Empatojayos Brand was a jedi knight at the time of the First Battle of Geonosis. Stationed at the Jedi Temple when Mace Windu called all available jedi to aid him as part of a Strike Team to rescue two jedi, and a senator. After storming the arena, many jedi were cut down. Many jedi survived, but were not in the survivor's circle such as: Unidentified Rodian Jedi (Petranaki Arena) and Alta Ranga. Brand was one of these lucky jedi, and even survived the initial attacks on the jedi! However, he did not survive to the end of the jedi purge.