|Born||42 BBY, Coruscant|
|Chronological and political information|
- "What's the point in fighting if you can't save
- the people you care about?"
- ― Antda Hiade
Antda Hiade was a male Human who held the rank of Captain in the Republic Navy during the Clone Wars. Unknown to the Republic, he was also serving as a Separatist Spy. He fought in dozens of battles most of which were in space but sometimes, if necessary, on the ground alongside Clones and the Jedi.
Antda was part of a secret espionage network within the Confederacy. This group during the war successfully leaked vitally sensitive Republic information including fleet and army locations, battle plans and schematics. On many occasions he was the cause for many Separaitst victories and was highly praised by Grievous and Dooku but in particular Nute Gunray who named him; a shining beacon of Separatist ideal.
During the War, Antda served under two Jedi Generals; Kit Fisto and Setesh Jade. He exploited his position of Lieutenant and later Captain to carry out his missions. Despite his treacherous ways, Antda still served the Republic efficiently and professionally.
After the war Antda and Setesh explored the galaxy as smugglers occasionally assisting the Rebellion.
Antda was born on Coruscant in 42 BBY to the Janan Hiade. During most of his teenage years, Antda lived with his mother Janan, older sister Annie Hiade and astromech droid R2-C6. Antda never knew his father and was distrustful of adults as a result.
Revenge, 26 BBY
When Antda was sixteen, Janan was killed by a local gang member Viner who was also her employer. Antda eventually tracked down the Zabrak and killed him. Although Antda was young, he knew of his mothers illicit occupation which got her killed.
Early Career, 22 BBY
Soon after the death of his mother, Antda joined the Republic Navy cadets. He trained for four years and in 22 BBY, the war started and Antda was given the rank of Lieutenant. Annie Hiade instead joined the Separatist cause as soon as they revealed themselves to the galaxy and was appointed a non-droid infantry leader.
The Clone Wars
Antda was posted in Jedi General Kit Fisto's Navy in 22 BBY and served him for the majority of the first year of the war. Because of Fisto, he retained respect towards the Jedi Order and did not consider them pawns of Palpatine. His first major battle was the attack on a medical station by Separatist flagship the Malevolence during the Battle of the Kaliida Nebula in 22 BBY.
He shared the Separatist views of his sister and even though he had sworn an oath to be a defender of the Republic, Hiade collaborated and worked for the CIS from 22 BBY onwards. This was for many reasons, including the general decay and corruption of the Senate as well as his mistrust towards Palpatine. In his opinion the Republic simply didn’t work and the Clones and the Jedi were fighting on the wrong side.
Dantooine, 22 BBY
While on the way to Dantooine to assist the forces of Mace Windu, Antda reported to General Grievous when the Republic fleet was to come out of Hyperspace. With this information, Grievous crippled the fleet but several escape pods managed to eject from their cruisers. Only one survived which conviniently contained Hiade and Kit Fisto. Crash landing on the surface, Hiade, Fisto and a three clone troopers managed to hold off Separatist forces until they were rescued by Mace Windu.
Treason in the Kamino System, 22 BBY
After leaving Dantooine with a new fleet of ships, Kit Fisto and company rendezvous with Obi-Wan Kenobi at a small medical center to destroy several Separatist strongholds in which had been built in nearby systems for an inevitable attack on the Kamino system. Aware of this, Grievous informs Antda to destroy the Station before the fleet is ready to disembark therefore allowing a Separatist fleet to attack the sizable Republic fleet while it is distracted.
Kit Fisto, supicious of how the Confederacy came to know when the Republic reinforcememnts were going to Dantooine, remains on high alert for any odd behaviour from the ships crew. Antda, well aware of this, plants evidence against a clone officer named Claws so he is accused of both the events on Dantooine and the destruction of the medical center. The center is crippled by Antda who destroyed it by disabling a nearby cruisers power generator. A Separatist fleet soon arrived and attacks the Republic without mercy. Hiade, Fisto and Kenobi retreated with what remained of their diminished fleet.
Formation of the Agency, 22 BBYAfter successfully completing several missions for the Confederacy, Antda was invited to a top secret meeting on the Separatist world of Kembar in the Albarrio sector. Present was Count Dooku, Suarek Frost, Annie and several other Separatist agents, commanders and technicians. Dooku informed those present of the formation of a top secret organisation dedicated to attacking Republic intelligence throughout the galaxy. These included missions to destroy Republic facilities as well as assassinations and infiltrations. Members would still retain their original positions within the Confederacy but would sometimes unite for these missions. Antda, on the other hand, was a special case. Because he was in the Republic he could not simply abandon his post and so his missions continued to comprise of spying and sabotage. Although, when on leave, Antda was able to undertake special missions including other members of the group.
