During the Cold War between the Republic and the reconstituted Sith Empire, a jurgoran inhabited a canyon on the Deep Core world of Tython. A green-and yellow-skinned animal with beady black eyes, the jurgoran was known as the Forge Guardian by the planet's inhabitants, the Jedi Order. The Guardian was larger than typical jurgorans, and lived in a cave underneath the rock bridge that spanned the chasm.
In 3643 BBY, the Guardian was disturbed from its slumber when the Padawan of Jedi Master Orgus Din opened the Forge, an ancient machine used to create lightsabers, above the beast's cave, and the angry beast attacked the young Jedi. The Padawan, who had just defeated the Dark Jedi Bengel Morr and rescued Master Din, was forced to kill the Guardian with the Jedi's new lightsaber in order to safely return to the Jedi Temple.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
The Forge Guardian appears in the BioWare MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic, as part of the Jedi Knight-exclusive bonus mission "Putting Your New Weapon to Use." After assembling their lightsaber, the player must either defeat the jurgoran or bypass the enemy by quick-traveling to one of the main planetary locations or teleporting to the nearest medcenter when defeated. The jurgoran has a buff called "Larger" that says it is larger than normal, though its size is the same as other jurgorans in the game.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (First appearance)
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: The Old Republic—Jedi Knight Mission: "Bonus: Putting Your New Weapon to Use" on Tython
- Using comments and information from The Old Republic—The Lost Suns 2, The Old Republic: Annihilation, and "The Last Battle of Colonel Jace Malcom"—Star Wars Insider 137, it is possible to place the events of the Prologue and Act I for the Jedi Knight, Smuggler, and Trooper classes in Star Wars: The Old Republic in 3643 BBY, the general events of Act II in 3642 BBY, and the events of Act III for all classes in 3641 BBY.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic—Jedi Knight Mission: "Weapon of the Jedi" on Tython