Star Wars: Republic #70
October 2004
"Dreadnaughts of Rendili" part 2, 22ppg, $2.99

Script: John Ostrander
Penciller, Cover Artist: Jan Duursema
Inker: Dan Parsons
Colorist, Cover Colors: Brad Anderson
Book Design: Dave Nestelle
Associate Editor: Jeremy Barlow
Assistant Editor: Dave Marshall
Editor: Randy Stradley
Publisher: Mike Richardson


CREATURE
rancor

DROID
Arfour, Tenfour

ORGANIZATION
Clone troopers

STARSHIP
droid starfighter, Trade Federation Battleship, Dreadnaught heavy cruiser, Skorr's ship II, Mersel Kebir, Sundiver, Triumph, Doneeta, V-19 Torrent starfighter, Titavian IV, Jedi Starfighter [Delta-7], Skorp-Ion, Angel

VEHICLE
Republic attack gunship

COMMENTS
According to the inside cover, the events in this issue takes place 6 months before Revenge of the Sith.

This issue marks the third and fourth ship that Obi-Wan loses during the Clone Wars (see also Republic #50 and Republic #62).

Skorr's ship, which is different than the one seen in Jedi - Count Dooku, is extremely similar to the Hell's Anvil, the ship used by bounty hunter Montross in the LucasArts game Star Wars: Bounty Hunter.

The Republic Assault ship, Doneeta is most likely named after the historic Jedi, Tott Doneeta.

Lieutenant Gallan's name is misspelled "Gallon" in this issue.
SYNOPSIS
Having left Obi-Wan Kenobi so that he can retrieve his own ship, Quinlan Vos uses a cable on the Jedi Starfighter to tow it back to the Titavian IV. Kenobi asks him to hurry as the rancor that Ventress is controlling is getting closer. Vos gets an evil look on his face and switches to silent running just as Ventress and the angry creature burst through the glass window behind him.

She taunts him with stories that Vos has actually gone to the Dark Side and that all Jedi do is betray. Obi-Wan tells her that she is mistaken and her former Master would not want her to have taken the path she has followed.

In the alternate hangar deck, Vos has his droid, tenfour, power up the ship systems on his Skorp-Ion and then proceeds to blast and destroy Obi-Wan's starfighter.

Skorr has taken to his ship and is reminding Ventress that Vos is the party they have come for, but she is blinded by her hatred for Kenobi. Skorr blasts his cannons at Kenobi but he manages to leap onto the rancor, knocking Ventress off in the process. The Jedi then plunges his lightsaber into the skull of the large creature, apologizing for having to destroy the rancor.

Ventress and Kenobi continue to fight through the hangar; Obi-Wan distracting the dark Jedi by speaking of her lack of emotional control. Skorr disrupts the fight with another blast from his cannons and is about to finish off the Jedi Master when is ship is struck from behind. It is Vos in the Skorp-Ion and he has returned to damage Skorr's ship and rescue Obi-Wan.

They blast off into space, while Skorr yells at Ventress for the loss. She acknowledges the setback but realizes that Vos has not found the tracer on his ship. Meanwhile on the Skorp-Ion Kenobi convinces Vos not to destroy the Titavian IV, but to instead leave them stranded.

Back in the Rendili system, Anakin and Saesee Tiin are watching a hologram of Yago threatening Plo Koon's life. Master Tiin makes a point to the Rendili soldier that his orders are explicit and he will not let a hostage situation factor in.

Anakin shows Master Tiin that he has discovered a way to disable the Dreadnaughts from jumping to hyperspace with a couple of well placed charges. Obi-Wan enters and tells him how reckless that plan sounds, while trying to convince Saesee Tiin that Vos is of no danger to anyone. He does not agree and places him under arrest.

At that moment the Separatist support ships leap in from hyperspace and begin engaging the Republic ships. Anakin decides that he does need permission for his plan and readies his modified Jedi starfighter, the Angel, with the necessary concussion missiles.

Vulture fighters and starfighters, assault ships, Trade Federation ships and Dreadnaughts engage each other, blaster blazing. The flagship takes some hits and the power goes out in the brig holding Quinlan. He grabs his lightsaber and a blaster pistol and makes his way off the ship in a stolen Jedi starfighter. He engages the enemy fighters so that Anakin can attempt his risky run on the Rendili flagship before they can attempt a slaved jump to hyperspace.

Quin and Obi-Wan fly their fighters, being pursued by dozens of vulture droids, directly into the line of fire of several large Dreadnaught cannons. The crash into the hangar and make their way into the ship looking for their compatriots. Plo Koon senses their arrival and urges Captain Dodonna and Captain Dallin to prepare themselves for rescue.

Meanwhile Anakin races his ship meters above the Dreadnaught evading fire and asking his droid, Arfour to give him manual control of his weapons.


Related Issues
Republic #69 Republic #71 The Films and the Galaxy Beyond


Trade Paperbacks and Alternate Covers
Star Wars Omnibus: Clone Wars – The Republic Falls #3 Clone Wars Trade Paperback #6



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