Sekua is a Bothan colony, currently in the ravages of a plague. This plague, called the Sekuan Pedophage, seems to affect only children. This has caused the planet to be placed under a very specific quarantine. Research in the Pedophage is being performed by Doctor Barosa Pavond, a physician of some renown, and is funded by Utri Krey'Lya, a Bothan businessman. There is some suggestion that Imperial Intelligence may also be involved, though it is unclear in what capacity.