- "We've lost our momentum, fall back!"
- ―Anakin Skywalker ordering the retreat
Separatist and Republic warships clashed, and Anakin Skywalker, Tiplee and Tiplar, and the 501st Legion fought to control Ringo Vinda space station. The droid army deploying many Battle droids to defend their side of the ring. The Republic came close to taking the ring, attempting to finish off the droids stationed only a few feet away from the separatist control point. The battle ended with a forced retreat from the planet by Republic forces after one of their clone troopers, CT-5385 (nicknamed "Tup"), betrayed and intentionally killed Jedi General Tiplar in a trance-like state. Soon after with their momentum broken, Skywalker ordered a retreat when Droidekas backed by Jump-droids held the line against Republic forces, pushing them back, with Admiral Trench also reporting the odd nature of the victory to Count Dooku, and by extension, Darth Sidious.
However, the Republic Fleet maintained a blockade of the planet. Shortly after Tup killed Tiplar he was to be transported back to Kamino, as the Republic wanted to know the reason why he had killed the Jedi General, as they could find nothing in their examination of him. The convoy was ambushed before it could jump to lightspeed, and the droids killed all the clones save for Tup, whom they transported back to the space station. Skywalker and two Troopers, Rex and Fives, then rescued the clone from a Separatist shuttle as it left the station.
The Republic sent Tup on another ship to Kamino, this time succeeding and being able to find out that a brain tumor was present in Tup's head. After this discovery, the clone trooper "Fives" removed a similar tumor from his own head. Seeming to have gone insane he tried to tell the Senate and Jedi council that every clone had these tumors, which, in extension, programmed them with Contingency Orders for the Grand Army of the Republic: Order Initiation, Orders 1 Through 150, including Order 66 and Operation: Knightfall. But, in the process of trying to get them to listen to his case he went too far and was shot and killed by a clone squadron.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Unknown" (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Conspiracy" (Appears in flashback(s))
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Orders" (Appears in flashback(s))
- (First identified as Ringo Vinda campaign)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File Part 25 (19 BBY 37–38, Operation: Knightfall) (First identified as Battle of Ringo Vinda)
- Star Wars: Imperial Handbook: A Commander's Guide
- The Official Star Wars Fact File Part 52 (20 BBY 55–56, Battle of Ringo Vinda)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1
- ↑ Star Wars Character Encyclopedia
- ↑ 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 3.38 3.39 3.40 3.41 3.42 3.43 3.44 3.45 3.46 3.47 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Unknown"
- ↑ The Official Star Wars Fact File Part 52 (20 BBY 55–56, Battle of Ringo Vinda)
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Conspiracy"