The Hero of Tython is a very powerful Jedi Knight and later Jedi Master who battled the resurgent Sith Empire during the Cold War and subsequent renewed war. Born approximately two decades into the Great Galactic War between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire, the Hero was trained under several masters across the galaxy during the Cold War before being sent to the Jedi Order's homeworld of Tython in 3,643 BBY. There, the Jedi was taken on as a Padawan by Orgus Din during the conflict with the native Flesh Raiders and earned a loyal companion in the astromech droid T7-O1. As a newly elevated Jedi Knight, Din's apprentice foiled a Sith plot against the Republic capital of Coruscant and then took on the young Jedi Kira Carsen as a Padawan. The Knight was also recruited into the elite Coruscant Aegis squadron, operating under the call sign "Shield".