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I, Jensaarai
By Rodney “Moridin” Thompson

For a thousand generations, the Jedi According to this new information, the Jedi had stolen
Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in their techniques and teachings from the Sith eons ago,
the galaxy, but on the small, backwater planet of dictating a much different history than that which was
Susevfi, a lesser-known tradition of Force users taught in the Jedi Temple. Though these documents may
has acted as guardians of their people since the be of questionable authenticity (and, no doubt, heavily
end of the Clone Wars. Originally founded by biased due to the author’s allegiances), it was enough to
rebellious Jedi Knights, this sect, known as the drastically alter the perceptions of the once-loyal Jedi
Jensaarai, has isolated themselves from the rest Knights and caused them to splinter off to found the
of the galaxy and uses their power to ward off any Jensaarai.
danger that may come to their planet. The As the band of ex-Jedi delved further into the Sith
Jensaarai are similar to the Jedi Knights of the Old scrolls, they learned new powers and abilities, and
Republic in many ways, but could in no way be formulated their own as well. Eventually, they created a
mistaken for the traditional Jedi from before the tradition that was very much a hybrid of the Jedi Code
Purge. they had embraced for so many years as well as the
At the end of the Clone Wars, a group of newly-discovered Sith teachings. They named
Jedi Knights led by the mysterious Nikkos Tyris themselves the Jensaarai, which, in the ancient Sith
broke off to form their own tradition. Tyris and his tongue, meant “hidden followers of truth.” It was the belief
band of Jedi discovered some ancient Sith of Tyris and his comrades that the Jedi had long
documents dating back thousands of years, suppressed the truth about their origins, and that they
possibly to the era of the Sith Empire. After much were simply returning to the true path that the Jedi had
study and research, the group managed to perverted. There is no doubt that Tyris and his fellow
decipher the ancient Sith language and discovered Jensaarai began to slip towards the dark side, but soon
what they considered to be a shocking revelation. afterwards a trio of Jedi Knights arrived on Susevfi and
intervened. Nejaa Halcyon, a Corellian Jedi Knight, along
Suarbi 7/5 with Ylenic It’kla and another Jedi known only as
Suarbi 7/5 is the fifth moon of the seventh planet of the Desertwind, confronted the Jensaarai masters and
Suarbi system, located in the Quence sector. Suarbi 7 is a defeated them in lightsaber combat. When the surviving
massive gas giant which generates enough gravity to sustain Jedi departed, they were unaware that there were more
its own asteroid belt, as well as over a dozen moons. The fifth
of these moons is Suarbi 7/5, which is more commonly Jensaarai students still on the planet, and it was from this
referred to as Susevfi. This moon is covered in vast, seed that the modern Jensaarai order grew.
sprawling savannahs and grasslands, and boasts a large A new leader stepped up and took control of the
civilized population. The planet was originally colonized by wounded organization, naming herself the Saarai-kaar,
humans roughly 400 years before the Battle of Yavin; a group
of ex-employees from a major company in the Corporate the leader of the Jensaarai. However, the remaining
Sector decided to tame the habitable moon and claim it as students were not yet advanced enough to grasp the Sith
their own, and several major settlements grew up from that teachings, and thus were left only with the half-trained
original expedition. The planet has a Stellar-class spaceport knowledge of their leader to act as their guide. The
in the city of Yumfla, a seaport which functions as the center
for commerce on the moon. In addition to being the planet’s Saarai-kaar had learned much of the Force, and one of
largest settlement, it is also the central location from which the most integral parts of the training she had received
the Jensaarai sect operates. was in the new code of conduct for Jensaarai warriors.
The planet is covered in vast savannahs and She began to teach this to the other students, and
grasslands, with smaller cities and settlements scattered over
its surface. Though relatively young as a colony world, the eventually through experimentation and practice
planet boasts a moderate-sized population composed developed several new abilities and a philosophy that
predominantly of humans but also containing several clusters was rigidly taught to all students of the organization. She
of the more common species of the galaxy. While not on the was teaching the Jedi Code to students of the Force from
cutting-edge of science, Susevfi is as technologically
advanced as most Mid Rim worlds, and sees a fair amount of a perspective that had embraced Sith teachings; the last
space traffic on a daily basis. For the most part, the planet of the dark side Jensaarai died with Nikkos Tyris, and the
provides all the necessary materials and foodstuffs for daily new students grew in strength while being taught the
life, and anything that cannot be acquired on-world can easily tenets of the Jedi, albeit with a strangely different outlook
be procured at the spaceports and centers of commerce on
the planet. on the galaxy.

