Prior to the Invasion of Naboo, a trade summit was held on the Outer Rim planet of Eriadu. The summit ended with disastrous results. Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum attempted to investigate the summit but was blocked by the planet's Governor, Wilhuff Tarkin, who purposefully prevented the Chancellor from investigating in order to weaken Valorum's position. These events hastened the Trade Federation's Invasion of Naboo, in which Darth Sidious—who, in his public persona of Senator Sheev Palpatine, was an ally of Governor Tarkin—secretly engineered the conflict to topple Valorum and become Supreme Chancellor.
- Tarkin (First mentioned)