The Battle of Flaxia (May 2 to 3, 2010) was the first battle to occur in the Core theater of the second Appearance-Ichiri war. Without the Appaloutio Republic's knowledge, five Ichiri strike groups and three ground units exited the rift at Tenon Colony at 14:07 and started heading for Flaxia. Mere minutes before the Ichiri group arrived, Appaloutio was informed of the incoming fleet and its capablities, and was able to fashion a crude force to defend its planet closest to the Drakonian colonial front. The battle erupted at 14:48 on May 2, wherein a small contingent force of the Iaondi Republic as well as the Lunor Republic were able to assist in defending the planet. Even with Applaoutio's powerful emplacements, the planet was lost to the enemy by the next night.