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The invasion of Utapau was the Confederacy of Independent Systems's invasion of[4] the Outer Rim world[8] of Utapau.[4]

The invasion[edit | edit source]

Supreme Commander[9] General Grievous[4] and thousands of battle droids[7] served in the invasion. During the incursion, Grievous's preferred vehicle was a TSMEU-6 personal wheel bike.[4] The Separatists conquered the native population of Pau'ans and Utai, as they peacefully submitted to Confederate rule[5] and were held hostage by an ensuing military occupation.[2] At some point after the Separatists arrived, IG-100 MagnaGuards slaughtered the members of Port Administrator Tion Medon's committee, an action that Medon witnessed and was horrified by.[6]

Aftermath[edit | edit source]

Confederate occupation[edit | edit source]

After the invasion, the Separatist Council gained a base on the subjugated Utapau.

Occupied by Confederate leadership to serve as a sanctuary,[6] Utapau became a base-of-operations for the constantly moving Separatist Council, and a converted core ship on Level 10 became the Separatist command center on the planet.[5] Additionally, Grievous's invading forces built command centers and self-replicating Techno Union factories, which constructed new starfighters, troops, wheel bikes, and other vehicles using Utapau's material resources. If they were left undisturbed, these facilities threatened to turn Utapau into another Separatist Outer Rim fortress world.[10]

The Utapauns were only feigning acceptance of Separatist rule, as they also secretly preparing to rebel against their occupiers.[6] After the invasion, however, the Utai of Pau City needed to work on their hidden starfighters in secret.[10]

Short lived liberation[edit | edit source]

During the final days of the war, Sith Lord Darth Sidious ordered major Confederate leaders to gather at Utapau.[8] However, following the Battle of Coruscant[2] and an elite Clone Intelligence unit intercepting a diplomatic packet from the Utapau system's chairman,[5] the Jedi High Council dispatched Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi to confirm if Grievous was on the planet. Though Kenobi managed to kill Grievous during the ensuing Republic assault,[2] the clone troopers who arrived with the Jedi Master occupied the planet and rounded up the Utapaun Security Forces.[5]

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Sources[edit | edit source]

Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Big Bang"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
  3. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas establishes that the mission to Utapau and the Battle of Utapau took place in 19 BBY. As "A Death on Utapau" establishes that Utapau was not under the control of the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the mission, while Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith depicts the planet under CIS occupation by the battle, the invasion must have occurred between the two events. Therefore, the invasion also took place in 19 BBY.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 StarWars-DatabankII.png General Grievous' TSMEU-6 Wheel Bike in the Databank (backup link)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 StarWars.com Encyclopedia Utapau in the Encyclopedia (content now obsolete; backup link)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary, New Edition
  7. 7.0 7.1 Collapse of the Republic
  8. 8.0 8.1 Ultimate Star Wars
  9. Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
  10. 10.0 10.1 Star Wars: Complete Vehicles
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