- "This is the lair of General Grievous!"
- ―Kit Fisto
In 22 BBY, the first year of the Clone Wars, a Galactic Republic team lead by Jedi Master Kit Fisto and his former apprentice Nahdar Vebb undertook a mission to recapture the escaped Separatist Councillor Viceroy Nute Gunray on Vassek 3. When the group reached the moon, however, they followed the signal of Gunray's starship to a mysterious fortress. The group entered and believed they had corned the viceroy, but after cutting through five B1 battle droids, they discovered that this was merely a hologram.
After this discovery, Count Dooku appeared to the group via hologram, and offered an "alternative prize." The Jedi and Clone troopers descended further into the fortress, and after passing several statues they discovered that they were in the lair of General Grievous. Dooku believed that Grievous needed a test to prove his effectiveness, and had engineered for the Jedi to come to the moon. The Jedi surprised the general upon his return to his fortress, and after killing several of the clones Grievous escaped.
Grievous briefly spoke with his doctor, EV-A4-D, who prepared for Grievous's repairs, while Grievous engineered the deaths of the remaining clones, with the Jedi barley escaping each time. Grievous then spoke with Dooku, and learned that the Count had been the one who had sent the Jedi here, and that Dooku was using this to test him. Grievous ended his conversation with Dooku by turning off his hologram, and eventually engaged Nahdar in lightsaber combat, and killed the young Jedi Knight. He then fought against Fisto, until the Jedi was able to escape aboard his Delta-7B Aethersprite-class light interceptor.
Grievous reported to Dooku, and the Count remarked that there was "still room for improvement." Fisto later spoke with Grand Master Yoda and Mace Windu about the mission, and revealed that Nahdar had attempted to answer Grievous's power with his own, and Yoda stated that this was not the Jedi way, and that the Jedi could lose their way due to the war.
During the Clone Wars, the planet Rodia began to be faced with a shortage of food and supplies. To aid in the Galactic Republic's negotiations them, the senator Padmé Amidala, an old friend of the Rodia's senator Onaconda Farr, was sent to the planet, along with her protocol droid C-3PO and Junior Representative Jar Jar Binks. When Amidala arrived, however, she learned that Farr had decided to ally with the Confederacy of Independent Systems, in order to get aid for his people faster. He revealed that Viceroy Nute Gunray of the Trade Federation promised protection and the aid they required. Amidala pleaded with Farr, but was apprehended by B1 battle droids, and was scheduled for execution by Gunray At the same time, Binks had found a Jedi robe in a closet aboard Amidala's ship, and was confused for a Jedi by Gunray and his battle droids. C-3PO was taken to be dismantled, but escaped and was able to inform Republic Clone troopers of the situation. Binks and Amdidala fought against Gunray's forces, and were eventually reinforced by clones of the 41st Elite Corps, who took Gunray into custody. Supreme Chancellor Palpatine then contacted Amidala and Farr, and promised Republic aid was coming.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Rookies" (First appearance) (Appears in flashback(s))
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Lair of Grievous"
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Cloak of Darkness"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Supply Lines"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Dooku Captured"
- ↑ 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Lair of Grievous"
- ↑ Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Bombad Jedi"