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"A statement must be made… The Jedi have sided against liberty, against justice. This cannot go unpunished."
―Rackham Sear[src]

A bombing at the Jedi Temple took place a few months prior to the end of the Clone Wars. The bombing was conducted by the Separatist Captain Rackham Sear. The Jedi foiled the bombing and Sear perished.


Separatist officers General Grievous, Kleeve, and their top explosives expert, Captain Rackham Sear planned a suicide mission aimed at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. Sear then paid bounty hunter Cad Bane a hefty sum[5] for Lord Sidious's layouts of the Jedi Temple.[6] Sear planned to bring down the Jedi Temple's towers in order to show that both the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order were not invincible.

Sear then went to Coruscant, where he climbed the Temple's wall and went into the vents. There he planted explosives. However, Jedi Council member, Master Depa Billaba and initiate Caleb Dume sensed him as his explosives went off.[3]

The BombingEdit

Billaba was able to save Dume from initial blast. Master Cin Drallig and the Jedi Temple Guards then protected Sammo Quid and the other younglings from Sear's other blasts. Fellow council members, Masters Mace Windu and Obi-Wan Kenobi then investigated the bombing. Yoda was able to push the explosives away from the Temple. Billaba and Dume, despite their hesitation, decided to find Sear. Dume figured that Sear was using the air ducts to plant his explosives.[5]

Dume then confronted Sear on the roof. There, Sear told Dume to run. Dume refused and charged at Sears. However, Sear was able to knock him out with his explosives. Just as he was about to kill Dume, Billaba then confronted him. Dume then saw that his plan was to blow the temple's central spire. Sear attempted to set his explosives off, but Billaba was able to use the force to prevent the explosion and tossed the explosive away from the Spire.[5]

Sear then revealed his name to Billaba and Dume and tossed his Electro swords at them. However, Billaba and Dume were able to destroy them. Sear then jumped off the Temple's roof and attempted to kill Billaba and Dume with last of his explosives before falling to his death. Billaba saved Dume and survived the blast.[5]


Billaba then decided to take Dume, despite his young age, as her Padawan. She and Dume were then found by Masters Windu and Kenobi. Dume's friend thought he would not be safe with Billaba but Dume accepted the offer of being her apprentice. With Dume at her side, Billaba took command of her forces in the Grand Army of the Republic.[5]


Notes and referencesEdit

Clone Wars
Galactic timeline

Previous: Separatist Crisis

Next: Campaigns of Saw Gerrera's Partisans · Early rebellion against the Galactic Empire · Jedi Purge · 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 · Malevolence campaign (Abregado · Ryndellia system · Kaliida Nebula (I) · Kaliida Nebula (II)) · Mimban · Tibrin · 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 · Malastare · 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 · Coruscant bombing · Confederate people
20 BBY Sullust · Devaron (II) · Toydaria · Mortis · Capture of Even Piell · Lola Sayu · Felucia (II) · Wasskah · Mon Cala · Naboo (II) · Aleen · Patitite Pattuna · Rescue of Adi Gallia · Umbara · Kiros · Zygerria · Kadavo · 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) · Oba Diah · Moraband · Utapau (I) · Anaxes · Skako Minor · Mahranee · Haruun Kal · Raxus · Vizsla Keep 09 · 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 · Arkax Station · Grange · Hissrich · Hypori · Khorm · Merj · Phindar · Sarrish · Sedratis · Separatist cell · Slag's Pit · Thrugii asteroid belt · Unidentified planet · Unidentified sector · Vallt · Zequardia
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Sundari (II) · Carida · Toydaria · Ilum


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