Ghosts of the Rebellion
Commander Lakshmi was a distant relative of the Alliance’s Admiral Ackbar. For some, this would mean coasting on the reputation of a successful relative. For Lakshmi, it meant doubling her efforts to earn her position through hard work, so that none could suspect her of nepotism.
Lakshmi was known for her clear-thinking and ability to put puzzle pieces together to reach larger conclusions—as well as for her professional, sometimes even distant, rapport with her subordinates.
As Imperial activity on Naboo increased, it was Lakshmi’s decision to transfer the majority of the Alliance’s Arbra outpost crew offplanet, for fear that significant Rebel comings and goings in the sector could draw an Imperial gaze. A reduced presence would allow the Alliance to monitor the Empire’s activity without risking exposing themselves in return.