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.
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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