- SplrMuck: "Ged your unholy pseudopoda off dis Holy Artifact, Zquib-thing."
- Jiminaldo-mabbramsti: "From our dead, cold paws, ugly Ugor fiend-being! We did the location finding of this silver-ish prettisome treasure pre-secondary!"
- 7-A39: "It is unfortunate that Master Lanius never programmed me for a denouement of this particular design."
- ―SplrMuck, Jiminaldo-mabbramsti, and 7-A39, during an argument over ownership of the droid[src]
7-A39, also known as SevenAy, was a protocol droid with a masculine persona who served the Jedi Order at the Almas Academy, a Jedi academy that was located on the planet Almas. Following the destruction of the academy in 19 BBY, 7-A39 suffered some damage, and his legs were destroyed. Circa 17 BBY, he was rediscovered by a group of Ugor scavengers, and the Ugors became engaged in a dispute with a crew of rival Squib salvagers regarding ownership of the droid. The quarrel was resolved when a team of Alderaanian Resistance agents purchased 7-A39 from both parties, and the agents subsequently used the protocol droid as a guide while they explored the academy's ruins.
- "I am 7-A39. Please, Master Kir has requested your presence at the Jedi Academy, and she seemed most urgent. If you would please come with me?"
7-A39, known to some by his nickname "SevenAy," was a protocol droid with a masculine personality who served the Jedi Order during the waning years of the Galactic Republic. He was based at the Almas Academy, a Jedi academy that was situated in the city Forard on the planet Almas. In about 31 BBY, he was sent out into the city by the Jedi Master Seenlu Kir to locate some freelance agents with whom the Jedi wished to speak. 7-A39 located the agents and escorted them back to the academy, and Kir hired the operatives to help search for some missing Jedi.
Circa 19 BBY, the Almas Academy was destroyed during an assault led by the Dark Jedi Garth Ezzar. 7-A39 suffered some damage as a result of the attack, and he lost both of his legs and lay abandoned within the academy's ruins. Around 17 BBY, a group of Ugor scavengers discovered the remains of the droid inside the academy, and they dragged 7-A39 out to the building's entrance. However, after the Ugors briefly left the droid unguarded, a crew of rival Squib salvagers claimed the droid for themselves. The Ugors and Squibs subsequently became involved in an argument regarding the rightful ownership of the droid; the Ugors deemed the protocol droid a holy artifact and alleged that they were entitled to him under Ugorian Divine Law, while the Squibs contended that 7-A39 was rightfully theirs under High Squibbian Law, because the Ugors had left the droid undefended. The Ugor SplrMuck and the Squib Jiminaldo-mabbramsti also engaged in a tug-of-war, pulling on the droid from either side in attempt to take it for themselves, much to 7-A39's dismay. A group of Alderaanian Resistance agents, who had traveled to Almas to search for a Jedi holocron, passed by the scene of the quarrel, and the Ugors called upon the agents to resolve the dispute.
The resistance agents negotiated with SplrMuck and the Squibs to purchase the droid, and the Ugors agreed to relinquish their claim to the droid in return for 2,000, while the Squibs were content to swap the droid for the agents' breath masks. Carried by the agents in a net, 7-A39 acted as a guide for the Alderaanian Resistance team while they explored the academy ruins. Shortly afterward, the agents discovered a fragment of a Sith tome in the facility's archive room, and 7-A39 translated the text for them. However, the droid's recital of the document triggered a groundquake that caused the room to shudder. The agents also visited the academy's control room, and there, 7-A39 accessed a computer and obtained a map of the academy's sub-levels for his new masters.
- "This appears to be a dead language. Yes definitely—the Sith tongue is such a peculiar one. The passage appears to… oh my. Quite a bleak extract."
- ―7-A39, on a Sith tome that the Alderaanian Resistance agents discovered in the Almas Academy
A hapless, bipedal protocol droid, 7-A39 was fitted with silver-colored copper plating, which became tarnished when he was damaged following the attack on the Almas Academy. He possessed detailed knowledge of the academy's inner workings, and he was programmed with a holomap of the institution's layout. He was also fitted with a heuristic processor, a translator unit, and a vocabulator.
Behind the scenes
7-A39 was created by Adam Burns, and he first appeared in Desert Cries, a 2002 role-playing adventure that formed part of the Almas, Sweet Almas trilogy of the Living Force campaign. He later made a further appearance in Echoes of the Jedi, a role-playing adventure written by Abel G. Peña and Jean-François Boivin that was published in 2008. In Echoes of the Jedi, the players role-play as the Alderaanian Resistance agents, and the player characters have the option of negotiating with the Squibs and Ugors to obtain 7-A39.
- Desert Cries (First appearance)
Notes and references
- Desert Cries
- The Living Force Campaign Guide states that the Living Force campaign is set one year after the Invasion of Naboo, an event that is placed in 32 BBY by The New Essential Chronology. Therefore, Desert Cries can be dated to circa 31 BBY.
- According to the Living Force adventure A Hero Seeks Not Vengeance, the attack on the Almas Academy took place shortly before the Battle of Coruscant, an event that is dated to 19 BBY by The New Essential Chronology.
- The Dawn of Defiance module Echoes of the Jedi states that the Twi'lek Jedi Master Vhiin Thorla traveled to the Almas Academy two years after the declaration of Order 66, which is dated to 19 BBY by The New Essential Chronology. Thus this indicates that Echoes of the Jedi is set in circa 17 BBY.