Siri Tachi személy
„Even though I'm a Jedi, I am not invincible. There are many in the galaxy who can defeat me. Now I understand why we were taught over and over that our motive must be sure, our concentration total. I underestimated the dark side of the Force. I will try not to do so again. And I know now that I will not always be strong. I will not be afraid to recognize when I am weak.”
―Siri Tachi, to Obi-Wan Kenobi
Siri Tachi was a female Human Jedi Master, apprentice of Adi Gallia and Master to Ferus Olin. She was a talented pilot who participated in the First Battle of Geonosis, fighting alongside Master Gallia guarding the Galactic Republic transports in space above the planet.
“Padawans, protection!” Siri ordered crisply. Her words floated behind her; Siri was already Force-jumping toward the front line of droids.
Obi-Wan leaped as well, keeping to Siri’s left so they could surround the droids, who were deftly moving over the ground. With one sweep of her lightsaber, Siri sliced a droid neatly in half. Simultaneously, Obi-Wan did the same to the second. On his backswing, he took out a third.
As quick and agile as Siri and Obi-Wan were, Soara Antana was even faster. Anakin watched in astonishment as her lightsaber cut through three droids with one clean stroke. Ry-Gaul handed the medication case to Tru to safeguard and joined her side.
Anakin knew that Siri’s order was for the Padawans to surround the Radnoran family that had been victimized by the attackers. But he could see that the Jedi Masters would need help with the rest of the droids and the Radnoran raiders, who were already peppering them with blaster fire.
Darra, Tru, and Ferus raced to surround the Radnoran family. Ferus took out a droid on his way in a quick detour, his red lightsaber flashing. Anakin knew the three Padawans could easily follow through on Siri’s order. That meant that on his way to obey Siri’s order, he could help the Jedi Masters.
More important, Zora was a former friend of Obi-Wan's. Her former name was Siri. She had been in Temple training with Obi-Wan, just a year behind. He had known her well, or as well as anyone could know her. Her deepest emotions were known only to herself. The two of them had been on missions together as Padawans. Chosen by Council member Adi Gallia as an apprentice, Siri had been acutely intelligent and scrupulously mindful of Jedi rules.
Her loyalty to Adi Gallia was unquestioned…until they had fallen into a severe disagreement. Adi Gallia was known for her intuition, but not necessarily her warmth. She had taken the most severe path a Master could – she had cut loose her Padawan without recommend her for full Jedi status. Furious, Siri had left the Temple abruptly. Obi-Wan had tried to find her, but she had cut off any contact with the Temple. She had wandered the galaxy. Without her Jedi family, without any ties, she had fallen into bad company. And now she was using her skills to work with Krayn. It was astonishing transformation, but Qui-Gon had taught Obi-Wan that he should not be suprised by the dark forces that battled within every being. Siri had battled her dark side and lost.
„Don't tell me you have a plan for that, too.”
„Of course”, Anakin said.
Siri shook her head. „You remind me of someone I knew well years ago. He never let up, either. Made me think fast to keep up with him.” She grinned. „Just don't ever tell Obi-Wan I said so.”
„It's funny,” Anakin said. „I thought you hated him.”
Siri stretched her muscles. „Of course I don't hate him. He just gets on my nerves.”
Anakin nodded. Obi-Wan studied his face. It was so boyish and open. The glimpse he had seen of something dark, something feral, in the fight with Krayn was fading. The boy he knew had taken its place. Anakin had explained that Krayn still held a blaster. His life had been in danger. He had not violated the Jedi code by killing him.
Yet Obi-Wan still felt doubts. Doubts he could not share. Siri had not seen the expression on Anakin's face.
Obi-Wan paused at the same spot he had felt the disturbance in the Force earlier. He reached out, gathering the Force around him, pushing himself to reach deeper, farther, wider.
He did not feel an answering call from Anakin. Yet he know one thing: His greatest fear had not been realized. His Padawan was still alive.
But if he was alive, that meant he was thinking. Planning. Obi-Wan fervently hoped his impulsive Padawan would remember patience and caution. At least he could be with Siri…
Apprehension suddenly snaked through Obi-Wan. If Anakin and Siri were together, anything could happen.
They sat down to wait. The minutes ticked by, then an hour.
„I was never good at the patience exercises at the Temple,” Siri groaned.
„Me, neither,” Anakin admitted.
Siri blow out a breath. „Obi-Wan always was.”
„…And I know now that I will not always be strong. I will not afraid to recognize when I am weak.”
„An important lesson for Padawans,” Adi said, overhearing them. Obi-van threw a glance at Qui-Gon. „And for stubborn Masters.”
Qui-Gon took a placid sip of tea. „I have no idea who you mean,” he said, his eyes twinkling.
Siri could not understand leaving the scene of battle. She could not imagine a situation in which she would give up. She had not been is as many battles as Obi-Wan. She was more used to the training rooms at the Temple, where she had usually been the winner. When she had lost, she had bowed to her opponent with grace. Then she beat them in next encounter.
She did not realize that even for the best Jedi, there were battles that could not be won. Qui-Gon had taught Obi-Wan that. As skilled a fighter as he was, Qui-Gon knew that surprises in battle came often. You could train for them, but you could not predict them. Sometimes you had to cut your losses.
„Yes, you are always better than me at the acceptance part.”
Her words sank in, and the light left her eyes. „Even now,” she said. „Even now you're teaching me acceptance, just at the moment I don't want to hear about it.”