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"Republic Intelligence located a previously unknown droid foundry on the third moon of Kudo."
Admiral Wullf Yularen, to Anakin Skywalker[2]

Kudo was a desert planet located in the Kudo system of the Corvair sector of the Inner Rim Territories, orbited by at least three moons. Kudo III, one of Kudo's moons, was inhabited by the Kudon species. During the Galactic Civil War, the Galactic Empire ran a mining operation on Kudo, which was taken over by Admiral Gratloe when he defected, forming his own splinter faction.


A terrestrial desert planet[3] in the Inner Rim Territories[1] with an atmosphere breathable to humans, Kudo was located in the Kudo system[3] of the galaxy's Corvair sector.[2] It was orbited by at least three moons, including Kudo III, home to a population of the sentient Kudon species.[2]


"I gave my life to the Empire. It's only fitting I leave it with compensation for my years of service. One small mining operation isn't too much to ask."
―Admiral Gratloe[3]

Some time into the Clone Wars, the Confederacy of Independent Systems built a battle droid foundry on Kudo's third moon, forcing the Kudon to work as slaves. After Republic Intelligence heard rumors of the foundry, spread by the Separatists themselves, Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker entered the foundry and rescued the slaves.[2]

During the Imperial Era, the Galactic Empire operated a mining facility on Kudo.[3] After the Battle of Hoth[5] in 3 ABY,[6] Admiral Gratloe, tired of the deaths caused by the Galactic Civil War, defected from the Empire to create his own faction. He took control of the mining facility on Kudo, as well as the Star Destroyer Celerity.[3] When the Empire received contact from the Celerity, reporting hyperdrive issues that prevented it from following its orders, Colonel Shakara Nuress of the 204th Imperial Fighter Wing dispatched one of the fighter wing's squadrons to accompany a maintenance crew aboard the cruiser-carrier Summit.[5]

Upon arriving above Kudo, the Summit and the TIE fighter pilots came under attack from the Celerity and its TIE fighter complement.[5] As the Summit attempted to escape to hyperspace, it was destroyed by the Celerity, leading Second Lieutenant Commander Teso Broosh to surrender on behalf of his squadron. The pilots landed on Kudo, taken prisoner by Gratloe's forces. Gratloe offered the pilots a place in his faction, but they refused to join him,[3] instead leading Gratloe's forces to rebel against his defection. The forces aboard the Celerity fought to regain control, but Gratloe had promised to sell the Star Destroyer to the Alliance to Restore the Republic, who arrived in the system, attacking the pilots of the 204th. Overrun by rebel starfighters, the surviving pilots were forced to abandon the mining facility and retreat to the Celerity, escaping the Kudo system.[7]


A Galactic Empire mining facility was located on Kudo's desert surface. The facility was briefly home to the defected Imperial admiral Gratloe,[3] though some of his forces chose to return to the Empire.[7]

Behind the scenes[]

Kudo was first mentioned in Age of Republic - Anakin Skywalker 1, a comic written by Jody Houser[2] and published on February 6, 2019.[8] It first appeared in TIE Fighter 1, a comic written by Houser, illustrated by Rogê Antônio,[3] and published on April 17, 2019.[9]



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