Star Wars: Bloodline contains several huge revelations about the state of the galaxy far, far away just a handful of years before the events of The Force Awakens—a period still barely touched in Disney’s new canon. Some of those elements were provided by Episode VIII director Rian Johnson for the novel, and now we know which ones.

Just a warning going in: there will be major spoilers for the events of Bloodline below. Turn back if you’ve not read it yet!

We knew going in that Rian Johnson would provide some story elements for Claudia Gray’s latest Leia-centric novel, but over the weekend Lucasfilm Story Group executive Pablo Hidalgo confirmed just what Johnson added—and it gives us a hint to some of the story elements we’ll likely see picked up in Episode VIII:

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