Monday, April 29, 2013

"Star Wars: The Clone Wars Volume 2: Victories and Sacrifices" Plot Summary

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Volume 2: Victories and Sacrifices collects Star Wars: Republic #51-53 and Star Wars: Jedi - Shaak Ti.


Writer: Haden Blackman, John Ostrander

Summary by Steve Wilson

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"The New Face of War" by Haden Blackman

Anakin is on a ship orbiting Naboo, worrying about Padme on the surface, when C-3PO arrives, having been sent by Queen Jamillia to be her emissary.

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Padme Amidala

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C-3PO

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Queen Jamillia


The Jedi are there because Boss Nass has lost contact with the Gungan colony on Naboo's moon of Ohma-d'un, and suspects the Confederacy of being the cause.

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Rugor Nass


When they land on the moon, they find the Gungans slaughtered by droids and are attacked by a person in armor calling himself Durge. He orders gas to be sent in. It's what killed the Gungans and it's now killing the Jedi. Durge cuts off Master Glaive's head.

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Durge

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Glaive

Ventress then shows up to battle Obi Wan and Zule (Glaive's padawan) while Durge goes to chase Anakin and the clone from Kamino, whom Anakin names Alpha.

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Asajj Ventress

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Obi Wan

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Zule Xiss

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Anakin Skywalker

Anakin defeats Durge, who then retreats, while Ventress cuts off Zule's arm.

Anakin and Alpha then join the fight against Ventress and she also flees.


"Blast Radius" by Haden Blackman

On Coruscant.  Obi-Wan, much hurt, returns with an antidote to the gas Durge and Ventress used against them on Ohma-d'un. He went with Masters Knol Ven'nari, Jon Antilles, Nico Diath, and Fay to the planet Queyta, a lava planet.

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Knol Ven'nari

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Jon Antilles

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Nico Diath

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Fay

Ventress and Durge were waiting for them and killed all of the other Jedi except Obi-Wan. They left him alive because Count Dooku wants to turn Obi-Wan to the Dark Side and make him his apprentice.

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Count Dooku

Fay gives the Obi-Wan the last of her strength before she dies in order to save him from his wounds.


"Catspaw" by John Ostrander

Master Shon Kon Ray is killed in a battle on Brentaal IV. Master Shaak Ti is leading the battle against Separatist Shogar Tok.

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Shon Kon Ray

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Shaak Ti

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Shogar Tok

Ti leads her troops into a prison on the planet where they find Lyshaa, Saguro Autem, and Ryyk, former prisoners. Lyshaa killed one of Ti's padawans (Fe Sun) in order to make a dangerous reputation for herself as a criminal, and Ti is the one who arrested her. They also find Quinlan Vos, undercover as Korto Vos.

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Lyshaa

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Saguro Autem

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Ryyk

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Quinlan Vos

Ti offers to let the prisoners go free if they help infiltrate Shogar Tok's fortress.

Meanwhile, Master Agen Kolar is captured and is being held by Tok.

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Agen Kolar


Ti sends Lyshaa to take control of Tok's mind with her Zeltronian abilities. Lyshaa betrays Ti, however, and shoots her, offering to become Tok's queen. Unfortunately for her, she didn't kill Ti with her shot. Ti gets up and kills Tok.

Ti then tells Lyshaa to surrender. Lyshaa wrongly assumes Lyshaa is going to kill her no matter and so kills herself instead.

The Jedi / Republic finally win the battle and free Master Kolar.

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