But not long before, the Jedi were the guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy, loyal to the Republic for more than 1,000 generations and well trained in the mystical powers of the Force. The Order dispersed its wise and powerful warriors to settle disputes, seek knowledge and keep the people of countless star systems safe.
And the bond of one Jedi team, a Master and Apprentice, is about to be tested like never before. There are some
threats that are far too insidious...and far too ancient to be overcome with just the swing of a lightsaber. Jedi training cannot prepare a Padawan student for everything....
Jedi: Fallen Order: Dark Temple is a 2019 Marvel Comics series set in the Star Wars universe, written by Matthew Rosenberg and drawn by Paolo Villanelli. It is a prequel tie-in to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
Jedi Master Eno Cordova and his headstrong apprentice Cere Junda are assigned by the Jedi High Council to assist in overseeing the examination of a temple on the planet Ontotho, which recently joined the Galactic Republic. However, their mission quickly spirals out of control as corporations, rebels, and other mysterious forces fight to gain control of the temple and its secrets.
Tropes featured in this comic include:
- Character Overlap: Jedi Master Poli Dapatian, first introduced in Star Wars: Master and Apprentice, is one of the Jedi Council members seen in the first issue. The presence of his breath mask indicates that this series likely takes place close to the events of the novel in 40 BBY, in which he was preparing to retire from the Council due to his declining health.
- Colon Cancer: Just take a look at the title.
- Framing Device: The opening of issue #1 features the Second Sister arriving on Ontotho as Imperial forces try to wipe out the last pocket of resistance on the planet, led by a individual wielding a blue lightsaber. The story then cuts back several decades prior to show Cordova and Cere's mission to the planet.
- Place of Power: The area around the temple in the Fylar Region is so shrouded in the Force that Cordova and Cere can sense everything when they reach out with the Force, which essentially blocks their ability to sense anything in particular as their Force sense is overwhelmed. Cordova compares it to standing on an ocean floor.