Star Wars: Visions timeline
"Where did you dig up that old fossil?" - Han Solo, A New Hope
This is a timeline which depicts the events which lead up to the start of the sim. As the sim progresses, major events will be added to the timeline.
Note that, apart from use within Star Wars: Visions, you may not use content directly from the timeline without permission.
Please do keep it realistic what your character does or does not know - they would not, for example, know about Grand Admiral Thrawn unless they were a high ranking member of the Empire with appropriate access. Similarly, they would not know about any secret meetings concerning the formation of the Rebellion unless they were part of the Alliance High Command. However, many characters would know basic history of the Galaxy (regarding hyperdrives, a little about major wars etc). Also do keep in mind that your character does not know what you know from the Star Wars films, books etc.- most characters will not believe in the Force, for example. Most characters will not know the true origins of Darth Vader, or that Chancellor Palpatine was actually Darth Sidious. Please try to keep it sensible. Contact an administrator if you have any questions or problems.
All dates are in relation to the Battle of Yavin (The starting point of the sim). Time is measured in years. For example, 50 BBY is equal to fifty years before the Battle of Yavin.
BBY = Before the Battle of Yavin
ABY = After the Battle of Yavin (Starting point of Star Wars: Visions)
25,000+ BBYThe first long rage, hyperdrive-capable ships are developed, which results in an age of exploration and expansion.
The Galactic Republic is formed, and a Republic Constitution is formed. Originally an alliance between major Core Worlds such as Coruscant, Corellia, Kuat, Alderaan, Farfin, Commenor and Chandrila, many worlds soon joined this alliance to form the Republic. This was governed by a Senate, which contained a representative from each world in the Republic.
The Jedi Knights first appear, forming the Jedi Order. The Order trains Jedi, protects them and the Republic, and explores the mysteries of The Force.
Sometime during this time period the first Jedi Uprising occured. Practicioners of the Dark Side and that of the Light fought for more than a century. Eventually the Dark Side practicioners were driven away, but were not yet defeated. While the Republic enjoyed a period of peace, during which the Jedi Order grew, the Sith Empire was created.
Dark Lord Marka Ragnos, leader of the great Sith Empire and one of the greatest of the Dark Side Practicioners, dies. He leaves an Empire in crisis. For whom shall be their new leader? Two Sith Lords, Naga Sadow and Ludo Kressh, jockey for power. Kressh favors Ragnos's policies of isolation rather then expansion - for Ragnos knew that if they expanded too far they might very well encounter the Republic - while Sadow preferred expansion.
Sadow was gifted when Starbreaker 12, a Republic explorer, entered Sith Space. Using their arrival to further himself, Sadow won out over Kressh and became the new Dark Lord of the Sith. Thus began the Great Hyperspace War as the Sith Empire, commanded by Sadow, followed the Starbreaker 12 back to Republic space.
Though initially victorious in the war, the Republic soon rallied and began to gain victories that left them with the upper hand. The Sith were pushed back to their home territory. A defeated, weary fleet found themselves in the midst of a trap - by their own people. Ludo Kressh had managed to survive the struggle of the Great Hyperspace War and nearly won out over Sadow.
Sadow, though, was a greater tactician then Kressh. Though his forces and Kressh's were heavily destroyed in the battle, he managed to survive even the Republic's strike, which annihilated the survivors. Sadow removed himself into hiding on the fourth moon of Yavin. There he entered a type of suspended animation, hoping to one day awaken and usher in a new Golden age of the Sith.
Freedon Nadd discovers the tomb of Naga Sadow on the world of Yavin IV. He conquers, and later is killed on, Onderon. His body is laid in state there, corrupting the future royal lines
A group of pirates know as the “Lorell Raiders” form the sixty three worlds of the Hapes Cluster.
Freedon Nadd's sarcophogus is removed from the planet of Onderon to an armored tomb on the demon moon of Dxun.
Exar Kun, during a power struggle created by the disciples of Nadd in the Empress Teta system, discovers the tomb of Freedon Nadd on Dxun and begins to learn the Sith arts. After traveling to Yavin IV with the sarcophogus, Exar Kun destroys the spirit of Nadd forever. He declares himself a Dark Lord of the Sith.
Ulic Qel Droma, another fallen Jedi, becomes his apprentice soon thereafter. Together they manage to encourage others to leave the Order and turn to the Dark Side.
The Exar Kun War begins. Exar Kun slays his master, Vodo-Siosk Baas, and encourages his disciples to do the same. The effect is disasterous for the Jedi Order. A turning point is reached in the war when Ulic Qel Droma, after having brutally killed of his own brother, turns to the Jedi and helps them defeat Kun. Kun, though, manages one last desperate act - he transfers his life essence into a an ancient Massassi pyramid on Yavin IV.
The females of Hapes become dominant. A matriarchy is formed. Hapes is ruled by a Queen, who rules all sixty three worlds of the Hapes Cluster.
The Mandalorian Wars erupt. A warrior army known as the Mandalorian Neo-Crusaders began raiding worlds on the edge of
the galaxy. After 20 years conquering non-Republic worlds they attacked Onderon an Dxun. Then they attacked two other Republic worlds at once.
Jedi Knights who went to war against the Council's orders are hailed as heros, especially Knights Revan and Malak.
The Mandalorian Wars Conclude. The Republic Fleets under Malak and Revan disappear.
3,959 BBY (estimate)
The Jedi Civil War Begins. Revan and Malak nearly destroy the Republic. A desperate Jedi mission manages to capture Revan and, with his capture and turn, to turn the war. Malak is defeated and the Star Forge destroyed.
The Sith as a species entirely disappear into history. The teachings of the Sith appear every so often but never to the extent of the the past. In the shadows, however, a new cult of Sith followers began to rally.
The Sith are supposedly made extinct by the Jedi. However, the Sith have gone into hiding, and plan to re-emerge later. They declare war on the Republic, and hatch a plot to destroy it from within.
