In the recently released book, Star Wars Jedi: Battle Scars, we catch up with Cal Kestis and his crew as they complete missions and fight the Empire. However, there’s one particular revelation that stands out, and it involves Greez – the alien pilot. In the book, we discover that his love for salt goes much deeper than we thought before. Let’s take a closer look at this and other interesting details from the book, which connects it to the popular video game of the same franchise.
The Backstory – Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
In 2019, EA and Respawn released the game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. The game introduces Cal Kestis, a former Jedi, and his group of misfits, including Greez – a short and gruff alien who is the crew’s pilot and, at times, acts as the ship’s chef. One of the most memorable cutscenes from the game features Greez pouring salt onto his meal continuously for a full minute while Cal talks to Jedi Master Cere. It’s a hilarious and unassuming background gag that adds to the game’s charm.
Greez’s Obsession with Salt – A Revelation
Fast-forward to Star Wars Jedi: Battle Scars, the new book set after the events of Fallen Order, and we learn that Greez’s love for salt goes much deeper. In one early scene in the book, Cal sneaks into an out-of-the-way space pirate base, puts on a spacesuit, and hops across floating rocks and asteroids to reach an energy barrier protecting the base. As he pushes his way through the shield, Cal compares it to pushing a fork into Greez’s “Gelatin Surprise,” and reveals that the dish is full of salt.
It’s a nice touch by author Sam Maggs to connect the book to the game in a way that rewards fans who played the first game and also builds out the relationship between the characters. While we can’t taste Greez’s food, it’s interesting to see how his love for salt reflects his personality within the Star Wars universe.
Building Up the Crew
Star Wars Jedi: Battle Scars is also filled with little moments that connect back to the game in subtle ways, such as exploring how Cal and his droid communicate and how impressed the crew is by Cal’s jumping and wall-running abilities. It’s exciting to see how the books and games in the franchise are building upon each other to create a more robust and cohesive universe.
I am halfway through the book, and I’m looking forward to discovering more interesting details and connections to the game. Overall, it’s great to see Greez’s salt obsession come to light and learn more about the characters we’ve come to know and love from Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
Get Battle Scars Now
If you’re a fan of Star Wars and the Jedi: Fallen Order game, then Star Wars Jedi: Battle Scars is a must-read. You can purchase the book in print or as an ebook from your favorite retailer.
Survive in the Galaxy with Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
Next month, gamers will be able to experience more of Cal Kestis’ thrilling journey in the upcoming game, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. Set after the events of the first game, Cal is back, and he’s bringing his crew with him to face new challenges and enemies in a galaxy far, far away. The game will be available on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC from April 28th.
With the excitement of the new book and the upcoming game, there’s never been a better time to be a Star Wars fan. It’s fascinating to see how the different media are weaving together to expand the universe and bring us closer to these beloved characters. Whether you prefer reading or gaming, there’s something for everyone within the Star Wars universe.
The Star War universe is a vast and fascinating world that continues to surprise and delight fans worldwide. The new book, Star Wars Jedi: Battle Scars, builds upon the success of the Jedi: Fallen Order game and draws connections that fans will appreciate. Greez’s obsession with salt is just one example of the many details that Sam Maggs weaves seamlessly into the book, and I can’t wait to discover more as I continue reading.
With the new game, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, also launching next month, fans have much to look forward to in the coming weeks. The franchise shows no sign of slowing down and continues to create new stories and universes that fans adore.
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