Sith wayfinders were a pyramid-shaped artifacts created by the ancient Sith as a means of navigating challenging stretches of space. Wayfinders were created through the study of the brains of purrgil, space-faring megafauna who could travel through hyperspace by biological means.

We learned from Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) that, by the time of the First Order-Resistance War, at least two Sith wayfinders existed. One, belonging to the Sith Lord Darth Vader located on Mustafar and the other one belonged to Lord Darth Sidious located in the second Death Star. Both Sith wayfinders pointed the way to the legendary Sith redoubt of Exegol.

Composition of still images from The Rise of Skywalker According to human historian Beaumont Kin:

"Sith wayfinders. Ancient things. There were always two. One for the Sith master, one for the apprentice."

Assuming that Vader and Sidious' wayfinders could have been passed down to them through the generations of Sith Lords as the only way to get to the secret Sith planet of Exegol, logic dictates that the two mentioned wayfinders originated as twin artifacts from Darth Bane's Rule of Two, but, is that true?

  • Beaumont doesn't say that they're always made in pairs. He says that only two were made and that one was made for a Sith Master and the other made for his apprentice. "He pointed to a familiar page from one of the texts, the one with the drawing of a pyramidal object. “Ancient things,” Beaumont said. “Only two were made; one for the Sith Master, one for the apprentice.”" - Rise of Skywalker: Novelisation
    – Valorum
    Mar 4 at 20:45
  • @Valorum - Star Wars Databank refers to them as twin artifacts. Therefore, my question... starwars.com/databank/sith-wayfinder Mar 4 at 21:14
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    I'm confused what you mean. There were only two Sith because of the Rule of Two. When the wayfinders were made, they only made two because they only needed two. I'm not sure what other answer you're expecting.
    – Valorum
    Mar 4 at 21:18
  • @Valorum - I want to know if the wayfinders had the same origin (place and time) and were given to the Master and Apprentice under the Rule of Two, or if they had a different origin (place and time) and were put together, re-programmed and given to the Master and Apprentice, following or not the Rule of Two. Mar 4 at 21:53
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    So what you're saying is your actual question is "when were the Sith wayfinders created?"
    – DavidW
    Mar 4 at 22:19


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