"Perhaps the siege at Onderon has taken a turn for the worse."
―Obi-Wan Kenobi speculates that Saw Gerrera requires aid[src]

The siege at Onderon took place on[2] the Inner Rim planet[4] of Onderon during the Outer Rim Sieges[2] in 19 BBY,[3] towards the end of the galactic conflict fought between the Galactic Republic and Confederacy of Independent Systems that was the Clone Wars.[2] Saw Gerrera, a native of Onderon who had helped lead the anti-Separatist rebels in the Onderonian Civil War,[5] which had ended that same year,[1] fought in the siege in the Republic's interest[2] like he had during the Civil War.[4]

During the Battle of Yerbana, when former Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano and Mandalorian Bo-Katan Kryze contacted the Republic using Jedi General Anakin Skywalker's Fulcrum frequency, Generals Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi initially thought Gerrera was trying to contact them, with the latter speculating that the siege had taken a negative turn. However, Admiral Wullf Yularen informed the Jedi it was not Gerrera contacting them, and the two soon learned that it was instead Tano and Kryze.[2]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The siege at Onderon was mentioned in "Old Friends Not Forgotten," the ninth episode of the seventh and final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars,[2] which was released on April 17, 2020.[6]

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Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 StarWars.com Star Wars: The Clone Wars Chronological Episode Order on StarWars.com (backup link) establishes that "Tipping Points," which depicts the end of the Onderonian Civil War and the funeral of Steela Gerrera, occurs at some point prior to the events of "Old Friends Not Forgotten," which includes the mention of the siege of Onderon. Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide further states that the Onderonian Civil War ended 19 years before the Rogue One mission, which is dated to 0 BBY by Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. Therefore, the Onderonian Civil War must have ended in 19 BBY.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Old Friends Not Forgotten"
  3. 3.0 3.1 According to "Old Friends Not Forgotten," the Battle of Yerbana, which occurs concurrently with the siege at Onderon, takes place directly prior to the Battle of Coruscant, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 19 BBY. In addition, StarWars.com Star Wars: The Clone Wars Chronological Episode Order on StarWars.com (backup link) places the events of "Old Friends Not Forgotten" to be at some point after the events of "The Wrong Jedi," which Galactic Atlas also dates to 19 BBY. Therefore, the events of "Old Friends Not Forgotten," including the mention of the siege at Onderon, must have occurred in the same year, as well.
  4. 4.0 4.1 TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Tipping Points"
  5. Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
  6. Episode 709 "Old Friends Not Forgotten". Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International. The Walt Disney Company. Archived from the original on April 17, 2020. Retrieved on April 15, 2020.
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