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@americanspeeddemon: Kylo senses a powerful Force residue from a stone/crystal inside a toy (the toy was shown to have a stone/crystal in it that even Ventress was able to sense in an earlier issue):

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Easily defeats four soldiers who tried to ambush him, deflecting a blaster bolt back at one, cutting down a tree to crush two more, and then cutting down the last himself:

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Stops a large creature from stepping on Hux and throws it back with the Force:

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Force Meld

Force Meld or Jedi Meld or Battle Meld, is a powerful Jedi technique where Jedi can join their minds together. In Outbound Flight, it is revealed that a Jedi Master of great power and depth in the Force is required to successfully utilize it.

By telepathically linking their minds together, Jedi can draw on one another's strength for support. Initially referred to as Force-meld or Jedi meld, the power became most commonly known as battle-meld because of its more frequent use in combat. Battle-meld permits a group of Jedi to become stronger than if each stood alone, while also enabling them to communicate with one another through the Force. Using a combination of the group's minds and perceptions, each individual Jedi gains a sense of the entire battle arena, helping them to better discern where to move tactical elements and when to press an attack, hold back, or withdraw. By narrowing his or her focus, a Jedi can also sense the distinct personalities and feelings of the individuals who make up the meld.

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Jedi vs Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force

When the Yuuzhan Vong first attacked Dubrillion, Jacen and his siblings would lead a major force of Vong fighters into the near asteroid belt to take advantage of the fact that they've all flown the belt beforehand whereas the Vong hadn't. After losing their shields, though, Anakin would instinctively use Battle-Meld to connect his mind with Jaina and Jacen, allowing them to act as one to navigate the asteroid belt and ultimately come out on top against the Vong coralskippers:

Anakin ignored the call and fell into a sense of calmness. Something had guided him in here; something had beckoned to him, promising him a better battlefield against the overwhelming odds.

The Force.

He knew it was the Force. In here, the three young Jedi could use their insights where the pilots of the enemy fighters, whatever they might be, could not. He knew that, instinctively, but now that he was in the midst of this insanity, asteroids, missiles, and enemy ships buzzing all about him, doubts began to fester and grow. He saw Jaina cut up ahead of him; then, using a brilliant barrel-roll-and-swerve maneuver to cut between a pair of asteroids, she rolled off the face of a third and came around firing, her single laser striking three rapid hits on an enemy fighter.

She was in the mode, Anakin realized without doubt. If only he could tap into it . . .

Hear me, came the youngest Solo's telepathic call to his siblings. Join with me.

"Anakin?" came Jacen's conventional reply. Jaina didn't reply, and Anakin sensed that she had already accepted his call.

Three as one, the young Jedi telepathically imparted.Let go. Lend me your eyes.

It happened in a matter of seconds, the three young Solos finding communion, a telepathic joining and bond. Now each flew with the added perspectives offered by the other two flanking the craft, giving each extra eyes, extra perceptions. No reactions now, just the purest of anticipation, as all three gave in to the Force.

They wove with perfect precision, replacing each other in the line, bringing cannons to bear from slightly different angles, ones their enemy-fighter counterparts couldn't anticipate or react to in time.

They came around asteroids with ease, beginning their firing before they ever could logically know that an enemy was around the back side, but shooting with perfect accuracy, blowing fighter after fighter out of the sky, or taking those in close pursuit through such a maze of asteroids that the enemy ships inevitably slammed into one or were forced to break off the chase.

Their symbiosis mounted, and Anakin, as the focal point, felt they were working together and with the Force as he had only dreamed was possible. The perfect squadron, joined in thought and purpose, communicating with each other as quickly as the internal workings of his own brain.

The enemy fighters couldn't come close to pacing the trio; any that got near were just blasted out of the sky or run into asteroids.

Anakin led his siblings in a turn, rushing hard back into the bulk of the enemy forces, dodging asteroids and missiles, scoring hit after hit.

He fell deeper into the Force, his hands moving as a blur, his mind whirling. Under one asteroid, over another, around a third and then a fourth, firing at those precise moments to score hits, spinning snap turns at those precise moments to dodge enemy missiles.

Faster and faster it went, all a blur, Anakin trembling under the strain, feeling the pressure from his siblings as they, too, fell deeper and deeper. It was perfect fighting, perfect teamwork, the three slicing the enemy ranks apart, thinning them with every pass and forcing more and more to abandon, if they could, the insanity of Lando's Folly.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Vector Prime

Although earlier Jedi may very well have utilized this power, it was fourteen-year-old Anakin Solo who introduced it to the new Jedi Order during the evacuation of Dubrillion, one of the first New Republic worlds to fall to the Yuuzhan Vong. Shortly after the evacuation, Jaina Solo recalled her brother's actions:

There are still people on Dubrillion, but it's possible that they've already been overwhelmed by the invaders. The entire planet may be lost to us. Yet something happened during the evacuation that does give me some hope, a power that Anakin somehow discovered. I believe every Jedi should know about this.

After we realized the invaders had targeted Dubrillion, everything happened pretty fast. Anakin, Jacen, and I were piloting Lando's TIE fighters, flying surface patrol and doing our best to keep incoming ships away from friendlies. My tracking screen was already glowing red from the sheer number of enemy fighters when they destroyed Belt Runner I, which had been providing our only shielding power. There were just too many of them to fight. I ordered Anakin and Jacen to break back to Dubrillion, but Anakin disagreed, and instructed us to follow him into the asteroid belt called Lando's Folly. The enemy pursued us.

It's hard to explain what happened, but Anakin connected with me and Jacen, and then we all linked together. Using telepathy, Anakin said, Join with me. Three as one. Within seconds, it was if we'd found communion, a telepathic joining and bond. Each of us flew with the added perspectives of, well, of each other. I can only describe it as suddenly having extra eyes and extra perceptions as we all gave in to the Force. Our reactions were transformed into anticipation.

Anakin was the focal point of our symbiosis. We became the perfect squadron, joined in thought and purpose. We weaved through the asteroids and destroyed one enemy fighter after the next. They couldn't keep up with us, at least not until Anakin became overwhelmed and nearly lost consciousness.

Source: Jedi vs Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force

Afterwards, Anakin believed that if he had trained himself to deeper meditation like Jacen has then he wouldn't have been overrun by the Force and the meld:

Out of any real power and truly battered, Anakin entertained doubts not unlike those of his older brother. For, from the beaten young Jedi's point of view, his philosophy concerning the Force as an outward-projecting tool also seemed deficient. If he had been stronger emotionally, as was Jacen, if he had trained himself to deeper levels of meditation instead of concentrating on the outward battle skills, the mentally joined run through the belt would not have so overloaded his sensibilities.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Vector Prime

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During the mission to Myrkr to destroy the voxyn queen, Jacen and the other sixteen Jedi in the strike team all joined in a Force Meld, the first one Jacen had been in since the beginning of the war and the first one entrusted to him to be the anchor. This first section will cover the meld as the Jedi are captured, go through the breaking, and make their way to Myrkr.

To resist the effects of the breaking, Jacen, Jaina, and Anakin Solo draw on the technique they used at Dubrillion. Sharing this technique with the other Jedi in Anakin's strike force saves those individuals from the psychological torture the Yuuzhan Vong employ. By telepathically linking their minds together, the Jedi can draw on each other's strength for support and thus resist the breaking.

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Jacen feels the emotions of everyone in the strike team as soon as the voxyn and Yuuzhan Vong board Lando Calrissian's ship:

It was a feeling surprisingly close to that held by a number of Jacen's fellow Jedi. The members of the strike team had opened their emotions to each other the instant they sensed the voxyn, and he could feel the eagerness of Ganner, Zekk, the Barabels, Eryl Basa, even Raynar to destroy the creature. Others—Tahiri, Lowbacca, Tekli, Ulaha—were surprised at how fast things were happening. Alema Rar was terrified—more of herself than the creature. Tenel Ka was grimly determined, Anakin absorbed in concerns about everyone else, Jovan Drark eager to begin the game. To Rodians, everything was a game.

Only Jaina, whose feelings Jacen could always sense through their bond as twins, seemed calm. Whatever came, warning or no warning, voxyn or not, they would handle it—or not. They had cast their fate to the Force, and now they had no choice but to trust where it carried them.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Star by Star

Jacen extends and connects all of the Jedi's emotions to the point where it seemed like he was them and they were he:

The galley door hissed open. Yarsroot, the ship's Ho'Din chef, stepped into the dining cabin with his human assistant, both holding blasters behind their backs. It was the signal to follow the primary plan. Jacen extended himself to the other Jedi, going beyond the simple emotional connection the Barabels had taught them to a much deeper level, melding with the others until it seemed to him that he was them and they were all him. As the meld coordinator, he was to a certain extent trusting the others with his body; they had discovered that, at times, he might become so consumed by the sensations and feelings of others that he forgot to keep track of himself.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Star by Star

Jacen feels every hit as five of the Jedi are hit with stun bolts:

Lando's tall wife entered the dining room from the main cabin, a nasty G-9 power blaster cradled in her arms. Zekk and Jovan instantly pushed away from the table and reached for their lightsabers. Tendra loosed a flurry of blue stun bolts, blasting both Jedi and red-haired Eryl into the wall—all as planned. Lowbacca and Krasov tried to rise and were dropped by stun shots from Yarsroot and his assistant, also as planned.

