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"At approximately 3900 BBY, Queen Tasia sponsored one of the last of her world's colonization missions."
―A New Republic historical document by Voren Na'al[src]

Queen Elsinoré den Tasia was the monarch of the planet Grizmallt beginning around 3950 BBY. She sponsored numerous colonization expeditions througout her reign, including one that led to the Human occupation of the Renatasia system. Many of the expeditions failed, and around 3900 BBY, Tasia sponsored the last expedition of three colony ships, the Beneficent Tasia, Constant, and Mother Vima. Tasia died shortly afterwards, wishing the ships would find a home in her final moments. The ships would later land on the planet Naboo and its passengers colonized the world.

Biography[]

"The style of dress and facial adornments pay homage to the regalia of Queen Elsinore [sic] den Tasia of Grizmallt, who dispatched an expeditionary fleet of humans to the planet some four thousand years ago, and to whom some Naboo claim to be able to trace an unbroken ancestry."
―Larsh Hill, about the Naboo[src]

Elsinoré den Tasia was a female who ascended as queen of[1] the Core Worlds[2] planet Grizmallt around 3950 BBY. In the beginning of her reign, Tasia ushered in a new age of exploration and colonization,[1] sponsoring fourteen colonies in 3950 BBY, including the Human colony in the Renatasia system, which became isolated from the galaxy.[2] In the following decades, Grizmallt launched hundreds of expeditions into unexplored areas of space beyond known hyperlanes, although many of the colony ships were destroyed or lost.[1] In approximately 3900 BBY,[3] in the midst of a civil war on Grizmallt,[4] the dying Queen Tasia sponsored the last expedition of three[1] colony ships[2] containing Human Grizmallti refugees from the war,[4] Beneficent Tasia, Constant, and Mother Vima.[1]

The expedition was blessed by a famous Jedi Master,[1] and led by the explorer Kwilaan,[5] with the passengers of the starships seeking fortune and glory away from mainstream galactic civilization. The three colony ships were headed for the dangerous southern quadrant of the galaxy, and Tasia's dying wish was that the expedition would find a habitable world. After her death, Grizmallt lost contact with the Beneficient Tasia, and the expedition was assumed to have failed. However, the expedition eventually reached the orbit of the planet Naboo[1] in the Mid Rim,[2] as if guided by Tasia's last wish.[1]

One of the ships crashed on Naboo,[6] while the others landed and the Humans found Naboo to be a pleasant pastoral world. They colonized the planet and the descendants of the colonists became the Naboo,[1] although the Grizmallti would not learn their fate for some time afterwards.[3] Some members of the Naboo claimed to be able to trace an unbroken ancestry to Tasia almost 4000 years later. The dress style and facial adornments of some Naboo paid homage to Queen Tasia, a fact acknowledged by the Muun financier Larsh Hill in a meeting with the Naboo Ars Veruna in 67 BBY.[7] Tasia was also mentioned in a New Republic historical document written in 36 ABY by Voren Na'al.[3]

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Queen Tasia financially supported multiple colonial endeavours throughout her life, and wished for the safe landing of the last expedition in her dying moments.[1]

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"And, given the vaguely old-world European culture of Naboo, it's possible that a little Spanish infuence could crop up in naming conventions, making it possible to refer to Queen Tasia as "Reina Tasia.""
―Daniel Wallace[src]

Elsinoré den Tasia was originally created by Daniel Wallace and W. Haden Blackman for The Essential Guide to Episode I, a canceled reference book. Blackman later included information about Tasia in the DataBank entry for the Naboo[8] in the 2001 LucasArts video game Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds.[1] Wallace named the character as an Easter egg to the[8] 1983 novel Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon, which features the Renatasia system.[9] Taking influence from the vaguely European culture of Naboo, Wallace considered that a Spanish influence could appear in the naming conventions, combining the Spanish word for queen, "reina," with Tasia's surname, becoming "Reina Tasia." Wallace hoped that fans would appreciate the retcon.[8] Tasia's sponsoring of the Renatasia colony would later become canon in 2009's The Essential Atlas.[2]

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