tar Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was a game that captivated the hearts of gamers and Star Wars fans alike with its release in November 2019. The game not only lived up to the hype but exceeded it, providing a satisfying gameplay experience, a compelling narrative, and various connections to the Star Wars universe.
The game brought new life to single-player gaming for the Star Wars franchise. Its success was apparent with ten million copies sold by 2020. Furthermore, the game received many accolades, including the Best Action/Adventure Game award at the 2020 Game Awards. Now, as the sequel, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, continues the story of the Mantis crew, it is crucial to revisit or familiarize oneself with the first game.
Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order Summary
The story begins five years after Order 66 and the establishment of the Empire. Cal Kestis and his friend, Prauf, labor to secure a Star Destroyer for dismantling and use in constructing new ships for the ruling government. In an unfortunate incident, Prauf plummets to his demise. Cal uses his concealed Jedi abilities to lessen the fall and rescue him from certain death. However, this maneuver attracts two Inquisitors, who arrive to investigate the occurrence on Bracca and interrogate the scrappers to locate the hidden Jedi.
The Second Sister, the Inquisitor leading the investigation, executes Prauf for speaking out against the Empire. Cal reveals himself by igniting his lightsaber and is swiftly apprehended by the Ninth Sister. He struggles with the Inquisitor to avoid capture and tumbles onto a high-speed train.
Unable to escape right away, he engages the Second Sister in combat. He is severely outmatched and is rescued at the last second by Cere Junda. He escapes aboard her ship, accompanied by the ship’s pilot Greez Dritus. They narrowly escape the Second Sister in a lopsided conflict fleeing Bracca on The Stinger Mantis.
Following their escape from Bracca, Cal introduces himself to Cere, a former Jedi who seems disconnected from the Force but does not reveal why. Greez, the pilot of the Mantis, also introduces himself as the one who will transport them from planet to planet. While aboard the ship, it is revealed that Cal can uncover the past of objects through the Force.
Their first destination after evading the Inquisitors is a mysterious planet named Bogano. Cere instructs Cal to meet someone who can assist them in their mission for the now-extinct Jedi Order. This individual is a small droid named BD-1, who leads Cal through the planet to locate a workshop owned by Eno Cordova, Cere's former mentor. Cal experiences a Force Echo that takes him back to his training days with his master, Jaro Tapal, who was the original wielder of Cal's lightsaber.
Cal progresses to an ancient temple constructed by the Zeffo, a race of Force-wielders predating the Jedi. Inside the temple, BD-1 discovers a hidden recording left by Eno Cordova, which implores whomever BD-1 selects to pursue additional Zeffo Temples and Crypts to uncover a Holocron that Cordova has secreted away containing the identities of Force-sensitive children.
Cere opens up about her past and reveals that she shut herself off from the Force after losing a group of young Padawans, including her own Padawan Trilla, following Order 66. The gang arrives on Kashyyyk, where they find the planet in a battle against the Empire. Cal volunteers to be dropped into the water near the front line and devises a plan to hijack an AT-AT to turn it against the Empire.
He meets Saw Gerrera and learns that Tarfful, the Wookie leader mentioned by Cordova, has been captured. Cal joins the guerrilla fighters to free Tarfful, but he is not found among the captured Wookies in prison. Cere intercepts a transmission about the Empire finding another tomb on Zeffo. Cal decides to leave Kashyyyk and continue his mission, leaving Saw and his Partisans to hold the planet.
Cal returns to Zeffo to search for the newly discovered Tomb of Miktrull before the Empire can find it. The Second Sister, revealed to be Trilla, Cere's former Padawan thought to be dead, appears to capture or kill Cal. Trilla reveals that Cere broke under torture and turned to the dark side to escape. Trilla hacks into Cal's communication, but he manages to find the tomb. Trilla sets a trap for Cal, but he escapes and rushes back to the Mantis to confront Cere. Before he arrives, he is captured by a bounty hunter and wakes up in a cell without his lightsaber or BD-1.
Cal is imprisoned in a facility controlled by the Axion Brood and overseen by Sorc Tormo, known for the arena battles that Greez bets on. He manages to escape with BD-1 and reaches the arena, where he faces off against various monsters. After defeating the bounty hunter who captured him, Greez arrives with the Mantis to rescue Cal.
Cal confronts Cere on the Mantis, revealing that Trilla is alive and blaming Cere for her turn to the dark side. Cere admits to using the dark side to seek revenge for Trilla's capture but has cut herself off from the Force since then. Cal doesn't fully forgive Cere but agrees to continue his mission for the greater good. Greez apologizes to Cal for his involvement in attracting the bounty hunters and implies that he may have made a mistake. It is suggested that Greez feels responsible for being careless while watching the games.
