Abeloth Respect Thread

Abeloth is a very powerful character from the Fate of the Jedi series. I wanted to compile her feats to more or less give an impression of how powerful she was.

With that out of the way, respect Abeloth:

"She is ancient, and powerful, and dangerous. Very dangerous. But you're on to her now. She is never what she appears. Remember that."

Power

Abeloth is an incredibly powerful and prodigious Force wielder, and is as a result, a greater opponent than the Lost Tribe of the Sith.

The first thread was a lost tribe of Sith from the forgotten world of Kesh. They were building a powerful war fleet, one made more powerful by the dark strength of every warrior serving their armada. Yet there was an even greater opponent - the mysterious entity known as Abeloth.

Source: The Essential Guide to Warfare

Abeloth is more powerful than humanly comprehensible:

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.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Abyss

Vestara Khai, Mara Jade and Luke Skywalker all consider Abeloth an extremely ancient and powerful entity. Consequently, Mara believes that Luke couldn't have seen through Abeloth's mental manipulations, Vestara believes that the only way to beat Abeloth is through trickery, and Luke believes that all available help is required to defeat Abeloth:

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

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Allies

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

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Allies

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.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Allies

Abeloth's rage is enough to buffet Ben Skywalker:

Abeloth was raging. Ben felt buffeted by the sheer hatred roiling off her. Sweat sprung on his brow, beneath his arms, and a brush of what had terrified him so badly a few moments ago shuddered through him.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Allies

Abeloth's willpower exceeds both Vestara Khai and Jaina Solo's, with Ship referring to her as "older and more powerful than Jaina could imagine":

You're working with Abeloth.

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. She is older and more powerful than you can possibly imagine.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Allies

Abeloth is apparently a dozen times stronger in the Force than Luke is:

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.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

Jaina claims that 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."

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

Tahiri senses Abeloth's Force presence, regarding it as powerful:

"The Force," Tahiri replied. "A powerful presence has entered the debris field-one I haven't felt here before."

"A powerful presence?" Reige scoffed. "And that would mean what, precisely?"

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

She is implied as having beaten the Son and Daughter together:

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.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Dark Rage/Force Protection/Speed

Dark Rage is a Force power that allows a dark sider to increase his strength, speed, resiliency, and resolve. Force Protection is the passive (and sometimes active) enhancement of a Force sensitive's durability to varying superhuman degrees. Force Speed is the passive (and sometimes active) enhancement of a Force sensitive's speed to varying superhuman degrees.

She suffers a lightsaber strike with minimal harm:

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.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Abyss

Abeloth is incredibly powerful physically, and it is all Luke can do to stop her from crushing his throat:

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.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

She shrugs off a blow from Luke, who then likens her resilience to that of 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.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

An injured Luke attempts to use a Force blast on Abeloth, only to find that it doesn't little more than slow her down for half a second:

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

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

Abeloth loses both an arm and leg before being thrown into lava, then emerges and continues fighting:

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.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

Abeloth bends Luke's limbs until his elbows ache, disarming him and causing his vision to narrow from pain:

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.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

Abeloth knocks the breath from Luke and crushes something in his larynx, despite the fact that he was seemingly in Oneness:

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.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

Abeloth strikes Vestara so hard she flies across a room, and also so quickly that Luke doesn't even realize it happens until Abeloth's tentacles retract:

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.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

An aspect of Abeloth squeezes Tahiri so hard that she can hardly breathe, and is disarmed:

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.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

She moves faster than Luke:

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.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

After Ben Skywalker enters Oneness and exhausts himself unleashing a Force blast potent enough to knock a frigate out of orbit, he finds that Abeloth (or rather, a fraction of Abeloth) is moved only a couple of centimeters:

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.

Ben staggered back, exhausted, and nearly fell before Vestara's hand clamped around his biceps.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

An aspect of Abeloth moves so quickly that Ben can hardly even see her movements:

The Keshiri's hand rose so fast that Ben barely even saw it move, and he realized their ploy could actually work-that even an avatar could fall prey to a tactical diversion.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

A severely weakened aspect of Abeloth unleashes a row of fangs large enough to bite through a rancor neck, and sharp enough to shred blast armor. After her fangs are knocked out, her toothless gum bites on Saba's forearms with enough force to cause excruciating pain and break Saba's forearms:

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.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Fold Space

Fold Space is an esoteric Force power that enables one to teleport oneself or other beings/objects through space by means of folding space itself, as the name suggests.

She suddenly teleports across a courtyard, causing Gavar Khai to inadvertently kill one of his fellow Sith and nearly kill Luke:

And even as he watched, Abeloth was suddenly 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 aced toward her.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Allies

She suddenly vanishes after using a Force Wave:

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

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Allies

Force Deflection

Force Deflection is an ability allowing a Force user to deflect various forms of attacks.

An intriguing and unique display of Deflection, Abeloth does not even touch her opponent's Force Lightning with her hands, but instead folds the Lightning on itself while it is traveling in the air:

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.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Allies

Abeloth deflects a blaster bolt:

He fired again, but now the creature was pivoting around, throwing her free hand up to deflect the bolt and send it ricocheting back down the duct.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Force Absorption

Absorption, Tutaminis, or Negate/Absorb/Dissipate Energy, is a Force ability enabling one to absorb various forms of energy and channel it for personal use.

Abeloth catches a blaster bolt with her hand:

She remained motionless. Luke fired again.

The entity caught the bolt and held it, still burning, in her hand.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth casually Absorbs Force Lightning:

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

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Plant Surge

Plant Surge is an ability with which a Force user could manipulate plants. Abeloth was able to control the plants of her homeworld and used it against those who entered her domain.

Abeloth controls plants to make them docile:

When Abeloth was near, the plants never attacked.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Abyss

Even as she bends Vestara Khai's Force Lightning (above) she calls upon a poisonous plant to attack Khai:

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 spike struck home a second time.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Allies

She uses vines to tear apart the corpse of a fallen Sith Saber:

Their comrade lay dead and ignored, and as Ben watched, the vines reached to latch on to the corpse and started to pull away the pieces.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Allies

Force Stasis

Force Stasis is an ability that enables one to root somebody else in place and prevent the victim from acting.

Abeloth freezes Dyon Stadd in place as she prepares to Drain him:

"You will," she assured him. "You will be with them... with me. As long as I live. And I," she whispered, reaching up to cup his cheeks with her strong, warm hands, "will live forever."

And that was when the torment started.

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.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Allies

Force Drain

Force Drain is a powerful Dark Side ability that enables the user to siphon the life force of a victim.

She slowly uses Drain to consume Dyon Stadd's life force in a torturous manner:

...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, agonizing groan was ripped from Dyon, hauled from his innermost soul, floating on that golden mist. Every limb, every centimeter, every cell of him was 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 cold, and it began to enter him. As Abeloth pulled for 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 husklike, as if he had been buried in the sand for centuries.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Allies

Force Barrier

Force Barrier is a Force ability allowing a Force user to create a wall or shield of Force energy for varying (usually defensive) purposes:

Abeloth erects a wall of solid Force energy that Luke collides into, sending him spinning:

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.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

Force Concealment

Force Concealment is an ability that enables a Force-user to conceal his or her presence in the Force.

One of the many times Abeloth conceals her true appearance, Abeloth uses the Force to make herself seem incredibly beautiful:

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.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Abyss

Abeloth conceals herself from Luke.

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

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Allies

Force Illusion

Illusion is a Force power that allows the creation of mental or physical images.

Abeloth uses the Force to alter her appearance:

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.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Abyss

She manages to create the illusion of being Akanah and fooling Luke for some time into believing she was indeed Akanah:

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

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

Luke has difficulty discerning Abeloth's Illusions, and thus when he penetrates an illusion with ease, he does not believe it is likely to be of Abeloth's doing:

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

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

She turns Gavar Khai insane:

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 an 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 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 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.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

She proceeds to turn all of the Sith insane, save for Taalon and Vestara Khai:

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 of 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 thought taking blows, and within seconds they began to retreat into defensive squares that did nothing at all to diminish their panic.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

It is revealed that the Sith were seeing illusions generated by Abeloth. These illusions appeared to be so realistic that the Sith believed they were real, prompting at least one to commit suicide. Luke surmises that the Fallanassi were also under Abeloth's spell, as they allowed her to torment the Sith without question or opposition:

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 green 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 grow a 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 low stone wall that separated part of the village from a thousand-meter plunge to the sea.

When Luke saw the 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 the empty air and rolled in the moss, trying to smother flames that did not exist. 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.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

Force-flash

Force-flash is a power that enables a Force user to disable cameras and recording devices, causing brief periods of static but often only alerting security to "minor malfunction".

Abeloth causes a Force-flash so powerful that the visuals of ships throughout a solar system were blinded. This flash was so powerful it was thought it was caused by solar flares:

Standing at Jag's shoulder on the side opposite Reige, she was unarmed and wearing bright red confinement bracelets around both wrists. Though Jag had every confidence that Tahiri intended to honor her promise to stand trial for murder, the brig gear was an overt statement of her status as an Imperial prisoner-and her idea. It had been aboard this very ship that she had killed Gilad Pellaeon. So Tahiri had offered to wear the restraints as a concession to the feelings of Vitor Reige and the many others who had loved Pellaeon as a father. Thus far, the strategy seemed to be working. There were plenty of sour looks and muttered insults, but the crew seemed to accept that she was merely on parole until a proper trial could be organized.

After a tense silence, Reige grudgingly acknowledged the comment by turning his head in her direction. "I take it you have another explanation, Prisoner Veila?"

"The Force," Tahiri replied. "A powerful presence has entered the debris field-one I haven't felt here before."

"A powerful presence?" Reige scoffed. "And that would mean what, precisely?"

"Sith," Jag said, trying to ignore the cold knot that had begun to form in his stomach. He turned to Tahiri. "Is that what you're suggesting?"

Tahiri hesitated, her eyes fixed on the bridge display as the image returned to normal. Two of the kilometer-long massifs had been reduced to a collection of red-glowing boulders, and there was nothing of the Star Ranger to be seen.

Finally she said, "I certainly feel a darkness, but whether it's Sithy..." Her gaze shifted toward the forward viewport, beyond which the shattered moon appeared to be little more than a tiny ball of flame at the convergence point of a steady stream of turbolaser strikes. "All I can say is that whoever's out there, they are strong in the Force. Very strong."

"And still alive." The remark came from directly behind Tahiri, where Jag's Chiss aide and bodyguard, Ashik, was standing. "You feel that, as well?"

Tahiri nodded. "I do."

"Most impressive, prisoner Veila," Reige said drily. "With you aboard, one wonders why we need sensor crews at all."

"I was wondering that before the prisoner spoke, Admiral," Jag said, putting a little durasteel in his voice. He could understand Reige's indignation at having Tahiri walking free aboard the Bloodfin, but her Jedi abilities were too useful at the moment to leave her locked in the brig-and it was time for Reige to recognize that. "Had she been sitting at a sensor station, perhaps she would have spotted the infiltrator before it was silhouetted against the debris field."

As Jag spoke, Reige's aide returned and whispered something into the admiral's ear. The look of puzzlement that came to Reige's face quickly changed to one of vindication, and he turned back to Jag with a look approaching defiance.

"I doubt it would have made any difference who was at the sensor stations, Head of State." Reige pointed to a holopad in the fleet admiral's salon at the back of the bridge, then said, "The Star Ranger seems to be using a new form of jamming technology. If you would care to join me, I'll explain."

By the time Jag and the others had retreated into the salon, the tactical hologram of the Exodo II planetary system was already on display. The image portrayed an outer shell of designator symbols beginning with the letters ISS-for "Imperial Sienar Sentinel"-surrounding a mottled green-and-black sphere. Save for the lack of clouds, the planet looked identical to the world Jag saw every night outside his stateroom window. The task force, hanging in orbit where the moon Boreleo used to be, was a knot of designator symbols too tangled to read.

Reige nodded, and his aide pointed a remote control at the holopad. A moment later a circle of perhaps thirty ISS symbols dissolved into static.

"The time scale has been compressed a thousandfold," Reige explained. "Every second on the holo represents a little over a quarter hour in real time."

