Description[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
Even before the outbreak of the Clone Wars, Scipio was an important world for the Galactic Republic, being one of the center worlds of the InterGalactic Banking Clan. This commerce guild built its massive vaults on the planet, where the Bank profits were safely held.
Senator Rush Clovis represented the InterGalactic Banking Clan until he was arrested by fellow senator Lott Dod on Cato Neimoidia. Later, Rush Clovis became the head of the Banking Clan conglomerate, after the council of five was arrested for corruption and fraud.
To prevent the Banking clan from becoming corrupted again, both the Galactic Republic and the Separatists agreed to send ambassadors to the planet, to secure both parties' agendas. Padmé Amidala was sent to represent the Galactic Republic and Bec Lawise was sent on the behalf of the Confederacy. Clovis' appointment as the head of the InterGalactic Banking Clan did not last long as he was killed during the Separatist attack on the planet, sacrificing himself to save Padmé Amidala.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Scipio was first referenced in "Senate Spy," an episode of the animated television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The Star Wars Legends reference book The Essential Atlas, published in 2008, originally placed the planet in the Core Worlds. According to Jason Fry, co-author of the book, the decision to place the planet in the Core was made when the only known information about Scipio was that it was the homeworld of Rush Clovis, so the authors felt that the Core was a fitting choice. However, once The Clone Wars went into more detail about Scipio, including how it was an important world to the InterGalactic Banking Clan, the planet was moved to the Outer Rim Territories near Muunilinst as it made more sense to have it within the geographic Banking Clan sphere. The 2015 reference book Ultimate Star Wars accidentally stated that Scipio is in the Core as a result of an editing mistake.
In the real world, Scipio was the name of a prominent family in the politics and militarism of the Roman Republic, flourishing in the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Master & Apprentice (Mentioned only)
- Queen's Shadow (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Senate Spy" (First mentioned)
- Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "An Old Friend" (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Rise of Clovis"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Crisis at the Heart"
- "Fake It Till You Make It"—From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back (Mentioned only)
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Ultimate Star Wars
- Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy
- Endless Vigil
- Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
- Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 11 (Databank A-Z: Rush Clovis–Coruscant)
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- Star Wars Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to a Galaxy Far, Far Away
- Star Wars: Geektionary: The Galaxy from A - Z
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 27 (Databank A-Z: InterGalactic Banking Clan–Jakku)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 34 (Databank A-Z: Davish Krail–Kuat Drive Yards)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 48 (Databank A-Z: Sabe–The Separatist Council)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 49 (Databank A-Z: Serenno–Anakin Skywalker)
- Collapse of the Republic
- Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition