Star Wars – The Battle of Felucia (The Clone Wars)

Star Wars - The Battle of Felucia (The Clone Wars)

The Battle of Felucia was the third major engagement for control over the planet Felucia during the Clone Wars between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems. As one of the last battles of the conflict, Jedi Master Aayla Secura commanded the Republic’s troops as they moved into position in readiness to engage the Separatists; however Palpatine gave word that Order 66 be carried out, leading to the clones turning on Secura and killing her.

The site of a major hyperspace route and thus a heavily contested planet in the Clone Wars, the Outer Rim world of Felucia was sought by both the Confederacy of Independent Systems and Galactic Republic. Early in the war, the Confederacy led an assault on Felucia and secured the planet, overcoming the forces of Jedi Generals Obi-Wan KenobiAnakin Skywalker, and Jedi Commander Ahsoka Tano and establishing an orbital blockade. Breaking through the enemy starshipsGeneral Plo Koon led the successful evacuation of the Jedi and their clone troopers, though the planet had still fallen into the hands of the Separatists. Such a loss set back the Republic’s efforts in the entire Thanium sector.

Later, the Republic had managed to establish Medical Station HCTFF2 over Felucia, but the Haven medical station was attacked by a Separatist fleet and destroyed. When Skywalker, Tano, and Kenobi were sent to investigate, they were met with a waiting automated vulture droid deployment station, which deployed several vulture droids that took down their T-6 shuttle. Upon crashing on Felucia, the Jedi became embroiled in a conflict between the Ohnaka Gang and a group of Felucian farmers. Later, Skywalker, Koon, Tano, and their clones were again deployed to Felucia, having been tasked with taking over Separatist-controlled portions of the world. Learning that the Republic sought to take out TZ-33‘s outpost, General Grievous attempted to secure his control over the Felucia system by dispatching reinforcements, but the Second Battle of Felucia still ended in a Republic victory by taking out the Confederate outpost. During the final days of the war, the Commerce Guild poisoned Felucia’s waters in an attempt to prevent the planet from being of value to the Republic.