Baroness Chay Cortess was the wife of Baron Peyar Cortess, lord of House Cortess, one of the noble families of Alderaan. Her House was an ally of House Thul, and thus of the reconstituted Sith Empire.
During the Cold War, Imperial Intelligence dispatched their rising-star agent, code-name Cipher Nine, to search for information regarding a financial backer of the terrorist leader known as "The Eagle", responsible for the assassination of Darth Jadus, a member of the Dark Council. The Baroness initially responded with hostility, barring the Agent from entering the estate. In time, however, the Cipher Agent was able to secure an audience with the Baron and Baroness, explaining the mission: to locate the Eagle's financial backer on Alderaan, former nobleman-turned-mediator Denri Ayl. After defeating Ayl in the estate of House Rist, Cipher Nine discovered that Ayl had been supported by Baroness Chay. In response, the Baroness locked down the Cortess estate, ordering the House guard to treat the Agent as a hostile.
With the aid of Joiner emissary Vector Hyllus, Cipher Nine destroyed House Cortess' defenses and entered the throne room, confronting Chay with the evidence of her treachery. The Baron, outraged, ordered his guard captain Perovius to kill the Baroness.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Baroness Chay is a romance option for the male Imperial Agent.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (First appearance)