- "Grand Master of the Jedi Order and leader of the Jedi Council, Satele Shan was born on the Core World of Brentaal Four and is descended from legendary Jedi Bastila Shan. Both a gifted warrior and wise teacher, Satele was personally responsible for rediscovering Tython and its hyperspace route. Ever since, she has devoted herself to the Jedi resettlement of Tython and the revitalization of the order. Satele has played a key role in recent galactic history in other ways, as well. She fought on the front lines of several major battles–including the battles of Alderaan and Rhen Var–and was present as a Padawan during the Imperial retaking of Korriban, the first modern contact between the Sith Empire and the Republic. She is greatly respected by certain members of the Republic military, and her advice is often sought by the Supreme Chancellor. In person, Satele’s strength in the Force is matched with a keen intelligence and a subtle sense of humor."
- ―In-game Codex (Persons of Note)
Satele Shan is a Human female Jedi Master and the youngest Jedi to ever become Grand Master of the Jedi Order. She was born on Brentaal and is a direct descendant of the legendary Jedi Knights Bastila Shan and Revan. Jedi Master Dar'Nala believed that she possessed a "gift" similar to that of her ancestor.
Renowned for her great wisdom and powerful connection to the Force, Master Satele Shan is the voice and conscience of the Jedi Order. She is a direct descendant of Bastila Shan, the legendary Jedi who battled Darth Revan centuries ago - as well as being the descendant of Revan. Unlike her brash and arrogant ancestor, Master Satele—who prefers being addressed by her first name—possesses a warm demeanor and approachable personality. This relaxed and unassuming attitude belies her true strength and determination. Master Satele is a veteran Jedi warrior who has repeatedly confronted the power of the dark side and survived.
Master Satele bravely fought the resurgent Sith Empire when she was a Padawan, playing a key role in several major battles during the last war. She cemented her position among the Jedi when she rediscovered the long-lost world of Tython and helped found a new Jedi Temple there to replace the one destroyed on Coruscant. Since the Republic signed the Empire’s treaty, Master Satele has worked tirelessly to preserve that fragile peace, preventing multiple attempts to reignite the conflict. However, Master Satele knows all too well that light and dark cannot coexist forever. A new war with the Sith looms on the horizon—and this time the Jedi must be victorious.
Fall of Korriban
By the time the Sith had returned, Satele was stationed onboard a space station with her Master. The station had just intercepted a smuggler carrying Sith artifacts. While escorting him to a holding cell alongside Darach and Corporal Jace Malcom, Satele sensed "A great darkness". At that moment, Sith cruisers emerged from hyperspace, and began an assault on the space station. Knowing that the battle was lost, Darach's new mission was to warn the Republic about the Sith's return.Without a ship fast enough to outrun the Sith starfighters, there was only one option: use the captured smuggler's ship to evade the onslaught. Heading to the hangar, Satele and Darach soon cleared it, while Malcom and the smuggler covered the rear. After Malcom locked the door, a new threat entered the hangar: a Fury-Class Imperial Interceptor landed. The boarding ramp descended and Lord Vindican and Darth Malgus emerged. Seeing the threat, Darach told Malcom and the smuggler to prep the ship. Satele and Darach engaged the Sith, but they were soon overpowered. Malcom fired a missile at Vindican, which he effortlessly blocked. Satele was then told to escape, as she was to "walk a different path". Darach then left to battle with the two Sith alone. Satele threw her Master her own saberstaff, then leaped aboard the ship. Immediately, she was told to man the onboard turret to destroy any inbound threats. While shooting down Sith starfighters, she eventually felt a death convulsion, and accepted the truth: Darach had died valiantly fighting Malgus. After the smuggler pulled a risky maneuver by flying through an opening in one of the Sith ships, the ship jumped to hyperspace.
