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|Ion Team's comlink specialist|
c. 32 BBY
- "The commander is on the freq now. Wants to speak to you personally."
- ―The spec-one informing Captain Climber of a transmission (pg. 24)
Battle of Murkhana
- "What's your situation, squad leader?"
"We're out of here as soon as the rest of the thermals are set. T-five at most."
"Retain a couple of thermals. Your team is to rejoin us soonest. We have a revised priority."
"The Jedi are to be killed."
- ―Salvo informing Ion Team of the issuing of Order 66. (pg. 24)
In 19 BBY, Ion Team was sent to the planet Murkhana, where they captured a human by the name of Idis. A member of the Vibroblade Brigade, he assisted the Corporate Alliance in protecting the crime-driven world of Murkhana. After the capture, the team was sent to a medical center where a shield generator was located, a shield that protected the city from the artillery. This commando was sent with Trace, General Bol Chatak, and Commander Olee Starstone to the upper levels, where they searched for patients. They found none, but ran back to the generator's level when they heard a blaster sounds. Ras, Climber, and Jedi General Roan Shryne had attacked a group of twelve mercenaries, and Climber was almost killed.
After finding the generator and removing all the guards, the three Jedi were sent back to the command center, leaving Ion Team at the generator. Their new mission was to blow it up and allow Republic troops to enter the city. Before finished setting up the explosives to blow, this comlink expert was sent a transmission from Commander Salvo of the 22nd Air Combat Wing, who had new orders. It was revealed that Order 66 had been issued by Chancellor Palpatine, and the troopers were now ordered to kill their Jedi officers. Ion Team received the orders, but decided to not follow them and set an ambush for the 22nd's troops instead.
When the Jedi arrived back at the command center, Salvo and his troopers were ready to surprise them. Unfortunately, Ion Team had triggered an EMP pulse, which deactivated the clone's armor and guns. The three groups discussed the new orders and decided what to do. The decision was made that the clones would let them go, but Salvo and his troopers were going to try and find them again. The Jedi left, and Salvo told the commandos of Ion Team that they would be killed if the Jedi were not found again. The Jedi escaped, and Darth Vader, the new leader of the 501st Legion, arrived to fix the mess. He ordered that the commandos be killed, and Commander Appo of the 501st, along with Coruscant Guard shock troopers, hunted down the commandos and executed them.
- Although the Battle of Murkhana has never been confirmed to be in 19 BBY, it occurred during Order 66. Order 66 was ordered in 19 BBY, so the battle must have been in 19 BBY.
- Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader
- Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader
- Ion Team's munitions expert on Wookieepedia
- Labyrinth of Evil
- Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
- Star Wars: Obsession 4
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Clone troopers in the Databank (backup link)
- ↑ See Clone Wiki:Born
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Dark Lord: Rise of Darth Vader
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Star Wars: Obsession 4
- ↑ Order 66 takes place in the Galactic Empire Era
- ↑ In the book Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader, it says:
- "Ion Team's comlink specialist hurried over while Climber was adjusting the placement of one of the detonators."
- ―Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader (pg. 24)
This identifies the trooper as a comlink specialist, who is later identified as spec-one. On Wookieepedia, it claims he is a munitions expert, but the explosives expert is Ras, the small-arms specialist is Trace, and the captain is Climber. This leaves the spec-one as the comlink specialist.
- ↑ In the Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader, it never directly mentions that the Battle of Murkhana was in 19 BBY. We can assume it occurred in 19 BBY because Order 66 was issued during the Battle of Murkhana, and Order 66 was issued in 19 BBY.
- ↑ Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
- ↑ Labyrinth of Evil
- ↑ Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader states that Ion Team came from Boz Pity. The line reads:
- "Ion Team, Commander, attached to the Twenty-second out of Boz Pity."
- ―Climber introducing his squad (pg. 13)
- ↑ Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader states that Ion Team participated in the Battle of Deko Neimoidia. The book reads:
- "We fought together on Deko Neimoidia."
- ―Climber introducing his relationship with General Shryne. (pg. 13)