From the Expanded UniverseThe path of the Jedi is often filled with conundrums and maddeningly vague riddles that test the resolve of those that follow the Jedi Code. The Jedi Vergere was herself a riddle, one of the most enigmatic of the order. She was a Jedi Knight in the twilight years of the Republic, once apprenticed to Thracia Cho Leem.
Two years after the Battle of Naboo, Vergere was dispatched to the remote Gardaji Rift to investigate reports of alien activity near the mysterious world of Zonama Sekot. During this mission, Vergere discovered the Yuuzhan Vong -- hostile aliens intent on conquering the galaxy and reforming it in their image. These Yuuzhan Vong were but a preliminary detachment for the incursion that would come decades later, and Vergere was one of the first natives of the galaxy to interact with these violent invaders.
The Yuuzhan Vong wished to seize the secrets of Zonama Sekot's bizarre organic technology. When the native Sekotans resisted, the Yuuzhan Vong opened fire. Vergere did not wish for the beautiful living world to wither under such an attack, so she surrendered herself to the aggressors in exchange for their withdrawal from Zonama Sekot.
The Yuuzhan Vong began studying Vergere in earnest, but the cagey Jedi hid her true abilities and powers from her captors. She in turn studied the Yuuzhan Vong, in the hopes of reporting her discoveries to the Republic when her captivity ended.
Vergere would become a benign amusement to the Yuuzhan Vong. Her avian countenance gave her a superficial resemblance to the non-sentient familiar of the priestess Falung. In the coming decades, Vergere herself would become a familiar of another priestess, Elan.
Vergere's capacity for deception was remarkable. She was comfortable in a twisted brand of logic that made her every utterance a puzzle. She had the ability to withdraw her presence from the Force, so she could remain undetectable to the Jedi-sensitive yammosks of the Yuuzhan Vong. She destroyed her lightsaber, concealing her affiliation to the Jedi order.
During the full Yuuzhan Vong invasion of the galaxy, decades after the collapse of both the Republic and the Empire, Vergere accompanied her mistress Elan on several missions. Elan allowed herself to be captured by the New Republic, feigning her defection from the Yuuzhan Vong ranks, in hopes of springing a deadly trap against the Republic's Jedi protectors. Vergere was by her side during her capture. Elan's plan backfired, though; Yuuzhan Vong collaborators, ignorant of Elan's true intentions, "rescued" the priestess and her familiar.
Left with few options, Elan unleashed her trap -- a cloud of deadly bo'tous spores -- only to be killed by them. Vergere escaped, but not before leaving a bizarre gift for the heroes of the New Republic. Vergere had left behind a vial of her tears, which proved to be the successful in slowing a deadly disease plaguing Mara Jade Skywalker. Vergere had the ability to control the molecular structure of her tears to her desire, creating poisons as well as salves from her ducts.
Vergere returned to the upper echelons of the Yuuzhan Vong invading force, armed with valuable first-hand intellgence of the infidels. She became an advisor to Warmaster Tsavong Lah, much to the chagrin of Nom Anor, a highly ranked Yuuzhan Vong who hated Vergere. Tsavong Lah encouraged the animosity between the two, believing that the rivalry brought out the best in his underlings. He paired the two on a mission to capture the Solo twins on the planet Myrkr.
The mission was only a partial success. It resulted in the death of Ana
Vergere took Jacen Solo as an apprentice of sorts, teaching him in her frustratingly indirect ways her unique philosophies. Unlike the ancient Jedi Code, Vergere reinforced in Jacen the concept of there being no dark side. Her definitions were not nearly so rigid as the Jedi of old.
Together, Vergere and Jacen conspired to thwart the Yuuzhan Vong conquest of Coruscant. Though the once city-covered capital world had been seized and transformed into a Yuuzhan Vong world festooned with organic life, the two fugitives were able to sabotage the metamorphosis of the planet. Jacen had established a psychic rapport with the World Brain that oversaw the transformation, and he caused all manner of inconveniences to the Yuuzhan Vong on Coruscant as the World Brain would disobey.
Vergere and Jacen Solo eventually returned to the remnants of the New Republic. Branded by suspicion, Vergere was held captive and repeatedly interrogated. She even interviewed with Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, and the two debated the very nature of the Force. Vergere was once again free, and drawn to Jacen Solo, who was involved in a dangerous mission to confront the Yuuzhan Vong in a pivotal battle over Ebaq 9.
Vergere, seeking to save a struggling Jacen, commandeered an A-wing starfighter, and crashed her vessel into the barren moon. The resulting explosion decimated the Yuuzhan Vong forces and killed Vergere, though her spectral form would appear to Jacen shortly thereafter.
Keywords: Databank - Expanded Universe
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