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"If I remember my military history, wasn't he vaporized at the Battle of Malastare Narrows?"
―Anakin Skywalker, on Trench — (audio) Listen (file info)[2]

Malastare Narrows was a location on the planet Malastare[1] in the Mid Rim Territories.[3] At some point, prior to the outbreak of the Clone Wars[4] between the Galactic Republic and Confederacy of Independent Systems, a corporate fleet commanded by the Harch Admiral Trench had formed a blockade around Malastare.[2]

In response, a fleet of Republic starships attacked the corporate fleet at Malastare Narrows in an attempt to breach the blockade but lost much of its forces as a result. Afterward, the matters were resolved when a task force[2] led by Jedi Master Kep-She[5] destroyed Trench's flagship. The outcome led to presumptions of the Harch's death, including by Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker. However, Trench was discovered to have survived the battle as he led a Separatist blockade at the Battle of Christophsis during the Clone Wars[2] in 22 BBY.[6]

Behind the scenes[]

Malastare Narrows was first mentioned in "Cat and Mouse,"[2] the sixteenth episode of the second season of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series, which aired on March 26, 2010.[5]



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