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this young girl was training to be a Jedi Knight, under the tutelage of Soara Antana, at the same time Anakin Skywalker was training with Obi-Wan Kenobi, some five years after the Battle of Naboo. She was easily distinguished by her bright, copper- and -gold-colored hair, and by the ribbons she wove into her Padawan braid. Darra was badly injured during a mission to rescue Old Republic scientists on Haariden, after taking a blaster bolt in the thigh. Note that Jedi Quest: The False Peace indicates that Darra was injured on Norah. The bolt had been laced with a chemical charge, and she went into shock almost immediately. She recovered from her injuries, and later helped her Master oversee the relief efforts on the planet Nuralee. Despite her trials, Darra was known among her fellows studetns as a bright and shining individual, full of life and gusto that was infectious. Darra and Master Antana were later chosen as part of a four-pair team to travel to Korriban and apprehend Granta Omega and Jenna Zan Arbor. Darra, along with Anakin and fellow students Tru Veld and Ferus Olin, accompanied their Masters to Korriban. On the remote world, they found themselves besieged by the Dark Side of the Force, and the Padawans were helpless as Anakin began to argue with them at every turn. They realized that Ferus - not Anakin - had been chosen for early promotion to the rank of Jedi Knight, but couldn't understand why Anakin would allow his anger to come before the mission. After Tru was hurt, the team regrouped for a final attack. In the battle, Darra was forced to leap in front of several blaster bolts to protect Ferus. She took the blasts in the chest, and later died from her injuries. Note that Jedi Quest: The False Peace also names this character as Darra Haariden.