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Chrstal War1

The first battle of the Crystal War. (Crystal Dreams 1: Crystal Dreams)

According to one source, the Crystal War was a war that broke out between a culture-deprived group of Zentradi and the RDF in 2021.


The War began when a group of Zentradi were noticed folding outside Venus' orbit. When reporter and ex-pilot Kyle Bartley flew to the SDF-3 to interview Admiral Rick Hunter on the event, a Zentradi ship folded outside the fortress and began an attack. Kyle and pilot Max Sterling we're able to hold off the attack. But that was just the beginning of the war. (Crystal Dreams 1: Crystal Dreams)


Within a year, the war would be over, the humans victorious. Some were left superstitious of whether another attack was coming, and were left worried that the SDF-3's departure from the Earth would leave it defenseless. (Robotech II: The Sentinels)

After the Crystal War, the RDF decided to form the Robotech Expeditionary Force (REF) for the Pioneer Expedition in order to find The Zentraedi's Leaders: the Robotech Masters on the planet Tirol.

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