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Force Powers

Force Strength

Abeloth was a cosmic threat.

Throughout galactic history, Centerpoint Station has been many things to many beings. For the Killik hives, it was a religious duty. To cosmic threats, it was a prison.

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Abeloth had power on the level of the Architects, and no prison aside from the Maw could hold her.

Since no known prison could hold beings of the architects’ power, the Son and Daughter were forced to construct one.

Galactic Architecture 101 and the History of Centerpoint Station

Abeloth is more powerful than the Lost Tribe of the Sith.

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Abeloth was almighty in the Force.

Silly child, Ship said to her. You are strong in the Force-but strong is nothing compared with almighty.

Fate of the Jedi: Abyss

Abeloth had power beyond human comprehension.

Abeloth was no castaway, no mere woman marooned here for thirty years. She was much more-a manifestation of an ancient power so dark and hideous it was beyond human comprehension. Against such a being, how could Lady Rhea resist being a thrall? How could anyone? The only reason Vestara was still alive, she felt certain, was that it amused Abeloth to watch her struggling to remain sane.

Fate of the Jedi: Abyss

Sith Master Xal believed the Sith Council would bathe the survivors search party in glory for discovering a being as powerful as Abeloth.

To the surprise of everyone except Lady Rhea, even Yuvar Xal had readily embraced this plan. In fact, he had proclaimed that all of the survivors would be bathed in glory when the Circle learned of Abeloth's power.

Fate of the Jedi: Abyss

Abeloth was so powerful that Luke needed every advantage possible going after her.

Luke sighed. He needed every advantage he could in going after Abeloth—that much had been made excruciatingly clear.

Fate of the Jedi: Allies

Abeloth was so powerful Luke thought it would be a better idea to have a larger number of Sith teamed up with him.

Luke said nothing. He wasn't sure if fewer Sith was a good or a bad thing. Abeloth was powerful, and she was dangerous. They might need everyone they could get.

Fate of the Jedi: Allies

Mara Jade considered Abeloth powerful and dangerous.

"You couldn't have. She is ancient, and powerful, and dangerous. Very dangerous."

Fate of the Jedi: Allies

Vestara Khai considers Abeloth very powerful and doesn't think the large Sith strike team and the Skywalkers can defeat her in a straight fight.

"But she's ancient, and very powerful. The only way is if we can trick her, somehow."

Fate of the Jedi: Allies

According to Jaina, Abeloth has power like a nova has light.

“They’re Sith,” Jaina reminded him. “All that matters to them is power, and Abeloth had power like a nova has light."

Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

Luke knew he and Ben would need a lot of help to defeat Abeloth.

He was fairly certain that Abeloth had gone into hiding there, and when he and Ben flushed her into the open, they were going to need help destroying her—a lot of help

Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

Abeloth had a dozen times Luke's strength in the force.

It was no good. Abeloth had a dozen times the Force strength Luke had, and he could do no more than keep her from crushing his throat.

Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

Abeloth used the Force with greater strength than Luke ever did. This notably includes Luke when in states of Oneness, DE Luke with Leia and Anakin Solo's powers when disrupting Sidious's Force Storm, and Luke when in proximity to Force boosting artifacts such as the kaiburr crystal or the codex.

"Abeloth." Luke repressed a sigh. "She's here. Somewhere. Experimenting. Using the Force with greater strength than I ever did, certainly."

Fate of the Jedi: Conviction

Abeloth's presence had a huge impact on the force and Sith winced at the pain emanating from her.

Even though it was only a comm signal, Khai felt the impact of her presence in the Force. There was rage in her eyes, rage and pain. Whatever the Jedi had done to her on Nam Chorios, clearly she was still feeling it. Khai saw some of his Sith bridge officers wincing under the power of her hurt.

Fate of the Jedi: Conviction

Abeloth was more powerful than anybody the master of the Sith Temple had ever known of. It should be noted that the Lost Tribe was brought to

“Stronger than anyone we have ever heard of.” That was quite a statement, coming from the Master of the Sith Temple. Few on Kesh had as extensive a knowledge of the Sith’s past—and now their present as they expanded across the stars—as this deceptively mild, dark-skinned, middle-aged human."

Fate of the Jedi: Ascension

One of the High Lords heard that Abeloth possessed powers they couldn't imagine.

“We will take her, and use her, and discard her when we are done. But for love of the dark side, let us take her first! Listen to High Lord Yur! Think what we can learn! From all that we have heard, she has powers we cannot imagine!”

Fate of the Jedi: Ascension

Abeloth's power was more vast than anything Sith Saber Gavar Khai had ever seen, and it was enough to make him question his otherwise fierce loyalty to the Sith.

He had always been fiercely loyal to his people, but his experiences with Abeloth had also opened his eyes to the vast power she could wield.

Fate of the Jedi: Ascension

Gavar Khai considered the notion that Abeloth was more powerful than the entire Lost Tribe of the Sith

Yet … this could be a good thing. If she were, indeed, more powerful than the Lost Tribe—

Fate of the Jedi: Ascension

Gavar Khai considered Abeloth to be far more powerful than the Jedi.

"We have dissolved our alliance with the Jedi”—Khai said the word as if it left a bad taste in his mouth—“and have allied with a far superior being."

Fate of the Jedi: Ascension

Abeloth was capable of unleashing inconceivable amounts of force energy.

Her anguish used the Force as a weapon, as she had so often before, but this time she was barely aware that she was releasing nearly inconceivable amounts of Force energy upon a city that was completely unprepared for it.

Fate of the Jedi: Ascension

Abeloth was powerful enough to be capable of destroying Sith Saber Gavar Khai with a thought.

She could destroy him with a thought.

Fate of the Jedi: Ascension

Abeloth had unimaginable power.

Abeloth was something beyond Wynn's understanding, a monster of unimaginable power and capable of unthinkable evil, and he had been a fool to think he could play her.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Thuruht believes that unless they stop Abeloth, she will cause a galactic apocalypse.

Thuruht seems convinced that the galaxy is about to perish. She keeps saying that the end of time has come.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Raynar Thul feared Abeloth more than anything else, even becoming a Joiner again.

Second, if he stayed with Thuruht much longer, all of the counteragents and filters aboard the Long Trek would not prevent him from becoming a Joiner again-and there was only one thing in the galaxy that Raynar feared more than losing his identity to a Killik hive again. That thing was Abeloth.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth's power was beyond the level of Sidious or Vader.

You're still thinking on a mortal scale, like Vader or Palpatine. Think bigger, like a storm or a tide. Like a living Force volcano.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth had power almost beyond Luke's comprehension.

This thing-this entity-had powers almost beyond comprehension.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth was nearing a point in her power progression where she could literally bend reality with her wishes.

With footings and foundations melting by the square kilometer, skytowers would fall by the thousands, tumbling into their neighbors or dissolving into the same pools of molten stone that had eaten away their bases. The fumes, superheated and filled with noxious gases, would kill hundreds of millions-and if a pyroclastic flow developed, the death toll would rise to the billions.

And the whole time, Abeloth would be feeding off the fear and anguish of the victims. She would grow into a being beyond mortal comprehension. With the dark side hers to command, she could literally reshape the galaxy in any manner she wished.

Ben shook his head, not quite able to grasp the enormity of what was happening before him. He was watching a deity being born-and she was not a benevolent one. It felt like he was caught in one of those terrible nightmares from which it was impossible to awaken, except that if this was a nightmare, it had been going on so long that it had become his life.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth's actions caused the Force to suffer.

And when the Current turns, Thuruht said, it is the Force that suffers.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth was powerful enough to make the Father step in and protect the Son and Daughter from her.

The third panel depicted the arcade complex again, this time with a much-changed Abeloth standing in the heart of a stormy courtyard. Her hair had grown coarse and long, her nose had flattened until it was practically gone, and her sparkling eyes had grown so sunken and dark that all that could be seen of them were the twinkles. She was raising her arms toward a cowering Daughter and a glowering Son, with long tentacles lashing from where her fingers should have been. Stepping forward to shield them was a furious Father, one hand pointing toward the swamp at the open end of the temple, the other reaching out to intercept her tentacled fingers.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth becomes more powerful as she assimilates more bodies.

"She has grown much in power since we discovered her, but each time we kill a part, she is weakened. So there are limits. As she grows stronger, those limits rise. And now she has three bodies."

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

And in the past when she had escaped she had progressed to the point at which she had assimilated entire planets.

After hurrying through two more archways, Thuruht finally stopped before a set of panels depicting three devastated worlds. In the first, an entire city lay in ruins. There were fungi rising from the rubble, and a drove of three-eyed bipeds could be seen fleeing a horde of tentacled felines. The second relief showed scores of dazed woodland creatures struggling through a blast-flattened forest, many fighting in vain to escape the fangvines wrapped around their legs. The third scene was the most gruesome of all. It was an ocean world with flocks of seabirds hovering over floating islands of moldy flesh. Hanging in the sky of each world was a female face with a gaping, fang-filled smile that stretched from one ear to another.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Immortality/Ascendence

Abeloth drank from the Font of Power.

The first panel showed an aged Abeloth sneaking a drink from the Font of Power, while the Father hurled Force lightning at both the Son and Daughter.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Which is said to grant one unlimited power.

Then Luke was standing in a shadowy arcade, looking out on an ancient courtyard overgrown with tree ferns, club mosses, and pillars of scaled fungi. In the center of the courtyard sat the curving basin of a formal fountain, the water jet gurgling somewhere inside a pall of steam so filled with sulfur that it was more brown than yellow.

"The Font of Power," said the raspy voice.

Luke turned his head toward the speaker. He saw a skull-faced Givin-Feryl, he recalled-next to him, and he began to remember where he was... or rather, to remember the quest that had led him here, since he had no idea where here actually was. Luke was on a mission. He needed to find out why Jacen had fallen prey to the dark side. He needed to determine whether his nephew's sojourn had anything to do with the psychoses troubling so many young Jedi Knights.

Luke was still reorienting himself when a second voice-this one deep and refined-said, "If you have the courage to drink of it, you will have the power to achieve anything."

"Anything?" Luke glanced over to find the flat-faced Gotal, Ryontarr, standing to his other side. "That's a big promise."

"There is no limit to the strength that can be drawn from the Font of Power," Ryontarr replied.

Fate of the Jedi: Abyss

Abeloth bathed in the Pool of Knowledge.

In the second panel, a much younger-looking Abeloth swam in the Pool of Knowledge, looking sly and defiant as she smiled up at the Father, who stood at the edge of the basin.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Which is stated to grant unlimited knowledge.

"Bathe in this pool, and you'll have the answers you seek."

Luke raised a brow. "About Jacen?" he asked. "Or about Mara?"

