The Vima Sunrider lightsaber is a single-bladed green lightsaber constructed by Vima Sunrider, one of the greatest Jedi of her age, in Star Wars Legends. Vima Sunrider, daughter of Andur and Nomi Sunrider, is an Old Republic era Jedi Master.
Vima Sunrider Lightsaber History in Star Wars Legends
The Vima Sunrider lightsaber is a single-bladed Jedi lightsaber that emits a brilliant green blade. The multifaceted cylindrical hilt features four protruding, claw-like shrouds. The lightsaber is equipped with a green Adegan crystal that had belonged to her father, Andur Sunrider. Andur Sunrider, a Jedi Knight, had been killed while Vima Sunrider was an infant.
Vima Sunrider starts her official Jedi training under her mother, Jedi Master Nomi Sunrider. As respected leader in the Jedi Order, Nomi Sunrider often becomes busy with duties and responsibilities within the organization. Feeling neglected in her training under her mother, Vima Sunrider decides to seek out and train under exiled Jedi Master Ulic Qel-Droma. A former lover of Nomi Sunrider, Ulic Qel-Droma had been stripped of his connection to the Force after falling to dark side and betraying and fighting against the Jedi during the Great Sith War.
Vima Sunrider runs away and finds Qel-Droma on the remote planet Rhen Var. The Jedi in exile reluctantly agrees to take on Sunrider as his apprentice. A dedicated student and a fast learner, Sunrider constructs her lightsaber during her apprenticeship to Jedi Master Ulic Qel-Droma.
Vima Sunrider quickly develops proficiency with the lightsaber. Sunrider along with her master Ulic Qel-Droma, utilize their lightsabers to carve large ice sculptures into the side of a mountain. She trains under Ulic Qel-Droma until his death. Vima Sunrider ultimately becomes a well-respected Jedi Master of legendary status. The fate of the Vima Sunrider lightsaber is unknown.
Behind the Scenes
The Vima Sunrider lightsaber first appears in Star Wars Legends in the comic book Star Wars Tales of the Jedi: Redemption 4: The Trials of a Jedi (1998). The Vima Sunrider lightsaber is depicted with a magenta blade on the cover the comic book Tales of the Jedi: Redemption 5: Master (1998) and with a blue blade in the real-world book Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force (2007).
COVER IMAGE CREDIT Dark Horse Comics
Image depicts the Vima Sunrider lightsaber in the comic book series Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi.