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The Great Hyperspace War was a conflict between the Galactic Republic and Sith Empire that took place just over 5,000 years before the Imperial Era spurred by the development of the hyperdrive and the faster-than-light travel. By the Imperial Era, the now-mythological conflict[3] was recounted in the quasi-historical Qel-Droma Epics.[1] The Great Sith Wars began around the same time.[4]

According to the Qel-Droma Epics, the Great Hyperspace War took place in approximately 5000 BBY,[2] and was initiated when the Sith Empire invaded the planet Empress Teta, formerly Koros Major, which had recently been conquered by Empress Teta. After the outbreak of the Great Hyperspace War, Teta supposedly worked alongside the Jedi Order to fight against the Sith, successfully driving back the Sith Lord Naga Sadow and scattering the Sith forces across the galaxy. The Jedi Master Ooroo was involved in the Great Hyperspace War, perishing at some point during the conflict. While the inhabitants of Empress Teta presented the events of the Qel-Droma Epics, including the Great Hyperspace War, as historical fact, archaeological expeditions failed to verify the legends. The Great Library of Cinnagar took the view that the Qel-Droma Epics were factual history. To this end, the Great Library featured a vast museum dedicated to the era of the Unification Wars and the subsequent Great Hyperspace War. Artifacts from this era and artistic recreations of many characters and machines of war filled the displays.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

The Great Hyperspace War was first canonically mentioned in the forty-seventh issue of the De Agostini magazine Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon,[3] published around November 25, 2015.[5] The 2014 novel Tarkin mentions a war waged against the Sith during the age of the Old Republic where the Sith managed to invade Coruscant,[6] as in the Legends depiction of the conflict.[7] However, as the 2016 roleplaying sourcebook Nexus of Power references the conflict in the matter of the in-universe mythological Qel-Droma Epics, any correlation between the canon Great Hyperspace War and the war from Tarkin are currently unknown.[1]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 Nexus of Power
  2. 2.0 2.1 According to Nexus of Power, the Qel-Droma Epics dates the destruction of Ossus to approximately 4000 years before the Imperial Era. The Epics also say that Ossus' destruction took place a one thousand years after the Great Hyperspace War, it could be calculated that the war occurred approximately 5000 years before the Imperial Era.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Build the Millennium Falcon Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon 47 (Secrets of Spaceflight: Hyperspace)
  4. Star Wars: Timelines states that the wars between the Jedi and the Sith started around 5000 BBY. As Star Wars 100 Objects further states that the Great Sith Wars Bas-Relief, which was constructed after the beginning of the Great Sith Wars, was in existance by around 4000 BBY. Therefore, the Great Sith Wars must have began between those two dates.
  5. The second issue of the De Agostini weekly magazine Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon was set to be published on January 14, 2015, according to De Agostini Publishing: Build the Millennium Falcon Magazine & Model by Chris Wyman on TheForce.net (January 8, 2015) (archived from the original on November 6, 2016). Therefore, Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon 47 was published around November 25, 2015.
  6. Tarkin
  7. Tales of the Jedi – The Fall of the Sith Empire 3
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