- "I crave not power, nor titles, nor wealth, nor status. I only humbly ask you show respect to all life."
- -Devlin Dewe
Devlin Dewe was a servant of the light side of the Force, a Jedi, and an instructor at the Jedi Praxeum on Ossus. Quick to laugh and quicker to smile, his pleasant demeanor hid an iron will and deadly skill with a blade.
Though technically a Jedi Master, Devlin rarely used his title and preferred to introduce himself as a Jedi Knight. Part of this was due to the fact that he thought a Jedi Master would be hounded by Senators and diplomats. Mostly, however, he did not use titles so that he would not be tempted by pride.
Early Life (5 BBY-4 ABY)Edit
Devlin Dewe was born on Cardooine. He spent his free time watching the mechanics and engineers work at the shipyards. His parents, David and Karie, were ordinary citizens, but his uncles, Chris and Kelan, were members of the Jedi Order. Chris visited Cardooine when Devlin was 10 and sensed the Force within both Devlin and his brother Blaine. Chris took both of his nephews away from Cardooine and began their training in the Force. But not at a Jedi Academy, they hid from the Emperor and his dark crusade.
Jedi Training (4 ABY-10 ABY)Edit
Many of the Jedi he trained with thought battle was the only way to survive and so trained him to value his lightsaber above all. But he never fully believed that line of doctrine, preferring Form Zero. He traveled from system to system with his uncle, never staying in the same place for very long. Devlin discovered a universe beyond Cardooine. With his brother, Devlin learned about the Force traveling to Outer Rim systems and, with his uncle's guidance, helped where he could. Under his uncle's tutelage, Devlin was becoming a fine Jedi. After a few years, Devlin's disagreements with the other Jedi increased. He did not agree with their lessons on battle. He sought peace as the first reaction to any conflict. But still learned what he could of the lightsaber forms.
Leaving the Order (10 ABY-11 ABY)Edit
- "I didn't leave the Order, the Order left me."
- -Jolee Bindo
At the age of 16, their training incomplete, Devlin and his brother, Blaine, left their instructors. Devlin left his lightsaber behind. He felt that these Jedi had nothing more to offer him. He did not want a life of war. So, he returned to Cardooine. He became a starfighter mechanic and worked with Rebel Alliance shipyards on the A-wings produced on Cardooine. But that life didn't suit his brother. And Blaine soon left Cardooine in search of his own destiny. He wanted more than just ships and droids. He had experienced a larger world through the Force and wasn't about to let it go.
After saving up enough credits to purchase an A-wing, Devlin followed his brother. Finding Blaine wasn't very difficult, the brothers had a special bond through the Force that let them track each other. Devlin picked up the trail on Tatooine and followed the bar fights and ale tabs to Corellia. Reunited with his brother at last, the two began staying out to all hours of the night, starting bar fights for fun, and hiding from their family's legacy. They traipsed around Hutt-controlled worlds, seeking out bounty hunters and mercenaries to fight. Eventually, they were discovered by a Sith Lord, who noticed their uncanny ability to fight their way out of any situation while together. The Sith Lord renewed their training in the ways of the Force.
First Confrontation with the Dark Side (11 ABY-12 ABY)Edit
After a few months, Devlin began to notice a change in his brother, a change he did not like. Their teacher was instructing them to perform increasingly violent acts and even torture others. Blaine seemed to enjoy these tasks and even looked forward to them. Devlin, however, soon came to see the error of his ways. He did not like harming others weaker than himself. He realized he had only fought others with Blaine to keep his brother safe while Blaine fought to prove his strength.
When Devlin confronted his brother about the disturbing changes, hoping to turn him from his dark path, Blaine shouted a flurry of curses at his once-beloeved brother. Unwilling to harm his brother, Devlin left. Blaine's curses echoing through his mind.
But their instructor, Darth So'Doc, would not let Devlin leave so easily. The man Devlin had thought was a friend and mentor became his first real enemy. The duel was long and drawn out. At the end, both combatants were exhausted. Devlin was only saved because of his training with the Jedi. Their extensive repetition of lightsaber forms allowed Devlin to gain an advantage over his dark side teacher and cut off Darth So'Doc's left arm, his lightsaber arm, at the shoulder.
The defeat of his master enraged Blaine, causing him to attack his own brother. Still unable to fight his brother, Devlin used a Force Push to trap Blaine behind some crates. Fleeing to the hangar bay, Devlin disabled the tractor beam and the shields and fled his secret prison. Piloting his A-wing at full throttle, Devlin left the Star Destroyer behind, jumping safely to hyperspace.
Reuniting with the Order (12 ABY-13 ABY)Edit
Though he had severed all ties when he left Cardooine, Devlin returned, hoping to find his uncle. While searching for his family, he modified his A-wing. Upon learning that both Chris and Kelan had been killed the previous year, Devlin left Cardooine with his new astromech droid, R5-A4, in search of Jedi to help complete his training. His search eventually led him to Coruscant. He met with Jedi there who told him that the completion of his training was just a formality. They allowed him to take the Trials of Knighthood and then Knighted him with proper ceremony.
His reunion with the Jedi was bittersweet as he greatly desired to find his brother once more. He left Coruscant, searching the galaxy for his lost brother, hoping his newfound power could convince Blaine to return to the light.
Ossus and the Lost Brother (14 ABY-25 ABY)Edit
- "Do not demean the lifedebt."
After a few years of fruitless searching, Devlin heard rumor of a Great Jedi Library on Ossus, a repository of all the knowledge the Jedi possess. He traveled to the desolate planet, hoping to find mention of Darth So'Doc. Unfortunately, nothing could be found. Blaming himself for his brother’s fall, Devlin isolated himself on Ossus, honing his skills in the forest, hoping to one day find his brother again. He left Ossus one day and traveled to Kashyyyk, hearing rumor of Sith massing there and perhaps beginning a new academy. Devlin hoped to find his brother there.
Arriving on Kashyyyk, Devlin quickly realized it was no place for a Jedi. And could not sense his brother. He hastily prepared to retreat. But something stopped him. He knew he was needed, so he explored the nearby tree-dwellings. He came across a group of slavers taunting a captured Wookiee. Using the Force to stun them, Devlin released the Wookiee, Sallarnaa. She swore a life-debt to him and follwed him back to Ossus. He began training her in the ways of the Force while she taught him Shyriiwook and Thykarann.
After many years of isolation, he forgave himself and Devlin and Sallarnaa emerged from their self-imposed exile to fight the Yuuzhan Vong.
After the Yuuzhan Vong WarEdit
Devlin eventually realized the Blaine had learned to block their Force connection and, after the war, returned to Vong-formed Ossus to study holocrons, hoping to counter this and restore their connection. Devlin became an instructor at the Praxeum, eventually taking over the title of Battlemaster. But, not wanting to call attention to his title and position, he only used it for official documents and ceremonies or when needed (often diffusing situations without resorting to violence). He used the dueling skills he honed fighting Yuuzhan Vong to help train others. It was here that Devlin met Jaecyn Tiberius Riddick, a local Ysanna, and a Grey Jedi. Together, they agreed to defend the planet from invaders.
Ossus was attacked by a dark side entity known as His Divine Shadow. Devlin defeated Shadow, who was possessed by the spirit of Exar Khun, by exorcising the spirit. Sallarnaa, however, was killed in the confrontation by Callos, an associate of His Divine Shadow. Eventually, Devlin became friends with Kryst (the former Divine Shadow) and together along with Thomas K'lark, they peacefully kept the Yuuzhan Vong from claiming Ossus, though it was eventually revealed that they were there for Kryst.
The Fight for UtapauEdit
- "I called Master Ikrit here, make sure you hide the drinks from him, Kushibans do not react favourably towards ale!! They get drunk just by smelling it."
- -Nayru Karr, to Devlin Dewe at the pre-victory party over Utapau
Devlin went to the aid of the Jedi when called. Traveling around the universe, he visited many worlds, including: Naboo, Manaan, Yavin IV, Utapau, and Alderaan. He was even a Council member at one point. His easy-going nature and calm patience helped others elect him to his seat. Utapau was once a Jedi world, but fell to the Sith and was held in an iron grip by Tanith and her followers. At one point, the Jedi controlled the space above the planet and were drawing up plans to invade and return Utapau to the Jedi. Devlin was there, helping. After some debating and deciding to postpone the attack, the Jedi held a party aboard Tantalus Ashla's Executor-class dreadnought, The Glory of the Jedi. Tantalus, Ander Tagira, and Nayru Karr were among those that joined in. During the party, Devlin offered Ikrit Loki a drink, even after Nayru warned him that Kushiban have very low alcohol tolerance.
After Iktit sniffed a bottle of ale, his fur turned black and he began chasing his tail like a dog. Devlin began to understand Nayru Karr's warning and her attempts to conceal the libations. Only after the Kushiban went to greet Ander and plowed into the man's groin did Devlin realize the implications of too much alcohol. Though broken up by Tanith and warmongering Sith, it was later agreed to be one of the best parties ever.
The following battle helped win the Republic a place on Utapau, but still left it in Sith control as a neutral planet.
Serving the JediEdit
It was during this time that Devlin served the Jedi Council and was eventually elected a member of the Council. He was even brought into a secret organization of the High Councilors, the Jedi Covenant, where he met many of his closest friends. After the Jedi Council began to deteriorate due to in-fighting, arguing, and spies, Devlin joined Kwai-Ming's second attempt at unification, The True Jedi Remnant. But, as with most attempts to unify the Jedi, this one also faded. Through both, however, the Jedi Coveneat remained together and served the galaxy, until they too went their seperate ways.
