The Commerce Guild Bombing of Satellite-9 was a terrorist attack orchestrated by General Morando and the Zeron Brotherhood to kill Varvatos Vex's family and manipulate him into betraying House Tarron of Akiridion-5 by lowering the shields so that the traitorous exiled general could attack and take over the planet for himself.
After Morando was exiled from Akiridion-5 for high treason, he hired the Zeron Brotherhood to orchestrate a massive bombing on Satellite-9 in order to kill Varvatos' family while also killing hundreds of other Akiridions in the process. Varvatos tried to convince King Fialkov to pursue the Zeron Brotherhood across the galaxy. However, the latter refused as he thought it would better to fortify the planet's defenses. After this, Morando was able to manipulate Varvatos into lowering the shields of Akiridion-5 so he could attack the planet and overthrow the royals.
- Varvatos is left bitter and unhappy, and filled with a lot of self-doubt.
- Morando would eventually use Varvatos' despair to trick him into believing that House Tarron was, in fact, responsible for the bombing.