STAR WARS: Meet The Jedi Characters Who Will Form The Knights Of The HIGH REPUBLIC

Details on "Project Luminous" were recently revealed, and we found out that the initiative's real name is actually Star Wars: The High Republic. Now, we have a first look at some of the main players...

Back in February, Disney finally pulled back the curtain on the mysterious "Project Luminous" that was first teased last April at Star Wars Celebration, and we discovered that the initiative would actually be known as Star Wars: The High Republic.

Consisting of books and comics set 200 years before the events of the prequel films, the stories of The High Republic will focus on all-new heroes and villains who roamed the galaxy far, far away in an era of relative peace and prosperity, long before The Sith of The Empire rose to power.

We were given a vague idea of what some of the individual stories would entail at the time, but now we have more details on five of the heroic Jedi characters who'll make up the Knights of The High Republic.

“Readers will see a very wide variety of Jedi in this era,” says Lucasfilm Publishing creative director Michael Siglain. “This is a hopeful, optimistic time, when the Jedi are good and noble, and we want to reflect that in their characters while still giving them enough depth and dimension so that their individual personalities and idiosyncrasies shine through. The Jedi Knights of the High Republic are both aspirational and inspirational. In short, they’re the good guys.”

Check out the concept art and character profiles below, and let us know if you plan to delve into this new corner of the Star Wars universe in the comments.

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Avar Kriss



Avar is the brightest, most noble example of Jedi-hood. She always tries to see the good in people and situations, and never puts herself first. She is invigorated about life on the frontier and the challenges it brings, and is an inspiration for those who work with her. She is compassionate, not dogmatic, and always ready to sacrifice herself over others. Avar Kriss is the best of the best.

Loden Greatstorm



Loden is a Twi’lek Jedi Master, and is considered to be one of the best teachers in the Jedi Order. Strong and wise, with a good sense of humor, Loden looks at every moment as a learning experience, always trying to better himself and those around him, especially his Padawans.

Keeve Trennis



Keeve is a young firebrand Jedi, believed to have a great future ahead of her, if only she would believe it herself. Quick-witted and more impulsive than she should be, Keeve has only been a Jedi Knight for a few weeks and is a little starstruck around Avar, knowing many of the great things Kriss has done in the past. She is determined to prove herself to Avar and the other legendary Jedi stationed on Starlight Beacon, but first she must learn to trust in herself as much as she trusts the Force.

Stellan Gios



Stellan is an optimistic and well-respected Jedi Master. Stellan came up through the Order with Avar Kriss, and although they are often on different assignments for the Jedi or the Republic, when the two work together they are a powerhouse team of two noble heroes in action. Strong in the Force and a natural teacher, Stellan is currently stationed at one of the Jedi Temple outposts on the distant planet of Caragon-Viner.

Vernestra “Vern” Rwoh



Vern is a newly-minted Jedi Knight. Vernestra, Mirialan, was Padawan to Stellan Gios. She works hard and is devoted to the Jedi Order, more so than most others her age. At sixteen she is one of the youngest Knights in a generation. She struggles to fit in with the adults while also setting a good example for the younger Jedi.
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