"My parents died during the great Toli-X outbreak."

Toli-X was a mutated virus that spread from planet to planet through asteroid mold, contaminating many worlds[1] around 54 BBY.[2] Although lethal to Humans if untreated, the Toli-X infection could be cured by a vaccine created shortly after the virus appeared. During a mission to Kegan[1] in 44 BBY,[2] Jedi Padawans Siri Tachi and Obi-Wan Kenobi discovered that the the Outer Rim planet had had a severe outbreak of Toli-X seven years prior, but had never learned of the vaccine because of their isolationist government. The parents of V-Davi, a local boy Tachi and Kenobi became acquainted with, had died of the virus when V-Davi was two years old. To save him from unnecessary grief, the Jedi apprentices initially decided not to reveal that a cure against Toli-X had been developed, until they had to use the fact as impetus to help break V-Davi of the brainwashing of the Re-Learning Circle.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

The Toli-X virus was first mentioned in The Fight for Truth, a 2000 novel that was the ninth installment in the Jedi Apprentice series of young reader books by Jude Watson.[1]



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Jedi Apprentice: The Fight for Truth
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Essential Reader's Companion dates the events of Jedi Apprentice: The Fight for Truth to 44 BBY. The Fight for Truth states that the Toli-X virus spread ten years before the events of the novel, placing the start of the outbreak in 54 BBY.
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