In the Star Wars universe, there is a huge turning point in the Empire’s plans to take over everything and the Sith had eliminated the Jedi through Order 66. This had been seen on-screen in Revenge of the Sith and the Clone Army killed their Jedi allies, and this was Palpatine’s plans for forming the Galactic Empire along with Anakin’s all-new allegiance to the Dark Side.
Order 66 had extinguished the Light of the Jedi in the entire galaxy. We know for sure that Master Yoda had fled to Dagobah, Obi-Wan Kenobi had gone to Tatooine in order to look over Luke, and the Jedi Librarian, Jocasta Nu had survived as well.
Writer, Charles Soule and artist, Giuseppe Camuncoli have now added to the list.
Vader had arrived on Mon Cala in order to intimidate and get them obedient to the Emperor. But King Lee-Char was helped in the negotiations by a very mysterious Jedi who was residing in a secret location. The Jedi had recognized Vader as the “Chosen One” who had betrayed his people for becoming Palpatine’s servant.
Issue #14 then dives deeper into the Jedi’s identity and reveals to us that the Jedi is Master Barr, the survivor of Order 66. Barr is from Iktotchi, an alien species with humanoid faces and horns.
In teaching all the Padawans about the war, Barr then pulls up archives which detail Skywalker’s fall and focuses on his slaughter of the young ones at the Jedi Temple. He then points out crucial information about Palpatine, Count Dooku and how the Sith had manipulated the Republic. The students seem to be rash and are eager to engage the Emperor’s troops, but Barr then warns them of Vader’s power.
When he was asked why he had not revealed the truth about Vader being a Jedi, Barr then indicates that Palpatine knew how to spin the lies. As they get immersed in Barr’s wisdom, the Order learns that the Jedi need to adopt an all-new approach in order to not repeat the past mistakes. He then makes it very clear that they have to analyze all angles, eschewing the tunnel-vision which had first allowed Palpatine to rise with power.
It is pretty obvious that Barr acknowledges the Jedi were arrogant and then wants to rectify this. What is really interesting is that the philosophies mirror what we had seen (Mark Hamill’s Luke explains to Daisy Ridley’s Rey) in Star Wars: The Last Jedi — the Jedi and Sith and the balance between the Light and Dark, are “relics of a lost age.”
Given that the students are wielding guns and blasters, it seems that they are more militant and radical or in their early stages of tutelage.
Barr is dispensing advice for the generation and is biding his time until they are ready to rebel. He then convinces the king to strike and flood the surface of the compound by using Mon Cala’s leviathans and drown the Empire’s army and even plunge Vader to the ocean.
Given that in the movie and cartoon canon, Barr’s charges had not popped up, the school might being a short-lived one after Vader resurfaces.