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Mission to the Republic mining outpost
Mission to the Republic mining outpost


c. 22 BBY[note 1]


Republic mining outpost in an asteroid field near Mirial[1]


Disrupt the Republic mining outpost's operations[1]


Failure; Galactic Republic victory[1]


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CIS Emblem Confederacy of Independent Systems[1]

Republic Emblem Galactic Republic[1]


Count Dooku (logistics)[1]
Asajj Ventress[1]

Obi-Wan Kenobi[1]
Foreman Fivvle[1]
Ars Fivvle[1]


1 Munificent-class star frigate (command)[1]
3 Vulture droid starfighters[1]
4 Rocket battle droids[1]

1 Eta-class shuttle[1]

Losses and Casualties:

3 Vulture droid starfighters[1]
4 Rocket battle droids[1]


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Mission to Nar Hekka[2]

Skirmish in Mos Espa[3]

This is a Class 2 article.

Around 22 BBY,[note 1] Asajj Ventress was sent by Count Dooku to disrupt a Galactic Republic mining outpost stationed in an asteroid field near the planet Mirial. However, Ventress' plans were foiled by the efforts of Commander Cody, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda, who had been sent on a routine visit to the outpost. After a brief engagement, Ventress was driven off, leaving the outpost safe to continue its tibanna gas production.[1]



The Republic utilized tibanna as a coolant for hyperdrives, and thus the gas played an essential role in their war effort as fuel for starships. Dooku instructed Asajj Ventress to attack a mining outpost stationed on an asteroid field near Mirial, with the goal of disrupting the tibanna production.



Cody shoots down the vulture droids

Ventress proceeded to the installion with vulture droid escorts, but they were struck down by Commander Cody, who piloted a ship containing Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda. Ventress and a few droids avoided detection and continued to the mine, where they filled the air with spores, rendering the tibanna gas poisonous. She was detected by the Jedi, and engaged them in combat. Yoda cleared the poisonous gas, and despite her best efforts, Ventress was defeated by Kenobi in their lightsaber duel. She put on a space mask and escaped before the Jedi could chase her down, reporting her failure to Count Dooku.



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  1. 1.0 1.1 This story is set before the Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode "Heroes on Both Sides" (21–20 BBY), which marks the debut of revamped appearances for several main characters. Considering that the comics featured in Star Wars Comic UK are published in chronological order, and that "Burn the Behemoth!" is the first comic in the series to feature the new character models, it can be concluded that "In the Air" takes place sometime around 22 BBY.


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 "In the Air"—Star Wars: The Clone Wars Comic UK 6.14
  2. "The Guns of Nar Hekka"—Star Wars: The Clone Wars Comic UK 6.13
  3. "Spices and Spies"—Star Wars: The Clone Wars Comic UK 6.15