The Assault on Mount Tantiss, also known as the battle of Mount Tantis, was carried out by agents of the New Republic to shut down Grand Admiral Thrawn's cloning facility at Mount Tantiss on the planet Wayland.
- "The Emperor had a private storehouse. It was beneath a mountain on a world he called Wayland. One of the artificial caverns held a complete cloning facility."
- ―Mara Jade
During the Thrawn campaign, former Emperor's Hand Mara Jade was arrested by the New Republic for a possible implication in an Imperial raid on Coruscant. She later revealed to Luke Skywalker that she knew the location of Thrawn's cloning facility. Skywalker accepted to liberate her in exchange for the coordinates of Wayland.
Meanwhile Imperial Colonel Selid had discovered that Joruus C'baoth had killed General Covell in manipulating his mind. Selid reported to Grand Admiral Thrawn who ordered to to put C'baoth under arrest and confinement in the Emperor's throne room. But the Dark Jedi had the time to send Covell's forces kill the ysalamiri placed by Thrawn near Mount Tantiss to control C'baoth.
On Coruscant, Leia Organa Solo met the smuggler Talon Karrde. He revealed her that the Empire took a large amount of ysalamiri on Myrkr and that could be a trap for Skywalker. They decided to go to Wayland together to warn their friends.
In the forestEdit
They first met a group of Noghri Death Commandos came to Wayland to help the son of Darth Vader. They later met some inhabitants of the planets, the Myneyrshi and the Psadans, and convinced them to stay neutral. Some Myneyrshi eventually decided to help them in fighting the Empire.
Destroy Mount TantissEdit
They eventually entered the Mount Tantiss facility when they fought stormtroopers. Calrissian and Chewbacca went off to find a way to destroy the facility while Skywalker and Jade went to look for the facility's remote destruct control. In the cloning chambers, Calrissian was eventually able to rig an arhythmic resonance scheme to destroy Mount Tantiss. Meanwhile Skywalker's sister, Leia Organa Solo, entered the facility with Talon Karrde.
Duel in the throne roomEdit
Skywalker and Jade entered the throne room and confronted the mad Jedi clone Joruus C'baoth. C'baoth killed the Force-dampening ysalamiri and revealed Luuke Skywalker, a clone of Skywalker. Skywalker and the clone faced off as C'baoth incapacitated Jade with a blast of Force lightning.
Eventually Leia Organa Solo, Han Solo, and Talon Karrde entered the throne room. C'baoth unleashed a Force scream, stunning everyone in the room. Taking advantage of the Jedi Master's distraction, Jade managed to Force pull Organa Solo's lightsaber, and slew Skywalker's clone, carrying out the Emperor's last command. Enraged for the death of Skywalker's clone, the Jedi Master began to bring the ceiling down on Jade and Skywalker.
However, Jade used Organa Solo's lightsaber to cut holes in the floor so that the rocks fell through and moved against C'baoth. Guided mentally by Organa Solo, she reached the insane Jedi, and cut him down with the lightsaber. He exploded in a blast of dark side energy.
The destruction of the Mount Tantiss facility halted the Imperial cloning operation once and for all. With the death of Thrawn at the Battle of Bilbringi, the events of the day were disastrous for the Empire and ended the Thrawn campaign.
Skywalker's duel with his clone went on to traumatize him for the days following.
After the destruction of Mount Tantiss, Wayland became a planet of particular interest to the New Republic. Researchers and Intelligence officers scoured the planet and ruins for clues to aid in their defeat of Imperial warlords, discovering evidence that would lead to the political fallout of Bothan involvement in the destruction of Caamas. The New Republic also relocated the Noghri to the colony of New Nystao on Wayland to escape their collapsing home world of Honoghr.
- The Last Command (First appearance)
- The Last Command comic adaptation
- (Appears in flashback(s))
- Jedi Search (Mentioned only)
- Dark Apprentice (Indirect mention only)
- I, Jedi (Indirect mention only)
- Specter of the Past (Indirect mention only)
- Emissary of the Void (Indirect mention only)
- A Guide to the Star Wars Universe, Second Edition
- The Last Command Sourcebook
- The Essential Guide to Characters
- The Thrawn Trilogy Sourcebook
- Star Wars Encyclopedia
- The Essential Guide to Planets and Moons
- The Essential Chronology
- A Guide to the Star Wars Universe, Third Edition
- The New Essential Guide to Characters
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 27 (MAR3-4, Mara Jade Skywalker)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 86 (CBA4, Joruus C'Baoth)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 107 (THR6, The Thrawn Campaign)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 115 (SKY42, Luke Skywalker)
- Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide
- The New Essential Chronology
- Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force
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- "From Page to Screen and Back Again..."—Star Wars Insider 145
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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 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 1.36 1.37 1.38 1.39 1.40 1.41 1.42 1.43 1.44 1.45 The Last Command
- ↑ The Essential Atlas
- ↑ "Relic"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 6
- ↑ Concurrent with the Battle of Bilbringi, which is dated in The Essential Atlas.
- ↑ The Last Command (comics)