- "They took it upon themselves to make a record of Jedi history and teachings…"
- ―Palpatine, to Leia Organa Solo, on the actions of a group of Jedi around this year
590 before the Battle of Yavin (BBY) was a year in the period of time known as the Great Peace of the Republic. The era, having begun more than four hundred years earlier, featured widespread settlement into the unexplored regions of the Outer Rim Territories and the opening of the Deep Core. Around this year, Jedi Master Bodo Baas updated the Tedryn Holocron, a Jedi teaching device.
After a thousand years of conflict between the Jedi and Sith, the New Sith Wars came to an end in 1000 BBY. The Galactic Republic narrowly escaped destruction, and Supreme Chancellor Tarsus Valorum announced the Ruusan Reformation, reorganizing the Galactic Senate and codifying the Jedi Order as a branch of the Judicial Department.
In 600 BBY, the Jedi Bodo Baas was one of a group of Jedi who lived and served in the Adega system and who took it upon themselves to create records of Jedi history and teachings for future Jedi to learn from. After being promoted to the rank of Jedi Master, Baas inherited a Jedi holocron and teaching device, the Tedryn Holocron.
The galaxy in 590 BBY
- "A brother and sister born to walk the sky,
But reckless brother falls--into dark side's eye!
Jedi sister carries hope for future in her womb.
Only she can save the Skywalkers from certain doom!
A Jedi-killer wants to tame her.
Now the Dark Side Lord comes to claim her.
She must battle join against this thief,
Or the dynasty of all the Jedi will come to grief!"
- ―The prophecy of Baas's Master was added to the Tedryn Holocron around 590 BBY
The year 590 BBY was also known as 3,063 after the Treaty of Coruscant (ATC), a peace agreement that brought an end to the Great Galactic War in 3653 BBY. 590 BBY was also the same as 410 after the Ruusan Reformation, and 555 before the Great ReSynchronization (BrS), a year-notation system established in 35 BBY. By 590 BBY, the Great Peace of the Republic, the period of time that followed the Ruusan Reformation, was more than four hundred years in the making. The Republic continued its expansion into the Deep Core and uncharted Wild Space areas that later became part of the Outer Rim Territories.
After completing his records around 590 BBY, Bodo Baas updated and reorganized the Tedryn Holocron, which had once been held by his ancestor, Vodo-Siosk Baas. Bodo Baas added to the holocron the prophecy that had been written by his own Master four hundred years earlier.
The Great Peace of the Republic continued for nearly six hundred more years, as the Republic continued to expand. Economic forces began to shape the Republic, as companies bought star systems in the Tingel Arm and established the Corporate Sector.
In 10 ABY, the Tedryn Holocron was found by Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker's New Jedi Order. Skywalker fulfilled the prophecy of Baas's Master when he and his sister, Leia Organa Solo, defeated the ruler of the first Galactic Empire, the Dark Side Lord Palpatine.
- Around this year, Bodo Baas put his records—including his Master's prophecy—into the Tedryn Holocron. (Approximate date)
Behind the scenes
The comic Dark Empire 5, written by Tom Veitch, makes only a passing reference to Bodo Baas and his group of Jedi, who collected Jedi knowledge and recorded it six hundred years prior to 10 ABY—or 590 BBY—in which the story takes place.
- Dark Empire 5 (First mentioned) (Indirect mention only)
- Dark Empire 5: Emperor Reborn endnotes (Indirect mention only)
Notes and references
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 74 (BAA1-2, Bodo Baas - German Edition)
- 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.
- 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 Essential Atlas, p. 52, 120, 134–135
- The New Essential Chronology, p. 27, 30
- The Essential Guide to Characters, p. 9
- Dark Empire 5
- Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force, p. xix, 5–7
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. I, p. 363 ("Great Peace of the Republic")
- Dark Empire 5: Emperor Reborn endnotes – Lost For Over 300 Years