- "Is it better to bow down and submit, or to fight and lose a battle you can't win? I'm not wise enough to say."
- ―Dazh Ranos to the Alliance Commander
Jedi Master Dazh Ranos was a female force-sensitive Chiss active during the revolt against the Eternal Empire. Hoping to assist the fight against the Eternal Empire, Ranos joined the Commander's Alliance.
Throughout her time within the Jedi Order, Jedi Master Dazh Ranos never felt like fitting in. From the very beginning, she disliked answering to the Jedi Council. The Chiss had a critical view of the Council's actions, considering them stubborn and too traditional. Ranos believed their use of the same tactics in any fight ultimately lead to their loss against the Eternal Empire.
Despite warnings that her path could lead her to the dark side of the Force, Ranos broke ties with the Jedi Order and left Tython to walk her own path and follow the will of the Force. Dazh Ranos believed she would be better off on her own and set off for the far reaches of the known galaxy, away from the Core Worlds. She traveled the frontier and helped ordinary, everyday people with the intention of avoiding all the politics and bureaucracy.
During and after the conflict with the Eternal Empire, Ranos had little contact with the Jedi Council, for they considered her to be a rogue agent and an embarrassment. By the time the news of the war reached her at the edges of space, the Council had already gone into hiding. She openly revealed her indifference regarding the fate of the Council, uncaring whether they kept holding secret meetings or were all dead already. By now, she considered the Eternal Alliance a lot more important than the Jedi Order ever was. She believed that the Alliance Commander's actions affected trillions of lives in the galaxy for better or for worse and that joining the Alliance would let her accomplish more than she ever could have done on her own.
Eventually, Ranos was accepted into the Alliance but wondered still what her former Master would have had to say about it. The Chiss remarked to the Alliance Commander that it would be an adjustment for her to take orders from someone else again.
Personality and traitsEdit
- "Sometimes I say things that rub people the wrong way."
- ―Dazh Ranos
Ranos was a very outspoken and critical person which made her quite unpopular within the Jedi Order. She disliked meditating in the Jedi Temple on Tython all day, and had no interest in the grand scheme of politics and bureaucracy, considering it more important to help the people who lived outside the Core Worlds. The Chiss considered herself quite independent and struggled with taking orders from anybody but herself. Master Ranos also believed that the dark side came from putting oneself before others and that true servants of the Force were automatically servants of the light. Dazh Ranos was also very proud of her skill with the lightsaber.
- "Think these lightsabers are just for show? Pretty good with them. Not bragging if it's true, right? I'm also smart enough to know when to use them. Seen too many "Masters" treat their lightsabers like a lumberjack with a new axe on Kashyyyk. Some problems can't be solved by chopping down everything in sight. No offense."
- ―Dazh Ranos
Behind the scenesEdit
Master Ranos debuted in the 2016 expansion Knights of the Eternal Throne for the Star Wars: The Old Republic massively multiplayer online roleplaying video game. She is only available to players who achieved at least the "Eternal" tier during the "Dark vs. Light" event in the fall of 2016.
If the player is playing as Jedi Knight in Star Wars: The Old Republic, Ranos reveals that she also came across Kira Carsen during a guerilla attack on a remote Zakuulian outpost but that the rebels were captured and killed by Arcann. The whereabouts of Kira were unknown to Ranos but she remarked that Kira speaking highly of the Alliance Commander was partly the reason why Ranos joined the Eternal Alliance. Ranos also revealed information regarding Scourge but deemed the entire story about him more a myth-enshrouded tale to teach morality. If the player is playing as Sith Warrior, Ranos reveals information regarding Jaesa Willsaam, depending whether Jaesa is affiliated with the light or dark side of the Force.