Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Third Lightsaber

Model: Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Third Lightsaber
Type: Melee weapon
Scale: Character
Cost: Not Available For Sale
Availability: 4, X
Difficulty: Difficult
Damage: 5D (see notes)

Game Notes: If an attacking character misses the difficulty number by more than 10 points (the base difficulty; not their opponent’s parry total), the character has injured himself with the lightsaber. Apply normal damage to the character wielding the lightsaber.

Background: Obi-Wan Kenobi’s third lightsaber was the third, and final, lightsaber to be constructed and wielded by Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi during the Clone Wars after he lost his second one prior to the First Battle of Geonosis. He used the lightsaber in a duel with General Grievous, but he lost it and was eventually given it back by CC-2224. He would also use this lightsaber to duel his fallen apprentice Darth Vader on Mustafar, and would continue to wield the weapon during his 19-year exile on Tatooine up until his death at the hands of Vader during their rematch on the Death Star. Obi-Wan’s second apprentice Luke Skywalker would later use this weapon’s design as a basis for the construction of his second lightsaber.

In contrast to the simple weapon design based on his former master’s weapon that he had originally constructed, Kenobi’s new weapon had a much more skeletal build. The emitter was separated from the body of the weapon by a bronze and brass cut-back, thin “choke” portion which also held the reserve power cell. Directly below this slim bar was the black ridged handgrip, which occupied the central third of the hilt. The activator was throttle-style, the same sort featured on Anakin Skywalker’s lightsaber design. The covertec wheel was black held onto a rigged black extension. Finally sealing the hilt was a chrome emitter. The lone design feature common between Kenobi’s new and old weapons were a set of evenly spaced protrusions around the circumference of the pommel.

During Ben Kenobi’s exile, he wrote down instructions on how to create a lightsaber after his own in a journal. This journal was then used many years later by Luke Skywalker in order to construct a new lightsaber. Due to the fact that possessing a lightsaber was deemed illegal by the Galactic Empire after Order 66, and obtaining one was near impossible, Luke built his lightsaber by finding the parts required for it throughout Tatooine.

PT White

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