Star Wars: The Holocron 9: Kylo Ren Revisted

Welcome youngling, to the Holocron. A Holocron, short for holographic chronicle, was an organic crystal-lattice device which stored phenomenal quantities of data guarded by the device’s creator. Holocrons were used to hold information on force techniques and instruction manuals by force users beginning with the Sith and later the Jedi some three thousand years later.

Today we shall revisit a topic we have already covered – Kylo Ren, or Ben Solo. Named presumably after Jedi Master, General, and a hero of the Republic, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Who was born some years after the fall of the Empire.

Very little is known about the fall of the son of Han Solo. What we do know, is that at some point during the years following the fall of the Empire, Luke Skywalker began training a new generation of Jedi. During this training Ben Solo was touched by the dark side and corrupted by Supreme Lord Snoke, the leader of The First Order. Then he turned on the temple, presumably destroying everything Luke had built.


Kylo is obsessed with the Dark Side, turning to his long dead grandfather Anakin Skywalker also known as Darth Vader as inspiration. He feels that it is his duty to follow the path, and finish the mission of the Dark Lord of the Sith, and the Jedi who destroyed the Order.

Sometime between the building of the Jedi Temple, and the fall of it, Kylo built his own lightsaber, a very crude design yet needed to support a cracked light saber crystal. It features a cross guard type hilt that are actually vents for the excess energy that the saber puts out.

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