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First Had Abaddon Civil War

Exodus from Had Abaddon
Beginning

100,000 BBY

End

100,000 BBY

Place

Had Abaddon

Outcome

Destruction of the Had Abaddon monarchy, the colonization of Kal'Shabbol and the formation of the Order of the Jedi Bendu of the Ophuchi

Combatants


Commanders


A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
The Skywalker

The Exodus from Had Abaddon was one of the single most important events in the history of the galaxy, according to many historians, as it was responsible for the creation of the Order of the Jedi Bendu of the Ophuchi and, therefore, all of the events that followed that took place because of the Jedi Bendu, particularly the Kal'Shabbol Civil War and the foundation of the Galactic Republic. The conflict began when The Skywalker, who was then named Jedi Bendu while living as the adopted son of the King of Had Abaddon, found a group of slaves from the Ophuchi Tribe and realized he was one of them based on the powers that he and they shared. Days later, The Skywalker spoke to Yahweh, the creator of the universe, on Mount Sky who sent The Skywalker on a quest to free the Ophuchi from their enslavement.

The Skywalker later returned to face his brother Achab Tarea, who had become king in their father’s place, and with him he brought plagues from Yahweh that were used against the monarchy in an attempt to force it to free the Ophuchi. In the end, the Ophuchi were freed, but Achab changed his mind and entered into a duel with The Skywalker, a duel that The Skywalker won by killing Achab. The soldiers under the fallen king’s command followed the Ophuchi as they left the planet for Kal'Shabbol, the planet that was said to be the Promised Land, but the soldiers were stopped and killed due to divine intervention.

When the Ophuchi arrived on Kal'Shabbol, they began setting up a colony where they would be able to live. During that time, they formed the Order of the Jedi Bendu of the Ophuchi and began to put together their beliefs and ideals into a collective group. This event led to further colonization of the planet when settlers from many planets across the Ashlan Expanse heard about the exodus, though when the Eternal Order of the Vipera settled on the planet following the First Had Abaddon Civil War it also led to the Kal’Shabbol Civil War. Nevertheless, the event was said to have had mainly positive results based on the events that followed because of it.

HistoryEdit

PreludeEdit

In the hundreds of years prior to the Exodus from Had Abaddon, a group of people on Had Abaddon began to experience what they believed to be strange powers and magic. Many of them tried to explain it in the sense of their collective religions, and many sought out wise men who were unable to explain what they were experiencing. Eventually, these people began to group together. They had a collective language because of the unified culture on Had Abaddon, and they came to refer to themselves as the Ophuchi Tribe, “Ophuchi” being a word that meant “chosen few” in the ancient Ashlan and Had Abaddon language. It was their belief that they had been chosen by some form of higher power to have such magic powers, but they were unable to prove anything.

Throughout the centuries, they kept their powers to themselves as they feared the consequences of making them public. However, it eventually became known to the Had Abaddon government under the rule of King Melchizedek that the Ophuchi existed and that they had powers that were deemed strange. The king ordered spies to be sent to the Ophuchi encampments a few thousand kilometers north of the capital city of Abadda to discover what the Ophuchi stood for and whether or not they posed a threat. The spies witnessed the Ophuchi practicing their rituals and reported the information to Melchizedek, who decided that the best way to deal with them was to simply place them together in camps where they could be monitored.

It took the military nearly seven months to bring all of the Ophuchi into concentration camps designed for what the government said was the protection of the Ophuchi people against persecution. The tribal leaders of the Ophuchi were brought before Melchizedek after they formally requested to plead for their freedom. They cited as their evidence the fact that the Eternal Order of the Vipera was not imprisoned, despite having customs that the people of Had Abaddon deemed to be strange and potentially dangerous. Although Melchizedek was almost swayed by their arguments, he decided to keep them in the camps as he felt that the Eternal Order of the Vipera was not a threat to his rule or a threat to the overall government of the planet.

The Ophuchi were used as slave labor in the nearly twenty years that they were kept in camps. A great deal of their labor work went towards construction a new palace for the royal family and all royal families that would follow. The construction took well over one year and during that time the Ophuchi became increasingly bitter over their situation, and they all were well aware of the fact that they were not being kept in the camps for their protection. However, not enough of the Ophuchi had the will to try to stop what they perceived to be an injustice, so they simply allowed themselves to be subjected to the imprisonment.

