|Died||22 BBY, Coruscant|
|Chronological and Political Information|
|Era||Rise of the Empire Era|
Around 22 BBY, the double of Finis Valorum was given the ultimate task to protect him from harm and serve him as a decoy in all like Senator Padmé Amidala. Throughout the Clone Wars, Finis Valorum had been observing Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine's activities, both public and private, from a distance, especially how the Chancellor's opponents, like Seti Ashgad, had a habit of disappearing. Due to the Enhanced Security and Enforcement Act that had been the last straw in a string of offenses which forced Valorum into action. However, he noticed that Chancellor Palpatine had ears everywhere, even in custodial droids working in Bail Prestor Organa's residence at Cantham House. Instead of meeting Senator Organa, he sent his double to meet with him. The double was given the instructions on what to say to Organa once he visited him, but it was not long before comments like this reached the Chancellor's desk.
What Palpatine thought of the double's words as unknown, but they clearly buttressed Organa's courage, so the next morning he appeared at the Chancellor's Suite to insist that under no circumstances would he support the Enforcement Act, and that in fact he would oppose Palpatine on it. The Chancellor said nothing about it, but told Organa that it was in his best interest not to see Valorum again. The double of Finis was murdered in a terrorist attack shortly after the First Battle of Jabiim, when his freighter, Star of Iskin, exploded on takeoff. The attack was secretly orchestrated by Darth Sidious, but publicly attributed to the Separatist Alliance, in an attempt to get rid of Valorum because he had been talking to Senator Organa about Palpatine's political maneuverings. In truth, apparently upon the machinations of the Sith Lord, the double of Finis Valorum was murdered by Anzati assassin Saljé Tasha, upon the behest of the corrupt Senator Viento upon orders by fallen Jedi Sora Bulq.
This information would later be used by Quinlan Vos in his hunt for the Sith, though it would lead him to believe that Viento, and later Bulq, was the elusive "Second Sith" whom Count Dooku had mentioned to Obi-Wan Kenobi on Geonosis. Never knowing that the real Finis Valorum was alive, the Finis Valorum Memorial was constructed on Coruscant to honor the last being who served as Chancellor before Palpatine's rise to power. Only 200 people attended the opening ceremony. Future generations, however, would look more kindly on him.
- Republic 61: Dead Ends (First appearance)