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
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.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (First appearance)
Notes and references
- Star Wars: The Old Republic—Jedi Knight Mission: "Bonus: Putting Your New Weapon to Use" on Tython
- Star Wars: The Old Republic about ten to twelve years after the signing of the Treaty of Coruscant, which is dated to 3653 BBY by Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia. The Old Republic—The Lost Suns 2 takes place ten years after the treaty, one week after the mission to Nar Shaddaa, and around the time of the SpecForce Incident. Since the mission and the incident are respectively part of Act I of the Jedi Knight and Republic Trooper's storylines, and the Trooper's Act I occurs concurrent to Act I of the Smuggler storyline, the general events of the Prologue and Act I for all classes can be assumed to occur in 3643 BBY. places
- Star Wars: The Old Republic—Jedi Knight Mission: "Weapon of the Jedi" on Tython