Talia

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Talia is a fictional queen of Onderon developed by Obsidian Entertainment for the role-playing game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. She was an idealist who favored Onderon's integration into the Old Republic.

Talia's nationalistic cousin General Vaklu opposed Talia's pro-Republic policies and eventually sought to supplant her as monarch with the aid of Darth Nihilus. When Vaklu began to regret his alliance with Nihilus, he sought the aid of the Jedi Exile (the player) instead. The player can then choose to aid Vaklu or oppose him. If the player sides with Vaklu, Vaklu overthrows Talia and betrays Nihilus. He even aids in the player's efforts to defend the Republican planet Telos from Nihilus (possibly in order to obtain more credibility and leverage during with the Republic in order to have his reign over Onderon recognized by the Republic).

If the player aids Talia intead of Vaklu, Talia will instinctively order Vaklu's execution without a trial immediately after Vaklu's defeat. The player may intervene and persuade her to have him tried in court instead.

Quotes[edit]

Talia

I appreciate the Jedi's counsel. But as monarch I decree you [Vaklu] are guilty of treason. The punishment is death. To be carried out immediately. Captain Kadron.

— Talia, in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
Talia

But he [Vaklu] will raise again. He has too many supporters. I do appreciate your counsel, but he must be killed.

— Talia, in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
Talia

Your whole life has been a trial, Vaklu, but it's over now. You are right, we can't detain you. Too many people are still loyal to you. You've left me with no real option [but to have you executed].

— Talia, in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

Commentaries about Talia[edit]

Onderon's fate under a victorious Queen Talia[edit]

Kreia

Queen Talia shall have a long reign, much good will come of it. She will, as she has, rule wisely and well.

Onderon shall remain in the Republic, and the world shall prosper, though its people shall, over time, lose their customs in the ocean of the Republic and become the people of Onderon no longer.

— Kreia, in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

Onderon's fate under a victorious King Vaklu[edit]

Kreia

Vaklu shall have a short reign, but Onderon's independence shall persist.

As he fought the Mandalorians, his triumph over the Republic shall serve to preserve Onderon against the rest of the galaxy, and Onderon shall maintain its customs, its lore, its history. Its identity.

And most of all, its victory shall give Onderon strength, so that the horrors of the Sith War and the Mandalorian Wars will not soon come to its surface again.

— Kreia, in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

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