PLEASE DO NOT SHARE THE DETAILS OF THIS ARTICLE OPENLY ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND SPOIL STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII FOR THOSE THAT WANT TO REMAIN SPOILER-FREE. THESE ARE VERY GENERAL SPOILERS BUT LET'S RESPECT EVERYONE\u2019S WISHES AND NOT SPOIL THOSE THAT DO NOT APPRECIATE SPOILERS LIKE US.\r\n\r\n\r\nOne of the more interesting mysteries of\u00a0Star Wars: Episode VIII is what exactly\u00a0takes place on Ahch-To. Before Rey arrived at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Luke Skywalker was not alone, but rather sharing the island of Ahch-To with some surprising inhabitants, as we will see in\u00a0Star Wars: Episode VIII.\r\n\r\nThe featured creatures of Ahch-To have befriended Luke Skywalker during his residency as a Jedi recluse. Luke's little friends are avian in nature. Skellig Michael is where the island of Ahch-To was first glimpsed in\u00a0Star Wars: The Force Awakens.\u00a0The new creatures from\u00a0Episode VIII\u00a0are actually designed after the puffins that inhabit the area in our real world. So there should be little question if the design actually fits the environment.\r\n\r\nRumor has it the creatures have razor sharp teeth and are a mixture of the terrifying and the adorable. They're sort of like a\u00a0bird mixed with a Gremlin. Someone once said it was like the\u00a0Star Wars\u00a0version of a Furby, but the look and feel is so\u00a0Star Wars\u00a0they loved it. Basically combine a puffin, a Furby, and Star Wars it up and you have yourself an idea of what this creature is. \u00a0They're tiny--maybe 15 inches tall or so. I was apprehensive when I first heard "Furby," but no one speaking of the design has anything bad to say about it. In fact, those that have seen the tiny puppets on set are overjoyed by their presence in the film.\r\n\r\nThe other rumor worth noting is that the "puffin" that personally has screen time with Skywalker sees himself as a "protector of the island(s) on Ahch-To." Luke Skywalker has permission to be there while Rey does not. Rey has a sequence on Ahch-To where she fights a rather large sea monster (we have also heard she wears a black cloak during this sequence over the costume we described before). It has been suggested but not confirmed that Rey's besting of the sea monster grants her permission to be at the sacred location\u00a0by the "puffins." However, the sequences could be totally unrelated.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/youtu.be\/4Nb0lFoKhas?t=1m14s\r\n\r\nShould we be surprised that the production deemed "Space Bear," is bringing us the first pint-sized creatures in the\u00a0Star Wars\u00a0saga since the Ewoks? I don't know about you, but I'm excited to see how they perform in\u00a0Star Wars: Episode VIII\u00a0next year. We should have more on these creatures pretty soon.