- "Since you're here, you might as well take a look."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi, to his Padawan Anakin Skywalker
A star system was centered around a dwarf star in the galaxy until the star died sometime by the Republic Era. A near impossibility of science, the lingering dwarf sat in space at temperatures near absolute zero, creating gravity wells and other quantum fluctuations around it. In 29 BBY, Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi traveled to the system on assignment from the Jedi High Council to study the star, unknowingly carrying a curious stowaway: his twelve-year old Padawan, Anakin Skywalker. After discovering Skywalker asleep aboard the ship, Kenobi used the dead star system to teach his young student about attachment and the importance of letting go, as even the brightest of stars pass in time.
Behind the scenes
The dead star system was referenced in an anecdote from Obi-Wan Kenobi's perspective in Mike Chen's 2022 novel Brotherhood. Chen intended the passage to serve as a connection to Matthew Stover's 2005 Legends Revenge of the Sith novelization, in which the same scenario is recounted from Skywalker's point of view.
- Brotherhood (First mentioned, simultaneous with Brotherhood audiobook)
- Brotherhood audiobook (Mentioned only)
Notes and references
- Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide states that Anakin Skywalker was born 41 years before the mission to steal the Death Star plans. Since Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates that mission to 0 BBY, Skywalker must be born in 41 BBY. In Brotherhood, Obi-Wan Kenobi recalls that Skywalker was twelve-years old at the time of their travel to the dead star system, meaning that the mission must have occurred in 29 BBY.
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith novelization