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New Jedi Temple
General information
Constructed

35 ABY

Location

Coruscant

Builder

Reconstruction Authority

Usage
Era(s)
Affiliation

The New Jedi Temple was was the headquarters of the New Jedi Order from the end of the Yuuzhan Vong War until it was captured by the One Sith in 130 ABY, and converted into the Temple of the Sith.

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History

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Galactic Alliance

The Temple at the time of the Order's search for old teachings.

Upon the stabilization of Coruscant by Yuuzhan Vong Shapers, Chief of State Cal Omas of the Galactic Alliance donated a new Jedi Temple to the New Jedi Order on behalf of the Reconstruction Authority, as the Jedi had been an instrumental part in defeating the Yuuzhan Vong during the horrific Yuuzhan Vong War.

Though less important with the establishment of the Jedi Academy on Ossus, the Coruscant Temple was used merely as shelter for Jedi negotiating with the Galactic Alliance government and as a safe house in between assignments. However, as time progressed and the Order grew, more and more Jedi occupied the Temple. During the Dark Nest Crisis, Luke Skywalker summoned a trio of Joiners, Tahiri Veila, Lowbacca, and Tesar Sebatyne, to the newly rebuilt Knights Billet to send them to Dagobah for meditation. The Grand Master and his wife would take up an apartment suite within the Temple, and Jagged Fel, on his hunt for Alema Rar, was based within. Leading up to and during the Second Galactic Civil War, the Jedi High Council once again convened here for their meetings. With the Order flourishing, the Jedi Temple was once again a bustling hub for Jedi and their initiates, while Ossus remained the center of teaching for the very young.

Around the time of the Second Galactic Civil War, Jacen Solo brought Lumiya to the Jedi Temple in order to see if she had conquered her anger and aggression toward Luke Skywalker and the Jedi. With little reaction besides shock and awe at the size of the Temple, Lumiya passed the test and they left, her first and only time she would be inside her enemy’s fortress.

During the funeral of Mara Skywalker, a group of Galactic Alliance Guard officers attempted to arrest Han and Leia Organa Solo. They managed to escape detainment, but this act revealed the Temple's lack of safety against the government. After the Ossus Academy was attacked, the Jedi began to question their loyalties. After severing their allegiance to the Alliance at the Battle of Kuat, the Temple was invaded by GAG troops. Apprentice Seha drained the Archives of information and brought it on a datafile to safety after traversing the planet's undercity. All remaining Jedi fled the Temple, in favor of an abandoned Imperial base on Endor.

After being reoccupied, the Temple was once again the hub of the Order. When Chief of State Natasi Daala ordered Luke Skywalker to be exiled from the Temple and all other academies, she also decreed that each Jedi would be assigned a supervisor. Kenth Hamner, the Interim Grand Master, accepted the order from the Chief's office, though stood firmly that the Temple's private areas would not be violated. Therefore, all supervisors were based out of what was once a youngling lecture hall. Eventually, the order to have advisors was overturned, and the Temple was once again restricted to all but the Jedi.

Sith Takeover

Main article: Temple of the Sith

In 130 ABY, the New Galactic Empire fell into the control of Darth Krayt and his New Sith Order. Coruscant was conquered and the structure was renamed the Temple of the Sith and renovated. The symbolic transparisteel pyramid was removed and the roof was redesigned; and like the old Temple, four towers were erected at each corner, while the New Jedi Order's four additional pyramids were destroyed. Those Jedi that managed to survive and escape the Sith bounties placed on them either went into hiding or found sanctuary at the Hidden Temple.

Layout

A dramatic pyramid of tinted transparisteel in the Rebirth architecture style, the Jedi Temple was supposed to serve as a successor to the former Jedi Temple, the Jedi Headquarters building, and the Jedi Praxeum on Yavin IV. Built upon the same ancient Force nexus as the original Temple, the complex maintained its ability to permeate light side energies. The area around the Temple was restored and remained known as the Temple Precinct which once again was bisected by the main boulevard, the Processional Way. Still freely visible from far away due to the structure's height of over a kilometer high above the other buildings of Galactic City, the new architecture added a new shape to the skyline.