Cere receives a transmission from Kashyyyk, informing them that Tarfful is hiding in the Shadowlands and is willing to meet with Cal. Despite the Imperial occupation and Saw Gerrera's absence, Cal and the crew follow this lead. With help from the remaining Partisans, Cal meets Tarfful, who reveals that Eno Cordova had last been to the top of the Origin Tree.
Cal obtains a breather to travel underwater and makes his way up, encountering the Ninth Sister along the way. He is saved by the Shyyyo Bird, whom he helps heal. He faces and defeats the Ninth Sister, earning his first win against an Inquisitor.
BD-1 unlocks a recording directing them to Dathomir to find the Zeffo Astrium. Cal returns to the Mantis, proud of his victory, and informs the crew of their next destination: Dathomir.
Cal arrives on Dathomir intending to find the final Zeffo Temple and obtain the Holocron. He encounters Merrin, a Nightsister who warns him to leave, but he ignores her and proceeds through the Nightbrother city. Along the way, he faces a challenging trial against the Gorgara, a massive bat-like creature. After defeating it, Cal continues through Dathomir, facing off against Nightbrothers and Nightsisters until he reaches the Zeffo Temple.
At the temple, Cal is confronted by Malicos, a former Jedi who now rules over the Nightbrothers with the help of Merrin. Malicos offers Cal the chance to join the dark side, but Cal refuses and enters the temple. Inside, he experiences visions of the fall of the Jedi Order during Order 66 and battles a vision of his former master, Jaro Tapal.
In frustration, Cal destroys his own lightsaber and leaves the temple feeling defeated. Cal makes his way back to the Mantis, pursued by zombie Nightsisters. The crew escapes Dathomir, but Cal's confidence is shattered, and he has no plan for their next move.
Cere suggests that the crew go to Ilum, the source of kyber crystals, so that Cal can build a new lightsaber. Cal initially hesitates but eventually agrees. On Ilum, Cal faces puzzles and trials to find a kyber crystal that resonates with him. He nearly freezes to death but is saved by a vision of his younger self. However, the crystal he finds breaks, leaving him defeated.
BD-1 reveals a final recording from Cordova, giving Cal renewed determination. He uses the broken crystal to create a dual-bladed lightsaber. On his way back to the Mantis, Cal encounters Stormtroopers on Ilum who are part of the Death Star's operations. Cal fights his way through and then heads back to Dathomir.
Cal returns to Dathomir and faces obstacles from the Nightbrothers and Nightsisters. Still, he quickly makes his way to the Zeffo Temple without going through the Nightbrother village. He confronts an image of Jaro Tapal, chooses not to fight, and accepts the truth of his past.
Cal then encounters Merrin inside the tomb, who reveals that a former Jedi killed all the Nightsisters. Cal convinces Merrin to release her hate, and they defeat Malicos together. Cal retrieves the Zeffo Astrium and plans to return to Bogano to retrieve the Holocron. He also recruits Merrin to join his crew on the Mantis. However, Merrin questions whether or not the Force-sensitive children in the Holocron would be safer with a new Jedi Order.
Cal returns to the Zeffo Temple on Bogano using the Zeffo Astrium and has a vision of starting a new Jedi Order with Padawans, only to see it destroyed by the Empire and himself turning to the dark side. He fights Trilla again and loses, but takes her lightsaber and witnesses her path to the dark side through a Force Echo.
Cal wakes up to find Trilla has escaped with the Holocron, leaving Stormtroopers guarding the temple. He reconciles with Cere, and they decide to go to the Fortress Inquisitorius to retrieve the Holocron. Before leaving, Cere knights Cal as a Jedi Knight.
Cal infiltrates the Fortress Inquisitorius, fighting through Stormtroopers and Purge Troopers with Cere's help. He confronts Trilla in the torture chamber, defeats her in a final duel, and retrieves the Holocron. He attempts to bring her back to light but fails after being interrupted by Darth Vader. Cal escapes from him, but not before witnessing Trilla's death and Cere seeming to fall into a pit of fire. Cal is impaled by his own lightsaber, but Cere saves him and holds Vader off with the dark side. Cal convinces Cere to turn away from the dark side, and they escape with Merrin's help. Back on the Mantis, Cal destroys the Holocron, leaving the fate of the Jedi Order to the Force.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Character Summaries
Cal Kestis was a Force-sensitive human male who survived the Jedi Order's destruction and went into hiding on the planet Bracca. When he was discovered by the Empire's Inquisitors, Cal was rescued by the crew of the Stinger Mantis, and he joined their quest to find a Jedi holocron. Through his journey, Cal evolved from a Padawan who had lost his master to a fully-fledged Jedi. Cal formed close bonds with his new companions, including BD-1, Cere Junda, Greez Dritus, and Merrin, as they faced various challenges together. Ultimately, Kestis chose to destroy the holocron to protect Force-sensitive children from the Sith.
