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Tuzes-Adaz was a female Nelvaanian and chieftain of the village Rokrul on the Outer Rim planet Nelvaan during the final years of the Galactic Republic. During the Clone Wars between the Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems, the Techno Union established a facility on Nelvaan that drained the planet of geothermal energy. The resulting environmental shift alarmed Tuzes-Adaz and her fellow Nelvaanians, who blamed the changes on an illness plaguing the Great Mother, the deity that the villagers honored. When the chieftain discovered the Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker after the two interrupted her son's initiation ritual, she brought them back to Rokrul to meet the shaman Orvos, who had prophesied that an offworlder would visit and bring the Great Mother back to health. Her choice proved wise, as Skywalker went on to defeat the Techno Union and destroy the facility, ending the draining of the planet's geothermic energy.

BiographyEdit

Tuzes-Adaz was a Nelvaanian female who served as the chieftain of the Rokrul village[1] on the Outer Rim[3] planet Nelvaan during the final years of the Galactic Republic. Some time during the Clone Wars, a galaxy-spanning conflict between the Republic and the secessionist Confederacy of Independent Systems,[2] the Techno Union established a facility on Nelvaan that drew off the planet's geothermal energy. The chieftain and her warriors interpreted the environmental changes as an illness befalling the Great Mother, a religious deity that the villagers honored.[1] The village's warriors went off in search of the cause of the drastic shift in climate, but none came home, all having been captured and mutated by the Techno Union.[4]

Near the end of the Clone Wars, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker landed on Nelvaan in search of General Grievous, leader of the Separatist Droid Army. Tuzes-Adaz discovered the Jedi after they interrupted her son's initiation ritual by killing the reptilian horax the young boy had been hunting.[2] Remembering a prophecy passed down from the village shaman Orvos claiming that an offworlder would come to Nelvaan and restore the Great Mother to health, she refrained from killing the Jedi and decided to bring them back to Rockrul to meet with Orvos instead. This proved to be a very critical decision, as Skywalker would go on the destroy the Separatist facility and put Nelvaan back on the path to normalcy,[1] along with reuniting the women and children of Rokrul with their male warrior counterparts.[5]

Personality and traitsEdit

Tuzes-Adaz was a Nelvaanian female, and like the other females in her village, she had blue skin, black hair, and black eyes.[2] As chieftain, she showed wisdom and restraint when faced with the choice of killing Kenobi and Skywalker or bringing them to Orvos, choosing the latter after remembering Orvos's prophecy.[1] Upon seeing the mutated Rokrul warriors return home, Tuzes-Adaz was hesitant to approach them. However, after a young girl showed no discrimination and approached the men without fear, the chieftain, along with all the other women, quickly changed their attitude from one of shock to one of joy.[5]

EquipmentEdit

Tuzes-Adaz donned a long brown garment with red, white, and black trim along the cuffs and collar. She also wore a large mask of the same colors with the design of a face drawn on the front. She carried a staff with the head of a creature on the top. She also wore bands around her wrists and neck.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

Tuzes-Adas made her first appearance in Chapter 22 of the animated microseries Star Wars: Clone Wars,[2] which aired on March 22, 2005 on Cartoon Network.[6]

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