Whether defending allies by deflecting a barrage of blaster-fire or charging in to challenge a Sith Lord, the Jedi Knight's role is crucial in any conflict. The Jedi Knight enjoys the benefit of ancient teachings that have been passed down through hundreds of generations. Combining these time-tested maneuvers with the natural guidance of the Force, the Knight is capable of achieving extraordinary feats:
- The Jedi Knight's lightsaber techniques include powerful, synergistic combinations designed to render any enemy defenseless against a decisive finishing move. While completing this maneuver, the Knight is preparing to take on an additional enemy.
- Focusing body and mind, the Knight is capable of blasting opponents with a powerful wave of Force energy, knocking them off their feet. More powerful Jedi Knights have even been known to practice this technique against large groups.
- Combining physical prowess and Force focus, the Knight can throw his lightsaber in spinning arc to strike enemies at a distance. Practice and mastery of this maneuver enables the Knight to ensure his saber returns to his hand after its lethal circuit.
|“||It is a dark era for the Jedi Order. The Sith Empire obliterated the Jedi Temple on Coruscant and slaughtered many of the Republic's brave defenders during the last war."
"The surviving Jedi have withdrawn to their ancient homeworld of Tython, where they take advantage of a fragile peace to train a new generation of guardians for the galaxy."
|~ Star Wars: The Old Republic, Jedi Knight opening crawl|
A wall between the good people of the Republic and their enemies, the Guardian stands firm in the face of overwhelming odds and dares opponents to attack. Perfect concentration and use of the Force allows smooth movement even in heavy armor—making the Guardian a hard target to take down. Leaders on and off the battlefield, Guardians are known for inspiring allies to amazing feats, making them invaluable for conflicts of any size.
Control and focus are the hallmarks of the Sentinel. Through years of training the Sentinel learns the art of using two Lightsabers simultaneously to create an intricate web of damage that is almost impossible to evade. Manipulating the Force, the Sentinel can see holes in the enemy defense, potential flaws in their own technique and how best to plan for both.
Valiant, Determined, Guardian of PeaceEdit
A symbol of hope in dark times, the Jedi Knight stands for the legacy of the Jedi Order—more than twenty-thousand years of protecting the Republic and keeping the peace across the galaxy. Though Jedi Knights have served as generals, guerrilla fighters, and warriors for generations, their legendary combat prowess faces its greatest test during this age.
Through years of disciplined training and meditation, the Jedi Knight hones body and mind into perfect harmony. Combining the foresight of the Force with unrivaled reflexes and practiced physical precision, the Knight turns combat into an art form, gracefully executing acrobatic feats in tandem with elegant lightsaber tactics.
A source of inspiration to allies and intimidation to adversaries, the Jedi Knight’s presence is welcome in any confrontation. The Order’s long history of fighting for justice has earned the trust of countless friends and the hate of innumerable enemies. Few, though, are foolish enough to challenge a seasoned Jedi Knight unless they have the skills and technology to even the odds.
Facing the Dark SideEdit
The Jedi’s dark counterparts scored many victories during the war, expanding their Empire, and putting the Republic on the defensive. Since the Treaty of Coruscant, the Sith have consolidated their military might, even while the Jedi have withdrawn to Tython, a move that’s been looked at with suspicion by many of the Republic’s politicians. Nonetheless, the war is far from over, and the Jedi Knight’s resolve remains firm. With unwavering allegiance to the Republic and the light side of the Force, the Jedi Knight fights with valiant determination, wading into the thick of any battle to protect freedom and democracy and hold fast against those who oppose it.
No matter how dire circumstances may become, the Jedi Knight trusts the Force and keeps a cool head. Knowledge and self-control are the critical components of wise decisions, and emotional and mental clarity are an absolute necessity. Maintaining focus allows the Knight to rely on intuition; a right mind leads to right action.
For many, the Jedi Knight is the guardian of a precious dream; a dream of peace, a dream of justice, a dream of a brighter future. The fate of the galaxy depends upon the Knight’s ability to keep this dream alive.
The Jedi Knight’s graceful movements are awesome to behold. Freezing a moment in this display captures the deep commitment underlying the Jedi’s dazzling abilities. Though a Jedi Knight’s life is filled with battle and adventure, the Knight’s heart is dedicated to peace and service. An ironic observation to some, but greater wisdom suggests it is the Jedi Knights’ humble devotion which makes them so likely to become such famous heroes.
The galaxy has been plagued by war for decades, and despite the Treaty of Coruscant, the Jedi have no delusions about the constant danger. Though traditional Jedi robes range from light cloth to thick leathers, many Jedi Knights also wear parts or entire suits of heavy armor when going into battle.
