See the Force
Though sharing common genetic history with humans, Miraluka have evolved into a significantly different species because they are born without eyes. On their home world of Alpheridies, the only source of light is a red dwarf star which emits light only in the infrared spectrum. Over the centuries, the Miraluka adapted and developed the ability to see their surroundings through the Force. Though they retain vestigial eye sockets, Miraluka wear decorative veils and generally have little trouble assimilating into human society.
Miraluka have lived primarily in isolation over the millennia, but because of their Force sensitivity, they have had relations with the Jedi and some Miraluka have even joined the Order. That relationship has grown even stronger since Jedi Civil War when the Sith Lord Darth Nihilus destroyed the Miraluka colony on the world of Katarr. The only survivor of that attack—a Miraluka named Visas Marr—was known to have traveled with the Jedi Exile and later to have helped rebuild the Jedi Order.
In the years of the Great War, Alpheridies has remained an independent system, but many Miraluka have rallied to the ’s cause. Those who have joined the Jedi Order have proven to consistently be strong in the Force and exceptionally skilled in the martial arts. Some Masters speculate that it is precisely because of their trust in the Force rather than their eyes that they fight so fluently with Lightsabers. Regardless of where and how they serve the Order, the presence of the Miraluka within the Jedi ranks has been a boon. Many Sith Lords have learned the hard way to see that Miraluka can be dangerous foes.
Alpheridies was a planet in the Abron system, homeworld of theAlpheridians, and the adopted homeworld of the Miraluka.
Alpheridies was located at the edge of a giant molecular cloud calledthe Veil. Because none of the standard trade routes passed near Abron, the system and its inhabitants were segregated from the rest of galactic civilization. After the Subterra Period, the world was discovered by the Miraluka who migrated to Alpheridies circa 6,000 BBY when their world of origin entered into a phase of geophysical and geochemical instability during which the atmosphere began to vent into space.
During the Great Sith War the Mandalorian Crusaders launched an assault on the planet and were able to conquer it. Eventually, theGalactic was able to drive the Mandalorians from the world and the Jedi Order established the Culu Memorial Center and Jedi academy on the world in order to train the Force-sensitiveinhabitants. Several Jedi of this era came from Alpheridies, including Jedi Masters Q’Anilia and Noab Hulis. Despite the Jedi presence however, the world fell into the hands of the Sith Empireduring the Jedi Civil War and remained contested until the defeat of the Sith during the New Sith Wars.
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