|Kyrsta Agate, After Liberation Day - By: Jinxiedoodle|
|Position||Commodore (New Republic)|
New Republic Service
Thwarting the Future Council
Kyrsta Agate held the rank of Commander in the naval fleet of the New Republic in the aftermath of the Battle of Endor. As a senior officer, she was privy to Gial Ackbar's contact with the Imperial informant known as the Operator. She had trusted Ensign Deltura well enough to share this information with the young cadet. Later, she attended a meeting with Gial Ackbar, Captain Saff Melor, General Crix Madine, and newly-appointed Chancellor Mon Mothma to discuss the reliability of the Operator and sending forces to the planet of Akiva.
During the meeting, Agate opined that they could trust the Operator but Ackbar warned the Galactic Empire could be setting up a trap. When Captain Melor advocated sending the fleet, Chancellor Mothma cautioned against a show of force in the Outer Rim Territories. Admiral Ackbar then managed to get the group to support sending a small scouting party consisting of Special Forces soldiers to investigate the situation on Akiva. Later, Kyrsta along with General Crix Madine, Chancellor Mon Mothma, and Ensign Deltura were present when Admiral Ackbar received received a message from Captain Wedge Antilles from the world of Akiva warning about a high-level Imperial summit on Akiva. She listened as Admiral Ackbar ordered her to lead a small fleet to aid the rebellion on Akiva. During the course of the battle, Kyrsta Agate commanded her forces from the bridge of the Alderaanian frigate Sunspire. Upon entering the Akiva System, she was able to control her shaking and learned that a yacht was flying to one of the orbiting Imperial Star Destroyers. When the Klatooinian Ensign Targada asked whether they should shoot down the yacht, she ordered him not to shoot it down because it could carry intelligence vital to their war effort. Instead, she ordered him to fire on the Imperial Star Destroyer Vigilance in an effort to deny the ship an escape. Agate's fleet proceeded to decimate two Imperial Star Destroyers.
Promotion to Commodore
When the Pantoran Ensign Uray informed her they were winning the engagement, Agate responded that winning did not mean won and ordered him to keep up the pressure. Uray then informed her that New Republic pilot Norra Wexley had commandeered a TIE Fighter and was claiming to be from Gold Squadron. Kyrsta ordered her crew to give Norra with support and to get her on the comm. With the defeat of Imperial forces, the New Republic gained control of Akiva which then joined the fledgling government. By the fifth year after the Battle of Yavin, Agate attained the rank of Commodore in the New Republic Starfleet. She was given command of the Starhawk-Class battleship Concord, which was one of the New Republic capital ships built at the Nadiri Dockyards in the Bormea Sector. As Commodore, Agate led a task force of two ships including the Concord and her old ship Sunspire to rescue Lieutenant Norra Wexley and Captain Antilles, who were under attack from Imperial forces on the edge of Wild Space. Agate oversaw the destruction of the Imperial Star Destroyer Scythe. Once Norra and Wedge were on the Concord, Agate lectured Norra about war. Getting to the point, she told Norra she didn't want soldiers to become unrepentant killers but soldiers who hated killing. When Norra suggested that this could cause them the war, Agate responded that they would lose the war by keeping themselves.
Agate then informed Norra that she had spoken to Captain Antilles, who had told her about Norra's mission to find the rebel hero Han Solo. Agate then told Norra that they had no orders to find Han Solo since he had resigned as a General. Later at the Chandrilan capital of Hanna City, Commodore Agate, Admiral Ackbar, and Captain Antilles met with Norra and her team; which included her son Temmin, his B1 battle droid Mister Bones, former loyalty officer Sinjir Rath Velus, the New Republic soldier Jom Barell, and the Zabrak bounty hunter Jas Emari. When Admiral Ackbar ordered Norra and her team to cease their search for Solo and to resume their hunt for Imperial war criminals, Norra Wexley then resigned her commission in the New Republic military to search for Solo. Commodre Agate and Gial Ackbar later commanded New Republic forces during the successful campaign to capture Kuat and the strategically important Kuat Drive Yards. Imperial casualties outnumbered New Republic losses during the battle. Following the New Republic victory over the Kuat Drive Yards, Leia Organa contacted Ackbar and Agate via hologram to congratulate them. Agate regarded taking weapons out of the Empire's hands as a worthy goal and applauded the Senate for supporting them. Shortly after this they were contacted by Chancellor Mon Mothma, who informed them that they received contact from the Operator.
