“For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice…”
Arriving this Fall, Star Wars: The High Republic is a Lucasfilm publishing event unlike anything we've seen before, spanning across multiple publishers, age-groups, authors, and mediums. Set roughly 200 years before Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (32 BBY), the story will unfold across YA novels, children’s books, and comic books written by some of the best Star Wars authors working today.
The project, which was teased for months under the working title "Project Luminous", was announced at the end of February with a big media event in California on the Disney lot. There, we saw for the first time many of the characters, both good and bad, that would occupy this new era in Star Wars, but were given little details about them.
Well, late last night, Star Wars dot com revealed new details about the Force-wielding heroes of the upcoming publishing mega-event, "Star Wars: The High Republic"
So, here's a first look at some of the Jedi Knights and Masters from this exciting new publishing event courtesy of StarWars.com...
Avar is the brightest, most noble example of Jedi-hood. She always tries to see the good in people and situations, and never puts herself first. She is invigorated about life on the frontier and the challenges it brings, and is an inspiration for those who work with her. She is compassionate, not dogmatic, and always ready to sacrifice herself over others. Avar Kriss is the best of the best.
Keeve is a young firebrand Jedi, believed to have a great future ahead of her, if only she would believe it herself. Quick-witted and more impulsive than she should be, Keeve has only been a Jedi Knight for a few weeks and is a little starstruck around Avar, knowing many of the great things Kriss has done in the past. She is determined to prove herself to Avar and the other legendary Jedi stationed on Starlight Beacon, but first she must learn to trust in herself as much as she trusts the Force.
Loden is a Twi’lek Jedi Master, and is considered to be one of the best teachers in the Jedi Order. Strong and wise, with a good sense of humor, Loden looks at every moment as a learning experience, always trying to better himself and those around him, especially his Padawans.
Stellan is an optimistic and well-respected Jedi Master. Stellan came up through the Order with Avar Kriss, and although they are often on different assignments for the Jedi or the Republic, when the two work together they are a powerhouse team of two noble heroes in action. Strong in the Force and a natural teacher, Stellan is currently stationed at one of the Jedi Temple outposts on the distant planet of Caragon-Viner.
Vernestra “Vern” Rwoh
Vern is a newly-minted Jedi Knight. Vernestra, Mirialan, was Padawan to Stellan Gios. She works hard and is devoted to the Jedi Order, more so than most others her age. At sixteen she is one of the youngest Knights in a generation. She struggles to fit in with the adults while also setting a good example for the younger Jedi.
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5/12 - Domhnall Gleeson
5/13 - Milton Johns
5/14 - George Lucas
5/16 - Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones (2002)
5/19 - Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith (2005)
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5/19 - Claudia Karvan
5/21 - Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back (1980)