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Tedryn Holocron
Production information

Jedi holocron[1]


Tedryn (Possible)[2]


Before 3,997 BBY[3]


11 ABY[4]

Known locations

Dantooine[3], Byss[1], Yavin 4[6]

Usage and history
"...some teachings of the holocron can be dangerous before you are ready."
―Vodo-Siosk Baas to Exar Kun

The Tedryn Holocron, or Bodo Baas's holocron, or Vodo-Siosk Baas's holocron, or simple the Jedi Holocron was an important Jedi holocron created over four thousand years before the Battle of Yavin by Jedi Master Tedryn.



Leia activated the holocron by touching the design on its side.

The Tedryn Holocron was a glowing cube that sat comfortable in the palm of the hand.[7] By appearances it was a milky jade crystal block[2] with anchient writings glithing faintly on its smooth surface.[8] The Jedi teaching device[1] was an interactive wisdom source,[7] that combined anchient organic[8] crystalline formations and hardware. Its metal parts were embossed with curious designs suggesting great antiquity.[7]

The inner crystals sensed the affiliation of the Force-user to the light side,[7] though any Force-talented user could activate the holocron by touching the design on its side.[1] The holocron produced a primitive hologram of the current primary gatekeeper in greenish shade.[1]

The knowledge in the holocron could be accessed by anyone to a certain extent. On the most superficial level the holocron was merely a recording device, a collection of record with interactive holograms of the authors.[7] The basic knowledge in the holocron could be accessed directly, like a computer encyclopedia, or by hearing the gatekeeper telling the words of the Jedi Master, who recorded their thoughts.[8]

However, the greatest portion of the wisdom could be unlocked only be a Jedi Knight. The inner organic crystals were the key to the deeper levels of knowledge. Not even a Sith Lord—like Emperor Palpatine who possessed the device for thirty years—has the power to reach its rectricted information.[7] Deeper teachings and accounts were told directly by the Masters, who added them to the holocron.[8]

The prized Tedryn Holocron was tailored toward helping Jedi Masters penetrate the secrets of the Force. Even beings already trained in the Jedi ways benefit greatly from such a source of learning.[9]


The gatekeeper was a Jedi Master's holographic simulation that actually worked as a search and recovery engine built in the every holocron. The gatekeeper could access informatios added by other Master, so information retold by one were not surely recorded by that paticular gatekeeper.[2]

Originally this holocron was named after Tedryn, but later often was referred to as simply the Jedi Holocron or Bodo Baas's holocron. The New Jedi Order called it once again Tedryn Holocron to avoid confusion over Vodo-Siosk Baas and Bodo Baas, and also to honor their predecessor. Probably Tedryn was the creator and the first gatekeeper of the holocron.[2] Sometimes before the Exar Kun War, Jedi Master Odan-Urr, one of the early gatekeepers, added a record to the holocron about the Great Hyperspace War.[2]

Later the Tedryn Holocron came in the possession of Vodo-Siosk Baas, a Krevaaki Jedi Master and Jedi historian. His hologram introduced Exar Kun to the recent history of the Sith, including the Naga Shadow and Freedon Nadd.[3] Four thousand years later Baas spoke about Exar Kun, Ulic-Qel Droma and the Great Sith Wars to the students of Luke Skywalker in the Jedi Praxeum. Later Luke asked Baas about the fate of Exar Kun, and the gatekeeper told him that Kun slew his own master, Vodo himself, when he tried to bring his apprentice back from the dark side. Vodo-Siosk Baas was the last invoked gatekeeper, because the spirit of Kun destroyed the holocron before Baas could reveal Exar's fate to Skywalker.[4]

An auxiliary gatekeeper told stories of intrigues in the Old Republic to the apprentices of Skywalker.[10] before an other gatekeeper spoke of Luke how the young Yoda became a Jedi.[4]

Tha last gatekeeper of the Holocron was Bodo Baas, a descendant of Vodo-Siosk Baas.[2] His hologram explained a partial story of Ulic-Qel Droma[7], a brief description of the dark side, and the prophecy written by Baas' master.[11] Later Baas suggested that anchient Jedi artifacts may be found on Ossus, an old Jedi teaching center, and they could found survivors of the Great Jedi Purge.[12] Later, in the Jedi Praxeum, Luke asked Baas to explain the power classified as Alter Mind to Corran Horn in the apprentice's chamber.[10]


