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The Battle of Mygeeto took place in 134 ABY on Mygeeto, in the northern territories of the Outer Rim. This was the last battle of Antonio de Borgia’s war of ascension against the new Empire under Darth Krayt’s New Sith Order. After this victory, and the death of the Moff Fehlaaur and Grand Moff Nyna Calixte, Borgia was free to return to Eriadu and govern as Emperor. The subsequent assassination attempt on his life began the process that eventually would lead to the end of the New Sith Order and the most recent incarnation of the Galactic Empire.

Prelude

After the defeats of Felucia and Saleucami, the Sith-Imperial forces, initially led by Grand Admiral Morlish Veed, were confined to a few systems in the Northern territories of the Outer Rim. In fact, in mid-133 ABY two units on Mygeeto, largely formed by former Imperials loyal to Veed that enrolled in Borgia’s army purely out of necessity, had declared themselves for Grand Moff Nyna Calixte (Director of Imperial Intelligence and Grand Moff Veed’s lover) and driven out Borgia’s governor. Soon they were joined by the remains of the Sith-Imperial army, which had been destroyed at the Battle of Saleucami in 133 ABY. These forces were commanded by the mistresses of Sith-Imperial intelligence Grand Moff Calixte and Darth Maladi and by the talented Moff Fehlaaur (who had been one of the most trusted of Borgia’s colleagues on the Moff Council during the Sith-Imperial War). Using the resources of the system they were able to raise an army of seven battlegroups (the two original veteran units, one additional unit from Eriaduan citizens living in the Mygeeto system and the remaining enrolled from the local population of non-citizens) and took control of almost all Mygeeto and the surrounding area, including the important Eriaduan systems of Ord Biniir and Morishim. Borgia’s commanders Tenka Kutprin and Wilcus Quelvold did not risk a battle and remained encamped at the Oculbo Space Station, about 35 light-years east of Morishim, requesting help from Borgia.

Thus, Borgia was forced to move from Eriadu to Mygeeto to deal with the Sith-Imperial Intelligence mistresses. He brought two trusted veteran divisions and some newer divisions, but in for the most part was forced to rely on the recruits already present in the system. Borgia and his forces moved from Eriadu and quickly entered the system towards the end of the year. Capitalizing on his surprise arrival Borgia was able to relieve the stronghold of Ulipian (a Mygeetan city which had remained loyal to him and had been unsuccessfully besieged by Grand Moff Calixte) but was unable to take Morishim, which was defended by Darth Maladi. Under Moff Fehlaaur’s advice, Grand Moff Calixte decided to avoid an open battle, and Borgia was forced to wage a drawn out campaign, while procuring supplies for his army. After a short siege, Borgia took the fortified city of Ateguan; this was an important blow to the Sith-Imperial confidence and morale, and some of the native allies started to desert to Borgia. Another skirmish near Soricarian on in the beginning of the next year went in Borgia’s favor; many in the Sith-Imperial stronghold began planning to defect and Grand Moff Calixte was forced to abandon her delaying tactics and offer battle.

Battle

The two armies met in the platforms of Mygeeto, near Osunan, in the southern portion of the planet. The Sith-Imperial army was situated on a hill, less than one mile from the walls of Mundan, in a defensible position. Borgia led several divisions, with almost 2,000 of which were armored cavalry, while Calixte commanded seven battlegroups, with about 6,000 support units and about 1,500 armored cavalry. Many of the Imperial soldiers had already surrendered to Borgia in previous campaigns and had then deserted his army to rejoin Calixte: they would fight with desperation, fearing that they would not be pardoned a second time (indeed Borgia had hitherto executed prisoners). After an unsuccessful ploy designed to lure the Sith-Imperials down their hill, Borgia ordered a frontal attack.

The fighting lasted for some time without a clear advantage for either side, causing the generals to leave their commanding positions and join the ranks. Borgia himself noted that he had fought many times for victory, but at Mygeeto he had to fight for his life. Borgia took command of his right wing, where one of his divisions was involved in heavy fighting. With Borgia’s inspiration the embattled unit began to push back Calixte’s forces. Cognizant of the danger, Grand Moff Calixte removed a regiment from her own right wing to reinforce the threatened left wing. However, as soon as the Sith-Imperial right wing was thus weakened, Borgia’s armored cavalry launched a decisive attack which turned the course of the battle. Pan Timon and his cavalry, Borgia’s Muun allies, attacked the rear of the Sith-Imperial camp. Moff Fehlaaur, commander of the Sith-Imperial armor units, saw this maneuver and moved to intercept them. Unfortunately for Calixte, her troopers misinterpreted the situation. Already under heavy pressure on both the left and right wings, they thought Fehlaaur was retreating. The Sith-Imperial battlegroups broke their lines and fled in disorder. Although some were able to find refuge within the walls of Mundan, many more were killed in the rout. At the end of the battle there were about 30,000 Sith-Imperials dead on the field; losses on Borgia’s side were 1,000 dead and 500 wounded. Moff Fehlaaur died on the field and was granted an honorable burial by Borgia, while Grand Moff Calixte and Darth Maladi managed to escape from the battlefield.

Aftermath

Borgia left his officer Tenka Kutprin to besiege Mundan and moved to pacify the province. Morishim surrendered: men in arms present were executed and the colony was forced to pay a heavy indemnity. The city of Mundan held out for some time, but, after an unsuccessful attempt to break the siege, surrendered, with 14,000 prisoners taken. Sharek Gunran, a fleet commander loyal to Borgia, hunted down most of the Sith-Imperial ships. Grand Moff Calixte looked for refuge elsewhere, but was soon captured and executed.

Although Darth Maladi managed to survive, after Mygeeto there were no more Sith-Imperial armies challenging Borgia’s dominion. Upon his return to Eriadu he became Emperor of the Eriaduan Empire, Ruler of the Outer Rim.

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