Brief Stint on NabooEdit
Devlin traveled to the Council of Knowledge on Naboo and met an Iridonian named Kor'olath. While at the Council of Knowledge, Devlin stayed mostly near his room. Kor'olath had a room down the hall. Devlin would visit his very tall friend often and met the Zabrak's sister, Soresh, and uncle, Vashen Starcord. Devlin also met Kaytren Li, a Jedi Healer of some renown.
After returning to Ossus, Devlin responded to a general message sent to the Jedi Council asking for help. Taking a shuttle to Manaan, Devlin spoke with the local Sith leaders and arranged for the release of a Jedi prisoner. Apparently, the young Padawan had inadvertantly dropped out of hyperspace over the hostile world and the local Sith immediately captured him. Through quick thinking and patient diplomacy, Devlin left Manaan with Dagnall in his shuttle.
Infiltrating the SithEdit
Devlin returned home and to his duties at the Praxeum. When a Sith fleet, led by Lord Davak and Brimstone Saber Windu performed a hit-and-fade, enslaving some of the locals, Devlin took it upon himself to retrieve them, as Jaecyn was busy at the time. With the help of Arn Menlas, Devlin devised a plan to free the stolen slaves. Devlin traveled to Bimmisaari to talk with Lord Davak, and buy slaves. Unfortunately, the man did not have Ysanna. Devlin bought as many as he could, however, and returned them to Ossus.
Devlin learned that his brother had changed his last name, forsaking the Dewe legacy in favor of creating his own.
Devlin then traveled to Kashyyyk, cloaking his light side presence with a dark side aura and traveling in a jet black E-wing, taken from one of Kor'olath's Force Stalkers, Jacob Erie. Masquerading as his brother, Blaine Gentry, and still searching for the lost Ysanna, Devlin became a member of Feral's Sith Academy within the Shadowlands. Before he was allowed to enter the academy, Devlin had to prove his worth. He dueled Phantom outside the academy. During the duel, Phantom threw a dagger at Devlin who caught it with the Force and hurled it back at Phantom. Phantom caught it with his chest. To end the duel, Phantom threw a boot at Devlin. The Jedi avoided the boot with ease, but when it hit a tree behind him, it exploded, knocking the Jedi forward and off his feet.
The Kashyyyk Academy did not impress the Jedi. The members did not seem to act as a Sith should (or at least how Devlin was taught Sith act). And he incited the wrath of Lord Feral once (Feral slowed his heart and almost stopped it), but soon began learning from the Sith'ari (mostly the philosophies of the Sith). Devlin reunited with Vashen, who was now calling himself Lord Necrosis. Devlin, however, didn't get along with everyone and fought a few memebers, and along with his friend, Kor'olath, proceeded to cause mayhem within. They especially liked to tease Helius Ordo, mostly because it seemed the national past-time of the Sith there. Devlin became good friends with Ver'metus Okkinus Nor and Phantom while at the Kashyyyk Academy, though he could not find any trace of the lost Ysanna.
When Kor'olath died, the Iridonian's Force Ghost gave Devlin his head spikes and the Jedi added them to his Sith costume. Eventually, Devlin left Kashyyyk, admitting that his search for the Ysanna slaves had ended. Though the Sith never discovered his deception, his return to Ossus was somber. His friend had been killed by a man both considered a friend and he hadn't located the stolen Ysanna.
An Apprentice's BetrayalEditOnce more, the Jedi tried to unify their Orders and Academies. This attempt culminated in the Modern Jedi Order. Again, Devlin joined, hoping to see peace restored to the galaxy and end the isolation of Jedi, including his own on Ossus. And again, Devlin was voted into a Councilor's seat.
Back on Ossus, one of Devlin's most promising students was Mal Riso. Mal learned quickly and became a close friend to his master. After his knighting, Devlin sent Mal on missions across the galaxy. Mal became a member of the Ra Empire and soon began infiltrating the Sith on Ziost as a spy.
Whether the task was too great for Mal or he was unprepared for the challenge, Mal soon began feeding his darker nature. On his return visits to Ossus, Devlin would comment on the change and try to restore the light to Mal.
Mal informed Devlin of a planned strike on Mon Calamari and Devlin warned the Jedi there, promising to aid them in the battle. But Mal's intel was false. The Sith brought massive fleets to Ossus, hoping to conquer the planet and use the repository of knowledge for their own schemes. Devlin confronted Mal, now calling himself Darth Ruyn, near the Praxeum and the two began to duel. During the duel, Mal was redeemed and removed an amulet he said controlled him.
After the battle, Ossus' fleets were in disarray and Sith troops were on the planet. Jedi forces held them at bay and Devlin challenged the leader of the Sith fleets to a duel for the planet. Soon after, the Sith dropped their attacks and left. And Devlin did not need to duel the leader.
Mal Riso returned to the Jedi for a time before disappearing into his fortress to experiment and study.
Shortly thereafter, a young Iridonian came to Ossus seeking to learn the ways of the Jedi. Under Devlin's careful eye, Zhan Vectivus began his training. Little did Devlin realize, at that time, how good a friend and Jedi Zhan would become.
Serving the Jedi AgainEdit
After the True Jedi Remnant faded from the galaxy, Devlin roamed without a Council. But it was around the time he helped turn Mal to the lightside that he heard rumors of another council starting up from Steffo Rancis and Dominus Lucius. This was the beginning of the Modern Jedi Order/Jedi Council. Though this too faded into memory. It was then that Devlin decided to remain a lone Jedi...until the Force called him to Coruscant.
The Fall of Yavin IVEdit
When Yavin IV fell to Lord Havok, Devlin was surprised by a visit from Tebana Sor. They had become friends during his days on the Council. Her XJ-9 X-wing, the Stargazer II, dropped out of hyperspace badly damaged with Tebana barely conscious. Devlin commed his flagship, Dawn's First Light, a Nebula-class Star Destroyer, and with its tractor beam and the aid of Tebana's R2 unit, she landed safely in the hangar. Rushing to her aid, Devlin helped nurse her back to health.
While she healed, she sent Devlin on a mission to deliver intel to Ander Tagira, the leader of the Yavin IV Praxeum. Devlin borrowed her X-wing and traveled to Anobis to meet with his old friend. They discussed many things, including the fate of Yavin and Tebana's health. Devlin let Ander return to Ossus in Tebana's X-wing. He had elected to stay behing, sensing his friend's worry.
While on Anobis, Devlin spent time in meditation, but also met new people. Mostly from the Emerald Order. Eventually, Tebana sent a Tartan-class cruiser, the Brilliant Dawn, to pick up the stranded Jedi and return him home.
The Apprentice Returns a MasterEdit
- "Only a master of evil, Darth."
- -Obi-Wan Kenobi
Devlin had to fight his former Padawan, Mal Riso, a second time, but Mal was not corrupted by the amulet this time. Freeing Mal from the lure of power, he returned his friend to the light side. Mal admitted he had experimented on terentateks and planned to release them upon the Jedi. He and Devlin traveled through the undergound labrinth that was his laboratory, along with the Force Ghost of Negue Ragnos, and attempted to destroy his evil work.
During the time while Mal was a Jedi again, a new man appeared on Ossus, Thrakk Valinor. He helped train Zhan. He even knighted the Zabrak.
Mal's corruption allowed him to linger on Ossus and he even fought Devlin and Zhan. Mal was more than a Force Ghost, but less than physically alive. After his defeat, Zhan destroyed the amulet and Riddick blasted Mal's laboratory and fortress with an orbital bombardment.
Eventually, Zhan left Ossus to adventure on his own. Devlin understood. A school is no place for a young Jedi. He sent out the young Zabrak on his Jedi trials. A more practical version than something done in a temple, or so Devlin thought. And it helped him move forward from his master's betrayal.
Eventually, Adoc fought Zhan. The Zabrak Jedi defeated his friend and apprentice, but did not kill him.
- Rhitta: "Attention, Jedi of the planet, the Mandalorians are here, prepare yourselves."
- Devlin: "Wanderer, you're here to invade?"
- Rhitta: "Indeed, I hold no ill will towards the Jedi of this planet, however, orders are orders."
- -Wanderer and Devlin, shortly before the Battle of Ossus.
The peace on Ossus didn't last forever. An event took place that not only disrupted Devlin's training with Syla, but also his daily life and the tranquility of his beautiful world.
When a fleet of warships dropped out of hyperspace led by a man Devlin thought to be his friend, Wanderer, the Jedi was at first confused. Then, he felt betrayed. Why would his friend attack? For honor? Was it honorable to attack friends forsaking allies? If that was the Mandalorian version of honor, Devlin wanted no part of it. He would fight to defend his adopted home.
It seemed betrayal was a lesson that would follow Devlin his whole life.
Ossus was conquered by the Mandalorians at the beginning of a Galaxy Wide War and Devlin challenged the then Mandalore Blackhawk to a duel. Originally, the duel was accepted, but the time consuming effort of running a war made meeting in the ring impossible.
Devlin secretly kept his fleet in orbit around the moon of Mim while it constructed repairs and refits. His troops hid in the jungle while Devlin waited, planning the exact moment when he would start his guerrilla campaign. But that time never came.
