- "Our first loyalty is to our own homeworld…"
- ―Mellor Yago
Lieutenant Yago felt that that Rendili would be better off if it left the Galactic Republic and took its powerful fleet to the Confederacy of Independent Systems—with him in command. Yago was personally responsible for leading the mutiny that captured Rendili fleet commander Captain Jace Dallin, Jedi Master Plo Koon, and Republic Captain Jan Dodonna. He then took command of the fleet and used it to attack the Republic forces with the aid of his Confederacy reinforcements.