Again in February, Lucasfilm formally unveiled their plans for Star Wars: The High Republic, a brand new multi-platform storytelling initiative set inside a hitherto-unexplored interval of the saga’s historical past. The separate however linked tales set within the time of the High Republic, going down 200 years earlier than The Phantom Menace, will unfold throughout comics, younger grownup novels, grownup fiction, youngsters’s books and extra.
That preliminary announcement taught us a lot about what the HR writers room have gotten deliberate, however now we’ve lastly acquired some character particulars on the Jedi Knights and Masters who might be our protagonists via this thrilling new period. The 5 who have been showcased in an article shared on StarWars.com are Avar Kriss, Loden Greatstorm, Keeve Trennis, Stellan Gios and Vernestra “Vern” Rwoh.
Take a look at the idea artwork unveiling the quintet beneath after which scroll down for the breakdowns of every character:
Avar is the brightest, most noble instance of Jedi-hood. She all the time tries to see the great in individuals and conditions, and by no means places herself first. She is invigorated about life on the frontier and the challenges it brings, and is an inspiration for individuals who work together with her. She is compassionate, not dogmatic, and all the time able to sacrifice herself over others. Avar Kriss is the perfect of the perfect.
Loden is a Twi’lek Jedi Grasp, and is taken into account to be probably the greatest lecturers within the Jedi Order. Robust and sensible, with a superb humorousness, Loden appears to be like at each second as a studying expertise, all the time attempting to raised himself and people round him, particularly his Padawans.
Keeve is a younger firebrand Jedi, believed to have an ideal future forward of her, if solely she would consider it herself. Fast-witted and extra impulsive than she must be, Keeve has solely been a Jedi Knight for a couple of weeks and is a little bit starstruck round Avar, understanding most of the nice issues Kriss has performed up to now. She is set to show herself to Avar and the opposite legendary Jedi stationed on Starlight Beacon, however first she should study to belief in herself as a lot as she trusts the Drive.
Stellan is an optimistic and well-respected Jedi Grasp. Stellan got here up via the Order with Avar Kriss, and though they’re usually on totally different assignments for the Jedi or the Republic, when the 2 work collectively they’re a powerhouse crew of two noble heroes in motion. Robust within the Drive and a pure trainer, Stellan is presently stationed at one of many 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 onerous and is dedicated to the Jedi Order, extra so than most others her age. At sixteen she is among the youngest Knights in a era. She struggles to slot in with the adults whereas additionally setting a superb instance for the youthful Jedi.
Lucasfilm Publishing’s artistic director Michael Siglain defined to the location how the High Republic differs from different durations in Star Wars historical past we’re already conversant in, saying:
“Readers will see a really large number of Jedi on this period,” Siglain defined. “This can be a hopeful, optimistic time, when the Jedi are good and noble, and we wish to mirror that of their characters whereas nonetheless giving them sufficient depth and dimension in order that their particular person personalities and idiosyncrasies shine via. The Jedi Knights of the High Republic are each aspirational and inspirational. In brief, they’re the great guys.”
Regardless of these Jedi representing the order as its most united and noble, head author Cavan Scott went on to emphasise that the writers have labored onerous to make these characters really feel actual and well-rounded.
“We’ve put a variety of effort and time into making our Jedi really feel like actual, rounded people,” Scott elaborated. “They’re all totally different, approaching the Drive in particular person and distinctive methods and but are united with a typical objective. They serve not out of unwavering dogma, however a deep ardour to guard mild and life. And so they’re all at totally different levels of their particular person journeys.
“Some have expertise on their facet, some have the exuberance of youth. Some are nonetheless discovering their place within the Order whereas others step naturally into management roles,” he continued. “Some could not have chosen to work with the Jedi they’ve been posted alongside, however all are devoted to be a guiding mild for the galaxy. Individually they’re robust, collectively they’re invincible, however like the perfect heroes they every have classes to study and challenges to beat. Thrilling instances lie forward.”
Don’t miss Star Wars: The High Republic when the initiative kicks off this fall.