Jedi Search is the first novel in The Jedi Academy trilogy. While Luke Skywalker takes the first step toward setting up an academy to train a new order of Jedi Knights, Han Solo and Chewbacca are taken prisoner on the planet Kessel and forced to work in the fathomless depths of a spice mine. After Solo and Chewbacca escape, they flee to a secret Imperial research laboratory surrounded by a cluster of black holes-and go from one danger to a far greater one; the story begins with Han Solo and Chewbacca on a diplomatic mission from the New Republic to the spice mines of Kessel. Unbeknownst to them, Moruth Doole had taken over the space mines, was convinced the Falcon with Solo and Chewbacca aboard was a spy ship, a prelude to invasion to seize control of the lucrative spice production facilities, his small fleet, based on Kessel's solo moon, shot down the emissaries, brought them to Doole for questioning. He proceeded to do so by ingesting a large quantity of pure glitterstim, which boosted his psychic capabilities to the point where he could forcibly invade Solo's mind and ascertain the truth.
When Doole realized that they had been just diplomats, that he had declared war on the New Republic, he panicked. When combined with the fact that he thought Solo knew he had been the one that ratted out Solo and Chewbacca to the Imperials, Doole decided the best course was to place the two prisoners in his mines as slave laborers where they would no doubt perish soon. In the mines, the two, with the aid of a young Kyp Durron sought for an escape. Luke Skywalker embarked on his search for talented Force-sensitives whom he could mold into Jedi within his new Jedi Praxeum. Lando Calrissian, along with R2-D2, aided Luke with this search. In order to do so, he used a device that could detect one's affinity to the Force. Calrissian followed one lead to the Umgullian Blob races where Dack, the possible force-sensitive, was rumored to have predictive abilities due to his successes at gambling. However, Calrissian exposed him. Rather than be punished by death, as was the law on Umgul, Dack was returned to the Duchess Mistral.
In return, Calrissian was rewarded with half of the one million credit reward. Skywalker, meanwhile had gone to the infested planet Eol Sha where a man named Gantoris was believed to have Force-sensitiveness. After two serious tests, one involving fighting a fire dragon, Gantoris agreed to come to the Jedi academy, but was still afraid about the "Dark man" he saw in his dreams that would one day end his life. After collecting Streen, an old hermit on Bespin, the trio made back to the Yavin 4 where the Jedi academy began. Amazon.com Listing Official CargoBay Listing
Darth Maul is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. Trained as Darth Sidious's first apprentice, he serves as a Sith Lord and a master of wielding a double-bladed lightsaber, he first appears in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Despite his apparent demise in that film at the hands of Obi-Wan Kenobi, he returned in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated television series and made further appearances in the Star Wars Rebels series and the 2018 film Solo: A Star Wars Story, all voiced by Sam Witwer. After getting frustrated with a drawing of production designer Gavin Bocquet, Iain McCaig started covering it in tape. Both he and Lucas liked the result, described as "a kind of Rorschach pattern"; the final drawing had McCaig's own face, with the skin removed, some Rorschach experimentation. Darth Maul's head had feathers, based on prayer totems, but the Creature Effects crew led by Nick Dudman interpreted those feathers as horns, modifying his features into those common in popular depictions of the devil.
His clothing was modified, from a tight body suit with a muscle pattern to the Sith robe based on samurai pleats, because the lightsaber battles involved much jumping, spinning and rolling. Another concept had Maul a masked figure, something that could rival Darth Vader, while the senatorial characters would sport painted and tattooed faces, it was decided to apply the painted and tattooed faces to Maul rather than the senator. Darth Maul was physically portrayed by martial artist Ray Park in The Phantom Menace; the character was voiced by comedian/voice actor/director Peter Serafinowicz in The Phantom Menace and Lego videogame adaptation of the prequel trilogy. Actors Gregg Berger, Jess Harnell, Stephen Stanton, Clint Bajakian, David W. Collins have all voiced him in Legends adaptations and minor appearances. Introduced in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Darth Maul is ordered by his new master Darth Sidious to capture Queen Padmé Amidala. On Tatooine, Maul fights Qui-Gon Jinn while approaching the Queen's starship.
