Specifically, you’ll get to learn where Saw took Jyn (his hideout – not on Jedha, but elsewhere), which also happens to be a place that was previously canon before the April 2014 reboot, and has now been brought back into the canon because of this novel. This is a base with an outpost that dates back to the Clone Wars, but it’s apparently fallen off everyone’s radar. Saw likes it because of an asteroid field around the planet that’s difficult to navigate, which means it stays “quiet,” according to Saw.
You’ll also get to hear about the kinds of missions Saw was taking on, and an example of a particularly brutal one. It’s one of Jyn’s earlier missions, and Jyn only knows about her part of it at first – forging Imperial clearance codes and invites to a special ceremony. It turns out to be a bloodbath, as Saw and company were hired to kill everyone there – Imperials, civilians, natives, doesn’t matter. Afterward, Jyn refers to it as a massacre and murder, to which Saw says, “Oh, Jyn, what do you think war is?”
You can see why he gets the “extremist” tag attached to him now, can’t you?
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Yesterday’s answer: The existence of a planet killer
Today’s question: Whose name does the informant mention to Cassian?