The Brotherhood of Cognizance was founded many centuries before the Clone Wars. There seems to have been many brothers at the time of the colonization of Naboo, but their number grew smaller and smaller through the centuries, until they were considered an arcane order and mostly forgotten. By the beginning of the Clone Wars, they resided in a mountain sanctuary, and were made up of approximately twenty brothers. Maxiron Agolerga, the order's Pontifex, performed the secret wedding of Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala.
The Brotherhood focused on discipline and the accumulation and study of knowledge. They were a contemplative order, worshiping art in all its forms, such as poetry, music, paintings and aesthetics. They used to celebrate rites while wearing purple garments.
Behind the scenesEdit
The name Cognizance may be a play on words with the adjective cognizant; defined by Webster's dictionary as "a knowledge of something; especially through personal experience". Synonyms include mindful(ness) and aware(ness).
- Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (First appearance)
- (First identified as Brotherhood of Cognizance)