Feeling the impact of each bolt through the team's battle meld, Jacen groaned and would have tumbled from his chair, had Tenel Ka not steadied him.

That was not part of the plan.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Star by Star

Jacen feels a slight panic from Anakin:

Jacen experienced a moment of panic from Anakin and realized they had just run into their first problem. The disposal chutes still led to the flushlock instead of their weapons pod; they had intended to make the changeover after the evening meal. Jacen reached out to Jaina and moved some of her serenity toward Anakin.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Star by Star

Jacen feeds Alema Rar the emotions of Raynar Thul, reminding her that she had dealt with these situations before:

Alema began to tremble, frightened not of the Yuuzhan Vong—she had killed dozens with her own hands, eluded hundreds more—but of herself. She had not expected to encounter a voxyn on the transit ship. Could she face one again, knowing what the first had done to her sister?

Jacen fed her the feelings of Raynar, who was comforting himself with the knowledge that the Twi'lek had done this stuff many times before. She had denied the Yuuzhan Vong New Plympto. She would get them through this. Alema's lekku stopped shaking, and Jacen followed the unconscious Jedi—who were being levitated by five of their fellows—past Lando's suite toward the guest cabins.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Star by Star

Jacen feels Tenel Ka's pain as his own, and almost blacks out as she is struck in the back by a Yuuzhan Vong warrior and calls on the strength of the other Jedi to prevent the two of them from being knocked out:

A door slid open behind Tenel Ka, and something blunt caught her between the shoulder blades. Jacen dropped to his knees and started to black out, then realized it was Tenel Ka's body he was feeling and reached out to the others, calling upon their strength to keep them both conscious. When his vision cleared, Yuuzhan Vong filled the corridor.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Star by Star

Jacen was keeping everyone in touch with each other and bolstering the Jedi's resolve:

So far, events were proceeding more or less as planned. True, their lightsabers had been dropped into the flushlock. But Tendra and Yarsroot had taken extra "precautions" during the turnover to give the war droids time to retrieve the weapons. Anakin could feel the strike team's confidence growing with every success. The emphatic sharing strengthened everyone's resolve and bound them to a common purpose, just as the Barabels had said it would, and Jacen was keeping him in touch with the group. Anakin sensed Alema Rar's resolve harden and shared Tenel Ka's surprise when she was struck from behind, and now he perceived Lowie's mind stirring. No sooner had Anakin begun to worry about how a groggy Wookie would impact their plans than he sensed Jacen reaching out to calm their waking friend. This was going to work great.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Star by Star

Jacen and the other Jedi use the meld in order to coordinate attacks to prevent any of the Yuuzhan Vong warriors aboard to draw their weapons:

Anakin twisted the door free and slammed it into Duman Yaght's head. One Yuuzhan Vong warrior stepped over to defend his stunned commander, and the others—finding the space too cramped for amphistaffs—reached for their coufees. The strike team counterattacked in a flurry of kicks and blows, taking full advantage of the battle meld to keep the enemy too busy dodging and blocking to actually draw a weapon.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Star by Star

Jacen warns Tesar Sebatyne that a Yuuzhan Vong warrior is preparing to attack him from behind by relaying Anakin's alarm to the Barabel:

Duman Yaght's eyes flared with anger, and his guard, now lying behind Tesar, reached for his coufee. Anakin started to shout a warning, but Jacen had already felt his alarm and relayed it through the battle meld. The Barabel pivoted and brought his heel down, a long spike folding out to pin the warrior's hand to the durasteel floor.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Star by Star

Anakin Solo is able to sense through Jacen that Tesar Sebatyne's hiss is actually a play to stall for time:

Tesar's only response was a hiss. If not for the battle meld, Anakin would have thought the Barabel confused, but he sensed through Jacen that Tesar was only stalling for time.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Star by Star

Jacen feels Anakin's worry and then screams in pain as he and the other Jedi in the meld all feel Ulaha Kore's pain as the Bith is stabbed in the back with a coufee:

Lando stepped forward, his hand reaching for the override. By Anakin's count, they were at twenty-five seconds. The two war droids would be searching the bottom of the shuttle for a place to anchor. Jacen sensed Anakin's worry, and Ulaha stepped forward to block the path, a long-fingered Bith hand flicking forward as she opened herself to the Force.

Jacen screamed first. Anakin experienced an instant of hot pain and thought his brother had been wounded, but then he heard Ulaha's whistle and saw the Bith stumbling forward, the handle of a coufee protruding from her back. Shock shot through the strike team like a stun bolt. No one had seen the attack coming, and the sudden pain dazed them badly. Anakin took two hard blows and felt the others reeling, too, and then bodies began to fall.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Star by Star

Jacen fills Anakin with the emotions of the other Jedi as he senses his younger brother started to feel hollow after Ulaha Kore's injury:

Duman Yaght barked an order. A pair of Yuuzhan Vong lifted Ulaha off the floor and passed her into the air lock, the coufee still protruding from her back. A familiar hollowness came to Anakin then—the same hollowness he had felt on Sernpidal, when he had been forced to raise the Falcon's nose and leave Chewie behind—and a cold fear rose inside him. They had barely made contact, and he had already gotten someone injured. Maybe this mission was too much for them. Maybe everyone was going to get killed just like Chewbacca—Lowie, Tahiri, even Jacen and Jaina. Maybe it would be his fault.

Jacen reached out to him, gently laving him with the emotions of the others. There was fear, anger, guilt. Anakin could not tell who was feeling what, except for Alema Rar.

Alema seemed to be relieved. No one had actually died yet, and she had made it this far without breaking down in terror. Things were going pretty well, it seemed to her.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Star by Star

Jacen weaves all of the Jedi together into one entity when when the Yuuzhan Vong started trying to break them:

Ulaha screamed again, and Alema Rar, sitting next to Jaina in much the same condition, mumbled something through swollen lips. Jaina, who was having trouble collecting her thoughts after the voxyn screeched in her face, recalled something about teamwork and opened her emotions to her companions. Immediately, she felt Jacen weaving them into a single entity, calling upon their mutual confidence and fellowship to lend strength to their suffering comrade.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Star by Star

Jacen draws on Jaina Solo's concern to help ease the pain of Ulaha:

Ulaha screamed. Jaina struggled to look over her shoulder, but could turn only far enough to see Anakin, Jacen, and several others straining to do the same. For her, that was the worst part of the breaking, the listening to friends scream without knowing what was happening to them. She felt Jacen drawing upon her concern to reinforce the Bith. Ulaha's scream grew a little less visceral, and Duman Yaght sensed the change.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Star by Star

The entire meld is in agreement that Ulaha Kore should reveal that there is indeed a secret Jedi base to her Yuuzhan Vong captor, just in order to save her from further torture:

If she had to fight a neurotoxin, as well . . . Jaina wanted her to admit the existence of Eclipse. She couldn't help it; she just did not want to see Ulaha die.

No sooner had she given thought to this emotion than she felt a flood of familiar feelings from the others. Jaina knew that persuading Ulaha to admit the planet's existence was only the first step of the breaking, but what harm was there, really? The strike team would be seizing the ship soon, and at least Ulaha would still be alive. She felt a flush of alarm from Alema and a certain bewilderment from the Barabels, but there was no doubting the general feeling of the group. They agreed.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Star by Star

Jacen and the other Jedi send encouragement and confidence to Jaina as she prepares to endure the breaking again:

"The Bith may rest and heal." Duman Yaght smiled at Jaina. "And you will determine how long."

Jaina began to feel sick and frightened, but forced herself to raise her head and step forward without being summoned. Warm feelings of encouragement and confidence flooded into her as the others reached out to prepare her for the breaking. She felt fairly confident that Duman Yaght would not let the voxyn kill her—he had already bragged to her about the place he had been promised at the Great Sacrifice—so she saw every reason to think that with her companions supporting her, she could buy Ulaha enough time to enter a healing trance and stabilize her wounded lung.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Star by Star

The meld allowing the Jedi to share their strength with her was the only thing that prevented Jaina Solo from wailing like a baby the first time she went through the breaking:

But Jaina's confidence was not enough to keep her from trembling as she approached. Only the strength flowing to her through the Force had prevented her from wailing like an infant the first time Duman Yaght tried to break her, and this time would be worse—much worse.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Star by Star

Jacen relays Anakin's resolve, Zekk's admiration, Ulaha's gratitude, and Tekli's assurance to Jaina Solo in order to fill her with confidence:

A fresh surge of confidence buoyed Jaina up as Jacen relayed Anakin's resolve to keep her healthy, Zekk's admiration of her bravery, Ulaha's weary gratitude, Tekli's calm assurance that all of their injuries could be repaired.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Star by Star

The meld is able to give enough support and strength to Anakin Solo that he never cried out for the fifteen minutes of the breaking he underwent (for the second time):

Instead of returning Jaina to her place on the wall, Duman Yaght forced her to stand beside him as Anakin was secured to the floor facedown. The commander summoned his pet forward and began to give orders, and for the next quarter hour Jaina was forced to watch.

Bolstered by the support of the strike team, Anakin never cried out. Eventually even Duman Yaght clucked his tongue in admiration.

