Dagan seems to be one of many recreation’s main villains, having turned to the darkish aspect after a failed mission to a hidden planet referred to as Tanalorr throughout the High Republic period. We be taught by way of flashbacks that Dagan had as soon as led a Jedi expedition by way of an area anomaly close to Koboh to achieve Tanalorr, the place he hoped to determine a brand new, secret Jedi Temple. After an assault by the Nihil, Tanalorr is misplaced to Dagan and the Jedi, and Dagan blames the Jedi Council for not higher defending this secret enclave. Obsessed with getting Tanalorr again, he turns into corrupted and shut pal and Jedi Master Santari Khri is compelled to cease him, severing his arm and placing him in a Bacta tank earlier than leaving Koboh for good.
Now again, Dagan plans to seek out Tanalorr and lift a brand new military, with the assistance of a gaggle of marauders referred to as the Bedlam Raiders, to take down the Empire and rule the galaxy as he sees match. Learning that the Jedi Order of Cal’s period fell to the Sith and allowed the Empire to rise from underneath their very noses solely strengthens Dagan’s view that the Jedi are too weak to do what must be performed to “defend” the galaxy.
The remainder of the sport turns into a race towards time between Cal, Dagan, and the Empire to achieve Tanalorr, one which leads to many casualties alongside the best way. For Cal, reaching Tanalorr is an opportunity to assist the Hidden Path underground community (first launched in Obi-Wan Kenobi) to discover a secure haven for fugitive Jedi attempting to flee the Empire and their Inquisitors. In the end, Cal manages to defeat Dagan, however to take action, Cal comes nearer than ever earlier than to his personal corruption.
It’s a charming arc for each the sport’s hero and most important villain, and it additionally reveals that not all was because it appeared throughout the High Republic period. Even although we all know the temptation of the darkish aspect is all the time there (equivalent to with Jedi Master Sskeer within the comics), it was believed that the altruistic Jedi Knights of this golden age largely lived in concord with each other as they introduced peace to unexplored corners of the galaxy. But now we all know that even throughout the High Republic period, Jedi fell to the darkish aspect and hatched nefarious plans for their very own positive aspects — even when in Dagan’s case, all of it started with good intentions.
We know we’ll be taught way more concerning the darker corners of the High Republic in The Acolyte, which is alleged to lastly reveal what the Sith have been as much as whereas the galaxy was distracted with different issues. But for now, Dagan has given us our first glimpse on the corruption that may finally infect the remainder of the Jedi and the Republic of Cal Kestis’ time.