Star Wars Old Sith Wars Timeline

The Kyyr system is enveloped in a supernova, forming the Thornhedge Nebula and Pulsar and also devastating the Ootmian Pabol.


    The Kyyr system was a Mid Rim star system at the edge of Mytaranor sector and Terr’skiar sector, between Coachelle Prime and Ota. Its star supernovaed circa 4000 BBY, destroying the system and decimating the nearby Ootmian Pabol hyperspace route. In the supernova’s wake was left a nebula and a pulsar.

    4000 BBY

    The planet Ession is colonized.

    The Exchange is founded.

    The Omwati establish a colony on Coruscant.

    Muzara is colonized.

    Flashpoint Stellar Research Station is established on the planet Flashpoint.

    Jedi Master Arca Jeth sends his three apprentices, Ulic Qel-Droma, Cay Qel-Droma, and Tott Doneeta, to Onderon in order to bring an end to the ongoing Beast Wars. Their mission soon goes awry when Princess Galia is kidnapped during a Beast Rider raid on Iziz. The Jedi pursue Galia, only to discover that she intends to marry the Beast Rider Oron Kira, and Onderon’s royal family are practitioners of the dark side.

    Their attempts to negotiate a peace with Queen Amanoa fail when she unleashes the dark side against them, and the Beast Riders lay siege to Iziz. Arca Jeth arrives and lends his battle meditation to the Beast Riders, bringing about their victory, and his powerful presence in the light side causes Freedon Nadd’s spirit to abandon Queen Amanoa and leave her to die. Galia and Kira are married and assume the throne of Onderon.

    Nomi Sunrider becomes Thon’s apprentice after the death of her husband Andur.

    3999 BBY

    The Freedon Nadd Uprising erupts on Onderon as King Ommin leads an army of dark side-empowered Naddists against the Jedi Order and Beast Riders. The Naddists interrupt Amanoa’s funeral and capture Arca Jeth, and also succeed in recovering the sarcophagi of both Amanoa and Freedon Nadd.

    3998 BBY

    The Galactic Republic and additional Jedi Knights arrive on Onderon and engage Ommin’s army, and the Jedi ultimately defeat Ommin and liberate Arca Jeth. At the same time, the Tetan nobles Aleema Keto and Satal Keto, who were visiting Ommin and learning Sith lore from the king, escape back to their home system of Empress Teta and become Freedon Nadd’s new apprentices.

    The Keto cousins stage a military and political coup in the Empress Teta system, seizing control of the system from their parents as they establish the Sith cult known as the Krath. The coup begins the Krath Holy Crusade.

    3997 BBY

    A Republic and Jedi task force comes to the aid of the planet Empress Teta, which has managed to hold off the Krath, but the Sith cult drives the Republic out of the system at the Battle of Koros Major. Ulic Qel-Droma is infected by Aleema Keto’s Sith magic during an attack on the Republic’s command ship Reliance I, and he unknowingly begins to slip towards the dark side.

    The Jedi Conclave of Deneba is disrupted by Krath war droids, and the servant droids at the conclave attack the Jedi at the event. The Jedi destroy their attackers, but Arca Jeth is killed by Krath dorids in the battle.

    Ulic Qel-Droma attempts to infiltrate the Krath from within, but is seduced to the dark side by Aleema Keto. Qel-Droma kills Satal and becomes the Krath’s leader alongside Aleema, and a Jedi rescue mission fails when Qel-Droma refuses to depart.

    Around the same time, The power-hungry Jedi Exar Kun searches for Sith teachings and discovers the spirit of Freedon Nadd on Onderon’s moon Dxun, where he is trained in the ways of the dark side before heading to Yavin 4 to acquire more power. Kun ultimately kills Nadd’s spirit and seeks out Ulic Qel-Droma to eliminate a potential rival.

    Nomi Sunrider organizes a second rescue mission at the same time that Kun arrives on Empress Teta, and Kun and Qel-Droma clash in a duel. However, the duel is ended by the spirit of Marka Ragnos, who anoints Kun and Qel-Droma as Dark Lords of the Sith as well as Master and apprentice. Joining forces with Kun, Qel-Droma refuses Sunrider’s attempt at a rescue, and the two Sith form the Brotherhood of the Sith.[

    Several slivilith – living probe creatures created by the Yuuzhan Vong – appear in the galaxy.

