- "Open and Closed do not mix, boy. Not ever. What you're talking about would be an abomination."
- ―Grecker, to Anakin Skywalker
The Open-Closed War was an intraplanetary war between the Open and the Closed, two rival factions of humans who lived on the planet Carnelion IV. Both sides blamed the other for the conflict and were determined to annihilate each other, yet their continuous fighting had ruined conditions and technology on their world. One individual, a female scavenger named Sera, hoped to end the conflict, but her method involved the death of the adults involved, hoping to start things fresh with the young of both factions.
The war between the Open and the Closed first broke out many generations before the outbreak of the Clone Wars in the Galactic Republic. A vicious series of battles, it was believed, in fact, by the wider galaxy that everyone on the planet of Carnelion IV had destroyed themselves in the fighting. The planet was surrounded by a dense debris field which made entry by any vessel extremely difficult. In fact, a civil war continued to rage, yet the destruction of technology caused by the war meant that nobody involved with the war had the technical means to contact the outside galaxy.
Despite this, the Jedi Order was surprised to detect a communications signal coming from the planet. They summoned two Jedi, the Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi and fledgling Padawan Anakin Skywalker to investigate.
Behind the scenes
The war between the Open and the Closed is the subject of Star Wars: Obi-Wan and Anakin, a series of comics released by Marvel Comics depicting an early mission of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker.
- Obi-Wan and Anakin, Part I (First appearance)
- Obi-Wan and Anakin, Part II
- Obi-Wan and Anakin, Part III
- Obi-Wan and Anakin, Part IV
- Obi-Wan and Anakin, Part V