Return of the Ewok
I recently wrote a large piece on Ochi from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. In that article I wrote extensively about what I heard regarding a Sith Dagger and the importance of that weapon. Because that article was about Ochi for the most part, I didn’t want to dig into what is sort of a contrivance (even a fun one). Because of the complications and length of the piece, there was an interesting component to the dagger which I held back. But after seeing Wicket in the new featurette, I feel like discussing it a bit. And don’t worry, no Ewoks are daggered in this article.
Adult Warwick Davis looking at the character he played back in 1982, today:
The Sith Dagger’s Other Mysterious Function!
When Rey and her gang of Resistance fighters obtain Ochi’s Sith dagger, the blade takes them to the next part of their journey beyond needing See-Threepio to translate the Sith inscription. In this part of the story, our heroes travel to Endor’s moon. I’m told it is “the Endor we all know,” according to sources who have seen the sequence. That’s pretty exciting for Return of the Jedi fans like myself.
The interesting thing is how the dagger brings our heroes to the moon itself. The problem is the dagger doesn’t tell the gang where on the Moon of Endor they should look for the Wayfinder to the Outer Reaches. The Wayfinder that when Rey touches gives her that vision of herself as an evil Sith Lord. Yeah, that Wayfinder.
It sounds like they arrive at Endor without a clue where to go. Rey examines the dagger further and finds that there is a secret compartment in the hilt of the Sith dagger itself. The dagger reveals that the location is the Death Star graveyard. There is a swinging protractor type compass that folds out of the dagger with a curved metal piece. That curved piece lines up with the the shape of the Death Star’s remains. Even more specifically it points directly to the defeated Emperor’s throne room to be precise. That is how Rey knows to bring her Jedi parkour skills to that location and find what she’s seeking to accidentally see an evil vision of herself.
Jakku’s Goonies are Good Enough
It sounds a bit like a contrivance. It kind of is. Sources agree. But I hear it is fun. I suspect with the gang altogether, the movie is riffing on The Goonies to some extent. Remember when Mikey and his gang are on the beach and they use that medallion type thing to find the entrance to One Eyed Willie’s pirate cave? That piece also acts as a key later on inside the pirate cave. I see some connective tissue between the gang on an adventurous trek together and the prop serving to lead the way through multiple mysteries.
Kef Bir or Endor?
Sources have never used the name Kef Bir. They have always called the location The moon of Endor. What is up with this? Is Kef Bir the ocean’s name? It is really confusing. It seems like it could be a weird version of Arvala-7 not being Tatooine in Star Wars: The Mandalorian and people are assuming it is Endor. However, it has Wicket on it. This isn’t a generic Jawa. This is a little legend! Unless Wicket has a Disney+ series that has been filming in secret, that’s Endor. How do we reconcile these locations?
The Disney Parks website wrote:
In the trailers for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, you caught glimpses of the ocean moon Kef Bir.
Did the promotional writers get unfortunately worded source materials to work with? Should it actually be the ocean Kef Bir on the moon of Endor? Beats me! It is pretty confusing. But sources are all saying Endor. Bespin Bulletin broke the Ewoks on Endor story a while ago and the featurette is showing us Ewoks now. My sources gave me the Endor content a while ago now too. I’ve seen Kef Bir in a kid’s book.
In less than a month, we’ll pretty much know the answer. We’re almost there! Also make sure you subscribe to MakingStarWars.net on YouTube for more updates from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker!
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