"About whatever you seek," Ryontarr replied. "This is the Pool of Knowledge, where you will see all that has passed and all that is to come."

"That's a bit much for one mind to comprehend, don't you think?" Luke was beginning to see their trap-and how it would have been an irresistible temptation for a troubled young Jedi Knight on a galactic search for wisdom.

Fate of the Jedi: Abyss

Abeloth cannot die without the Dagger of Mortis being used to kill her, and will inevitably return after any other defeat she suffers. Even immediately after all of her bodies are killed, she is still capable of manifesting in some form.

Finally, they fought on Sinkhole Station on a mental plane of the Force, where she was ultimately defeated. However, with no way to truly kill or imprison her, it is only a matter of time before she returns.

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Luke believes vestiges of Abeloth remain—her destructive rise to power is cyclical, according to legend, and Luke fears she will return, as evidence suggests the galaxy is slipping into darkness. In a proactive measure, Luke dispatches a special team of Jedi—the Ten Knights—to seek out the monolith of Mortis, where they might find the Dagger of Mortis, a legendary object capable of slaying a Force-wielder from beyond the mortal realm.

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"Jedi Knights Arelis and Saar," Barratk'l replied. "They have been working in the Outer Rim, helping the slaves build free societies, yes?"

Luke nodded. "Go on."

"Three days ago, they were attacked by a tentacle," Barratk'l explained. "It materialized out of the Force and attempted to choke Jedi Saar. When Jedi Arelis ignited his lightsaber, it released Saar and turned to attack Arelis-then just dissolved."

"Sothais said it looked like it wanted to attack," Octa Ramis added. "But it couldn't hold itself together. It vanished back into the Force."

Luke's semi-healed chest wound began to ache. "Any reports since then?"

"None," Kyle confirmed. "We think it's whatever remains of Abeloth, trying to coalesce around symbols of her hatred."

"I think you're right," Luke said. He could still feel her cold tentacle writhing in the emptiness of his chest wound, a phantom memory reminding him that an entity of the Force could never be truly killed-that in a hundred years, or a hundred thousand years, she would grow strong enough to return. "We're going to need to find a way to keep tabs on her. She may not return in our lifetime, but the Jedi Order will need to be ready."

"To do what?" Kyp asked.

"To kill her," Luke replied. He was thinking of the story of his father's trip to Mortis, of the special Force-imbued dagger that had been used to kill both the Daughter and the Father. "We need to find the Mortis monolith."

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Assimilation

Abeloth switched bodies with Dyon Stadd.

"They switched bodies," Vestara said. "I don't understand how, but they did." Ben turned his head toward her voice and found her standing next to the pyre, using the Force to levitate the corpse over which they had been fighting. The bloody shroud had been torn away during the tug-of-war, and now he could see that the corpse was not Abeloth's at all. In fact, it wasn't even female. "This isn't Abeloth," Vestara continued. She floated the corpse toward Taalon, and Ben found himself looking at a much-battered, but still recognizable male face. "It's Dyon Stadd!"

Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

Abeloth had assimilated Akanah before her meeting with Luke on Nam Choris.

Luke turned and found Akanah standing in the door of the gathering hall. Her hair was hanging loose and waving about her shoulders, as though caught by a breeze that was not blowing, and there was a darkness in her eyes that seemed to rise from the depths of time itself. Her gaze shifted from Taalon to Luke, and she smiled, revealing a mouthful of small sharp teeth.

Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

Abeloth could assimilate people, and by doing so could take on their knowledge and identities.

Luke spoke of Abeloth, her ability to absorb others whole and take on their knowledge and identities, her desire to extend her very nature throughout the galaxy, her bleakness.

Fate of the Jedi: Conviction

Abeloth assimilated Rokari Kem.

Rokari Kem. He blinked, utterly disbelieving. Surely he was still unconscious.

“Wynn Dorvan,” Roki purred. “I confess, this is a surprise. But a happy one. You have served two Chiefs of State. And, I think, others, that we do not know about. Yet.”

Still smiling, she bent down and cupped his battered face in her hand, turning his head up to face her. “You know things, don’t you? Things that may prove very useful to me. Do be sure, Wynn, that I will learn what you know, who you know, what you have seen … one way or another. I may even permit you to live … if you learn to love me.”

Her smile, beautiful and sweet and kind and an utter lie, widened.

And widened.

It stretched across her face, too large for it, nearly reaching her ears. Her skin paled, her eyes began to sink back into their sockets. Her hair turned from blue-green and shiny to pale yellow, growing long, longer, all the way down to her feet. The hand that grasped his chin in a grip that would not release became slick, tiny tentacles forcing him to stare into her eyes. Eyes that looked like tiny stars in a black hole.

And he understood the full disaster that was about to unfold.

Abeloth and the Lost Tribe of the Sith had come to Coruscant—and were running the Galactic Alliance.

Fate of the Jedi: Ascension

Abeloth assimilated Pagorski.

Then the air between the two women began to shimmer. Pagorski's eyes opened wide, and her face twisted into a mask of horror. Rokari Kem's fingers grew long and thin, and suddenly her arms dissolved into gray slimy tentacles, and in the Sith's place stood the hideous thing that Wynn had glimpsed on waking, a slender sinuate form with coarse yellow hair and a mouth so broad that it reached from ear to ear.

Abeloth.

Pagorski's jaw fell open in a wordless scream. The tentacles shot down her throat, into her ears and nostrils, and began to pulse. Horrible gagging noises erupted from her mouth. Her entire body went limp and hung, convulsing, by the ropy tendrils that had been inserted into her head.

Finally, Pagorski's expression went blank. Her complexion grew so pale and translucent that Wynn could see the tentacles throbbing inside her face, pumping something dark and viscous into her sinuses and her ears and down into her trachea.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

When he had suggested that Lydea Pagorski be released to build goodwill with the Empire, the Beloved Queen of the Stars had destroyed the poor woman and taken over her body.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth assimilated Sith High Lady Korelei, demonstrating the capacity to take possession of three bodies at once.

When he glanced back, he found Korelei's oval eyes watching him with the same cold emptiness he had often seen in those of the Beloved Queen. His stomach began to churn with a queasy terror as a pair of silver flickers appeared in the depths of her gaze. Her smile grew as wide as her face. All her teeth suddenly seemed to be fangs, and a relentless tide of despair welled up inside Wynn. He knew what he was seeing. The Beloved Queen of the Stars had taken a third body.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth assimilated the Jedi Temple Computer Core.

He spun around, already knowing what he would see... and he saw it: a face of pure radiance, the size of a bantha and as wispy as a cloud, floating out in the darkness of the computer core. She appeared vaguely human, with a long cascade of coarse yellow hair and tiny, deep-sunken eyes that shone from their sockets like stars at the bottom of a well. She had a nose so small it was almost absent, and a large, full-lipped mouth so broad that it reached from ear to ear

Abeloth.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth had assimilated at least three entire planets at one point.

After hurrying through two more archways, Thuruht finally stopped before a set of panels depicting three devastated worlds. In the first, an entire city lay in ruins. There were fungi rising from the rubble, and a drove of three-eyed bipeds could be seen fleeing a horde of tentacled felines. The second relief showed scores of dazed woodland creatures struggling through a blast-flattened forest, many fighting in vain to escape the fangvines wrapped around their legs. The third scene was the most gruesome of all. It was an ocean world with flocks of seabirds hovering over floating islands of moldy flesh. Hanging in the sky of each world was a female face with a gaping, fang-filled smile that stretched from one ear to another.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Environmental Control

Abeloth caused a fierce storm when left alone on the planet in the Maw and caused vegetation to overwhelm the courtyard.

In these reliefs, Abeloth stood alone in the courtyard, watching the Father depart with the Son and Daughter. Her face was contorted in anger, and the air around her was whirling with fronds and jungle reptiles and lightning. In the panels that followed, she looked even more deranged. The courtyard was overrun with vegetation, and a large winged lizard was struggling to escape her grasp, its eyes wide with terror, it wings straining as it struggled to pull its foot out of her hand.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth could control all of the plantlife from attacking the Sith on the planet in the Maw.

When Abeloth was near, the plants never attacked.

Fate of the Jedi: Abyss

"The world is very hostile, completely unnatural. The animals thrive by photosynthesis, and the plants prey upon them." She gave Ben and Luke a half-smile. "Keeps you on your toes."

"And Abeloth controls everything," Luke surmised.

"She does."

Fate of the Jedi: Allies

Abeloth caused plantlife to attack Vestara.

At the same moment, a thick white root, tipped with finger-length barbs, shot out of the ground. The roots, capped with a thick green spike, twisted around Vestara, then reared back like a snake about to strike. Vestara's eyes darted to the spike and she yanked in her hand, folding her arm over her chest as the spikes struck home a second time.

Fate of the Jedi: Allies

Abeloth's presence on a planet caused deadly plant life to form.

And then she heard it: the soft buphoot of a puff-fungus expelling its spores.

Vespara clamped her mouth shut and exhaled through her nose, then Force-sprang three paces backward.

She ignited her lightsaber. As she had expected, before her was a slender, knee-high mushroom with a web of sticky feeder-threads draping out of a freshly burst cap, still engulfed in its yellow cloud of paralyzing spores. Just beyond was the mouth of a tunnel about three meters high. The passage had probably been completely round before the yorik coral had taken hold, but now it was more of a lopsided oval. Two more of the deadly fungi stood just inside the tunnel mouth, their caps not yet swollen enough to explode.

Vestara spun in a slow circle, using her lightsaber to illuminate the surrounding area. She was standing on a large platform that ended at the mouth of the tunnel. In the small area that she could see, there were at least six more fungi, along with several large patches of gray moss. The mosses were probably acid mats, which enwrapped anything that stepped on them.

Lying just at the edge of the light, she saw a large gray cocoon. The half-meter-long tail of a giant slashrat trailed out of the end, and where it entered the cocoon, the flesh had been eaten to the bone. Vestara's heart sank. She had seen such things before, and she knew exactly what they meant.

Abeloth had come to Coruscant.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth's presence caused violent plantlife to grow.

As Tahiri continued to walk, the cleanliness of the tunnel began to fade. Three hundred meters in, dark spots of mildew began to appear along the walls. At four hundred meters, the plastoid had turned dark with growth, and the fungus was starting to form mounds. By five hundred meters, she was picking her way past stalks of meter-high fungi and ducking under dangling curtains of moss. Though she had never visited a world where Abeloth held sway, she had spoken to enough Jedi to know what she was seeing-and how cautious she needed to be around the strange flora.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth caused groundquakes and raised a volcano on Coruscant when angered.

