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"Okay, that I would like to see, but if you do, Braylon will make sure we spend the rest of the Celebration holed up on the Ataraxia."
―Sifo-Dyas, to Dooku[src]

The Ataraxia was a starcruiser[1] in the service of the Jedi Order.[2] First commissioned sometime before 232 BBY,[3] the Ataraxia served under the command of Jedi Master Jora Malli at the Battle of Kur[2] and was in service to the Jedi until at least the year 90 BBY.[7] In that year, the Ataraxia was used to transport a number of Jedi to the Outer Rim planet Serenno, in order for Jedi initiates to attend a celebration of the planets and cultures of the galactic region. When one initiate, Dooku, was insulted by fellow initiate Arath Tarrex, he suggested fighting back, but his friend Sifo-Dyas told him that they would be punished as a result, and forced to remain on the Ataraxia for the duration of the event.[5]

Behind the scenes[]

The Ataraxia was first mentioned in the 2019 audiobook Dooku: Jedi Lost, written by Cavan Scott. Dooku: Jedi Lost was originally released as an audio-only story, and the spelling of the starship's name was unconfirmed[5] until it was provided by the script release of the audiobook.[8] The Ataraxia later appeared in the 2021 novel The High Republic: Light of the Jedi, written by Charles Soule.[2]



Notes and references[]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The High Republic 9
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 The High Republic: Light of the Jedi
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Star Wars Book dates the launch of the Starlight Beacon to 232 years before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, which corresponds to 232 BBY in the dating system used by Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. As The High Republic: Light of the Jedi depicts this event, its events, including the appearances of the Ataraxia, must occur in that year.
  4. The High Republic: Tempest Runner
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Dooku: Jedi Lost
  6. The High Republic 2
  7. Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know gives the age of Dooku at the time of the First Battle of Geonosis as eighty years old. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the Battle of Geonosis to 22 BBY, placing Dooku's birth year in 102 BBY. The script of Dooku: Jedi Lost states that Dooku is twelve years old during the celebration on Serenno, meaning that the celebration must have occurred in 90 BBY.
  8. Dooku: Jedi Lost script
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