The Jedi served the Republic for over a thousand generations, acting as peacekeepers. But with the reemergence of the Sith, ancient dark side practitioners, the fate of the Jedi would take a sad turn.
Orchestrating the Clone Wars, Darth Sidious pulled the galaxy apart with the Jedi caught in the middle. With the the issue of Order 66, Emperor Palpatine -- in reality, Darth Sidious himself -- named every Jedi an enemy of the Republic and eradicated the Order. Anakin Skywalker, once believed to be the Chosen One, turned to the dark side and helped the Empire destroy the Jedi.
While the Sith had gained control of the galaxy, there was hope. Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi, both Jedi Masters, survived the purge. They waited in exile until the time was right to train Luke Skywalker, son of Anakin, who could destroy Sidious and restore freedom.
Instantly recognizable by its distinctive crown of five spires, the Jedi Temple was the home of the Jedi Order on Coruscant. Part school and part monastery, the Jedi Temple is the central hub for all Jedi activities around the galaxy.
Yoda was a legendary Jedi Master and stronger than most in his connection with the Force. Small in size but wise and powerful, he trained Jedi for over 800 years, playing integral roles in the Clone Wars, the instruction of Luke Skywalker, and unlocking the path to immortality.
Small wedge-shaped one-man starfighters, these vessels were used by the Jedi Order in the last days of the Galactic Republic. While the ship does employ weapons, most Jedi pilots preferred to rely on their cunning and connection to the Force to avoid disputes and aggression. With the outbreak of the Clone Wars, the Jedi saw themselves pressed into the forefront of military activity, serving as generals in the campaign against the Separatists. The demands of combat saw advancements in the Jedi starfighter arsenal, resulting in modifications and a new generation of fighter craft.
The lightsaber is the weapon of a Jedi, an elegant weapon of a more civilized age. It can be used to cut through blast doors or enemies alike. Using the Force, a Jedi can predict and deflect incoming blaster bolts, and reflect them.
An ancient order of Force-wielders devoted to the dark side, the Sith practice hate, deception, and greed. Notable for their red-bladed lightsabers, black dress, and use of their aggressive feelings, the Sith look to amass power at all costs. The evil Darth Sidious, along with his apprentice Darth Vader, achieved the Sith goal of galactic conquest after a millennia of plotting.
A grim Jedi Master with an amethyst-bladed lightsaber, Mace Windu was the champion of the Jedi Order, with little tolerance for the failings of the Senate, the arguments of politicians or the opinions of rebellious Jedi. As the Clone Wars intensified, Mace sensed the dark side of the Force at work, and knew the Jedi's enemies were plotting to destroy the Order and end its stewardship of the galaxy.