Grievous Entry into The Clone Wars (The Battle of Hypori) 1

The Battle of Hypori, also known as the Hypori campaign, was a battle of the Clone Wars that took place on the planet Hypori four standard months after the First Battle of Geonosis. Notable as the first public appearance of General Grievous, Supreme Commander of the Separatist Droid Army, the battle was initially intended as a Republic raid on the Separatist foundries on Hypori, based on intelligence gathered by Jedi Master Daakman Barrek, who led the attack. However, the Separatist forces were waiting for the Republic assault, and it quickly turned into slaughter, with the Republic forces shot down.

As Grievous’ ground forces advanced on the wreckage where the Jedi survivors were holed up, Grievous personally defeated Daakman Barrek as he called for help before calling off his forces. Grievous entered the wreckage himself and engaged the Jedi, killing Sha’a Gi and Tarr Seirr and besting Aayla Secura, K’Kruhk and Shaak Ti. As the General prepared to finish the last Jedi standing, Ki-Adi-Mundi, a squad of Advanced Recon Commandos sent by Obi-Wan Kenobi on Muunilinst burst in on the duel. Their superior firepower forced the lone cyborg to retreat, and all the Jedi survivors were extracted, save K’Kruhk, who was thought dead. Grievous was ultimately unconcerned by their escape, feeling that it was little more than prolonging the inevitable.

Por Diego