Reference Book: Star Wars Saga Edition Jedi Academy Training Manual
One of Luke Skywalker's early failures as leader of the New Jedi Order is Brakiss. The young student's fall to The Dark Side of The Force forces him to leave the academy and pursue training elsewhere. With the assistance of a group of witches from the Nightsister clan of Dathomir, Brakiss establishes the Shadow Academy for the Second Imperium.
The Shadow Academy becomes The Dark Side equivalent of Skywalker's Jedi Praxeum on Yavin 4. Unlike the doctrines of the Nightsisters, the Shadow Academy allows both male and female members. The students undergo a rigorous training regime to push them toward graduating as full-fledged Dark Jedi, ready to fight and eliminate the Jedi under Skywalker's tutelage.
The students of the Shadow Academy serve to defend their school, much like the Jedi students on Yavin 4, as well as help achieve the goals of their masters, Brakiss and Tamith Kai. Time and again, Brakiss uses his students as pawns in his plans to eliminate The Jedi.
The students of the Shadow Academy harass Skywalker and his students for several years through one plan or another. However, much of the influence of the Shadow Academy comes to a close after the destruction of the space station where it is housed, and Brakiss's subsequent death aboard it. Many students survive the station's destruction by being elsewhere at the time and pursue the secrets of The Dark Side on their own.
Shadow Academy Student Encounters Edit
The students of the Shadow Academy provide a good supply of low-level Dark Jedi at throw at the heroes during The New Jedi Order Era and can provide a legitimate source of future villains in campaigns set during the Yuuzhan Vong Invasion and The Legacy Era (The period before, during, and after The Sith-Imperial War).
Shadow Academy Student, Junior Statistics (CL 2) Edit
Hit Points: 38, Damage Threshold: 14
Speed: 6 Squares
Melee: Lightsaber +3 (2d8+1)
Ranged: By Weapon +3
Special Actions: Quick DrawH
Base Stats Edit
Possessions: Lightsaber, Dark Jedi Robes