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|Jedi/The Force*||Coruscant||-99998 B.C.E.||Bear, Greg. Star Wars: Rogue Planet. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 41.|| "The Jedi Temple was a massive structure, centuries old, well and beautifully made, but like much of Coruscant, the exterior had of late suffered from neglect. below the five spotless and gleaming minarets, at the level of the dormitories and the staff entrances, paint flaked and bronze gutters dripped long green streaks down broad curved roofs. Molded metal sheets had lost their buffers of insulation and were beginning to electrically corrode, creating fantastic rainbow patterns on their surfaces where they touched.
Within the Temple, the domain of the Jedi Knights and their Padawans, the chambers were cool, with lighting at a minimum, except in the private quarters, which were spare enough, but provided with glow lamps for reading the texts from the huge library. Each cubicle was also equipped with a computer and holoprojector for accessing the later works of science and history and philosophy. "
|Jedi/The Force*||Coruscant||-99998 B.C.E.||Bear, Greg. Star Wars: Rogue Planet. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 41-42.|| "The overall effect, to the outsider, might have been one of studious gloom, but to a Jedi, the Temple was of learning, chivalry, and tradition unparalleled in the known universe.
It was meant to be a place of peace and reflection, commingled with periods of rigorous training. Increasingly, however, the Jedi Council devoted its time to troublesome mattes of politics and the large-scale repercussions of a decades-long economic collapse. "
|Jedi/The Force*||Dathomir||-99927 B.C.E.||Wolverton, Dave. The Courtship of Princess Leia. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 132.|| "Storm had also settled quietly to the ground, but nowhere could Isolder see a sign of the repulsorlift mechanism, not generators, no antigravity dishes aimed into the air. He looked all around, then saw something above: Luke Skywalker sitting with his legs crossed, eyes closed in concentration, and arms folded, floating to the ground. Skywalker, Isolder thought. Perhaps that is how his ancestors got their name.
When the Jedi had floated within inches of the rock, he opened his eyes and jumped, as if dropping from a ledge.
'How, how did you do that?' Isolder asked, the hair prickling on the back of his arms. Until that moment, Isolder had never felt like worshiping anyone or anything.
'I told you,' Luke said, 'the Force is my ally.' "
|Jedi/The Force*||Dathomir||-99927 B.C.E.||Wolverton, Dave. The Courtship of Princess Leia. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 132.||Pg. 132: "'But you were dead!' Isolder said. 'I saw it on my scopes! You weren't breathing, and your skin was cold.'
'A Jedi trance,' Luke said. 'The Jedi Masters all learn how to stop their hearts, drop their body temperature. I needed to fool Zsinj's soldiers.'
Luke scanned the desert, as if getting his bearings, gazed up into the night. Isolder followed his line of sight. Far above he could make out the warships... "; Pg. 133: "'You feel the pull, too, the bloodlust, the call of the hunt,' Luke said, pulling off his flight suit. Beneath it, he was dressed in flowing robes the red color of desert sandstone. 'That's the dark side of the Force whispering to you, calling you.' Isolder stepped back, fearing that Skywalker had somehow learned to read his mind, but Luke continued, 'Tell me, who do you hunt?'
'Han Solo,' Isolder said angrily. "
|Jedi/The Force*||Dathomir||-99927 B.C.E.||Wolverton, Dave. The Courtship of Princess Leia. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 134.|| "'I see,' Luke said. 'You must forgive him. Your anger burns in you, a black spot on your heart. You must forgive him and serve the light side of the Force.'
'Harravan's dead,' Isolder said. 'Why should I bother to forgive him?'
'Because now it is happening again,' Luke said. 'Once again, someone has taken a person that you love away from you. Han, Harravan, Leia, your brother. Your rage, your hurt from one ill deed long pat colors your feelings now. If you do not forgive them, the dark side of the Force will forever rule your destiny.'
'What does it matter?' Isolder asked. 'I'm not like you. I don't have any power. I will never learn how to float through the air or raise myself from the dead.'
'You have power,' Luke answered. 'You must learn to serve the light within you, no matter how dim it may seem.' "
|Jedi/The Force*||Dathomir||-99927 B.C.E.||Wolverton, Dave. The Courtship of Princess Leia. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 134.|| "'I watched you on the ship,' Isolder said, thinking back to Luke's behavior on their journey out... 'You don't talk like this to everyone.'
...'I talk like this to you,' Luke said, 'because the Force has brought us together, because you are trying to serve the light side now. Why else would you risk your life, come here to Dathomir with me to save Leia? Vengeance? I think not.'
'You are wrong about that, Jedi. I didn't come to save Leia, I came to steal her away from Han Solo.'
Luke laughed softly... "
|Jedi/The Force*||Dathomir||-99927 B.C.E.||Wolverton, Dave. The Courtship of Princess Leia. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 134.|| "'I warn you, the trip will not be easy. Once you choose to walk in the light, your path will lead you places you do not want to go. Already the forces of darkness gather against us.'
Isolder studied the Jedi, heart hammering. He wasn't used to thinking of the world in terms of forces of darkness, forces of light. He wasn't even sure he believed such forces existed. Yet here was a Jedi no older than himself who had floated from the sky like thistledown, who seemed to read his thoughts, and who professed to know Isolder better than he knew himself. "
|Jedi/The Force*||Dathomir||-99927 B.C.E.||Wolverton, Dave. The Courtship of Princess Leia. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 136.|| "Luke made light of the journey, sometimes jumping ten meters into a crevice where Isolder had to climb tediously down. Isolder soon found himself drenched with sweat, but the Jedi did not sweat much, did not pant, showed no sign of being remotely human. Instead, the Jedi's face was locked in concentration. It took the better part of the night to reach the droid, and Luke would not leave without it, showing uncommon devotion to the small lump of circuitry and gears.
