Events and Timeline

These are turbulent times for the Galactic Republic. Over the past thousand years, the galaxy has born witness to the rise and fall of many civilizations. Galactic affairs has become synonymous with war and strife. In this section, we will examine the often hostile history of the galaxy…



  • 5,000 BBY
    • The Great Hyperspace War begins when Gav and Jori Daragon accidentally lead the forces of the Sith Empire to the Republic. It is the first time the Sith encountered the Republic, but it would not be the last. Gav Daragon falls prey to the lure of Sith Lord Naga Sadow, and becomes his willing apprentice.
    • The Battle of Coruscant. After the Republic’s victory against the invading Sith forces, due to the heroism of Odan Urr and the Jedi Order, land is set aside for the Jedi to construct their now-famed Jedi Temple.
    • The Battle of Koros Major. In the heart of the capital city of Cinnagar, Empress Teta and Jori Daragon defended their homeworld from the invading Sith, destroying any hope for a Sith victory in the Great Hyperspace War.
    • Battle of Kirrek. Celegian Jedi Ooroo, Master of Odan Urr, is killed by invading Massassi Sith forces. However, the battle is a bittersweet victory for the Republic.
    • Battle of Primus Goluud. Distraught over his role in bringing this war to the Republic, Gav Daragon confronts Naga Sadow, but is too late to save himself. As a final gesture of repentance, Gav sends the Republic fleet the hyperspace coordinates of Korriban, a world left vulnerable for a counterattack.
    • Battle of Korriban. The Republic wins the war, but Dark Lord of the Sith Naga Sadow escapes to Yavin 4

    4,998 BBY

    • The planet Tatooine is discovered by the Republic.


    4,996 BBY

    • The Great Jedi Library is established by Jedi Master Odan-Urr on Ossus.


    4,904 BBY

    • After fleeing into Deep Space the remnants of the Sith Empire begin rebuilding their civilization and plotting revenge.


    4,500 BBY

    • The Quarren make war on the Mon Calamari.


    4,400 BBY

    • The Jedi Knight Freedon Nadd falls to the dark side, learning the secrets of the Sith from the spirit of Naga Sadow.


    4,350 BBY

    • The Beast Wars of Onderon begin.


    4,300 BBY

    • Taris becomes known as the “Coruscant of the Outer Rim” and rivals the galactic capital itself.


    4,250 BBY

    • The Third Great Schism. A Dark-Side cult forms within the Jedi Order that erupts in a Jedi civil war on Coruscant.
    • The Vultar Cataclysm. Dark Jedi involved in the Third Great Schism fell back to the planet Vultar, where they discovered ancient and powerful machine called the Cosmic Turbine. In their hubris, the Dark Jedi thought to tap into the ancient machine’s power. The result was their own deaths and the destruction of the entire Vultar star system.

    4,200 BBY

    • Anchorhead is founded on Tatooine.

  • 4,056 BBY

    • Taris suffers a civil war.
    • Non-Humans are banished from the Upper City of Taris.

    4,034 BBY


    4,018 BBY

    • Ulic Qel-Droma is born on Alderaan.

    4,015 BBY
    • The Great Droid Revolution begins and is ended.
    • The Old Sith Wars begin.

    4,014 BBY
    • Future Mandalore, Canderous Ordo, is born on Ordo.

    4,004 BBY

    • The Zabrak “Aurek” Xan is born on Iridonia. He would be a celebrated Republic Commando during the Mandalorian War.

    4,000 BBY
    • Sidrona Diath becomes Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic.
    • Princess Galia of Iziz weds the Beast Lord Oron Kira.
    • Jedi Knight Andur Sunrider is killed during a robbery attempt.
    • The Beast Wars end, but the Great Sith War begins at the Battle of Iziz.
    • Queen Amanoa of Onderon dies.
    • The Talaani Shipyards are established on Tallaan.
    • Jedi Padawan Nomi Sunrider becomes a Jedi Knight.
    • Satal and Aleema Keto discover ancient secrets of the Sith on their homeworld of Empress Teta and form the Krath, a dark side cult based on Sith teachings.

    3,999 BBY


    3,998 BBY

    • The Freedon Nadd Uprising occurs on Onderon.
    • Dark Jedi Warb Null is killed by Ulic Qel-Droma.
    • King Ommin of Onderon dies.
    • The Tomb of Freedon Nadd is relocated to Dxun.

