The year 16,782 Before the Battle of Yavin (BBY) was a year in the Indecta Era of the Galactic Republic. In the years following the first Alsakan Conflict, the Republic's galactic expansion came to a near halt. During this time, however, the Celebratus Archive was founded on the planet Obroa-skai. The archive grew to include complete records for over 300,000 different species. Its creation helped to build the reputation of Obroa-skai, and the library itself gained fame nearly 7,000 years later.


The Galactic Republic's boom and expansion during the Great Manifest Period had come to an abrupt end in 17,000 BBY with the outbreak of the first Alsakan Conflict. The fighting marked the beginning of the Indecta Era, a period of time in the Republic that saw little Rimward growth and expansion. As the Indecta Era continued, however, the Republic began to make contact with previously unknown sentient species who lived on the Rimward frontier, increasing the diversity of the known galaxy.[2]

The galaxy in 16,782 BBY[]

In the year 16,782 BBY, as the Indecta Era continued, the library known as the Celebratus Archive was established on the planet Obroa-skai. The archive was a massive collection that featured complete records of over 300,000 species.[2]


The creation of the Celebratus Archive helped to secure the reputation of Obroa-skai as a primary center for research. The massive archive was also remembered in 10,000 BBY by the historian Vicendi, who included the library in his list of the Twenty Wonders of the Galaxy, a part of the text Arturum Galactinum, which was written as an homage to the founding of the Republic.[2]

Notable events[]

  • The Celebratus Archive was established on Obroa-skai.[2]

Behind the scenes[]

The year 16,782 BBY makes its only appearance in the text of The Essential Atlas, in the section regarding the Twenty Wonders of the Galaxy.[2] The New Essential Chronology, however, does provide an overview of the Indecta Era, which includes the year.[8] Nevertheless, the only explicit mention of events occurring in 16,782 BBY is in the Atlas.[2]


Notes and references[]

  1. The Essential Guide to Warfare
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 The Essential Atlas
  3. The Essential Atlas establishes the endpoints of this era as 17,018 BBY and 15,000 BBY.
  4. SWTOR mini.png Galactic History on The Old Republic's official website (article) (backup link) dates the Tho Yor Arrival, as described in Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi 0, to the year BTC 32,800 of the calendar based on the date of the signing of the Treaty of Coruscant. Since the difference between that calendar and the Galactic Standard Calendar—based on the date of the Battle of Yavin—was 3,653 years per the reasoning here, the Tho Yor Arrival must have taken place in the year 36,453 BBY of the latter dating system. Therefore, the difference between the Galactic Standard Calendar and the dating system based on the Tho Yor Arrival that is featured in Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void must be 36,453 years.
  5. Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia places the Treaty of Coruscant, which served as the zero point of a calendar adopted by the Galactic Senate following the conclusion of the Great Galactic War per SWTOR mini.png Galactic History on The Old Republic's official website (article) (backup link), in the year 3653 BBY of the Galactic Standard Calendar, which was based around the date of the Battle of Yavin. Thus, the difference between the two dating systems is 3,653 years.
  6. The New Essential Chronology establishes that the zero point of the calendar introduced by Tarsus Valorum was the Ruusan Reformation. The book places that event in the year of 1000 BBY of the Galactic Standard Calendar—which was based around the date of the Battle of Yavin—therefore establishing a difference of one thousand years between the two dating systems.
  7. The Essential Atlas places the Battle of Yavin, the zero point in the Galactic Standard Calendar per The New Essential Chronology, 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 the year 8 ABY of the Galactic Standard Calendar. 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, with the first two months of a GrS year being the last two of the preceding Galactic Standard Calendar year, and there is a total difference of 35 years and 2 months between the two systems.
  8. The New Essential Chronology

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