|Head of State:||
High Councilor Alethia Archenksova
|Head of Government:||
High Councilor Alethia Archenksova
|Commander in Chief:||
Councilor of War Blade Ta'var
Acolytes of Odan-Urr
|Date of Establishment:||
3 ABY (As Acolytes of Odan-Urr)
|Date of Reorganization:||
28 ABY (As House Odan-Urr)
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Odan-Urr, the first Light side Clan admitted to the Brotherhood, was formed in 28 ABY after the initial encounter with the Dark Council on planet Harakoa. Before this, the Jedi on Harakoa existed as the Acolytes of Odan-Urr. Admittance to the Brotherhood shifted the focus of the Odanite population from their function as defenders of the local colonist and tribal populations to interplanetary concerns, particularly fending off their rivals—who would happily exterminate them—with savvy politicking and, when necessary, espionage. After the destruction of New Tython they relocated to the Kiast System and entered a state of open war with the Dark Brotherhood from their Headquarters on the planet Kiast.
- 1 History Of The Clan
- 2 Government and Politics
- 3 Society and Culture
- 4 Military
- 5 Astrography
- 6 Allies and Enemies
- 7 COU Character & Leadership Guides
History Of The Clan
- Main article: Clan Odan-Urr history
Acolytes of Odan-Urr
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 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—a people that called themselves Harakoans who lived closely tied to nature, shunning all modern technology as corrupting.
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 persisted for many years, interrupted by only minor skirmishes between isolated groups of colonists and the tribes.
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 the people there-on) 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 Clan 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 Grand Master Muz Ashen were not then known, though there were those that thought it possible he either intended to congregate all of the light and grey subversives amidst the dark clans in one place before annihilating them, or perhaps desired a foil with which to weed out weaker Brotherhood houses.
The motivations of the Brotherhood were eventually made known when the combined armies of the Brotherhood descended upon New Tython, cutting out a path of destruction on the planet. The fog of war spread wide and thick across the land. Within days devastation had turned Menat Ombo into a pile of rubble. Odan-Urr fought back by allying itself with the late Jedi Master Michael Halcyon and the forces of the Mandalorian Clan Ordo. When the senseless war had concluded the Brotherhood departed as swiftly as they came leaving behind ruins and a shattered people.
The months following the war were filled with a long and arduous period of reconstruction. During this time anti-Jedi sentiments began to stir and foment. Near the end of 31 ABY the seeds of discord blossomed with the emergence of the Mad Hermit Cy Thuron. By raising support from the common populace Cy was able to topple the longstanding Jedi-led government. The Jedi, recognizing the people’s right for autonomy, stepped down, vacating Ooroo Abbey whilst ceding governmental control to the Menat Council, a civilian elected body.
Cy's aggressive supporters then targeted the local urbanized Harakoan presence in the city. The group's speciest attitude towards the Harakoans led to the rise of an oppositional and equally influential peace movement led by farmer turned social-activist Gideon Varos. The two hemispheres of Menat Ombo's conscience eventually clashed at a rally precipitated by Cy's call for violence against the native Harakoans. With a warrant for his arrest, Cy either fled the city or went underground. Gideon and his supporters then moved to petition the Menat and Jedi High Councils to intervene and disband the violent dissident group. At the open assembly an explosion tore through the Abbey taking the lives of several civilians, Menat Council member Marten, and famed Jedi High Councilor Ji.
In the aftermath of the explosion Cy's supporters formally rallied together establishing the political entity The People's New Dawn headed by former Menat Ombo citizen Ozan Miliet. The group distanced themselves from the Mad Hermit and further cited grievances against the new government after which The New Dawn declared its official secession from the city-state. The New Dawn then en masse departed the city for points north the morning following High Councilor Ji's passing into the Force in an event known as the Morning Exodus.
In the weeks following the exodus, peace and quiet did indeed return to Menat Ombo as did the continued reconstruction of the city. The Jedi having moved base of operations to the Halls Of The Watchmen began moving their operations into the Harakoan ruins that would become the Arca Praxeum, named in honor of the ancient Jedi Master Arca Jeth.
