Name: Onara Kuat
Eye color: Brown
Alien Species: 5D+2
Planetary Systems: 8D
Repulsorlift Operation: 3D+1
Capital Ship Repair: 3D+1
Computer Programming/Repair: 4D+2
Droid Programming/Repair: 5D
First Aid: 3D
CREDITS - Vast Personal Wealth
Comlink, Datapad, Expensive Clothes
Force Sensitive: Y
Force Points: 4
Dark Side Points: 3
Character Points: 8
Description: Onara Kuat was head of the Kuat family and principal director of Kuat Drive Yards during the Clone Wars. In a position to select the Kuat sector's representative in the Galactic Senate, Onara ensured that both her family and her shipyards would benefit from her selections. Senator Risi Lenoan acquitted herself well in that regard, but when questions arose concerning her bookkeeping in conjunction with Kuat Drive Yards, she was forced to leave her office. In selecting Lenoan's successor, Onara attempted to choose someone who would be politically malleable. Her choice, Giddean Danu, proved to be anything but, as he opposed the centralization of power and championed the Jedi Knights.
Realizing her mistake, Onara unsuccessfully tried to have Danu recalled. Her nephew, Kuat of Kuat, along with several others, thought that Danu was a strong advocate of Kuati independence, and so the man stayed. Furthermore, he began investigating the Kuat family as part of his planned reform of Kuati politics. Concerned that her closely guarded secrets would be revealed, Onara began pursuing other methods of removing Danu. At a performance of Squid Lake at the Galaxies Opera House in 19 BBY, shortly before the conclusion of the Clone Wars, she met with Tannon Praji's bodyguard, Ottegru Grey. Grey assured her that all her problems would be solved if she was to stay loyal to Supreme Chancellor Palpatine. Onara was eventually succeeded by her nephew's father.
Lenoan to Danu
In the waning years of the Galactic Republic, Onara Kuat was the principal director of Kuat Drive Yards, a shipyard that had been supplying the government with warships for thousands of years. Onara herself was a distant descendant of a family that had been one of the original Core Founders. By the time of Onara's ascension to the role of principal director of Kuat Drive Yards and head of the Kuat family, her office had the power to select the Kuat sector's representative in the Galactic Senate. Onara always made sure that her choices would benefit the shipyards and her family as well. In 31 BBY, Onara received a secret order for KDY worth billions of credits, to produce starships, vehicles and equipment for a clone army that was being developed in secret on the planet Kamino.
Senator Risi Lenoan served Kuat well in her tenure, but was removed from office when questions arose concerning her bookkeeping in connection with Kuat Drive Yards funds. For Lenoan's successor, Onara chose a man she thought would be easily manipulated: Giddean Danu. The choice proved unwise for the principal director, as Danu was a vocal supporter of the Jedi Knights, and spoke out against the centralization of power. When the Clone Wars broke out in 22 BBY, Danu advocated the role of Jedi as overseers of the conflict.
Displeased, Onara attempted to have him removed, but other members of her family, including her nephew, Kuat of Kuat, believed Danu to be an effective representative and advocate of Kuati independence. Onara's motion failed as a result, and making matters worse for her, Danu intended to launch a reformation of Kuati politics. To start with, he intended to investigate the Kuat family. This deeply concerned Onara, and she feared that certain secrets pertaining to her would be brought to light.
Hoping to take control of the situation, Onara began pursuing other ways of having Danu removed. Shortly after the Battle of Coruscant, she attended a performance of Squid Lake at the Galaxies Opera HouseĆ¢ā‚¬ā€¯a performance also attended by Supreme Chancellor Palpatine. Seated in Galaxies owner Romeo Treblanc's private box along with several other dignitaries and Treblanc himself, she discussed her situation with Tannon Praji, First Minister of the Coruscant Ministry of Ingress. Praji, sympathetic, introduced her to his bodyguard, Ottegru Grey. Grey, who was actually an agent of Chancellor Palpatine's, assured Onara that the problem with Danu would be resolved. Although he did not elaborate, he told the principal director that loyalty to Palpatine was all that was required of her. In time, Onara was succeeded by the father of her nephew, who was in turn followed by the younger Kuat of Kuat himself.
Personality and traits
During her tenure, Onara was seen as a prime example of the cutthroat and labyrinth nature of Kuati politics, as well as the consolidation of aristocrat, politician, and business executive. Onara tried to make sure that her choices for the role of the Kuat sector's senator always benefited her family and her work, although her choices of Lenoan and Danu both proved to be problematic. Onara did not tolerate Danu's views on political influence and the Jedi Order, leading her to the knee-jerk reaction of trying to have him removed. When that did not work, she found herself worrying about his investigation of her family, which could have dug up secrets about her operations.