"He takes pain well, your brother," the commander said.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Star by Star

Jacen relays Anakin's defiance to Jaina as Duman Yaght is trying to goad her into telling him the location of the secret Jedi base:

"True, but think of my place if I could tell them in which region the Jeedai base is located," Duman Yaght said. "I would be only a few tiers behind the warmaster, close enough so that you could see the gratitude in my eyes."

An overwhelming sense of defiance came to Jaina—Anakin's feelings on the matter, no doubt, as relayed by Jacen.

Source: The New Jedi Order -Star by Star

Jacen brings Anakin's calmness and determination to the fore to cancel out all the other conflicting emotions the strike team was feeling:

Jaina sensed a torrent of conflicting emotions from the rest of the strike team. Some seemed frightened for Ulaha, others supportive of her defiance, but Jacen brought one feeling to the fore—Anakin's calmness and determination. He had a plan; Jaina had no idea what, but just knowing that much gave her the strength to remain silent.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Star by Star

This next section will deal with the strike team after they landed on the worldship above Myrkr and make their way through towards the voxyn queen.

The members of the strike team can anticipate each other and sometimes feel like they're all sharing a mind:

Anakin was not really surprised to have the Twi'lek anticipating him. During the trip from the drop zone, the strike team had found itself acting in such harmony that, at times, it seemed they were sharing thoughts.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Star by Star

Jacen calms the entire strike team by directing its members to Alema Rar's unruffled composure:

As they went by the rescue ship, they also passed a rampway leading down to a bustling work level under the landing pit. An unarmored Yuuzhan Vong started up the slope, gesturing at them and calling in his own language. A wave of alarm shot through the strike team, but it was quickly quelled when Jacen used the battle meld to direct everyone's attention to Alema's unruffled composure.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Star by Star

Jacen feels Ganner Rhysode's shock and the jumbled emotions of Jaina Solo after seeing and basically sensing Vergere on the worldship above Myrkr:

Halfway to its destination—the ramp where Ganner had inadvertently insulted the Yuuzhan Vong at the rescue ship—the thing stopped and turned its head in his direction. Though it was gazing through two layers of window membrane and across a hundred meters of landing pit, it looked straight at him. It let its gaze linger long enough to send a cold shiver down his spine, then smiled slyly and fluttered forward to rejoin Nom Anor.

Beside Jacen, Ganner whispered, "It couldn't have seen us!" Despite his assertion, he retreated deeper into the shadows. "It glanced over by chance."

"It felt us," Jacen said, lowering the electrobinoculars. "More than that, it felt our apprehension."

He did not add that the creature had done so through the Force. The shock radiating from Ganner suggested he had already reached the same conclusion.

"What's wrong with you two?" Jaina asked, joining them in the archway. "You feel like you've been hearing the Emperor's voice! Don't tell me you're afraid of a few Yuuzhan Vong."

"There are more than a few." Jacen passed the electrobinoculars to his sister. Her emotions felt oddly disconnected, as they often did when combat was imminent, but he could not criticize her performance.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Star by Star

Jacen mutes Anakin's apprehension in order to prevent it from being spread throughout the meld:

Anakin's expression did not change, but Jacen felt a rare surge of anxiety in his brother. Their first plan had already failed, and now their second was coming apart. He did his best to mute Anakin's apprehension and prevent it from affecting the others through the battle meld.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Star by Star

Jacen feels surprise from Bela Hara as she locates a voxyn swimming in water:

They advanced no more than twenty meters before a loud purling rippled through the trees ahead, and Jacen felt an outpouring of surprise from Bela. He pointed toward her side of the gorge and started to shout the alarm, but the rest of the team was already splashing in her direction.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Star by Star

Jacen mutes the strike team's negative feelings to keep it efficient as they are ambushed by two voxyn:

Ganner and Bela ignited their own lightsabers and began to back away, stabbing at the water as they moved. Jacen concentrated on muting the team's negative feelings and keeping the battle meld efficient, and Anakin used the Force to lift Alema out of harm's way and float her over to Tahiri.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Star by Star

Jacen senses Anakin's thoughts as he wonders how to escape a voxyn attack:

Anakin turned his glow stick to maximum and tossed it through the archway, catching it with the Force and holding it high in the air. The voxyn belched acid at it, but settled down as they grew accustomed to the radiance. Anakin glimpsed many dozen creatures—probably not a hundred—spread over the tiers of a vast stadium. Most were squatting over the corpses of slaves they had dragged in from the city, glaring and ruffling their neck scales at each other.

No way to levitate across that. Jedi could not fly, after all, and the distance had to be more than a kilometer. Maybe if they used their Force acrobatics . . .

Jacen came to Anakin's side and, sensing the drift of his thoughts through the battle meld, peered into the arena. "We don't want to startle them. They won't leave their, uh, nests unless they feel threatened. I might be able to keep them from attacking at all."

"Good," Anakin said. "It'd be nice if something went right."

Source: The New Jedi Order - Star by Star

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Jacen partakes in a massive Force Meld in a space battle above Ylesia alongside Twin Suns Squadron, the Wild Knights, and other fighters piloted by the Myrkr strike team surviving members.

He feels all of the pilots, Jedi and non-Jedi, in their small fleet and then senses Jaina's emotions and actions many times while flying:

The pilots all checked in, all the way to Jacen, who had been added to Jaina's flight as Twin Thirteen. He made his report, the Force filling his mind, and through it he felt the Jedi: fierce, loyal Lowbacca and the exhilarated Tesar near at hand; Corran Horn distracted by his own pilots' checklist; the cold-blooded exhilaration of Saba Sebatyne and her Wild Knights. And, more distantly, other elements of the fleet, the concentration of Tahiri, the melancholy determination of Alema Rar, the confidence of Zekk, and the sheer power of Kyp Durron, a power very much akin to rage.

And, most clearly of all, Jacen felt the presence of Jaina, her mind ablaze with machinelike calculation.

The Jedi meld filled Jacen's mind, a psychic feedback mechanism between himself and the other Jedi. He was impressed by the meld's power, and by how it had grown since he'd last experienced it on Myrkr. There, it had been a mixed blessing, but then the Jedi war party at Myrkr had been divided among themselves. Here, they were united in a single purpose.

Jacen's sensitivity to the Force had grown within the meld, and he was aware of the other lives around him, the non-Jedi pilots of Twin Suns Squadron, and others nearby, particularly the disciplined minds of Jagged Fel's Chiss Squadron, which flew to port and slightly behind them.

[...]

"Right then," Jaina said. "Let's teach these traitors a thing or two."

Jacen was impressed. He hadn't realized Jaina had become such an effective leader. Her performance was even more impressive because, through the Jedi meld, he could also sense her scanning her displays while she was talking, minding her comm channels, and worrying about her inexperienced pilots while trying to work out tactics that would keep them from killing themselves.

[...]

Jacen was following Jaina after the corkscrewing enemy fighters—E-wings—and the Jedi meld rose in his perceptions. He felt Corran Horn making a slashing run at an enemy frigate, the Wild Knights methodically destroying a flight of B-wings, but the knowledge wasn't intrusive—it didn't demand attention, or take away from his piloting, it was just there, in the back of his mind.

"Stay close, Vale," Jacen told Jaina's wandering wingmate.

"Oh! Sorry!"

"No chatter on this channel," Jaina admonished. "I'm breaking right . . . now."

Vale wandered even farther from her assigned position during this maneuver, and through the Force Jacen sensed the intense concentration of an E-wing pilot trying to get her into his sights. Jacen deliberately wove out of his assigned place in an S-curve, and as he did so he was aware through the Force-meld that Jaina knew exactly what he was doing, and why.

[...]

Still, Jacen sensed Jaina's tension through the Jedi meld: half of Twin Suns Squadron were still rookies, easy meat for an experienced enemy; and the Yuuzhan Vong were flying like veterans.

[...]

Twin Two was Vale, Jaina's rookie wingmate—probably lost, and without cover. He felt Jaina's rising tension through the Force-meld as she searched for Twin Two, and he scanned the mass of weaving fighters as he approached, seeing one madly dancing X-wing with a tail of flame, a pair of skips weaving after her.

[...]

He heard snickers over the comm. Through the meld Jacen felt his sister bearing the humor with patience.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Ylesia

Jacen is powered through the Jedi meld to help him in the calculation of a Shadow Bomb:

"I've got a shadow bomb, Twin Leader," he said. "Let me take a run at the frigate."

Through the Jedi meld he felt Jaina duplicating his own calculation. "Twin Thirteen," she decided, "take your shot."

Jacen dipped his nose and aimed for the patch of air he thought the frigate would pass through in another twenty standard seconds or so. The moment of release was difficult to judge—he couldn't find the frigate analog in the Force, and Jacen would have to make a guess based on how it appeared on his displays.

Suddenly he felt the power of the Force swell in his body, as if he'd just filled his lungs with pure universal power. Calculations stormed through his mind, faster than he'd thought possible. And distantly, he found he could detect the enemy ship—not as a presence in the Force, but as an absence, a cold emptiness in the universe of life.

There were Jedi nearby that hadn't yet engaged the enemy—Tahiri, Kyp Durron, Zekk, and Alema Rar. Since they hadn't been distracted by combat, they had just loaned him their power through the Jedi meld, sending him strength and aiding his calculation.

He felt the cold metal of the bomb-release mechanism in his fist, and he pulled it. "Shadow bomb away." And then, as he pulled back the stick and fed power to the engines, he fired a pair of concussion missiles.