The Jedi sent diplomats to help win back Ossus peacefully. The negotiations were halted, however, when Thrakk Valinor fell to the dark side and attempted to rid Ossus of Mandalorians on his own. After Thrakk's defeat by Zhan, Plu Or'dinii allowed the Jedi to return, but only if the Mandalorian Empire kept control of Knossa. The Jedi and the Mandalorians came to an agreement thanks in large part to the help of Plu Or'dinii.
Though the Mandalorians had conquered the planet, they mostly stayed out of Jedi affairs and remained holed up in Knossa, not that Devlin minded. His only concern was for his students.
It was a good thing Devlin stayed behind. A young man named Talon Frost woke within the ruins of the Jedi Praxeum confused and alone. He sought out any who could help. Fortunately, Devlin was still on Ossus and led the young Padawan safely into the jungle.
Brief Stint on RodiaEdit
Devlin left Ossus and traveled to Arkania to help an old friend. Kwai-Ming was brought back from the Netherworld by a ceremony devised by Arhiia Concordia. Many Jedi gathered to help the old master return to face his nemesis, Feral.
After his return to a clone body, Kwai was determined to fight Feral and helped found a coalition of Jedi. As part of this alliance, Devlin knew of the plans. The group went their separate ways to avoid drawing attention to themselves. Before they could attack Mygeeto, however, a group of Jedi, including, Ming, Arhiia, Devlin, Kel'Al Raganella, Vihn Qel-Droma, and others were called by the Force to Coruscant.
After the Force called him to Coruscant to meet with fellow Jedi, Devlin traveled to Rodia to learn more about the Free Jedi Order. While on Rodia, he met Oraltor Nadon and Brulax Ruso. He hoped to discern their interest in joining with other Jedi in a loose affiliation and become allies in the war against the Sith.
Unfortunately, his visit was cut short by a message from his apprentice and his assitant droid, CZ-9. Talon was concerned about a dark presence in the Great Jedi Library and the droid was concerned with his master's long absence. Returning to Ossus, Devlin discovered Judicar had returned home once more and Devlin met a man named Saurn. Saurn was the one Talon was concerned about, but when Devlin arrived at the Library, he discovered the bombs were fake and spewed only confetti.
Saurn collapsed while with Judicar and was brought to the Jedi Praxeum's medical bay. There, he met with Devlin and Zhan and told them that a Sith spirit fought with him for control of his body. Devlin and Zhan devised a plan to free Saurn.
Zhan used a technique he honed while fighting his friend, Thrakk. He helped Saurn fight the Sith within and expel the spirit. While Zhan held the evil spirit, calling itself Saga, and kept it from escaping, Jaecyn used Force Light to expel the Force ghost from Ossus and destroy it. Devlin gave his Force energy to help bolster first Zhan's hold on the spirit and then to give Jaecyn more power in his attack. After the fight, Devlin carried an unconscious Zhan to the medbay and returned Saurn's weapons. Saurn left Ossus, but left his lightsaber in Devlin's custody. The weapon still had the presence of the dark sider in it until it was destroyed.
The United Jedi AllianceEdit
- Dunta: "I thought to be a Jedi we must protect those that need protecting. While we sit here, debating over a war that has nothing to do with use, millions of people are dying. They may not be our people, but you come here, into our chambers, and have the Audacity to say we are not Jedi?"
- Arden: "We must try and show them the error of their ways, now I also know that most of them see nothing more than the power they have aquired, if their follows can be peruaded to lay down their arms and go quietly, an all out war can be avoided, leaving only us and the Sith to finish it... if we can accomplish that, the only lives we will be risking are our own, I for one can live with that, as I have layed down my life for others since I was a small boy, I have seen travesties some of you can never begin to imagine, so when i say we must find a peaceful solution I mean it, i do not want to endure another war..."
- Vandar:"Yes, you are right and we must wait as we are Jedi must use all the tools we have. Most of all in this situation our wit."
- Arhhia: "We will be facing another Clone war if we decide to sit idly by or just attempt to arrest these Dark Siders for they will just laugh in our faces then murder us. Purge the galaxy completely of Jedi once and for all! Simply because we could not make up our minds...."
- Devlin: "Whether we fight or defend, let us do it with the Sith, not each other."
- Kel'al: "THIS ARGUING MUST STOP. ...I walk the path of a Jedi Guardian: While skilled in diplomacy, I do not fear war. I willingly lay down my life for those who cannot defend themselves."
- -Dunta Coral, Arden Brandwyn, Vandar Winsome, Arhiia Concordia, Devlin Dewe, and Kel'al Raganella, arguing over the best course of action for the Jedi to follow.
After Arhiia freed Ossus from the Mandalorians, a few Sith from the Iridonian Sith Academy decided they would bring a fight to the Jedi there. The leader, Hawkeye was Zhan's brother. In a duel, Zhan wounded his brother, cutting off the Sith's legs. The surviving Sith left in a hasty attempt to give medical attention to their fallen leader.
Soon after their departure, Devlin received a comm message from Vandar Winsome disclosing the location for the second meeting of the United Jedi Alliance, Corellia. Unfortunately, Devlin was still needed on Ossus as the Sith threat was lingering. Or so the Jedi thought. So he went via holo image. He would have preferred to visit the Corellian Jedi Academy, but a Jedi cannot always get what he wants. The meeting started off well, until the topic of Korriban came up. The Jedi were divided how to proceed. Fresh from the battlefield, Arhiia would not tolerate claims that she acted hastily or un-Jedi-like.
None of the gathered Jedi wanted war, but some thought it best to end the Sith reign on Korriban for the greater good. Instead of taking sides on the volatile issue, Devlin tried to mediate and get both sides to take a step back and view things from the other perspective. Ultimately, the meeting was broken up because of a disturbance on Coruscant. Some of the Jedi present left immediately to deal with the Sith created creatures. Devlin was left wondering if the Jedi would ever truly unite.
The Corellian Jedi OrderEdit
- "When I first recreated the Guardians of the Jedi Order they were not intended to be their own Order as many of you know I have been pushing strongly for unity amongst the Orders."
- -Arhiia Concordia
After Hawkeye's death, a few of his apprentices returned to Ossus to exact revenge on the Jedi who killed him. Needless to say, Devlin would not stand idly by and watch as Zhan fought. So he helped his friend and former pupil. Once the Sith were driven off, Devlin and the other Jedi hastened to repair the damage done to the Praxeum. It was then that Talon asked his Master to explore the other Jedi academies. Devlin consented. And the pair left Ossus on a Katarn-class boarding shuttle and made their way to Corellia.
As fate who have it, Zhan arrived on Corellia soon after they did with a new Padawan, Kale Mefist; though bother were hurt. Devlin and Talon explored Coronet City before entering the Corellian Jedi Academy where a meeting of Jedi Masters was taking place. They were led around the city by a young Padawan, Theomiir Starstrider. He told them about the history of the five sisters and was most helpful. Without him, the tourists would have had a hard time navigating through the city or findign the Jedi Academy. Devlin also ran into Kay'Li Raganella who was chaperoning two young children, presumably twins, Airen and Saphira. Though he had only met one or two Arkanians before, he had visited Arkania when he helped restore Kwai Ming to his body and these twins had a slight Arkanian look about them.
After traveling by hovertrain, Devlin entered the academy and met an old Kushiban Jedi Master, Shifu. Though very old and perhaps a little senile, Shifu proved to be a wise friend. He helped the Ossan Jedi in their few floundering minutes staring in the entrance hall. Shifu called the administrator, Anya Sel to greet the pair. She had a wonderful memory and seemed to recognize Devlin. He took an instant liking to her. She had a knack for faces and helped him find his old friend. Unbeknownst to the pair, they were followed into Training Room #1 by an old friend of Talon's, Galen Ryce.
Talon and Galen enjoyed their reunion and Devlin was summoned to a meeting of Jedi, given the message by R5. He quietly made his way out of the room and to the Council Chambers.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the possible merger of the Jedi Order, a topic Devlin had seen broached countless times with varying degrees of success. To him, the Jedi were on the brink of unification already, united by the Force and by common ideals. In his mind, the meeting should just be a formality. But in practice, he knew differently. He had seen these meetings and even unified Jedi councils dissolve because of arguments over symmatics and bruised egos. Still, he went and listened and hope welled up in his heart that the Jedi spread across the galaxy might be unified.
Dunta Coral was named Grandmaster of the merger between the Corellian Jedi Order and the Guardians of the Jedi Order. The Belkadan Jedi Academy also united with the two groups. The Yavin IV Praxeum had more to discuss and consider before joining. But Devlin remained confident they would join, even after the rash actions of a young Corellian Jedi and a young Yavin Jedi. Master Dav Man'Sell didn't seem like the type of person who would let personal grudges keep him from helping the Jedi unite; in fact, Devlin wondered if the Yavin Battlemaster even held grudges.
On Corellia, much was decided, but much was also left to do. With the meeting over, Devlin returned to Talon and Galen, who were waiting for him in Training Room #1, along with Zhan and Kale, who were having a sparring lesson. He entered the room pondering Arhiia's words, not about unification, but her slip that she had children. Devlin was convinced he had met them just hours before. Indeed, the Force had worked in strange and mysterious ways.
Shortly after Devlin returned, Steffo Rancis entered the room and offered to spar with Talon. The Padawan was eager to take the Jedi Knight up on his offer and test his knowledge of Soresu. Devlin watched both sparring matches with interest. And often found himself trying to watch both Steffo and Talon and Zhan and Kale at the same time. He regretted not having a holovid record them so he could study them later.