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Nikkos Tyris
Nikkos Tyris is a member of the long-lived Anzati species who was strong in the Force and studied the ways of the Jedi over the course
of hundreds of years. One of the oldest Jedi besides Master Yoda, Tyris was often deeply wrapped up in the history of the Order,
particularly their ancient wars with the Sith thousands of years before his time. It was during one of his long expeditions into the depths
of the library in the Jedi Temple on Coruscant that Tyris found what he thought to be an amazing discovery. Documents unearthed in a
long-forgotten corner of the temple led him to study the Sith further and, eventually, brought him to the conclusion that the Jedi had
stolen their basic techniques from the Sith, not the other way around. The validity of his “discovery” is obviously questionable, but the
more he studied ancient Sith tomes, the more drawn into their dark side philosophies he became.
When the Clone Wars broke out, Tyris and several other Jedi faked their own deaths and relocated themselves to the
backwater planet of Susevfi to start their own tradition of Force users. They gathered many apprentices and began forming a thriving
organization known as the Jensaarai. Eventually, their band of rogue Jedi and half-trained Apprentices was discovered by a trio of Jedi
who sought to redeem the fallen ones and bring them back to the Jedi Order or, failing that, ensure that they were not allowed to
continue the spread of their dark side teachings. Eventually, Tyris and two of his other comrades entered into a duel to the death with
Nejaa Halcyon, Ylenic It’kla, and a third unidentified Jedi Knight, during which Tyris was slain and the Jensaarai organization was
thought to be destroyed. However, one of the apprentice’s wife was left to continue on this new tradition, and Tyris’ legacy lived on in a
drastically different form than originally intended.

Nikkos Tyris: Male Anzati Jedi Consular 13/Sith Acolyte 2; Init +5 (+1 Dex, +4 Bonus); Def 22 (+1 Dex, +11 Class); Spd 10m; VP/WP
79/11; Atk +11/+6 melee (1d3+1, punch), +13/+8 melee * (4d8+1, crit 19-20, Lightsaber), +11/+6 ranged; SQ Healing, Jedi Master,
Level Drain; SV Fort +11, Ref +9, Will +13; SZ M; FP: 4; DSP: 6; Rep: +9; Str 12, Dex 12, Con 11, Int 14, Wis 14, Cha 13.
Equipment: All-temperature cloak, lightsaber
* Nikkos Tyris has constructed his own lightsaber.
Skills: Bluff +5, Computer Use +5, Gather Information +7, Intimidate +5, Knowledge (Jedi Lore) +10, Knowledge (Sith Lore)
+8, Search +6, Spot +6
Force Skills: Affect Mind +7, Battlemind +6, Drain Energy +5, Empathy +6, Enhance Ability +5, Enhance Senses +8,
Farseeing +6, Fear +8, Force Defense +5, Force Grip +5, Force Push +7, Force Stealth +6, Heal Self +6, Illusion +6, Move Object +8,
See Force +8, Telepathy +8
Feats: Exotic Weapon Proficiency (lightsaber), Force-Sensitive, Improved Initiative, Stealthy, Track, Weapon Focus
(Lightsaber), Weapons Group Proficiencies (blaster pistols, simple weapons)
Force Feats: Alter, Burst of Speed, Control, Dissipate Energy, Drain Force, Sense, Sith Sorcery

One aspect of their learning was strongly discovered the existence of the Jensaarai and recruited
perverted by the jaded founders of the them to aid her in securing a position of power. In reality,
organization, as well as by the misconceptions of she tricked the Saarai-kaar into believing that there was a
the Saarai-kaar. Following the battle in which the dire threat to her people, and used the Jensaarai
original trio of founders was slain, the remaining organization as Force-using tools to draw out the Rogue
Jensaarai students saw the Jedi Knights as Squadron pilot Corran Horn. Horn, along with the aid of
traitors who had gone over to the dark side. From Jedi Master Luke Skywalker and a Caamasi named
that point on, the Jensaarai taught their students Elegos A’kla defeated Tavira and exposed her scheme.
that the Jedi had abandoned both the Light Side of The Saarai-kaar, believing that Horn was actually his
the Force as well as the Jensaarai themselves, grandfather and the man responsible for killing her
branding them as liars, murderers, and deceivers. husband, was shown the truth of the Jensaarai’s origins
This view of the Jedi eventually brought yet and eventually agreed to send a delegation to the Jedi
another tragedy to the widowed Saarai-kaar, Academy on Yavin 4 in order to trade information and
however. As Lord Vader continued with his Purge training.
of the Jedi, her son, a warrior trained in their
unique tradition, went to the Dark Lord of the Sith The Jensaarai Organization
to pledge his aid. He reasoned that Vader, who The Jensaarai follow a similar organizational
was hunting down the Jedi, was obviously ridding scheme as the Jedi Knights of the Old Republic did.
the galaxy of evil, and it was his chance to avenge Jensaarai warriors across the planet are always on the
his father’s death and end the threat of the Jedi lookout for any children born with any kind of strength in
Knights once and for all. The boy paid for his the Force in order to expand their numbers. While most
ignorance, however, as Darth Vader turned his children are taken into the order at an early age, some do
wrath upon the young Jensaarai and murdered not begin their training until their teenage years. They
him outright, sending the Inquisitorium to Susevfi begin their training as Apprentices, and study under
to kill off the rest of the organization. Though a few individual masters in a similar fashion to the way that
Jensaarai were captured and executed, the advanced Padawans did under the Jedi of old. From an
majority of the organization survived, and early age, these students are taught the ways of the
continued to function in hiding throughout the Force, primarily how to use it in the defense of their
Empire’s occupation of their planet. community. Additionally, they are indoctrinated with the
Many years later, as the Empire tenets of the Jensaarai way of thinking, which combines
fragmented into a series or warlords and civil the noble defensive aspects of the Jedi Code with some
wars, and Imperial Moff named Leonia Tavira of the more aggressive aspect of the Sith philosophy.

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Additionally, the Jensaarai tell stories of the Upon completing his training, a Jensaarai
betrayal of the Jedi Knights, and such propaganda Apprentice is able to move up to becoming a full member
is used as a warning to the Jensaarai that those of the order, and into active service of the Saarai-kaar.
who claim to be noble followers of the Force can These equivalents of Jedi Knights are known as
also fall to the dark side. Defenders, and are the most common members of the
One major difference between Jensaarai organization. Before achieving this rank, he must first
Apprentices and the Padawans of the Jedi Order construct a suit of personalized armor laced with spun
is that Apprentices construct their lightsabers at a cortosis. This rite of passage marks an Apprentice as a
much earlier point in their training. With the Jedi, full-fledged Defender, initiating him into the order and
construction of a lightsaber is a major step signaling that he is ready to defend his community as well
towards Knighthood, however with the Jensaarai it as his fellow Jensaarai.
is only one half of the way towards moving fully Jensaarai Defenders have an obligation to
into the organization. Additionally, the lightsaber Susevfi similar to that of the Jedi Knights with regard to
itself is not of as much importance to the the galaxy as a whole. They are charged with ensuring
Jensaarai as it was to the Jedi, and as a result that peace is kept on the planet, and function as vigilante
they are more reckless with their weapons than law enforcement for the defense of the citizen population.
the Jedi were. It is also the duty of the Defenders to ensure that the
Most Apprentices use the Jedi Guardian existence of the order is kept a secret, lest they draw the
class, as it most appropriately represents the
training and Apprentice receives. However, upon
reaching 7 level, the Apprentices almost always
take levels in the Jensaarai Defender prestige
class rather than continuing on with the Jedi
Guardian class. Additionally, many Apprentices
begin with a level or two in the Fringer class, to
represent their late start in training. Susevfi, also
known as Susevfi, is suitably far enough out-of-
the-way for the Fringer class to be appropriate, but
Apprentices with early levels in any other class are

Typical Jensaarai Apprentice: Human Jedi

Guardian 4; Init +1 (+1 Dex); Def 17 (+1 Dex, +6
Class); Spd 10m; VP/WP 37/14; Atk +5 ranged
(by weapon), +6 melee (1d3+2, punch), +8 melee
(2d8+2, crit 19-20, lightsaber); SV Fort +6, Ref +5,
Will +3; SZ M; FP: 2; Rep: 3; Str 14, Dex 13, Con
14, Int 11, Wis 12, Cha 10.
Equipment: Comlink, lightsaber*,
standard clothing
Skills: Craft (Lightsaber) +4, Demolitions
+2, Hide +3, Intimidate +1, Knowledge (Jensaarai
Lore) +4, Read/Write Basic, Speak Basic.
Force Skills: Battlemind +5, Enhance
Ability +5, Force Defense +5, Force Push +2,
Force Stealth +4, Heal Self +4, Move Object +3
Feats: Exotic Weapon Proficiency
(lightsaber), Force-Sensitive, Quick Draw,
Weapon Focus (Lightsaber), Weapon Group
Proficiency (blaster pistols, simple weapons)
Force Feats: Alter, Control, Lightsaber
Defense, Sense

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unwanted attention of outsiders. In fact, only a rare Typical Jensaarai Ring Defender: Human Jedi
few citizens of Susevfi have ever had contact with Guardian 6/Jensaarai Defender 5; Init +1 (+1 Dex); Def
the Defenders and lived to tell about it, though the 17 (+1 Dex, +6 Armor); Spd 10m; VP/WP 57/14; Atk
Jensaarai are something of a common myth told +12/+7/+2 ranged, +13/+8/+3 melee (1d3+2, punch),
by the citizens they defend. +14/+9/+4 melee (5d8+2, crit 19-20, Lightsaber); SQ
In addition to the common variety of Block Force Sense, Force Cloak; SV Fort +10, Ref +10,
Defenders, there is a special subset of Defenders Will +7; SZ M; FP: 4; Rep: 4; Str 14, Dex 13, Con 14, Int
that specialize in protecting the planet from space. 11, Wis 13, Cha 10.