[...]

The two concussion missiles were intended as a distraction for the Yuuzhan Vong—if the enemy were paying attention to the two missiles, coming in on a different trajectory, then they'd be less likely to see the shadow bomb dropping toward them.

Thanks, Jacen sent into the meld. And then he felt the others fade from his perceptions as first Kyp, then the others, entered combat.

[...]

The nose of Jacen's X-wing pointed higher, toward the distant glowing exhaust ports of Jaina's squadron. This put the frigate below in a perfect position to shoot at him, the fire heading practically up his tail. He saw the plasma cannon projectiles and missiles coming, and he jinked wildly for a few seconds, until his shadow bomb hit the Yuuzhan Vong ship and blew its nose off. Along with the nose went the dovin basals that were being used for defense, so even the two concussion missiles slammed home.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Ylesia

Even outside of a fighter and on board a command ship, Jacen is still connected to the meld and feels as if time slows when he senses a Yuuzhan Vong fleet enter the system through his connection to the meld:

Jacen nodded, then followed the Bothan out of the docking bay toward the forepart of the ship.

And then he felt the universe slow down as if time itself had been altered. He was aware of how long a time it seemed to take for his foot to reach the floor, aware of the long space between his heartbeats.

Something had just changed. Jacen let the Jedi meld that had been sitting quietly in some back room of his mind come to the fore, and he felt surprise and consternation in the minds of the other Jedi, a confusion that was soon replaced with grim resolve and frantic calculation.

Jacen's foot touched the deck. He took a breath. He was aware that a Yuuzhan Vong fleet had just entered the system, and that his plan for the Battle of Ylesia had just gone terribly wrong.

"I think we'd better hurry," he told the startled Bothan lieutenant, and began to run.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Ylesia

Jacen feels all of the Jedi through the meld while he on a command ship:

Jacen stood in silence and held the Jedi meld in his mind. The last of the landing party was leaving Ylesia, with Jaina and Lowbacca, and the enemy commander still had not made his move.

[...]

In Jacen's mind he could feel the Jedi pilots in their patrolling craft, scattered up and down the thinned-out enemy line. He felt their perceptions layered onto his, so he knew as well the positions of most of the fleet. And through their unified concentration on their own displays, he understood where they were in relationship to the enemy.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Ylesia

Jacen sends support through the meld to Jedi piloting starfighters while he himself is on a command ship:

Jacen stalked around the room in a brief circle, angry at his own uselessness. He considered returning to his X-wing and flying to Ylesia to Jaina's aid, and then realized that his wounded craft wouldn't be an asset, but a liabilityshe'd have to detach pilots to look after him, pilots who would have many better uses in an engagement than escorting a crippled ship.

He finally surrendered to the fact he was going to spend the rest of the battle aboard Ralroost.

Jacen found a corner of the bridge out of everyone's way and let the Jedi meld float back to the surface of his mind. If he couldn't be of any direct use in the upcoming battle, he could at least send strength and support to his comrades.

Jaina and Lowbacca, he sensed, were in motion, speeding toward their fighters. The other Jedi were waiting in their cockpits, waiting for the battle to begin. Jacen could sense them in relation to one another, an array of intent minds focused on the enemy.

Through the meld, he sensed the Yuuzhan Vong fleet make another move, another division shifting out onto the flank, extending it farther into space. Only half a minute later did he hear Kre'fey's staff announce the move, followed by the Bothan admiral's counter.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Ylesia

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Jacen is better using a Jedi Meld to coordinate how people fight instead of flying in a starfighter:

Jaina looked at Jacen, sitting opposite her and sipping on a glass of Gizer ale. "Are you going to take Kre'fey up on his offer of a squadron command?"

Jacen inhaled the musky scent of the ale as he considered his answer. "I think I may serve better on the bridge of Ralroost," he said finally, and thought of his finger floating in Kre'fey's holo display, pointing at the enemy fleet that wasn't there.

"Ylesia," he continued, "showed that my talents seem to be more spatial and, uh, coordinative. Is coordinative a word?"

"I hope not," Jag said.

Jacen felt regret at the thought of leaving starfighters entirely. He had joined Kre'fey's fleet in order to guard his sister's back, and perhaps that was best done by flying alongside her in an X-wing. But he suspected that he'd be able to offer a higher order of assistance if he stayed out of a starfighter cockpit, instead using the Jedi meld to shape the way others fought.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Ylesia

Jacen forms a Force Meld with Luke and Jaina so strong that they might have been sharing the same mind:

If Luke was at all worried about Jaina and Jacen, if he had any regrets about having brought them to the very heart of the war, he kept his concerns so deeply to himself that they could not be felt by his charges, even through the Force. The strength of their meld was such that the three might have been sharing the same mind, and that mind was the Force itself.

Source: The New Jedi Order - The Unifying Force

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Jacen partakes in a combat meld with the other Myrkr survivors, Jaina Solo, Zekk, Tesar Sebatyne, Lowbacca, and Tahiri as they lead a surprise attack on a Chiss station.

Jacen feels uncertainty in their plan from Jaina, Zekk, Tesar, and Lowbacca:

Jacen reached out to his companions in the Force, letting them know that the time had come to act. A big fuel tanker was gliding toward the supply depot, decelerating as it approached the gate, and it was a good opportunity for the strike team to slip through the shields.

As they opened their combat-meld, Jacen felt a sense of uncertainty from his sister and Zekk, and to a lesser extent from Tesar and Lowbacca. During the mission briefing that morning, they had all expressed reservations about launching a preemptive strike on the Chiss.

Source: Dark Nest II: The Unseen Queen

Jacen senses that Jaina and Zekk remain skeptical still, and uses his twin bond with Jaina to try and convince her that the actions they are taking against the Chiss are absolutely necessary. He then senses enthusiasm from Tesar and Lowbacca:

Of course, those were the same preparations the Chiss would make as a contingency plan. The strike team had seen nothing that pointed exclusively to a surprise attack, and even now, as they waited to move their StealthXs into position, Jacen could sense Jaina and Zekk remained somewhat skeptical.

Jacen concentrated on the place within him that had always belonged to his sister, filling it with his own sense of certainty, hoping Jaina would interpret his confidence to mean he was sure about the surprise attack. He felt bad about using the twin bond to mislead his sister—but not as bad as he would feel if his vision became reality.

Jaina and Zekk's hesitancy began to subside, and Tesar and Lowbacca grew almost enthusiastic.

Source: Dark Nest II: The Unseen Queen

Jacen feels Jaina and Zekk's doubt about attacking certain Chiss frigates that had not been powered and weren't ready for battle:

The battle-meld suddenly filled with Jaina and Zekk's doubt, and Jacen sensed them worrying about the frigates.

Source: Dark Nest II: The Unseen Queen

Jacen projects thoughtfulness into the meld to make it seem like he was considering Jaina and Zekk's feelings about the Chiss frigates:

Jacen projected an air of thoughtfulness into the meld, pretending to consider his sister's feelings while he watched the tiny moon grow larger and brighter.

Source: Dark Nest II: The Unseen Queen

Jacen feels his sister's irritation in the meld:

Jaina moved into the lead position, with Zekk behind her, leaving Jacen to bring up the rear. He could feel his sister's irritation in the meld and knew that once the team returned from the Colony, Jaina and Zekk were going to have a long talk with him about flying as a team.

Source: Dark Nest II: The Unseen Queen

Jacen feels Jaina and Zekk's alarm and confusion:

Jaina and Zekk started to pull up without firing, but Jacen continued on course. Jaina and Zekk filled the meld with alarm and confusion. There were a hundred Chiss in that hangar who would not realize what was happening until it was too late.

Source: Dark Nest II: The Unseen Queen

Jacen feels Jaina and Zekk's disbelief and outrage and then Tesar's triumph:

He locked on to the ammunition dump manually and fired his last bunker buster. An instant later he saw the telltale curtain of dust rise ahead and knew the torpedo had penetrated the ammunition dump.

Jaina and Zekk poured disbelief and outrage into the meld, but Jacen felt them roll in behind him then drop into the crater. Suddenly a tempest of Chiss panic filled the Force, and Jacen knew that a bunker-buster torpedo had landed outside the repair hangar and begun to sputter its warning.

Tesar began to pour triumph and relief into the Force, and Jacen looked up to see that the flames from the fuel fires were now boiling away into space.

Source: Dark Nest II: The Unseen Queen

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Jacen enters a Jedi Meld with Luke Skywalker, Mara Jade Skywalker, and a group of other Jedi as they prepare to attack the Dark Nest's nest ship.

Jacen immediately feels the change in plan Luke initiated:

Luke dropped into a power dive, swinging wide around two nest ships to avoid the sharp eyes of the Killik sentries. Mara and Jacen and the other Jedi followed close behind, grasping the change of plan through their combat-meld. Kenth Hamner took his squadron and circled back behind the first two nest ships, decelerating so their attack would hit at the same time as Luke's. Kyle Katarn's squadron peeled off and started for the far side of the planet. Tresina Lobi and her squadron broke in the opposite direction, heading for the front of the Killik fleet.

