|Lor San Tekka|
|Lor San Tekka|
|Position||Member of the Church of the Force|
|Age||at least 56|
Lor San Tekka was a human explorer and member of the Church of the Force who was born in the waning years of the Galactic Republic and was old enough to remember the Jedi in the Clone Wars. He became a believer in the ideals of the Jedi Order during the Clone Wars, despite not being Force-Sensitive, and followed the faith of his church during the dark times of the Galactic Empire's rule over the galaxy. Tekka found Jedi lore that the Empire attempted to suppress, and his knowledge of the galaxy and its history was useful to the New Republic after it prevailed over the Empire during the Battle of Endor and began a period of galactic reconstruction. Tekka also helped Luke Skywalker, the last Jedi Knight, seek out Jedi lore that the Empire had attempted to destroy.
After Skywalker's original New Jedi Order was destroyed by his nephew and apprentice, Kylo Ren, Skywalker went into exile and during which time he sought out the first Jedi Temple on Ahch-To. Tekka, who retired to a spiritual village on the planet Jakku, found a fragment of a map that could lead to Ahch-To. He was sought by the Resistance, led by Skywalker's sister,General Leia Organa, as well as the resurgent Imperial force known as the First Order. Tekka gave the map fragment to Resistance Commander Poe Dameron and was soon captured by Kylo Ren, who demanded to know where the map was. When Tekka refused to comply, Ren killed the old man. Tekka's sacrifice was not in vain; the map was given to the Resistance, and a young Force-User named Rey followed it to Ahch-To and found the exiled Jedi Master.