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"So much for the Jedi escort!"
―General Grievous — (audio) Listen (file info)[src]

The Battle of the Ryndellia system was a battle that took place in 22 BBY during the Clone Wars in the Ryndellia system. Prior to the battle, a Galactic Republic medical convoy of three Pelta-class frigates escorted by a lone Venator-class Star Destroyer, commanded by clone troopers and a Jedi, passed through the Ryndellia system. While traveling through the star system, the convoy was ambushed by the Separatist Subjugator-class heavy cruiser Malevolence, under the command of the Kaleesh General Grievous.

As a result, the warship managed to eliminate the entire convoy with its extensive weapons array, while it disabled the final fleeing frigate with its ion cannon. Following the attack in the Ryndellia system, on orders from Separatist leader Count Dooku, the Malevolence headed to attack and destroy the Republic's secret Outer Rim medical center that had been treating over 60,000 wounded clone troopers.


"Now the Republic will learn of our ion cannon!"
"Your failure is most unfortunate. I will have to discuss this with my Master."
―Grievous and Dooku, after the former fails to stop a Republic ship from fleeing[src]

Under the command of General Grievous, the Malevolence launched a series of attacks against the Galactic Republic throughout over a dozen star systems.

During the opening year of the Clone Wars, in 22 BBY,[5] the Confederacy of Independent Systems had constructed the Subjugator-class heavy cruiser Malevolence, a starship capable of disabling all power to fleets of capital ships with its mega-ion cannons. Following its construction, the Confederacy's naval forces deployed the Malevolence against the Galactic Republic and its navy in over a dozen star systems, in attacks that left no survivors to report what they had encountered. Due to its method of attacking, which had been unknown to the Republic, the Malevolence was dubbed a mystery weapon.[1]

Following the destruction of a Republic task force in the Phu system,[7] Jedi General Plo Koon managed to track the Malevolence to the Abregado system, where he and his fleet were ordered by the Jedi High Council to destroy the mystery weapon before it could conduct more strikes against their fleets. Commanded by the Kaleesh Separatist General Grievous, who was overseen by the Head of State, Count Dooku, Koon's entire fleet had been destroyed just as the other Republic fleets before it, although the Jedi Master managed to escape the destruction and eventually the Malevolence with the help of Jedi General Anakin Skywalker and his Padawan, Ahsoka Tano. After escaping the Malevolence, Koon reported his findings on the warship to the Republic, resulting in a loss in trust for Grievous by Dooku,[1] but the Kaleesh continued his attack on Republic fleets, where he eventually arrived in the Ryndellia system.[3]



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Clone Wars
(22 BBY19 BBY)
Galactic timeline

Previous: Separatist Crisis

Concurrent: Nikardun conquests · Balith civil war · War on Quarzite · Mandalorian civil war · Campaign against the Shadow Collective

Next: Early rebellion against the Galactic Empire · Great Jedi Purge · Ryloth insurgency

Battles of the Clone Wars
22 BBY Geonosis (I) · Geonosis (II) · Hissrich · Antar 4 · Republic transport · Muunilinst · Quarmendy · Krystar · Separatist weapons depot · Caliban · Hisseen · Christophsis (I) · Teth · Jabba's Palace · Ziro's Palace · Ryloth · Rugosa · Malevolence Campaign (Phu system · Abregado · Ryndellia system · Kaliida Nebula (I) · Kaliida Nebula (II)) · Corvair · Kudo III · Mimban · Rishi Moon · Skytop Station campaign (Falleen · Bothawui · Outer corridor · Skytop Station) · Rodia
21 BBY Tranquility · Vassek 3 · Vanqor (I) · Florrum (I) · Quell · Maridun · Orto Plutonia · Naboo (I) · Felucia (I) · Devaron (I) · Felucia Medical Station HCTFF2 · Malastare · Cato Neimoidia (I) · Murkhana · Dorin · Geonosis (III) · Dantooine · Merj · Vallt · Grange · Saleucami system · Saleucami (I) · Republic cruiser · Coronet · Coruscant (I) · Kamino · Pantora
20 BBY Sullust · Devaron (II) · Toydaria · Capture of Even Piell · Lola Sayu · Felucia (II) · Mon Cala · Naboo (II) · Patitite Pattuna · Rescue of Adi Gallia · Umbara · Kiros · Kadavo · Theed · Onderon · Florrum (II) · Unidentified planet · Aut-O's flagship
19 BBY
(Outer Rim Sieges)
Cato Neimoidia (II) · Ringo Vinda · Batuu · Mokivj · Scipio · Utapau (I) · Mahranee · Raxus Secundus · Haruun Kal · Vizsla Keep 09 · Rescue of Quinlan Vos · Separatist storage base · Vanqor (II) · Christophsis (II) · Jedi Temple · Anaxes · Skako Minor · Kardoa · Mygeeto (I) (Mygeeto (II) · Mygeeto (III)) · Lokori · Geonosis (IV) · Sentinel Flare · Space · Yerbana · Separatist dreadnought · Coruscant (III) · Unidentified sector · Cato Neimoidia (III) · Kashyyyk · Bracca · Utapau (II) · Felucia (III) · Unidentified battle · Castell · Saleucami (II) · Slag's Pit · Kaller · Mustafar
Other Aargonar · Abafar · Agamar · Arkax Station · Bray · Carida · Clabron · Confederate people · Coruscant (II) · Crombach Nebula · Cularin · Horain · Khorm · Kromus · Ledeve Jedi Temple · Mrinzebon · Nal Kapok · Obi-Wan Kenobi's fleet · Oktaro · Quellor sector · Quermia · Ridlay · Ruusan system · Sedratis · Skako · Unidentified planet
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Sundari (II) · Carida · Toydaria