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"You must be the droid we were sent for."
―Jaden Korr, upon finding the R5[src]

An R5-series astromech droid was the property of a moisture farmer who resided on the planet Tatooine in 14 ABY. During this time, the droid was used by the farmer to record a conversation mentioning the Disciples of Ragnos cult. The R5 unit was then sold by the farmer to a group of Jawa scavengers, only to be later retrieved by the aspiring Jedi Jaden Korr.


Into the Jawas' denEdit

An Industrial Automaton-made[2] R5-series astromech droid was owned by a moisture farmer who lived on the desert planet Tatooine[1] in 14 ABY.[5]

The farmer ordered the droid to record a conversation about the Disciples of Ragnos—a Sith cult that was trying to revive the dead Sith Lord Marka Ragnos—that the farmer overheard in a local cantina. When the farmer became fearful of reprisals from the cult, the individual sold the R-series droid to a band of Jawa scavengers, before leaving Tatooine.[1]

Jaden Korr's missionEdit

"Well! You're still in one piece, so you must have handled yourself alright. Let's get this droid back to the Academy."
―Kyle Katarn, to Jaden Korr[src]
Droid rescued

The R5 unit and Jaden Korr meet with Kyle Katarn.

When the New Jedi Order found out about the droid,[1] the Human male[6] Jedi Padawan Jaden Korr journeyed to purchase the droid from the Jawas. The Jedi had to fight his way through Tusken Raiders that had attacked and killed all the Jawas, but eventually he located the R5 unit aboard the Jawas' sandcrawler and retrieved it.[1]

After the two reunited with Korr's Master, Kyle Katarn, the droid was taken by the Jedi to the Jedi Praxeum on the moon Yavin 4. There, Jedi Master Luke Skywalker intended to have his astromech droid R2-D2 analyze the Tatooine droid's memory banks in order to learn more information about the Disciples of Ragnos.[1]


The astromech droid had white plating with red trim[1] and stood one meter tall,[4] and was a second-degree unit specializing in technical works.[3] The droid communicated with other individuals by using droidspeak.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

The astromech droid appeared in the 2003 LucasArts video game Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. The game requires the player—taking on the role of Jaden Korr—to complete four out of five optional missions in order to proceed with the main story line, with the mission to recover the droid being one of such optional assignments. This article assumes full completion of the game, therefore it includes Korr's mission to retrieve the droid.[1]


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
  2. 2.0 2.1 The New Essential Guide to Droids establishes that the R5-series astromech droids were made by Industrial Automaton. As Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy states that the droid was an R5 unit, it must have been manufactured by Industrial Automaton, as well.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The New Essential Guide to Droids establishes that technical droids such as astromech droids were second-degree droids. As Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy states that this droid was an astromech droid, it can also be classified as a second-degree unit.
  4. 4.0 4.1 The New Essential Guide to Droids establishes that the R5-series astromech droids were a "meter-high stack." According to Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, this droid was an R5 unit, therefore it also had the same height.
  5. The events of the Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy video game are dated to 14 ABY by The New Essential Chronology.
  6. Crosscurrent