During the second year of their forced labor, another event was happening on the Ashlan world of Ashlan Three. The planet had been exploited for many years by traders from Decarte and Aquilae, stripping a great deal of the planet’s natural resources away. Because of this, opportunities were limited for the people of Ashlan Three, who already felt that they were at a disadvantage because they did not have the same level of technology that the other Ashlan worlds did. Rather than creating the technology, they had instead focused on trying to become prosperous solely on their own world.

Two parents, Jupiter and Ami, placed their son named Jedi Bendu into a space capsule that was set to land on Had Abaddon, because they heard rumors that it was a world of opportunity, and Jupiter and Ami knew they could not care for Jedi Bendu on Ashlan Three. They also recognized a power within him that they felt would not be able to properly grow with them, as they and many others on the planet did not know anything about it. The capsule landed on Had Abaddon and was found by Queen Persis, Melchizedek’s wife, who decided that her family would adopt Jedi Bendu. They found out his name as it was written in the capsule. He would grow up alongside Achab Tarea, who was Melchizedek’s son.

Nearly twenty-five years later, Jedi Bendu had grown up as Achab’s brother and friend. During that time, their father tried to teach them the same morals that his father had taught him, ones that would one day allow both Achab and Jedi Bendu to become the rulers of Had Abaddon. They were put through strong and rigid command and military training, as the people of Had Abaddon had always felt that their rulers needed to have a strong military background in order to protect them from threats that could have been presented to them. Achab embraced his training and it was clear that he would likely become King of Had Abaddon once his father died, and while Jedi Bendu did go through it to what he felt was the best of his abilities he believed that his life was meant for something greater.

Much of Jedi Bendu’s belief of being meant for something greater had to do with the powers that were within him. He had uncontrollably experienced using the powers throughout his childhood, mostly through levitating objects simply by thinking about it and by knowing things that happened before they did. He kept most of it a secret, though on one occasion he did speak to Persis about the foresight. She dismissed it as nothing more as having keen senses, though as he became older he continued to feel as if the powers could not be explained through what would have been considered rational means.

One day as Achab and Jedi Bendu were on an expedition together, they came across one of the Ophuchi slave camps. When they returned to the palace, they asked their father who they were and he told them that they were hermits and demons who had strange powers that frightened citizens and threatened the government. Achab agreed with the idea of holding them in camps, but Jedi Bendu did not. He too knew he had performed strange feats as a child and as a teenager, so he felt some sort of connection to the people, so much so that he quietly left the palace the next morning and began a hermitage that lasted for several months.

During his hermitage, Jedi Bendu arrived at the base of Mount Sky, the largest mountain on the planet that no one had ever before been able to fully climb, but before trying to make an ascent he turned back and infiltrated a slave camp. Disguised as a slave, he learned about the Ophuchi people, their religion and their powers, and he became both angry and sad that they were being used as slaves. He felt at home with them, so much so that he began referring to himself as “Jedi Bendu of the Ophuchi”. A few days later, a guard became angry with a slave and began to beat him, and Jedi Bendu murdered the guard to save the Ophuchi member. The other guards forced him to flee where he was able to escape into an ascent on Mount Sky.

While Jedi Bendu was making the ascent, he was confronted with two aspects of the power that the Ophuchi had. The first power, a light side, allowed him to be righteous and noble and he named this the Ashla, which meant “bringer of hope”. The second aspect, the life-taking one, tempted him and tried, and failed, to twist his mind. He named it the Bogan, which meant the “bringer of death”. After passing these two trials, he reached the summit and was spoken to by a face that formed in the Ashlan Nebula that hung in the sky. This face called itself Yahweh, the creator God of the universe, and revealed that He had heard the cries of the Ophuchi, who were Yahweh’s chosen people. Yahweh tasked Jedi Bendu with freeing them and bringing them to Kal'Shabbol, the Promised Land, and Jedi Bendu reluctantly accepted the task. Yahweh then dubbed him “The Skywalker”, the name he would continue to go by for the rest of his life. According to Yahweh, the name was derived from the fact that Jedi Bendu was the only person to ever walk the summit of Mount Sky. As he was descending, Jedi Bendu knew he would need protection so The Skywalker forged a blade in a cave that he called Excelsior. As it was being forged, Yahweh infused His powers into the blade without Jedi Bendu knowing.

