|“||Hello, searcher. I will guide you on your way.||„|
|~ A pre-recorded message by Avar Kriss in a holocron|
Avar Kriss is one of the main protagonists of the upcoming Star Wars: The High Republic series. She debuted as a posthumous cameo character in the 2019-2020 comic miniseries Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren, and is scheduled to appear as one of the main characters of the 2021 novel The High Republic: Light of the Jedi, which will be the first installment in the aforementioned High Republic series.
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.