- "The Jedi Order does not intend to remain in control of the executive branch, of course. Conquest was not our aim. Until a new Chief of State can be duly selected, we will be appointing a Triumvirate to act collectively as the Chief of State. It will consist of this one, Senator Treen, and General Jaxton."
"Representing the interests of the Jedi, the Senate, and the armed forces, respectively."
- ―Saba Sebatyne, and Wynn Dorvan
The Triumvirate was the cabinet formed by three prominent figures of the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances to serve as a constitutional replacement for the now defunct Office of the Chief of State. After the coup led by the New Jedi Order and conspirators led by Kuati Senator Haydnat Treen and General Merratt Jaxton that overthrew Chief of State Natasi Daala, it was believed that the position of Chief of State was too powerful as shown by Daala's draconian use of power whilst in office. So as to prevent this from happening again, acting Jedi Grand Master Saba Sebatyne, Treen and Jaxton decided to form a Triumvirate. Within the Triumvirate, it took a majority of votes to make decisions and set policies, thus no single individual could hold direct power over the Armed Forces or Intelligence Service.
The first term of triumvirate ended when under order of Grand Master Luke Skywalker the Jedi withdraw from the Galactic Alliance, including the acting Grand Master Saba Sebatyne, so the Galactic Alliance Senate was called to elect a temporary Chief of State.
After the Sith–Imperial War, the Triumvirate was again in operation and submitted to the Empire after the defeat and surrender of the Alliance defense force at the Battle of Caamas. As a condition of the peace, the Imperial regime of Roan Fel allowed the defeated Triumvirate to remain as viceroys governing the remains of Alliance Space, though the Triumvirs were replaced by loyal Imperial bureaucrats. Under the overlordship of Darth Krayt, the Triumvirs kept a little of their political power but were still treated as Imperial subjects. By 137 ABY, Gial Gahan, one of the former Triumvirs, remained at the Mon Calamari Shipyards, while secretly providing supplies and weapons to Admiral Gar Stazi and the Galactic Alliance Core Fleet.
Another triumvirate, known as the Galactic Federation Triumvirate, was formed in 138 ABY following the defeat of the Sith Empire. To show unity between the Empire and the wider galaxy, the Triumvirate was composed of Galactic Alliance Admiral Gar Stazi, Empress Marasiah Fel of the Galactic Empire, and Jedi Master K'Kruhk.
44 ABY :
- First Triumvirate:
- Second Triumvirate:
130 ABY :
- Fate of the Jedi: Conviction
- Fate of the Jedi: Ascension
- Legacy 8: Allies (First mentioned)
- Legacy 20: Indomitable, Part 1 (First appearance) (Appears in flashback(s))