The CursesEdit

While The Skywalker was on his hermitage, Melchizedek passed away of natural causes and Achab became King of Had Abaddon in his place. He vowed to continue the enslavement of the Ophuchi people, and he also disowned The Skywalker as his brother and put out a warrant for his arrest or, if The Skywalker resisted, death. Becoming twisted by the power that he was given, it did not take long for Achab to become cold towards the dealings about his brother, deciding that whether The Skywalker lived or died was not his concern. He simply wanted to maintain control and eliminate what he perceived to be a threat to his rule.

Shortly thereafter, The Skywalker returned to the capital and was arrested after requesting an audience with Achab. When he was brought before his brother, The Skywalker said that Yahweh had promised to give those who were blessed with His power, namely the Ophuchi, a home and that he was the one that was tasked with bringing them there. The Skywalker therefore requested that the Ophuchi be turned over to him, but Achab refused as he knew nothing of such a God and would not do what He said. Achab then ordered that the slaves be prepared for new assignments so they could be broken up across the planet. The Skywalker was later able to escape and he communed with Yahweh again, who vowed that because Achab did not comply, many hard lessons would befall the monarchy of the planet in the form of curses.

At first, The Skywalker was morally opposed to bringing about the curses. He did not want to bring about any harm to his brother or the people of the planet, so Yahweh offered him a somewhat different alternative. Yahweh presented The Skywalker with a stone tablet that had ten different symbols on it. These ten symbols represented the ten curses that The Skywalker could bring about in order of their destructive nature. The curses were the rivers running red with blood, amphibious cratures scattering throughout the capital, gnats and flies in the capital, locusts devastating the landscape, the death of animals that were used for food and farming, wildfires, flooding, madness that would inflict the people, a meteor shower and, finally, the death of the first born son of every family. The Skywalker was ordered not to share the nature of the curses with anyone, not even the Ophuchi.

After speaking with Yahweh, The Skywalker returned to Achab and warned him about the curses, though Achab still did not allow the Ophuchi to be free. The Skywalker then returned to the main Ophuchi slave camp and spoke to twelve young men of various ages, some being only two years old while the oldest were nearly nineteen. He believed that these young people were the most attuned to Yahweh’s powers within the Ophuchi, powers that The Skywalker had started to call the Force of Others. He told them that curses would be coming, though he did not say what they were, and he then proclaimed them to be the Twelve Sons of The Skywalker. He stripped them of their slave names before giving them new names that he felt were more fitting.

The next day, The Skywalker and his older sons traveled to the capital and prepared for the first curse. Not wanting to cause any real harm, The Skywalker decided that the first curse would be the one that caused the rivers to run red with blood. It did not happen instantaneously, as it took three hours for the water from the mountains north of the capital to reach the capital itself. When it did, it became evident to The Skywalker that the people of the city were very wary of what was happening. Their water source had been temporarily contaminated, though no one was harmed during it which was exactly the way The Skywalker had hoped it would happen.

The rivers returned to normal within seven hours of the contamination. Rather than confronting Achab directly once again, the Ophuchi waited to see if he would give word as to what his intentions were. Although Achab had his suspicions that the curse was The Skywalker’s doing, he told his people that a small water treatment center in the mountains had a breach in security and a non-toxic chemical was inadvertently dumped into the water supply. The people believed Achab, though he did not know if that would last if the curse continued.

Because Achab had not backed down, The Skywalker sent amphibious creatures into the city as the second curse. The creatures scattered throughout the capital, disrupting families and the normal day-to-day activity of the city. However, Achab did not give word to either the Ophuchi or the people, instead remaining silent in the hopes that the people would believe it was a coincidence. The Skywalker then began the third curse, which saw gnats and flies spreading throughout the capital city. They became more of an annoyance to the people than the creatures had been, as the gnats and flies began to cause them slight bodily harm through biting.