Sith Lord Kaan's Army, the Brotherhood of Darkness, meets Jedi Master Hoth's Army of Light on the planet of Ruusan. Both sides are decimated over the course of seven battles, but eventually the Sith were destroyed when a "thought bomb" was exploded. Few Jedi survived the battle. Only one Sith Lord escaped extermination, Darth Bane. It was after the Battle of Ruusan, thus, that he created the edict of two Sith Lords at a time - a master and an apprentice. The Sith disappear into the shadows once more, biding their time for the right moment to crush the Republic and its Jedi defenders
Sometime around this period, the Jedi Order begins to more strictly enforce its banishment of marriage, emphasisizing its tendency towards feelings that lead to the Dark Side.
The people of Khomm feel that their species has reached perfection, and so resort to cloning rather than standard reproduction to preserve this ‘perfect state’.
Jedi Knight Tarine Ravyn parts ways with the Jedi Order, though many of his family do not. He returns to Alderaan and resumes the ancient family titles and nobility.
Yoda is born.
Jabba the Hutt is born on Nal Hutta.
Qui-Gonn Jinn is born.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is born.
Mon Mothma is born on Chandrila.
Anakin Skywalker is born on Tatooine to his mother, Shmi Skywalker. Both Anakin and Shmi are slaves.
The Katana Fleet (also known as the Dark Force because of the darkened hull colouring of the ships), a group of 200 Dreadnaught Heavy Cruisers, is lost. The Dreadnaughts were all modified with a full-rig slavery circuit, which reduced the necessary crew numbers from 16,113 to around 2,200 per Dreadnaught. The fleet's crew are all infected with the Hive virus, and die before they can transmit the location of the Katana Fleet. The Dreadnaughts remain lost. Throughout the years, many people claim to know the location of the Katana Fleet, but it is not rediscovered.
The Black Sun is formed by a Chiss named Trey Breden.
The Republic’s demise truly begins. The Galaxy is in a state of tension – many factions are beginning to become increasingly hostile towards the Republic. The situation is made worse due to the fact that the Jedi Knights are dwindling in number – there are only around 10,000 remaining.
The Trade Federation, a group of wealthy traders, become angry with the Republic’s taxation of the Trade Routes. In response, they initiate a blockade around the peaceful planet of Naboo. The Republic dispatches two Jedi Knights, Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi, to investigate the blockade and come to a settlement. Little do the Jedi know that the Trade Federation are being manipulated by a mysterious Sith Lord named Darth Sidious. Sidious tells the Trade Federation leaders to kill the Jedi. They fail, and escape with Naboo’s ruler to Coruscant. They plead their case before the Republic Senate, but fail to gain the support they’d hoped for. The ruler of Naboo, Queen Amidala, calls for a vote of no confidence in the current Supreme Chancellor. A new person is found to fill this position – Supreme Chancellor Palpatine. The Queen returned to Naboo against the wishes of the new Supreme Chancellor. Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn accompany her. They manage to liberate the planet, but Qui-Gon is killed by a mysterious Zabrak warrior. The Sith have revealed themselves to an unsuspecting Galaxy once more.
Mitth'raw'nuruodo, a young Chiss in command of the Chiss Expansionary Defense Fleet, is exiled from the Chiss Ascendancy. His tactics are seen as bold and controvertial. Mitth'raw'nuruodo and his fleet stumble upon a secret Republic task force, which was dispatched secretly by Darth Sidious. Mitth'raw'nuruodo almost decimates the fleet, but agrees to a parlay with the Republic fleet's commander. This commander informs Mitth'raw'nuruodo that a ship containing several Jedi Masters, who intend to destroy the Chiss, are heading to the Ascendancy. Thrawn does what the Republic fleet was supposed to do, and destroys the Jedi Masters on their ship... the Outbound Flight Project. This project was designed by Jedi Master Jorus C'boath, who intended to take a team of Jedi and 150,000 settlers outside of the known Galaxy to search for other sentient life. The destruction of this project attracts the attention of Mitth'raw'nuruodo's superiors. It also attracts the shadowy attention of the Sith Lord, Darth Sidious, who was the true mastermind behind the destruction of the Outbound Flight Project. Mitth'raw'nuruodo is exiled from the Chiss Ascendancy, but is secretly approached by Sidious. Mitth'raw'nuruodo agrees to join the Republic Military as a Lieutenant. He takes on the name of Thrawn, and is successfully intergrated into the Republic Navy.
For years, a growing Separatist movement led by Count Dooku has threatened to split the Galactic Republic . Despite the best efforts of Senators like Padmé Amidala, there is no peaceful resolution. Jedi intelligence reveals that the Separatists have turned to the Trade Federation and the various commerce guilds for support, and are preparing their vast droid armies for war. Acting on these alarming events, the Senate votes to give Supreme Chancellor emergency powers. He is transformed into a virtual dictator.
Aided by Jedi Master Tholme, Jedi Knight Quinlan Vos amasses a network of spy contacts within the Separatist movement. Though this network fails to provide any advance warning of the trap on Geonosis, a shamed Vos continues to gather intelligence for the Republic. When the Jedi are promoted to Generals and asked to lead the Grand Army of the Republic, Vos remains undercover.
22 BBY - The Battle of Geonosis
Supreme Chancellor Palpatine places the Jedi in command of the powerful clone armies of the Republic, and the Clone Wars erupt on the barren world of Geonosis. Dooku escapes the battle, and thousands of other worlds will soon join his forces.
In response to the outbreak of hostilities between the Republic and the Separatists, the Corellian System closes its borders to both sides. Newly elected senator Garm Bel Iblis is recalled to Corellia and plays no role in opposing or supporting Palpatine’s rise to power during the Clone Wars.
The elite ARC clone troopers are used for the first time on Geonosis, and later Kashyyyk.
