"I'm not about to follow a gang of father's hired goons anywhere."
―Korlana Toryn, to the Heroes of Cularin, after the agents were dispatched at Jasso Toryn's behest to transport her to the planet Almas[src]

Jasso Toryn was a Human male who served as a senator within the Galactic Senate, the governing body of the Galactic Republic. During the Clone Wars, a conflict between the Republic and the breakaway Confederacy of Independent Systems, Toryn feared for the safety of his daughter, Korlana, and he sent her into hiding on the moon Nar Shaddaa. He later wrote to his friend Jedi Master Lanius Qel-Bertuk in about 20 BBY and asked that Korlana be placed under the direct protection of the Jedi Order on the planet Almas, and Qel-Bertuk agreed to Toryn's request.


"It is far too dangerous. Oh dear. If only the Senator had not sent us here."
―E-3PO, on Nar Shaddaa, after Jasso Toryn sent his daughter Korlana and the droid to the moon[src]

Jasso Toryn was a Human male who lived during the waning years of the Galactic Republic. As a child, Toryn was good friends with the Force-sensitive Human Lanius Qel-Bertuk, and, after Qel'Bertuk was accepted into the Jedi Order, the pair remained closely acquainted. Toryn went on to become a senator in the Galactic Senate[1]—the governing body of the Galactic Republic—which operated from the Senate Building on the planet Coruscant.[2] At some point he fathered a child, Korlana Toryn, on whom he doted, and he gave her a privileged upbringing.[1]

By time of the outbreak of the Clone Wars, a conflict between the Republic and the separatist Confederacy of Independent Systems, Toryn had became a long-serving and respected member of the Senate who was well-known as a staunch supporter of the Jedi. However, he gained some influential enemies among the Separatists, and, fearing for his daughter's safety, he sent Korlana and his valet droid, E-3PO, to go into hiding on the moon Nar Shaddaa, far from the influence of both the Republic and the Confederacy. The war continued to develop,[1] and, in about 20 BBY,[3] Toryn heard rumors of Separatist supporters gathering on Coruscant, in the heart of the Republic. Concerned that Korlana might not be safe from the Separatists even on Nar Shaddaa, Toryn wrote to Qel-Bertuk and requested that Korlana be placed under the direct protection of the Jedi on Almas, a world in the Expansion Region on which Qel-Bertuk served as the headmaster of a Jedi academy. Qel-Bertuk agreed to the Senator's request, and the Jedi Master dispatched the Heroes of Cularin, a renowned team of freelance agents from the Cularin system, to retrieve Korlana from Nar Shaddaa and transport her to Almas.[1]

The agents successfully located Korlana and brought her to the academy, and Toryn asked Qel-Bertuk to thank them on his behalf. The Senator also offered to aid the agents in the future, by using his influence to reduce bureaucratic paperwork for the operatives if they ever needed to have official dealings with the Republic.[1]

Personality and traits[]

"You have once again done me a great service and for that I thank you. As does Senator Toryn. He wished me to express to you his appreciation. Rest assured that it will take tangible form."
―Lanius Qel-Bertuk, to the Heroes of Cularin, after they successfully escorted Korlana Toryn to the planet Almas[src]

As a child, Toryn wanted to be a Jedi, and he later became regarded as a strong supporter of the Order within the Senate. He also cared deeply for his daughter, Korlana, and he spoiled and mollycoddled her, which led her to develop a very naive outlook on life. Following the eruption of the Clone Wars, Toryn became concerned for Korlana's safety, so he sent her into hiding on Nar Shaddaa, but he continued to worry about her well-being and was very grateful when the Heroes of Cularin escorted her to the Jedi on Almas.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

Jasso Toryn was mentioned in Contract AA23, a 2004 roleplaying adventure written by Russell Foubert and Sean Yo that formed part of the Living Force campaign. During the adventure the player-characters roleplay as the Heroes of Cularin, and, if they successfully retrieve Korlana Toryn from Nar Shadaaa, they are each awarded a "Gratitude of Senator Jasso Toryn" certificate, which can be redeemed for various in-game roleplaying benefits.[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 Contract AA23
  2. Inside the Worlds of Star Wars: Episode I
  3. The Living Force Campaign Guide states that the Living Force campaign is set one year after the Invasion of Naboo, an event that is dated to 32 BBY by The New Essential Chronology. As the Living Force adventure Philology moved the campaign forward ten years to the time of the Clone Wars, and the adventure Night's Homecoming established that by Year 4 of the campaign over a year had elapsed since the events of Philology, Contract AA23 can therefore be dated to circa 20 BBY.