"A Jedi's Weapon" is a comic story featured in Star Wars: Tales—A Jedi's Weapon and Star Wars Tales 12.

Plot summary[edit | edit source]

The story chronicles a diplomatic mission of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. On Coruscant, they meet King Sha-Mar Ma-dred from Kashir who wishes to join the Republic, and his four (dramatically attractive) wives. After the initial meeting, Anakin remarks that the Kashirim seem very friendly, and he doesn't know why Obi-Wan warned him to be on his guard. Obi-Wan archly informs him that Kashirim are renowned throughout the galaxy for their expertise at thievery, which they regard as an important social skill. While Ma-Dred's wives exit the room where the negotiations take place, Anakin is distracted by the wives' "assets" and his lightsaber is stolen.

Anakin embarks on a mission to recover the lightsaber before Obi-Wan finds out about it. He is led from wife to wife, asking questions of each, until he comes upon the last one. She reveals that she lost it shortly after the theft, but Anakin is forced to dangle out a nearby window when guards intrude inside the room. Eventually, Anakin gives up and begins to trudge back to his room when he finds Kenobi. The Jedi Master lectures Anakin about the importance of his lightsaber, and hands it back. After he witnessed the wife's theft, he gently used the Force to recover it. Taken aback, Anakin asks why Obi-Wan didn't say anything, and Obi-Wan lectures that it is just as important for there to be candor and trust between a Master and his Padawan. Obi-Wan was only waiting for Anakin to come back and admit that he'd lost his lightsaber. In the same spirit of candor, Anakin uncomfortably starts to confess the lengths he went to to retrieve his lightsaber, and Obi-Wan is predictably outraged.

Development[edit | edit source]

The story was originally published in Star Wars: Tales—A Jedi's Weapon, a Free Comic Book Day issue released in May of 2002.

Continuity[edit | edit source]

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Though this is a Star Wars Tales story that is from before Star Wars Tales 21 and was therefore originally considered Infinities, a reference in Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide places the basic storyline into the main canon.

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Star Wars Tales
Tales 1: Life, Death, and the Living Force · Mara Jade: A Night on the Town · Extinction, Part 1 · Skippy the Jedi Droid
Tales 2: Routine · Extinction, Part 2 · Stop That Jawa! · Incident at Horn Station
Tales 3: The Death of Captain Tarpals · Deal with a Demon · Lady Luck · Three Against the Galaxy
Tales 4: Moment of Doubt · A Death Star Is Born · Spare Parts · Sand Blasted
Tales 5: Yaddle's Tale: The One Below · What They Called Me · A Summer's Dream · Hoth · Lando's Commandos: On Eagles' Wings
Tales 6: The Hovel on Terk Street · A Hot Time in the Cold Town Tonite! · Fortune, Fate, and the Natural History of the Sarlacc
Junkheap Hero · The Hidden · Thank the Maker
Tales 7: Single Cell · Nerf Herder · Jedi Chef · Outbid But Never Outgunned · Force Fiction
Tales 8: Captain Threepio · The One That Got Away · The Secret Tales of Luke's Hand! · Death Star Pirates · Bad Business
Tales 9: Resurrection · Hate Leads to Lollipops · The Rebel Four
Tales 10: Trooper · Skreej · Nameless · A Wookiee Scorned! · Free Memory
Tales 11: Prey · In the Beginning · The Princess Leia Diaries · Tall Tales · Ghost
A Jedi's Weapon
Tales 12: A Day in the Life · A Jedi's Weapon · The Revenge of Tag & Bink · Once Bitten · The Duty
Tales 13: Puzzle Peace · The Secret of Tet-Ami · Survivors · Stones · The Sith in the Shadow · Children of the Force
Tales 14: Apocalypse Endor · The Emperor's Court · Urchins · Tides of Terror · The Lesson · Smuggler's Blues · Mythology
Tales 15: Sandstorm · First Impressions · Falling Star · Do or Do Not · Slippery Slope · Lucky Stars
Tales 16: The Other · Best Birthday Ever · The Long, Bad Day · Kessel Run · Lunch Break · Heart of Darkness
Tales 17: Planet of the Dead · All for You · Phantom Menaces · Ghosts of Hoth · The Apprentice · Dark Journey
Tales 18: Number Two in the Galaxy · Payback · Being Boba Fett · The Way of the Warrior · Revenants
Tales 19: Collapsing New Empires · The Value of Proper Intelligence to Any Successful Military Campaign is Not to Be Underestimated
Rather Darkness Visible · The Rebel Club · The Lost Lightsaber · Into the Great Unknown · Storyteller
Tales 20: George R. Binks · Who's Your Daddy · Fred Jawa · Luke Skywalker: Detective · Hunger Pains · Failing Up With Jar Jar Binks
Nobody's Perfect · Problem Solvers · Melvin Fett · Young Lando Calrissian
Tales 21: Nomad Chapter One · Walking the Path That's Given · Equals & Opposites
Tales 22: Honor Bound · Nomad Chapter Two · Marooned
Tales 23: Shadows and Light · Nomad Chapter Three · Lucky
Tales 24: Marked · Fett Club · Unseen, Unheard · Nomad Chapter Four
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