this terrorist group rose to prominence shortly before Finis Valorum was voted out of office as Supreme Chancellor. Led by Zegmon Pent, The Flail declared war on the Senate itself, believing it to be funded by major corporations and no longer acting for the common good, and caused a great deal of havoc on Coruscant in the era leading up to the Battle of Naboo. Members believed that Pent was a Jedi assassin, a belief he went to great lengths to cultivate. In order to prove his worth in the midst of accusations about his power, Chancellor Valorum set out to eliminate The Flail, and hired an independent team of security officers to search out the terrorists. In the meantime, Pent and The Flail attempted to take control of the Weather Modulation Control Center near the Chancellor's tower residence, in an effort to create an ionization storm to destroy the building. Their efforts were thwarted by the ssecurity officers hired by Valorum.