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Sate Pestage was a male[1] emissary of Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine who, during the Clone Wars accompanied Janus Greejatus, Ars Dangor, Sly Moore and Lieutenant Commander Orson Krennic to Geonosis to oversee Poggle the Lesser's homecoming. As Poggle gave a speech to his fellow Geonosians, Pestage sat alongside the other emissaries in the Petranaki arena.[2]

After the rise of the Galactic Empire, Pestage was a member of the Imperial Ruling Council during Emperor Palpatine's reign.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

"The Emperor will be with you in time."
―Sate Pestage, in a cut scene from The Empire Strikes Back[src]

Sate Pestage was introduced to the Star Wars canon in James Luceno's 2014 novel Tarkin.[1]

Sate Pestage, originally called Sate Molock, was initially meant to appear in the 1980 film Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. Molock first appeared in the second screenplay draft, where he warns Darth Vader that the Emperor is in a bad mood before Vader reports the Imperial victory over Hoth. In the revised second draft, Molock was renamed Sate Pestage.[3]

In Episode V's fourth draft, Pestage was planned to appear in scene 286 as a "shimmering holographic image". When Darth Vader attempts to contact the Emperor, he reaches Pestage, who, as previously mentioned, warns Vader of the Emperor's foul mood and bids him to wait.[3] According to Lucasfilm Story Group's Pablo Hidalgo, by the fifth script draft of the film, Pestage had been already cut.[4]


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