Hailing from Nar Shaddaa, a crime-infested moon of the Outer Rim Territories, Eeth Koth was discovered to be Force-sensitive and accepted into the Jedi Order at the age of four.
Koth served as a member of the Jedi High Council around the time of the Battle of Naboo in 32 BBY and the reveal of the new Sith presence of Darth Sidious and his apprentice Darth Maul. The Zabrak Jedi Master was present when a nine-year-old Anakin Skywalker was presented to the council and tested by Mace Windu for his force abilities and midi-chlorian count. Because Koth had started his own training at an unusually late age, he was more receptive than his fellow councillors to Jinn’s appeal to train Skywalker.
After Jinn’s death, his last words were for Skywalker to be trained so he and the rest of the Council consented. Later, he went to Jinn’s funeral.
Master Koth continued to sit on the Jedi Council during the Separatist Crisis in 22 BBY. Padme Amidala had many attempts on her life. Koth approved Obi-Wan Kenobi to investigate and Skywalker to serve as her bodyguard.
The Clone Wars
He then went with Master Windu and his assault team to rescue master Kenobi. During the battle, Koth was believed to have been killed when his gunship took a direct hit. However, Koth survived and soon returned to active duty.
Master Koth continued to serve as a member of the Jedi council throughout the early years of the Clone Wars following the Battle of Geonosis.
One year into the Clone Wars, Koth’s flagship, the Steadfast, was engaged by Separatist forces under the command of General Grievous. Captain Lock and his men held off the super battle droids for as long as possible, until Master Koth ordered him and his men to get to the es ape pods. As the droid General boarded Koth’s ship, the Zabrak Jedi was forced to confront the cyborg inside the bridge. Though he managed to be a worthy opponent for Grievous and possibly could have beat him, he was eventually overpowered by Grievous’s IG-100 MagnaGuards and taken hostage. Grievous, having bested the Jedi Master, intended to torture him to death. Grievous sent a transmission to the Jedi Temple, gloating over the Jedi’s capture and torturing him with his MagnaGuards. However, Koth was able to communicate with his fingers via a secret message his location, allowing a Jedi task force to be sent to rescue him.
Recognizing the coordinates as those of the Saleucami system, the council dispatched Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Adi Gallia to rescue Koth. Boarding Grievous’s ship secretly, Gallia and Skywalker rescued the Jedi Master while Kenobi engaged Grievous in battle. Fighting their way through numerous droids, they managed to get Koth to safety. After Grievous’ escaped via escape pod to Saleucami below, Skywalker and Kenobi followed him while Gallia brought an injured Koth to a medical frigate.
Following Koth’s confrontation with Grievous, he remained a member of the council up to 19 BBY, when he was replaced by fellow Zabrak Jedi, Agen Kolar.
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