Jedi Knights Aayla Secura and Ylenic It'kla are dispatched to Corellia to track down a wayward Techno Union scientist who possesses valuable information.
An unofficial political war between Senators Bail Organa of Alderaan
and Mon Mothma of Chandrila against Chancellor Palpatine following the
assassination of former Chancellor Finis Valorum and the passing of the Enhanced
Security and Enforcement Act.
Corellia is forced to take a role in the Clone Wars and reopens its borders to the Republic. The Corellian Military and Corellian Security Force join in the conflict.
21.9 BBY - The Hunt for the Decimator
The fighting spreads on worlds of the Outer Rim, as the Confederacy steals a Republic prototype weapon, the Decimator, and engages the Republic forces on Eredeen, Aereen, Sarapin, Kaer, and the Wookiee moon of Alaris Prime.
21.9 BBY - The Dark Reaper Project
In a surprising move, the Separatists attack the remote world of Rhen Var. As the Jedi soon discover, it is the first step in a Confederacy plot to assemble an ancient Sith weapon of mass annihilation - the Dark Reaper. Anakin Skywalker, Mace Windu and Obi-Wan Kenobi lead their forces on the scattered battlefronts of Rhen Var, Raxus Prime, Alaris Prime and Thule to stop Count Dooku's scheme.
21.9 BBY – The Battle of Raxus Prime
The battle between the Confederacy and the Republic engulfs the toxic world of Raxus Prime. A young Boba Fett is present, but manages to escape the battlefield alongside other orphans of the Clone Wars. Fett travels to Bespin and temporarily teams up with notorious bounty hunter and former Jedi student, Aurra Sing.
21.9 BBY – The Rattatak Encounter
Count Dooku seeks a new world to add to the Separatist fold. On the barbarous planet Rattatak, he finds something even better. A mysterious fighter, who dominates every opponent in the combat ring, introduces herself as Asajj Ventress, a Sith warrior. Dooku denounces her claims to be a Sith and challenges her to single combat. He defeats Ventress, but is so impressed with her skills that he gives her an important assignment - assassinate Anakin Skywalker.
21.8 BBY - The Battle of Kamino
The Separatists stage a daring attack on the source of the Republic army: the cloning facilities of Kamino. The battle takes place in space over the world, in the treacherous waves of the ocean planet, and within the sterile corridors of Tipoca City . To counter the infiltration, the Kaminoans release a special weapon: the Republic's elite ARC troopers. This is the first time they are viewed by the general public, the previous Geonosis and Kashyyyk missions being classified top-secret. The Jedi are able to bolster their defences in anticipation of the attack thanks to intelligence data obtained at the Wheel space station by Jedi Knight and Republic Intelligence Operative Quinlan Vos.
21.8 BBY - The Dissident Jedi
Jedi Master Mace Windu tracks down a conspiring group of dissident Jedi who splintered from the Jedi Order as they are opposed to the war and their positions as Generals in the Republic armies. Windu goes to pareley with the dissidents but finds himself in the jaws of a trap layed by Seperatist Commander Asajj Ventress. Windu manages to defeat Ventress on the moon of Ruul but is troubled by this evidence of the rising tide of the Dark Side.
21.8 BBY – Durge vs Boba Fett
Seeking to prove himself and follow in his father’s footsteps, Boba Fett continues on his quest to become the greatest bounty hunter of all. He tracks down Jabba the Hutt to the desert planet of Tatooine, where the gangster gives him an assignment: capture the Gen’Dai bounty hunter Durge or die trying.
21.8 BBY - The Attack on Ohma-D'un
A horrific discovery is made on the Ohma-D’un moon of Naboo. A chemical attack unleashed by the Confederacy has wiped out a Gungan colony. This deadly attack is only an early test of a chemical warfare program designed to eliminate the clone troopers of the Republic. As General Obi-Wan Kenobi investigates, the Jedi learn that the next possible target is Naboo, home to Anakin's secret beloved, Padmé. Dark Jedi Asajj Ventress is in command of the Separatist ploy, assisted by the Gen’Dai mercenary Durge. General Kenobi follows Ventress to the chemical weapon development plants on the planet Queyta. Ventress is tasked by Count Dooku to once again offer Kenobi a chance to join the Seperatist cause, but Kenobi refuses. Ventress manages to escape Kenobi’s wrath, only to plague the Republic on other battlefronts.
21.8 BBY - The Battle of Brentaal
The Clone Wars have transformed Brentaal IV into a chaotic battlezone. A Magna-gun emplacement is preventing Republic ships from landing reinforcements. Jedi Master Shaak Ti leads the rapidly dwindling Republic forces to silence the massive Magna-gun emplacements and rid the planet of the Separatist presence.
21.8 BBY - The Raid on Pengalan
A Republic accountant, Joram Kithe, accompanies a platoon of clone troopers to Pengalan IV to evaluate their military value. He gets caught up in the action as the troopers are dispatched to destroy a diamond boron missile facility in the city of Tur Lorkin . Joram Kithe later accompanies the clone trooper known as Mapper on espionage duty. Months after the start of the Clone Wars, a Republic Intelligence team goes to Tarhassan to find missing Intelligence officer, Edbit Teeks.
21.7 BBY - The Storm Fleet incident
Within the Llon Nebulae, Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi stumble upon the Storm Fleet, a powerful Separatist task force.
21.7 BBY - The Fortress of Axion incident
Jedi Master Yoda aids an injured clone commander and defeats a deadly hailfire droid single-handedly.