    In the Duel on Kuar on the Plains of Harkul, Ulic Qel-Droma defeats Mandalore the Indomitable in combat, winning his loyalty.

    3996 BBY

    Exar Kun locates and reactivates the Dark Reaper, and begins using it to conquer planets.

    After months of conquering planets from the Deep Core to the Outer Rim, the Sith launch their attack on Coruscant. During the battle, Ulic Qel-Droma is captured and subsequently put on trial for treason.

    Mandalore the Indomitable is defeated by the Republic at the Battle of Onderon and killed by the beasts of Dxun. He is succeeded by Mandalore the Ultimate.

    Sith Lord Ulic Qel-Droma turns away from the dark side.

    Exar Kun is defeated at the Battle of Yavin 4 by Ulic Qel-Droma and the Republic.

    The Dark Reaper is deactivated and its power source, the Force Harvester, is hidden on Raxus Prime.

    Both the Great Sith War and the Krath Holy Crusade end with the Recapture of the Empress Teta system.

    Mandalore the Ultimate begins secretly summoning clans from across the galaxy, building up arms and ships on Dxun, working toward the day when a new crusade can be launched.

    The Jedi Order create the Lost City of the Jedi to aide the recovery of the planet Yavin 4’s ecology as well as to ensure that Exar Kun never returned again.

    An attack by the Sith devastates Mustafar—the gas giant Lefrani is tugged out of its orbit by a dark side weapon, causing Mustafar to be caught between the gravitational fields of Lefrani and the gas giant Jestefad. All life on the planet’s surface dies as the surface is ripped apart by immense tidal stresses.

    The Jedi Order relocates to Coruscant following Ossus’s devastation.

    The Restoration Period begins for the Republic.

    3995 BBY

    The Great Hunt, a Jedi campaign to eradicate the Sithspawn known as terentateks, begins.

    Carth Onasi is born on Telos IV.

    3994 BBY

    Ulic Qel-Droma revisits Yavin 4 to learn what had happened to Exar Kun, but is unable to learn anything as to his former comrade’s fate.

    Revan is born on an unknown planet, believed to be somewhere in the Outer Rim Territories.

    During the Great Hunt, Jedi Knights successfully cleanse the planet Tatooine of terentateks. The Great Hunt is officially ended, but the Jedi Council secretly dispatches three Knights—Duron Qel-Droma, Shaela Nuur, and Guun Han Saresh—to seek out and eradicate the last of the terentateks on Korriban.

    The trio’s mission falls apart when Saresh, furious that Nuur and Qel-Droma are in a relationship, strikes out on his own and hunts down a terentatek on Kashyyyk. Saresh is killed by the terentatek, and Nuur and Qel-Droma are killed by their target in the caves of Korriban

    3993 BBY

    Krynda Draay, daughter of Noab Hulis and widow of Barrison Draay, is roused from the depression that the Sith War put her in when she meets the Miraluka child Q’Anilia. Q’Anilia’s powers of precognition impress the half-Miraluka seer, and inspires Draay to found a Jedi Covenant dedicated to preventing the rise of the Sith

    The Arkanian Offshoot Edessa is born on Osadia. Wyrick believes her to be his greatest success in the New Generation Project, and her name—Edessa, or “triumph”—reflects that.

    3988 BBY

    Krynda Draay receives a Force vision that becomes known as the Prophecy of the Five. The prophecy foretells five individuals—one for the light, one for the dark, one for the dark in the light, one for the light in the dark, and one who stands alone—that will play pivotal roles in the next great conflict in which “all that has been built will fall.”

    Nomi Sunrider, by now the head of the Jedi Order, calls a conclave of the Order on Exis Station. However, the conclave is interrupted when Nomi’s daughter Vima steals an ion mining vessel and is nearly killed before Tott Doneeta rescues her. Vima seeks out Ulic Qel-Droma on Rhen Var and becomes his student, studying the ways of the Force.

