- "I have observational authority over the Nikto Sector. You can call me Tythan. I'm sorry to report we have a problem."
"What gives you "observational authority"?"
"Section 12a of the Republic Security and Deep Space Monitoring Act."
- ―Tythan Phomm explains his observational authority
The Republic Security and Deep Space Monitory Act was a law passed by the Galactic Republic. Section 12a of the act granted Republic agents "observational authority" over various regions; Tythan Phomm held observational authority over the Nikto Sector, a district of the neutral moon Nar Shaddaa, during the Cold War.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (First mentioned)