The Unknown Regions house some of the strangest phenomenon in the history of galaxy far, far away. Let us shed some light onto these terrifying nightmares.
The First Order
After the Imperial remnants escaped to the Unknown Regions after the fall of the Galactic Empire, it set up a chain of events. the remnants united under one banner and started recruiting. Brainwashing generations into believing the Empire is what saves this Galaxy from doom, the imperial Remnants rose to power. In the end, they merged to become the First Order, the scourge of the Galaxy. A million times more ferocious and aggressive than the Empire, the First Order was an army of fanatics that laid waste to a thousand worlds before they were stopped.
The Darkness of The Planet Ahch-To
Ahch-To is a mysterious planet located in the heart of the unknown regions. It is where Rey came to train under the watchful eye of Luke Skywalker. The planet is home to the first ever Jedi Temple. And it also happens to harbor a strange, all-engulfing darkness. While Rey was on the island. she was attracted and lure into a cave by this mysterious void. The darkness is somehow related to the dark Side of the Force. it functions on the same lines as Dagobah from The Empire Strikes Back. It can easily draw Force sensitives who are easy to be converted to the dark Side. It was the speed and intensity with which it influenced Rey that surprised Luke Skywalker.
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The scariest weapon to ever come out of the Unknown Regions also happens to be the most powerful weapon ever created. the Starkiller Base was the brainchild of the First Order. It used its massive laser cannons to fire beams that destroyed multiple worlds in a single shot. this planet sized hyper weapon was kept hidden within the confines of the Unknown Regions. When its moment came to shine, the Starkiller Base took down many worlds before the heroic struggles of the Resistance took it down for good.
It was very easily dealt with in the in The Last Jedi trilogy. But it has a reputation that absolutely precedes it. The Supremacy was the galaxy’s only Mega-Class Star Dreadnought ever built. It housed the seat of the First Order’s power – Supreme Leader Snoke. It’s wing span was 60 kilometers and a total length of 12 kilometers, it could house 2,225,000 military personnel. even more amazing was the fact that it had its own foundries, ship repair ports, and its own production and mining units. It could stock eight Resurgent Class Star Destroyers. And it lingered in the Unknown Regions with an armada that could rival that of many worlds combined.
The Grysk Hegemony
The Grysk Hegemony is a race of nomadic warriors found only in the Unknown Regions. What makes the Grysk Hegemony special is the fact that they are the only known species in the galaxy with an appearance and technology that is similar to the Yuuzhan Vong. The Yuuzhan Vong are a race of warriors belonging to a region outside the Galaxy. They were a major threat to the Republic during Star Wars Legends. The Grysk Hegemony comes close in terms of instilling fear. They have had some run-ins with the Empire in Imperial controlled territory. But their primary enemies are the Chiss Ascendancy, the people Grand Admiral Thrawn hails from.
The Chiss Ascendancy
The Chiss Ascendancy are the greatest power in the Unknown Regions. In the region of space where hyperspace travel is flimsy at best, it takes time and patience to cultivate an empire strong enough to conquer it. The Chiss Ascendancy were deemed such a threat by the Galactic Empire that they thought they should join forces with them rather than conquer them. The mysterious and brilliant Grand Admiral Thrawn hails from the Chiss Ascendancy. More light on the Chiss was thrown after Timothy Zahn’s novelization.
Exegol is a place of absolute mystery. Nobody knows how an entire civilization came into existence and turned to dust in the planet. It is a planet where the Dark Side of the Force is too strong. And thus, the Sith built a major Sith Temple, hidden from the eyes of the Jedi and the Galactic Republic here. Exegol’s dusty terrain creates so much static discharge that it shrouds the planet in a permanent lightning storm. Nobody can see what happens on the surface. The atmosphere of Exegol is a musky fog that decreases visibility to downright zero.
The Sith Eternal
The Sith Eternal now occupy the the planet Exegol within the Unknown Regions. They are a group of fanatic Sith and function more like a cult of sorts. After the death of Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader, they helped keep the Order of the Sith alive. Using cloning technology, they kept Darth Sidious tethered to this world. Using their vast resources, the Sith Eternal helped create an armada of world destroying starships. Thankfully they were taken down by Kylo Ren and Rey Skywalker at the end of The Rise Of Skywalker.
The Dassal System
The Dassal System is probably the most mysterious region in the entire unknown regions. The system houses what could only be called as soulless planets. The Chiss Ascendancy has legends about the fate of the Dassal System. A dark and disastrous event led to many planets in the system losing their cores. the cores were literally ripped out of the planets, leaving a trail of planetary corpses. What makes this even more interesting is that despite the might of the Chiss Ascendancy, the threat that destroyed the Dassal System still remains a mystery.
Supreme Leader Snoke
One of the most underrated villains in the Star wars movies, Snoke was taken out fairly easily. The guy has been at the receiving end of many theories. Some claim he is just a modified clone of Palpatine with planted memories. Some say Snoke is actually immortal, having used the Sith Eternal’s cloning tech to cheat death. Whatever the case, Supreme Leader Snoke is what led the First Order to venture out of the Unknown Regions and ravage the Galaxy once more. A mass murderer, Snoke was singlehandedly responsible for the death of trillions of people.