The Guardians of the Breath Edit
Were the ancient Kashi mystics who were able to control the Force. However, as the Kashi believed it was blasphemy to keep records and journals of these skills in written form, they were instead kept in oral traditions: in the "Breath."
While many tens of thousands of Kashi sought to join the order each year, only a handful were selected for training. Increasing levels of ability and training granted the Guardians higher and higher "Levels of Attainment." Offworlders who petitioned for membership almost always were imprisoned for life in the dark prisons of the Kashi Mer Dynasty.
The Guardians specialized in uses of the Force that promoted the growth of crops and healing, and were considered to be blessed with a strong connection to the Living Force. They also used the "Breath" to grant them precognitive visions.
From time to time, the Guardians exiled members of their order from Kashi. Some of these Guardians fell to the dark side influence and to Guardians of Cerberus. Xendor, the first Grand Guardian of Chaos, may have been among these, one of the survivors of the supernova which wiped out the Kashi Mer culture circa 25,000 BBY. The Guardians still existed by the time of the Ruusan Reformation, though they were scattered across the galaxy.