Timeline of Major Events

Reference Index

Major wars and ongoing events have been broken off into separate timelines.

Warning: Contains Spoilers

Pre-Republic

~25,000 BBY

  • First written records of the Force (Rogue One Visual Guide)
  • Ancient explorers discover hyperspace by observing Purgill

>6000 BBY

  • Pursued by the nascent Old Republic, the original Amaxine Warriors flee the known galaxy (Bloodline)
  • Hundred-Year Darkness (Marvel SW9)
  • Formation of Sith (Tarkin)

?<6000 BBY

  • Great Scourge of Malachor (SW:Rebels S2E19-20)
  • Consecrated Eremite resides on the Plaintive Hand on Jakku (Aftermath: Life Debt)
  • Jakku ‘lush and verdant’ world (Aftermath: Life Debt)

~5000 BBY

  • The Sith enslaved the Massassi and forced them to build the large temples on Yavin IV (Ultimate Star Wars)

>2000 Years ago

  • Entruvia Conflict between the ‘orthodox Jedi’ and the Ordu (Doctor Aphra)
  • Rur attempts to transfer his knowledge, but inadvertently makes a copy of his consciousness which believes it is him (Doctor Aphra)
  • The copy of Rur takes control of Ordu Aspectu’s citadel and disappears during an inspection for ‘heresy by the Jedi (Doctor Aphra)
  • Jedha was the seat of the Jedi order (Rebel Dossier)

>1000 BBY

  • Tarre Vizsla, the first Mandalorian Jedi, creates the Darksaber
    • House Vizsla steals the Darksaber from the Jedi temple after Tarre Vizsla dies
  • The Ghostfinder fleet versus the Sith armada (Empire’s End)
  • Mandalorian Wars (TCWRebels)
  • Last recorded contact between the Old Republic and the Chiss (Thrawn)

Galactic Republic

~1000 BBY

  • Old Republic Forces retake Coruscant from Sith (Star Wars Propaganda)
  • Foundation of Galactic Republic
  • Rule of Two established by sole surviving Sith Lord, Darth Bane
  • Anchorites of Jakku pledge themselves to the Jedi (Empire’s End)

>966 BBY

  • Maz Kanata born (according to Han)

896 BBY

  • Yoda born

> 200 of years BBY

  • Last contact between people on the border of the Unknown Regions and the Chiss (Thrawn)

Between 156 and 152 BBY

  • Com Star Mining first arrives on Parnassos (Phasma)

~100 BBY

  • Wat Tambor finds 000’s personality matrix, but considers him to dangerous to activate and quarantines him (Aphra 16)

92 BBY

  • Qui-Gon Jinn born

84 BBY

  • Palpatine born

72 BBY

  • Mace Windu born

64 BBY

  • Wilhuff Tarkin born

57 BBY

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi born

56 BBY

  • Galen Erso born

56 – 52 BBY

  • Mace Windu and his master, Cyslin Myr, investigate the disappearance of Master Kez Velaz and reports of a man impersonating a Jedi on Mathas.

54 BBY

  • Maul born

53 BBY

  • Baze Malbus born

52 BBY

  • Chirrut Îmwe born

51 BBY

  • Orson Krennic born

47 BBY

  • Lyra Erso born

46 BBY

  • Padme Amidala born
  • Mon Mothma born

42 BBY

  • Anakin Skywalker born

41 BBY

  • Rae Sloane born.

37 BBY

  • Ahsoka Tano born

35 BBY

  • Gallius Rax born

~32 BBY

  • Han Solo born
  • Arliz Hadrassian born (Bloodline)
  • Yoda encounters blue giants made of living stone on Vagadarr (Star Wars 25-30)
  • Qui-Gon Jinn has a vision on an undesignated world about the dangers of violence (Age of Republic 1: Qui-Gon Jinn)
  • Sifo-Dyas leaves the Jedi Council after foreseeing a ‘great conflict’ and secretly orders the creation of the Clone Army (TCW S6E10)
  • Sifo-Dyas killed on Dooku’s orders and the Sith assume control of the cloning project
  • Darth Maul defies Darth Sidious’s command and secretly kills the Padawan Eldra Kaitis (Darth Maul)

