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Mission to Vjun
Conflict

Clone Wars

Date

19.49 BBY (30 months after the Battle of Geonosis)

Place

Vjun

Outcome

Stalemate

Combatants

Galactic Republic

Confederacy of Independent Systems

Commanders
Strength
Casualties
  • 2 Jedi Masters
    • Jai Maruk
    • Maks Leem
  • Light

The Mission to Vjun was Yoda's attempt to bring back Count Dooku into the fold of the Jedi and the Galactic Republic. However, it was actually a trap set by Dooku to ensnare Yoda and to deliver a deadly blow to the Republic's forces.

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Background

The origins of the Mission go back to when Dooku was a Padawan in 83 BBY, Yoda came across him in the Room Of A Thousand Fountains where the young man was toying with a sea shell. The two of them talked about the meanings of home and Dooku's fear of losing the Jedi Temple as a place to call home. he related it to the shell of a hermit crab that he had found, saying that a hermit crab constantly moved into bigger shells as it grew. but Yoda reassured Dooku, saying;

"Not yet Thame's equal are you; not yet a Jedi Knight; not yet a member of the Council. Many shells have we left for you, Dooku—as long as you can fit inside this one."
―Master Yoda

The mission

Since Yoda suspected a trap, yet he didn't want to throw away the opportunity of bringing back the Count to the fold of the Jedi and the Republic, he arranged with Republic Intelligence for an actor famous for playing Yoda to make a public departure from Coruscant in a Delta-7 Aethersprite-class light interceptor.

Yoda was accompanied by the Jedi Masters Jai Maruk and the Gran female Maks Leem, along with their respective Padawans, Scout and Whie Malreaux. Scout was an insubordinate girl with little Force-sensitivity and this was her first real mission while Whie had been the heir to the Château Malreaux on Vjun before the Jedi brought him to the Jedi Temple when he had been discovered to be Force-sensitive as a child. The planet had been in chaos in the past years as a result of generations of interbreeding to produce Force-sensitive traits in the population.

It turned out to be a trap after all since one of Dooku's Dark Jedi operatives Asajj Ventress tracked down the Yoda decoy and captured him. Having realized that he was just a decoy, Asajj Ventress caught up with the real Yoda at Phindar Spaceport. During the confrontation, she slew both Jai Maruk and Maks Leem while her escort assassin droids went on a rampage in the concourse. Eventually, the two "orphaned" Padawans Scout and Whie caught up with Yoda as they continued their journey to Vjun.

At the Château Malreaux on Vjun, the mission ended in stalemate. The Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker arrived at the palace while Scout and Whie along with his family droid Fidelis survived a duel with Ventress, Dooku failed to turn Yoda to the dark side or kill him. In the end, Dooku managed to escape Vjun while Yoda and the Padawans returned to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant.

Aftermath

Anakin Skywalker having his Padawan braid cut off by Yoda during his Knighting ceremony.

Upon his return to Coruscant, Obi-Wan Kenobi was made a member of the Jedi Council for his heroism in the war to date. The seats of the Council, according to tradition, were reserved for Jedi Masters, so Kenobi was also promoted to that position. He used the opportunity to construct a new lightsaber.[1]

Anakin secretly met with his wife, Padmé Amidala, before he was called to the High Council Chamber by his Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi. The Council had decided that he had earned the title of Jedi Knight. The Chosen One was Knighted at a small, private ceremony in the Jedi Council Chamber.[2] Yoda, however, told Anakin that his greatest test was still to come.[1]

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