Back in February, Star Wars: The High Republic, a new era for the Star Wars franchise was revealed. It was announced that this new era will be explored through a multi-platform publishing project (Project Luminous). Stories will be told through a variety of authors and publishers, where audiences of all ages can gain exclusive insights into a whole new world of Star Wars storytelling. As of yesterday, StarWars.com released concept art and bios of five new characters that are starring as Jedi Knights and Masters found in the High Republic era.
“This is a hopeful, optimistic time, when the Jedi are good and noble, and we want to reflect that in their characters while still giving them enough depth and dimension so that their individual personalities and idiosyncrasies shine through. The Jedi Knights of the High Republic are both aspirational and inspirational. In short, they’re the good guys.”Michael Siglain, Lucasfilm Publishing creative director
Check out this exclusive look from StarWars.com at the new Jedi Knights and Masters from the High Republic era!
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
With the likes of Star Wars authors Claudia Gray, Justina Ireland, DJ Older, Cavan Scott, and Charles Soule all writing for Project Luminous, fans are excited for what’s to come starting in August.
Stay tuned here for the latest updates on this exciting new era of Star Wars storytelling!
Who’s your favorite character from the High Republic era?