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Saal was a Sangheili Zealot of the Covenant Army. He was a member of Thel 'Vadamee's group that attacked UNSC ships at Charybdis IX during the Battle of Charybdis IX. The group was later ordered, personally by the High Prophet of Regret, to find the Kig-yar rebels that were trading Covenant weapons to Humans within the Rubble. Thel ordered Saal to brand himself with the Mark of Disobedience, a crisscrossing pattern made with an energy sword that envelops the forearms, after disobeying his orders not to torture the captured Jackal, Reth. Saal wished to kill himself instead, but Thel did not allow him to do it. Saal was promised by Thel that he could kill himself if he fought honorably, as is the Sangheili tradition.[1]

He was also apparently extremely bloodthirsty, as noted by Thel aboard the Do You Feel Lucky?, "...looking for anything to kill."


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Charsae Saal
Biographical information



Sometime before 19 BBY[1]

Physical description

Kel Dor[1]



Chronological and political information
Known masters

Koro Ziil[1]

Known apprentices
Chara: "Now you're just being insulting."
Luke: "Which angers you, because you're approximately still among the living. The dead don't take offense, Charsae Saal."
―Chara and Luke Skywalker

Charsae Saal was a male Kel Dor and Baran Do Sage who was born during the Republic Classic era, and was a young child when the Jedi Order was purged. He was trained as a Baran Do sage by Master of the Order Koro Ziil, and would later become the Order's senior combat instructor. In 43.5 ABY, former Jedi Grand Master Luke Skywalker—recently exiled for failing to prevent Sith Lord Darth Caedus' fall to the dark side—and his son, Jedi Knight Ben Skywalker, arrived on Dorin to seek out Ziil. Saal briefly trained Ben in combat techniques, but just a few days later, Saal decided to join the Hidden Ones, a secret sect of the Baran Do tasked with preserving the Order's knowledge. Saal held his dying ceremony, a rite for sages before joining the Hidden Ones, where they pretended to give themselves over to the Force and die. However, Luke was not fooled by Saal's "death", and he and Ben searched the site of the ceremony. The Skywalkers discovered a secret underground chamber, where they found Saal alive and well, and accompanied him to the Hidden Ones' secret headquarters, the Caverns of the Hidden One.

Upon their arrival in the caverns, Saal took the name of Chara and gave the Skywalkers a tour of the caverns, revealing to them that in order to protect the secrecy of the Hidden Ones, they would never be allowed to leave. He later dueled with the skilled fighter, Ithia, and defeated her—something he had never accomplished before. Soon after, Luke, in order to prove his theory that the Hidden Ones were growing weaker in the Force, suggested that Ben duel Chara. Ben emerged the victor, despite the fact that Chara was his superior. Ziil, who had become the leader of the Hidden Ones, then confronted Luke in a battle of Force powers, which Luke won. The Hidden Ones then rebelled and returned to the Baran Do on the surface.




Early life

"I was just a small child when it happened. The day the Jedi disappeared from the galaxy."
―Charsae Saal

Charsae Saal was a Force-sensitive Kel Dor from the planet of Dorin, born sometime prior to the Great Jedi Purge in 19 BBY, and was very young when the Purge occurred. Saal was trained by Master of the Order Koro Ziil as a sage of the Baran Do, a Force organization based on his homeworld. Saal was one of the few sages to receive combat training, and was thus one of the best. In circa 23 ABY, Ziil swore him to secrecy and took him deep beneath the surface of Dorin to a system of caverns that were home to the Hidden Ones, a secret sect of the Baran Do dedicated to preserving the knowledge of the Order; should the Baran Do ever be exterminated, the Order could someday be restored. Their leader was known as the Hidden One, who was, at that time, Tokra Hazz. Ziil decided to show him the caverns because he knew that one day Saal would want to join the Hidden Ones.[1]

Saal frequently dueled with fellow Sage Ithia, who was one of the best combatants in the Order. At some point in time, Saal took the female Kel Dor Tistura Paan as his apprentice, although she would later become the apprentice of Mistress of the Order Tila Mong.[1]

Joining the Hidden Ones

"I apologize for the intrusion. Master Charsae Saal, you look very good for one who is recently deceased."
―Luke Skywalker after finding Saal alive and well after his farewell ceremony

In 43.5 ABY Jedi Grand Master Luke Skywalker was exiled from the galactic capital of Coruscant and the Jedi Order for failing to prevent Jedi Knight Jacen Solo's turn to the dark side of the Force and transformation into the Sith Lord Darth Caedus. He and his son, Ben Skywalker, traveled to Dorin to search for Ziil in the hopes of finding out more about what may have caused Solo's fall to the dark side. Tistura Paan met with the Skywalkers at the Baran Do temple, and as a tradition between rival Force-schools, Paan, a student of the Baran Do Mistress of the Order, and Ben, a student of the Jedi Grand Master, were required to duel in order for the Skywalkers to be granted access to the temple. Ben dueled Paan and defeated her. Saal, who by this time had become the senior combat instructor at the temple, trained Ben in combat for a couple of days. It was not long after the Skywalkers arrived, however, that Saal decided that it was time for him to leave his current life behind and join the Hidden Ones.[1]

