Era: After the Battle of Endor.
Tahiri – The New Jedi Order – The Final Prophecy by Gregory Keyes
Japanese cover art: Tsuyoshi Nagano
Tahiri hails from Tatooine, where she was raised by the tusken raider tribe led by Sliven after her parents death. At age nine she was discovered by Luke Skywalker and Tionne and brought to the Jedi Academy.
Her best friend is Anakin Solo. Tahiri prefers to go barefoot and her talkative nature hides a tough, stubborn girl who survived the wilds of Tatooine and more to become a Jedi Knight.
Her worst trials include events in the New Jedi Order and the death of friends and Legacy of the Force when she came briefly under the influence of Darth Caedus.
Junior Jedi Knights Series
New Jedi Order Series
Legacy of the Force Series
Fate of the Jedi Series
“Shoes were invented by the Sith to keep our delicate toes in anguish and misery, I’m sure of it.” ―Tahiri Veila, when Anakin commented that she’s still barefoot[src]
“I know something about pain you don’t. Pain drowns other people. I just swim in it.” -Tahiri Veila
A former Jedi and defender during the Yuuzhan Vong war, he worked to a position in the Galactic Alliance leadership during the civil war with Corellia. He was into accepting Sith Training by a woman known as Lumiya. Several Jedi died at his hand after he chose to use the Dark Side, and he also imitated the Empire’s earlier mass destruction by lighting Kashyyyk’s forests afire. He may have originally joined the dark side to protect his family but ultimately it lead to their betrayal.