An application of the Force used by the Jedi Order, the Council of First Knowledge classified as a technique which fell under the umbrella of skills known as Alter. Alter abilities were those which called upon the Force to manipulate things in the environment separate from the user.
Mastery of this skill came hand-in-hand with mastery over lightsaber combat, as it was used in conjunction with use of the weapon. When used correctly, a practitioner could manipulate the energy of the lightsaber and reduce the damage caused to the target. Used while fighting both living and non-living opponents, this technique could make the difference between killing an opponent or completely disabling a droid or piece of machinery.
- "For the Greater Good: A New Force Power"—Dragon 157 (First mentioned)
- Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game – Galactic Hunters (Card: Alter Damage)