The Battle of Taronda took place during the Clone Wars. Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and his Padawan, Ahsoka Tano were sent by the Jedi Council to negotiate a trading agreement with the miners of the planet for raw materials for the Republic. Before negotiations could start however, the planet was attacked by the Separatist forces. Outnumbering the Republic forces, the Separatists had them pinned down under their own deflector shield. The Republic forces were however saved by the arrival of a Venator-class Star Destroyer with reinforcements.