Valenthyne Farfalla


Valenthyne Farfalla
Jedi Rank – ….. Jedi Council member
Jedi Rank – ….. Jedi Lord (Title no longer in use)

Form 1 Shii-Cho – ….
Form II Makashi – ….

Control – …..
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Early years
“Jedi is as Jedi does, Lord! And if he has taste…” ―Farfalla

The young Force-sensitive Bothan hybrid followed in his father’s footsteps, training in the ways of the Force within the Jedi Order and inheriting his father’s lordship over a region of space he was sworn to defend from the Sith Empire.

In 1010 BBY, Jedi Master and Lord Hoth departed Coruscant and rallied the banners of the Jedi Grand Council, summoning all Jedi Lords and their followers to form the Army of Light to combat the threat of Skere Kaan and his Brotherhood of Darkness. Commanding a legion of a hundred Jedi Knights and two hundred more loyal servants, Farfalla joined Hoth’s Army aboard his ornate, wroshyr wood-hulled battleship the Fairwind. During the decade of fighting, Lord Farfalla fought alongside the Jedi Kopecz before his defection to the Brotherhood.
Because of his well-manicured appearance Lord Farfalla could often be underestimated as a military threat, particularly by Lord Hoth, with whom, due to their widely differing personalities, he was often at odds. But despite his reputation amongst some, it was Farfalla who warned General Kiel Charny of Githany’s impending defection to the dark side, saving the Jedi Knight from death.
Farfalla was considered for the role of Supreme Chancellor; however, he refused it in order to serve in the Ruusan campaign. As a result, Tarsus Valorum was appointed to that role, as the first non-Jedi in 400 years to serve as such.

Ruusan campaign

When Hoth began his attack on Ruusan, Farfalla was one of the first Lords to rally to his side and would go on to fight in nearly every battle on the world, and his skill did not go unnoticed among the Sith. As the campaign ground to a stalemate, Hoth realized he needed the aid of the Jedi who had not chosen to join him. Farfalla believed that Hoth’s blunt personality had driven them away, and expected that he could persuade them with more diplomacy and tact. In 1000 BBY he volunteered to leave Ruusan to request help from Jedi throughout the galaxy and return with three hundred Knights.

Farfalla would be gone for several months, in which time he led the three hundred Jedi against King Lahzar, then took his forces on to Ruusan. The Sith had established a blockade around the planet, which prevented Farfalla from landing on the planet’s surface. In a stroke of fortune for the Jedi, Darth Bane went behind the back of Lord Kaan and ordered the Sith fleet to engage Farfalla’s ships, giving Farfalla his opening to break through to Ruusan.
There, he once again saved Charny’s life, riding his golden warship into battle to defeat the attacking Sith.

Rift with Hoth
His arrival was not welcomed by Lord Hoth, however, who called Farfalla a “mincing coward”. That Farfalla had arrived just too late to save Hoth’s good friend Pernicar only added to the resentment between the two men, and in a fit of anger, Farfalla returned to his ship, vowing not to help Hoth for what he saw as a grave insult, and also fearing that Hoth’s personal conflict with Kaan and the death of Pernicar had pushed the general to the dark side of the Force. However, when an image of Pernicar came to Hoth in a dream suggesting he mend his relationship with Farfalla, the Jedi sent a message via Farfalla’s envoy apologizing for his behavior. The two came to a truce and joined forces to launch a final assault against Kaan, who had fled to the safety of the hills and caves. Though both Jedi suspected a trap, they elected to pursue.

Reconciliation and the thought bombEdit
“Promise me death, Farfalla, and receive a warning in return.”
“You wish death, Dark Lord? Just say so!”
“Death is an old friend. What Kaan plans for all of us is worse!”

Farfalla led the advance group of Jedi at the Seventh Battle of Ruusan to engage the Sith forces, while Hoth traveled closely behind, intending to continue on to the caves to apprehend Kaan. The battle was over quickly, with most Sith surrendering to the Army of Light. During the battle, Farfalla captured the Dark Lord Kopecz, who told him that Kaan was planning to detonate a thought bomb, a devastating burst of Force energy that would eradicate any army caught within its blast range. Farfalla fulfilled Kopecz’s wish to die by granting him a lightsaber duel, then rushed to inform Hoth. Hoth already knew, as he had felt it in the Force, but decided he had to stop Kaan and took ninety-nine volunteers with him. He ordered Farfalla and his forces to flee the area, and if possible, leave Ruusan, hoping to give them a chance to escape certain death. While a traumatized soldier later told Darovit that all the Jedi had been killed, Farfalla was well out of range when Kaan detonated the thought bomb, and so survived the Ruusan campaign, rallying the surviving Jedi to defeat the Sith stragglers and finally ending the thousand-year New Sith Wars.4

Following the death of Lord Hoth, Farfalla became the last commander of the Republic military before the Ruusan Reformation. He also regularly conferred with the Jedi High Council.

Farfalla commandeered the rescue missions from the Fairwind, sending teams like those aboard Star-Wake to Ruusan. Later, Farfalla met with Supreme Chancellor Tarsus Valorum on Coruscant, where the two agreed to the Ruusan Reformations. Following the meeting, Farfalla put Johun Othone in charge of Valorum’s security detail, and knighted the young Padawan, whom he’d taken as his own following Hoth’s death.

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