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Yonlach was a Human male Jedi Master living on Tatooine during the Cold War. Yonlach was considered the greatest teacher of his time, a valuable asset to the Jedi Order. He had long been the very model of the Jedi Code, a master of his emotions and unafraid of death. Though he had grown old by the time of the Cold War at that time, the Force was still strong with him.
It was when Nomen Karr brought his Padawan to Master Yonlach that her mysterious gift first manifested. Through Yonlach’s training, she developed a strong bond with him, while he believed that her ability, untainted by the Sith, would someday lead the Jedi to greatness once more.
Eventually the relationship would prove to be a detriment to Yonlach, when the Sith became aware of Willsaam's ability. In order to defend his spy network, the Sith Lord Darth Baras, who originally petitioned the Dark Council to eliminate Yonlach, sent his apprentice to kill people she had been close to.
The Warrior retraced Willsaam's trials through Tatooine in order to pinpoint Yonlach's location. Ultimately, after the Warrior met a light side reflection from an oasis, Yonlach's hovel was shown in a Force vision in the Dune Sea. Yonlach was watching all this remotely and was disgusted that the Sith would pervert the Jedi way.
Once confronted by the Sith Warrior, Yonlach refused to give up Willsaam's location, stating that he had already informed her through their Force bond that the Warrior was attempting to draw her out. The Warrior wouldn't back down and attacked. But before doing so, Yonlach used the Force to render the Warrior's companion unconscious so he and his bodyguard Yul-Li could defeat the Sith. But they underestimated their opponent and were instead defeated. Unwilling to see Yonlach die for just a Padawan, Yul-Li gave up Willsaam's identity but the Jedi Master erased all memory of her location and rendered him asleep.
Yonlach expressed regret his action but believed it was necessary. He defiantly told the Warrior that he'll never give up Willsaam's whereabouts. He offered himself up to death, stating that when Jaesa senses it, she will only feel peace and tranquility. The Warrior decided to oblige him, though chose to make Yonlach's death painful so Jaesa would feel it and cut him down.
Behind the ScenesEdit
A possible alternative fate arises if the player chooses the Light Side dialogue option, which allows Yonlach to survive, leaving him shocked at seeing such mercy from a Sith.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (First appearance)