"Ah-Abeloth is angry," Vestara said, following Ben's gaze. As she studied the scene, the rumble deepened and grew more audible, and Ship began to sway on its struts. She did not speak again for a second or two, then the entire reception hall started to shake and the wrecked entry began to drop rubble. "The people of Coruscant have disappointed the Beloved Queen. Now they will feel her wrath."

Ben began to have a very bad feeling about what was happening. "A groundquake?"

Vestara turned back to him, her mouth twisted into a smile that seemed more frightened than cruel. "The groundquakes are just the beginning, you fool," she said. "The volcano will be the true punishment."

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Telekinesis

Abeloth pulled Vestara and several other Sith in the direction of her planet.

The thing was rooted inside her now, pulling her toward it almost physically-no, not almost. She could feel it actually drawing her into the railing, using the Force to drag her deeper into the abyss. Then a collective gasp went up from the rest of the crew, and Vestara knew they felt it, too.

Fate of the Jedi: Abyss

Abeloth casually dominated Ahri and Vestara with Telekinesis.

Suddenly Ahri was slamming into the cavern wall behind Vestara, his lightsaber no longer burning. His head struck with a sickening thud. Vestara watched in horror as he dropped twitching to the floor, then ignited her own blade and leapt to the attack.

In the next instant she found herself hanging in the darkness, holding a deactivated lightsaber and staring into a pair of large gray eyes as cold and lifeless as pearls. Suddenly Vestara had another foolish notion as to the reason Ship might have led them here-one that frightened her far more than all the others. Perhaps Ship had brought them here not to destroy the Tribe, but to free the Destructors.

The woman lowered her hand, sending Vestara crashing to the floor of the cavern.

Fate of the Jedi: Abyss

Abeloth destroyed Sinkhole Station with telekinesis.

The large, spinning cylinder ringed by a dozen attached tubes that had been Sinkhole Station was nowhere to be seen. All that was left of the enormous station, and those beings who had lived on it—if you could call Mind Walking living—was chunks of debris. Huge pieces of what were once the gray-white domes, looking like broken eggshells, hung in the icy cold of space, with flotsam and jetsam that were once vessels of all varieties. They were not close enough yet to see bodies, but bodies there would be as well.

In addition to managing his own shock, Luke attempted to send calm to the rest of the fleet even as he continued to maneuver the Shadow. He sensed the astonishment and almost—affront?—of the Sith, as if they were offended that anything would dare get in the way of their plans.

"It's—just gone," Ben said quietly, It was stating the obvious, but the shocked silence had to be broken.

"Detecting no life signs, no infrared," Luke said. "Whatever happened to it did a fine job of destroying it completely."

Fate of the Jedi: Allies

Abeloth completely froze Dyon Stadd in place.

He stood frozen in place as securely as if his feet had rooted there. He couldn't move, couldn't pull back, couldn't cry out in pain or in warning, for now he suddenly realized that this being was not what he had thought, was not what she—was it even a she?—had pretended to be.

Fate of the Jedi: Allies

Abeloth casually ragdolled Vestara.

He took his cue from his father, who lifted his lightsaber and charged the creature. Taalon and Khai, too, rushed into the fray. Ben started to join them. Vestara was right by his side.

Abeloth was still staring at Ben, and as he raced toward her, she smiled, and flicked three of the tiny tentacles that served as fingers.

Beside Ben, Vestara's eyes flew wide as something seized her by the throat, lifted her two meters off the ground, and shook her. She dropped her lightsaber, one hand going to her throat attempting to pry off the invisible fingers, the other hand outstretched, fingers splayed hard.

Fate of the Jedi: Allies

Abeloth hurled Luke, Ben, Vestara, Gavar Khai, and one other Sith with a Force wave while weakened by a Force net casted upon her by hundreds of Sith at once, managing to injure Luke with the attack.

In her arrogance and her fixation on Luke, Abeloth had discounted the hundreds of Sith scattered over the area. She had focused on him to the exclusion of almost everyone else who was physically with him, and certainly those who were not. And thus ignored, the rest of the Sith had begun their weaving.

The Dathomiri Nightsisters used the Force to create a sort of net called a control web. Working together as a team, they wove tendrils of Force energy together and extended it over an area of ground. It felt as if a ball of yarn were being tossed from one to the other as strands of energy crisscrossed and interwove. Beasts beneath this net, this web, would obey the weavers. Luke, Ben, and Vestara had all been firsthand witnesses to this web weaving on Dathomir.

Never let it be said, Luke thought, that the Sith did not learn quickly, nor that they did not know a good thing when they saw it. It had been Vestara's suggestion to have those who were not directly involved in attacking Abeloth stand by and work together.

Fate of the Jedi: Allies

The net was working. It was starting to stifle her ability to use the Force. He could see it in the terror on Abeloth's face, feel it in the wild flickering of her Force aura. And Luke was fighting as Ben had never seen him before, pain and love and duty grim on his face, darting and leaping, moving his lightsaber so swiftly it was a blur. Ben let out a shout of delight and continued to press the attack on Gavar Khai, who no longer was smirking and gloating, but instead felt genuine concern that he might not make it out of this alive.

A sudden shock wave hurled Ben into the sky. He felt paralyzed for a second, unable to use the Force to direct his fall, and landed hard. He blacked out briefly, and when he came to he heard shouting. Ben got to his feet, grabbing his lightsaber from where it had fallen.

Abeloth was gone. He realized, as everyone else did, what must have happened. She had gathered her strength to send out a powerful Force shock, to throw her attackers off her briefly, and disappeared.

"Where'd she go?" Ben cried, ignoring Khai for the moment.

Luke had recovered faster than he and didn't reply. Instead, he raced down the tunnel at full speed, even though Ben could see he had been at least slightly injured in the attack.

Fate of the Jedi: Allies

Abeloth stopped Luke's charge and stunned him with a telekinetic attack.

It was like hitting a wall of solid Force energy. One moment, he was hurling himself forward, reaching out to coordinate with Ben. The next, he was standing motionless, head spinning and ears ringing, watching Abeloth stumbling out the front door of the hall.

Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

Abeloth flew from ship to the ground, levitating herself with telekinesis.

At last, slowly, like a creature awakening from slumber, Ship’s “eye” grew transparent, and then opened. Abeloth floated out. She did not need a dais, and wore no heavy robes. She wore, indeed, seemingly very little, which somehow managed to cover her more than modestly; a diaphanous draping that caught the breeze and fluttered just so. She had chosen her golden-haired female form, with wise gray eyes, and a slight smile was on her lips. She lifted her arms and tilted her head, and the breeze played with her flowing fair locks as she floated gently to the ground.

Fate of the Jedi: Ascension

Abeloth used telekinesis to fly and levitate across a distance.

Abeloth smiled prettily, then floated—she did not even need to leap—to stand beside him.

Fate of the Jedi: Ascension

Abeloth destroyed an entire city full of Sith with inconceivable amounts of telekinetic power, decimating the Sith caught in the blast, and directing all of the shattered glass to impale Sith and melt upon contact.

Her anguish used the Force as a weapon, as she had so often before, but this time she was barely aware that she was releasing nearly inconceivable amounts of Force energy upon a city that was completely unprepared for it.

There were several dozen beings within immediate range, some sleeping quietly in their beds. Most were with their families.

They imploded. Farther away, others awoke in agony as their bodies were turned inside out and chunks were ripped from their bones.

The entire city was attacked by a wind filled with glass shards, each a shikkar driven by a single purpose—to hurt anyone, anything, living inside the City of Glass. They were the Lost Tribe—they would suffer, all of them, as their leader had made her suffer.

The shards melted as they pierced flesh, spreading white-hot, painful death. The buildings, made of metal and glass, dripped slowly toward the ground, smothering those unfortunate enough to be dwelling inside them.

None of it harmed Abeloth, though she would not have noticed if it had.

Fate of the Jedi: Ascension

Abeloth was flying through the air in her Korelei avatar.

From the back, the Sith she-voork appeared to be floating more than running, and the gruesome wound that Luke had opened did not seem to be bleeding so much as venting a dark, greasy fume that rose into the air and spread along the ceiling of the duct.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth casually ragdolled Jaina.

She ignited her lightsaber and leapt into battle with a powerful mid-body strike that she hoped would drive her foe back onto Luke's blade.

Abeloth's hand flicked, and Jaina found herself tumbling down the duct backward. She saw the dark rectangle of a stack-head flash past beneath her; she slammed down and rolled twice before she could finally use the Force to bring herself to a stop. She came up on her knees, facing back the way she had come, and saw Abeloth leaping across the pit toward her.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth casually redirected Boba Fett's full arsenal of explosives with the force.

And the mini rockets she simply Force-nudged off-course, sending them streaking past to explode harmlessly against the wall.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth casually knocked one blast boat into another.

Abeloth merely flicked her wrist. The rear blastboat tumbled into the leader's exhaust stream, and the plume of superheated ions melted through the nose armor. The Force lurched with a sudden terror, then both craft vanished inside a cloud of detonating ordnance.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth slammed Ben into a pillar hard enough to cause him to black out.

The order came to a strangled end as he felt himself flying back into the arcade. His shoulders hit a pillar dead-center, folding so far backward that both shoulder blades touched stone. Then a tremendous crack sounded inside his skull, and his head exploded into dark pain. He felt himself sliding down the pillar toward the cobblestones below, and the last thing he saw was Vestara retreating toward the Font of Power, disappearing into the yellow steam with the avatar close behind.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Force Defenses/Tutaminus/Energy Manipulation

Abeloth twisted Vestara's lightning back on her.

Blue force lightning shot from her palm to dance erratically in the air around her for a moment, not reaching its target. Then, inexorably, the blue lightning began to twist, like heated metal folding, to go back on its creator.

Fate of the Jedi: Allies

Abeloth blocked a Force blast from Luke.

Luke raised a hand, hitting her with a blast of Force energy whose only effect was to hold her back for half a second as she took her next step.

Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

Abeloth completely absorbed the explosion of a mine powerful enough to shred Sith's bodies apart with a force barrier.

Instead of shredding her and every other Sith within three meters, the blast had simply dissipated into some sort of Force shield that she had flung down.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth completely shielded herself from one of Luke's telekinetic attacks with ease.

He lit his own weapon and sprang to his feet, at the same time hitting them both with a Force blast that sent the male Keshiri tumbling back across the pit.

Korelei did not even feel it.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth caught a blasterbolt in her hand, literally redirecting it as a blasterbolt at Luke's eyes.

She remained motionless. Luke fired again.

The entity caught the bolt and held it, still burning, in her hand. There was a gaping scorch hole in her cheek where the earlier bolt had exited. Her lavender skin had faded to a blue-tinted alabaster, and when she locked gazes with Luke, her pupils had contracted to mere points of silver light. She smiled, her mouth stretching so wide that it reached from ear to ear, then her arm whipped forward and sent the blaster bolt sizzling straight at Luke's eyes, and he could deny the truth no longer.

Abeloth was here.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth blocked Boba Fett's flame throwers with the Force in a weakened avatar body.

The flames she stopped with a shield of Force energy that sent tongues of crimson fire licking in every direction but toward her.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth deflected laser cannon blasts back at blastboats.

Abeloth's left arm came up so fast that Ben did not even see it move, and the fire from the blaster cannons began to ricochet back toward her attackers.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth shielded herself from several Force attacks from Luke and Krayt without any difficulty.

Luke hurled another blast of Force energy in her direction, then braced himself to take the most devastating counterattack yet. The counterattack never came.

Instead, the Force blast rocked Abeloth up on one leg, where she hung teetering over the Lake of Apparitions for a thousand heartbeats. Luke's chest was a searing ache around a fist-sized scorch hole, and his Force essence was bleeding out from a dozen smaller wounds, leaving a crescent of twinkling light spread across the dark water. He sprang anyway.

Abeloth only seemed to sag, and it appeared that she might tumble into the water in the eternity it was taking to reach her. But that would have been too easy. Luke and the Sith stranger had been hurling Force attacks at her for a lifetime-or perhaps it was a mere eyeblink-and this was the first time she had shown any reaction.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth shielded herself from a telekinetic blast from Ben Skywalker in a state of Oneness that could've knocked a frigate out of orbit.

Ben opened himself to the Force completely, shielding himself from the Font of Power's darkness by drawing its energies through the power of all he loved in the galaxy, through his faith in the Jedi purpose and the promise of the future-through his confidence in Vestara and the sure knowledge that she would soon join him in the ranks of the Jedi Knights. The Force came pouring into Ben from all sides, irresistible and pure, a flood of light and purpose that no being in the galaxy could deny. He felt himself become the Force, a swirl of power and energy, and he focused all that he was on the approaching Keshiri, hitting her with a Force blast that would have knocked a frigate out of orbit.

The blast caught the avatar square in the chest and rocked her shoulders back at least a couple of centimeters. She paused almost noticeably before she took her next step.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

In a weakened avatar body, Abeloth deactivated Saba's blade with the Force.

Fearing that her prey would attempt to retreat into the computer core, Saba grabbed at Abeloth in the Force, at the same time slashing her lightsaber through the console that separated them.

The blade suddenly died. For an instant Saba thought the pulse bomb had detonated early. She cursed her pack's lack of faith in her skill, but then Abeloth was racing toward her, coming in faster than she was being pulled, and Saba realized that her prey had extinguished the blade.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Using Force drain on Abeloth hurts the wielder.

Still, the stranger continued to drain Abeloth, and Luke realized that he was not being betrayed-the Sith was suffering as much damage from the attack as was Luke.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth absorbed Vestara Khai's lightning.

The Keshiri caught the lightning bolt in the palm of her hand, and its white-hot energy dwindled to a spark.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth was shielding herself from a Font of Power amped Vestara's force lightning enough to attack her physically with her tentacles.

The blue ball was dancing toward him now. As it drew closer, he could see that the glow was being caused by a crackling cage of Force lightning. Inside the cage, two figures were locked in hand-to-tentacle combat, one a beautiful young woman with brown eyes, the other a hideously battered thing with a mass of smashed skull and spilled brains. It looked as though a Keshiri had grown tentacles and stepped into a threshing machine.

The beautiful young woman-Vestara-was blasting away with a constant stream of Force lightning, trying to use it to hold her attacker at bay. The Keshiri mess was grasping at her with two sets of arm-tentacles, using one set to keep them bound together while the other set probed at her mouth and nostrils.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

A single bolt of Font of Power amped Vestara's lightning is powerful enough to take out a Canderous-class hovertank.

Vestara had hit her with a bolt of Force lightning powerful enough to take out a Canderous-class hovertank.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Telepathy

Abeloth telepathically contacted Allana from deep within the Maw when she was on Kessel.

I can feel you.

The words crept quietly into her mind. Allana almost shrieked.

They were not from the tomb. She stared up into the pinkish sky, seeing only the distant sun and a sliver of the former garrison moon. The thought came from there.

Who is there? I felt you. Please . . . please . . . There was such a yearning desperation to the words, such a hunger, that Allana wanted to reply, wanted to reassure whoever was there. But caution and fear and a hundred lessons she had learned at her mother's knee kept her from doing so.

What is your name? The question sent a tingle of dread down Allana's spine. She had the eerie sensation that if she responded, if she offered her name, it would be snatched away and never returned, leaving her to wander forever not knowing who she was. She hugged herself for warmth and, keeping her head low, reined her senses in.

The voice did not return, and a couple of minutes later Allana no longer felt any hint of it. She breathed a sigh of relief.

Fate of the Jedi: Outcast

Abeloth created a pulse of Dark Side energy to summon Ship.

"Now," Lady Rhea continued. "We-"

It rocked through them like a wave. Vestara actually stumbled. It was at once almost overpowering and nourishing. Pure dark side energy crackled through the room, piercing their hearts, like an embrace that was welcomed but too tight to be truly comfortable. Vestara extended a hand, as if she could physically reach out and touch whatever it was that was permeating her entire being. She wanted it, ached for it, felt tears suddenly stinging her eyes-

And then a rush of joy flooded her.

Ship. He was all but singing, a devoted pet racing to his beloved master, following that call of the dark side energy.

"No!" cried Vestara. "Ship!"

She blinked, recovering as the strange pull suddenly ended. Lady Rhea was staring at her.

"Vestara, what is it doing?"

Vestara licked lips suddenly gone dry. She felt intensely, terribly bereft. Abandoned, left behind, empty. Her connection with Ship had always been acknowledged as the strongest among any of the Sith. He had contacted her first, and had maintained that level of-intimacy, almost-through the last two years. Now he had left them, left her, without even a twinge of regret or a farewell.

Fate of the Jedi: Omen

Abeloth telepathically contacted Ben Skywalker when he was two years old at the Maw.

Two-year-old Ben reached toward the Shadow with his free hand and his heart, and he sensed his mother and father reaching back. Though he was too young to know he was being touched through the Force, he stopped being afraid, until a dark tentacle of need began to slither up into the aching tear of his abandonment. He thought for an instant that he was just sad about being left behind, but the tentacle grew as real as his breath, and he began to sense in it an alien loneliness as desperate and profound as his own. It wanted to draw him close and keep him safe, to take the place of his parents and never let him be alone again.

Terrified and confused, young Ben pulled away, simultaneously drawing in on himself and yanking his hand from the grasp of the silver-haired lady who was holding it.

Fate of the Jedi: Abyss

Abeloth telepathically contacted every Sith in a search party, drawing them towards her.

Vestara reached out to Ship, opening herself to the Force and begging him to answer her call, to reveal himself not just to her but to the rest of the crew as well.

Instead of Ship, Vestara felt a dark tentacle of need slithering into the void she had created, cold and lonely and hungry for her. It wanted to draw her close and keep her safe, to protect her from Xal and her jealous rivals back on Kesh, from the crewmembers she fought on pirate raids, and from the Jedi with whom the Tribe was preparing to do battle. It wanted her to come to it inside the abyss, to join it in its ancient hiding place, where it could keep her safe... forever.

Terrified and confused, Vestara tried to pull away, drawing in on herself and trying to return her focus to the bridge of the Crusader. It was like trying to pull away from her own intestines. The thing was rooted inside her now, pulling her toward it almost physically-no, not almost. She could feel it actually drawing her into the railing, using the Force to drag her deeper into the abyss.

Then a collective gasp went up from the rest of the crew, and Vestara knew they felt it, too.

Fate of the Jedi: Abyss

Abeloth telepathically called out to Luke.

Luke sprang off the floor, then reached out in the Force to counter his angular momentum. As soon as he began to pull himself toward the far side of the chamber, a cold tentacle of longing rose up inside him, urging him to come closer, to surrender to... what? Luke had no idea, only that its presence felt ancient and powerful and somehow familiar, that it seemed to recognize him and care for him and yearn for his eternal companionship.

Fate of the Jedi: Abyss

Abeloth manipulated Luke's feelings with the force on Sinkhole station.

Immediately the tentacle inside him began to grow stronger and more distinct, filling him with a cold yearning that-alien as it was-reminded him all too much of the lonely ache that he had been living with since Mara's death.

Fate of the Jedi: Abyss

Abeloth manipulated the Sith search party's minds with the force and enthralled them to her will.

Against such a being, how could Lady Rhea resist being a thrall? How could anyone? The only reason Vestara was still alive, she felt certain, was that it amused Abeloth to watch her struggling to remain sane.

Fate of the Jedi: Abyss

Abeloth tricked Luke into thinking her presence was Mara Jade's so she could try and seduce him.

"I think we may have an edge we can use against Abeloth, though. She…seems to have a particular interest in me. I'm not sure why."

"In Jedi, or in you in particular?" Ben asked.

"Me in particular. She—have you felt any kind of a feminine presence on the ship, Ben?"

His son nodded. "Yeah…I thought it was Mom. This being her ship and all, and you and I the only ones on it for a long time. I kind of felt she was looking after us."

"I did, too," Luke said. "But I saw Mom in the Lake. And she said it wasn't her."

Ben gasped and drew back slightly. He didn't need confirmation on who it actually was. "That's…really creepy, Dad."

"I know," Luke said, and grimaced slightly.

Fate of the Jedi: Allies

Abeloth violated Taalon's mind and called forth his greatest fears.

He knew it had been only a second that the creature who now lay dead at their feet had frozen him in order to attempt to seduce Skywalker. But it might as well have been an eternity. He had been unsettled enough by Faal's fate, though he would never admit that, and it was as if Abeloth knew it.

In that second that was a lifetime, a dozen lifetimes, she had looked inside him, violated him on a level even he, a Sith High Lord, had not imagined was possible, and beheld what it was that Sarasu Taalon feared most.

And called it forth.

He had been running, running on feet that were blistered and bleeding, running with labored breath and near-exploding heart. And they had been behind him.

All the beings whose lives he had taken, or broken, or twisted. All the friends he had betrayed, all the family members he had ordered slain, all the rivals whose loved ones he had tormented, and those loved ones as well who had not even known his face in life. As long as he succeeded, they would not touch him. As long as he won every battle, made no mistakes, spotted every foe, he would be all right.

But the minute his foot wavered—

His ankle betrayed him, and he fell, hitting the ground upon which he was running hard. Tears, shameful tears of abject terror poured down his purple face as he scrambled to rise.