Source: Dark Nest III: The Swarm War

Jacen flies his ship as though his controls were linked to Luke's, entering combat rolls sometimes before Luke himself would despite Luke being the one reacting to an attack. Jacen and Mara are so in sync during the rolls that their ships all look like one transponder code on Luke's display when they come out behind him:

Luke began evasive flying, leading his shieldmates on a random, wild descent toward the target. Mara and Jacen followed as though their controls were linked to his, entering each rolls almost before he did, coming out behind him so quickly their transponder codes looked like a single entry on his tactical screen.

Source: Dark Nest III: The Swarm War

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Jacen is able to lend his mother Leia Organa Solo strength to help her keep the Millennium Falcon together, using the Force to hold the drive assembly together:

That was what he needed to know. He was certain now that his mother was using the Force to stop the cracks in the drive housing from spreading and ripping the Falcon apart as the ship reentered the atmosphere. It was a massive task. She needed help.

Jacen filled his lungs with a long, slow breath and centered himself to try something he had never attempted before.

Mom, I hope you can handle this.

He pictured Leia sitting in the copilot's seat. Her emotions and her presence in the Force washed over him and he visualized himself in her place, behind her eyes, seeing what she saw. For a moment he was simply observing; but then a feeling like a sigh drained out of him and it was as if he were exhaling an infinite breath into his mother—no, through his mother. Now he was no longer sitting at an array of lights and readouts and at hands that weren't his. Beyond the console, Coruscant loomed in the viewport.

If Jaina had joined the effort, she was hardly detectable. He had drowned out her presence in his own mind with the sheer strength of the telekinesis he was projecting.

Take this, Mom. Use me. Use the Force I'm channeling through you.

He heard her say "Uh!" as if something had startled her. Then he could feel pressure in his lungs as if he were running hard and fighting for breath. He had no idea how long it lasted. But he had the sense of clutching something tight to his chest, and an awareness somewhere outside his mind and yet at its core showed him the Falcon enveloped in the Force, the hull around her drive assembly compressed instead of expanding catastrophically.

He was sure he wasn't seeing what his mother was actually looking at, because he had none of the images of entering the atmosphere or landing. The scenes inside the Falcon's cockpit were being supplied by his memory. He was simultaneously aware both of that rational fact and that his Force power was being funneled through his mother, helping her hold the drive assembly in place by telekinesis.

Then relief swept over him like a wave, making his scalp tingle and his heart pound. The Falcon was down safely. He knew it. Now he could open his eyes. When he did, he was almost surprised to find himself still in the grounds of the Temple in broad daylight.

Source: Legacy of the Force - Bloodlines

Leia describes it as receiving a Force "booster pack" and then tells Han that it seems Jacen can do anything these days:

"Don't suppose you could try Force-welding as well?"

"Try Jacen. He might be able to do just about anything these days."

"So what happened exactly?"

She shrugged. "No idea. It was like getting a Force booster pack from nowhere."

Source: Legacy of the Force - Bloodlines

This is actually something that was new to Luke Skywalker, which causes him to remark that Jacen has developed some "impressive skills":

"What did Han mean about projecting the Force?"

Jacen shrugged, once again the thoughtful man who felt compassion for every living thing. "Mom was trying to hold the Falcon's hull together so—I suppose I added my Force-strength to it through her. Almost like we did against the Killiks to deflect their weapons."

"Almost," said Luke. No, they hadn't quite done that: channeling the Force was a new one to him. "You've developed some impressive skills lately."

Source: Legacy of the Force - Bloodlines

Note: This doesn't necessarily mean this feat here is related to Force Melds, since it seems to be more one-sided (one Jedi adding strength to another) rather than a group effort (several Jedi joining minds). If it becomes known that this is a different Force power, it will be listed as such.

Caedus joins a Jedi Force Meld and feels purpose, commitment, hope, fellowship and warmth, although he knows that none of those feelings were directed at him. The ones that were, however, were feelings such as revulsion, malice, and pity, although he ignored them to learn the purpose of the Jedi fighters and say they were planning on attacking the Commenorians he was fighting:

Instead, Caedus unmasked his presence and opened himself to their meld. It was full of half-familiar feelings, of purpose and commitment and hope, of inclusion and fellowship and warmth—none of it directed at him, of course. He was surprised how lonely the exclusion made him feel, and how much he missed the companionship of family and friends. He had thought himself above such sentimental trivialities. But of course, he was not, and never would be.

[...]

So Caedus would continue to do what was necessary. At the moment, that meant accepting the revulsion, malice, and even pity that flooded the meld as the Jedi detected his presence. He returned their feelings with nothing more than curiosity.

Once the meld had adjusted to his arrival, Caedus began to get a clearer picture of the Jedi purpose. They were here with what seemed to be a whole wing of StealthXs—over seventy craft, if the techs had managed to put all of them into action—and they seemed ready to fight. To his relief, the mental images he kept glimpsing were the sterns of Imperial-class Star Destroyers and Empire-era cruisers.

The Jedi were targeting Commenorian capital ships.

Caedus could not quite keep a smug feeling of triumph from seeping into the meld. The occupation of the academy was working even better than expected. He projected his pleasure into the meld, simultaneously welcoming the Jedi to the battle and inviting them to open fire.

The only response was stony displeasure, and no shadow bombs erupted in the sterns of the Commenorian capital ships. A sense of expectation filled the meld—the same sense of expectation he had been experiencing since the battle opened—and he had the sinking feeling that he finally understood its meaning.

Source: Legacy of the Force - Inferno

Caedus invites Jedi Knight Lowbacca to a Force Meld so that he could locate him and senses the Wookie holding a Shadow Bomb:

Caedus's exclamation of recognition was reflected by an explosion of rage and bewilderment in the Force, and he could almost hear Lowbacca roaring in the cockpit of his Owool, demanding to know how his old classmate could betray their friendship so terribly.

And, for a moment, Caedus became Jacen once again, filled with sorrow for what he had become, yet still knowing how necessary it all was. It was the only way to bring order to a galaxy that fed on strife and war, the only way to create a home where his daughter and the daughters of all his allies and enemies would one day be able to grow up in peace and security.

Jacen opened himself to the Force and reached out to Lowie, inviting his old friend to join a battle-meld of a different sort—one filled with regret and apology. Lowie responded, again wanting to know why, again trying to impress on Jacen that he did not have to do this, that perhaps they could still find a way to be friends . . .

That was when Jacen located his old classmate in the Force and felt him coming up under the Anakin Solo's bow. He also felt the presences of non-Jedi Wookie pilots blinking out as the Star Destroyer's cluster bombs and auto cannons did their work. And for an instant he sensed the weight of a shadow bomb in Lowbacca's Force grasp.

Sorry, Jacen thought, and then he was Caedus again, breaking the meld so he could turn to warn Twizzl.

Source: Legacy of the Force - Inferno

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Battle Meditation

Battle Meditation is a power enabling an individual to boost the morale and physical performance of his allies, erode enemies' wills to fight and hinder their physical performances, or even both at once.

Jacen developed a strong affinity for Battle Meditation when he returned to the New Republic after his imprisonment with the Yuuzhan Vong. His experience with the Force Meld that he first performed with his siblings and later with the Myrkr striketeam has enabled him to use a collection of Jedi's perceptions to gain a sense of the entire battlefield, allowing him to use their own eyes, ears, and senses to inform him when and where to send certain squads and ships:

Once he'd joined Kre'fey, Jacen's experience with the Jedi meld on Myrkr had helped him rise above the weeks of training that he'd missed. And in time it had become obvious that his talents were less tactical than spatial and holistic. Through the Force, and through the combined minds and perceptions of the Jedi, he seemed to gain a sense of the entire battlefield. He could sense where to move tactical elements and when to press an attack and when to hold back or withdraw. With the other Jedi as his eyes and ears, he felt the necessity of moving a squadron here, of pulling back the main body there, of maintaining a hovering threat elsewhere. He couldn't have said why he knew this, he only knew that he knew.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Destiny's Way

If he narrows his focus, Jacen can even pinpoint and feel distinct personalities of the Jedi he's working with:

If he narrowed his focus to the individuals who made up the meld, he could sense their distinct personalities: Corran Horn with his stubborn resolve; Kyp Durron flying with controlled fury; Jaina with her machinelike tactics, brain abuzz with calculation.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Destiny's Way

Jacen spent two months of constant raids using his Battle Meditation, realizing that his best value was on the bridge of a flagship directing an entire armada:

Two months of constant raids and skirmishing had demonstrated that Jacen's chief value wasn't in the cockpit of a starfighter, but on the bridge of a flagship, where he could help direct an entire armada.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Destiny's Way

Jacen is able to sense that Jaina would need help and ordered another squad to come to her aid at the perfect time, prompting Jaina to call him eerie:

"First flight! Second flight! Skips on your tail!" Tesar's voice called, not through the Force, but over Jaina's headphones.

"Scissors, Lowie!" Jaina called. "I'll break right!" One flight would go right, the other left, and then they would interweave to shoot the enemy off each other's tails.

"Negative, Twin One!" another stern voice called. It was a voice that Jaina had learned to trust.

Behind her burning coralskippers lit the night. "Thank you, Colonel Harona," she called as Scimitar Squadron flashed past her cockpit, their colossal ion engines speeding them past.

"Don't thank me," Harona said. "Jacen told us you might need help about now."