Luke, Ben, and many of the Baran Do sages attended Saal's dying ceremony, where Saal pretended to give himself over to the Force as a burst of flames enveloped him, set off by a small spark of lightning from Tila Mong. Instead of dying, however, a trapdoor was triggered, and Saal hid his presence in the Force as he disappeared. However, Luke was not fooled by Saal's apparent death; after the ceremony, the Skywalkers searched the area around Saal's pyre. They discovered a door that could easily be triggered by the Force, underneath which they found what seemed to be a storage chamber. Saal and Mong were there, along with two other sages, and all of them were alive and well.[1]

The Skywalkers inferred that Ziil had not died either, and expressed their desire to go with Saal to wherever it was that he would go next. The Baran Do agreed to allow the Skywalkers to go to the Caverns of the Hidden One with Saal. Once they arrived at the caverns, Saal took on the name of Chara, refusing to be addressed by his old name. He gave the Skywalkers a tour of the caverns, revealing to them that he had visited once before. He also told them that once they had come to the caverns, they could never leave, in order to protect the sect's secrecy. Chara also revealed to the Skywalkers that Ziil was now the Hidden Ones' leader, known as the Hidden One.[1]

Return to the sages

"I am this boy's superior in fighting skill. I am strong in the Force. But he won. He won through the will to win. Through conviction, through strength of purpose. I lost because I lack these things."
―Chara, after being defeated in a duel with Ben Skywalker

A few days later, Chara faced fellow Hidden One, Ithia—who was formerly considered the best combatant of the Baran Do sages—in a friendly duel. Although she had always been superior to him in combat, he defeated her. This supported Luke's growing belief that in accepting their deaths—turning their backs on the life, energy, and vitality that was the Force—the Hidden Ones had all but turned their backs on the Force, and were growing weaker every passing day, losing their will to fight and survive.[1]

Luke later called the Hidden Ones to Ziil's throne chamber for a naming ceremony, the rite in which new members of the Hidden Ones took on new names. To Ziil's great dismay, rather than choosing his own new name, Luke expressed his desire to rename many of them, beginning with Chara. Chara refused to go by his old name, and Luke eventually proposed a duel between Chara and Ben in order to prove his theory that in accepting death, the Hidden Ones were losing their strength in the Force. He promised that if Ben lost, he and Ben would agree to spend the rest of their lives in the caverns.[1]

As he hoped to ensure that the Skywalkers would never leave, Ziil saw this as too good an opportunity to pass up, and allowed the duel to commence. Chara struck first, injuring Ben's ankle and pushing the advantage, but Ben kept the will to win, and never gave up. He landed a couple blows on Chara, and at last finished the Kel Dor off with a blow to the chin from his palm. Though Chara was by far Ben's superior in skill, he lost to the young Jedi in the duel. Chara and the Hidden Ones at last began to believe Luke. Ziil, however, still would not listen, and attacked the exiled Grand Master with white Force lightning. A fierce duel of Force powers ensued, which Luke won. Ziil still attempted to control the sect, but many of the Hidden Ones turned against him; even Chara began to realize Ziil was wrong. Ben informed the Hidden Ones of the many lies which Ziil had told them. Eventually, Burra revealed a secret turbolift chamber from the caverns back to the surface of Dorin, and they returned to the surface and life.[1]

Personality and traits

"No, Master. He may be right."
―Chara on Luke's theory, after losing his duel with Ben

Charsae Saal was a good teacher who was well-liked by his students. Leading up to his "dying" ceremony, many of his Baran Do students and fellow Masters were deeply upset that he was leaving. Saal was loyal to his mentor, Koro Ziil, and Saal stood up for what he believed to be right. When the Skywalkers began questioning the wisdom of the Hidden Ones' purpose the moment they arrived in the caverns, Saal defended the Hidden Ones and Ziil without question. Still, he was able to see the truth, and after his defeat at the hands of Ben, Saal realized that he and Ziil had been wrong.[1]

Powers and abilities

Ithia: "I am out of practice, Charsae—Chara."
Chara: "I think so. In the old days, you would have had at least two of those matches."
―Ithia and Chara, after Chara defeated her in a set of three matches

Saal was known to be strong in the Force, and was one of the leading Masters of the Baran Do sages. However, he was most revered for his skills in combat. Fighting skills were somewhat of a rarity for the Baran Do, as the Order did not require every sage to train in combat techniques. Saal was considered second in combat only to Ithia, and he became the senior combat instructor of the Baran Do temple in Dor'shan. In the few days he spent with the Hidden Ones, he became resigned to the fact that he was dead to the outside world, and this weakened his powers greatly. Though Saal was able to defeat Ithia, who had always been the superior fighter before she joined the Hidden Ones, he lost in a duel to Ben Skywalker, whom he had taught at the temple mere days before.[1]

Behind the scenes

Charsae Saal was created by established Star Wars author Aaron Allston for his first novel in the Fate of the Jedi series, Outcast, released on March 24, 2009.


Notes and references

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


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