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.
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.
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.
- The Celebratus Archive was established on Obroa-skai.
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. The New Essential Chronology, however, does provide an overview of the Indecta Era, which includes the year. Nevertheless, the only explicit mention of events occurring in 16,782 BBY is in the Atlas.
- The Essential Atlas (First mentioned)
Notes and references
- The Essential Guide to Warfare
- The Essential Atlas
- The Essential Atlas establishes the endpoints of this era as 17,018 BBY and 15,000 BBY.
- Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi Book Two—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.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia's timeline states that the Treaty of Coruscant, which is the basis for the ATC/BTC calendar, occurred in 3653 BBY according to the calendar based on the Battle of Yavin. Thus, the difference between the two calendars is 3653 years, and the ATC/BTC dates are derived using simple math based upon other confirmed dates.
- 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.
- 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.
- The New Essential Chronology