- "The time has come at last to take revenge on Asajj Ventress and the witch Mother Talzin. I have learned Ventress has returned to Dathomir. Go there, and wipe the witches out. All of them."
- ―Count Dooku, to General Grievous
The Battle of Dathomir occurred during the Clone Wars on the planet Dathomir. The Confederacy of Independent Systems launched an invasion that resulted in the annihilation of the Nightsisters; all of the Dathomir witches on the planet were killed, save for Mother Talzin and Asajj Ventress. The assault was led by General Grievous on the orders of Count Dooku.
Asajj Ventress had been the Sith Apprentice of Count Dooku since the beginning of the Clone Wars. She lead Separatist forces against the Galactic Republic for multiple battles, but during the Battle of Sullust, Dooku was contacted by his master Darth Sidious. Sidous believed that Ventress and grown too powerful, and believed that she was being trained to be used against him so Dooku could take power, in line with the Rule of Two. While Dooku tried to deny this, Sidous ordered Ventress’ death, and Dooku eventually agreed. He called off her reinforcements, and ordered Tactical droid TJ-912 to fire on the ship Ventress was in. During this Dooku informed Ventress through Hologram that she was no longer his apprentice and she would die.
This would continue for sometime, until 20 BBY. Dooku, having learned that Ventress was on Dathomir, sent the Supreme Commander of the Droid Army, General Grievous, and an army of Battle droids to finally exterminate the Nightsisters.
At the same time, Ventress had completed the initiation, and had become a full Nightsister.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Massacre" (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Bounty" (Appears in flashback(s))
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Brothers" (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Revenge" (Indirect mention only)
- Dark Disciple (Mentioned only)
- Darth Maul—Son of Dathomir, Part One (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars Rebels – "Visions and Voices" (Indirect mention only)
- (First pictured)
- Ultimate Star Wars (First identified as Battle of Dathomir)
- "Asajj Ventress: A-Typical Anti-Hero"—Star Wars Insider 159
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Crisis on Naboo"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Bounty"
- ↑ 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 3.32 3.33 3.34 3.35 3.36 3.37 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Massacre"
- ↑ Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Nightsisters"