Vernestra Rwoh lightsaber

Vernestra Rwoh Lightsaber | Lightsaber Profile

The Vernestra Rwoh lightsaber is a single-bladed purple lightsaber wielded by the young Jedi Knight Vernestra Rwoh. Vernestra Rwoh is a High Republic era Mirialan female Jedi Knight. After serving as a Padawan of Jedi Master Stellan Gios, Rwoh attains Jedi Knighthood at the age of 15. She is youngest individual to become a Jedi Knight in many years.

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Vernestra Rwoh lightsaber
The Vernestra Rwoh lightsaber on the cover of High Republic: A Test of Courage (left and middle) and concept art for the Vernestra Rwoh lightsaber (right) | IMAGE CREDIT Lucasfilm/Disney

Vernestra Rwoh Lightsaber in Star Wars Canon

The Vernestra Rwoh lightsaber is comprised of a cylindrical hilt with a wide blade emitter section. A knob-like pommel caps off the end of the hilt. The Jedi lightsaber emits a purple blade.

Vernestra Rwoh learns the ways of the Force under the guidance of the Jedi Order. At a very young age, she becomes the Padawan of Jedi Master Stellan Gios. When Rwoh attains Jedi Knighthood at age 15, she becomes the youngest Jedi Knight in a generation.

At age 16, the Jedi Order assigns Rwoh to take care of Avon Starros at Port Haileap. Avon Starros, a twelve year old aspiring inventor, is the daughter of the Galactic Republic senator Ghirra Starros.

Behind the Scenes

The Vernestra Rwoh first appears on the cover of the novel Star Wars The High Republic: A Test of Courage (2021). The cover artist is Petur Antonsson. The lightsaber was previously depicted in High Republic concept art.

COVER IMAGE CREDIT Lucasfilm/Disney
Image depicts the Vernestra Rwoh lightsaber (left and middle) and concept art for the Vernestra Rwoh lightsaber (right)

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