"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[3]




Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 The Old Republic: Revan
  4. 4.0 4.1 Lost Tribe of the Sith: Sentinel
  5. 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.
  6. SWTOR mini 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.
  7. 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 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Per the reasoning here, the Battle of Yavin, the zero point in the Galactic Standard Calendar per The New Essential Chronology, can be placed in 35:3:8 under the Great ReSynchronization dating system, thereby 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, seven day 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.
  10. WizardsoftheCoast "Onderon Cutoff" (original article link) on Wizards.com (content now obsolete; backup link)
  11. 11.0 11.1 The Essential Atlas
  12. LucasArtsIcon Chronicles of the Old Republic on LucasArts.com (article) (content now obsolete; backup link)
  13. 13.0 13.1 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

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