Hoping to resolve the matter, The Skywalker returned to Achab with his sons and demanded that he allow the Ophuchi to leave. Although he was not serious, Achab told them that he would allow them to leave so long as the gnats and the flies left as well. The Skywalker called them off, though as soon as he did Achab went back on his word and called them fools for believing him. After Achab’s word was broken, The Skywalker sent a swarm of locusts into the fields surrounding the capital, causing them to destroy thousands of crops which would have been used in the capital and sent throughout the planet. This put a great deal of pressure on the monarchy, as it showed that they were not dealing with a problem that was quickly having an adverse impact on the people of the planet. However, as with the first plague, Achab simply tried to dismiss the curse through what he believed were rational and scientific means.

After Achab dismissed the curse, he believed that The Skywalker would immediately send another one upon him. However, before he could, Achab gave an order that allowed the Eternal Order of the Vipera to attack The Skywalker and his three eldest sons that he traveled with. They stole the tablet, though they did not know what it was. The Eternal Order brought them to one of their smaller camps where they would stay for the night before being transferred into the custody of the Had Abaddon military the next morning. However, during the night, a garrison of Ophuchi infiltrated the camp disguised as members of the Eternal Order and were able to sneak the tablet, The Skywalker and his sons out before the Eternal Order realized it. When the leaders of the Eternal Order did realize it, the Ophuchi were still close to the camp though they decided to allow them to escape for a short time.

The next day, The Skywalker struggled over the decision to continue the plagues. Nevertheless, he had begun to accept that they were necessary to force Achab to let the Ophuchi be free, so he decided to carry out the next curse. Within a hours, many animals on the already-devastated farms that were used for food began to fall ill and die. The farmers were unable to explain the disease that the animals had become inflicted with so quickly, but the people of the planet were more concerned with the fact that the animal deaths put more strain on them as they had to begin rationing their food. A great deal of anti-government resentment began to overtake the people, which gave power to many anti-government groups that had been forming over the previous few years.

When Achab again gave no word that he would allow the Ophuchi to be free, The Skywalker’s resolve continued to grow and he was becoming more accepting of the curses. Continuing with the slab of curses, The Skywalker caused wildfires to begin spreading throughout the countryside, though he prayed to Yahweh that they would not harm the farms anymore than the farms had already been. Yahweh agreed and the wildfires devastated vast areas of forests. Before fire crews could arrive, The Skywalker called upon an immense surge of floods. These floods put the wildfires out, but they also caused a great deal of damage to Abadda and the towns surrounding it. The people began to complain of what amounted to billions of Had Abaddon credits worth of damage, which only continued to fuel an anti-government sentiment.

Instead of waiting to hear from Achab, The Skywalker returned to Abadda alone in the hopes of talking to Achab face-to-face. However, the king refused to see him, and instead tried to have The Skywalker killed. However, The Skywalker was able to escape, and at that point he decided to call upon one of the more drastic measures in terms of the curses. Although the rampant madness among the people was the next in terms of severity, The Skywalker instead decided to call upon the meteor shower in the hopes of ending the curses as quickly as he could.

Crippling the monarchyEdit

Before calling upon the meteor shower, The Skywalker waited one week. He felt that it would be wise to allow any of the anti-government factions time to build themselves up, hoping that one of them would eventually institute a more stable and free government for the people of Had Abaddon. During that time, many of them did continue to build up, and some did so together assuming that because they shared common goals it would be far more effective if they fought the government together. However, they required more time than the week that The Skywalker had secretly allotted them, as it would take time to gather the resources necessary to launch surprise attacks on the military and the government.

When The Skywalker was ready, he called upon Yahweh to launch the meteor shower against Abadda and the outlying areas of the city. However, it was not instantaneous. A large asteroid was passing between the orbits of Had Abaddon and Kal’Shabbol, and when The Skywalker was ready for it Yahweh caused it to break up and used His divine intervention to guide the fragments into the atmosphere towards the capital. This process took nearly half a day. Achab was alerted to the incoming meteor shower, but he was unable to put out a warning before it was too late for some, though a warning was put out nonetheless.

When the meteors hit, they caused widespread damage. The shower lasted for nearly one hour, and the devastation in Abadda and the other surrounding towns was immense. The damage seemed to be irreconcilable to some, and dozens of people were killed. Those that were killed were able to quickly seek proper shelter before the first meteor hit. Nevertheless, the people once again turned to Achab to see how he would explain the event. Rather than blaming The Skywalker, as he did not want people to know that he was being stubborn enough to refuse to let the slaves go despite the devastation the curses were causing, Achab tried to explain the incident through scientific means. He claimed that despite all of the hardships that the people were facing, the meteor shower was just an astronomical coincidence.

