"Between Alderaan seceding and the houses' Republic ties, this is a huge legal gray area, so the Senate's authorized us to place the deposit box in Jedi custody, until the succession's decided. I contacted the Council for suggestions and your name came up. Off the record: I'm glad these people aren't my headache."
―Lieutenant Semphi Talen[src]

Semphi Talen was a female living on the planet Coruscant during the Cold War between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. She served as a police officer with the Coruscant Security Force with the police rank of lieutenant.[1] Around 3643 BBY,[2] Talen was assigned to investigate a break in at the First Bank of Coruscant. The thieves were caught attempting to crack open a safety deposit box belonging to the Alderaanian noble House of Ulgo. They claimed to be Ulgo cousins, trying to reclaim "valuable family heirlooms." The deposit box contained items smuggled from the Mid Rim. Talen assumed the Ulgos were planning to sell them on the black market to start raising more supporters for their cause. As Alderaan had seceding from the Republic, the case was a legal gray area. The Senate authorized for the safety deposit box to be placed in Jedi custody and the matter turned over the Jedi Order, much to the relief of Talen.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Semphi Talen was first mentioned in a message that is sent in Star Wars: The Old Republic, a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) by BioWare released on December 20, 2011. The message is sent if the player has chosen the Jedi Counselor class.


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old RepublicHouse Ulgo's accounts from Lieutenant Semphi Talen (Coruscant Security)
  2. Using comments and information from The Old Republic—The Lost Suns 2, The Last Battle of Colonel Jace Malcom, and The Old Republic: Annihilation, it is possible to place the events of the Prologue and Act I for the Jedi Knight, Smuggler, and Trooper classes in Star Wars: The Old Republic in 3643 BBY, the general events of Act II in 3642 BBY, and the events of Act III for all classes in 3641 BBY.