This page is an archive of a community-wide discussion. This page is no longer live. Further comments or questions on this topic should be made in a new Senate Hall page rather than here so that this page is preserved as a historic record. Advanced Jedi Training Droid 6(Talk to my master) 07:00, December 9, 2016 (UTC)
Since people have started adding dates to canon pages all over the place based on Star Wars: Galactic Atlas, I thought it best to try and clarify what dates can actually be sourced to the book for those without access to it and newer users. The dates for all of the films, including Rogue One, are provided so these can all be added without issue with a direct reference. Lords of the Sith is placed in 14 BBY and Darth Vader 4: Vader, Part IV is placed in 0 ABY. With Clones Wars a large number of episodes can be placed, but many cannot be directly referenced to the book, and so a reference to the offical episode order is often necessary.
Here's where things get weird. All of the early Dathomir stuff, the Mortis arc and the Mon Cala arc are all placed in 20 BBY; however, ARC Troopers and the Umbara arc are placed in 21 BBY. This doesn't match up with the episode order, and so either we have to declare some of this errors, or leave it ambiguous.
The Box arc, initially Darth Maul episodes and Onderon arc are all then all identified as 20 BBY, but aren't affected by any of the above confusion. Therefore I'd say that from the Funeral of Obi-Wan Kenobi up to the Battle of Onderon can be placed in this year using the episode order.
The Jedi youngling arc and the D-Squad arc as well as Revival could be either 20 BBY or 19 BBY so again, these should be left ambiguous.
The Takeover of Mandalore arc, the Ahsoka framed arc, the Yoda's journey arc and the Crystal Crisis arc are all directly placed in 19 BBY, as is Dark Disciple. Therefore anything from the Takeover of Mandalore up to the events of Episode III can be placed in this year using the episode order.
This means that the episode Out of Darkness can't actually be dated based on the book, and anything beyond siege of Lothal will need to use other references to date it.
This sums up most of what can be dated to the book, I hope it will be vaguely helpful in the coming madness of trying to add dates to everything. Remember, if dating something not listed here then an explanatory reference as to how the date was worked out should be given. If anyone has more specific questions regarding the book feel free to leave a message on my talk page and I'll try and reply as quickly as possible. Ayrehead02 (talk) 10:01, November 5, 2016 (UTC)
So how prominent are the dates? Are they just referenced, or is there any sort of timeline? Also more of a general question, are we good to start using these in Status articles? Corellian PremierThe Force will be with you always 22:18, November 5, 2016 (UTC)
There's a full timeline given at the start with dates given and then almost every page has a date given for any event described. There are preview pages somewhere online if you want to see examples, although I can't find any of a readable size right now. The book's canon as far as we know and Pablo Hidalgo seems to have acknowledged the dates are canon on twitter so I'd say so, I've already added them to almost all of the articles I've gotten to status. Ayrehead02 (talk) 22:37, November 5, 2016 (UTC)
Question. Someone added 5 ABY to Mission to Vetine with the reference note "Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places 3 months after Endor as 5 ABY." Can someone clarify what that is referring to? What does it say about 5 ABY? - Brandon Rhea(talk) 00:26, November 9, 2016 (UTC)
The Yavin 4 page in Galactic Atlas notes that Bey and Dameron moved there in 5 ABY, an event from Shattered Empire IV. Since the comic is set 3 months after Endor, it could be interpreted that 3 months after Endor is in 5 ABY. I'm assuming this was the basis of the edit. (I don't own the book, but this can be found in preview images.) - Cwedin(talk) 01:03, November 9, 2016 (UTC)