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The Jedi Temple is a building in the fictional Star Wars universe. It is a massive structure standing 1km high above the buildings of Galactic City, Coruscant, in an area where the Temple is largely unobstructed to sight. Star Wars is an epic science fantasy saga and fictional universe created by George Lucas during the late 1970s. ... Coruscant (pronounced //) is the name of a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. ...

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Architecture

The Jedi Temple on Coruscant.

From the outside, the Jedi Temple appears as a high-raised ziggurat building in a stepped design, with five spires built on top, one taller spire surrounded by four smaller ones. These spires symbolize a Jedi's climb to enlightenment. Its design suggests that of a fortress, but for more than forty generations, it has stood as a symbol of peace and justice. Image File history File links StarWars-Jedi-Temple. ... Image File history File links StarWars-Jedi-Temple. ... Dur-Untash, or Choqa Zanbil, built in 13th century BC by Untash Napirisha and located near Susa, Iran is one of the worlds best-preserved ziggurats. ...

  • The tallest Central Spire is known as the Temple Spire, and is traditionally the most important, since it holds the ancient texts of the Founding Jedi, and those scrolls saved from Ossus. The official status of Knighthood, and Master are given in this spire.
  • The first of the four smaller spires is Jedi Council Spire where the twelve members of the High Council sit and debate the various facets of the Republic. This is the most important tower because the High Council has overall decision-making powers over the whole Jedi Order, and, thus, quite a bit of influence in the Galactic Republic. The Jedi Council Spire stands southwest to the Temple Spire.
  • The next tower is that used by the Council of First Knowledge. This council takes care of matters requiring the wisdom of past Jedi Masters or Council members, and gives advice to the High Council, or most any Jedi who requests it. This spire stands northwest to the Temple Spire.
  • The third spire is the Council of Reconciliation Tower, which seeks to find peaceful settlements to political disputes at home on Coruscant or offworld in the Republic. This spire stands southeast to the Temple Spire.
  • The fourth and last spire is the Reassignment Council Tower, which handles the organization of work for young Jedi who have not been chosen by Jedi Masters to be apprentices. This spire stands northeast to the Temple Spire.

Each of these five spires carries high-gain communication transmitters, used to contact field Jedi or other offworlders as required by any of the four Councils. This is part of the reason why the Jedi Temple's towers stand so high over any other buildings, where there is little or no interference with the antennas. Ossus is a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. ... The Jedi are a fictional monastic peacekeeping organization from the Star Wars saga. ... - Senator Palpatine Form of Government Federal Republic Official language Basic Capital Coruscant Head of Government Chancellor Establishment c. ...


Use

The Jedi Council chambers in the Jedi Temple on Coruscant.

The Temple itself is the home to the Jedi, where they live for the first years of their apprenticeship, and where they learn of the ways of the Force and train in the traditions of the Jedi Order. Image File history File links Jedi_council_1. ... Image File history File links Jedi_council_1. ... The Force is a binding, ubiquitous power that is the object of the Jedi and Sith monastic orders in the Star Wars universe. ...

  • The Jedi Archives are housed inside the Temple
  • The Temple also provides independent transport for any Jedi who needs it. The recently constructed Temple Hangars house Delta-7 and Eta-2 Jedi Starfighters, capable of transporting Jedi anywhere in the galaxy.
  • The rest of the inner Temple mainly consists of dormitories, meditation, and training areas. There are many different areas, including areas where Jedi Masters train Younglings and where Jedi learn and develop their skills with the lightsaber, or areas that simply provide meditation space.
  • The Temple's network of communication systems is controlled in the computer room; it holds the Jedi beacon that allows speedy contact between the Temple and Jedi without having to use the HoloNet.

The Temple is surrounded by an extensive Precinct, which also offers docking space for larger spaceships, and contains other buildings built after the construction of the Temple. Obi-Wan Kenobi evades Jango Fett in his Aethersprite The Delta-7 Aethersprite Interceptor is a fictional starfighter from the Star Wars saga. ... darth maul owns everyone . ... A data center is a facility used for housing a large amount of electronic equipment, typically computers and communications equipment. ... The HoloNet is a TV system used to broadcast news and such in the Star Wars galaxy. ...


Jedi Archives

The Jedi Archives contain knowledge and research dating back thousands of years. The Archives Library was located in the lower portion of the Jedi Temple, under the control of Madame Jocasta Nu, a former Jedi Council member. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Jedi Council decides the fate of Anakin Skywalker The Jedi High Council is an institution from the Star Wars series of films. ...


