- "What are you? You're no Jedi."
"We are adherents. Acolytes of the Beyond."
- ―Ooblamon and an Acolyte of the Beyond
The Acolytes of the Beyond were a group of dark side fanatics who existed during the Galactic Civil War. After the death of Darth Vader during the battle of Endor, the Acolytes of the Beyond purchased what they believed was the fallen Dark Lord of the Sith's lightsaber, intending to return it to him in death. Two months after purchasing the lightsaber, the Acolytes staged a revolution in Coronet City on Corellia.
- "We are not violent. Not yet."
- ―An Acolyte of the Beyond
During the Battle of Endor, the Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Vader was killed after sacrificing his life to kill his Sith Master: Darth Sidious, the Emperor of the Galactic Empire. Several months later, the group known as the Acolytes of the Beyond came in contact with a Kubaz junk dealer named Ooblamon on the planet Taris, who claimed to possess the red-bladed lightsaber that had belonged to the Dark Lord. Three Acolytes of the Beyond purchased the lightsaber from Ooblamon, intending to destroy it and return it to Vader in death. Ooblamon was unsure if it was Vader's lightsaber, but the transaction was carried out nonetheless.
During a revolution in Coronet City on the planet Corellia, another Acolyte, a boy who called himself Oblivion, was arrested. He was taken to a nearby station where he was freed by the Pantoran Kiza, a secret member of the organization. Together they killed all but one of the detectives in the station, cutting off his hand.
Kiza and several others gathered on Devaron to attack a small New Republic outpost. Their leader, Yupe Tashu, handed out lightsabers to the Acolytes before the attack. Similar attacks were staged across the galaxy at the same time.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Acolytes of the Beyond first appeared in an interlude in the 2015 novel Aftermath by Chuck Wendig. More members of the Acolytes would make their appearance in Aftermath: Life Debt and Aftermath: Empire's End.