Alora Tabes was the Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic in 15,147 BBY. She had strong religious convictions that conflicted with the history and traditions of the Order of the Jedi Bendu, creating in her a desire to reform the Order in order to fit her beliefs.
Shortly after entering office, Tabes introduced new philosophies and historical ideas into the Jedi Bendu, which were soon adopted by a number of its members. This led to an at-times violent schism that broke the Jedi Bendu apart, creating the Jedi Order and the Bendu Order. The Jedi Order reflected Tabes' beliefs, while the Bendu Order fled Republic space and continued the traditions of the Jedi Bendu. The existence of the Jedi Bendu was later erased from Republic history and forgotten by most of the galaxy.
Alora Tabes was a Twi'lek female who became Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic in 15,147 BBY. She brought with her strong religious convictions, which differed from those of the Order of the Jedi Bendu, the then-guardians of peace in the galaxy. She felt she was unable to associate with the Jedi Bendu because of her opposition to their beliefs, so Tabes worked to introduce new religious ideas about both philosophy and galactic history into the ranks of the Jedi Bendu, many of whom began to accept her ideas. This caused a split in opinion in the Order of the Jedi Bendu.
Tabes' manipulation led to a schism in the Order, including a violent encounter in the Jedi Bendu Temple on Coruscant, where dozens were killed and hundreds more were wounded. A few Jedi Bendu Masters, led by Zios Malachor and Adena Qel-Droma, chose to remain faithful to their traditions and organized a number of other Jedi Bendu loyalists together in preparation for fleeing from the Republic; these loyalists believed they would soon be persecuted for their beliefs.
Before leaving Coruscant, Qel-Droma was captured by Chancellor Tabes' forces. Tabes accused her of crimes against the Republic and had Qel-Droma cryogenically frozen into a capsule, which was then shot into space to be left floating through the galaxy. Shortly thereafter, those who accepted Tabes' beliefs reorganized the Jedi Bendu into the Jedi Order, and the Jedi became the guardians of peace and justice in the Republic.
Despite Qel-Droma's capture, Malachor was able to escape from Republic space and fled to the Promised Land, where the Jedi Bendu once supposedly lived, where they formed the Bendu Order. As time went on, all traces of the Order of the Jedi Bendu were erased from the Republic's history and most of galactic history, covering up the truth about nearly 75,000 years worth of history.
Behind the scenesEdit
Alora Tabes was created by Alternative Star Wars Saga author Brandon Rhea. Prior to being identified as Alora Tabes, Rhea had stated in a Star Wars Fanon wiki article that the corrupt Supreme Chancellor who manipulated changes in the Jedi Bendu had been Fillorean, a canon character who is also still currently mentioned as part of the Alternative Saga in the same millennium as the Jedi Bendu schism. In that wiki article, Fillorean made his changes through Jedi Bendu Master Zoz Appenkee, who agreed with Fillorean's views and was installed into the seat of Jedi Bendu High Master in order to carry out the reforms Fillorean desired.
The concept of Fillorean as the corrupt Supreme Chancellor was eventually dropped. On April 3, 2011, the Ophuchi Clan was introduced onto TheStarWarsRP.Com. The faction's write up, which indicated that the Ophuchi were descendants of the Jedi Bendu, made mention of Alora Tabes, who replaced Fillorean as the corrupt Supreme Chancellor who caused the Jedi Bendu Schism.