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Sta-Den Eekin was a Klatooinian male Jedi Master who served the Jedi Order during the final years of the Galactic Republic. In 22 BBY, Eekin was part of a strike team, consisting of 200 Jedi Knights, that was sent to the planet Geonosis, where fellow Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi was scheduled to be executed after he was captured by the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Eekin was killed during the rescue attempt, which sparked the galaxy-wide Clone Wars.


The Petranaki arena, where Eekin died

A Force-sensitive Klatooinian[3] male,[1] Sta-Den Eekin was a Jedi Master who served the Galactic Republic during its waning years.[3] Eekin possessed the power to manipulate and cloud the minds of large crowds.[1][3] In 22 BBY,[2] Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi was captured and sentenced to death by the Confederacy of Independent Systems during a mission on the[4] Outer Rim[3] planet Geonosis.[4] Jedi High Council member Mace Windu assembled a strike team consisting of 200 Jedi Knights, including Eekin, to rescue Kenobi from the Confederacy.[3]

Infiltrating the Petranaki arena, the location of the execution, Eekin[3] and his fellow Jedi revealed themselves by activating their lightsabers.[4] In retaliation against the strike team's presence, Geonosian warriors and Confederate battle droids attacked the Jedi,[4] sparking the Battle of Geonosis, the opening engagement of the Clone Wars.[2] Eekin fought on the upper half of the arena's tribune, but his power to manipulate minds proved ineffective against the battle droids,[3] and the Klatooinian perished in the fight.[1] Though the Jedi and Galactic Republic won the battle,[4] many Jedi similarly lost their lives.[3]

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Eekin was able to use the Force to cloud the minds of large crowds. However, this ability proved to be useless on Geonosis, as he fought battle droids.[3]

Behind the scenes[]

Sta-Den Eekin was first mentioned in Inside the Worlds of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, a 2003 reference book written by Simon Beecroft and Curtis Saxton. In 2008, Eekin received an entry in The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, which confirmed both his death at Geonosis and his gender.


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