- "Onderon is ours. We will remind everyone, and keep reminding them, until we get it back."
- ―Steela Gerrera of the Onderon rebels
The Onderonian Civil War, also referred to as the Battle of Onderon, or the war on Onderon, took place for control of the planet Onderon in 22 BBY. The civil war did not conclude until 20 BBY.
At the onset of Clone Wars, Onderon's King Ramsis Dendup refused to side with either the Galactic Republic or the Confederacy of Independent Systems, despite Senator Mina Bonteri's admiration for the Confederacy's Head of State, Count Dooku. Thus, the Confederacy invaded the planet with its Droid Army, occupied Onderon's capital, Iziz, and replaced Dendup with Sanjay Rash as its king.
- Lux Bonteri: "The only way to reclaim Onderon will be through armed struggle. We lack sufficient hardware and supplies."
- Obi-Wan Kenobi: "Onderon is in your king's rule, and at the outbreak of the Clone War, he chose to align it with the Separatists."
- Saw Gerrera: "Our true king has been silenced. The one you recognize is a traitor and a Separatist minion. We need your help to survive this."
- ―The Onderon rebels petition the Jedi High Council for assistance[src]
When the people of Onderon became unhappy with both Rash's regime and the Droid Army's occupation, a group of rebels, which included former Senator Lux Bonteri took refuge in Onderon's jungle. There, they established a camp. Knowing they did not have the supplies or hardware to fight the Droid Army head on, the rebels decided to contact the Jedi Council for aid. Despite most of the Council believing it was primarily a internal affair of Onderon, Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker was able to convince the Council to allow them to train the Rebels. Jedi Master Mace Windu agreed that the Jedi should at least train the rebels to defend themselves.
The Jedi Council then sent in an advisory team, consisting of Anakin Skywalker, his apprentice Ahsoka Tano, Obi-Wan Kenobi and the 501st Legion's captain, Rex. With the Jedi and Captain Rex, the Gerreras, Bonteri and their fellow rebels trained to fight the battle droids at their camp. The Jedi and Captain Rex taught the rebels how to fight droidekas, battle droids and AATs.
The civil warEdit
Defense of the Rebel campEdit
Three recon droids then found the rebel encampment. A battle-droid detachment then came and attacked the rebels. Saw and Boneteri were then able to take out the AAT while his sister and the other rebels took out the battle droids. Despite their victory, Kenobi told the Gerreras, Bonteri, and their fellow rebels that would have to leave their camp. Despite this, the Rebels decided to take the fight to Iziz.
Strikes in IzizEdit
Posing as merchants, the rebels able to make their past the battle droid guards and establish a safe house that acted as their base. The rebels then started to target various droid patrols around Iziz. They made sure to use only EMP genades to ensure that only battle droids were the only casualties. They also had snipers hit the droids too. At a meeting, the rebels discussed how to win the support of the people. Generals Kenobi, Skywalker, and Captain then left to report the rebels' status to the council, leaving only Commander Tano to continue as an adviser to them.
- Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A War on Two Fronts" (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Front Runners"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Soft War"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Tipping Points"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Gathering" (Appears in flashback(s))
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Test of Strength" (Indirect mention only)
- Ahsoka (Indirect mention only)
- Rebel Rising (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars Rebels – "Ghosts of Geonosis" (Mentioned only)
- Battlefront II: Inferno Squad (Indirect mention only)
- (First identified as war on Onderon)
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know (First identified as Battle of Onderon)
- Star Wars Rebels: Visual Guide: Epic Battles
- Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
- Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide (First identified as Onderonian Civil War)
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, Updated and Expanded
- Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Tipping Points"
- ↑ 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A War on Two Fronts"
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
- ↑ 5.0 5.1
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Soft War"
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Front Runners"
- ↑ 10.0 10.1
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Heroes on Both Sides"