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This article is about the Jedi Master who led Outbound Flight. You may be looking for his clone, Joruus C'baoth.
Jorus C'baoth
Biographical information
Homeworld

Bortras[1]

Born

70 BBY (35BrS:4:3)[2], Bortras

Died

27 BBY (8:4), Outbound Flight[3]

Physical description
Species

Human[3]

Gender

Male[3]

Height

1.9 meters[4]

Hair color

White[3]

Eye color

Brown[3]

Chronological and political information
Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era[3]

Affiliation
Known apprentices

Lorana Jinzler[3]

"We are the Jedi, the ultimate power in the universe. We will do as we choose. And we will destroy any who dare stand in our way."
―Jorus C'baoth

Jorus C'baoth was a Human male Jedi Master during the decades before the Clone Wars. Like fellow Jedi Master Dooku, C'baoth was arrogantly sure of his own skills and talents, believed himself to be a peerless warrior and philosopher, and viewed non-Force users as inferior.

He was the main proponent of the Outbound Flight project, which he envisioned as being the precursor to the discovery of unknown species who could be taught the ways of the Jedi. However, C'baoth, like Outbound Flight, was ultimately doomed by his arrogance and events outside of his control. With the failure of his vision, and the destruction of Outbound Flight at the hands of the Chiss Expansionary Defense Force led by Commander Mitth'raw'nuruodo also known as Thrawn, C'baoth eventually fell to the dark side of the Force by trying to kill Thrawn, succumbing to his anger. He was killed when a Chiss radiation bomb exploded inside of Outbound Flight.

Later Palpatine would use recovered samples of C'baoth's DNA as the clone template for the insane clone named Joruus C'baoth. This clone became the guardian of the Emperor's private treasury, and later worked with Grand Admiral Thrawn during his campaign against the New Republic.

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Biography

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Early Jedi career

Born on the planet Bortras in the Reithcas Sector, Jorus showed much potential and was eventually selected for training in the Force, presumably at the traditional age of infancy.[5] At the age of seventeen he attended the Mirnic University, and upon his graduation he traveled to the Jedi Training Center on Kamparas to continue his instruction in the ways of the Force.[1]

After training on Kamparas for two years, an unknown Jedi Master took him on as a private student. Two more years of training would see C'baoth attain the rank of Jedi Knight; twelve years later C'baoth claimed for himself the status of Jedi Master, a claim that was not disputed.[1]

Jorus C'baoth was a firm supporter of the Galactic Republic, and served it well in a number of ways, most notably as a negotiator and mediator for many of the galaxy's racially-charged conflicts. C'baoth served as part of a demilitarization group stationed on Ando, and was a member of the Senate Interspecies Advisory Committee, known as SIAC. He helped Jedi Master Tra's M'ins mediate the Duinuogwuin-Gotal conflict, and, as Jedi Watchman of the sector, also mediated the Alderaan Ascendancy Contention, where he requested that the House of Organa and House of Antilles join together in an arranged marriage.[6] During this time, he was appointed as the ambassador-at-large to the Xappyh Sector. Quite notably, C'baoth was also the personal adviser of an ambitious Senator from NabooPalpatine.[1]

It is unknown how many Padawans C'baoth trained during his career as a Jedi, but it is known that he took a female Human named Lorana Jinzler to train and that she was knighted shortly before the departure of the Outbound Flight, which C'baoth forced her to board. C'baoth's attitude that Jedi were superior to non-Force users disturbed Jinzler, but she was too timid to confront him or say anything to address the issue.[3]

Whether from stress or genetics, C'baoth's hair lost its color prematurely. By the age of thirty-eight, C'baoth already had a full head of white hair.[7]

Outbound Flight Project

Lorana Jinzler: "It's quite impressive."
Jorus C'baoth: "It's more than just impressive. Therein lies the future of the galaxy."
―Jorus C'baoth and Lorana Jinzler upon seeing Outbound Flight.

C'baoth was the main champion of the Old Republic's Outbound Flight project—a survey which had been commissioned to begin the search for intelligent life outside the galaxy proper. C'baoth was one of the six Jedi Masters aboard the project when it departed from Yaga Minor in 27 BBY. Although the Republic had its official policy regarding the mission of Outbound Flight, C'baoth had his own designs for the project—he envisioned it as being the catalyst for the discovery of other Force-sensitive species who might be taught the way of the Jedi.[3]

The Outbound Flight Project, the mission led by C'baoth.

Unfortunately, it soon became apparent that the Outbound Flight project was in jeopardy of being sidelined by the Republic's bureaucracy. That was, however, until C'baoth thwarted an assassination attempt on the planet Barlok, prompting Palpatine and the Galactic Senate to give the project the support that C'Baoth believed it would need. C'baoth, though, did not suspect that Palpatine would also be the one to secretly sabotage the project. As the Sith Lord Darth Sidious, he had C'baoth cloned shortly in the disguise of a blood test before the launch of the Outbound Flight project, knowing he would be of later use. Sidious also sent Kinman Doriana ahead of the Outbound Flight with the purpose of destroying it, thus effectively killing several dozen Jedi in one fell swoop.[3]

Once the Outbound Flight was launched, C'baoth increasingly took control over all of the ship's aspects, even going so far as to take Force-sensitive children away from their parents in the middle of the night to be trained as Jedi. By establishing himself as the de facto leader over all aspects of the ship, even out ruling the captain of the vessel, he earned the resentment of the colonists who had initially joined the Outbound Flight to seek a better life.[3]

When the Outbound Flight entered the Unknown Regions, it was encountered by the Vagaari as well as the Chiss. Mitth'raw'nuruodo, the leader of the Chiss picket force, contacted C'baoth and boarded the Outbound Flight to meet with him, but C'baoth refused to comply with Thrawn's request to leave Chiss space. As the Vagaari fleet stormed towards the Outbound Flight, C'baoth performed a Force Meld to trick the enemy. At that moment Thrawn launched droid starfighters to engage the confused Vagaari, creating a large disturbance in the Force which overwhelmed the meld participants.[3]

The Chiss Thrawn, who wanted to meet with C'baoth.

