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A graceful Human female, Soara Antana was a Jedi Master, trained in the ways of the Force by the Jedi Order. A noted lightsaber virtuoso, Antana was stationed at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant where she served as a lightsaber instructor. At the request of Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, Antana began training Kenobi's Padawan, Anakin Skywalker, in specialized lightsaber combat. Circa 27 BBY, Antana took on Darra Thel-Tanis as her Padawan.
On one of her their first missions together, Antana and Thel-Tanis accompanied Jedi Master Ry-Gaul and his Padawan Tru Veld, Master Siri Tachi and her Padawan Ferus Olin, as well as Kenobi and Skywalker on a mission to the planet of Radnor to help with the evacuation of that world. The evacuation was due to a deadly toxin that had spread throughout the planet because of a chemical leak. Antana and the other Jedi later discovered that the toxic leak was connected with the local Avoni raiders. The evidence led to Galen, a traitorous Radnoran, who was taken into custody for his crimes. The Avoni, however, escaped prosecution. During the mission, Antana was injured by an Multi-Troop Transport but soon recovered.
Around 24 BBY, Antana and Thel-Tanis continued to undertake assignments together, including an escort mission to Nuralee. After Granta Omega and Jenna Zan Arbor, both enemies of the Jedi Order and the Galactic Republic were tracked, Antana accompanied, Kenobi, Skywalker, Olin, Ry-Gaul, and Veld on a mission to the planet Korriban, the ancient birthplace of the Sith. During the mission, the Jedi entered the Valley of the Dark Lords, where they sensed how strong the dark side was until they were mabushed by Korriban zombies which led to the death of her padawan at the hands of Granta Omega.
As the Clone Wars started, Soara participated alongside Kenobi and Skywalker in several missions against the Confederacy of Independent Systems. As the war ended in 19 BBY, Soara was killed during the assault in the Jedi Temple, which led to the start of the Great Jedi Purge.
- Jedi Quest: The Way of the Apprentice (First appearance)
- Jedi Quest: The Master of Disguise
- Jedi Quest: The School of Fear (Mentioned only)
- Jedi Quest: The Changing of the Guard (Mentioned only)
- Jedi Quest: The False Peace
- Jedi Quest: The Final Showdown
- The Last of the Jedi: The Desperate Mission (Mentioned only)
- The Last of the Jedi: Death on Naboo (Mentioned only)
- Inside the Worlds of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. I, p. 33 ("Antana, Sora")
- The Essential Reader's Companion