"The Lothal Papyri? He's still having Initiates translate these?"
"You mean they've been deciphered before?"
"Only every time someone steps out of line. Took me and Yula at least three months. Good luck."
―Lene Kostana and Sifo-Dyas — (audio) Listen (file info)[1]

The Lothal Papyri were a series of agricultural treatises related to[1] the planet[2] Lothal. They were kept in the Jedi Archives within the Jedi Temple on the planet Coruscant. When Jedi Initiates misbehaved, they were made to translate the treatises as a punishment.[1]

When they were Initiates, Jedi Masters Yula Braylon and Lene Kostana were tasked with deciphering the papyri by Jedi Grand Master Yoda. Completing the project took them at least three months. Later,[1] in 88 BBY,[3] Yoda assigned the same task to Initiates Sifo-Dyas and Dooku for breaking into the Bogan Collection, a hidden vault in the Jedi Archives which contained dark side artifacts.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

The Lothal Papyri appeared in a flashback in Dooku: Jedi Lost, a 2019 audiobook written by Cavan Scott.[1]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Dooku: Jedi Lost
  2. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
  3. According to Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, Dooku was eighty years old at the time of the First Battle of Geonosis. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places the battle in 22 BBY, thereby placing Dooku's birth in 102 BBY. The flashback in Dooku: Jedi Lost in which Dooku and Sifo-Dyas are deciphering the Lothal Papyri takes place when Dooku is fourteen years old, thus placing the event in 88 BBY.
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