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Lit Cult Encounters (new Legends material)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Sinrebirth, Dec 26, 2017.

  1. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Chosen One star 10

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    The eyes are described as "black" here:

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Vahl
     
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  2. Hamburger_Time

    Hamburger_Time Jedi Master star 2

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    Had a thought about Kalgrath and the Guardian of Forever. While Kalgrath was definitely tough, he seemed a LOT weaker than the Guardian. The Guardian was literally nigh invulnerable while Kalgrath had to consciously use the Force to block attacks, and while Kalgrath used secret passages to sneak around, the Guardian could actually teleport. Pretty much everything about Kalgrath seems like "the Guardian but a bit less" which I think fits REALLY well with Kalgrath being a later knockoff created with the same sort of sorcery, but used by someone not completely familiar with it.

    Doesn't explain why Kalgrath remembers a nonexistent flight from Yavin 4 by "his people," though.
     
  3. jSarek

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    So ... both?
     
  4. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Crystal Star actually reads a damn sight better if you know Waru is an Old One that is likely lying the hell throughout, manipulating everyone even while crippled by the Crystal Star.


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  5. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    I honestly haven't read the book since 2008 at the latest but now, this whole thing is making me want to re-read it now.
     
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  6. sidv88

    sidv88 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Pretty sure Waru is a native of the Disney canon universe who got lost in the Jedi temple on Lothal and ended up in Legends. Did Rey think Kylo was bad? Wait until she faces an army of trans-dimensional blob beings with anti-Force capabilities, led by Waru who rallied his people (he returned home to the canon universe about 20 years before Ep. 8 by my calculations).

    You'll see, Episode 9 will be entitled: Attack of the Blobs.
     
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  7. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    Where was 100,000 BBY first talked about?
     
  8. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Chosen One star 10

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    I think Jedi vs Sith: Essential Guide to the Force might have contributed to this date being associated with the birth of Sith civilization.
     
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  9. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Tales of the Jedi Compendium. Dark Holocron told us that Sith civilisation began 100,000 years before.


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  10. Darth Invictus

    Darth Invictus Jedi Master star 4

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    So regarding the celestials does everyone regard them as benovolent, malovolent, or neither good or evil.

    I'd think they were benovolent-they did seem to watch over humans and Duros but also so terrified the Sharu into hiding in primitivism.

    Also speaking of goddesses-I forget her name but wasn't their a goddess some source mentioned that remarked that humans often had a strange familiarity with her?
     
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  11. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Of all things, the new middle-grade book The Mighty Chewbacca in the Forest of Fear! features lore that's right up this thread's alley.
     
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  12. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Well that’s curious!


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  13. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    Were there any references to Celestial/Old One activity occuring in 100,000 BBY before TOTJ was published?

    TOTJ Companion got "100,000 years" from Odan-Urr saying about the Dark Holocron, "Locked within its recesses, accessable only to a Dark Lord of the Sith, are the forgotten histories and lore, dating back a hundred thousand years and more" in TOTJ: The Sith War #1: Edge of the Whirlwind.
     
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  14. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'm preparing a summary.
     
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  15. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    So... Sorry about the double post, but I couldn't edit the last one anymore.
    There's this planet Ushruu, whose ENTIRE ground (or is it underground?) is strong with the dark side, while the forests of blue treelike fungi are strong with the light. As long as there was balance between the two, everything was fine. But one day, there formed a 20-kilometer crack ("the chasm") in the surface of Ushruu, and it filled with a dark energy in the form of a thick green mist; There swam a monstrous carnivore. Many inhabitants of Ushruu were drawn to the dark energies, and they started to worship the monster, thinking it created the power they felt--although in fact it just fed off it. The population decreased gradually as the creature devoured the worshipers. One day, a Force-sensitive female found a cave adjacent to the chasm, where she could bask in the mist and observe the creature without being eaten. She enslaved many other pilgrims and forced them to extend the cavern into a temple. She lived centuries and came to be known as the Enchantress. She learned much about the dark side, and wrote down everything into a sacred book. She hoped that, one day, she'd find a suitable "apprentice" to recover that book.
     
  16. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Anyone else creeped out by Zildrog’s mind hiding on Nathema? The first Old Machine God being in Sith Space?

    The above is a ToR spoiler not a Solo one, etc.


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  17. Hamburger_Time

    Hamburger_Time Jedi Master star 2

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    And on that note, here IS a Solo spoiler:

    The film recanonizes the existence of a Lovecraftian entity dwelling in the Maw, albeit a seemingly non-sapient one rather than Abeloth. This being is quite possibly the single largest living thing ever seen in the franchise, the only competition being Sandos, bigger Exogorths, and the largest Yuuzhan Vong critters - and it actually looks quite a bit like a Yammosk.
     
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  18. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Chosen One star 10

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    Also the Zillo Beast - which is comparable to a Sando in size.
     
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  19. Darth Invictus

    Darth Invictus Jedi Master star 4

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    So if anyone is interested in answering my question would everyone consider the celestials benevolent?
     
  20. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Chosen One star 10

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    I think "neither good nor evil" might qualify. Which is why The Ones ("what Celestials become") manifest as one good, one evil, one neutral.
     
  21. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    I doubt that the Celestials were all allied with each other. I'd guess that some were benevolent and some were malevolent.
     
  22. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Well we seem to have the Architects and the Celestial separated entirely, save for Abeloth.


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  23. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    What do you mean? Where is "Architects" used outside of the Essential Guides?
     
  24. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    In Cult Encounters.


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  25. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    I wonder if there were plans for the novels to cover the other Old Ones.