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Liberation of Kessel[3]

Liberation of Kashyyyk
Wookiees attack fortress
Conflict

Galactic Civil War[3]

Date

4 ABY[4] (39:11)[5]

Place
Outcome

New Republic victory[3]

Combatants
Commanders
Strength
Casualties

Many Wookiees[3]

  • Entire force
  • Trandoshan slavers[3]
  • Silooth[6]
  • Avatar Orbital Platform[3]

The Liberation of Kashyyyk, also known as the Battle of Kashyyyk, was a battle of the Galactic Civil War in 4 ABY, occurring eight months after the Battle of Endor. It saw the deaths of Moff Hindane Darcc and Grand Admiral Peccati Syn, as well as the liberation of the Wookiees.

PreludeEdit

Imperial Moff Hindane Darcc, seeing the native Wookiees as an obstacle to complete control of the planet Kashyyyk, hired the Trandoshan slaver Pekt to round up the Wookiees for shipment to Kessel. The Government Tree and nearby Kepitenochan were quickly devastated. Thousands of Wookiees were captured or killed within the first few days. In desperation, Attichitcuk contacted his son Chewbacca, who was unable to convince the Rebel Alliance to send assistance[3] eight months after the Battle of Endor.[4]

The Alliance was busy fighting the Empire and warlords at the time, including a battle at Glom Tho.[6]

BattleEdit

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Weebacca is killed by Chewbacca.

SetbacksEdit

Han Solo and Chewbacca, arriving on Kashyyyk, attacked several groups of Trandoshans and freed a group of Wookiees that retook Kepitenochan, only to find the city heavily damaged and only one survivor: Weebacca. Together, they rebuilt the Government Tree and guarded it against multiple Imperial attacks. In doing so, the Wookiees reunited under the monument. However, they still could not contact the Alliance with signal jammers blocking their transmissions.[3]

Betraying the Wookiee resistance, Weebacca told Solo and Chewbacca that the communications jammers were in Okikuti. Upon entering the city, they realized it was a trap, as Darcc's forces advanced on the Okikuti's gates while there was no exit. They cut through the trees to the nearby river and built sea ships to escape to Chenachochan. Destroying several Imperial sea frigates, they stole Imperial walkers from Tunnatutikan and met up with Shoran. Together, they destroyed the signal jammers[3] with the help of Imperial equipment captured from the Imperial Depot[7] and four Cruisers. They were then able to send a transmission to the Rebel Alliance, which was received by Lando Calrissian.[3]

LiberationEdit

Liberating the rest of Chenachochan, the Wookiees[3] captured an Imperial airbase and gained the support of the Ittummi Berserkers.[7] Darcc's palace was destroyed by the united Wookiee Army and the traitor Weebacca was killed by Chewbacca. However, Darcc and Pekt escaped in a Lambda-class shuttle full of Wookiee prisoners.[3]

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Darcc and Pekt escape Kashyyyk with a cargo hold full of Wookiees.

Battle of the Avatar Orbital PlatformEdit

The Wookiees, led by Chewbacca and Solo, flew to the Avatar Orbital Platform and with the help of Rogue Squadron, Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian in the Millennium Falcon, they rescued Attichitcuk with the Wookiee captives, killed Moff Darcc and the Trandoshan slaver Pekt, and finally, blew the main reactor of the facility.[3]

The New Republic Third Battle Group also fought in the battle under the command of Admiral Gial Ackbar. The fleet left from Bothan space and fought Grand Admiral Peccati Syn. Bothan agents sabotaged two of Syn's Interdictor cruisers. The agents also impersonated aids of Admiral Treuten Teradoc, who promised reinforcements to Syn from the Greater Plooriod sector. Ackbar's Home One and Captain Verrack's Maria caught Syn's flagship, the Silooth in a crossfire and destroyed its bridge in a proton torpedo barrage.[6] Syn was killed when his ship was vaporized due to his underestimating Ackbar's tactics.[4]

AftermathEdit

Following Kashyyyk's liberation, the Imperials abandoned the spice planet Kessel. Chewbacca, Solo, Skywalker, and Calrissian agreed to go there and resuce all the slaves there.[3] Rogue Squadron and the Third Fleet then planned a raid on Brentaal IV,[6] which resulted in the fall of the planet to the New Republic.[8]

Admiral Ackbar privately admitted that the fleet's victory in the liberation was due to the Bothan's assistance.[6]

Following Chewbacca's death early in the Yuuzhan Vong War, Ralrracheen mentioned Chewbacca's participation in the liberation in his eulogy during his funeral.[9]

Behind the scenesEdit

The Liberation of Kashyyyk was first mentioned in the 2000 novel Agens of Chaos I: Hero's Trial, written by James Luceno as part of The New Jedi Order. The next year, it was first shown in the Chewbacca campaign of the video game Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds. The 2002 reference book The New Essential Guide to Characters's entry on Admiral Ackbar first named the conflict as the Battle of Kashyyyk.

An optional mission occurs if the player used the cheats "forcesight" and "forceexplore" to explore the map and the player directs attention to the desert area to the eastern corner. In it, two individuals are near the J-type 327 Nubian royal starship, while the Naboo queen is held captive by Tusken Raiders near Jundland Station. The player can easily complete the mission by summoning Simon the Killer Ewok, which eventually cumulates in a duel with Darth Maul upon returning to the ship.

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