This staff was used by Master Entradus Zihill, a Jedi Master active in the old Jedi Order around 220 BBY. The Bothan Master used the staff in his old age after being afflicted with an illness that eventually killed him. Originally it was to be cremated with the rest of his possessions at his funeral, something that the Master had specifically requested. However, the staff mysteriously disappeared hours before the cremation, many of those that knew about this suspecting that it had been stolen.
During the time Master Zihill was using his staff it was an aide for meditation and teaching as well as a walking stick. The classes of Padawans that the Master taught in his twilight years quickly got used to dodging the staff during training sessions.
The staff resurfaced many years later during the time of the Empire, being passed between collectors and traders until it ended up in the hands of Plu’ko Yoss, the overseer of a mining station in the Dressel system.
Intent: To provide a Jedi Artifact for usage in this heist plot and as an object of interest for any character