It was situated near Unity Green, overlooking Liberation Lake. From Fellowship Plaza, one could make out the Apex of the Pyramid from over the hedge of the Walking Gardens. Unlike the past Temple, the new design enclosed the five spires; instead the High Council Chambers were incorporated inside the central pyramid, which also encompassed the Sacred Spire as the central point of the Temple.

Pyramids

A view of the interior structure beneath main structure and the four additional pyramids

The new transparisteel layer gave the Temple its appearance of a pyramid. Within it, however, the structure appeared basically as it had in the days of the Galactic Republic. The open air gaps between the pyramid and the actual building allowed for balconies and outer halls to be exposed to clean, fresh air while still being protected behind the clear barrier. The natural light that poured through the transparisteel illuminated the interior along with the original outdoor study and learning areas that were placed behind the transparisteel wall. The pyramid had retractable sections that were placed in front of hangars and other specific areas in order to allow for transports and sunlight to get in and out. Large gardens now grew on the roof and were used to service the Temple's kitchens.

Within the main pyramid, atop the Temple Ziggurat, the five spires that formed Coruscant's skyline of two decades past, were still in use. While still recognizable, the towers had an array of new rooms built around them. Several open air class rooms and balconies were built in blocks around each of the five towers. The Temple Spire, once more held the ancient texts of the founding Jedi which were reclaimed from Darth Sidious' vaults. The Hall of Knighthood was rebuilt and new memorial statues were suspended in the tower by repulsorlift pads. The reformed peak of the mountain was again surrounded by a meditation balcony with a lower balcony presenting a series of holo-depictions of the history of the Jedi. Because the mountain remained largely intact throughout Operation: Knightfall and the attack by Lord Nyax, the mountain still retained the original meditation chambers and cave chapels.

New state-of-the-art high-gain communication transmitters were installed within the peak of each of the five pyramids of the new Temple, and were used to contact the Ossus Academy and for meetings of the reformed High Council. Another reconstruction was that of the Operations Planning Center, which continued to serve as Jedi Command's headquarters.

The hangars, also restored, housed X-wings, E-wing, and the new StealthX model used strictly by the Order. The ships would exit through hatches built in to the side of the complex. They would then have to travel the short gap between the structure and the surrounding transparisteel. Ships in the hangars were lowered through the floor into the Main Temple Garage or smaller storage and maintenance areas where they could be fueled, cleaned, or stored.

At each of the four corners of the ziggurat, four completely new structures were built. Four gleaming pyramids contained hundreds of new rooms that were used for the housing and schooling of Jedi Knights. In one of the pyramids was the Morning Court, a large chamber on the first floor, that was used as a hub for foot traffic and large gatherings within the Temple. It was here that a pyre was erected for the funeral of Mara Jade Skywalker. The pyramid's peak retracted which allowed light to flow down through a wide opening in the structure, which emptied through the roof of the Morning Court.

Temple Ziggurat

Though the outer design was different, much on the inside was a direct copy of the original Temple. As with the old temple, the ziggurat was divided into four different quarters that contained unique rooms that were designed to cover a broad set of purposes. The First Knowledge quarter continued to serve as the learning hub for the Temple, though unlike its predecessor, it was used mainly for the training and housing of Jedi over the age of thirteen. Many of the Order's initiates now begun their training at the Jedi Academy on Ossus, coming to the Temple after they were selected by a master. After being selected, they traveled to Coruscant to receive assignments from the Jedi Council and to take more specialized classes where students are assigned projects and essays on the history of the Order. The High Council quarter contained mostly conference and meeting rooms, while the Reassignment Tower's area was dedicated to the public entrance. The Reconciliation quarter had many gardens and garages and contained the Lake Level.

Tionne Solusar working in the newly reconstructed Archives.

The Jedi Temple Main Entrance flowed into the Great Hall, a large meeting and assembly place during the years following the Second Galactic Civil War. It was within these chambers that the Order bid farewell to the exiled Grand Master Skywalker.