21.7 BBY - The Battle of Muunilinst
The Republic leads an assault on the planet Muunilinst, the home of the InterGalactic Banking Clan. General Obi-Wan Kenobi leads the clone trooper forces on the ground, while his padawan, Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, leads the space assault. The Gen’Dai bounty hunter Durge handles the ground campaign, personally commanding a swarm of IG lancer droids to defend the commerce world. Durge's army inflicts great damage to the armored vehicles of the Republic army, but Durge is ultimately bested in single combat with General Obi-Wan Kenobi. Dark Jedi and Separatist commander Asajj Ventress soars into battle aboard one of her custom made fanblade starfighters. Her incredible piloting skills draw the attention of Anakin Skywalker, the Padawan who leads the Republic space forces. Despite orders not to pursue, Skywalker gives chase, and Ventress lures the young Jedi-in-training into a trap. Skywalker follows Ventress through hyperspace to the ancient Sith temples of Yavin 4. Continuing his pursuit on foot, Skywalker is aided by clone troopers. Using the Force, Asajj whittles away the clone trooper guards, and then begins a stunning lightsaber duel with Skywalker. So skilled is she, Ventress proves to be a challenge to the fabled Chosen One of Jedi legend. To defeat her, Skywalker needed the edge granted by giving into anger. In a furious counter-attack, young Skywalker repulses Ventress, who nevertheless survives.
21.7 BBY - The Battle of Mon Calamari
The watery world of Mon Calamari erupts in a civil war, as the loyalist Mon Calamari Knights do battle with the Quarren Isolation League. Jedi Master Kit Fisto arrives with an army of clone SCUBA troopers to wage war deep beneath the ocean waves as the Trade Federation and Confederacy of Independent Systems send modified droid subfigthers to aid the Quarren rebels.
21.7 BBY - The Battle of Dantooine
Jedi Master Mace Windu leads clone troopers against Confederacy forces that have amassed on the grassy plains of Dantooine. The Seperatists had planned on securing a launch-point on Dantooine to defend the nearby world of Muunilisnt, where Confederacy member the Intergalactic Banking Clan is headquartered, and hoped to prevent the Republic from doing the same. Windu's troops are decimated by the terrible power of a seismic tank, and even though he is temporarily disarmed in the confusion of the battlefield, Windu is able to single-handedly defeat the droid forces and destroy the tank.
21.7 BBY - The Attack on Ilum
Concealed within caverns on the frigid, mountainous world of Ilum are the crystals that form the heart of the Jedi lightsaber. Since the first days of the Order, initiates have journeyed to Ilum to find the crucial components for their weapons. Ilum crystals were the natural minerals used most often in the oldest lightsabers. These crystals spontaneously emit powerful bursts of light and energy when resonant frequencies are run through them. Unlike the lightsaber crystals found elsewhere in the galaxy, Ilum gems only produce blue and green blades. Ilum's Crystal Cave is a special grotto permeated by the Force. Visions of possible futures often come to the Jedi that venture there. Ancient intaglios depicting the history of the Jedi order are also carved in the cavern walls. The Separatists sought to cripple the Jedi by destroying their sacred crystal caverns and the surrounding temple on Ilum. Stealthy chameleon droids were dispatched to demolish the caves with explosives. Jedi Master Luminara Unduli and her padawan Barriss Offee managed to hold off the droid attack until the arrival of Jedi Master Yoda and Senator Padmé Amidala, who then halted the destruction entirely.
21.7 BBY - The Battle of Hipori
After the Battle of Naboo, the Republic passes strict laws that severely hampered the manufacture and distribution of battle droid armies. Massive corporate entities like the Trade Federation appear to comply with the new legislation, shutting down numerous factories within the Republic borders. However the continued their work in secret, moving the bulk of their operations to worlds outside of the Republic’s jurisdiction. Hypori, located not far from Geonsis, was one such world.A temperate world rich with minerals, Hypori had no intelligent life. The leaders of the Baktoid Armor Workshop sponsored a colonial effort prior to the Clone Wars, transporting an entire Geonosian hive to Hypori. Though the tough bedrock and soil proved difficult to assimilate into a true and proper hive-mound, the Geonosian workers nonetheless turned the planet into a massive foundry, churning out battle droids in preparation for the war to come. Jedi Master Daakman Berrek and his Padawan Sha’a Gi discovered this separatist foundry during an intelligence-gathering mission. They reported to Coruscant, who dispatched an elite Jedi taskforce under the command of Jedi Knight Ki-Adi-Mundi, complete with clone trooper infantry to destroy the facility, but disguised orbital mines crippled much of the taskforce before it even made planetfall. On the surface, the Separatist military commander, General Grievous, led the battle droid army that destroyed the republic troops and all but a few Jedi.
21.5 BBY - The Devaron Incident
Jedi Knight Aayla Secura, Jedi Master Tholme and the Dark Woman are sent on an undercover mission to the planet Devaron to investigate a Separatist plot. Instead, they discover the former Jedi apprentice turned bounty hunter, Aurra Sing, who has been hired to assassinate a Senator. Sing springs a trap on the Jedi team, trapping her former master, The Dark Woman, and Jedi Master Tholme in a cave explosion. The remaining Jedi, Aayla Secura, tracks down Sing and defeats her in a fierce duel. Sing is crippled and sent to the prisons of Oovo IV.
21.5 BBY - The Voss Defection
After months of operating undercover, Jedi Knight Quinlan Vos fails to make contact with the Jedi Temple . Jedi Master Agen Kolar is dispatched to recover Vos but discovers something disturbing. Rather than fencing bogus holocomm codes to the Confederacy, Vos has been selling legitimate intelligence to the enemy. Kolar confronts Vos on Nar Shaddaa, but Vos refuses to return to Coruscant. Constrained by diplomatic tensions between the Republic and Hutt Space, Kolar is unable to continue pursuit, and Vos disappears into the Confederate ranks.
21.5 BBY - Assassination on Null
Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and his padawan, Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, are assigned on a mission to Null, where representatives for a group of Mid Rim systems are considering joining the Confederacy. The Jedi must trust the unscrupulous Lorian Nod to prevent a strategic planet from falling to the Separatists. Leading the Confederacy forces with an eye for settling a personal score is none other than Count Dooku.
