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Ahsoka Tano
     


Age of the Empire

Life on Thabeska

"We all look like each other, everyone in my family. Our long hair and our brown skin. People don't try to tell us apart, and we fool them. It helped us avoid the shadow, and it keeps us safe from the law. I wish you looked like us, too."
Hedala Fardi, to Ahsoka Tano[src]

Ahsoka Tano fled into the Outer Rim, intent on hiding from the Empire. Eventually, she found the planet Thabeska, a planet that dealt largely in small-scale water and technology trading, and one with a relatively small and unorganized population located far away from major hyperspace routes. Believing the rural world to be of little interest to the Empire, and that its minor though steady stream of newcomers would allow herself to blend into the quiet world, Tano made landing on Thabeska. However, the refugee did not account for the presence of the local Fardi clan, an influencial family that either touched or ran most of Thabeska's businesses, including their own smuggling operations, though the family fronted such with several legal businesses.[1]

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Ahsoka Tano, Jedi refugee

Upon arrival, Tano, who assumed the name "Ashla," was greeted by several young girls who showed her where she could find food and a place to stay, and introduced her to Fardi, who bought her ship for a less than reasonable price. She later discovered that these girls were Fardi's daughters and nieces, and that Fardi was their family name. The girls had taken her under their wing, and Tano secured herself a place working for Fardi once the girls learned that she was a good mechanic. Under the assumed name Ashla, Tano worked for the Fardi family for several months, earning some money while she continued to grieve the loss of the Republic, clones, and the Jedi Order.[1]

Two months before Empire Day, the first anniversary of Emperor Palpatine's rise to power, Tano was working on some droids in the shipyard on Thabeska when she noticed some of the Fardi children playing by a stack of crates. As the crates began to fall on the children, Tano used the Force to keep the crates from hitting the crying children. Tano had kept her Jedi powers a secret since leaving Mandalore, and feared that she had revealed herself to the young Fardis. She reminded them that they should not have been playing near the crates, and they begged her not to tell Fardi, giving up their sweets—their only form of currency—and ignoring the supernatural incident they had just witnessed. Only young Hedala Fardi looked at Tano with fascination, and Tano later discovered Hedala lifting some small stones using the Force, revealing herself to be Force-sensitive.[1]

On Empire Day, Tano was informed by the Fardi girls that their father was having important Imperial guests over for dinner and that they wanted to meet anyone who was new to the planet. The girls offered for Tano to come and sit with them at the Empire Day parade and flyby, and told her about how security was a disaster due to the high amount of ships in the shipyard.[1]

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Empire Day marked the execution of Order 66 and the loss of many of Ahsoka Tano's friends.

Tano took this invitation as a subtle warning and opportunity to escape the planet, and Tano used this opportunity to her advantage. She gathered the belongings she had and escaped through the city streets for the landing field.[1]

After numerous run-ins with Imperial stormtroopers, Ahsoka Tano was forced to steal one of Fardi's ships, leaving the planet. Once in orbit, Tano remembered Hedala Fardi and the danger that she was in, being a Force-sensitive child who would likely be sought out by the Empire, but Tano knew that she was too late, so she left.[1]

Raada

A pastoral refuge

Tano found herself on the remote agrarian moon of Raada in the Outer Rim. Tano landed the Fardi ship at the planet's main settlement. Under the alias of Ashla, Tano befriended a local girl named Kaeden Larte, who was part of a farming community. Kaeden allowed Tano to move into her older sister Cietra's abandoned home. Tano agreed to work as a mechanic repairing droids and other machinery in return for ration packs. While adjusting to her new surroundings, Tano reminisced about her droid friend R2-D2 and having to hide her Force powers. The following day, Kaeden hired Tano to repair her thresher. While repairing the machinery, Tano learned more about Kaeden's life and work as a farmer and considered settling on the remote moon due to the lack of an Imperial presence. After repairing Kaeden's thresher, Tano explored the town and sighted several nearby hills and caves which she identified as a potential hiding place.[1]

