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"I engaged the jump drive for a trip in outsystem. It took about two hours. When I got out, it was 200 years later."
―Bosbit Matarcher on a hyperspace jump he engaged in 212 BBY that transported him to 22 BBY[src]

212 before the Battle of Yavin (BBY) was a year during the Great Peace of the Republic era. Beginning nearly 800 years previously, this time period marked widespread exploration into the Outer Rim by the Galactic Republic and the opening of the Deep Core. In 212 BBY, Delemede–native Bosbit Matarcher attempted to make a hyperspace jump in a recently bought Delemedian starhopper. However, Matarcher's starship had a faulty relativistic shield—which guarded against the strange bends in time and space associated with hyperspace travel—and during the jump, Matarcher was transported 190 years into the future.

Proem[]

In 1000 BBY, the New Sith Wars between the Galactic Republic and the Brotherhood of Darkness came to an end. The Supreme Chancellor at the time, Tarsus Valorum, reorganized the Senate through the Ruusan Reformations,[7] and the Jedi Order became a branch of the Republic Judicial Department.[8]

The galaxy in 212 BBY[]

By the year 212 BBY, the Great Peace of the Republic era—the period of time that followed the Ruusan Reformation—was nearly eight hundred years in the making.[9] The Republic continued its expansion into the Deep Core and previously uncharted Wild Space areas that later became part of the Outer Rim Territories.[7]

Around 212 BBY, Bosbit Matarcher, a thirty-five standard year old Human male from the then–shoddy planet of Delemede, bought a Delemedian starhopper. Thinking he had gotten a good deal for the starship, Matarcher boarded his starhopper and left Delemede, hoping to make a quick jump outsystem. However, when Matarcher engaged his vessel's hyperdrive, the ship's relativistic shield, which protected the ship from the irregular bends in time and space associated with hyperspace travel, malfunctioned.[1]

Impact[]

Following 212 BBY, the Republic continued its expansion, and the Great Peace of the Republic lasted for over 150 years. Meanwhile, when Matarcher emerged from hyperspace, he discovered that much had changed for the galaxy. Although Matarcher experienced only a two hour journey, for the rest of the galaxy, 190 years had passed, putting Matarcher in the year 22 BBY,[1] the last year of the Great Peace of the Republic era.[9]

Matarcher, now a 225 standard year old man, gained brief notoriety for the extremely unusual malfunction that sent him 190 years into the future. Matarcher received a minor interview by the HoloNet News, during which Matarcher stated he would be returning to Delemede, but this time, he would be flying transit. Matarcher also said he was happy the malfunction had occurred; when he had left Delemede in 212 BBY, the planet was in a state in disrepair, but in 22 BBY, Delemede was a thriving.[1]

Notable events[]

  • Circa 212 BBY, Bosbit Matarcher unintentionally time travels 190 years into the future, due to faulty relativistic shielding on his recently bought starship.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

212 BBY was first indirectly mentioned in the in-universe HoloNet News Vol. 531 48 article, "225-year Old Man's Secret? Time Dilation." In the article, it is stated that Matarcher was thirty–five standard years old, and upon time traveling, was 225 standard years old, signifying that Matarcher traveled 190 years through time. Since the article is set in the year 22 BBY, it can then be assumed that Matarcher's journey began around the year 212 BBY. 212 BBY was again indirectly mentioned in Bosbit Matarcher's entry in The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia.

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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 HNNsmall.jpg 225-year Old Man's Secret? Time DilationHoloNet News Vol. 531 #48 (content now obsolete; backup link on Archive.org)
  2. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. I, p. 363 ("Great Peace of the Republic") establishes that the Great Peace of the Republic lasted between the Ruusan campaign and the beginning of the Clone Wars, which The New Essential Chronology dates to 1000 BBY and 22 BBY, respectively.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 7.0 7.1 The Essential Atlas
  8. The New Essential Chronology
  9. 9.0 9.1 The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. I, p. 363 ("Great Peace of the Republic")