    3986 BBY

    The Cathar Jedi Sylvar tracks down Ulic on Rhen Var and attacks him for his crimes and the death of her master Crado during the Great Sith War. Their duel ends when Qel-Droma refuses to fight, freeing Sylvar from the grips of her rage; however, the spacer Hoggon shoots Qel-Droma moments later in hopes of gaining fame.

    The Coruscant Financial Exchange Establishment act speeds the restoration of the devastated Galactic Republic by allowing corporations to invest in the government’s infrastructure in return for guaranteeing safe passage through increasingly treacherous hyperspace routes.

    3985 BBY

    Darth Xedrix begins to serve on the Dark Council.

    3984 BBY

    Zayne Carrick is born on Phaeda.

    3982 BBY

    Vima Sunrider makes an entry in the Great Holocron regarding Ulic Qel-Droma’s redemption and death.

    3980 BBY

    Mandalore the Ultimate is influenced by an agent of the Sith Empire into waging war on the Republic.

    3978 BBY

    The planet Vortex is inducted into the Republic.

    3977 BBY

    Zayne Carrick is discovered by the Jedi Order and brought to the Jedi Enclave on Dantooine.

    The Mandalorian Wars begin with the Battle of Althir.

    3976 BBY

    A gang war erupts between the Hidden Beks and Black Vulkars, two swoop gangs on Taris.

    Cassus Fett leads the Mandalorian Neo-Crusaders in the Battle of Cathar—Fett’s forces wipe out over 90% of the Cathar population on their homeworld.

    3973 BBY

    Mission Vao is born on Taris.

    3970 BBY

    Argazda’s Provisional Governor Myrial declares the Kanz sector independent, renaming it the Argazdan Redoubt and instigating the bloody Kanz Disorders.

    The First WatchCircle of the Jedi Covenant—Feln, Lucien Draay, Q’Anilia, Raana Tey, and Xamar—are assigned five Padawans: Oojoh, Zayne Carrick, Shad Jelavan, Kamlin, Gharn. The five Padawans are transferred to the Jedi Tower on Taris, where their new Jedi Masters are stationed.

    3969 BBY

    The Adasca BioMechanical Corporation of Arkania begins offering “genetic solutions” to Arkanian Offshoot employees.

    3968 BBY

    The Jedi Knight Jelph Marrian is expelled from the Order after alienating the Jedi Council, and he joins the Jedi Covenant as a Shadow.

    3967 BBY

    The planet Taris is admitted to the Republic after a number of corporations, including Lhosan Industries, successfully bribe Senators into admitting their world.

    3966 BBY

    The parents of Shad, Shay, and Shel Jelavan are killed in an accident in the Middle City of Taris.

    The Mandalorian Neo-Crusaders first begin to combat the Republic Military as they move closer and closer to the Republic’s edge, thus beginning the “False War.”

    3965 BBY

    The Mandalorians clash with the Republic at the Jebble-Vanquo-Tarnith line for several weeks.

    3964 BBY

    The First WatchCircle of the Jedi Covenant commits the Padawan Massacre, the murder of their five Padawans on Taris, after the Rogue Moon Prophecy foretells a dark figure who will bring destruction to the galaxy—a figure they believe is one of their Padawans. The Padawan Zayne Carrick arrives late and escapes with the con man Marn Hierogryph, but is framed for the Massacre.

    Carrick escapes from the Jedi Tower after his capture, and his escape sparks rioting and mass panic across Taris as the public loses faith in the Jedi. Mandalore the Ultimate views this as a signal to attack and takes the planet Vanquo just as the year ends.

    The Mandalorians break through the Republic lines and begin the Taris Siege, and proceed to invade the Republic through three separate corridors in what becomes known as the Onslaught. One of those corridors sees the nuclear devastation of Serroco, though the Mandalorians’ offensives are all halted by the end of the year.

    3963 BBY

    Q’Anilia commits suicide after being led to believe that her mentor and mother figure, Krynda Draay, had died.

