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"Master Luminara, I have tracked the location of our stolen ship to the Vassek system."
―Kit Fisto, to Luminara Unduli[1]

The Vassek system was a remote star system located in the Wazta sector of the Outer Rim Territories. It contained the eponymous planet Vassek, its three moons, and several other planets. Vassek's third moon, Vassek 3, was home to the personal castle of Kaleesh Separatist Alliance General Grievous during the Clone Wars. In 21 BBY, Vassek 3 served as the site of an engagement between Grievous and the forces of Jedi General Kit Fisto.


"I know we're in the middle of nowhere, R6, but that's the Republic beacon we're looking for."
―Kit Fisto, to R6-H5 after entering the Vassek system[1]

The moons of the Vassek system

A remote star system, the Vassek system was located in the Wazta sector of the Outer Rim Territories, at grid square I-17 on the Standard Galactic Grid. It contained the planet Vassek—which the system received its name from—its three moons, and several other planets.[2] Vassek's third moon, Vassek 3, hosted the Kaleesh Separatist General Grievous's castle.[1]

Distant from the Koda Spur hyperspace route, the Vassek system received few visitors. The system's planets offered no resources that were not also commonly found on other planets with far less effort, and so both the system and its planets were noted and named but generally ignored.[2]


"Cooperate, Grievous, and perhaps the Senate will be merciful."
"It is you who shall get no mercy!"
―Kit Fisto after ambushing Grievous in his fortress — (audio) Listen (file info)[1]

Grievous encounters Republic forces within his fortress on Vassek 3.

Sometime during the Clone Wars between the Galactic Republic and Confederacy of Independent Systems, Kaleesh Separatist General Grievous created a fortress on the third moon of the planet Vassek. The fortress served as the Kaleesh's personal refuge and safe haven in order to receive repairs for his cybernetics when damaged in battle.[3]

Later, in 21 BBY,[4] Jedi General Kit Fisto traveled to the Vassek system in search of Trade Federation Viceroy Nute Gunray, who had previously escaped Republic custody. Tracking a homing beacon from the Republic vessel Gunray had stolen, Fisto landed on the surface of Vassek 3, where he reunited with his former Padawan, Jedi Knight Nahdar Vebb, and Vebb's squad of clone troopers, who had also been tasked with locating the Viceroy.[1]

While on the moon, the Republic forces entered a concealed fortress and continued their search. However, they discovered that Gunray was nowhere near and instead found themselves in an encounter with Grievous, whom they discovered that the fortress belonged to. During the encounter, Grievous managed to kill all Republic forces, excluding Fisto, who was forced to escape from the Kaleesh and the system.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

"Alerted to the bold prison break, Jedi Master Kit Fisto has traced the stolen ship to a remote system, hoping to recapture Gunray and return him to justice."
―Newsreel narration in "Lair of Grievous"[1]

The Vassek system first appeared in "Lair of Grievous,"[1] the tenth episode of the first season of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series, which aired on December 12, 2008.[5]



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