Gungi's lightsaber was the personal lightsaber of the Wookiee Jedi youngling Gungi. The weapon was constructed out of the wood from a Brylark tree and emitted a green blade. It was built aboard the Paladin-class corvette Crucible in the year 20 BBY.
The weapon was present during the rescue of Padawan Ahsoka Tano on Florrum, and the Battle on Florrum that followed it. It was later present during the duel at the Jedi Temple between Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and the rogue Jedi Barriss Offee.
Around twenty years before the Battle of Yavin, the Wookiee Jedi youngling Gungi was sent with a group of fellow younglings to the planet Ilum in order to participate in the Gathering, a Jedi ritual where the youngling would retrieve a kyber crystal to power his or her lightsaber. Gungi travelled to Ilum on board the Crucible alongside his fellow younglings and Padawan Ahsoka Tano, who was their guide for the experience. Upon touching down, Gungi and the other younglings travelled to the Crystal Cave, where they and Ahsoka met with Grand Master Yoda for the beginnings of the trial.
Yoda explained that the younglings would have to travel deep into the caverns of the cave to retrieve the crystal meant for them, and if they didn't make it back before the exit froze over they would most likely die. The younglings hastily travelled into the cave and split up to find their crystals. Gungi was able to find his crystal rather quickly, but it was located across a sea of icy water which could only be crossed once the water froze over. Eventually Gungi was able to cross the stream and obtain his crystal, escaping the Crystal Cave with little time to spare. When the other younglings also made it out, the group travelled back to the Crucible with Ahsoka to build their lightsabers.
After leaving Ilum's atmosphere, Gungi and the other younglings were greeted by Huyang, a droid who had instructed Jedi for millennia on how to construct their lightsabers. Huyang told Gungi to reach his hand out and feel through the Force what his lightsaber should look like. After a moment's thought Gungi described his saber as being made of wood. Huyang gave Gungi a wood hilt from a Brylark tree, which he then used to begin constructing his lightsaber. Before he could finish, the Crucible came under attack by the Ohnaka Gang, a band of ruthless pirates led by the infamous Hondo Ohnaka.
After several altercations with the pirates, the younglings and Ahsoka were able to drive them off their ship, but Ahsoka was captured by the gang and taken to their stronghold on Florrum. After the attack, the younglings contacted Master Kenobi and told him what had happened. He instructed the younglings to stay put until he could assist them and Ahsoka. While waiting for Master Kenobi's arrival, Gungi finished building his lightsaber, alongside fellow younglings Petro and Byph.
Usage during the Clone WarsEdit
During the last year of the Clone Wars, Gungi was present for a lightsaber training exercise instructed by Jedi Master Tera Sinube in the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. As he and his fellow younglings trained with their lightsabers, Petro noticed a lightsaber duel occurring between Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and the rogue Jedi Barriss Offee. Gungi and the others watched as Skywalker defeated and captured Offee, bringing her to justice.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Test of Strength" (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Bound for Rescue"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Necessary Bond"
- "Almost a Jedi"—The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Wrong Jedi"
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia (First identified as Gungi's lightsaber)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Bound for Rescue"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Test of Strength"
- ↑ ("At the heart of every Jedi lightsaber is a kyber crystal...")
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Gathering"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Wrong Jedi"