Warning! This post contains SPOILERS for Ahsoka episodes 1 & 2
- The new language featured in Ahsoka’s end credits is seemingly linked to ur-Kittât, the Sith language, and can be translated except for eight letters.
- The featured names in Ahsoka’s credits are connected to various planets and moons in the Star Wars universe, some resembling the runes of original Star Wars concept artist Ralph McQuarrie and the Sith language.
- The possibility of this new language connecting to ur-Kittât suggests strong implications for the star map used to locate Thrawn and implies a connection between the Sith language and a more ancient group from another galaxy.
The end-credits sequence for the new Ahsoka show features a new language that can be translated, connecting to the Sith and perhaps something far more ancient. Rather than being written using Star Wars‘ Galactic Basic language known as Aurebesh, the various planets featured in Ahsoka’s credits are named using a new runic alphabet that’s quite familiar. As such, this new language may have ties not only to the earliest artwork designs for Star Wars, but also to one of the earliest known periods in the galaxy as well.
As seen in Ahsoka episodes 1 & 2, Morgan Elsbeth and the collection of Force-wielding mercenaries she hired are seeking Grand Admiral Thrawn, a former military leader of the Empire who disappeared before its fall. Seeking to bring Thrawn back from his banishment on the world known as Peridea which is located in another galaxy, Elsbeth and her allies have acquired an ancient star map leading the way to this mysterious world largely believed to have been a myth. As such, the map and its pathways are depicted in Ahsoka’s end credits using this new language that for the most part can be translated.
Ahsoka’s End Credits Language & Planets
Except for 8 letters (B, F, J, K, Q, W, X, Z), the new language featured in Ahsoka’s credits is translatable. This is easiest working back from the final destination confirmed to be Peridea itself (the planet’s two Es being in the correct position). As such, the language can be decoded rather quickly once each glyph is properly identified, providing a list of planets and moons in Star Wars both old and new. To that end, perhaps these new worlds will be revealed and visited as Ahsoka continues.
From the beginning of the credits to the end, the featured names are :
- Cato Nemoidia
- the hyperspace route known as the Coreillian Run
- a name ending with “-unna” with an unknown first letter
- and finally Peridea
While many of the characters form a unique language, some of the characters do resemble a mix of the runes used by original Star Wars concept artist Ralph McQuarrie and the language of the Sith. As such, this may be a more ancient form of ur-Kittât, also known as the “Old Tongue”. Considering the level of intentionally from Ahsoka creator Dave Filoni when it comes to references and Easter eggs, the likelihood of this new language connecting to ur-Kittât feels very strong. This would in turn create some very strong implications as the credits are undoubtedly tied to the star map being used by Elsbeth to locate Thrawn and travel to an entirely new galaxy. For example, it was confirmed in Delilah S. Dawson’s recent novel Inquisitor: Rise of the Red Blade that the Sith language of ur-Kittât is stepped in the dark side, having the ability to corrupt with a power all its own.
ur-Kittât Is Older Than The Sith – Does It Come From Peridea?
It’s also worth noting that ur-Kittât is confirmed to be much older than even the very first Dark Lords of the Sith. Instead, the Sith Lords merely adopted the preexisting language from a more ancient group, likely attracted to its power in the dark side. After all, the Sith Lords were not the first to embrace the dark side in the Star Wars galaxy, nor were they the first to splinter off from the very first members of the Jedi Order.
Case in point, it’s been confirmed in the Star Wars canon that a group known as the Ordu Aspectu was a far more ancient group than the Sith. As such, it’s logical to assume the same was true of the Sith language, having been created by some other long-forgotten race with the Sith adopting it because of its power. Likewise, the strong resemblance despite the variations of the specific characters seen in Ahsoka suggests that the Sith might have even adapted and altered this ancient alphabet, using this original version as a foundation for their own language that’s been seen in several places across the Star Wars galaxy and continuity.
To that end, it’s possible that this potentially more ancient version of ur-Kittât might have come from Peridea itself. This would be a game-changing revelation, trying the origins of the Sith Lords and a crucial piece of their history to a far older group and language that came from a whole other galaxy. While conjecture, the amount of potential evidence and connection points does support the theory. The similarities to ur-Kittât and McQuarries’s original runes are too strong, and this is the type of Easter egg that would be right up Filoni’s ally.
Where Have We Seen ur-Kittât Before?
Previously in the established Star Wars canon, ur-Kittât has been seen in the Sith Temple on Exegol and more prominently at the Sith Temple of Malachor. As seen in the finale episodes of Star Wars Rebels season 2, Ahsoka Tano herself attempted to read Old Tongue inscriptions found on Malachor, confirming that there were older and variant forms of ur-Kittât that were much harder to decipher. Additionally, Sith runes were carved into the dagger featured in The Rise of Skywalker, and the Old Tongue was used by the Sith during their incantations as seen with Emperor Palpatine during The Clone Wars animated series.
Although McQaurrie’s runes and the ur-Kittât it inspired were once purely decorative, the creation of Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland saw an official alphabet being created as featured in the Jedi Journals and its language decoders. As such, it’s rather interesting that the runes in Ahsoka’s end credits aren’t directly translatable using this newly formed canonical alphabet that was ready and waiting. Nevertheless, the strong similarities suggest that this new language does indeed belong to a much older group predating the Sith, perhaps coming from another galaxy as well. Hopefully, more insights will be revealed (along with some of these new planets) as Ahsoka continues with its remaining episodes.
Ahsoka releases new episodes Tuesdays at 6pm PT / 9pm ET on Disney+.