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Geonosis
Astrographical
Region

Outer Rim Territories[1]

Sector

Arkanis sector

System

Geonosis system[2]

Suns

1: Ea[2]

Orbital position

2[3]

Moons
Grid coordinates

R-16

Distance from Core

43,000 light years[3]
13,183 parsecs

Rotation period

30 standard hours[2]

Orbital period

256 standard days[2]

Physical
Class

Terrestrial[2]

Diameter

11,370 km[2]

Atmosphere

Breathable[2]

Climate
Gravity

90% standard[2]

Primary terrain
  • Rocks[2]
  • Deserts[2]
  • Mountains
  • Mesas
  • Barren[1]
Surface water

5%[3]

Points of interest
Societal
Native species
Immigrated species
Primary language(s)

Geonosian language[2]

Government
  • Hives
    • Ruling archduke[2]
  • Hive councils[2]
Population

100 billion

  • 99% Geonosians
  • 1% Other[2]
Major cities
Major imports

Raw materials[2]

Major exports
Affiliation
"Who'd want to go to Geonosis? It's nothing but a bug's nest!"
Chal Tozr

Geonosis, called Geonosia by some natives, was the home planet of the Geonosians, the Confederacy's first capital, and two major droid foundries.

Contents

Geology and geography

Separatist vessels traversing typical Geonosian terrain.

Geonosis had a large diameter but light gravity and dense atmosphere. With a weak magnetic field, harsh solar radiation storms were common, and on occasion mass extinctions occurred. The most persistent surface organisms were humble red rock algae while the semi-insectoid Geonosians were driven underground. It consisted of a diminutive molten core with a rocky mantle forming a rocky, desert world subject to flash floods that carved great highland canyons. Water made up 5% of the surface.

During the time of the Geonosian rule, much of the planet's architecture was similar in appearance to termite mounds, consisting of domes and buildings built into caverns and rock spires. Therefore, one could easily mistake Geonosian buildings for natural formations and the planet uninhabited, a great asset during war.

History

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Early history

In the distant past, Geonosis's largest moon was hit by a rogue comet, sending out a massive debris field that hammered the surface into ruin, before settling into a ring of orbiting rock. This event killed off more than 99% of Geonosis's native species.

Over millions of years, the few creatures who survived the devastation slowly reclaimed the planet. Random meteor impacts constantly weeded out the weaker species, leaving only the truly cunning, hardy, and ruthless species alive. The Geonosians, the dominant life form on the planet, constituted all three.

After the technical-minded Geonosians made contact with the galaxy, the Baktoid Armor Workshop moved several droid and weapon foundries to the planet.

Great Galactic War

The new Mandalore fighting a Houk gladiator on Geonosis.
"In the arenas of Geonosis a young gladiator had risen to prominence, calling himself the new Mandalore, a title unclaimed for centuries, a title reserved for the greatest warrior in the galaxy, a warrior worthy to lead the Mandalorians."
Gnost-Dural

During the time of the Great Galactic War, Geonosis was famous for the gladiatorial games held on the planet. Many of the combatants were Mandalorians, among them a young fighter. He rose to fame, eventually declaring himself the new Mandalore. He allied the Mandalorians with the Sith Empire, striking against the Galactic Republic.

Years later, after his eventual death at the hands of another Mandalorian, it was revealed that Imperial Intelligence had been infiltrating the gladiatorial arenas around the galaxy as sponsors, managers and gladiators. They had chosen the young Mandalorian as their champion, rigging his fights, using tactics such as drugging the opponent.

Clone Wars

"More happening on Geonosis, I feel, than has been revealed."
Yoda
Slave I approaching Geonosis.

In 24 BBY, during the reign of Archduke Poggle the Lesser, Geonosis became a member of the Confederacy of Independent Systems, which used the planet's factories to build its droid army. Two years later, in 22 BBY, Poggle scheduled a private meeting of the Confederacy leaders on Geonosis. It was expected that during this meeting the organizations that formed the backbone of the Separatist movement would put their resources at the disposal of Count Dooku, the Head of State of the Confederacy.