According to Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Tedryn Holocron contained thousand-year-old secrets and the some of the most secret Jedi history and teachings.[7] It held information about the origins of the Jedi and the Sith and their earliest conflicts.[2]

Vodo-Siosk Baas made a recording about the war known as the Hundred-Year Darkness, in which he spoke of the First Great Schism, dark side-mutant mounts and creatures, like Leviathans, and the final confrontation on Corbos. By the time of the recording the Jedi Order got to know, that the exiled dark Jedi had conquered the Sith species on Korriban and Ajunta Pall had formed an Empire.[2]

Sometimes after 5,000 BBY, Master Odan-Urr asked Jori Daragon, Anavus Svag and the Dark Holocron about the Great Hyperspace War before making a record to reserve the full story of the war for the Jedi Order. In the record he spoke of hyperspace explorers Gav and Jori Daragon of the Koros system meeting the descendants of the Exiles, who became Dark Lords of the Sith Empire. Odan-Urr spoke of Naga Sadow lunching an assaul using illusions to frighten off the Republic troops. Once the Sith were defeated, Odan-Urr recovered the Dark Holocron from a ship and got to know Sadow's escape.[2]

At some point before the Exar Kun War, when he was around a thousand year old, Ood Bnar recorded his prophecies in the holocron.[13] The device also contained information about Ood Bnar himself, the Neti species and the Ryyk planet.[14]

Vodo-Siosk Baas's hologram spoke of the dark side, Naga Sadow's escape, formerly exiled Jedi, who becamo dark lords and who built the temples of Korriban, and Freedon Nadd, a newer dark Jedi corrupted by Sith teachings, who ruled Onderon. The holocron showed human face, before turned off by Baas himself.[3]

Arca Jeth made a record about the Freedon Nadd Uprising, in which he spoke of Freedon Nadd and his heirs, King Ommin and Queen Amanoa , and of Jeth's students: Tott Doneeta, Ulic and Cay Qel-Droma. Jeth noted, that Nadd gave his support to the founders of the Krath: Satal and Aleema Keto.[2]

According to Bodo Baas, three Jedi Knight[15] tried to conquer the dark side by learning its secrets and every one of them perished.[1] Vodo-Siosk Baas made a record about the Great Sith War, caused by Exar Kun and Ulic Qel-Droma.[2] Bodo Baas retold the saga of Ulic Qel-Droma to Leia Organa Solo, but for an unknown reason with some differences.[7]

  • Bodo Baas about the Second Sith War: Mandalorian Wars, Rakata, Korriban, Revan, Malak, Star Forge, Bastila Shan, Sion, Kreia, Nihilus, Brianna, Atris, Visas Marr, Ruin[2]
  • Bodo Baas about Darth Ruin[2]

c. 1,010 BBY Jedi Master Pernicar about Wud Mortull, the New Sith Wars and the Sith lightsaber[2]

580 BBY Bodo Baas about the Zeison Sha[2]

580 BBY Bodo Baas about the Matukai[2]

before 796 BBY Rekpa De's many statement on lightsaber duels[2]

  • 3,996 BBY, Tolaris Shim about Ulic and the four stages of the dark side[2]
  • 3,951 BBY, Deesra Luur Jada about the reformation of Revan and about Dantooine[2]
  • Bodo Baas about the dark side[7]
  • The Holocron revealed to Luke that planet Ossus in the Adega system was a center of Jedi learning for thousands of years.[12]
  • Stories of the young Yoda becoming a Jedi.[4]
  • Bodo Baas spoke about the three areas of the Force and the power of Alter Mind.[10]
  • Stories of Old Republic intrigues.[10]
  • Bodo Baas about training a Jedi[2]
  • Odan-Urr about the Force Sever power[2]
  • Bodo Baas about the Second Sith War: Mandalorian Wars, Rakata, Korriban, Revan, Malak, Star Forge, Bastila Shan, Sion, Kreia, Nihilus, Brianna, Atris, Visas Marr, Ruin[2]
  • Bodo Baas about Darth Ruin[2]
  • Odan-Urr about patience[2]
  • Odan-Urr about how a Jedi must behave in public[2]
  • Rekpa De's many statement on lightsaber duels[2]
  • 3,996 BBY, Tolaris Shim about Ulic and the four stages of the dark side[2]
  • 3,951 BBY, Deesra Luur Jada about the reformation of Revan and about Dantooine[2]



