- Appeared in:
New Republic; New Republic Senate
A Caamasi Senator and trustant of the Caamasi Remnant. Senator A'Kla was long and lean with golden fur; purple striping on his shoulders rose up and back from the corners of his violet eyes. Seven years after the Battle of Endor, A'Kla helped Corran Horn rescue his wife, Mirax, from ex-Moff Leonia Tavira. Nine years later, he helped the New Republic survive the crisis instigated by the imposter of Grand Admiral Thrawn. Early in the Yuuzhan Vong invasion, A'Kla was one of the first Senators to agree with Leia Organa Solo that the Yuuzhan Vong posed a real threat to the New Republic. He accompanied Leia, Jaina Solo, and Danni Quee on a fact-finding mission to the Outer Rim. When A'Kla volunteered to visit the Yuuzhan Vong on Dubrillion to learn their intentions, Shedao Shai took him under his wing, teaching him the Yuuzhan Vong way -- including the particular delights of the Embrace of Pain -- and learning about the New Republic from A'kla in turn. In the end, Shedao Shai betrayed A'Kla: He killed the Senator and prepared his corpse in the appropriate Yuuzhan Vong manner, returning the artistically decorated skeleton to Corran Horn on Ithor.