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Zao
Physical description
Species

Veknoid

Gender

Male

Hair color

None

Eye color

White

Chronological and political information
Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era

Affiliation
"Go your way. Seek rightful balance. Learn to appreciate what you are given."
―Zao to a disgruntled customer

Zao was a blind, elderly male Veknoid Jedi Master and an accomplished chef. He did not accept missions from the Jedi Council, but followed the will of the Force as he traveled about the galaxy. Those who ate Zao's cooking often found that its taste, whether good or bad, reflected the degree to which their current mental state was in harmony with the Force. In spite of his blindness, he remained a formidable and lethal adversary, wielding his unique lightsaber cane with frightening accuracy.

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Biography

Zao
"The war is already won or lost as the Force wills. We are all leaves blown by its wind."
―Zao

Before the Clone Wars, Zao served as chef to Gorto Zaga on Kiffex, during which time he explained his method of travel to Quinlan Vos. When Zao's cooking didn't avail to Gorto Zaga he helped Quinlan Vos and Tholme fight off Zaga's guards before the Anzati lead by Aayla Secura stormed the Black Hole Cantina.

He later cooked food on the streets of Saleucami, where he encountered his old friend Tholme, who was on the planet to investigate the actions of the Dark Jedi Sora Bulq. Zao believed the Jedi should serve the Force and the principles of the Galactic Republic, but explained to Tholme that the Republic itself no longer upheld those ideals.

Zao was opposed to the Jedi serving as officers in the Clone Wars. However, he did help Tholme locate Sora Bulq's underground Morgukai cloning facilities.

As the war continued, rumors abounded of his death. Since he was not involved with the war, he was not killed in the execution of Order 66. Dressed in rags amongst huge crowds, he was overlooked as a beggar by clone troopers searching for Jedi traitors to kill.

Powers and Ability

Zao was a powerful yet mysterious Jedi who relied on the Force to control almost all natures of his life due to his blindness. He was skilled with his lightsaber staff, despite his blindness. He also created a soup, that according to him, was completely in harmony with the Force - those who tasted it experienced different flavors depending on their own balance within the Force. Tholme and T'ra Saa, for example, thought it was delicious, while Quinlan Vos tasted nothing, and Vilmarh Grahrk found it disgusting.

Behind the scenes

Zao's name was adapted from "Tao" – the name of the oriental philosophical system. The way of Tao is very similar to Zao's beliefs.[1]

Zao was originally going to die in Darkness, but according to artist Jan Duursema, "Zao would have been toast in Darkness, but we were asked not to kill him."[2]

Appearances

  • Star Wars Republic: Darkness (First appearance)
  • Star Wars Republic: Rite of Passage (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Republic: The Dreadnaughts of Rendili (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Republic: Trackdown
  • Star Wars Republic: The Siege of Saleucami (Vision to Tholme)
  • Star Wars Republic: Into the Unknown (Appears in flashback(s))

Sources

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Notes and references

  1. John Ostrander on the Jedi Council Forums
  2. Jan Duursema on the Jedi Council Forums

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Tibia

Up to date as of February 05, 2010

From TibiaWiki

Zao is a continent home to Vampires, Dwarves, Cavemen, Orcs, Minotaurs, Lizards, and Dragons (NPCs and Creatures). Many of these groups fight against the others across the continent. These groups each live in their own part of Zao: Vampires live in the far east in Vengoth on the west side of the mountain; Farmine is home to Dwarves and is below ground under the mountain; Cavemen live on the east side of the mountain; Orcs and their Minotaur leaders live on the Steppe in the Zao Orc Land; Dragons live in the Dragonblaze Peaks; High and Low Class Lizards live in the north and far south in the Muggy Plains, Chazorai, and Zzaion.
Zao is located east of Yalahar and north of Edron. It was implemented in Christmas Update 2009.

The whole history of Zao is not well known. Lizards had either always lived on the continent or came there by some means. After the lizards had established their base in the north of the continent Orcs arrived, led by Curos a minotaur, and they have since battled against the lizards, holding their ground in the east. Later Dragons came seeking a new home; at first allied with the Lizards then later ruled them. Possibly before even the Lizards were on Zao Cavemen lived here but after losing in battle to Lizards and Orcs they settled on the east side of the mountain. At another point a family sailed to Zao from Yalahar and built their house on the west side of the mountain, later becoming Vampires. Most recently Dwarves from Kazordoon sailed by underground Steamship below the mountain and set up camp.


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







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