|Even Piell, Lannik Jedi Master - By: Episode I Insider's Guide|
|Position||Jedi Master of the (Jedi Order)|
A gruff and battle-hardened Jedi as well as senior member of the Jedi council, Even Piell was bigger than life though he was small in stature. Highly skilled with a lightsaber and a great warrior, Piell was always willing to charge into battle. During the Clone Wars, he was tasked with some of the most crucial missions, protecting vital Republic territory and information.
Even Piell was at the Jedi Temple when Qui-Gon Jinn told them about his encounter with a Sith Lord. He was also there to test Anakin Skywalker to see if he was the Chosen One. Following the death of Qui-Gon Jinn, Piell and the rest of the Jedi Council then went to Naboo to attend his funeral pyre and the Victory parade.
During the later years of the Clone Wars, the aged Jedi was tasked with investigating shortcuts into Separatist-held space. Master Piell discovered the Nexus Route, a hyperlane route that allowed one to access both Separatist and Republic home worlds. The Nexus route held strategic importance to both the Confederacy of Independent Systems and the Galactic Republic, to the extent that while returning from an assignment, Jedi Master Even Piell's ship was waylaid by Separatists. Piell and his crew (including Captain Wilhuff Tarkin) were eventually captured and imprisoned at the Citadel. In the course of escaping the detention facility, after being freed by a Jedi and clone trooper strike team, Even Piell was gored by a vicious Anooba and, subsequently, expired from his wounds--after having revealed his part of the co-ordinates of the Nexus Route to Padawan Ahsoka Tano.
Powers and Abilities
The Force: Piell was also revered for his courage and telekinesis powers.
- Lightsaber Skills: Master Piell was well regarded for his excellence in lightsaber combat; namely his adoption and integration of numerous fighting styles.
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