- "I realize that you have been successful in shipping lommite through Malastare, and circling around Bestine to reach Fondor and the Core. But where will Eriadu be when Fondor opts to join the Confederacy?"
"Opts to join, or falls to you?"
- ―Dooku unsuccessfully tries to persuade Tarkin to pledge Eriadu to the Confederacy
Fondor was a planet located in the Colonies region. During the reign of the Galactic Empire, Fondor served as a massive manufacturing hub for the Imperials, featuring dozens of orbital shipyards known as the Fondor Shipyards. Late in the Galactic Civil War, Fondor served as the site of two attacks from the Rebel Alliance against the Empire, the latter of which resulted in an Imperial defeat. It would later be seized by the First Order.
Fondor was a planet which was situated in the Colonies region of the galaxy, within grid square L-13. It featured a dark surface, covered by interconnected bright lines and circles. Fondor also had at least one moon.
In the last years of the Galactic Republic, an important part of the planet Eriadu's economy was the shipping of lommite to Fondor via Malastare. During the Separatist Crisis, Count Dooku, the leader of the Confederacy of Independent Systems, argued that Fondor would join the Confederacy instead of the Republic in an attempt to convince Eriadu's Governor Wilhuff Tarkin to side with the Confederacy. Tarkin doubted that Fondor would join willingly, suspecting the Confederacy might capture the world by force. He ultimately rejected the offer, siding with the Republic, which later emerged victorious in the ensuing Clone Wars and was reformed into the Galactic Empire.
With the formation of the Empire, Fondor became a manufacturing center, with its large shipyards becoming on par with those at Scarif and Kuat. Fondor became home to loyal Imperial citizens, scientists, and officers. Its shipyards were used for Imperial research and development of classified technologies. The climate disruption arrays, among other projects, could trace parts of their early development to Fondor.
Galactic Civil WarEdit
Sometime after the Battle of Endor, Commander Iden Versio of Inferno Squad was recalled to a shipyard above the planet and received orders for Operation: Cinder from her father and a sentinel droid. After securing the climate disruption arrays to the ISD Dauntless, the shipyards were attacked by the Rebel Alliance. Shortly before the Battle of Jakku, another battle took place between Imperial and New Republic forces, which resulted in the defeat of the Galactic Empire.
First Order-Resistance warEdit
The Resistance came to Fondor looking for help but were refused it. Later, the First Order came and seized control over the planet, thus ensuring the Resistance would not be able to find help there ever again. Over a dozen Resurgent-class Star Destroyers were present above the planet when Supreme Leader Kylo Ren executed the former leader in control of the shipyards.
Behind the scenesEdit
Fondor was first mentioned in the new Star Wars canon in the novel Tarkin, written by James Luceno and released in 2014. It made its first full appearance in the campaign of DICE's 2017 video game Star Wars Battlefront II. Fondor had previously been created for the Star Wars Legends continuity's novel Han Solo at Stars' End, written by Brian Daley and released in 1979.
- Tarkin (First mentioned)
- Star Wars Battlefront II (First appearance)
- "The Ghost Ship"—Star Wars Adventures: Destroyer Down
- "Destroyer Down"—Star Wars Adventures: Destroyer Down (Mentioned only)
- Allegiance 2
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens Beginner Game
- Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy
- Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
- Star Wars: The Rebel Files
- TIE Fighter Owners' Workshop Manual
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Beginner Game
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Star Wars Battlefront II
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Allegiance 2
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Tarkin
- ↑ "The Ghost Ship"—Star Wars Adventures: Destroyer Down
- ↑ Han Solo at Stars' End