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A holocron.
"The holocron is overflowing with advice! Listen and look..."
Bodo Baas

A holocron, short for holographic chronicle, was an organic crystal-lattice device, in which the Jedi, as well as the Sith, of old stored phenomenal quantities of data, as well as the holocron's gatekeeper. The Sith also had their own form of holocron technology, and they seem to predate the Jedi in using the technology by at least three thousand years.

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Description

"Meant to be a teaching device. Jedi record their experiences into them. They're interactive so you can talk with them."
Quinlan Vos
A collection of Jedi holocrons.

Most holocrons were shaped like polyhedra; Jedi holocrons were typically cubical, while Sith holocrons usually took the form of a pyramid, but other geometric shapes also existed. The Telos Holocron represents an atypical shape. Normally a holocron could be held in one's hand.

The existence of the first Sith holocron predates that of a Jedi holocron by at least three thousand years. The technology to create the pyramidal holocrons common to the Sith was something gifted to the ancient Sith king Adas by Rakata warriors trying to gain his trust. He accepted their technology and made a holocron, but he saw through their ploy and rebelled against them.

The holocron employed patterns of organic crystals and hologrammic technology[1] to capture the appearance and cognitive networks of the holocron's owner, and transform this into a three-dimensional hologram. This gatekeeper acted as a guide through the holocron's store of information, as a search and recovery engine with a more personal touch. These gatekeepers could relate stories from the holocron's archives to events in the life of the one who activated the holocron. Jedi gatekeepers could sense the ability and level of a Jedi, and offer or restrict information accordingly—so that Padawans were not shown information too advanced and dangerous for their basic stage. Sith holocrons usually had the same restrictive mechanism like Jedi holocrons, but the gatekeeper could corrupt the unawere listener.[1]

A great many holocrons were stored in the Jedi Archives on Coruscant, kept in a specific Holocron Chamber within the Jedi Temple. In addition to holding the holocrons created by Jedi in the field, the Archives also held the details on creating holocrons and directions on accessing them.

The technology to make them was nearly lost after the Great Jedi Purge when the Archives were raided by Darth Sidious. Surviving holocrons contained information including Jedi techniques, blueprints of ancient starships, and historical information about the universe; as a result, they were quite valuable. Usually, only Force-sensitive users could access a holocron, while data holocrons did not require Force sensitivity to access. This suggests that holocrons were partially powered by the Force. Once opened, Force-insensitive users could communicate with the gatekeeper as well as Force-sensitive users.[1] It is known that Bastila Shan's father made a holocron, which he used as a journal.

Some holocrons were activated by taking them apart with the Force and then inserting a special crystal that made the holocron readable. The crystal was usually hidden away for safe-keeping by the founder of the holocron, but there have been instances in which a certain Jedi or Sith has protected the crystal at all times by keeping it on their person.

Known holocrons

Jedi holocrons

A Kyber memory crystal holocron

Sith holocrons

Behind the scenes

Although not seen in the film, during production of Attack of the Clones, the film's propmakers made three holocrons for its Visual Dictionary: a Jedi holocron, a Sith holocron and the Great Holocron.

Housing holocrons at Jedi or Sith Temples is a way of generating nova crystals in Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds. They appear identical to the Vor'Na'Tu artifact in the game. They are equivalent to the relics of Age of Empires II, on which SWGB was based.

In Star Wars Galaxies, holocrons were used at first to unlock Force-sensitivity in users and later, when Aurilia was used for players to become Jedi, the holocrons were used to refill their Force bar. Two holocron collections were added to the game with Chapter 7 in November 2007.

In Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Outcast, Kyle Katarn trains on Yavin 4. There he collects holocrons that 'teach' him how to increase speed, Force jump and push or pull certain objects with the Force. In multiplayer mode, a player that collects a holocron can learn how to use a Force power along with new lightsaber abilities.

