Vassek was a small blue-and-green planet located in the Wazta sector's Vassek system—to which the planet gave its name—of the Outer Rim Territories, at grid square I-17 on the Standard Galactic Grid. Vassek was situated far enough off the Koda Spur hyperspace route that it did not receive many visitors.
Since the Vassek system's worlds offered no resources that could not commonly be found on other planets with far less effort, it and its planets were noted and named but normally ignored. The planet Vassek was orbited by three moons, one of which, Vassek 3, featured the Kaleesh Separatist Alliance General Grievous's personal castle during the Clone Wars between the Galactic Republic and the Separatists. The planet's third moon was also the site of an engagement between the forces of General Grievous and Jedi General Kit Fisto.
Behind the scenes
Vassek first appeared in the new Star Wars canon in "Lair of Grievous," the tenth episode of the first season of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series, which aired on December 12, 2008. The planet was identified in the corresponding episode guide on StarWars.com. Vassek originally appeared in the Star Wars Legends continuity in "The Clone Wars: The Dreams of General Grievous," a webcomic in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars webcomic series authored by Pablo Hidalgo and published on December 10, 2008.