32 BBY – The Phantom Menace

(April 5 – April 14, 1945)

  • Naboo Crisis
  • Prophesied ‘Chosen One’, Anakin Skywalker, discovered on Tatooine by Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Sith Resurface
  • Darth Maul apparently killed
  • Qui-Gon Jinn killed on Naboo
  • Sheev Palpatine becomes Chancellor of the Republic

31-30 BBY
* Anakin accompanies Obi-Wan on a mission for the first time to recover an ancient holocrhon on Dallenor. (Age of Republic: Obi-Wan Kenobi)

29 BBY

  • Obi-Wan convinces Anakin not to leave Jedi Order (Obi-Wan and Anakin)

27 BBY

  • Mon Mothma joins the Galactic Senate (The Rebel Files)

26 BBY

  • Cassian Andor born

25 BBY

  • Young Gallius Rax leaves Jakku and is recruited by Palpatine (Life Debt)
  • Construction on the Jakku Observatory begins (Life Debt)

Detailed Death Star Timeline

24 BBY

  • Han Solo joins the White Worm gang on Corellia

Between 32 BBY – 22 BBY

  • Dooku encounters and kills Jedi Knight Jak’Zin while making arrangements with the Kaldana syndicate. (Age of Republic: Dooku)

22 BBY – Attack of the Clones

(May 16- May 21, 1955)

  • Chancellor Palpatine given emergency powers by Senate.
  • Start of the Clone Wars
  • Battle of Geonosis
  • Secret marriage of Anakin and Padme

Early 22 BBY

  • During a mission to Hissrich, Mace is forced to subdue Jedi Knight Prosset Dibbs after the latter accuses him and the council of betraying the Jedi Code and attacks him. (Mace Windu)
  • Ahsoka Tano becomes Anakin’s padawan
  • Cham Syndulla begins organizing armed resistance after Seperatists seize Ryloth (TCW S3E3)

Mid 22 BBY

  • AOTC+8 months: Ersos imprisoned (Catalyst)
  • AOTC+10 months: Jyn Erso born (Catalyst)
  • Second Battle of Geonosis (TCW S2E5-8)
  • Palpatine secretly presents Death Star plans to Republic Strategic Advisory Cell (Catalyst)
  • Death Star construction commences above Geonosis (Catalyst)

Detailed Clone Wars Timeline

21 BBY

  • +4 months: Erso freed by Orson Krennic (Catalyst)
  • Sabine Wren born
  • Anakin and Ahsoka foil plot by Darth Sidious to kidnap Force Sensitive children and turn them into Sith spies (TCW S2E3)

20 BBY

  • Assaj Ventress betrayed by Dooku at the Battle of Sullust (TCW S3E12)
  • Dooku requests a new apprentice from Nightsisters of Dathomir and is given Savage Opress (TCW S3E13)
  • Assaj, using Savage, attempts to assassinate Dooku, but fails (TCW S3E14)
  • Ahsoka meets Chewbacca after both are separately captured by Trandoshan ‘game’ hunters and work together and with several Jedi younglings to escape (TCW S3E22)
  • Prince Lee Char assumes the throne of Mon Calamari (TCW S4E3)
  • Gungan General Tarpals dies during aborted Separatist invasion of Naboo (TCW S4E4)
  • Jedi Master Pong Krell betrays the Jedi Order and Republic after foreseeing the rise of the Empire. Captured and executed by Clone troopers. (TCW S4E7-10)
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi goes undercover to disrupt a Separatist plot against to abduct the Chancellor, but the deception severely shakes Anakin’s trust. (TCW S4E15-18)
  • Saw and Steela Gerrera organize resistance on Onderon after world joins Separatists (TCW S5E2)
  • General Grievous leads a droid army and annihilates the Dathomirian Nightsisters (TCW S4E19)
  • Brothers Savage Opress and Maul team up in a failed attempt to kill Obi-Wan (TCW S4E21-S5E1)

