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Sli'Lon Tahar was a Human male Jedi Master who served the Jedi Order and the Galactic Republic during the Great Sith War. After the Battle of Deneba, he left the Jedi Order and joined the Galactic Circus, under the alias "The Great Brotzman".
A Force-sensitive Human, Sli'Lon Tahar was trained in the ways of the Force by the Jedi Order, eventually attaining the rank of Jedi Master. For forty years, Tahar tracked down evidence of that the Sith had survived since the defeat of Naga Sadow. Circa 3,998 BBY, he finally uncovered the mausoleum of an ancient Sith Lord, Ku'ar Danar. Disturbed by his discovery, he tried to alert his peers during the Conclave on Deneba but the Jedi were attacked by Krath war droids before he could make his findings known. The slaughter which followed shocked him so much that he fled, leaving his five apprentices dead.
Sensing the darkness approaching, Tahar left the Circus and disappeared, only to reappear once more as a Jedi, during a surprise attack which hit the space station. The Jedi Master tried to stem the Mandalorian assault and managed to help the strangers fleeing by using battle meditation, entrusting them with two messages—warn the Republic of the danger and inform the Jedi Council of the location of Ku'ar Danar tomb. He then died, struck down by Ulic Qel-Droma during a fierce lightsaber duel.
Personality and traitsEdit
Tahar was devastated following the events of Deneba. He became cynical, alcoholic and pessimistic, even defeatist, and was beset by terrifying nightmares. His encounter with the Krath left deep psychic wounds and he started to hate droids.
Power and abilitiesEdit
Tahar, as the "Great Brotzman" and a former Jedi Master, was a very skilled illusionist. He was also proficient in Force healing, as he become the "bonesetter" of the Galactic Circus, and was able to teach Jedi meditation.
Behind the scenesEdit
Sli'Lon Tahar was created by Philippe Rat and Mehdi Sahmi for the ambiguously canon roleplaying scenario "Le Facteur X" which appeared in the French magazine Casus Belli 115. He was illustrated by Stéphane Levallois.