The Sith Empire established dominance in the Outer Rim after dozens of victories against the republic during the first decade of the Great War. In 3671 BBY They then turn their attentions toward the Mid Rim and seizing control of Bothawui. The initial attack failed when the Imperial squadron faced off against the entire Republic fleet.
After the Republic fleet lands a decisive victory at the battle of Bothawui they disperse their fleet leaving behind only a small force of Jedi and Republic troopers to defend the planet. They used a high-powered planetary shield to protect the planet from bombardment forcing the Sith Empire into a ground battle. Jedi Master Belth Allusis seven dozen Jedi knights and four thousand Republic troopers defended the high-powered planetary shield against fifty thousand imperial forces.
The Imperial assault was bloody, ten Imperials falling for every one Republic. Jedi Master Belth Allusis held out never surrendering and eventually all of the republic forces were defeated but not before the Imperial forces were driven off. The battle was a draw but the courage and selflessness of the republic and Jedi became a battle cry of heroism that resounded around the galaxy restoring hope and rallying Republic forces to fight with renewed vigor.
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Battle of Bothawui Initial Attack
Jedi Master Belth Allusis