Tython has huge significance in Star Wars history: here's what you need to know about the new Mandalorian location

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Warning: this is the way towards major spoilers for The Mandalorian season 2, episode 6 – so stop here if you haven't seen the latest episode! 

The Mandalorian is going deeper and deeper into Star Wars lore with every new episode. Chapter 13 introduced live-action Ahsoka Tano and hinted at more from Grand Admiral Thrawn, plus we learnt the real name of Baby Yoda, Grogu. Then there was the introduction of the planet Tython. during Chapter 14, Din and Grogu arrive on the planet and they use the Jedi stone to connect with other Force users.

While Tython has massive importance in The Mandalorian, it's history in the Star Wars universe runs deep. Scroll on for everything you need to know about the mysterious new location.

How is Tython connected to the Jedi?

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Tython could actually be where the Jedi Order originated. In fact, in the Legends continuity (which was made defunct after Disney purchased LucasFilm), this was a fact – though now, in the new canon, it’s not known for sure. It’s possible Ahch-To, the planet Luke Skywalker was hiding out on in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, could be where the warriors had their start – or the Republic capital planet of Coruscant, or even Jedha (seen in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), or another planet called Ossus.

Ahsoka tells Mando and Grogu about the ruins of a temple on the planet, as well as a Seeing Stone that will allow Baby Yoda to reach out to other Jedi through the Force. Grogu arrives at the Seeing Stone and a beam of light fires into the sky. However, the infant is captured by Moff Gideon before any Jedi arrive.

Darth Vader and Doctor Aphra

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The planet’s first appearance in the new Disneyfied canon is in the Doctor Aphra comic books. The titular character of that series leads Darth Vader to Tython after claiming it's the location of a Rebel base – in actuality, it's Hoth, as seen in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.

There, she managed to get Vader into something called the Martyrium of Frozen Tears, made of kyberite – which is what kyber crystals, used to build lightsabers, come from. Aphra explains: “It’s a confessional… all those centuries of sinners, whispering their guiltiest regrets to the heart of a Force-active mountain. Pretty overwhelming, I bet, for anyone tuned in.”

In the Martyrium, Vader is forced to confront his memories of the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, when he fought Obi-Wan Kenobi and fell to the Dark side. Here’s hoping Baby Yoda doesn’t get anywhere near it, in that case.

Where is Tython?

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The planet is located in the Deep Core, which, as the name suggests, is right in the middle of the galaxy. It’s crowded with planets, making the route very risky, as shown in Chapter 14 – and any Jedi answering Baby Yoda’s call may also take a while to get there if they happen to be on the Outer Rim.

Who could Baby Yoda meet there?

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As far as we know, there are only five Jedi left in the galaxy far, far away – Ahsoka, Luke, Leia, Cal Kestis (from the game Jedi: Fallen Order), and Ezra Bridger. With Ahsoka flat out refusing to train Grogu, the other options seem the most reasonable, with Ezra being the most likely, though he was last seen speeding through space with Thrawn at the end of Star Wars Rebels. Whoever arrives, hopefully they will fill in a few more details about Tython's long history.

For now, check out our The Mandalorian season 2 release schedule to make sure you don't miss the next episode.

Molly Edwards
Entertainment Writer

I'm an Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, covering all things film and TV for the site's Total Film and SFX sections. I previously worked on the Disney magazines team at Immediate Media, and also wrote on the CBeebies, MEGA!, and Star Wars Galaxy titles after graduating with a BA in English.