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Jocasta Nu

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Jocasta Nu was a human female from the planet Coruscant, most notably serving as the Chief Librarian of the Jedi archives during the last years of the Galactic Republic. As a Jedi Master, she was dedicated to her duties, responsible for managing and protecting the vast collection of knowledge within the Jedi temple Library. In addition to her passion for knowledge preservation, she was also skilled in the use of The Force and the art of lightsaber combat.

Jocasta Nu's early life was mostly spent in training at the Jedi temple, gradually ascending the ranks until she became a Jedi Master. As a Jedi Master, she focused on passing on her knowledge to young Jedi, specifically those about to undertake the trials to become a Jedi Knight. Eventually, her experience and expertise in handling Jedi knowledge led to her being appointed the Chief Librarian of the Jedi archives.

One pivotal event during her tenure as the Chief Librarian occurred when Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi came to her, seeking information about the planet Kamino. Kamino mysteriously did not exist in the Jedi archives, which Nu staunchly maintained to be impossible, unaware of the tampering done by Count Dooku. The omission of Kamino from the archives led to the ultimate discovery of the clone army being created for the Republic by the Kaminoans, setting off a chain of events that would alter the fate of the galaxy.

When Emperor Palpatine enacted Order 66, a command instructing all clones to turn on their Jedi leaders and allies, Jocasta Nu managed to evade capture and execution. She went into hiding and took on the mission of protecting and preserving the remnants of the Jedi Order's knowledge, in the hope of one day rebuilding the Jedi and restoring balance to The Force.

Jocasta Nu's continued existence and the knowledge she possessed caught the attention of Emperor Palpatine, who sent his apprentice, Darth Vader, to hunt her down and kill her. However, Nu managed to elude Vader on several occasions, using her wits and skills to evade capture.

In a final, desperate bid to prevent her wealth of knowledge from falling into the hands of the Sith, Jocasta Nu chose to defy Vader and destroy the Jedi archives' remaining data herself. While she was ultimately captured and killed by Vader, her sacrifices and foresight led to the survival of key information that future generations of Jedi would need to prevail against the dark side of The Force.

Jocasta Nu's dedication to the preservation of Jedi knowledge and her sacrifices during the Jedi's darkest hour served as an inspiration to the surviving Jedi and played a crucial role in the eventual resurrection of the Jedi Order. Luke Skywalker, the last of the original Jedi, would go on to use the knowledge she had preserved in order to train a new generation of Jedi Knights and bring about the final defeat of the Sith.



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