- "Though still committed to defending the Republic, the Jedi relocated to their ancient homeworld of Tython to rest, meditate, and seek guidance from the Force."
- ―Jedi Master Gnost-Dural
Tython was a planet located within the Tython system of the Deep Core. The ancestral homeworld of the Jedi Order, Tython was host to the first society of Force-users in known history, sometime around 25,783 BBY.
It was on this world that the brightest and best philosophers, priests, scientists and warriors came together in 36,453 BBY to discuss their discoveries involving the enigmatic, mystical Ashla, the precursor of the Light Side. Dissidents who used the Bogan, the precursor of the Dark Side, eventually arose around 25,793 BBY, sparking the Force Wars of Tython. From the ashes of these wars arose the early Jedi Order, the first Jedi High Council, and the Jedi Code. At the Forge, a temple erected beyond the Tythos Ridge, the early Jedi crafted weapons that would serve as the template for the lightsaber.
Initially, the Jedi believed their power was limited to Tython only, though this was later proven otherwise when a proactive group left Tython to liberate other worlds, becoming the Jedi Knights around 25,783 BBY. Jedi from Tython founded a philosophy school on Ossus, defining the light side and dark side of the Force—equivalent to the ancient Ashla and Bogan, respectively—the Living Force and Unifying Force. Some legends claimed that Tython's explorers traveled to Caamas to learn proper moral judgment.
Old Republic era
In an effort to purge the known galaxy of the terentateks, viewed by the Jedi Order as monstrous abominations that posed as an affront to the Force, the Jedi Council charged many of the Order's members with the task of hunting down the creatures and executing them with extreme prejudice. Known as the Great Hunt, many Jedi dispersed throughout the Republic to hunt down and destroy the monsters that preyed on the blood of Force-sensitives. Among the worlds that were cleansed was Tython, thus ridding the Jedi's ancient homeworld of terentatek threat in 3,994 BBY.
Tython's location was lost at some point when the unstable hyperlanes leading to the world collapsed, but was later rediscovered during the early years of the Great Galactic War by the Jedi Satele Shan. After the Sacking of Coruscant in 3,653 BBY, the Jedi Order relocated its primary residence to the Jedi Temple on Tython. There, they proceeded with the task of rebuilding the Order, clearing groves of brambles and resurfacing old paths. Initial scouts discovered the ruins of the lost fortress city of Kaleth and other ruins scattered around a mountainous region of the planet, including the old Forge. As building began on the Order's new Temple, the Jedi encountered the Flesh Raiders for the first time. While the natives proved hostile, the Jedi built their headquarters out of their territory and hoped to study their behavior during their stewardship of the planet.
Soon after resettling the world, the Jedi were startled when a pilgrimage of Twi'leks arrived on the world and established the illegal settlement known as Kalikori Village in the mountains above the Order's Temple. Because the Galactic Senate did not authorize the pilgrims' presence on the world, the Jedi were unable to assist as the Twi'leks were attacked repeatedly by the Flesh Raiders, much to the chagrin of the pilgrims.
Sometime well before 1,990 BBY, the hyperlane to Tython had become unstable once more and forgotten, though it remained recorded in the Jedi Archives on Coruscant. At some point after 1,289 BBY, Belia Darzu built a massive temple that she used as one of her barracks for her army of technobeasts; she also left her holocron in this temple. In 1,230 BBY she was poisoned on Tython by the Mecrosa Order at the behest of her fellow Sith Lords. But, her technobeasts remained in the temple, waiting for the next order from their master who never returned.
By the year 990 BBY, no one had traveled to Tython in some time because of its location in the Deep Core. However, rebel leader and aspiring Sith Hetton had located navigational charts to Tython. He later passed these charts onto Darth Zannah, in return for a promise for apprenticeship. Zannah later betrayed Hetton, and gave the charts to her master, Darth Bane. While Zannah left for the Jedi Archives, he traveled to Tython to access information on how to construct a Sith Holocron from Darzu's holocron. There he found Darzu's temple. Inside, he located her holocron, though it was surrounded by her technobeasts, still awaiting their master. After slashing through the mass of the beasts, Bane got ahold of the holocron he sought and spent the next few days studying its many secrets.
After Zannah fled from the Jedi Archives on Coruscant, Jedi Masters Valenthyne Farfalla, Raskta Lsu, and Worror Dowmat, along with Jedi Knights Johun Othone and Sarro Xaj, pursued her to Tython. When they arrived, they fought Bane and Zannah. The two Sith Lords defeated them, killing them all. However, Bane was seriously injured. Zannah departed, taking her master to Ambria in hopes of finding the healer Caleb.
- Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi
- Shadows and Light (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: The Old Republic 11: The Lost Suns, Part 5
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: The Old Republic
- Timeline 1: Treaty of Coruscant
- Darth Bane: Rule of Two (First appearance)
- Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil (Mentioned only)
- Coruscant Nights III: Patterns of Force (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: Rebellion (video game) (First mentioned)
- Power of the Jedi Sourcebook
- The New Essential Chronology
- The New Essential Guide to Droids
- Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force
- The Essential Atlas
- "Class Wars!"—Star Wars Insider 114
- The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force
- The Art and Making of Star Wars: The Old Republic
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Essential Atlas
- ↑ 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 Star Wars: The Old Republic
- ↑ The Journal of Master Gnost-Dural
- ↑ 5.0 5.1
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force
- ↑ The New Essential Chronology
- ↑ Shadows and Light
- ↑ "Class Wars!"—Star Wars Insider 114
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Darth Bane: Rule of Two