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Following the defeat of the Sith, the Galactic Republic enjoyed a centuries-long period of peace and prosperity known as the High Republic era, where both it and the Jedi Order were said to be at its peak. Unfortunately, various threats still existed that would terrorize the galaxy, leading to the eventual decline of the Republic and the rise of Darth Sidious.
Office of the Supreme Chancellor
From circa 382 BBY
Supreme Chancellor Kyong Greylark
One of two Supreme Chancellors 150 years before the Great Disaster, holding office jointly with Chancellor Mollo.
- Big Good: She serves as this in Phase II of The High Republic, leading the Republic in a tumultuous era of pioneering, sharing the role with Mollo.
- Foil: To Mollo. While Mollo is the more proactive of the two, Greylark is a more formal Chancellor who chooses to operate on Coruscant.
- The Stoic: Compared to Mollo, she is far less emotive and maintains an image of calm dignity. This is one of the main issues between her and Axel, who believes that she cared more about maintaining her image than actually showing real emotion, particularly in regards to his father's death.
- You Should Have Died Instead: On the first year of her husband's death, Axel got drunk and ended up saying Kyong should have died in his father's place, as she had been the one to send them on the mission that resulted in his death. Although he regretted saying it and has apologized many times, Axel believes that she will never forgive him for it.
Supreme Chancellor Orlen Mollo
Homeworld: Mon Cala
One of two Supreme Chancellors 150 years before the Great Disaster, holding office jointly with Chancellor Kyong Greylark.
- Action Politician: He is not afraid to jump into the action if necessary, as evidenced by having one of his guards toss him a blaster and immediately opening fire with it at the bounty hunters who crash Xiri and Phan-tu's wedding while seeking Axel Greylark.
- Big Good: He serves as this in Phase II of The High Republic, leading the Republic in an tumultuous era of pioneering, sharing the role with Kyong Greylark.
- Foil: To Greylark. While Greylark operates from Coruscant, Mollo is more proactive in carrying out the Republic's policies, even working directly with the Jedi on the Galactic Frontier.
From circa 232 BBY
Supreme Chancellor Lina Soh
The Supreme Chancellor at the time of the Great Disaster. Lina was elected chancellor on the promise of guiding the Republic through a number of "great works" to unite the galaxy closer together than it ever has been before, including the isolated worlds of the Outer Rim.
- 100% Adoration Rating: Aside from some malcontents like the Nihil, Lina Soh is beloved by more or less the entire Republic.
- Beware the Nice Ones: For as genuine and honest as she is, Lina's barely contained wrath towards the Nihil for their crimes is enough to make Jedi Master Avar Kriss glad to be halfway across the galaxy and not witnessing it in person.
- Big Good: She's this for the Republic, ushering in a new golden age for the government after centuries of fighting for survival and rebuilding following the last war against the Sith.
- Empathy Pet: Matari and Voru are her twin targons, giant lion-like creatures. They are empathic as well, and often reflect the mood of Lina, with their ears notably flattening into a threat display when the chancellor orders every single Nihil brought to justice.
- One-Steve Limit: Averted. She shares her name with Lina Graf. Considering Lina Graf was created by Cavan Scott, a writer for The High Republic, this is either a case of Lina being a common name or Named After Someone Famous.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Unlike Palpatine, not only is her benevolence completely genuine, but she's more than happy to work alongside the Jedi.
The Galactic Senate
Senator Izzet Noor
The senator of Serenno, who serves as a spokesperson for most of the Outer Rim during high-level meetings with Chancellor Lina Soh.
Senator Ghirra Starros
Homeworld: Hosnian Prime
A powerful senator who represented Hosnian Prime and was a key member of Chancellor Soh's inner circle. She was also the mother of Avon Starros.
- Fantastic Racism: Despises droids and does not believe they should be allowed the capability to do anything beyond basic tasks. Droids that can fly ships or fight are particularly heinous to her as she views them as a threat to flesh-and-blood beings' place in the galaxy. Ghirra believes that only criminals would resort to using droids for such tasks, and it is Marchion replacing the crew of the Gaze Electric with droids that unnerves her the most about him.
- The Ghost: She goes unseen in A Test of Courage before finally appearing in Out of the Shadows.
