Star Wars: The Holocron 7: Asajj Ventress

Star Wars: The Holocron 7: Asajj Ventress

Welcome youngling, to the Holocron.  A Holocron, short for holographic chronicle, was an organic crystal-lattice device which stored phenomenal quantities of data guarded by the device’s creator. Holocrons were used to hold information on force techniques and instruction manuals by force users beginning with the Sith and later the Jedi some three thousand years later.


If you missed last week, we explore the history of Ashoka Tano, the apprentice of one Anakin Skywalker, and ally to the Rebel Alliance.

In this lesson, we shall dive into the Dark Side.  Allow me to introduce Asajj Ventress. Asajj is a a Dathomirian female, who was born into a group of Force sensitive witches called the Night Sisters.  She was however given up a tribute to a criminal who raised her as a slave.  This was not to last though, as a Jedi master soon found her and took her under his wing.  This began her transformation to the Force.


However this was not to last as her master was slain by Jedi hating pirates.  As her master fell, Assajj embraced the dark side, fueled by loss, and slew the pirates, claiming their position of Warlord. Fully embracing the dark side, she eventually was discovered by Count Dooku, who took her under his wing, thus beginning her path away from the light.


When the Clone Wars started, she became renown for the cruelty against the Republic, and for constantly fighting Obi Wan, and Anakin.  However she eventually became too powerful for Count Dooku and Darth Sidious ordered her death.  Deeply hurt by this betrayal, Asajj began plotting the downfall of Dooku. Eventually finding favor, and being eventually betrayed by the brother of Darth Maul, Savage Opress.  After the betrayal, and the slaughter of almost all of her people, Asajj took to wandering the galaxy in search of a purpose, which she found in bounty hunting.


This new path, lead her not only to help Obi Wan and partner with Ashoka Tano, but to eventually work along side Jedi Master Quinlan Vos, who she would eventually would fall in love with, which led to her eventual downfall. Vos, with the mission to assassinate Count Dooku would eventually be captured by Dooku, and turned to the dark side. Dooku soon attempted to slay Vos, an action that caused Asajj to sacrifice herself to save her lover.  Her sacrfice would be enough to turn Vos back to the light.. Ventress would eventually be honored for her sacrifice by the Jedi Council. Her body was later laid to rest in her clan’s village on Dathomir.

This brings our lesson for today to an end. If you would like to suggest a direction that I move with these please feel free to leave a comment in the comment section below.

David Bahle

Former competitive Halo Coach, and former Microsoft Fan Boy. He is also a self proclaimed Star Wars Guru. He can be reached either on twitter at @OhMyApollo or [email protected]