- "Whatever it is can wait, Poggle. Your workers are dismantling everything they put together."
"Try not to be too hard on them. They are simply following my orders."
- ―Orson Krennic and Archduke Poggle the Lesser
In 19 BBY, Archduke Poggle the Lesser instigated a riot of Geonosian drones in order to escape the custody of the Galactic Republic and flee to the Confederacy of Independent Systems. The riot, which allowed the Geonosian Archduke to escape successfully, also sabotaged the top-secret construction project in orbit of Geonosis.
Behind the scenes
The idea that Poggle the Lesser escaped from custody was first referenced in the 2015 reference book Ultimate Star Wars. The escape later went on to appear in the 2016 novel Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel.
- Ultimate Star Wars (First mentioned) (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Character Encyclopedia - Join the Battle! (Indirect mention only)
Notes and references