Wat Tambor was a male Skakoan from the planet of Skako, the Foreman of the Techno Union during the Clone Wars. He was also the temporary Emir of Ryloth, and Executive of Baktoid Armor Workshop, the suppliers of weapons to the Trade Federation.
The Techno Union made a second merging alliance, this time with the Retail Clan and supplied Tri Droids for the invasion of the Republic aligned planet of Christophsis. Asajj Ventress and Whorm Loathsom led the battle, and while his Tri Droids did considerable damage, withstanding slight saber blows they were outmatched and defeated by Anakin and his jet troopers. As the last of them perished, Wat Tambor vanished.
Infighting with Argente
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Some time after the Battle of Christophsis, Tambor and the Magistrate of the Corporate Alliance, Passel Argente another member of the Separatist Council. Realizing that Argente would seek to try and spy on him Tambor crafted a clever plan to fool Passel into a false sense of security. Wat contacted a Trandoshan droid dealer named Gha Nachkt and instructed him to sell Argente a modified protocol droid that would allow him to track Passel's movements and actions across the galaxy. Argente himself sought out Nachkt as Tambor predicted and the Trandoshan sold him Tambor's spy droid.
- "Droid! Is Ryloth one of our targeted worlds?"
"Yes, Emir. According to wealth, resources, and overall strategic value, it is currently ranked as number seventy-nine."
"Mobilize our troops. We are moving it to number one."
- ―Wat Tambor and TA-175 discussing Ryloth
While using his spy, Wat Tambor found Passel Argente dropping off Christosphis born wealth on Ryloth. He quickly conversed with his personal Tactical Droid, TA-175, and moved Ryloth from priority number 79, to 1. He set up base at Lessu and gave charge of the blockade to Mar Tuuk. Three Republic Star Destroyers attempted to break Tuuk's blockade, they failed and one was destroyed along with at least eight pilots. Mar Tuuk then found that Skywalker was in command of the Star Destroyers.
Anakin then returned in the gravely damaged Star Destroyer, Defender, and put his plan to break the Separatist blockade in motion. This plan involved crashing the Defender into the Droid's command ship and blitzing the remaining capital ships. Abandoning the Defender Skywalker alone piloted the vessel into Mar Tuuk's starship.
The Resolute then came in, using Marg Sabl to take out the rest of the blockade. Wat Tambor later assigned TX-20 to take over the city of Nabat. The droids killed many, captivating the rest. Tambor ordered that all Proton Cannons be stored in the city. They were put to good use, defending the stronghold effectively. Obi Wan later destroyed them and took the town from CIS control.
Tambor later had his forces pressed into a small area, ordering what remained of his blockade to fall back, and losing the Jixuan desert. Count Dooku ordered him to execute all untouched towns and to escape. TA-175 complied willingly, yet Tambor was confident that he could collect as much wealth as possible before retreating.
Mace Windu then allied with the Twi'lek freedom fighters after witnessing a town be bombed by Tambor. They then attempted a liberation of ther capital, Lessu. Tambor prevented any clones from entering with living shields, and terminating the city's plasma shield. This did not stop Mace however, and he proceeded to corner Tambor, issuing a defeat. TA-175 escaped with several MTT's worth of wealth, leaving Tambor. Wat then ordered the Hyena Droid Bombers to destroy the city, him with it. Anakin and Ahsoka Tano destroyed them and Tambor was taken, letting justice return.
A Distant Echo
Later in the war, Anakin Skywalker Rex and Clone Force 99 launched a mission to infiltrated Techno Union headquarters on Skako Minor to rescue ARC Trooper Echo. While the trooper was thought to be killed at the Citadel, Echo was being held captive by Tambor's technology for his knowledge of Rex's strategy algorithm to use against the Republic in the Battle for Anaxes.
On the Wings of Keeradaks
Tambor cornered and attempted to execute Skywalker, Rex, and Clone Force 99 as they rescued Echo by deploying his Organic Decimator into the stasis chamber where the ARC Trooper was held. However, the team escaped through a ventilation hatch and Clone Commando Wrecker ruined Tambor's work by destroying his machines with thermal charges. Distraught over the loss of his years' worth of research, Tambor ordered a contingent of D-wing droids to pursue the team and eliminate them. The Republic strike team repelled the attack force with the help of the Poletec natives and successfully rescued Echo from Skako. Tambor chose not to reveal his failure to Admiral Trench and the Separatists to protect the Techno Union's interests.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars (film) (Appears in newsreel)
- "Storm Over Ryloth" (Appears in hologram)
- "Innocents of Ryloth" (Appears in hologram)
- "Liberty on Ryloth"
- "Senate Spy" (Appears in flashback(s))
- "The Jedi Who Knew Too Much" (Appears on viewscreen)
- "A Distant Echo"
- "On the Wings of Keeradaks"
- "Unfinished Business" (Appears in flashback(s))