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"Collectors should keep an eye out for statues of the Four Sages of Dwartii——Sistros, Braata, Faya, and Yanjun [sic]——the ancient philosophers and lawmakers who influenced the earliest laws in the Galactic Republic."
―Eloc Throno, Traveler's Guide to Batuu[src]

Faya Rodemos was one of the Four Sages of Dwartii, controversial philosopher-lawgivers who influenced the early laws of the Galactic Republic. A thousand years after the Republic's founding, a bronzium statue of Rodemos was kept by the door to Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine's private office.

Biography[]

Faya Rodemos[2] was a member of the Four Sages of Dwartii, an ancient group of controversial philosophers and lawgivers who hailed from the Inner Rim planet Dwartii.[1] During the Sith Order's reign over the galaxy,[2] after the Old Republic had been driven from the[3] galactic[4] capital of Coruscant,[3] statues were created of Rodemos as well as the other Sages: Braata Danlos, Sistros Nevet, and Yanjon Zelmar.[2]

A statue of Faya Rodemos stood outside the private office of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine.

With the aid of the Jedi Order, the Republic defeated the Sith[3] in 1032 BBY,[5] marking a presumed end to their Order.[6] Due to the decisiveness of their victory, the Republic resettled its capital on Coruscant and re-formed itself into the Galactic Republic[3] that same year.[5] Rodemos and the other Sages influenced the renewed Republic's politics in the early years of its rule,[1] including its first laws.[7]

By 19 BBY,[8] large bronzium statues of both Rodemos and Yanjon Zelmar flanked the door to the private office of the Republic Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine—secretly the Sith Lord Darth Sidious—on Coruscant.[9] Lining the hallway to Palpatine's quarters was a collection of slightly smaller statues of the Sages.[1] In his guide book for the planet Batuu, Traveler's Guide to Batuu, historian Eloc Throno instructed collectors to look out for[10] a set of statuettes showcasing the Four Sages of Dwartii, Rodemos among them. The statuettes had come into the hands of the[1] Ithorian antiques dealer Dok-Ondar[10] and were put up for sale at his shop, the Den of Antiquities,[1] in 34 ABY.[11] Rodemos' statue in both collections depicted the Sage as wearing an ornate, hooded robe.[2][12]

Behind the scenes[]

"Gert [Stevens, concept artist] did two new statues."
―Production Designer Gavin Bocquet, on Stevens designing the Faya Rodemos and Yanjon Zelmar statues for Revenge of the Sith[src]

Concept sketches of Faya Rodemos and Yanjon Zelmar's statues by Gert Stevens

A statue of Faya Rodemos first appeared in the 2005 prequel trilogy film, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith.[12] Gert Stevens, a concept artist for the film, drew sketches of Rodemos' as well as Yanjon Zelmar's statue.[13] In the new Star Wars canon, Rodemos' first name was identified in the 2016 reference book Star Wars: Complete Locations, in a portion detailing locations from Revenge of the Sith.[9] That section was originally written by Kerrie Dougherty for the 2005 Star Wars Legends reference book of the same name, which also marked the first identification of "Faya" in Legends.[14]

It was not until 2019, however,[15] that the surname "Rodemos" was given to Faya through the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge–themed land[2] at Disneyland Park and Disney's Hollywood Studios.[15] At Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities, one of the land's retail locations, Rodemos' full name is labeled on a box containing small statues of Rodemos and Braata Danlos, which attendees can purchase.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 StarWars.com Star Wars Inside Intel: The Four Sages of Dwartii on StarWars.com (article) (backup link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 GalaxysEdgeLogoMini.png Star Wars: Galaxy's EdgeDok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy
  4. StarWars-DatabankII.png Coruscant in the Databank (backup link)
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Star Wars Book places both the supposed destruction of the Sith—which occurred at the end of the Jedi-Sith War according to Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy—and the restoration of the Galactic Republic to 1,032 years before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, which corresponds to 1032 BBY per Star Wars: Galactic Atlas.
  6. Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
  7. Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
  8. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, which includes the appearance of Faya Rodemos' statue, to 19 BBY.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Star Wars: Complete Locations, 2016 edition
  10. 10.0 10.1 Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: Traveler's Guide to Batuu
  11. The events of Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities within Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge take place in 34 ABY per the reasoning here.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
  13. The Art of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  14. Star Wars: Complete Locations, 2005 edition
  15. 15.0 15.1 D23 logo.png Creatures, Droids, and Aliens: Meet the Fantastical Figures of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge on D23.com (backup link)
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