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"A jungle world. Domed cities I see. Rodia it is."

Rodia was a remote and swampy jungle planet. It was the homeworld of the Rodian species.[4] Cities on Rodia were encased with domed environmental shields that allowed entry and exit for vehicles and vessels.[1]

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Rodia was a hotbed of life with a hot and humid climate. It was the homeworld of the influential Rodian species, making the world an important location.[5]

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Bubble-domed habitats on Rodia

During the waning days of the Galactic Republic, the planet was represented in the Galactic Senate by Senator Onaconda Farr. Republic supply ships en route to Rodia were destroyed by pirates, leading to many Rodians starving. At some point during the Clone Wars, Farr betrayed his old friend and ally Senator Padmé Amidala by luring her to Rodia and into the clutches of her old enemy, the Trade Federation viceroy, Nute Gunray, in exchange for the shipment of supplies, which the Republic had failed to deliver, to his planet. However, when Gunray stated his intentions to execute Amidala, and delay the delivery of Rodia's supplies, he realized his mistake and helped her escape. The two held Gunray at gunpoint and had him arrested. Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine dispatched several supply convoys to Rodia upon learning of the dilemma.[1]

Bounty hunter Cad Bane was later assigned to Rodia by Darth Sidious to capture a Force-sensitive Rodian child. Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi arrived too late to prevent the child's kidnapping.[7]

By the time of the Galactic Civil War, Rodia had fallen under Imperial control. Many Rodians who opposed the occupation of their homeworld were recruited by the Alliance to Restore the Republic.[11] Shortly after the destruction of the first Death Star, Luke Skywalker took a luxury yacht, the Desert Jewel, to Rodia's Betu continent on a secret mission to recruit the Chekkoo clan to the Alliance to Restore the Republic. The Chekkoo clan opposed the ruling Chattza clan, which sided with the Empire. In his stay on Rodia, he learned of a Rodian Jedi named Huulik who fought in the Clone Wars and visited a secret mausoleum deep in the jungle to honor Huulik.[6]

Around the time of the Battle of Jakku, Rodia was represented in the Galactic Senate of the New Republic by Dor Wieedo.[10]

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Rodia first appeared in the Star Wars Legends novel Shadows of the Empire, which was written by Steve Perry and published in 1996.[12]. It first appeared in Canon in an opening flashback in "Ambush," an episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars that first aired on October 3, 2008.[13]

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