Crafting a CouncilEdit
- "Friends, this is an important day for us, and we need to get this started. At the moment, all we have is a common goal, a grouping of our councils and academies. It is with this idea in mind that I feel we need to focus on how to reach that goal. [...] So, how do we start a council? How do we unite a group of Jedi that up until very reasently have butted heads at every turn? I do not want nominations for the council now, I want us to expand on the idea of how to create this council."
- -Dunta Coral
While still on Corellia with Talon, Devlin recieved word of a meeting with Grandmaster Coral on Coruscant to discuss the unification of the Jedi further. In attendance were Serrin Roma, Mike Frantz, Vandar Winsome, Aerandir Calmcacil, Arhiia Concordia, Sto-Kino Solers, and the Grandmaster himself. Many ideas were tossed around at the meeting, including what sort of postions and representation were needed on the Council. The meeting ended with the group conculding that a council needed to be created. One made up first by delegates from the Jedi academies throughout the galaxy who would then chose who the other members of the Council would be.
Return of an Apprentice and the PotentiumEdit
- "There is no Light side or Dark side, the Force is one."
- -Jaecyn Riddick
A young man, the Imperial Knight Rayne Torr, arrogant and confident in himself and his Knights, came to Ossus carrying holocrons and artifacts from Devlin's deceased fallen Jedi apprentice, Mal Riso, the Sith known as Darth Ruyn. Rayne Torr came looking for Mal's Temple, which Riddick had destroyed, leaving nothing but dust, after he decapitated the Sith and left the head on a pike as a warning. He also confirmed that Mal Riso and Adoc Gorre were dead. Though he was told that there was nothing left of Mal's on Ossus, Rayne did not leave; he warned of dangerous men looking for Sith artifacts. Before he could, a Sith fleet arrived in orbit, led by Feir Annullo, also known as Darth Acerbus, the apprentice of Darth Ruyn. Feir was duped by Thrakk Valinor into believing that Mal had left items on Ossus. Feir was killed and beheaded by Jaecyn Riddick while Devlin tried to learn the Sith's true purpose in coming to Ossus.
Feir spoke of a traitor in their midst and Devlin was curious to learn who Feir meant; but the Sith spoke more in riddles than actual answers, leading the Jedi to believe that the dark side had cracked his mind. Devlin's Padawan, Talon Frost, traveled with Rayne Torr into space to attack the fleet head-on. The Imperial Knight hoped to lure the Padawan away from the Jedi and into the service of his Emperor as an Imperial Knight. The two landed inside the command vessel and activated the self-destruct. Talon was cautious to preserve life while running through the ship while Rayne slashed at anyone who got in their path. As they returned to Ossus in seperate escape pods, Talon recommitted himself to the Jedi.
While they were in space, two new arrivals landed at the Great Jedi Library. One, Aren Morningstar, cut through the roof to gain entry; only to be stopped by Devlin's droids and Master Riddick. The other, Kyra Torr, asked for permission to land and helped apprehend Aren; it was later revealed that she was the daughter of Rayne Torr. As Aren was escorted out of the Library, a familiar presence entered Ossus space, Thrakk Valinor.
Since Feir claimed to have been sent to Ossus by Thrakk and since Thrakk gave a false name to Ossus Command's orbital control, Devlin assumed he was there to cause trouble. Feir's warning that if Thrakk came to Ossus, the planet would burn, did not help alleviate the Jedi's suspicions. It also seemed odd, to the Cardooinian Jedi, that Rayne warned him about Thrakk, Aren, and Feir, but then greeted Thrakk almost warmly.
However, with the immediate threat resolved, with the help of the timely arrival of Dacon TryViron's fleet, Dacon revealed his true purpose in coming to Ossus. He and Lone Wolf wanted to restart the Gray Jedi Order and unite all Gray Jedi under one Council. As might be expected, Jaecyn Riddick jumped at the chance and offered Ossus as a base of operations for the new council. Dacon was named Grandmaster of the Grey Jedi and oversaw the construction of a new gray Jedi Temple. Devlin was less than thrilled to have those who believed in a false version of the Force so close to a Jedi Praxeum, but he remained silent, choosing to respect the decisions of others. He knew Jaecyn would not let the gray philosophy taint those who came to learn from the Jedi Temple, just as Devlin would not let the reverse happen. And, Devlin hoped that perhaps one day, the gray would reunite with the Jedi and banish the Sith from the galaxy.
Rayne confronted Aren and Thrakk, but Riddick and Devlin broke up the conflict. Aren was locked in the brig until he could answer Rayne's accusations that he was a Sith. As Aren remained locked away, Ossus saw the return of Master Zero and Arn Menlas. Both helped Devlin question the young man. Around this time, Talon formed a close bond with Rayne's daughter Kyra. They discovered a hidden chasm beneath the Jedi Praxeum where an acient Sith holocron belonging to an adversary of Talon's ancestor was stored. The holocron overwhelmed both the Padawan and the Jedi Knight and the two were only saved by a combined effort from Rayne and Devlin.
Devlin talked with Thrakk briefly and his former Padawan confirmed that Mal Riso was dead and that Thrakk no longer followed Mal's teachings. Aren was eventually released and rejoined Thrakk. Both joined Dacon's unification effort and resided in the highest spire of the new Temple, christening it "The Honor Spire". It housed a new order of Gray Jedi, known as the Blades, tasked with ridding the galaxy of the Sith menace. Thrakk was given complete control over their training and only had to answer to one man, Dacon TryViron.
Dacon warned Devlin of an impending Sith invasion of Ossus, but when the Jedi Master went to meet with the Gray Grandmaster--after passing through the security check points--he learned that the invasion was postponed and that the Grays were hoping to ally with the Mandalorians. During their stay at the Temple, Talon sensed a gathering darkness in the Honor Spire. When the two Jedi went to investigate, along with Dacon and a few Gray Jedi, they accused Thrakk of falling to the dark side. But, instead of getting to the bottom of the issue, Dacon sent Thrakk and his Blades to aid their Mandalorian allies in their attack on Korriban.
Life Continues on OssusEdit
- "Adventure, heh, excitement, heh. A Jedi craves not these things."
Though he still hoped to find his brother one day, Devlin's daily life remained the same for many years. He trained Younglings, Padawans, and Jedi Knights in the ways of the Force, all the while honing his own skills. Though he was a teacher, he never stopped learning. He considered himself a student of the Force. It never ceased to amaze him the things the Force would show him through his friends, students, and even his enemies.
- "For a hermit, I am surprisingly well known."
Devlin formed friendships with and met many Jedi and Grey Jedi during his travels and his time on Jedi Councils including, among others: Aron Kellemann, Aalia Ra, Vandar Winsome, Ander Tagira, Tebana Sor, Ikrit Loki, Tantalus Ashla, Kel'Al Raganella, Sora Nu, Kwai-Ming, Kirst Ohran, Steffo Rancis, Arcanus Sunstrider, and Arhiia Concordia. He continued to fight and protect Ossus along with Jaecyn Riddick. Defending it from Sith and Dark Jedi alike. And even fighting along side Sith sometimes. After one such battle, Devlin and Negue sat and enjoyed a few victory drinks along a lake shore. After that, Negue sent Tarisian ale to Ossus almost weekly.
Zen Skellios: OriginsEdit
Sixty four years after the battle of Yavin, a seven year old Padawan was brought to Ossus by a Jedi Master, Justin Alcoste.
The Grey Jedi OrderEdit
After seeking the permission of Jaecyn Riddick, an old friend reunited with Devlin, Dacon TryViron. Dacon hoped to build a stronghold for the Grey Jedi. As the Grandmaster of the Order, Dacon began recruiting members to Ossus while building a temple near the Eocho Mountain range. Even though he was the Grandmaster, Dacon deferred to Riddick in matters regarding the planet and its Ysanna government.
One of the recruits was Thrakk Valinor and his apprentice, Aren Morningstar. Both were, unknown to either Jedi or Grey Jedi, Sith and hoped to infiltrate the Grey Jedi Temple. Thrakk successfully gained Dacon's confidence and soon was given a tower spire for his own use. Filling it with Sith holocrons, Thrakk soon began to corrupt Grey Jedi. Aren even became friends with Devlin's Padawan, Talon Frost. And Valinor offered to give Talon an Eta-2 Actis-class interceptor for his personal use.
Eventually, however he was discovered--the truth was uncovered shortly after the Grey Jedi returned from Korriban--and Devlin, along with Frost, helped rid the planet of the Sith influence. The victory was no without losses, however. During the fight, the Grey Jedi Temple was destroyed. Thrakk and Aren were expelled from the planet, but not before they gave Devlin a present: Mal Riso's holocron.
The Holocron of Mal RisoEdit
- "Mal was the greatest Jedi I have ever known...he took on the Sith when no one else would, and he knew the Jedi were not ready so he unified you and made your strong to be able to face the Sith. Some are not made for the path of the Jedi, like a wampa is not made to live on Tatooine....Devlin think of Zhan and Talon....two great Jedi, you're a great Master...a great Jedi...do not turn away from that"
- -Thrakk Valinor, just before he left Ossus, he claimed, forever
The holocron had a strange affect on the Jedi Master. Devlin greatly desired to know what was inside the Sith holocron. He hoped it held the secrets to why his former apprentice had fallen to the dark side. And Thrakk's last words echoed in his mind. He wanted Devlin to use it to heal Ossus. Thrakk had begged the Cardooinian Jedi to let him do one last good to help the light and restore himself.
