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"Have you read the testimonies of Cervil the Uncanny? She states that the whip was sometimes used to defend against the Sith Lords who used the Forbidden Forms."
―Vernestra Rwoh, to Imri Cantaros[src]

Cervil, known as Cervil the Uncanny, was a female Jedi who fought in the Sith Wars. She left behind testimonies about the use of lightwhips—a lightsaber variant with a flexible blade—to defend against Sith Lords using the Forbidden Forms.[1] Around 232 BBY,[2] during the High Republic Era[1] when the Sith were believed to be extinct,[3] Cervil's testimonies were cited by Jedi Knight Vernestra Rwoh to Padawan Imri Cantaros as proof that the Jedi Order had historically used lightwhips, in defense of the lightwhip mode she had added to her own lightsaber.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

Cervil was mentioned in the 2021 novel The High Republic: A Test of Courage, written by Justina Ireland as part of the Star Wars: The High Republic multimedia project.[1]

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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 The High Republic: A Test of Courage
  2. The Star Wars Book dates the launch of the Starlight Beacon, which is depicted as part of the events of The High Republic: Light of the Jedi, to 232 years before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, which corresponds to 232 BBY according to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. The High Republic: A Test of Courage is set concurrently to Light of the Jedi, meaning its events must take place around the same year.
  3. The Star Wars Book states that the Sith were believed to have been eradicated 1032 years before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, which corresponds to 1032 BBY according to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. The Star Wars Book also states that the Sith were discovered to still exist during the Battle of Naboo, which is dated to 32 BBY by Galactic Atlas. The High Republic Era began in 300 BBY per the reasoning here and ended around 82 BBY per the reasoning here, meaning that the Sith were believed to be extinct during that era.
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