Yaddle's Tale: The One Below is a 16-page comic published in Star Wars Tales 5, featuring the Jedi Master Yaddle. The comic takes place sometime before the Battle of Naboo, telling the story of how and why she was granted the title of Master and her seat on the Jedi Council. It was collected in Star Wars Tales Volume 2 and Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: Rise of the Sith Vol. 1.

Plot summary[edit | edit source]

Yaddle in captivity.

While discussing the possibility of knighting Yaddle, the Jedi Council revisit the story of her training under the tutelage of Polvin Kut, two hundred years prior.

On a mission to liberate the colonies of the Advozse warlord Tulak the duo are betrayed on Koba, leading to Kut's death. The Padawan Yaddle is taken hostage by the warlord but is impervious to his interrogations, warning him 'Rule by terror you do, die by fear you will'.

In time, Tulak tires of the colony and leaves Koba. Before he leaves, he seals Yaddle in a pit with the hope that he can use her as a future bargaining tool; however, she is soon forgotten. She is confined for a century, surviving on food and water provided by wardens left behind when Tulak left. Over the generations, the primitives come to speak of her as The One Below. During this time, Yaddle hones her Jedi skills.

Eventually, a groundquake brings down the roof of her pit, allowing her to escape. Seeing the destruction of the nearby village, she remains on the planet to aid the Kobans. Bringing the citizens to prosperity, she is quietly content with her work until the day Kalut, Tulak's son, returns to Koba, claiming it as his heirloom. Forced to fight, Yaddle defeats him, finally finishing her master's mission.

On hearing the story, the Jedi Council, in particular Yoda wants her to continue her Jedi training but, are swayed to initiate her as a Jedi Master.

Continuity[edit | edit source]

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As the comic is part of a Star Wars Tales issue preceding Issue #21, its original level of canon was unclear. However, the contents of the story have now been referenced in the novels Cloak of Deception and Jedi Quest: The Shadow Trap, as well as in The Official Star Wars Fact File, so it has largely been canonized. There are some small issues with the framing story, as Oppo Rancisis is present on the Jedi Council for the confirmation of Yaddle in some of the panels of the comic, but Oppo is elsewhere stated to be trained by Yaddle. Additionally, the lightsaber colors of the Masters do not match previously established blade colors.

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Star Wars Tales
Tales 1: Life, Death, and the Living Force · Mara Jade: A Night on the Town · Extinction, Part 1 · Skippy the Jedi Droid
Tales 2: Routine · Extinction, Part 2 · Stop That Jawa! · Incident at Horn Station
Tales 3: The Death of Captain Tarpals · Deal with a Demon · Lady Luck · Three Against the Galaxy
Tales 4: Moment of Doubt · A Death Star Is Born · Spare Parts · Sand Blasted
Tales 5: Yaddle's Tale: The One Below · What They Called Me · A Summer's Dream · Hoth · Lando's Commandos: On Eagles' Wings
Tales 6: The Hovel on Terk Street · A Hot Time in the Cold Town Tonite! · Fortune, Fate, and the Natural History of the Sarlacc
Junkheap Hero · The Hidden · Thank the Maker
Tales 7: Single Cell · Nerf Herder · Jedi Chef · Outbid But Never Outgunned · Force Fiction
Tales 8: Captain Threepio · The One That Got Away · The Secret Tales of Luke's Hand! · Death Star Pirates · Bad Business
Tales 9: Resurrection · Hate Leads to Lollipops · The Rebel Four
Tales 10: Trooper · Skreej · Nameless · A Wookiee Scorned! · Free Memory
Tales 11: Prey · In the Beginning · The Princess Leia Diaries · Tall Tales · Ghost
A Jedi's Weapon
Tales 12: A Day in the Life · A Jedi's Weapon · The Revenge of Tag & Bink · Once Bitten · The Duty
Tales 13: Puzzle Peace · The Secret of Tet-Ami · Survivors · Stones · The Sith in the Shadow · Children of the Force
Tales 14: Apocalypse Endor · The Emperor's Court · Urchins · Tides of Terror · The Lesson · Smuggler's Blues · Mythology
Tales 15: Sandstorm · First Impressions · Falling Star · Do or Do Not · Slippery Slope · Lucky Stars
Tales 16: The Other · Best Birthday Ever · The Long, Bad Day · Kessel Run · Lunch Break · Heart of Darkness
Tales 17: Planet of the Dead · All for You · Phantom Menaces · Ghosts of Hoth · The Apprentice · Dark Journey
Tales 18: Number Two in the Galaxy · Payback · Being Boba Fett · The Way of the Warrior · Revenants
Tales 19: Collapsing New Empires · The Value of Proper Intelligence to Any Successful Military Campaign is Not to Be Underestimated
Rather Darkness Visible · The Rebel Club · The Lost Lightsaber · Into the Great Unknown · Storyteller
Tales 20: George R. Binks · Who's Your Daddy · Fred Jawa · Luke Skywalker: Detective · Hunger Pains · Failing Up With Jar Jar Binks
Nobody's Perfect · Problem Solvers · Melvin Fett · Young Lando Calrissian
Tales 21: Nomad Chapter One · Walking the Path That's Given · Equals & Opposites
Tales 22: Honor Bound · Nomad Chapter Two · Marooned
Tales 23: Shadows and Light · Nomad Chapter Three · Lucky
Tales 24: Marked · Fett Club · Unseen, Unheard · Nomad Chapter Four
Trade paperbacks
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