Battle of AlderaanSatele was present during the Battle of Alderaan. She joined the battle with the Republic reinforcements, after almost all of the Republic troopers who were stationed on the planet were either captured or killed. She came to the rescue of Jace Malcom seconds before he was to be executed. She repelled the Sith Warriors that were holding him with a Force Wave. She then charged toward Darth Malgus and after cutting through the thick Sith lines, she engaged him in lightsaber combat with a saberstaff. They fought for a few moments until a strike from Malgus forced Satele down to her knees. She then Force-pulled a tree and collapsed its trunk, forcing Malgus to disengage to avoid being crushed. The two force-users then started battling again, on top of the fallen tree. Malgus soon Force-pushed Satele into another tree, and then went in for the killing blow. Satele, however, managed to jump above Malgus. Malgus took this moment of vulnerability to cut through the hilt of Satele's double-bladed lightsaber. Malgus then went in for another killing blow. Without a lightsaber Satele had very few options. Weaponless, Shan saved herself by using her ability to absorb energy by stopping Darth Malgus' lightsaber with her bare hands. Malcom then charged Malgus and they scuffled for a few seconds. Once they had reached a stalemate in their fight, Malcom revelead an activated thermal detontator in his hand. The blast threw both of the combants backwards, but Malgus was the first to rise. Satele then stepped in and Force-pushed Malgus into a rock face. As Malgus attempeted to walk against the force push, Satele launched a stronger Force-push, that completely obliterated the rock face defeating Malgus. Satele then walked back over to Malcolm, who launched a flare into the air, to signal that there were survivors of the Sith attack.
Satele Shan initiates many Flashpoint missions via hologram on the second floor of Carrick Station.
Personality and traits
confidence, and resolute calm throughout her life that is far beyond her short stature. In her youth, Satele who preferred to be addressed by her first name, even as a Jedi Master, Satele inherited her ancestor Bastila's impatience and impetuousness, though those aspects of her personality were later tempered under the tutelage of Master Dar'Nala. Satele is a powerful presence on the battlefield, and her reputation as one of the greatest heroes of the Republic is directly inspired by her actions in the Battle of Alderaan.
As a Jedi Knight, Satele is sworn to serve the Republic, and her devotion to her cause and her selflessness drove her to give up the chance at a normal life and a family when she had her son Theron. This same sense of duty, coupled with her fear of the dark side's corrupting influence, had caused her to break off her relationship with Theron's father several months earlier. Satele recognized the fact that she would do everything in her power to protect her son, and coupled with the powers and responsibilities she possessed as a Jedi and a Republic hero, she believed the risk is too great and therefore gave Theron to Ngani Zho. Ngani Zho himself was a paternal figure to her, and as a result Satele felt that he is the only person she could trust enough to tell about her pregnancy. of All of his many students, Ngani felt that Satele is the one who made him the most proud, and she is greatly saddened by her Master's passing. However, despite her Jedi teachings and devotion to placing the galaxy's needs over her own, Satele deeply regretted ending her relationship with Malcom and giving up her son, and the memories that are dredged up after meeting her son as his mother for the first time are still painful even twenty-six years later.
By the end of the Cold War, Satele is still struggling with her impatience and strongly distrusted the Sith, causing her to aggressively attack Darth Baras when it is discovered that the peace negotiations are a sham. However, over the course of the next few weeks, Satele is confronted with the hypocrisy of her former Master's efforts to disrupt the treaty and realized how Dar'Nala herself had become consumed by the very emotions that she had taught Satele to resist. As a result, Satele came to believe that the current peace is the best possible thing for the galaxy at the time, and dedicated herself to doing good as she traveled the galaxy after the end of the war. As a Jedi Master and later Grand Master, Satele possessed a warm demeanor and an approachable personality, holding herself equal to even the youngest Padawans of the Order. However, Shan's outward attitude belied her true determination and strength of will, and the sense of authority that her voice conveyed could bring even the Supreme Commander of the Republic Military to a halt. Satele is renowned for her wisdom and considered by many to be the Order's voice and conscience, and her prowess in battle and experience with the dangers of the dark side, made her both a wise teacher and a powerful warrior.