    The Revanchists, a group of young interventionist Jedi led by a charismatic Knight known as “the Revanchist,” uncover evidence of the Battle of Cathar. In light of the Mandalorians’ actions, the Jedi Council begrudgingly sanctions the Revanchists’ entrance into the Mandalorian Wars, and the Revanchist adopts the name Revan.

    A Yuuzhan Vong scout arrives in Wild Space.

    The Mandalorian launch a Coreward campaign known as the Mandalorian Triumph that sees them breach the Core Worlds as far as Duro.[1] However, Revan and his friend Malak arrive at the Battle of Duro with a fleet of Interdictor-class cruisers, preventing the Mandalorians from escaping with war matériel. As a result, Supreme Chancellor Tol Cressa appoints Revan the Supreme Commander of the Republic Military.

    3962 BBY

    Over the course of this and the next year, Revan leads the Republic in rolling back the Mandalorians’ advances, though often at the cost of civilians thanks to “moral shortcuts.”

    3961 BBY

    Lillia Venn becomes Grand Lord on Kesh.

    The Mandalorian Wars come to an end at the Battle of Malachor V, where Revan kills Mandalore the Ultimate and the Mass Shadow Generator wipes out most of the Mandalorian and Republic fleets while destroying the planet’s surface.

    3960 BBY

    The Jedi Civil War begins.

    3959 BBY

    Turned to the dark side by the Sith Emperor, Revan and Malak find the Star Forge and, after breaking free of the Emperor’s control, form their own Sith Empire to invade the Republic.

    The assassin droid HK-47 is constructed.

    Battle of Foerost.

    Bombing of Telos IV.

    Revan is captured onboard his flagship, after Malak turns against him. Bastila Shan brings Revan back to the Jedi, who use the Force to strip his memories and create a new identity for him.

    3957 BBY

    Destruction of Taris which results with most of the planet destroyed.

    3956 BBY

    Revan and Bastila along with their companions begin to look for the Star Maps spread across four planets (Korriban, Kashyyyk, Tatooine, and Manaan) after finding one on Dantooine.

    Attack on Dantooine.

    At the Battle of Rakata Prime, Revan kills Malak in a lightsaber duel, and the Republic Fleet destroys the Star Forge.

    End of the Jedi Civil War.

    The Sith Civil War begins.

    The Order of Shasa is founded on Manaan.

    Sith Lords, formerly loyal to Darth Revan and Malak, begin breaking the Sith Empire into smaller domains, declaring themselves sovereign warlords.

    3955 BBY

    The Sith Triumvirate is formed.

    First Jedi Purge begins.

    Supreme Chancellor Tol Cressa starts the Telosian Restoration Project, for which the Aratech Repulsor Company launches the G0-T0 droid series.

    Sith assassins, under orders from Darth Sion, begin a widespread assassination campaign against the Jedi, who soon are all but wiped out.

    3954 BBY

    The remnants of the Sith Empire are mostly unified by Darth Traya, Darth Sion and Darth Nihilus.

    Vaner Shan is born.

    Darth Xedrix is killed by Lord Scourge.

    The Conclave on Katarr is called to discuss the future of the Jedi Order.

    3952 BBY

    Vandar Tokare dies.

    The Sith Lord Darth Nihilus uses his massive Force powers to feed on the life on Katarr, destroying all life on the planet, (except for the Miraluka Visas Marr), and virtually wipes out the Jedi Order.

    Canderous Ordo, known as Mandalore the Preserver, reunites the Mandalorian clans and aids in the fight against the remnants of the Sith Empire.

    3951 BBY

    The Czerka Corporation, though not entirely legal means, attempts to take control over the Telosian Restoration Project.

    Meetra Surik is discovered aboard the Ebon Hawk by Kreia.

    Lonna Vash dies.

    Battle of Khoonda.

    • Kavar dies.
    • Zez-Kai Ell dies.
    • Vrook Lamar dies.

    Blockade of Onderon.

    Second Battle of Onderon.

    Battle of Telos IV.

    Meetra Surik reestablishes a connection to the Force, then kills Darth Nihilus, Darth Sion and Darth Traya, who have spent the last five years assassinating Jedi.

    Destruction of Malachor V.

    First Jedi Purge ends.

    End of the Old Sith Wars.

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