In the Force Unleashed video game, there are two kinds of holocrons; Sith Holocrons function as traditional "power-ups", granting Starkiller temporary invincibility, enhanced damage, limitless Force energy, etc.. Jedi Holocrons serve as hidden bonuses, commonly containing a supply of Force points (the game's equivalent of experience points), but also containing various lightsaber crystals or alternate costumes. In the Playstation 2/Nintendo Wii version of the game, holocrons unlock artwork from the levels in the game.

Appearances

  • Tales of the Jedi: The Fall of the Sith Empire
  • Tales of the Jedi: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith
  • Tales of the Jedi: The Sith War
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
  • Darth Bane: Path of Destruction
  • Darth Bane: Rule of Two
  • All For You
  • Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil
  • Jedi Apprentice Special Edition: The Followers (Retcon)
  • Cloak of Deception (Data holocron)
  • Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter (Data holocron)
  • I am a Jedi Apprentice (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Holocron Heist
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Holocron Heist"
  • The Clone Wars: Act on Instinct
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Cargo of Doom"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Children of the Force"
  • Star Wars Republic: Darkness
  • Star Wars Republic: The Battle of Jabiim
  • Star Wars Republic 63: Striking from the Shadows
  • MedStar I: Battle Surgeons (Data holocron)
  • MedStar II: Jedi Healer (As 'cron) (Mentioned only)
  • Yoda: Dark Rendezvous
  • Star Wars Republic: The Siege of Saleucami
  • No Way Out
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith novelization
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith video game
  • Star Wars Republic: The Hidden Enemy
  • Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II
  • Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight
  • Echoes of the Jedi
  • Korriban: Planet of Lost Souls (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (video game)
  • Star Wars: Empire at War
  • Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption
  • Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed
  • Star Wars Galaxies: The Ruins of Dantooine (Data holocron)
  • Dark Empire (First appearance)
  • Dark Empire II
  • Jedi Search
  • Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
  • Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith
  • Dark Apprentice
  • I, Jedi
  • Champions of the Force
  • Children of the Jedi (Mentioned only)
  • Jedi Academy: Leviathan
  • Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Outcast
  • Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (Mentioned only)
  • Survivor's Quest (Mentioned only)
  • Junior Jedi Knights: Vader's Fortress
  • Junior Jedi Knights: Kenobi's Blade
  • Star Wars Invasion 5: Refugees, Part 5
  • Destiny's Way (Mentioned only)
  • Force Heretic II: Refugee (Mentioned only)
  • Inferno
  • Abyss (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Legacy 1: Broken, Part 1 (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Legacy 5: Broken, Part 4
  • Star Wars Legacy 12: Ghosts, Part 2 (Appears in flashback(s))
  • Star Wars Legacy 27: Into the Core
  • Star Wars Legacy 30: Vector, Part 11 (Mentioned only)

Sources

See also

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force

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SWG Wiki

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From SWG Wiki

A looted Holocron
A Sith Holocron
Online Knowledge Base System

There are many different types of holocrons in SWG.

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Collection Holocrons

Collection Holocrons can be looted from Force wielders NPCs on Dantooine and Nightsisters on Dathomir.

These collection pieces are very rare and can be worth alot. The most common holocrons are the 3/5 pieces and are the least valuable of all. The rarest is the Strange Sith Holocron 4/5 (Waist Pack).

These holocrons grant you the Meditate ability and the Belt of Master Bodo Baas, a wearable item. You can complete these collections to activate another collection, the Master Jedi Cloaks, for the Cloak of Hate and the Shatterpoint Cloak.

Buff holocrons

There is a quest on Mustafar that grants you a Sith Holocron. It can be used once every hour to give you a 150 point increase in Constitution and Stamina.

Pre-nge holocrons

Pre-NGE Holocrons were hints at the class unlocks you needed to complete in order to unlock your Jedi slot. Players accessing holocrons would be told - quite directly - a class. In order to 'complete' that holocron, you needed to master that class. Once done, accessing another holocron would inform you of another class. These holocrons are nowadays used for nothing more than decoration.

Help system

This used to provide access to the online knowledge base system to contact cutomer support amongst other things. Now it has changed to the Help system which is an online non in-game system.

Star Wars Lore


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