The Clone Wars
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Citadel pic

The Citadel, as viewed from above.

"Fear. The Jedi spend their whole life training against it. But at the Citadel, breaking Jedi is our specialty. Within these walls, they will learn to fear us. If not, they die."
Osi Sobeck[src]

The Citadel was a prison complex on Lola Sayu operated by the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars.


During 21 BBY, the prison was run by the sadistic Phindian General Osi Sobeck. Sobeck was tasked with extracting information about the Nexus Route, a crucial set of hyperspace lane coordinates that could shif the tide of the war from Jedi Master Even Piell and Republic Captain Wilhuff Tarkin. The facility was infiltrated by a Republic rescue team consisting of: Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ahsoka Tano, Clone Captain Rex, Commander Cody, ARC troopers Fives and Echo, and several 212th Attack Battalion Clone troopers. The team used Carbon Freezing and a squad of reprogrammed B1 Battle Droids to bypass security. From there the group survived the Commando Droids, lava pools, electro-mines, STAP's, anoobas and a number of other hazards and managed to escape Lola Sayu with the assistance of a Republic task force led by Jedi Masters Gallia, Fisto, and Tiin, and Koon. However this was not until some of the captured prisoners most notably Even Piell himself who the team had been sent to rescue were killed.