Cere Junda was a human female with a strong connection to the Force, who served as a Jedi Knight who mentored Padawan Cal Kestis as the Galactic Empire rose to power. She had been apprenticed to Jedi Master Eno Cordova before taking Trilla Suduri as her Padawan. Following Order 66, Junda disconnected herself from the Force and hid. Trilla succumbed to the dark side and joined the Imperial Inquisitorius. Later, Cere met Greez Dritus and became part of the Stinger Mantis crew. Her goal was to secretly restore the nearly extinct Jedi Order and overthrow the Empire's oppressive regime.
Eno Cordova was a human male Jedi Master who served the Jedi Order as a scholar and archaeologist, particularly interested in ancient civilizations. Cordova mentored Cere Junda during her Padawan years and developed a fascination with the Zeffo upon discovering the ruins of one of their temples on Ontotho. During the Clone Wars, Cordova meditated inside an ancient vault on Bogano, where he experienced a vision of the Jedi Order's downfall. To preserve the future of the Jedi, he hid a holocron that contained the location of all Force-sensitive children within the Bogano Vault. BD-1, Cordova's droid, was entrusted with all that Cordova had learned throughout his journeys. In the event of his failure, Cordova hoped that Cere or another Jedi would take on his mission.
Greez Dritus was a Latero male who piloted the Stinger Mantis, a ship he customized to fit his four arms. He was hired by the former Jedi Cere Junda, who was on a mission to rebuild the Jedi Order, to be her pilot and part-time cook. Greez’s bad gambling habit caused trouble with the Haxion Brood, and Kestis was captured by the bounty hunters. Greez apologized for endangering Cal and still retained their family bond.
Taron Malicos, a former Jedi General during the Clone Wars, escaped Order 66 and fell to the dark side after being captured by the Nightbrothers on Dathomir. He eventually became their leader and convinced the Nightsister Merrin to learn her magick art while lying to her about the Jedi's involvement in the Battle of Dathomir. Malicos encountered the Padawan Cal Kestis and tried to turn him to the dark side. Merrin intervened, and they later returned to Dathomir to defeat Malicos. Despite attempting to turn Kestis to the dark side again, Malicos was defeated and buried by Merrin with her magick.
Merrin was a Dathomirian Nightsister who survived General Grievous' attack on her clan during the Clone Wars. After encountering the fallen Jedi Master Taron Malicos, who lied to her about the Jedi's involvement in the massacre, she joined forces with Jedi Padawan Cal Kestis on Dathomir to defeat Malicos and his dark side followers. Despite her initial distrust of Kestis, he showed her his own painful past. He handed his lightsaber to her to prove his intentions. After defeating Malicos, Merrin joined Kestis' crew, aiding them in their fight against the Empire.
The Ninth Sister, originally named Masana Tide, was a Dowutin female who used to serve the Jedi Order. Later on, she joined the Inquisitorius. During the early days of the Empire, she was part of a team sent by Darth Vader to hunt down Jedi Padawan Ferren Barr on Mon Cala. Later, she teamed up with the Second Sister to capture the runaway Padawan Cal Kestis. However, Cal managed to defeat her in a lightsaber duel on Kashyyyk.
The Second Sister
The Second Sister, once known as Trilla Suduri, was a former Jedi Padawan turned Inquisitor under the Galactic Empire. She possessed great intellect and skill with a lightsaber, making her a dangerous Jedi hunter. Her former Master, Cere Junda, helped Trilla evade the Empire, but Trilla was eventually captured and tortured. As a result, she surrendered to the dark side, abandoning her past and taking the title of the Second Sister. She relentlessly hunted Cal Kestis and Cere across the galaxy. She was ultimately defeated by Cal on Nur, leading to her execution by Darth Vader. The memory of the Second Sister continued to haunt Cal and Cere, influencing their actions.
Cal and the Mantis crew have had their resolve tested and will continue to in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was an incredible step forward for Star Wars gaming, and Survivor looks to build off that success and propel it even further. Follow Youtini for more Star Wars gaming coverage, especially for the Star Wars Jedi series. Join our Discord to discuss gaming and more!