Battle of Geonosis
The Battle of Geonosis
is a fictional battle in the Star Wars
universe. It was the opening battle of the Clone Wars
, and was featured in Attack of the Clones
. The battle occurred when Separtist Forces
captured Obi-Wan Kenobi
on Geonosis, and he was charged with spying for the Republic
. Anakin Skywalker
and Senator Amidala
tried to rescue him and were also captured. The Galactic Senate granted Supreme Chancelor Palpatine
"emergency powers" to deal with the crisis.
A group of about 200 Jedi were sent to Geonosis to rescue Obi-Wan. After battling the Separtist droid army, few of them remained, but they were rescued by the timely arrival of Yoda with a clone army grown on Kamino. Thus began the Clone Wars.