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"Onderon is ours. We will remind everyone, and keep reminding them, until we get it back."
―Steela Gerrera of the Onderon rebels[src]

The Onderonian Civil War, also referred to as the Battle of Onderon, or the war on Onderon,[12] took place for control of the planet Onderon in 22 BBY.[1] The civil war did not conclude until 20 BBY.[4]


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,[6] despite Senator Mina Bonteri's admiration for the Confederacy's Head of State, Count Dooku.[13] Thus, the Confederacy invaded the planet with its Droid Army, occupied Onderon's capital, Iziz, and replaced Dendup with Sanjay Rash as its king.[3]

Onderon's RebellionEdit

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,[5] which included former Senator Lux Bonteri[14] 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.[3]

Jedi TrainingEdit


The Onderon Rebels receiving training from the Jedi and the Republic's Grand Army.

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.[3]

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.[3]

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.[3] 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.[8]

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22 BBY Geonosis (I) · Antar 4 · Republic transport · Christophsis (I) · Teth (I) · Jabba's Palace (I) · Ziro's palace · Aargonar · Ryloth · Rugosa · Malevolence campaign (Abregado · Ryndellia system · Kaliida Nebula (I) · Kaliida Nebula (II)) · Mimban · Tibrin · Rishi moon · Falleen · Bothawui · Outer corridor · Skytop Station · Rodia (I) · Tranquility · Vassek 3 · Vanqor (I) · Florrum (I) · Quell · Maridun · Orto Plutonia (I) and (II)
21 BBY Nuvo Vindi's laboratory · Iego · Felucia (I) · Jedi Temple (I) · Devaron (I) · Glee Anselm · Rodia (II) · Naboo (I) · Black Stall Station · Mustafar (I) · Felucia medical station · Malastare · Cato Neimoidia (I) · Murkhana · Dorin · Geonosis (II) · Dantooine · TB-73 · Capture of Eeth Koth · Saleucami (I) · Republic cruiser · Concordia · Coronet · Plot to assassinate Satine Kryze · Endurance · Vanqor (II) · Florrum (II) · Mandalore (I) · Sundari docks · Kamino · Pantora · Senate hostage crisis · Coruscant bombing · Confederate people
20 BBY Sullust · Devaron (II) · Toydaria · Mortis · Capture of Even Piell · Lola Sayu · Felucia (II) · Wasskah · Mon Cala · Naboo (II) · Aleen · Patitite Pattuna · Rescue of Adi Gallia · Umbara · Kiros · Zygerria · Kadavo · Central Detention Center · Orondia · Serenno (II) · Theed · Dathomir (I) · Raydonia (I) and (II) · Onderon
Crucible · Obi-Wan Kenobi's fleet · Florrum (III) and (IV) · Unidentified planet · Aut-O's flagship · Abafar · Carida · Outer Rim spaceport · Cybloc transfer station · Florrum (V)
19 BBY
(Outer Rim Sieges)
Mustafar (II) · Nal Hutta · Jabba's Palace (II) · Mandalore (II)
Sundari · Cato Neimoidia (II) · Jedi Temple (II) · Republic military base · Capture of Ahsoka Tano · Jedi Temple (III) · Ringo Vinda · Tipoca City · Grand Republic Medical Facility · Level 1325 · Scipio (I) and (II) · Oba Diah · Moraband · Utapau (I) · Anaxes · Skako Minor · Mahranee · Haruun Kal · Raxus · Vizsla Keep 09 · Rescue of Quinlan Vos · Separatist storage base · Vanqor (III) · Christophsis (II) · Jedi Temple (IV) · Kardoa · Mygeeto (I) · Lokori · Geonosis (III) · Coruscant · Mandalore (III) · Saleucami (II) · Kashyyyk · Utapau (II) · Mygeeto (II) · Felucia (IV) · Cato Neimoidia (III) · Kaller · Palpatine's office · Jedi Temple (V) · Order 66 · Mustafar (III)
Others Agamar · Akiva · Arkax Station · Grange · Hissrich · Hypori · Khorm · Merj · Mokivj · Phindar · Sarrish · Sedratis · Separatist cell · Slag's Pit · Unidentified planet · Unidentified sector · Vallt · Zequardia
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