Vassek 3, also known as the third moon of Vassek, was a remote moon that orbited the planet Vassek in the Vassek system of the galaxy's Outer Rim Territories. During the Clone Wars, it was home to General Grievous's fortress.
Description[edit | edit source]
Located in the remote Vassek system of the galaxy's Outer Rim Territories, Vassek 3 was a moon that orbited the planet Vassek. Its landscape was marked by craggy, moss-covered canyons filled with dense fog. The fog also filled craters on the moon's surface.
History[edit | edit source]
During the Clone Wars, a conflict fought between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems, a Galactic Republic task force traced a frigate stolen by Viceroy Nute Gunray of the Trade Federation to General Grievous's fortress on Vassek 3. However, the starship was not there, as Separatist leader Count Dooku had arranged for its tracking beacon to be placed in the fortress, wishing to test Grievous' combat abilities. Infiltrating the castle, the Republic forced were all but destroyed by the Kaleesh warlord and his forces. The survivors, Jedi Master Kit Fisto and his astromech droid, R6-H5, only narrowly escaped Grievous and his IG-100 MagnaGuards.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Vassek 3 first appeared, albeit unidentified, in the opening newsreel of "Rookies," the fifth episode of the canon animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars' first season, which originally aired on October 24, 2008.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Rookies" (First appearance) (In flashback(s))
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Lair of Grievous"
- Age of Republic - General Grievous 1 (In flashback(s))
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season One
- Ultimate Star Wars
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 18 (Databank A-Z: First Order–Fyrnocks)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 21 (Databank A-Z: Greedo–Gundarks)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 24 (Weapons & Uniforms: Terror of the IG-100s)
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia (First identified as Vassek 3)
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, Updated and Expanded
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 30 (Databank A-Z: Tee Watt Kaa–Kamino)
- Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary, New Edition
- Rise of the Separatists
- Star Wars: X-Wing Second Edition – Eta-2 Actis Expansion Pack (Card: ) (Picture only)