During the disturbance, C'baoth and his fellow Jedi failed to detect the Chiss forces that were sneaking in, and Thrawn managed to systematically destroy the weapon clusters of the Outbound Flight, killing almost every Jedi aboard. Enraged, the Jedi Master gave into his anger and succumbed to the dark side and Force-choked Thrawn across space from Outbound Flight's bridge itself. However, before C'baoth could kill Thrawn, Doriana activated the secondary command layer pre-set in the droid starfighters, which then rammed and blasted open the Outbound Flight. The final wave of starfighters employed a radiation bomb of Chiss design on the ship, killing C'baoth and all but fifty-seven of the passengers aboard.[3]

It was due to C'baoth's arrogance and draconian behavior that the survivors of Outbound Flight, who were discovered in 22 ABY, had such a resentment and hatred for the Jedi.[8]

Legacy

In 9 ABY it was discovered that a clone of C'baoth, Joruus C'baoth, had been living on the world of Wayland since the time of the Clone Wars. He had inherited much of C'baoth's personality, including his desire to arbitrate disputes; he also inherited the original C'Baoth's substantial ego.[9][10][11]

Joruus C'baoth, an insane clone later created from the Jedi Master's DNA.

Given that the Great Jedi Purge had destroyed most records relating to the Jedi and that Wayland itself was a carefully hidden secret, almost no one knew that Joruus C'baoth was a clone, except for Thrawn, who had killed the original when destroying Outbound Flight. Due to deteriorating sanity from the unstable Spaarti cloning cylinders as well as a long isolation, even Joruus C'baoth forgot his true origins and believed himself to be the original Master C'baoth.[3]

Without formal Jedi training, Joruus openly used the dark side of the Force in his rule of the mixed population of Wayland. After being discovered by Grand Admiral Thrawn, he used his skills to coordinate Imperial attacks in an effort to ultimately find an apprentice of his own. Joruus met his death at the hands of Luke Skywalker and the former Emperor's Hand, Mara Jade.[11]

In 22 ABY, a Chiss expedition to the remains of Outbound Flight occurred. This was partially a historical expedition—thus invitations were extended to the Jedi Masters Luke and Mara Jade Skywalker, as well as Dean Jinzler—and partially a ploy to lure Thrawn's old enemies, the Vagaari, into going on the offensive.[8]

Personality and traits

"Let's dispense with the pleasantries, Chancellor. This isn't a social visit."
―Jorus C'baoth to Supreme Chancellor Palpatine.

Jorus C'baoth was a very talented and gifted Jedi. It was known early on, even when Jorus was just a young child, that he was powerful in the Force. His skill with the Force eventually culminated in an act which very few Jedi Knights dared to do: Jorus believed that he had moved beyond the talents of being a Knight, and therefore promoted himself to the rank of Jedi Master. Even though his promotion was self-imposed, it was a claim that no one objected to.[1]

C'baoth was known to have believed that the Jedi were above normal non-Force users and therefore had the right-to-rule. His attitude of superiority caused several Jedi to be disturbed by his views, including his own Padawan Lorana Jinzler, to whom he was especially brutal, considering he was her Jedi Master. However, due to his abrupt and often harsh attitude, it was a trait that very few individuals dared bring to C'baoth's attention.[3]

He was also extremely arrogant in his dealings, not only with non-Force users, but also with his fellow Jedi. His arrogance, combined with his often severe attitude, divided many Jedi on their stance of the Jedi Master. Some believed that he was a model example of what it meant to be a Jedi, while others disagreed with his methods and instead chose to remain wary of him and his views.[3]

Behind the scenes

Jorus C'baoth was originally named as the Jedi who quelled the insurrection of several Bpfasshi Dark Jedi during the Clone Wars. After the date of the Clone Wars became clear, this became impossible. Yoda was then named as the Jedi Master responsible.

C'baoth retconned birth date from Roleplaying Game Revised Core Rulebook is still wrong. He should be 43 and not 38 years old during Battle of Naboo and his birth date then should be 75 BBY instead of 70 BBY in order to math work. (simply by subtracting 64 P.E.- 27 BBY=37 and 112 P.E.-37=75 BBY)

Jorus' surname, C'baoth, is similar to a Hebrew title for God: צבאות "Tzevaot", usually rendered "Sabaoth" in English (also e.g. "Sebaot" in Finnish, "Zebaoth" in German). It is used in the formula YHWH Tzevaot "Lord of Hosts".

Appearances

Sources

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Dark Force Rising Sourcebook
  2. C'baoth's birthdate was originally given in Dark Force Rising as being 112 Pre-Empire (which would work out to 131 BBY) based on records in the archives on Coruscant. This was later retconned to 70 BBY in the Revised Core Rulebook.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 Outbound Flight
  4. This is the height given to the clone of C'baoth in the Databank, presumably the original was the same height.
  5. In Outbound Flight, C'baoth uses Anakin Skywalker as a precedent for delayed training, rather than himself, and hence most likely experienced a traditional childhood for a Jedi.
  6.  Pello Scrambas in the Databank
  7. Revised Core Rulebook
  8. 8.0 8.1 Survivor's Quest
  9. Heir to the Empire
  10. Dark Force Rising
  11. 11.0 11.1 The Last Command

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