- "I remember the ships. The last stand of the Republic. The tattered remnants of our fleet, the largest we could gather, but it was damaged, weakened and vulnerable. The Mandalorians couldn't resist. They tore into us like beasts, shredding our ships to scrap as we fought back."
The year 3960 before the Battle of Yavin (BBY), as it was known in the Galactic Standard Calendar, saw the end of the Mandalorian Wars between the Galactic Republic and the Mandalorian warrior culture. Also known as the year 32,503 After the Tho Yor Arrival (TYA), the year 307 before the Treaty of Coruscant (BTC), the year 2,960 before the Ruusan Reformation, and the year 3,925 before the Great ReSynchronization (BrS), the year included the Battle of Malachor V, where Revan defeated Mandalore the Ultimate in single combat and the activation of the Mass Shadow Generator destroyed most of the Mandalorian forces. From the dying Mandalore, Revan discovered the Mandalorians had been influenced by the Sith, and his search for answers led to his and Malak's corruption at the hands of the Sith Emperor. The year's events had powerful ramifications, as they led to the Jedi Civil War of 3959-3956 BBY and the later Dark Wars.
- "It wasn't supposed to end like this. They promised me victory. Only now do I see how I was betrayed."
- ―Mandalore the Ultimate
- The Galactic Republic scores a victory against the Mandalorians in a battle at the planet Onderon, and another victory in the Lianna system.
- The Jedi Knight Revan lures the Mandalorians into a final showdown at the planet Malachor V, and he challenges their leader Mandalore the Ultimate to a duel to the death while the Battle of Malachor V rages. Revan wins their duel, killing Mandalore and taking his mask, though he learns that the Mandalorian Wars were orchestrated by the Sith.
- The battle, and the Mandalorian Wars as a whole, is brought to end when Revan's lieutenant, the Jedi Meetra Surik, activates the Mass Shadow Generator on Revan's orders and destroys the Mandalorian fleets along with a large number of Republic forces and Jedi—Arren Kae among them
- After witnessing the devastation caused by the weapon and feeling and the deaths through the Force, Surik severs her connection to the Force.
- Revan and Malak depart into the Unknown Regions with a third of the Republic fleet, though they travel alone to follow Mandalore's instructions to Rekkiad. There, they discover the tomb of Dramath the Second, and Revan leaves Mandalore's Mask in the tomb before they leave for Nathema.
- After witnessing the devastation on Nathema, Revan and Malak follow the Sith survivors to Dromund Kaas. After months of posing undercover as mercenaries, they are lured into a trap where they are mentally dominated by the Sith Emperor and turned to the dark side of the Force. As Dark Lords of the Sith, they are ordered to locate the Rakatan space station known as the Star Forge.
- The Night of the Upside-Down Meteor occurs, where Grand Lord Lillia Venn of the Lost Tribe of Sith attempts to escape the planet Kesh in an Aurek-class tactical starfighter belonging to the Jedi Jelph Marrian. However, she is killed with her subordinates Sawj and Flen Luzo when the fighter explodes thanks to the explosives that Marrian placed inside.
- Lost Tribe of the Sith: Purgatory
- Lost Tribe of the Sith: Sentinel
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (Mentioned only)
- The Old Republic: Revan (Appears in flashback(s))
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (Mentioned only)
- Timeline 8: The Jedi Civil War (Appears in hologram)
- Timeline 9: The Mandalorian Wars (Appears in hologram)
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (Codex entry)
- Chronicles of the Old Republic
- The New Essential Chronology (Indirect mention only)
- The New Essential Guide to Droids (Indirect mention only)
- Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide (Indirect mention only)
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- The Essential Atlas
- Galaxy of Intrigue (Indirect mention only)
- The Journal of Master Gnost-Dural
- The Essential Guide to Warfare (Indirect mention only)
- The Essential Reader's Companion
- Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 The Old Republic: Revan
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Lost Tribe of the Sith: Sentinel
- ↑ The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia states that the Old Sith Wars span from the beginning of the Great Sith War and the Sith Civil War.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ The New Essential Chronology states that the Great Hyperspace War began in 5000 BBY, which is 1,347 BTC in Star Wars: The Old Republic's Galactic Timeline, so the difference between the calendar based on the Battle of Yavin and the calendar based on the Treaty of Coruscant is 3,653 years. This date is 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 Essential Atlas
- ↑ Chronicles of the Old Republic
- ↑ Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- ↑ Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia