|“||Hello, searcher. I will guide you on your way.||„|
|~ A pre-recorded message by Avar Kriss in a holocron|
Avar Kriss, also known as the Hero of Hetzal, is one of the main protagonists of the Star Wars: The High Republic publishing series. She is the overall main protagonist of the 2021 novel The High Republic: Light of the Jedi, a supporting character in the 2021 Star Wars: The High Republic comic series, and a posthumous cameo character in the 2019-2020 comic miniseries Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren.
Kriss was a Force-sensitive human female Jedi Master active during the High Republic era, approximately two hundred years before the Naboo Crisis. The High Republic era was considered a golden age for the Jedi Order and the Galactic Republic as a whole. Avar Kriss herself was a Master who was considered a paragon amongst the Jedi. Many younger Jedi looked up to her and wanted to follow in her footsteps.
She wielded a green single-bladed lightsaber and wore white-and-cream robes with a golden cape. Unlike the Jedi of the future, Kriss was compassionate rather than dogmatic. She was also willing to sacrifice herself in the stead of others, and found the challenges she faced on the galaxy's frontier invigorating rather then tedious.
Nearly two and a half centuries later, during the era of the New Republic which followed the destruction of Darth Sidious' Galactic Empire, Luke Skywalker discovered a Jedi holocron that contained an interactive hologram of Kriss. In the recording, Kriss greeted the future viewers of the message and offered to guide them. At one point, this holocron recording was viewed by Jedi Padawan Hennix, who trained at Luke Skywalker's Jedi Temple before its destruction.