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"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.…"
―Journal of the Whills[1]

The story of galactic history involved countless beings over thousands of generations.

This is a timeline of galactic history—a chronological record of events relevant to the galaxy. This timeline uses dates in terms of years before the Battle of Yavin (BBY) and after the Battle of Yavin (ABY).

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Timeline of galactic history[]

Before the Republic (eons–25,025 BBY)[]

The Old Republic (c. 25,025 – c. 1000 BBY)[]

Dawn of the Jedi (c. 25,025 BBY)[]

Expansionist Period (25,000 BBY)[]

Millennia before the Imperial Era[]

22,000–5000 BBY[]

Wars of the Old Republic (c. 5000 – c. 1000 BBY)[]

Battles with the Jedi (c. 5000 BBY)[]

c. 5000 – c. 1000 BBY[]

Defeat of the Sith (1032 BBY)[]

  • 1032 BBY[21]
    • The Jedi-Sith War[81] ends with the Jedi Order and Republic forces victorious.[73]
    • The sole Sith survivor, Darth Bane,[87] creates the Grand Plan—a plot to destroy the Jedi and the Republic from within for the coming of Sith rule over the galaxy[88]—and establishes the[89] Rule of Two,[36] a lineage of Sith who would operate in the shadows, preserving the Sith's vendetta against the Jedi whilst preparing for their own return. Centuries before the Clone Wars, the Rule of Two is revealed to the Jedi Order, though still they presume the Sith's eradication and believe that Bane's plan is ruined with his defeat[89] allegedly at the hands of his apprentice, Darth Zannah, in a duel on the Inner Rim planet Ambria. This pattern is repeated by nearly all Sith thereafter.[90]
    • The Sith Lord becomes the last of his kind to be laid to rest on Moraband's Valley of the Dark Lords.[89]
    • The Sith Wars waged between the Republic and the Sith Empire[91] has ended by this point.[92] The Sith Wars saw the participation of the Jedi Order on the side of the Republic[8] as well as the participation of the Chiss Ascendancy, which encountered multiple alien species before retreating to their borders.[91] The Jedi Cervil the Uncanny had left begind testimonies about lightwhips being effective against the Sith's Forbidden Forms,[93] and Ithorian population of Auratera continues restoring the world to its natural state following the Sith Wars.[8]
  • c. 1022 BBY
  • c. 1000 BBY
    • The Massassi become extinct.[21]
    • The translation of Sith runes is outlawed.[21]
    • In the aftermath of the Corsair Wars, Master Oo'ob breaks with Jedi doctrine, pursuing a pre-emptive method of dealing with threats to galactic peace. He and his partner, noted crystallist Var-Whill, develop the Farkiller, and use it to kill a number of "emergent" despots. Within the decade, the Jedi Council pronounces them apostate and eventually purges them,[94] with Oo'ob's expulsion taking place around 1000 BBY.[21]

Republic Era (c. 1000 – 19 BBY)[]

Reformation of the Republic (c. 1000 BBY)[]

  • c. 1000 BBY (continued)
    • Founding of the modern Galactic Republic; with the Republic's definitive victory, its capital resettles on Coruscant, and the time before this rebirth is forgotten as a dark age, the "Old Republic." Official calendars begin anew,[73] and the Old Republic military is disbanded.[17] By this point,[95] the Galactic Senate, newly founded by several star systems,[96] elects Tarsus Valorum[81] as the first Supreme Chancellor.[17]
      Republic Emblem

      Emblem of the Galactic Republic

      Senate seal

      Great Galactic Seal, of the Galactic Senate

    • Around this time, the Coruscant Jedi Temple begins serving as the Jedi Order's operational and spiritual headquarters.[97]
    • The Yavin Code is established at the Yavin Convention.[98]
    • The Bardottan Royal Palace is constructed. (Approximate date)[99]
    • The construction of the Royal Palace of Alderaan begins.[100] After the initial buildingwork, additional chambers are added every few decades.[101]
    • What will be remembered as the most unpredictable and thrilling instance of the Dragon Void race until the race involving Han Solo occurs.[102]
    • The Anchorite sect, a light side group on Jakku believing that suffering was the basis of life, binds itself to the Jedi Order.[103]
    • Auratera is concealed from official charts and isolated from the galaxy at large by the Jedi and its populace to prevent future Sith or other dark side Force users from accessing the planet's Acablas vergence.[8]
  • c. 1014 BBY[104]

c. 1000 – c. 500 BBY[]

High Republic Era (c. 500 – 100 BBY)[]

c. 100 – 32 BBY[]

Theed Generator Complex

Palpatine presided over the opening of the Theed power generator.

Jedi Temple spires ROTS

Obi-Wan Kenobi was raised in the Jedi Temple on Coruscant.

Fall of the Republic (32–19 BBY)[]

Prelude to galactic war (32–22 BBY)[]

  • 32 BBY (continued)

    The Trade Federation marches upon Theed

    • As planned by Darth Sidious, the Trade Federation blockades Naboo in protest of the Senate's decision to tax their much-used Free Trade Zones, escalating the trade disputes.[280][86]
    • Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas had foreseen an upcoming full-scale conflict, but was accused of war-mongering and removed from the Jedi Council.[96][59] He is sent by the Jedi Council to resolve a tribal dispute on Felucia, but instead secretly goes to negotiate with the Pykes on Oba Diah along with Chancellor Valorum's aide, Silman, per the Chancellor's initiative.[281][21]
    • Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum secretly dispatches Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi to serve as the ambassadors for scheduled negotiations with the Federation in hopes of resolving[86] the Naboo Crisis.[275]
    • Invasion of Naboo; Darth Sidious further manipulates the Trade Federation leadership into instigating a peace crisis for the Republic with the deployment of military forces for the occupation of the harmonious world of Naboo.[86]
    • Anakin Skywalker wins the Boonta Eve Classic; with Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn's interference, he is freed from the Toydarian junk dealer Watto and follows the Jedi.[86]
    • As the Jedi group leave Tatooine, a duel ensued as Darth Maul attempts to fell them; Jedi encounters Sith for the first time since the Sith were thought extinct nearly a millennium ago.[86]
    • Dooku deletes the Kamino system from the Jedi Archives records.[282]
    • Battle of Naboo. Queen Amidala returns to Naboo and forms an alliance between the Naboo and Gungans. Qui-Gon Jinn is killed by Darth Maul, who, in turn, is dealt a mortal wound by Obi-Wan Kenobi[86] in the Padawan's rage.[283] Anakin Skywalker deactivates the droid army by destroying the Droid Control Ship.[86]
      Naboo celebration

      The Jedi, as well as the newly elected Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, watch on as a new era of peace is celebrated between the Gungan and Naboo societies.

    • Darth Sidious orders Dooku to arrange for Sifo-Dyas' murder.[21] Dooku fakes Sifo-Dyas' death on Felucia during the tribal conflict there.[281]
    • Dooku turns his back on the Jedi Order, secretly killing Jedi Master Yaddle and becoming Darth Sidious' Sith apprentice, Darth Tyranus.[282]
    • Hired by the Sith Lord Tyranus, the Pyke Syndicate murders Sifo-Dyas while Silman is secretly captured by the Pykes for leverage against Tyranus.[281]
    • Senator of Naboo Palpatine is elected Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic, replacing Finis Valorum.[86] Oshadam takes Palpatine's place as senator of the Chommell sector.[236]
    • The Jedi High Council promotes Obi-Wan Kenobi to the rank of Jedi Knight and permits him to train Anakin Skywalker as a Jedi per the late Qui-Gon Jinn's wishes. The Council, the Chancellor, the Naboo leadership, Kenobi, and Skywalker later attend the funeral of Qui-Gon Jinn and a victory parade at Theed.[86] The Gungans host a funeral at their sacred place for their fallen warriors afterwards.[128]
    • Maul goes into hiding on Lotho Minor.[21]
    • Lord Tyranus hires bounty hunter Jango Fett as the Kaminoans' clone template based on Fett's reputation.[284][202]
      Jango Fett meets with Dooku

      Sidious' new apprentice, Lord Tyranus, hires the infamous bounty hunter Jango Fett for the creation of a clone army of the Republic to orchestrate a costly galactic war.

    • Under the control of the Sith, the clones from the template of Fett had behavioral modification biochips inserted which would activate Protocol 66 under the command of the Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic.[281][21]
    • Boba Fett is born[21] as a clone of Jango Fett on Kamino under the name Alpha.[285] Per Jango's request, Boba is the only clone completely unaltered by the Kaminoans,[96] and as the son of Jango, the clone Fett is trained by his father as a bounty hunter.[76]

      Inhibitor chips overrode clones' wills, submitting them to the whim of the Supreme Chancellor.

