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- "All politicians are liars."
Dorian Janarus was a Human male who was elected as Supreme Chancellor of the Republic in order to replace Paran Am-Ris. General Elin Garza of the Republic Special Forces Division, Governor Leontyne Saresh of Taris and the Mantellian Separatist Movement were among his political rivals.
When the Republic was at war, Janarus had long served as a loyal member to his the people and the Galactic Republic as Senator of Coruscant. However, the war was not good for the Republic when the Sith Empire struck a humble and leaderless carnage, known as the Sacking of Coruscant. It was the resolute leadership in which Janarus pulled his crippled homeworld back together that earned him the unified respect of the people and the Galactic Senate. When the assembly met, Janarus was unanimously elected to take up the office of Supreme Chancellor Paran Am-Ris, who had been serving as Chancellor in the interim after Berooken was killed in the Sacking.
In the following years since his inauguration, the unified support of his peers has steadily fractured as many system governments continue to chafe at the costs of rebuilding and his military advisors grow increasingly frustrated with his refusal to take sterner action to stamp out sedition, but Janarus's stance has always been that the Republic's core values of freedom, justice, and the right to self-governance are much more important to protect when standing in the face of the brutally tyrannical Sith Empire.
During this period, Janarus also looked to the Jedi Council for help, such as when a series of vital and powerful worlds threatened to permanently sever all ties and relationships with the Republic known as the Rift Alliance emerged, Janarus called upon the council to seek a likely candidate who was a skilled diplomat and would make an excellent representative and ambassador for convincing the Rift Alliance to stay with the Republic. The first name to be mentioned was that of a powerful and notable Jedi Consular, who had recently became the third Barsen'thor in galactic history. The Barsen'thor successfully convinced the Rift Alliance to join the Republic, but only after catering for their needs and defending them from the Empire, particularly the Children of the Emperor, mysteriously cloaked assassins and shadow hands of the Sith Emperor himself that were infused with the Emperor's thoughts, strength and magic for eternity.
While Janarus met with Jedi Master Jun Seros, he was targeted by the Empire when he became embroiled in a political scandal. Janarus publicly condemned the actions of the bounty hunter for allegedly caused the deaths of a Jedi and Republic delegation on Nar Shaddaa, among a kilometer long list of false crimes filed by Seros. A large bounty was placed on the Hunter's head, coveted by multiple bounty hunters and the Empire severed ties with the Hunter.
The Hunter was summoned by Darth Tormen, who offered revenge against both Janarus and Seros. But as the two are on Coruscant, far beyond the Hunter's reach, Tormen devised a way to draw them out. By having the Hunter ensure Corellia's succession from the Republic into the Empire, Janarus would be forced to ratify the treaty and withdraw Republic forces. But not before Seros convinced him that he could rally Corellia's Green Jedi to liberate the planet from Imperial rule. The Hunter killed Seros and took his effects, providing access to Janarus' flagship, the Founder. Confronted by the very bounty hunter he wronged, Janarus states that he had already discovered the extent of Seros' actions and the significant amount of resources for the capture of Kellian Jarro's murderer. He explains that he had already disclosed Jun's actions to the public, effectively clearing the Hunter's name of the false crimes. The political fallout would be tremendous and regardless of what happens between them, Janarus would be removed from office. He even offered to grant immunity for the Hunter's true crimes in exchange for killing Tormen, whom he explains to be a mass murderer. The Hunter refused his offer and killed the Chancellor.
Personality and traitsEdit
Supreme Chancellor Janarus was a dedicated servant of the Republic who stood up to uphold the Republic's ideals in a time of political upheaval. He demonstrated a great capacity for leadership after the Sacking of Coruscant by uniting the people and restoring stability. Nevertheless, he had a number of political rivals.
Behind the scenesEdit
Janarus is identified in an entry on The Old Republic website's Holonet databank which features Aurebesh phrases such as "Key to Corellia," and "Dangerous Friends." He is voiced by Robert Clotworthy, who also voiced Senator Evran.
Janarus is the main focus of Chapter III of the Bounty Hunter storyline. For light side points, the Bounty Hunter has the option of sparing his life and forcing him to "face the music". Following the light side path, the Hunter can agree to kill Darth Tormen in exchange for immunity. After the task is done, Janarus upholds his end of the bargain and states that even if his successor questions the justification, overturning the Hunter's exoneration will be more difficult. He then announces that he's retiring from politics, considering that arranging assassinations have caused him to fall far from his principles. The Hunter can optionally encourage Janarus to maintain his honor, wherever he goes.
If spared, Janarus later pulls favours with his old staff and the SIS to send a message to the Hunter, explaining the election of his successor, Leontyne Saresh. Though he wouldn't want the Hunter to get mixed up in the Second Great Galactic War, he requests that the Hunter stop the madness if they choose to get involved.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Annihilation (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia (First identified as Dorian Janarus)
- "Blaster"—Star Wars Insider 137