With the help of Talon Frost, Typhor Zero, and Arn Menlas, Devlin was able to resist the holocron's dark influence. The four Jedi agreed that it would be best to destroy the holocron. But none knew how to accomplish such a feat so they decided to travel to Corellia in search of answers.
Upon arriving on Corellia, Devlin discovered that the Academy was under attack by a dangerous Sith, known--according to Arn--as the Beast from Vortex, Seleevan Kar. It was Devlin's first tangle with this sadistic creature. After Arn, Talon, and Devlin dealt with Seleevan's forces and the bombs they left in the archives, the trio met with a small, CDF squadron of soldiers. The Corellian Defense Force was part of the GCCS. SPC Daphne Blake led the small commando unit and she helped the Jedi find Master Torian Py'ek and learn of a way to destroy the holocron.
With the help of Archivist Rakella Saturnia, they discern a way to destroy the vile thing. They travel to Kolene, a small city on the coast of Coronet. It was secluded enough for their purposes. Fearing attack by the Sith, Daphne positioned her forces to defend against ambush while the Jedi struggled against the holocron. Infused with the dark side, the guardian of the holocron emerged and spoke to each man's desires. But Arn's use of Force Meld bolstered the Jedi, making them stronger together than they ever could be apart. And Talon used Force Light to destroy the dark side within the holocron.
With the thing destroyed and their mission complete, the three friends were looking forward to some relaxation. Unfortunately, Master Zero commed the trio and told them of a vision he had of an impending attack. Devlin and Talon returned home, after meeting with Talon's old friend, Galen Ryce; but Arn decided to remain. The old, grizzled diplomat hoped to strengthen ties between Corellia and Dantooine.
Reforging a CouncilEdit
- Dav:"And as for additional members... I personally think that Master Dewe would make a great addition to the Council. I've not had many opportunities to speak with him in person, but I have read of his exploits, and I've seen much wisdom from him. So, I would like to put his name forward as a suggestion.
- "If, that is, you would be willing to accept nomination."
- Aerandir: "And as for Devlin's nomination... Consider this my seconding of said nomination."
- Devlin: "If it is the will of the Force and the Jedi gathered here, I will sit on the Council until a better Jedi comes along."
- -Dav Man'Sell, Aerandir Calmcacil, and Devlin Dewe regarding Devlin's nomination to a Council seat.
It was around this same time that Devlin was sent a message regarding a new unification effort for the Jedi. Dunta had disappeared. Some claimed he was dead, others that he was biding his time hunting a powerful Sith Lord. The truth would be revealed in time; until then, however, the ties between each Jedi Praxeum and Academy needed to be strengthened. And with Arhiia busy on Arkania--some said she was gone--a new Council needed to be chosen. The first meeting took place on Endor, an historic world. It was here that the Jedi met and discussed plans for a unification effort. The second meeting took place on Yavin IV. Devlin felt glad to return to a place filled with old friends. And it was here that the new council members were decided. And to his astonishment, Devlin was nominated and he humbly accepted the position.
With the High Council chosen, they Jedi then nominated a Knight advisor to the position, Zik K. Kine. Devlin's padawan Talon was chosen after the disappearance of Zik. Zik left his position at Honoghr and began to have a pessimistic and counter-productive attitude toward the unification efforts.
The Jedi sent out representatives to other Jedi worlds, worlds not representated at the meeting to unify the Jedi. It was hoped that in time the Jedi would become a strong, unified force for good in the galaxy. Peacekeepers, guardians, diplomats, and scholars formed the core of the Jedi Council.
Not a HuttEdit
- Before my first death I did not mess with the idea of bringing her back, for I did not know it was possible. But now I know i can bring her AND my daughter back. Life is what I choose to make it. I thought your knowledge here would point me into the right direction. However I forgot how blind you all can be to both sides of the force.
- -Brijus, explaining his purpose in coming to Ossus to Devlin while the "Sith" was restrained on an examining table.
Shortly before a meeting of the High Council was to take place on Ossus, the Jedi Praxeum had a strange visit. A man named Brijus crashed his ship, a Droch-class boarding ship, into the Praxeum walls. Five attack droids poured from the wounded wall and set to distracting the resident Jedi. Devlin, however, remained in the hangar to see to the safety of his students.
When Corellian Jedi lead by Wil Son'tir arrived, they helped defend the Great Jedi Library from further destruction. And then took the Ossus Younglings to Corellia to keep them safe while the Sith was still planetside.
In an effort to stop the Sith, Devlin sought him out and found him near the hangar. Brijus shot a rocket from his wrist-mounted launcher and sealed the pair together. A duel was begun. Eventually Devlin won, though it was mostly due to Brijus' falling ill from cardiac arrest.
Brijus was rushed to the medical wing where he was questioned once he awoke. Devlin discovered the cause for the attack. Brijus was seeking a way to restore his dead wife. He thought he needed her to best devise a plan to reclaim Toydaria from the Mandalorians. But more than that, Brijus wanted to bring his wife and daughter back to restore his family. Devlin, trusting and hoping Brijus would leave and seek out Sith for answers, let the other man go.
Unfortunately, Brijus had other ideas. And when Master Zero followed him and confronted him, Brijus cut off Typhor's leg. Typhor's Padawan Rowan Driet then confronted the Sith warrior. Brijus left Rowan with a hole in his chest from his blastsword.
Devlin's Force Stalkers finally caught up with Brijus only to see him enter into his starfighter carrying Master Zero. The assassins fired upon the ship, hoping to detain it and keep Brijus from leaving Ossus without confronting Devlin a second time.
But Just as VileEdit
Unfortunately, Brijus escaped Ossus and took Typhor Zero with him. Eventually, Rowan, aided by his Master/Padawan bond, was able to track down the pair at Anchorhead on Tatooine.
Devlin traveled with Master Serrin Roma and her Padawan Chloe Briggs. When the Jedi Masters confronted Brijus, they were set upon by a Mandalorian bounty hunter. Once Jarik crashed the Mandalorian's Firespray, Devlin confronted Brijus. And saw how the Sith had disfigured his friend.
Master Zero was now covered in Sith tattoos; but, worse, he no longer looked like the Jedi he once was. He now resembled a Zabraak. Very similar to Devlin's former Padwan, Zhan Vectivus, and Darth Maul. It was an oddly unsettling experience for the Cardooinian Jedi.
Brijus surrendered to Devlin and revealed his scheme. Brijus needed a way to restore his wife and reclaim his world. Toydaria was subjegated by the Mandalorians and the population forced into slave labor. It was the Jedi's duty to free them; but Devlin would not act without the Council's knowledge, approval, and support.
An Apprentice Returns a FriendEdit
- "Well I only knew my brother for a few years before we were separated but he was still my brother. I had to fight him I knew I could be the only one. So we fought. It was the most intense fight I've ever been in. I overwhelmed him though and won out, but he took a piece of me too. I had no chance of helping him. His soul was pure darkness. I had to kill someone who wanted nothing nut my death and then his apprentice attacks me wanting the same thing. All this killing, I started wondering if that was all I was meant to do. Kill. I wanted to help but all I was doing was killing. I was losing what self I had. There was no time for me to meditate so I left."
- -Zhan Vectivus, explaining why he left
After many years, Zhan Vectivus returned to Ossus. The Zabrak told Devlin he needed time away from the galactic strife to listen to the Force and ponder its will. The Cardooinian Jedi welcomed his old Padawan back with open arms. He was glad to have another Master within the Praxeum's walls. Unfortunately, that happiness did not last.
An Influx of VisitorsEdit
A young (well, she appeared young) woman named Ael Jade came to Ossus as a visitor. Devlin was so overwhelmed by Zhan's return, however, that he did not adequately act as host. Fortunately, Jaecyn picked up the slack and even seemed to take a shine to the woman. Strong in the Force, Jade was adept at listening and offering sage advise.
Around the same time, a representative from the Black Angels of Honoghr arrived. Kaiden Sareno came to speak with the Jedi of Ossus and form an alliance between them and the Jedi of Honoghr. The LAN or L'Ange Noire were well known to Devlin and he was very amenable to an alliance; but was uncertain about Kaiden's ambitious plan to eradicate the Sith from the Eastern Outer Rim. The Cardooinian Jedi advised a more reserved approach, but Kaiden left feeling disrespected. The two worlds failed to ally, but Riddick and Jade left Ossus to mend fences and gain audience with Adieumus Matango, founder of the LAN, leader of the Jedi Academy on Honoghr, and exceptional duelist.
Then, a man named Firentis Valinor came to Ossus with a proposal: he wanted the Jedi of Ossus to hunt down Thrakk Valinor and his wayward Sith before they started a war that would tear the galaxy asunder. Devlin did not want to pursue his former apprentice without a plan, but when Master Zero learned that the shard embedded within his chest could be used by Thrakk, he rushed off to face the Sith. Spurred by the knowledge that he, too, could use the Sith holocron shard to find Thrakk, Master Zero told Talon he must go alone.
Around this time, a young Padawan Kairos Vic'eros requested aid from the Jedi of Ossus. His Master had been slain on Yaga Minor and he had run to the first place the navcomputer locked onto. Devlin allowed Zhan to attend to the needs of the troubled young man while he attended to other matters.