Peace would continue as the Jedi were called away from the planet, as the Clans of the Dark Jedi Brotherhood went to war with the One Sith throughout the regions of Sith Space. Recognizing that the conflict could lead to a stronger Brotherhood, an unchecked Sith Order, or both spilling out into the Galaxy at large, they mobilized to try and blunt the advances of both forces. It was in this time that Ozan Miliet was found dead in a Menat Ombo alleyway, followed shortly by the disappearance of the New Dawn movement from political circles. This disappearance would soon be explained, as Cy Thuron—having trained in the ways of the Sith since his disappearance—retook control of the movement before combining it with a vast army of mercenary and pirate forces he had amassed. Rechristening his new group the Thuron Monarchy, he used the absence of the Jedi and the element of surprise to smash the Harakoan tribes of the planet at night before moving on to conquer the city of Menat Ombo. The colonies fell shortly thereafter, while his forces used advanced weaponry and slash-and-burn tactics to massacre Harakoan tribals and imprison those they captured in the new prison of Purity Rock. This event would come to be known as the Fall of New Tython.
The Jedi, despairing over news of the planet's fall yet still beleaguered by the Brotherhood's Dark Crusade, returned to the world briefly and attempted to rescue anyone they could, ultimately only being able to save a few thousand refugees. Guided by the Force, Odan-Urr was able to evacuate these few to the previously undiscovered world of Haven, whereupon they established a de facto base of operations and would work to bolster their military forces, the Kotahitanga-Unity Defense Force, for a future assault on the Monarchy. With these developments, their role in the Crusade shifted from one of trying to hold back the Brotherhood, to one of guerrilla assaults and raids aimed at stealing weaponry, equipment, and supplies from the Brotherhood's clans and the One Sith wherever they could. They would gather these upon Haven, alongside anyone they could gather to fight as part of the KUDF for their return.
This effort would see its largest action on the Corellian world of Talus, where Odanite forces infiltrated the world in the midst of their travels to prevent a dangerous and potentially destabilizing uprising from spilling over into the Galaxy. Dubbed the Renewal of Hope by the Jedi after the fact, the Jedi would clash with a governor of Talus named Garus and his forces as they attempted to activate a warhead filled with deadly biological agents against their enemies. In the ensuing battle, a tibanna gas explosion, several strikes by Jedi forces, and the death of Garus at the hands of the Quaestor would see the insurgent forces decimated and their stockpiled weaponry and supplies spirited away to Haven, to help arm the bulk of rebel forces against Thuron's rule. In the weeks following, the Jedi would be contacted by the Bothan crew of the NSD Fey'lya's Last Stand, whereupon the Bothans would offer the Jedi military and fleet support if they would in turn receive the opportunity to create a colony on New Tython's surface after Thuron's fall. The Jedi were quick to accept, forming the backbone of their naval forces.
Shortly after the Renewal of Hope, the Jedi would suffer a setback as one of their Strike Teams, the Knights of Allusis, fell captive to the mercenary group Alpha's Omega. Part of the Thuron Monarchy's forces, the group would oversee the imprisonment of the group within the compound of Purity Rock. There, the Knights of Allusis would meet with Whenua, longtime ally of the Jedi among the Harakoans and a leader of the Iwu Gioki tribe, as well as the long-imprisoned Gideon Varos. With their help, and the aid of the prisoners, the Jedi would slowly sabotage and disable their shock collars and await the arrival of aid to stage an uprising against the prison's warden, a mass murderer of Harakoans known as Vorlem Tytis. Their chance would come when two other Strike Teams, Ooroo and the Disciples of Baas, staged a conjoined attack on the facility and disabled its defenses from without. As the guards fell back upon their prison's walls, the Jedi would spring their trap, leading to a mass prisoner outbreak that would obliterate the prison's guard corps, liberate millions of Harakoans and other rebels, and leave Purity Rock deserted. In the chaos, the Jedi would escape aboard pirate frigates that would be rechristened the Pride of Owyhyee and the Proxia Mustirion by the Jedi.
