Grand Master Athos Garrow
Athos is the current leader of the New Jedi Order, succeeding a list of great Grand Masters such as Luke Skywalker and Kyle Katarn. However, unlike his predecessors, Athos is no Legendary Swordsman. While perfectly capable with a blade, his true talents lie in the way he commands the force around him. Many stories surround the power and wisdom of this great Jedi. While his connection to the force may not run as deeply as those of the Skywalker clan, Grand Master Athos has proven consistently that it isn’t just how strongly a being can feel the force, but it’s the way they can manipulate it. The right push at the right time can magnify effects like a ripple in a calm pond.
The stories that circulate the galaxy most widely include his legendary month on Taris, where he fed an entire city, from the Under City to the top levels, with only a loaf of bread. By manipulating the midichlorians in the bread, he was able to encourage growth and reproduction, creating enough bread to fed the city for a month, thus freeing Taris from famine. Another story, more fitting the cantinas of the core worlds, where food isn’t a problem, is the story of his destruction of a Star Destroyer Production Facility. The massive facility was orbiting Praxis II at the time, pumping out Star Destroyers at an alarming rate. While on the planet, the Grand Master was forced to bring down the orbiting facility, sending it crashing into the planet and wiping out the mine being used for materials at the same time. While saddened by the loss of life, it was obviously the only option left to Athos if he intended to protect the Galaxy from the One Sith.