Department of Brotherhood History:
House Odan-Urr History
I – Introduction
This course amalgamates the publically available information about the Brotherhood’s first Light Side affiliated house. There is still a lot of mystery surrounding this young House, and this course aims to pique your interest enough to stoke a hunger to learn more.
II – History
A. Surviving the Purge
Despite the Great Jedi Purge, several Jedi Masters managed to elude Palpatine’s wrath and survive, going on to train students to rebuild the order. Jedi Masters like Ylenic It’kla fought actively with the Rebellion, alongside his students. However, the death of It’kla upon Alderaan and subsequent defeat of the Rebellion at Hoth (a battle in which It’kla’s young force sensitives took part) shook the will of the students dampening their resolve to continue active resistance against the Empire. They fled deep into the Outer Rim in their fighters, eventually encountering a world populated only by what they could describe as noble savages—people who lived closely tied to nature, shunning all modern technology as corrupting.
B. A New Home
Settling upon the world Harakoa (rechristened New Tython by the Jedi), the new arrivals had soon spread across the planet, ingratiating themselves with the wide variety of tribal populations inhabiting the continents. However, as the population of colonists from distant, more technologically advanced worlds increased from several hundred to many thousands planetwide, the relative peace of the tribal world was largely shattered due to conflicts (which often erupted into full scale wars) over rights to land and resources. Fearing the eruption of a planet-wide bloodshed the Jedi intervened politically, brokering a truce at the site which would become the capital city of Menat Ombo. Though the peace which resulted was tenuous at best, it has persisted to the present day, interrupted by only minor skirmishes between isolated groups of colonists and the tribes.
C. The Dark Brotherhood
By the time contact with the Dark Jedi Brotherhood was made, the Acolytes of Odan-Urr possessed little in the way of military technology. Their space force consisted of only a handful of outdated, beat up old fighters from their time with the Rebel Alliance, while their ground forces were made up of warriors from countless tribes and colonies, who often disliked one another more than the enemy they were supposed to combat.
Due to the precarious state of their armed forces, the Jedi knew they could not defeat the Brotherhood fleets, nor would their devotion to New Tython (and its people) permit them to retreat. To their great surprise the Dark Council was willing, and prepared, to broker an agreement, permitting the Acolytes of Odan-Urr to continue their existence within the fold of the Brotherhood as House Odan-Urr in exchange for Brotherhood recognized dominion over New Tython. Though the motivations of the Dark Jedi were, naturally, suspect, in the Brotherhood the Acolyte council saw a nearly unending supply of converts, and the continued ability to protect their world.
The true motivations of the Grandmaster Muz Ashen are still not known, though it is possible he either intends to congregate all of the Light and Grey subversives amidst the Dark Houses in one place before annihilating them, or desires a foil with which to weed out weaker Brotherhood houses.
III – Dominion
The home planet of House Odan-Urr is New Tython. It is known as Harakoa to the native peoples.
There are four continents on New Tython; ranging from the gigantic continent of Owyhyee in the North West Hemisphere, which has a wide range of different climates (including deserts and grassy plains) to the smallest continent of Sanulu covered in mountain ranges peppered by dozens of semi-active volcanoes, resulting in the region being christened “The Inferno” by the various native populations.
Apart from Owyhyee and Sanulu, there are the two other continents of Kamuekiko and Milil’ea, as well as various islands spread across the oceans of the planet. One such grouping of islands approximately 250 kilometers off the west coast of Sanulu has never been colonized by native or immigrant populations, owing primarily to the fact that they are composed almost entirely of volcanic rock and glass and have no native wildlife upon them.
The capital of New Tython is Menat Ombo. The city is divided into six distinctive boroughs; the Ooroo Abbey, Jedi Library, Traders Forum, It’kla and Memit Housing Districts, as well as the Docking Circle, which lies on the outskirts of the city.
IV – Jedi Orders
As with the rest of the Brotherhood, Odan-Urr is comprised of three orders—Guardians, Consulars and Sentinels.
A. Order of Guardians
Jedi Guardians are experts in martial combat and dedicate most of their time into training in the use of their lightsaber. Classically, they were often the face of the Jedi Order.
They can be considered the front line soldiers of Odan-Urr.
B. Order of Consular
Jedi Consular are generally diplomatic in nature and prefer to talk an opponent down or find a mutually beneficial solution to conflict. They spend much of their time meditating and engaged in study. While they preferred not to use their saber, the weapons were carried by members of the order.
C. Order of Sentinel
Jedi Sentinel are, from an over simplified point of view, a middle ground between the other two orders. They are adherent to the Force, but aren’t so stubborn as to believe that it will see them through all possible situations and as such spend a large amount of time honing their combat skills.
They prefer to take missions which require them to stay in one place for long periods of time.
V – Economy
House Odan-Urr’s economy is driven almost exclusively by agriculture. The House has effectively zero exports and imports due to their isolation. As no unique currency is in circulation through the House’s domain, traders and off-worlders accept Galactic Credit Standard.
The tribal protectorates and colonies often use bartering systems and localized currencies, like shells.
VI – Government and Society
A. Council of Urr