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Kirlocca
Kirlocca
Biographical information
Died

21 BBY[1]

Physical description
Species

Wookiee[2]

Gender

Male[2]

Hair color
  • Dark brown[2]
  • Light around the face[2]
Eye color

Black[2]

Chronological and political information
Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era[2]

Affiliation

Kirlocca was a male Wookiee Jedi Master who served the Jedi Order as the Almas Academy's battlemaster in the years leading up to the Clone Wars.

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Though arriving at the Almas Academy in the Cularin system at a young age, Kirlocca, a Force-sensitive Wookiee, was older than any other student at the academy up to that time. However, when Headmaster Nerra Ziveri tested the boy, he was discovered to be extremely strong in the Force and was accepted promptly. Kirlocca had the distinction of being the last student that Ziveri accepted to the academy before mysteriously vanishing on one final mission.[2]

Raised on Almas within the walls of the Academy, Kirlocca demostrated the reflexes and strength of a Wookiee as well as true mastery in manipulating the Force. Kirlocca had a ferocity that came out when he fought, but he refused to give in to his people's fighting rage, which he thought was too close to the dark side, nor did he give out war cries in battle, fighting instead in an eerie silence. Watching Kirlocca's prowess with a lightsaber had been described as being "like watching water flow over the falls."[2]

Knighthood and MasteryEdit

After training at the Academy for years and constructing a yellow-bladed lightsaber, Kirlocca received the rank of Jedi Knight. Remaining within the Cularin system, the Wookiee Jedi served with distinction. Kind-hearted and wise, Kirlocca achieved the rank of Master and was nominated to become an instructor at the Academy. As an instructor, Kirlocca felt the best way to impart what he knew was through martial training, helping the younger to direct their energies through lightsaber combat. After several years, Kirlocca was appointed as the Academy's battlemaster or, as the title was known at the Academy, the Master of Lightsabers. Aside from overseeing all lightsaber education classes, Master Kirlocca administered the Trials of Knighthood and also gained a seat on the Almas Council.[2]

Always one to listen, Kirlocca often answered students' questions with simple but baffling answers, and was determined to kill whomever he considered was violating the will of the Force.[2] At some point in his career Kirlocca dismissed Intiate Raik Muun from the Academy for falling in love with another student.[3] When the Clone Wars erupted between the Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems Kirlocca remained at the Academy and did not take up arms against the Separatist Droid Army. During this time, the Wookiee organized a group of Padawans and Knights to accompany him on a meditative retreat into the Almas Wasteland. During the trip, the group was attacked by a group of Jedi who had been psychologically tortured by the dark side forces working in the wastelands. Subduing their maddened allies, Kirlocca was able to return the mad Jedi as well as his students to the Academy safely.[4]

Kirlocca training

Kirlocca training Jedi students at Almas Academy.

At the end of the first year of the war, Master Kirlocca attended a peace conference organized by the Sentient Beings Opposing Violence Foundation. Boarding the Luxury, the ship aboard which the talks would take place, in orbit around Rennokk, Kirlocca and his fellow Jedi were attacked by Raik Muun, the student the Wookiee had dismissed years earlier. Muun hoped that by releasing two vicious t'salaks aboard the ship, she would turn the Jedi mediators into crazed killers, so as to discredit the Order.[3] While the creatures did attack Kirlocca and his companions, the Jedi remained calm in the face of death, killing the beasts and succumbing to their wounds peacefully. Her plan failed, Muun fled the scene before the Thaereian military could arrest her. Back on Almas, the Academy mourned the loss of Kirlocca, replacing him with Master Devan For'deschel on the Council and as the new Mistress of Lightsabers.[1]

Powers and abilitiesEdit

Kirlocca was a master of Form I: Shii-Cho[5] and was a fierce warrior, using his Wookiee heritage to his advantage. Despite this he was careful not to give in to his species' fighting rage. He also possessed a strong connection to the Force.[2]

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