|Died||22 BBY, Monitor III|
|Chronological and Political Information|
|Era||Rise of the Empire era|
Yrada Soludisan was a female Twi'lek Jedi Knight who served the Old Jedi Order during the final decades of the Republic Classic era. Along with two other Knights, Soludisan was killed aboard the Monitor III during the Separatist Crisis.
A female Twi'lek from the world of Ryloth, Yrada Soludisan, like most Jedi of the era, was most likely trained at the Coruscant Jedi Temple after being identified as Force-sensitive near birth. After Graduating at the Temple Academy and eventually passing the Trials of Knighthood, Soludisan was elevated to the rank of Jedi Knight by the Jedi High Council.
Around the time when a group calling themselves the Separatists threatened to destroy everything the peoples of the Republic worked so hard to maintain for a thousand generations. The coming of the Separatists threatened peace in the Republic, as pro-Separatist rhetoric convinced many worlds to join them in the attaining of their goals, and ignited worlds into warfare, sparked by grudges of ages ago. Also, the galaxy saw increase in pirate activity as Separatist factions hired pirates to attack and plunder Republic cargo shipments. One such pirate group was the Iridium pirates, operating out of the Atrivis Sector. As the crisis continued to break out between the Republic and the Separatists, Yrada was called before the High Council to accept a mission. The Council informed her that the Confederacy had been in contact with the Pirates of Iridium in the Atrivis Sector, and were planning to steal shipments of spice from a host of Republic convoys. Under the leadership of Jedi Masters Kit Fisto and Belsed-Qan Idan, Soludisan and several other Jedi Diplomats accompanied a task force of Judicial Department agents aboard the Republic Cruiser Monitor III'.
Protected by a number of Jedi-piloted Starfighters, Master Idan and Master Fisto both recognized who in fact they were dealing with: pirates. However, the diplomatic negotiations never took place, as the task force was ambushed and fired upon by the pirates before negotiations could begin. Surprised by the Pirates' powerful weaponry, augmented by their unique gem technology, the pirates had a considerable fleet, and managed to severely cripple the Republic's envoy ship, killing a number of Jedi and dignitaries. Among the dead were Jedi Yrada Soludisan, Aruden Kej, and Dovish Hokken. Yrada Soludisan was dedicated to preserving peace and justice in the galaxy, always pushing for a non-violent solution. Because of this, Yrada chose to serve the Jedi as a diplomat, and it was in this service to the Jedi Order that Yrada became one with the Force, truly as a Jedi Knight. After her death, the Monitor III survived the skirmish and was able to return to Coruscant without any further casualities.
- HoloNet News Vol. 531 49 (First appearance)