Order of the Sacred Circle
this was the religion that dominated the planet Monastery. The name of the Order originated from the rings of debris which encircled the planet. To the adherents of this religion, the rings represented the eternal and ever-renewing cycle of life. In all matters, the Order of the Sacred Circle tried to remain strictly neutral. During the Separatist crisis that engulfed the galaxy just before the Clone Wars, Monastery opened her ports to refugees, provided that they converted to the Order upon their arrival. During the height of the Galactic Civil War, their belief in the circle of life kept them from siding with either the Empire or the Alliance, for fear that the war would break the circle of life and doom the galaxy. The Emperor dispatched Darth Vader himself to convince the Order to side with the Empire. His arguments convinced the leader of the Order, the young Domina Tagge, to side with the Empire. Sister Domina, however, had already planned to side with Vader, in an effort to force him into a deadly duel with Luke Skywalker. The Order suffered greatly from the Imperial presence near Monastery, and when Domina Tagge stepped down as the High Priestess of the Order, the Circle of Elders agreed to ally themselves with the Alliance.