I don't need to tell you who that is."
—Calvaro Hyarkis introducing Nute Gunray to Bolo Artel
Nute Gunray was the third of thirteen children of Rieg and Lua Gunray and was Viceroy of the Trade Federation before and during the Clone Wars. By the time of the Atairis Trade Crisis, he and his elder brother Garrde were the only two of his family alive.
Atairis Trade Crisis
Several months before the Separatist Crisis, Gunray gave the Atairis System a choice; stay with the Republic and lose the Trade Federation's support and supply lines, or join the Separatists and retain them. The system's Baron Administrator Calvaro Hyarkis decided to stay with the Republic, losing the Federation's support.
After the Battle of Atairis about a year later, the Atairis System declared itself for the Separatists, despite an overwhelming Republic win in the battle. Afterwards, Gunray reestablished trade routes with the system, supplying the impoverished colony with much-needed food.
Personality and traits
Viceroy Gunray was a coward, and was one to bear a grudge. He was also manipulative and very clever, using his position in the Trade Federation to conduct several nefarious dealings on behalf of the Separatists.
- Star Wars: Bloodlust: Crisis (First appearance)