19 BBY – Pre-ROTS

  • Death Watch overthrow Mandalorian government (TCW S5E15)
    • Battle of Sundari on Mandalore (TCW S5E16)
    • Satine Kryze killed by Maul (TCW S5E16)
    • Savage Opress killed by Darth Sidious (TCW S5E16)
    • Maul captured by Darth Sidious (TCW S5E16)
  • Jedi Temple bombed by Jedi Padawan, Barriss Offee (TCW S5E17)
  • Ahsoka leaves Jedi Order after being falsely charged with bombing (TCW S5E18-20)
  • Clone trooper Tup’s chip malfunctions and activates Order 66 leading him to target Jedi (TCW S6E1-4)
  • Fives discovers the conspiracy against the Jedi, but isn’t believed and killed in a confrontation with Rex and Anakin
  • Mace and Jar Jar Binks foil a plot to take over the planet Bardotta by the Frangawl Cult (TCW S6E9)
  • The Jedi learn of the Sith’s hand in creating the clone army (TCW S6E10)
  • Yoda travels to the wellspring of life and encounters the Priestesses of the Whills (TCW S6E11-13)
  • Yoda passes his trials and learns how to retain his identity after death (TCW S6E13)
    Son of Dathomir:
  • Maul ‘escapes’ and rallies Death Watch loyalists (Son of Dathomir)
  • Mother Talzin killed
  • Death Watch routed
  • Jedi Council tasks Vos with assassinating Dooku. Vos falls to the dark side and is only brought back by Assaj sacrificing her life for him. (Dark Disciple)
  • Assaj Ventress killed (Dark Disciple)
  • Anakin Skywalker encounters Thrawn in the Thrugii Asteroids (Thrawn)
  • Siege of Mandalore
  • Battle of Coruscant

19 BBY – Revenge of the Sith

(May 18 – May 23, 1958)

  • Count Dooku killed
  • Battle of Kashyyk
  • General Greivous killed
  • Mace Windu Killed
  • End of the Clone Wars
  • End of the Old Republic
  • Anakin becomes Darth Vader
  • Order 66 and destruction of the Jedi Order
  • Palpatine declares himself Emperor
  • Formation of the Galactic Empire
  • Ezra Bridger is born
  • Luke and Leia Skywalker are born
  • Leia Skywalker adopted into Royal House of Alderaan, becomes Leia Organa.
  • Obi-Wan brings Luke to his step-uncle
  • Yoda goes into exile

19 BBY – Post ROTS

  • A large number of Jedi lightsabers, including Yoda and Mace Windu’s, are burned in a public rally in front of the Jedi Temple on Coruscant (Darth Vader (2017) #1)
  • Darth Vader defeated in his first encounter with Kirak Infil’a (Darth Vader (2017) #3)
  • Vader kills Kirak Infil’a and corrupts his lightsaber crystal using the dark side locus on Mustafar (Darth Vader (2017) #4 & #5)
  • Jocasta Nu successfully sneaks into and purges the Jedi archives (Darth Vader (2017)#9)
  • Darth Vader kills Jocasta to prevent her and the list of Force sensitives out of Palpatine’s hands. Her secret repository and base is sealed. (Darth Vader (2017) #10)
  • The Emperor hires bounty hunters to attack Vader on Cabarria (Darth Vader (2017) #11)
  • Saw’s Partisans formed
  • Bail Organa begins organizing and recruiting dissidents
  • Padawan Caleb Dume adopts name Kanan Jarus and goes into hiding (Kanan)
  • Imperial reprisals against former separatist worlds (Tarkin)
  • Imperial exploration of the unknown regions commences using ancient maps found within the Jedi temple (Complete Locations)
  • Empire begins strip-mining Ilum of Kyber crystals (Ahsoka)
  • Many Kybers transferred to Death Star project, but others sent to research installations and the unknown regions
  • Inquisitors appear and begin hunting surviving Jedi as well as kidnapping Force Sensitive children (Ahsoka)
  • The Observatory on Jakku is completed and Palpatine tasks Gallius with being the Contingency (Empire’s End)
  • Thrawn encounters Neimoidian refugees who request Chiss assistance against the newly declared Empire (Thrawn)

