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"If we attack from above, they will have the advantage. So we will go through the rocks."
Grievous, at the start of the Battle of Bothawui — (audio) Listen (file info)[4]

The Fervse'dra asteroid belt[5] was located within Bothan Space of the regions known as the Mid Rim Territories[1] and the Slice.[2] Located around the planet Bothawui, the asteroid belt was situated in grid square R-14 on the Standard Galactic Grid[3] and retained several passable zones, such as zones six, five, four and three.[4]

In 22 BBY,[6] during the Clone Wars between the Galactic Republic and Separatist Alliance, the asteroid belt served as the site of an engagement a Republic task force led by Jedi General Anakin Skywalker and a Separatist fleet commanded by Kaleesh Separatist General Grievous. Following the battle, which led to Grievous's defeat, the remains of his fleet were left floating adrift throughout the asteroid belt, which was later scavenged by Trandoshan scavenger, Gha Nachkt.[4]

Behind the scenes[]

The Fervse'dra asteroid belt was introduced, although only in the episode's opening newsreel, in "Rising Malevolence,"[7] the second episode of the first season of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series, which aired on October 3, 2008.[8] It later made its full appearance in "Downfall of a Droid,"[4] the sixth episode the series' first season, which aired on November 7, 2008.[9] In the new Star Wars canon, the asteroid belt was identified in the sixty-second issue of De Agostini's Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon magazine,[5] published around March 6, 2016.[10]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Beginner Game
  2. 2.0 2.1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Beginner Game places Bothawui in the area of space Star Wars: The Galactic Explorer's Guide identifies as the Slice. As Build the Millennium Falcon.png Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon 62 (Starship Fact File: Gha Nachkt's Vulture's Claw) establishes that the Ferves'dra asteroid belt was located around Bothawui, it must also be located in the Slice.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Beginner Game — Based on corresponding data for Bothawui
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Downfall of a Droid"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Build the Millennium Falcon.png Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon 62 (Starship Fact File: Gha Nachkt's Vulture's Claw)
  6. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places the events of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars film and "Bombad Jedi" in 22 BBY. As the events of "Downfall of a Droid" take place between the aforementioned media according to StarWars.com Star Wars: The Clone Wars Chronological Episode Order on StarWars.com (backup link), it must also be set in the same year.
  7. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Rising Malevolence"
  8. StarWars.com The Clone Wars Episode Guide: Rising Malevolence on StarWars.com (content now obsolete; backup link)
  9. StarWars.com The Clone Wars Episode Guide: Downfall of a Droid on StarWars.com (content now obsolete; backup link)
  10. The second issue of the De Agostini weekly magazine Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon was set to be published on January 14, 2015, according to Wyman, Chris: De Agostini Publishing: Build the Millennium Falcon Magazine & Model (08-01-2015). theforce.net. TheForce.net. Archived from the original on November 6, 2016. Therefore, it can be calculated that Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon 62 was published around March 9, 2016.
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