Kavel Caranthyr was born into the Jedi Order on Coruscant in the year _____ to Jedi Master Bastila Shan. For many years, great efforts were made by the Jedi Order to hide Kavel's parentage and the nature of his acceptance into the Order. To preserve the tradition of forbidding attachments, the Jedi Council utilized an ancient Force technique to fundamentally alter Kavel's appearance, giving him the appearance of a Chiss.

From his first memories, Kavel remembered feeling the touch of the Force, but was unaware of it's true significance until his Jedi training began. Never before had a member of the Chiss species been trained in the ways of the Jedi, which caused Kavel's suspicion and curiosity to the nature of his early life to grow. To prevent any chance of discovery, Bastila Shan kept her distance, observing but never interfering.

Kavel's connection to the Force allowed him to excel in his preliminary trainings, quickly surpassing his fellow trainees. The masters of the Order explained to him his unnaturally strong connection to the Force, but Kavel always felt that he was being supervised, watched, and monitored, as if he were a potential threat to the other Jedi.