Satele has fair skin and blue-gray eyes, Satele wore her brown-black hair cut short for most of her life. Satele sported bangs on either side of her face as a teen, though she later replaced these with a pair of braided ponytails. Satele is a relatively short woman, reaching a height of around 1.67 meters, though she radiated a sense of power, Satele typically wore tight-fitting combat attire of an olive-brown color with gold trimmings, and she also sported an armband on her upper left arm that had a piece of metal affixed to it. She also donned more traditional Jedi robes of dark brown on occasion, and she frequently wore brown gloves that covered most of her forearm in silver or gray armor plating
Powers and abilities
As the descendant of Revan and Bastila Shan, two of their generation's most powerful Jedi, Satele is incredibly strong in the Force. Satele is skilled with the use of telekinesis, and her strength with such abilities even as a Jedi Knight is enough for her to bring down an entire mountain on top of Darth Malgus during their battle. She is also able to dismantle the door to Darth Mekhis' fortress using the Force, and is skilled enough with tutaminis abilities to block a lightsaber blade with her bare hands without injuring herself. Satele's powers continued to grow over her lifetime; by the time of the Battle of Rhen Var, she is able to destroy a blast door simply by using the Force to break it into pieces. During the incident on Sebaddon she is able to dismantle hex droids with a mere gesture-droids that are more than a match for other Jedi and Sith alone. Throughout her life, Satele is known for her affinity for foresight-she is able to predict the arrival of the Sith Empire at Korriban, and her ability to view the future grew stronger over the course of her life. By the time of the renewed war with the Sith, many Jedi believed that the Grand Master could change the future simply by predicting it. Satele is also an accomplished telepath to the point where she could both read the minds of others and communicate in full sentences with them. She is able to influence the biological components of more than half a dozen hexs to keep them at bay, though Satele could not influence the hexes and maintain a Force shield strong enough to seal in the air around her at the same time for long. Satele's master Dar'Nala suspected that she had inherited her ancestor Bastila's skill with battle meditation, though her suspicions are never confirmed. The Grand Master also developed a strong bond with her apprentice through the Force, allowing her to sense Shigar Konshi's emotions from halfway across the galaxy.
Trained by the Order's Battlemaster Kao Cen Darach, Satele is exceptionally skilled with the use of both a normal lightsaber and a double-bladed lightsaber. She utilized a blue-bladed saberstaff in the years before the Great Galactic War, though it was destroyed when Kao Cen utilized it and his own blade in battle with Vindican and Malgus. By the year 3,667 BBY, Satele was utilizing a second blue-bladed saberstaff, though she again lost this weapon when Darth Malgus cut it in half during the Battle of Alderaan. She quickly constructed another blue double-bladed saber, though she eventually exchanged it for a single-blade green lightsaber sometime during the Cold War and utilized that weapon during the Sebaddon affair in 3,643 BBY. However, she exchanged it for another double-bladed saber by the time of the conflict with the Flesh Raiders not long afterwards. In combat, Satele is an agile fighter who utilized acrobatics to both evade her opponents and to quickly strike them down.
Appearances in the game
Because of the difference in Satele's apperance in the "Hope" cinematic trailer and her "Threat of Peace" appearance, it was initially doubted that they were the same person. In March 2011, the point was raised on the official TOR forums and a Developer revealed that these characters were indeed the same person and Satele's visual appearance and background had changed significantly since "Threat of Peace" was released.
In the previously established appearance in "Threat of Peace," Satele appeared significantly younger than she would have actually been at the time of 0 ATC. It also strongly implies that she is the Padawan of Master Dar'Nala when now it has been established that she had been a full Jedi Knight for years and was receiving training under many Masters, most recently Dar'Nala, in training to become a Master herself.
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