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Champions of the Force

Kevin J. Anderson

Cover artist

John Alvin

Publication information

Bantam Spectra

Release date

October 1, 1994

Media type





New Republic era


11 ABY


The Jedi Academy Trilogy

Preceded by

Dark Apprentice

Followed by

Children of the Jedi

Champions of the Force is Volume 3 of the Jedi Academy Trilogy by Kevin J. Anderson published by Bantam Spectra on October 1, 1994.






  • ISBN 8025200027; 2004, EGMONT ČR, 232-page Czech paperback (Nositelé Síly)

Publisher's summary

As the New Republic continues its struggle for survival, a scattered but powerful remnant of the shattered Empire seeks to destroy three precious children—among them Han and Leia's Jedi twins—who represent the next generation of Jedi Knights, in this third and final novel of the Jedi Academy Trilogy

Suspended helplessly between life and death, Luke Skywalker lies in a state at the Jedi academy. But on the spirit plane, Luke fights desperately for survival, reaching out physically to the Jedi twins. At the same time, Leia is on a life-and-death mission of her own, racing against Imperial agents hoping to steal a third Jedi child – Leia and Han's baby Anakin—hidden on the planet Anoth.

Meanwhile, Luke's former protégé Kyp Durron has piloted the deadly Sun Crusher on an apocalyptic mission of mass destruction, convinced he is fighting for a just cause. Hunting down the rogue warrior, Han must persuade Kyp to renounce his dark crusade and regain his lost honor. To do it, Kyp must take the Sun Crusher on a suicide mission against the awesome Death Star prototype—a battle Han knows they may be unable to win… even with Luke Skywalker at their side!

Plot summary

A few days after his destruction of the Cauldron Nebula, under the influence of Exar Kun, Kyp Durron flew the Sun Crusher to find out what had happened to his brother Zeth at the Imperial Academy there. He transmitted an ultimatum to Ambassador Furgan, threatening to destroy the solar system if they didn't find out about Zeth for him. Furgan wanted the Sun Crusher so, while Kyp was distracted by a falsified story about the death of his brother, some TIE/ln starfighters attacked him. He destroyed most of them and responded by firing a resonance torpedo into Carida's sun. Furgan ordered the evacuation of Carida with the limited transports available, giving priority on the basis of rank. He himself escaped aboard the Vendetta, bound for Anoth. Dauren, a lowly lieutenant, knew he had little chance of escaping and located Zeth. He told Kyp, who swooped down to save them, but Dauren stabbed Zeth with a plastisteel fragment. Before Kyp could save his brother, the sun went supernova, destroying the planet. Kyp was driven further to the dark side by his despair at having killed his brother.

The disturbance in the Force caused by the destruction was felt by Leia Organa Solo and the Jedi students in the Jedi Praxeum on Yavin 4. It also brought back sensory perception to the spirit of Luke Skywalker, which had been separated from his body by Exar Kun. However, Luke soon realized no one could see him and wondered what he could do to save himself.

In the Maw Installation, Chewbacca and Wedge Antilles were leading a New Republic task force that was trying to capture the facility, now that Admiral Natasi Daala was no longer there to defend it. They captured it, but Tol Sivron and most of the Installation personnel escaped aboard the Death Star prototype.

On Coruscant, Lando Calrissian and Mara Jade met to discuss a joint venture between him and the Smuggler's Alliance on Kessel. They agreed to meet there in a week, but she refused to take him there with her. Han Solo had just arrived on Coruscant to try and find information about the location of Kyp, so he could try and talk some sense into him. Lando persuaded Han to let him tag along aboard the Millennium Falcon, so that Han could drop him off at Kessel if their search took them near it.

Back on Yavin 4, the spirit of Exar Kun came to taunt Luke and then possessed Streen and tried to make him kill the Jedi Master. The Jedi students stopped him just in time. Shortly after, Terpfen arrived and warned Leia that Furgan was going to Anoth to capture her son, Anakin. They went to Mon Calamari to get the coordinates for Anoth from Ackbar.

Han tracked Kyp to the Core worlds and tried talking to him, but Kyp threatened to fire a resonance torpedo at the Falcon. At the same time on Yavin 4, the Jedi students worked together to destroy Exar Kun, which ended his hold over Kyp and returned Luke's spirit to his body. Kyp gave in and surrendered to Han.

Leia, Ackbar and Terpfen arrived on Anoth with a New Republic battleship and engaged the Imperial forces, killing most of them. Furgan ran off with Anakin, but Terpfen got the infant back and chased after the Ambassador in an MT-AT. Furgan fell off a cliff and was killed.

After taking Kyp and the Sun Crusher back to Coruscant, Han took Lando to Kessel. They met with Jade, but discovered that there was a small problem with their operation, in that Moruth Doole had holed himself up in the prison building. They led Smuggler's Alliance forces inside it and Doole tried to escape them, but was killed by an energy spider. Their problems soon got worse, as the Death Star prototype arrived in the system and destroyed the Garrison Moon. Smuggler's Alliance freighters attacked the prototype and it retreated back to the Maw. The Falcon had latched onto it's superstructure and was taken with it.

At the Maw, Admiral Daala had returned with the Gorgon and attacked the New Republic forces there. Luke and Kyp arrived at the Maw with the Sun Crusher, which they intended to send into a black hole to destroy it, while the Death Star prototype returned soon after them. Daala began to target the Maw Installation, in an attempt to destroy it, while Sivron prepared to fire the prototype. However, he was distracted by the Sun Crusher and pursued after it, but both craft were sucked into a black hole. Kyp had been piloting the Sun Crusher and escaped in a message pod, which Han saved using the Falcon's tractor beam, just before it was sucked down as well. The Installation exploded and seemingly destroyed the Gorgon, although it had escaped by jumping into hyperspace moments before.

Terpfen had revealed to Ackbar that the dying Mon Mothma had been poisoned by Furgan with microscopic nano-destroyers. He asked Cilghal to come to the Imperial Palace and heal Mon Mothma, which she did.

Leia, Han, Ackbar, Wedge, Chewbacca and Mon Mothma then attended the reopening of the Cathedral of Winds on Vortex, while Lando and Mara returned to Kessel and Kyp went back to Yavin 4 with Luke, to continue his Jedi training.


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Champions of the Force

The release of Champions of the Force marks the first ever Star Wars trading card game offered exclusively online. Available only through a valid, active, fully-paid subscription to Star Wars Galaxies, Champions of the Force provides Star Wars Galaxies subscribers an entirely new gameplay experience by combining the challenge of a trading card game with the adventures and community of the massively multiplayer game. For the first time, players can:

  • Choose between the light and dark sides of the Force and build their own Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game decks to fight virtual matches for the Rebel or Imperial factions;
  • Challenge their skills in story-based solo-play or against other Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game players in epic one-on-one matches, cooperative Heroic Encounters, and official tournaments;
  • Find more than 20 “loot” cards in the first release, Champions of the Force that can be redeemed for fantastic virtual items for use within the Star Wars Galaxies massively multiplayer game;
  • Adventure in Star Wars Galaxies and collect desirable cards that enhance their virtual trading card game deck.

All Star Wars Galaxies subscribers with valid, active, fully-paid accounts in good standing are scheduled to receive five Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game booster packs per month, included at no additional cost, as part of their valid monthly subscription to the game, providing a simple way for players to quickly and easily build their decks. In addition, all subscribers will be able to purchase booster packs and starter decks through Sony Online Entertainment’s Station Store at

See also

External links

  • Official site

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