While the future Darth Vader gets on board, Qui-Gon engages Maul in a lightsaber duel, but the Jedi Master escapes. Maul fights Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan Kenobi simultaneously. Maul duels Qui-Gon and kills him. Although Obi-Wan is knocked down into a shaft, he uses the Force to propel himself out of the pit, equips himself with Qui-Gon's lightsaber to bisect Maul, after which the two separated pieces of Maul's body fall into the shaft. Ray Park reprises his role from The Phantom Menace as Darth Maul, with Sam Witwer providing the voice, reprising his role from the animated series, The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. Maul is revealed to be the master of the crime syndicate Crimson Dawn, to which crime lord Dryden Vos answers. Qi'ra tells Maul that Vos and his men were killed by Tobias Beckett and his accomplices, but neglects to name Han Solo and Chewbacca. Maul commands her to meet with him on Dathomir and tells her that they will work more from now on, igniting his lightsaber. Darth Maul appears in the fourth and fifth seasons of the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which takes place between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.
In the third season, Darth Maul's origins are elaborated upon: he is portrayed as a warrior of the Nightbrother clan on the planet Dathomir inhabited by the dominant Nightsister witchcraft society led by Mother Talzin. Maul's tattoos are described as the markings of a warrior. Talzin has Savage Opress find his long-lost brother. In the fourth season, Darth Maul is revealed to be alive, having survived his presumed death at Obi-Wan Kenobi's hands. Having ended up on the junkyard planet Lotho Minor via a dumpster craft, Maul has suffered from amnesia since Obi-Wan defeated him. Opress finds Maul and brings him to the devastated Dathomir, where Talzin restores Maul's mind and gives him robotic legs. Maul and Opress set about a plan to exact revenge on Obi-Wan. Maul proceeds to attack a village on planet Raydonia as his first attempt on Obi-Wan's life, only to be thwarted due to Asajj Ventress's unexpected appearance to collect a bounty on Opress. Maul and Opress overpower Obi-Wan and Ventress, but Maul lets them go upon realizing that the Jedi know of his existence, deciding to await another opportunity.
In the fifth season, Maul takes Opress as his apprentice, begins building a criminal empire. Needing followers, they travel to Florrum and manage to convince Weequay pirate Jiro and his crew to join them and betray their leader Hondo Ohnaka. Maul's pirates attack Hondo's loyal forces, Maul once again duels Obi-Wan while Opress fights and kills Jedi Master Adi Gallia. Obi-Wan and Hondo regroup inside Hondo's compound. Maul's forces break in and Obi-Wan draws the two brothers away from the pirates, engaging them in a two-on-one duel while the pirate factions fight elsewhere in the compound. Obi-Wan, though outnumbered, forces the Sith Lords to retreat. Meanwhile, Hondo wins back his crew by "persuading" them under threat of heavy artillery. Obi-Wan blows off one of Maul's robotic legs and badly damages Maul's ship. Maul and Opress manage to get stuck in dead space due to the damage to their ship. After several days, they are found close to death by the Death Watch Mandalorian warriors, led by Pre Vizsla, who gives Maul a new set of legs and Opress a new mechanical arm.
Maul offers Vizs
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Zorba the Hutt's Revenge is the third book of the Jedi Prince series by Paul Davids and Hollace Davids, was released in July 1992. It is preceded by the novel The Lost City of the Jedi and followed by the novel Mission from Mount Yoda. In order to help Ken become accustomed to the world outside of the Lost City of the Jedi, Luke brings him to Tatooine to experience the "Droidfest." Although they are attacked by Tusken Raiders and bounty hunters hoping to get the reward Trioculus set for Ken, they manage to escape to Bespin with Han's housewarming gift, a housekeeping droid named Kate. Meanwhile, Zorba the Hutt, the father of Jabba, upon learning of his son's death, flies to Cloud City in order to claim Jabba's casino. Although the governor, Lando Calrissian, who has taken over the casino, refuses the claim, he agrees to bet the city and the casino on a game of sabacc. With Zorba marking the cards in an ultraviolet paint that only Hutts can see, Lando lost the city and left after warning Han and Leia.
