- "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 had set out on a scouting expedition with two bowcaster troopers to investigate the presence of the Trade Federation, a company illegally attempting to take over Alaris Prime. After locating several battle droids the Wookiees headed for a base, but encountered a group of battle droids that attacked the Wookiees after demanding their surrender. The two troopers were killed and Attichitcuk received serious injuries, though the chieftain was quickly 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 and 36 BBY, a group of Wookiees led by the Chieftain Attichitcuk were legally authorized to colonize the moon Alaris Prime by the Galactic Senate. The Wookiee colonists, led by Attichitcuk, along with his son Chewbacca and Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn, travelled to Alaris Prime and began colonizing the moon. However, the Trade Federation also sought control of the moon to use it as a trade center and illegally established a competing colony.
On Alaris Prime both sides faced attacks by gundarks, a predatory species, prompting the Trade Federation and the Wookiees to send their forces to the gundark 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 the encounter Attichitcuk began a scouting expedition in the forests of the moon along with two Wookiee troopers to learn more about the Trade Federation's activities. Meanwhile at another base Chewbacca and Master Jinn began preparing for any future encounters with the Trade Federation by advancing to a new level of technology and gathering various resources. Attichitcuk caught sight of several battle droids in the area and gave the information on to Jinn before making his way to the base, ahead of his two companions, 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, and one droid ordered the Wookiee to come with them. The Chieftain refused to comply, prompting the battle droids to fire upon Attichitcuk with blasters. The Wookiee returned fire with his bowcaster, but was severely wounded by the droids and left to die. Once the other Wookiees caught up to Attichitcuk they were both shot and killed.
- "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 injured, forcing Chewbacca to take his place as the leader of the colonists. With Jinn's help the Wookiees planned and executed two major attacks on Trade Federation bases before driving them off the moon in the Battle for Alaris Prime, which Attichitcuk fought in, having made a full recovery.
Behind the scenesEdit
The ambush of Attichitcuk was first mentioned in the strategy guide for the 2001 LucasArts video game Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds, before appearing in the game itself and its 2002 expansion Clone Campaigns. The ambush appears in the fourth level of the Wookiee tutorial campaign, "Researching Technology," as a scripted event that the player is unable to control.
- Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns
- Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Prima's Official Strategy Guide (First mentioned) (Indirect mention only)
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 1.20 1.21 1.22 Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 The New Essential Chronology places the Alaris Prime colonial war between 39 BBY and 36 BBY.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
- ↑ Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns