Fourth Great Schism

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"The Fourth Great Schism, which occurred a millennium ago, brought on a thousand years of fighting, the ascendance of Darth Ruin and the Sith, and the plague that provided the drumbeat for what was truly the Republic's Dark Age. It was a military campaign that nearly brought an end to civilization."
―Restelly Quist's writings[src]

The Fourth Great Schism was the final Great Schism of the Jedi Order. It occurred in 2000 BBY when Phanius fell to the dark side to become Darth Ruin, leaving the Order to establish the New Sith. This was followed by the New Sith Wars.

Behind the scenesEdit

Originally, in George Lucas's notes for the prequel trilogy, in which he described the backstory of the Sith, the unnamed-Ruin was the first Sith Lord. There had been C-canon sources already that dealt with Sith Lords before 2000 BBY, so this "foundation" was degraded into yet another "Great Schism"—the fourth one.



Notes and referencesEdit

History of the Sith
First Sith Empire · Hundred-Year Darkness · Sith Empire
Great Hyperspace War · Old Sith Wars (Great Sith War · Jedi Civil War · Dark Wars : First Jedi Purge/Sith Civil War)
Resurgent Sith Empire · Great Galactic War · Cold War · Galactic War
Fourth Great Schism · New Sith Wars (Second Sith Civil War · Republic Dark Age)
Order of the Sith Lords · Lumiya's Sith · Lost Tribe of Sith · Lost Tribe of Sith emergence
One Sith · Sith–Imperial War · Second Imperial Civil War
History of the Jedi Order
Unification Wars · First Great Schism · Recusal
Second Great Schism · Great Hyperspace War
Great Sith War · Mandalorian Wars · Jedi Civil War
First Jedi Purge · Great Galactic War · Cold War
Galactic War · New Sith Wars · Republic Dark Age
Ruusan Reformation · Great Jedi Purge · New Jedi Order
Yuuzhan Vong War · Lost Tribe of Sith emergence · Sith–Imperial War
Second Imperial Civil War/Third Jedi Purge
New Sith Wars
(2000 BBY1000 BBY)
Galactic timeline

Previous: Darth Desolous conflict
(after 3522 BBY)

Next: Mandalorian Civil War (6044 BBY)
Stark Hyperspace War (44 BBY)

Battles of the New Sith Wars
Early battles
(20001100 BBY)
Fourth Great Schism · Uba IV · Malrev IV · King's Galquek
Corphelion · Gap Nine · Mizra · Almas · Sictis Wars
Early Republic
Dark Age
(11001010 BBY)
First Aquilaris · Operation Influx: · Oranessan · Chelloa
Nilash III · First Darkknell · Gazzari · Jutrand · Bactranate · Byllura
Syned · Aquilaris campaign · Second Darkknell · First Skarpos
Sarrassia · Second Skarpos · Vanahame · Coruscant
Sith infighting · Duel (Kas'im and Na'daz)
Light and
Darkness War
(10101002 BBY)
Unidentified (Wud Mortull) · Korriban · Hoth · Dromund Kaas
Ando · Bomis Koori · Castell · Corsin · Denon
Dorin · Druckenwell · Enarc · Gizer · Gyndine · Jabiim · Mindor
Monastery · Ord Mantell · Pax · Sanrafsix · Sy Myrth
Kashyyyk · Hsskhor · Phaseera
Alaris Prime · Harpori · Balowa · Ambria · Bespin · Sullust
Taanab · Corulag · Chandrila · Brentaal IV · Lehon
Ruusan campaign
(10021000 BBY)
First Ruusan · Second Ruusan · Third Ruusan · Fourth Ruusan
Fifth Ruusan · Sixth Ruusan · Seventh Ruusan
Related topics and articles
Charge Matrica · Second Charge Matrica · Operation Deluge · Operation Influx · Kerra Holt · Vilia Calimondra
Chagras · Vannar Treece · Odion · Daiman · Ayanos Bactra · Arkadia Calimondra
Army of Light · Darth Bane · Brotherhood of Darkness · Belia Darzu · Lord Hoth · Lord Kaan
New Sith · Republic Dark Age · Ruusan Reformation · Tarsus Valorum

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