These unique Jensaarai call themselves the Ring Equipment: Comlink, Jensaarai Armor,
Defenders, and function as a system patrol and Lightsaber*
security group on behalf of the Jensaarai. Their Skills: Astrogate +3, Craft (Jensaarai Armor) +4,
training heavily involves learning about starfighters Craft (Lightsaber) +4, Hide +3, Intimidate +1, Knowledge
and space transports, astrogation and other (Jensaarai Lore) +6, Move Silently +2, Pilot +6,
general piloting skills. In addition to warding off Read/Write Basic, Search +1, Speak Basic, Spot +3
pirates and mercenaries, and helping chase down Force Skills: Battlemind +8, Enhance Ability +4,
criminals before they can leave the planet, the Force Defense +4, Force Push +2, Force Stealth +8,
Ring Defenders help protect the secrets of the Heal Self +4, Illusion +2, Move Object +5, Telepathy +4
Jensaarai by ensuring that those who discover Feats: Armor Proficiency (light), Exotic Weapon
even the smallest bit of information are unable to Proficiency (lightsaber), Force-Sensitive, Quick Draw,
flee into the rest of the galaxy. Many a Ring Starship Operation (starfighter), Weapon Focus
Defender has been called upon to capture a (Lightsaber), Weapons Group Proficiency (blaster pistols,
fleeing spacecraft by the Saarai-kaar, and a very simple weapons)
few have ventured out beyond the Suarbi system Force Feats: Alter, Control, Deflect Blasters,
on a similar mission. Lightsaber Defense, Link Power, Sense

Typical Jensaarai Defender: Human Jedi *A Jensaarai Ring Defender has constructed his own
Guardian 6/Jensaarai Defender 5; Init +1 (+1 lightsaber.
Dex); Def 17 (+1 Dex, +6 Armor); Spd 10m;
VP/WP 57/14; Atk +12/+7/+2 ranged, +13/+8/+3 The Saarai-kaar is the leader of the Jensaarai,
melee (1d3+2, punch), +14/+9/+4 melee (5d8+2, and directly controls the entire organization. The current
crit 19-20, Lightsaber); SQ Block Force Sense, Saarai-kaar is the wife of one of the founders of the sect
Force Cloak; SV Fort +10, Ref +10, Will +7; SZ M; who was killed by Nejaa Halcyon at the end of the Clone
FP: 4; Rep: 4; Str 14, Dex 13, Con 14, Int 11, Wis Wars. It was from witnessing this event, which she
13, Cha 10. viewed as a betrayal, that the anti-Jedi teachings sprang
Equipment: Comlink, Jensaarai Armor, up in the Jensaarai lore. Following the death of her
Lightsaber* husband and the departure of the Jedi, she gathered
Skills: Craft (Jensaarai Armor) +4, Craft together the remaining students and continued on the
(Lightsaber) +4, Demolitions +2, Hide +3, tradition started by the original founders, and from her
Intimidate +1, Knowledge (Jensaarai Lore) +7, teachings grew the entire Defender organization.
Move Silently +4, Read/Write Basic, Search +1, However, the Sith teachings that had originally corrupted
Speak Basic, Spot +4 Nikkos Tyris and his band of rogue Jedi remained a
Force Skills: Battlemind +8, Enhance mystery to her, and as such she was never able to
Ability +5, Force Defense +5, Force Push +2, properly infuse the Defenders with the evil teachings of
Force Stealth +8, Heal Self +4, Illusion +3, Move the Sith.
Object +8, Telepathy +4 Pained by the loss of both her husband and,
Feats: Armor Proficiency (light), Exotic years later, her son, the Saarai-kaar became bitter and
Weapon Proficiency (lightsaber), Force-Sensitive, hardened. When Corran Horn arrived and discovered the
Quick Draw, Weapon Focus (Lightsaber), Weapon Defenders, she saw him as the harbinger of destruction
Group Proficiency (blaster pistols, simple for the organization she had worked so hard to build. The
weapons) fact that Horn was a Jedi only helped firm her beliefs that
Force Feats: Alter, Burst of Speed, the Jedi were evil, and it wasn’t until she was enlightened
Control, Deflect Blasters, Lightsaber Defense, Link by the transfer of one of Elegos A’kla’s memnii that she
Power, Sense saw the truth of the situation.

