“No game of dejarik can be won without pawns...”
Round 1: General Grievous vs Mandalore the Ultimate
Welcome to the opening heat of the ‘Kaggath Tournament’. A competition pitting the power bases of the iconic Star Wars characters seen in the ‘Kaggath vs Series’ against each other in an epic tournament-style extravaganza.
For all those of you aren’t aware, the Kaggath is an ancient rite of the Sith, ‘one part duel, one part large-scale dejarik-match’
. The two combatants have full use of their power bases, be it armies, strongholds or fleets, in order to outwit and outmanoeuvre their opponent. The Kaggath is no simple lightsaber duel, although it can come down to one, and the arena can be anywhere: a planet, star system or the entire galaxy.
Before we begin, let’s set out the ground rules for the Heats.
- The arena: the known galaxy.
- No outside help of any kind, the combatants cannot call upon assets outside their power base, or other prominent powers apart from those listed below i.e. Dooku, Canderous Ordo.
- No outside involvement, other powers will not and cannot interrupt or affect the battle, for the purpose of argument they are non-existent.
- No surrender, fight to the death!
- No superweapons, e.g. the Malevolence.
- Technology level is universal (unless considered archaic or advanced at the time): blaster fire, armouring, lightsabers etc. are all the same regardless of period, all that matters is size, quantity and power.
- Use your imagination: obviously these powers existed in a different time frame but let’s just pretend.
General Grievous: Asajj Ventress
Mandalore the Ultimate: Cassus Fett
So, the combatants: Mandalore the Ultimate was a powerful, visionary leader and brazen strategist who would go to any means to win. While General Grievous was a brilliant, brutal tactician and exemplary lightsaber duelist.
Grievous had command of the Separatist Droid Armies, while Mandalore the Ultimate commanded a vast legion of Neo-Crusaders. Both had vast and powerful armadas at their disposal, but who will win?
Let the Kaggath begin!