Name: Orn Free Taa
Hair Color: None
Eye Color: Yellow
Height: 1.84 meters
Alien Species: 5D
Planetary Systems: Ryloth 5D+1
Scholar: Galactic Politics 8D+1
Computer Programming/Repair: 4D+2
Head-tails: Twi’leks can use their head-tails to communicate in secret with each other, even if in a room full of others. The complex movement of the tails is, in a sense, a “secret” language that all Twi’leks are fluent in.
Force Sensitive: N
Force Points: 3
Dark Side Points: 12
Character Points: 5
Equipment: Gaudy robes
Background: Orn Free Taa was a male Rutian Twi’lek who represented his homeworld of Ryloth in the Galactic Senate during the waning years of the Galactic Republic. Because he was content with amassing riches for himself on Coruscant, Taa was very unpopular on Ryloth. During the Separatist Crisis, Taa joined the Loyalist Committee, which supported the Republic’s leader, Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine, against the growing threat of Count Dooku’s Confederacy of Independent Systems. After the war, he retained his position in the Imperial Senate; while he retained his treasured wealth, he was little more than a puppet for the Galactic Empire.
Orn Free Taa was a Republic Senator and later an Imperial Senator who represented his homeworld of Ryloth. Outwardly jovial, if a bit bumbling, the large shadow Taa carried was nonetheless cast over nearly all aspects of Coruscanti politics. In spite of his gregarious nature, Taa was a staunch militarist and was ever alert for opportunities to put credits in his pocket. Even though his corruption was obvious, no one was able to find enough evidence of criminal behavior to oust the Twi’lek Senator. While he demonstrated genuine concern for the people of Ryloth, he was known for his greed, cowardice, and putting himself first, the people of Ryloth second, and the Empire third.
During the Battle of Ryloth, Taa saw that his presence on Coruscant was more helpful to his people’s cause than being on their homeworld. The indulgent Twi’lek was seen by reformers as a symptom of the Republic’s corruption, while in the Separatists’ eye, he was a symbol of all the Republic’s rottenness. When the Galactic Empire was formed Taa retained his position in the Senate and, more importantly to him, his wealth.
With blue skin and yellow eyes, Orn Free Taa stood 1.84 meters tall and had five chins and four lekkus, as well as four fingers on each hand. He had a legendary appetite.