- "The whole, "I'm honored to serve you, revered Master" does get tiresome."
- "Anything Risha knows how to do, I know how to do."
During the Cold War Sumalee was good friends with Risha Drayen and Shariss Kartur, and the three women were referred to as "the Triple Threat" during their extravagant young years. Eventually, the three parted ways: Risha went into organized crime, Shariss became an Agent of Republic Strategic Information Service, and Sumalee joined the Jedi Order. By the time of the Galactic War she earned the rank of a Jedi Master, though her scoundrel background did show through her training and she was noticeably more sarcastic, cynical and ready to use violence compared with the average Jedi.
Sumalee stayed in contact with Shariss during the years. In 3642 BBY Shariss had been investigating the activities of the Voidwolf, but her Republic escort had been killed by the Imperials, forcing her to hide on Hoth in one of the Voidwolf's private vault, and she had to call Sumalee for extraction. Because no Republic forces were available, Sumalee choose to seek help from Risha, now traveling in the company of a famous smuggler and a Republic privateer on behalf of Senator Bevera Dodonna known as the Voidhound. Sumalee asked Risha and the Voidhound to extract Shariss, which they completed with little difficulty, allowing Shariss to return safe and sound and report her findings to the SIS. Sumalee was impressed by the smuggler's actions and promised to stay in touch.
The Battle for CorelliaEdit
- "This may shock you, but the Jedi Order doesn't generally encourage decapitations."
Sumalee later personally met with the Voidhound at the Gilded Descent Casino in the Coronet City on Corellia while the latter was chatting up her Drall assistant Hreda. She assumed that the smuggler was on a mission for Dodonna, only to learn that the Senator had betrayed the Republic to the Voidwolf. Though the news was shocking, Sumalee stated that they needed proof to incriminate Dodonna.
The proof they needed was Darmas Pollaran, an undercover agent of the Imperial Intelligence. With Hreda's aid, they were able to identify a privately owned residence belonging to Pollaran, which the Voidhound went to investigate. The smuggler later called Sumalee on a holo and informed her that Pollaran had duped Corellian Resistance leader Nevis Kitt into attempting to unseal Supply tunnel 26, suggesting it would help the Resistance, while in truth it would only give the Empire an opening. The smuggler went to intercept the agent, while Sumalee commandeered a Republic squad and arrived to the scene after the smuggler had exposed Pollaran. Kitt then took note of the assassin droids Pollaran summoned before he fled, identifying them as being manufactured at Councilor Caicos' droid factory. Sumalee explained that the factory had been re-purposed into a medical center and that Pollaran would've likely fled there. She instructed the Voidhound to launch staged attacks to draw the Imperial guards away from the factory before infiltrating the place as a patient.
After the Voidhound had arrested Pollaran, who gave up all the evidence incriminating Dodonna, he reunited with Sumalee at Republic safe house in the Axial Park. Sumalee informed the Voidhound that Senator Dodonna had escaped from Republic forces and went to ground in the Museum of Alien History, now an Imperial POW camp. Sumalee instructed the Voidhound to infiltrate the museum via the Selonian tunnels with the help of Selonian Curske.
The smuggler apprehended Dodonna and later returned with news that the Voidwolf was amassing a pirate fleet to attack the Republic shipyards and then invade the Core Worlds. Dodonna has regretted her betrayal after mistreatment at the hands of the Imperials and confirmed the news, begging Sumalee to send the Voidhound after the Voidwolf personally. The best way to find the Voidwolf was through Senator Caicos, who had holed up in his residence since ever Corellian citizenry learned of his treachery. Sumalee instructed the smuggler to take out the security systems around Caicos' residence before getting a guard to cooperate and let them in.
The Voidhound managed to acquire Caicos' shuttle to the Voidwolf's flagship, the Regnant. Sumalee informed her ally that the Republic was too preoccupied against other Imperial offensives to send aid immediately. She promised that if the Voidhound succeeded in stopping the Voidwolf, the Republic would give him highest honors.
The Voidhound managed to succeed in killing the Voidwolf and took command of his pirate fleet, and had them aid the Republic instead of selfishly using it for pirating. Reuniting back on Corellia, Sumalee introduced the smuggler to Senator Rone, Fleet Admiral Helik, Supreme Commander Rans and Supreme Chancellor Leontyne Saresh, who commended the Voidhound's action and bestowed on the Voidhound the Senatorial Medal of Service, the highest civilian award the Republic could offer. The Jedi Master also offered to continue to sponsor the Voidhound as a privateer under her advisement and promised to stay in touch.
Behind the scenesEdit
- "Did you think I wouldn't discover the pirate syndicate you set up? I should've known better than to trust a low-life like you."
- ―Sumalee speaks to the Smuggler, who had kept Voidwolf's fleet for themselves
During the flashpoint "The Nathema Conspiracy", if the Outlander is a Smuggler who made the Dark Side choice to keep Voidwolf's fleet for themselves, Sumalee will seek to stop them and join the Order of Zildrog led by Vinn Atrius, only to be sacrificed as fuel to awaken Zildrog by GEMINI 16 on Nathema. If the smuggler made the Light Side choice to pledge Voidwolf's pirate fleet to the Republic, Nexia Kirill will appear instead of Sumalee, while the other classes face antagonists from their own class stories.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia (Indirect mention only)