FALL OF THE REPUBLIC
The corpulent Orn Free Taa represented Ryloth in the Galactic Senate during the Republic’s final years, and became known as a symbol of the greed and corruption that made the galaxy ungovernable. During the Separatist Crisis, Taa became a prominent Loyalist, pushing for the creation of a clone army.
Under the Empire, Taa remained Senator of Ryloth, now an Imperial protectorate. The corrupt Senator was charged with keeping up spice production, and had to contend with his old rival Syndulla, now a leader of the Free Ryloth movement.