Cay Novan was the cousin of later Jedi Kyle Novan. Cay joined the Jedi Order and was elevated to the rank of Jedi Knight a few years before the Battle of Geonosis.
During his time as a Jedi Cay developed a good friendship with Harash Soru who, during the Battle of Geonosis, instructed the young Jedi to stay close by. Cay fought well and went with Hara in his Gunship to the front lines of the battle.
However, just as the battle entered its final phase, Cay was struck down. Hara blamed himself for the young Knight's death, thinking that he should have provided the boy with greater protection.