Unbeknownst to the Separatists, their plans of waging war against the Galactic Republic were heard by Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, who had followed Jango Fett, a bounty hunter employed by Dooku, to Geonosis. Kenobi managed to transmit his discoveries to his Padawan Anakin Skywalker, who was at that time located on Tatooine, before being caught by the Separatists. After retransmitting the information to the Jedi Council, Skywalker and Padmé Amidala, the Senator of Naboo, decided to rescue Kenobi, but ended up imprisoned themselves.

Eventually, Kenobi, Skywalker and Amidala were taken to the Geonosian execution arena and were faced against an Acklay, a Reek and a Nexu respectively, but managed to free themselves. The Separatists, in turn, introduced battle droids to the arena, triggering the First Battle of Geonosis, the first battle of the Clone Wars, as Jedi reinforcements, led by Master Mace Windu, revealed themselves among the public and entered the arena to confront the droids. After a long battle between the droids and the Jedi, Grand Master Yoda arrived with the newly-formed Republic army and rescued the defeated Jedi forces. Following the Confederacy's subsequent defeat on the planet, Geonosis was occupied by the Republic, and kept under strong control.

Jedi Knight Barriss Offee was working on Geonosis during the Clone Wars.[4]

Second Republic assault

The second Battle of Geonosis
"Good thing those bugs can't aim."
―Unknown clone trooper, just before getting shot down along with his transport

Some time later, plans for a new droid foundry funded by Senator Rush Clovis and the Banking Clan were uncovered by Senator Amidala,[5] leading up to another battle on the planet. Jedi Masters Ki-Adi-Mundi, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker led an assault on Geonosis to destroy Poggle the Lesser's new droid foundry. However, the factory turned out to be very heavily guarded, and the assault met with heavy losses of men and material. Shot down and cut off from each other, Skywalker, Kenobi and Mundi were forced to fight their way to their first prime objective: an assault staging area.[6]

Skywalker and Tano ended up going through a canyon where a fortress had been erected. They destroyed it in the process. They discovered Master Mundi, who had made his way through a tunnel that ended up in him losing many men. Kenobi was no better off. His perimeter was being actively destroyed by the Bug forces and AAT tanks. Skywalker called in reinforcements and destroyed the Geonosian forces. From there Skywalker and his Padawan sacked the shield generator with one swift stroke.

Luminara Unduli and Barriss Offee showed up to help take the factory down. They lead a full frontal assault while the Padawans found their way through the catacombs under the factory where Poggle and a new "super tank" found them and went to take their bombs that they had set on the Main Reactor. Outside, the tactical droid had sent out a dozen tanks to rupture them. They were all destroyed by a sense of ingenuity by the Jedi Masters. The Padawans took the Reactor out with a Super Tank missile and almost sacrificed themselves to do it. They were rescued in the end by their masters.

Post-Clone Wars

The desolate surface of Geonosis.

As the Clone Wars ended and the Republic restructured into the Galactic Empire, Geonosis remained under Imperial control. Geonosian scientists played a role in the construction of the first Death Star. In 3 ABY While chasing an Imperial carrier that had interfered with the Rebel Alliance's raid on the Empire's operations on Bakura, Wedge Antilles visited Geonosis and found several completely operational B1 battle droids left over from the war, as well as a Jedi starfighter, which he used to escape the planet. Soon after, the Droid operations where put down by the Galactic Empire, which ultimately brought an official end to the Separatist holdouts. During that battle, three Imperial Escort Carriers ended up being destroyed. Sarkli took cover from the Battle droids in a crashed, but woking, LAAT/i The surviving stormtroopers were killed by the battle droids. After the death of Emperor Palpatine, Geonosis established an isolationist policy.

The planet was spared by the Yuuzhan Vong during their invasion.

Several years after the end of the Yuuzhan Vong War, Boba Fett returned to Geonosis to exhume his father's remains and bury them next to his daughter, Ailyn Vel, on Mandalore.

Behind the scenes

Geonosis is the only planet featured in the Star Wars films to have a natural ring system.