    3,997 BBY

    • Krath leaders Satal and Aleema Keto overthrow the Tetan government, and institute themselves as the Emperor and Empress of the Tetan star system.
    • The Krath Holy Crusade begins with the Battle of Basilisk.
    • The Mandalorians, led by Mandalore the Indomitable, engage the Republic and the Basiliskans.
    • Jedi Knights Ulic Qel-Droma and Nomi Sunrider fight for the Republic at the First Battle of Empress Teta.
    • Jedi Master Arca Jeth dies at the Battle of Deneba while saving his apprentice, Ulic Qel-Droma.
    • After the Second Battle of Empress Teta, Ulic Qel-Droma defects to the Krath.
    • Former Jedi Exar Kun is crowned the new Dark Lord of the Sith.
    • Ulic Qel-Droma becomes the apprentice of Exar Kun.

    3,996 BBY

    • Jedi Master Ezriq Vos entrusts his Padawan learner, Sas’k with the Tedryn Holocron.
    • Fleeing Ossus with the Tedryn Holocron, Padawan Sas’k’s transport is captured by Krath cultist and Sith Lord Sazha Rand. Shortly after his capture, Sas’k hatches an ingenious escape and saves the entire crew of his transport, and the Tedryn Holocron, from Rand.
    • At the Battle of Kuar on the Plains of Harkul, Ulic Qel-Droma defeats Mandalore the Indomitable in combat, winning his loyalty.
    • After months of conquering planets from the Deep Core to the Outer Rim, the Sith launch their attack on Coruscant. During the battle, Ulic Qel-Droma is captured and subsequently put on trial for treason.
    • Mandalore the Indomitable is defeated by the Republic at the Battle of Onderon and killed by the beasts of Dxun. He is succeeded by Mandalore the Ultimate.
    • Sith Lord Ulic Qel-Droma turns away from the dark side.
    • Exar Kun is defeated at the Battle of Yavin IV by Ulic Qel-Droma and the Republic.
    • Both the Great Sith War and the Krath Holy Crusade end with the Third Battle of Empress Teta.
    • Mandalore the Ultimate begins secretly summoning clans from across the galaxy, building up arms and ships on Dxun, working toward the day when a new crusade can be launched.
    • The Jedi Order create the Lost City of the Jedi to aide the recovery of the planet Yavin 4’s ecology as well as to ensure that Exar Kun never returned again.

    3,995 BBY

    • The Great Hunt is started by the Jedi to exterminate the terentateks.
    • According to some historians and points-of-view, the Mandalorian Wars begin.

    3,994 BBY

    • Ulic Qel-Droma revisits Yavin IV.

    3,993 BBY

    • The Great Hunt ends.

    3,986 BBY

    • Conclave on Exis Station. o Ulic Qel-Droma dies on Rhen Var.

    3,985 BBY

    • The Coruscant Financial Exchange Establishment Act facilitates the restoration of the galaxy by allowing galactic corporations to invest in the Republic’s infrastructure.

    3,980 BBY

    • The first son of Krath cultist and Sith Lord Sazha Rand, Atton Jaq Rand, is born on Koros Major.

    3,979 BBY
    • A former member of Exar Kun’s Brotherhood of the Sith, a female human named Edessa Wessik, arrives on Taris and, using the Force, seduces a swoop mechanic named Harlan Rao into marriage.
    • Daken Rao-Kun is born on Taris.
    • Rai-El Hulis is born on Katarr.

    3,978 BBY

    • Bandon Dast is born on Coruscant.
    • Former Krath cultist and Sith Lord Sazha Rand dies in a lightsaber duel against Jedi Knight Sas’k
    • Sith Lord Sazha Rand’s second child, Erall Rand, is born on Coruscant at the very moment of his father’s death. On the night of his birth, Sazha’s Dark Side Energies manifested within Erall, forcing the newborn infant to slay his own mother with Force Lightning.

    3,977 BBY
    • Edela Valke is born on a derelict Nagai expeditionary vessel. She is found, the only living survivor, by the Mandalorian scientist Demagol.
    • Hokura Fenni is born on Thyrsus.

    3,976 BBY
    • The Mandalorian Neo-Crusaders, led by Mandalore the Ultimate, begin to conquer worlds in the Outer Rim.
    • Carissa Onasi is born on Telos IV.
    • Edela Valke is found by Jedi Master Deykoo Wyst on Dantooine, and taken in by the Jedi Conclave.

    2,975 BBY

    • Rai-El Hulis is left in the custody of her Uncle Tanner and Aunt Halura.

    3,973 BBY

    • Battle of Cathar.
    • Daken Rao-Kun is sold into slavery by his stepfather.

    3,971 BBY

    • Erall Rand, going by the name Erall Diggs, is enrolled in the Jedi Academy on Dantooine.
    • A near-human alien child of unknown origin is found abandoned on a transport shuttle heading to the Republic Army Hospital at Mt. Tantiss on Wayland.

    3,970 BBY

    • Hokura Fenni is disowned by her Echani enclave due to her Force Sensitivity. She is brought to the Jedi Academy on Alderaan.
    • 3,968 BBY

      • Daken Rao Kun comes to be in the possession of Exchange boss Davik Kang on Taris.

      3,966 BBY

      • Jedi Knight Revan has a vivid vision about the coming of a major invasion by the Mandalorians. Together his his fellow knight Alek Squinquargesimus, Revan took news of his vision to the Jedi High Council on Coruscant. His words seemed to fall on deaf ears.
      • Sas’k is recognized as a Jedi Master and becomes an instructor at the Jedi Academy on Coruscant.
      • Rai-El Hulis is elevated to Padawan status and assigned to Rodian Jedi Knight Haedoo Jass.

      3,965 BBY

      • The Mandalorians begin to infringe on Republic territory.
      • The Republic engages the Mandalorians in small proxy skirmishes along the Outer Rim, but the Jedi Council forbids involvement by the Jedi until the problem has been assessed.

      3,964 BBY

      • The Mandalorians stage a massive invasion of Republic Space, formally beginning the Mandalorian Wars.
      • Battle of Flashpoint Station.
      • Battles of Suurja.
      • Padawan Massacre of Taris.
      • Battle of Vanquo.
      • Rai-El Hulis is stranded with several refugees on the violent planet of Dathomir.
      • The near human alien of unknown origin, nicknamed Chumani by his former guardian, is brought to live in an orphanage on Corellia.

      3,963 BBY
      • Chumani takes the name Grazael Ulturis and is brought by Sith Lord Darth Havoc to Korriban, where he is enrolled in the Sith Academy under the tutelage of Headmaster Uthar Wynn.
      • The First Battle of Taris marking the beginning of the Siege of Taris.
      • First Battle of Onderon.
      • Battle of Serroco.
      • Revan and Malak discover the genocidal acts of the Mandalorians that occurred during the Battle of Cathar ten years prior.
      • In response, Revan and Malak defy the Jedi Council and lead a large faction of Jedi Crusaders, including the Jedi Exile, to war as “Revanchists”.
      • Battle of Omonoth.
      • Battle of Myrkr.
      • Battle of Jebble.
      • The Bombardment of Coruscant by a Mandalorian terror plot results in the destruction of the Draay Estate as well as the deaths of the Draay family and many Jedi.
      • First Battle of Iridonia.
      • The Second Battle of Iridonia results in the liberation of the planet. In return, many Iridonians join the war on the side of the Republic.
      • The Mandalorians nearly devastate planet Duro, forcing the Duros to evacuate and relocate.

      3,962 BBY
      • Eres III is nearly destroyed by Mandalorian hands, while at the same time the Xoxin plains are intentionally set on fire and continue to burn, even twelve years later.
      • Carissa Onasi is enrolled at the Jedi Academy on Dantooine.

      3,961 BBY
      • The Exchange is driven off Taris for a time, thanks to Revan’s intervention.
      • Daken Rao-Kun is discovered by Jedi Master Aphis Zur in the Taris Undercity. After saving Zur from a Rakghoul attack, Daken’s Force Sensitivity is demonstrated. Daken is taken off of Taris by Zur and set to be trained as a Jedi.
      • Rai-El Hulis is rescued from Dathomir by a passing Republic ship.
      • Revan and Malak discover Star Maps on Kashyyyk and Korriban.
      • Revan travels to Malachor V and discovers the Trayus Academy.
      • Brejik takes command of the Black Vulkar gang on Taris.
      • Cassus Fett becomes the most wanted man in the galaxy.

      3,960 BBY

      • “The Zabrak “Aurek Xan requests an honorable discharge from the Republic Army prior to the Battle of Malachor V.
      • Mandalore the Ultimate is killed by Revan at the Battle of Malachor V.
      • The Mandalorian Wars end.
      • Rai-El Hulis returns to Dantooine.
      • The Jedi Exile, who was serving as a general, loses all connection to the Force, returns to the Jedi Council, and is exiled from the Order for her crimes.
      • Revan and Malak disappear into unknown space with a third of the Republic fleet.
      • Hokura Fenni fails her Padawan test and resigns from the Jedi in disgrace. Master Aphis Zur offers Fenni one last chance to prove her worth as a Jedi.
      • Jedi Master Ko’Dora Vadis is chosen to be the Headmaster of the new Broadsword Jedi Academy.

      3,959 BBY
      • Battle of Trasak H’val. The Jedi Civil War begins.
      • Revan and Malak declare themselves Sith and invade the Republic.
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