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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.

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Faya Rodemos[2] was a member of the Four Sages of Dwartii, an ancient group of controversial philosophers and lawgivers who hailed from[3] the Inner Rim planet[4] Dwartii.[3] During the Sith Order's reign over the galaxy,[2] after the Old Republic had been driven from the[5] galactic[6] capital of Coruscant,[5] statues were created of Rodemos as well as the other Sages: Braata Danlos, Sistros Nevet, and Yanjon Zelmar.[2]

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

With the aid of the Jedi Order, the Republic defeated the Sith[5] in 1032 BBY,[7] marking a presumed end to their Order.[8] Due to the decisiveness of their victory, the Republic resettled its capital on Coruscant and re-formed itself into the Galactic Republic[5] that same year.[7] Rodemos and the other Sages influenced the renewed Republic's first laws[1] in the early days of its rule.[3]

By 19 BBY,[9] 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.[3] Statuettes of the Four Sages, Rodemos among them, were displayed by the[2] Ithorian collector Dok-Ondar at his shop, the Den of Antiquities, on the planet Batuu[10] in 34 ABY.[11] Rodemos' statue in both collections depicted the Sage as wearing an ornate, hooded robe.[2][12]

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"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[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.[3] 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 Faya Rodemos and Braata Danlos, which attendees can purchase.[2]

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