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Tee Va was a Moogan male smuggler who led a smuggling ring in operation during the Clone Wars. Va once operated in Mandalore's capital city Sundari, diluting tea with slabin in order to double the amount he could sell and therefore doubling his profit. Va's operation was ended when he used a contaminated batch of slabin that ended up poisoning a number of Mandalorian children causing him to become imprisoned. However eventually Va escaped and was seen on Zygerria at a slave auction, and later was on Mandalore again.

BiographyEdit

Smuggling tea into MandaloreEdit

Arrival on MandaloreEdit

"Your arrival isn't listed here on my schedule. So what exactly are you unloading on my dock?"
"Must be a clerical oversight. I'm sure it won't happen again."
―Tee Va and the official[src]
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The Moogans and Gotal arrive on Mandalore

Tee Va,[4] a male Moogan smuggler[1] from the Commerce Guild-controlled world of Mooga, operated a black market smuggling ring during the Clone Wars. Va's ring was once tasked with diluting tea with slabin, a diluting agent, in Mandalore's capital city of Sundari. Tee Va, plus his Moogan and Gotal compatriots, arrived in the docks[2] in a Shekelesh-class freight gunship[5] and were greeted by a customs official that questioned Va, as the arrival of their starship was not in his schedule. Va bribed the official with Galactic Republic credit ingots, as he explained that all of the other customs officials were off observing a parade welcoming Senator Padmé Amidala. The official then informed Va that the next time he arrived, he would have to deal with him directly.[2]

Mixing tea with slabinEdit

"Isn't it toxic?"
"Tah! Only if the dosage is wrong. So get your mixture right."
―Tee Va and a worker[src]

Va and the rest of the smugglers eventually set up shop in a warehouse on the docks, guarded by members of the Mandalorian secret service. Inside, Va ordered a Mandalorian man to mix the slabin with Ardees Beverage tea in order to get twice the tea at twice the profit. Va was then posed with the question if the slabin was toxic, which it only was if the dosage was incorrect. The man then began the mixture of the tea and slabin.[2]

In the nighttime of Mandalore, Va and his cronies returned, bribing the customs official again, but unbeknownst to them Senator Amidala and Duchess Satine Kryze were watching with a member of the Journeyman Protectors.[2]

Attack on the warehouseEdit

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The smuggling ring defends the warehouse

Some time after the second shipment of tea arrived on Mandalore, the warehouse at the Sundari docks was attacked by members of the Mandalorian Guard, led by a police captain, Kryze and Amidala. Va defended the warehouse with a blaster, but ultimately Va, members of his smuggling ring, and the workers at the warehouse were all taken into custody by the police. Kryze then ordered the captain to burn down the warehouse.[2]

The Zygerrian slave auctionEdit

Va, having somehow escaped Mandalorian custody, was later present at the royal slave auction on the planet Zygerria, homeworld of the Zygerrian species. Va was at the Zygerrian slave market standing next to the Muun InterGalactic Banking Clan representative Nix Card, observing the auction.[6]

Return to MandaloreEdit

Tee Va eventually returned to Mandalore, now under the control of the Shadow Collective, to continue smuggling, ordering other Moogans to move crates as Obi-Wan Kenobi arrived aboard the freighter Twilight. Va briefly looked over when there was scuffling aboard the freighter, but quickly turned back and continued to move the shipping containers.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

Tee Va first appeared, albeit unidentified, in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series episode titled "Corruption" voiced by Dee Bradley Baker.[2] Va was identified in the Episode Guide that went along with the episode.[4]

AppearancesEdit

SourcesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 StarWars-DatabankII Tee Va in the Databank (backup link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Corruption"
  3. 3.0 3.1 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Lawless"
  4. 4.0 4.1 SWCustom-2011 '"Corruption" Episode Guide - The Clone Wars on StarWars.com (backup link)
  5. TwitterLogo @HolocronKeeper (Leland Chee) on Twitter. "@LelalMekha Fair to assume species names are the same unless you hear otherwise. Same goes for planets. And ship models." (screenshot)
  6. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Slaves of the Republic"
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