Great Peace of the Republic
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Years of the Great Peace of the Republic
1000 BBY · 998 BBY · 997 BBY · 996 BBY · 995 BBY · 992 BBY · 990 BBY
987 BBY · 980 BBY · 902 BBY · 900 BBY · 899 BBY · 896 BBY · 881 BBY
868 BBY · 850 BBY · 832 BBY · 822 BBY · 800 BBY · 796 BBY · 750 BBY
738 BBY · 737 BBY · 722 BBY · 719 BBY · 704 BBY · 700 BBY · 690s BBY
671 BBY · 654 BBY · 650 BBY · 620 BBY · 610 BBY · 602 BBY · 600 BBY
592 BBY · 590 BBY · 583 BBY · 580 BBY · 553 BBY · 552 BBY · 550 BBY
539 BBY · 532 BBY · 524 BBY · 522 BBY · 520 BBY · 519 BBY · 517 BBY
516 BBY · 509 BBY · 500 BBY · 499 BBY · 490 BBY · 470 BBY · 460 BBY
450 BBY · 440 BBY · 439 BBY · 405 BBY · 403 BBY · 402 BBY · 401 BBY
400 BBY · 399 BBY · 398 BBY · 392 BBY · 380 BBY · 378 BBY · 365 BBY
356 BBY · 350 BBY · 340 BBY · 335 BBY · 331 BBY · 326 BBY · 322 BBY
321 BBY · 312 BBY · 311 BBY · 300 BBY · 292 BBY · 282 BBY · 280 BBY
278 BBY · 275 BBY · 274 BBY · 250 BBY · 247 BBY · 244 BBY · 242 BBY
236 BBY · 232 BBY · 230 BBY · 229 BBY · 222 BBY · 221 BBY · 220 BBY
214 BBY · 212 BBY · 211 BBY · 210 BBY · 207 BBY · 206 BBY · 205 BBY
200 BBY · 198 BBY · 196 BBY · 195 BBY · 194 BBY · 192 BBY · 190 BBY
189 BBY · 188 BBY · 187 BBY · 186 BBY · 185 BBY · 181 BBY · 179 BBY
177 BBY · 170 BBY · 167 BBY · 161 BBY · 160 BBY · 157 BBY · 154 BBY
150 BBY · 147 BBY · 145 BBY · 143 BBY · 135 BBY · 133 BBY · 132 BBY
130 BBY · 129 BBY · 128 BBY · 124 BBY · 122 BBY · 121 BBY · 120 BBY
119 BBY · 118 BBY · 115 BBY · 114 BBY · 112 BBY · 110 BBY · 107 BBY
105 BBY · 104 BBY · 103 BBY · 102 BBY · 100 BBY · 99 BBY · 98 BBY
97 BBY · 96 BBY · 95 BBY · 94 BBY · 93 BBY · 92 BBY · 91 BBY
90 BBY · 89 BBY · 88 BBY · 87 BBY · 86 BBY · 85 BBY · 84 BBY
82 BBY · 81 BBY · 80 BBY · 79 BBY · 78 BBY · 77 BBY · 76 BBY
75 BBY · 74 BBY · 73 BBY · 72 BBY · 71 BBY · 70 BBY · 69 BBY
68 BBY · 67 BBY · 66 BBY · 65 BBY · 64 BBY · 63 BBY · 62 BBY
61 BBY · 60 BBY · 59 BBY · 58 BBY · 57 BBY · 56 BBY · 55 BBY
54 BBY · 53 BBY · 52 BBY · 51 BBY · 50 BBY · 49 BBY · 48 BBY
47 BBY · 46 BBY · 45 BBY · 44 BBY · 43 BBY · 42 BBY · 41 BBY
40 BBY · 39 BBY · 38 BBY · 37 BBY · 36 BBY · 35 BBY · 34 BBY
33 BBY · 32 BBY · 31 BBY · 30 BBY · 29 BBY · 28 BBY · 27 BBY
26 BBY · 25 BBY · 24 BBY · 23 BBY · 22 BBY
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