Appearances

  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic, Threat of Peace Act 2: New Galactic Order (Mentioned only)
  • Timeline 3: The Return of the Mandalorians (Appears in hologram)
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic (Mentioned only)
  • The Eyes of Revolution
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game (Non-canonical appearance)
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Non-canonical appearance)
  • Star Wars: Battlefront
  • Star Wars: Republic Commando
  • Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter (First appearance)
  •  Proposed Galaxy Gladiator Federation Falling ApartHoloNet News Vol. 531 53 (Mentioned only)
  • Boba Fett: The Fight to Survive
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones novel
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones comic
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones junior novel
  • Precipice
  • Orders (Possible appearance)
  • The Lesson (Ambiguously canonical source)
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II
  • Machines of War
  • Republic Commando: Hard Contact (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns
  • Most Precious Weapon (Appears in flashback(s))
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars video game
  • "Death in the Catacombs" - Star Wars Insider 79
  • "Elusion Illusion" - Star Wars Insider 66 (Mentioned only)
  • Boba Fett: Crossfire (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Republic 49: Sacrifice (Mentioned only)
  • Boba Fett: Maze of Deception (Mentioned only)
  • Boba Fett: Hunted (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Republic 50: The Defense of Kamino (Mentioned only)
  •  "One of a Kind" - Clone Wars Adventures: Volume 8 (Mentioned only)
  • Jedi: Mace Windu (Mentioned only)
  • Jedi: Aayla Secura (Mentioned only)
  • Legacy of the Jedi (Mentioned only)
  • Jedi: Count Dooku (Mentioned only)
  • CIS Shadowfeed Dispatch 14:2:14 Edition (Mentioned only)
  • Republic HoloNet News Core Edition 14:3:22 (Mentioned only)
  • The Clone Wars: No Prisoners (Mentioned only)
  • Republic Commando: Triple Zero (Mentioned only)
  • Odds (Mentioned only)
  • Republic Commando: True Colors (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Rising Malevolence" (Mentioned in Decoded episode only)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Duel of the Droids" (Mentioned in Decoded episode only)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Cloak of Darkness" (Mentioned in Decoded episode only)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Hidden Enemy" (Mentioned in Decoded episode only)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Landing at Point Rain"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Weapons Factory"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Legacy of Terror"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Brain Invaders"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Deserter" (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Republic 63: Striking from the Shadows (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Republic 64: Bloodlines (Mentioned only)
  • Changing Seasons (Mentioned only)
  • "MedStar: Intermezzo" - Star Wars Insider 83 (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: General Grievous (Mentioned only)
  • Yoda: Dark Rendezvous (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Republic: The Dreadnaughts of Rendili (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Republic: Trackdown (Mentioned only)
  • Boba Fett: A New Threat (Mentioned only)
  • Boba Fett: Pursuit (Mentioned only)
  • Labyrinth of Evil (Mentioned only)
  • Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel (Mentioned only)
  • Evasive Action: Reversal of Fortune (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith novel (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith junior novel (Mentioned only)
  • Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader (Mentioned only)
  • Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight (Mentioned only)
  • Coruscant Nights II: Street of Shadows (Mentioned only)
  • Imperial Commando: 501st (Mentioned only)
  • Old Wounds (Non-canonical appearance) (Appears in flashback(s))
  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike
  • Star Wars: Empire at War
  • Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron
  • Star Tours
  • Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor (Mentioned only)
  • Survivor's Quest (Mentioned only)
  • Bloodlines (Mentioned only)
  • Tempest (Mentioned only)
  • Sacrifice (Mentioned only)
  • Revelation (Mentioned only)

Sources

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Star Wars: Empire at War: Prima Official Game Guide
  2. 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 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 Geonosis and the Outer Rim Worlds
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Star Wars: Complete Locations
  4. Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Cloak of Darkness(Decoded)
  5. Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Senate Spy"
  6. Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Landing at Point Rain"

External links


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Star Wars Fanon

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Geonosis was a planet in the Outer Rim. While not a participant, Nathaniel Kenobi was greatly effected by the battle started there in the Clone Wars.


This article uses material from the "Geonosis" article on the Star Wars Fanon wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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