Confederacy, the Republic blockaded Valahari. Viscount Harko Vane refused to accept the blockade and tried to break through with a convoy of freighters. The Jedi in charge of the blockade, General Kenobi did not want to resort to using the force, but Vane's freighter exploded in what looked like a Republic attack. In reality, his ship had been sabotaged by CIS agent Asajj Ventress. Vane's death prompted his escort to open fire on the Republic forces, and after a brief fight, the battle ended. The Republic retained the blockade; however, the Valahari, believing the Republic responsible for Vane's death, joined the Confederacy and destroyed the blockade days later.