Rebel Legion Reserve
MASTER JEDI DEREK STERN’S HISTORY
60 years BBY during officer nominations in CorSec Master Jedi Nejaa Halcyon meets family of his friend from the service, Tedie Stern. The younger of Tedie’s sons, six year old Derek, draws Halcyon’s attention with his unusual abilities. After initial tests it turns out that Derek is Force-sensitive. Master Mace Windu who accidentally stays near in the Corellian System, puts Derek to additional tests and takes him to Jedi Academy on Coruscant. Here, under the watchful eyes of Jedi Masters, Derek improves his skills until he becomes Padawan of Master Siadem Forte. During construction of his first lightsaber he pays the tribute of his admiration for Master Windu by giving the hilt pattern similar to Windu’s. He also chooses green crystal for his lightsaber, the same as his Master’s, Siadem.
CLONE WARS, 22-19 BBY
As a Jedi Master he becomes general and takes part in many battles of which the most famous is Defense of the Ruusan System.
When patrolling Perave system, he is shot down by the clones. His ETA-2 fighter crashes on Arkania. Derek survives the crash with a few very bad injuries. He survives alone in the jungle over a year and then, found by Arkanians, returns to civilization.
Hearing the rumors about Jedi Purge, he hides his abilities and with help of his older brother returns to his home planet Corellia, where they both runs a transport company.
When he learns about the Rebel Alliance he gathers some technicians and they set up a hidden base on the Khar Shian moon from which he sends supplies for Rebels. He flies the first model of T-65B X-wing starfighter (painted in shades of gray with white spots). Due to problems with purchasing of new units to protect Rebel convoys, his technicians build starfighters from the parts salvaged after space battles, named afterwards uglies.
NEW REPUBLIC ERA
After Coruscant is taken and new government established, Derek’s whereabouts stays unknown.
Places in which Derek Stern has been on the Blue Planet:
12-09-1999 Warsaw, Congress Hall, release of „The Phantom Menace”;
18-05-2005 Poznan, Kinepolis, release of the „Attack of the Clones”;
12 - 15-07-2007 Celebration Europe, London, UK;
13 - 14-10-2007 F.A.C.T.S, Ghent, Belgium;
21 - 23-04-2008 Jedi-Con, Düsseldorf, Germany;
11 - 12-10-2008 F.A.C.T.S, Ghent, Belgium.