- "Yes, disaster was averted. But is a hair's breadth a comfortable margin in which to risk the outcome of the war? Factor in the recent loss of the Negotiator—an entire flagship destroyed while rescuing truant Jedi children in a sector far from the frontlines, we are left with an unescapable conclusion."
- ―Wilhuff Tarkin, in a memorandum to Palpatine
The Negotiator was a Venator-class Star Destroyer that served as a flagship of Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and Clone Commander CC-2224 during the Clone Wars. It was also commanded by Admiral Block of the Republic Navy.
The Negotiator was a Venator-class Star Destroyer in the Republic Navy's Open Circle Fleet. It was equipped with a self-destruct mechanism. It carried starfighters such as Clone Z-95 starfighters and BTL-B Y-wing starfighters.
The Negotiator saw service in the Republic Navy during the Clone Wars under the command of Admiral Block. It was adorned with three red markings on each "wing" surface and wore the symbol of the Open Circle Fleet. It served as the flagship of Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, who had earned the nickname "The Negotiator."
Battle of ChristophsisEdit
In 22 BBY, the Negotiator was sent to break Admiral Trench's blockade around Christophsis and rescue Senator Bail Organa who was trapped on the planet. During the time, a Stealth ship was loaded in the hangar. When the Negotiator arrived, Obi-Wan Kenobi ordered Anakin Skywalker to fall back to a position behind Christophsis's moon. Kenobi then devised a plan where Skywalker would deliver supplies to Senator Organa using the stealth ship. The situation quickly soured as Trench ordered a bombing of Organa's position, forcing Skywalker to go on the offensive. The Jedi were able to break the Separatist blockade and deliver supplies to the battered Republic military on Christophsis.
Hunting the MalevolenceEdit
The Negotiator joined the Resolute and another Republic star destroyer against the Malevolence in the Battle of the Kaliida Nebula and succeeded in further damaging the already-crippled warship. However, when General Grievous captured Senator Padmé Amidala aboard the Malevolence, Kenobi and Skywalker went aboard to rescue her, and also succeeded in reprogramming the ship's navicomputer to fly into the nearby moon.
First Battle of FeluciaEdit
Later during the First Battle of Felucia, the Negotiator was present alongside two other Star Destroyers, the ship was under the overall command of Clone Commander CC-3636. After breaking the Separatists blockade, General Plo Koon led Wolfpack and V-19 Torrent starfighters towards the planet surface to evacuate the republic forces on the planet. Later, the republic forces withdrawn from Felucia.
- "This is General Kenobi. Abandon ship. Abandon ship!"
"Sir, shouldn't we stay and fight? We can't lose the ship now!"
"Cody, this ship is already lost. We must face it. You and I are going to give Grievous a little parting gift."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi and Cody, deciding to activate the Negotiator's self-destruct sequence
Around 20 BBY, the Negotiator was damaged and boarded when General Grievous launched an assault on Kenobi's fleet. It was eventually destroyed through its self-destruct mechanism that was activated just before General Grievous' boarding party overran the ship. Kenobi later transferred his forces to another Venator-class Star Destroyer.
The destruction of this ship, as well as the Carida Incident later on that similarly resulted in the self destruction of a Venator-class Star Destroyer due to Separatist machinations, this time the Renown, was later cited by Admiral Wilhuff Tarkin in a memorandum to Supreme Chancellor Palpatine in order to persuade him to gradually phase out the Jedi, fearing that their continued command over the Republic Forces would force the Republic to lose the war to the Separatists.
Commanders and crewEdit
Behind the scenesEdit
Following Negotiator's July 26, 2008 debut in Star Wars PocketModel TCG: Clone Wars, it appeared in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television episode "Rising Malevolence," which aired on October 3, 2008, following the premiere of "Ambush" on Cartoon Network.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Cat and Mouse"
- Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures – "Republic Defender"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Rising Malevolence" (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Shadow of Malevolence"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Destroy Malevolence"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Rookies" (Mentioned only in Decoded re-airing)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Storm Over Ryloth" (Appears in flashback(s))
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Holocron Heist"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Bound for Rescue"
- Star Wars PocketModel TCG – Clone Wars (Card: Negotiator Venator-class star destroyer) (First pictured) (First identified as Negotiator)
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- "Obi-Wan Kenobi: Wizard of the Desert"—Star Wars Insider 112
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Rising Malevolence"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Shadow of Malevolence"
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Bound for Rescue"
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Darth Maul—Death Sentence 1
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Cat and Mouse"
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Destroy Malevolence"
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Holocron Heist"
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Star Wars PocketModel TCG: Clone Wars
- ↑ The Essential Reader's Companion
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Necessary Bond"
- ↑ Reformation of Jedi military command. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (January 15, 2013). Retrieved on January 16, 2013. (screenshot)
- Reformation of Jedi military command. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (January 15, 2013). Retrieved on January 16, 2013. (screenshot)