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This article is about Temple Spire, the central tower of the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. You may be looking for Sacred Spire, the mountain around which the Jedi Temple was built.

Tranquillity Spire, also referred to as the Temple Spire was the highest of the five spires of the Jedi Temple.[1] The Spire was the most sacred site in the Temple and emanated a contemplative atmosphere.[3] By the late Clone Wars, the Tranquility Spire also housed a Jedi Council chamber.[5]

HistoryEdit

The central spire of the Jedi Temple was the first of the five spires to be erected following the ancient edifice's reconstruction after its fall during the Sacking of Coruscant. Established above and around the Sacred Spire, the mountain which contained the Force nexus in which the Temple was originally contained, the tower stood taller than the surrounding Council spires. As the building grew, it came to completely cover and reshape much of the mountain, with its peak remaining in its original shape within the spire.[3]

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Tranquillity Spire; damaged and listing to the side; as viewed from the Tower of First Knowledge.

At the conclusion of the Clone Wars, when Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker fell to the dark side and began to carry out Darth Sidious' Order 66, he went to the Temple and began his slaughter of all of its occupants.[6] Tranquility Spire's base was heavily bombed by LAATs, causing the Tower to list. While it lay empty for over a decade, it was occasionally visited by the Sith, searching for hidden knowledge.[7] During the invasion of the Yuuzhan Vong, the spire collapsed, revealing the Sacred Spire underneath. It is here that the deranged Lord Nyax would do battle with Jedi Grand Master Luke Skywalker, his wife, and Knight Tahiri Veila.[8]

When the Reconstruction Authority began rebuilding structures and morale for galactic citizens, they started to rebuild the Jedi Temple. Encased within a transparisteel pyramid, Tranquility Spire was restored to it's former glory, though not visible from the exterior of the building.[2]

LayoutEdit

Tranquillity Spire contained the Hall of Knighthood below the Pinnacle chamber, a room which held the most sacred and oldest documents from the founding of the Order. Meditation chambers were located directly below the Hall of Knighthood, serving as an area where soon to be knighted Padawans spent the night communing with the Force. Large memorial statues of the most revered Jedi were suspended in the tower by repulsorlift pads, directly above the peak of the original Sacred Spire which was encompassed by a meditation balcony. Below that was a lower balcony presenting a series of holo-depictions of the history of the Jedi. The smallest younglings were brought here for their education. Ancient meditation chambers and access points to the original cave chapels were located at the bottom of the spire along with the Chamber of Conclave.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

Tranquillity Spire is often thought to be the Spire which holds the Jedi High Council Chambers, however this is not the case.

The novel The Clone Wars: Wild Space names the central spire of the Temple, although it erroneously states that the Jedi Archives are located within a third of the Tower.

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