Promotion, 21 BBY
Although Antda was originally posted into the fleet of General Fisto, he only remained there until early 21 BBY. He was promoted to Captain and posted into Jedi General Setesh Jade's fleet for the rest of the war after Jade's Captain, Neran Witwern, was killed in action.
Treachery, 21 BBY
- "So by saving one system we lost another."
- "There is a heavy price to pay in this war."
- ― Antda Hiade and Setesh Jade
After soon joining the fleet of Jedi General Setesh Jade, Antda was present when Ord Mantell came under the attack of Separatist General Cahnicus Guvan. Unknown by the Republic, the entire battle was a ploy. During the battle, Hiade contacted Guvan and agreed to assist him in his plan. Hiade recommended to Jade a defensive stance instead of an offensive one. This allowed the Separatist fleet room to escape through Hyperspace and so Guvan left before Republic reinforcements from Agamar could arrive. Agamar then fell to the much larger fleet of Guvan which was the aim of the plan all along.
Assassination on Coruscant, 21 BBY
- "'...We have spies everywhere.'"
- "The only trouble is finding them."
- ― Mace Windu and Antda Hiade
While on leave, Hiade was tasked by Dooku to assassinate a Jedi Knight called Grada Lelsus who was about to discover the existence of the Separatist spy network on Coruscant through Nyrat Agira, an unofficial messenger for the group. To make matters worse, Hiade had a long history with Lelsus which was something Dooku was well aware of. With the help of old friend and colleague Suarek Frost and Bounty Hunter Cad Bane, Lelsus was eventually cornered at the entrance of Frost's base and after a lengthy battle she is killed by Antda with a single blaster bolt.
By coincidence he is later appointed by High Jedi General Mace Windu to investigate the murder he committed accompanied by Commander Lance. He was once a Clone who used to serve under Grada before she became a Jedi Knight and later a General. The investigation lead back to the site in which Grada was killed. Lance spotted Suarek Frost leave the base but he successfully escapes. Although unable to bring Frost to justice, Mace Windu vowed that he will not escape forever.
Umbara, 21 BBY
Antda was sent to Umbara in 21 BBY. In this, he had to fight alongside Clones on the surface due to a scarce amount of troops. This was not what he was trained to do but he proved to be vital asset to the Republic invasion. Also involved in the battle was Suarek Frost who was instead hunting down and slaughtering Clone patrols. Umbara was the most difficult battle for Antda morally and physically. The long marches lead many to become exhausted and by the time Umbarans ambushed they were too weak to fight equally. This lead to high casualties. He could not expose himself and so had to kill Umbaran soldiers which he found very difficult to do.
Although the CIS maintained a blockade orbiting Umbara, the Republic fleet was not far away. Hiade was present when Umbaran militia General Je attacked a small Republic outpost on the surface where only Jedi General Setesh Jade and Clone Captain Thermal survived. While being pursued by droids, the two Republic soldiers managed to escape enemy territory with the help of Hiade who guided them through the underground tunnel system to safety.
Murder on Umbara
When Antda arrived on the planet, he attempted to get into contact with Suarek to inform him of what the Republic was planning. While reporting in an abandoned cavern, he was discovered by a young Human Jedi Padawan called Pilious Ko'shai. Without any other option, Antda was forced to shoot the young Jedi to keep his cover as a spy. As there were no witnesses, the death was blamed on a weapons misfire. This event was the only time Antda's identity was ever discovered by accident.
Encounter with a Sith, 21 BBY
- "You made the right decision, but this is not over.
- Soon, I will have use for you. Goodbye."
- ― Darth Sorak
Soon after the Campaign on Umbara, Antda encountered a Sith Lord in what he assumed to be a dream state. The Sith, who went by the name of Darth Sorak, forced Antda to relive some of past including the death of his mother and his first meeting with Dooku. After Sorak was satisfied with believing Antda to be the perfect candidate to complete his plans, he tested his ideologies and morals by threatening to murder either an innocent girl called Hoopa or Antda's sister, Annie. Believing the environment to be created from his own mind, Antda chose Hoopa, knowing both were only figments of his imagination. Sorak revealed the choice to be the correct one but warned they will meet again. Antda soon ‘awoke’ from his supposed dream dismissing it as possibly real.
The Kidnapping of Senator Padmé Amidala, 20 BBY
The Antda Hiade Chronicles
|Genre|| Science fiction|
|Created by||Antda Hiade|
|Directed by||Antda Hiade|
|Theme music composer||
Kevin Kiner (2012-2013)
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||6 + 1 short|
|Executive producer||Setesh Jade|
|Consulting producer||Elena Amatari|
|First Aired||14 August 2012|
|Last Aired||12 April 2014|
|Productional Website||Official Blog|
- "The people of Coruscant are comfortable
- and believe they are safe from the war.
