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"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[src]

One year after the rise of the Galactic Empire,[3] the Battle of Dac City occurred[5] 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.[3]

At that moment, Vader arrived, along with three Inquisitors[3] and a squad of elite Purge Troopers.[3] They were confronted by the king's chief of security Gial Ackbar who denied the possibility of their 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.[3]

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Behind the scenesEdit

The Battle of Dac City was first depicted in Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 13: Burning Seas, Part I and identified in the subsequent comic, Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 14: Burning Seas, Part II.[3] Both canon comics were released in 2018, and were authored by Charles Soule and pencilled by Giuseppe Camuncoli.[5]


Notes and referencesEdit

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Concurrent: Jedi Purge · Jedha insurgency · Mandalorian civil war · Ryloth insurgency

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Battles of the Early rebellion against the Galactic Empire
18 BBY Occupation of Mon Cala (Dac City · Mon Cala (I) · Polar regions · Bel City)
5 BBY Imperial interrogator droids · Imperial supply convoy · Lothal airfield
Capital City · Kessel · Imperial weapons · Kothal
Stygeon Prime · Imperial Academy (Lothal) · Imperial convoy (Lothal) · Atrivis sector (Mantooine)
4 BBY Kaller · Lahn · Tseebo · Old Republic Senate Building · Jalath
Comm tower · Mustafar (I) · Arkanis · Quila · Imperial shield generators · Siege of Lothal (Lothal (I) · Phoenix Squadron (I)) · Seelos · Absanz · Ibaar · Thrad · Garel (I) · Interdictor
3 BBY Phoenix Squadron (II) · Calderos Station · Imvur · Garel (II) · Lothal Depot · Concord Dawn (I) · Concord Dawn (II)· Lira San
Ryloth (I) · Geonosis (I) · Phoenix Squadron (III)
2 BBY Naraka · Lothal campaign (Yarma · Ryloth (II) · Mykapo · Imperial Armory Complex · Chopper Base · Chimaera · Archeon Nebula · Atollon) · Teralov
Montross · Agamar · Concord Dawn (III) · Geonosis (II) · Krownest · Killun Station
1 BBY Mandalore · Jalindi · Faos Station · Lothal campaign (Lothal (II) · Lothal (III)
Lothal (IV) · Lothal Jedi Temple · Lothal (V))
0 BBY Ring of Kafrene · Wobani · Operation Fracture (Jedha (I) · Eadu) · Scarif
Other Crucival · Allst Prime · F'tzner system · Garel (III) · Iakar (II)
Mustafar (II) · Ord Biniir · Wecacoe · Garel (IV)
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Coruscant · Mon Cala (I) · Bel City · Mon Cala (II) · Rescue of Caleb Dume
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