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- "I used to be military, then a diplomat. But not anymore. Now, I represent a group of loyal citizens, willing to go to any length to protect the true Republic from its enemies."
- ―Spirakris Zarem
- "I was raised there. My father was an admiral and my mother was a Senator, but they were both killed during the war."
- ―Zarem, talking about the Senate Building
A Human female, Spirakris Zarem was born to an Admiral father and a Senator mother, living on Coruscant and growing up in and around the Senate Building. Orphaned during the Great Galactic War between the Galactic Republic and the resurgent Sith Empire, Zarem joined the Republic Army, eventually leaving that career to begin work as a diplomat. During the Cold War, Zarem began work independently, joining a group of individuals that supported an ideal they called the True Republic. Believing the Galactic Republic could only be strong when it was allied with the Jedi Order and resolutely opposed the Sith, Zarem worked on Coruscant to ensure that the group's goals were met.
As the Cold War dragged on, some members of the Galactic Senate grew weary of the stalemate. While milling around the Senate Plaza's taxi pad, Zarem discovered a plot by Senator Glearius Parvil to introduce legislation that would break the Republic's ties with the Jedi Order and instead offer alliance to the Sith Empire. In order to prevent this, Zarem commissioned an independent agent to enter the Senate Building, sabotage the Senator's courier droid, and steal a particular parcel that would serve as evidence against him. Because she was on Senate Security's watch list, she could not enter the building herself. However, her agent was persuaded that stealing the package was undemocratic, and delivered a parcel of outdated agricultural documents to her instead.
Behind the scenesEdit
Spirakris Zarem appears in the Star Wars: The Old Republic Coruscant quest called "The Politics of Dissent". The player can also choose to turn the real parcel over to Zarem. This article assumes the player made the light side choice.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (First appearance)