- This will show they are anything but safe."
- ― Sidious
In early 20 BBY, Antda was assigned by Dooku to kidnap Senator Padmé Amidala from Coruscant. Although a simple task, it was a vital piece of the plot designed by Sidious to strike fear into the Republic people. Because Padmé was important to his overall aims, Antda was to make sure the Republic could easily trace her and rescue her. Antda and Tober, his accomplice, used a Geonosian sloop to take Amidala from Coruscant to an asteroid belt in the Geonosis sector. The Republic soon arrived in the form of Setesh Jade and his flagship. Antda and Tober escaped and the Senator was rescued. The true purpose of the kidnapping was for the people of the Republic to question how safe they really are and stirring doubt about the Jedi. This ultimately helped in bringing forth the fall of the Jedi the following year.
Treachery on Kembar, 20 BBY
On the planet of Kembar, Antda was assigned to investigate rumours that the planet’s ruling council was planning to secede to the Republic. After smuggling himself into the planets capital, Adolan, he got into contact with the planets leading Separatist spy named Sslar. While investigating, he encountered a secret laboratory which its scientist, Avun, was experimenting on Separatist citizens. This discovery brought forward all the doubts he had about the Confederacy. After discovering the planned invasion was part of a much larger plan for the Republic to mine the planet, the two spies infiltrated the Republic base in the northern regions of the planet. But Antda’s discovery in Adolan’s underground resulted in him purposively setting off the base’s alarm which resulted in Sslar’s death. Thermal and another clone trooper pursued Antda who escaped in a speeder bike. The invasion was brought forward and the Republic gained control of the planet.
The Siege of Adolan
It took two weeks for the Republic to claim victory on Kembar. Sometime after, Antda anonymously leaked information concerning Avun to the Jedi Council.
Sorak Returns, 20 BBY
A short time after the invasion of Kembar, Antda is overcome by a strange force while talking to Setesh about Avun. For Antda, he appears in the dream world of Darth Sorak once more and in turn, his body has been possessed by Sorak. While Jade searches for Avun with Thermal on Nar Shaadda, Sorak announces his plan to lure Count Dooku to Rhen Var where he resides to defeat him in a duel and replace him as Sidious’ apprentice. Antda’s body under the influence of Sorak informs Dooku that Avun is on Rhen Var which successfully leads Dooku there. It is here that a lengthy duel takes place between the two Sith but it is won by Dooku because of Antda’s quick thinking. He surmises if Sorak can travel to the dream worlds he has created, so can the people who are in them. Antda travels from the temple to the dueling arena and distracts Sorak. Dooku deals a killing blow and Sorak disappears. Antda and Sorak returned to their bodies with Sorak nowhere to be seen.
As a compromise for his silence on what took place on Rhen Var, Dooku grants Antda permission to leave the service of the Confederacy.
Personality and traits
Throughout his life, Hiade was patient above all else as well as logical, determined and professional. He always had to do what was he felt was for the greater good. Because of his Separatist views, he thought the deaths he caused were necessary, even though he didn't like to do it.
Hiade had a natural talent for espionage and was very good at precision aiming and battle strategizing. He would take advantage of these skills to assist the Confederacy and Republic.
He was a Separatist because the Galactic Republic at the time was incompetent. The Senate was corrupt and Chancellor Palpatine had too much power. He felt it didn't achieve what it was designed to do; protect and defend its citizens.
Behind the scenes
Antda Hiade was created for the online virtual world game Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures and has since appeared in fan fiction. The character was originally a Twi'lek before being changed to a Human very early on in the game. His rank also changed from Admiral to Rear Admiral and then Vice Admiral. Finally, Captain was chosen as it was an already established part of canon (although Vice Admirals have recently appeared in the new Star Wars canon).
His name is pronounced Anne-ta High-aid.
In Star Wars Media
Antda Hiade is an entirely fan based character based largely in the 'Legends' Star Wars universe.
- Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures (First Appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Crash Course (Indirect mention only)
- Clone Wars Gambit: Stealth (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: The Antda Hiade Chronicles: Friend and Foe
- Star Wars: The Antda Hiade Chronicles: Orders
- Star Wars: The Antda Hiade Chronicles: Soldiers of Vision
- Star Wars: The Antda Hiade Chronicles: The Sins of Antda Hiade
- Star Wars: The Antda Hiade Chronicles: Ulterior Motives
- Star Wars: The Antda Hiade Chronicles: Arrangements for War
- Star Wars: The Antda Hiade Chronicles: The Faceless One
- Star Wars: ARC Troopers: Null Extraction
- Star Wars: ARC Troopers: At Odds Part 1
- Star Wars: ARC Troopers: The Price of Victory
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