Prologue: To Battle With DarknessEdit
One of the strongest Padawans the Jedi have seen for generations races into peril when a surprise attack by savage native warriors nearly devastates the Order on Tython. Surviving a fierce battle against these monstrous enemies and saving numerous students, the Padawan receives a challenging new teacher from the High Council: iconoclastic war hero Master Orgus Din. Together, they hunt a mysterious foe who has targeted the Jedi for extermination. The Padawan and Master Orgus form an uneasy alliance with mistrustful Twi’lek colonists whom they believe may hold the answers to this sinister plot. The Padawan must overcome conflicts within and fearsome enemies without to save the Jedi Temple and defeat the twisted plans of Bengel Morr, a corrupted Jedi hero. In recognition of this victory, the Padawan receives a promotion – and a dangerous new mission worthy of a Knight of the Republic…
Chapter 1: The Vengeance of Darth AngralEdit
The Knight defeats a cunning plot against the Republic capital world of Coruscant, and in the process kills the only child of nefarious Sith Lord Darth Angral. The cold-blooded Angral vows revenge, revealing to the Republic that he has seized multiple top-secret Republic superweapons, which he plans to turn against their creators. With billions of lives at stake, Grand Master Satele Shan assigns the Knight new allies to help face this threat: troubled Padawan Kira Carsen and the steadfast astromech droid T7-01.
The Knight’s team races across the galaxy on a desperate hunt for Darth Angral’s battle cruiser and its Desolator superweapon, a devastating device capable of laying waste to entire Republic worlds. The Knight survives impossible odds to defeat Angral’s menacing Sith apprentices and thwart their plans to unleash world-shattering destruction.
These victories come at great cost, however. Legendary Jedi heroes and stalwart Republic soldiers pay for each world saved with their own lives. As Darth Angral bings the Desolator superweapon to bear on the Jedi homeworld of Tython, the Knight races to confront Angral in a final duel to decide the fate of the Jedi Order. Though Darth Angral falls in defeat, the Empire he served breaks the Treaty of Coruscant to war against the Republic once more.
Chapter 2: Hunt for the Sith EmperorEdit
As Republic and Imperial forces gather for a final devastating clash, the Knight joins a daring plot to capture the Sith Emperor and force a peaceful surrender. The stubbornly confident and charismatic Jedi Master Tol Braga, mastermind of this mission, guides the Knight’s search for lost secrets of the Empire. Only this forgotten knowledge of secret plans and advanced technology can reveal the Emperor’s hidden fortress and leave the Sith leader vulnerable. New allies join the Knight’s crew and elite Jedi warriors from Master Braga’s strike team aid their search on the embattled planets of Hoth and Balmorra.
The plan to invade the Emperor’s fortress succeeds beyond Master Braga’s greatest ambitions. However, the Jedi find more than they bargained for when they finally confront the Sith leader in his lair. The Emperor is more than a man – he is the living embodiment of the dark side. Armed with incalculable powers of corruption, the Emperor easily defeats the Knight, Master Braga, and their fellow Jedi, twisting them all to the dark side.
When Master Orgus Din, an old ally reaches out through the Force, the Knight is able to break the Emperor’s mental domination. Although Master Braga and the rest of the Jedi strike team seem to have vanished, the Knight is able to free other allies and escape the hidden fortress. There is one final surprise in store, however: a confrontation with Sith executioner Lord Scourge, the notorious “Emperor’s Wrath.” To the heroes’ stunned surprise, Lord Scourge pledges to help the Knight defeat the Emperor; he surrenders and demands to be taken before the Jedi High Council.
Chapter 3: Racing Against DoomsdayEdit
Lord Scourge reveals the Emperor’s true goal for the war: to complete a Sith ritual that will grant him unlimited power and immortality by eradicating all life in the galaxy. First, the Emperor requires a sacrifice to fuel his horrific ritual: the destruction of an entire world and its people. The Sith leader has dispatched his agents of evil across the galaxy to ensure that billions die. Though the Emperor’s servants are unaware of the fate that will befall them when his ritual is complete, Scourge experienced a vision that revealed his Master’s secret plot – and the brave Jedi Knight who would thwart it. Lord Scourge vows to aid the Knight in defeating the Emperor and saving the galaxy.
The Knight’s crew races to save worlds targeted by the Emperor, discovering the fates of Master Tol Braga and the Jedi strike team. These fallen Jedi remain thralls of the Emperor, turned against the very people they once swore to protect. The Knight must confront these former allies and decide their fates before facing the Emperor himself. In a final apocalyptic duel, the Knight battles the Sith Emperor for the fate of the galaxy – and changes it forever.
- Nar Shaddaa
- The Emperors Fortress
- Death Cloud
- Mutual Assured Destruction
- Dromund Kaas