On her third day on Raada, Tano took the opportunity to explore the hills and caves ringing the settlement. She found a cave which she identified as her hiding place. Tano later met with Kaeden, her sister Miara Larte and several local friends including the farmer Tibbola, the work crew leader Vartan, and the twins Hoban and Neera at Selda's cantina, which had the best food in the settlement. The cantina was owned by the Togruta bartender Selda and run by the Sullustan woman Malat, who reminded Tano of Jedi Master Plo Koon. While socializing with her hosts, Tano learned that Kaeden and Miara were orphans who had lost their parents in an accident. Vartan had adopted the two girls. When Kaeden asked "Ashla" about her family, Tano claimed that she was adopted. When Selda asked Tano if she was part of the influx of aliens that had migrated out of the Core Worlds, Tano claimed that she was not running from anything but only longed for quiet. Selda advised her to talk to him or Vartan if she encountered any changes.[1]

As time passed, Tano became the settlement's mechanic and repaired numerous broken threshers and other farming equipment. Kaeden and Miara came to regard "Ashla" as an adopted family member and regularly visited Tano to chat and deliver gifts including a door lock. Despite the friendship of the Larte sisters, Tano decided that she had grown bored with her new rustic, backwater adopted home. One free day, she packed up some supplies and went to meditate in the caves alone. Tano sensed a disturbance in the Force and witnessed the arrival of an Imperial Star Destroyer above the settlement. The Imperial official Jenneth Pilar had decided to exploit Raada as a source of crops for the Imperial Military. Despite panicking, Tano decided that the Empire had not come to hunt her.[1]

Tano traveled to Selda's cantina and discussed the arrival of the Empire with Kaeden and her friends. Miara speculated that the Empire had come to explore the possibility of growing crops on Raada. The arrival of Imperial rule saw the introduction of new restrictive measures including night curfews, rules forbidding large group meetings, and restricting cantinas' operating hours, food, and alcohol. In response, Tano advised her friends to start stockpiling rations. While several Imperial personnel visited the cantina, Tano and her friends avoided contact with the Imperials by playing a game of crokin.[1]

Sowing seeds of rebellion

The following day, Tano was visited by a pair of stormtroopers who attempted to conscript her into the food production. However, Tano used a mind trick to convince the stormtroopers not to reassign her. After evading the stormtroopers, Tano headed to the caves to hide her rations. Tano then headed to the spaceport to retrieve her starship. After haggling with an Imperial officer, she manage to hide her freighter in a nearby gully. To ensure a quick escape, she positioned the starship's nose upwards towards the sky.[1]

Later, Tano met up with Kaeden, Miara, and the other farmers at Selda's cantina where they learned that Malat and her husband had migrated to Sullust. Tano also learned that the Empire had added two hours to every shift, much to the resentment of the farmers. Tano and her friends were present when a drunken Tibbola got into a scuffle with an Imperial officer. The Imperial officer overpowered Tibbola and ordered a stormtrooper to shoot the farmer dead. Following the incident, Tano advised the farmers to resist the Empire by slowing down crop production since they lacked the weapons to expel the occupiers. She also encouraged the farmers to form a resistance movement from among the work crews.[1]

For the next two weeks, Tano spent her days smuggling food, medical supplies, and water recyclers out to the caves. Tano was aided by the bartender Selda and several local vendors. In response to the slow production, the Imperials extended the farmers' work shifts without increasing food rations, water, and breaks. Vartan discovered that the Empire was growing a new artificial crop on Raada that leached the planet's soils, preventing the farms from growing more crops. This fueled local resentment against the Empire since Raada had little arable land. Tano convinced Vartan to lend her Miara and Kaeden, whom she recruited for assembling bombs that were to be used to attack Imperial forces. After several days, Vartan had recruited forty farmers including Hoban into the resistance movement.[1]

Later, Tano led a team consisting of Miara, Neera, and the Rodian Kolvin on a mission to plant the corrosive charges on the Imperial walkers stored at the Raadian shipyard. Due to the weak stormtrooper security, Tano and her team infiltrated the spaceport easily. While planting charges, Tano discovered that Miara had smuggled a real bomb. After evading stormtrooper sentries, Tano and her team headed back to Selda's cantina. There, she discovered that Vartan had sent Hoban and Kaeden on an unsanctioned mission to attack the Imperial admin building. Since the uprising was premature, Tano urged the farmers to return home and to disavow any knowledge of what had happened that night. However, Miara refused to abandon her older sister. A reluctant Tano agreed to rescue Kaeden and the others but warned Miara to follow her orders and bring the explosives.[1]

An abortive uprising

As they headed towards the Imperial admin building, Neera revealed that Hoban had split the resistance fighters into three groups and that they had taken most of the explosives and blasters. Tano ordered Miara to hide in the caves and Neera to bring the remaining resistance fighters to the caves. Tano decided to disable the Imperial tanks. When Miara asked "Ashla" what she was going to do, Tano responded that she would head to the thickest part of the fighting and evacuate as many people as she could. Tano also confided that she was a veteran of the Clone Wars.[1]

