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Mundi: "What about the droid attack on the Wookiees?"
Windu: "It is critical we send an attack group there immediately."
Kenobi: "He's right. It's a system we cannot afford to lose."
―Ki-Adi-Mundi, Mace Windu and Obi-Wan Kenobi[src]

The Battle of Kashyyyk was one of the final engagements of the Outer Rim Sieges of the Clone Wars, a pan-galactic conflict between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems. It was fought on the Mid Rim planet of Kashyyyk, the homeworld of the Wookiees, and focused on the defense of Kachirho, the capital of the planet.

PreludeEdit

"Go I will. Good relations with the Wookiees I have."
―Yoda[src]

Following the rescue of Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine during the Battle of Coruscant and subsequent Republic victory, the Jedi High Council gathered at the Jedi Temple to discuss their next move. It was decided that Yoda would travel to Kashyyyk to aid the Wookiees in their fight against the Droid Army.[1]

The battleEdit

Confederate assaultEdit

"The droids have started up their main power generators."
"Then now, the time is, Commander."
"Yes, sir."
―Clone Commander Gree and Jedi General Yoda[src]
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Clones firing on the incoming Separatists.

The Separatist Droid Army targeted the planet's oil refinery.[4] Grand Master Yoda ordered the defense of Kachirho as the Separatist forces rushed across the lagoon with haste. Clone troopers and Wookiee warriors set up a perimeter on the beach to confront the enemy as more warriors swung from the cliffs along the archipelago to place mines on the NR-N99 enforcer tanks. Meanwhile, clone scout troopers fired from trenches and along the branches of Tree Kachirho. On the vehicle front, Wookiee Oevvaor jet catamarans were aided by HAVw A5 Juggernauts, AT-RTs, AT-AP Walkers and other assault vehicles. They faced enormous opposition from Separatist NR-N99 droid tanks, Dwarf Spider Droids and HMP droid gunships. Atop the seawall were two concussion turrets and multiple clone troopers. Few attempts from the CIS to destroy the seawall were made, and eventually the tide of the battle turned in favor of the Republic.[1]

Order 66Edit

"The time has come. Execute Order 66."
"It will be done, my lord."
―Supreme Chancellor Palpatine issues Order 66 to Clone Commander Gree[src]
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Yoda survives the attack on himself.

During the battle, Yoda felt a great disturbance in the Force as Anakin Skywalker was converted to the Dark Side, followed by an even stronger disturbance as Order 66 was carried out throughout the galaxy. Clone Commander Gree received a call on his comlink, in which Palpatine instructed him to execute Order 66. A scout trooper joined Gree in the attempt to assassinate Yoda. As the clones prepared to execute him, Yoda drew his lightsaber, sensing what was about to happen, and in one fell swoop decapitated his would-be assassins. Yoda then proceeded to escape into the nearby jungle along with the still loyal Wookiee warriors Tarfful and Chewbacca.[1]

AftermathEdit

"Goodbye, Tarfful. Goodbye, Chewbacca. Miss you, i will."
―Yoda[src]
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Yoda's farewell to the Wookiees.

Yoda and the Wookiees would proceed to escape into the nearby mountains. Later that evening, Chewbacca and Tarfful brought Yoda to an escape pod. After exchanging farewells, Yoda left the planet in the pod.[1]

Though the clone troopers won the day, they would soon take the place of the Separatists as an invading force, except they would be successful in conquering the world, and the Wookies would not be able to hold them back. The Empire, the successor state of the Republic, legalized slavery, leading many, the Empire itself in particular, to take Wookie slaves due to their immense strength.[source?]

Yoda managed to meet up with Obi-Wan Kenobi, having also escaped Order 66, and the two infiltrated the Jedi temple to reverse the message being sent to Jedi, warning them to stay away. He then attempted to kill Palpatine, but failed, and exiled himself to Dagobah.[1]

Chewbacca was one of the slaves taken by the New Order from Kashyyyk, and suffered many years as one, until he was freed by a smuggler named Han Solo.[7]

Behind the scenesEdit

A climactic battle between the technologically advanced Empire and a race of primitive hairy aliens, the Wookiees, was present in George Lucas's original treatment for A New Hope. As the story changed and the trilogy structure was solidified in Lucas' mind, the battle was postponed until Return of the Jedi, where it developed into a battle featuring Ewoks on the forest moon of Endor. At the same time, the Wookiees developed into a more technologically savvy, though not less hairy, species. Lucas' original conception of the battle featured hundreds of Wookiees on screen. Due to costs, the original idea was scrapped and replaced by a battle featuring relatively few diminutive Ewoks, who did not play a very significant tactical role in the battle. A large-scale battle with hundreds of characters was eventually realized in The Phantom Menace.

