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"With Poggle dead, the hive queen has appointed a new archduke to oversee the soldiers and drones, but the process is nothing more than conciliatory. In effect, the Geonosians now belong to the Empire."
―Lieutenant Commander Orson Krennic, to Admiral Wilhuff Tarkin[1]

After Archduke Poggle the Lesser was killed[1] on the Outer Rim planet Mustafar by the Sith Lord Darth Vader in 19 BBY,[2] a new Geonosian archduke was appointed by the Stalgasin hive queen[1] by 18 BBY.[3] He served as[1] the public leader[4] of the Geonosian homeworld of Geonosis and was tasked with overseeing their soldiers and worker drones.[1]

However, as the Galactic Empire's Lieutenant Commander Orson Callan Krennic informed Admiral Wilhuff Tarkin aboard the latter's Imperial-class Star Destroyer[1] by 18 BBY,[3] designating a new archduke was little more than a placatory gesture. The entire Geonosian species had effectively fallen under the control of the Empire, which used them as a labor force to build the DS-1 Death Star Mobile Battle Station.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

The archduke was mentioned in the 2016 novel Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel, written by James Luceno.[1]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel
  2. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the founding of the Galactic Empire to 19 BBY. As Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel establishes that Poggle the Lesser's successor was appointed during the early months of the Empire, the new archduke must have been appointed by 18 BBY. As Catalyst depicts Orson Callan Krennic and Wilhuff Tarkin's conversation occurring during the same time frame, it must have also occurred by 18 BBY.
  4. The Star Wars Book
  5. ToppsDigitalLogo.png Star Wars: Card Trader (Card: Poggle the Lesser - Geonosian Separatist - Base Series 1) establishes that Poggle the Lesser became archduke ten years before making a droid-making deal with Count Dooku. As Poggle and the Geonosians were making battle droids for Dooku by Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, the events of which are dated to 22 BBY by Star Wars: Galactic Atlas, he must have become archduke by 32 BBY. Poggle maintained his position until his death during the mission to Mustafar, which is dated to 19 BBY by Galactic Atlas.