The Great Battle of Endor, fought between the Alliance of Nations, Axis of Empires, Coalition of Independent States, Protectorate of Menoth, Thalan Empire, Borg Collective, was one of the largest and most important engagements of the First War. Plans for the battle began after the Allies learned that the Axis was building a new Death Star above the forest moon of Endor in the Viau Universe at the same time, the Coalition forces planned to also destroy the Death Star II and Grand Admiral Ackbar, ditto with the plans for the Borgs, Menothians and Thalans. At the same time, six factions also encountered IG-88's Droid Army in the middle of the battle. In addition, spies had informed Allied leadership that not only were the Death Star's defense systems incomplete, but also that the Pure Emperor and Emperor Palpatine themselves would be overseeing the completion of the superweapon's construction. Seeing an opportunity to strike a crippling blow to the Empire, the Alliance planned an attack on the incomplete space station. Part of the Alliance would fight on the moon's surface in an attempt to destroy the shield generator protecting the Death Star, while another group would fight in space, assaulting the battle station in Endor's orbit once the protective shield was deactivated. The Axis also had a fleet of Starships waiting to ambush and destroy the Allied Fleet upon arrival. On the ground, Allied forces commanded by Jonathan J. O'Neill fought the Axis army stationed on the forest moon in attempt to destroy the shield generator protecting the Death Star. Meanwhile in space, the Grand Alliance Fleet, led by Grand Admiral Gial Ackbar and aided by Lando Calrissian in the Millennium Falcon, battled the Axis's naval forces and attacked the battle station. The battle ended a decisive victory for the Alliance of Nations, it signified the destruction of the Death Star II, the destruction of the Executor and the death of Emperor Palpatine, however, the Pure Emperor managed to escape this. This battle become infamous for the Galactic Empire's near collipse and it's declaration of matural law by the Axis.