The Dorvalla Incident marked a new development in the activities of the Nebula Front group.
Prior to the incident, the Nebula Front had been content with peaceful protests, media campaigns, acts of civil disobedience, and simple acts of vandalism and theft to promote their agenda against the Trade Federation.
With the rise of the group's militant wing under Havac (Eru Matalis), the Front decided to hire the notable mercenary Arwen Cohl and his team to engage in actual violent confrontation against the Trade Federation and its allies.
The damage done to the Federation was physically small—it lost several droids, one of thousands of bulk freighters, a cargo of lommite ore that was recovered, and a shipment of aurodium, the most valuable item on the freighter.
However, both Cohl and the Nebula Front's militant wing gained new-found respect in the eyes of those oppressed by the Trade Federation, and were viewed with a new sense of urgency by the Galactic Republic and Jedi Order (whose Knights, Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi, had been present at the attack, albeit undercover).
The newly-perceived dangers of the Front inspired Viceroy Nute Gunray to order militarization of Federation ships and the Galactic Senate to consider taxation of trade routes in response, both of which led to the Eriadu Trade Summit—which itself led to the Blockade of Naboo.
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 65 (VAL5, The Fall of Finis Valorum) (First identified as Dorvalla Incident)