Tarsus Valorum was a member of House Valorum who served as the first Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic, following the fall of the Old Republic, and the Galactic Republic's restructuring. The galaxy left a dark age under Valorum's rule, in which the Sith were defeated by the Jedi Order. While presiding as Chancellor, the Galactic Senate was created, and the military which previously existed had been disbanded. As a result of the new Republic's creation, the populations of the Core Worlds became eager to expand their reach into the Outer Rim Territories.
Behind the scenes
Valorum was first mentioned into Star Wars canon in the 2014 novel Tarkin, written by James Luceno. He was later identified as "Tarsus" in the 2019 reference book Rise of the Separatists. The character of Tarsus Valorum originally appeared in the 2007 Star Wars Legends novel, Darth Bane: Rule of Two, the second volume in the Star Wars: Darth Bane Trilogy by Drew Karpyshyn.
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 22 (Weapons & Uniforms: The Supreme Chancellor of the Republic) (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary, New Edition (Indirect mention only)
- Rise of the Separatists (First identified as Tarsus)
- Star Wars - The Official Magazine 101 (Database: Before the dark times…)