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Omas, Cal

a native of the planet Alderaan, Cal Omas was a member of the Alliance from its earliest days. He survived many battles and struggles, and eventually rose to become a Senator in the New Republic. He was sympathetic to the plight of Luke Skywalker, who hoped to restore the Jedi Council in order to rein in the independent Jedi acting with Kyp Durron. Unfortunately for the Jedi, and for many of the galaxy's inhabitants, Senator Omas was among those Advisory Council members who were lost in the wake of the Second Battle of Coruscant. He reappeared on the planet Calamari, leading the remnants of the Republic's leadership in an effort to re-establish control of the galaxy. When the self-appointed Chief of State Pwoe refused to join the Republic on Calamari - instead, calling for them to join him on Kuat - the remnants of the Republic ostracized Pwoe and elected Omas to serve as the new Chief of State. Among his first acts, Cal Omas vowed to recreate the Jedi Council, working with Luke Skywalker to form the High Council. He continued to work toward ending the war with the Yuuzhan Vong and bringing the galaxy back together, and was one of the first to support to formation of the Galactic Alliance. However, the toll of the war continued to drain him, and it was one of his most difficult decisions to allow a new strain of the Alpha Red virus to be deployed on Caluula. After hearing the report of Leia Organa Solo from her experiences on Caluula, Omas agreed that the Alpha Red project needed to be shut down, but Leia knew that pressure from Dif Scaur might only postpone further deployment. Eventually, the Yuuzhan Vong were defeated, and Omas began to think that the war was much easier to deal with than the Reconstruction that followed. He was forced to try and balance the needs of the entire galaxy against the various petitions and demands for assistance from refugees and dishomed races, as well as ensuring that corporate interests didn't become too burdensome or illegal. In order to maintain some semblance of order, he made far too many compromises, and was often forced to bow to the demands of the rich or wealth corporations. This only allowed the corruption that destroyed the Old Republic to begin seeping back into the Galactic Alliance Senate. When the crisis with the hives of the Colony arose at Qoribu, Omas was forced to defend the Galactic Alliance, but at the expense of further dishoming many of the races that had been driven off their homeworlds by the Yuuzhan Vong. The initial crisis, which included a war with the Chiss, was averted, but the Dark Nest was not destroyed. He used the continued trouble with the Gorog hive as a pretense for avoiding the need to address the problems associated with galactic reconstruction. A year later, he was forced to blockade the Utegetu Nebula in an effort to keep the Colony from expanding beyond its borders. He was also forced to demand that the Jedi name a leader, while Luke Skywalker was stranded on Woteba, and pushed to have Corran Horn assume leadership of the Jedi council. He hoped that Horn's conservative stance would splinter the Jedi Order, creating a body of squabbling factions that were unable to react to the crisis caused by the Dark Nest.
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