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The Foundry of the Confederacy was a region located within the regions known as the Mid Rim Territories and Outer Rim Territories and was controlled by the Confederacy of Independent Systems. During the Clone Wars, several of the Confederacy's factory worlds, such as the planets Boz Pity, Felucia, Metalorn and Saleucami, were located in the Foundry. However, in the war's final year, during the Outer Rim Sieges, the Galactic Republic targeted the Foundry as they launched a series of sieges across the region on the Confederacy's factory worlds. As a result, the confederate government lost control of Boz Pity, Felucia and Saleucami in the Republic's besiegement of the worlds.

Description[]

The Foundry of the Confederacy was a region[1] located within the Slice[4] portion of the regions known as the Mid Rim Territories and Outer Rim Territories. Controlled by the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars, the Foundry served as the location of several of the confederate government's factory worlds and industrial facilities, such as the branded "Triad of Evil" planets Felucia and Saleucami of the Suolriep and Thanium sectors, as well as the worlds of Boz Pity and Metalorn. Furthermore, spanned through by the Perlemian Trade Route and Talcene Transit hyperspace routes,[2][3] the Mid Rim world of Kashyyyk was situated on the doorstep of the Foundry along a junction of several hyperspace routes.[1]

History[]

Following an engagement on Saleucami, the planet became part of the Foundry of the Confederacy by Separatist commanders.

In 21 BBY,[5] during the Clone Wars between the Galactic Republic and Confederacy of Independent Systems, the planet Saleucami served as the site of an engagement between Republic forces and a Separatist fleet commanded by the Kaleesh Separatist General Grievous. However, despite the planet's seeming restoration of peace following the battle's end, the Confederacy's military commanders returned to Saleucami and realized its usefulness to their construction efforts. As a result, the confederate government transformed Saleucami into a trans-shipment point for produced war materiel from the Foundry of the Confederacy, in addition to the planet's close proximity to the secure regional Salin Corridor hyperspace route, which the Confederacy utilized for the movement of its convoys as contestations increased along the Perlemian Trade Route.[1]

Later, during the Outer Rim Sieges in the final year of the war, which saw the Separatist Alliance pushed to the brink, the Grand Army of the Republic's 12th Sector Army had taken aim on the worlds located within the Foundry. However, despite the Confederacy and its economies being pressed near to collapse, Head of State Count Dooku and Supreme Martial Commander of the Separatist Droid Armies General Grievous launched a surprise assault on the Republic capital world of Coruscant in order to kidnap Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine. The attack, however, failed and resulted in Dooku's death as well as Grievous's retreat into the Outer Rim, but the war had still not reached its end as Mid Rim planet Kashyyyk was attacked by the confederate government, which was situated at a point of strategic value, sitting on the doorstep to the Foundry at a junction of several hyperspace routes. That location alone was enough to make Kashyyyk an attractive target, but the Separatists also sought to control the Claatuvac Guild's data vault in Kachirho. Nevertheless, the Confederacy lost the battle for the Wookiee homeworld.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

The Foundry of the Confederacy was first mentioned in the new Star Wars canon in Star Wars: Battles that Changed the Galaxy, a 2021 reference book authored by Jason Fry.[1] In the Star Wars Legends continuity, the Foundry of the Confederacy was first mentioned in The Essential Atlas, a 2009 reference book authored by Jason Fry and Daniel Wallace.[6] The region was identified as such in Star Wars Legends in The Essential Guide to Warfare, a 2012 reference book authored by Jason Fry and Paul R. Urquhart.[7]

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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Star Wars: Battles that Changed the Galaxy
  2. 2.0 2.1 Star Wars: Galactic Defense establishes that Felucia is located along the Perlemian Trade Route. As Star Wars: Battles that Changed the Galaxy places Felucia in the Foundry of the Confederacy, the Perlemian Trade Route must also extend through the region.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Build the Millennium Falcon.png Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon 44 (Guide to the Galaxy: Visiting Saleucami) establishes that Saleucami is situated along the Talcene Transit hyperspace route. As Star Wars: Battles that Changed the Galaxy places Saleucami in the Foundry of the Confederacy, the Talcene Transit must also extend through the region.
  4. Star Wars: Battles that Changed the Galaxy places the Foundry of the Confederacy in the area of space Star Wars: The Galactic Explorer's Guide identifies as the Slice.
  5. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode "Landing at Point Rain" to 21 BBY, and Helmet Collection logo small.png Star Wars Helmet Collection 76 (Highlights of the Saga: The End of Endurance) dates the death of CT-411 "Ponds", as seen in the episode "Lethal Trackdown", to the same year. Since StarWars.com Star Wars: The Clone Wars Chronological Episode Order on StarWars.com (backup link) places "Grievous Intrigue" and "The Deserter" between "Landing at Point Rain" and "Lethal Trackdown," their events, which include the Battle of Saleucami, must take place in the same year.
  6. The Essential Atlas
  7. The Essential Guide to Warfare
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