First seen in the video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, the main character Cal Kestis is equipped with a special lightsaber. Played by Cameron Monaghan, the Padawan was one of the survivors of Darth Sidious's Order 66, and followed the teachings of his Jedi master: Jaro Tapal.
He was shot by clones, but before dying, he gave his lightsaber, which had become a single-bladed saber, to Cal Kestis. Cal Kestis brandished this weapon at the very start of the game against a Confessor, the Second Sister.
Before this one, the hero had another lightsaber that's easy to forget. But that's not all, there are other incredible anecdotes about Cal Kestis' lightsaber. Let's review everything there is to know about this saber, so that it no longer holds any secrets for you.
For the time being, Cal Kestis' lightsaber has only appeared in works where its owner was present, i.e. in video games. Both are developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the very first game to feature the Cal Kestis lightsaber. The character is a member of the Ironmongers' Guild, where he meets and seems to like Prauf Boudey. However, Prauf is pierced by a double rotating lightsaber during an inspection by two Confessors accompanied by Stormtroopers. It was at this point that Cal Kestis brandished his lightsaber for the very first time against the Second Sister. He only had time to deliver a few blows before fleeing with the help of a ship named Stinger Mantis. On board, he met two new allies: Greez Dritus (the captain) and Cere Junda (a former Jedi). Later, he also met Merrin, a sister of the night.
For this second opus, released in April 2023, we have the chance to once again experience the adventures of Cal Kestis and BD-1 (the little 2-legged droid). In this game, which opens with the appearance of Senator Sejan, Cal is once again accompanied by that same lightsaber. He faces new enemies such as Dagan Gera, Rayvis, Bode Akuna and Drya Thornne. In fact, after defeating Drya Thornne, Cal Kestis can retrieve his transmitter to transform his lightsaber into a cross-guard saber like Kylo Ren's. Our protagonist also battles opponents he has already encountered in Fallen Order. Among them is the Ninth Sister, a former Jedi named Masana Tide.
The hilt of Cal Kestis' lightsaber is predominantly metallic gray, with a black handle. What really sets this saber apart from the others is its atypical two-part emitter. As for the pommel, depending on when you see it in the Cal Kestis epic, you'll see it damaged for a while. Overall, the handle is longer than most lightsabers.
On the planet Dathomir, Cal Kestis has visions of Jaro Tapal. These visions torment him, causing his Kyber crystal to break. On Ilum, he decides to build a new lightsaber before joining the Jedi Temple. Inspired by the design of his master's double lightsaber, Cal Kestis in turn conceived a double-bladed saber. One end is Jaro Tapal's saber, the other Cere Junda's old lightsaber. The two Kyber crystals are in fact a single crystal he recovered but which has broken in two.
Cal Kestis' lightsaber has deflected many a blaster shot, and has seen many a journey in its owner's hands. In fact, we may well see it again in the future, in games and even in films and TV series.
As you've seen, the games always offer hidden secrets around powerful artifacts. These include the Cal Kestis weapon, the Boone Kestis lightsaber and the Eno Cordova Holocron. The Star Wars universe created by George Lucas is big enough to afford this kind of hidden bonus.
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