Timeline of the Rebellion and Galactic Civil War

18 BBY

  • Vader sent to Mon Calamari to bring it under complete Imperial control (Vader 13)
  • Mon Calamari King Lee-Char captured by the Empire (Vader 17)
  • Tenth Brother killed
  • Padawan Survivor Farren Barr killed by Vader on Mon Calamari
  • 6th Brother killed. (Ahsoka)
  • Ahsoka Tano recruited by Bail Organna (Ahsoka)
  • The elder Grafs are captured as part of Imperial efforts to map and explore Wild Space (Adventures in Wild Space)

~18 BBY
* An Imperial patrol encounters Thrawn on a planet bordering the Unknown Regions and brings him to the Emperor (Thrawn)
* The Emperor commissions Thrawn in return for assistance with exploring the Unknown Regions (Thrawn)

14 BBY

  • Failed assassination plot against Emperor Palpatine and Vader (Orientation)
  • Emperor Palpatine and Vader personally cripple the insurgency on Ryloth (Lords of the Sith)
  • Berch Teller Campaign (Tarkin)
  • Tarkin promoted to Grand Moff and given jurisdiction over Outer Rim territories (Tarkin)

Between 14-11 BBY

  • Vader finds and kills former Jedi Master Eeth Koth. Eeth Koth’s daughter born and abducted by the inquisitors. (Vader 19)
  • Vader kills two renegade Inquisitors (Vader 20)
  • Vader’s Fortress constructed on Mustafar (Vader 21-25)

15 BB

  • Han and Qi’ra become entangled in an attempt to sell stolen Imperial shield technology (Most Wanted)

13 BBY

  • Pau’an Fyzen performs his first organic to droid transplant. (Last Shot)
  • Han leaves Corellia by joining the Imperial military (Solo)
  • Han trains on Carida (Solo: Imperial Cadet)
  • Han participates in his first combat mission on Ohvlosk. (Solo: Imperial Cadet #4)

12 BBY

  • Lando acquires the Millennium Falcon

11 BBY

  • Temmin ‘Snap’ Wexley is born
  • Hera Syndulla meets former Padawan Kanan Jarus on Gorse (A New Dawn)
  • Count Vidian, a member of Palpatine’s inner circle, killed

12-10 BBY

  • Lando helps return Solstice Globe to Livno III. (Lando’s Luck)

10 BBY

  • Lando assists a slave rebellion on Kullgroon against the Empire, but the Falcon is impounded on Vandor (Lando: Double or Nothing)

10 BBY – Solo

  • Han rescues Chewbacca on Mimban and deserts the Imperial Army with Tobias Beckett’s crew (Solo)
  • The Millennium Falcon performs the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs (Solo)
  • Han acquires the Falcon from Lando Calrissian in a game of Sabec (Solo)
  • Tobias Beckett killed by Han Solo
  • Qi’ra secedes Dryden Vos as head of the Crimson Dawn after his death
  • Enfys turns over captured Coaxium to Saw Garerra (Solo Novelization)

10 BBY – 0 BBY

  • Han Solo teams up with Hondo Ohnaka to break into Gwongdeen (Pirate’s Price)

9 BBY

  • Death Star moved to Scarif from Geonosis (Rogue One Visual Dictionary)

8 BBY

  • Lando and L3 encounter Fyzen in deep space (Last Shot)

5 BBY

  • Kanan Jarus encounters Force sensitive boy, Ezra Bridger, on Lothal and takes him as his Padawan (Rebels S1E1)

4 BBY

  • Ransolm Casterfo born (Bloodline)
  • Kanan and Ezra investigate Jedi Temple on Lothal and manage to contact Yoda. Ezra passes his test to become a Padawan. (S1E10)
  • Grand Inquisitor dies above Mustafar (Rebels S1E10)
  • Lothal rebel cell joins Phoenix Squadron (Rebels S1E10)