They were upon him, ripping, tearing, biting; their touch freezing and burning. He realized they would not kill him, not at once. They were going to tear him apart piece by tiny piece. And even then the torment would not stop. Abeloth had shown him it wouldn't.

Fate of the Jedi: Allies

Abeloth caused Force Psychosis.

“Their illness was caused by an ancient being named Abeloth,” Leia explained. “She made contact with the Jedi Knights while they were still children, when we were hiding our young ones in the Maw during the war against the Yuuzhan Vong.”-

Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

Abeloth controlled the minds of the Fallanassi with the Force.

Whether the Adepts were contributing to the illusion or just standing aside while Abeloth alone tormented the intruders, Luke could not say. But it seemed clear to him that the Fallanassi were under Abeloth’s influence, or they never would have permitted the White Current to be defiled in this way.

Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

Abeloth took control of a security station.

Luke gritted his teeth. Abeloth had somehow assumed control of that NovaGun station, a far-from-impossible task for one Force-user who could marshal others.

Fate of the Jedi: Conviction

Abeloth attacked Vol in his dreams, leaving him completely void of strength when he barely managed to escape with his life.

Vol had seen much violence, deceit, ugliness, and brutality in his day. He had seen, and sometimes committed, deeds such as evisceration of the body and torture of the mind through the power of the dark side. He had seen bodies explode into tiny fragments, watched powerfully intelligent people reduced to gibbering idiots when their minds were destroyed thought by thought.

And he shrank back in horror now at the monstrosity revealed to him.

Before him was a nightmare. Her hair was long, twining tendrils of hideousness, her eyes sunken and yet bright as tiny stars, her mouth widening, widening, until it split her face. She laughed, the tendrils reaching out both physically and in the Force.

“Silly Vol,” she said. “To imagine, even for a moment, that anything human could even conceive of the vastness that is Abeloth, let alone trap me for your own tiny-minded purposes. Now you shall die, and your world shall become mine. I shall be unto them Protector and Destructor both, and there is nothing that you or any of your little friends can do to stop me.”

The tendrils were on him now, slithering into his mouth, his ears, his nose, caressing in a strangely appealing manner even as he cringed back in loathing.

It was a dream, he knew, but it was more than a dream as well. And even in such an in-between place, Vol knew what he had to do. It terrified him, but the thought of being destroyed without a fight by this vile thing terrified him even worse.

He had to dive inside that mind.

He took a precious second to wrap the Force around him like a blanket, then unshielded his mind and opened it to Abeloth.

In her arrogant glee at the ambush she had performed, she was reckless. She surged forward, violating his mind, unaware that this was precisely what Vol wanted. She had given him entrance, and he wasted not a heartbeat in opening up to the ugliness that was within. Like a thief with the law on his heels, Vol plundered swiftly, with no care for delicacy or of discovery. And he found unexpected riches.

Anguish. Loss that ripped and tore at the heart of all that was Abeloth. Betrayal. Need—need!—for companionship, for love, for someone, anyone, anything, to adore her and to never, ever leave. To stay with her forever …

—Don’t leave me don’t leave me don’t leave me—

Something that was part of her, that she had loved with all that was in her, was gone, gone beyond finding again, and someone would pay, and she would be loved and idolized and worshipped, it was right, it was what should be, what would be—

He felt her astonishment, and then fury, and knew he was discovered. The tendrils were no longer coyly teasing and caressing. They were violent and brutal now, wrapping about his throat, invading his body. He resisted and went on the attack. There was a wound, visible as something black and bloody and infected, in what passed for a soul or a heart of this monster. And he went right for it.

No one loves you. You are ugly, and disgusting, and if you ever thought anyone did care for you, you were tricked and lied to, and they laughed at your gullibility.

A blast of Force anger buffeted him, but he rooted himself against it and continued.

You will never be loved. You will never be adored or cherished. Only feared and hated. And there is nothing you can do, no words you can speak, no one you can become to change that. Luke Skywalker was appalled at what you were, when he truly saw you. He follows you, not as a young gallant, oh no, but to kill you and put the universe out of its misery.

She convulsed, writhing in pain in the heart of the Force, reacting to his relentless attack on her wounded area as if he were ripping at an infected cut in the physical world. Her attack on him changed from a desire to harm to a desire to escape. Elation filled Vol. He only hoped he could survive long enough to deal the killing blow.

You live causing revulsion, you will die that way. You will die now—

He threw everything he had into the attack, slamming his Force self into the psychic, oozing wound as if he were punching a lacerated torso.

NO!

Her pain exploded and hurled him back, releasing him, but causing the most exquisite agony Vol had ever experienced to race through every part of his being.

Vol surged forward out of the dream so quickly that he hurled himself from his bed and landed hard on the floor, where he lay gasping, weak, so weak, sweat-soaked and terrified. He—used to manipulating objects in the Force, leaping great distances, crushing things with a thought—had not the strength of a new-hatched uvak. It was an effort to lift his head, to push himself up off the floor, and the muscles quivered from that simple strain.

Fate of the Jedi: Ascension

Abeloth enslaved Gavar Khai and several other Sith to her will.

She nodded. “I think … she was doing something to him.”

“Like with Taalon?” Luke recalled the metamorphosis of High Lord Taalon after he had drunk from the Fountain of Knowledge. He had started to become like Abeloth.

“Not that dramatic,” she said. “But … mentally. His mind—he wasn’t the way he used to be. I think that’s why I was able to win against him at all—because he wasn’t as focused. He was so proud of being Sith, so proud of what the Lost Tribe had accomplished. Now he’s—he was—blindly following Abeloth. And if my father succumbed, then I am certain the others did.” She looked away again, swallowing hard. “He was a strong man.”

Fate of the Jedi: Ascension

Abeloth manipulated the minds of the entire senate with the force.

He grinned, knowing what she would sense, knowing that she was reaching out to everyone in this huge chamber and touching them in the same fashion. Not overtly, just enough to make them believe they agreed with her.

Fate of the Jedi: Ascension

Abeloth used her powers to manipulate the minds of the Empire's citizens to substantially increase Daala's popularity.

After the trouble Abeloth had gone to in running the blockade at Boreleo, it seemed all too likely that she had formed an alliance with Daala and was using her powers to boost Daala's popularity in the Empire-and this discovery certainly supported those suspicions. But it also cast the campaign to elect the admiral in a whole new light. Tahiri could see only one reason for Abeloth to use her powers to guarantee Daala's victory, and that was because she expected the admiral to become her puppet ruler.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Force Lightning

Abeloth fended off the lightsaber strikes of five powerful force users with blasts of force lightning.

Abeloth was surrounded by five powerful Force-users: Luke Skywalker, High Lord Taalon, Saber Gavar Khai, and two others Ben didn't know. It was almost like a dance, with the combatants leaping, somersaulting in midair, tumbling aside. The cries of curses in the musical Keshiri tongue, the unique sound of the sizzle of lightsabers batting back Force lightning, the smell of sulfur all combined to unsettle Ben.

Fate of the Jedi: Allies

Abeloth immobilized Luke with Force Lightning, charring his flesh.

His entire body sizzled into the joint-crushing grip of a Force lightning strike. The agony seemed to last forever. Luke could feel his own flesh charring beneath the palm pressed to his chest; he was paralyzed by the lightning, unable to fight free or attack with a head-butt, or even flick his lightsaber blade and finish Korelei. He simply hung paralyzed, one hand clutching her arm, the other pressing the hilt to her chest, wondering how long it would take her to die.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

A single bolt of Abeloth's force lightning left Corran Horn on the ground convulsing, and left residual forks of energy surrounding him.

Korelei-or whoever, whatever she was-raised an arm, and a powerful bolt of Force lightning crackled down the run. Taken by surprise, Corran screamed and went down, then lay on the duct floor convulsing and shaking, swaddled in dancing forks of blue energy and unable to free himself.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth unleashed a bolt of force lightning that blasted through Krayt and enveloped Luke's entire being.

Luke's hand dropped to his hip, automatically reaching for a lightsaber that did not exist beyond shadows. He tried to continue the motion and bring it up to deliver a blast of Force energy, but Abeloth had already launched her own attack by then, delivering a bolt of Force lightning that blasted straight through the stranger into Luke. He felt himself fly backward, consumed by pain, his entire being a column of blue, crackling Force flame.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth was capable of channeling Force lightning through her eyes in a very devastating attack.

The white points at the bottom of Abeloth's eyes flared into nests of blue lightning, which kept growing larger and flashing brighter until they finally spilled out of the sockets to engulf her whole head. Luke hurled another blast of Force energy in her direction, then braced himself to take the most devastating counterattack yet.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Illusions

Abeloth made herself appear beautiful to the Lost Tribe of the Sith and conceal her true nature.

Abeloth looked lovely and more or less human, but today her hair was brown and long instead of honey-colored and shoulder-length, as it had been when Vestara and Ahri had found her in her cave. Her nose was also a bit longer and straighter than usual, and her eyes were a bit more silver than gray, with a definite upward slant at the outer corners. Abeloth's face changed like that, seeming to take hints from the appearance of anyone with whom she spent time. And somehow it only served to make her more enchanting, as though each new detail deepened the luster of her beauty.

So enraptured by her radiance was Vestara that she did not realize Lady Rhea had begun speaking until Ahri nudged her.

Fate of the Jedi: Abyss

Luke would've had difficulty penetrating Abeloth's illusions.

Given how easily he was penetrating this illusion, it seemed unlikely to be Abeloth’s doing.

Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

Abeloth drove Gavar Khai into a raving lunatic with illusions.

As she spoke, Gavar Khai’s gaze dropped to Eliya’s cleaved body, and his eyes widened with horror. He brought his blade up and began to slash at the air, pivoting and dodging as though he were in combat. Twice, he cringed as though he had taken a blow. Each time, a deep, anguished sigh gusted from his mouth, and his movements grew less confident and energetic. He began to flinch more quickly and started to retreat, his motions becoming awkward and slow, his posture stooped and elderly.

Finally, Khai simply turned his back on the corpse and, screaming, began to totter away. Had his daughter not flicked a hand in his direction and buckled his knees with a Force blast, he might have kept going until he had left the village—and perhaps even the island. As it was, he simply covered his head and lay on the ground wailing—an embarrassment that caused his daughter to render him unconscious with a second Force blast.

Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

Abeloth drove the rest of the Sith on Pydyr insane with illusions as well, aside from Taalon and Vestara, with one of them actually committing suicide.

Before Taalon could reply, Sith all over the village began to scream and hack at the air. Sometimes they hit Fallanassi, sometimes they hit a tree

fern or a fungus-covered hut, occasionally they even hit one another—but most of the time they struck nothing at all. Still, they universally began to cringe and wince as though taking blows, and within seconds they began to retreat into defensive squares that did nothing at all to diminish their panic.