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Saarai-kaar: Female Human Jedi Guardian A Jensaarai’s armor is to the Defender what the
6/Jensaarai Defender 9; Init +1 (+1 Dex); Def 17 lightsaber is to the Jedi. The construction of Jensaarai
(+1 Dex, +6 Armor); Spd 10m; VP/WP 57/14; Atk armor is a rite of passage that marks the Apprentice’s
+16/+11/+6 ranged, +17/+12/+7 melee (1d3+2, dedication to defense and protection. When the
punch), +19/+14/+9 melee (6d8+2, crit 19-20, Apprentice is deemed ready to ascend to the rank of
Lightsaber); SQ Block Force Sense, Force Cloak, Defender, he prepares to carefully construct his armor by
Ballistakinesis; SV Fort +11, Ref +12, Will +8; SZ choosing a creature that best exemplifies the personality
M; FP: 6; DSP: 2; Rep: 6; Str 14, Dex 13, Con 14, traits of the wearer. The Jensaarai then constructs his
Int 11, Wis 13, Cha 11. armor in the image of that creature, fashioning a suit of
Equipment: Comlink, Jensaarai Armor, armor that covers torso, arms, abdomen, and thighs
Lightsaber* along with a special protective helmet. The armor is
Skills: Craft (Jensaarai Armor) +4, Craft constructed out of woven cortosis, whose manufacture
(Lightsaber) +4, Demolitions +2, Hide +3, has been perfected by the Jensaarai over the years.
Intimidate +2, Knowledge (Jensaarai Lore) +9, Using some of the special techniques that the Sith used
Move Silently +4, Read/Write Basic, Search +1, in the construction of their Dark Armors, the end result is
Speak Basic, Spot +4 an intimidating suit of armor specially tailored to the
Force Skills: Battlemind +10, Enhance Jensaarai it is intended for, which fits like a glove and
Ability +7, Enhance Senses +4, Farseeing +3, provides both protection and a reflection of the
Force Defense +5, Force Grip +2, Force Push +4, Defender’s personality.
Force Stealth +8, Heal Self +4, Illusion +5, Move In game terms, the armor is constructed in a
Object +8, See Force +3, Telepathy +4 similar fashion to the cortosis-weave Dark Armor
Feats: Armor Proficiency (light), Cleave, presented in the Dark Side Sourcebook. A Craft
Exotic Weapon Proficiency (lightsaber), Force- (Jensaarai armor) check is used in the suit’s creation, at
Sensitive, Power Attack, Quick Draw, Weapon a reduced difficulty (DC 15) due to the less complex
Focus (Lightsaber), Weapons Group Proficiency nature of the armor. Some Jensaarai choose to make
(blaster pistols, simple weapons) certain modifications to their armor that further enhance
Force Feats: Alter, Burst of Speed, the creature-image of the armor’s design; for example, a
Control, Deflect Blasters, Force Mind, Lightsaber suit of armor intended to resemble a Corellian Banshee
Defense, Link Power, Sense Bird might have macrobinoculars built into the helmet’s
eyepieces to reflect the excellent vision of the avian
*The Saarai-kaar has constructed her own predator, or a suit designed like a Nashtah might have a
lightsaber. trio of claws built above the wrist. In the case of such
modifications, each one increases the DC for
A Jensaarai’s Armor construction by 5. The cortosis weave deactivates any
lightsaber that deals damage to the wearer.
In addition to discovering many Type Cost Defense Max Armor Speed Weight
lost Sith philosophies and powers, the Bonus Dex Check (10m/6m)
group of rogue Jedi who founded the Bonus Penalty
Light Not +6 +4 -2 10/6 8.3 kg
Jensaarai sect discovered records that Available
explained the nature and creation of the for Sale
Dark Armor worn by the Sith Lords of
long past. Having been trained by the Jedi Order, The Jensaarai Defender Prestige Class
Tyris found little use for armor and chose to ignore
any research related to the armor itself; however, The Jensaarai are very different from the Jedi in
years later the Saarai-kaar would discover these many ways, but their common origin gives them many
records for herself and decided to integrate the similarities in training. As such, Jensaarai characters
armor into the Jensaarai organization. It is of note usually begin as Jedi Guardians to reflect their active,
that, since she nor any of her students could more combat-oriented training brought to the organization
understand many of the ancient Sith writings, the by Tyris and his rogue Jedi Knights. However, once basic
Dark Armor constructed by the Jensaarai is training is completed, Jensaarai Defenders begin to vary
lacking in many areas and is significantly weaker more drastically and require a special prestige class to
than the powerful suits constructed by the most more accurately represent their powers and methods.
talented Sith armorers in their prime. As a result, The Jensaarai have developed many powers which are
the construction of the suit is much less complex, used to hide themselves from those who might seek them
but does not confer many of the benefits of out, such as the Empire’s Jedi hunters, and garnered yet
standard Dark Armor.

