Star Wars: Shards
Council of Guardians
During the Galactic Civil War, and then the Tapani Civil War, the Jedi Order began to rebuild. It reconnected with the galaxy as a whole, and different Force traditions. These other traditions differed from the Jedi philosophies, but Master Yoda saw that with that difference, could come understanding.
Following the idea of then Jedi Padawan Vanya Ysadora’s “Tuesday tea”, he suggested to the leaders of these traditions, a new “Council”. Not one that was based in the teaching of the Jedi, but one where all the traditions could come together and discuss problems or other aspects of the Force. A more formal “Tuesday tea”, and a place of debate and discussion. They agreed.
This was the initial creation of the Council of Guardians, sometimes abbreviated to “Guardians”.
The Council of Guardians is a collection of leaders chosen from the various Force traditions. Yoda, stating in accordance with Ysadora’s philosophy, suggested each order use their own methods for choosing a representative. That way no one order was dictating to another. Each representative is expected to attend in the Council for a period of two years, then they are replaced by a new representative.
At the time of the Council’s inception, all of the orders that were invited said they would send a single representative. All but a member of the Crimson Knights arrived. This caused concern and became the first topic of the new Council of Guardians.
To maintain the balance and security of the Council of Guardians, the Order of Solicitors maintain a garrison of Judges who watch and protect the Council from threats. The Judges are under the direction of a Solicitor who has been assigned the Council as his ‘province’.
The Council’s chambers and the full complex is housed on Dorella in the Freeworlds Territory.
The following Force traditions have a representative among the Guardians: