This task was apparently fairly well-known among the higher-ranking Jedi, as Jedi Master and Council member Obi-Wan Kenobi immediately offered Jerec as a possible source of an outdated Jedi distress code near the close of the Clone Wars, though Jerec was not in fact the source.
A committed scholar herself, she encouraged Jerec to continually quest for greater knowledge and understanding.
He developed a voracious thirst for answers to all possible questions, as well as picking up a deep sense of scholarly self-assurance and confidence in his own knowledge.
Jerec served the Empire as an Inquisitor for many years.
However, Jerec was in truth devoted only to himself.
"His heavy brow overshadows the empty recesses that normally embrace eyes.
Jerec has the uncanny power to absorb and overshadow one’s connection to the Force… A deep, empowering grasp of your will is what you need." Jerec was a Miraluka, a near-human species born physically blind but with the ability to "see" in the Force.He consistently attempted to undermine his rival's position and curry favor with the Emperor, seeking to replace Vader in his affections. Jerec undertook to study the dark side in all its forms, reading from the Dark Side Compendium written by Palpatine himself.It was there that he gained the idea of forming a band of seven Dark Jedi melded to one will, a concept which would remain with him throughout his life.A Jedi Master during the Clone Wars, he was on a long-term deployment searching for ancient knowledge in the Unknown Regions when Order 66 was issued.Upon his return, Jerec was found by the Inquisitorius and turned to the dark side.In a pattern that would continue throughout his career, Jerec cultivated their allegiance to him personally, building a cadre of Dark Jedi loyal to him and capable of helping him act on his vast ambitions. Maw, part of a group of several Jedi Shadows, was hunted down with his companions sometime early in the Great Jedi Purge.