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this man was a strong and powerful student of the Jedi arts, who embraced the theory of the Potentium and began guiding other Jedi students along its pathways. Many regarded him as an idealist, until his beliefs started to interfere with his Jedi training. When the Jedi Masters dismissed all the followers of the Potentium, nearly 100 years before the Battle of Naboo, Leor Hal went out into the galaxy and discovered Zonama Sekot. He recruited a group of Ferroans and a group of Langhesi to help him establish a new civilization on the planet, and he eventually came to know the being known as Sekot. Leor Hal established a symbiotic relationship with Sekot, and helped turn the planet into a huge, organic factory. Much of the Zonaman philosophy and leadership came from Hal's own experiences, which he imparted to the planetary society. The plan to create Sekotan starships and sell them to the greater galaxy was Hal's plan, designed to raise enough money to finance the huge hyperdrive cores which were woven into the tampasi and later used to launch the planet into hyperspace, when it came under attack by Wilhuff Tarkin. After his death, the Zonaman's considered his name to be sacred, and forbid anyone to use it out loud. Sekot used a holographic representation of Hal to maintain the status quo on Zonama Sekot, until his withered, dead body was discovered by Anakin Skywalker and Jabitha, during their escape from Tarkin's attack.