The static circle continued to expand for a couple of moments, then quickly began to shrink and elongate in the direction opposite Exodo II's spin. Within three seconds-about three-quarters of a standard real-time hour-the circle had narrowed into a short, slender band that was traveling around the planet toward the task force.

"The static resulted from an energy flash that traveled along this route, temporarily blinding sensors," Reige's aide explained. "At the time, the reconnaissance officers attributed it to a solar flare and didn't worry about it."

"Which is a very bad mistake, and one they had better not make again," Jag said. He turned to Tahiri. "Would you care to explain what we're seeing?"

"Of course, Head of State." Tahiri's gaze remained fixed on the holo. "It's a Force flash."

"A Force flash, prisoner Veila?" Reige said. "I'm afraid you'll need to define the term for those of us who aren't on intimate terms with members of the Jedi Order."

"It's a countersurveillance technique," Jag said, doing the explaining himself. "The Jedi use it to temporarily blind security cams and intrusion alarms. On the vids, it looks like a minor glitch."

Tahiri nodded. "Exactly. But this oneÿ..." She fell silent as the hologram changed scales to depict the inner cordon of the blockade, and then she turned to face Jag. "This one is very powerful. Even Grand Master Skywalker isn't strong enough to blind a picket boat's sensors at those kinds of ranges."

"If you're trying to tell us it was no Jedi piloting that Star Ranger, there's no need," Jag said. "I have it on good authority that the Jedi like Daala even less than I do at the moment."

This drew a polite laugh-no more-from the staff officers.

But Tahiri's expression remained serious. "Actually, Head of State Fel, what I'm trying to suggest is that the pilot can't be Sith, either."

She pointed at the hologram, which now showed the designator symbols of six destroyers and thirty escort vessels arrayed around the shattered remnants of the moon Boreleo. Fully half of the vessels were engulfed in static.

"Not with enough strength to blind that many starships."

Jag saw the fear come into her eyes and knew what she was thinking. "Go ahead and say it, Tahiri," he said. "Admiral Reige will need to know."

"Very well." Tahiri swallowed, then said, "I think we've found Abeloth."

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Force Fear

Force Fear is a telepathic application which allows a Force user to cause or amplify fear.

Abeloth perceives Taalon's greatest fears and calls them forth:

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.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Allies

Telepathy/Empathy

Telepathy is a power with which a Force-user can influence and manipulate the minds and thoughts of others. Abeloth proved to be an exceptional user of telepathic abilities. Empathy is similar to telepathy but relates to emotions rather than thoughts.

Abeloth telepathically speaks to Allana Djo Solo, even when the former was within the Maw and the latter 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.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Outcast

Abeloth takes control of Ship, breaking Vestara's connection with him despite the fact that it was the strongest connection among any of the Sith:

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.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Omen

She calls Ben Skywalker to her:

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.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Abyss

Abeloth calls the entire Lost Tribe of the Sith party, attracting them to her:

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.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Abyss

She calls to Luke:

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.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Abyss

She fills Luke with a cold yearning and ache:

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.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Abyss

Abeloth talks with Luke on the Jade Shadow, deceiving him into thinking she was Mara Jade until Jade's own apparition told Luke the truth:

"Luke." He fell silent, regarding her. She searched his eyes for a moment, then the specter of Mara Jade Skywalker said quietly, " Whomever you were with on the Jade Shadow.... it wasn't me."

....

Who else could it -

And he knew. Horror and repugnance buffeted Luke. He tried to speak, but nothing came out. Luke forced back the shock and nausea. It would serve nothing now.

"No, it wasn't," he managed finally, his voice raw. "I should have known. I'm sorry."

Her brilliant green eyes were kind. She was beyond annoyance or jealousy. "You couldn't have. She is ancient, and powerful, and dangerous. Very dangerous."

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Allies

She intoxicates Vestara and the Sith, making them want to look at her every day:

"And she was lovely - at first. She - captivating, I think is the word."

"Physically beautiful?" Luke inquired.

"More than that. You couldn't stop looking at her, whatever she chose to look like. It was all you wanted to do - look at her, be around her. Like an intoxicant."