...'You had better get some sleep, Luke said.. 'It's going to be a long day, and a long walk tonight.' With that, the Jedi seemed to fall asleep, breathing deep, evenly. "
|Jedi/The Force*||Dathomir||-99927 B.C.E.||Wolverton, Dave. The Courtship of Princess Leia. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 140.|| "True, Luke had floated through the air, carried Isolder's ship to safety, but couldn't that power have issued from Luke's own twisted mind, rather than from some mystical Force? On Thrakia was a race of insects... who worshiped their own power to speak... the insects all remembered... in the... past they had communicated only through scent... then one day they discovered that they [could] communicate by clicking their mandibles. After 300 years they were all still overawed by the fact that they could communicate this way, and... took it as a sign that they had been gifted from some higher being. But it was just... mandibles clacking!
...Was Luke truly led by some mystical Force? Or did he simply follow his own conscience, fooled into believing that his strange powers and crazed notions came from some outside influence?
...Isolder had to wonder: are my footsteps guided by the light side of the Force? And if so, where will this Force lead me? "
|Jedi/The Force*||Dathomir||-99927 B.C.E.||Wolverton, Dave. The Courtship of Princess Leia. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 141.|| "For these past months, Luke considered, I've wanted so badly to find the records of the ancient Jedi, to find some talented students and teach them of the Force. Yet Luke realized the truth: Isolder had sought him out, even though the prince showed little talent.
This was Luke's chance to practice, to teach someone to follow the light side of the Force, without the pressure of having to worry about whether the student would become another Vader.
He... wondered if that is how it ha happened with Obi-Wan Kenobi. Luke had always imagined that the old man had been waiting for Luke to mature, like a farmer watching over his field of grain. But now he wondered of Luke's sudden intrusion into Obi-Wan's affairs hadn't been as much of a surprise to Obi-Wan as Isolder's intrusion now seemed to Luke.
Isolder was obviously moved by the Force. That much Luke could discern, but he could feel no power in the prince. "
|Jedi/The Force*||Dathomir||-99927 B.C.E.||Wolverton, Dave. The Courtship of Princess Leia. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 142.||Pg. 142: "Perhaps the Force directed acolytes to their Masters when they were needed. Perhaps the only true training of any worth that a Jedi could receive came only as he or she battled against darkness. He'd never run across anything remotely like it. Yoda's cave had held such a darkness, but here--he felt it all around him. "; Pg. 143: "Yet the promptings of the Force had led Luke to the place, just as he allowed it to lead him in battle. He knew only too well that he must trust his feelings. Now his feelings told him to get out to that wreck. 'It will only take a few minutes,' Luke said, hopping onto one of the rafts. 'Who's coming with me?' "|
|Jedi/The Force*||Dathomir||-99927 B.C.E.||Wolverton, Dave. The Courtship of Princess Leia. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 145.|| "'...and they never came back,' Luke told Artoo... Luke could feel the disturbances in the Force here, like dark cyclones sucking in all light.
'Yeah,' Luke said. 'Whatever Yoda encountered on this planet, it's still here.'
...Luke stopped, looked in at one bubble. Workbenches stood at the center, and several benches held mechanical parts--corroded power cells, focusing crystals, handles for lightsabers--tools to make weapons that only a Jedi could use.
Luke's heart pounded. A Jedi academy, he realized, and everything suddenly made sense. I searched forty planets and never found a sign of an academy, because the Jedi academy was in the stars. Of course they needed a spaceborne academy. With so few people strong enough to master the Force, the ancient Jedi would have needed to scour the galaxy hunting for recruits. In each star cluster they might have found only one or two cadets worthy to join. "
|Jedi/The Force*||Dathomir||-99927 B.C.E.||Wolverton, Dave. The Courtship of Princess Leia. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 146.|| "The girl stopped, and her mouth dropped in astonishment as she saw what he had done. Luke could feel her Force--powerful, wild, like that of no other woman he had ever met. Her brown eyes were flecked with orange...
'I won't hurt you,' Luke said.
The girl half-closed her eyes, whispered some words, and Luke felt a touch, a probing finger of Force that rippled through him. 'How can you work the magic, being only a man?' the girl said.
'The Force is in us all,' Luke said, 'but only those who are trained can become its Masters.'
The girl studied him skeptically. 'You claim to master the magic?'
'Yes,' Luke said.
'Then you are a male witch, a Jai, from beyond the stars?'
'I have heard of the Jai,' the girl said. 'Grandmother Rell says that they are unbeatable warriors...' "
|Jedi/The Force*||Dathomir||-99927 B.C.E.||Wolverton, Dave. The Courtship of Princess Leia. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 168.||"But the Jedi had gone, leaving his pack. Teneniel got up, drank some water from her gourd. Her feet were cold, so she packed some straw into her boots... The Jedi had healed her wounds, never chanted a spell. Among the sisters none who had the healing gift could do such a thing. The healing spells were the most difficult to master, and they were sung in such a flamboyant manner... If the Jedi had cast such spells without so much as a word, he must be truly powerful indeed. "|
|Jedi/The Force*||Dathomir||-99927 B.C.E.||Wolverton, Dave. The Courtship of Princess Leia. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 174.|| "The witches' husbands worked silently, dressed in tunics of woven plant fibers, serving meals to the women so quietly that Han almost felt as if they must be communicating telepathically.
Augwynne sat nearby so that she could speak softly to Han and Leia. She noticed how Han frequently eyed the distant storm. 'Do not worry yourself,' she said. 'That is only Gethzerion, thrashing in impotent fury. But she is too far away. There will be no Force storm tonight.'
'Gethzerion is making the lightning?' Threepio asked, his eyes suddenly bright. 'why, I wonder how much power output she can produce.'
Augwynne looked at the distant clouds, unconcerned, and a brilliant branch of orange lightning with many tongues arced up into the sky... 'Oh, she's very powerful, and very angry...' "
|Jedi/The Force*||Dathomir||-99927 B.C.E.||Wolverton, Dave. The Courtship of Princess Leia. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 201.|| "'She tenderly took Luke's hand. 'Why, it's Luke Skywalker,' the crone smiled in recognition, 'who started the Jedi academy all those years ago.' Luke flinched, for the crone had not been told his name. 'How are your wife and children? Are they well?'
Luke stuttered, 'We're all fine.'...
The crone smiled knowingly and nodded. 'Good, good. If you have your health, you have much. Have you seen Master Yoda lately? How is that old flirt?'
