The Tavion Axmis lightsaber is a single-bladed red lightsaber wielded by the Dark Jedi Tavion Axmis in Star Wars Legends. Axmis is a New Republic era human female Dark Jedi. After serving as the apprentice of the Dark Jedi Desann she becomes the leader of the Sith cult Disciples of Ragnos. The cult endeavors to resurrect the ancient Sith Lord Marka Ragnos.
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Tavion Axmis Lightsaber in Star Wars Legends
The Tavion Axmis lightsaber features a flared, radiator style emitter and thin neck. The long hilt body is capped of with a flared pommel. Axmis employs a fast-paced and acrobatic lightsaber dueling style. She also uses Force abilities including: Force push, Force grip, and Force lightning.
Axmis receives training in the ways of the Force under the guidance of the Dark Jedi Desann. Desann selects her as his apprentice. The two plot to discover the lost Valley of the Jedi, eventually capturing Jan Ors and staging her death in front of her partner, Kyle Katarn.
Angry and bent on exacting revenge for Ors’ death, Katarn journeys to the Valley of the Jedi to regain his lost Force sensitivity. Desann and Axmis covertly follow him. Desann reports the location of the valley to an admiral of the Empire Reborn.
Axmis goes to Bespin to oversee a smuggling operation of cortosis. She encounters and confronts Katarn, bragging to him that they had only killed Jan Ors to trick Katarn into leading them to the Valley of the Jedi. Katarn and Axmis engage in a lightsaber duel. When Katarn defeats her she says that she is “not brave enough to die” and tells him Ors is actually alive and onboard the ship Doomsgiver. Katarn spares her life.
Humiliated by her defeat, she learns that Katarn defeats and kills Desann in a lightsaber duel on Yavin 4. She takes on Alora as an apprentice and acquires the powerful dark side artifact the Scepter of Ragnos. She leads Disciples of Ragnos, a Sith cult determined to resurrect the ancient Sith Lord Marka Ragnos. Axmis captures Rosh Penin, Jedi Apprentice of Kyle Katarn and student and Luke Skywalker’s Jedi Academy. Leveraging Penin’s fear, she turns Penin to the dark side.
Meanwhile, Jaden Korr pursues the Sith cult, thwarting many of their plans. Korr defeats and kills Alora and helps Penin turn back to the light side. Axmis successfully resurrects Ragnos through the scepter at the Tomb of Ragnos. The Sith Lord infuses his strength into Axmis. Korr and the empowered Axmis engage in a contentious duel. During the battle, Korr destroys the scepter, prompting the spirit of Ragnos to flee Axmis’ body into the tomb. Axmis dies. Korr seals the exit to the tomb with boulders.
Behind the Scenes
Tavion and her red-bladed lightsaber first appear in the video game Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast (2002). The lightsaber also appears in Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (2003), the subsequent video game in the series.
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