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"This battle is inevitable. You can stand by your beliefs, but let us stand by ours."
―Anakin Skywalker, to Tee Watt Kaa[src]

A defense of Maridun occurred during the Clone Wars, when Confederate General Lok Durd attempted to test his Defoliator weapon on a civilian Lurmen village on Maridun.


When Jedi Master Aayla Secura's and Commander Bly's fleet came under attack by a Separatist fleet at Quell, she, Bly and several others were then rescued by Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, his apprentice Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex. However, Skywalker was wounded in the rescue and their frigate was damaged, forcing it into hyperspace. Eventually, the out-of-control starship nearly collided with a star, leading the Jedi to shut the power down in order to drop the ship out of hyperspace and avert the collision. Fortunately, Tano was able to steer the ship away from the star, but they were forced to crash land on Maridun.[1]

Once there, they then looked for aid, which they found at a village of Lurmen pacifists. Despite concern from their leader, Tee Watt Kaa, they sheltered the Jedi and his son, Wag Too, was able to save Skywalker's life.[1]

The Separatists' arrivalEdit

Sometime later, a Separatist's landing ship came. At first, Tee Watt Kaa believed the Separatists were coming for the Jedi. However, Tano assured him that the separatists did not know they were there. Tee Watt Kaa then went to speak with the Separatist commander, General Lok Durd. Durd proclaimed that the planet and the village were under Separatist's protection. Durd's battle droids then searched the village just as the Jedi and the clones fled the village. The battle droids found no weapons or Republic contraband. Durd told Tee Watt Kaa that he would conduct more searches for "security" reasons.[4]

The Jedi then decided to steal a ship from the Separatist's outpost. However, they were then spotted by one of their recon droids. Luckily, Bly jammed it's signal and Secura destroyed the droid. From a tree, Secura, Tano, Skywalker, Rex and Bly spotted the outpost. There they spotted Durd and his technician bringing out a new weapon capable of destroying organic lifeforms but sparing droids. He then picked two droids as "volunteers".[4]

As Bly and Rex took a closer look at the weapon, Durd contacted Count Dooku. He informed the Count that he had found a world perfect for the testing of the Defoliator. Durd and Dooku watched as Pune Zignat fired the Defoliator Deployment Tank at the two droids. As the shell came crashing down at the droids, Rex and Bly ran. Bly tripped but was saved by Secura. The two droids survived the impact, while the surrounding landscape was destroyed. Dooku was impressed by the results, but he wanted him to test in on living beings. Durd explained that the colonists would be their test subjects. Durd then moved his battle droids and tanks toward the village.[4]

Stealing a shuttleEdit

After Durd and his droids left, Skywalker and the others decided to take out the remaining droids at the outpost. Thus, Skywalker, Rex, and Bly distracted the droids outside while Secura and Tano infiltrated the outpost. Once inside and all the battle droids gone, they stole the shuttle and the shield generators and returned to the Lurmen's village. However, Tee Watt Kaa refused to allow them defend the village. Despite his objections, the Jedi and the clones erected a wall made of pods around the village.[4]

Defending the villageEdit

Durd then spotted the Jedi and clones building the wall as he approached. Durd then fired the Defoliator. However, the shield generators were able to hold up against the Defoliator's blast wave. Durd then sent in a squad to destroy the generators, though they were quickly destroyed by the Jedi. Durd then sent his remaining two squads towards the village, some of which were able to get past the Jedi and destroy the shield generators. Despite this, Skywalker decided to disable the weapon while Tano, Secura, Rex and Bly defended the village from the battle droids.[4]

However, the battle droids were overwhelming them. The colonists, despite Tee Watt Kaa's objections, decided to help the Jedi. Durd, noticing that the shield was down, ordered his droids to immediately fire the Defoliator. By this time, Skywalker was already within range and quickly dispatched the remaining droids and destroyed the Defoliator Deployment Tank. Durd attempted to flee once he saw his weapon destroyed, but he did not get far as Skywalker used the Force to grab him, thus ending the battle.


Wag Too then offered his thanks to the Jedi for their protection. As Durd and Zignat were being taken prisoner aboard the shuttle, the Resolute and two other cruisers arrived.[4]

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Notes and referencesEdit

Clone Wars
(22 BBY19 BBY)
Galactic timeline

Previous: Separatist Crisis

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 · Corvair sector · Kudo III · Hisseen · Christophsis (I) · Teth (I) · Jabba's Palace (I) · Ziro's Palace · Aargonar · Ryloth · Rugosa · Malevolence campaign (Abregado · Ryndellia system · Kaliida Nebula (I) · Kaliida Nebula (II)) · Mimban · Rishi moon · Bothawui · Outer corridor · Skytop Station · Rodia (I) · Tranquility · Vassek 3 · Vanqor (I) · Florrum (I) · Quell · Maridun · Orto Plutonia
21 BBY Nuvo Vindi's laboratory · Felucia (I) · Devaron (I) · Felucia Medical Station HCTFF2 · Malastare · Cato Neimoidia (I) · Murkhana · Dorin · Geonosis (III) · Capture of Eeth Koth · Merj · Vallt · Grange · Saleucami (I) · Republic cruiser · Coronet · Coruscant (I) · Kamino · Pantora · Coruscant bombing · Confederate people
20 BBY Sullust · Devaron (II) · Toydaria · Capture of Even Piell · Lola Sayu · Felucia (II) · Mon Cala · Naboo · Patitite Pattuna · Rescue of Adi Gallia · Umbara · Kiros · Theed · Onderon
Obi-Wan Kenobi's fleet · Florrum (III) · Unidentified planet · Aut-O's flagship · Abafar · Carida
19 BBY
(Outer Rim Sieges)
Cato Neimoidia (II) · Ringo Vinda · Batuu · Mokivj · Scipio · Utapau (I) · Mahranee · Raxus · Haruun Kal · Vizsla Keep 09 · Rescue of Quinlan Vos · Separatist storage base · Vanqor (III) · Christophsis (II) · Jedi Temple · Anaxes · Skako Minor · Kardoa · Mygeeto (I) (Mygeeto (II) · Mygeeto (III)) · Lokori · Geonosis (IV) · Sentinel Flare · Space · Unidentified world · Yerbana · Coruscant (II) · Unidentified sector · Cato Neimoidia (III) · Kashyyyk · Bracca · Utapau (II) · Felucia (IV) · Saleucami (II) · Kaller · Mustafar
Others Agamar · Arkax Station · Bray · Clabron · Horain · Khorm · Ledeve Jedi Temple · Mrinzebon · Nal Kapok · Oktaro · Sedratis · Slag's Pit · Unidentified planet
Related topics and articles
Galactic Republic · Jedi Order · Sith · Confederacy of Independent Systems

Galactic Empire · Alderaan · Confederate–Republic peace initiative
Sundari (II) · Carida · Toydaria


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