Early history

The Holocron was created sometimes before the Exar Kun War, possibly by Jedi Master Tedryn, whom the artifact was named for. Probably Tedryn the first gatekeeper of the holocron and was followed by a long line of Jedi who contributed to the Holocron. One of the early gatekeepers was Master Odan-Urr, who added a record to the holocron about the Great Hyperspace War.[2] One other gatekeeper was the then thousand years old Ood Bnar, who recorded his prophecies in the Holocron.[13][16]

By 3,997 BBY Vodo-Siosk Baas held the Holocron and became a gatekeeper by imparting it with his knowledge and memory. One day, he found his Apprentice, Exar Kun questioning the holocron about dark Jedi Freedon Nadd and the Sith, a darkside cult. Baas turned off the device, because the hidden knowledge of the dark side was meant only for Jedi Masters.[3]

Around 600 BBY, Bodo Baas inherited the Holocron and reorganized every single recording. By 590 BBY, using primitive hologram technology, he added the records of teachings and history of the Jedi, which was collected by a group of Jedi in the Adega system.[7]

The Holocron was believed to have gone missing sometimes before 290 BBY, but it was in the possession of Ashka Boda.[7]

Imperial Period

In 19 BBY during the Great Jedi Purge[2], Emperor Palpatine's agents brought Jedi Masters before him to be questioned and tortured for forgotten secrets and cures, that could help him to reach the eternity.[5] The Holocron was in the belongings of Bodo Baas, who was executed by the Emperor.[17] Shorly therafter the device came in possession of Ashka Boda. The Dark Lord executed Master Boda too and captured the Tedryn Holocron.[5] Palpatine used the secrets in the holocron to cheat death with the dark side and cloning technology,[5] and he recorded some of the holocron's secrets in his Book of Anger.[18] However, the greater portion of the ancient knowledge remained hidden from the Dark Lord, because it was accessible only by Jedi Knights. He considered the Holocron to be only a collection of anchient record.[7]

The reborn Emperor hold the artifact in his study.[19]

Sometimes later, Obi-Wan Kenobi, the first master of Luke Skywalker described the Holocron to his apprentice, son of the Anakin. Kenobi thought the holocron could help reestablish the Jedi Order.[7]

Rediscovery for the New Jedi Order

Leia listens to the teachings of the holocron.

In 10 ABY, Leia Organa Solo was captured by the reborn Emperor on his throneworld, Byss.[20] The Sith Lord showed his holocron to the Jedi, meanwhile he unsuccessfully tried to corrupt her to the dark side. When Leia escaped, leaving Luke Skywalker to finish off the clone, she stole the Holocron.[1] On board the Millennium Falcon she listened to Bodo's version of the downfall of Ulic Qel-Droma. Leia was filled with apprehension, for she didn't know whether there is hope for Luke, or he had gone too far in the dark way.[1]

After the battle of Mon Calamari Leia returned to the Pinnacle Base to rest, and she used the holocron again. She asked Bodo about Luke's future, but the gatekeeper revealed that it was too cloaked in mists and shadows to tell. At last he retold a propfecy written by his own master. Moments later a fleet of Star Destoyers lead by the Eclipce dropped out of hyperspace above the Pinnacle Moon. The reborn Emperor demanded Leia and the Holocron for a discussion of truce. Leia seemingly accepted his term, but left the Holocron at the Base, in her chambers. She dueled Luke, his brother gone to the dark side, and drove him off the dark way. Together they confronted Palpatine and fulfilled a thousand year old prophecy. [11]

Later Luke found clues in the Holocron indicating possible survivors of Vader's program of extermination. He spent many week searching for Jedi until he found Kam Solusar, a fallen Jedi on the space city of Nespis VIII. Meanwhile Leia spent many hours with the Holocron while Luke was away, Baas told her that Vima-Da-Boda could help them.[12]

Luke learned from the Holocron that ancient Jedi artifacts were possibly located on Ossus. Before heading out with Kam Solusar to investigate, Kam also encountered the holocron. Rather unimpressed with the small cube, he was taken aback when it sensed him and activated. The image of Baas gave some cryptic wisdom, and instructed Kam and his fellow Jedi to have patience.[12] On Ossus, the Jedi met Ood Bnar, an anchient Jedi Master whose prophecies are stored in the Holocron.[13] With the help of the native Ysanna, the Jedi found a Jedi library wich remained undisturbed for four thousand years.[21]