...'Mother Rell is nearly three hundred years old,' Augwynne explained, 'but her spirit is so strong that it will not let her body die. When I was a child, she used to tell me that someday a Jedi Master would come with his pupil, and that when he did, I should bring them straight to her. She said she had a message for you, but she is not lucid at the moment. I'm sorry.' "
|Jedi/The Force*||Dathomir||-99927 B.C.E.||Wolverton, Dave. The Courtship of Princess Leia. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 214.|| "'Barukka,' Luke said softly. 'She was your sister, but the part of her that you loved is either gone or has been hidden very deeply.'
Barukka looked down at the floor, as if gazing into the depths of the earth, then looked up at Luke. 'Who are you? You are more than you seem. I feel your presence.'
'He is a Jedi Knight from the stars--' Teneniel said.
'--Come to put an end to your world!' Barukka hissed, suddenly fierce. "
|Jedi/The Force*||Dathomir||-99927 B.C.E.||Wolverton, Dave. The Courtship of Princess Leia. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 216.|| "To calm herself, she lay awake and listened to Luke as he taught Teneniel, Barukka, and Isolder. 'The Jedi uses the Force only for knowledge and defense, never to injure or gain power.'
'But with the spells of our clans,' Teneniel countered, 'the words of the spells are the same whether we cast them for darkness or light. How will we know whether we are using them rightly?'
'It's not the words that give you power, it is your intent,' Luke said. 'When you remain calm, when you feel at peace, when you show mercy and justice to those who make themselves your enemies, then you will know that you are using the Force correctly. But if you surrender to hate, or despair, or greed, then you give it to the dark side and it will dominate your destiny, take control of you.' "
|Jedi/The Force*||Dathomir||-99927 B.C.E.||Wolverton, Dave. The Courtship of Princess Leia. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 217.|| "'I have . . . friends among the Nightsisters,' Teneniel said. '...I cannot think of them as all lost.'
'Some of them you may win back from the dark side,' Luke said. 'If you feel good in them still, then you must awaken them to that if you can. But don't be fooled. The dark side can be compelling, and some turn completely from the light, become agents of evil. Remember the good that was once in them if you can, love them for it, but don't let them sway you. The agents of evil seldom reveal themselves willingly.'
'You said that those who follow the dark side can be won back. But what if you yourself become tainted?' Barukka asked quietly. 'How can you free yourself?'
'Then you must turn away from the dark side with your whole heart. Give up your anger, give up your greed, give up your despair... And in time, you must give up your guilt.' "
|Jedi/The Force*||Dathomir||-99927 B.C.E.||Wolverton, Dave. The Courtship of Princess Leia. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 228.|| "Luke watched the old prisoner, knew that he'd suffer for his part in this unless the guards were neutralized. 'Wait!' Luke said, and he went to the sleeping guards, placing a hand on each of their heads, let the Force wash through them, submerging their memories of the brief struggle. When he finished he was breathing heavily. 'Dump the men in the tunnel under the grate. When they waken, they won't remember you being here. At least they won't remember for a few years.'
The old man nodded solemnly, gazed at Luke. 'I know what you are. I've seen men like you before. I remember the Jedi,' he said, and he clasped Luke's shoulder. 'Thank you.'
'Thank you,' Luke said, standing up. He swayed a little with fatigue under the weight of all his armor. Altering another's memory was a difficult task, and Luke worried that he might have overextended his powers for the day. It would have been easier to just kill the guards, but he could not allow that. "
|Jedi/The Force*||Dathomir||-99927 B.C.E.||Wolverton, Dave. The Courtship of Princess Leia. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 250.|| "He wished that Yoda or Ben would appear to counsel him, yet the only image that came to his mind was Yoda on the holo tape, Repulsed by the witches.
Yoda had been a greater Jedi Master than Luke ever hoped to be, yet the witches had withstood him and others like him. Luke felt unsure of his power. The Force. Where did it really come from? Yoda had said that life created it, that it was energy. But could Luke use it in good conscience? If he was drawing energy from other living things, sucking them as if he were some leech bleeding them dry, how could he really justify what he did?
And there was a further matter. In his battles with Dark Vader and the Emperor, Luke felt he had never truly tested his power to the limits. Vader had sought only to turn him, had kept Luke alive. Yet Luke had no illusions that Gethzerion would be so lenient.
'What's going on here, Ben?' Luke whispered... 'Is this some kind of test, or what?...' "
|Jedi/The Force*||Dathomir||-99927 B.C.E.||Wolverton, Dave. The Courtship of Princess Leia. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 255.|| "'Here,' he said. 'Use the Force to help them. It can cool their bodies.' He touched the first rancor, let the Force wash over the creature. It sighted contentedly, touched him with a great muddy claw, as if to pet him.
Teneniel shook her head in frustration. 'I still don't see how you do it,' she said. 'It seems to me that it would be so much easier with a spell.'
'If saying some words helps you concentrate,' Luke said, 'then I don't see that it would do any harm. But the Force cannot be bound by words, encapsulated in words.'
'I'm sorry--for what I did back at the prison,' Teneniel said. 'I almost killed them. I . . . suddenly, when I was angry, it seemed that nothing you had said made sense. I only wanted to kill them, put an end to their evil, yet your rules prevented me.' "
|Jedi/The Force*||Dathomir||-99927 B.C.E.||Wolverton, Dave. The Courtship of Princess Leia. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 255.|| "'They wanted you to try to kill them. They wanted you to give in to hate.'
'I know,' Teneniel said, 'but in that moment, I couldn't see how the light side of the Force was stronger than the dark.'
'I've never said it was stronger,' Luke answered. 'If it is power that you want, it may be that both sides serve equally well. But look at the Nightsisters--look at what the dark side offers: fear instead of love, aggression instead of peace, domination in place of service, and instead of contentment, consuming appetite.
