some lightsaber headcanons for @jedijune:
not every initiate who attends the gathering has visions that they confront. some just have intense internal dialogue as they psych themselves through the physical hardship of the freezing temperatures, maze-like paths through the crystal caves, and obstacles like slick ice and cave ins.
most jedi won’t talk about what they saw or the conclusions they reached during the gathering, it’s intensely personal. they might talk about it to their master (or another trusted mentor), and eventually their padawan, but that’s pretty much it. the archivists have been trying for years to start an oral history project of jedi recording their crystal quest, but they have very few volunteers (it drives them batty)
as a jedi grows and changes through their life, their lightsaber changes with them. they physically alter the hilt to fit growing hands (or similar appendages) or a shifting fighting style, but the crystal changes too. the crystal grows with them to an extent, and often the jedi will outgrow their first crystal, although not always. some jedi will only have one crystal in their entire life.