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- "I remember the Emperor pointing him out to me once. A very popular man, then, and still on the rise."
- ―Mara Jade
Prior to the Battle of Yavin Barkale was a popular figure in Kintoni politics. He was a regular fixture in high society functions; at one such event, Emperor Palpatine himself pointed the governor out to Mara Jade.
After Palpatine's death, Barkale eventually surrendered to the Rebel Alliance, who held him prisoner on Kintoni. The erstwhile governor was seldom co-operative, informing General Crix Madine that he had committed no crimes and insisting that he be allowed to go free.
Subsequently, Barkale was rescued by Mara Jade, who was on Kintoni by chance, on the run from forces loyal to Ysanne Isard. He brought her to his secret home at 455 Tinegris Street, where he revealed a huge fortune in Imperial credits siphoned off from the sector treasury, cleaned out in advance of the Rebel liberation of Kintoni, as well as a collection of rare artwork which he boasted contained some of the most valuable specimens outside of the Emperor's personal collection.
However, Barkale had not counted on Mara's knowledge of his history. She revealed that Barkale had been under suspicion for filing crooked reports and quietly taking money from his treasury for months, explaining that she had been charged with investigating the governor. When Barkale tried to resist, she charged him with treasonous embezzlement and carried out the sentence immediately.
After Barkale's execution, Mara passed on the location of his townhouse and and ill-gotten gains to Madine, who took the money for the Alliance.