    • Omega is born after Alpha. Her genome is near-identical to that of Jango Fett and Alpha. Unlike Boba, Omega is kept on Kamino and raised by Nala Se as her assistant.[285]
    • Han is born on Corellia.[286]
    • Miara Larte is born. (Approximate date)[287]
  • c. 31 BBY
  • 31 BBY
  • 30 BBY
  • Before or during 29 BBY
  • 29 BBY
    • Hera Syndulla is born on Ryloth.[62]

      Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine and Jedi in the latter's Temple, on Anakin Skywalker

    • Anakin Skywalker searches for his first kyber crystal on Ilum. (Approximate date)[21]
    • Palpatine takes Skywalker undercover in Coruscant's lower levels.[21]
    • Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker travel to Carnelion IV following a distress signal sent from the planet. The Jedi find a war-torn world, split between the Open and Closed factions in the Open-Closed War. The Jedi Order and a Galactic Republic Judicial Forces fleet arrive shortly after, enforcing a cease in hostilities. (Approximate date)[297][21]
  • 28 BBY
    • Padmé Amidala steps down following two two-year terms as Queen of Naboo. Réillata defeats Jamillia in her campaign to succeed Amidala.[236][21]
    • During Réillata's coronation, the new monarch requests that Padmé Amidala take Oshadam's place as senator of the Chommell sector. Amidala accepts and begins leading the Naboo delegation in the Galactic Senate with Jar Jar Binks.[236][21]
    • Sabé begins investigating ending slavery on Tatooine at the behest of Amidala.[236][21]
    • Groundquakes at Bromlarch; Senator Padmé Amidala proposes the Mid Rim Cooperation Motion in hopes of aiding the populace of Bromlarch, where she is assisted by fellow senator Rush Clovis.[236][21]
    • Ryoo Naberrie is born.[236][21]
    • Bom Vimdin is born.[40]
    • Theed Spaceport is developed with haste using Republic reparation money provided for the Trade Federation invasion. Ignoring the Naboo design aesthetic save for its curved docking platform, it receives immigrants seeking the prospect of spice-mining Naboo's moons and increased traffic resulting from the high-profile tenure of Senator Padmé Amidala. (Approximate date)[15]
  • 27 BBY
Zillo beast attacks

Zillo Beasts were hunted to near-extinction by the Dugs of Malastare.

Clone Wars (22–19 BBY)[]

22 BBY[]
21 BBY[]
20 BBY[]
19 BBY[]

Imperial Era (19–5 ABY)[]

Clone Wars (continued; 19 BBY)[]

"The Dark Times" (19–0 BBY)[]

Force Gods of Mortis

Ezra Bridger accepts the passing of his parents and mentor, who sacrificed themselves to save the ones they loved. Thus resisting darkness and foiling the plans of the Sith, Bridger later does likewise for his new-found family.

Battle of Yavin[]

Galactic Civil War—after the Battle of Yavin (0–5 ABY)[]

Renewed hope (0–2 ABY)[]

Empire ascendant (3 ABY)[]

  • 3 ABY
    • Echo Base is established inside a mountain on Hoth by the Rebel Alliance.[733][737] The base is expanded[736] after scouting and surveying work was done on several locations within Hoth's temperate zone.[15]

      The Sixty-First Mobile Infantry's base ship, the Thunderstrike, and its escort, Apailana's Promise.

    • The Rebel Alliance launch the Mid Rim Offensive campaign.[3]
      • Battles are fought between the Empire and the Rebellion's Sixty-First Mobile Infantry on Phorsa Gedd, Ord Tiddell, and Bamayar.[3]
      • The Empire regains territory in the Mid Rim, pushing out the Alliance. The rebels decide to halt their offensive, and the Mid Rim Retreat begins. Some Mid Rim revolutionaries follow the Alliance, though many stayed to continue their struggle locally.
      • Attack on Haidoral Prime; Imperial Governor and Ruling Council member Everi Chalis defects to the Rebel Alliance.[3]
      • After a battle in the Kontahr sector, the Sixty-First Mobile Infantry is sent by the Rebel Alliance to protect the Coyerti and secure their world in an effort to distract Imperial forces from the rebel withdrawal. The Coyerti campaign begins, ultimately resulting in an Alliance-Coyerti victory.[3]
      • Rebel groups are sent throughout the Mid Rim to conduct missions designed to distract Imperials from the Mid Rim Retreat. The Twenty-First travel to Bestine IV on one such mission.[3]
    • At some point before the Battle of Hoth[738]
    • Weeks before the Battle of Hoth
      • Luke Skywalker begins to fly snowspeeders with Dak Ralter at Hoth's Echo Base.[743]
        Love is letting go

        "Love is letting go." Leaving her loved ones, Chelli Aphra delayed Darth Vader's tenacious pursuit of the Rebellion.

      • Death Squadron is misled in their search for the Rebellion's main base of operations by Chelli Lona Aphra to[744] the long-lost Jedi world of Tython.[15] With the Empire redirected from probing Hoth, the Rebel Alliance is given an extra few weeks to prepare for an imminent Imperial intrusion.[744][745]
      • Despite the Alliance's efforts, Imperial forces continue to find rebel groups, such as the Sixty-First in the Metatessu sector, and conduct attacks on the insurgents, tracking and pursuing them relentlessly.[3]
      • Desperate for supplies, the Sixty-First make a raid on an Imperial heavy freighter in the Redhurne system.[3]
    • The Battle of Hoth occurs. The Alliance suffers a costly blow when the Empire attacks Echo Base, although Carlist Rieekan's evacuation order helps rebels escape in time to avoid a complete catastrophe.[746]
    • Prelate Verge of the Imperial Ruling Council continues to hunt down the Sixty-First, commanding the unsuccessful infiltration of the rebel vessel Thunderstrike.[3]
    • By around this point, Lando Calrissian had freed the enslaved people held at the Fantanine mining colony.[747]
    • Following advice from the Force spirit of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker heads to Dagobah to begin his training with Jedi Master Yoda.[746]
    • Darth Vader hires bounty hunters Boba Fett, Bossk, Dengar, IG-88B, Zuckuss, and 4-LOM to track down the Millennium Falcon, which travels across the Anoat sector, eventually reaching Bespin's Cloud City from the Hoth asteroid belt.[746]
    • Duel on Cloud City between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. Skywalker learns that Vader is his father, Anakin, although Luke lets go and surrenders himself to the abyss of Cloud City rather than join the dark side.[746]
      Carbon-freeze chamber SWB

      Luke Skywalker chose to leave his training on Dagobah to save his friends.

    • Han Solo is frozen in carbonite and taken by Boba Fett. Aboard the Millennium Falcon, Luke Skywalker, Lando Calrissian, Leia Organa, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and R2-D2 escape from Cloud City, which is occupied by Imperial forces.[746]
    • Darth Vader embarks on a quest for revenge against those who hid his son Luke Skywalker from him.[748] With the forensics droid ZED-6-7,[749] Vader returns to the Lars moisture farm and later to Padmé Amidala's apartment on Coruscant for clues.[748]
    • "The Contessa" is faced with rebuilding her rebel[750] Corona Squadron after it fought at the Battle of Hoth and regrouped aboard the Liberty.[308] Tasked by Mon Mothma to organize the starfighter defense at Rendezvous Point Delta-Three, "the Contessa" assigns Wedge Antilles to reform Red Squadron from Rogue Squadron veterans and other individuals.[750]
    • Under Commander Wedge Antilles, Red Squadron foils the plans of a group of hostile pirates.[750]
    • Dengar gambles with and is indebted to the Ohnaka Gang, whose original leader, Hondo Ohnaka, had been replaced by Skragg.[751]
    • Having cracked the Rebel Alliance's codes, which were top secret and known only to a few individuals, such as R2-D2, the Empire tracks down rebels regrouping from the Battle of Hoth who initiated communications with other Alliance divisions.[752]
      Rendezvous Point Delta-Three

      The Empire relentlessly pursued the scattered rebel forces in the aftermath of their near-destruction on Hoth.

