Will have damaged for “Andor” Episode IV.
In the fourth episode of “Andor”, Luthen Rael (Stellan Skarsgård) drops Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) into the distant world of Aldhani, where he is said to be involved in a heist from the Empire. The mission is dangerous and could cost Cassian his life, but it could net him a substantial amount of money, far more than what Luther offered for the mysterious Starpath unit they lost in the previous episode. As collateral, Luther gave Cassian a crystal necklace and he called it the Kuati Signet and it was a relic of the Rakatan Invaders.
What does it mean exactly?
Kuat and Kyber
Kuat is a place in the “Star Wars” universe known for their shipyards and shipbuilding abilities. As told by Royal defector Everi Chalis in the novel “Battlefront: Twilight Company”, this is the main site for the construction of the Royal Star destroyers. It’s also an important point in the history of “Star Wars,” which stretches back to the old West End Star Wars Role Playing Game from the 80s.
The necklace itself is made of Kyber crystals. The first necklace we see on screen made of Kyber crystals is most likely Jyn Erso’s necklace from “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” For those unaware, Kyber crystals are what powers the Jedi’s spotlight, but they’re also brutally mined across the galaxy to create the Death Star’s planet-killing weapon.
Luther talks about the necklace’s importance and its relationship to the Rakatan Invaders. This is a deep cut from the standard “Star Wars” Legend. They first appeared in the game “Knights of the Old Republic” and were one of the first space travelers in the “Star Wars” universe. Unfortunately, they were corrupted by the dark side of the Force and conquered planets across the galaxy. They will take the resources of the planets, conquer the people and take over their world, just like British colonialism. The Rakata themselves are fish-like creatures from the planet Lehon in the Unknown Region.
Fortunately, in the Legends timeline, their Empire died out 25,000 years before the battle of Yavin. The remnants of their fallen society are the key Darth Revan needs to invade the Republic.
With Luther canonizing at least the idea that Rakata has blanketed the galaxy, it’s an interesting nod to fans of the “Knights of the Old Republic” video game.
To Cassian, the necklace wasn’t worth the work and it didn’t matter much, but Luther assured him it had a lot of emotional value to him. Given Luther’s mysterious nature and status as an art dealer on Coruscant, we’ll wonder if this crystal necklace is even more important than what he’s giving. However, Cassian still took the collateral and it is reasonable that the necklace’s broader meaning will be revealed in future episodes.
New episodes of “Andor” premiere every Wednesday on Disney+.
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