Liberation Day Terror Attack
Grand Admiral Rae Sloane, who was now the public face of the Empire, joined the conversation and claimed to be the Operator. Commodore Agate along with Admiral Ackbar and Princess Leia expressed skepticism at Rae Sloane's claim. When Sloane asked who she was, Agate identified herself. The Grand Admiral then recognized her as the one who led the charge at Kuat and applauded her for her victory. When Agate pointed out that Sloane was a member of the Imperial Future Council on Akiva and poured water on her claim to be the Operator, Sloane responded that she had given them targets in order to eliminate her rivals in the Empire. Agate and the others listened as the Grand Admiral offered to enter into bilateral peace talks with the New Republic. After some discussion, Chancellor Mothma accepted Sloane's offer on the condition that the Senate approved it. After Mothma exited the conversation, Organa told Agate and Ackbar that she wished that the Force was with them. In reality, Rae Sloane had been manipulated by the Fleet Admiral Gallius Rax into opening diplomatic channels with the New Republic. Rax was the puppet master controlling the remnants of the Empire and was planning an attack on Chandrila. This attack would take the form of newly-liberated prisoners from Ashmead's Lock who had been fitted with inorganic bio-chip implants which allowed Gallius Rax to control them from far away.
Gallius Rax planned to used these unwilling drones to assassinate the New Republic leadership and to brought chaos in the Republic. A month later, Commodore Agate attended the Liberation Day celebrations held to celebrate the liberation of the Ashmead's Lock prisoners. The festivities were intended to precede the Imperial-Republic peace talks. After Rax transmitted an order via transponder, the prisoners involuntarily attacked the New Republic leaders and military officers. Agate was attacked by a Rodian man named Esdo who shot her in the face. Agate's life was saved by Norra Wexley but she sustained serious facial injuries that required extensive facial reconstruction. Following the attack, Agate underwent extensive facial reconstruction. She was fitted with a mechanical eye while the burned half of her face would be covered in nu-skin. Agate initially struggled to come to terms with her facial disfigurement. Feeling despondent, she relinquished her command of the Concord. However, Admiral Ackbar invited her back into the New Republic Starfleet shortly before the Battle of Jakku. After the Senate passed a resolution authorizing the deployment of military forces to Jakku, Agate reported for duty aboard the Concord. When Agate expressed her reservations, Ackbar reassured her that she was one of his best. He also praised her recognizing the burden of war and refusing to embrace anger towards the Empire.
Turning the Tide with Sacrifice
When Agate told Ackbar that she had relinquished her command of the Concord, Ackbar replied that he had returned it to her and that Lieutenant Commander Spohn was ready to serve her. Agate responded she was not ready but Admiral Ackbar reassured her that nobody was ready for war. The two military officers then discussed intel that the Empire was preparing for a fleet battle. When Agate asked if the battle was going to be the end of the Empire and the start of a new galaxy, Ackbar replied that it would still be an honor to fight alongside her regardless of the outcome. After Kyrsta had struggled with doubt and fear, Agate bid Ackbar farewell before assuming her post. While at the helm of the Concord, she struggled to maintain her composure in the presence of her crew including Ensign Sirai and Lieutenant Commander Spohn. During the space battle, the Imperial fleet formed a tight defensive formation around their flagship of the Super Star Destroyer Ravager, the command ship. The ships of the Empire would repeatedly open formation during the battle to allow the Ravager to bombard the fleet of the New Republic. Commodore Kyrsta Agate led the Concord and sister ships Unity and Amity in trying to breach the Imperial formation.
As the battle dragged on, Captain Groff of the Star Destroyer Punishment panicked and rammed his ship into the Amity, destroying both ships. This created a gap which left the Concord exposed to the Ravager's firepower. Gial Ackbar then ordered Agate and her crew to abandon ship. While her crew had evacuated the ship, Agate decided to launch a frontal attack on the Ravager with all her ship's firepower and arsenal. When Admiral Ackbar ordered her to abandon her ship, Agate instead convince him to send starfighters and CR90 corvettes to take out the Ravager's rear engines. Despite his initial objections, Agate convinced Ackbar to trust her. The Concord was soon crippled by the Ravager's turbolasers and began descending into Jakku's atmosphere. However, Agate then activated her ship's powerful tractor beams, which trapped the Super Star Destroyer. The Concord dragged the Ravager down onto Jakku's surface. With the Ravager's engines disabled by New Republic ships, she was unable to break free. Both ships crashed onto Jakku's surface. Agate perished during the crash-landing but her actions incapacitated the Imperial flagship and turned the tide of the Battle of Jakku in the New Republic's favor, marking the final major battle of the Galactic Civil War.