Vanara Kayl (4)Full unit name: Kayl, Vanara
Last updated: 16.03.2024 23:23:23
Version: 8.02.002.2024.01.13
Basic info
First appearance: The Old Republic
The Old Republic
(VIDEO GAME)
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Known Facts (4)
Crisis in Galactic City (4)
  • Was a member of Republic Senate
  • Interacted with (dialog)
    Dialog transcript
    Imogh
    Ah, at last! One moment, please... Senator? Your special appointment has arrived.
    Vanara Kayl
    Thank you for coming on short notice. I'm Senator Vanara Kayl. Forgive my abruptness, but time is a luxury I don't possess. As you may have heard, Coruscant is overwhelmed with refugees fleeing Imperial tyranny. Many have been here since the war.
    The refugees took over the old Galactic Market sector, huddling in shops and warehouses that were abandoned during the Sacking of Coruscant. They refuse to leave.
    Hero of Tython
    Is the Republic doing anything to provide for these refugees?
    Vanara Kayl
    Resources are scarce. There's only so much we can do. We've offered to resettle them offworld, but they're demanding to remain here.
    As so often happens when fear and poverty dominate, a criminal element has risen to take advantage of the situation. The Migrant Merchants' Guild began as a political advocacy group for refugees. Over the years, it transformed into a ruthless and murderous criminal syndicate.
    Barsen'thor
    As if these people didn't have enough problems, now they're being controlled by gangsters.
    Vanara Kayl
    These criminals exploit the very people their guild allegedly protects. They rule through intimidation and extortion.
    Meteor
    Do the gangsters have a power structure? A leader?
    Vanara Kayl
    It's a consortium of powerful crime lords. When one falls, another takes his place. It makes them difficult to defeat.
    The Migrant Merchants' Guild has grown increasingly hostile and violent. Their criminal enforcers have acquired military-grade weaponry.
    Earlier today, their thugs took to the streets. They attacked our security personnel, set fires, began rioting. We're facing an armed insurrection.
    Meteor
    Sounds like Ord Mantell. You just described the last enemy I fought.
    Vanara Kayl
    I need your expertise, Lieutenant. We can't rule out the possibility of Imperial influence.
    Voidhound
    Have these gangsters made any demands?
    Vanara Kayl
    They only seem intent on destruction.
    For generations, the old Galactic Market was Coruscant's central trade hub. Its importance isn't merely economic - it's a symbol of the Republic's freedom. The comm channels are jammed. We've lost contact with our security forces. I need your help ending this crisis. The criminals must not win.
    Voidhound
    Your forces are probably dead. If the situation's as bad as you say, your people didn't survive.
    Vanara Kayl
    There's still hope. If my security forces were dead, those gangsters couldn't resist letting me know.
    Do whatever you must to save innocent lives from that criminal filth. Find my security chief, Captain Winborn. He'll help. Good luck.
  • Meteor, Voidhound, Aric Jorgan, Corso Riggs, Hero of Tython, Barsen'thor, Qyzen Fess, T7-O1, Imogh
  • Resigned from Republic Senate
  • Interacted with (dialog)
    Dialog transcript
    Imogh
    How lovely to see you again. Any friend of Senator Kayl's is a friend of mine.
    Vanara Kayl
    That will be all, Minister. Dismissed.
    Captain Winborn contacted me. You thwarted an attack that would've killed thousands. You have my gratitude. Unfortunately, you also have a holorecording I would like destroyed. Its contents will only cause harm.
    Meteor
    You've been lying to everyone, Senator. The only reason those gangsters attacked us was to get at you.
    Vanara Kayl
    I understand your anger, Lieutenant. But you need to understand - things here are complicated.
    Many choices only appear foolish in retrospect. At the time, it felt like the right thing to do.
    My opponent in the elections was a vile man: lazy, stupid and corrupt. He wasn't interested in building, only taking. I had to win. But I didn't possess as much wealth as he did. When those gangsters approached me, I accepted their "donation"- and I'd do it again.
    Meteor
    Do you hear yourself? After everything that's happened, you still won't admit to being wrong.
    I'm not wrong. If you'd witnessed the suffering on this world - the poverty and despair - you'd know that.
    Don't be naive. Wealth can purchase influence - and influence sways popular opinion. My opponent understood that too well. I stole from those criminals to rebuild Coruscant for its people. Set things right. I'll bring the Migrant Merchants' Guild to justice.
    You hold the power to ensure my success. Let me finish healing this world. Please destroy that recording.
    Barsen'thor
    If you really love the people of Coruscant, you'll admit what you've done. Let them decide whether or not to forgive you.
    Vanara Kayl
    You think I'm dishonest? I'm just a realist - but there's no point arguing it with you. I won't force you to go public. I'll call an emergency meeting in the Senate. Tell them the truth. Let them decide.
    Meteor
    Coruscant will be rebuilt, with or without you. We promise to help finish what you've started.
    Vanara Kayl
    Perhaps you should run for office. I'll see to it you're properly recognized for your heroism in the old Galactic Market.
    Farewell.
  • Meteor, Voidhound, Aric Jorgan, Corso Riggs, Hero of Tython, Barsen'thor, Qyzen Fess, T7-O1, Imogh
Summary
Vanara Kayl was a female human Senator who represented the people of Coruscant
Coruscant
Planet
in the Republic Senate
Republic Senate
Organization
Galactic Republic
during the Cold War. She also oversaw Coruscant's government and led the reconstruction efforts in the aftermath of the Sacking of Coruscant
Sacking of Coruscant
Event
Great Galactic War (3681BBY - 3653BBY)
. Some of her subordinates, including Anitol Rosspar
Anitol Rosspar
(Human)
Character
Minor Characters (TOR)
, considered her the greatest leader Republic had in decades and she was capable of not only rebuild Coruscant, but the rest of the Republic along with it.
However, Kayl had used funds from the Migrant Merchants' Guild
Migrant Merchants' Guild
Organization
Planetary and Sector
in order to win the election in exchange for her promise for housing projects for the refugees whose interests the Guild supposedly represented. The Guild attempted to blackmail Kayl, and after she refused to cooperate, they planned an attack
Crisis in Galactic City
Event
Cold War (3653BBY - 3642BBY)
the skylane network around the Senate Building. Kayl responded by sending a contingent of Coruscant Security Force
Coruscant Security Force
Organization
Planetary and Sector
officers under the command of Captain Winborn
Winborn
(Human)
Character
Minor Characters (TOR)
. With the assistance of a team of operatives
Republic Operatives
Organization
Temporary Unions
, the CSF were able to prevent the attack. However a recording of Kayl arguing with one of the leaders
Prakkath
(Devaronian)
Character
Minor Characters (TOR)
of the Guild was found. The operatives who assisted the CSF confronted her and after some debate called a session of the Senate to disclose her actions. After the session, Kayl resigned from her position.

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See also
UH
Known for being a member of the following organizations
Republic Senate
All characters this character met
Barsen'thor
Hero of Tython
Meteor
Voidhound
Qyzen Fess
Aric Jorgan
Corso Riggs
Imogh
T7-O1
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Full unit name: Kayl, Vanara Last updated: 16.03.2024 23:23:23