The High Jedi Council (commonly referred to as the Jedi Council) is made up of twelve of the Order's most powerful and respected members. In the current configuration, where the war between Republic and Empire has resumed and where the veterans of the previous one are still active, all have been war heroes. Like their predecessors. But many can boast of other references. Thus, the Keeper of the Archives made himself better known by the publication of his journal. A set of texts collected since the time of his apprenticeship, and which brings together his thoughts, elements of his subjects of study and also a chronicle of his time. This Jedi scholar (in his original sense, but also according to the classes of TOR) has been widely read and is a reference when we want to address the elements that led to the Treaty of Coruscant. Her name ? Master Gnost-Dural.
It was Miraluka Shol Bestros, another future member of the Jedi Council, who advised this apprentice kel dor to keep this diary while studying at the Jedi Temple in Coruscant. In the first few pages, one can learn about the subjects he was studying at the time: ancient legends about the Jedi Order, the Wars of the Force and the Infinite Empire of the rakata. Some elements showed that interest was already shown to find the old localization of Tython. He built his own lightsaber, with a green blade. However, little is said about how he was spotted and how he joined the Jedi Order. For four years, until he received the title of Jedi Knight, he planned to orient himself in the path of a historian. But that year, the Empire returned, seized several planets, and deployed in the Arm of Tingel. The young knight was sent among the troops charged with arresting them.
Gnost-Dural did not stay long in Tingel's Arm. The Empire was sending fleets throughout the Outer Rim. Particularly in the Minos pile, at the end of the Rimma Trade Road (which will be ascended until the destruction of the shipyards of Sluis Van and the capture of those of Sullust). On Eliad, he faced many enemy soldiers but above all had his first duel against a Sith. On this occasion, he managed to get out of it by taking advantage of his opponent's disproportionate confidence. He was then transferred to Admiral Greik's fleet, under whose orders he served in the First Battle of Bothawui where the forces of Dark Immern were annihilated (not to be confused with the Second Battle of Bothawui, which was an imperial victory) . These two victories, as well as the imperial counter-attack on Bothawui (the Second Battle), marked him deeply. They took place in the first decade of the war (out of a total of 28 years), and it was about her that he wrote the most in his diary.
After several years on the front line, the Jedi Council eventually gave in to its multiple demands for a recall on Coruscant and left Gnost-Dural to study all that was known about the Sith enemy. He traveled far back to the Second Great Jedi Schism and the Hundred Years of Darkness. He also sought to identify the famous Sith Emperor, the leader of the Empire on whom the Republic still had only fragmented elements. In this he was helped by his new assignment. In fact, to stay in the capital, he was to serve as an advisor to the Republic's new counter-espionage organization, the SIS. Working with top-notch spies, he thus obtained information that the Jedi Council did not even think of and which allowed him to see certain events from an entirely different angle. He also had to follow his comrades in the field in certain missions. Like the one where Jaric Kaedan captured the Dread Masters. The data collected during this capture greatly helped to better understand the enemy.
The Imperial attack on Coruscant along with peace negotiations in Alderaan, which resulted in the Treaty of Coruscant, severely weakened the Jedi Order. Several members of the Jedi Council were killed, including the Grand Master of the Order. Their popularity has also collapsed sharply. When Satele Shan rediscovered the position of planet Tython, it was deemed more appropriate to rebuild there rather than under the spotlight of Coruscant. Gnost-Dural, who had survived as part of the diplomatic delegation, then established himself in the recovery and transfer of the Jedi archives. He took the opportunity to complete the research undertaken in his journal and then had it published. His notoriety as a scholar made him rise above the mass of his comrades and he was appointed Keeper of the Records and a member of the High Jedi Council. He also put all his personal work in order in order to set up a chronology which quickly became the official one of the Republic.
Recently, the past has returned to haunt Master Gnost-Dural. While still a knight, he had had an apprentice, the falleen Kana Terrid. Unfortunately, this one had been captured, tortured and turned over by the Sith Darth Malgus. After the latter was killed on Illum, Darth Marr's attempts to reabsorb his faction saw the appointment of what was now called Darth Karrid to the Dark Council. She thus found herself at the head of a particularly powerful experimental cruiser. The new supreme commander of the Armed Forces of the Republic made this threat one of his priorities. Gnost-Dural asked to participate in this mission and he left his comfortable studies to return to the front line with Agent Theron Shan. The victory came at the Battle of Duro and proved if needed that this scholar was still capable of making a difference on the front lines.
- Master Gnost-Dural's Journal
- novel Annihilation by Drew Karpyshyn