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For the Want of an Empire
Jaalib Brandl was portraying the tragic hero of this play, a Jedi Knight consumed with the desire to kill his best friend and companion, on the planet Iscera when he was sought out by Fable Astin. Jaalib went underground shortly after the performance, and reappeared several years later on Garos IV.
(SWJ8, SWJ12)

Forbidden Fortress of the Gorax, The
a huge stone tower built by the Gorax near the Desert of Salma on Endor. It is a tall, rocky spire whose entrance is hidden in the tumble of rocks at its base.
(EA)

Force, The
an energy that occurs naturally in the galaxy, it springs from all forms of life. It has two "sides," a good side and a Dark Side, although this is a great oversimplification of the Force's existence. The Jedi Knights believed that the Force had many sides, including a living element and a unifying element, and it binds all things together in a great web of existence. In this way, the Jedi saw the Force as its own end. The modern Sith, while acknowledging that they learned of the Force through the Dark Side teachings of the ancient Sith, simply saw the singular power of the Force, which to them was a means to an end. The Jedi Knights discovered that the Force was accessible to all living beings through the presence of midi-chlorians in their cells. The more midi-chlorians that inhabited a being's cells, the more the being was able to contact the Force. However, a high concentration of midi-chlorians did not guarantee a being control of the Force. Only through intense study and dedicated training could a being become proficient in harnessing the power of The Force. The Jedi Council discovered that younger beings had an easier time of learning the techniques required to touch and control the Force, and eventually developed a system that actively sought out and identified beings with high midi-chlorian counts at their birth. With, or sometimes without, the permission of the parents, the Jedi took children no more than one year old away for training. Children and older beings, who had already established a set pattern of mental and physical usage, often were unable to complete the necessary training, and were deemed too wasteful of Jedi resources. The Jedi Knights have historically been the most powerful users of The Force, having trained with and learned the three basic techniques: control (the manipulation of one's internal Force strength), sense (detection of the Force in the external world), and alter (manipulation of matter with the Force). These techniques, used by themselves or in combination, allow the Jedi to perform many different activities with the Force. The Sith, on the other hand, gained strength from the Force by focusing their emotional energies - especially strong emotions like anger and hatred - which gave the quick mastery but didn't take much discipline. During the Yuuzhan Vong invasion of the galaxy, some twenty-five years after the Battle of Endor, the foundations on which the Jedi Knights based their knowledge of the Force were suddenly altered. There were several forms of life - primarily the ysalamiri of Myrkr - which could push back against the Force, but these creatures were assumed to live within the Force in some fashion. The Yuuzhan Vong, however, appeared as a void in the Force, neither projecting nor absorbing or repelling it. Many of the new Jedi Order struggled with the concept of a race of beings which seemed to lack any contact with the Force, since it was believed that the Force was contained within all forms of life, even if it was in trace amounts. Jacen Solo was one of the first Jedi to discover that the Force acted in many ways, without a true light or dark side, and that there were ways in which it could be attuned to at least recognize the alien invaders. The former Jedi Knight Vergere was instrumental in guiding Jacen to this realization, having spent more than thirty years in their presence. After the surrender of the Yuuzhan Vong at Coruscant some five years after their invasion began, Jedi Master Master Skywalker contemplated his new understanding of the Force. It was not a simple delineation between light and dark, but a more profound definition of the ways in which good and evil fight for control of an individual. Ultimately, he chose not to return the Jedi to their roles as an unbiased police force. Luke reasoned that the Jedi Knights of the Old Republic were once a meditative order that was drawn deeper and deeper into the machinations of the Republic when its Chancellors called for their help in mediating disputes. As this call for help escalated into the battle legions of the Clone Wars, the Jedi became less interested in the nature of the Force and more interested in separating good and evil into light and dark halves to the Force. The Jedi of the Old Republic, according to Skywalker, lost sight of the fact that the Force moved through an individual, not from them.
(SW, HTSB, TPM, DMSH, VP, T, UF)

Foreseen, The
this was the name given to the being who was prophesied to free the beings under the control of Lord Gar-Oth. Unknown to Yoshi Raph-Elan, The Foreseen was also prophesied to be a woman. It turned out that The Foreseen was actually Princess Lourdes.
(SWS)

Forest Father
according to the Ewoks, the Forest Father is the primary caretaker of the forests, having been given that due by the Great Spirit of the Forest.
(AT)

Fork, The
this was a strategy used in the game of dejarik, in which a player moved a single gamepiece into a position to attack two or more of an opponent's pieces. The opponent was left with a single choice: which of their pieces to lose. Eventually, the term "The Fork" became more integrated into normal conversation to indicate any situation in which an individual must choose between two or more disasters.
(SHPT)

Fortress of Hijarna, The
this crumbing building was once the major center of the planet Hijarna's activities. It was abandoned at least a thousand years before the Fifth Alderaanian Expedition discovered it, during the Expansionist Period of the Old Republic. It was belived that the Fortress of Hijarna was constructed as a last-ditch attempt by the former natives of Hijarna to withstand a siege from a stronger invading force.
(TLC)

Fortress of Tawmtoom, The
the base of operations for the Tawntoom governor Koong, in the Roon System. It was built on an active volcano, and the molten lava underneath it helps provide a power source.
(DCAR)

Foundation Creed, The
this set of statutes and by-laws governed the actions of the Salaktori Hunters Guild.
(GG10)

Fountain of the Ancients
this unique, natural phenomenon is located in the center of the Derelkoos Desert, on Klatooine. In a bowl-shaped depression, liquid wintrium seeps from the desert sand and begins to crystallize. As it solidifies over several millenia, the wintrium forms wonderful shapes and patterns, continually expanding and growing. Because of its hardness, the Fountain's shape can be altered only by powerful weaponry, and has stood untouched for as long as the Klatooinan race can remember. The Fountain's continually growth, increasing strength, and tenacity have instilled similar values in the Klatooinan people. It also has certain religious connotations to them.
(GG12)

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