Star Wars: A Wayward Eye
Second Galactic Civil War
The Second Galactic Civil War, originally called the Second Corellian Insurrection, and also known as the Confederation-Galactic Alliance War, Corellian-Galactic Alliance War, New Galactic Civil War, and Coruscant-Corellia war, lasting from 40 ABY to 41 ABY, was a conflict originally between the Five Worlds—which later grew to become an interstellar alliance known as the Confederation—and the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances. The conflict began when the Corellian system seceded from the Alliance, and gained allies such as Bothawui, Bespin, and Fondor, forming the Confederation. As the conflict quickly became massive, the New Jedi Order battled the rebels alongside the Alliance. Many people who had fought together during the First Galactic Civil War and Yuuzhan Vong War found themselves on opposing sides during the conflict.
After a while, many events in the war became uncontrollable. The Galactic Alliance Guard committed acts that some viewed as heroism and others as dictatorship, such as the assassination of certain dissidents. In a coup, Admiral Cha Niathal and Colonel Jacen Solo ousted Chief of State Cal Omas and took his place on Coruscant. Jacen secretly became Darth Caedus, the new Dark Lord of the Sith, after killing Mara Jade Skywalker, and the recently removed Cal Omas was killed. During the Battle of Kuat, the New Jedi Order withdrew from the Alliance, and in the aftermath of Caedus’s actions at the Battle of Kashyyyk, they formed the Jedi Coalition. Following this battle, the war became a three-way conflict.
The war continued with the Galactic Alliance now facing two rebellious factions. The Jedi destroyed Centerpoint Station to prevent it from falling into enemy hands but failed to capture Caedus. The latter allied himself with the Imperial Remnant, and a major battle occurred at Fondor. During the Second Battle of Fondor, Grand Admiral Gilad Pellaeon was executed after refusing to obey Caedus’s forces, and Niathal and her allies joined the Jedi Coalition as the Alliance-in-exile. Concurrently, Jedi Knight Jaina Solo, trained under Boba Fett, leader of the Mandalorians, in order to take down her brother, who was completely consumed by the dark side. In a climactic duel, Jaina defeated her brother, as well as his Sith order. The Jedi, along with Niathal’s faction of the Galactic Alliance retook control of Coruscant, and the Jedi placed Jagged Fel as the leader of the Imperial Remnant. The aftermath of the war led to tense relations between the Alliance and the Jedi.