"Each Initiate's name is inscribed on one of these Vagni stones. We shall pick one at random, using only the Force. Come forward when your name is called."
―Yula Braylon — (audio) Listen (file info)[1]

Vagni stones were a type of stone used in Jedi culture.[1] The stones were used to determine combat opponents in the Initiate Trials, a series of tests that younglings of the Jedi Order were given as prerequisite in order to progress to the rank of Padawan.[1]

Vagni stones were engraved with the names of competing Initiates and then placed in a container. The stones were then whirled around inside the container using the Force and were picked at random to select an opponent's name.[1] In 86 BBY,[2] a group of Initiates, which included Dooku, Sifo-Dyas, and Zang Arraira, underwent the trials. Jedi Masters Yula Braylon and Tera Sinube used the Vagni stones to choose combatants in the trials, the first of which were Dooku and Sifo-Dyas.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

Vagni stones appeared in a flashback in Dooku: Jedi Lost, a 2019 audio drama 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. 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 which features Vagni stones appear takes place when Dooku is sixteen years old, thus placing the stones' appearance in 86 BBY.
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