The Archives covered a vast range of criteria, including details on supposedly every planet and species in the Galactic Republic. They also included Diagnostic Laboratories, the home of the JN-66 analysis droids, and held both Jedi and Sith holocrons. The following are lists of fictional planets set in the Star Wars universe. ... This is a list of sentient races from the fictional universe of Star Wars. ... The Galactic Republic is the name of the interplanetary government used in the fictional Star Wars universe prior to the establishment of the Galactic Empire. ... The JN-66 analysis droid is a fictional robot in the Star Wars universe. ... Alternative meanings: Droids (cartoon) A droid is a robot, specifically the intelligent robots in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Jedi Masters (left to right) Saesee Tiin, Agen Kolar, Mace Windu, and Kit Fisto. ... This article is about the Force-using organization in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... A Jedi holocron. ...


Just before the Clone Wars, somewhere between 32-22 BBY, information was emptied from the Jedi Archives concerning the planet Kamino, the Kaminoans and their cloning industry. The information about Kamino was removed by Count Dooku, who also murdered Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas. Darth Sidious had ordered Dooku to do this to conceal the creation of the Clone Army from the Jedi Council as one of Dooku's first assignments as Darth Sidious's new apprentice. This was uncovered by Obi-Wan Kenobi when he tried to identify the origin of Senator Amidala's attacker, who used a Kamino sabre dart. This eventually led to the uncovering of the Separatists' plans for war, and the beginning of the Clone Wars. A scene from Attack of the Clones depicting the Battle of Geonosis, the first battle of the Clone Wars The Clone Wars (also known as the Clone War) are a series of fictional intragalactic battles in George Lucass science fiction saga Star Wars. ... Fans of the Star Wars fictional universe keep track of the dates of key events with a dating system (or calendar) reckoned at the Battle of Yavin featured in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... —Obi-wan Kenobi Kamino is a world in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... In the fictional universe portayed in the Star Wars films and books, the Kaminoans are aliens that come from the stormy planet of Kamino. ... Cloning is the process of creating an identical copy of something. ... Count Dooku (also known as Darth Tyranus) is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe. ... Sifo-Dyas is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, created for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. ... Darth Sidious, Dark Lord of the Sith, who often contacts his minions via hologram. ... Clonetroopers at the Battle of Geonois. ... The Jedi Council decides the fate of Anakin Skywalker The Jedi High Council is an institution from the Star Wars series of films. ... Obi-Wan Kenobi or Ben Kenobi is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... A senate is a deliberative body, often the upper house or chamber of a legislature. ... Padmé Amidala is a fictional character in George Lucass science fiction saga Star Wars. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Confederacy of Independent Systems (CIS) is an organization that existed in the latter years of the Republic. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


It is unknown whether the Jedi Archives were destroyed when the temple was attacked in the Great Jedi Purge. Although the temple was severely damaged, it was not completely destroyed, as it is visible in the celebrations on Coruscant at the end of Return of the Jedi over twenty years later. During the invasion of the Jedi Temple led by Sith Lord Darth Vader, a special clone trooper task force was deployed directly to the library to defend several important bookcases containing information of all Jedi knowledge of the Sith. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Coruscant (pronounced //) is the name of a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, is a science fiction film that debuted in 1983, and re-released with changes in 1997 and 2004. ... Darth Vader is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ...


Room of a Thousand Fountains

In many Star Wars media, there is mentioned a room called the Room of a Thousand Fountains. In the Jedi Apprentice novel the room is described as an enormous greenhouse full of many plant species, and full of fountains that join together to form pools, streams, and brooks that flow through the room. The Room of a Thousand Fountains is so sensitive to the Force that in the video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, Dark Jedi Kreia mentions that the fountains in the Room of a Thousand Fountains have fallen still in reverence to the countless jedi who fell in the Jedi Civil War. Jedi Apprentice is series of young reader novels written by Jude Watson (except for the first book, which was written by Dave Wolverton) that chronicle Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobis exploits prior to Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This soft redirect exists to avoid revealing a critical plot twist without warning. ... The Jedi Civil War is a conflict in the fictional Star Wars galaxy that took place 3,956 years before the Battle of Yavin, as seen in Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope. ...


History

Thousands of years before there was a Temple, the Jedi Order was run out several Enclaves throughout the galaxy, as depicted in Knights of the Old Republic and The Sith Lords. Various locations included Dantooine, Coruscant and other planets. The Enclave on Coruscant might well have become the Temple itself; this is suspected due to comments referring to the Room of a Thousand Fountains being within both the Temple and Enclave. The Enclaves were subsequently bombed during the many wars with the Sith. The Jedi are a fictional monastic peacekeeping organization from the Star Wars saga. ... Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KotOR) is an RPG video game originally for the Microsoft Xbox and later for PCs running Microsoft Windows. ... Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (KOTOR II) is an RPG video game for the PC and the Microsoft Xbox. ... Dantooine is a fictional planet from the Star Wars universe. ... Coruscant (pronounced //) is the name of a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. ... This article is about the Force-using organization in the fictional Star Wars universe. ...


