Teräs Käsi
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Teräs Käsi, or "steel hands" in Basic, was an unarmed combat discipline. It was created sometime prior to 3,678 BBY on the planet Bunduki by the Followers of Palawa, refugees of the planet Palawa, which was devastated earlier in a war somehow involving the Jedi Council. The Followers of Palawa created Teräs Käsi solely to fight with Jedi, and presumably, ensure that another world would never be destroyed by the actions of the Council. The Followers of Palawa studied the Force, even though they themselves were not necessarily Force-sensitive.

Teräs Käsi enabled a user to develop extreme speed, and an aptitude for anticipating strikes, most notably shown by clone assassins. In addition to this, Teräs Käsi taught non force sensitives how to close their minds to Jedi and Sith, thus protecting themselves from mental based attacks. Teräs Käsi also had a developed set of fighting skills, and Nine Edicts. Some lightsaber duelists used Teräs Käsi techniques in combat, most notably Darth Maul. Jedi Master Anoon Bondara was also a master of Teräs Käsi techniques, which he coupled with his lightsaber ability to duel. Jedi Knight Joclad Danva was also a Teräs Käsi practitioner. Jedi Master Plo Koon was believed to be a Teräs Käsi practitioner as well, since he was a master at hand-to-hand combat. It is not known how Jedi could have been trained in Teräs Käsi, as the Followers of Palawa did not appear to be on friendly terms with the Jedi.

Phow Ji was a Teräs Käsi champion who once defeated Joclad Danva. Arden Lyn was also a follower of this combat style. Nova Stihl had been a practitioner of Teräs Käsi for twelve years.

Clone Wars Era

Directly after the Clone Wars and the forming of the Empire, Emperor Palpatine ordered the destruction of the Teräs Käsi monastery. He sent Captain Voss Parck in the newly commissioned Victory-class Star Destroyer Strikefast to Buduki in the Panathic Reach and performed an orbital bombardment followed by TIE fighter strafing runs to destroy the monastery. Some of the monks who trained there were able to escape aided by the newly formed and secret Rebel Alliance headed up by Seyge Law, a Teräs Käsi-trained Jedi, and Caiden Kor, a clone commando. Some of the masters of Teräs Käsi were saved, but the head of the order, Pon Law, was killed during the attack.

Characters of Note

Clone Wars Era



Teräs Käsi Monk Initiate

Rank: Seasoned
Abilities: Agility d8, Smarts d6, Spirit d8, Strength d6, Vigor d6
Skills: Fighting d8, Intimidation d4, Knowledge (The Force) d4, Notice d6, Persuasion d4, Stealth d8, Taunt d4, Throwing d8
Charisma: +0; Parry: 6; Toughness: 5; Pace: 8
Edges: Athlete, Fleet-Footed, Martial Artist (Teräs Käsi), Mental Fortitude (+2)
Hindrances: Code of Honor
Unarmed Strike: STR+d4
Knife: STR+d6, 2/4/8

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