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"Do you know where he got his lightsaber?"
"I don't. Probably killed a Jedi for it."
―A New Republic soldier and Yrica Quell, on Darth Vader[7]

Darth Vader undertook a mission to the river moon of Al'doleem during the early stages of the Great Jedi Purge[5] in 19 BBY.[6]

Vader had come to the moon in pursuit of the Jedi Kirak Infil'a,[1] as his Sith Master, Darth Sidious, had ordered him to take a kyber crystal from a Jedi he defeated in combat,[2] which Vader would then bleed into his own.[8] As Infil'a had separated himself from the rest of the Jedi Order by taking the Barash Vow, he survived the execution of Order 66, giving Vader a target for his crystal.[2]

As Vader dueled Infil'a, three members of the Am'balaar City police attempted to stop them, as they were fighting on vital city infrastructure, but the Sith Lord attempted to throw them off. While Infil'a was able to save them, Vader used the Force to destroy other infrastructure, which would flood the city. Infil'a was horrified and tried to stop the water, but Vader took advantage of his distraction to steal the Jedi's lightsaber and lift him off the ground. As the Jedi was Force choked, he was forced to watch as the flood began. Vader then killed Infil'a and let the Jedi's body fall into the flood.[1]

After taking the crystal, Vader's droid brought their starship to Mustafar, and, once inside a Sith cave, he began to bleed it. After rejecting a vision where he returned to the light side of the Force, Vader corrupted the crystal, bending it to his will[8]

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Behind the scenes[]

The mission to Al'doleem first appeared in Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 3: Fortress Vader, Part III, a 2017 canon comic written by Charles Soule and illustrated by Giuseppe Camuncoli.[5]



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Darth Vader (2017) 4
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Darth Vader (2017) 2
  3. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places the events of "Landing at Point Rain" in 21 BBY, and Helmet Collection logo small.png Star Wars Helmet Collection 76 (Highlights of the Saga: The End of Endurance) dates the death of CT-411 "Ponds," as depicted in "Lethal Trackdown," to the same year. Since StarWars.com Star Wars: The Clone Wars Chronological Episode Order on StarWars.com (backup link) places "Brain Invaders" between "Landing at Point Rain" and "Lethal Trackdown," it must also be set in 21 BBY. As the second occupation of Geonosis begins in "Brain Invaders," it must have started in 21 BBY, and Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel establishes that the Galactic Empire carried on the occupation after the end of the Clone Wars. Dawn of Rebellion specifies that the Empire continued to hold its presence on Geonosis until the sterilization of Geonosis and that, within months of the genocide, Project Stardust had been entirely relocated to Scarif. As Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide states that the DS-1 Death Star Mobile Battle Station was moved to that planet nine years before the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which occurred in 0 BBY according to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas, the Death Star was moved over Scarif in 9 BBY. Based on what Dawn of Rebellion notes about how the sterilization occurred months before the project was situated over Scarif, the sterilization and Imperial withdrawal from Geonosis must have occurred around 9 BBY. Therefore, the second occupation of Geonosis lasted from 21 BBY to around 9 BBY. As Darth Vader (2017) 3 establishes that the mission to Al'doleem occurred during the early days of the Imperial Era, it must be concurrent to the occupation.
  4. Darth Vader (2017) 6
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 Darth Vader (2017) 3
  6. 6.0 6.1 Darth Vader (2017) 3 takes place shortly after Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 19 BBY.
  7. Shadow Fall
  8. 8.0 8.1 Darth Vader (2017) 5