The Jensaarai were an order of Force-users from the Suarbi system, who arose during the Clone Wars. Their name was Sithese for "hidden followers of truth." Their philosophy and methodology was a blend of Sith and Jedi teachings. Their hierarchy loosely resembled that of the Jedi Order. During its creation and early years the Jensaarai were opposed to the Jedi, due to ignorance and the loss of one woman. After the fall of the Galactic Empire, the Jensaarai made peace with the Jedi, and even sent students to learn at Luke Skywalker's Jedi Praxeum on Yavin 4.
"Jensaarai is a Sith word for hidden follower of the truth. As the Saarai-kaar, I am the keeper of that truth."
— The Saarai-kaar
The birth of the Jensaarai began with the fall of Anzati Jedi Knight, Nikkos Tyris.
On a search through the archives in the Jedi Temple, Tyris uncovered an ancient Sith manuscript detailing the exile of the first dark Jedi, the birth of the Sith, the ancient Sith Wars and a great deal of Sith lore. Most of the information contained within was factually correct, save for one crucial detail — the manuscript claimed a shocking revelation: that the Jedi stole everything they knew from the Sith, before exiling them. The truth of the manuscript's contents was, naturally, questionable and biased. However, Tyris unquestioningly accepted the lies of the manuscript and turned his back on the Jedi Order.
Shortly before the outbreak of the Clone Wars, Tyris gathered together a band of like-minded Knights and Padawans, leaving Coruscant and faking his own death (along with his followers) to protect them from investigation. Taking a name frequently referred to in the text, Tyris dubbed his followers the Jensaarai, meaning 'the hidden followers of truth' in ancient Sith. The group then headed for Susevfi in the Suarbi system, where the nascent Jensaarai established a base to train from. Tragically, Tyris did not notice how the manuscript was corrupting him, and how he was walking the path of the dark side. Tyris trained the Knights and Padawans in what he believed to be the secret teachings of the 'true' Jedi, when in fact he was really imparting Sith secrets and unknowingly converted his apprentices to the dark side.
The Jensaarai trained in secret on Susevfi until their eventual discovery by a trio of Jedi Knights, with the resulting encounter dramatically changing the nature of the Jensaarai forever.
The Jensaarai Saarai-kaar.Rebirth
"We hid from the Jedi and mourned and buried our dead. We had been sealed together, bound together by the deaths. We made a new memory from the tragedy."
— The Saarai-kaar
With the discovery that the Sith had returned to the galaxy, Count Dooku's fall to the dark side, and the start of the Clone Wars, the Jedi Council were anxious to discover anything and everything they could about the mysterious second Sith, Darth Sidious. Many Jedi Knights and Jedi Investigators were dispatched by the Jedi Council, or took it upon themselves, to follow up any leads on the Sith. The Jedi Knights Nejaa Halcyon, Ylenic It'kla, and a Jedi known only as "Desertwind" were three such Jedi dedicated to uncovering the Sith. The trio had tracked rumours of Sith Cultist activity to Susevfi, where they discovered Nikkos Tyris and two other former Jedi, thought slain in a battle on Baltizaar.
Already lost to the dark side and beyond saving, the Jensaarai presented a threat to the Galactic Republic and the Jedi realized they had a duty to stop the dark siders from spreading. A furious battle ensued in which Nikkos Tyris, Nejaa Halcyon, and the other two Jensaarai were slain. Using their combined Force powers, the Jedi (including a dying Halcyon) flung the mortally wounded Jensaarai into their nearby training base, where the release of dark side energy from their deaths collapsed the building's foundations and all but destroyed the Jensaarai's makeshift base. Ylenic It'kla and "Desertwind" believed the Jensaarai to be vanquished, and departed Susevfi not long after, presumably to report their findings to the Jedi Council.