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others from the limited Sith influence on their Constitution score + 10 meters. No powers with the
philosophies. Sense feat as a prerequisite may penetrate this sphere
Jensaarai Defenders are dedicated to while the power is being maintained. This sphere is
preserving the peace and justice of life on their centered on the user, and moves with the Defender. This
homeworld, a dedication they feel the Jedi ability may be used in conjunction with the Link Power
abandoned long before their own organization was feat. Use of this ability is an attack action.
founded. They prefer to work in secret rather than Link Power Bonus Feat: At 4 level, the
functioning as active guardians of the people, and Defender gets the Link Power feat for free, provided he
are unwavering in their resolve to obey the Saarai- meets the prerequisites for taking the feat.
kaar and protect their families and the people of Force Cloak: At 5 level, the Defender gains the
Susevfi. In addition to this, they serve as field ability to create a Force barrier that muddles electronic
agents to further the order and identify potential sensing devices. By spending 4 VP per round, the
candidates for the organization. Defender may create a sphere equal in diameter to the
character’s Constitution score + 10 meters that acts as a
Requirements cloaking field with regard to electronic sensors. This
Base Attack Bonus 6+ sphere is centered on the user, and moves with the
Feats: Alter, Control, Exotic Weapon Defender. When sensors are used on anything within that
Proficiency (lightsaber), Force-Sensitive, Sense sphere, add +15 to the DC of anything encompassed
Skill Ranks: Knowledge (Jensaarai Lore) completely by this power. This ability may be used in
+4, Battlemind 6+, Force Stealth 6+ conjunction with the Link Power feat. Use of this ability is
Special: Jedi Level 6+, Jensaarai an attack action.
Defenders must have constructed their own Ballistakinesis: At 7 level, the Jensaarai
lightsabers and a personal suit of Jensaarai Defender gains the ability to turn a handful of small
Armor. objects into potentially deadly ballistae. By expending 3
VP, a character may cause a handful of objects (no larger
Class Skills than 5 kg in total wait) to be propelled at high velocity
The Jensaarai Defender’s class skills (and the key towards a target as though it were a missile weapon with
ability for each skill) are Battlemind (Con), Bluff a range increment of 10 meters. A ranged attack must be
(Cha), Craft (Int), Empathy (Wis), Enhance Ability made against the target by the user, and if successful,
(Con), Enhance Senses (Wis), Farseeing (Wis), the objects deal 4d4 damage to the target. Use of this
Fear (Wis), Force Defense (Con), Force Grip (Int), ability is an attack action.
Force Stealth (Con), Friendship (Cha), Gather Saarai-kaar: Upon reaching 9 level, the
Information (Cha), Heal Another (Wis), Heal Self Jensaarai Defender has achieved a skill level equal to
(Con), Hide (Int), Illusion (Cha), Intimidate (Cha), that of the Saarai-kaar. While there can be only one such
Knowledge (Int), Move Object (Int), Move Silently leader at a time, it is at this level that the rank of Saarai-
(Dex), Profession (Wis), Read/Write Language kaar is achieved. At 9 level, the Defender gets a bonus
(None), See Force (Wis), Speak Language feat, to be chosen from Force Mastery, Force Mind, High
(None), Spot (Wis), and Telepathy (Wis). Force Mastery, Knight Mind, or Master Mind.
Skill Points at Each Additional Level: 6+ Sith Secrets: At 10 level, the secrets and
Int Modifier mysteries of the Sith begin to become more
comprehensible to the Jensaarai Defender, who has
Class Features unlocked their meaning by studying the ancient Sith
Vitality: 1d10 per level tomes. While none but Nikkos Tyris and his rogue Jedi
Weapon Proficiency: The Jensaarai achieved this level, it is feasible that one day a member
Defender has the feats Weapon Group Proficiency of the Jensaarai might accomplish the same. He gains a
(simple weapons) and Weapon Group Proficiency bonus feat involving Sith Lore, to be chosen from Drain
(blaster pistols). Force, Force Lightning, Hatred, Rage, or Sith Sorcery.
Armor Proficiency: Jensaarai Defenders
gain the feat Armor Proficiency (light) for use with
their specialized armor.
