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You can't! It's mine by right of birth! Nobility is sacred—they wouldn't take it away like that!
~ Sindian, learning of the penalty for breaking the royal seal.

Carise Sindian was a Star Wars villain introduced in the canon novel Bloodline.

Role

Sindian was born two years after the Battle of Yavin into a noble family on the outer rim world of Arkanis. Her homeworld had been allied with the Galactic Empire during Emperor Palpatine's reign, but would be liberated by the New Republic after his death.

As an adult Sindian became a member of the Galactic Senate, and a leading figure in the centrist cause, which favored a strong central government. Secretly, Sindian was a supporter of the First Order, and worked to undermine the New Republic's government to make it easier for the First Order to take over when the time came.

Being of royal blood, the Governorship of Birren was passed to her by Princess Leia after the death of Lord Mellowyn. While reviewing the property that Lord Mellowyn left, Sindian came across a music box left for Princess Leia of Alderaan. Sindian opened the music box and found it had a recording from Bail Organa in which he revealed to Leia that she was the daughter of Darth Vader, and that she had a brother.

The box was under royal seal. A major obligation of being a member of the royal houses was to maintain the royal seal even at the cost of her life if needed, and she promised to do so during her inauguration. Sindian at first was prepared to keep the information under wraps as required by the royal seal as a way of blackmailing Leia. She soon decided to violate the seal, and informed fellow centrist Ransolm Casterfo about Leia's true parentage, and he in turn revealed it to the Senate. This revelation destroyed Leia's political career and she left the Senate not long afterwards.

In retaliation, Leia contacted the Elder Houses to which she and Sindian belonged, and informed them that Sindian had broken the royal seal. In response, the Elder Houses passed their first resolution in many years, stripping Sindian of all her royal titles. The Governorship of Birren was taken away from her, and given to the next person in line. Believing that she was entitled and better than others, Carise was greatly distraught and humiliated by the news.

Trivia

  • Bloodline author Claudia Grey stated she envisioned Jamie Chung as Sindian when writing the novel.

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