Dark Jedi

As long as the Jedi have protected the Republic, there have been those who walk the line between light and darkness. A Jedi who strays from this path inevitably becomes a creature of the dark side. Corrupt Jedi guardians become lost to their anger and hatred, betraying the light side by using direct physical aggression, but the persuasive, philosophical methods of the Jedi consular offer a different path. The tainted consular becomes a master manipulator, using petty prejudice, paranoia, and fear as his primary weapons. Despite this focus on controlling others, the manipulator remains perfectly capable with his lightsaber-even if it's rarely activated.

In the thousands of years leading up to the Rise of the Empire, the sheer number of Jedi in the galaxy suggests that Dark Jedi are far more common at that time than in any other era. Some may have been influenced by Sith teachings, some may have suffered tragedies that opened them up to the dark side, and others may have given in to greed and the lust for power. By the time of the Rebellion, nearly all Jedi are extinct, except those few who went into hiding or joined Palpatine. In this time period, it's exceedingly unlikely that a Dark Jedi who has survived doesn't work for the Empire.

In the period immediately following Grand Admiral Thrawn's death, the Emperor Reborn imbued a number of Force-sensitives with raw dark side power. Although he called these acolytes and disciples "Dark Jedi," it is unlikely they ever received true Jedi training. By the time of the Yuuzhan Vong invasion, We Skywalker's Jedi academy has built a new generation of Jedi Knights, many of whom go too far in their pursuit of forbidden knowledge or vengeful justice.

Dark Jedi follow the same general era restrictions as the Dark Jedi guardian on page 263 of the Star Wars Roleplaying Game. Only 8th- and 12th-level Dark Jedi are present in the Rebellion era. The 4th and 8th-level manipulator is more appropriate for The New Jedi Order. During the Rise of the Empire era, all levels are appropriate.

Jedi Consular 4 Jedi Consular 8 Jedi Consular 12
Initiative +1 +1 +1
Defense 15 (+4 class, +1 Dex) 17 (+6 class, +1 Dex) 19 (+8 class, +1 Dex)
Speed 10m 10m 10m
VP/WP 24/10 39/10 62/10
Attacks Lightsaber +2 melee, Blaster pistol +4 ranged Lightsaber +5/+0 melee, Blaster pistol +7/+2 ranged Lightsaber +8/+3 melee, Blaster pistol +10/+5 ranged
Special Qualities - Healing Healing
Saves F +4, R +3, W +6 F +6, R +5, W +8 F +8, R +7, W +10
Size (by species) (by species) (by species)
Challenge Code B C D
Force Points 2 4 6
Dark Side Points 10 16 24
Reputation 4 8 12
Abilities Str 8, Dex 12, Con 10, Int 15, Wis 14, Cha 14 Str 8, Dex 12, Con 10, Int 15, Wis 15, Cha 14 Str 8, Dex 13, Con 10, Int 15, Wis 15, Cha 14
Skills Bluff+9, Computer Use +5, Diplomacy+11, Gather Information +6, Intimidate+11, Knowledge (Jedi lore) +6, Sense Motive +6 Bluff +15, Computer Use +5, Diplomacy+11, Gather Information +6, Intimidate+13, Knowledge (Jedi lore) +6, Sense Motive +6 Bluff +19, Computer Use +5, Diplomacy+15, Gather Information +6, Intimidate+15, Knowledge (Jedi lore) +6, Sense Motive +6
Force Skills Affect Mind +12, Empathy+5, Fear +10, See Force +5, Telepathy +5 Affect Mind +16, Control Mind +21, Empathy+7, Fear +10, Illusion +9, See Force +7, Telepathy +7 Affect Mind +20, Control Mind +21, Empathy+7, Fear +14, Illusion +13, See Force +7, Telepathy +14
Feats Exotic Weapon Proficiency (lightsaber), Force-Sensitive, Skill Emphasis (Affect Mind), Weapon Group Proficiency (blaster pistols), Weapon Group Proficiency (simple weapons) Exotic Weapon Proficiency (lightsaber), Force-Sensitive, Persuasive, Skill Emphasis (Affect Mind), Weapon Group Proficiency (blaster pistols), Weapon Group Proficiency (simple weapons) Exotic Weapon Proficiency (lightsaber), Force-Sensitive, Persuasive, Skill Emphasis (Affect Mind), Skill Emphasis (Telepathy), Weapon Group Proficiency (blaster pistols), Weapon Group Proficiency (simple weapons)
Force Feats Alter, Control, Force Mind, Sense Alter, Control, Force Mind, Knight Mind, Sense Alter, Burst of Speed, Control, Force Mind, Knight Mind, Sense
Equipment Lightsaber, blaster pistol, protocol droid Lightsaber, blaster pistol, protocol droid Lightsaber, blaster pistol, protocol droid
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