Cedral Gend was a Jedi Master and member of the Jedi Council active during the Cold War between the Galactic Republic and the resurgent Sith Empire. Gend was an expert and hunter of dark side Force nexuses and dark side artifacts. In his research, Gend gained allies in the Hutts and even the Imperials. He quickly noticed the diffusion of the Seeds of Rage by the Dread Masters, and tasked a Republic individual with the mission to find and destroy them.