Separatist holdouts

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"As Governor Tarkin can attest, our navy was still chasing Separatist holdouts as late as a year ago."
Vice Admiral Rancit, five years after the Clone Wars[src]

Separatist holdouts were military and governing segments of the Confederacy of Independent Systems that had retreated from the newly formed Galactic Empire. Members of Separatist holdouts remained active in the fight against the Empire, which was lead by Sheev Palpatine, who orchestrated the reformation of the Republic into it, and the downfall of the Confederacy of Independent Systems.


Resisting the EmpireEdit

Four years after the end of the Clone Wars, the Imperial Navy was still fighting and chasing after Separatist holdouts. The weapons and technology of the Separatists continued to be utilized after the war and were also studied by Imperial researchers.[2] Four years before the Battle of Yavin, Imperial cadets such as Zare Leonis imagined serving the Empire; fighting against Separatist holdouts, as well as pirates and slavers.[1]


Nearly fifty years after the Clone Wars and shortly before the conflict between the First Order and Resistance after an ion storm struck the Obrexta III, a crashed Providence-class dreadnought that was tasked with carrying the captured clone trooper CT-6116 from the planet Coruscant to Serenno. En route, the cruiser was attacked by Republic forces and heavily damaged. Knowing that the ship was in no shape to reach Serenno, a B1 battle droid called B1-CC14 activated the emergency beacon before jumping the ship to a random point through hyperspace. The jump took it to the desert planet Ponemah, where it fell into the planet's surface and B1-CC14 lost power. The cruiser would have some of its systems re-powered, including the emergency broadcast which caused a number of pirate groups to be attracted by the broadcast, believing the Obrexta III to contain the legendary lost treasure of Count Dooku. After one group of pirates managed to get aboard the vessel who thought that Dooku's treasure was the collection of Jedi lightsaber kyber crystals that the Count had collected, which were worth a massive fortune on the black market. B1-CC14, unaware that Clone Wars were long over, briefly powered back up and activated a fail-safe that would mobilize all B2 super battle droids on board to stop the intruders, thinking that they were the Republic clone troopers. As the pirates tried escaping, the battle droid would then deactivate again and was destroyed soon after when the Obrexta III exploded after the pirates escaped.[3]


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