Batuu 101: Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities

Most of the attention for Galaxy’s Edge goes to the presence of the iconic Millennium Falcon as the high point of Batuu, and rightfully so, but for the Star Wars fan looking to add to their collection of merchandise the true centerpiece of Black Spire Outpost is Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities. All of the shops and stalls of the Market have great stuff, but Dok’s has much more than the droids you’re looking for. Much, much more.

The Location

To reach Dok-Ondar’s, you’ll head to the center of Black Spire Outpost. If you’re coming from the main entrance, you can either go through the Market, or bypass that and head down the main path until you reach the landspeeders. From there, head up the stairs and Dok’s will be on your right. You’ll identify it by the large statue of an ancient Jedi, as well as the outpost’s namesake, a large, black spire (petrified tree) that towers over the entire area. If you’re coming from the Millennium Falcon, it is just up the stairs and on the left after you pass Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo.

The Atmosphere

From the outside, Dok-Ondar’s establishment looks…plain. The collection of sundries outside are a hint of the things that await you, leaving you just curious enough to take a look. The door is nondescript, but when it slides open, you immediately know you’re in for an easter-egg-filled treat. You’re greeted by a bas-relief from The Great Hyperspace War, previously seen hanging in Chancellor Palpatine’s office in Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, and then your journey down the rabbit hole begins.

The shop itself is decorated with so many items from Dok’s collection that we don’t have the time or space to get into them all here, but suffice to say it is impressive. There’s something here for fans of every era of Star Wars, from the sequels to the prequels and everywhere in between. The centerpiece of the store is the lightsaber counter, but more on that later. One thing you’ll definitely want to check out is the baby Sarlacc. You’ll recognize it as a much smaller version of the sandpit monster from Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

What Can You Buy?

What can’t you buy at Dok-Ondar’s? Whether you’re a supporter of the Rebel Alliance and the Resistance, or you’re loyal to the Galactic Empire and the First Order, Dok’s has what you need. Things can be a bit on the pricey side at times as much of the store is geared towards hardcore fans who appreciate the depth of lore on display, but there are plenty of affordable options as well.

The highlight of the shop is the lightsaber counter. Here you can purchase a Legacy lightsaber (prices vary). Nearly every major lightsaber-wielding character from Star Wars is represented as an option, from Asajj Ventress to Ahsoka Tano. Rey’s (or Luke’s, or Anakin’s) and Kylo Ren’s sabers are also available and are among the most popular, but there are also surprises like the Jedi Temple Guards’ saber with its unique yellow blade. We’ll have a separate piece on the differences between Legacy lightsabers and Savi’s Workshop lightsabers, but the TL;DR version is that Legacy sabers do not come with blades and can’t be customized. It should also be noted that Legacy lightsabers are not eligible for any discounts.

Speaking of lightsaber customization, at Dok-Ondar’s you can also purchase kyber crystals. These crystals, among other things, determine the color of your Savi’s Workshop lightsaber’s blade. They come in several color options: green, blue, purple, yellow, white, and red. You can learn more about the kyber crystals in this article. Crystals are highly sought-after by collectors, and sometimes sell out temporarily, though that issue does appear to have lessened now that the land has been open for a few months. Individual crystals are $14.99 and are eligible for various discounts.

The Story

Dok-Ondar is the oldest living resident of Black Spire Outpost. A shrewd (some would say ruthless) businessman, he is also somewhat of a galactic history buff who collects artifacts and oddities from all over the galaxy. Dok has been present in the Star Wars universe for a while, though you may not have noticed him. His first appearance in the official canon was in Solo: A Star Wars Story, where he is mentioned in the first scene with Dryden Vos. As more tales of Dok’s exploits and his collection are told, expect to learn he’s been everywhere…you just didn’t see him.

Much of Dok’s collection is on display in the shop, but there are some things that are too powerful for public consumption such as the Sword of Khashyun. To learn more about the backstory of Dok and his shop, check out the Marvel comic miniseries, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, now available as a trade paperback (referral).

Adam Soucie
Adam has been a Star Wars fan for as long as he can remember, dating back to watching the original trilogy on VHS and collecting his first action figures with the Power of the Force launch in 1995. His favorite character is Kanan Jarrus, and his favorite piece of Star Wars is the Rebels animated series.

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