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Ancient Magicks SoH

Old Daka performing ancient magick.

"I am not a natural Force wielder like the Jedi or Sith. I use dark magick to achieve power."
Mother Talzin[src]

Magick, also known as Shadow Magic,[1] was a supernatural technique that allowed a practitioner to wield great powers connected to the dark side of the Force.[2][3] The Nightsister witches of Dathomir were wielders of magick, with Daka being the most powerful of the magick-using witches.[4]


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Mother Talzin performing magick.

"Magick is a living thing. It arises from blood and trees and mist. It flows through your veins already, but we will reshape you to channel it."
―Shelish, to the Smuggler[src]

Talzin was one of the Nightsisters' most powerful witches. Talzin was able to use her magick to heal Asajj Ventress,[5] create a Blackroot drink, and transform Savage Opress into a inhuman monster.[6] Talzin was able to combine her magick with Voodoo to torture her enemies from afar and communicate with them from afar. Old Daka was able to use her magic to resurrect numerous Nightsisters mummies and bring them back as zombies.[7]

Following the massacre on Dathomir, Talzin used a great deal of her magick to heal her son, Maul's mind, memories and legs. She was successful[8] but she became trapped in the spirit world.[9] Talzin attempted to return to the physical world by using a sphere supplied by the Frangawl Cult but failed due to interference from Jedi Master Mace Windu and Naboo representative Jar Jar Binks.[3] Despite the setback, Talzin was able to stay in contact with Maul by appearing as a green mist.[10] Talzin attempted to regain her physical body by using Dooku as a sacrifice. At first, she was successful. Unfortunately, Talzin was killed by Grievous.[9]

The last Nightsister, Shelish, described Nightsister magick very similarly to the Force: as a living thing that arises from blood, trees, and mist. Anyone could learn to use magick, so long as they were Force-sensitive, as demonstrated by the Smuggler; however, first, they must breathe in a special energized mist which transforms the blood into ichor. The ichor, which appeared as a green mist,[7] could then be used in the magicks. A special talisman was used during the ritual to energize said mist.[11]



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