I'm starting up a Star Wars Saga Edition roleplaying game with a few friends, and it's set about 10 years after Order 66 is enacted. Naturally, I wanted to play a Jedi.

I'm stumped as to how a Jedi could survive this order, especially if they had been gravely wounded (see my linked question on rpg.se.) Is this plausible? Or would casualties have just been left? I know Obi-wan, and Yoda went into exile; what other ways exist?

How did other Jedis survived the purge?

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    Why is this not constructive? There are several different examples in-canon of Jedi surviving, and there are numerous other questions on the site asking about similar grey areas. I think there is enough information to form educated guesses on how this might have happened
    – The Fallen
    Commented Jun 3, 2013 at 13:19
  • I once also thought about this and my idea: My char was a Padawan and her Master sacrified himself to safe her like Run, I'm holding them back. After that, she hid and used her Force training in backwater planets to earn money. E.g. with Poker, to get the feeling of the opposite and so on.
    – Shade
    Commented Feb 23, 2020 at 13:36
  • Is this forum supposed to cover sci-fi games as well as movies and books? I don't see games mentioned on this help page for the forum. scifi.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic It seems as if the OP wants help in a game, not insight into a sci-fi story.
    – user89104
    Commented Feb 24, 2020 at 0:33
  • @LincolnMan I'm asking for help understanding a sci-fi topic. The fact that my impetus was for playing an RPG should be irrelevant
    – AncientSwordRage
    Commented Feb 24, 2020 at 0:41

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Here are a few ideas that I listed in campaign design in the past:

  • Out of reach. (Canon: Obi-Wan.) The Emperor expanded power gradually. A Jedi in Hutt space, out near the rim, or in other backwater locations might be out of Imperial jurisdiction or interest.

  • Out of sight. (Canon: Yoda, Shaak Ti for a while.) Hide on a world nobody cares about or visits. (Yoda needed a major dark side site to get away with it, but then Yoda was massively powerful and the emperor was personally looking for him. Most Jedi should have had an easier time.)

  • Hide in plain sight. (Canon: Horn/Halloran family, sort of.) A Jedi with talent for Force Stealth - and whose identity was unknown to Anakin - might hide in a cover identity.

  • The Empire didn't know she existed. Plausible only for a younger student, recruited after the Academy fell.

(Used in my first SW campaign. The Jedi was a beginning student whose master had been killed. Finding out how to build a lightsaber and complete her training with no other Jedi to learn from was a major theme. After she'd 'graduated' her Jedi trials - without realizing she had! - the Empire started sending Inquisitors after her...)

  • Defector. (Canon: Mara Jade, sort of.) Trained as an inquisitor or Emperor's Hand, then has some reason to change sides. (Used to great effect introducing a new character in my SW campaign.)

  • Keep moving. (It's a big galaxy and a small army. A Jedi on the run working with, say, smugglers might never be in one system long enough to track down. The Empire doesn't have enough troops to cover everything, or the Rebellion would never have been possible.)

  • Left for dead - the Empire thinks they already got the job done. (Bear Jedi hibernation and healing techniques in mind, plus mind tricks. Wouldn't fool Vader, but could easily fool clone troopers executing the initial order.) As long as you don't approach Coruscant or get seen acting like a Jedi!

For further reading, a great list of survivors can be found (thanks to DVK for the links):

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    Great answer. I added some links to extra compilations of survivors for further research - feel free to roll back if you disagree Commented Feb 11, 2012 at 13:16

Kota survived because he didn't trust clone troopers and insisted on non-clone support troops (who presumably refused Order 66).

Jedi Masters Roan Shryne and Bol Chatak, along with Padawan Olee Starstone, were spared by Clone Commando Climber when he disobeyed Order 66. Details are in the novel Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader.

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    Hi Stephen, welcome to Stackexchange! This is a good answer! What would be great is if you had more evidence for 'what you remember hearing'? Cheers!
    – AncientSwordRage
    Commented May 27, 2013 at 7:15
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    SO sorry. It was Jedi Masters Roan Shryne and Bol Chatak, along with Padawan Olee Starstone, who were spared by Clone Commando Climber when he disobeyed Order 66. Details are in the novel Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader.
    – Stephen
    Commented May 27, 2013 at 21:46
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    @Stephen - good answer, I remember this as well. Could you put those details into your answer?
    – The Fallen
    Commented Jun 3, 2013 at 13:16

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