After a series of mishaps, Leia is captured by Trioculus' guards and brought to his factory on the planet and Ken is captured by Zorba. When Zorba learns that his son's murderer is in the custody of Trioculus he proposes a trade. Trioculus, won't give up his queen, although has his stormtroopers ready to aid him, is defeated by Zorba's police force. Ken, however, is able to escape his jailers through a use of a Jedi mind trick and is reunited with Han. Luke is able to rescue Leia and all are taken aboard the Millennium Falcon before Zorba destroys Trioculus' factory. Thinking that Leia was killed, he taunts Trioculus before freezing him in carbonite; the rebels leave the planet with Han wondering if he'll be able to ask Leia to marry him. Zorba the Hutt's Revenge on Wookieepedia, a Star Wars wiki Official CargoBay Listing
The Jedi are the main protagonists in the Star Wars universe. They are depicted as an ancient monastic, academic and paramilitary organization whose origin dates back 25,000 years before the events of the first film released in the franchise; the Jedi Order consists of polymaths. The Jedi moral value system viewed purity of thought and detachment of emotions as essential to enlightenment. Jedi philosophy emphasized self-improvement through knowledge and wisdom, adherence to slave morality, selfless service through acts of charity and volunteerism; the Jedi denounce emotions as the root of mortal suffering. Their traditional weapon is the lightsaber, a device which generates a blade-like plasma powered by a Kyber crystal or other focusing item, ex. Krayt Pearl; the fictional organization has inspired Jediism. The word Jedi is said to have been adapted by George Lucas from Japanese 時代劇, or inspired by the words Jed and Jeddak in the Barsoom series by Edgar Rice Burroughs, a series that Lucas considered adapting to film.
The film Rogue One suggests that within the Star Wars mythology itself, it relates to the planet Jedha, source of the crystals used in lightsabers. The term padawan, used to refer to the fictional Jedi apprentices, appears to originate in Sanskrit and can be understood as'learner', both in Sanskrit and by contemporary native speakers of Sanskrit-based languages. George Lucas acknowledged Jedi and other Force concepts have been inspired by many sources; these include: knighthood chivalry, samurai bushido, Shaolin Monastery, Hinduism, Greek philosophy, Greek mythology, Roman history, Roman mythology, parts of the Abrahamic religions, Shintō, Buddhism and Taoism, not to mention countless cinematic precursors. The works of philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and mythologist Joseph Campbell his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces, directly influenced Lucas, was what drove him to create the'modern myth' of Star Wars; as depicted in the canon, the Jedi study and utilize the Force, in order to help and protect those in need.
The Jedi members, known as Jedi Knights, respect all life by defending and protecting those who cannot do it for themselves, striving for peaceful and non-combative solutions to any altercations they encounter and fighting only in self-defense and for the defense of those they protect. By training the mind and the body, the Jedi seek to improve themselves by gaining unfettered access to the Force while seeking to improve those individuals and groups they come in contact with. Like their evil counterparts, the Sith, the main weapon of the Jedi is the lightsaber. However, according to Lucas, "The Force doesn't have anything to do with the lightsaber. Anybody can have a lightsaber. It's just a weapon like a pistol." The Lost Twenty was the name given to a group of Jedi Masters—numbering twenty in total—who left the Jedi Order throughout its history. The first twelve of these ‘Lost Twenty’ left the Jedi Order before the Third Great Schism. In the standard years preceding the Clone Wars, Jedi Master Dooku left the Jedi Order as a result of differences with his fellow Jedi, becoming the twentieth Jedi Master in the history of the Order to do so.
To showcase the failures of the Jedi they created statues of the fallen Jedi. The prequel films depict the Jedi in their prime, dealing with the rising presence of the dark side of the Force and determined to fight their mortal enemies, the Sith. In Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn discovers nine-year-old Anakin Skywalker, whom he believes to be the "Chosen One" of a Jedi prophecy, destined to bring balance to the Force; the sequel, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, establishes that the Jedi forswear all emotional attachments, including romantic love, which proves problematic when Anakin, now a young adult, falls in love with Padmé Amidala, whom Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi had served ten years before. In Revenge of the Sith, revealed to be Darth Sidious, the Dark Lord of the Sith, manipulates Anakin's love for Padmé and distrust of the Jedi in order to turn him to the dark side and become his Sith apprentice, Darth Vader. Once corrupted, Vader helps Palpatine hunt down and destroy nearly all of the Jedi, leaving few left, such as Jedi Masters Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin’s former Padawan, Ahsoka Tano, Jedi Padawan, Kanan Jarrus.
In accordance with Order 66, an order for the Grand Army of the Republic reading: In the event of Jedi officers acting against the interests of the Republic, after receiving specific orders verified as coming directly from the Supreme Commander, GAR commanders will remove those officers by lethal force, command of the GAR will revert to the Supreme Commander until a new command structure is established. The Jedi are nearly exterminated by Sith Lord Darth Sidious; the first person to be issued this order was Clone
The Solo family is a fictional family of characters in the Star Wars franchise, whose key member is smuggler Han Solo, one of the central protagonists of the franchise starting in the original film trilogy in which he is featured prominently throughout. Subsequent to these films' events, Han marries Princess Leia, hence connecting her family tree to his. In the alternate Star Wars expanded universe of novels and comic books and Leia have three children: Jaina and Anakin Solo, who appear as lead characters in several expanded universe books and other media; the anthology film Solo: A Star Wars Story reveals that Han Solo's father constructed ships on the planet Corellia, where Han was born. The name of Han's dad is not known. In the Legends-canon his name was Jonash Solo. Han's surname, was not his birth name, with Han being given his Solo surname by an imperial officer right before Han joined the imperial flight academy, which he would leave three years after. Han Solo's first film appearance however was in 1977's Star Wars: A New Hope where he is played by Harrison Ford.