- Ironic Name: Her name originates from ghayrah, the concept of a "protective" jealousy over something. Being a good senator would certainly mean being protective of your world, but to the point of jealously may suggest some other things.
- The Mole: It is revealed in The Fallen Star that she is providing information to Marchion Ro to aid the Nihil and helps a sabotage crew board the Starlight Beacon to destroy it.
- Playing Both Sides: She was a key part of the process that led to Starlight Beacon being built but later helped the Nihil destroy it, all so that she could be in the good graces of both sides and benefit no matter who ended up winning the conflict between the Republic and the Nihil.
- Sleazy Politician: Syl Yarrow comes to this conclusion about her in Out of the Shadows, as Ghirra's family is mentioned to have scooped up contracts to help the rebuilding on Varo and she gets involved in a petty feud between the Graf and San Tekka clans for her own benefit, even dragging the Jedi into it. The reveal that she is working for the Nihil makes her a Corrupt Politician, and its likely she was able to get those contracts on Varo due to knowing about the attack beforehand.
Senator Tia Toon
The representative of Sullust, Tia has ties to the SoroSuub Corporation and is an advocate of the Republic creating a Defense Force Program, making him a political adversary of Chancellor Lina Soh.
- Good All Along: The Jedi are suspicious of him due to his desire for a larger military and stated opposition to the Republic's use of the Jedi to combat the Nihil and other threats. His mysterious meeting with a scientist during the Valo fair raises further suspicions, but in the end he turns out to be sincere in his desire to protect the Republic and actually likes the Jedi, simply believing that it is both unfair and unrealistic to entrust the entire defense of the Republic to them and the Defense Coalition.
- Jerkass Has a Point: While he might seem antagonistic towards the Jedi and not want them being used to combat the Nihil (which isn't actually true), it's poignant to know that the Jedi are supposed to be peacekeepers first and not an active military force (and this is one of the things that led to the Jedi Order's downfall). His point that they can't rely solely on the Jedi and may need a conventional military force is further reinforced when the Nihil start using the Nameless against the Jedi, yet they have no effect on non-Force users.
- Oh, Crap!: Upon learning that Mantessa Chekkat's energy draining device is powered by recainium, Tia is horrified and demands she turn it off due to the radiation the banned substance puts out. He is further dismayed to learn she believed he would be interested in using it against the Jedi, when he in fact considers it a terrible threat to them that should be buried.
Republic Defense Coalition
Admiral Pevel Kronara
The admiral in command of the Emissary-class cruiser Third Horizon, the flagship of a small peacekeeping fleet operating in conjunction with the Starlight Beacon in the Outer Rim.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: He was glad to finally be commanding a larger Republic fleet going into battle against a comparable Nihil force, as he believed he and other Republic officers needed the experience fighting such larger battles in case of other large scale threats to the peace. Kronara quickly regretted that thinking when the battle dissolved into the Nihil utilizing ruthless and unorthodox tactics that virtually no other opponent would ever use.
Alonso San Tekka
A Pathfinder official and member of the San Tekka clan 150 years before the Great Disaster, who plotted a hyperspace route to a planet on the edge of Wild Space.
- He Knows Too Much: Radicaz "Sunshine" Dobbs murders him when he not only doesn't have any jewels on him to pay him with, it's implied Sunshine also killed Alonso because he thinks they both discovered the same planet independent of each other, and didn't want anyone else knowing any information about that planet's location (plus, Sunshine was also recently inducted into the Path of the Open Hand, which has a lot of interest in claiming Force artifacts).
- Small Role, Big Impact: He only appears in one chapter of Path of Deceit, but his murder in said chapter implicitly ensures that the Nameless's homeworld is undiscovered by the Jedi Order for a long time.
From circa 382 BBY
The son of Chancellor Kyong Greylark. During the Eiram-E'ronoh war, Kyong sends him to represent the Republic's interest while investigating an assassination attempt against the planets' heirs.
- Idle Rich: He's the son of a Supreme Chancellor, but he spends most of his time indulging himself and getting into trouble throughout Coruscant. As a result, Kyong has to pay his bail whenever he gets arrested. However, there's a lot more to him than he lets on.
