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- "Only the dead have seen the end of war."
- —Josham Kavar[src]
Josham Kavar was a Jedi Master and member of the Jedi High Council in the aftermath of the Mandalorian Wars. Once a mentor to the Jedi Exile, he sat on the Council that later banished her from the Jedi Order. The Exile brought Kavar and his fellow Jedi High Council members back together on Dantooine, though they were assaulted by Darth Traya. Kavar's fellow masters were killed, but he survived and later participated in the Great Territorial War.
Josham Kavar was a Jedi Master in the Jedi Order. He also became a Jedi Guardian. In this capacity, he was an informal teacher to the Jedi who would become known as the Jedi Exile. He became good friends with her as the years went by.
Mandalorian Wars and aftermath
At the onset of the Mandalorian Wars, Kavar fought in a number of skirmishes against the Mandalorian Clans. The Mandalorians believed that Kavar would be placed in command of the Galactic Republic war effort once the Jedi Order entered the conflict. The Jedi High Council chose to remain neutral, however, sensing a threat greater than the Mandalorians at work. The Jedi Revan and Malak, disobeying the High Council, led a force of Jedi in place of the Council; one of these Jedi included the Exile. Many Mandalorians wondered how the war would have gone had Kavar, not Revan, led the Jedi forces.
The Mandalorian Wars ended three years later. Of all the Jedi to follow Revan, only the Exile returned to face the judgment of the High Council for joining Revan’s crusade. Kavar and the High Council chose to banish her from the Order, but their decision was because they sensed she was a wound in the Force, not because she followed Revan, and they were afraid of what would happen if she remained with the Jedi. Kavar and the High Council demanded she turn over her lightsaber, and she plunged her lightsaber into a pillar in the High Council chambers—an image that remained with Kavar for years.
Kavar and other Council members, such as Master Zez-Kai Ell, believed that the Exile's actions provided a learning experience for the Order which would allow the Council to study how and why so many Jedi followed Revan and, ultimately, fell to the dark side of the Force along with Revan and Malak at the war’s end. Atris, also a High Council member, felt the Council was too lenient and the Exile could rejoin Revan, but Kavar and the others believed that the wound in the Force had already killed the Exile.
Three years after the Mandalorian Wars ended, Revan and Malak returned as Sith Lords in command of their own empire and declared war against the Republic and the Jedi Order. Kavar fought alongside the Jedi and was assumed dead by the war's end, however he survived and went into exile when the defeated remnants of Revan's Sith Empire began to seek out and destroy the surviving Jedi.
Return from exile
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Behind the scenes
Josham Kaver was developed by Brandon Rhea for the Chronicles of the Great War series, and he is meant to be the canon Kavar who appeared in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. Kavar is a central character in Aftermath, where he is first identified as Josham Kavar.
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (First appearance)