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 previous Expanded Universe from Star Wars canon. It is simple to know why it made that alternative, in fact; the lore had grow to be difficult and tough to navigate, and its plans for the sequel trilogy would have been inconceivable given the post-Return of the Jedi tales that had already been informed in what was now known as Star Wars Legends.
Since then, Disney has mined the previous Expanded Universe, turning many facets of Legends into a part of new canon. The ever-expanding Star Wars franchise has included numerous star-systems, worlds, Pressure powers, and even characters from the EU. The latest 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 collection, 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 enchanting darkish aspect cult known as the Sorcerers of Tund into canon. The Sorcerers of Tund use the darkish aspect in a really totally different strategy to the Sith, that means they’ve unlocked Pressure powers that seem unusual and weird to Jedi and Sith alike. They solely appeared a handful of occasions within the previous EU, the place they had been portrayed as having been pushed mad by the Pressure.
The Sorcerers of Tund Return
In accordance with 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 under, 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 stored darkish aspect artifacts too harmful to be saved anyplace else. They found a variety of relics, together with a number of related 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 collection is about to reply that query.
It is thrilling to see the Sorcerers of Tund totally 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 Pressure-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 Pressure sects, it is doubtless this strategy will proceed within the subsequent wave of Star Wars novels and comics.
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