15,500 Before the Battle of Yavin (BBY) was a year in the Indecta Era of the Galactic Republic. While the expansion of the Republic-known galaxy had come to a near halt with the outbreak of the First Alsakan Conflict fifteen hundred years earlier, scouts and explorers eventually returned to the outer frontier of space. 15,500 BBY, Republic scouts encountered the Duinuogwuin species. Frightened, the scouts hastily retreated to Coruscant, with hundreds of the oft-called "Star Dragons" in pursuit. The Republic planet was attacked, but peace was forged between the Duinuogwuin philosopher Borz'Mat'oh and Supreme Chancellor Fillorean. Together, as part of the peace, they established the University of Coruscant.
The rapid expansion of the known galaxy by the Galactic Republic had nearly ceased with the outbreak of the First Alsakan Conflict in 17,000 BBY. This conflict marked the beginning of the Indecta Era for the Republic, but exploration eventually resumed. New sentient species were being encountered on the rimward frontier of known space. The Republic had also been changing culturally, with the establishment of the Celebratus Archive on Obroa-skai in 16,782 BBY and the creation of the first proto-lightsabers by the Jedi in the years leading up to 15,500 BBY.
The galaxy in 15,500 BBYEdit
In 15,500 BBY, Republic scouts exploring the Outer Rim traversed near the planet Murkhana. There, they encountered the Duinuogwuin, fifty meter–long "Star Dragons" that had the ability to travel through the vacuum of space and expel atomic fire from their mouths. The first encounter was disastrous, as the scouts were stricken with fear. Acting in haste, they retreated to Coruscant. The "Star Dragons" misinterpreted the fear, and hundreds followed in pursuit. Reaching the Republic capital-world, the Duinuogwuin attacked the planet and devastated the cityscape. However, the Republic's Supreme Chancellor Fillorean was able to open negotiations with the Duinuogwuin philosopher Borz'Mat'oh, brokering peace. As part of the deal, the two established the University of Coruscant.
The Duinuogwuin became one of many species that either came in contact or became incorporated into the galactic community during the Indecta Era. The peace brokered by Fillorean and Borz'Mat'oh lasted between the Republic and the Duinuogwuin, and some of them even became Jedi. One such Star Dragon, named Willm Lywin, established the Teyan Praxeum on Teya IV in 4600 BBY. On the University of Coruscant's main campus, statues of both Fillorean and Borz'Mat'oh were erected, and the university itself remained for thousands of years.
- Duinuogwuin Contention, which included the attack on Coruscant
- The founding of the University of Coruscant
Behind the scenesEdit
Although the year itself was not explicitly mentioned in Coruscant and the Core Worlds, the 2003 Wizards of the Coast roleplaying game supplement first introduced the Duinuogwuin Contention into Star Wars canon. The date was first provided in the 2005 publication The New Essential Chronology, wherein further details of the conflict were mentioned. 15,500 BBY later received mention in Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force and The Essential Atlas.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (Codex entry)
- Coruscant and the Core Worlds (Indirect mention only)
- The New Essential Chronology (First mentioned)
- Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force
- The Essential Atlas
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 The New Essential Chronology
- ↑ Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi Volume 2—Prisoner of Bogan establishes the year 36,453 BBY as the date of the Tho Yor Arrival, which is the zero point of the Tho Yor Arrival dating system, meaning the difference between the calendar based on the Battle of Yavin and the TYA year-notation system is 36,453 years. This date is derived from simple math based upon other confirmed dates.
- ↑ The New Essential Chronology states that the Great Hyperspace War began in 5000 BBY, which is 1,347 BTC in Star Wars: The Old Republic's Galactic Timeline, so the difference between the calendar based on the Battle of Yavin and the calendar based on the Treaty of Coruscant is 3,653 years. This date is derived using simple math based upon other confirmed dates.
- ↑ The New Essential Chronology states that the Ruusan Reformation occurred in 1000 BBY, which is the zero point of the calendar based on the Ruusan Reformation, so the difference between the calendar based on the Battle of Yavin and the Ruusan Reformation's year-notation system is 1,000 years. This date is derived using simple math based upon other confirmed dates.
- ↑ The Essential Atlas places the Battle of Yavin, the zero point in the Galactic Standard Calendar, in 35:3 under the Great ReSynchronization dating system. The Essential Atlas also places the Battle of Selaggis on 43:2:28 and the Battle of Dathomir on 43:3:21. The Essential Guide to Warfare and The Essential Atlas both place the Battle of Dathomir in 8 ABY. The Essential Guide to Warfare also places the Battle of Selaggis in 7 ABY, confirming the placement of the division between each Galactic Standard Calendar year as the third month in the Great ReSynchronization year. Thus, there is a two-month gap between the two dating systems, and the first two months of a GrS year are the last two of the preceding Galactic Standard Calendar year. The Great ReSynchronization was instituted in 35 BBY, so there is a total difference of 35 years and 2 months between the two systems. This article's date is therefore derived from simple math based on this reference explanation.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 The Essential Atlas
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 Coruscant and the Core Worlds
- ↑ "The Most Dangerous Foe"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 11
- ↑ Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force