LANAI CARETAKERS (STAR WARS)
Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi
The Caretakers were female Lanai who lived on Ahch-To and attended to the ancient Jedi village on the planet, which housed the first Jedi Temple. They considered it their religious duty to maintain the temple island’s ancient structures and to provide care for those who traveled to their isolated world seeking truth.
Lanais were an amphibian sentient species who lived on temple island on the ocean planet of Ahch-To for thousands of years. The females of the species took on the role of Caretakers and attended to the ancient structures on the sacred island—which was the site of the first Jedi Temple, where Jedi Master Luke Skywalker came to live as a hermit after his Jedi students were killed by his nephew Kylo Ren—while the males were known as the Visitors.
Biology and appearance
Native to the aquatic planet Ahch-To, Lanais were an amphibian sentient species who dwelled on temple island which held the first Jedi Temple. They were distinguished by their gray skin and bird-like skinny feet.
Society and culture
Lanais spoke a non-Basic language, and were able to communicate with Jedi Master Luke Skywalker during his self-imposed exile on Ahch-To.
For thousands of years, Lanais inhabited the temple island on Ahch-To, and the female Caretakers tended to the ancient structures at the site of the first Jedi temple. After the death of his Jedi students at the hands of his former apprentice and nephew Kylo Ren, the legendary Jedi Master Luke Skywalker came to Ahch-To, home of the Lanais, to live in solitude. The Jedi Master’s presence on the island was accepted and tolerated by the Lanais, but when Rey came to the island to be trained by him, the Caretakers found that she disrupted their work.