After separating from Miara, Tano and Neera headed to the Imperial compound. Hoban's ill-equipped peasant fighters had been repelled by the garrison's heavy artillery and the five remaining survivors including Hoban and Kaeden were pinned down by enemy fire. While Neera rounded up the surviving farmers, Tano planted explosives behind the Imperial tanks. These explosives did not destroy the tanks but immobilized them. With the Imperial advance halted, Tano took the opportunity to lead the five survivors to safety. Tano managed to knock a stormtrooper to the ground and stole his blaster. While fleeing the fighting, Tano and the farmers were blocked by a row of stormtroopers. Hoban surrendered but was gunned down by the stormtroopers.[1]

Before the stormtroopers could execute the remaining survivors, Tano used the Force to fling the stormtroopers' blasters to the ground. Tano and the Raadian farmers then fled to the caves. With little choice, Tano revealed her identity as a former Jedi apprentice to Kaeden and the other farmers. Kaeden was angry with Tano for not revealing her Jedi identity since she could have saved Hoban's life. Following the failed uprising, Tano considered leaving to avoid drawing further attention from the Empire. While meditating, Tano was interrupted by Miara, who informed her that her sister Kaeden had left the caves and headed back to town. Tano instructed Miara to stay in the caves while she went to find Kaeden.[1]

Meanwhile, Kaeden returned to her home only to be captured by eight stormtroopers. Despite being tortured, Kaeden refused to reveal Tano's name and the location of her fellow rebels. Kaeden managed to infiltrate the Imperial admin building and retrieve Kaeden from her cell. Using her Force powers, Tano managed to carry Kaeden out of a high window. After escaping to the outskirts, Kaeden told Tano that the Imperial commander had taken an interest in her and advised her to leave offworld. Kaeden thanked her for helping them and Tano promised that she would return.[1]

Return to the Fardis

Tano's presence on Raada drew the attention of both the Galactic Empire and Senator Bail Organa, an old friend of the Jedi. The Empire also dispatched an Inquisitor known as the Sixth Brother to Raada to draw her out of hiding. Meanwhile, Senator Bail Organa took an interest in reports of Jedi activity on Raada and contacted Captain Raymus Antilles to retrieve R2-D2 for a secret mission to find Tano. After retrieving R2-D2, Organa hired the pilots Chardri Tage and Tamsin to find Tano and then contact him to arrange a rendezvous. Organa believed that the former Jedi would make a worthy ally in the rebel movement he was building.[1]

After traveling through seven systems and hearing reports about Imperial oppression on the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk, Tano decided to returned to Thabeska in order to check on the Force-sensitive Hedala Fardi. Upon landing in the Fardi shipyard, Tano was greeted by the Fardi patriarch who told her that she was always welcome to work as a mechanic for his family. The Fardi patriarch also told Tano that his daughters missed her and invited her for dinner. Tano was greeted by the now five-year old Hedala, who confided that she had sensed a "shadow" while Tano was away. While having dinner, Tano chatted with the older Fardi sisters Chenna and Makala about life while taking care not to disclose her adventures on Raada. "Ashla" claimed that she had seen people suffering in the galaxy, but there was nothing she could do about it. Tano also remarked that it was difficult for her to hide since she stood out as a Togruta.[1]

Over the next five days, Tano spent her time working on a large Fardi transport, turning the engine and installing a new compressor. When she managed to find time alone with Hedala, Tano asked the little girl about the shadow. Hedala explained that she never saw the entity but could sense its presence. Hedala also mentioned that the shadow had one day mysteriously disappeared. Tano believed that this shadow was a dark side creature, recalling rumors of a dark lord that served the Emperor. This "shadow" was actually the Sixth Brother, who had been hunting Hedala, but was redeployed to Raada in response to Tano's activities. Tano complimented Hedala for staying out of the shadow's way and told her not to mention the shadow to her sisters. Tano decided to stay with the Fardis since she was safe with them.[1]

