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The Reception Hall of the Coruscant Jedi Temple was a lofty hall which served as one of the four main entrances into the Temple Ziggurat from the Temple Court. While the Temple was seized by the Galactic Empire and eventually destroyed, the Reception Hall would be rebuilt decades later in the rebuilt Temple.

HistoryEdit

While the Temple was destroyed an rebuilt several times before the Ruusan Reformation, the Reception Hall of the Temple would be finalized within the Coruscant Temple no later then 1000 BBY with funding from the Galactic Republic. As one of the four main entrances to the Temple, the Reception Hall was used primarily to greet guests and allies of the Jedi Order and was not accessible to tourists.[3]

In 22 BBY, Grand Master Yoda received the banished Jedi Lorian Nod in a small chamber off the hall. Nod explained that he had come to make up for past mistakes and assist the Order. As ruler of Junction V, Nod had come to the Temple to warn of Separatist treachery which threatened to draw Nod's planet into the Clone Wars. Yoda agreed to help the former-Jedi Initiate by sending Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi and Padawan Anakin Skywalker to the world and settle the dispute.[1]

Only three years later, the Reception Hall would be left in ruin following the execution of Order 66 and Operation: Knightfall. Both military actions, carried out by the Grand Army of the Republic and made legal by Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, called for the total annihilation of the Jedi Order and the seizure of their Temple. Storming the Temple the 501st Legion, led by Sith Lord Darth Vader, laid waste the halls of the complex as they slaughtered its occupants.[5]

The Temple would lay in ruin for several decades, surviving the Galactic Civil War and the reign of the Galactic Empire. When the Sith were defeat at Endor, the Imperial grasp on Coruscant weakened and the New Republic was eventually able to wrestle back control over the galactic capitol. While the Temple was briefly occupied by the reformed Jedi Order, the ancient complex would fall into total despair during the Yuuzhan Vong War. It wasn't until the Galactic Alliance gained control of the planet that the Order was able to return to the foundations of the ziggurat. Following the war with the Yuuzhan Vong the Alliance's Chief of State, Cal Omas, commissioned the building of a modern Temple for the Jedi in thanks for their involvement in the war. The new Temple, built by the Reconstruction Authority, was erected to old specifications and the Reception Hall was rebuilt within.[4]

In 40 ABY, the Reception Hall was being guarded one evening by Apprentice Seha Dorvald. While on guard duty ex-Colonel of the Empire of the Hand, Jagged Fel walked into the hall and announced himself as a Mister Twinsins Thlee, and alteration of his former title Twin Suns Three. Fel requested to speak with Grand Master Luke Skywalker in regards to the matter of Dark Jedi Alema Rar, and when the Grand Master and his wife met him in the Reception Hall the trio wandered the dimly lit halls of the Temple discussing the hunt for the rogue Twi'lek. As the conversation drew to a close, Fel took his leave of the Temple through the main entrance hall.[2]

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