Kyidyin Muchian was a Jedi Knight during the waning days of the Old Republic and Jedi Order. He was trained by Ongree Dyjus Haronda and graduated to Knight, taking on Stayrin Aldalo as a padawan and then rose to Master. He was on his second padawan, Cinigan Dokoora, when he was sent to Geonosis and the war began. After Geonosis, Kyidyin, like many others, became a Jedi General, going on missions to Glee Anselm, Iridonia, Aphonia, and Telmaros, as well as participating in the Hunt for Major Blood, right hand man of pirate Lord Nihalis. After the death of Adi Gallia in 20 BBY, Kyidyin was elected to the High Council, due to his proven leadership abilities and connections to members of the Council. He was on Coruscant during Operation: Knightfall. He and fellow Councilor Shaak Ti engaged Darth Vader but were unable to stop him and Kyidyin was critically injured.
Born: 64 BBY.
Affiliation: Jedi Order, Jedi High Council.
Jedi Path: Guardian.
Weapon: Blue lightsaber.
Lightsaber Form: Shii-Cho.
Master: Dyjus Haronda.
Powers and Abilities Edit
Before the Clone War, Kyidyin specialized in Shii-Cho, relying on its ability to improvise and strength against multiple, blaster wielding opponents to serve him on the various missions in which he participated. While not renowned for his swordsmanship at the time, his abilities were enough to keep him alive through the Battle of Geonosis, and his reputation as a versatile fighter and leader landed him a place on the High Council.
During the war, Kyidyin recognized the need to further hone his fighting style, and teamed up with swordsmaster Kit Fisto to improve his fighting style, as well as working with Fisto to better suit Shii-Cho as a whole to a wider array of situations. This training came in handy when Kyidyin was faced with Asajj Ventress on Iridonia, for he was able to hold out long enough against the assassin's powerful offensive to analyse her skill and effectively combat her. By the Battle of Telmaros, in which Kyidyin held his own against Darth Nihalis, he had developed a distinct and effective fighting style; focusing on evading and, when necessary, countering his opponent's offensive, giving him time to alter his own technique to counter properly. Despite this, even with the help of Master Shaak Ti, Kyidyin's finesse was not enough to hold out against the overwhelming power of Darth Vader.
In Force technique, Kyidyin was somewhat lacking, though he channeled most of what he had into improving his speed and reflexes, allowing himself to be a more effective swordsman without directly using Force powers. This gave him and edge over such opponents as Asajj Ventress, who channeled the Force into direct attacks.