Xendor was a male Dark Jedi Master a few centuries after the formation of the Galactic Republic. Originally a member of the Jedi Order, Xendor expressed his intent to practice the dark side of the Force, despite it being contrary to Jedi beliefs, leading the Jedi to expel him from the Order. Becoming the first Dark Jedi in history, Xendor traveled into the Unknown Regions where, according to legend, he located the Kaiburr crystal, an artifact said to have had healing powers.
Following the discovery, Xendor gathered a number of dark side Force users and formed the Legions of Lettow, a group he planned to use to attack the Jedi Order on Coruscant. Prior to the attack, Xendor documented his beliefs in a manifesto so his teachings could live on. When it was completed, Xendor and the Legions of Lettow launched the First Jedi Schism on Coruscant, but they were defeated by the Jedi Order. Xendor and most of his followers were killed during the battle, but some remained and brought his manifesto to Conscio in the Outer Rim Territories. His teachings were re-located in 12,999 BBY by the Ospion Guardians, who used them to transform their rogue Jedi organization into the dark-sided Dark Jedi of the Bogan.
Xendor was born on Kashi in the centuries following the foundation of the Galactic Republic. In the years following his birth, he became a member of the Jedi Order. After the Jedi discovered that Xendor intended to practice the dark side of the Force, which was contrary to the beliefs of the Jedi Order, Xendor was expelled from the Order.
After his exile from the Jedi Order, Xendor traveled into the galaxy's Unknown Regions. According to Jedi and Gungan lore written thousands of years later, Xendor located an artifact called the Kaiburr crystal while in the Unknown Regions. The lore also stated that the crystal had the power to heal.
First Jedi Schism
In the decades that followed, Xendor became a Dark Jedi Master and gathered a group of Dark Jedi. With his disciples, Xendor formed the Legions of Lettow, a dark-sided group he planned to use in an attempt to destroy the Jedi Order on Coruscant, the capital of the Republic. During this time, Xendor kept a manifesto that detailed his beliefs on the dark side, particularly the nature of chaos and death as it related to the universe and to all sentient beings.
Following the formation of the Legions of Lettow and the writing of his manifesto, Xendor launched an attack on the Jedi Order on Coruscant that became known as the First Jedi Schism. The Jedi were victorious in the battle, and they killed Xendor along with most of his followers. A number of Legion members did, however, survive the assault, but the organization itself did not.
Following Xendor's death, a number of his followers fled into the Outer Rim Territories, eventually making their way to the planet Conscio. While on Conscio, the surviving Legion members left Xendor's manifesto in an enclave.
Thousands of years later, in 12,999 BBY, the members of the Ospion Guardians, a group of rogue Jedi who fled following another schism within the Order, discovered Conscio and Xendor's teachings. A number of Ospion were inspired by the teachings and, after also being influenced by the inherent dark side presence on the planet, swore allegiance to the dark side. After a brief schism within the Ospion ranks, the remaining Ospion reorganized their order into the Dark Jedi of the Bogan. The Dark Jedi of the Bogan, named for the ancient term for the dark side found in Xendor's writings, eventually swore to destroy the Jedi Order during the Hutt War in 12,979 BBY.
A legend on the Mid Rim world of Utapau stated that while most of the surviving Legion members fled to Conscio following the First Jedi Schism, at least one of Xendor's minions brought the Kaiburr crystal to Utapau. The religion followed by the planet's native Gungan species, however, stated that the artifact was brought to the planet by Gungan gods. The Gungan Empire had possession of the crystal until 24 BBY, when the Gungans alleged that it was stolen by the Humans of Utapau, who believed that it had belonged to Xendor. Neither legend was proven, though the Utapau legend, along with Jedi lore, referred to Xendor as one of the most infamous Dark Jedi in history.
Personality and traits
Prior to the First Jedi Schism, Xendor recorded his beliefs and teachings in a manifesto, which was found by the Ospion Guardians in 12,999 BBY. The Ospion used the writings to reorganize themselves into the Dark Jedi of the Bogan. Xendor criticized the Jedi for what he felt was their complacency and over-reliance on finding guidance from the will of the Force, a will that he believed did not exist. Xendor also believed that the primary nature of the universe was one of chaos and that there was no such thing as death due to life itself being meaningless from a cosmic standpoint.
Powers and abilities
Xendor possessed the ability to convince a number of Force users to swear allegiance to the dark side and join the Legions of Lettow. Despite this, he and his followers lacked the ability to inflict any serious harm on the Jedi Order, which emerged from the First Jedi Schism relatively unscathed. While he was unable to cause the amount of chaos that he desired, legend stated that the Kaiburr crystal had healing powers, which, if it existed, would have given Xendor the ability to heal others when using it.
Behind the scenes
Xendor is the Alternative Star Wars Saga fan fiction series version of the canon character of the same name. In canon, Xendor led the Legions of Lettow into battle against the Jedi Order before being killed during the fight. Parts of his story and legacy were expanded upon by author Brandon Rhea for his novel Star Wars: Episode I - The Chosen One, as well as for the history of the Dark Jedi of the Bogan on TheStarWarsRP.Com, an active role-playing website founded by Steven Alldis in 2005.
- Star Wars: Episode I - The Chosen One (First mentioned)