- "The Jedi and his disciples are not far. I sense their presence."
- ―Darth Vader, to the Inquisitorius
During the early reign of the Galactic Empire, Great Jedi Purge survivor Padawan Ferren Barr recruited several individuals who became his disciples. During the occupation of Mon Cala, the majority of the disciples were hunted down and destroyed by Darth Vader and members of the Inquisitorius.
- "You will find justice for your sister's murder, Nipaltoo. I swear it on the force."
"But how, Master Barr?"
- ―Ferren Barr recruits Nipaltoo
During the rise of the Galactic Empire, the Jedi were all but wiped out and deemed as enemies of the new government. One Jedi, a Padawan named Ferren Barr, was lucky to survive and was found at a cantina sometime after. There, he recruited six individuals, whom loathed the new Empire. Each of them had their reasons for joining him against the Empire: Nipaltoo's sister, Palabee, was among the many Jedi they had murdered; the Empire had also bulldozed Orvek's home and force him to live elsewhere; Rebb and Stell had turned against the Empire following the occupation of their city; Daren's life had been saved by a Jedi once and was willing to help Barr in any way he could; and Verla had been promised by Barr to be trained in her special force abilities. However, not all of the disciples intentionally joined Barr. Nipaltoo and Orvek ended up falling for Barr's Jedi mind tricks which fuelled their lust to fight against the Empire. As well as the six disciples, Barr also possessed an R1-series astromech droid named Endee in which he installed all of his knowledge about how the Jedi was so easily destroyed.
Moving to Mon CalaEdit
During the first year into the Empire's reign Barr took his disciples and Endee to Mon Cala, there he intended to have the Mon Cala monarchy turn against the Empire and openly fight them. He began by influencing King Lee-Char's trade negotiations with the Imperial ambassador Telvar, having him dismiss Telvar's every offer as an excuse for the Empire to bankrupt Mon Cala. This caught the attention of the Emperor, Sheev Palpatine, who recognized the negotiating tactics as that of a Jedi's format. Thus he sent his Sith apprentice Darth Vader to investigate this. Vader took with him: three Imperial Inquisitors, the Sixth Brother, Ninth Sister and Tenth Brother; and a death squad of fourteen Purge Troopers, elite clones whom finished their training after the Clone Wars.
When Vader arrived, the king's Chief of Security Gial Ackbar denied that any enemy of the Empire could be on Mon Cala. However, Barr had been planning the assassination of Telvar prior to this, fearing that the negotiations would benefit Mon Cala instead of causing conflict. The assassination subsequently took place as Vader was talking to Gial Ackbar. Vader immediately made haste for Lee-Char's palace in Dac City and Telvar's superiors came to invade Mon Cala. As the first wave of fighting commenced, Lee-Char notified Barr of this and when he mentioned Vader's arrival, Barr called Vader by his former name, Anakin Skywalker. Barr approached his disciples about the arrival of him and explained to them how Skywalker became Vader and helped destroy the Jedi order he once fought with.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 13 (First appearance)
- Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 14
- Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 15
- Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 16
- Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 17
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 16
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 14
- ↑ According to Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 16, Ferren Barr recruited disciples after the Proclamation of the New Order, which according to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas, takes place in 19 BBY. The disciples are active during the occupation of Mon Cala, which according to Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 13, takes place in 18 BBY. Therefore, the group must have been formed between 19 and 18 BBY.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 17
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 13