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5000 BBY
Great Hyperspace War
Galactic era(s)
Approximate dates in other dating systems

Year 31,453[3] after the Tho Yor Arrival

Year 1,347[4] before the Treaty of Coruscant

Year 4,000[5] before the Ruusan Reformation

Year 4,965:3–4,964:2[6] before the Great ReSynchronization

Facts and statistics



Old Republic era[8]

The following events took place in 5000 BBY.


  • The Unification Wars come to an end, with the Koros system united under Empress Teta's rule.[7]
  • Marka Ragnos dies, prompting a duel between the rival Sith Lords Ludo Kressh and Naga Sadow, who both seek to succeed Ragnos. As Ragnos's spirit looks on, Sadow emerges victorious and is anointed the new Dark Lord of the Sith.[9]
  • The Great Hyperspace War—a galactic conflict between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire—erupts when two young hyperspace scouts, Gav and Jori Daragon, accidentally make contact with the Sith.[7]
  • The Manderon Period ends.[7]
  • Sadow instigates the Great Hyperspace War in hopes of conquering the Republic, invading major Republic worlds such as Coruscant and the Koros system along the Daragon Trail hyperlane.[7]
  • King Adas's holocron is lost on the planet Ashas Ree following the death of its owner, Lord Garu.[10]
  • Sadow's forces are ultimately driven back when his forces are revealed to be largely illusions, and Sadow flees back to the Sith Empire, where he is confronted by Ludo Kressh.[7]
  • Sadow escapes after destroying Kressh's fleet just ahead of a Republic fleet pursuing him, and ultimately finds refuge on the moon of Yavin 4.[7]
  • The Sith starship Omen crashes on the remote planet Kesh, stranding its crew as the Lost Tribe of Sith, while its sister ship Harbinger is thrown into the future and arrives around 41 ABY.[11]
  • Supreme Chancellor Pultimo orders an invasion of the Stygian Caldera to wipe out the remains of the Sith Empire.[7]
  • A supernova occurs in the Moddell sector, forming the Din Pulsar. (Approximate date)[7]
  • Csilla undergoes an ice age, blanketing its surface with glaciers and forcing the Chiss species to move underground. (Approximate date)[12]
  • The symbol of the Academy of Carida is carved into the moon of Carida, earning it the name of the Mascot Moon. (Approximate date)[13]
  • Reaper's World is colonized approximately around this time.[14]


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Jedi fighting Sith.




Notes and referencesEdit

  1. The Essential Atlas establishes the endpoints of this era as 7000 BBY and 5000 BBY.
  2. The Essential Atlas confirms the Manderon Period ends in 5000 BBY, while The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia states the Old Sith Wars start with the beginning of the Great Sith War in 4000 BBY.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 The Essential Atlas
  8. 8.0 8.1 StarWarsDotComBlogsLogoStacked "Star Wars Eras" – Keeper of the Holocron's Blog, Leland Chee's Blog (content now obsolete; backup link on
  9. Tales of the Jedi: The Golden Age of the Sith
  10. HyperspaceIcon Evil Never Dies: The Sith Dynasties on Hyperspace (article) (content removed from and unavailable)
  11. Crosscurrent
  12. The Unknown Regions
  13. WEG icon2 "The Hearing"—Dark Empire Sourcebook
  14. WEG icon2 "Elusive"—No Disintegrations
  15. 15.0 15.1 Crosscurrent
  16. Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force

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