Sometimes, Jaina thought, her brother was positively eerie.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Destiny's Way

Jacen helped use his Battle Meditation in a practice battle between his Jedi forces and another superior force unaided by Jedi. Although he would struggle to keep up with all of the information that kept flooding into his perceptions, he would still lead the Jedi force to have less "casualties" than the other side while also managing to make them lose their numbers advantage:

The Jedi were his eyes and ears. Formations hovered in Jacen's mind: lumbering transports, weapon-studded capital ships, racing squadrons of starfighters.

It was a fleet exercise, featuring a force aided by the Jedi meld against a superior force unaided by the Jedi. The Force glowed in Jacen like a flame, and he maneuvered the friendly squadrons like elements in a gigantic puzzle, trying to sense what would happen many moves in advance . . .

The opposing fleet made its move. As the fleets clashed, powered-down lasers flashing as computers launched simulated missiles, the picture in Jacen's head seemed to expand, information arriving in larger and larger bundles until he strained to keep up with it all. He felt sweat trickle down the bridge of his nose. The picture deteriorated into frantic, busy hash, punctuated only rarely by moments of clarity.

The meld always broke down when the situation grew too complex. Jacen could contain and control a large number of Jedi, like those engaged on the raid at Duro, but beyond that his abilities faded. This was frustrating, because he always sensed that comprehension was possible, if just beyond his reach. If only there were more Jedi in the link. If only he were more clever.

Still, his preliminary maneuvering had put the fleet in good shape, and as the battle went on he was able to achieve some flashes of insight that made sense out of the chaos. When the exercise ended, the opposition's advantage in numbers had been annulled, and the exchange of simulated "casualties" had favored Jacen's force.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Destiny's Way

Jacen uses the combination of Force Meld and his Battle Meditation to help in a fight against a Yuuzhan Vong battle group. He was in danger of being overwhelmed but was able to leave out three-fifths of the enemy's forces since they were unengaged. Regardless, he would maneuver Admiral Kre'fey's forces into specific coordinates that provided maximum effectiveness when they collided with the Yuuzhan Vong forces:

Through the Jedi Force-meld Jacen could feel Jaina in her cockpit—feel her determination, her cool analysis, and the edges of panic that sometimes broke through her composure. "Skip on my six! Breaking right . . . "

"This one has destroyed it." This from Tesar.

Thanks! They weren't words, really, these bursts of image and intensity from the Force, but that's how they translated.

Jaina, Twin Suns, and all of Farlander's force were heavily engaged at great odds. His own new arrivals, with most of the fleet's Jedi, were moving against one of the huge battle groups that loomed like an overhanging cliff on Farlander's flank.

The Jedi meld was skating on the edge of Jacen's ability to comprehend. There were too many ships in the picture for him to absorb. Fortunately, three-fifths of the enemy were unengaged, and he could safely leave them out of his mental picture.

He called out coordinates, maneuvering Kre'fey's force as to provide maximum effectiveness at the moment of collision.

"Fire dovin missile!" Admiral Kre'fey ordered. He was too excited to sit in the grand chair reserved for a full admiral, and instead paced back and forth just behind Jacen. Jacen was going to find this annoying if Kre'fey kept it up for long.

"Dovin missile fired, sir."

"Transmit coordinates of the space mine to General Farlander."

"Coordinates transmitted, Admiral."

"Wonderful!" Jacen heard Kre'fey clap his hands. "This is working well, don't you think?"

But Jacen's mind really wasn't on what was occurring on the admiral's bridge. Instead he kept his focus on Twin Suns Squadron and the desperate battle Jaina was fighting.

Missed!

Lowie, look out!

Jacen considered summoning his Vongsense, his ability to empathize with and sometimes influence the enemy. But that would mean losing the Force, and the ability to help his comrades. He decided that remaining in the meld was his best option.

"I've lost my rear shields!"

"That was my last missile!"

Go with the Force, Jacen sent. He closed his eyes and pushed out as much care, strength, and support as he could.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Destiny's Way

Jacen uses the eyes of all of the Jedi in the meld to view the entire battlefield and knows that the best position for him is on the bridge of a command ship where he can keep the other Jedi focused, help them sense each other's locations and coordinate their actions between each other:

Ralroost shuddered to another hit, but Jacen's mind was in the Force, seeing through the eyes of the Jedi meld. His mind strained to keep up with all the information flowing through the Force. Through Leia's eyes he saw Han's slashing attack on the larger enemy battle group, a hit-and-run assault that the enemy was too large and slow to counter. Through Madurrin's perceptions he felt Farlander's battered squadron slam into the enemy, taking Kre'fey's enemies in the rear and inflicting damage beyond their numbers. Through the eyes of Kyp and Corran and Saba he saw the flesh of fire, coralskippers burning, enemy frigates and cruisers trembling to the force of shadow bombs.

And he felt Jaina's desperation and Lowbacca's ferocity as they aided Tesar's grim fight for survival. Jacen's fingers twitched with the impulse to run to Ralroost's fighter bays, to jump into his X-wing and fly to Jaina's assistance. But he knew he served the cause better on Ralroost, where he was able to keep the other Jedi focused, help them sense each other's locations and coordinate their actions with one another.

Source: The New Jedi Order - Destiny's Way

Towards the end of the battle after New Republic reinforcements arrived, Jacen is able to use the information from the Jedi meld to discover that the Yuuzhan Vong are trying to find Jaina in order to capture or sacrifice her:

Countless ships whirled in Jacen's mind. He struggled madly with his expanded senses to understand what the new enemy maneuver meant, and suddenly he understood. At his realization an electric shock rang through the Jedi meld.

He struggled to find an answer. Calm. He sensed Vergere's thoughts in his mind. Calm. The Force will tell you what to do.

Suddenly Jacen understood, and he was shouting orders to Admiral Kre'fey while he sent an urgent message through the Force.

"Mom! You've got to intercept that squadron! Use everything you've got!"

That would keep one of the enemy squadrons away from Ebaq, at least for a while.

It was only after he'd sent his instructions that he realized he might have just sent his parents to their deaths.

Jacen rose from his chair and turned to Admiral Kre'fey. "I need my X-wing now!" he shouted, and without waiting for permission ran for the turbolift.

"Jacen?" Kre'fey seemed more astonished than anything else. "We need you on the flagship!"

The turbolift wasn't parked at this level. In an agony of frustration Jacen slammed the control buttons. "You've already won the battle!" he said. "Now I have to save Jaina!"

Source: The New Jedi Order - Destiny's Way

Lumiya told Jacen that once he attained the title of Dark Lord of the Sith, he would achieve a power similar to Battle Meditation but a Sith version of it that allowed him an unparalleled ability to command and coordinate fighting forces like Emperor Palpatine used to be able to do:

Jacen consoles Ben about Mara's death, coldly feigning innocence in the murder and suggesting that it was an unseen agent of Lumiya who was responsible. Jacen feels his power in the dark side swell, unlocking new powers, including an unparalleled ability to command and coordinate fighting forces as the former Emperor once did. Fully committed to the Sith path, Jacen assumes the title Darth Caedus.

Source: The Essential Reader's Companion

In his first instance of using this, Caedus simply looks at displays that update every minute and is able to tell that they're off and know where a group of ships will move to before the display shows him:

Jacen wandered over to the bridge holochart that showed the entire Corellian theater. They still had a lot of ships. There was a limited action going on on the Coreward side of the chart. It always struck Jacen as overdetached to show real-time life-and-death struggles as charmingly aesthetic and silent graphics.

"Is this current?"

"Yes, sir," said the officer of the watch. "Updated once a minute."

"I think we're missing something, Lieutenant," Jacen said, dipping his fingertip into the maze of light to make his point. "Look, what you have here is actually a flotilla of corvettes, and this Destroyer here will move into this position, because she's actually operating a—"

He trailed off, aware of the raised eyebrows and puzzled looks he was getting, but bathed in the growing warmth of revelation.

I can see all of this.

"Can we check that out?" the officer of the watch called to a colleague. "Colonel Solo is rarely mistaken."

Colonel Solo, Jacen thought, had just had the epiphany of his life.

It's true. Lumiya was right. Oh, this is exquisite. I was blind before. How did I ever think I could succeed as a commander without this?

Lumiya had promised him a battlefield awareness and judgement that made ordinary battle meditation look like a finger painting—to sense and coordinate by the power of his mind and will alone, a power that only came to fruition in the Master of the Sith.

It's me. It really is. It was Mara's sacrifice after all, I accept that now.

Source: Legacy of the Force - Sacrifice

Caedus sees an entire fleet in action in his mind:

When Jacen closed his eyes, he could see the Hutt armada—a motley swarm of vessels ranging from heavy marauders to fast corvettes—attacking Balmorra. He could see a flotilla of Commenorian Star Destroyers performing a screening action to keep the Alliance at bay.

Source: Legacy of the Force - Inferno

Caedus can sense exactly when a group of enemy fighters will perish and shows one of the Admirals in his fleet just why he has command despite his lack of military experience:

Ratobo could not have missed the note of authority that Caedus had put into his voice, but the Bith was not ready to yield. "With all due respect, Colonel, perhaps it would be wise to consult with Supreme Commander Niathal. She is the one who's vested with military authority."

Caedus's first reaction was anger, but that quickly changed to respect as he recalled that the admiral believed he was sacrificing a lifelong career by speaking so candidly. Ratobo was resisting Caedus's orders not out of ego, but because he believed it was his duty to object to what appeared to him a disastrous course of action.

