Obi-Wan Kenobi, while on leave, followed leads of Asajj Ventress—presumed dead since the Battle of Rendili—on Trigalis, a planet in the Outer Rim Territories. There, he met up with fellow Jedi Aayla Secura, who informed him that a Black Sun vigo, Xist, could have information on Ventress. Kenobi stormed Xist's fortress and got the information he wanted. Xist told Kenobi to head to Drama Korr's yacht in the Karthakk system. Kenobi left for Naboo in Aayla's Eta-2 starfighter to pick up Anakin Skywalker. He found his former apprentice in Padmé Amidala's Varykino retreat and convinced the young Jedi Knight to join him for the mission.
Arriving in the Karthakk system, Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan found battle droids crawling on the cruiser, and everyone aboard dead. The two Jedi then encountered the bounty hunter Durge, and were split up. Anakin defeated Durge by forcing him into an escape pod which he jettisoned with the Force towards the nearby sun, Karthakk.
The two Jedi then escaped as the cruiser exploded, and were picked up by Bail Organa in the Venator-class Star Destroyer Intervention. Using information gleaned from Durge's personal droid, they then headed to Boz Pity.