Reference Book: Star Wars Saga Edition Jedi Academy Training Manual

See also: Galactic Gazetteer

The Jedi Academy on Yavin 4 stands out from the other temples and academies due to its proximity to a major source of The Dark Side of the Force. Yavin 4 is where the Sith Lord Naga Sadow created the Massassi people as merciless Dark Side warriors and Exar Kun corrupted several Jedi Knights and brought the wrath of the Republic down upon the moon. Luke Skywalker chooses the moon as the location of the New Jedi Order because of these Dark Side influences, as a means to test his students.

The academy is housed inside the Great Temple of the Massassi, a large pyramid surrounded by smaller ziggurats. The temple, previously used by The Rebel Alliance as a base of operations, contains a multitude of rooms and chambers that were once used by The Sith for their dark rituals and ceremonies. After a little more than a decade, the academy is abandoned after the Yuuzhan Vong Invasion forced The Jedi to flee.

Yavin 4 Statistics Edit

Region: The Outer Rim

Climate: Temperate to Tropical

Gravity: Standard

Moons: N/A

Length of Day: 24 Standard Hours

Length of Year: 4,818 Local Days

Sapient Species: Varies

Government: None

Capital: None

Major Exports: None

Major Imports: None

Knowledge (Galactic Lore)
10 Yavin is a typical gas giant in The Outer Rim Territories. Twenty-six moons orbit the planet, and a few of them are able to sustain life. The fourth moon of Yavin, where the Rebellion launched their attack against the first Death Star, hosts many species of plant and animal life.
15 The Rebel Alliance uses ancient structures as their base on Yavin 4. These same structures are used by Luke Skywalker to house his Jedi Academy after the fall of the Empire.
25 Two other moons in orbit around Yavin are habitable as well; the eighth moon and the thirteenth moon. Yavin 8 is a cold and arid moon populated by a sentient Species called the Melodies until Emperor Palpatine orders the entire population exterminated. Yavin 13, a hot moon with deserts and rocky plains, is home to the rodent-like Gerbs and the serpentine Slith.
Knowledge (Social Sciences)
20 An ancient culture called the Massassi built the ancient structures on Yavin 4 and are believed to have been created by The Sith.
25 The Massassi were subjected to cruel Sith experiments that transformed many of them into horrid abominations and servitors.

Jedi Temple Adventure Hook Edit

Adventure and excitement accompany The Jedi Order wherever it goes. Since The Jedi Order maintains only one key temple at a time, adventure ideas should be easy to focus and implement, depending on the era of your campaign.

  • Luke Skywalker asks the heroes to investigate some Massassi ruins near the Jedi Temple on Yavin 4. Rumors are that these ruins are haunted by dangerous creatures, including some Massassi Abominations left behind by the ancient Sith.
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