- "The Bogan Collection [...] The Archive of Forbidden Artifacts."
- ―Sifo-Dyas introduces the Bogan Collection to Dooku
The Bogan Collection, also known as the Archive of Forbidden Artifacts, was a hidden vault of forbidden artifacts associated with the dark side of the Force within the archives of the Jedi Temple on the planet Coruscant. Despite being accessible only by specific members of the Jedi Order, several Jedi, including Klias Teradine, Lene Kostana, Yula Braylon, Dooku, and Sifo-Dyas, broke into the vault. After the fall of the Galactic Republic, the Sith Lord Darth Sidious inherited the Bogan Collection.
- "The corridor came out with a vault filled with cabinets, relics of the past suspended on repulsor pads, some behind glass, other protected by crackling force fileds."
- ―Dooku describes the Bogan Collection to his sister Jenza
The Bogan Collection was a hidden vault located in the Jedi Archives of the Jedi Temple on the planet Coruscant. Kaneer's window, a fake window that served as a door, hid a corridor, in which were several spinner-webs, that led to the vault. Inside the Bogan Collection were several cabinets that contained artifacts connected to the dark side of the Force, including the Saber of Darth Krall, the mask of the Sith Lord Darth Momin, diverse lightsabers, a parang, and other artifacts relating to the Sorcerers of Tund and the Yacombe. Some of the relics were suspended on repulsor pads, while others were kept behind glass or protected by force fields. The Bogan Collection was only accessible by specific members of the Jedi Order. Bogan was another name for the dark side of the Force.
- "And it's not just Sith. Look at this. The Sorcerers of Tund. The Yacombe. Where did all this come from?"
- ―Sifo-Dyas, to Dooku while exploring the Bogan Collection
During the High Republic Era, the Jedi Padawan Klias Teradine entered into the Bogan Collection and documented what he saw in his holojournal. Teradine was subsequently believed to have been expelled from the Jedi Order. Around 232 BBY, during a mission, Jedi Master Cohmac Vitus and Jedi Knight Orla Jareni brought a set of arcane statues that caused a disturbance in the Force back to Coruscant to store them in the Bogan Collection. However, the statues were discovered to have been restraining a dark side presence instead of containing one during a cleansing ritual in the Shrine in the Depths, leading Vitus, Jareni, and Padawan Reath Silas to covertly attempt to return them to the Amaxine space station where they had been found. Sometime later, when they were Jedi Initiates, Yula Braylon and Lene Kostana broke into the Bogan Collection through Kaneer's window but were eventually discovered by Jedi Grand Master Yoda. As punishment, Yoda forced them to translate the Lothal Papyri, a series of agricultural treatises.
Sometime later, in 88 BBY, Jedi Initiates Dooku and Sifo-Dyas snuck into the vault using the Force power Shifting Sand to open Kaneer's window and saw several artifacts. Dooku's attention was captured by a piece of metal, and he soon started to hear the growl of the Tirra'Taka, a creature that, according to a legend, held the planet Serenno together. Dooku had a vision of the beast and, in order to protect himself, Force pushed everything around him, including the cabinets and Sifo-Dyas. The two Initiates were briefly later rescued by Jedi librarian Restelly Quist, who brought them to the Temple infirmary, where they were healed and questioned by Yoda and Braylon. Braylon informed Kostana that, because of Dooku, many artifacts were ruined and needed to be incinerated. Dooku and Sifo-Dyas also received the translation of the Lothal Papyri as punishment for their actions. After the fall of the Galactic Republic, the Emperor of the Galactic Empire and Master of the Sith Order, Darth Sidious, inherited the Bogan Collection and gifted his apprentice, Darth Vader, with the mask of Darth Momin.
Behind the scenes
The Bogan Collection first appeared in the new Star Wars canon in a flashback sequence in the audio drama Dooku: Jedi Lost, written by Cavan Scott and published on April 30, 2019. The spelling of the Bogan Collection was confirmed by the audio drama's script release on October 1, 2019.
Notes and references
- Dooku: Jedi Lost
- "A Seat on the Council"—Star Wars Insider 199
- Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow
- The Star Wars Book dates the launch of the Starlight Beacon to 232 years before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, which corresponds to 232 BBY in the dating system used by Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. As The High Republic: Into the Dark depicts the dedication of the Starlight Beacon, its events, including the discovery of the binding statues, must occur around that year.
- The High Republic: Into the Dark
- According to Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, Updated and Expanded, Dooku was eighty years old at the time of the First Battle of Geonosis. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places the battle in 22 BBY, thus dating Dooku's birth to 102 BBY. The script of Dooku: Jedi Lost states that Dooku was fourteen years old when he sneaked into the Bogan Collection, placing the event in 88 BBY.
- Dooku: Jedi Lost script