21.4 BBY - The Haruun Kal Incident
Jedi Master Mace Windu receives a disturbing report that his former Padawan and fellow Jedi Council member, Depa Billaba, had possibly gone mad on the battlefront of Haruun Kal. He returns to the inhospitable jungles of his homeworld to seek out the rogue Jedi, and gets a firsthand look at the horrors of the Clone Wars.
21.2 BBY - The Rise of the Cortosis Battle Droids
The Confederacy attempts to develop a more powerful brand of battle droid, resistant to Jedi lightsabers, and Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker voyages to Tatooine, Coruscant, and the Techno Union foundries of Metalorn to stop this evil scheme.
21 BBY - The Spaarti Incident
An advanced method of cloning is discovered on the world of Cartao, and Republic and Confederacy forces fight for control over what could potentially decide the outcome of the war.
21 BBY - The Prosecutor Incident
Trandoshan mercenaries capture the Republic Assault Ship Prosecuter and attempt to sell it to the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Republic Special Forces recapture it
21 BBY - The Bio Droid threat
Jedi Masters Obi-Wan Kenobi and Kit Fisto go on a mission and uncover a new bio-battle droid being built in the separatist foundries on Ord Cestus.
20.8 BBY - The Battle of Jabiim
The world of Jabiim has been part of the Republic for over 3000 years. It has paid its due taxes to Coruscant, but remained undefended when calamity befell it. The scourge of Brainrot Plague decimated the populace. Garrulous Trandoshan bandits invaded and occupied their lands before moving on. Lythian Pirates besieged their small communities. Each time, the Jabiimites had to defend themselves.It comes as little surprise, then, that the majority government of the Jabiim Council chose to side with the Confederacy of Independent Systems in the Clone Wars. Though there is a vocal loyalist contingent within the government, the charismatic Alto Stratus has become the popular leader of the Jabiimite secessionist movement. He cites the past record of Republic apathy to fuel public support. He has called upon the Jabiimites to take up arms against the Republic. Negotiations spearheaded by the Alderaanian Diplomatic Corps have been rebuffed. Jabiim is gearing towards war. The Republic has positioned its forces on nearby Handooine, ready to strike. General Obi-Wan Kenobi is named theater commander for the campaign. Jabiim is a world rich with valuable ores, raw material that must not fall into Separatist hands. Jabiim is a world deluged by torrential rains. It experiences less than five days per standard year without precipitation. Its muddy surface is constantly shifting from the weight of the rains. The rain-swept mud-drenched battlefields of Jabiim are arduous, and combatants must contend with the inclement conditions. The Republic cannot count on air support due to electrically charged atmospheric disturbances and therefore relies on detachments of AT-XT, AT-TE and AT-AT walkers to support its infantry.The Jabiimites, having lived amidst the rain and mud, are much better suited for combat. Alto Stratus' elite guards, the Nimbus, wear specialized repulsorlift skates that allow them to glide across the molasses-like mud, giving them a considerable tactical advantage. Supplied with armour and combat droids by the Confederacy, the Jabiimites are able to destroy the Republic's Shelter Base in the second week of hostilities. It is thought that General Obi-Wan Kenobi has been killed in the attack. His apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, must lead a group of similarly "orphaned" Padawans in an attack against the Jabiimites. Though Stratus is ultimately defeated, his fiery rhetoric has leaked to the HoloNet, and the Confederacy spreads his infectious words to many planets, further fomenting secession and rebellion. The prolonged conflict is one of the most significant battles of the war. Though ultimately victorious, the Republic suffers many losses, including the apparent loss of General Obi-Wan Kenobi. After being captured on Jabiim, Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi and the ARC trooper known as Alpha are transported to the private fortress of Asajj Ventress on her birthworld of Rattatak. There, she tortures the prisoners in the hopes of breaking Obi-Wan's spirit and presenting the defeated Jedi as a trophy to Count Dooku. Kenobi manages to escape along with Alpha. Adding insult to injury, Kenobi steals Jedi Knight Ky Narec's lightsaber, which Ventress kept as a memento of her past, and leaves Rattatak by absconding in one of her custommade fanblade fighters.
20.7 BBY - The Cambrian Cataclysm
Seeking to eliminate a source of aid to the Republic and eliminate a former bitter business rival, separatist assets take advantage of a golden opportunity to devastate Cambria and remove her from the galactic stage. Cambria ’s respected merchant marine is off delivering goods and war supplies to various worlds of the Republic, and due to the Senate’s interdiction on the construction of ships following the Naboo Blockade, Cambria is defenceless. A relatively small separatist fleet enters the system and performs a lightning strike. With next to no friendly ships in the area, and the Senate’s rules preventing them from amassing a defence force, fearing a second Naboo, the Cambrians stand no chance. All orbital installations: science laboratories, trading posts, cargo caches, civilian shipyards, detection equipment and anything else circling the Cambrian worlds is reduced to constituent atoms. Planetary bombardment is enacted, destroying the industry on Ix, the agriculture and industry on Isca and scaring much of the surface of Cambria Prime. Thankfully, the 170 000 colonists on the backwards marsh planet of Arawn are left unscathed. The Separatist fleets quickly moves on to support their forces at Aargonar. Returning from work duty, the Cambrian mariners are stunned and appalled at the devastation wrought on their home. They do their best to cope and clean up debris, but the damage done is too great, and Cambria and her sister planets will live in abject poverty and disrepair for the next four years, when Emperor Palpatine and the newly former Galactic Empire will render them aid. Conditional aid.