3 BBY

  • On her 16th birthday Leia undergoes her ‘Day of Demand”, the Alderaanian ceremony for the heir to declare their intent to inherit the throne (Leia, Princess off Alderaan)
  • Leia joins the apprentice legislature (Leia, Princess off Alderaan)
  • Leia joins the rebellion (Leia, Princess off Alderaan)
  • Han Solo encounters Fyzen (Last Shot)
  • Lothal rebels foil attempted kidnapping of Force Sensitive children by inquisitors (Rebels S2E10)
  • Lothal rebels discover remnants of an immense building project above Geonosis and also discover all life on the planet has been wiped out (Rebels S2E17)
  • Ahsoka learns her former master, Anakin Skywalker, has become Darth Vader (Rebels S2E18)
  • Kanan Jarrus is knighted as a Jedi Knight (Rebels S2E18)
  • The Lothal Jedi Temple is captured by the Empire (Rebels S2E18)
  • 5th, 7th and 8th Inquisitors killed on Malachor (Rebels S2E21-22)
  • Ahsoka disappears on Malachor after duel with Darth Vader (Rebels S2E21-22). In actuality, Ezra rescued her at the point Ahsoka would have killed her via the ‘world between worlds’ accessible from the Lothal temple portal. (Rebels S4E13)

2 BBY

  • Thrawn promoted to Grand Admiral (Thrawn)
  • Ezra and Maul use the Holochron to show them the answer to the question they each want answered most, learn what they each seek is on a planet with ‘twin suns’ (Rebels S3E2)
  • Sabine Wren finds and takes the Darksaber (Rebels S3E9)
  • Saw Garerra sole survivor of team sent to investigate disappearance of Geonosians. Rescued by Lothal rebels who find evidence of Imperial genocide (Rebels S3E12)
  • Gar Saxon, governor of Mandalore, killed by Sabine’s mother, Ursa Wren (Rebels S3E16)
  • Mon Mothma denounces Emperor Palpatine over the Ghorman massacre and declares for the rebellion (Rogue One: Visual Dictionary)
  • Maul killed by Obi-Wan on Tatooine (Rebels S3E18)
  • The Bendu disappears into the Force on Atollon after being shot by Grand Admiral Thrawn (Rebels S3E19-20)
  • Thrawn and Vader investigate a disturbance in the Force on Batuu and turn back a Gyrsk incursion (Thrawn Alliances)
  • Second Mandalorian Civil War results in the expulsion of the Empire (Rebels S4E1-2)
  • Kanan killed rescuing Hera (Rebels S4E10)
  • Ezra enters the ‘World between Worlds’ via the Lothal Temple Portal and rescues Ahsoka from Vader (Rebels S4E13)
  • The Emperor attempts to enter the WbW, but Ezra seals the Lothal portal and destroys the temple.
  • Minister Hayden killed
  • Lothal insurrection and liberation (Rebels S4E14)
  • Governor Pryce killed
  • Ezra and Thrawn disappear
  • Empire loses Lothal for duration of the war

~0 BBY

  • Armitage Hux born

0 BBY – Rogue One

(May 1977)

  • Destruction of Jedha City
  • Saw Gererra killed.
  • Battle of Scarif
  • Jyn Erso and Rogue One team killed.
  • Theft of Death Star plans

0 ABY – A New Hope

(May 25 – 29, 1977)

  • Imperial Senate Dissolved
  • Destruction of Alderaan
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi killed by Darth Vader
  • Luke joins the rebellion
  • Battle of Yavin
  • Death Star I destroyed
  • Grand Moff Tarkin killed

Post ANH 0 ABY (After May 29th)