- The Mole: He is secretly an agent of the Path of the Open Hand, going by the alias "Chaos".
- Put on a Prison Bus: The end of Convergence sees him arrested and jailed on a Republic prison ship for his role in further fanning the flames of the Eiram-E'ronoh war.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: He finds himself in a strained team-up with Jedi Knight Gella Natai during the investigation in the Eiram system, with Axel not only having a grudge against the Jedi due to blaming them for his father's death, but finding her to be a painfully self-righteous do-gooder, while Gella sees him as an out-of-touch rich kid.
- "Well Done, Son" Guy: Part of the reason he's very irresponsible is that he doesn't feel Kyong pays much attention to him, especially after his father's death. This is also part of the reason he goes to the Eiram system on her behalf.
Morton San Tekka
A member of the San Tekka clan who was appointed by Chancellor Mollo as a mediator for the Eiram-E'ronoh peace summit on Jedha.
- Plot-Triggering Death: His sudden death in a terror-bombing is the catalyst to unraveling the peace negotiations and bringing the Eiram-E'ronoh war to Jedha.
From circa 232 BBY
Marlowe San Tekka
The scion of the San Tekka clan at the time of the Great Disaster. A famed explorer and expert on hyperspace, he has mostly retired to his villa on Naboo.
- Straight Gay: In his debut, he is casually accompanied by his husband, Vellis.
The young daughter of Senator Ghirra Starros and a talented inventor.
- Kidnapped Scientist: During Mission to Disaster, she is captured alongside many other children during a Nihil raid. When Kara Xoo takes notice of her brilliant scientific skills for her age during her escape attempts, Xoo appoints her to be Doctor Zadina Mkampa's assistant as an alternative to selling her to slavers.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: While their prisoner and Doctor Mkampa's assistant, she tries to sabotage an in-development Nihil superweapon by giving it the cracked kyber crystal from Imri's old lightsaber. Unfortunately for Avon, the crystal still works well enough that Nihil are still able to devastate Dalna.
- Teen Genius: She's only twelve at the start of A Test of Courage, but she's also an aspiring inventor for her age. When she's kidnapped by the Nihil and held prisoner aboard the Poisoned Barb in Mission to Disaster (and by that point, she's at least thirteen), she's able to slice her prison cell open by repurposing parts from old game consoles.
A high-end private detective hired by Chancellor Linah Soh to track down the criminal Arathab Fal and the Nihil weapon he's trying to sell, working with Jedi Master Emerick Calphtor in the process.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: As expected from a detective, she's very good at detecting details on a crime scene.
- Badass Normal: She isn't Force-sensitive like Emerick, but being a private detective who's been hardened by the Coruscant Underworld, she's just as capable of pulling her weight in fight.
- Muggles Do It Better: The fact that she is not a Force user becomes especially helpful to Emerick when they are up against the Nameless, who are notably Brown Note Beings to Force users, and only to Force users. This not only helps Emerick see his way through the hallucinations and survive the encounter, it allows him to gain some coherent intel on the creatures.
- It's Personal: Has a personal grudge towards Fal for nearly killing her and killing one of her partners.
An elderly Chadra-Fan who was married to Teemank, who joined the Republic Defense Coalition before being killed at the Battle of Kur. Jedi Master Emerick Caphtor enlists her to spy on the Nihil Doctor Kisma Uttersond.
- Crusading Widower: Her wife, Teemank, was killed fighting the Nihil at the Battle of Kur. When Emerick Caphtor enlists her to spy on Doctor Uttersond (a Nihil collaborator who also happens to be a Chadra-Fan), she jumps at the opportunity in spite of her age (it should be noted that she didn't want Teemank fighting because of her age).
- Foil: To Doctor Uttersond. Both are Chadra-Fans that work for their respective organizations for family-related reasons. Beesar to avenge her deceased wife, Uttersond to pay his living family's bills.
- Never Mess with Granny: She may be elderly by Chadra-Fan standards and may not be a Force user, but she's also a very capable spy and fighter.
- Unlikely Hero: She was simply a civilian enlisted to a spy. Her presence aboard Doctor Uttersond's transport ship also saves Emerick's life when the Doctor tries to sic one of the Nameless on him.