This transcription is dedicated to a friend who was willing to sit down and read to me when I had no one else
Chief Library Assistant Un'duro
Combat is not just limited to lightsaber abilities however. A Jedi, or any person interested in beating an opponent, must have other skills that can give them the edge in a battle. Ever since I ended up in this realm of infinite darkness and nothing after my fight with Prays and the Dark Council, my view has been changed. I lived without the Force for a long time, or… perhaps it was no time at all. That is what I have learnt since my time here in what I now know to be The Void.
Ever since, I have acted as the Gate Guardian, the last line of defence for what is beyond even the Void’s borders. Since I took the Mantle, I have gained an understanding of a realm made of nothing. But now what lies beyond the borders of that is the main toil on my understanding.
The Library is one of the many things I have discovered and watched over diligently, and in it is a vast wealth of knowledge that I have not even scratched the surface of. But I have gained vast understanding of the universe and one that peaked my interest was combat. I felt the need to tackle that section of the library first. Not for power, or for strength; but culture.
Combat is one such way a person can express themselves, and one can see the variety of reality through the different combat forms spread across the cosmos. I felt the need to log it in this old diary of mine. Ghos always said I was more sentimental than I realise, I guess he was right. He was always like that...
[There seems to be a brief paragraph here that was scratched out by Mace. While I cannot make out the contents, I can only assume it was about Ghos Gin. While he spoke of him often, the conversations seemed to have an emotional weight to them that would explain perhaps why this certain passage was scratched out - Un'duro]
Suppose it doesn’t matter now. I haven’t nearly covered all there is to learn, I will update this book as I explore the library.
We shall begin with sword combat, given that the previous section covered its successor. I have not fully covered this section of the library, but this is what I have found so far. Interestingly enough, the books seem to have the same author.
Note: Images have been extracted from the books themselves or through recreations created by The Bookkeeper, generated using Mace's galaxy as a context where possible, or used from media stores in the Bookkeepers vast databanks - Un'duro
Improvised Sabre Combat wasn't a strictly defined form, but more a guideline in what one could expect when facing an opponent who fought with a sabre with practised, yet non-styled technique.
Chiss Sabre Combat was the sabre style predominantly used by the Chiss species, a race who had vast power and influence within the region of Mace's galaxy (which some, like myself, suspect to be the Galaxy of Origin) called "The Unknown Regions"
Temple Sabre Combat was a ceremonial form and ancient form used by the Jedi Order, and by extension the Je'daii Order, prior to the invention and utilisation of the Lightsaber and its predecessors.
Arm Vibroblade Combat was typically used by the Clone Assassins of the Grand Army of the Republic during the period of the Clone Wars; a style designed to work in line with the movements of Teras Kasi.
Sith Sword Combat was the style and understanding of using a Sith Sword, a blade forged by Ancient Sith using their Force-based alchemy and Force-based influence of atoms; which refined and altered the blade's properties.
Energy Sword Combat was the utilisation of the weapon used by the Covenant, a faction native to the Seropian galaxy; a relatively close neighbour to the origin galaxy of the beings known as the "Yuuzhan Vong".
Echani Sabre Combat was the sabre style used by the legendary warrior race native to Mace's galaxy called the Echani; a species which hailed from the planet of Eshan in grid sector N-8.
Prakith Sword Combat was the style used by the warriors of Prakith, native to the planet of Prakith located in grid sector K-10 of Mace's galaxy. Though it should be noted the style mirrors many other sabre forms of developing societies in their medieval eras, particularly that of the planet Earth (otherwise known as Sol-3).
Similar to Improvised Sabre Combat, it's hand-to-hand counterpart wasn't a strictly defined form, but more a guideline in what one could expect when facing an opponent who trains in hand-to-hand without any technique in mind.
Echani Hand-to-Hand Combat was the hand-to-hand style used by the legendary warrior race native to Mace's galaxy called the Echani; a species which hailed from the planet of Eshan in grid sector N-8.
It should be noted that it was a legendary form, both in mentality and reputation; and thus was taught far and wide to elite warriors.
A renowned and legendary style that enhanced the physical attributes of the user, emphasising complete control of the body. Created by the Followers of Palawa, on the planet of Palawa in Mace's galaxy, in grid sector L-10.
Chiss Hand-to-Hand Combat was the fighting style predominantly used by the Chiss species, a race who had vast power and influence within the region of Mace's galaxy called "The Unknown Regions"
What we call "Form of the Guardian", which many in our military and guards now employ, was known as Korun Hand-to-Hand Combat; the style used by Mace's own people from the planet of Haruun Kal in grid sector M-17.
We received permission to use an image of the 'Great Statue of the Gate' for this transcription - Un'duro