After Achab’s declaration about the meteor showers, the anti-government political factions decided amongst themselves that there was no rational way to explain what had been happening and that the government knew something. Feeling that it was their duty to protect the people, the factions organized within days. Those who were outside of Abadda broke up into smaller groups to make a more-covert march into the capital city, and those that were within the city were placed into strategic positions. Along with that, they were given orders that they were not to make themselves known until they heard an explosion in the northern quarter of the city, which was where one of the main planetary military bases was. Once they heard the explosion, they were to make their way to the gates of the palace where they would meet up with the rest of the forces.

After Achab’s declaration about the meteor showers, the anti-government political factions decided amongst themselves that there was no rational way to explain what had been happening and that the government knew something. Feeling that it was their duty to protect the people, the factions organized within days. Those who were outside of Abadda broke up into smaller groups to make a more-covert march into the capital city, and those that were within the city were placed into strategic positions. Along with that, they were given orders that they were not to make themselves known until they heard an explosion in the northern quarter of the city, which was where one of the main planetary military bases was. Once they heard the explosion, they were to make their way to the gates of the palace where they would meet up with the rest of the forces.

When the explosions were set off, the groups converged on the palace where they were able to storm it far easier than they would have had the government and the military been better prepared for the attack. The factions were able to forcefully break through the main gates, but due to the size of the palace and the main courtyard the military was able to organize themselves at the entrance to the palace itself. The battle ensued at that entrance, and due to the training and experience of the military they were able to begin pushing the rebellion back. Although the battle was not over, the rebel leaders recognized that if they tried to make their major stand there then it could prevent them from making a stand in the future, pending the number of people they lost. In order to avoid decimation, the rebel commanders ordered a retreat and the government was able to claim what they felt was a victory.

Despite the fact that he did not want a large armed conflict, The Skywalker was secretly upset that the rebels did not have greater success. When the Eternal Order of the Vipera learned about the attacks, they gathered many of their forces and slaughtered dozens of Ophuchi in one of the smaller slave camps, hoping it would cause The Skywalker to back down. However, he refused, and the next day they slaughtered yet another group of Ophuchi at a larger slave camp. They demanded that The Skywalker back down, but still he refused.

Because of everything that had happened, The Skywalker knew he had to move on to the next curse, and when he carried it out three days after the failed rebellion the curse began turning hundreds of citizens in Abadda into drones with zombie-like qualities to them. The Skywalker and the Ophuchi felt that it was symbolic of the fact that far too many of the people were simply slaves to the government, believing what they were told, but he also felt that such a mindset was changing.

The zombie-like citizens began to gather at the gates of the palace, attempting to rip them down. The military was sent out after them and began using violent force against them. After a few hours, the effects began to wear off, and no one had been killed as the military fought back, though many were injured. The next morning, The Skywalker made his way to one of the most heavily populated areas of the city. Once he arrived, he began speaking to the people. He told them about the curses and why they were being carried out, as well as that the government’s reasoning for them was a lie. He also told them about how hundreds of citizens had been injured in the curse the night before. Finally, The Skywalker told them about the Ophuchi people themselves, though he refrained from saying that he had been the one to carry out the curses. As he left, he could sense that the people were becoming very angry with the actions of the government. Throughout the following days, word of what The Skywalker said began spreading throughout the planet.

Becoming increasingly shut off from the people, Achab knew that they were demanding to know why he had lied to them, and why his government was continuing to protect a group of people that slaughtered innocent Ophuchi. Rather than trying to come up with another answer, he admitted to himself that he would have to go against what he believed in and let the Ophuchi out of the camps. He considered how best to go about this, and then he brought The Skywalker before him and told his brother to have the Ophuchi leave the camps forever. However, they would not be allowed to settle anywhere outside of a one hundred kilometer radius of the capital. The Skywalker told him that it was unacceptable, as they could not stay on Had Abaddon when the Promised Land was waiting for them.