"I find your candor refreshing—misguided, but refreshing." As Caedus spoke, he focused his attention on the blue ion tail belonging to the Peacebringer and quickly began to develop a clear picture of the Star Destroyer's combat situation. "So perhaps I'll show you why I'm here instead of Admiral Niathal. Do you see that flight of hostiles preparing to target your bridge?"

There was a moment of silence while Ratobo had the ship's defense data copied to his display. Caedus took the time to concentrate on the Commenorian pilots, simultaneously following their progress and pushing his Force-awareness forward into the next few seconds.

"Yes." Ratobo sounded slightly surprised. "I see them."

It took an instant for the fate of the Commenorians to grow clear, then Caedus said, "No need to close your blast shutters. They're not going to make it."

"You're sure?" Ratobo's voice was openly skeptical. "Their approach lane looks—"

The sentence came to a halt as the Commenorian pilots had their presences abruptly returned to the Force. Caedus could not tell whether they had been the victims of a well-trained cannon crew or one of the Peacebringer's defensive cluster bombs or just a random combat accident—only that their lives had been snuffed out in the time it took to register the thought.

An astonished gasp came over the comm channel. "Amazing!"

"I have good reason for my orders," Caedus said, driving home his point, "even if it doesn't always appear that way."

"Of course." Ratobo sounded chastened, if not quite convinced. "And that good reason—it has its basis in the Force?"

"It does." Caedus saw no need to mention the vague nature of his feelings—or the possibility that they might be no more than wishful thinking. "I can't foresee the outcome of continuing to press the attack, Admiral, but I can tell you that if we don't make the Confederation pay dearly for Balmorra, they're going to make us pay dearly at Kuat."

Source: Legacy of the Force - Inferno

Caedus can focus his Battle Meditation enough to contact individual people and he tries to infuse his confidence and calm to them. However, he only senses their confusion and fear and believes it is because he himself is not sure what he expected to happen:

Caedus closed the channel and watched impatiently as the Fourth's ion tails slowly changed back to ovals. The feeling of expectation in the Force had grown stronger, but so had the doubt he sensed among the Fourth's crew members. Their beloved fleet was being thrown against the enemy with no hope of saving Balmorra, and it was making them resentful and angry.

Caedus strengthened his battle meditation until he started to touch individual beings, then tried to imbue his Force presence with confidence and calm. The fleet reflected back only confusion and fear—perhaps because Caedus himself did not understand exactly what he expected to happen.

Source: Legacy of the Force - Inferno

Caedus's Battle Meditation is able to sense that an Admiral and his ship don't have long to live:

An aura of cold loss drew the focus of Caedus's battle meditation back to the Peacebringer. Giving up on his attempt to improve morale, he touched a pad on the armrest of his chair.

"Transfer fleet flag to the Trucemaker," he said. "Inform Admiral Darklighter he is now in command."

"You're relieving Admiral Ratobo?" Krova asked, clearly astonished.

"Not exactly."

As Caedus spoke, a dozen crimson bolts converged in the distance outside his observation bubble, and he felt the familiar Force shudder of thousands of lives ending in a millisecond.

"Oh!" Krova gasped. "Transferring flag now."

It was hardly the smooth transition Caedus had hoped for, and he had to endure several seconds of shock and despair as the Fourth reacted to the loss of its beloved commander.

Source: Legacy of the Force - Inferno

Caedus senses a lingering hope through his Battle Meditation that is Alema Rar and Ship and uses both their services and his own abilities to have the remainder of his fleet escape what was certain doom:

"Does he really think the Wookies are going to board through that?" Caedus waved at the firestorm outside. He was tempted to grant permission, but he still felt that nagging hope, something pulling at him in the Force. "Tell him to hang on for two minutes. If he hasn't heard from me by then, he's free to do as he wishes."

"Very well," Orlopp said—then continued to hover.

"What?"

"Your StealthX has room for only one person, Colonel," he said. "How am I to escape?"

"I'm trying to work on that now," Caedus said. "But I need to meditate."

Orlopp retreated quickly and quietly.

Caedus resumed his breathing exercise, expanding his Force-awareness to encompass his own fleet, then all fleets in the battle, and finally—when he still hadn't located the source of his nagging hope—the entire theater of combat.

The hope grew stronger, summoning him in the direction of the Bothan fleet, urging him to come toward it. Caedus's first reaction was not one of doubt or suspicion. It was simply amazement. How could the Bothans think him foolish enough to fall for such a primitive ploy? They had obviously located a Force-user somewhere and assigned him to confuse Caedus's battle meditations, just as Luke had done at Balmorra.

[...]

The hope continued to pull, so hard now that Caedus almost felt as if he were being physically dragged. If the Bothans had found a Force-user, they had found a good one. Caedus stopped and followed the feeling to its source—to well beyond the Bothan fleet, where he found a broken, twisted presence that had been inserting itself into his struggles far too often of late.

Alema Rar.

But something was different. Her power seemed greatly magnified, far too ancient and somehow even darker than before.

Alema continued to pull at him, filling her presence with the promise of salvation and victory and, well, some other things in which he had no interest. It would be crazy to rush the Bothan fleet, as she was urging, and the Twi'lek was hardly someone to be trusted with one's life—or destiny. But the maneuver would be the last thing the enemy expected . . . and what was there to lose?

Caedus dropped back into his chair. "Orlopp!"

"Yes, Colonel?' Orlopp stopped behind him. "Have you thought of a way for me to escape?"

"We're all going to escape," Caedus said. "Have Admiral Atoko turn on the Bothan fleet. He's to confront it head-on, full acceleration. Any vessels too damaged to keep pace will act as our rear guard. Starfighters will jump to Rendezvous Alpha."

"We're attacking?"

"Now, Orlopp," Caedus replied. "If Admiral Atoko gives that scuttle order, you won't need an escape vessel."

"At once, Colonel." Orlopp scurried away.

As Caedus sank back into his battle meditation, a desperate craving for sleep rose inside him. His body was telling him that it needed to heal. Of course, Caedus had no time for rest. He expanded his Force-awareness again and found himself momentarily lost in the maelstrom of fear and bitterness that was the Fifth Fleet. He began to sift through the emotions, seeking out those who felt most calm, those who seemed to be in command, and started to brush them with his confidence and hope.

Soon small eddies of calm and composure began to swirl through the storm. Caedus turned his attention on the heart of the fleet, where he could feel Admiral Atoko's defiant presence fuming over his orders, no doubt contemplating whether to issue the scuttle order anyway.

Caedus filled his thoughts with the conviction that they would escape—that it was his destiny to survive and unite the galaxy—then began to press down on Atoko's presence. The admiral seemed startled at first, then confused, but his resistance quickly yielded to obedience, and Caedus continued to press.

A few moments later, a ripple of astonishment rolled through the Force, then quickly became determination as the fleet changed course. The brilliance outside seemed to slide across the observation bubble for a moment, then gradually broke into individual blossoms of energy as the enemy gunners began to worry about overshots hitting a friendly fleet.

Caedus began to glimpse individual bolts of turbolaser fire fanning out from the Bothan batteries. As the Fifth struck back, tiny blossoms of color erupted against the distant darkness. A shudder raced through the Force as the Alliance cruiser Redma suddenly lost its shields and came apart, and whorls of panic and anguish enveloped other vessels as they took hits and began to spit beings and equipment into the void. But overall, the crews of the Fifth remained focused on the attack, too absorbed in their duties to fall prey to the fear and fatalism that had crippled them earlier.

Incredibly, the Bothans did not fall back. They simply held their position and continued to exchange fire with the Fifth, which—battered as it was—had them outgunned, outnumbered, and outclassed. Concerned the Bothans were laying a trap, Caedus extended his Force-awareness to their fleet—and was consumed by a rush of fiery pain as his body struggled to remain functional.

He opened himself completely to the Force, drawing it in through the power not of his anger or fear—he was too exhausted ad sad to feel either—but through his faith in his destiny, through the love that gave him the strength to serve that destiny . . . through his love not only for Allana but also of Tenel Ka, of Luke and Ben and even Mara, of Jaina and his parents and all the others who had betrayed him, of his allies and enemies and his dead mentors. He drew the Force in through his love of them all, of the entire galaxy he was sacrificing himself to save.

The pain remained, but with it came the strength Caedus needed to remain conscious. When he focused his attention on the Bothan fleet again, he began to sense an odd uncertainty among the commanders—and a dark power behind it. Alema Rar was somehow influencing them, instilling in their minds an atypical indecision.

Caedus suspected they were thinking he was too smart to do this—that surely he knew all they had to do was fall back and let their allies catch the Fifth in a devastating crossfire. He began to press down on them, affirming that belief. Yes, he knew.

Caedus's vision darkened around the edges, and he began to feel light-headed. Still, he continued to exert pressure, trying to build on the indecision Alema had instilled in them, hoping they would conclude that he wanted them to retreat.

That was all it took. The Bothan presences grew decisive, and the fans of their turbolaser fire started to expand as they accelerated toward the Fifth. Then Caedus's vision closed in, and he felt himself sinking even deeper into his battle meditation, completely through it to a time not long in the future when this war would be over, when the galaxy would be safe and calm, when he would once again have his family and friends there beside him, helping him to rule in justice and peace.

