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Maul’s First Lightsaber

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Type: Powered Melee weapon
Scale: Character
Skill: Lightsaber: double-bladed
Cost: Unavailable for sale
Availability: 4, X
Difficulty: Difficult
Damage: 5D
Game Notes: Proper use of a double-bladed lightsaber requires the specialization Lightsaber: Double-Bladed Lightsaber. Without the proper specialization, the difficulty to use a double-bladed lightsaber is very difficult, and none of the special benefits of the double-bladed lightsaber may be used.

Background: The saberstaff consisted of two lightsabers fused together so the blades extend in a single line. Each blade could be ignited separately with blade modulation controls depending on the situation and the opponent being faced. Its design was based on ancient plans found deep within a Sith holocron owned by Darth Sidious.

After learning to use a double-bladed lightsaber, Sith apprentice Maul built his own based on a design found in Darth Sidious’ Sith holocron Maul used his lightsaber in his duel with Eldra Kaitis on the moon of Drazkel.

Darth Maul used his lightsaber when he dueled Qui-Gon Jinn on Tatooine. Igniting only one end of his weapon, Maul quickly pressed the attack, but Kenobi had the Queen’s pilot guide the ship over towards the duel, allowing Jinn to leap aboard and escape. Maul was left fuming on the desert floor. During the Battle of Naboo, Maul used his lightsaber against Jinn and his apprentice, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Maul was able to defeat Jinn by striking him in the face with his weapon’s hilt before stabbing the stunned Jedi Master through the stomach, mortally wounding him. Kenobi then attacked Maul in a rage and managed to land a hit on his lightsaber hilt, bisecting the weapon and knocking the nonfunctional, half into the wall. This left Maul with only one functional half of it. Despite this, Maul was able to push Kenobi and kick his lightsaber into a pit and used his lightsaber to shower sparks at the young Jedi and force him to let go. When Maul lowered his guard, Kenobi saw his chance and jumped towards him. Using Jinn’s lightsaber, Kenobi seemingly killed Maul by cutting him in half. Maul and his lightsaber fell down the shaft, presumed dead and lost.

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PT White

I've been involved in creating content for Star Wars The Role Playing Game since 1992 and consider myself a Star Wars Super Fan and knowledge bank for the Star Wars Universe.

2 thoughts on “Maul’s First Lightsaber

  • Trenton R

    Im not sure special benefits of the double-bladed lightsaber would be.

    • I left it open for the GM to play as they see fit. In games I run a double blade or those with two blades get two actions per round.

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