At the end of Chapter 13, The Mandalorian receives a task to head to the planet Tython. This planet may end up featuring largely in future episodes of the show.
Please note that this article contains major spoilers for Chapter 13 of The Mandalorian.
The biggest headline from Chapter 13 of The Mandalorian was obviously the long-awaited reveal of Ahsoka Tano, portrayed by Rosario Dawson. Among other big plotlines in this episode, including the Child’s true name, Ahsoka instructs Din Djarin to take the Child to the planet Tython and seek out the remains of a Jedi temple. This comes as Ahsoka stays behind to seek out a familiar foe, Grand Admiral Thrawn.
While Tython is likely not a planet that will be immediately recognizable to all fans, it has played important roles throughout Galactic history in both canonized media and Legends materials. While it’s true usage in upcoming episodes of the show remains to be seen, it will likely be a key location for however long it is on screen.
Tython was an icy, mountainous planet located in the Deep Core of the galaxy. In canon, it contained the ruins of an Old Republic Jedi Temple. It was also one of the planets thought to contain the first-ever Jedi Temple, although that has now been canonized as the planet Ahch-To. Tython played its biggest role in canon during the comic books. It first appeared during an issue of the popular Star Wars: Doctor Aphra series, where the namesake of the comics faces off on the planet against Darth Vader.
The planet featured even more heavily in the Legends continuity. Tython served as the birthplace of the Je’daii Order, the precursors to the Jedi. It eventually became the home of one of the galaxy’s largest and most notorious Jedi Temples. While it soon fell into disrepair and abandonment, the planet was re-discovered soon after by the Sith.
Tython plays a role in a number of Legends publications, including the Darth Bane novel series by Drew Karpyshyn and the Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi comic book series. The planet was also mentioned numerous times in the online game Star Wars: The Old Republic, among other games.
It is hard to say how heavily Tython will feature in the upcoming episodes of The Mandalorian. It has become clear that showrunner Jon Favreau, along with executive producer Dave Filoni, are pulling from all elements of the Star Wars universe. This includes both canonized media as well as from the Legends continuity.
With only a few episodes remaining in season 2, we will likely be finding out soon how Tython will play into the adventures of Din Djarin.
Follow the continuing saga of the show when Chapter 14 of The Mandalorian streams next Friday, Dec. 4 on Disney+.