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Old Sith Wars
Chronological information
Years

4000 BBY[1]3950 BBY[2]

Preceding

Post-Manderon period[1]

Subsequent

Inter-Sith Wars period[1]

Approximate dates in other dating systems

Year 32,453–32,503 BTYA[3]

Years 347–297 BTC[4]

Years 3,000–2,950[5] before the Ruusan Reformation

Years 3,965–3,915[6]

Facts and statistics
Conflicts
Important events

The First Jedi Purge

"The Jedi who fall are the most dangerous of all."
―A line from a children's rhyme[src]

The Old Sith Wars was the name given to the series of conflicts that started with the Great Sith War and lasted until the end of the Sith Civil War in 3950 BBY.[7] The conflicts centered around a number of fallen Jedi: Exar Kun and Ulic Qel-Droma instigated the Great Sith War when they fell to the dark side of the Force, and the Jedi Knights Revan and Malak led a new Sith Empire against the Galactic Republic in the Jedi Civil War after they were corrupted by the hidden Sith Emperor at the end of the Mandalorian Wars.

HistoryEdit

"The Jedi have not won today. As you will one day learn, the Jedi have lost!"
―Freedon Nadd, to Arca Jeth — Gnome-speakernotesListen (file info)[src]

Included in this era were the Great Sith War (3996 BBY), the Mandalorian Wars (3976 BBY3960 BBY), the Jedi Civil War (39593956 BBY) and the Onderon Civil War (3951 BBY). It also included the end of the Beast Wars (c. 44004000 BBY), the Sith Civil War (39563950 BBY), the Dark Wars (39553951 BBY), and the First Jedi Purge (39543951 BBY).

The almost continuous sixty-four years of war nearly shattered the Galactic Republic and resulted in a near-total annihilation of the Jedi Order. However, the Republic held in the end, and eliminated (at least for the time being) such threats as the Mandalorians, the Krath and the Sith. Because of the long and bloody conflicts, the galactic citizenry gained a hardened resolve, and the Republic emerged stronger than it was before.

Major figures of the time period of the Old Sith Wars included Ulic Qel-Droma, Exar Kun, Nomi Sunrider, Kreia, Mandalore the Indomitable, Mandalore the Ultimate, Darth Revan, Darth Malak, Bastila Shan and Meetra Surik.

While the major conflicts of the Old Sith Wars were over by the end of the Sith Civil War, the Kanz Disorders (39703670 BBY) continued for nearly three centuries after the triumph of the Republic and the defeat of the Sith.

A major technological advance of the Old Sith Wars period was the Navigation computer. It became generally available during the Restoration Period that followed the Great Sith War, and it quickly rendered the Hyperspace beacon system obsolete.[8]

Events of the Old Sith WarsEdit

"I am here to warn you Jedi, you must not interfere with the work of the dark side. The Dark Lords of the Sith are destined to rise again. Nothing can prevent that."
"You can't frighten us with useless prophecies. I thought Master Arca drove you away when he buried your bones on that barren moon."
"Arca cannot interfere with the dead…nor can he help you, poor Jedi, to avoid your destiny."
"What are you talking about?"
"You…will be one of the great ones."
―Freedon Nadd tells Ulic Qel-Droma of his destiny as a Sith Lord — Gnome-speakernotesListen (file info)[src]

AppearancesEdit

SourcesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 1.36 1.37 1.38 1.39 1.40 1.41 1.42 1.43 1.44 1.45 1.46 1.47 The Essential Atlas
  2. Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide
  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. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. II ("Old Sith Wars")
  8. 8.00 8.01 8.02 8.03 8.04 8.05 8.06 8.07 8.08 8.09 8.10 8.11 8.12 Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide
  9. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic: Vindication
  10. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic: Homecoming
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 "Shadows and Light"—Star Wars Tales 23
  12. 12.00 12.01 12.02 12.03 12.04 12.05 12.06 12.07 12.08 12.09 12.10 The New Essential Chronology
  13. 13.00 13.01 13.02 13.03 13.04 13.05 13.06 13.07 13.08 13.09 13.10 13.11 13.12 13.13 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  14. 14.0 14.1 Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force
  15. 15.0 15.1 Chronicles of the Old Republic
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 The Essential Guide to Warfare
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 The Taris Holofeed: Prime Edition
  18. 18.0 18.1 Galactic Republic Defense Ministry Daily Brief KD0092
  19. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic: War 1
  20. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named The_Essential_Atlas
  21. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Star_Wars:_Knights_of_the_Old_Republic_II:_The_Sith_Lords

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