A week later, Tano requested a new job from the Fardi patriarch. Fardi sent her to ferry supplies to the other branches of the Fardi family in the other cities on Thabeska. During her flights, Tano came to suspect that the Fardis were using her to smuggle goods. Fardi later assigned her offworld transport missions. While on a routine flight, she rescued a group of humans from an escape pod. Their shuttle had been attacked by pirates, who had taken several hostages. The humans were part of a company that had been targeted by a rival firm competing for a large project. Tano suspected that the rival firm had colluded with the pirates to kidnap hostages in an attempt to bankrupt the company. Tano agreed to help the humans and rescued their companions from the pirates.[1]

Entanglements

Later, Tano returned to the Fardi household and discovered that stormtroopers were conducting a routine search of the house. To avoid drawing Imperial attention, Tano claimed that she had repaired the Fardis' ship and taken it for a spin around the system. The Fardi patriarch vouched for "Ashla" and claimed that she was his mechanic. Tano also spoke with Hedala and learned that she had sensed no "shadows" that day. When the stormtroopers and their commanding officer asked about the metal pieces they had found in her room, Tano claimed that they were just "bits of junk" that she had picked up from doing various jobs. The Imperials accepted her story but "advised" Fardi to be careful about associating with criminal elements.[1]

After the stormtroopers had left, Fardi apologized for getting Tano entangled in his family's activities. Fardi confided that he was aware that she had been using the ships to run her own mercy missions. While appreciating her services as a mechanic and pilot, Fardi advised Tano to leave to avoid further entanglements with the Empire. Without telling Fardi that his youngest daughter Hedala was Force sensitive, Tano told him that she was special and to be careful with her. Thinking that Hedala had potential to be a mechanic, Fardi promised to protect his youngest daughter. Before leaving, Tano hugged Hedala and told her to avoid the "shadows." The Fardis allowed her to leave in her ship.[1]

Tano took the Fardi ship to small, sparsely populated world in the Thabeska system. However, she was followed by a starship flown by a female Black Sun agent, who had come to extort credits from her for the damage her smuggling activities with the Fardis had inflicted on their operations. In order to pay off these "debts," the Black Sun agent offered her a job, but threatened to kill her if she did not accept her offer. Tano rejected the Black Sun agent's offer and fled back to her ship under fire. The Black Sun agent gave chase in her ship. During the dogfight, Tano decided to cast her aside her pseudonym as "Ashla" for good and to embrace her identity as Ahsoka Tano.[1]

The Black Sun ship managed to damage her freighter's starboard engine. Before Tano's ship could sustain further damage, a larger ship appeared in the atmosphere and chased the Black Sun ship away. Tano managed to take her freighter into space, but burned out her port engine. Before she could engage the hyperdrive, she was caught in the tractor beam of the second ship that she had encountered. This ship belonged to Tage and Tamsin, who had been sent by Senator Organa to find Tano. Believing the second ship to be hostile as well, Tano armed herself with batons. When Tage and Tamsin entered the ship through the hatch, she knocked them out cold.[1]

While navigating her way to the bridge to disable the tractor beam, Tano encountered her old friend R2-D2 in the engine room. R2-D2 told her that he now worked for a senator and that Tage and Tamsin had been sent on a mission to take her to meet someone. The droid also confirmed that the senator was the Jedi sympathizer Bail Organa and that he had indeed sent the pilots to pick her up. Tano convinced R2-D2 to release the tractor beam on her ship and to tell everyone that he never saw her. However, she instructed him to make sure that she could track his ship. After repairing her ship, Tano left Tage's ship and hid on one of the small moons that orbited the planet where she had encountered the Black Sun agent. After R2-D2 had transmitted the coordinates of Tage's ship, she slept aboard her freighter.[1]

A new ally

After Senator Organa arrived in his CR90 corvette Tantive IV, Tano donned a pressure suit and boarded the Senator's ship through a hatch that R2-D2 had left open. Tano surprised Senator Organa in his temporary office. After exchanging pleasantries about R2-D2, Tano explained that she did not come with Tage because she distrusted anyone who employed a tractor beam before saying a hello. Organa admitted not telling his pilots who she was in order to protect her true identity. Addressing her as "Padawan Tano," Organa then told Tano that he was recruiting people for a rebellion against the Emperor, the Empire and everything it stood for.[1]

Tano responded that she was no longer a Padawan and recounted the previous events on Raada to Organa. Senator Organa told her that she could not fight the Empire alone and offered her a place in the emerging rebellion. However, Tano stated that she could not become a commander again due to her experiences during the Clone Wars. Organa replied that he could find another job for her. Tano then told Organa that "something" was hunting down Force-sensitive children throughout the galaxy. She agreed to join the rebellion if Organa agreed to help her protect the children. Senator Organa accepted her bargain and told Tano that he needed her help for a mission on Raada.[1]