The Jedi Archives, restored to its former glory and updated by Tionne Solusar, once more contained holocrons and journals detailing Jedi lore and history. Every bust and statue from the original hall, were recreated and once more adorned the expansive library. With the Archives rebuilt and amble masters to maintain it, Tionne was relocated to Ossus to watch over and train the younglings there.

The Detention Center was also restored, coming to house, delinquent apprentices, Dark Jedi, and psychotic Knights. Raynar Thul, a former Jedi who sustained brain-damage after his time with the Killiks was recovering at the Temple's infirmary while staying within the containment cells.

The Temple still retained its dormitories, many located in the Knights Billet, each individually built to suit the different species of Jedi's needs. The senior members of the Order had private offices and quarters with hookups to the Archives and private holoprojectors. It contained a sparring arena and many of the rooms found in the old Temple including the Meditation Gardens, communication centers, and lightsaber construction chambers. One room that was specifically desired was the Room of a Thousand Fountains. Luke Skywalker had seen it mentioned in many old documents and seen it in a hologram of Operation: Knightfall. The menagerie beneath the Temple that was used to house hundreds of fauna, was restored and animals were recollected from several thousand worlds, including some Yuuzhan Vong creatures.

The meditative walkway, a cavernous hallway surrounding the base of the Temple was decorated with a newly created arcade of stained-glass windows and statues relating the events of Jedi history. It now extended around the four additional pyramids that were erected at each corner of the ziggurat.

Other features restored and updated with modern technology were the Jedi Medical Corps Infirmary, the holographic training rooms, the research labs of the AgriCorps, banquet halls, and the Chamber of Conclave.

Safety enhancements

To avoid another incident like that of the raid on the Jedi Temple, the Reconstruction Authority designed evacuation corridors and instructions in case of fire or invaders. Accessed through maintenance corridors or disguised wall pieces, heavy metal doors blocked the way to the hatch. A sign read: "EMERGENCY EVACUATION ACCESS. USE ONLY IN TIMES OF EMERGENCY. TEMPLE SECURITY WILL BE ALERTED." Once through the door, one would emerge into a short permacrete hall that led to an identical door. Through this door was a telescoping platform that was suspended in a small space between the exterior wall of the city block that was the Temple Precinct. The platform could extend beyond the Precinct's outer wall into a traffic lane for immediate rescue.

Several secret security traps existed amongst the Temple's walls. In the Main Entrance, two pillars were hollowed at the base to hold security droids which could be deployed by the Temple Security Forces. In addition, a security screen could be pulled over the main entry to trap an intruder in or out of the Temple. Only the Grand Master was ever made fully aware of how extensive the new security systems were. These included heavy hover assault droids hidden behind secret panels in the walls and columns as well as, anti-personnel shields around the entrances and exits. These shield could easily trap any intruder, including a Jedi.

Appearances

Sources

  • Star Wars: Legacy 0

See also


This article uses material from the "New Jedi Temple" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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The Jedi Tower amidst the Jedi Temple complex

The New Jedi Temple was a Jedi facility built upon the remains of the Jedi Praxeum used by the New Jedi Order during the Sith Crusade. Following the destruction of the previous temple in 66 ABY by Sith forces, the Jedi Order realized that any new temple that would be made must be capable of defending itself. And so, in 189 ABY, following the formation of the Jedi Autocracy; construction of the New Jedi Temple began. Zeferi, head of the Jedi Order made sure that it had the defense capabilities necessary to defend itself from any warship that the Sith had created, including the fearsome Decreto-class Super Star Destroyer.

Although considered a "temple", the facility was in actuality a massive complex capable of sustaining upto 500,000 people. The entire facility was dominated by the central Jedi Tower, which housed the Jedi Council. During the early 230's ABY the historian at the temple was Tai painj.

The temple, although intact as late as the Dark Age, was apparently abandoned by the Jedi during and in wake of the Zao tenj War.


This article uses material from the "New Jedi Temple" article on the Star Wars Fanon wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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