He and his Wookiee co-pilot and best friend, are hired to transport Luke Skywalker and Obi-wan Kenobi. Han and Chewbacca become involved in the Rebel Alliance and are committed to its cause. Over the course of the franchise, Han becomes a military leader for the Alliance, falling in love with and marrying Leia Organa, with whom he has a son named Ben. Leia Organa first appears in Star Wars: A New Hope, played by Carrie Fisher, she is princess of the planet Alderaan, a member of the Imperial Senate and an agent for the Rebel Alliance. She is revealed to be the daughter of Darth Vader and twin sister of Luke Skywalker, meaning that she herself is a Skywalker. Over the course of the franchise, Leia becomes a leader among the Alliance and of the New Republic, she falls in love with and marries Han Solo, with whom she has a son named Ben, known as Kylo Ren when he turned to the dark side. Following the events of Return of the Jedi and Han have a son, Ben Solo, he is taught the ways of the Force by his uncle, Luke Skywalker, but is corrupted and turned to the dark side by Supreme Leader Snoke of the First Order.
Taking up the name "Kylo Ren", he sets out to destroy the First Order's enemy and his mother's militant force, the Resistance, as well as kill his former master, Luke. The following characters are exclusive to what is now retroactively known as the Legends brand since April 2014, non-canonical to any and all Star Wars material produced under the ownership of the Walt Disney Company. King Berethon e Solo ruled the planet Corellia during the Golden Age of the Old Republic, set up a constitutional monarchy in 312 BBY, his descendants continued to rule Corellia until the establishment of the Diktat centuries later. By 29 BBY, their declining status had driven them out into poverty. Han Solo was born to father Jonash Solo during this time. Following the events of the original film trilogy, Han is a hero of the Rebel Alliance, marries Rebel leader Princess Leia in The Courtship of Princess Leia by Dave Wolverton. Han and Leia have a twin daughter in Timothy Zahn's The Last Command. Leia becomes the Chief of State of the New Republic by the time of the Jedi Academy trilogy by Kevin J. Anderson, during this period has another son with Han.
All three of the Solo children become Jedi Knights under the tutelage of their maternal uncle Luke Skywalker. The Solo children were ranked as the 16th top Star Wars heroes, according to IGN in 2008. Jaina Solo and her twin brother Jacen were created by Timothy Zahn in the Star Wars expanded universe novel The Last Command, she is the eldest child of Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo, has appeared in various novels and the Champions of the Force set for the Star Wars Miniatures game. Jaina, named after Han's mother, is born five minutes before her brother Jacen in the Thrawn trilogy; the twins, their younger brother, live at various safe havens for their first few years under the protection of Leia's handmaiden Winter. The twins play a small role in Kevin J. Anderson's Jedi Academy trilogy. In Champions of the Force, Jaina helps her brother defend their unconscious uncle from the spirit of Sith Lord Exar Kun. In Vonda McIntyre's The Crystal Star, Jaina is kidnapped and used in a plot, along with her siblings, to take advantage of their Force powers.
In the Corellian trilogy, Jaina escapes. Jaina becomes a major character in Young Jedi Knights as Jacen begin their Jedi training. Throughout the New Jedi Order series, Jaina pursues a life separate from her twin brother and becomes Mara Jade Skywalker's apprentice. Jaina progresses as a Jedi and a pilot joining Rogue Squadron, she develops a romantic relationship with Jagged Fel. She becomes the apprentice of fallen Jedi Kyp Durron. Jaina's understanding and manipulation of Yuuzhan Vong technology causes them to associate her with their trickster goddess, she is present at the conclusion of the war with the Yuuzhan Vong. Walter Jon Williams, author of Destiny's Way, noted that the plot concerning Jaina's love life caused some frantic rewrites. Elaine Cunningham, author of the Dark Journey, commented that the story of the 2002 novel is a personal one focusing on a difficult time in Jaina's life. In The Joiner King and the Jedi Zekk are joined in the Killik hive. Jacen tricks them into attacking a Chiss base to provoke a war between the Chiss and the Killiks.
