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In 2012, SWAG77 investigated the idea of the Corellian Jedi as a story Disney Lucasfilm could pursue. We created a Facebook Page, but no other social media nodes: https://www.facebook.com/CorellianJedi/

The above picture is Jedi Master Nejaa Halcyon, son of Keiran Halcyon. Nejaa has a son, who was not Force sensitive, but his grandson, was named “Corran Horn” who is a famous Star Wars Legends character in several books.

Darth Vader did kill the Corellian Jedi, but he did not identify all their children of the Force.

What is key here is roughly 1000 years earlier, the Corellian Jedi came to the main Jedi Council Coruscant to tell them the turn to the Dark Side. That is when the Corellian Jedi Thame Cerulian rejoined the Jedi Order on Coruscant and studied the ways of the Force to understand why there was this turn to the Dark Side. Master Cerulian trained Count Dooku as a child.

In scant paperwork, we wrote metas and headcanons to make this idea work for RP, it did not in our hands.

Since there is a new Darth Vader comic out, where he’s “Force Holding” the baby of Jedi Master Eeth Koth, it seems like one of the lost metas we had written 3-4 years ago proves to be true. It took a generation of Jedi to come to the realization that the Dark Side would overtake the galaxy, so in and of themselves, they secretively pursued an outreach to their futures and families.

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Not everyone can separate their strong tie for self-sovereignty and autonomy. Most individuals feel strong about having a family of their own. It may be written in their DNA.

But the Jedi are to refrain of those desires through meditation and supplication. Always flowing with the Force…

It is different for Jedi – breeding, such as HAVING SEXUAL REPRODUCTION AND bearing the children (for mothers) and siring children (for fathers) detracts from what it means to be a Jedi in the Jedi Order.

You can’t be selfless to your own child, you must protect them as their parent. You cannot just WATCH while your family you love are harmed, you must fight for them, even in your own death.

There is also a problem of who you are having sex with, that boss-employee, or mentor-mentee is always rife with unethical problematic power positions. Yes, it happens, but it is still inappropriate in a democratic ethical society because there is always the question of consent, i.e. was it made without any clouded behavior from the Dark Side of the Force.

Relationships divide emotions always. So of course the Dark Side of the Force will use that to put a wedge between lovers, especially in a power dynamic.

The question really becomes: Are there any pair-bonds that are allowable for Light Sided Force users?

#StarWars: TARKIN novel review – minimal spoilers

#StarWars: TARKIN novel review – minimal spoilers

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Star Wars: Tarkin

Finally, I got around to give my fully undivided attention to this awesome Star Wars novel, TARKIN written by James Luceno.

If you are a Star Wars book fan and you love reading Star Wars books, then you know the masterful storytelling in the Star Wars universe by James Luceno.

This story is no different. It seems to be a well developed “worldbuild” or galaxy build with the…

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#StarWars: TARKIN novel review – minimal spoilers

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Star Wars: Tarkin

Finally, I got around to give my fully undivided attention to this awesome Star Wars novel, TARKIN written by James Luceno.

If you are a Star Wars book fan and you love reading Star Wars books, then you know the masterful storytelling in the Star Wars universe by James Luceno.

This story is no different. It seems to be a well developed “worldbuild” or galaxy build with the intricacies set ~5 years after the fall of the Republic and the rise of the Empire.

Then the timeline retrogresses to years before Wilhuff Tarkin – the one we all know and “love” or love to hate – Mr. Foul Stench himself – to a time when only one place knew Tarkin and his ancestral home. Likened to the outback or the “Southern African” savannah, Tarkin history rises there. Moreover, they seem like “White hunters” – men and some women, taught to big game hunt that could be dangerous and lethal — in this story many Tarkins had died on the “hunt”.

Jump to future timelines and it shows Wilhuff Tarkin’s cunning single-handedness in catching and defeating planetary sector marauders and pirates.

Then to what was to become the  “Imperials” — once called “Judicials” — the military police force made up of men and women who did not have the Force under the Republic, Tarkin made great strides there, until an unknown Republic Senator named “Sheev Palpatine” paid him a visit.

That changed the course of his life.

This story is about Tarkin proving himself to be on the level of the Sith, Darth Sidious (Palpatine) and Darth Vader.

It is a lofty position and it is unknown if Tarkin realizes this, or not. The place where he grew up on planet, Eriadu called Carrion Spike, which were his hunting trials never indicated what happens at the top, that nature can topple it and a new leader rises. One individual never stays at the top. A group of individuals, top predators that use survival tactics can, but is is a constant daily battle.

What I liked about this story was the character development of Tarkin and most of his innermost thoughts. It also shows how one becomes an Imperial in Star Wars. Not the arrogance, but the tactical and strategic military minds of an Imperial. From this novel’s perspective, Tarkin was hardly arrogant until the end. He was not cocky and refuse to listen to others. The way he was written was as if he was open-minded to all inquiries, then he made his “judgement” which was final. It was at this point he did his minor gloat.

I liked the fact that the author wrote Tarkin devoid of much fear. He was startled, hesitant, and concerned, but fear was not a trait he harbored. Fear was a trait he delivered. He doles his fear by besting his opponent, severely. In some instances, Tarkin had cruelty, but it was not a part of a the story, but through an information dump.

What I could not grasp is Tarkin’s exact age. They gave his age when he left his home planet, and joined the special planetary forces. They gave his age when he joined the “Judicials”. Then after that, it got murky. We know he is old by the time he is in the Death Star, but in the TV Show, Star Wars The Clone Wars, he seems rather old then… His close relationship with Palpatine had not been solidified, until after that Clone Wars episode.

The other issue was why did everything think that Vader and Tarkin would be at each other’s throats? That was ironic. In some issues they agreed and perhaps, Vader could sense that Tarkin was about order from chaos and grew to like him. All other Imperials pissed Vader off and he wanted to kill them. Eventually, Vader learned to respect Tarkin by their experiences, together as outlined in the book.

What I disliked about the story was how Darth Vader sounded in the audiobook. The voice distinctions were difficult to tell. It was almost guttural with a cheek flapping to create the sound. The dialogue of Vader’s was plaintive from out the movie. It was as if the tone of Vader seems already filled with utter frustration. There was some cruelty in his statements, but not all the time. You had to “buy into believing” that he was menacing by the way he looks, not by what he did or said.

Emperor Palpatine’s assurances of Sith rule seemed questionable in his inability to sense the machinations of the dark side of the Force in a convenient Sith Shrine deep beneath the former Jedi Temple  from the Republic. Then he stood back and watched. He did little with his evil, and the entire plot of this book could have been determined by him in short order.

Questions remain:

  • Was this story the final trial of Tarkin?
  • Did the dark side of the Force manipulate Tarkin?
  • Why didn’t Tarkin have many quirks?

I would recommend this book to Star Wars fans who love James Luceno and fans who have read at least one Star Wars book, including the movie novelizations from the Prequel Trilogy to read this book. It is a great book to start to understand the new canon Imperials and how one of the top characters think, though Tarkin is impersonal he has very little self-interest and foibles. He is far from neurotic, but he is not an automaton – droid – robot. He is not subservient. He is an essential part of the Empire’s machine, he is the neck. If anything, if you are a top apex predator, the carotids are exposed in the neck…

 

Star Wars Rebels: Siege of Lothal Review

By: WedgeAntilles

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On June 20th, 2015 Star Wars Rebels kicked off season two with a bang! The hour-long movie special had many different parts to it. If you’re looking for a quick recap, you’ve come to the right place.

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@SWAG_77 Podcast: #StarWarsCelebration Anaheim Prep!

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