- "—ah, Governor, thank you for attending."
"It is such an honor!"
"The honor is all mine."
- ―Count Dooku and the Aqualish governor
An Aqualish male served as a governor and supported the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars. In the year 19 BBY, the governor and his wife attended a gala held at the Senate Building on the Separatist capital planet Raxus to celebrate the Confederacy's bestowment of the Raxian Humanitarian Award upon its leader, Count Dooku. As the count spoke with his former apprentice, Asajj Ventress, at the event, he noticed the governor in attendance and thanked him for coming. The governor told Dooku that he was honored, and enthusiastically shook the count's hand. As a member of the Aqualish species, the governor had arachnid-like tusks which, at the gala, appeared white and polished. The governor wore a well-kept uniform while attending the gala, which was weighed down by epaulets and medals.
Behind the scenes
The Aqualish governor appeared in the 2015 novel Dark Disciple, written by Christie Golden and adapted from an unfinished eight-episode story arc for the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series, which was written by Katie Lucas, Matt Michnovetz, and Dave Filoni.
Notes and references
- Dark Disciple
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Character Encyclopedia - Join the Battle! dates the plot to assassinate Count Dooku to 19 years before Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. As Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places the film's events in 0 BBY, the plot to assassinate Dooku—as well as the gala on Raxus—must have taken place in 19 BBY.
- Count Dooku speaking from a Raxulon balcony, which is identical to the Raxulon Separatist Senate Building's balcony seen in "Common Ground." As Dooku's speech was adapted into the novel Dark Disciple, where the gala occurred inside the building he spoke from, the event must have been held at the Senate Building. showcases