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Star Wars expanded to other media
Star Wars expanded to other media includes all Star Wars fictional material produced by Lucasfilm or licensed by it outside of the original Star Wars films and television series. Intended as an enhancement to and extension of the theatrical films produced by George Lucas, the spin-off material was moderated by Lucasfilm, Lucas reserved the right to both draw from and contradict it in his own works; this includes an array of derivative Star Wars works produced in conjunction with and after the original trilogy, prequel trilogy, sequel trilogy of films, includes books, comic books, video games, television series. Material produced prior to 2014 were known as the Star Wars Expanded Universe rebranded to Star Wars Legends, with the exception of the 2008 The Clone Wars animated film and TV series, with most works produced after 2014 part of the official canon as defined by Lucasfilm; the Star Wars space opera media franchise began with Lucas's 1977 film Star Wars, set "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away" and chronicles the attempt by the characters Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, the Wookiee Chewbacca—assisted by the Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi and the droids C-3PO and R2-D2—to thwart the evil plans of Sith Lord Darth Vader and the Galactic Empire.
The film was followed by multiple prequel films. Along the production of the films were an array of derivative Star Wars works, including books, comic books, video games, television series, which take place at the same time as, after the events of the original trilogy and prequel trilogy. All non-film material produced prior to 2014 was branded as the Star Wars Expanded Universe, was intended as an enhancement to and extension of the Star Wars theatrical films produced by George Lucas. Although the Star Wars film series itself has never been rebooted, a decision was made, due to works set after the original trilogy that contradict and deviate from Lucas' own view of the Star Wars story, to discard the EU works from the franchise canon. Lucas decided to cease creative involvement after selling, in October 2012, the Star Wars franchise as well as Lucasfilm to The Walt Disney Company; when Disney began development of a sequel trilogy of films and other works, needed its films to have full creative freedom unbound by the EU, nearly all EU works were removed from Star Wars franchise canon and rebranded as Star Wars Legends.
Most of the non-film works produced after April 2014 are part of the official Lucasfilm canon. In April 2014 Lucasfilm decreed prior expanded universe content non-canonical, christened it Star Wars Legends, with a new company division, Lucasfilm Story Group, ensuring that all forthcoming comics, books and other media were non-contradictory and true to one another, other canonical media, the story of the films themselves. From that point onward the official Star Wars canon was clarified to include the Star Wars theatrical films and The Clone Wars animated film and TV series. Works which have since been produced include the Rebels animated TV series, the 2015 film The Force Awakens and its 2017 sequel The Last Jedi, the 2016 anthology film Rogue One, the 2017 video game Star Wars Battlefront II, the 2018 film Solo: A Star Wars Story, a number of novels and comic book series. Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Alan Dean Foster's novelization of the original 1977 film Star Wars, was released six months before the film in November 1976.
Based on George Lucas's 1976 version of the screenplay, it was ghostwritten by Foster but credited to Lucas. Lucas commissioned Foster's subsequent 1978 novel Splinter of the Mind's Eye as the basis for a potential low-budget sequel to Star Wars if that film proved unsuccessful. Foster's works were followed by the film novelizations The Empire Strikes Back by Donald F. Glut and Return of the Jedi by James Kahn, as well as the two trilogies The Han Solo Adventures by Brian Daley, 1983's The Adventures of Lando Calrissian by L. Neil Smith. Running from April 1977 to May 1986, the Star Wars comic book series from Marvel Comics met with such strong sales that former Marvel editor-in-chief Jim Shooter credited it with saving Marvel financially in 1977 and 1978. Marvel's series became one of the industry's top selling titles in 1979 and 1980. Two spin-off television films focusing on the life of the Ewoks, creatures introduced in Return of the Jedi, aired in 1984 and 1985; the 1985 animated television series Star Wars: Droids featured the exploits of R2-D2 and C-3PO, the droids who have appeared in all the Saga films.
The series takes place between the events which were to be depicted in Revenge of the Sith and the original Star Wars. In 1986, Marvel Comics' Star Comics imprint published a comic book based on the cartoon series under the name Star Wars: Droids; the bi-monthly series ran for eight issues. The American/Canadian animated television series Star Wars: Ewoks aired for two seasons between 1985 and 1986. In 1985, Star Comics published a bi-monthly Ewoks comic, based on the animated series, which ran for two years, ending with issue #14. Like the TV series, this was aimed towards a younger audience, it was produced along with Droids, which was
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