|“||I object! There is NO proof!||„|
|~ Lott Dod in the Senate|
Lott Dod is a Neimoidian politician serving as the senator of the Trade Federation in the Galactic Senate. A scheming and deceptive bureaucrat, he was able to cover up for the organization's most questionable affairs. Despite his dealings and conspiracies with the Confederacy of Independent Systems, Dod keeps his post at the urging of those wishing a peaceful end of the Clone Wars.
During the Trade Federation blockade of Naboo, Queen Amidala traveled to Coruscant to plead her case before the Senate for help. Senator Palpatine spoke in the Senate of the invasion and blamed the entire situation on the oppression of the Trade Federation. Queen Amidala then spoke and tried to tell Naboo's situation but was interrupted by Lott Dod who objected and said there was no proof.
Shortly before the outbreak of the Clone Wars, in 22 BBY, there was a serious incident, as Lott Dod flew during a Speeder. Thereby he was seriously injured and treated in a hospital. Even as he is after a successful therapy and surgery in recovered, he already started its work again. He was outraged when the –Senator Orn Free Taa during the performances thoughtless joke about Dods speeder accident made, whereupon the senator publicly apologized to him. As it a skirmish between a Republican ship and droid starfighters surrounded the shortly after came, the Trade Federation before Aqualish to supply them with weapons and war materials. Lott Dod responded immediately with a statement from the hospital in which he rejected the suggestions as false and outrageous.
As contacts the Trade Federation to the Confederacy of Independent Systems were revealed and the Clone Wars broke out, Dod continued to try to assert the innocence of the company, Though Nute Gunray and many other Neimoidians to the Separatists had defected. Lott Dod distancing to Gunray and the Separatists gave him and the Trade Federation ultimately still a place in the Galactic Senate, so this was still present when voting and decisions. Despite everything, many senators Dod and the Trade Federation were skeptical about.
Aiding the Confederacy
When the supplies of the planet Ryloth collapsed due to the Separatist attacks, the Republic sent Senator Bail Organa to Toydaria to the reigning King Katuunko to ask to be allowed to use the planet as a base for supplies after Ryloth. After this information was intercepted by Confederate ships, Count Dooku sat with Senator Dod in connection to send him back to Toydaria where he should prevent the transport. On Toydaria, Dod interrupted negotiations Organa and made it clear Katuunko that the trade relations between the Federation and Toydaria would falter, Toydaria should opt despite its neutrality, to supply the embattled planet. Although Katuunko gave his demands, he concluded secretly made a pact with the Republic and granted them Toydaria as a starting point for the deliveries. After Dod had learned of the supplies to Ryloth, he reacted angrily, but could not provide evidence that underpinned the participation Toydarias the war. Lott Dod, Nix Card and Gume Saam make plans.
Playing both sides another time came Lott Dod outside the Senate in action when he secretly to Cato Nemoidia with the Archduke Poggle the Lesser, the representative of the Geonosian Industries met, to build a large droid factory in operation on Geonosis. In his palace hidden, both discussed the further implementation of the plans, with the overflowed Senator from Scipio, Rush Clovis, she supported them in this endeavor. Here, however, Dod displeased that also Padme Amidala was at that time on Cato Neimoidia, which had been invited by Clovis. In reality, however, Amidala worked for the Jedi Council, the Clovis some time suspected to support the Confederacy, a compound which already guessed Dod. To disable it, and to have a means of pressure against Clovis in his hand, which had threatened with financial cuts for the droid, he poisoned the senators at the evening dinner. Nevertheless, Amidala learned of the plans and was poisoned to ensure that the newly manufactured droid showed. Shortly thereafter, however, the poison unfurled its effect, and after Clovis Padmé had found ill, he handed them over to the care of Anakin Skywalker, who was also there. Clovis forced with his blaster the antidote from Lott Dod and accompanied the senator and Skywalker to their ship, left behind by the Jedi, however, whereupon Dod and Poggle presented him with some battle droids.
Blockade of Pantora
As the Pantorian procedure of the Trade Federation condemned in the Galactic Senate that a blockade on because of unpaid debts Pantora had imposed, they accused Dod and his organization to make the Confederacy of Independent Systems common cause. Dod asserted the neutrality of the Federation and declared that they take only their inherent right to claim, collect debts. Chuchi but succeeded with the Ahsoka Tano to obtain evidence that spoke for a separatist involvement in the blockade Pantoras. They infiltrated itself to the ship of the Trade Federation, where both were attacked by battle droids, under the command of the Separatists stood. In the Senate with this evidence confronts said Lott Dod, that it was the Separatists once again managed to infiltrate the Trade Federation to carry out their interests. Obviously have Sib Canay not acted in accordance with the Federation. Dod announced in the Senate that the blockade on Pantora repealed as compensation and free trade will again possible.
Deregulating the Banks
In the continuous war, the Senate convened a reinforcement of the clone army to compensate for the heavy losses of the past battles. As several senators, including Bail Organa and Padmé Amidala, voices rallied against the increase in troops and in the debate the impending bankruptcy of the Republic brought to language, Lott Dod opened the Senate that the impending bankruptcy of the Republic be prevented by the proposed law could, as it has been negotiated with the increase of troops and about a law on deregulation of banks. After the meeting was postponed to Dod withdrew and met in the Senate chambers with Card, a representative of the Bankers Association, and the Senator Saam. There he forged with the Muun plans to enforce the requirements in the Senate, however, rejected card to assassinate Amidala from. Instead, they decided that a targeted attack on the part of the Separatists on Coruscant should be carried out, as this would be change the mood in the Senate for the troop surge.
A short time before the proposal for peace talks was adopted by the Confederation, attacked some Infiltration droid to the city planet, so Dod raised his voice to proclaim the middle of the Senate, that the Separatist Alliance apparently would not be willing to make peace. This stopped the senators and were indignant enough to approve the law to deregulate the banks. Shortly thereafter, the Senate decided in spite of strong opposition from some senators with a narrow majority for an increase in troops, so that the profits for the Trade Federation and the Bank communities increased.