In 11 ABY, Luke Skywalker held the Holocron in a small libary, where his apprentices could study it.[10] He gathered his twelve students in the grand audience chamber of the Massassi temple for a formal opening of the Jedi praxeum. He invoked Vodo-Siosk Baas hologram to teach something to his apprentices. The anchient Krevaaki Jedi Master spoke about the Great Sith War, Exar Kun and Ulic-Qel Droma, and warned the students to beware of the temptations of conquest.[4]

Tionne Solusar spent a lot of time researching the holocron for Jedi history in the month after arriving to the Praxeum. She transcribed its data with a sense of urgancy to tapes and holograms. [2]She helped the other students with historical examples, when the instructions of Master Skywalker were not clear enogh. After Gantoris constructed a lightsaber, Corran suspected he learned it from the Holocron, but Luke spoke him about the inbuilt restriction-mechanism, that prevented the user to access knowledge for what he is not ready.[10]

After the death of Gantoris, Corran advised Luke on repeating the historical lesson of the Holocron to install a sense of history and the purpose of being a Jedi, so they would be less vulnarable for the corruption of the dark side.[10] Baas spoke about the heroic adventures of anchient Jedi Knights and aout their battles against the dark side.[4]

Corran Horn tried to get some information about the murder of Gantoris, and Baas gave him some planetary history. The gatekeeper told him, that Yavin 4 was the seat of a fallen Jedi, Exar Kun in the Sith Was. Kun enslaved the Massassi and got them build the temples in the jungle. He eventually was desroyed by a massive Jedi force.[10]

One day, the students stent half a day listening to an auxiliary gatekeeper, who told them stories of court intrigues in the Old Republic, but gatekeeper failed to characteries anyone, so the student didn't know who he was talking about.[10]

Corran and Tionne get all the information about Exar, that's why Luke tried to access deeper level of he device,[10] but the spirit of the Dark Lord interrupted Vodo-Siosk Baas by destroying the Holocron.[4]

It became known as one of the greatest Jedi Artifacts of the Modern Era, but was destroyed in 11 ABY by the resurrected spirit of Exar Kun on Yavin 4. Although it was destroyed, transcripts and copied data were kept and maintained by Tionne Solusar and saved at the new Jedi library on Ossus. [2]

Behind the scenes

The Cult Encounters of the Star Wars Universe RPG article of a cancelled Star Wars Gamer issue was to be include some brief dialogue between Luke and Bodo Baas from the Holocron in The Order of the Terrible Glare portion, but it wasn't published.


  • Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith 1: Masters and Students of the Force
  • Tales of the Jedi: The Sith War (First identified as Tedryn Holocron)
  •  Echoes of the Jedi on (article) (Part 1: Mission to Almas) (Mentioned only)
  • Dark Empire 5: Emperor Reborn (First appearance)
  • Dark Empire 6: The Fate of a Galaxy
  • Dark Empire II 1: Operation Shadow Hand
  • Dark Empire II 3: World of the Ancient Sith (Mentioned only)
  • "Firestorm" - Star Wars Adventure Journal 15
  • Jedi Search (Mentioned only)
  • Dark Apprentice
  • I, Jedi


Notes and References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 Dark Empire 5: Emperor Reborn, 7-11.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 2.33 2.34 Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force, 5-8.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith 1: Masters and Students of the Force, 58-63. in Omnibus edition
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Dark Apprentice
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Dark Empire 2: The Power of the Dark Side endnotes, The Secret of Ashka Boda
  6. 6.0 6.1 Jedi Search, at the end of the book
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 Dark Empire 5: Emperor Reborn endnotes
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Dark Empire Sourcebook, 62.
  9. Echoes of the Jedi, 5.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 10.9 I, Jedi
  11. 11.0 11.1 Dark Empire 6: The Fate of a Galaxy
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Dark Empire II 1: Operation Shadow Hand
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Dark Empire II 3: World of the Ancient Sith
  14. The Essential Guide to Alien Species, 88.
  15. Dark Empire Sourcebook, 66.
  16. Empire's End 1: Triumph of the Empire, Rebel Writers section
  17. The Essential Guide to Characters, 9.
  18. Dark Empire 4: Confrontation on the Smugglers' Moon endnotes, The Book of Anger
  19. Dark Empire Sourcebook, 36.
  20. Dark Empire 4: Confrontation on the Smugglers' Moon
  21. Dark Empire II 4: Battle on Byss

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