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Barshnis Choard
Biographical information
Homeworld

Shelkonwa

Physical description
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Chronological and political information
Era(s)

Rebellion era

Affiliation

Galactic Empire

"Barshnis Choard is a competent administrator, but he has far too many ties with the wealthy and powerful of his sector."
Palpatine

Barshnis Choard was the Human male Imperial Governor of Shelsha Sector in 0.5 ABY. He had broad shoulders, black hair, and a bad temper. He had a son named Crayg.

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Biography

Choard was involved in a plot to declare the independence of the entire Shelsha sector. Although the exact details of the masterminding of this plot remain foggy due to the shifting allegiance of Choard, Vilim Disra and Caaldra, an associate of his in the BloodScar pirates and by Disra's manipulation of the whole plot in particular, Choard was a willing participant. His actions were uncovered by a combination of Disra's betrayal of the plot as a political power play, and the investigations of Emperor's Hand Mara Jade and the Hand of Judgment (which included Choard's own nephew, Saberan Marcross).

Though Jade originally ordered the governor's execution, a delay caused by Marcross in which Chorad almost managed to escape and confusion sown by Caaldra resulted in the decision to let Choard stand a public trial for his treason against the Galactic Empire. It is unknown whether or not he was found guilty, but he almost definitely was, given how much evidence there was against him.

Personality and Traits

"The governor is always unhappy about something. What is it this time? Soup too cold? Wrong flatware pattern for the next big dinner party?"
Caaldra

Chorad was highly ambitious and hoped to gain a great deal of power through his plot to take over the Shelesa sector. As could be easily seen, he was not scrupulous as to the methods he used to gain power. He was easily angered by problems, but was also highly prone to manipulation by someone who knew the proper ways to do so, as Disra found out.

Behind the scenes

Although listed as a governor, his position as head of a sector seems more fitting for someone with a title of Moff; however, several comparisons of these ranks are made in reference to Choard, and the error may have been an intentional statement of rank, even if a seeming continuity contradiction. However, it is possible for one to hold the post of Sector Governor without having been given the dignity of Moff and he was Governor of a somewhat unimportant sector.

Appearances

Sources

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