The newly released Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has impressed fans once again, as every sequel of the Star Wars franchise did. Disney+ is now preparing to end that the first season of The Mandalorian, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance that has been recently launched in Walt Disney World, and EA rolled out the incredibly famous video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
It is well known that all of these different projects, together with the numerous novels and comic books that were also put on the market in 2019, are connected to the action seen on the TV. As it seems, some of those links go even deeper than many may have imagined.
The visual wordbook for The Rise of Skywalker provides a more deep glance regarding numerous planets, narratives, and other things from the newly-completed series. This comprises the origins of Starkiller base, which appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and was mentioned in The Rise of Skywalker. Some hypothesized that the base has a correlation with a planet mentioned in Fallen Order, and this book confirms it.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Connected to Jedi: Fallen Order
Ilum is the place of a Jedi Temple in which the kyber crystals were kept, and the place that power Jedi and Sith lightsabers. In the Fallen Order video game, players are given a mission to Ilum, and they also learn about its history.
As per the confirmation in this new visual depiction, Ilum and its kyber crystal were eventually used by the First Order to develop the Starkiller base. The crystals at the nucleus of the planet helped to give energy to the weapon that destroyed whole planets in the movie.
This is the book’s official depiction of Ilum and the establishment of Starkiller base: “Properly energized, kyber crystals create containment fields that hold and amplify power to incredible levels. The Empire controlled several kyber-rich worlds, funneling their resources into the Tarkin Initiative’s Death Star development. One unique world in the Unknown regions, Ilum, had a kyber crystalline core. Most of its more easily accessible deposits were scoured, but there were even larger crystals buried deeper beneath the surface. The First Order continued its excavations and gradually transformed Ilum – a revered Jedi world since antiquity – into an instrument of unfathomable destruction.”