Gathering in the Owyhyee mountain range bordering the Hunonum Desert, the Harakoan escapees would be met by the Jedi as their forces quietly slipped supplies and munitions to their positions from their base on Haven. There, they resuscitated the rebels to health before working with the KUDF's soldiers to train them in the use of the weaponry and equipment stolen from the Brotherhood and Talus during the Crusade. Though initially offended by this technological change, many Harakoans were eager for any chance to strike back at Thuron, and over the next few weeks their forces would learn to trust and even welcome the training offered by Odanite forces. With Whenua's guidance, they negotiated the beginnings of a document for after Thuron's fall that would unite their tribes, protect their rights, and ensure a place for both them and the colonists of the planet in the peace that would follow the uprising. They would unite and become the first iteration of the Harakoan Tribal Army, a force millions strong and dedicated to the protection of New Tython - freeing the Jedi and KUDF to move about the Galaxy without fear of the world falling again.
Launching their strike in late 37 ABY, the Jedi and their tribal allies struck first at the space station Sanctuary in an assault known as Operation: Daybreak. With their ability to control mass space travel to and from the planet destroyed, the Monarchy had to rely more upon their ground-based and aerial operations to patrol the world, a capability severely stunted when the Tribal Army and the KUDF descended upon their main staging area - the Mon Calamari colony known as the Dac Compound. Liberating the enslaved populace and conquering the colony's defenses, the Jedi forces captured the colony and garrisoned it with Harakoan troops to allow themselves mobility across the world's surface. In reaction, Cy would order his forces in the colonist town of Tanduran to deploy a shield generator and ground forces to the surrounding fields, where they would engage KUDF forces in a vicious terrain battle the likes of which hadn't been seen there since the clashes of the Brotherhood's invasion. The successes of the Jedi would lead to a local uprising in the colony of Vard Mislu, and while KUDF forces were able to assist and enlist the rebels in what would ultimately be a victory, nearly the entire colony would be destroyed in the fighting. Finally, the Tribal Army's forces would draw Thuron's garrison in Menat Ombo out into the field while the KUDF launched a surprise assault on the city from outside the ruined It'kla District. While Jedi forces took down Thuron's army, Quaestor Liam engaged Cy Thuron in a lightsaber duel that culminated in the false King's death.
After the defeat of Thuron and surrender or desertion of his forces, the Jedi would bring together the peoples of the planet to sign the Treaty of Menat Ombo, which granted equal rights and protections to each of the planet's nations while ensuring New Tython would have a local force distinct from the KUDF to defend its lands in the event of new conquerors attacking.
Government and Politics
Council of Urr
- Main article: Councillors of Urr
The Council of Urr, a successor to the Jedi Council, ultimately controls all affairs of Odan-Urr. The Council is comprised of influential members of the resistance, including the former Jedi Council of New Tython, leaders of the refugee population, the commanding officers of the two major joint task forces, the director of the Sentinel Network, and others deemed critical to the war effort. Other members hold permanent seats in recognition for their services to the cause.
Joint Task Force Satele Shan
- Main article: Satele Shan
Founded in 33 ABY as House Satele Shan, Shan was formed when a splinter group of Clan Odan-Urr made an unlikely ally in the Harakoan metropolis of Seher, one of the most advanced and independent tribes on New Tython. Operating as an advisory force for the tribe, the members of House Satele Shan were provided accommodation and the ability to freely pass in and out of the City. The Seherob widely respect the opinion of their Light-sided comrades due to sworn protection of the Tribe as well as their command of technology beyond the Seherob’s own.
The bulk of the House escaped the destruction of New Tython, but former Quaestor Solari and nearly all of the Seherob were lost. Yet after several months wandering deep space, Odan-Urr found a new home in the Kiast System. Now freed from the Brotherhood's Clan system, House Satele Shan was reorganized into a Joint Task Force stationed on Daleem.
Joint Task Force Hoth
- Main article: Hoth
Founded in 33 ABY as a house of the Dark Brotherhood, Hoth was formed when a group of Odanite Jedi struck out into the continent of Kamuekiko on New Tython. Their base of operations, Fort Pernicar, also served as the training group for the KUDF’s most elite operatives.
After the destruction of New Tython, the newly-reorganized JTF Hoth dedicated themselves to a war for survival and the light. When Odan-Urr settled down within the confines of the Vatali Empire, Hoth build a new headquarters on Solyiat.
- Main article: Jedi Praxeum
The Jedi Praxeum, informally known as the Jedi Academy or just the Praxeum, is a school built for the education and training of Jedi. Located on the isolated planet of Kiast, it is Odan-Urr’s main training facility for Force users and it is deemed the safest place for Jedi within the Dark Jedi Brotherhood.
