Expansionist Era

25,053 BBY

* With the Rakatan hyperdrive having been reverse-engineered by Corellian scientists, the inhabitants of the Core Worlds begin to expand outward and settle the known galaxy. Show More

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    * The Galactic Republic is founded with the signing of the Galactic Constitution, and Coruscant becomes the new government’s capital. Show More

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    25,000 BBY

    * The Perlemian Trade Route is founded, linking Coruscant with Ossus and the Tion Cluster.

    * The Corellian Run is mapped, ensuring the economic dominance of Corellia in the forming Republic; the Corellian Run forms the southern border of the Slice.

    * Republic scouts make contact with the Jedi Order on Ossus, and Jedi Master Haune Tiar accompanies the scouts back to the Republic. After conferring for several weeks, the Order pledge themselves to the Republic’s service.

    * With the development of the hyperdrive, Queen Rana allows for a wave of colonization to embark from Duros; one of the colony worlds is the planet Neimoidia, which is colonized by a group of Duros led by Chla C’cHaan.

    * The Jedi Sar Agorn takes on a Padawan in Cope Shykrill, but Shykrill falls to the dark side of the Force and is struck down.The Perlemian Trade Route is founded, linking Coruscant with Ossus and the Tion Cluster.

    24,500 BBY

    * The First Great Schism erupts in the Core Worlds between the Jedi Order and the Legions of Lettow, members of the Jedi Order who seek to use the dark side against the Order’s wishes. The Legions’ leader Xendor originally asked for permission to create an academy for the study of Force techniques outlawed by the Jedi, and after their refusal he founded the Legions on Lettow—prompting the Order to declare war on them.

    * The Schism sees Xendor’s death at Columus, and the conflict ends not long afterwards as the Order invaded Lettow.

    24,000 BBY

    The Tionese War begins: the Tionese unite as the Honorable Union of Desevro & Tion and attack the Republic, storming down the Perlemian. The Republic begins producing warships at Core shipyards, but the Tionese push into the heart of the Republic and bomb numerous worlds. The Republic ultimately repels the Tionese with a desperate counterattack by numerous Core systems, sparking a series of offensives and counteroffensives that last around a century

    23,900 BBY

    * The Tionese War comes to an end as the Republic devastates the worlds of the Tion Cluster, though the Republic’s sterilization of Desevro prompts the Jedi to break with the Republic.

    * The Republic negotiates with the Jedi, who eventually agree to serve as the Republic’s watchmen.

    23,643 BBY

    The planet Uphrades experiences a period of significant volcanic activity, resulting in especially fertile soil tens of thousands of years later.

    22,800 BBY

    A Jedi scout follows the Force’s call into the Unknown Regions, discovering the crystal world of Ilum. Ilum soon becomes an important religious world for the Jedi Order.

    22,000 BBY

    The planet Nubia is settled.

    20,100 BBY

    By this time, most of the Colonies and the Inner Rim have been settled.

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