During the Jedi Purge in 19 BBY, the Temple was attacked by the 501st Legion of Clone troopers, led by the newly anointed Lord Vader carrying out Order 66 of the new galactic emperor. The Jedi inside were cut down and slaughtered. The Temple itself was set alight, statues cast down and destroyed and the building riddled with laser marks and signs of the previous attack during the purge. It was later found to be abandoned, but curiously was not completely destroyed (it is seen in the DVD edition of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi). This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A Clone Trooper of the 501st Legion The 501st Legion (also known as Vaders Fist) is a fictional Clone Trooper (and later Stormtrooper) unit from the Star Wars movies and Expanded Universe. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Galactic Empire is the main antagonist in the Star Wars universe. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, is a science fiction film that debuted in 1983, and re-released with changes in 1997 and 2004. ...

The Jedi Temple after the Second Death Star's Destruction.

In the limited-series comicbook, Star Wars Infinities: A New Hope, which told an alternate history to Star Wars, the Jedi Temple is shown to be the personal residence of Emperor Palpatine, which is possible, taking into account Palpatine's contempt for the Jedi by using the former sanctuary of his enemies as his home. This would also mirror how the Sith temple on Yavin 4 was used as both a Rebel base and later as a new Jedi training facility. However, since this comic series exists greatly outside of the canon, it cannot be confirmed that the temple was ever used for this purpose. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Star Wars Infinities is a group of four-part comic book series published by Dark Horse Comics. ... Palpatine is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ...


After the fall of the Empire, Luke Skywalker established a new Praxeum on Yavin 4, and began to rebuild the Jedi Order. Luke Skywalker is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by Mark Hamill in the films Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ... The Jedi Academy is a fictional training establishment in the Star Wars universe. ... Yavin 4 is one of the many moons of the gas planet Yavin in the Star Wars universe. ...


The New Jedi Order makes it clear that the Coruscant Jedi Temple is no longer standing. Given its appearance during the Return of the Jedi timeframe, the most likely causes of its destruction are the damage to Coruscant when the Lusankya is freed (though this would depend on the Temple's relative location to the Manarai Mountains), the reborn Emperor's attacks, or simply the Yuuzhan Vong terraforming. The characters from The New Jedi Order series, based on NJO book covers. ... The Super Star Destroyer Executor, identical twin to the Lusankya Lusankya was a Super Star Destroyer, the sister ship of Darth Vaders Executor, from the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Relative location is the place where something is in comparison to something else. ... In the Star Wars universe the Manarai Mountains were a park on the planet Coruscant that contained the last exposed land on the otherwise completely industrialized planet. ... The Yuuzhan Vong are a race of sentient beings from the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe that rise as a threat to the New Republic in the New Jedi Order series of novels. ...


Five years after the events of The Unifying Force and 35 years after the Battle of Yavin, the Jedi Temple was rebuilt on Coruscant by the Galactic Alliance as a gift to Jedi for their services and achievements during the Yuuzhan Vong invasion. The new temple is in the form of a massive pyramid made from stone and transparisteel that is designed to fit into the new look of Coruscant. However, by the time that events take place in the "Legacy of the Force" series, the Jedi Temple appears to have been completely rebuilt according to the design seen in "Revenge of the Sith." This is seen by Jacen's ability to flow walk to Darth Vader's assault on the Temple along with several other references that the Temple had been rebuilt exactly as it had stood for over a thousand years. The last book in the New Jedi Order series, The Unifying Force The Unifying Force is the final chapter of the New Jedi Order series of books in the fictional Star Wars universe, and was written by James Luceno. ... Combatants Galactic Empire Rebel Alliance Commanders Grand Moff Tarkin † Darth Vader Admiral Motti † General Tagge Chief Bast General Dodonna General Willard Garven Dreis (Red Leader)† John Vander (Gold Leader)† Admiral Ackbar (Supreme Commander of the Rebel Alliance Fleet) Strength TIE Fighters Darth Vaders TIE Advanced Death Star heavy, medium... The Galactic Federation of Free Alliances is a fictional government from the Star Wars novel series, more commonly called the Galactic Alliance for short. ... Jedi Masters (left to right) Saesee Tiin, Agen Kolar, Mace Windu, and Kit Fisto. ... The Yuuzhan Vong are a race of sentient beings from the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe that rise as a threat to the New Republic in the New Jedi Order series of novels. ...


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Star Wars: Databank | Jedi Order, The (936 words)
Headquartered on Coruscant, the Jedi trained, studied, and planned from the impressive Jedi Temple, a towering edifice rising high above the surrounding structures on the city-planet.
As the Jedi mature, the apprentice is paired with a master to continue the next phase of the training.
It is from the ranks of the Jedi Masters that the High Council is chosen, which is the main interface between the Jedi and the government of the Republic.
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