  • Rebels begin evacuation of Yavin IV immediately after medal ceremony (Princess Leia)
  • The Empire targets surviving Alderaanians for reprisals (Princess Leia)
  • Leia defies General Dodonna to rescue as many Alderaanians as possible (Princess Leia)
  • Chewbacca helps a young girl named Zarro free her people of Andheld IV from the gangster Jaum (Chewbacca)
  • Han Solo and Chewbacca rescue Caluan Ematt from Cyrkon (Smuggler’s Run)
  • Present and former members of the Senate are detained and held at the Arrth-Eno Prison Complex (Inferno SquadStar Wars Annual 1)
  • The Arrth-Eno complex is destroyed by Palpatine killing the senators and almost all Rebel agents on Coruscant (Star Wars Annual 1)
  • Jacen Syndulla born (Estimate)
  • Luke first uses his lightsaber in combat for the first time in a mission to Devaron (Weapon of the Jedi)
  • Luke’s Mission to Rodia (Heir to the Jedi)
  • Develops feelings for fellow rebel pilot, Nakari Kelen, and is heartbroken when she’s killed
  • Figures out Force telekinesis
  • Receives fallen Jedi Huulik’s lightsaber
  • Lando attempts to steal Emperor’s personal vessel, the Imperialis and is forced to destroy it (SW:Lando)
  • Han Solo completes the Dragon Void Run (SW:Han Solo)
  • Luke encounters Darth Vader during mission to sabotage major Imperial production facility (SW 1-5)
  • Vader placed under General Tagge as punishment for the destruction of DSI (Darth Vader 1)
  • Luke finds Obi-Wan’s journal on Tatooine (SW6)
  • Vader learns Luke is his son from Boba Fett (SW6)
  • SSD Executor commissioned
  • Vader kills traitorous scientist, Cylo, and wipes out his organization (SW:Darth Vader 25)
  • Emperor Palpatine places Vader in charge of Imperial navy (SW:Darth Vader 25)
  • General Tagge executed by Vader (SW:Darth Vader 25)

1 – 3 ABY

  • Aphra and her father discover the location of the Ordu Aspectu citadel (Aphra 4)
  • Luke travels to Vagadarr and helps restore the giants of Force infused living stone (Star Wars 29-30)
  • Aphra and Luke travel to the Citadel of Ktath’ath (Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel)
  • Luke overcomes and kills the queen of the Screaming Citadel (Aphra 8)
  • Luke gives up looking for someone to teach him, realizing he has to figure it out on his own (Aphra 8)
  • Luke and Leia get stranded on a primitive ocean world for three weeks. Work together to take down Imperial contingent looking for them (Star Wars 33)
  • Grakkus ‘liberated’ from Imperial custody by the Rebellion (Star Wars 35)
  • Han transfers Grakkus to a Rebel prison on Akiva (Star Wars 35)
  • Han and Leia fight off attack by an associate of Han that he abandoned one year prior while scouting Odona as a potential Rebel base. (Star Wars Annual 3)
  • Vader destroys Rur’s robot body and captures his crystal (Aphra 13)
  • Large number of criminal leaders killed (Aphra 13)
  • Luke, Han and Leia travel to Jedha to make contact with the surviving partisans (Star Wars #38)
  • The rebels destroy a giant excavator being used to find the Kyber’s Saw had stockpiled on Jedha. Shu-Torun secretly joins the Alliance. (Star Wars #43)
  • Leia leads an expedition to Crait to setup a Rebel base, but are force out by SCAR Squadron (Sands of Crait)
  • Aphra leads a team under the direction of 000 to infiltrate a facility once controlled by Wat Tambor looking for 000’s memories (Aphra 17)
    • Aphra kidnaps Hera and uses her to infiltrate and steal the Hive Base 1 datacore (Aphra 19)
    • 000’s syndicate found and destroyed by the Empire (Aphra)
  • Aphra sent to Accresker Jail (Aphra 20 – 25)
  • Vader learns Aphra is alive
  • Beetee-One destroyed by Vader
  • Posla killed by Triple-Zero
  • Doctor Evazan captures 000 and Aphra
  • Accressker Jail destroyed
  • Leia, Admiral Ackbar, Luke and Han lead a mission to Mon Calamari to foment rebellion and gain its fleet (Star Wars 44)
  • King Lee Char killed during a rescue mission, but not before recording a last address to Mon Calamari
  • Mon Calamari fleet rebels against the Empire
  • The Mon Calamari cruiser fleet being outfitted is betrayed and ambushed by the Empire (Star Wars 51-55)
  • Luke, Leia and Han are stranded on Hubin for one month
    (Star Wars 60)
  • The Markona Clan helps Luke, Han and Leia escape Hubin (Star Wars 61)
  • Luke, Han and Leia rejoin the Rebel fleet (Star Wars 61)

