The Sorcerers of Tung – Star Wars‘ “magic” various to the Sith – are lastly returning to official continuity. When Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, the Home of Mouse made the choice to erase the outdated Expanded Universe from Star Wars canon. It is easy to know why it made that alternative, after all; the lore had grow to be difficult and tough to navigate, and its plans for the sequel trilogy would have been not possible given the post-Return of the Jedi tales that had already been instructed in what was now known as Star Wars Legends.
Since then, Disney has mined the outdated Expanded Universe, turning many points of Legends into a part of new canon. The ever-expanding Star Wars franchise has included numerous star-systems, worlds, Drive powers, and even characters from the EU. The newest tales have gone one step additional, dropping in sensible Easter eggs and references that imply their tales would work in each continuities. That strategy is greatest exemplified by the Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ TV sequence, which rigorously prevented contradicting something in Legends.
Now, Marvel Comics has launched an unique preview of Star Wars: The Excessive Republic #1, by Cavan Scott and Ario Anindito, which brings an interesting darkish aspect cult known as the Sorcerers of Tund into canon. The Sorcerers of Tund use the darkish aspect in a really totally different approach to the Sith, which means they’ve unlocked Drive powers that seem unusual and weird to Jedi and Sith alike. They solely appeared a handful of instances within the outdated EU, the place they had been portrayed as having been pushed mad by the Drive.
The Sorcerers of Tund Return
In response to Star Wars: The Excessive Republic #1, a Sorcerer of Tund who left his homeworld is tied to the origin of Jedi Vildar Mac. Benefit from the preview beneath, as shared by the Star Wars web site.
The Sorcerers of Tund had already been briefly talked about within the Disney canon, notably in Cavan Scott’s audiobook Dooku: Jedi Misplaced. There, a few younger Padawans broke into the Bogan Assortment, the vault the place Jedi saved darkish aspect artifacts too harmful to be saved wherever else. They found quite a few relics, together with a number of linked to the Sorcerers of Tund, and questioned the place that they had come from. It is fairly doable Scott’s Star Wars: The Excessive Republic sequence is about to reply that query.
It is thrilling to see the Sorcerers of Tund absolutely enter once more canon once more. Their reintroduction matches completely with one of many emphases of the Disney period; the open acknowledgment that there are extra Drive-groups on the market than simply Jedi and Sith. Given Star Wars: The Excessive Republic #1 – on sale October 12 – opens with Jedi Vildar Mac being despatched on a mission to Jedha, a pilgrimage world for numerous Drive sects, it is probably this strategy will proceed within the subsequent wave of Star Wars novels and comics.
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