Tano agreed to the mission, but requested a meal since she was exhausted from her earlier adventures. Bail informed her that his contacts in Raada's sector had reported the presence of a new Imperial agent who had gray skin and was armed with a lightsaber. This agent turned out to be the Inquisitor Sixth Brother, who had been stalking Hedala and was now charged with rooting out Tano. The Sixth Brother had earlier launched an attack on the Raadian insurgents who had retreated to the caves. He had recaptured Kaeden but killed the other farmers including Kolvin and Neera. Only Kaeden's younger sister Miara survived the massacre.[1]

Tano opined that the new Imperial agent was a Force wielder who had been sent by the Empire to hunt down Jedi. She traced the Inquisitor's arrival to Imperial interest in her "acts of kindness" in the local sector. Senator Organa cautioned Tano that the Empire could be setting a trap for her. While studying footage of the Imperial agent on Organa's datapad, Tano discovered that her friend Kaeden had been captured and was bound to chair. Tano panicked, but Organa firmly told her to calm down. He stressed that she needed to rest and plan. Organa also assured her that the Empire would not hurt Kaeden because they wanted to lure her out of hiding. In the Tantive IV's hangar bay, Tano reflected on her mission with R2-D2.[1]

When Captain Antilles entered the office to investigate Tano's intrusion, Organa reassured him that she was a friend. Tano then rested in a room that Senator Organa had provided for her. While sleeping, Tano experienced a flashback of her acquiring her Kyber crystal as a youngling on the crystal world of Ilum. After resting, Tano assembled two lightsaber hilts from the scrap metal pieces she had acquired on Raada. Tano then met with Senator Organa and told him about her plan for the Raadian mission.[1]

Evacuation of Raada

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Tano crafted a pair of white lightsabers using crystals from an Inquisitor's dual blade.

Prior to the mission on Raada, Tano declined Organa's offer to provide back up since she preferred to work alone. When Organa recalled that many of the Jedi he had encountered preferred to work alone, Tano reiterated that she was not a Jedi. Organa then asked what Tano was, stating that she still sounded and acted like a Jedi. Tano replied that she would let him know once she figured out who she was. After finishing the modifications to her ship, Tano rested before departing on her mission. On the way to Raada, Tano traveled past the planet Ilum. She discovered that the Empire had been mining the planet extensively. Tano considered going back to Rex's fake grave to retrieve her lightsabers, but decided against it.[1]

After arriving on Raada, Tano parked her ship on the opposite side of the moon from the main settlement. After loading her weapons into a small carry bag, Tano walked for two hours to the Raada settlement. On the way, she found Miara sitting by a small fire. Tano learned that Miara was the lone survivor of the farmers who had fled into the caves and that the mysterious Inquisitor had taken Kaeden prisoner. Tano convinced Miara to dowse the fire and keep watch while she meditated in the Force. While meditating, Tano decided that while she was no longer a Jedi, she would still use her Jedi training to help the people to fight back against the Empire. As they approached the settlement, Tano discovered that the Imperial crops had drained the life out of the planet's soil. She told Miara to remind her to burn the dying fields if they got a chance. Miara also informed Tano that the Empire was not forcing the farmers to work for the entire daytime. While Tano headed to the Imperial compound, she instructed Miara to find Selda or Vartan and give them the holo she had recorded in hyperspace.[1]

While approaching the Imperial compound, Tano encountered the Sixth Brother, who taunted her about her friendship with Kaeden, mocking Tano for violating the Jedi Code by forming attachments. The Inquisitor attacked her with his double-bladed spinning lightsaber, but Tano dodged him using the Force. The Sixth Brother tried to disconnect his weapon and fight her with two blades. Despite lacking her lightsabers, Tano used the Force to invigorate her hand as she touched the hilt of his lightsaber. The lightsaber hilt shattered and the Inquisitor was killed by the ensuing explosion. Tano felt pity for her fallen foe and closed his helmet as a mark of compassion. She then retrieved the kyber crystals from his lightsaber and used the Force to heal them of the dark side presence, causing them to turn white.[1]

