"The Assembly sounds like a great idea, but when you dig into the details, you realize how shoddy this Governance Treaty really is. There's only token representation for the citizens of Pijal's moon."
―Halin Azucca, to Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn[1]

The Governance Treaty was a proposed motion to cede the power of the Pijali monarchy to a democracy-based Assembly, which would allow the Inner Rim planet Pijal to join the Galactic Republic. Its negotiation was completed by Pijal's Lord Regent, the Jedi Rael Averross,[1] by around 40 BBY.[2]

Ritual language in the treaty would allow the Czerka Corporation to exercise immense power over Pijal's resources through contracts that could never be canceled. The Opposition began to protest the signing of the Governance Treaty, which was intended to occur at Princess Fanry's coronation, due to its lack of representation for citizens on Pijal's moon. At her crowning, Fanry refused to sign the treaty.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

The Governance Treaty appeared in Master & Apprentice, a 2019 novel by Claudia Gray.[1]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 Master & Apprentice
  2. 2.0 2.1 Skywalker: A Family at War places the events of Master & Apprentice eight years before the Invasion of Naboo, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 32 BBY. Therefore, Master & Apprentice takes place in 40 BBY.
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