Luke glanced over at Ben and was relieved to see that Akanah had spared his son—and Vestara—from her illusion. He signaled them to come and stand with him and Taalon, who also seemed to be free of the deception. Then he withdrewhis presence from the White Current, just far enough to see the illusion to which the Sith were reacting.

It appeared the Sith were being swarmed by translucent green figures. These phantasms had ghastly, distorted faces and thin tentacles lashing from their fingertips, and every couple of seconds one of them would belch a cloud of brown vapor into the face of a warrior. The victim would age a dozen years in a heartbeat, the face wrinkling and the posture growing more stooped.

But it was the tentacles that were the most gruesome. They would shoot out from the ghost’s fingertips to lodge themselves in the eyeballs or nostrils or ears of an intruder. What looked like thumb-sized drops of dark Force energy would pulse down the tentacles, and with each globule, the phantasm seemed to growa bit more solid and real looking.

As the ghosts grew more opaque, they stopped belching brown fumes and started to spew flame. Before long, there appeared to be wildfires springing up everywhere, driving the Sith toward the edges of the village, screaming and stumbling just as Gavar Khai had done. Within seconds, the fastest Sith had reached a lowstone wall that separated part of the village from a thousand-meter plunge to the sea.

When Luke sawthe first warrior vault over the wall and drop screaming out of sight, all doubt about the woman before him vanished. No Adept of the White Current would have used her art to kill any being so casually.

Luke immersed himself within the Current again. The scene before him changed from horror to simple madness, with the Fallanassi standing pressed against their huts while the Sith flailed at empty air and rolled in the moss, trying to smother flames that did not exist.

Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

Abeloth could change her appearance at will, making herself appear beautiful to even the wisest of the Sith when he's aware of her true appearance.

Abeloth was very attractive, and most appealing. All present, even the throngs of observers crowding the capital city, knew that she was able to shift her shape. It was a fascinating ability, and Abeloth obviously enjoyed giving demonstrations of it. There were three appearances she seemed to prefer: two human, and one Keshiri. All were female, though Vol was well aware that she could also impersonate a male. She cycled through them as the need arose, judging her audience well: pretty but natural-featured Girl with Brown Hair, cultured and lovely Fair-Haired Woman, and a Keshiri who took even Lord Vol’s breath away, aged as he was and aware—thanks to the reports—of her true appearance.

Fate of the Jedi: Ascension

Abeloth used an illusion to make a spectacular entrance.

Abeloth did not simply make an entrance. She made the perfect entrance. The doors were flung open, and wind rushed in, quite literally ruffling Khai’s cape feathers and disturbing the costumes of several other Sith in the immediate vicinity. The “wind” took on form and color, swirling until it took the shape of a woman seemingly made of ice and air, glittering and beautiful, larger than an ordinary human female, regal and commanding. Her hair was gold, her gown silver, her mask the purest, glistening, icy white.

She hovered for a minute, acknowledging the applause, and floated gently as a feather to the stone floor.

Fate of the Jedi: Ascension

Foresight

Abeloth foresaw not only the Jedi attack, but their entire strategy as well.

When he had tried to trick her into playing into Admiral Bwua'tu's hands by suggesting that the Sith withdraw into the Temple, she had used her strange Force powers to anticipate the Jedi battle plan and arrange a devastating ambush.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth, in her Lady Korelei avatar, foresaw every attempt Luke and his allies made to escape her.

"But if we blow the generator early," Jaina insisted, "every gunner on this side of the Temple will be taking aim up the assault corridor!"

"Jaina, they are now." Corran's voice was gruff and impatient, a sign that he was in such bad shape himself that he didn't seem to recognize what was happening to Jaina. "When have we done anything to surprise that she-voork chasing us?"

"We haven't." Luke watched Korelei pause in the duct. Perhaps sensing the blaster in his hand, she waved several of her followers ahead of her.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth could foresee surprise attacks.

"It doesn't matter, because it wouldn't work," Dorvan said, interrupting. "Abeloth would see it coming."

Nek Bwua'tu turned in his seat to face Dorvan. "I don't see how, Wynn," he said. "I can have a baradium barrage on the Temple in sixty seconds."

"And if you did, she would have seen it coming and already be gone." Dorvan glanced over at the puzzled faces flanking him, then seemed to realize the source of his problem. "You do realize she can look into the future, right?"

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Concealment

Abeloth concealed her presence from Luke Skywalker and several Sith.

"I still don't sense her at all," said Luke. "She's deliberately concealing herself."

Fate of the Jedi: Allies

Abeloth convinced Luke she was Akhana.

Certain now that he was talking to the real Akanah—and only Akanah—Luke returned his lightsaber to his belt.

Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

Force Drain

Abeloth fed on Stadd's Force essence.

Her hair sprouted, grew, undulating as it rippled to her feet, and the hands, the strong, human hands that had cupped his face so tenderly now became tiny, slimy tentacles that seemed to thrust into his skull, into his brain, and suck out what they found there.

A terrible heat, white hot, seared him there, and he smelled burning flesh. Then his heart spasmed in terror as she moved that hideous, huge mouth closer, closer, until it was touching his own.

She pulled back, and a glowing golden mist clung to her lips. The mist grew, mercifully obscuring her face as she extracted—

A deep, agonized groan was ripped from Dyon, hauled from his innermost soul, floating on that golden mist. Every limb, every centimeter, every cell of him was coming under attack. It was not like the searing, focused pain in his temple; this pain was aching and deep. The pain at his temple changed from white-hot to icy cold, and it began to enter him. As Abeloth pulled forth something—

Life energy, she's taking my life essence

—from his body, she gave in return a dreadful cold. A slithering, dark cold that wrapped around his throat, closing it, then his heart, then his entrails, then seeped implacably into the rest of him.

He could feel himself withering up, the desiccation turning him into a living corpse, dried and husk-like, as if he had been buried in the sand for centuries.

Fate of the Jedi: Allies

Fold Space

Abeloth teleported away from her opponents mid-duel.

And even as he watched, Abeloth suddenly was not there.

The ring of five enemies was now inadvertently battling one another. Gavar Khai grunted in annoyance as his red blade sliced cleanly through not the monstrous Abeloth, but one of his fellow Sith. Luke had to Force-leap straight up to avoid the blade's follow-through, landing lightly on his feet and looking about for their escaped enemy. Mocking laughter seemed to echo from all directions. They sprang apart, and then there she was again, at the far end of the courtyard, laughing as the four raced toward her.

Fate of the Jedi: Allies

Abeloth teleported away from her enemies, while weakened by a force web weaved by hundreds of Nightsisters and under Luke's ferocious assault.

Abeloth was gone. He realized, as everyone else did, what must have happened. She had gathered her strength to send out a powerful Force shock, to throw her attackers off her briefly, and disappeared.

Fate of the Jedi: Allies

Force Sever

Abeloth stripped a Sith of her powers.

A pale lavender face peered up at them. It would have been attractive, had it not been swollen with bruises and sliced with cuts. The figure, female, was bound hand and foot. A cord arched her body painfully, so that if she struggled, she would choke herself.

“Help me!” she cried. “Please!”

For a precious second, Luke was taken completely off-guard. A Keshiri Sith? Imprisoned and clearly tortured? Yet it was plain that she was the source of all this dark-side energy. What was going on? He felt almost battered by the confusion of his fellow Jedi.

“It’s got to be a trick, Uncle Luke!” Jaina cried.

“A trick,” said Luke, “or a test?” His mind was racing. If they killed this Sith without ascertaining she was their enemy, all of them—the entire Jedi Order—would have taken a huge step toward the dark side. And nothing would please Ship or Abeloth, or indeed the Lost Tribe, more.

“Please,” grunted the woman. “She took away my powers. She left me here to die …” Tears formed and slipped down her cheeks, making tracks in the dust that paled her face.

“Who are you?” Luke demanded.

“T-tola Annax,” the Keshiri woman said. “I served under Gavar Khai. I got his command when he died, but Abeloth decided she didn’t need me anymore.”

“Where is she?”

“I don’t know,” the woman cried. “Please …”

Fate of the Jedi: Ascension

Force Bombs

Abeloth suffuses a Sith woman with Force energy, causing her to eventually explode in a massive explosion that would've killed Luke, and even when he ran it threw him into the air. It also caused groundquakes and destroyed buildings.

A sliver of darkness appeared along her skin. For a second, Luke simply thought it another track of her tears, revealing darker skin beneath the white dust.

But then he realized what it was.

They couldn’t help Tola Annax anymore. She was already dead.

The crack widened, and more darkness was revealed—darkness that was luminous, pulsating. Abeloth had somehow managed to harness all, or close to all, the dark-side energy that permeated this world, and compress it into this one pitiable being. What had once been Tola Annax now contained unfathomable dark-side energy waiting to be released. It had been both a trick and a test. Had they attacked her, leaping into the pit and slicing her to ribbons with lightsabers, they would have been at the center of the explosion. No one would have survived—and they might yet not survive.

All this registered in a fraction of a heartbeat. “Retreat!” cried Luke, wasting no more breath on words, instead sending a shock wave of urgency in the Force and an image of their initial landing area. There was no time to comm Ben; instead Luke focused on visualizing his son and sending him the same urgent missive: Retreat. Get to safety. Get out.

Everyone responded at once, without question or hesitation, and began to race back toward the gate. The ground began to shake again, yet more violently, and Luke heard the sound of laughter—Abeloth’s laughter—following them as they ran for their very lives.

The cloud above them changed. Force lightning struck the ground, struck the ships in the air, struck the Jedi using the Force to give them added speed and distance as they ran. All around them, buildings crumbled to dust. Luke deflected a chunk of a wall hurtling toward him, directing it to slam into another boulder that was heading straight for Seha.

Saba was a few meters ahead of him as they ran. The ground cracked open a scant step in front of her. Without breaking stride, she Force-leapt easily over the suddenly manifesting chasm, landed on the other side, and kept going. Luke, Jaina, and the others did likewise.

The explosion behind them hurled them all into the air. Luke himself had to scramble so he didn’t land hard. Even as he twisted to land on his feet, he reached out in the Force and cushioned the fall for some of the less experienced Jedi Knights. He ended up facing back the way he had come, and his eyes widened at what he beheld.

Fate of the Jedi: Ascension

Abeloth suffused moff heads with Force energy until they were explosive, and when one exploded it sent Tahiri flying even when she used a Force barrier.

Down in the smoky genetics lab on Hagamoor 3, Tahiri had no time to call for help. Not that Fett could have offered much. A tentacle lashed up toward the workroom where Tahiri stood, and the head floating at the end-the one that looked like flabby Moff Quillan-came flying into the transparisteel viewing panel that separated the two rooms.

