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‘Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire’ Reveals Secrets of Batuu

Ever since Galaxy’s Edge has opened at Disney Land, the Star Wars fan base has gone bonkers over the enormity and breathtaking nature of this land that they’ve been able to experience for themselves.

One of things that comes with Star Wars lore is the hidden gems or Easter eggs that manage their way into movies, TV shows, theme parks, and now books related to theme parks. Coming later this year, a novel written by Delilah S. Dawson, ‘Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire’ will reveal more of the hidden secrets of Batuu.

Supposedly, these secrets are now not so hidden. According to Attractions Magazine, here are eight things they’ve learned about Batuu from the upcoming novel, ‘Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire’:

“1. The book serves as a prequel to the land, and is set four months after “The Last Jedi.” Unfortunately, most of the galaxy doesn’t know that Starkiller Base was destroyed after the Hosnian Cataclysm, and the First Order has been free to take control of the galaxy while the Resistance struggles to rebuild after it’s near-defeat at the Battle of Crait.


General Organa sends Vi to the planet of Batuu to establish a base and recruit more people to the Resistance’s cause. When the First Order is tipped off about this, they also head to Batuu to continue trying to destroy what remains of their enemy.


2. Savi, proprietor of Savi’s Scrapyard, and the secret Savi’s Workshop, and Lor San Tekka, the old man from the beginning of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” grew up together and shared the same ideals and belief in the Force. Lor helped Luke find the original Jedi temples on Ahch-to, and covered his tracks until Poe and BB-8 retrieved the map to Luke from him – which we see in “The Force Awakens.”


In the novel, one of the Gatherers (builders of lightsabers in Savi’s Workshop) tries to convince Savi to give Vi and the Resistance the lightsabers that Savi secretly sells. He refuses, saying the Gatherers need to help keep the balance of the force by not shifting the scales, but also that they would one day play their part in the ‘grander scheme.’


It seems he may be reluctant as of now, only since Oga Garra has forbidden him from getting involved with the conflict between the two factions. Perhaps if Batuu makes an appearance in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” Savi will decide it’s time to equip the Resistance with the armaments they could desperately use?


3. Archex, formerly known as Cardinal, the Stormtrooper-turned-Resistance Agent from Dawson’s “Phasma,” whittles in his spare time. He carved the wooden Convors, Wortts and Tooka Cats that are actually sold at Toydarian Toymaker in the Black Spire Outpost Marketplace.


4. The planet of Batuu has three suns and two moons, according to “Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire.” This is an odd fact, considering while visiting the planet, we definitely won’t get to see more than just one of each at a time, at least while walking through the outdoor sections of the land.


5. Oga Garra, the owner of Oga’s Cantina, is the big boss who knows about everyone’s dealings on Batuu and manages them. Oga only supports two things: herself and Black Spire Outpost. She isn’t necessarily good or bad, but she certainly isn’t someone you want to upset.


Oga is a Blutopian, a species we’ve never seen before in the “Star Wars” universe. She speaks Huttese, has gray, leathery skin, eyes like black dots, a mess of pinkish tentacles for a mouth, a hunched back, flipper-like arms and huge hands. You aren’t able to actually see her in Galaxy’s Edge, but walking past her Cantina, you can occasionally hear her punishing the odd smuggler for not paying his debts.


6. The tree outside of Savi’s with ribbons tied to it is a Wishing Tree. Locals tie pieces of fabric to its branches while making vows and wishes, and as it disintegrates over time, it’s said that the wish comes true.


7. At one point, Vi mentions an upcoming assignment that involves infiltrating a Star Destroyer that has been given to a new unit in the Resistance, code-named “Green Team.” The book concludes just as the 709th and Kylo Ren arrive at Batuu, which is when the land’s story takes place while guests are there. Could this be the mission we’re being sent on in the upcoming attraction, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance?


8. The ancient ruins where the Resistance has made its base were once riddled with booby traps. Vi had to navigate through them while scouting the ruins before establishing the base. Could we see the remains of these traps, and set any off that she wasn’t able to find during the base’s hasty construction in the queue for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance when it opens later this year?”

Wow…just wow! This expansion of storytelling and cannon really puts Galaxy’s Edge into perspective and gives us fans a deeper appreciation of what we actually got. What connections have you made at Galaxy’s Edge? Let us know by starting the discussion by clicking on the link to our Discourse forum below or by checking out our forum by selecting “forum” via the menu bar up top.

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