The Unifying Force
Master of the Jedi Order
“Remember, a Jedi fights only as a last resort. If you are forced to draw your lightsaber, you have already forfeited much of your advantage. A Jedi trusts the Force and at first seeks other ways to resolve problems: patience, logic, tolerance, attentive listening, negotiation, persuasion, calming techniques. But there are times when a Jedi must fight.”
- Luke Skywalker to four of his Jedi Trainees
Propelled to galactic fame by his defeat of the Emperor (ironically most people in the galaxy beleive he killed both Vader and the Emperor when in fact he flatly refused to kill either one) Luke Skywalker struggled for close to a decade with whether or not he was up to the challenge of reforming the Jedi Order.
Eventually convinced that the Jedi were needed after the defeat of Grand Admiral Thrawn, he founded the Jedi Praxeum in the ruins of the Massassi Temple used by the Rebels as a base on Yavin IV and began training students. Luke’s Jedi order eschewed much of the monastic trappings of the old order in favor of a more holistic view of integrating use of the Force with everyday life. Many Jedi married, had children, and went out in the galaxy to pursue vocations where they felt led.
Now, leading an order of around a hundred Jedi, Luke has begun to wonder whether a new Jedi Council may be necessary. Actions by proactive (some would say reckless) Jedi like Kyp Durron have triggered a public opinion backlash against the Jedi and Luke, though leery of becoming as legalistic as the old Jedi, is beginning to feel that some degree of governance may be in order.