Sei Taria (1)
Basic info
First appearance: The Phantom Menace
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Events: Special Session of the Senate (32BBY)
Sei Taria was a human female from the planet Spira who served as Finis Valorum's Staff Aide during the latter's tenure as Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic. Taria worked for the Office of the Supreme Chancellor on the galactic capital world of Coruscant as early as 37 BBY, a post in which she helped Valorum follow the Republic's myriad bureaucratic policies and procedures. Taria became Valorum's lover, and she often accompanied him to social events as well as on diplomatic missions. In 37 BBY, she helped the Chancellor prepare for a visit to the capital by Baroness Omnino of the planet Vena by arranging a Jedi escort for the woman.
In 33 BBY, as Valorum's popularity and hold on power waned, Taria helped him weather such conflicts as the Yinchorri Uprising and the terrorist actions of the renegade Nebula Front. However, she also grew close to Senator Palpatine of Naboo, a rising star in the Galactic Senate, in whom she could sense increasing power. When Palpatine and Valorum drafted a resolution to tax free trade routes in order to appease both the Nebula Front and its enemies in the Trade Federation, Taria studied the proposed tax bill and additionally accompanied the Chancellor to a trade summit on the planet Eriadu that was organized to finalize the proposed legislation.
The summit was prematurely adjourned when the entire Trade Federation Directorate was assassinated, and Taria, despite being soon after assaulted by agents of the terrorist organization known as the Flail, dedicated her time to gathering information on the Federation's new Neimoidian leaders. The Neimoidians launched an Invasion of Naboo in 32 BBY as a means of protesting the taxation of free trade routes, and when bureaucratic procedure prevented Valorum from immediately sending aid, Taria could only watch from the Chancellor's Podium of the Senate Building's Grand Convocation Chamber as a Vote of No Confidence ousted him from power. Although he was replaced by Palpatine, Taria chose to leave political life.


See also
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Senator Palpatine (C.PAL2)
The Official Star Wars Fact File
Senator Palpatine (C.PAL2)
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Palpatine | Coruscant | Naboo | Finis Valorum | Mas Amedda | Chagrian | Quarsh Panaka | Padme Amidala | Rabe | Eirtae | Royal Naboo Handmaidens | Royal Naboo Security Forces

Special Session of the Senate (32BBY)

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