20.7 BBY - The Battle of Aargonar
Jedi Knights Ki-Adi-Mundi and Bultar Swan lead the Republic forces on Aargonar. The situation is dire. With field commander A'Sharad Hett having been shot down in battle, it falls to Mundi to decide whether to surrender or press forward. Not wanting to face another loss like the one on Jabiim, Mundi perseveres. He and his troops wait out a blinding ion-charged sandstorm at Vondar Canyon before setting out on the offensive. With the help of Anakin Skywalker, Ki-Adi-Mundi's forces are able to turn the tide of the battle. The Jedi Council temporarily reassign Anakin Skywalker to Ki-Adi-Mundi, as Obi-Wan Kenobi is presumed killed. The two return to Coruscant, where Ki-Adi-Mundi addresses the Senate, updating the ruling body on the progress of the war.
20.7 BBY - Escape from New Holstice
In the aftermath of a battle on the desert moon of Aargonar, Anakin Skywalker finds himself stranded behind enemy lines with the last person in the galaxy that he wants to be with - fellow Jedi A'Sharad Hett, a Tusken from their shared birthworld of Tatooine. For Anakin, their struggle to make it back to the Republic's lines is a test of whether he can control his hatred of the Tuskens, and whether or not he can keep the shameful secret of his murder of the Tusken tribe.
20.7 BBY - Escape from Rattatak
Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi is alive, but maybe not for long. He and Alpha, the Republic ARC trooper, are prisoners in the castle of the Dark Jedi Asajj Ventress. Not knowing how the Republic forces on Jabiim are faring, or even if Anakin is still alive, Obi-Wan and Alpha make a bid for freedom. General Kenobi must temporarily cast off his Jedi training and fight Ventress with the same ruthlessness that she herself brings to the battle. After their escape, Alpha and Kenobi find themselves pursued by both Separatists and ruthless bounty hunters.
20.7 BBY - The Impetuousness of Youth
Jedi Knights Ki-Adi-Mundi and Anakin Skywalker are assigned to deal with increasing pirate activity in the Varonat system. There, Skywalker feels through the Force that Obi-Wan Kenobi is still alive. Disregarding Ki-Adi-Mundi's instructions to turn back, Anakin leaves for Riflor, where he is reunited with Kenobi. Having had his fill of the headstrong reckless Padawan, Ki-Adi-Mundi easily returns responsibility for training and guiding Skywalker to Kenobi.
20.7 BBY - Changes in the Galactic Senate
Disturbing changes are afoot in the Galactic Senate. Chancellor Palpatine continues to accrue more power to better deal with the threat of the Separatists. A voice from the past, former Chancellor Finis Valorum, confides in Senator Bail Organa his misgivings about Palpatine, and a shocking and suspicious explosion makes his claims all the more real.
20.7 BBY - The Thrustra Talks
Jedi Master Yoda is on the planet Thustra, trying to convince the king of that world to peacefully side with the Republic. The monarch, an acquaintance of Yoda, has allied his people with the Separatists.
20 BBY - The Casualties of Drongar
Extended ground fighting has persisted on the planet Drongar, home to bota, a valuable pharmaceutical plant. Jedi Healer Barriss Offee serves a tour of duty here, attached to the battle surgeons of Rimsoo Seven.
19.5 BBY - The Praesitlyn Conflict
The Separatists have taken Praesitlyn, a crucial Republic communications hub. To take it back, the Jedi have dispatched Anakin Skywalker under the command of Corellian Jedi, Nejaa Halcyon. Their clone forces join those of Freedom’s Sons, an independent fighting group allied to the Jedi.
19.5 BBY - Visions at Vjun
A battle-scarred Jedi returns from the frontlines with a surprising message for the Jedi Council: Count Dooku wants to sue for peace. Dispatched to find out the truth behind this new development is the greatest Master of the Jedi order, Yoda.
19.4 BBY - The Xagobah Incident
A young Boba Fett goes to Xagobah in search of his next target: Wat Tambor, Foreman of the Techno Union.
19 BBY - The Battle of CoruscantIn their most daring move yet, the Separatist leadership attack the Republic capitol of Coruscant. The people of Coruscant are shocked, especially when rumours begin to circulate that a droid army has landed, lead by General Grievous, to kidnap SupremeChancellor Palpatine. Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker are summoned from the Outer Rim Sieges to help rescue the captured Chancellor. The pair of Jedi manage to infiltrate the Separatist flagship, the Invisible Hand, and reach the Chancellor. Count Dooku, accompanied by two Super Battle Droids, confronts the pair of Jedi and asks them to surrender. They refuse, and a battle ensues. Kenobi is knocked unconcious by Dooku, but Skywalker manages to get the better of him. With firm persuasion from the Supreme Chancellor, Anakin Skywalker reluctantly beheads Dooku. After a confrontation with General Grievous, who manages to escape the battle, the two Jedi and the Supreme Chancellor are trapped aboard the Invisible Hand. Severely damaged, the doomed ship plummets towards the atmosphere of Coruscant. It is only through use of the Force that Anakin manages to land the ship safely on a landing strip.The two Jedi return the Chancellor to the Senate building and are hailed as heroes.
Within months of his ascension to power, Emperor Palpatine orders that the massive military build up which begun during the Clone Wars is to continue.
Viceroy Bail Organa of Alderaan abdicates the throne of Alderaan in favor of Lord Viscount Illorum Ravyn. Rumours persist that the reasoning of this action had to do with the inabilityof his wife and himself to produce an heir.
The planet Caamas is destroyed by agents working on behalf of the Empire. It is the first planet that the Empire has destroyed. Although the planet is not totally wiped out, its surface is totally uninhabitable. Firestorms tore across the planet's surface for years after the actual destruction, until eventually all oxygen on the planet was completely burned out. A group of Bothans were involved in bringing down the shield generators on the planet so that the Imperial fleet could attack the planet. The names of these Bothans were kept top secret - only one record is created, and kept in Palpatine's secret files. The government of Alderaan takes an interest in the incident, and secretly makes a huge databank on Caamas and its destruction. Those Caamasi who were offworld when the attack took place went into hiding. Many fled to Alderaan, where Bail
Organa had set up a secret resort for them to live at.
Trey Breden, leader of the Black Sun, dies in a mysterious industrial accident. Rumours circulate that this was organised, but no proof can be found. His son, Hal Breden, takes over his father’s position as head of the Black Sun. Immediately following this event, the Black Sun becomes part of the Exchange, an alliance of many different criminal and smuggling groups.
Governor Tarkin of the Sesswenna Sector sends the Emperor a document laying down his ideas on how the Galaxy should be governed. Far from being insulted, Palpatine welcomes the document. Officially designated "Imperial Communiqué #001044.92v", it came to be known as the Tarkin Doctrine. It suggests that ruling through fear of force, rather than force itself is the best means to keep the Galaxy in line. The Emperor is impressed with the document, andTarkin is promoted to the rank of Grand Moff for his efforts.
Emperor Palpatine, deciding that the right time has come, offers the people of the Cambrian System aid. The Empire offers to help the Cambrians, in return for taxation and goods which the Cambrians produce. Cambria has little choice but to accept this offer from the Emperor.
The last of the Corellian Jedi are hunted down and killed by Darth Vader on Selonia. Bel Iblis protests the acts taken to hunt them down in the Senate, only to be shouted down by Palpatine’s supporters. Bel Iblis firmly joins the senators allied to oppose Palpatine within the senate.
A brief power stuggle among several of the Senex Lords takes place. Duke Anak Strannyx, one of the Senex Lords, hires groups of mercenaries to defend his lands from House Vandron. Because of their service, Anak forms a mercenary organization of his own, called The Order.
Because of new Imperial trade regulations and tightening of control, smuggling in the Corellian system begins to increase drastically. Many Corellian traders are forced to go into smuggling to keep themselves in business. Additionally, Corellian pilots blacklisted by the Empire are in turn forced to take up smuggling for criminal elements of the galaxy. Galactic opinion of Corellians begins to plummet to a new low.
Thrawn is placed in command of a Victory-class Star Destroyer, and promoted to the rank of Captain. Many of Palpatine's closest advisors and commanders are angry that an alien such as Thrawn has risen this far... they do not realise how far he will eventually go.
The Night of 1,000,000 knives – The Black Sun takes over the Exchange at the order of Hal Breden.
Emperor Palpatine orders the construction of his top-secret facility on Wayland. The facility is built into a large mountain named Mount Tantiss. The Emperor dispatches one of his more powerful Dark Jedi, known as the Guardian, to oversee the construction and defence of the secret facility. No records are kept on Mount Tantiss, except those in the Emperor's personal record collection.
Kuat Drive Yards finishes the first Imperial-class Star Destroyer. It is christened the ‘Imperial’, and the launch sequence is initated by Palpatine himself.
The Mount Tantiss facility on Wayland is completed. The Emperor begins to copy secret files and projects (including plans for a prototype cloaking device, a copy of the Caamas Document, and enough resources to build a war fleet) to the facility, ensuring that he has something to fall back on should his reign end. Palpatine also stores a large group of Spaarti Cloning Cylinders, left over from the Clone Wars, in the facility. He makes it his policy to transfer all potentially useful plans, documents and devices to his storehouse.
Small resistance cells begin forming in Corellian space on the planets Talus and Tralus. Eventually these cells spread onto the other planets, growing in numbers and size each time word of another atrocity and injustice committed by the Emperor reaches the worlds of the Corellian system.
Commodore Thrawn is placed in command of the Imperial Star Destroyer Vengeance. He is dispatched to the Outer Rim, where the uprisings against the Empire are at their most severe. Thrawn leads the campaign against pirates and anti-Imperial groups.
Concerned at increasing amounts of dissent towards his rule, Emperor Palpatine dispatches Darth Vader to many trouble spots across the Galaxy. Vader is responsible for the slaughter ofmillions in an attempt to silence the up and coming Rebellion.
Duke Anak Strannyx establishes a secret colony in the Tintagel system. This colony is be used to provide resources for The Order.
While in the Corellian Security Force Academy, Alexandre Sair is recruited into the resistance and quickly establishes himself as one of its leaders.
William Ravyn travels to the planet Commenor, where Obi Wan Kenobi is currently in hiding. Amongst the large planet's emense population, Obi Wan hides and begins to train the young Ravyn.
Wryn-Lora Ravyn is appointed to Alderaan's Diplomatic Corps as a deputy Ambassador.
Research on the Super Star Destroyer begins at the shipyards of Kuat. It will use many exisiting, but modified versions of systems and components from the Imperial-class Star Destroyer, therefore reducing the amount of time needed for research and construction. Two prototypes are planned - the Executor and it's sister ship, the Lusankya.
Senator Bel Iblis, infuriated by continued actions of the Empire (specifically those of Grand Moff Tarkin), takes an active interest in the Corellian resistance groups and unifies them in a single body.
Wryn-Lora Ravyn ascends to the position of full Ambassador and joins her father's cabinet as an advisor.
A massive explosion destroys the Treitamma Political Center, minutes before Senator Bel Iblis was to give a speech. Bel Iblis survived the blast, but was believed to be dead. Bel Iblis returns to Corellia to lead the resistance movement on his homeworld.
Wryn-Lora Ravyn is elected as the Senatorial Representative for Alderaan to the Imperial Senate.
The Kuat shipyards begin the construction phase of the the first Super Star Destroyer – the Executor. It's sister ship, the Lusankya is constructed soon afterwards. The Lusankya takes on the name Executor to hide the fact that two are being built.
Alexandre Sair rises to the position of Director of Corellian Security Force (CorSec), becoming the youngest director of the organization ever, after successfully reducing smuggling operations within Corellian space by 21%.
Bel Iblis begins attempting to unite as many resistance groups as possible into one great alliance in hopes of creating a resistance which can overthrow the Empire and building a military force large enough to counter the Imperial military machine.
Sair begins using his position as Director of CorSec to make contact
with other resistance cells on other worlds, including Alderaan and Chandrila.
Sair also begins recruiting members of CorSec into the Corellian Resistance and
funneling funds and intelligence from the Corellian Government into the
Incom Corporation is nationalized by the Empire, but not before top engineers and technicians of the company defect to the Corellian Resistance. The defectors bring with them plans for and prototypes of the T-65 “X-wing” Fighter.
On the verge of being exposed by Imperial Intelligence as a member of the resistance, Sair steals the Imperial frigate Sentinel and leaves the Corellian system and CorSec behind. Other elements of the Corellian Resistance flee their homeworlds and take up positions in the Outer Rim.
On the planet of Halowan, Imperial Supervisor Gurdun oversees the creation of a new type of droid. It is the IG series, a highly illegal form of assassin droid. The Supervisor plans to present the droids to Grand Moff Zerla, in the hope that it will gain him a promotion. The scientists at the Holowan Laboratories test a new form of AI, which gives the droids 'sentience'. Unwilling to be ordered around, the IG assassin droids escape from the lab, killing many of the people who helped to create them - including Supervisor Gurdun. Grand Moff Zerla sends a team to investigate the lab, and discovers what has happened. He orders the lab to be sealed, with several prototype IG droids, AI systems and other projects still inside. Information about the incident is restricted. Zerla dies shortly afterwards whilst in a meeting with Darth Vader.
William Ravyn becomes a Jedi Padawan Apprentice and constructs his first lightsaber.
During a meeting of various resistance groups at
Cloud City, Bespin, Garm Bel Iblis is killed by Imperial Intelligence agents.
Alexandre Sair assumes command of the Corellian Resistance. Sair continues the
work of his previous commander and continues to attempt a unification of the
various resistance groups.
Corellian Resistance forces, with the backing of Jabba the Hutt, assaults the spice processing operations on the planet Ylesia. The Battle of Ylesia results in a major victory for the Alliance and the liberation of several thousand slaves from Hutt captivity.
At the New Year Fete Week, Emperor Palpatine creates the rank of Grand Admiral. He creates twelve people of such rank, including Thrawn. Soon after his promotion, Thrawn is sent to the Unknown Regions with a small fleet. He is publically thought to have been sent for losing a game of court politics - but Emperor Palpatine has sent him for a more sinister region. Convinced that there are valuable planets, resources and species out there, Palpatine uses Thrawn to secretly expand his Empire outside of the known Galaxy.
Eager to complete his new battle station, Emperor Palpatine personally visits the penal colony on Odik II to speed up construction. He demands that the Death Star is completed for the following year.
The Order moves its headquarters from the Senex Sector to the Tintagel system.
Moff Alley Trepe, of the Chommel-Doldur Sector, orders the release of an Imperial-created virus on the planet of Naboo. This virus is designed to attack only the Gungan species. Trepe claims that the Rebel Alliance are behind the plot. A group of Rebels, lead by William Ravyn, travel to Naboo to investigate. They run tests on the infected Gungans, and discover the true cause. Emperor Karl von Roma arrives in the Naboo system aboard the newly-constructed Super Star Destroyer Executor. The Rebel agents discover the Executor, and report it to the Alliance High Command.
Taking the opportunity created at Naboo, the Alliance decide to mount two simultaneous attacks on Imperial-held worlds. One attack occurs in the Rhammamool system, and the other in the Imperial-occupied system of Mon Calamari.
By order of the Queen of Hapes, Raiya Thane is dispatched to the Galactic Empire to act as the Hapan Ambassador. Emperor Roma discovers her to be Force Sensitive, and decides to take her as his apprentice, as well as his fiance. Members of the Imperial High Command dislike Thane, and hold a meeting to discuss how to limit her power. Soon afterwars, Thane and Roma head to Kuat to begin training.
The Super Star Destroyer Lusankya is ready for take-off. The newly promoted Grand Moff Jacen Boshuu stands upon its bridge as the huge ship raises up from the depths of Coruscant and into orbit. Once there, the ship sets a course for the Empire's shipyards at Bilbringi, to complete repairs and refits.
Emperor Karl von Roma and his fleet pay a visit to the Cambrian system, in order to meet with the Government. The meeting consolidates the Empire's deal with the Cambrians - they may retain their independance, provided that they pay a tithe to the Empire.
William Ravyn and his wife Evellyn travel to the planet Dagobah after William had a vision of his former mentor, Obi-Wan Kenobi. There they meet Jedi Master Yoda, who decides that he must train the pair if they are to resist the lure of the Dark Side. After their training, Yoda agrees to travel back to one of the Rebel bases with William and Evellyn in order to help defeat the Dark Side.
A group of rebels set off a bomb at IOCI headquarters on Coruscant, injuring Director Erik Jamison and killing Deputy Director Gerard Daae. While in the hospital, Emperor Roma informed Erik that he was Force Sensitive, and that that was the reason Erik was still alive. Erik vowed revenge for Gerard's death, blaming his brother and ex-fiancee.
After his promotion to Grand Vizier of COMPNOR, Jacen Boshuu makes a shock announcement to the Galaxy. From the conclusion of a secret meeting with the Emperor, Boshuu announces the reinstatement of the Imperial Senate. It will serve as an advisory body to Imperial High Command. However, the Grand Vizier reminds the Galaxy that the state of emergency still remains. Many people believe this to show that the Empire is actually fighting for good. However, others can see through the Grand Vizier's ploy.
Because of recent attacks on the territorial holdings of House Strannyx in the Senex Sector, Duke Anak Strannyx transfers several vessels from the Tintagel system back to the planet of Artognu to aid in its defense. Anak makes plans to wage war against the other Senex Lords in retaliation for their attacks against his home world.