Kashyyyk is invaded and subjugated by the Galactic Empire. This is when the Wookiees, led by Chewbacca and Tarfful, provided resistance to Imperial forces and sheltered several Jedi on the run from the Empire. The Empire enslaved the Wookiees, imprisioning nearly 200,000 of them in the containment facilities of the Wawatt Peninsula. The Trandoshan enslavers were granted the right to track down and capture Wookiee rogues and escaped prisoners. Darth Vader slaughtered all of the Jedi on the planet except Olee Starstone and Quinlan Vos, who managed to flee to Jaws and Talos IV respectively.