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"Parts of the ship's sensor array tower, which the Seps usually mounted aft rather than forward, appear to have come from the cruiser Lucid Voice, which saw action at Quell, Ryloth, and in a couple of other contested systems."
―An Imperial technician, to Moff Wilhuff Tarkin[src]

The Quell system was located in the Outer Rim Territories and contained the planet Quell. Throughout the Clone Wars, the star system was heavily contested by both sides' respective forces, including the Separatist Providence-class Dreadnought Lucid Voice, which also saw action within the system.

In 21 BBY, during the war, the planet Quell served as the site of an engagement between a Republic task force of Venator-class Star Destroyers led by Jedi General Aayla Secura and a squadron of Separatist Munificent-class star frigates commanded by the T-series tactical droid TF-1726. In the fighting, which resulted in the destruction of her entire task force, Secura managed to escape the battle with the help of fellow Jedi Anakin Skywalker, but were incidentally sent to the planet Maridun during their escape.


The Quell system was located in the distant reaches of the galaxy,[2] in the regions known as the Outer Rim Territories. The system contained the planet Quell, which was situated in the star system's far reaches.[1]


"Hurry, Skywalker. We're depending on you."
―Aayla Secura, as her forces begin to suffer heavy casualties[src]

A squadron of Separatist Munificent-class star frigates advances on Aayla Secura's flagship during the Battle of Quell.

Throughout the Clone Wars fought between the Galactic Republic and Confederacy of Independent Systems, the Quell system was heavily contested by both of the warring factions' forces, which also included the Confederacy's Providence-class Dreadnought Lucid Voice.[3] During the war, in 21 BBY,[4] the upper atmosphere of Quell served as the site of a battle between the Republic task force of Venator-class Star Destroyers led by Jedi General Aayla Secura, who was engaged by the T-series military strategic analysis and tactics droid TF-1726 and his squadron of Separatist Munificent-class star frigates.[1]

During the battle, which led to heavy Republic casualties, including the loss of all three of her Star Destroyers, Secura managed to escape the destruction of her Venator-class Star Destroyer, the Liberty, as well as the battle with the help of fellow Jedi General Anakin Skywalker, his Padawan, Ahsoka Tano, and Clone Captain CT-7567. Arriving in the Quell system aboard their Venator, the Resolute, in order to aid in Secura's engagements with the Separatist squadron, Skywalker retrieved his fellow Jedi from her Star Destroyer before its destruction aboard a rescue frigate, which had docked with her flagship. However, as they fled her Star Destroyer, the Republic frigate had suffered damage, which resulted in the activation of its hyperdrive and subsequent jump to hyperspace to the planet Maridun.[1]

Aboard the Resolute, Skywalker races across the galaxy to the Quell system aid Secura in the Battle of Quell.

Although the Battle of Quell was an unqualified victory for the Confederacy, the campaign had revealed that the Republic had struggled to maintain control in the Outer Rim, a region where acts of separatism had flourished. Furthermore, the battle had also proven that the Republic's ultimate triumph in the war would not be easily won.[2]

Behind the scenes[]

The Quell system first appeared in "Jedi Crash,"[1] the thirteenth episode of the first season of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series, which aired on January 16, 2009,[5] and was identified in the episode's opening newsreel.[1] The episode's script described the Battle of Quell as taking place within the space around Quell, but was instead moved to the planet's upper atmosphere for dramatic effect as the show entered pre-production.[6]


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