The Lord Covax lightsaber, sometimes called the Black Bishop lightsword, is an ancient single-bladed blue lightsaber belonging to Lord Dorwin Covax in Star Wars Canon. Lord Covax, who is also referred to as Black Bishop, lives on the planet Mustafar with his wife Lady Covax. During the reign of the Empire, a smugger from the Covax bloodline wields the Lord Covax lightsaber against Darth Vader. The lavish and ornately decorated hilt features a fan-shaped crossguard and an exposed kyber crystal.
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Lord Covax Lightsaber in Star Wars Canon
The Lord Covax lightsaber features a flat, fan-shaped crossguard with two prongs spiraling upward. The lightsaber’s exposed, external blue kyber crystal is suspended above the emitter section.
Lord and Lady Covax reside on the Mustafar, a lush and thriving planet. One day, the planet comes under attack. Lord Covax falls in battle while wielding his lightsaber. A grief stricken Lady Covax steals Bright Star, a sacred Mustafarian artifact, in order to bring her husband back from the dead. She inadvertently unleashes a curse that traps Lord Covax between the real world and the next and transforms the beautiful Mustafar into a chaotic wasteland of lava. Caught between two worlds, Lord Covax develops the ability to suspend time and to teleport.
Many years later during the reign of the Empire, Darth Vader acquires the Bright Star and wishes to use the artifact to bring back his deceased wife Padme Amidala from the dead. Only someone from the Covax bloodline could implement the Bright Star, however.
Darth Vader captures a Force-sensitve smuggler from the Covax bloodline. The individual tries to return the crystal back to the Mustafarians, but Vader stops them. As Darth Vader begins activating the Bright Star, the smuggler returns and duels Darth Vader with the Lord Covax lightsaber. The smuggler thrusts the lightsaber into the Bright Star. The destruction of the crystal sets off a chain of events that free Lord Covax from his curse and restores Mustafar to previous beautiful form.
Behind the Scenes
The Lord Covax lightsaber first appears in the virtual reality series Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series – Episode II (2019).
In September 2019, Disney asked Star Wars fans to vote for the design of the next legacy lightsaber for Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. The Lord Covax lightsaber was one of the six voting options, but did not win the poll.
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Image depicts the Lord Covax lightsaber in the virtual reality series Vader Immortal.
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