Rey glanced from one councilor to the other. “So, how do Master Jarsan and I come into play?” she asked.
“We are thinking about sending the two of you to Jakku to look for answers,” said Master Katarn. “While, according to Finn’s report, most of the people living in San Tekka’s village were executed by Kylo Ren and his soldiers, there is one villager that we believe to still be alive and may know more about San Tekka’s map.”
“How do you know of this villager and that they’re still alive?” asked Toah.
It was Nira Maren who answered them, a soft smile crossing her emerald face. “Because I heard from him merely a week ago. His name is Chek Urhed, an Abednedo priest who raised me back when I lived among the Church of the Force, before becoming a Jedi at Lor San Tekka’s behest.”
Toah raised an eyebrow. “I was not aware you once knew Lor San Tekka.”
“I did not know much about him,” Maren admitted. “And since I was only a child, I was not privy to any important matters that he and the other Church members concerned themselves with. But Father Chek was a leading figure of the Church and, if this report is to be believed, possibly its last surviving member.”
“I see. So, I take it you are sending us to Jakku because of our familiarity with the world — specifically Rey’s?”
“That is correct,” said Jacen. “However, you will not be traveling there alone. Master Maren here has agreed to accompany you, due to her relationship with Father Chek.”
“The Resistance is also sending operatives of their own,” said Master Katarn. “If only to help verify Finn’s account of what befell Lor San Tekka and his people.”
Toah glanced at Rey. He had been expecting her to look reluctant about returning to her homeworld, given the planet’s harsh nature and her equally harsh upbringing there. Instead, she practically beamed as she looked from the three Councilors to him.
“When do we leave?” she asked.