- Main article: Velastari Temple
The Velastari Temple is an abandoned Old Jedi Order temple created by ancient Sephi. Located on the isolated planet of Kiast, it is not too far away from the Jedi Praxeum and is visible from the nearby mountain peaks surrounding it. Jedi students visit throughout their training and older trained Jedi often visit to reflect upon their shared past.
Society and Culture
Although most of the Jedi who originally arrived on the planet were classically trained by It'kla himself, a series of Force philosophies soon emerged, either brought by new inductees from the Brotherhood and other groups, or just due to the poor and unrefined training methods of the Council. The majority of the Jedi adhere to what they perceive as the original teachings of the Jedi Order and are often characterized by their wisdom, but extreme hesitancy to commit. However, other Jedi who follow the examples of more rogue Jedi such as Qui-Gon Jinn and Quinlan Vos have also emerged. Though they are usually viewed as hot headed and rash, they have a tendency to live up to their 'get the job done' attitude and several have even become members of the Council. The third major group of Jedi in Odan-Urr are those that follow a more gray path. Though their peers often view them with nervous suspicion, their quality of person has lent them a great deal of weight and influence when forming policy. For the moment, all three groups are quite content to work in harmony and acknowledge the balance achieved by doing so.
In recent years, events on the planet and the realities of becoming strong enough to face down Brotherhood threats has led to an increase in the unity, training, and discipline amongst Jedi ranks. Their position as frontline leaders in the war against the Iron Throne has allowed them to swell in numbers and in power, while the leadership of the Council of Urr helps to keep them largely on the path of the Light Side of the Force. After the emergence of Houses—later joint task forces—Hoth and Satele Shan, they have strayed from their original, loosely-defined beginnings and have largely come to resemble the organization structures of the Dark Clans they oppose, though as a foil rather than an ally—a powerful entity of the Light, still far from the power to outwardly oppose the Darkness, yet now with the ability to start doing some good within the Galaxy.
- Main article: Odanite Expeditionary Force
On New Tython, the Jedi led the Kotahitanga-Unity Defense Force, a small military formed from contributions by the Jedi and the planets natives. In addition to the KUDF, the Harakoan Tribal Army, the Tythonian Security Forces, and a variety of local militias defended the planet with varying amounts of coordination. The vast majority of the Harakoan and Tythonian forces were eradicated in the bombardment of New Tython, and the survivors and the KUDF were reformed as the Odanite Expeditionary Force. While several units and vessels are on permanent assignment to JTFs Hoth and Shan, the bulk of Odan-Urr’s military is kept under the general OEF command.
The OEF ground forces are designed to be a quick strike force, capable of destroying critical targets or performing rescue and extraction missions. The regular army’s most elite unit is the Tanduran and Dac Unified Commandos, known as TDUC or “The Ducks,” originally formed on New Tython by Mon Calamari from the Dac Compound and Humans from Tanduran. In addition to TDUC, the OEF has two full regiments to bring to bear. Two full special operations battalions are permanently assigned to JTFs Satele Shan and Hoth, respectively.
The flagship of the OEF navy is the MC80 star cruiser Solari, which also serves as the OEF’s primary command center and a frequent meeting place for the Council of Urr. Several gunships, light cruisers, and independent starfighter squadrons provide quick reaction capability. The MC40a light cruisers Rohlan's Vision and Remembrance of Seher serve as the flagships of JTFs Hoth and Shan, respectively, while the New Tython-era flagships, the Pride of Owyhyee and the Proxia Mustirion, also remain in service.
- Main article: Sentinel Network
Originally formed as Shadow Company within the KUDF, the Sentinel Network, or SeNet, was expanded into a full-fledged intelligence network by the Jedi Sentinels. Currently it is a widespread group of analysts, intelligence officers, informants, Jedi Sentinels, and black ops personnel.
The Kiast System is the new home system that the Clan Odan-Urr relocated to after the destruction of New Tython. Kiast is situated in the Nilgaard sector in the Outer Rim Territories. It is located somewhere within the Palioxis Cloud nebula in an isolated part of the sector, branching off from the Perlemian Trade Route.
