The Battle of Baltizaar was an attack on the planet Baltizaar by the Bando Gora, a cult of Force-worshiping criminals.

The battleEdit

The planet nearly fell to the cult's onslaught. The Galactic Republic requested the Jedi Order to intervene in the attack, and a task force was sent to the planet. The force took several casualties, but eventually were able to force the Bando Gora off the planet.


During the battle, the Bando Gora took Komari Vosa and two other Jedi as prisoners-of-war and held them hostage in their castle on Kohlma.[3] Vosa and the Jedi were brutally tortured, and she eventually fell to the dark side of the Force, becoming the leader of the Bando Gora after escaping her prison and killing two fellow prisoners.

Behind the scenesEdit

The Battle of Baltizaar was originally placed in 39 BBY by Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force. However, the more recent Darth Plagueis novel places the events of the battle in 33 BBY, shortly before Darth Maul's assignment to Dorvalla. Vosa's eventual dark-side leadership combined with Qui-Gon Jinn's rogue-Jedi reputation that would end in his murder by a Sith Lord would serve as the culminating impetus for Count Dooku's departure from the Jedi Order.[1]



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