Any Star Wars story including Jedi must have lightsabers. And since the High Republic is a new era of Star Wars, we must have new types of lightsabers. And they are awesome! Here’s an example, which belongs to the Jedi Knight Stellan Gios:
The High Republic is a much more stylized era, and the Jedi are akin to the Knights of the Round Table; as such, some lightsabers look positively medieval. Some even have cross guards! What’s really cool is that the cross guards are retractable, so they can more easily hang from a Jedi’s belt. Neat.
The image below is great for showcasing the many different types of lightsabers used during the High Republic. There’s a vertical double-blade (the one the bald being is holding), a kind of dark saber (far right), and, even more cool, a parallel double-blade (far left).
And look in the left corner–is that a lothwolf?! How intriguing is that! I’m guessing the Jedi of this era know of the lothwolf’s Force-sensitivity, and their ability to cross great distances with the Force, as seen in Rebels. Are they used in hyperspace travel? I can’t wait to find out!
What do you think of these lightsabers? Let me know in the comments!