"It is believed that a Grand Admiral has returned to take control of the Imperial remnants. We believed that we had accounted for all of the Emperor's warlords, but what if we were wrong?"
―Voren Na'al[1]

Dark Force Rising Sourcebook is a hardcover supplement to Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game published by West End Games. It was written by Bill Slavicsek and published in April 1993.


The New Republic was victorious at the
battle of the Sluis Van shipyards, but it has by
no means won the war. Dissension and per-
sonal ambition threaten to tear the Republic

Princess Leia — pregnant with Jedi twins — risks
her life to bring a proud and lethal alien species into
alliance with the Republic, while Han Solo and Lando
Calrissian race against time to find proof of treason inside
the highest circles of the Republic Council.

But most dangerous of all is a new Dark Jedi, risen from the
ashes of a shrouded past, consumed by bitterness ... and thor-
oughly, utterly insane. Now he schemes to use his awesome
mastery of the Force to summon Luke Skywalker, allay his
misgivings, cunningly enthrall him, and ultimately corrupt him
to the Dark Side ...

Publisher's Summary[]

"I rule the Empire now. Not some long-dead Emperor..."

Grand Admiral Thrawn's plan to restore the Empire to absolute power proceeds with horrifying efficiency. Only the bravery and skill of Princess Leia, Han Solo and Luke Skywalker can stop him from delivering a killing stroke to the New Republic!

While Thrawn's schemes unfold, Luke Skywalker confronts the mad Dark Jedi, Joruus C'baoth, in a struggle for the fate of the Jedi Knights and the galaxy itself!

Return to the wonder and excitement of a far-off galaxy in this companion volume to Timothy Zahn's best-selling novel Dark Force Rising. This book includes complete information and game statistics on all of the characters, aliens, vehicles, droids, planets and starships from this gripping adventure.

"This is the calm before the storm..."




Chapter One: The New Republic[]

  • History Lesson
  • Structure of the New Republic

New Characters[]

Character Updates[]

Chapter Two: The Force[]

  • Luke Skywalker
    • Luke Skywalker Roleplaying Game Statistics
  • Joruus C'baoth
    • The Teachings of Joruus C'baoth
    • Joruus C'baoth Roleplaying Game Statistics

Force Powers in the Roleplaying Game[]

Chapter Three: Remnants of the Empire[]

  • Dark History

New Characters[]

Imperial Forces[]

Character Updates[]

Chapter Four: The Fringe[]

New Characters[]

Character Updates[]

Chapter Five: Planets[]

Chapter Six: Aliens[]

  • Barabels
    • Barabel Roleplaying Game Statistics
  • Defel
    • Defel Roleplaying Game Statistics
  • Duinuogwuins
    • Duinuogwuin Roleplaying Game Statistics
  • Ewoks
    • Ewok Roleplaying Game Statistics
  • Gotals
    • Gotal Roleplaying Game Statistics
  • Herglics
    • Herglic Roleplaying Game Statistics
  • Noghri
    • Noghri Roleplaying Game Statistics
  • Rishii
    • Rishii Roleplaying Game Statistics
  • Sluissi
    • Sluissi Roleplaying Game Statistics
  • Verpine
    • Verpine Roleplaying Game Statistics

Chapter Seven: Droids[]

Chapter Eight: Equipment[]

Chapter Nine: Vehicles[]

Repulsorlift Vehicles[]

All-Terrain Walkers[]

Chapter Ten: Starships[]


Space Transports[]

Combat Starships[]


The sourcebook claims that the planet orbited by the moon of Endor was destroyed, which was noted in the novelization of Return of the Jedi. The Essential Atlas later claimed this disappearance was an elaborate hoax, and the planet of Endor has since appeared in other media.

Like the Dark Force Rising novel, this sourcebook lists the Battle of Honoghr as taking place around 35 BBY. The Essential Guide to Alien Species later retconned this to 20 BBY.


By type
Characters Organisms Droid models Events Locations
Organizations and titles Sentient species Vehicles and vessels Weapons and technology Miscellanea



Droid models



Organizations and titles

Sentient species

Vehicles and vessels

Weapons and technology



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dark Force Rising Sourcebook

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