|New Jedi Order|
|Title of leader|
|Date of founding||
c. 11 ABY
|Planet of founding|
The New Jedi Order was the restored and reformed Jedi organization, in the wake of the Great Jedi Purge and the ousting of the galactic capital from the Galactic Empire. The Jedi Knights, reduced in number to only a handful, were slowly restored, primarily under the leadership of Luke Skywalker, son of the former Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker.
Slow in developing, it existed for a number of years as a disparate group of Force-sensitives with various degrees of training. After a first attempt to train new Knights was thwarted by the Emperor's return, Luke Skywalker initiated the first formal training school for Jedi in decades at the Jedi Praxeum on Yavin 4. Starting with an initial group of twelve students, the Order slowly grew in numbers and stature, becoming a core part of the New Republic that sponsored it.
After a first attempt to train new Knights was foiled by Emperor Dantius Palpatine, Luke Skywalker initiated the first formal training school for Jedi in decades, the Jedi Praxeum on Yavin 4. Starting with an initial group of 12 students, the Order slowly grew in numbers and stature, becoming a core part of the New Republic that sponsored it. This meant it was repeatedly targeted by enemies of the Republic, such as Palpatine, Director Ysanne Isard, Admiral Daala, and the Empire itself. Members of the Order were involved in many of the key conflicts in the galaxy, including the Nagai-Tof War, Operation Shadow Hand, the Black Fleet Crisis and the First Corellian Insurrection.
This involvement culminated in the Jedi involvement in the Yuuzhan Vong War. Committed to defending the galaxy from this threat, the Order was vilified by the galactic citizens and was betrayed on numerous occasions. Their involvement in the war cost nearly half the Order’s Knights.
After the virtual extermination of the old Jedi Order by the Galactic Empire, only few survivors remained. Eventually, Ben Kenobi introduced a young man named Luke Skywalker to the Jedi ways. Luke would play a key role in the fall of the Emperor and the redemption of his father, Anakin Skywalker, who was a Jedi that turned against them. This made Luke the primary heir to the Order.