    • The Falcon arrives at a battle at Rendezvous Point Delta-Three. The new arrivals aide in the rebels' escape from Imperial forces led by Ellian Zahra,[752] who was reassigned by Darth Vader and the Emperor from a non-essential post at the spice mines of Kessel to hunt down remnants of the Rebellion.[753] Following the incident, Commander Zahra received explicit instructions from Lord Vader: Luke Skywalker was not to be harmed.[752]
    • After taking a fork-nosed ice worm fossil from Imperial forces on Hoth to sell to the Shadow University through Sava Estat, Chelli Lona Aphra embarks on a job to find the Rings of Vaale, which allegedly grants eternal fortune, immortality, and abilities to rival the most powerful Force user when used together. Doctor Aphra, archaeology student Detta Yao, the bounty hunter Black Krrsantan, and the mercenary "Just Lucky" pursue the rings against Ronen Tagge, scion of the Empire's aristocratic Tagge family. After losing years of research to Tagge at the Ruins of Kolkur, Professor Eustacia Okka and her droid, TA-418, who had done research on the rings, join Aphra aboard the Ark Angel III,[754] traveling to Vaale, Dianth, the home of the The Architects of Vaale who made the rings. They discover murals of High Republic iconography warning that when used independently, one ring would grant eternal life at the cost of the user's madness, while another would grant fortune at the cost of hastening the user's eventual demise.[755]
    • With the assistance of Just Lucky, Tagge's mercenaries trace Aphra's crew to Vaale, taking the Ring of Fortune before destroying the city of living bone with Aphra and her crew captured.[756] Aphra's crew is taken to Ronen Tagge's Private Penthouse in Canto Bight, where they defeat Ronen, who was wearing the two rings, and escape from after stealing several priceless artifacts.[757]

      A replica of the Nihil Path engine set both the Unbroken Clan and the Tagge dynasty in pursuit; while the clan was reputed for not letting go, Tagge hired the rogue archaeologist Doctor Aphra for the hunt.

    • Nakano Lash resurfaces near Kessel.[758] Having been informed by Aphra and Black Krrsantan on Burnin Konn that she has resurfaced, Bossk races to find Lash. The latter is also sought by her former protégé, Beilert Valance, as well as Boba Fett, who deviated from delivering Han Solo in carbonite to settle a personal score with Lash. Lash had torn apart the group of hunters years ago on Corellia, when she killed their client and the sole heir of the Mourner's Wail Syndicate, Khamus, as well as causing the death of Krynthia, the sole heir of the Unbroken Clan, instigating a continuation of violence between the two groups, which formed the three crime syndicates of Corellia with the addition of Lady Proxima's White Worms.[759]
    • Leaving her lover, Losha, and her peaceful life on the Moon of Logal Ri behind, T'onga pursues Lash to avenge the death of her brother, T'ongor, while Thisspiasian hunter Ooris Bynar pursues Lash with the help of the bondsman Syphacc.[758]
    • Amanaman agrees to notify Lando Calrissian should Boba Fett appear at Jabba's Palace. Jabba himself forces Calrissian to agree to spy on the Rebellion on his behalf with the threat of death.[166]
    • Having deduced alongside Commander Grek's Fourth Division they have saved at Rendezvous Point Delta-Three that the Empire was using Alliance codes to hunt down rebels at rendezvous points, the crew of the Millennium Falcon leave the EF76 Nebulon-B escort frigate Redemption at Backup Rendezvous Point Gamma-Nine to return to Cloud City.[760]
    • While the Liberty and Corona Squadron, previously at Rendezvous Point Delta-Three, did not join the rebels at Backup Rendezvous Point Gamma-Nine. Instead, Corona Squadron undertake a series of reconnaissance missions for the Rebellion, charting the planet D'Qar shortly before the Battle of Endor.[308] D'Qar would house only a small Alliance outpost during the Galactic Civil War before becoming the base of the Resistance decades later.[15]
    • Luke Skywalker seeks and fails to find his lost lightsaber, whilst Leia Organa, in her resolve to rescue Han Solo, infiltrates and is captured by the local Imperial garrison in her quest to learn more of the carbon-freezing mechanism. Meanwhile, Lando Calrissian finds his friend Lobot and sabotages the surrounding area of refined tibanna.[761]
      Destiny SW4

      Through a vision, Luke Skywalker lets go of his lightsaber and sets off to save Leia Organa.

    • Skywalker lets go of his weapon following a vision through the Force. He then joins with Calrissian and Lobot to rescue Leia Organa from the Empire. In doing so, they accidentally free the Bespin Wing Guard, who are admitted into the Rebel Alliance.[761]
    • Luke Skywalker parts ways with the crew of the Millennium Falcon. With R2-D2, he travels to the planet he envisioned earlier in search of a woman, whom Skywalker also witnessed in his vision, for help in his Jedi future and the fate of the Rebellion.[762]
    • Skywalker meets Verla, a former disciple the Jedi Ferren Barr who rejected the Jedi, the Sith, and the Force in order to live her life. On Luke Skywalker's promise that he would not disturb her again be it the will of the Force, Verla gives the aspiring Jedi the location of a yellow-bladed lightsaber for him to claim for the extinct Jedi Order. After a duel of wills against the phantom Grand Inquisitor, who found himself tied to a fate worse than death as he is bound by Darth Vader to the mortal realm despite dying years ago over Mustafar, Skywalker asserts his understanding that the Jedi believed in self-sacrifice; compassion—dying for a greater cause.[763]
    • Darth Vader and ZED-6-7 trail a transmitter from Padmé Amidala's apartment and travel to Vendaxa[749] after being led to a false finding of Luke Skywalker.[762] On Vendaxa, the pair encounter a group[749] of Amidalans—individuals seeking to avenge the mysterious death of Padmé Amidala[764]— being attacked by native fauna whilst investigating the cause of Amidala's death.[749]
    • Darth Vader and his droid finds the group's sole survivor: Sabé, a handmaiden of the late Padmé Amidala. Sabé's group intent on avenging Amidala's death, Vader tells the handmaiden that he as well sought revenge on those who hid the cause of Amidala's death, and Sabé joins Vader and leads him to Naboo, where she had hidden the security recordings taken from Amidala's apartment.[749]
    • Now on a hunt for the truth of Padmé Amidala's death, Darth Vader comes across Sabé's associates, former Royal Naboo Security Forces guards of Amidala Captains Gregar Typho and Tonra, who long suspected the senator was murdered after leaving for Mustafar during the last moments of the Clone Wars. With their presumption that Darth Vader had killed Padmé Amidala and Anakin Skywalker confirmed by the Sith Lord himself, Sabé's group ambush him, though their confrontation is interrupted by an[765] elder sando aqua monster.[76][764]
    • Darth Vader slays the sando aqua monster after fleeing with ZED-6-7, thereby increasing the species' chances of extinction within a century to eighty-three percent. Vader then leads his death trooper unit to battle the Amidalans, who guarded the tomb of Padmé Amidala under the leadership of Ric Olié. With memories of the group's leader teaching Anakin Skywalker to operate Amidala's Royal Naboo Starship surfacing, Vader spares Olié and proceeds to Amidala's tomb, although he is stopped by Sabé and other handmaidens of the former Naboo Queen and senator. Unable to kill them, he immobilizes Padmé Amidala's bodyguards and enters her tomb.[764]

      Rejected by his son, the cyborg Vader struggled with his desire for power and his chosen destiny as a Jedi and current servitude to the Sith, tearing through his past only to be reminded of his losses.

    • Darth Vader and ZED-6-7 trace a med implant at Amidala's tomb to Polis Massa, which had been attacked and abandoned by this point. Vader and his droid are followed and attacked by the Amidalans, who are defeated. Finding a holorecording of his wife's death at the maternity ward, Vader destroys ZED-6-7 in his rage before wallowing in grief, hearing his lover's last words that there is still good in Anakin Skywalker as he returns to the Imperial Palace on Coruscant, where he submits to the Emperor.[766]
    • Mourner's Wail kills Unbroken Clan soldiers in a bombing on Chorgad. In retaliation, General Vukorah of the clan attacks[767] a Mourner's Wail spice run[768] in the Kessel Sector,[767] prompting the latter group to bomb a Caviness IV settlement.[767]
    • Ooris Bynar is killed by Nakano Lash after tracing the latter to Ruusan, and Bossk is left on the graveyard world of Galmerah by Boba Fett. Valance and T'onga reach Lash, who reveals that she only killed Khamus because they were sent to murder a pregnant Krynthia. Lash further reveals that she had been raising Khamus and Krynthia's child, Cadeliah, in the hope that she would unite the two warring syndicates as their joint heir.[768]
    • While T'onga's lets go of her desire for vengeance, she is mortally wounded by Boba Fett, who fulfills his desire to arrange Lash's death by leaving her on her starship, which is destroyed by Vukorah of the Unbroken Clan. Fett escapes aboard the Slave I, and Valance vows to protect Cadeliah as per Lash's dying wish, taking his ship, the Broken Wing, alongside Cadeliah.[769]

      With the criminal underworld at war amidst the galactic struggle against the Empire, Valance had to navigate through fragments of his past while honoring the selfless acts of Nakano Lash, his mentor, and his savior, Han Solo.