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Allies

Abeloth enters Taalon's mind and violates him on a level that he does not believe possible. She perceives his greatest fears and calls them forth:

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.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Allies

The multi-Jedi infecting Force psychosis (mental disorders) are caused by Abeloth:

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.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

Abeloth controls the minds of the Fallanassi:

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.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

She telepathically attacks Vol across a city:

Abeloth had been wandering the City of Glass when she had attacked Vol.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Ascension

After Vol harms her with Mnemotherapy, she uses her own pain to harm him and nearly kill him, leaving him in a severely weakened and terrified state:

NO!

Her pain exploded and hurled him back, releasing him, but causing the most exquisite agony Vol had ever experienced to race through ever 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 off from the floor, and the muscles quivered from that simple strain.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Ascension

She speaks to Tahiri Veila through telepathy:

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

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Telekinesis

Telekinesis is a power with which a Force-user can manipulate and alter reality around them with the power of the mind. Abeloth is an especially powerful user of TK.

Abeloth casually slams Ahri into a wall with enough force to incapacitate him. She also sends Vestara crashing into a cavern floor:

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.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Abyss

She uses Choke on Vestara Khai:

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, finger splayed hard.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Allies

A slightly weakened Abeloth unleashes a Force Wave that sends Grand Master Luke Skywalker, High Lord Sarasu Taalon, Sith Saber Gavar Khai, another Sith Saber, Ben Skywalker and Vestara Khai flying, so that she has the opportunity to escape. Ben himself is paralyzed and is unable to call upon the Force to direct his fall:

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. 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 strength to send out a powerful Force shock, to throw her attackers off her briefly, and disappeared.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Allies

After being severely wounded and angered by Grand Lord Vol, she subconsciously unleashes "nearly inconceivable amounts of energy" that destroys the City of Glass, imploding beings within immediate vicinity, turning inside out and then ripping apart those who were further away, melting buildings, and driving glass shards to fly around the city to harm others so that they would feel the pain she felt.

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 with 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 it if had. She barely noticed she was lifted from the street where she lay convulsing up into the night air, and a large shape that looked like nothing so much as an angry orange eye sped toward her.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Ascension

Abeloth sends Tahiri flying with the Force after blowing up a man's head:

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.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Abeloth sends Ben Skywalker flying into a pillar, knocking him unconscious:

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.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Force Lightning

Force Lightning is an ability that enables the user to unleash blasts of electricity from their fingertips. Unlike standard electricity, Force Lightning also drains the life force of its victim.

Abeloth creates a dancing fork of Force Lightning:

Luke felt a sudden shiver of danger sense, and dived away a mere heartbeat ahead of a dancing fork of Force Lightning.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

Abeloth fires Force Lightning that strikes Luke, sending him flying backwards and causing intense pain:

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.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Force Flight

Force Flight was an ability that enabled a Force user to levitate, glide, or potentially even fly across distances.

She hovers a hand span above the floor:

Abeloth countered, hissing in anger, and they hovered a hand span above the floor.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

Abeloth floats her way out of Ship, a Sith meditation sphere:

At last, slowly, like a creature awakening from slumber, Ship's "eye" grew transparent, and then opened.

Abeloth floated out.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Ascension

Force Bellow

Force Bellow is a Force power enabling one to amplify their voice.

Her laughter seems to come from every direction:

And even as he watched, Abeloth was suddenly 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.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Allies

Abeloth causes her shriek to reverberate across a lake like a clap of thunder:

Abeloth's mouth gaped open, and her piercing shriek broke over the lake, reverberating across the water like a clap of thunder.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse

Essence Transfer

Essence Transfer enables somebody to discard their body and take another as their own.

Abeloth switches bodies with Dyon Stadd, deceiving the Sith and Jedi for days into believing she was dead:

Taalon glanced at them only briefly, then looked back toward Vestara. "Explain."

"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!"

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

She animates a body that should have been in its death throes:

Any normal being would have been dead by now. But Abeloth seemed to live as much in the Force 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.

Source: Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

Abeloth states that she has more bodies than Luke can kill:

"How many bodies do you have?" he asked.

"More than you can kill."

Source; Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

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