'If you crave easy power, then the dark side of the Force offers what you desire--at the expense of all else that you value.' "
|Jedi/The Force*||Dathomir||-99927 B.C.E.||Wolverton, Dave. The Courtship of Princess Leia. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 293.|| "As Luke's life drained away, a soft buzzing filled his ears. His muscles relaxed like never before. Overhead, rancors still tossed stones... part of the mountain exploded outward, tearing away. Luke could see Nightsisters there, climbing the steep cliffs, halfway suspended by use of the Force, like great black arachnids dangling from their webs... he could still hear screams and, mingled with them, Teneniel's voice.
'The Jai never die,' she said. 'Nature cherishes them. Nature.'
...Luke did not feel like he was dying so much as expanding. He could hear noises all around, minute digging sounds of some salamander scratching beneath the rocks, worms burrowing beneath his head, a brush scratching a rock as it tussled with the wind. Everywhere was life, everywhere he could feel it, see the light of the Force glowing around him, in the trees, in the rocks, in the warriors above him on the mountainside. "
|Jedi/The Force*||Dathomir||-99927 B.C.E.||Wolverton, Dave. The Courtship of Princess Leia. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 294.|| "The salamander raised its head above the soil, and it glowed with luminous Force. Hello, my little friend, Luke thought. The salamander had green skin and fierce little black eyes. It opened its mouth, and a white mist came out, stroked Luke as if it were a finger, and Luke understood that he was seeing Force, not just feeling it. A gift, the lizard whispered. This is a gift for you, and the gentle light stole over him, reinforced Luke's waning Force. Above him, the bush that scratched the rocks seemed to twist, and twigs of light bent down to cradle his heart. Here, here it is, the bush whispered. Life. A nearby rock glowed white, and on the distant plains, one of the Blue Desert People raised its head as it fed in the rushes by the river, and its red eye stared across the leagues. Friend, it said, offering support. "|
|Jedi/The Force*||Dathomir||-99927 B.C.E.||Wolverton, Dave. The Courtship of Princess Leia. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 294.|| "Luke seemed to hear Teneniel's word, 'Nature cherishes them,' and he did not know if he was subconsciously controlling the Force, or if the life around him actually sought to heal him, but he saw the Force all around him, and he grasped those threads more easily than he'd ever done before.
To control the Force, to use the Force, was not such a violent thing as he had imagined. It was everywhere, more abundant than rain or air, offering itself. He had hoped someday to become a Jedi Master, yet now realized that there were levels of control he had never envisioned, far beyond anything he had dreamed.
The sweet power stole through him, and he did not know if he commanded it, or it commanded him. He know only that he felt something heal in his head as ruptured veins closed, and then the vision ended.
He lay for a long time with his eyes closed, unable to do more than breathe, and wait for the Force to strengthen him. "
|Jedi/The Force*||Dathomir||-99910 B.C.E.||Anderson, Kevin J. & Rebecca Moesta. Shadow Academy (Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights). New York: Berkley (1995); pg. 6.|| "Muddled memories of stories her mother had told her as a child swirled through her sleep-fogged brain. She had never seen those terrifying forms before, but she knew what they were -- witches from Dathomir who had drawn on the dark side of the Force to work all manner of evil.
But the last of the Nightsisters had been destroyed or disbanded long before Tenel Ka had even been born. Why should she dream of them now? The only Force-wielders left on Dathomir used the powers of the light side. " [More.]
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-100008 B.C.E.||Wolverton, Dave. Jedi Apprentice: The Rising Force (Star Wars). New York: Scholastic (1999); pg. 1.|| "The blade of the lightsaber hissed through the air. Obi-Wan Kenobi could not see its red gleam through the blindfold pressing on his eyes. He used the Force to know precisely when to duck.
The searing heat of his opponent's lightsaber blade slashed overhead, nearly burning him. The air smelled like lightning.
'Good!' Yoda called from the sidelines of the room. 'Let go. Let your feelings guide you.'
The words of encouragement spurred Obi-Wan on. Because he was tall an strong for a twelve-year-old, many assumed that he'd have the advantage in battle.
But strength and size counted for nothing when agility and speed were needed. Nor did they have any effect on the Force that he had not yet mastered... A random jumble of blocks on the floor added another element to the exercise. He had to use the Force to sense those, too. With such uneven ground, it was easy to lose his footing. "
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-100008 B.C.E.||Wolverton, Dave. Jedi Apprentice: The Rising Force (Star Wars). New York: Scholastic (1999); pg. 2.||"Sweat trickled underneath the blindfold, making his eyes sting. Obi-Wan blocked it out, along with his pleasure at his opponent's clumsiness. He could imagine himself a full Jedi Knight, battling a space pirate . . . a Togorian with fangs as long as Obi-Wan's fingers... The vision energized him helped him let go of his fears. In seconds, his every muscle was tuned to the Force. It moved through him, giving him the agility and speed that he needed. " [Many refs. to Jedi Knights and the Force throughout this novel, which focuses on the Jedi training of a young Obi-Wan Kenobi. Most refs. not in DB.]|
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-100008 B.C.E.||Wolverton, Dave. Jedi Apprentice: The Rising Force (Star Wars). New York: Scholastic (1999); pg. 3.|| "Obi-Wan swung his blade up to block the next blow. The attacker's lightsaber hummed and whirled down...
'Aargh!' the other student howled in surprise rage as Obi-Wan's hot blade struck his neck. If Obi-Wan had been using a Jedi Knight's lightsaber, it would have been a killing blow. but apprentices in the Jedi Temple used training sabers set at low power. The touch of the blade only gave a searing kiss, one that the healers might need to tend.
'That was a lucky blow!' the wounded apprentice shouted.
Until that moment, Obi-Wan had not known who he was fighting. He'd been led into the room blindfolded. Now he recognized the voice: Bruck Chun. Like Obi-Wan, Bruck was one of the oldest apprentices in the Jedi Temple. Like Obi-Wan, Bruck hoped to be a Jedi Knight.
'Bruck,' Yoda called calmly. 'Leave your blindfold on. A Jedi needs not his eyes to see.' "
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-100008 B.C.E.||Wolverton, Dave. Jedi Apprentice: The Rising Force (Star Wars). New York: Scholastic (1999); pg. 4.||"Every student at the Jedi Temple had his or her weaknesses. Obi-Wan knew his own too well. Every day, he had to struggle to control his anger and his fear. The Temple was a test of character as much as skill... Bruck also held grudges. A year ago, Obi-Wan had stumbled in a Temple corridor, tripping Bruck, who had fallen. It had been an accident, caused by legs and feet that were growing too fast on both boys, but Bruck felt sure that Obi-Wan had done it on purpose... A Jedi should feel comfortable in his body, but Obi-Wan felt awkward. Only when the Force was moving through him did he feel graceful or sure. "|
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-100008 B.C.E.||Wolverton, Dave. Jedi Apprentice: The Rising Force (Star Wars). New York: Scholastic (1999); pg. 5.||"Obi-Wan tried not to feel the sting of Bruck's words. In four weeks he'd turn thirteen and would have to leave the Temple... If he did not become a Padawan within the next four weeks, he'd be too old. He'd been listening for rumors intently, and had found that no Jedi was scheduled to come in search of a Padawan before it was too late. he was afraid that he'd never become a Jedi Knight. That fear angered him. "|
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-100008 B.C.E.||Wolverton, Dave. Jedi Apprentice: The Rising Force (Star Wars). New York: Scholastic (1999); pg. 8.||"Obi-Wan had heard rumors that Qui-Gon had lost his last Padawan in a tremendous battle, and had vowed never to take another. He came to the Temple every year only because the Council of Masters asked him to. He would spend a few hours watching the pupils, studying them as if looking for something that no one else could see. Then he would leave, empty-handed, to fight the darkness alone. "|
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-100008 B.C.E.||Wolverton, Dave. Jedi Apprentice: The Rising Force (Star Wars). New York: Scholastic (1999); pg. 12.||Pg. 12: "As Obi-Wan headed to his chamber, Bruck took a lift to the upper rooms of the Temple, where the healers practiced their arts. He limped into the medic's chambers, pretending to be more hurt than he was. His clothes were slashed and singed from the practice sabers... "; Pg. 13: "Obi-Wan Kenobi... was trying to imagine ways to impress Qui-Gon in the morning. He considered ways to improve his fighting skills -- anything he might say or do to convince the Knight that he was worthy to become a Jedi's Padawan Learner. But then Docent Vant brought a data pad and showed him his orders. "|
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-100008 B.C.E.||Wolverton, Dave. Jedi Apprentice: The Rising Force (Star Wars). New York: Scholastic (1999); pg. 104.|| "'So you didn't think about the fact that you would tear ships from the docking bays and kill hundreds of pirates in the process?' Qui-Gon asked in a neutral tone.
'I didn't have time to think about what I was doing,' Obi-Wan replied. 'The Force led me.'
'Were you afraid? Angry?'
'Both,' Obi-Wan admitted. 'I . . . fired on the pirates. I killed, but I didn't do it in anger. I did it to save lives.'
Qui-Gon nodded, just the smallest of movements. 'I see.' It was the answer Qui-Gon had been looking for. It demonstrated that Obi-Wan was growing stronger in the ways of the Force.
Yet Qui-Gon felt strangely dissatisfied. He tested his heart. Had he actually wanted the boy to fail his test? That would be a grave flaw for a Jedi.
But he couldn't help himself. True, Obi-Wan had not let him down. He had bravely accepted the task of piloting the ship... "
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-100008 B.C.E.||Wolverton, Dave. Jedi Apprentice: The Rising Force (Star Wars). New York: Scholastic (1999); pg. 118.|| "'...You are considering me for your Padawan.' He tried to keep the eagerness out of his voice.
Qui-Gon shook his head. 'No,' he said firmly. 'I'm not testing you, Obi-Wan. Life tests you! Every day it brings you new chances for triumph or defeat. And if you pass the test, it doesn't make you a Jedi. It makes you human.' "
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-100008 B.C.E.||Wolverton, Dave. Jedi Apprentice: The Rising Force (Star Wars). New York: Scholastic (1999); pg. 121.|| "'I thought that my time in the Temple was hard in many ways,' Obi-Wan said. 'The days were filled with study and effort. The very best was expected of us. I respected my teachers so much, and I thought I knew what I needed not only to survive, but to excel.' Obi-Wan took a breath. 'Now I see that I had no idea what kind of evil the universe would show me. I've never seen real greed before, not the greed of the pirates or Jemba. It sickens me.'
'As it should,' Si Treemba agreed. 'It is a horrible thing.'
...'Because, all my life, I've wanted to be a Jedi. I craved it so much. I was willing to fight for the honor, and I became angry when others stood in my way.'
'A Jedi gives much to his fellow man,' Si Treemba answered thoughtfully. 'He protects the weak, he battles for the common good. We do not think it is evil for you to want to do well. No, that is not greed.' "
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-100008 B.C.E.||Wolverton, Dave. Jedi Apprentice: The Rising Force (Star Wars). New York: Scholastic (1999); pg. 123.||"'Yoda once told me that there are trillions of people in the galaxy, and only a few thousand Jedi Knights. He said that we cannot try to right ever wrong. All creatures must learn to stand or what is right, and not always rely upon the Jedi. Perhaps that is what the Arconans must do...' "|
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-100008 B.C.E.||Wolverton, Dave. Jedi Apprentice: The Rising Force (Star Wars). New York: Scholastic (1999); pg. 133.||Pg. 133: "Hadn't he been warned about his impatience again and again? This was his test. He must live by the Jedi Code and wait, even while his friend faded. It was the hardest thing he'd ever done. But he trusted Qui-Gon. "; Pg. 134: Patience, he told himself over and over again. We must have patience. That was an unwritten part of the Jedi Code. "|
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-100000 B.C.E.||Brooks, Terry. Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Based on the story and screenplay by George Lucas. New York: Ballantine (1999); pg. 27.||"The Jedi Knights were peacekeepers; that was the nature of their order and the dictate of their creed. For thousands of years they had served the Republic, a constant source of stability and order... Founded as a theological and philosophical study group so far back that its origins were the stuff of myth, the Jedi had only gradually become aware of the presence of the Force. Years had been spent in its study, in contemplation of its meaning, in mastery of its power. Slowly the order had evolved, abandoning its practice of and belief in a life of isolated meditation in favor of a more outward-looking commitment to social responsibility... service to the greater community and implementation of a system of laws... In the time of Qui-Gon Jinn, ten thousand Jedi Knights in service to the Republic carried on the struggle each day of their live in a hundred thousand different worlds spread across a galaxy so vast it could barely be comprehended. "|
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-100000 B.C.E.||Reynolds, David West. Star Wars: Episode I: The Visual Dictionary. New York, NY: DK Publishing, Inc. (1999); pg. 11.||"Of the teeming trillions of species that populate the galaxy, very few individuals become full-fledged Jedi Knights; the ranks based on Coruscant number only about 10,000. " [Star Wars (George Lucas); actual year is completely unknown, other than "a long time ago ".]|
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-100000 B.C.E.||Windham, Ryder. Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace: Scrapbook. New York: Random House (1999); pg. 13.||"Man-made weapons are not the true source of the Jedi's strength--the Jedi's greatest ally is the Force. The Force is an energy field generated by all living things. It surrounds and penetrates everything, binding the galaxy together. Those who are attuned to the Froce and study it diligently can learn to manipulate its energy. There are two sides to the Force: the peace, serenity, and knowledge of the light side and the fear, anger, and aggression of the dark side. Balancing life and death, love and hate, and creation and destruction, both sides of the Force are part of the natural order. Knowledge of the Force gives power to the Jedi Knights. Its dark side empowers the Jedi's most dangerous foes, the Sith Lords. "|
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-100000 B.C.E.||Windham, Ryder. Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace: Scrapbook. New York: Random House (1999); pg. 13.||George Lucas on the Force: "The Force evolved out of various developments of character and plot. I wanted a concept of religion based on the premise that there is a God and there is good and evil. I began to distill the essence of all religions into what I thought was a basic idea common to all religions and common to primitive thinking. I wanted to develop something that was nondenominational but still had a kind of religious reality. I believe in God and I believe in right and wrong. I also believe that there are basic tenets which through history have developed into certainties, such as 'thou shalt not kill.' I don't want to hurt other people. 'Do unto others...' is the philosophy that permeates my work. "|
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-100000 B.C.E.||Windham, Ryder. Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace: Scrapbook. New York: Random House (1999); pg. 15.|| "The Jedi Code. To prevent young Jedi from being drawn to the dark side of the Froce, the Jedi teach a philosophy known as the Jedi Code:
Jedi are the guardians of peace in the galaxy.
Jedi use their powers to defend and to protect, never to attack others.
Jedi respect all life, in any form.
Jedi serve others rather than ruling over them, for the good of the galaxy.
Jedi seek to improve themselves through knowledge and training. "
"Ever seeking knowledge and enlightenment, a Jedi never uses the Force to gain wealth or personal power. Because hatred, anger, fear, and aggression are made up of negative energy, Jedi apprentices are instructed to at only when they are at peace with the Force. Jedi should seek nonviolent solutions to problems. Sometimes fighting is the only solution, but Jedi are encouraged to find alternatives. Jedi cannot allow evil to occur through inaction. A Jedi must do anything possible to stop the forces of darkness. "
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-100000 B.C.E.||Windham, Ryder. Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace: Scrapbook. New York: Random House (1999); pg. 6-7.||"In The Phantom Menace, the Jedi Knights have not yet withstood the attacks that would decimate their numbers. They ar still a thriving and vital part of the galaxy. "; Pg. 7: "Jedi History and Training. Founded as a philosophical study group, the ancient Jedi spent centuries contemplating the mysterious energy field called the Force. After mastering it, they chose to use their skills for good, helping those in need. For 25,000 years, the Jedi Knights served as peacemakers for the Galactic Republic. Operating out of the Judicial Department under the Chancellor, the Jedi became the guardians of freedom and justice... Jedi are usually identified within the first six months of birth. At this early age, the infants begin their Jedi training. Because older children experience fear and anger, the Jedi believe it is unwise to train them in the ways of the Force. To enter Jedi training, one must be approved by the Jedi Council. "|
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-99943 B.C.E.||Stackpole, Michael A. Dark Tide I: Onslaught (Star Wars). New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 68.|| "The disappointment in Jaina's voice drilled through Leia. For years she had wanted to work more at becoming a Jedi. She saw it as a way to get to know her brother, Luke, and to help him with his dream of reversing the evil their father had done by destroying the Jedi. She'd practiced as much as she could, but other demands on her, demands born of her training as a politician and diplomat, always pulled her away.
I told myself I was doing my best by helping to create the government, then to run it. I let Luke train my children so they could reach their full potential, or so I thought. Did I also let them become Jedi to ease my built over having failed to realize my potential with the Force?
...'I know that, and I'm proud of you, Mom... It's just that you're not a Jedi... and... it's just... weird when you play around with the Force.'
'...I don't play with the Force. I use it... to get done the things I need to do.' " [Extensive Jedi/Force refs. throughout novel.]
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-99943 B.C.E.||Stackpole, Michael A. Dark Tide I: Onslaught (Star Wars). New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 97.|| "'You may not realize that my early training consisted of much more than learning to harness the Force... Running, climbing, fighting, learning to move silently, swimming, zero-g fighting and movement; everything could have been made easier by using the Force. I didn't allow that, though. Why not? What value was there in learning to rely upon myself?'
'You learn your limits.'
Anakin closed his eyes and thought hard. The answer to her question blossomed full-blown in his mind and dropped his jaw with its simplicity. 'You also learn what others are capable of, others who don't have the Force.'
'Right, which means you can gauge how much you need to help them... Too many Jedi Knights become wrapped up in the fact that they can use the Force, and they employ it as if it were the solution to every single problem there is. This is why Kyp and his followers are so stiff and cold...' " [More. Extensive refs. throughout novel.]
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-99940 B.C.E.||Jackson, Patricia A. "The Final Exit " in Star Wars: Tales from the Empire (Peter Schweighofer, ed.) New York: Bantam (1997); pg. 59.||Pg. 59: "'Kierra, darling, Adalric Brandl is a Jedi Knight.'
'A Jedi? That would explain a lot of things.' "; Pg. 66: "'No one knows darkness better than a Jedi Knight, and no one was more suited to play such a role than you.' " [Much more about Jedis, not in DB.]
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-99936 B.C.E.||Bell, M. Shayne. "Of Possible Futures: The Tale of Zuckuss and 4-LOM " in Star Wars: Tales of the Bounty Hunters (Kevin J. Anderson, ed.) New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 276.||"And often, as he [4-LOM] worked alone on his ship, he practiced meditation. He completed more and more of his equation. In one meditation, he thought he glimpsed the futures that lay ahead of him. One, above the others, intrigued him. In it, he saw himself sitting with young Jedi Knights in a newly established academy. He could not tell them if he had learned the ways of the Force or if he were still attempting to learn them. It was a brief glimpse only... " [Some other refs to the Force., not in DB.]|
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-99936 B.C.E.||Moran, Daniel Keys. "The Last One Standing: The Tale of Boba Fett " in Star Wars: Tales of the Bounty Hunters (Kevin J. Anderson, ed.) New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 297.|| "Organa... 'It's hard for me to believe that you can really think like this. I've heard Luke--Luke Skywalker, I know you've heard of him--I've heard him talk about the dark side--'
Fett was amazed to hear himself laugh. 'That Jedi superstition? Gentlelady Organa, if the Force exists I have seen no proof of it, and I doubt it does.'
Now she did look at him. 'You remind me of Han Solo, a little. He didn't believe--' " [Other refs. not in DB.]
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-99936 B.C.E.||Tyers, Kathy. "The Prize Pelt: The Tale of Bossk " in Star Wars: Tales of the Bounty Hunters (Kevin J. Anderson, ed.) New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 159.||"But she'd had a lover. A fiance. Tinian tried to keep he image of Daye Azur-Jamin out of her mind's eye. Daye's had been a gentle face full of intelligence, with an odd silver streak marking one eyebrow. He'd been sensitive to the Force, a shrewd judge of character. Hard-working, too. And loyal to the death. Daye had sacrificed himself to help her escape the Imperial takeover of her grandparents' armament factory. Sine that day, she had dedicated her life to helping bring down the Empire. The sooner she died, the sooner she'd rejoin Daye. "|
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-99934 B.C.E.||Rusch, Kristine Kathryn. The New Rebellion (Star Wars). New York: Bantam (1997; c. 1996); pg. 2.||"I felt a great disturbance in the Force, the old man had said. At least, that's what Skywalker told him. This disturbance would not be as great, but Skywalker would feel it. All the young Jedi would feel it too, and they would know that the balance of power had shifted. " [Many refs. throughout novel, not in DB.]|
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-99934 B.C.E.||Tyers, Kathy. The Truce at Bakura (Star Wars). New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 8.|| "It was time to re-create the ancient Jedi art of self-healing. Yoda's sketchy lessons left much to be imagined... Luke shut his eyes and tried to remember Yoda's lessons. Booted feet pounded rapidly past the open hatchway. Already focused deep into the Force, he felt an alarmed presence hurry up the hall. As carefully as he listened, he couldn't recognize the individual. Yoda had said fine discernment--even of strangers--would come in time, as he learned the deep silence of self that let a Jedi distinguish others' ripples in the Force.
Luke rolled over, wanting to sleep... he was still Luke Skywalker, and he had to know what had alarmed the trooper. Cautiously he sat up and gingerly slipped down onto his feet. With the ache localized at one end of his body, he could diminish it by willing his feet not to exist . . . or something like that. The Force wasn't something you explained. It was something you used . . . when it let you. Not even Yoda had seen everything. "
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-99934 B.C.E.||Tyers, Kathy. The Truce at Bakura (Star Wars). New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 16.||Pg. 16: "'I'm not helping anyone if I'm just lying down.' But he had to shake his reckless reputation, if he wanted the respect of the rebel Fleet. Yoda had commissioned him to pass on what he had learned. To Luke's mind, that meant rebuilding the Jedi Order . . . as soon as he got the chance. Anyone else could pilot a fightership. No one else could recruit and train new Jedi. "; Pg. 80: "Luke opened himself to listen through the Force. A babble surrounded him, the textures of forty or fifty nervous minds. Narrowing his focus, he reached straight across the chamber toward a massive repulsor chair... " [Many other refs., not in DB.]|
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-99934 B.C.E.||Tyers, Kathy. The Truce at Bakura (Star Wars). New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 87.|| "'The Alliance has sent one of its ablest military leaders, Commander Skywalker of the Jedi Order.'
Jedi? Caught with her defenses down, Gaeri reached for a pendant on her necklace, the half-black, half-white enameled ring of the Cosmic Balance. According to her religion, Jedi had upset the universe by their very existence. For every height, there had to be a depth. She believed that every time an individual learned to wield so much power, that diminished a hapless counterpart somewhere in the galaxy. The power-greedy Jedi had puffed up their abilities without regard for the unknown others they destroyed. Their disappearance had become a morality tale, and the deaths of both her parents left her profoundly religious. At least in the Balance she'd found comfort. "
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-99934 B.C.E.||Tyers, Kathy. The Truce at Bakura (Star Wars). New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 170.|| "'Your feelings are strong for me. Strongly ambivalent.'
'It's not that I'm afraid of you, Commander--'
'Luke,' he insisted.
'I have a religious objection to what you are. What you've become. You weren't born a Jedi. And you'd better turn that back off for a few seconds, or we'll both be in trouble.' Then he caught it: through the Force, a swirl of intense attraction that had not come from him. Five years ago, he might have seized her hand and sworn away everything--the Fleet, the Alliance, and the Force.
But those five years had molded his destiny. Perhaps he could change her mind.
He caught himself. What right did he have to chip at her beliefs? She drew on the Force like anyone else, though she couldn't accept it. "
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-99934 B.C.E.||Tyers, Kathy. The Truce at Bakura (Star Wars). New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 172.|| "'I can feel through the Force that you're a woman of depth. Of deep feelings.'
...'Once I settle with them [Ssi-ruuk], I'll come back--to talk with you, Gaeriel--if there's any hope that you'd reconsider about me. About Jedi. You were only partially right when you said I wasn't born a Jedi. The Force is strong in my family.' "
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-99931 B.C.E.||Hambly, Barbara. Planet of Twilight (Star Wars). New York: Bantam (1997); pg. 17.||Book jacket: "Meanwhile, Luke lands on Renat Chorios in search of his lost love, Callista, only to discover that any use of the Force has unexpectedly deadly consequences. "; Pg. 17: "Callista had explained to him with great solemnity why it had seemed so logical for her and two other Jedi apprentices, thirty-three years ago--in another body, another life--to try to concoct the illusions of ghosts haunting an old drift station on Bespin to puzzle their Master and why this had turned out to be not such a good idea after all. ";
Pg. 63: "But the Force was here.
It comes from Life, Yoda had said. Binding you, me, all life together . . . " [Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight, is the novel's main character. Many Jedi refs. throughout novel.]
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-99931 B.C.E.||Zahn, Timothy. Dark Force Rising (Star Wars). New York: Bantam (1993; 1992)||Book jacket: "The authorized continuation of the legendary Star Wars saga and sequel to the #1 New York Times bestselling Heir to the Empire,continues in a novel of intrigue, warfare, and shattering evil--as Luke Skywalker confronts the very face of the Dark Side...
The dying Empire's most cunning and ruthless warlord--Grand Admiral Thrawn--has taken command of the remnants of the Imperial fleet and launched a massive campaign aimed at the New republic's destruction. Meanwhile, Hand and Lando Calrissian race against time to find proof of treason inside the highest Republic Council--only to discover instead a ghostly fleet of warships that could bring doom to their friends and victory to their enemies.
Yet most dangerous of all is a new Dark Jedi, risen from the ashes of a shrouded past, consumed by bitterness . . . and scheming to corrupt Luke Skywalker to the Dark Side. " [Extensive Jedi/Force refs. throughout novel, not in DB.]
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-99931 B.C.E.||Zahn, Timothy. Heir to the Empire (Star Wars). New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 14.|| "A memory stirred: Yoda on his deathbed, and Luke pleading with him not to die. Strong am I in the Force, the Jedi Master had told him softly. But not that strong.
'It is the pattern of all life to move on,' Ben reminded him. 'You, too, will face this same journey one day.' Again, his attention drifted away, then returned. 'You are strong in the Force, Luke, and with perseverance and discipline you will grow stronger still.' His gaze hardened. 'But you must never relax your guard. The Emperor is gone, but the dark side is still powerful. Never forget that.'
'I won't,' Luke promised.
Ben's face softened, and again he smiled. 'You will yet face great dangers, Luke,' he said. 'But you will also find new allies, at times and places where you expect them least.'
...but Ben turned, and the image faded . . . and in the dream, Luke knew he was gone. Then I am alone... I am the last of the Jedi. " [Many other refs. to Jedis/the Force, not in DB.]
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-99931 B.C.E.||Zahn, Timothy. Heir to the Empire (Star Wars). New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 324.|| "'Luke knows what he's doing,' Lando insisted. 'He's a Jedi.'
'He's not a Jedi now,' Aves snorted. 'Didn't Karrde explain about the ysalamiri?'
'Whether he has Jedi powers or not, he's still a Jedi,' Lando insisted. "
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-99929 B.C.E.||Zahn, Timothy. Specter of the Past (Star Wars). New York: Bantam (1997); pg. 10.|| "'I've got a plan worked out,' Han said. 'You know how Diamala get when they think: all icy calm and unemotional, right? Well, that's kind of like your deep Jedi stuff, so you can go talk to their delegation. The Ishori are just the opposite--they can't discuss anything without getting all worked up and screaming their heads off at each other.'
'But they don't mean anything by it,' Luke put in. 'It's all hormonal--a 'fight or think' response, I think it's called.'
'Yeah, I know, I know,' Han said, feeling a flicker of annoyance at the lecture. Jedi Master or not, Luke still didn't have half of Han's experience in flying around the galaxy and dealing with other species. " [Many other refs. throughout novel, not in DB.]
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-99929 B.C.E.||Zahn, Timothy. Specter of the Past (Star Wars). New York: Bantam (1997); pg. 20.|| "Luke looked out at the incoming pirates, a sudden tightening sensation in his stomach. There were many options, of course. He could reach out with the Force and damage the ships' control surfaces, crippling them. He might even be able to wrench off whole hull plates or deform the weapons emplacements, tearing them apart with the Force alone. Or he could simply reach inside to the crews' minds, turning them into helpless observers or even forcing them to surrender. For a Jedi Master with the Force as his ally, there were no limits. No limits at all.
And then, abruptly, he stiffened, his breath seeming to freeze in his throat. There in front of him, starkly visible against the blackness of space, he could see the faint images of Emperor Palpatine and Exar Kun, two of the greatest focal points of the dark side he'd ever had to face. They were standing there before him, gazing back at him.
And laughing. "
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-99929 B.C.E.||Zahn, Timothy. Vision of the Future (Star Wars). New York: Bantam (1998); pg. 15.||"From somewhere in the deep recesses of his mind came an insistent warbling; and with a jolt, Luke Skywalker snapped out of his Jedi hibernation trance. 'Okay, Artoo,' he told the droid... 'Okay, I'm awake,'... " [Many other Jedi refs., not in DB.]|
|Jedi/The Force*||galaxy||-99929 B.C.E.||Zahn, Timothy. Vision of the Future (Star Wars). New York: Bantam (1998); pg. 25.|| "And then, abruptly, he understood. 'I'm Luke Skywalker,' he said, stretching toward the creature with the Force. 'Jedi Knight of the New Republic. Who are you?'
The creature emitted a short series of chirps. What do you do here, Jedi Knight Sky Walker?'
'I'm looking for a friend,' Luke said. His guess had been right: while he couldn't understand the creature's actual chirping language, he was pulling the essence of the communication from his mind via the Force. An extremely rare event, in his experience, and it probably implied the creatures were at least marginally Force-sensitive. "
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