The Arcann lightsaber is a single-bladed yellow lightsaber wielded the human male Arcann in the Old Republic era of Star Wars Legends. Arcann, his twin brother Thexan, and his sister Vaylin are the children Senya Tirall and Valkorion, the “Immortal Emperor” of the Eternal Empire. A fierce warrior and highly skilled lightsaber duelist, Arcann wields his yellow-bladed lightsaber in battle against Jedi and Sith alike.
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Arcann Lightsaber in Star Wars Legends
The Arcann lightsaber is comprised of a cylindrical two-toned metal hilt. A silver colored emitter shroud, end cap, and other external components attach to the black hilt body. The lightsaber emits a yellow blade.
Arcann grows up on Zakuul, the capital planet of the Eternal Empire. From a very young age, Arcann and his twin brother Thexan train as warriors. Despite Thexan’s efforts to placate his brother, Arcann becomes increasingly resentful of his father, Valkorion’s, apparent lack of interest in his children.
As time passes, Arcann and Thexan become powerful leaders within the arm forces of the Eternal Empire. They wield their lightsabers and lead many conquests against both the Jedi and the Galactic Republic and the Resurgent Sith Empire. During one battle, Arcann becomes severely wounded and scarred. He is fitted with a cybernetic arm and begins wearing a durasteel mask over the scarred half of his face.
When Arcann and Thexan return to Zakuul, they kneel and present their father with lightsabers of fallen Jedi and Sith as trophies from their conquests. Valkorion turns away. Angered by his father’s seeming indifference, Arcann turns to the dark side. He ignites his lightsaber and leaps to attack his father. Thexan uses the Force to pull his brother back. Arcann and Thexan engage in a brief duel until Arcann slashes his brother across the stomach. As Thexan falls, Arcann’s anger fades and he catches and cradles his brother until Thexan dies.
His father extends his hand to Arcann and Arcann serves his father for a time, but ultimately strikes Valkorion down. Arcann assumes the title of the Emperor of Zakuul.
Behind the Scenes
The Arcann lightsaber first appears in Sacrifice, a 2015 cinematic trailer for Knights of the Fallen Empire, a digital expansion of the video game Star Wars: The Old Republic.
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Image depicts Arcann and the Arcann lightsaber
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