Avar Kriss was a human female Jedi Master of the Jedi Order during the time of the High Republic. Noble and selfless, Kriss was an inspiration to many of her fellow Jedi. She served on the Starlight Beacon, a space station on the frontier of the galaxy. Kriss was heavily involved in the aftermath of the hyperspace catastrophe known as the Great Disaster, coordinating the effort to protect the Hetzal system from hyperspace anomalies. Kriss was successful in her command of the operation and eventually was given control of Starlight Beacon after it became operational.