- "The leader of the camp, Attichitcuk, has been critically wounded in a Trade Federation ambush."
- ―Qui-Gon Jinn
Between 39 BBY and 36 BBY, the Wookiee Attichitcuk was ambushed by B1 battle droids of the Trade Federation on the moon Alaris Prime. The leader of a group of Wookiee colonists who were legally authorized to colonize the moon, Attichitcuk set out on a scouting expedition with two other Wookiees to investigate the presence of the Trade Federation, a company that was attempting to illegally take over Alaris Prime. However, they encountered a group of battle droids that attacked the Wookiees after unsuccessfully demanding their surrender. The two warriors were killed and Attichitcuk critically injured, though the chieftain was soon rescued by his son Chewbacca and received medical aid.
- "He says he spotted some battle droids lurking in the area."
- ―Qui-Gon Jinn, referring to Attichitcuk
Sometime between 39–36 BBY, after twenty years of petitioning the Galactic Republic for the right to colonize the moon Alaris Prime, a group of Wookiees led by the Wookiee Chieftain Attichitcuk was legally authorized to colonize Alaris Prime by the Galactic Senate. The Wookiee colonists, led by Attichitcuk and his son Chewbacca and accompanied by Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn, traveled to Alaris Prime and began colonizing the moon. However, the Trade Federation also sought to acquire control of the moon to use it as a trade center, and they established their own colony on the moon shortly after the Wookiees.
On Alaris Prime both sides were attacked by the gundarks, a predatory species living there. Both the Trade Federation and the Wookiees sent their forces to the gundark's nest to eliminate them. The Trade Federation's B1 battle droids reached the nest first, and once they had killed all of the gundarks attacked the Wookiee Bowcaster troopers, led by Chewbacca, who fought back and destroyed all of the droids. Following this attack the Wookiees realized they had a new enemy on Alaris Prime, leading Attichitcuk to begin a scouting expedition in the forests of the moon along with two other Wookiee warriors to try to learn more about the Trade Federation. Meanwhile at another base Chewbacca and Master Jinn began preparing for any future encounters with the Trade Federation by upgrading the base to a new level of technology and gathering various resources. Attichitcuk caught sight of several battle droids in the area and passed this information on to Jinn before making his way to the base, not realizing a group of seven Trade Federation B1 battle droids blocked his path.
- "Halt. You are ordered to come with us."
- ―A battle droid to Attichitcuk
The battle droids, commanded by DRN-38, forced Attichitcuk to stop in his path, and one of them ordered the Wookiees to come with them. The Chieftain refused to comply, prompting the battle droids to fire upon Attichitcuk and his party with their E-5 blaster rifles, gravely injuring him and killing the other two Wookiees.
- "Attichitcuk has been shot down! But wait, I sense the spark of life in him still"
- ―Qui-Gon Jinn
Through the use of the Force, Qui-Gon Jinn sensed that Attichitcuk was still alive, and urged Chewbacca to stay calm. Jinn had the Wookiees construct a medical droid at the bases's command center and train at least 10 Bowcaster troopers, before sending them and Chewbacca to rescue Attichitcuk. After destroying every battle droid they encountered on the path, the Wookiees reached Attichitcuk and had the medical droid revive the Chieftain before returning to the base with him, encountering and destroying more battle droids on the way. Attichitcuk was still heavily wounded however, forcing him to cease involvement in the colonization for some time. Chewbacca and the Wookiees began attacking several Trade Federation bases before driving them off the moon in the Battle for Alaris Prime, which was participated in by Attichitcuk, who had made a full recovery.
Behind the scenesEdit
The ambush of Attichitcuk was first mentioned in the strategy guide for the 2001 PC video game Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds, before appearing in the game itself and it's 2002 expansion Clone Campaigns. The ambush appears in the fourth level of the Wookiee tutorial campaign, "Researching Technology," and occurs while the player is researching technology level 2.
- Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns
- Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Prima's Official Strategy Guide (First mentioned)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 The New Essential Chronology places the Alaris Prime colonial war between 39 BBY and 36 BBY.
- ↑ Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Prima's Official Strategy Guide