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"This wave is about sending a message to the Jedi. From now on they'll know—this is about them."
―The Cloud leader[1]

A male individual led a Cloud of the Nihil around 230 BBY. At that time, his Cloud conducted an attack on the Jedi temple of the planet Chespea. The attack was successful, killing all of the Jedi within.


"Don't bother with the ships."
"But—if the goal is to cause damage and confusion—to leave them unclear of our intentions—"
―The Cloud leader and an underling[1]

The Cloud's attack shocked Lina Soh (pictured).

A male individual served as the leader of a Cloud unit of the Nihil raiders[1] around 230 BBY. In that time,[2] he was responsible for an attack on the Jedi temple on the planet Chespea. As the Nihil targeted the temple, the leader instructed to only hit the Jedi and not civilian starships.[1]

A confused underling questioned the decision, thinking that their goal was still the same as those of the first wave of the attacks the Nihil carried out throughout the galaxy: to cause damage and confusion. However, the Cloud leader snappishly explained that they had transitioned to exclusively attacking Jedi in order to send them a message. That goal was ultimately successful, as the attack resulted in the destruction of the Jedi temple and the deaths of every Jedi on Chespea, shocking the Jedi and the Galactic Republic and forcing the latter's Supreme Chancellor Lina Soh, who had believed the Nihil were no longer a serious threat to the Republic, to acknowledge that they still posed a real problem.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

The Nihil Cloud leader appeared in the 2022 novel The Fallen Star, authored by Claudia Gray as part of the Star Wars: The High Republic multimedia project.[1]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 The High Republic: The Fallen Star
  2. The events of The High Republic: The Fallen Star take place around 230 BBY according to the reasoning here.