Returning from a solo mission in the Phantom, Kanan
Jarrus is attacked by Imperial forces led by the
Inquisitor. Forced to take refuge on Vyndal, a planet
unknown to Kanan, he finds himself and the damaged
Phantom under the care of a local tribe. The Jedi is
taken to meet the tribal leader known as Yeleb the
Protector: an outsider who carries a lightsaber.
As he explains his predicament to Yeleb,
Kanan is surprised to find that Yeleb claims to be a
Jedi and demands to know Kanan's purpose on Vyndal.
However Kanan immediately realises that Yeleb is not a
Jedi, he's not even Force sensitive and demands
a private audience with this "fake" Jedi. But Yeleb
denies Kanan's request and instead attempts to
intimidate Kanan with his "Jedi" powers and his
"prowess" with a lightsaber.
With little effort and
without revealing his own pedigree, Kanan avoids all of
Yeleb's maneuvres and attacks. Once Yeleb is exhausted
from his attempts to hurt Kanan he finally reveals where
he found his lightsaber: Yeleb took it from a dead Jedi
pilot he found while searching beyond the village's
boundaries. Upon returning to the village and showing
the Jedi's weapon to the Village Chief Yeleb was
appointed the Village Protector.
Yeleb and Kanan's
discourse is abruptly interrupted by the arrival of the
Inquisitor and a platoon of stormtroopers. Realising the
danger the villagers are in Kanan urges Yeleb to allow
him to leave, but Yeleb has finally understood that it
is his responsibility to be the village's Protector:
both in name and action.
Yeleb meets with the
Inquisitor and, protecting Kanan, insists that the
Inquisitor leaves both his village and Vyndal. The
Inquisitor is not so easily intimidated but before he
can attack Yeleb Kanan steps in to duel the Inquisitor.
When it appears that the Inquisitor has the upper hand
in the duel Yeleb jumps in to attack the Imperial but
doesn't last long and the Inquisitor is quick to
mortally wound the fake Jedi. Knowing that the longer he
remains on Vyndal the more damage the Imperials will
inflict on the locals, Kanan steals one of the Imperial
shuttles and pilots it into space. The Inquisitor and
the stormtroopers give immediate chase.
Back at the
village Yeleb is dying and the locals are surprised to
see Kanan enter. The Jedi explains that he could not
leave and after setting the shuttle's autopilot he had
jumped from ship's forward window as it was taking off,
leading the Imperials way from the village and Vyndal.
With his dying words Yeleb asks for forgiveness from
Kanan but the Jedi comforts Yeleb by reminding him that
his actions were noble and worthy of a Jedi.
he departs in the Phantom, the locals ask
Kanan to become their new Protector but Kanan declines
pointing out that it was the villagers who drove back
the stormtroopers and that they don't need a Protector.
He promises to return to Vyndal once the whole galaxy is
free from Imperial tyranny.