Several millennia to hundreds of years before the Separatist Crisis of 24 BBY–22 BBY, several wars were fought on the planet Geonosis between the Geonosian hives. Using sonic weapons in the underground Geonosian-built tunnels, the hives battled one another for the planet's resources as well as dominance over each other, contesting for rulership of the major hives.
While the Geonosians were associated with the Galactic Republic when the neighboring planet Tatooine was first settled, the Republic later withdrew from the latter after settlement attempts there largely failed. As a result, the Geonosians had lost the means to readily trade with wealthier worlds and were left to focus on their internal conflicts. However, the conflicts ended after the Republic rediscovered Geonosis, whereby the world became an industrial powerhouse for weapons of war.
Behind the scenes
The Geonosian wars were first mentioned in the 2016 reference book Star Wars: Complete Locations, in a section focusing on locations from the 2002 prequel trilogy film, Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones. The section was originally written by Simon Beecroft and illustrated by Richard Chasemore and Hans Jenssen for the 2003 Star Wars Legends reference book Inside the Worlds of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.
Notes and references
- Rise of the Separatists
- Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide states that the Separatist Crisis began twenty-four years before the Battle of Scarif, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 0 BBY. Since Galactic Atlas places the end of the crisis in 22 BBY, it must have taken place from 24 BBY to 22 BBY.
- Star Wars: Complete Locations
- Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
- Inside the Worlds of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones