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Star Wars Galactic Atlas Reveals New Details on Saw Gerreras Secret Base on Jedha and More

Discussion in 'Rogue One' started by SWNN Probe, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. SWNN Probe

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    The new Star Wars Galactic Atlas has already been released in Europe. For some reason, this book will not be released in the United States until after Rogue One hits theaters, so we decided to share this for our readers in the US. There are no ground-breaking revelations from the Atlas, but it does have 2  really cool pages dedicated to Jedha, revealing several new bits of information about the small desert moon.







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    Before we dive into the new bits, here's what we know about Jedha according to Wookieepedia:

    The two most interesting locations on Jedha are the Temple of the Whills and Saw Gerrera's secret base. The Galactic Atlas gives a good look at these two.



    Many of you have probably already figured that the Temple of the Whills is actually the huge building that we've seen located in one of the cities from the trailer (see the two images above). Actually, the Atlas reveals that the temple is located in the so called Holy City, which sits atop a natural mesa like many of the settlements on Jedha (click on the images for bigger version):



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    The other interesting info that the Atlas reveals is about Saw Gerrera's secret base on Jedha:
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    Also, the Atlas reveals that Saw's hideout is hidden beneath the ancient ruin (pictured below):



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    Saw definitely displays an interesting taste in home decor - keeping the dream alive by surrounding himself with the most despondent imagery imaginable. This is an interesting choice for a base location. I can't wait to see the depiction of it on the big screen.





    Another interesting bit is that the Atlas directly mentions Kyber crystals in its description about Jedha. Until now all sources were referring to the Kyber crystals as components or resources that the Jedi use in their lightsabers:



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    We also get a better look at some of the pilgrims on Jedha and the Stormtroopers patrolling the chilly sands atop the cool looking long-legged mounts.:



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    Finally, as we mentioned before the Atlas also gives a brief descriptions on Chirrut Imwe and Baze Malbus:



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    These are just two pages from this magnificent book (there is nothing else from Rogue One). As you can see the art is really fantastic and I would recommend it to any Star Wars fan. The book has multiple maps, star charts and battle scenes depicted in great ways. You can watch a trailer for this release here:








    If you live in Europe, you can order a copy from Amazon UK. On Amazon USA the book will be available on December 20.





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  2. AstromechRecords

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    hmm,...my biggest question to this is that, if Ilum is where JEDI typically go, then you can only access it through the force. But on Jedha, you just have to dig for it
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    According to Pablo, anyone can get a Kyber crystal. Jedi are called to specific crystals.
     
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    Might have to pick this one up.

    Weren't crystals used in the Death Star's main weapon?
     
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    yEAH, It was used to power the lasers, probably as focusing crystals.
     
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    I think the biggest impact from a historical point of view in all of Star Wars history is the Temple of the WHILLS, at least when it’s not only the name as small reference like Starkiller base, but the real thing as designed in the original concept from George Lucas in the early seventies.

    If they really introduce the Order of the Whills to canon, which is beyond and above both Jedi and Sith, who write down galactic history in their journal and interviewing R2-D2 one hundred years after the battle of Yavin to document the complete story of the Skywalker line, it would blow me of my feet.

    This would link also to the story arc from CW with the force priestesses and Qui Gon learning from a shaman of the Whills the way of immortality. This can bring our understanding of the force to a new level. ;)
     
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    more and more this whole Jedha part of Rogue One is the most intriguing one. :D
     
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    Saw's right at home.
     
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