The Ryloth Campaign occurs over a three-episode arc at the end of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” Season 1. The first of the trilogy, “Storm Over Ryloth,” follows Ahsoka and Anakin in a space battle above the planet. In an effort to break through the Separatist blockade and land troops on the surface, Ahsoka leads her clone pilots on a dangerous mission that gets several men killed. It’s her first major brush with failure as a commander, and she struggles to deal with the responsibility of having lives depending on her.
The latter two episodes, “Innocents of Ryloth” and “Liberty on Ryloth,” deal with the ground campaign. Anakin and Ahsoka don’t feature as heavily in those stories, but they remain a part of the mission. Mace Windu and Obi-Wan Kenobi also lead clones in the fighting. During his part of the battle, Mace begins working with Cham Syndulla, a local revolutionary leader. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because he’s the father of Hera Syndulla, played in “Ahsoka” by Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Over the course of a grueling campaign, the Republic forces and Twi’lek rebels manage to fight off the Separatists and free the planet. Of course, it’s not long before the Empire rises and returns to oppress Ryloth all over again.