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[edit | edit source]
Faya Rodemos 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. During the Sith Order's reign over the galaxy, after the Old Republic had been driven from the galactic capital of Coruscant, statues were created of Rodemos as well as the other Sages: Braata Danlos, Sistros Nevet, and Yanjon Zelmar.
With the aid of the Jedi Order, the Republic defeated the Sith in 1032 BBY, marking a presumed end to their Order. Due to the decisiveness of their victory, the Republic resettled its capital on Coruscant and re-formed itself into the Galactic Republic that same year. Rodemos and the other Sages influenced the renewed Republic's first laws in the early days of its rule.
By 19 BBY, large bronzium statues of both Faya 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. Statuettes of the Four Sages, Rodemos among them, were displayed by the Ithorian collector Dok-Ondar at his shop, the Den of Antiquities, on the planet Batuu in 34 ABY. Rodemos' statue in both collections depicted the Sage as wearing an ornate, hooded robe.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
- "Gert [Stevens] did two new statues."
- ―Production Designer Gavin Bocquet, on Stevens designing the Faya Rodemos and Yanjon Zelmar statues for Revenge of the Sith
A statue of Faya Rodemos first appeared in the 2005 prequel trilogy film, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. Gert Stevens, a concept artist for the film, drew sketches of Rodemos' as well as Yanjon Zelmar's statue. 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. 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.
It was not until 2019, however, that the surname "Rodemos" was given to Faya through the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge–themed land at Disneyland Park and Disney's Hollywood Studios. 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 Faya Rodemos and Braata Danlos, which attendees can purchase.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith (First appearance) (Statue only)
- Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy – A Graphic Novel (Statue only)
- Tarkin (Indirect mention only)
- Tarkin audiobook (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge – Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities (Statuette only) (First identified as Rodemos)
Sources[edit | edit source]
- (Statue only)
- Ultimate Star Wars (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: Complete Locations (First identified as Faya)
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition (Indirect mention only)
- "Lightsabers and Jedi Equipment" – Star Wars Encyclopedia (Indirect mention only)
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge – Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities
- Star Wars: Complete Locations, 2016 edition
- Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: Traveler's Guide to Batuu
- Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy
- 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.
- Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
- Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, including the appearance of Faya Rodemos' statue, to 19 BBY.
- A Crash of Fate
- The events of Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities within Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge take place in 34 ABY per the reasoning here.
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- The Art of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
- Star Wars: Complete Locations, 2005 edition