Because Achab was unwilling to alter his offer in order to let them leave Had Abaddon, The Skywalker told him that he would unleash the final curse that Yahweh had given him the power to bring about. To Achab’s horror, his step-brother told him that at midnight of that night all first born children of Had Abaddon who were not Ophuchi would be killed. As Achab was the first born of his family, he knew that he would be dead by midnight if he did not agree to the request. Reluctantly, he agreed to let them leave on the numerous vessels that were kept at the star port outside of the city so long as nothing happened to him. The Skywalker found it interesting that Achab did not extend that concern to the other first born children on the planet.

After gathering all of the Ophuchi from the encampments in the following days, The Skywalker led them to the star port. As they were approaching, Achab changed his mind about allowing the Ophuchi to leave and led his soldiers after them. When they were getting closer, the Ophuchi realized that they were being followed and arrived at the star port as quickly as they could. When the military arrived, Achab and The Skywalker exchanged words about Achab’s broken promises. Despite what the Ophuchi had believed, Achab said that he did not want to see anymore bloodshed, so he therefore challenged The Skywalker to a duel to the death. If The Skywalker won then the Ophuchi would be freed, though if Achab won they would stay. What Achab did not tell them was that whoever won, the military had orders to execute all of the Ophuchi.

As the duel began, the Ophuchi quickly boarded the ships that they had been given. The military did not try to stop them as they expected The Skywalker to be killed and they would shoot down the ships immediately thereafter. However, because of The Skywalker’s skills and the powers infused within Excelsior, Achab was killed which did fill The Skywalker with sorrow. In an attempt to avenge their king, and to follow their orders, the soldiers charged the Ophuchi but once The Skywalker was aboard they took off before the soldiers could reach them. Due to the engine designs of the vessels, the fire that erupted from the rear engines engulfed the closest soldiers and incinerated them as the vessels ascended into space.

The surviving soldiers boarded the remaining vessels and followed the Ophuchi into orbit. However, once they were all in space, it became difficult for the soldiers to chase the Ophuchi as the Ophuchi had a head start and the top speeds of the vessels were all the same. However, because the route between Had Abaddon and the close-neighboring world of Kal’Shabbol was only forty hours, the soldiers believed that they could catch the Ophuchi. They were nearly proven correct as they passed by Hera, one of the moons of Kal’Shabbol, but as they were Yahweh used His powers to change the orbit of the moon and direct it at the oncoming fleet of soldiers. The soldiers attempted to fire through it, believing that they would be able to due to the small size of the moon, but the damage caused to the surface forced debris into their engines. This resulted into many of the vessels crashing into the moon, and the resulting explosions ripped the moon apart. The debris went on to create a ring system around Kal’Shabbol.

AftermathEdit

By the end of the forty hours of travel, the Ophuchi arrived on Kal’Shabbol. As they were, the ring system around the planet was still being formed, which caused frequent meteor showers for many years. Within days, the Ophuchi began constructing a monastery for their hundreds of people. The construction took months, and it was longer then expected as they had to search for many of the necessary resources, but when it was completed the Twelve Sons formed a council to decide the future of their people. They offered The Skywalker the ability to be the leader of the council, but he felt that having twelve equals rather than one leader would better suit their people so one person could not try to assert authority over the others. After very little deliberation, and consultation with The Skywalker, they decided to put together an order that they called the Order of the Jedi Bendu of the Ophuchi in honor of their people and of The Skywalker.

On Had Abaddon, the factions that had been opposed to the monarchy were able to recognize that their power and influence was growing due to the power vacuum that Achab’s death had left. As he had no heirs, the other leaders of the monarchy were scrambling to become King of Had Abaddon. What they did not expect was that the people sided with the other organized factions, whose numbers grew because of it. Seizing the opportunity, the factions challenged the unorganized military and were able to defeat it in a civil war. There were numerous small battles and the loss of life was large, but they felt that the risks had been worth it.

Once the monarchy was overthrown, the factions began setting up a new monarchy that they felt would be less tyrannical and dictatorial than the one that had come before it. It took many years, and during that time they decided to have the monarch be an elected position rather than one appointed through a dynasty. After many years of some internal strife, they were able to effectively assert themselves as the legitimate government of the planet rather than a small group of rebels.