Armed with her new pair of white lightsabers, Tano Force-jumped into the Imperial compound and fought her way through to the stormtrooper sentries to Kaeden's cell. Tano also managed to free the other prisoners in the process. After reuniting, Tano and Kaeden headed to Selda's cantina. When Kaeden asked about Tano's plan, Selda reassured them that Miara had transmitted Tano's message and that Vartan was evacuating the farmers. Tano told the farmers that she had contacted an "old friend." In response, Kaeden said that she understood that Tano had lied to keep them safe while the Inquisitor had lied because he enjoyed suffering. After treating Kaeden's injuries, Tano exited the cantina to find several of Organa's A-wings bombing the Imperial compound.[1]

Shortly thereafter, Organa landed several transports and cargo ships, which proceeded to evacuate the farmers. Tano led Kaeden, Selda, and Miara to the Tantive IV. When Captain Antilles told her they had to evacuate soon, Tano responded that Organa's A-wings were taking care of the Imperial fighters. After seeing to the evacuation of the Larte sisters, Tano aided the evacuation of the remaining farmers, who numbered fewer than a hundred. Three Imperial tanks then appeared and began bombarding the ships and civilians. Using her Force powers, Tano jumped onto the leading tank and cut off its cannon with her lightsaber. She then opened the hatched and hauled the pilot out. Tano then destroyed the tank's controls and overloaded the cannon.[1]

The resulting explosion toppled the nearby tank, disabling its hover mechanism. Tano sliced off its gun and let it crash into a house. Tano then headed to the third tank, but was unable to stop it from blasting Vartan and a group of refugees. Enraged, Tano used the Force to cause the tank's turret to implode. Tano then tended to the wounded Vartan and carried him to the Tantive IV. After evacuating the last of the refugees, Tano and her rebel allies departed in their ships. Once aboard, Tano comforted the wounded Kaeden. When Kaeden moaned that she should not have listened to her feelings, Tano reassured her that Jedi made that mistake. Tano expressed confidence that she would be able to handle the galaxy now and promised to meet Kaeden again.[1]

Joining the Rebellion

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Ahsoka shows Bail a hologram of the Fulcrum symbol.

Following the evacuation of Raada, Tano smuggled herself aboard the Tantive IV in order to arrange a meeting with Senator Bail Organa. She overheard a conversation between the Senator and his young adopted daughter Princess Leia Organa. After exchanging pleasantries, Organa confided that the Empire hoped to use his image as a family man to ensure his compliance. When Tano asked if he worried about his daughter, Organa replied that she took after her mother. When Tano asked what Organa was doing to fight against the Empire, he briefed her about Captain Antilles' glowing report of the Raada evacuation. There had been fifteen casualties including fourteen evacuees and one A-wing pilot. However, Antilles' medical staff had been able to save Vartan.[1]

Tano also confided that the Inquisitor she encountered was not the last of his kind. While the Inquisitor had some training, she observed that he mostly relied on brute strength and lacked the skills of a Jedi. Organa promised to do what he could and then asked about Raada. Tano explained that the farmers could not go back because the Empire would wipe out the moon's surface. Organa agreed to resettle the Raadian refugees on Alderaan. However, Tano responded that the farmers wanted to join the rebellion. Organa agreed to resettle the farmers on an agricultural planet and to train pilots and soldiers.[1]

At Organa's request, Tano showed him her new lightsabers. She told Organa that she had acquired the kyber saber crystals from the Inquisitor. She explained that the crystals had previously been red because they had been corrupted by the dark side when those who wielded them had bent them to their will, causing the crystals to "bleed." Tano speculated that the kyber crystals had been looted from the former Jedi Temple. Tano also remarked that her former friend Barriss Offee, for all her treachery and atrocities, had been right that the Jedi and the Republic had taken the wrong approach to the Clone Wars. Organa commented that the former Chancellor Palpatine had been a skilled manipulator.[1]

Tano added that she had tried to escape the war, but kept being drawn back into it. Organa responded that their job was to focus on the present which he likened to a middle road. Tano agreed with Organa's sentiments and opined that she wanted to pursue a path separate from a general or a Padawan. At that point, the Tantive IV exited hyperspace above Alderaan. Tano also commented that the lack of communications had caused deaths on Raada and her hostile response to Tage and Tamsin. After some discussion, Tano convinced Organa to let her run his intelligence networks. She also convinced Organa to provide her with a new ship. At Organa's suggestion, Tano adopted the code name Fulcrum for her work as a rebel spy. Unknown to Tano, her activities had also attracted the attention of the Grand Inquisitor, who informed Darth Vader that he had discovered evidence of another Jedi Purge survivor.[1]

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