Author's Note: This takes place around 19 BBY…but since the Battle of Yavin didn't happen yet, I am not sure how I should indicate dates for this time period. If anybody knows the answer please let me know. Thanks! Jax Pavan is a canon character from the Saga era books: the Coruscant Nights Trilogy and The Last Jedi. SPOILER ALERT: This Dear Diary Challenge will give away the endings to those four books listed above! Cover Art by AG88. ________________________________________________ My name is Jax Pavan and I am possibly the last of the Jedi. I have never been one to keep a journal, but my friend Den Dhur, a Sullustan journalist I befriended during my travels, suggested I keep a diary. According to him, if I were truly the last of my kind, it is my duty to record my recollections. Otherwise, it would be an immeasurable loss to the galaxy if all the knowledge of the Jedi were extinguished during my lifetime. Although writing does not come easy for me, I know Den is right. Emperor Palpatine has gone to great lengths to blot out the very existence of the Jedi Order. First he issued the infamous Order 66, which resulted in what many now call ‘Flame Night’—the mass slaughter of Jedi. The Jedi Knights on the battlefield were slain by their own troops. Those Jedi remaining in the Jedi Temple were set siege by a battalion of clone troopers. Everybody within was slaughtered to include Padawan younglings and even babies slumbering within Temple crèche. How any sentient being could put a blasterbolt through a newborn’s chest is beyond my comprehension. Unfortunately, Emperor Palpatine was just getting started. He undoubtedly killed a great majority of the Jedi the first day, and then the clean up operations began. Coruscant, or as it is renamed now—Imperial Center, became home to a secret Imperial Intelligence division. The men and women within this shadowy bureaucracy were Force-sensitive agents…darkside adepts called Inquisitors. These sinister sycophants, under the control of Darth Vader, were tasked with the duty of hunting down, interrogating, torturing and then killing any surviving Jedi. These red robed killers were extremely well trained in the Force and the use of the lightsaber, which made me wonder how long the once seemingly benevolent and respected Chancellor Palpatine had planned his government takeover. Was he responsible for the creation of the clone army? Who trained these inquisitors prior to Flame Night? I don’t know the answer to these questions, only that the extent of the Emperor’s machinations must be staggering. I had the unhappy opportunity to visit the remains of the burnt out Jedi Temple months after it was destroyed. The clone troopers did a thorough job when it came to destroying the library and all records residing within. Den might be right. The knowledge within my head might be all that remains of my beloved Jedi Order.