For other uses, see Great Schism.
"During the Vultar Cataclysm in the Third Great Schism, dark siders influenced by the Sith triggered the obliteration of an entire world."
―Chief Librarian Restelly Quist in The History of Sith, a chapter of The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force[src]

The Third Great Schism was a conflict within the Jedi Order that occurred in 4250 BBY, the third of a series of conflicts where members of the Order fell to the dark side and waged war on their fellows.[3] The Third Schism was instigated by Jedi who were influenced by teaching of the dark siders known as the Sith.[4] After a period of intense fighting on the Galactic Republic's capital of Coruscant, the Dark Jedi were forced to fall back to the Vultar system, where they discovered ancient technology that was believed to have been used to artificially construct the planets of the star system. The Dark Jedi attempted to use the machines, including the powerful Cosmic Turbine, but lost control of the technology, resulting in the annihilation of the Vultar system in an event known as the Vultar Cataclysm.[3] In the aftermath of the Cataclysm, the ruined system became known as the Vultar Nebula.[5] The Jedi Order later attributed the cause of the Great Sith War, Jedi Civil War, and ensuing conflicts between dark-siders and the Jedi to the Third Great Schism.[4]

Behind the scenesEdit

The Third Great Schism was first mentioned in the 1994 comic book Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith 3: Descent to the Dark Side, and it has received additional mentions in various source materials since then.



Notes and referencesEdit

History of the Jedi Order
Unification Wars · First Great Schism · Recusal
Second Great Schism · Great Hyperspace War · Great Sith War
Mandalorian Wars · Jedi Civil War · First Jedi Purge
Great Galactic War · Cold War · Galactic War
Third Galactic War · New Sith Wars · Republic Dark Age
Ruusan Reformation · Great Jedi Purge · New Jedi Order
Yuuzhan Vong War · Lost Tribe of Sith emergence · Sith–Imperial War
Second Imperial Civil War/Third Jedi Purge
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