    • Vukorah finishes purging those loyal to the old line of the Unbroken Clan and hires Zuckuss and 4-LOM to hunt down Valance and Cadeliah to secure her own place as leader of the clan.[770]
    • Remy delivers a replica of the Nihil Path engine to De'Rruyet Industries on Corellia before assisting Sana Starros with a drop-off on the world.[771]
    • The Gortus 4 colony signs over rights to their moon, prompting the Tagge Construction Division to be tasked with establishing an ore factory within a week.[772]
    • The strikes on the Keshk lunar colony continue for the eighth day as a result of wage disputes with the Keshk Corporation.[772]
    • Beol De'Rruyet reveals that his De'Rruyet Industries has found a way to replicate the Nihil Path engine with the potential to completely change the galactic economy or end the galactic war.[772]
    • Lucky reports Ronen's fall to Lady Domina Tagge,[757] who captures Aphra to Tagge Space after bounty hunter pursuits through Taris, Burnin Konn, and Arveesh Station. The head of Tagge Corporation hires Aphra to gather more information on the De'Rruyet Path engine replica.[772]
    • Aphra enlists the help of Sana Starros to gain an audience with Lady Proxima at the Den of the White Worms on Corellia, who directs them to the Unbroken Clan. After clan leader Vukorah finished interrogating Remy, Aphra and Starros steal a datapad containing a transcript of Remy's interrogation, following a lead to[771] an ancient battlefield on Dol'har Hyde. There, Aphra and Starros are attacked by Vukorah and the Unbroken Clan.[773]
    • Working alongside "Just Lucky" in Canto Bight, Ariole Yu offers to let Koz go if the latter pays his debt to Wen Delphis, leader of the Sixth Kin, although Kin enforcers are ambushed by traitors.[774] With treason apparent amongst the ranks of the Kin, Wen Delphis sends "Just Lucky" and Ariole Yu to eliminate the alleged traitor Gallin Crae and his contact off-world.[775]
    • Emperor Palpatine instructs Domina Tagge to capture Beol De'Rruyet's Nihil Path engine replica.[774] Aided by Lapin Tagge, Domina Tagge discovers that slicers had stolen confidential data from TaggeCo as well as its competitors.[775]
    • For wallowing in grief, Vader is deposited by Darth Sidious to the black sands of Mustafar, on the spot where the Sith apprentice was immolated decades prior. To turn Vader's anger back into fear and the fear into pain, Sidious sends Ochi of Bestoon, assassin of the Sith, as a reminder.[776]
    • The Eye of Webbish Bog calls out to Vader, reminding the cyborg of his inner conflicts between his personal desire for power, his current servitude to the Sith and destined servitude to the Force, and his personal needs for family. After receiving a wayfinder to Exegol from the Eye,[777] Vader defeats Ochi's droid army and departs Mustafar holding Ochi captive in an escape pod retrofitted onto his green Jedi starfighter.[778]
    • Darth Vader and Ochi reach the vicinity of Exegol,[778] where they fly through an Imperial blockade led by Administrator Sly Moore as well as a creature of a summa-verminoth sub-species. After receiving a vision of his son, Luke Skywalker, striking him down and taking his place at the Emperor's side, Vader makes a forbidden use of the Force to subdue the beast, thereby violating his master's command. Through fear of the Emperor's plans, Vader had become angered and was fueled by hatred, leading to a demonstration of power whereby the cyborg gained control over the beast and rode it to Exegol's Sith Citadel.[779]
    • Vader confronts his master but is subdued by pain. Vader's beast lies dead, and Ochi loses his eyes; overwhelmed by the power of the Emperor, Vader chooses to yield to his Master. Vader, the Emperor, Ochi, Sly Moore, and Mas Amedda then leave Exegol—leaving its Sith cultists, minions, experiments, and a growing fleet of planet-destroying Star Destroyers.[780] Dathan escapes from Exegol by hiding in Vader's shuttle.[781]
    • The Rebellion's Fourth Division joins forces with the Seventh Division after battling Ellian Zahra's assault group[676] at Elessia.[782]
    • Operation Starlight begins; the Fourth Division aims to reassemble the scattered Alliance Fleet.[782]
      • The Pathfinders of the Rebel Alliance conduct a heist at Coruscant's Imperial Museum with help from Lando Calrissian and Lobot to steal the Autonomous Translator Module, Mark II droid, through which the Fourth and Seventh Divisions intend to establish new secret communications with other rebels.[782]
      • Starlight Squadron is established. Consisting of Wedge Antilles, Freyta Smyth, L'ulo L'ampar, Shara Bey, Evaan Verlaine, and Mart Mattin, it attempts to contact other rebel groups and establish new secret communications through the codes provided by the Autonomous Translator Module, Mark II linguistics droid, which is kept operational by Lobot.[783]
        Lando apologizes to Lobot

        Lando Calrissian insisted on saving Lobot despite the latter's loss of mind and the lives of rebels being at stake.

      • Starlight Squadron finds the ruins of the Sixth Division instead and is ambushed by Imperial probe droids. Amidst the chaos, Lobot begins to die in his efforts to keep the rebels' linguistics droid operational. While Lando Calrissian remains adamant in telling Lobot to cease maintaining the droid, Kes Dameron, fearing for his love, Shara Bey, demands Calrissian to let Lobot die in exchange so that Bey may be saved.[783]
      • Calrissian is detained by order of Leia Organa. After secretly learning its language, C-3PO deactivates the Rebellion's linguistics droid in its refusal to yield its self-interest to save Lobot. With command of the droid's language, communications are reestablished with Starlight Squadron, which escapes from Zahra and her flagship, Tarkin's Will, by exploiting the Empire's disregard for its own droids.[784]
      • However, Shara Bey, Starlight's commanding officer, is captured by Zahra's forces. While a despaired Kes Dameron is counseled by Leia Organa, Lando Calrissian is reunited with Lobot and, seeing that the Rebellion would not care for them, offers to pay off his debt to Jabba the Hutt by stealing the deactivated linguistics droid and its embedded rebel codes.[784]
      • Having traced the location of Tarkin's Will, the Rebellion plans to strike back at the Empire.[784]
    • Aphra, Starros, and the Unbroken Clan attempt to seize the replica on Midarr. The engine is destroyed during the resulting firefight, but Aphra steals the crystal core of the original Path engine and gives it to Domina Tagge. In refusing to let Aphra and Starros go yet again, Vukorah loses an eye while chasing them.[775]
    • Valance and Cadeliah flee to meet Valance's lover, Yuralla Vega, at a rebel outpost on Lowik.[770] Valance leaves Cadeliah in the care of Yuralla Vega as Zuckuss and 4-LOM attack the Lowik rebels,[785] who are separated from Rebel Command as the Empire had broken the rebel security codes. While Valance distracts the hunters by visiting random ports throughout the galaxy, the Lowik rebels evacuate before the Empire's arrival, though they ask Valance to save a lone transport that was lost in the process. Valance does so to settle his debt to Han Solo, but is shot down by the Ohnaka Gang, which is led by Skragg, advised by a captive Dengar,[786] and in pursuit of the locations of the rebel armada.[751]
    • Working for Jabba alongside the Hutt's majordomo, Bib Fortuna, the hunter Bossk joins the hunted in the Great Hunt of Malastare, sparing Grummgar and killing the InterGalactic Banking Clan Vice Chair Exum Jermit, who had been refusing to do business with Jabba.[787]
    • Hunt for Han Solo
      • While en route transporting Han Solo to Jabba on Tatooine, Boba Fett loses Solo to mysterious figures on Nar Shaddaa after killing the Kanji Criminal Enterprise's pit fighting champion, Wyrmen Lictor, in the Garkata Fighting Arena.[788]
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        Dozens of galactic figures battle for Han Solo, frozen in carbonite, after Boba Fett lost Solo on the Smuggler's Moon, Nar Shaddaa.

      • Crimson Dawn resurfaces under Lady Qi'ra. They steal Han Solo from Boba Fett[789] with the help of Deva Lompop, who in doing so betrays Jabba.[790] Qi'ra aims to bring the great factions of the galaxy together in an auction for Han Solo—hosted by Crimson Dawn on Jekara for a frozen figure wanted by all.[789]
      • Jabba places a large bounty on Boba Fett,[791] believing that he had betrayed him by selling Solo to another party.[792] T'onga is thus motivated to take up arms again against Fett, and T'onga's wife, Losha, follows.[791]
      • Valance battles Skragg's Ohnaka Gang, saves the rebel transport, and secures the rebel locations for the Rebel Alliance's Private Blanch Sproull. Hearing of Han Solo's capture by Boba Fett from Dengar, Valance takes Dengar captive to rescue Solo.[751] Aboard a Corona-class armed frigate stolen from the Ohanak Gang, the two hunters pursue Boba Fett and his Slave I.[787]
      • Vader, believing that any attempts to rebel against the Emperor is futile, changes his strategy of keeping Luke Skywalker and his friends alive; Vader decides that killing his son is the only way, and sets out to hunt for Han Solo using the services of Bokku the Hutt and Ochi of Bestoon.[793]
      • Aboard Jabba's yacht, the Star Jewel, alongside Bib Fortuna, Bossk learns of Jabba's bounty on Boba Fett.[791]
      • Intent on killing Fett and rescuing Solo, Valance is tracked down by Zuckuss and 4-LOM in the Y'Toub System. Dengar arranges a deal between the four of them to postpone pursuing the Unbroken Clan's bounty on Cadeliah and instead hunt down the wanted Fett.[791]
      • Boba Fett is confronted by Zuckuss and 4-LOM. They are defeated and left for dead on Nar Shaddaa and Tatooine, respectively.[789]
      • Chewbacca hears from Sagwa a lead on Han Solo's location.[794]
      • Working with Dengar to trail Boba Fett, Valance seeks to help Han Solo since the latter saved his life. The pair run into Chewbacca and C-3PO on Nar Shaddaa. Chewbacca warns Valance not to cross paths with him again on their search for Solo, and they part in peace. Valance and Dengar learn from Devono Vix that Crimson Dawn had returned and stolen Solo from Fett, but Vix is immediately killed by the assassin Deathstick.[792]

        The assassin Deathstick was under the employ of Lady Qi'ra, leader of Crimson Dawn.

      • Valance and Dengar are pursued by Deathstick at Qi'ra's behest. In a brief interlude, Dengar contacted Bib Fortuna, seeking reassurance that[460] his love interest, the Aruzan[795] Manaroo, remained safe under Jabba's captivity[460] while the bounty hunter remained indebted to the Hutt.[796]
      • Valance and Dengar quietly escape to Canto Bight. While he remains indebted to Wen Delphis of the Sixth Kin, Dengar reclaims his ship, the Punishing One, on the condition that he and Valance stir up trouble at the Crimson Dawn gathering.[797] Before they leave, Dengar promises to give Deathstick the location of Cadeliah.[796]
      • Crimson Dawn attacks the Mourner's Wail. T'onga and Losha are cuaght amidst the attack.[792] After repelling the Dawn, T'onga informs Mourner's Wail leader Khamdek that he has a granddaughter—Cadeliah. Khamdek asks T'onga to keep Cadeliah safe from the Dawn.[460]
      • T'onga and Losha recruit gladiator champion Tasu Leech, who seeks a worthy challenge, and Zuckuss, who was left bitter by the fact that his own friend, 4-LOM, had lost memory of him and attempted to kill him.[797]
      • On Nar Shaddaa, General Vukorah is invited to the Crimson Dawn gathering by Deathstick.[797]
      • R2-D2, C-3PO, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, and Sagwa are ambushed by the Kanji gang on Nar Shaddaa, and the rebels escape aboard the Falcon. The gang reports their sighting of Luke Skywalker to Imperial Garrison on Vandor.[794]
      • R2-D2 informs Skywalker of the locations of dozens of Jedi outposts. Sagwa joins the Rebellion, and the Falcon is recalled to the Rebel Fleet by General Leia Organa after an unknown party contacted the Alliance regarding Solo.[794]
      • Invitations are sent out to various individuals throughout the galaxy, including Jabba the Hutt, Black Sun's Boss Gyuti,[798] and Imperial General Hurst Romodi.[799]

        Durge resurges

      • Sly Moore and her court hire IG-88 to destroy Vader in the fear that he could overpower the Emperor. After defeating IG-88 at Zee-Nine City Seven in Hutt Space, Vader, Ochi, and Bokku find a Crimson Dawn lead to Han Solo. Bokku is tasked by Vader with obtaining Solo,[800] as is Sly Moore.[799]
      • Bounty hunter Boushh and his crew, hired by Crimson Dawn, attempt to assassinate the corporation's executive board. In the ensuing fight, Domina Tagge roots out Tagge Corporation's mole, Silas Tagge, and kills him. She then persuades Boushh's crew to work for her, promising as payment to take them back to their homeworld, Uba IV, from which they had been exiled by Ubese society.[801]
      • Domina Tagge sends Aphra and Starros to track down Ebann Drake, who had left TaggeCo[775] for Crimson Dawn's auction. Aphra and Starros betray the bounty hunter Durge, who had also taken a bounty on Drake, and take Drake's invitation to Crimson Dawn's auction, which they attend per Domina Tagge's instructions.[798]
      • Amilyn Holdo, who had been working amongst the crime syndicates, informs Leia Organa that Solo was no longer with Fett, and is instead held at an auction hosted by Crimson Dawn. Organa asks Chewbacca to reach out to Lando Calrissian about the matter, and C-3PO accompanies the Wookiee to handle urgent tasks relating to Starlight Squadron's efforts to find the remainder of the Alliance Fleet.[802]
      • Luke Skywalker and Starlight Squadron rescue the Eleventh Division at Ab Dalis, saving High Command's Admiral Gial Ackbar and Alliance Chancellor Mon Mothma.[803]

        Rebel victory at Ab Dalis liberated Alliance High Command's Admiral Ackbar and Chancellor Mon Mothma from a relentless seige.

      • Calrissian agrees to help rescue Solo, although he also promises Jabba via Fortuna that his package would be delivered over Jekara. Upon the Falcon's arrival over the world, Calrissian secretly jettisons the rebels' linguistics droid into space. As the droid drifts away, it attempts to bargain with Calrissian, temporarily repairing Lobot's implants and restoring his personality.[802]
      • Calrissian regrets his actions and vows to revive Lobot, although Chewbacca, Organa, and C-3PO pilot the Falcon down to Jekara.[802]
    • Auction for Han Solo and aftermath
      • On Jekara, Boba Fett leaves Bossk for dead after the Trandoshan attempted to capture him for Jabba.[789]
      • Fett infiltrates the auction venue, and Jabba successfully outbids everyone for Solo with one million credits.[804] Back stage, Crae battles Ariole Yu and Lucky. Darth Vader arrives claiming Solo as his own.[805]
      • Qi'ra duels Lord Vader while Imperial General Romodi takes Han Solo aboard an Imperial shuttle headed for the Executor.[806]
      • Wishing to maintain the Hutts' relationship with the Empire, Jabba lets his prize go before leaving the auction halls himself. Dissatisfied that the Hutts' reputation is at risk, Bokku leads dissident Hutt Council members to take back Solo from Romodi's Imperial shuttle with a Hutt fleet.[806]
      • The rebels pursue the same shuttle aboard the Millennium Falcon.[806]
      • Wishing to save Han Solo, Valance teams up with his hated rival, Boba Fett, to pursue the same shuttle aboard the Slave I, leaving Dengar stranded on Jekara.[806]
      • Vader, sensing the presence of Luke Skywalker above Jekara, pursues the Jedi-trainee in orbit.[806]
      • Chelli Lona Aphra and Sana Starros steal a Black Sun necklace containing data crystals from the Crimson Dawn gathering and make their escape.[807] While escaping, work alongside Ariole Yu and Lucky, and Aphra kills Crae.[808] Aphra's electro-tattoos are fried after activating the Thought Dowser to incapacitate a pursuing Deathstick.[807]
      • Ariole Yu and Just Lucky are stranded at the Crimson Dawn venue by Aphra and Starros, who escape and find that a network of Crimson Dawn spies had infiltrated Black Sun, the Empire, the Rebellion, the Sixth Kin, as well as the Tagge Corporation.[807] Ariole Yu and Just Lucky eventually depart as well, back to Canto Bight.[809]
      • Most guests leave the venue after fighting broke out over Han Solo, but General Vukorah remains with Crimson Dawn, impressed with their confrontation with Vader.[796]

        Qi'ra brought about the re-emergence of the Crimson Dawn, challenging the might of the Empire.

      • T'onga, Losha, Tasu Leech, and Zuckuss track Dengar and Valance to Jekara, where they find Bossk, who frees himself using Zuckuss' knife.[796]
      • Dengar is recued by Deathstick, to whom he hands the location of Cadeliah as Deathstick promises to pay off Manaroo's debt to Jabba.[796]
      • Qi'ra continues pulling her strings as Crimson Dawn's leader, anticipating the coming of the "end" while holding the a Sith holocron.[806]
        • At the Dawn's urging, the Hutt Council armada attacks the Executor, although the shuttle containing Han Solo is safely delivered to the Imperial flagship.[810]
        • Certain that his son's fear is keeping him from being a Jedi, Darth Vader leaves Luke Skywalker and, at Emperor Palpatine's command, personally executes the Hutt Council, including Bokku, over Jekara.[810] Vader thus also learns that Palpatine wants Skywalker alive and is fearful of losing the boy.[811]
        • Ochi apprehends Sly Moore for attempting to save Skywalker from Vader, but the Sith Lord lets Moore go to fulfill his next mission from the Emperor—to hunt down Crimson Dawn's operatives within the Empire.[811]
        • Crimson Dawn also arranges for the crew of the Millennium Falcon to board the Executor and rescue Solo. However, he is instead taken by Boba Fett, who injures Valance and leaves him for dead aboard the Executor.[810]
      • Crimson Dawn, the rebels, and Boba Fett depart Jekara.[810]
      • Working for Crimson Dawn, Deva Lompop has IG-88 restored to take Solo back from Boba Fett. While IG-88 fails, the droid retreats to a junk world in order to bide his time and improve his systems.[812]
      • Boba Fett sells Han Solo to Jabba the Hutt on Tatooine, where Fett remains. Having become the sole leader of the Hutt clans, Jabba remains unfettered in regard to the Hutts' relationship with the Empire.[810]
    • Declaring the success of the "dawn," Qi'ra gathers warriors such as Ren's Knights of Ren in preparation for the reign of her organization.[810]
    • Having had her group of Amidalans killed by Imperial forces,[813] Sabé infiltrates Crimson Dawn, and on Polis Massa, the former handmaiden reactivates a repaired ZED-6-7 so that the droid could work for her in uncovering Vader's interest in Padmé Amidala.[814]

Crimson chaos (3–4 ABY)[]

  • 3–4 ABY
    • By this point, the Archivist had visited Yoda on Dagobah, having been tasked by Qi'ra to find him so that the Jedi Master could assist in her plans. However, Yoda taught the Archivist, and she reports to Crimson Dawn the lie that Yoda was dead.[815]
    • Ochi is ordered by Vader bring his assassin associates under the Sith Lord's fold. However, on Saki, Ochi kills his fellow master assassins to free an imprisoned Lady Qi'ra, joining Crimson Dawn.[811]
    • Vader restores Valance and presses him into his service, tasking him with killing Admiral Tarl Sokoli.[816]
    • Vader and Ochi hire three Assassin's Guild members on Vincorba and recruit three anti-Dawn Revengers on Calior, and they are joined by Valance on Laecor.[817]

      Crimson Dawn machinations spell chaos within the Empire and among the crime syndicates

    • Domina Tagge tasks Aphra and Starros with recovering Ascendant technology similar to the Thought Dowser,[818] but the pair run into rogue archaeologist Kho Phon Farrus, who works for the Archivist of Crimson Dawn and has been assembling Ascendant technology as well, in the hopes of finding the Spark Eternal.[819] Aphra, Starros, Kho Phon Farrus, and Iglan'tine Nos enter the Unyielding Heart on Bar'leth, where the Spark Eternal possesses Aphra.[820]
    • Starros and Kho Phon Farrus inform Domina Tagge of the Spark Eternal, and Tagge tasks them with retrieving both the artifact and Aphra. An ambitious Ronen Tagge also wishes to acquire the Spark Eternal.[820]
    • Vader leads his group to attack Laecor's Crimson Dawn forces and retrieve a list of their collaborators in the Empire. Unbeknownst to them, Sabé and ZED-6-7 had planted the list there.[817]
    • Vader and his group purges the suspects on Coruscant and on the Executor.[814]
    • Sabé and ZED-6-7 question Ochi and Sly Moore—fellow Crimson Dawn collaborators—about Vader's motives. In a later mission to Tranchar, Vader uncovers Ochi's betrayal—intending to use him as a pawn against the Dawn—and follows him to Sabé's place on Naboo.[813]
    • Vader and Sabé join together, united by their belief in making the galaxy orderly—[813]Sabé concludes that Vader was Anakin Skywalker,[821] who had fathered Luke Skywalker alongside Padmé Amidala.[814]
    • Ochi also helps General Romodi, who has been unhappy about some of his soldiers being killed by Vader's crew, and informs Romodi's forces about the location of Vader's crew. While Romodi's forces attack the crew, they are occupied by Crimson Dawn forces called in by Ochi, allowing the treacherous assassin to take Vader's crew away from the site. Vader then orders Romodi's forces to battle the Dawn until their end, and a pulse bomb annihilates all the combatants.[821]
    • On Gabredor III, Vader and Sabé reunite with Kitster Banai and Wald and target the corrupt Imperial Governor Tauntaza, a Crimson Dawn collaborator; while she escapes, Vader, Sabé, and Ochi discover that she had been developing technology that drains power from living things to the extent of entire planets—the world Karolia had already been devestated.[822]
    • Believing that Sabé has been trying to bring him back to the light side, Vader pursues the governor himself in anger. He orders the Executor to incinerate Tauntaza's fortress but makes efforts to save his allies. While the governor escapes again, Sabé saves Vader in turn. They discover that Tauntaza had been acting upon direct orders from the Emperor, who is testing his apprentice again.[823]

      Sabé working alongside Darth Vader

    • Vader, accompanied by Sabé, confronts Darth Sidious. However, Vader, still troubled by his suffering in his former self as Anakin Skywalker, turns her over to the Emperor, who asserts that the former handmaiden could be a powerful asset. She and Vader are sent to quell an uprising on Skako Minor.[824]
    • Luke Skywalker and R2-D2 search the galaxy for Jedi sites, and on Al'doleem, they find a holocron by Yoda that leads them to Gazian, where Skywalker speaks with an imprint of Jedi Elzar Mann and obtains a sacred Jedi text.[825]
    • Lady Qi'ra and Crimson Dawn initiate the Syndicate War in order to disrupt the Empire and specifically target the Sith—Darth Sidious and Darth Vader—in a war against the Sith.[826]
      • Chanath Cha and the Orphans sow mistrust and chaos among the galaxy's leading criminal syndicates by secretly attacking their facilities.[826]
      • Qi'ra informs the surviving Rebel Fleet—assembled from the Fourth, Seventh, and Eleventh Divisions—that Zahra's hunter fleet had destroyed all but one remaining rebel division—the Second Division on Panisia. The Rebellion also strikes a deal with Crimson Dawn to organize its supplies, which have been disrupted by the Syndicate War, through Leia Organa's friend Amilyn Holdo.[827]
      • Kes Dameron leads Starlight Squadron and the Pathfinders on an unauthorized mission to rescue Shara Bey from Zahra's flagship, Tarkin's Will, which the Pathfinders infiltrate.[827]
      • Battle of Panisia[828]
        • Deathstick alerts the Empire to Panisia's rebel base, captures Cadeliah from the rebels, and brings her to Qi'ra.[829]
        • The Tarkin's Will is destroyed by the Pathfinders, who also rescue Shara Bey successfully, but not before the Star Destroyer eliminated the entire rebel base and several of the incoming Rebel Fleet's vessels—Zahra had relished forcing the rebels to kill some of their own members in their hopes of saving the rebel base.[828]
        • Leia Organa duels Ellian Zahra and leaves her to the mercy of Panisia's animals, stating that the Rebellion only kills as a necessity and always for justice.[830]
      • Ochi assassinates ten of the Emperor's Royal Guards in the Imperial Palace.[829]
      • The Knights of Ren raid Fortress Vader to acquire the Screaming Key.[831]
    • T'onga, Losha, Tasu Leech, Bossk, Zuckuss, and 4-LOM attempt to rescue Cadeliah from Crimson Dawn. However, Cadeliah chooses to stay with Qi'ra, who further offers T'onga's crew employment.[832]
    • Realizing the purposeful threat to the Sith, the Emperor instructs the Imperial Military to target Crimson Dawn; in response, Lady Qi'ra instructs her agents to cause chaos in the Empire.[833]
      • Palpatine speaks with the leadership of the Hutts, Black Sun, the Pykes, the Droid Gotra, and Zerek Besh and instructs them to cease their infighting and defeat Crimson Dawn.[834]
      • T'onga's crew accept a Crimson Dawn mission to Bestine IV, and Vader tasks Valance to stop the Dawn there.[835] T'onga reveals that the entire rebel base containing Valance's loved ones had been eliminated by the Empire, save for Cadeliah, turning a guilt-ridden Valance to destroy the Imperial naval base. In retaliation, Vader's forces bomb the Bestine insurgents[836] and sends Inferno Squad to track down Valance and wipe his memory—his cybernetic memories had glimsped plans for a new Death Star.[837]
      • Taking Imperial bounties, IG-88 eliminates Son-tuul Pride leaders and hunts Vukorah, leader of the Unbroken Clan.[835]
    • The Spark Eternal, using Aphra, visits Crimson Dawn in search of knowledge and power, and speaks with the Archivist. Starros, Kho Phon Farrus, Eustacia Okka, Detta Yao, Korin Aphra, and Magna Tolvan assemble to retrieve Doctor Aphra. However, they are being tracked by Ariole Yu and Just Lucky, working for Ronen Tagge along with their old crew[838] in the hopes of scoring their last job and retire safely.[820]
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      The Spark Eternal possesses Doctor Aphra

    • Starros' crew finds 0-0-0 and BT-1 on Birukay, while Ariole Yu and Just Lucky find Doctor Aphra and the Spark with Crimson Dawn. Both groups confront the Spark, but it convinces Kho Phon Farrus to let it go and leaves with the Null Blade and 0-0-0 and BT-1 in her service,[839] with the aim of destroying the Sith.[840]
    • The Archivist and the Knights of Ren recover the Fermata Cage for Crimson Dawn using the Screaming Key.[833] They are joined by Kho Phon Farrus as they prepare the Fermata Cage to defeat the Sith.[834]
    • The Imperial Unity Day parade on Bar'leth is incinerated by a hit-and-run attack by the Rebellion—the event has been broadcast across the entire Empire.[841]
    • The Imperial Security Bureau is alerted to an incident on Al'doleem, which Major Sharin, inspecting the second Death Star, intends to investigate.[841]
    • At this point, Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader are reported by the Rebellion to be aboard the Executor in the Mid Rim.[842]
    • Death Star workers Bevelyn and Jon Melton, as Crimson Dawn agents, kill Major Sharin and take her shuttle in order to inform the Rebellion the existence of the new superweapon. The couple bring with them their children, Reen and Zelly, hail the Rebel Alliance for help,[841] and flee to the Coruscant underworld. They are rescued by Luke Skywalker, and Alliance High Command learns of the new Death Star's construction.[842]
    • Amilyn Holdo bring Leia Organa, Luke Skywalker, Lando Calrissian, Chewbacca, and Lobot to a resort on Spira for a vacation. They steal a Nihil Path engine from an auction and enter No-Space, in pursuit of much-needed fuel from the long-lost Kezarat Convoy.[167]
    • The other former handmaidens of Queen Amidala work alongside Ochi in order to retrieve—or stop—Sabé from Vader's service. However, when Sabé has herself captured by nationalist revolutionary leader Jul Tambor, Vader intercepts the handmaidens and attempts to turn them to his service too.[843] Although he fails, the Sith Lord rescues Sabé, who chooses to join him and leave her sisterhood.[844]
    • Sabé finds a diplomatic solution; she unveils to the Skakoan refugees Jul Tambor's true colors as a power-hungry individual willing to sacrifice his own people—he has ordered his forces to bomb a city despite being informed that his people were present there along with Vader, discrediting Tambor. His refugees are granted amnesty by the Empire, saving hundreds of lives.[844]
    • Vukorah resigns from the Unbroken Clan, allowing IG-88 to eliminate its leaders and leaving unscathed herself.[845]
    • Having been rescued by Ariole Yu and Just Lucky just prior to the Empire's attack, Starros' crew enter the service of Ronen Tagge, who had joined Crimson Dawn.[840] Ronen's Crimson Dawn forces attempt to eliminate Domina Tagge but they are thwarted, with Starros' crew aiding Domina instead and thus clearing their debt to the Tagges.[846]
    • The Empire finds and attacks Crimson Dawn's flagship. The Emperor speaks with Qi'ra, who loses the battle but orders the Fermata Cage to be activated, lying that she wishes to free an ancient Sith trapped by the artifact.[834]
    • Threatened, Sidious and Vader pursue the Fermata Cage. The two Dark Lords arrive at the Amaxine Station aboard the Executor and they are attacked by Crimson Dawn's fleet.[847]

      Qi'ra's plans to topple the Sith fail at the Amaxine Station, though her efforts in destabilizing the Empire succeeded, and her agents had alerted the Rebellion to a second Death Star.

      • Starros' crew and Kho Phon Farrus help Doctor Aphra expel the Spark Eternal from her body near the Fermata Cage. Starros successfully forces the "hopelessly emotionally constipated" Aphra and Magna Tolvan to have a real conversation, and the crew part ways afterward.[848]
      • Vader joins Sidious before the Fermata Cage. Qi'ra activates it, beginning to trap the Dark Lords, but they are freed by the Knights of Ren.[849]
      • Qi'ra acknowledges her failure and scatters the Dawn fleet. She leaves her remaining resources to Cadeliah, her protégé.[849]
      • The Fermata Cage's activation causes a great disturbance in the Force, creating a Force Wave across the galaxy.[850]
        • Vader loses control of his powers, and Sabé attempts to calm him down, taking him to an isolated world. However, while Vader demands her loyalty, Sabé refuses to give in to hate, and the Sith Lord casts her away in an ocean. The Emperor tasks his Empire to hunt for the rogue Vader.[850]
        • Luke Skywalker is similarly affected, with his powers intermittently augmented uncontrollably or weakened. Nevertheless, with his help, the rebels recover much of the Kezarat Colony, who give their fuel to the Rebel Fleet, though some of its population decides to remain in No-Space and colonize the former Great Hall of the Nihil.[851] Lando Calrissian and Amilyn Holdo had become romantically involved while in No-Space, and they reaffirm their commitment to the rebel cause.[852]
    • Inferno Squad successfully wipes Valance's memories.[853]
    • As the Alliance prepares for an aerial assault on Coruscant,[854] Luke Skywalker travels to Christophsis to obtain a kyber crystal and build his own lightsaber along with R2-D2. He receives help from Gretta and Dr. Cuata, communicates with a Sith and Yoda, and leaves with a red and a green crystal.[855]
    • Lando Calrissian, Chewbacca, Nien Nunb, Freyta Smyth, and Bryen Rowne battle Corusant's defenses and attack the Emperor's statue in Monument Plaza. The latter two rebels are lost, but the burning statue is broadcast on the HoloNet.[854]
    • Vader acquires a shield of kyberite to focus his raw Force powers with Doctor Aphra's help on Ringo Vinda.[856]
    • By Imperial mandate, ZED-6-7 leads a group of droids who had been wronged by Vader to hunt down the cyborg Sith. However, ZED helps Vader to defeat the droids and rebuild them to his allegiance, forming a droid army, and Aphra escapes, as does 0-0-0 and BT-1.[857]
    • Aphra, Luke Skywalker, and R2-D2 find a Jedi temple on Sason[858] and battle the Starweird.[859]
    • T'onga reassembles her crew, wishing to save Valance's deteriorating mind. Boba Fett gives them coordinates to cyborg-fixer Tarr Kligson after they eliminate a rival Black Sun leader.[853]
    • Having merged with the Spark Eternal, the insatiable Scourge spreads, wishing to control all beings.[152] Ajax Sigma's Second Revelation droid movement attempts to destroy it.[860]
    • Mon Mothma, Admiral Ackbar, General Madine, Princess Organa, Luke Skywalker, and Commodore Grek convene to discuss the mysterious second Death Star. Meanwhile, C-3PO succumbs to the Scourge, which wishes to control Force-wielders too.[860]
    • Lando Calrissian and Lobot attempt to use Talky in Jabba's Palace to restore Lobot's mind.[861]
    • Vader and his droid army battles the Scourge aboard the Executor.[862]
    • Working for Domina Tagge, Aphra and Just Lucky face the Scourge on Havel Prime.[863]
    • The Scourge targets Vader on Mustafar.[864]
    • R2-D2 reassembles D-Squad to combat the Scourge.[865]
    • Tarr Kligson works with the Scourge to suppress Valance's consciousness. The Scourge abaondons Kligson and wishes to experiment with Valance, but T'onga and her crew attempt to kill their former friend.[866]
    • Ajax Sigma and D-Squad defeat the Scourge.[867]
    • Valance's memories are restored.[868]
  • 3–4 ABY (continued)

Return of the Jedi (4 ABY)[]

  • 4 ABY

    Calm and collected, Leia Organa proceeded to disarm Boushh with a single blaster shot.

    • After eliminating a rebel cell in the aftermath of the Battle of Hoth,[870] Squadron Five of Shakara Nuress's 204th Imperial Fighter Wing, also known as Shadow Wing, reclaim the Kudo system from the defecting Admiral Gratloe's private faction. The 204th's Lyttan Dree and Zin Graw are killed amidst an attack by the Rebel Alliance after Graw, secretly wanting to defect to the rebels, leaked intelligence to the Alliance.[670][21]
    • Leia Organa travels to Ord Mantell to find Maz Kanata for assistance in rescuing Han Solo. Boushh attacks Organa, though the bounty hunter was defeated by the latter, who took from Kanata's teachings of patience. Organa wears Boushh's armor as a disguise, thanking Maz Kanata before leaving in the Millennium Falcon with Chewbacca and R2-D2.[871][872]
    • Boushh attempts to blackmail Black Sun. He fails and falls to agents of the crime syndicate, though his demise is not well-known.[873][872]
    • Leia Organa, disguised as Boushh, rescues Lando Calrissian from bounty hunters on Arkanis. One hunter, Bossk, attempts to capture Chewbacca, although the Wookiee is later rescued. Organa thus cements Boushh's reputation with Bossk.[874]
    • With the Millennium Falcon, Lando Calrissian and Chewbacca attempt to find Han Solo,[746] eventually arriving at Jabba's Palace.[875]
    • Corona Squadron is involved in a dogfight in the Hudalla system.[308]
    • Less than one week before Operation Yellow Moon, Bothan operatives obtain footage of the second Death Star at Endor.[681] The Bothans bring the information to the Rebellion's Mon Mothma, Gial Ackbar, and Airen Cracken at the cost of many lives.[875]
    • Rebel intelligence chief and general Airen Cracken's men report a confirmed sighting of Boba Fett's ship over Tatooine, and that Fett has been paid for the delivery of Han Solo and is continuing to work for Jabba the Hutt.[681]
    • With the Rebellion's fleet still scattered across the galaxy to prevent another major defeat, the rebel convoy protecting Princess Leia Organa withstands an attack by Imperial forces.[681]
    • Rebels on Zastiga
      • Mon Mothma orders members of Rebel High Command to convene on Zastiga. Aboard the Mellcrawler, Nien Nunb transports Leia Organa, Caluan Ematt, and C-3PO to Zastiga, where they join Luke Skywalker and R2-D2.[681]
        Death Star II revealed

        Barely recovering from their defeat at Hoth, the Rebellion was forced to face the Empire's new Death Star.

      • On Zastiga, while Mon Mothma, Gial Ackbar, Airen Cracken, Crix Madine, Leia Organa, Carlist Rieekan, and a number of top admirals and generals—amongst them Nantz and Massa, as well as Veertag and Tantor—meet at a safe house to discuss the second Death Star, Luke Skywalker, Wedge Antilles, and Nien Nunb meet for a discussion of how Nunb saved Antilles at Hagar Secundus.[681]
      • Luke Skywalker, who had rejected Antilles' offer for him to rejoin Red Squadron[876] and had been delaying his return to Yoda on Dagobah to await news of Han Solo, expects that he would return to the Redemption. Skywalker also tells Leia Organa of his need to master patience to become a Jedi.[681]
      • The next day, taking from Skywalker's lesson, Organa proposes Operation Yellow Moon to buy much-needed time for the Rebellion and the galaxy at the risk of her life. Mon Mothma approves of the proposal after telling Organa not to deny herself another chance at love; duty cannot provide the comfort love would bring.[681]
      • Rebels leave Zastiga the following day.[681]
    • Operation Yellow Moon; Aboard Nien Nunb's Mellcrawler, Leia Organa leads a faux Alliance recruiting mission in the Corva sector, nearly a hundred-thousand light years away from the second Death Star, that is meant to distract the Empire while the Rebellion gathers an armada at Sullust.[681]
      • Imperials led by Captain Khione garrison Basteel and Sesid in retaliation for Organa attempting to recruit for the Alliance on the two worlds, imposing greater fear and oppression on their populace in the goal of instilling absolute obedience.[681]
      • Unwilling to cause more lives of others to be lost while doing their duty for the fate of the Rebellion and the galaxy, Organa's crew decide to go beyong their mission parameters and assist in a civilian uprising against the Empire on Jaresh, ensuring that the local resistance succeeds.[681]
      • Organa's crew proceed to the Yellow Moon, over which rebel recruits from the Corva sector are set to rendezvous as arranged by the Rebel Alliance. The Mellcrawler broadcasts a message to the gathered rebels that they are only a distraction for a major upcoming Alliance battle elsewhere, and telling them to flee. As the rebels leave, Captain Khione's Imperial flagship, the Shieldmaiden, arrives and captures the Mellcrawler.[681]
        Yellow Moon crew

        Operation Yellow Moon taught that while duty was crucial, people struggled against the Empire for inter-personal love; whether to honor those who died in the conflict or to fight for a brighter future for those still living.

      • With the individual voluntary sacrifices of two members of Organa's crew, as well as a surprise return of the rebel recruits, the crew destroys the Shieldmaiden using the Mellcrawler as a bomb, escaping Khione's Star Destroyer with a stolen Imperial shuttle named Tydirium.[681]
    • Aboard the shuttle Tydirium, Leia Organa, Nien Nunb, and Kidi Aleri reach Kothlis, where they join Luke Skywalker. Skywalker reports that they had gathered that Han Solo is still in carbonite, held at Jabba's Palace.[681]
    • Iden Versio escapes from the Invincible Faith with Moff Derrek Raythe's message, in which Death Squadron is ordered to move to the far side of Endor as part of the Empire's plans to trap the Rebel Alliance during what the rebels think to be their surprise assault on the Emperor's new battle station.[877]
    • With his green-bladed lightsaber, Luke Skywalker leads a raid at Imperial Refining Platform M36 to secure an entire year's worth of fuel supplies for the Rebel Alliance. With the rebels skeptical of Skywalker for his Force abilities sometimes giving false positives of potential threats, the rebels refuse to heed Skywalker's call to risk jumping into hyperspace and are attacked by an Imperial Star Destroyer as a result. Skywalker resists Darth Sidious' telepathic urges to abandon the rebels for being weak and the temptation to leave the war to live a quiet life, rejoining the rebels aboard their transport. Controlling his anger that festered from his guilt of nearly abandoning the rebels, Skywalker assists their leader in helping the rebels escape to safety.[878]
    • Imperials and rebels battle on Mordal.[28]

      Leia Organa rescued her beloved Han Solo from the clutches of the crime lord Jabba the Hutt.

    • Rescue of Han Solo; on Tatooine, Han Solo is rescued from Jabba the Hutt, who is killed by Leia Organa. Boba Fett is consumed by the sarlacc of the Great Pit of Carkoon.[875]
    • Jabba's demise leads to the fall of his criminal empire.
    • Lando Calrissian defeats a pirate fleet at the Battle of Taanab, earning himself the rank of general in the Rebel Alliance.[87]
    • Squadron Five is replenished with the newly graduated Bansu Ro and Rac Syrmo and destroys the rebel recruitment base traced from Zin Graw's leak.[671]
    • Yoda dies on Dagobah; Luke Skywalker discovers that he is not only truly the son of Darth Vader, but also the brother of Leia Organa.[875]
    • By this point, the rebels had fought the Spice Runners of Kijimi, whose leader, Zarah Bliss, is replaced by Zeva Bliss.[882]
    • The Alliance Fleet gathers in the Sullust system; days before their offensive, the Spice Runners had been bribed and manipulated by the Empire to set up an assassination attempt on Mon Mothma, but it is foiled by rebel spy Tomasso, Shara Bey, and Kes Dameron. Tomasso additionally informs Mothma that the Imperial leadership is aboard the second Death Star.[882]
    • A strike team led by Alliance General Han Solo lands on the Forest Moon of Endor with the shuttle Tydirium. They gather Ewok allies from Bright Tree Village.[875]
    • Luke Skywalker tells Leia Organa that they are siblings and that Darth Vader is their father. Luke Skywalker then leaves to confront Vader himself, attempting to join forces with him to fight against the Emperor as Jedi.[875]
      Luke Leia BTV RotJ

      Luke and Leia share a moment in Bright Tree Village, Endor.

    • Battle of Endor[875]
      • Departing Sullust, the Alliance Fleet flies into the trap set for them by the Emperor in the Endor system. Led by Admiral Ackbar from aboard the Home One, the rebels destroy the Executor.[875]
      • Han Solo's strike team and Ewok allies destroy the Death Star's shield generator, allowing rebel starfighters to infiltrate the Death Star's reactor core.[875]
      • Vader duels his son in the Emperor's Throne Room, but is defeated by the furious Jedi, whom Darth Sidious wishes to turn to the dark side as his new apprentice. Realizing his own fear and anger, Luke Skywalker throws away his lightsaber and refuses to kill Vader. While Sidious attempts to destroy the Jedi, Darth Vader's compassion for his son overwhelms him, and, resuming his duty to the Force as the Chosen One, Anakin Skywalker kills his former Sith Master at the cost of his own life. By destroying the Sith, Anakin brings balance to the Force and passes away in peace, and Luke Skywalker escapes from the Death Star as a true Jedi.[875]
      • The second Death Star is destroyed by the Millennium Falcon.[875]

        Compassionate for the selflessness of his son, Anakin Skywalker let go of his hatred and cast away the Sith, bringing balance to the Force, fulfilling his destiny, and passed away with peace and purpose.

Fall of the Empire (4 ABY–5 ABY)[]

New Republic Era (5–34 ABY)[]

Galactic Civil War (continued; 5 ABY)[]

  • 5 ABY
    Shara and Kes go home

    The Great Tree was replanted as the galaxy saw a new day, a new beginning.

    • Six months after the Battle of Endor