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Gola was the leader of the tents of Goth, with the title of charl. He and his brother Rod had worked together to overthrow and imprison their father, after which Gola took the throne and sent Rod into exile. He had few friends at court: He and his sister Tara traded barbs while he bullied and belittled the court fool. His life had once been saved by Lurgen. Despite claiming to care nothing of the Federation, he offered hospitality to both Travis and Servalan when they visited the planet.

When his men captured Vila and Jenna, he was taken with Jenna and planned to take her as his pair bond, with or without her agreement. Tara, who claimed to see the future, constantly told him he was doomed to fail. He often fought his men in wrestling bouts and defeated Jenna in a game of draughts, although Servalan believed Jenna had let him win, prompting him to send her away. The fool made it look as though Vila had repeated the claim, prompting Gola to imprison him, although Gola was soon convinced of the truth when Tara and the fool drugged Jenna, sending the fool to the dungeons and replacing him with Vila. He allowed Jenna to check his amulet for Lurgen's brain print without success.

Rod then arrived with Blake: His arrival had been assisted by Tara, who accused Gola of being a weak leader. Gola accepted Rod's offer of a duel to decide which of them would be charl, choosing Vila as his second with Blake acting for Rod. Gola triumphed and killed Rod, but died himself moments later when, without thinking, he drank a poisoned goblet of wine handed to him by Tara. (B: The Keeper)

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