Keelyvine Reus Lightsabers | Lightsaber Profile
The Keelyvine Reus lightsabers are a pair of two single-bladed green lightsabers wielded by Jedi Knight Keelyvine Reus in Star Wars Legends. Keelyvine Reus is a Clone Wars era human female Jedi Knight and Jedi General. Jedi Master Count Dooku trains her in lightsaber combat and she develops proficiency in Jar’Kai, a dual blade lightsaber combat method. She takes on Jedi Padawan Tyzen Xebec as her apprentice.
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Keelyvine Reus Lightsabers in Star Wars Legends
The Keelyvine Reus lightsabers are a set of two cylindrical hilt lightsabers. Each hilt features a claw in the emitter and a hooked piece below it. Swirling etches decorate the emitter section and the lower part of the hilt. A proficient user of Jar’Kai, a dual blade lightsaber technique,
Keelyvine Reus studies the ways of the Force at the Jedi Temple. Jedi Master Count Dooku instructs her in the art of lightsaber combat. He is strict teach with exceptionally high standards of excellence. She ascends to the rank of Jedi Knight and accepts a commission as a Jedi General during the Clone Wars. After bounty hunter Cad Bane kills Jedi Master Bolla Ropal, Reus takes on Ropa’s apprentice Tyzen Xebec as her own apprentice.
Mission to the Agriworld Ukio
Reus, Xebec and Jedi Master Kit Fisto go on a mission to the vital agriworld Ukio, a planet that supplies Republic forces with food. Although the planet is protected by a powerful planetary shield, Clone Intelligence determines that the planet would be a Confederate target due to its strategic importance to the Republic supply chain. Reus assigns Xebec to lead a team of clone troopers to the planet and survey the planetary defenses.
Meanwhile, a Confederate battleship approaches the planet and releases an electrostatic soil. The soil clings to the planetary shield and threatens to create a perpetual eclipse on the planet. The lack of sunlight would kill all of the crops.
In an effort to save the crops, the Ukians reluctantly drop their planetary shields to scatter the dust. Anticipating a space battle, Keelyvine Reus and Kit Fisto prepare their Republic fleet to prevent Confederate forces from breaking through to the planet.
In the ensuing Battle of Ukio, a Confederate battleship releases Vulture droids to engage the Republic starfighters. Republic forces eventually destroy the Confederate battleship. Due to interference from jamming in then from atmospheric ionization, Reus is unable to communicate with her Padawan on the planet. Reus and Fisto journey to the planet’s surface to find him.
Reus finds Xebec engaged in combat with invading Confederate troops. The Jedi Knight ignites her two lightsabers and destroys a tactical droid, rescuing Xebec from peril. The battle had caused Ukio stock to plummet. As a result, the Separatist Passel Argent purchases the planet, bringing the agriworld under control of the Confederacy.
In the aftermath of the Battle of Ukio, the Jedi Council asks Reus and Xebec to report to the Jedi Temple immediately. They are assigned to a Jedi task force along with fellow Jedi Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Ahsoka Tano. The group’s objective is to discover the nature of the Confederate presence in the ore-rich Valsedian asteroid belt region.
A mining operation with ties to Jabba the Hutt oversees ore extraction in the region. Jabba, a Republic ally, is suspicious that his distant cousin Torpo the Hutt is secretly aligning with the Confederacy.
Once the task force reaches the system, everyone by Skywalker dons breath masks and deploy to a cave. Skywalker flies his interceptor separately as a contingency if matters go awry. Kenobi and Reus find and question a Twi’lek named Bib Fortuna. They ask him to take them to his master and time Fortuna captive.
Soon after, the Force-sensitive Confederate agent, Asajj Ventress, emerges wielding her pair of red-bladed, curved-hilt lightsabers. Reus engages Ventress in lightsaber combat. The Jedi Knight comes to realize both she and Ventress trained in lightsaber combat under Dooku. During the skirmish, Ventress frees the manacled Fortuna from Jedi custody, encouraging him to flee. She then reveals she has captured Torpo the Hutt. To Reus’ dismay, the Hutt begs for Reus to evacuate him. Ventress kills Torpo, throws the Hutt’s body at Reus and escapes.
Reus reunites with her fellow Jedi task force members. In the aftermath of the skirmish, Skywalker identified Fortuna as a henchman of Jabba. The Jedi realize that Torpo never acted without the direction of Fortuna and Jabba had played the Jedi as fools. Jabba in fact wanted his cousin Torpo dead and had sold the mining operation to the Confederacy.
It is unknown whether or not Keelyvine Reus survived the Clone Wars and the enactment of Order 66. Likewise, the fate of her two green-bladed lightsabers is unknown.
Behind the Scenes
The Keelyvine Reus lightsaber first appear in the webcomics Star Wars The Clone Wars: Act on Instinct (2009) and The Clone Wars: The Valsedian Operation (2010). The character and her two lightsabers also appear on card #23 of the Topps Star Wars Galaxy Series 6 (2011).
The Keelyvine Reus lightsabers feature a clawed emitter, a trait more commonly associated with Sith lightsabers including the red-bladed Count Dooku lightsaber.
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Image depicts Keelyvine Reus wielding her two green-bladed lightsabers
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