The other matters just happened to be more visitors. A Jedi from the Core, Saryn Tavus came bringing aid supplies and foreboding news. A rumor had sprung up somewhere and somehow that the Ossus Praxeum was in decline and shutting its doors. The rumor stated that the Ossus Jedi were planning on moving to Coruscant. While Devlin had no knowledge of this directly, he was certain the Jedi Council would have talked with him before arbitrarily deciding to move an entire Praxeum.
Also, a representative from the Fourth Galactic Empire, Inquisitor Lapay no Tal, arrived seeking knowledge from within the Great Jedi Library for his Emperor, Raven Tarkin Or'dinii. Devlin did not have much experience with the Fourth Galactic Empire, but he had heard of Emperor Raven. As a Jedi, he treated his visitor with respect, but wondered what sort of information the man was looking for.
And, two members of the Grey Jedi Order, Scar and Kane, sought a meeting with Devlin as representatives of their leader, Dacon TryViron. The Grey Jedi were seeking a better union with their Jedi brethren. Dacon was hoping that the two Orders could work together on missions and assignments to better their small piece of the galaxy.
Visitors and VisitorsEdit
A new doctor was assigned to Ossus by the Republic, Leviathan Rosenfield, though he preferred to be called Levi. Devlin first met Levi after the good doctor ran into the Meditation Chamber and slammed the door in front of Wookiee Padawans. Devlin found the man amusing, though the doctor seemed to have a wariness concerning Jedi. Devlin doubted their short talk did much to help Levi overcome that trepidation.
Rachel Margolin arrived with Michael in search of Dr. Levi. Rowan Driet returned to the Praxeum with his Padawan, Zora, in tow. Alkor Centaris, blending in with the crowd, arrived in a Corellian freighter and made his way through the Praxeum to the Great Jedi Library. Two Force-sensitive students arrived bringing goods to the Praxeum; unknown to the Jedi, however, Naren Hearth, a Felacatian and Cristil Hes, a Mandalorian, were also looking for a home and a Master.
Around this time, Master Zero returned from Helska IV with a prisoner, Jarik Rimora. The former student of the Ossus Praxeum and current Sith, Jarik had knowledge of the shard embedded in Typhor's chest. It was an artifact of the dark side and linked Master Zero to Thrakk Valinor.
Thrakk made his presence known to the Ossus Jedi when he attacked Typhor through the shard. Hearing Master Zero's scream, Devlin rushed to find his friend, but Talon arrived first. Using Force Light, Talon attempted to sustain Master Zero and keep the Dark Lord at bay. Devlin lifted his friend's body and carried him to the medical wing.
An Influx of Dark JediEdit
- Alkor: "Some treatise on Alchemy, penned in the hand of Palpatine. Happen to know where it is?"
- Devlin: "Palpatine, you say? If we do have it, it'll be in the Chamber of Antiquities. Does it contain a formula to turn durasteel into gold?"
- -Alkor Centaris discussing the true purpose for the arrival of the Dark Jedi
With the help of Talon Frost, Dr. Rose removed the holocron shard from the body of Master Zero. Devlin lent some fo his strength in the Force to his Padawan to help him in his use of Force Light. Feeling revitalized, Master Zero went off to the library in search of the new visitors there. Surprised and worried, Devlin follows his friend. He left Talon in the medical wing under the care of Dr. Rose and his assistant, Arianna, worn out from his use of the Force.
The arrival of Alkor spurred Inquisitor Tal, whose real name was revealed to be Ishmael (though Devlin wondered if that was his original name), into action. Alkor threatened a young Jedi Knight, Shast, at saber-point. Master Zero arrived moments later with Devlin following quickly behind.
Hoping to avoid conflict, Devlin attempted to reason with Ishmael and understand the purpose behind the deceit. Typhor, it seemed, was resigned to fight the intruders, however, and Alkor was more than happy to oblige. Shoving Ishmael toward Master Zero, just after Zhan arrived, Alkor squared off against the Battlemaster. While Zhan fought against Monroe and Typhor against Ishmael, Devlin attempted to thwart Alkor's attacks without harming the Corellian and also attempted to redeem him to the light side of the Force.
Devlin soon found out that Alkor was well-versed in lightsaber combat. The cerulean-eyed Corellian first fought Devlin with his left hand, then ignited a second lightsaber. After a short reprieve, Alkor resumed the duel by fighting only with his right hand and began using Form VII: Juyo against Devlin's Form II: Makashi.
After they fought to a standstill once more, Alkor attempted to convince Devlin to reveal the whereabouts of a Sith tome supposedly written by Emperor Palpatine discussing alchemy. Devlin, however, was unsure whether the tome even resided on Ossus. Unconvinced, Alkor called for reinforcements.
Enemy At the GatesEdit
Gannon no Lapay, a four-armed ssither, fought against Shast, Orin, Naren, and Cristin outside the front entrance to the Praxeum. Sol Landeris rendezvoused with his former master and waited, watching the duel unfold.
Bedrovelse Hevn, an Enso, used a Sith Infiltrator to stealthily land at Knossa and concealed himself in the Force to sneak into the Praxeum and the Great Jedi Library. He used the opportunity afforded to him by his concealment to attack Master Zero.
Meanwhile, in orbit above the planet, the Jedi defense fleet commanded by Admiral Kay fought off a determined band of pirates to keep them from ravaging the planet with orbital strikes. Below, on the planet's surface, Corporal Rey Xelling made his way through the jungles toward the Praxeum to help defend it against the invading Dark Jedi.
Gannon managed to carve through Orin's defenses, removing the headstrong Jedi's legs and one of his arms. Lapay then focused on Naren and Orin as Shast ran into the library to find help. With the Jedi there too busy to render aid, Shast returned to the fight outside. Cristin was impaled upon Gannon's lightsaber, but his ancient beskar breastplate saved him from getting sliced in half. Naren, trapped in-between Gannon's lightsabers was bitten by the ssither and injected with venom.
Alkor and Devlin faced off as the Jedi Battlemaster tried to determine why the agents of Chaos were infiltrating his planet. During their brief duel, Devlin discovers that Ishmael was searching for a lost tome of Palpatine. The tome dealt with alchemy; but Devlin was unfamiliar with it. That, of course, did not mean it was not within the Chamber of Antiquities.
After getting thrown across the library by a Force Push, Alkor turned his anger on Master Zero. Devlin tried to intervene, but Bedrovelse caught his viridian blade with the Force. Devlin was resigned to watch his friend die to protect the secret location of the Chamber; but Typhor's quick application of Force Speed saved his life.
The Jedi were at a standstill, staring at their adversaries. It looked bleak. Devlin could not hope to fend off two savage Jen'jidai.
Then Adieumus Matango crashed through the ceiling of the Great Jedi Libary.
Rescue by New Friends and OldEdit
- "It would appear that the Angels of Fate smile upon you this day, Master Devlin Dewe. Now, shall we finish this?"
- -Gregory, Adi's A-AI upon rescuing Devlin
Adi's arrival was impressive in a CloWDS suit. The Honogran Jedi Enclave's leader dropped from low orbit with a crack team of Jedi, including Dav Man'Sell, Jael Kezmet, and Xuan. Adi dropped in trailing grenades. After covering Devlin from harm, the grenades exploded. A combination of flash and concussion.
Recovering from his initial shock, Devlin follows the beacon of the dark side that was Hevn retreating from the library. The Jedi lets his adversary go. There were more pressing matters. Master Zero had been knocked unconscious by the force of Adi's entrance. He hardly noticed the Grey Jedi Shadows that had encircled him. He left them behind. Ak-Akari Obachu made his way to the ruined library with aid from the Grey Jedi and entered the fray against new arrivals. The dark side had new agents of their own.
Following Adi's example, Axyl Centaris, brother of Alkor, and Nibelung Serge crashed through the roof in escape pods launched from their respective flagships. Devlin knew the Dark Jedi were lucky. If Admiral Kay had been engaging their fleet, the two escape pods would never have made it past the Ranger-class gunships.
Lifting his friend onto his shoulders, and guarded by Zhan, Devlin attempted to reach the medical wing. Only to be stopped by Gannon no Lapay. The ssither had burrowed through the walls and emerged right in front of the Jedi.
Dueling a MonsterEdit
- Devlin: "Zhan, are you seeing this?"
- Zhan: "Um, if you mean this giant snake that came out of the wall. That would be a yes."
- -Zhan and Devlin at the appearance of Gannon
Devlin found himself face to face with the deadliest creature he had ever seen: a four armed ssither. The Cardooinian was surprise to discover that the creature held two three meter long lightclubs and two one meter long tonfas. Surprised, but undaunted. The Battlemaster was confident in his ability to defeat the creature by himself, but was glad to have a friend by his side to help. Devlin did not hesitate to engage Gannon, even as a plan formed in his mind. He wanted to distract the creature, even if it meant his own death, to keep it from entering the Praxeum and threatening his students.
He wanted Zhan to get the killing blow, to help solidify the Zabrak's confidence and place on Ossus. So, Devlin endeavored to maneuver behind the Lapay while Zhan concentrated on dropping the ceiling onto the center of the snake-like being's mass.
Ishmael intervened, sending a Force Push as Zhan just as Zhan began to drop the ceiling. Gannon snaked across the floor in a sidewinging motion toward Zhan, leaving Devlin to be hidden behind the rubble. Utilizing a Force Jump, Devlin hoped to spear the agent of Chaos and protect his friends.
Master Zero and Master Vectivus used Force Push on the agent of Chaos at nearly the same moment, thus allowing the dark creature to notice Devlin's attack and prepare an adequate defense, offense.
Just as Devlin thought things couldn't get any worse, a new presence entered the hallway. A dark presence. Nibelung Serge. Fortunately, his arrival was met with a blast of Force Light from Typhor. And, just as fortunate, a former student of Devlin's, Merrick Orenson woke and found his way to the fight. Merrick used revitalize on the exhausted Jedi Battlemaster.
The Mandalorian CrusadeEdit
After a time, the Mandalorian war machine began to move again. There target this time: Force users. All Force users. Jedi, Sith, and everyone in between.
Their assault began with the blockade of Yavin. The second battle was on Ossus. A stealth team from GALSAF broke atmo and reconned the Praxeum. They snuck in under the guise of night while the inhabitants slept.
Just before the Mandalorians began their assault, Jud'dayus attempted to gain entrance into the Great Jedi Library through guile. Using a false identity as a Jedi escorted by Republic droids, Jedi Knight Dante Calibar used a Mind Trick to confuse the guards. Upon entering, he met two Padawans, Joruun and Nel Bukk.
A New CouncilEdit
- "Why all the long faces? The disheartened spirits? We should feel fortunate to live in a time our descendants will read about in the Archives with eyes widen by awe."
- -Devlin Dewe, addressing the gathered Jedi Masters and opening the proceedings to vote
After the events of Yavin and Ossus, and the destruction of Carida, the Jedi Order was on the verge of despair. Jedi Masters unheard from, including High Councilors. The remaining Masters met on Coruscant, at the Jedi Temple, to elect a new High Council. This time, Devlin was not appointed. The new Council consisted of Aerandir Calmcacil, Ael Jade, Adieumus Matango, and Eli Vandal. Relieved and disappointed, Devlin decided to determine where the Force was leading him.
Personality and traitsEdit
The Consummate JediEdit
Devlin loves to joke around. And will even do it during duels. He is easy-going and relaxed. Slow to anger and quick to praise. He has a kind word after every lesson with a student. He is patient and handles stress very well, knowing just how to relieve a stressful situation. Thoughtful and helpful, Devlin puts the needs of others before his own.
Devlin is keenly aware of the dark side, thanks to his brother's fall and his own near fall. He constantly tries to compensate for what he fears is a weakness that runs through his blood. He worries that his brother's fall will be easily copied by himself if he isn't careful. That is why he is unwilling to give up on even the most lost of Jedi or the darkest of Sith. He has to believe their is hope, otherwise what chance does he have if he falls? And what chance does he have of redeeming his brother?
Due to his training as a Jedi, Devlin views the Potentium theory as heresy. He cannot see the dark side as anything other than a corrupting influence. He also does not distinguish between Sith and Dark Jedi; to him, they are all Sith.
A highly skilled duelist and a blade master, Devlin Dewe is a fierce opponent and a fiercer friend. He is quick to joke and quicker to laugh. A loyal companion and true Jedi Knight, he would rather settle a dispute over drinks or with a funny quip than with a lightsaber. Devlin does not seek power or authority, he rarely uses his real titles, preferring to be known as a Jedi Knight (though, admittedly, that has become much harder of late). He swore he would not be on the Jedi Council because he did not want to get embroiled with the pettiness of Senators. But when called upon, he could not refuse. Fortunately, he was not placed on the High Council and only had to deal with Senators infrequently.
Powers and abilitesEdit
Lightsaber trainingEditDevlin has learned all seven forms, the three rings of defense, and the three styles of the New Jedi Order: fast style, medium style, and strong style. He teaches Shii-cho to his Younglings. He prefers to use Form Zero but when he has to, he employs his own modified style of Makashi and mixes it with his modified Ataru. Even occasionally employing Vaapad, which he learned from a holocron found in the Great Jedi Library. He has even practiced Trakata, but rarely employs it, keeping it as a surprise for those who would foolishly threaten his students. Though he was never formally trained in Sokan, he has used his environment to his advantage effectively on many occasions.
He prefers Makashi and utilizes it, along with the Marks of Contact to subdue his opponents as quickly and harmlessly as possible. He prefers to skillfully employ a shiim or a sun djem, rather than the other wounding forms. Only employing the more aggressive maneuvers on the most dangerous and relentless of opponents.
Devlin uses various stances while dueling but has modified the traditional Ataru and Makashi stances to better suit his needs.
When using Ataru, Devlin stands in a semi-croutch with his feet shoulder-width apart with the left foot slightly forward and the right slightly back. He holds his left hand out in front of his body and his right behind him, extending his lightsaber back and to the left in a reverse grip.
When using Makashi, Devlin stands with his knees slightly bent, his feet perpendicular to each other, right foot pointing toward his opponent, and shoulder-width apart, and with his body rotated so he presents a smaller target. He holds his lightsaber in his right hand and his arm partially extended in a midguard.
Though a battlemaster, Devlin does not strictly adhere to fighting with a lightsaber only. In fact, he has even instructed his Padawans in the ways of the Force and not just lightsaber combat.
- Force Absorb/Energy Absorb
Though not an inherent ability of Devlin's like Nejaa Halcyon, Devlin has trained with this ability extensively and it has become second nature to him. He can use it on instinct. He has learned to use it so well that he may even be able to absorb the energy of a lightsaber. Devlin can, for example, absorb Force energy as well as blaster bolts.
Not quite the master of speed that Jaden Korr was, Devlin has reached 200% of normal speed before.
Used almost exclusively during a duel or while fighting troopers, Devlin's Battle Precognition allows him to visualize his opponent's move just before it happens. Allowing the Jedi a slight advantage while defending.
Mostly, Devlin uses Push and Pull, though he's been known to use a Force Wave on occasion.
Devlin use of Force Protection is similar to the application of Force Barrier. He can only envelop himself, with the barrier acting as a sort of second skin. He cannot, however, place the barrier beyond his physical body.
Devlin can conceal his physical body, his alignment in the Force, or even his Force presence either masking it completely or partially.
Devlin's skill in Shatterpoint is very similar to precognition. He experiences a moment of instant clarity or complete understanding, knowing exactly what he needs to do to achieve his desired goal. Whether he does it or is successful is a different matter.
Devlin can place himself in a healing trance or, if in a pinch, can quickly heal minor wounds almost completely. His skill to heal others is only fair, but can be enhanced when he absorbs energy. His practice in healing was sidelined for practice in tutaminis.
Brown Jedi robes, tan tunic and tan pants, and a white shirt underneath.
Kor'olath's head spikes as a necklace. The horns are coated with a poison created by Kor'olath that has no antidote and will not wear off of the horns. Usually not worn, but kept safe.
A single-bladed lightsaber with a hand-and-a-half hilt and a viridian colored blade.
On occasion usually out of necessity, Devlin would also employ two tonfa-style lightsabers with viridian blades and phrik hilts. They both employed a bifurcating cyclical-ignition pulse so they could be used underwater.
Though only employing 3 crystals at a time, including his color crystal, Devlin had more.
To help improve his skills, he entered dueling tournaments, sparred, and fought against many opponents, though he has not won them all, he has learned from them. Here is the list of players he has faced.
Alphabetical Order (by first name)Edit
- Took place on Vaathkree
- Highlight: Ak-Akari and Devlin agreed to a friendly duel, inspired by the Echani to better understand each other. When Devlin used Force Speed to dodge Obachu's light-spear, Ak-Akari pulled a stun pistol on the Jedi and stunned him. Only to regret it moments later when a meteor descended on the volatile planet and destroyed the protection dome they were under. Struggling under the heavy gravity, Devlin erected a Protection Bubble so the pair would have breathable air while seeking Ak-Akari's ship.
- GBA duel
- Took place on Naboo, in Theed.
- Highlight: Ander fell off a bridge and Devlin used the Force to help the man land safely, continuing their duel.
- 1v1 Battle Arena (old Facebook group)
- Took place on Endor near the shield generator.
- Highlights: Devlin tried, unsuccessfully, to keep Avei from succumbing to his more aggressive, Togrutan instincts.
- GBA duel
- Took place in the Great Jedi Library on Ossus
- Highlights: During the duel, Alkor used Form VII: Juyo against Devlin in an attempt to overwhelm the Jedi with sheer, raw power. Devlin tried to avoid causing harm to his adversary and instead attempted to return the Dark Jedi to the light side.
- In-universe duel
- Took place on Apatros in a cortosis mine.
- Highlights: Devlin attempted to use Marks of Contact against Axyl (including a shiim, a shiak, a cho mai, a cho sun, and a sun djem). The Jedi successfully destroyed two of the three lightsaber's Axyl employed during their duel. The Dark Jedi used a saberstaff that separated at the middle to form two lightsabers. Devlin removed Axyl's right arm when the Dark Jedi attempted to elbow him in the neck. Axyl—overcome with berserker fury—attempted to slice the Jedi in half vertically, but Devlin absorbed part of the lightsaber's energy and was left with a deep gash on his right thigh instead.
- GBA duel
- Took place on Coruscant within the highest tower of the Imperial Palace, the Emperor's Throne Room.
