Another bump, mostly cause its related to the Darth Plagueis novel and previews for Dawn of the Jedi. In Darth Plagueis, [hl=black]its held as a theory that the Celestials are discorporate entities that merged with the Force and have guided the galaxy ever since which is a view that is dismissed by the Sith Order.[/hl] Despite it being a theory, I did find it a fascinating concept and different from anything I could have envisioned. It really makes me wonder now though if the Celestials were like the family of Force-wielders on Mortis in some capacity. Whilst not merged with the Force, they did have abilities far different from a Jedi or Sith though its difficult to tell since they were in whats essentially a massive Force nexus. Now, what I go into is speculation. I wonder if the Celestials were perhaps sentients of different races that learnt to merge with the Force. So, in essence, they aren't a single race but a group of races that all attained enlightenment in the Force. If thats the case, perhaps they could only grow their numbers by "ascending" individuals into their ranks? The reason I say that is because of the Tho Yor seen in the previews of Dawn of the Jedi should those pyramid ships actually be of Celestial design. Note, the ships selected sentients from across the galaxy with Force potential and took them to Tython. Ultimately, the question of why this was done will hopefully be explored in the comics when they come out but it got me thinking about possible reasons. Another thing. We know the Celestials had a thing for astroengineering. I mean they moved entire star systems and star clusters. Again, why? Centerpoint seems to had a dual purpose of moving systems but also containing Abeloth but what about the likes of the Hapes Cluster? Again, speculation, but what if they engineered these safe havens for those sentients that they intended to ascend? Either that or perhaps create a safe haven for races that were in danger? Anyway, mostly thought I would post because of the Darth Plagueis book comment.