Vhiran Ashukahwa was a male Bodisei Jedi Knight who lived during the latter years of the Galactic Republic and rise of the Galactic Empire. After receiving the rank of Jedi Knight, he became a Jedi General in the Grand Army of the Republic. Ashukahwa fought in various battles against the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars, often alongside the ARC Trooper team Saber Squad, which he commanded. When Order 66 came down at the end of the Clone Wars, Vhiran and several Jedi fled Coruscant and hid on Zaloriis to discuss the future. Following an Imperial attack on Zaloriis,Vhiran traveled from planet to planet with Jedi Knight Bultar Swan and Padawan Shamila to stay out of the hands of the Empire. During this time on the run they helped plant the seeds for resistance against the Empire. After the the Conclave of Kessel, where he witnessed the killing of Bultar and nearly died himself, Vhiran would eventually find himself on Dantooine with the help of the ancient former Jedi Tha’ci, where the two intended to clone Swan and bring her back to life.
Powers and abilities
Being a member of the Bodisei species, Vhiran was strongly Force sensitive since birth, which was developed further during his Jedi training. He had a particular aptitude for healing with the Force. While he had shown he could use healing techniques throughout his life, his talent did not become truly apparent until his early adulthood, when he used an incredibly difficult and dangerous technique to transfer his own life force into Bultar Swan’s body to prevent her from dying. As a Bodisei, he also had the inborn ability to use the Force to call upon vision for of pre- and post-cognition. However, having received hardly any instructions on and practice in the Bodisei visions, and even then mainly theory, during his Jedi training, he was unable to fully control and consciously use them until his mid twenties.
In addition to his Force powers, Vhiran was an above average fighter. As a child he showed some promise in the use of the Ataru lightsaber form, but during his training under Master Plo Koon, he would start focusing more on the practice of the Shien/Djem So form his Master used. Early into the Clone Wars, Ashukahwa was taught the basics of the martial art Kaigen from a Matukai master he rescued. He would later implement various elements of Kaigen into his personal lightsaber form, Guntou Kaigen.