weight of turbolasers from the Shadowstone and other support ships wore down the Rebel cruiser, leading to the cruiser's eventual escape into hyperspace. Belatedly realizing that he had failed to pre-emptively seal off the escape route, Calder ordered the sector fleet to give chase, but the fleet could only take down two corvettes which were already damaged during the raid.

The Imperial forces lost many starfighter pilots, but the larger ships emerged nearly unharmed. The Rebels lost two corvettes and several starfighters.

Imperial reinforcements arrived in less than 24 hours from a neighboring system to guard against a second wave of the attack, which did not materialize.

Second Galactic Civil War
Rebel Alliance

Rebel Alliance

Other Anti-Imperial

Blue Star Dominion · The Antarian Rangers and Galactic Alliance-ARK- · The Invid Order · Jedi Order · The Resistance · TIEFE · Rogue Squadron · Triumvirate Coalition)

Imperial Union

Black Sun · Galactic Empire · The Faerytail Family · Tresario Star Kingdom

Imperial Union-aligned


Galactic Concordiate

Aurodium Legion · Mandalore · Tion Hegemony

Galactic Concordiate-aligned

The Wraiths

Shadow Dominion

Zann Consortium · Biotech

Battles and Conflicts
Major Conflicts

Adlentar · Alderaan · Bacta Wars · Berchest · Beta · Churnis · Corellia · Dellalt · Dostra · Dressel · Hosnian · Kashyyyk · 2nd Krmar II · Meridian · N'zoth · Sacorria · 1st Tatooine · 2nd Tatooine · Trellen

Major Hostile Takeovers

Takeover of The Antarian Rangers (Y9 D221 - Y10 D341) · Corporate Sector Authority Nationalisation (Y5 D139 - Y10 D102) · Takeover of the New Republic

Wars of the Galaxy

Black Sun Crisis (Y3 D53 - Y3 D293) · Cron Conflict (Y11 D64 - D297) · First Imperial Civil War (Y-2 - Y0) · Second Imperial Civil War (Y1 D307 - Y3 D290) · Third Imperial Civil War (Y6 D318 - Y10 D160) · Fourth Imperial Civil War (Y11 D291)

Related Wars

Outer Rim War (Y7 - Present Day) · Mandalorian Civil War (Y16 D35 - Present Day)