Block Force Sense: At 3 level,
Defenders gain the ability to block off certain areas
with the Force such that no Sense powers can
penetrate that barrier. By spending 4 VP per
round, a character may create a spherical barrier
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Level BAB Fort Ref Will Special Lightsaber Defense Rep at large in pursuit of
Save Save Save Damage Bonus Score a person who could
1 +1 +1 +2 +2 Weapon and - +2 +0 possibly reveal the
Armor Jensaarai or their
Proficiencies secrets; a PC might
2 +2 +2 +3 +3 +1d8 +3 +1 be one such Ring
3 +3 +2 +3 +3 Block Force +1d8 +3 +0 Defender, given a
Sense target and forced to
4 +4 +2 +4 +4 Link Power +1d8 +4 +0 act as a bounty
5 +5 +3 +4 +4 Force Cloak +2d8 +4 +1 hunter, hunting
6 +6 +3 +5 +5 +2d8 +5 +0 down his target and
7 +7 +4 +5 +5 Ballistakinesis +2d8 +5 +0 anyone who might
8 +8 +4 +6 +6 +2d8 +6 +1 have come into
9 +9 +4 +6 +6 Saarai-kaar +3d8 +6 +0 contact with that
10 +10 +5 +7 +7 Sith Secrets +3d8 +7 +0 being. Even in the
Suarbi system,
there are many
threats the Jensaarai can respond to, defending their
homeworld and engaging potential threats; pirate raids,
Link Power Black Sun activity, and even conflict between the Empire
and the Rebels can be great sources of adventure hooks
Link Power [Force Feat] on the Jensaarai homeworld.
You can use your inner strength to augment another Force
user’s abilities and powers.
The fact that the Jensaarai have been so isolated
Prerequisites: Alter, Force-sensitive, Force Level 7+ is one of the biggest difficulties, and the greatest
Benefit: This feat may be used to augment another roleplaying opportunities, for a player to deal with.
character’s use of a Force Skill or Force Feat for a single Whenever such a character leaves Susevfi, they are
round. When a character uses the Link Power feat on a single
target, that target gains a +2 bonus to any Force Skill rolls,
essentially entering into a completely unknown galaxy.
and the range and area of effect of any powers are increased Though space traffic is not rare in their system, Jensaarai
by one range increment (for example, a power of range 10 seldom have contact with more than just a handful of
meters increases to 20 meters). Use of this feat is a full-round nonhuman species, and are likely to be unused to the
Special: Multiple characters with this feat may use
wide variety of beings found in most common spaceports.
it on a single target, and the effects stack. For example, a Jensaarai heroes will typically be considered “uncultured”
character targeted by three Force users with this feat gains a by galactic standards, and may find themselves wide-
+6 bonus on Force Skill rolls this round, and the range of a eyed or even taken aback by some of the customs and
power with base range of 10 meters now has a range of 40
traditions of the galaxy.
VP Cost: 3 per round If there is one thing that the Jensaarai have in
common with most other citizens of the galaxy it is an
Jensaarai in Campaigns
extreme distaste for the Empire. Imperial forces stationed
on Susevfi allowed the Jensaarai plenty of time to
Jensaarai characters, both as heroes and
develop a thorough and deep-seated dislike for the
as Gamemaster-controlled characters, offer many
Empire and its policies. In fact, it was this hatred for the
interesting options and intriguing opportunities for
Empire that led them into the service of Leonia Tavira;
Force users. Though the Jensaarai’s activities are
when she arrived at their homeworld and executed the
limited to Susevfi during the Rise of the Empire
Imperial Governor, the Jensaarai thought they had been
and Rebellion Eras, there are ways to integrate
saved from tyranny. When they revealed themselves to
them into your campaign without having to break
her, however, she betrayed them just like the Empire
continuity by using a few simple and plausible
had, and threatened to harm their people if they did not
serve her. As a result, the Jensaarai are likely to react
For player characters, a Jensaarai
violently, if not recklessly, to an encounter with Imperial
character may seem like a tempting alternative for
agents. Most pirate crews and outlaws who have
anyone wishing to play a Jedi-like character after
threatened their people will incur the same wrath from a
the Jedi Purge. Individual heroes might find
Jensaarai, and players are encouraged to display this
themselves on a mission from the Saarai-kaar to
nearly blind desire for justice against Imperials.
explore the galaxy and report the state of affairs to
Equally loathed by the Jensaarai are the "evil"
her. Also, Ring Defenders are sometimes forced to
Jedi Knights, who, in their eyes, strayed from the true
leave the system and venture out into the galaxy
ways of the light side of the Force long ago. Their

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philosophies are taught vehemently from a young occupied their home planet of Susevfi for several years,
age, so all Jensaarai, from Apprentices all the way until Leonia Tavira came into the picture. After that, they
up to the Saarai-kaar herself will react with disgust were forced into servitude of Tavira's pirate gangs based
and possibly even violence when encountering out of the Star Destroyer Invidious. Even in the New Jedi
anyone related to the Jedi or their teachings. A Order era, some of the new Jedi Knights might see them
young Force user who has studied and begun his as a threat and, following Kyp Durron's idea of
training may not quite upset a Jensaarai warrior preemptive strikes, decide to take matters into their own
outright; instead, the Jensaarai might attempt to hands. And, of course, the Yuuzhan Vong do not
convert this young, misguided soul to the "true" differentiate between Luke Skywalker’s Jeedai and this
ways of the Force, the Jensaarai way. Jensaarai armored variety. These hooks offer many types of
Defenders may take on a Force sensitive adventures against different adversaries from the time of
character as an Apprentice following the same the Clone Wars all the way up to the Yuuzhan Vong
guidelines for training that pertains to Jedi invasion.
