|“||Ready? For 800 years trained Jedi, I have. My own council will I keep on who is to be trained. A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind. This one, watched a long time I have. All his life has he looked away to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was, what he was doing. Adventure. Excitement. A Jedi craves not these things.||„|
|“||There is no emotion, there is peace. There is no ignorance, there is knowledge. There is no passion, there is serenity. There is no chaos, there is harmony. There is no death, there is the Force.||„|
|~ Jedi creed|
|“||May the Force be with you.||„|
|~ Jedi greeting|
The Jedi Order, later known as the Old Jedi Order and referred to as the Holy Order of the Jedi Knights, was an ancient peacekeeping organization united by its belief and understanding of the Force, specifically the light side. The Jedi were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic, later the Galactic Republic, and became among the most famous of the various groups that relied on the Force for their power. Led by the Jedi Councils, the Order grew over the millennia despite facing many trials.
They were also the constant enemy of the Sith, wielders of the dark side of the Force and the opposite of what the Jedi stood for in regards to philosophy and power. Despite their long-millenia of Servitute, the old Jedi Order and the Galactic Republic became the target of a millenium-spanning plan of vengeance plotted by the Sith to which Palpatine, both the Supreme Chancellor and secret Sith Lord, Darth Sidious succeeded in destroying the ancient order and tearing down the Old Republic in order to transform it into a Sith-ruled Empire.
As a result of Palpatine's rise to power and the end of the Galactic Republic that the Sith Empire was restored which it transformed into the First Galactic Empire, the Jedi Order was hunted down to extermination by Palpatine's new apprentice, Darth Vader formally Anakin Skywalker and disgraced in the eyes of the Republic and the galaxy. Later after the Empire's fall and the rise of the New Republic the New Jedi Order was formed by Luke Skywalker. Then after the rise of the First Order, the new dark side warriors the Knights of Ren burned down Luke's Jedi Temple.