this young boy, the son of Grove and Nelia Fry, was just ten years old when he was targetted for assassination by a group of bounty hunters, some seven years before the Battle of Naboo. Known to his friends as Taly, the boy was skilled with all manner of technical devices. By the age of eight, he had built a communications system for his family's home. Continual upgrades continue for several months, until Taly became bored with simple construction, and turned to spying on his neighbors. During one of these spying sessions, Taly managed to record a secret transmission from a group of bounty hunters - led by Magus and Gorm the Dissolver - outlining their plans to assassinate up to twenty government officials. After turning the recording over to his parents, Taly found himself the target of the bounty hunters, who needed to eliminate any complication to finishing their missions. A group of Jedi Knights, led by Qui-Gon Jinn and Adi Gallia and their apprentices, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Siri Tachi, was dispatched to Taly's homeworld of Cirrus to ensure his safety. When the Jedi Masters managed to stow away on the bounty hunters' ship, the Padawans were left on Cirrus to watch over Taly. Magus managed to track them down, but they stole his starship and fled to Rondai-2. It was on Rondai-2 that Taly believed the assassinations would take place. However, Taly was captured by pirates before they could reach Rondai-2, and returned to Magus. Magus brought the boy to Rondai-2 as protection, but Taly was eventually rescued by the Jedi. After the deaths of his parents at the hands of Magus, Talesan refused to testify to the Senate and went underground. He assumed a new name and acquired intense educational training in electronics and business. In order to fund his fledgeling ideas, Taly took a loan from Passel Argente, the Corporate Alliance leader who had hired Magus for the assassinations years earlier. Taly later claimed that he held no hatred for Argente; it was Magus he hated, since the bounty hunter had killed his parents. Talesan became one of the galaxy's most innovative designers of surveillance systems, and became reclusive after establishing the headquarters of Fry Industries on Genian. He broke his silence after discovering a foolproof codebreaking system, which he offered to the Jedi Knights for the right price. However, if he didn't get the right terms, Talesan indicated that he would turn around and sell the technology to the Separatists. When the Jedi agreed to his many conditions, Talesan was forced to reveal that he had a second prototype, after the death of Helina Dow and the theft of the defective prototype by Magus. He turned the second prototype over to the Republic, unaware that Helina Dow had installed a tracking device inside it. Although the Separatists managed to track the to Azure Spaceport, they did not recover the codebreaker. General Solomahal destroyed it before it could fall into enemy hands.