A Force-sensitive, Mana Veridi was discovered by the Jedi Order near birth and trained in the ways of the Force at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. After constructing her own lightsaber and passing the Trials of Knighthood, Veridi was elevated to the rank of Jedi Knight by the Jedi High Council. Accepting missions from the august body, Veridi was assigned to investigate a disturbance on the Mid Rim world of Kwannot.
While on Kwannot, Veridi felt that the situation had become significantly more dangerous than expected and sent a distress call to Coruscant. Upon receiving the emergency code, the High Council tasked Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his Padawan, Obi-Wan Kenobi to locate Veridi and complete her mission. Honing in on her distress beacon, the Jedi located Veridi hiding amidst the shadows of one of the planet's cities. Recognizing the Jedi, Veridi sighed with relief and began to brief them on her situation. However, before she could begin, the Jedi hunter Aurra Sing ignited her lightsaber and impaled Veridi in the chest, killing her. Sing confiscated Veridi's lightsaber and engaged the Jedi, who were able to drive her off but not capture her.
One of Sing's many Jedi kills, Veridi's lightsaber would be recovered by the Order several years later during the Clone Wars when Jedi Aayla Secura arrested the bounty hunter. Over three decades after her death, her story was told to Han Solo by exiled Master Obi-Wan Kenobi aboard the Millennium Falcon's journey to Alderaan in 0 BBY.
- Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide
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