- Highlights: Devlin attempted to blind the cyclops before getting him drunk (one of the classic blunders). Lord Bacca, as an Abyssin possesses an incredible healing factor. Bacca continuously shot Force Lightning at Devlin for 5 posts. Devlin reflected the lightning back at his opponent with his bare hand. After his opponent threw a bench at him with the lightning, Devlin absorbed the energy of Bacca's lightsaber and became one with the Force.
- GBA duel
- Took place between two fields in the Kander region of Ansion.
- Highlights: Bane shot a blast from the emitter of his lightsaber. Devlin hid in the corn-like field and used his cloak to distract his opponent while striking a shiim to both of Bane's legs.
- GBA duel
- Brijus (Also known as Brijus the Hutt and Brijus of Toydaria)
- Took place on Ossus, near the hangar in a collapsed section of corridor.
- Highlights: After Brijus' heart stopped, Devlin ordered a medical team to revive his opponent.
- In-universe duel
- Took place high above Imperial City on Coruscant.
- Highlights: Iniquitous slammed Devlin into a bus. Devlin tried to telekinetically drive half a dozen airspeeders into the pair.
- GBA duel
- Took place Korriban within the tomb of Dathka Graush.
- Highlights: Davus tried to send Force Lightning through Devlin when they shook hands to begin the match. The pair of Jedi had to fight off the temptations of the dark side while dueling because of the strong affinity of the tomb.
- GBA duel
- Took place within the hallways of the Ossus Jedi Praxeum
- Highlights: Devlin attempted to get behind the four armed Ssither and strike at the snake-like being's back. Zhan attempted to drop the ceiling on Gannon, but Ishmael intervened. When Gannon rushed Zhan, he ignored Devlin. Devln sprung toward his sidewinding opponent intent on wounding the creature with a shiak through the lower body.
- In-universe duel
- Helius Ordo (as Blaine)
- Took place within the Kashyyyk Sith Academy.
- In-universe duel
- His Divine Shadow
- Took place on Ossus.
- Highlights: Devlin banished the spirit of Exar Kun from Kryst, beginning their friendship.
- In-universe duel
- Took place in the Great Jedi Library on Ossus
- Highlights: The two fought inside while a battle raged outside.
- GBA duel
- Took place on Raxus Prime
- Highlights: A battle between Jedi, Devlin's witty banter was barely rebutted by his opponent.
- GBA duel
- Took place on Rattatak, near a cliff-side dwelling.
- Highlights: Devlin absorbed Judicar's Force Crush, momentarily stumping the man.
- GBA duel
- Took place on the streets of Taris' Upper City.
- Highlights: Since dueling is illegal on Taris, a patrol tried to break-up the fight.
- GBA duel
- Took place in a rocky canyon.
- Highlights: Devlin cut off Kor'olath's ear and the Iridonian regrew it immediately.
- 1v1 Battle Arena
- Mal Riso
- Took place on Ossus.
- Highlights: Devlin returned his apprentice to the light side for a time.
- In-universe duel
- Took place on Ossus, at the entrance to the Praxeum.
- Highlights: Masacre tried to use Maelstrom and Deadly Sight on Devlin.
- In-universe duel
- Took place aboard the Tantive IV.
- Highlights: Devlin threw his lightsaber at Mike, who caught it with the Force. Devlin continued to duel without a weapon while Mike had two lightsabers.
- GBA duel
- Took place in a gladiator arena: A flat square floor, 50 feet by 50 feet, open on all 4 sides. 15 feet back from the tournament platform is a 20 foot wall, and behind that wall are the arena seats.
- Highlights: Mike jumped and pivoted around Devlin's lightsaber and later threw his two lightsabers at Devlin.
- GBA duel
- Phantom (as Blaine)
- Took place in the Shadowlands on Kashyyyk.
- Highlights: They played catch telekinetically with Phantom's knife until Phantom allowed it to stab into his chest. Phantom threw his boot at Devlin, who ducked, and it exploded behind him.
- In-universe duel
- Took place in the underwater city of the Gungans on Naboo.
- Highlights: Pyros attempted to electrocute a soaked Devlin. Devlin rode a fish into Pyros.
- 1v1 Battle Arena
- Took place at the Boob, a bar on Thyferra.
- Highlights: San kicked Devlin in the balls. When Devlin blocked San's Force Lightning with his lightsaber, the lightning scattered around the bar, igniting the alcohol.
- GBA duel
- Took place on Ossus.
- In-universe duel
- Took place on Vaathkree.
- Highlights: Devlin was encased in a block of ice.
- 1v1 Battle Arena
- Took place on Naboo
- Highlights: Steffo was looking for help developing and refining his Form VIII Baekjul/Bulgul, so Devlin offered his assistance. Though Steffo fought well, Devlin's patience allowed him to land the first strike, a shiim to Steffo's left leg,and end the sparring match.
- GBA duel
- Took place on Dagobah.
- Highlights: Devlin used a Force Push to knock Seleevan into a large swamp. Somehow, Seleevan didn't get eaten by the dragonsnake that lived within the lake. Seleevan used a Force Pull at the start of the duel, to seperate Devlin from his lightsaber. Devlin fought Sel unarmed while Sel used two razor sharp machetes.
- GBA duel
- Took place on Ossus.
- In-universe duel
- Took place in the droid producing facility on Geonosis.
- Highlights: Devlin discovered The True Assassin was his old friend Tantalus Ashla. They completely destroyed the facility, each barely escaping. The two stabbed each other with their lightsabers, but Devlin was able to absorb the energy and heal the pair.
- 1v1 Battle Arena
- Took place on Korriban in the Valley of the Dark Lords.
- Highlights: Valkro attempted to crush Devlin with a pillar, but R5-A4, played a song over the comm, waking Devlin enough that he rolled over and just missed getting squashed.
- 1v1 Battle Arena
- Took place in a very ornate dueling hall fashioned after ones that have been around for thousands of years. The floor was lacquered, rich brown wood. Elegant banners hung from the walls. The room was light by fantastic chandeliers which hung from the ceiling. The measurements of the room were 15m x 10m x 10m...the Makashi arena in the Tournament of Masters.
- Highlights: Reign used Teräs Käsi and kicked Devlin in the chin. Devlin restrained his attacks so he would not cut his opponent's limbs off. Reign had no such regard for Devlin's limbs.
- GBA duel
- Took place on Naboo in the Theed Garden near a fountain
- Highlights: Xeonon shorted out Devlin's lightsaber first with his cortosis gauntlets then with the fountain's waters; he also stole Devlin's lightsaber. Devlin got the chance to use his tonfa-style lightsabers for the first time.
- GBA duel
Behind the ScenesEdit
Out of Character TriviaEdit
Devlin Dewe entered the Universe in October 2007 the first day it opened and started roleplaying on Ossus immediately.
Devlin has been around a while and done a lot, but recently, he's taken to staying on Ossus. He prefers the quiet solitute. What can I say, sometimes you just get busy and the RP'ing falls to the wayside.
His name, pronounced Dev lynn Dew way (Dev’lin Dōō’ā) (IPA: 'dɛv lɪn 'djuː weɪ), actually comes from a combination of the names: Christopher, Kelan, and David, the three Dewe brothers. The E and I from Christopher, the L and N from Kelan, and the D and V from David. I changed my mind, thinking that RP'ing 3 characters would be too difficult and confusing (without creating alternate accounts) so I combined them. Devlin is part Han Solo, part Corran Horn, part Qui-Gon Jinn, part Kit Fisto, and part Tycho Celchu, but mostly original.
Also, as I recently learned, Devlin means fierce in Gaelic and fierce or brave in Irish.
I only put in the names of the apprentices that Devlin trained who are/were PCs. That is why no master is listed; he has yet to have a master in 1.0 or 1.5. Equals and friends, yes, but no true master. Been under the command of others in battle, but hasn't had a PC teacher of the Force or lightsaber combat with a relationship that could be considered Master-Apprentice.
Devlin tends to prefer duels since I tend to avoid fleet battles (since they mostly end up as Out of Character arguments, especially in the latter stages of 1.0).
Devlin's Makashi fighting stance is based off of the traditional stance employed in foil fencing. His Ataru stance is simliar to that of Galen Marek; though I used it before I ever saw or played the game, The Force Unleashed.
An interesting side note, and completely coincidental, in the 2002 movie, The Tuxedo, Jason Isaacs' character is named Clark Devlin and Jennifer Love Hewitt's character is named Del Blaine.
Achievements earned while RP'ing in 1.0 and 1.5.
- "A Story Is Worth a Thousand Posts"
- "Are you sure?"
- "armor is good"
- "Dun Moch master"
- "did I just win?"
- "eyes of the devil"
- "Fate of the Void"
- "For a red dawn!"
- "Go for the Gold"
- "golden tongue"
- "got my wings"
- "Have a KAZ on me"
- "I have the death sentence on 12 systems."
- "i'm going down"
- "I started doing homework and I ended up on JvS."
- "It fits perfectly."
- "just. one. more. post."
- "Me? ... a Master? ..."
- "oops...maybe that wasn't a good idea"
- "Punch it!"
- "Ready? What know you ready?"
- "See, all better"
- "Someone had to do it"
- "Someone had to say it"
- "That's not true! That's impossible!"
- "This weapon is your life"
- "The Buried Past"
- "This is where the fun begins!"
- "Till the end, buddy!"
- "time flies"
- "Tommy and Gina"
- "Wait, who, what?"
- "What I said was..."
- "why do we fall?"