Instead of bursting against the panel as Tahiri had expected, the head exploded in a purple flash of Force energy. Tahiri brought her arm up, using the Force to push against the blast wave, and barely managed to keep from being shredded by the spray of metal shards that came flying her way.

Then Tahiri was flying, being drawn out through the shattered viewing panel into the searing heat of the genetics laboratory.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Shadow-Ghoul

Abeloth could reanimate Sith's bodies into "Sith Shadow-Ghouls," and did so with enough to fill a corridor.

Saba sissed at the joke and ignited her own blade, then charged around the corner... into a corridor filled with the red eyes of Sith shadow-ghouls.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth's Shadow-Ghouls were very hard for the Jedi to kill and were capable of wounding Jedi with their touch.

The red glow in the eyes of the shadow-ghouls faded suddenly to pink, and openings began to appear in their staggered-gauntlet formation. Saba sprang into the first gap, holding her ignited lightsaber between her and the nearest ghoul, trying to reach the body to which it was attached by a long writhing tail. The thing kept trying to slip around the blade's purple-white glow to slash at a head or shoulder or hip.

Saba advanced behind a whirling shield of blocks and slashes, cutting through a shadowy arm here, a leg there, even a neck or body. The pieces dropped away, withering into nothingness before they hit the floor, and the ghoul instantly grew a replacement. Still, the constant hacking was enough to keep the thing from touching Saba, and at last she reached the body itself. She cut the tail free of the corpse's chest, at the same time kneeling down and reaching for its face.

As quick as she was, the ghoul had already reemerged from the corpse. It came diving in at her, sinking two shadowy hands into her thigh. Saba's entire leg went numb, then erupted in icy anguish as the thing's shadowy claws began to slide through her muscle.

Saba used two fingers to close the corpse's eyes, then rose hissing and cursing and limped away. Olazon was at her side instantly, hitting the corpse with a blast from his flamegun and incinerating it. As he worked, Tahiri was already leaping past them to wave back the next shadow-ghoul. They had tried incinerating the bodies from a distance-before closing the eyes-but that had only complicated matters. The shadow-ghouls had stayed attached to the scorched remains, and it was impossible to make them go away as long as the eye sockets were uncovered.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth's Shadow-Ghouls took out four of their hunters when they advanced fifteen meters, and could self destruct power armor.

The Void Jumper's caution was understandable. The pack had advanced only fifteen meters, and already they were down to four hunters. A shadow-ghoul had gotten inside Stomper One's power armor and caused it to self-destruct, which was why Stomper Two was now at the rear of the pack, carrying a badly dented EMP bomb. And no one was quite certain what had become of Braan, the wounded demolition man. A wave of terror had simply rolled through the Force from his direction, and then a thermal detonator had gone off.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Physical Combat

Durability

Abeloth tanked a lightsaber strike to the shoulder with no issue.

Vestara was still struggling to comprehend what she was seeing when Ahri sprang up in front of her, his lightsaber flashing at the woman's shoulder. There came the distinctive sizzle of a superheated blade slashing through flesh and bone, then the acrid tang of scorched flesh.

Suddenly Ahri was slamming into the cavern wall behind Vestara, his lightsaber no longer burning. His head struck with a sickening thud. Vestara watched in horror as he dropped twitching to the floor, then ignited her own blade and leapt to the attack.

In the next instant she found herself hanging in the darkness, holding a deactivated lightsaber and staring into a pair of large gray eyes as cold and lifeless as pearls.

Fate of the Jedi: Abyss

Abeloth took a kick from Luke like a durasteel wall.

Luke was already on Abeloth, launching a vicious thrust kick. She took it like a durasteel wall, then her arm flew up to rake at his eyes.

Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

Abeloth survived losing an arm and a leg and being thrown in a pit of lava.

Luke raised his lightsaber and grasped the Sith in the Force, intending to bring him tumbling into an ignited blade ... then felt something catch him across the ankles. He had no time to be astonished, barely even the nanosecond required to realize Abeloth had survived her fall into the cleft. He merely felt his feet shoot away and found himself dropping face-first.

Luke tucked his chin and managed to flip to his back before he hit the stone floor. Abeloth was on top of him, her flesh blistered and smoking, her remaining leg entwining both of his, her remaining arm wrapped around the back of his neck. She drove the still-sizzling stump of her amputated arm into his throat, catching him square in the voice box and pressing hard.

Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

Abeloth maintained one of her Avatar bodies, even though Luke was slashing it with a lightsaber and it was burning because of the magma.

He slipped his deactivated lightsaber between their bodies and jammed the blade emitter against her stomach. He thumbed the activation slide and sawthe blade shoot out the other side.

Still Abeloth held on, clinging to him like a self-tightening cargo cable. It seemed impossible to shake her, and Luke knewthat he had to. To fail was to die, and take Ben with him. He reached out with the Force, grabbing for anything that might help him, anything to give him a second or a centimeter to counterattack.

Half a dozen loose cushions rose from the seating tiers and bounced harmlessly past. He continued to reach, felt something heavy and liquid rising from the stage floor, and a glob of molten heat arced onto them, splashing across Abeloth’s back and spattering off the floor, driving tiny pinpricks of anguish into Luke’s arm and face where it hit him.

A hundred-voiced wail erupted from Abeloth’s mouth, shrill and loud and inhuman. Plumes of greasy smoke shot from her back, and the smell of charred flesh grew sickening in the air. The heat of the magma burned through Abeloth’s body to sear him, and he heard organs sizzling inside her chest. Any normal being would have been dead by now. But Abeloth seemed to live in the Force as much as she did in a physical body, and now she was using the Force to animate a body that should have been in its death throes.

Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

Abeloth wasn't even affected by Luke impaling her and tearing a chasm through her torso with his lightsaber.

Her free arm rose between them, pushing off to create some space. Then she twisted away, hurling him into the duct wall and sliding off his lightsaber sideways. The act opened a gaping chasm in her torso. The wound did not even slow her down.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth completely tanked several blasterbolts.

Luke opened fire with his blaster, managing to burn several bolts into the Korelei-thing even at a distance of over thirty meters. Of course, they barely slowed her down.

Luke had to stop the Korelei-thing-he could not bring himself to even think her true name-or the Jedi's last hope of breaching the Temple would be lost. He opened himself to the Force completely, and the energy came flooding in so fast it seemed to lift him, to carry him down the duct on a raging river of power. When he began to gain on his quarry, he fired again, this time pouring so many bolts into her legs that one actually erupted in flame.

And it made no difference.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth tanked a blasterbolt to the face.

Luke switched to fire at his quarry's head. A bolt caught the Korelei-thing just behind the ear and went blasting out the other side, carrying with it a spray of bone and brain.

The Korelei-thing stumbled.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth survived ripping herself open on Tahiri's lightsaber blade in a weakened avatar body.

Then Abeloth twisted away, ripping herself open on Tahiri's lightsaber blade, and was gone.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth tanked as much blasterfire as Boba Fett could pour into her, barely flinching.

Fett was in front of the two scientists, crouching behind the large lab table that filled the middle of the room, firing everything he had at Abeloth. The blasterfire she simply took, her wounded body barely flinching as bolt after bolt burned through.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth tanked a blaster cannon shot that should've torn off her shoulder.

The blastboats decelerated as expected, and both nose gunners began to pour blasterfire directly at Abeloth. She ignored the attacks until a bolt that should have blown off her right shoulder merely spun her around, tearing her gaze from the Galactic Justice Center-and redirecting it toward her attackers.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth tanked a blast of force lightning from a Font of Power Amped Vestara, that would've annihilated a tank.

Even knowing what the woman was, Ben could barely believe his eyes. Vestara had hit her with a bolt of Force lightning powerful enough to take out a Canderous-class hovertank. Still, the avatar had returned to her feet the instant Vestara had been carried too far away from the Font of Power to continue drawing on its power.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth tanked a blast of telekinetic energy from Ben Skywalker in a state of Oneness, that could've knocked a frigate out of orbit.

Ben opened himself to the Force completely, shielding himself from the Font of Power's darkness by drawing its energies through the power of all he loved in the galaxy, through his faith in the Jedi purpose and the promise of the future-through his confidence in Vestara and the sure knowledge that she would soon join him in the ranks of the Jedi Knights. The Force came pouring into Ben from all sides, irresistible and pure, a flood of light and purpose that no being in the galaxy could deny. He felt himself become the Force, a swirl of power and energy, and he focused all that he was on the approaching Keshiri, hitting her with a Force blast that would have knocked a frigate out of orbit.

The blast caught the avatar square in the chest and rocked her shoulders back at least a couple of centimeters. She paused almost noticeably before she took her next step.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth survived having the back of her head smashed open by a large stone pillar and her skull and brains being splattered everywhere.

But the pillar kept coming, striking the back of her head with a sickening thud and sending a bloody spray of skull and brain all the way across the courtyard to splatter Ben and Vestara's legs.

The avatar did not instantly drop dead. She staggered a few steps forward, carried by the momentum of the impact, then raised her smashed head to reveal that one eye had been knocked free of the socket and was now dangling on her cheek.

The other eye fixed its gaze on Ben.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Strength

Abeloth almost crushed Luke's throat with the stump of her arm while physically restraining the rest of his body.

Abeloth was on top of him, her flesh blistered and smoking, her remaining leg entwining both of his, her remaining arm wrapped around the back of his neck. She drove the still-sizzling stump of her amputated arm into his throat, catching him square in the voice box and pressing hard. The cartilage began to give. He pushed back with the Force, reinforcing his larynx and trying to throwher off.

It was no good. Abeloth had a dozen times the Force strength Luke had, and he could do no more than keep her from crushing his throat. He tried to bring his knee up and found his legs incapable of moving. She straightened her leg, forcing his knee to bend against the joint, and something gave with a muted pop.

Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

When Luke entered a state of Oneness, Abeloth completely physically overpowered him and slammed him to the ground with an extremely heavily wounded avatar body.

Luke opened himself more fully to the Force, using his love for Ben and his lost wife and the entire Jedi Order to draw it into him. The foul miasma of dark side energy, still swirling into Abeloth, seeped into him, filling him with greasy nausea. But the light side rushed in, flowing in from all sides, pouring through him like fire. A golden glow began to rise from his skin— cells literally bursting with the power of the Force—and Luke felt them both start upward again. Abeloth countered, hissing in anger, and they hovered a hand span above the floor.

A tremendous crack echoed down from the vaulted ceiling. They dropped again, hitting so hard that Luke’s breath left in a groan. Abeloth slammed down atop him, her single leg still wrapped around his, the stump of her arm driving harder into his throat. Something crunched in his larynx. His breath came in shallow, wheezy gasps, and the crushing hand of panic began to clench at his heart.

Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

Abeloth ensnared and trapped Luke in her tentacles.

Realizing that Abeloth’s change of form had been an attempt to distract him more than frighten him, he spun to counterattack against Taalon—then Abeloth was on his back, her tentacles twined about his neck and limbs almost before he felt them. She pulled hard, bending back his limbs until his elbows ached, prying the lightsaber from his hand and squeezing his already injured throat until his vision began to narrow.

Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

Abeloth chokes Luke into unconsciousness.

Abeloth’s hot breath hissed into his ear. “There is no escape, Luke.” She was speaking in Callista’s voice, with an edge so cold and vengeful it made his stomach sink. “Not for you ... not for your son.”

Abeloth carried him to the edge of the pit, where Akanah’s burned and broken body lay, her back grotesquely crushed. Deciding to try again, Luke used the Force to reach into the vault overhead and ... Abeloth’s tentacles tightened around his throat. He felt himself falling, and in his dream he heard the roaring clatter of a collapsing roof.

But it was only a dream, and he continued to fall ... deeper ... deeper ... deeee ...

Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

When Abeloth had Luke restrained, she was capable of choking him out at will.

Luke could not bear the thought of Ben dying such a horrid and anguished death, but he knewhe had very little chance of preventing it. The instant he tried to call on the Force, Abeloth would tighten her tentacle again, and he would drop into darkness. The cold tide of despair began to rise inside him, threatening to engulf him, and he felt a shudder of delight ripple through Abeloth’s tentacles.

Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

Abeloth sent Vestara flying across the room by punching her with a single tentacle.

In the next instant, the girl went cartwheeling across the room. The blow had been so quick that Luke did not even realize Vestara had been struck until Abeloth’s tentacle retracted and began to twine itself around his forearm.

Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

Abeloth completely physically restrained Tahiri with her tentacles in a severely weakened avatar body.

Tahiri jammed a hand into one of her vac suit thigh pockets and felt the reassuring smoothness of a thermal detonator-and then she was in Abeloth's grasp, wrapped in a tentacle so tightly she could hardly breathe. A second tentacle wrapped itself around Tahiri's wrist and pulled her hand out of the pocket, still holding the not-yet-armed detonator.

Abeloth spun Tahiri around, and she found herself looking into a monstrous face-a face so consumed by Force energy it barely looked human. What little flesh remained had turned as gray as ash, and it was peeling away in flakes the size of thumbnails. The nose had collapsed into open cavities, and the lips had withered into brown strips that looked like they might fall off any moment.

But the eyes were familiar-and shocking. They were the same icy blue irises that had stared at Tahiri from the witness stand as Pagorski testified-as she lied about the death of Admiral Pellaeon. But the pupils weren't Pagorski's. They were huge, and they seemed dark and bottomless, with no light except a pair of tiny silver points that seemed to be receding even as Tahiri looked into them, to be drawing her down into a cold and soulless Void from which there could be no escape.

Inside Tahiri's mind, Abeloth's wispy voice said, There is no need for explosives, child.

The tentacle squeezed Tahiri's wrist until her hand opened and the thermal detonator dropped to the floor-still unarmed.

We are going to be together a long time, you and I.

Tahiri jammed the emitter nozzle of her lightsaber into the pit of Abeloth's stomach. "Not if I can help it."

She thumbed the switch and saw the tip of her sapphire lightsaber shoot out through Abeloth's back. Guessing it would take more than a single penetrating wound to kill a Force entity, Tahiri immediately whipped her hand down, dragging the blade down through her captor's body at an angleˇ...ˇor so she had intended.

When the blade failed to move, Tahiri looked down and saw that this hand, too, was wrapped in a tentacle. She tried to pull free and found that not only was she unable to move the hand, she could no longer even feel it.

That is the thing, my child, Abeloth said. You can't help it.

A tentacle rose between them, then bent forward and began to slither up Tahiri's chin.

"What?" Tahiri gasped. A cold terror was rising inside her, and she had to fight to avoid panicking. "What are you doing?"

Did I not say? Abeloth replied. We are going to be together. The lieutenant's body is weak. Yours will be strong. Yours has felt the Force-

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth in her Korelei avatar kicked Luke hard enough to send him flying and making him struggle to draw breath afterwards.

She merely swung her lightsaber down to block Luke's slash, then planted a stomp kick square in his chest and sent him sailing down the duct backward. Luke came down five meters away, a crushing pain in his chest. He struggled to draw breath.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth threw Luke into a wall with her arm.

Her free arm rose between them, pushing off to create some space. Then she twisted away, hurling him into the duct wall and sliding off his lightsaber sideways.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

In a body so weakened Abeloth doesn't technically even have an avatar to channel her essence through, she is still capable of generating a mouth large enough to bite through a rancor's neck with teeth sharp enough to shred blast armor. Even when her teeth are knocked in her bite still almost snaps Saba's arms.

Even with no arms left to fight with, Abeloth remained determined to take Saba's body. Her huge mouth gaped open, revealing two rows of fangs-fangs sharp enough to shred blast armor, set in jaws wide enough to bite through a rancor neck.

That was no way to fight a Barabel.

Saba brought both fists up together, jamming them into Abeloth's mouth in a Force-enhanced double punch. The blow knocked a ten-centimeter hole through both sets of fangs, and when Abeloth bit down there was nothing but toothless gum clamping Saba's scaly forearms.

Still, the pain was excruciating, and Saba came close to stopping before she felt her forearms snapping.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Speed

Abeloth struck Vestara so quickly that Luke didn't even see it happen.

The blow had been so quick that Luke did not even realize Vestara had been struck until Abeloth’s tentacle retracted and began to twine itself around his forearm.

Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

Abeloth could process tons of information at the speed of light.

The images flashed in Abeloth’s mind at lightspeed, of peaceful protests, one single strike in the night on the seat of power that resulted in only a few dozen casualties, a new government that forbade retaliation against the Minyavish even as it joyfully celebrated the dream of freedom.

Fate of the Jedi: Conviction

Abeloth caught a Shikkar thrown at Wynn Dorvan by a Sith Lady with one of her tentacles.

"Those beings are Coruscanti," Wynn said, touching a finger to the transparisteel. "They're accustomed to being the masters of the galaxy, not its slaves-and if Korelei does not understand that about your subjects, she understands nothing."

Korelei's expression did not darken, nor did she hiss a curse or telegraph her attack by stepping toward Wynn. Her shikkar simply slipped from its sheath and sailed toward his belly in a glassy gleam so fast he barely had time to go cold inside.

But one of the Beloved Queen's tentacles was already curling through the air in front of him, and in the next instant Wynn was not crying out in anguish, or gasping for breath-he was, in fact, still standing on his own two feet, not even bleeding and hardly even shaking.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth near instantly overwhelmed Luke in physical combat, with Luke only being fast enough to block her first strike and not her second.

Luke redirected the parang with little more than a thought, but by then Korelei and another Keshiri were in the air over the stack-head, their lightsabers ignited and their eyes fixed on Luke. He lit his own weapon and sprang to his feet, at the same time hitting them both with a Force blast that sent the male Keshiri tumbling back across the pit.

Korelei did not even feel it. She merely swung her lightsaber down to block Luke's slash, then planted a stomp kick square in his chest and sent him sailing down the duct backward.

Luke came down five meters away, a crushing pain in his chest. He struggled to draw breath.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth moved faster than Ben could see.

Abeloth's left arm came up so fast that Ben did not even see it move.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth outpaced Luke in Force combat.

He tried to continue the motion and bring it up to deliver a blast of Force energy, but Abeloth had already launched her own attack by then, delivering a bolt of Force lightning that blasted straight through the stranger into Luke.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Miscellaneous Combat Prowess

Abeloth slaughtered several Sith Sabers while severely weakened.

The echoes of blasterfire were being replaced by the distinctive crackle of Force lightning, a counterpoint to the constant drone and snap of distant lightsabers. The Sith had reached Abeloth. She was no longer screaming. But others were, as Abeloth slew Sith.

Fate of the Jedi: Conviction

Abeloth killed Grand Lord Darish Vol in combat and decapitated him.

She held up Lord Vol’s head. The Grand Lord of the Lost Tribe had died in terror, or torment—perhaps both—it would seem, if the wide, staring eyes and gaping mouth were any indication. Unable to help himself, Workan recoiled in horror. Raw, pure terror shot through him.

Fate of the Jedi: Conviction

Willpower

Abeloth's willpower was beyond what Vestara could imagine.

But there was something defeated and lost in Ship's spirit, like an uvak with severed wing tendons. He was... afraid, crushed beneath a will strong beyond Vestara's ability to imagine. To obey her was to defy it, a power that had reached across space and time to summon Ship for no other reason than it was lonely. Vestara could see how hopeless it was to think she had the strength of will to break the grasp of such a being.

Fate of the Jedi: Abyss

Abeloth's willpower is much greater than Jaina Solo's or Vestara Khai's.

I am programmed to obey a strong will. The girl is strong, you are stronger, Sword of the Jedi, but neither of you can break the hold she has on me.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

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#1 Posted by Brightsteel (1165 posts) - - Show Bio

First.

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#3 Posted by ForklifterMatt (486 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh snap, looking good DMB. I've always been on the fence about Abeloth as a character but she sure is powerful...

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#4 Posted by Emperordmb (1987 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh snap, looking good DMB. I've always been on the fence about Abeloth as a character but she sure is powerful...

Thanks. I've always viewed her as a character in two different ways. One is the embodiment of chaos and imbalance, which is where a lot of her insanity and disturbingness comes from. I also kinda view her as the antithesis of Anakin Skywalker, which is something I may elaborate on in a later blog.

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#5 Posted by WollfMyth209 (16530 posts) - - Show Bio

Absolutely amazing. Nice work.

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#6 Posted by Zapan871 (2006 posts) - - Show Bio

Great job broski.

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#7 Posted by Wolfrazer (16194 posts) - - Show Bio

Neat.

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#8 Posted by Erkan12 (8391 posts) - - Show Bio

Good job.

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#9 Posted by TheMuser (1888 posts) - - Show Bio

My good lord what a OP character, Great work btw.

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#10 Posted by Racob7 (9829 posts) - - Show Bio

At first i thought you were talking about the Aboleth.

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#11 Posted by DarkDefender (4074 posts) - - Show Bio

Thinking of making an Abeloth vs Superman thread to rustle jimmies.

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#12 Posted by GeorgeWBush (11867 posts) - - Show Bio

One of the most powerful force users ever devised.

Great thread!

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#13 Posted by ShootingNova (25691 posts) - - Show Bio

This is excellent.