Unknown to the Jedi, however, there were more Jensaarai. When the Jedi arrived at Susevfi, they only found Tyris and two other Jensaarai, and unsurprisingly concluded that these three were the 'Sith cultists' they had heard about. What the Jedi had failed to realize was that they had only slain the leader of the Jensaarai and two of its most experienced members. Within the Jensaarai's base, watching the battle with the Jedi, were the rest of the Jensaarai. When Tyris and the others were slain, and the building collapsed, the Jensaarai were trapped and unable to avenge their brethren. By the time they had extricated themselves from the rubble, the Jedi were long gone. In the aftermath of the battle, the wife of an apprentice who was slain, took the title of Saarai-kaar herself, and began to train the next generation of Jensaarai.
For most of the Clone Wars, the Jensaarai remained, hidden, on Susevfi, continuing in their training and strengthening their numbers by taking in Force-sensitives from the local population. The Jensaarai were content to remain in hiding, lest the Jedi discover their existence and return to wipe them out. Thus, the Jensaarai had weathered the death of its founder and secretly grew, while the Clone Wars raged throughout the galaxy.
The Jensaarai code written by Maju Garzei
Our ideology shall not be a barrier,
Our way of life shall not be a sin,
Our supreme intelligence, shows only the truth,
We follow the truth in all endeavors,
Experience rebirth through the power of the force,
Witness the force in its all entirety
Core Tenets of the Jensaarai
The Defender oriented esoteric military order of Force Users known as the Jensaarai strive to live lives of vigilance, courage, loyalty, wisdom, service, and growth. The term Defender is used because the Jensaarai seek to exemplify traits that are observable from both those serving in law enforcement and the military. The goals of a Jensaarai are listed as follows:
~ To serve others with integrity and good will
~ To pursue the wonders of the Force
~ To protect those in need
~ To live valiantly and honorably
~ To be mindful and courageous
~ To respect those in authority
~ To eschew unfairness, meanness and deceit
~ To seek truth wherever it may be found
~ To honor and strengthen relationships and the family
Jensaarai seek practicality and effectiveness in their training. They focus on certain areas upon which to study academically and experientially (theory and application). These areas of interest include but aren't limited to:
~ Strategy and Tactics
~ Safety and Security
~ Emergency Preparedness
~ Force Awareness & Manipulation
~ Healing Techniques
~ Combat Applications
~ A.D.R. Knowledge and Skill
~ Community Involvement
~ Academic Interest
~ Warrior Virtues / Character Development
~ Personal Growth
Focusing on these areas assists the Jensaarai in developing strong character traits. These traits help the order to fulfill it’s overall mission, that of Guardianship, Force Integration, Service and Core Growth. In other words, developing strong, empowered and positive members who in turn radiate those traits to those around them.
The Jensaarai Order is a hierarchical organization. Rank is respected and serves as a representation of training, ability, responsibility and authority. Jensaarai will strive to the best of their ability to fulfill mandates given by those in positions of authority.
Jensaarai are required to meditate for at least 20 minutes each day, exercise regularly and train in an approved ‘combat focused’ martial art. There may be exceptions made for members away from the academy.
The blade of pure energy is the weapon selected for use by most force-users however, we follow no existing belief but our own. The saber belongs not to the force. The saber is not merely a tool for killing. It is an extension of the Jensaarai that wields such a weapon. In the way of the mind, body and spirit, it extends us. We stay our blade from the flesh of the innocent and by perception, guide it towards we see to be the evil.
Who is percieved to be evil? Who is percieved to be good? Understand that "good" and "evil" are words, branded upon people by the opinion of another person. There has been and always will be instances where both jedi and sith will be either good or evil for neither is always good or evil.
Seek the quality of perception for such a quality will stear your blade towards it's rightful target. We side not fully with either of them. We remain in the center, ever watchful of both. We percieve through our knowledge of the certain situation, who we must side with in that situation and who we must oppose. We strive to find the truth in all endeavours, and we percieve through that truth and through this, we shall remain in our belief to be the righteous. We care not, if others believe we are not.
It is through this method, that we may achieve what we strive for; peace in all things, in all aspects of life.