The Orla Jareni lightsaber is a hinged double-bladed lightsaber that emits white blades. Orla Jareni is a High Republic era Umbaran female Jedi Knight. Although she serves the Jedi Order, Jareni declares herself a Wayseeker, which denotes a Jedi operating independently from the Jedi Council.
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Orla Jareni Lightsaber in Star Wars Canon
The Orla Jareni lightsaber is a hinged double-bladed lightsaber. The lightsaber hilt extends out and locks in place to form a saberstaff. The hilt also fold in half and locks. The lightsaber emits white blades.
During the High Republic era, Orla Jareni studies the ways of the Force under the guidance of the Jedi Order. Jedi Master Laret Soveral selects Jareni as her Padawan learner. The Jedi Order dispatches Soveral and Jareni along with Jedi Master Simmix and his Padawan Cohmac Vitus to the Outer Rim Territories to help resolve the Eiram–E’ronoh crisis.
Years later, Orla Jareni ascends to the rank of Jedi Knight. She declares herself a Wayseeker, a Jedi who operates independent from the Jedi Council. Jareni, along with three other Jedi, journeys to the Starlight Beacon space station in the Outer Rim Territories. When debris from the Great Disaster blocks the hyperspace lanes, their transport ship becomes stranded in deep space.
Behind the Scenes
Lucasfilm first released concept art of the Orla Jareni hinged double-bladed lightsabers in a blog post in January 2021. The character first appears in the novel Star Wars The High Republic: Into the Dark (2021).
Hinged double-bladed lightsabers are rare in Star Wars Canon. Other examples of hinged double-bladed lightsabers include the Dark Rey lightsaber and the Pong Krell lightsabers.
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Image depicts concept art of the Orla Jareni hinged double-bladed lightsaber
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