- "Inquisitors? I can deal with--"
"Yes--and another. Tall, armored, masked, black. All over black. Ackbar didn't get his name, but he said he was--"
"I know his name. Skywalker."
- ―Ferren Barr and King Lee-Char
The Battle of Dac City was a conflict that occurred one year after the rise of the Galactic Empire, when Darth Vader undertook a mission to the planet Mon Cala to determine if a Jedi was hiding there and advising the Mon Calamari king, Lee-Char, in negotiations with the Empire. Moff Wilhuff Tarkin aboard the Sovereign had previously sent down ambassador Telvar to make an trade deal with Lee-Char but the king continued to deny the man and he was forced to take leave for the time being.
At that moment, Vader arrived, along with three Inquisitors and a squad of elite Purge Troopers. They were confronted by the king's chief of security Gial Ackbar who denied the possibility of there being a threat on Mon Cala. However the Lambda-class T-4a shuttle carrying Telvar exploded, killing all on board. This prompted Tarkin to deploy his forces onto Mon Cala. Lee-Char informed the Jedi of this and the Jedi said he could handle the Inquisitors and that he knew the identify of the black armored individual Ackbar had failed to get the name of.
Behind the scenes
The Battle of Dac City was first mentioned in Darth Vader (2017) 13 and appeared in the subsequent comic, Darth Vader (2017) 14. Both canon comics were released in 2018, and were authored by Charles Soule and pencilled by Giuseppe Camuncoli.
- Darth Vader (2017) 13 (First mentioned)
- Darth Vader (2017) 14 (First appearance) (First identified as Battle of Dac City)
- Darth Vader (2017) 15 (Mentioned only)
- Darth Vader (2017) 16 (Indirect mention only)
Notes and references
- Darth Vader (2017) 12
- Darth Vader (2017) 15
- Darth Vader (2017) 13
- According to Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition, the invasion of Mon Cala took place a year into the Emperor's rule. Since Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the beginning of Imperial rule to 19 BBY, the occupation of Mon Cala, seen in Darth Vader: Darth Lord of the Sith 14, took place in 18 BBY.
- Darth Vader (2017) 14
- Darth Vader (2017) 16