Source: Legacy of the Force - Inferno

"That was the dumbest move I've ever seen," Han declared to anyone listening—which, given his volume, was everyone in the Great Parley Chamber of Tenel Ka's flagship, the Dragon Queen. "And I've seen some pretty dumb moves. What in the blazes made you advance when Jacen turned on you?"

Admiral Babo's yellow eyes flashed gold, but he accepted the indignity with a polite smile that managed to bare only the tips of his Bothan fangs. Even Han realized that was pretty restrained, given present company. Sitting at the conference table with them were a couple of dozen brass hats from the impromptu coalition that had just tried to blast Jacen into a bad memory.

"We believed it was an Alliance feint," Babo explained, far too patiently to be sincere. "It never dawned on us that he would intend to carry through with such a foolhardy attack."

"It couldn't have been that foolhardy—it worked." Like nearly everyone else who had watched Jacen's miraculous escape a few hours earlier, Han was still trying to figure out how the Bothans had let it happen. "All you had to do was fall back! We would've had him trapped."

"Which the enemy certainly realized," Babo replied. "Your son is a master tactician, Captain Solo. We had to account for that in our thinking."

[...]

Leia laid a calming hand on Han's arm, then said, "Jacen was lucky. He took a gamble, assuming you would overthink the situation, and you did exactly that."

"There may also have been some Force pressure involved," Luke added from the end of the table. With a bruised face, two black eyes, and half a dozen casts and bandages not quite hidden beneath his cloak, he looked like he had actually taken the beating that Leia and Jaina had threatened to give him if he ever faked his death again. "The colonel may be using ancient battle meditation techniques to confuse his opponents."

Babo's ears pricked up. "That would explain a lot," he said.

Source: Legacy of the Force - Inferno

Caedus led the Galactic Alliance fleet in battles at Kuat and the outskirts of the Corellian system and used his Battle Meditation to inflict heavy losses on the enemy:

Meanwhile, the war raged on. With the Hapans back in play, the Alliance no longer had to worry about staging a fighting retreat. The balance of power was now once again slightly in the Alliance's favor. Caedus personally led new fleet operations at Kuat and on the outskirts of the Corellian system, commanding elements of the Fifth and Second fleets, respectively, and his Sith battle meditation ability helped his forces inflict heavy losses in both theaters of operation.

Source: Legacy of the Force - Fury

Caedus can focus his Sith battle meditation on individuals and glimpse their futures, seeing the next few minutes of their lives to see if they live or die but doesn't do so because using his battle meditation through hyperspace is hard enough as it is:

Caedus nodded, keeping his eyes closed. He could feel them, the specks of life that constituted the famous starfighter squadron and the clusters of life representing the anonymous commandos and Guard troopers who would spearhead the assault on Centerpoint Station. All around them were the greater masses of life force, the crews of the capital ships of this operation.

And from them, probabilities and eventualities began streaming, glimpses of possible futures—some in logical succession, some mutually contradictory or exclusive. Caedus could focus on any one of them to see the likely next few minutes of a subject's life. But he did not—he couldn't afford to fragment his attention now, and he didn't need to know the fate of every insignificant man or woman under his command.

Maintaining his Sith battle meditation through a hyperspace jump would be tricky enough. But he felt he was ready.

Source: Legacy of the Force - Fury

Caedus uses his Sith battle meditation to nudge a commander with a sense of urgency, and is able to sense more units in play than there should have been in space around Centerpoint Station due to him sensing the streamers of possibility predicting their actions:

So far, so good. Caedus was satisfied for the moment. His task force's arrival in the Corellian system had not caught Centerpoint's defenders entirely unprepared—the Corellians had a defensive screen of capital ships in position to protect the station—but the enemy were apparently unprepared for the speed and ferocity of the attack, and were presenting less forceful resistance than anticipated. The first round of analysis suggested that they were low on proton torpedoes, concussion missiles, and other physical deterrents.

He lent a touch of urgency to the Panther Star's commander, subtly pushing the Sullustan to greater speed, greater confidence. Too much caution would not benefit his task force.

Capital ships were breaking from orbit around Talus and Tralus, heading toward the conflict, which was halfway between the two worlds. Even when they arrived, the Corellian force would have less strength than his. The troop shuttles were nearing the station itself, only two of them lost so far to defensive fire . . .

He could feel more units in play than should have been present, and only detected them because the streamers of possibility predicting their actions did not align them with either Alliance or the Corellians. He spared them a look. A fighter squadron, on a mission of . . . harassment, rather than defense or destruction? He shook his head. The squadron commander had to be a coward, determined to keep himself and his subordinates out of the line of fire. Caedus would deal with them, make them an example to others, when time allowed.

Source: Legacy of the Force - Fury

Luke tells Admiral Niathal that Caedus has a remarkable awareness of the battlefield with his Sith battle meditation:

"And does this make any difference to how we approach him? Does he have different powers from regular Jedi?"

Luke looked strangely embarrassed. She wasn't sure why. "Not really. He's just very strong, and he has an ability to use a battle meditation technique that gives him a remarkable awareness of the battlefield."

Source: Legacy of the Force - Revelation

The drawback to Caedus's Battle Meditation was that the more detailed the things he could see in his mind became, the harder it was to differentiate them with what he was physically seeing with his own eyes:

Something blipped in his field of vision, and was gone again.

Maybe it had never been there. That was a drawback with battle awareness. The more he could see with the technique, the more detailed it became, and the harder it was sometimes to separate the images in his inner eye from what he could physically see.

Source: Legacy of the Force - Revelation

Caedus's battle meditation gave him a better idea of the battlefield than instruments:

For a moment, Caedus thought he could feel familiar presences in the Force, but the sensation passed. It was replaced by his Sith battle awareness of his captains and commanders, a living grid of interconnected reactions that tilted, panned and zoomed like a holochart marked with transponder icons. Caedus had a better picture of the theater of war than instruments could give him, he knew; it was a hard act of faith for them to surrender judgement to something so nebulous.

Source: Legacy of the Force - Revelation

Caedus uses his Battle Meditation to keep track of ships and their commanders and keeps a close eye on their state of mind. In doing this, he uses this ability so much that the mental image he's forming in his head almost overrides the physical one he's actually looking at:

But Jedi or not, numbers and big ships still counted against them. These days, no naval architect made construction mistakes like the kind that would let a single fighter take out a war machine the size of a planet. Luke Skywalker's days of dumb luck were long over. Caedus cast his worries about the Jedi aside, and visualized his ships and their commanders like a grid, a mesh, a network, like the mines he should have had in place now.

These were competent commanders with well-trained crews, and they only needed a little nudge to embolden them into even more decisive action. He found he didn't need to control them; all he needed was to be hyperaware of where they were at any point in time, their state of mind, and if they needed a push to overcome hesitation caused by having a slower, limited, sensor-dominated perception of the changing situation in theater.

Ocean was where he expected her to be, to port and a little astern of him. I can keep an eye on you however busy I am, Admiral. He could see the sensor screens ahead of him and around the bridge, but it was the mental image he was building that was more vivid, and in moments it was almost an overlay on his physical field of vision that he found hard to distinguish from what he could actually see.

Source: Legacy of the Force - Revelation

Caedus uses his Battle Meditation to imbue his commanders with more aggression in the space above Fondor:

Caedus took it in his stride. This was meant to be, to put him in the right frame of mind to win. The bridge around him distorted a little and the colors seemed to leech out, but he recognized his anger and grabbed the reins to make it serve him. Unlike the bloodfin's unlucky rider, he wouldn't fall and be devoured by it.

He reached out to his commanders and imbued them all with a little more aggression, a little less willingness to play by the rules of engagement.

Source: Legacy of the Force - Revelation

An example of the commanders and their new aggression:

Makin's frustration was getting to her. Unable to fight in his own ship, he was trying to be useful. He put on a headset and listened to another comm channel, eyes closed.

"Cha," he said, "I know you're busy, but have you actually listened to this? The Fourth Fleet elements inside the cordon?"

There were too many ships for her to even begin to monitor voice traffic from individual captains. "No, should I?"

"Yes. It's . . . odd."

Makin didn't usually talk like that. He was precise and specific. Niathal almost dismissed it, but relented and listened in on the same comm channels.

The mood and tone in the command center of a warship, even in a tight spot, was a lot quieter and more focused than holodramas depicted. Under fire, it was intense, and voices did get raised, but what she heard was not typical of her navy.

One captain was urging cannon teams to blow the Fondorians apart in extremely graphic and profane terms. She winced. "Who's that?"

"Tarpilan."

"Is he drunk?" Jun Tarpilan? Never. She didn't even realize he knew words like that. He was old school, very formal. "That can't be him."

"Work through them all. They're all doing it. It's like they've all gone collectively mad -- well, more like they've all had a few ales too many and they want to take on the galaxy. And I don't mean incompetent, either."

Niathal was starting to worry. The more she listened, the worse it got. Commanders she'd known for years -- human, Mon Cal, Sullustan, all species -- seemed to have taken on more reckless and aggressive personas. It was no time to dissect this with Makin, but she thought of the things Luke Skywalker had told her about Jacen dabbling in the darker side of the Force. Jedi could carry off some extraordinary sensory manipulation; she would have bet her pension that Jacen could, too.

"I'd use the phrase fighting mad," she said.

Source: Legacy of the Force - Revelation

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