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Clone Wars
Galactic timeline

Previous: Separatist Crisis

Next: Campaigns of Saw Gerrera's Partisans · Early rebellion against the Galactic Empire · Jedi Purge · Lothal insurgency · Ryloth insurgency

Battles of the Clone Wars
22 BBY Geonosis (I) · Antar 4 · Republic transport · Christophsis (I) · Teth (I) · Jabba's Palace (I) · Ziro's palace · Aargonar · Ryloth · Rugosa · Abregado · Ryndellia system · Kaliida Nebula (I) · Kaliida Nebula (II) · Mimban · Rishi moon · Falleen · Bothawui · Outer corridor · Skytop Station · Rodia (I) · Tranquility · Vassek 3 · Vanqor (I) · Florrum (I) · Quell · Maridun · Orto Plutonia (I) and (II)
21 BBY Nuvo Vindi's laboratory · Iego · Felucia (I) · Jedi Temple (I) · Devaron (I) · Glee Anselm · Rodia (II) · Naboo (I) · Black Stall Station · Mustafar (I) · Felucia medical station · Felucia (II) · Malastare · Zillo Beast incident · Cato Neimoidia (I) · Murkhana · Dorin · Geonosis (II) · Dantooine · TB-73 · Capture of Eeth Koth · Saleucami (I) · Republic cruiser · Concordia · Coronet · Plot to assassinate Satine Kryze · Endurance · Vanqor (II) · Florrum (II) · Mandalore (I) · Sundari docks · Kamino · Pantora · Senate hostage crisis · Teth (II) · Coruscant bombing · Confederate people
20 BBY Sullust · Serenno (I) · Devaron (II) · Toydaria · Mortis · Capture of Even Piell · Lola Sayu · Felucia (III) · Wasskah · Mon Cala · Naboo (II) · Aleen · Patitite Pattuna · Rescue of Adi Gallia · Umbara · Kiros · Zygerria · Kadavo · Carlac · Central Detention Center · Orondia · Serenno (II) · Theed · Dathomir (I) · Raydonia (I) and (II) · Onderon · Crucible · Obi-Wan Kenobi's fleet · Florrum (III) and (IV) · Unidentified planet · Aut-O's flagship · Abafar · Carida · Outer Rim spaceport · Cybloc transfer station · Florrum (V)
19 BBY
(Outer Rim Sieges)
Mustafar (II) · Nal Hutta · Jabba's Palace (II) · Mandalore (II)
Sundari · Cato Neimoidia (II) · Jedi Temple (II) · Republic military base · Capture of Ahsoka Tano · Jedi Temple (III) · Ringo Vinda · Tipoca City · Grand Republic Medical Facility · Level 1325 · Scipio (I) and (II) · Bardotta · Zardossa Stix · Oba Diah · Moraband · Utapau (I) · Anaxes · Yalvik Prime · Skako Minor · Mahranee · Haruun Kal · Raxus · Serenno (III) · Spire · Zanbar · Ord Mantell · Vizsla Keep 09 · Dathomir (II) · Rescue of Quinlan Vos · Separatist storage base · Vanqor (III) · Christophsis (II) · Jedi Temple (IV) · Kardoa · Mygeeto (I) · Lokori · Geonosis (III) · Coruscant · Mandalore (III) · Saleucami (II) · Kashyyyk · Utapau (II) · Mygeeto (II) · Felucia (IV) · Cato Neimoidia (III) · Kaller · Palpatine's office · Jedi Temple (V) · Order 66 · Mustafar (III)
Others Agamar · Akiva · Grange · Hypori · Khorm · Merj · Phindar · Roche · Sarrish · Sedratis · Separatist cell · Slag's Pit · Tibrin · Thrugii asteroid belt · Unidentified planet · Unidentified sector · Vallt · Zequardia
Related topics and articles
Galactic Republic · Jedi Order · Sith · Confederacy of Independent Systems

Galactic Empire · Alderaan · Confederate–Republic peace initiative
Sundari (II) · Carida · Toydaria · Ilum

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