- "Twelve years ago, her husband died while traveling in Republic Space. I was his escort. The inquest proved the Baron's heart had failed, but the Baroness blamed me."
- ―Qui-Gon Jinn
Circa 57 BBY, the rise of Baron Kindoro and Baroness Omnino to power on Vena changed the historical isolationist position the system always maintained. Due to the fact that Kindoro and Omnino had been both ambassadors to Coruscant and Alderaan, this contact with outsiders motivated an economic deregulation and active foreign policy, including trade agreements, in order to make goods accessible to the Venan royal family.
This radical shift angered many Venans, who resented the fact that only the royal family was benefitting from the economic opening. The commoners called for a return to isolationism and the old-fashioned values. The regents, unwilling to give in to popular demands, imprisoned the movement leaders and sent them to labor camps. This move aggravated tensions and motivated the emergence of terrorism and sabotage against Venan nobility.
- Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan: Last Stand on Ord Mantell 1 (First mentioned)
- Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan: Last Stand on Ord Mantell 3 (Mentioned only)