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Battle of Cavamina Minor
Battle of Cavaina minor
Conflict

Clone Wars

Date

c. 22 BBY

Place

Cavamina Minor asteroid field

Outcome
Combatants

Attuma Duum's mercenaries

Confederacy of Independent Systems

Shon-Ju's Force school

Commanders

Shon-Ju

Strength

1 Rogue force-sensitive

Casualties
  • ARC-170s starfighters
  • CR25 carriers
  • Vagabond

Droid starfighters

Shon-Ju's hands cut off

" Personal enjoyment isn't reason enough? What you Jedi don't understand is that your wars are pointless. And the longer they drag out—the longer I can drag them out—the richer I get. So why not have some fun, too?"
―Attuma Duum explaining the rationale behind the battle to Aayla Secura[src]

This battle near the moon Cavamina Minor took place around the year 22 BBY against the backdrop of the Clone Wars.

PreludeEdit

The Jedi Master Aayla Secura was assigned to arrest the mercenary Attuma Duum. Her mission failed, and she fled Duum's men, arriving into the hands of the former Jedi Shon-Ju and his students. Secura and Shon-Ju agreed to join forces to stop Duum. Duum, for his part, was playing both sides of the Clone Wars against each other, and planted false evidence to draw a Republic Navy and Confederate Navy fleet to his system.

The ambushEdit

"We have them! Keep pushing—keep driving them down!"
―The Skakoan commander[src]

Duum seeded the space around the moon of Cavamina Minor with six hundred thousand space mines, and the Republic Venator Star Destroyers, ARC-170 starfighters, and CR25 troop carriers reverted from hyperspace right into the mine field. The Separatist fleet s Munificent-class star frigates, battleships, and droid starfighters also experienced the same problem. Seeing an opposing fleet instead of the merchant convoy Duum had promised them, both fleet commanders ordered their crews to open fire on the other.

Secura and Shon-Ju infiltrated Attuma Duum's headquarters and managed to disable the deflector shields protecting the station from the asteroid field. As the station died, Shon-Ju betrayed Secura, inadvertently allowing Duum to escape. The Republic fleet withdrew after taking heavy casualties, including the cruiser Vagabond.

AftermathEdit

"Yes, tragic the events were—but a failure your mission was not. Destroyed was Duum's operation. And sense a change in you I do, Aayla Secura."
"Yes...maybe. Perhaps I found something within myself that was missing before."
―Yoda and Secura after her mission to Cavamina Minor[src]

Secura and the Republic fleet returned to Coruscant; she later met with Grand Master Yoda. Shon-Ju received prosthetic hands, replacing those he lost to Secura. Duum survived the battle.

Behind the scenesEdit

This battle appears in the 2010 graphic novella Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Deadly Hands of Shon-Ju. The Separatist Skakoan commander appears to be Wat Tambor but is not identified.

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