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Lightsaber construction chamber
General information
Created

Pre-1000 BBY[1]

Destroyed

19 BBY [2]

Location

Jedi Temple, Coruscant[1]

Chronological and political information
Era(s)
Affiliation

Jedi Order[1]

The lightsaber construction chamber was a room on the top level of the southwest quarter of the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. Within these chambers, the members of the Jedi Order would construct and repair their lightsabers throughout the history of the Temple.

HistoryEdit

Built within the Temple Ziggurat, this rectangular chamber was destroyed and rebuilt several times in the Temple's long history, seeing completion in pre-1000 BBY under the Galactic Republic.[1]

Used by members of the Order for several decades, the construction chamber saw thousands of generations of Jedi pass through its doors. During the Clone Wars, the Crystal Caves of Ilum fell to the Confederacy of Independent Systems and the Sith. Deeming Ilum unsafe, the Jedi High Council ordered that all lightsaber crystals be brought to Coruscant's Temple. Storing them within this chamber, the Jedi used the chamber more often to build their lightsabers.[4]

In 19 BBY, at the close of the War, the Temple was placed under siege by Supreme Chancellor Palpatine. Carrying out Operation: Knightfall, a military operation made legal under Order 66, the Grand Army of the Republic marched into the Temple and slaughtered its occupants. The Galactic Empire confiscated all crystals within the desecrated Temple, and banned possession of them throughout the galaxy. The construction chamber would lie dormant for several years, surviving the Galactic Civil War and the fall of the Empire.[3] During the Yuuzhan Vong War Coruscant was devastated by terraforming, causing the Temple to crumble and reveal parts of the foundation.[5] When the Galactic Alliance reclaimed the world, Chief of State Cal Omas, ordered the Reconstruction Authority to rebuild the ancient edifice as a gift for the great sacrifices made by the reformed Order against the Yuuzhan Vong. While the structure was rebuilt using blueprints of the old building, it is unknown if the construction chamber was reconstructed or replaced.[6]

LayoutEdit

Located on the top level of the Temple Ziggurat on its southwest corner, the construction chamber was a long hall made of deep blue stone. The darkened chamber was lined with bronzium statues of ancient Jedi, each designed with its palms out holding a stone slab which served as the crafting area. A small flight of stairs led up to the statue so that the Jedi could begin work on his or her weapon. Inset in the walls and floors were orange glow stones, that doused the room in a warm light. The room terminated at one end in a doorway that led out into a hall that spanned the perimeter of the Temple rooftop. Perpendicular to the chamber and adjacent to the outer hallway was a lightsaber training chamber, where Jedi could practice with their newly created or repaired blades.[1]

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