Bail Prestor Organa

Senator of the Alderaan Sector and Viceroy of Alderaan

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Bail Organa was the only son of his parents, and he had three sisters: Rouge, Celly, and Tia. Like most of the scions of the Organa family, Bail was trained to eventually take up Alderaan’s Senate seat. It was the actions of civic-minded statesmen such as Finis Valorum that finally convinced Bail that he could do well in the Senate. Long before his ascension to Viceroy, Alderaan was wracked by the Alderaan Ascendancy Contention, a bitter feud between House Organa and House Antilles over which family had the proper claim to the throne. Jedi Watchman Jorus C’baoth solved the conflict peacefully, the families joining together in marriage at the Jedi’s behest.

Bail Organa served the Galactic Republic as a senator, having succeeded Senator Bail Antilles, his relative by marriage. Though a new senator, he quickly gained the ear of Chancellor Palpatine, agreeing with his view on bureaucratic stagnation. He also established political relationships with other like minded senators, including Garm Bel Iblis of Corellia, Padmé Amidala of Naboo, Doman Beruss of Illodia, and Mon Mothma of Chandrila, with whom he had a very good personal friendship. His residence on Coruscant during his time as a senator was called Cantham House, although he had an apartment in 500 Republica as well. Organa also became close friends with former Chancellor Valorum. During the Separatist Crisis, Organa pushed to have Alderaan loosen its immigration restrictions to allow refugee resettlement, and was appointed to the Loyalist Committee. Though not a militarist, it was expected he would vote in favor of creating an army. When it became clear that the Separatists had no interest in negotiations, Organa advocated quick action but realized that the Senate would not approve using the Clone Army found on Kamino. Organa thus voted for granting Palpatine emergency powers.

During the Great Jedi Purge, after witnessing clone troopers gun down Padawan Zett Jukassa, Organa was determined to intercept any surviving Jedi before they “walked into this catastrophe.” Organa managed to locate and rescue Masters Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi. When he took them back to Coruscant, he sat with Padmé Amidala as Palpatine declared himself Galactic Emperor. Despite his revulsion at the concept, Amidala told him to vote in favor of Palpatine, both being outnumbered and realizing the added benefits that time and access to Imperial knowledge would have on a resistance movement. After Yoda’s failed attempt to kill Palpatine at the Grand Convocation Chamber of the Senate Building, Organa managed to rescue the Jedi Master before security could find him. They then fled Coruscant to the planetoid Polis Massa and contacted Kenobi on the planet Mustafar. Kenobi, having defeated his former apprentice Anakin Skywalker who had fallen to the dark side of the Force, arrived with the droids C-3PO and R2-D2 and a pregnant Padmé, who was in a critical condition. The medical team who tried to save her discovered that she was dying, having apparently lost the will to live. Both she and her child died.

Shortly after the Great Jedi Purge, his wife Breha gave birth to their daughter, Leia.

Several months after the foundation of the Empire, Organa met with the crew of the Banshee on Alderaan, to discuss resistance to the new regime. In the Grand Hall of the Royal Palace of Alderaan, Organa received the rebel agents, and sent them on a mission to Felucia to rescue the disillusioned Imperial Admiral Gilder Varth from the detention facility on that planet.

Bail Prestor Organa

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