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Tekli was a female Chadra-Fan Jedi Knight of the New Jedi Order, who was apprenticed to Jedi Master Cilghal. She was among the most skilled Jedi Healers in the Order and served during the Yuuzhan Vong War and the Dark Nest Crisis. Later, Tekli was a member of Jaina Solo's covert group of Jedi known as Darkmeld, which actively worked against Chief of State Natasi Daala's attempts to take control of the Jedi Order.
While not as strong in the Force as the other Jedi in her class, she was one of seventeen Jedi members on the Myrkr strike team, and was instrumental in keeping the team alive through her healing techniques. She survived the mission, and was made an official Jedi Knight in a ceremony on Mon Calamari some four years into the conflict. Thereafter, she was part of the team that went to search for the living planet Zonama Sekot. During that journey, it was Tekli's healing abilities that helped save Admiral Pellaeon's life following the Battle of Bastion. During her trip on Luke Skywalker's task force to find Zonama Sekot, Tekli developed an ability which allowed her to read someone's life signs through the Force, enhancing both her healing prowess and her abilities as a Jedi.
During the Battle of Yuuzhan'tar, Tekli was one of many Jedi who defended the world from the Yuuzhan Vong Warmaster Nas Choka and the Alpha Red bioweapon. After the war, Tekli opted to stay on Zonama Sekot, where she eventually became a Magister-in-training.
In 35 ABY, Tekli and the other surviving members of the Myrkr strike team disappeared into the Unknown Regions to investigate a mysterious summoning through the Force. This summoning led them to aid a species known as Killik's who had found themselves embroiled in a border dispute with the Chiss Ascendancy. In addition, prolonged exposure to the Killik's caused one to become a Joiner, as it did to the former members of the strike team.
When Luke Skywalker and company found the group, they were tested by Cilghal in the Jedi Academy on Ossus to determine what was causing the Jedi Knights to act as Joiners. Tekli later attended the Conclave on Ossus where she decided to stay a Jedi. Later, she was onboard the Megador with her former Master during the attack on the Dark Nest.
Unlike Zekk and Jaina Solo, Tekli was only partially affected by her exposure to the Killik's, and whilst she sympathised with their cause, she did not come into conflict with the Masters' Council to the extent they did.
In 43 ABY, the relationship of the Jedi Order and the Galactic Alliance reached a breaking point. Chief of State Natasi Daala, who achieved power following the Second Galactic Civil War, fostered an anti-Jedi sentiment which culminated in the arrest of Grand Master Luke Skywalker; who was then exiled and replaced by Kenth Hamner.
Tekli disapproved of Daala's blatant bid to take control of the Order, and as such, joined Jaina Solo's covert group, Darkmeld, which sought to undermine the Chief of State's efforts. In this capacity, she helped to alert the group to Seff Hellin's plan to free Valin Horn from prison. This led to the Darkmeld members capturing him and beginning the process of studying the strange Force disease that plagued him, in the hopes of discovering a cure.
Following the apprehension of Natua Wan at the Coruscant Livestock Exchange and Exhibition by the Solos and fellow Jedi Knight Radd Minker, a report by Javis Tyrr revealed that the New Jedi Order had secretly been keeping Seff Hellin locked up in the lower levels of the Jedi Temple. Infuriated, Daala issued a series of demands to acting Grand Master Kenth Hamner, who had no knowledge of Hellin's presence inside the Temple. As part of the deal struck between Daala and Hamner, the Jedi conspirators of Darkmeld were unveiled and punished, including Tekli, who was forced to give a live interview discussing her role in the incident.