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Up to date as of February 02, 2010
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The Great Material Continuum is a Ferengi belief which speaks of a binding force that connects the universe together. In this universe, there exists worlds which possess some material in excess while others it lacks. The Great Material Continuum serves as a connecting force that allows the movement of material from one point to another among the worlds of the universe. Its been described as a "Great River" with the Ferengi ensuring that those things that are provided are replaced with adequate means or by payment. (DS9 episodes: 'Treachery, Faith, and the Great River", "The Dogs of War")

It was believed by the Ferengi people that should the "Great River" ever return to its source then the end of all existence would happen. They also believed that should one actually predict where the river would flow then the individual would effectively be able to predict the future.

Some groups of Ferengi believe that, when the Great Material River first overflowed its banks, a great flood encompassed the stars that created Ferenginar and the Ferengi race. (DS9 novel: Millennium The War of the Prophets)


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Starwars

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

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"Make me a Great River...a stream to carry the endangered, the wounded, the weary to safety."
Luke Skywalker

The Great River was an underground fugitive network created by Luke Skywalker during the war with the Yuuzhan Vong. It was created to protect the Jedi not only from the Yuuzhan Vong, but from those who would attempt to betray the Jedi to appease the Vong, such as the Peace Brigade.

In its early existence, the Great River network was a series of hidden routes and strongholds where Jedi and their allies could meet and take refuge from the persecuting Yuuzhan Vong fleets. Important locales for the River included Shelter, a space station owned by Lando Calrissian in the heart of the Maw, and Eclipse Station, an uncharted planet in the Deep Core that temporarily housed the leading members of the New Jedi Order.

"The paychit comes from the New Republic Search and Rescue Corps, but that's sort of a cover. The orders come from Master Skywalker, ultimately. He's been organizing a network to move Jedi out of danger for months."
―Uldir

Involved in the Great River were a number of rescue fliers, such as Uldir Lochett and his crew. Working nominally under the New Republic Search and Rescue Corps, in reality they took their order from Master Skywalker himself.

Behind the scenes

The "Great River" could be a reference to fugitive Slaves from the Underground Railroad where escaped slaves would get help, protection, etc.

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