Allies and Enemies
- Clan Arcona – The alliance between Arcona and Odan-urr dates back to the signing of the Dajorra-Yhi Concordat in 33 ABY by the consuls A'lora Kituri and Atyiru Caesura Entar. The Concordat put an end to several years of hostile relationships, and set the stage for a new era. After the destruction of New Tython, Atyiru and many other Arconans were sympathetic to the Odanite cause and offered clandestine support to the Jedi. As relations between Darth Pravus and the clans continued to sour, Arcona and Odan-Urr became the core of a new resistance movement: the White Lotus.
- Okami – These mandalorians also live within the Kiast system and have agreed to work with Odan-Urr and serve as shock troopers. They mostly keep to themselves but are trusted allies when they are truly needed.
- Clan Taldryan – After Jac Cotelin destroyed Karufr on the orders of Darth Pravus, Odan-Urr chose to take a risk and aid Taldryan in its time of need. Although Odan-Urr helped Taldryan steal several Iron Navy vessels to form the core of their new fleet, and Taldryan fought alongside the Lotus in the attack on Darth Pravus’ flagship, the Suffering, it remains to be seen if the fragile peace will endure in the face of the Collective and the rise of Grand Master Telaris.
- Clan Plagueis – Relations between Plagueis and Odan-Urr have been sour for years, leading to open warfare multiple times. The Ascendant Clan’s unrepentant embrace of the Dark Side and support for Esoteric and Darth Pravus stand in the way of any lasting peace between the two. Odan-Urr still bears the scars from the Battle of Florrum and will not soon forget Plagueis’ gleeful extermination and enslavement of Undesirables.
- The Inquisitorius – The Inquisitorius, and Grand Inquisitor Ishanta in particular, lead the Iron Throne’s effort to destroy the Jedi, the Undesirables, and any hint of opposition to Darth Pravus. Although their leader recently rededicated the organization on defeating the Collective, the Odanites and their oppressors remain openly hostile to one another.
- The Collective – Rath Oligard’s war against Force-users does not discriminate between Light and Dark. Although the Collective has not breached the security of the Kiast system, their forces have decimated the Sentinel Network and inflamed tensions between the Jedi and their ‘mundane’ colleagues. While Odan-Urr bloodied Oligard’s forces at Ancora, the war between them is far from over.
COU Character & Leadership Guides
The Odanite Code
The Odanite Code was created to by members of the summit and clan title holders on October 7th, 2017 as Great Jedi War XII was about to start. This Code is cumulative efforts of the entire clan leadership to set real-life guidelines on not only what COU stands for but how its leaders and members should interact with each other and the club as a whole.
COU Leadership Guidelines
The COU Leadership Guideline was created to help members grow in developing their own leadership by learning some of the basic skills. This guide offers many ideas in ways to create activities for your members, but also ways to mediate and solve conflict as well. It can help assist you in growing your own leadership abilities so that you may become a successful leader in the ranks of the clan and whole Dark Jedi Brotherhood.
COU Character Development Guideline
The COU Character Development Guideline is for individuals who are interested in learning more about developing their own character. It was aimed to provide the necessary knowledge about the process of character creation and development. It teaches on various matters ranging from sources of information and inspiration for character development through the DJB character sheet system and includes many important details to describe how they relate.
COU Writing Guideline
The COU Writing Guideline is here to help individuals improve their writing workshop and develop their own story-crafting skills. It provides individuals with a bunch of useful hints and examples of specific situations, which will be mentioned throughout the guide.
A Novice's Guide to Odan-Urr
A Novice's Guide to Odan-Urr was created as a crash course and reference guide to the lore and plotlines individuals will encounter as a member of Clan Odan-Urr. It also introduces members to things that are going on right now, so that they can more easily jump into the action in the Clan.
|Units||Odan-Urr • Satele Shan and Hoth • Tython Squadron and The Wildcards|
|Possessions||Kiast • Jedi Praxeum • Odanite Expeditionary Force • Order of Battle|
|Lore||Founding • Invasion of New Tython • The Pillars Of Menat • Bastions Of Knowledge • Fall of New Tython • Renewal of Hope • Return of the Light • Between Light and Dark • Battle of Ancora|
|Misc||Councillors of Urr • Odanites • Sentinel Network • Vatali Empire|