Above all, the Jensaarai are dedicated to The Jensaarai in Different Eras
serving the people of Susevfi, and their own order.
An Apprentice or Defender will act in the best The Jensaarai organization has flourished over the course of several
interests of his planet and his people; this could years, and continues to function as a semi-independent organization
loosely affiliated with Luke Skywalker’s Jedi Order. However, like any
mean fearless loyalty to any party members who organization they have been affected by the changing galactic political
have earned his trust, or abandonment of the party climate and have been forced to adjust in order to survive.
when their goals contradict those of the Jensaarai. In the Rise of the Empire era, the Jensaarai are still a young
They seek the truth, justice, and the light side of organization, still discovering who they are and what their goals should be.
However, the Jedi assume them dispersed as the Jensaarai begin their
the Force, and nothing will stop a Jensaarai from rebuilding process. In the years before the Rebellion, the Empire’s Jedi
performing such a sacred duty. hunters and Imperial Inquisitors are commonly feared enemies of the
For the Gamemaster, introducing a Jensaarai, as their connections to the Jedi make them prime targets for
Jensaarai NPC is a great opportunity to show the the Jedi Purge. Additionally, the early days of the organization were much
more difficult, and without the more widespread resources they would later
depth and uniqueness of the galaxy. As villains, come to possess, the Jensaarai struggled to ensure their own survival for
they present interesting opportunities for PC Jedi. many years. As the Empire established its presence on their homeworld,
A sworn enemy who is not a dark side user the organization often attempted to drive away this new symbol of
presents an interesting moral dilemma, as well as authority, though without success.
By the time of the Rebellion Era, the organization has flourished
someone whose skills and talent in the Force are and grown up into a solid and functional sect of Force users. However,
a match for him. Also, the idea of a Fallen since making contact with Lord Vader through the Saarai-kaar’s son, the
Jensaarai could be used for a recurring villain; just Jensaarai have been much more heavily sought out by the Inquisitorium
as the Jedi lose Padawans and Knights to the dark and subject to the same anti-Jedi propaganda that turned even the people
they try to protect against them. However, the Empire’s resources are
side, so too do the Jensaarai lose fellow members more focused on the Rebellion, giving the Jensaarai a little freedom to
to the quick and easy path, often times in their function independently. While there is an Imperial Garrison stationed on
zeal to be rid of the Jedi. There are many ways to Susevfi, security is light enough and the Jensaarai skillful enough that they
use the Jensaarai as an opponent, both as a manage to survive despite a potential threat so close to home.
As the Empire crumbled, the organization became more
physical villain and as a deep, zealous enemy powerful and, at the time of the New Jedi Order Era, peacefully exists
whose difference in philosophy ruins what could alongside Skywalker’s Jedi. Following their exploitation by Leonia Tavira,
otherwise be a common link between the party the Jensaarai began communicating with the Jedi and sent several
and the Jensaarai. Another option is to introduce Apprentices to Yavin 4 for more training. Though they are indeed equally
as viable targets for the Yuuzhan Vong as the Jedi, Susevfi is far enough
the Jensaarai as an NPC, working with the party in out of the way that they have not seen much of the extragalactic invaders.
some way. This would also be a good place to However, many have chosen to actively come to the aid of the Jedi and
have the Jensaarai undercover, or even as a some Yuuzhan Vong scouts have been located in the Quence Sector. The
zealot trying to convert a PC. Yuuzhan Vong know of the Jensaarai but consider them but a different
subset of the hated Jeedai, and treat them accordingly.
It is also possible to run an all-Jensaarai
campaign, though this is a bit more tricky. For
one, the Defenders rarely stray far from their
homes, and never in the numbers of a typical Rodney Thompson, better known as “Moridin” in the Star Wars RPG
party. But should a GM decide to run such a community, is a founder and webmaster of When
campaign, there are many options for opponents. not writing articles and working on his webpage, he is an active member
of Delta Tau Delta fraternity and an avid roleplayer.
During the Jedi Purge, Lord Vader sent his
extermination squads after the Jensaarai, which
would make the whole Galaxy a hostile
environment for the party. After that, the Empire

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