The children of the Jedi were a group of Jedi trainees and dozens of younglings that fled the Jedi Temple around the time of the Great Jedi Purge. The group included a male Human who played a mandolin; Margolis Mingla, a young girl who helped care for the children; the Ho'Din Brigantes Ustu; as well as Nichos Marr, Hoddas Umgil, the Ismaren siblings Lagan and Roganda and their parents. Of the dozens of children in the group, although most were Human, there were also Wookiees, Bith, a Twi'lek and an Ithorian.
The group found refuge with the Ho'Din Jedi Master Plett, who had lived an isolated life on Belsavis for seventy years. He was able to shelter the children in his compound. However, the Emperor discovered the location of the children and dispatched the battlemoon Eye of Palpatine to destroy them. Callista Masana and Geith Eris, two Altisian Jedi who had been in contact with Plett, were able to board the battlestation while it was traveling through the Moonflower Nebula and disable it. When the battlestation failed to arrive, the Emperor dispatched a small strike force to attack. Plett and the Jedi were able to repel the Imperial fighters using Y-wings. Plett and the children subsequently fled Belsavis and separated.
Of the scattered Jedi refugees, the siblings Lagan and Roganda Ismaren were captured by Inquisitor Ameesa Darys. She killed Lagan and subverted Roganda to the dark side. She became one of the Emperor's Hands. Another of the Jedi children, Nichos Marr, later trained as a Jedi at the Jedi Praxeum on Yavin 4 for a short time before succumbing to the fatal Quannot's Syndrome. Among the other survivors of the Jedi children, knowledge of Plett's Well was suppressed, although its existence was known of by the House of Organa.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
- "He'd been living here for some seventy years before the other Jedi brought their spouses and children here to hide."
This refugee group was created by Barbara Hambly for her novel Children of the Jedi (1995). Written before the release of the prequel movies and their taboo on marriage, the "Children of the Jedi" were originally understood as spouses and children of Jedi Knights. However, The New Essential Guide to Characters (2002), published after the prequel movies, retconned the children into younglings from the Jedi Temple.
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Sources[edit | edit source]
- "Star Wars Publications Timeline"—Star Wars Insider 23
- The Essential Guide to Characters (Under Roganda and Irek Ismaren)
- "Murder in Slushtime"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 14 ("Callista Ming" capsule)
- Star Wars Encyclopedia
- The New Essential Chronology
- The Essential Atlas