Star Wars fans piece together the likely location of Ahch-To, where Luke Skywalker’s been hiding…
When we meet Luke Skywalker at the end of The Force Awakens, he has withdrawn from Galactic affairs, leaving the galaxy in despair and chaos, with the First Order taking advantage of his absence of light, rising from the ashes of the fallen Empire.
With the help of Poe, Finn, and a rag-tag team of Resistance fighters, Rey was able to track down the elusive Skywalker, who is then found on the ocean world of Ahch-to, the likely location of the first ever Jedi Temple.
It was assumed that Skywalker was hiding beyond the Unknown Regions of Galactic space, but recent details suggest that Skywalker might be closer than we originally thought.
Using the Aurebush Galactic alphabet with the map from Star Wars: Complete Locations and in conjunction with the navigational chart from The Force Awakens, Skywalker’s whereabouts have been narrowed down drastically.
"Aurebesh was a writing system used to transcribe Galactic Basic, one of the most used languages in the galaxy."
Zooming in closely, we can see that Ahch-To is located in the Inner Rim, not in the Unknown Regions of the galaxy, according to this decoding method.
In a (possibly) connected conversation, Pablo Hidalgo weighed in on the map to Skywalker as well:
There could be more to this discovery than we see directly on the surface. After the Empire was defeated by the Rebellion, the Dark Side/Imperial remnant fled away into the unknown. If this information about Luke’s whereabouts is true, he journeyed towards the inner part of the galaxy.
Luke also went on an inward personal journey, where he’s been searching his soul for answers, trying to figure out what all went wrong with the Jedi Order and his own place within the galaxy. This symbolism is not lost on me and will likely be a key theme inThe Last Jedi.
The wait is almost over, when The Last Jedi hits theatres December 15, with the next trailer due to drop in exactly one week from now on October 9.