Under the new government, the Eternal Order of the Vipera was no longer given the protection that they had been granted for many years. Information about them began to leak out to the public, which did not approve of the Order’s ways of cultic worshiping of serpents. People began to persecute members of the Eternal Order, and after many years the Order left the planet to avoid it. They settled in a valley on Kal’Shabbol, unaware at first that the former Ophuchi were on the planet.

Despite the Eternal Order not knowing, many citizens on other Ashlan worlds such as Ondos, Aquilae and Decarte heard rumors that the Exodus had taken place and that the Ophuchi had set up a small settlement on Kal’Shabbol. After hearing stories about the opportunities that awaited them on the planet, thousands of settlers from other worlds journeyed to Kal’Shabbol and set up colonies of their own, some of them becoming larger ones such as Ashla Prime and Vattica. Most of the colonies went on to have a partnership with the Jedi Bendu in terms of religious involvement.

LegacyEdit

A few decades after the Exodus, The Skywalker passed away and gave the Jedi Bendu a mandate to seek out a species he had seen in his prophecies and visions called the Whills. They were meant to help them form the Order of the Whills on Ashlan Four. However, the Jedi Bendu did not initially do this, as they became distracted when the External Order of the Vipera, who came to be referred to as the Valley People due to the location of their settlement, started the Kal'Shabbol Civil War, a conflict between the Jedi Bendu and the Valley People, as well as additional colonists that sided with the Jedi Bendu, which began after the Valley People accused the Jedi Bendu of stealing their food after a brief famine that affected the entire planet. Along with that, the Valley People were also resentful of the fact that the Jedi Bendu had been created in the wake of the event that overthrow the monarchy that had protected the Eternal Order.

All of this led the Valley People to attack the Jedi Bendu, officially beginning combat operations. However, when the Valley People discovered the existence of the Force of Others, which they believed was a treasure, they demanded that it be given to them. They were angered when the Jedi Bendu offered to share it with them and continued the war. The war stretched on for nearly one year, forcing the colonists to eventually become involved, until the Valley People were finally able to discover the location of their supposed treasure. When they found it, they realized it was nothing more than the peace and love of Yahweh.

The Valley People returned to their valley, ashamed of their actions during the war. Within weeks, cultist General Anguigena led most of his army in a ritualistic suicide, as the customs of the people dictated that it was the only way to atone for their crimes. The High Shaman Nazzereal was arrested and charged with crimes against sentience, and many of the other valley townspeople either assimilated into the colonies of Kal'Shabbol or moved to other worlds in the Ashlan Expanse. The aftermath of the war saw the Jedi Bendu fulfilling their mandate of establishing the Order of the Whills.

In the thousands of years after the Exodus, numerous historians cited it as one of the most significant events in the history of the galaxy as it set the framework for many of the major events to come. Had it not been for the formation of the Jedi Bendu, the civil war and later the First Ashlan Civil War would not have taken place, and numerous governments such as the Organian Empire and the Corellian Empire would not have been established. Had they not been, the Galactic Republic, as well as the Jedi Order and the Bendu Order, also likely would not have been established, and all of the events that took place involving the Republic would not have happened the same way, if at all.

Behind the scenesEdit

The majority of the Exodus from Had Abaddon was based on the Biblical Book of Exodus where Moses, who was the basis for The Skywalker, rose up against the Egyptian Pharaoh, who was his adoptive brother, and led the Hebrew slaves out of Egypt and into Israel. However, the Exodus was not originally part of the Alternative Star Wars Saga, but eventually became part of it later on.

Originally, The Skywalker simply discovered the Force of Others through meditation, prayer and study rather than on a mountaintop with Yahweh. However, once that was established, the Exodus was also established. Author Brandon Rhea wanted something that would be easily recognizable as Biblical to base it off of, as he felt that it was important to have something of that magnitude as the catalyst for the creation of the Jedi Bendu, and he had always enjoyed the story of the Hebrew Exodus so he chose that as a basis to write the story of the Exodus from Had Abaddon.

Originally, the curses that The Skywalker brought about were referred to as plagues like they were in the Bible, and the plagues were the exact same ones that Moses unleashed on the Pharaoh and Egypt. However, fellow author Solus convinced Rhea that calling them plagues and using the exact same ones was unoriginal, so she convinced him to call them curses and gave him suggestions for possible different curses, and Rhea adopted these suggestions into the story.

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