- "Hello, searcher. I will guide you on your way."
- ―Avar Kriss' message in the holocron
Avar Kriss was a human female Jedi Master of the Jedi Order during the time of the High Republic. She served on the Starlight Beacon, a space station on the frontier of the galaxy. Noble and selfless, Kriss was an inspiration to many of her fellow Jedi.
In the time of the High Republic, Kriss served as a Jedi Master of the Jedi Order. She ascended through the order alongside Stellan Gios, who Kriss worked with on the occasion that their assignments coincided. During her time as a Jedi, Kriss worked within the frontier of the galaxy, stationed on the Starlight Beacon space station. She achieved many great accomplishments, which fascinated younger Jedi, such as Keeve Trennis.
Kriss was recorded in an interactive hologram that was stored within a Jedi holocron. In the holocron, Kriss greeted future viewers of the message, offering to guide them. During his attempt to restore the Jedi Order, the Jedi Master Luke Skywalker recovered the holocron. Hennix, one of Skywalker's students, opened the holocron, viewing the holographic message left by Kriss.
Personality and traitsEdit
Avar Kriss was a noble example of a Jedi, and an inspiration for those who worked with her, always trying to see the good in both people and situations. She was compassionate rather than dogmatic, and was ready to sacrifice herself above others if necessary. Life on the frontier of the galaxy and the challenges that it brought invigorated Kriss.
Behind the scenesEdit
Avar Kriss was created for the novel The High Republic: Light of the Jedi, written by Charles Soule and set to be published on August 25, 2020 as part of the Star Wars: The High Republic multimedia project. The character was first depicted, albeit unidentified, through a holocron in The Rise of Kylo Ren 3, a comic written by Soule, illustrated by Will Sliney, and published by Marvel Comics on February 12, 2020.
After the reveal of Star Wars: The High Republic on February 24, 2020, Soule confirmed that the character seen on the cover of Light of the Jedi was the same character shown in the comic, and provided Kriss's name, which was later used in a StarWars.com article published on April 2, 2020 that detailed several Jedi characters of the publishing event.
- The High Republic: Light of the Jedi
- Star Wars: The High Republic comic series
- The Rise of Kylo Ren 3 (First appearance) (Appears in holocron) (Appears in flashback(s))
- (First identified as Avar Kriss)