Post ANH 0 ABY – Unknown Chronology

  • Project Blackwing, a project that combined science and Sith alchemy to revive necroctic tissue, results in an outbreak that converts the base personel into undead. Believed completely destroyed (Commander, Rogue One Visual Dictionary)
  • Rebel Yavin IV base evacuated and occupied by the Empire (Doctor Aphra 2)

2 ABY

  • Poe Dameron born

3 ABY – The Empire Strikes Back

(June 6 – June 29, 1980)

  • Battle of Hoth
  • Luke trains under Yoda
  • Han frozen in carbonite and taken to Jabba by Boba Fett
  • First confrontation between Luke and Darth Vader

3 ABY – Post-TESB

  • Leia leads a mission to divert Imperial attention from the Rebel fleet gathering at Sullest (Moving Target)
  • The shuttle Tyderium is stolen during the mission
  • Rebel cruiser Invincible Faith intercepts decrypted plans about the upcoming Battle of Endor (Battlefront II)
  • The message is successfully purged by Inferno Squadron
  • Luke goes on leave (The Rebel Files)
  • Leia meets Maz for the first time and acquires the Boushh disguise (Forces of Destiny S2E6)

4 ABY – Return of the Jedi

(March 3 – March 5, 1981)

  • Boba Fett presumed killed
  • Jabba the Hutt killed and crime syndicate disbanded
  • Yoda dies.
  • Battle of Endor
  • SSD Executor destroyed
  • Destruction of second Death Star
  • Emperor Palpatine dies
  • Darth Vader dies
  • Remaining Imperial forces retreat and regroup under Admiral Sloane (Battlefront II)

Imediately following BoE

  • Han and Leia married on Endor
  • Operation: Cinder initiated (Shattered Empire)
  • Gallius Rax starts executing Palpatine’s Contingency plan to destroy the Empire (Life Debt)
  • Rebellion reorganized into New Republic
  • Some teenagers and young adults start having recurring dark visions at night (Empire’s End)
  • Luke finds a mysterious compass at the Emperor’s Observatory on Pillio (Battlefront II)
  • Inferno Squad defects from the Empire (Battlefront II)

4 ABY + 3 Months

  • Republic disrupts a meeting of the Imperial Future Council on Akiva (Aftermath)
  • Luke recovers two Force trees with Shera Bey (Shattered Empire)

4 ABY + 6 Months

  • Emperor’s personal SSD, the Eclipse, reported destroyed – actually transferred to Unknown Regions (Aftermath: Life DebtEmpire’s End)
  • Mysterious Fleet Admiral, Gallius Rax, takes control of the Empire
  • Rae Sloane adopts the rank ‘Grand Admiral’ and becomes the public leader of the Empire, but real power lies with Rax. (Life Debt)
  • Battle of Kuat (Aftermath: Life Debt and Blade Squadron: Kuat)
  • Surviving Alderaanians build a space station in the Alderaan system out of scrap from the Death Star (Life Debt)
  • General Brendol Hux and son, Armitage, extracted from Arkanis
  • Liberation of Kashyyk
  • Chandrilla Massacre

Late 4 ABY

  • Imperial sympathizers looking to use Naboo as a rallying point attempt three assaults on the planet with all beaten back (Lost Stars)
  • Lando clears the last Imperial holdouts from Cloud City (Aftermath: Empire’s End)
  • Ahsoka and Sabine leave to find Ezra and bring him home. (Rebels S4E15)

5 ABY

  • Acolytes of the Beyond launch attacks on Republic outposts across the galaxy (Empire’s End)
  • Battle of Jakku (Empire’s End)
  • Gallius Rax pushes gives Yupe Tashu several Sith Objects and pushes him into the Jakku borehole, corrupting the essence at its center
  • Corrupted essence starts a chain reaction that would destroy the planet, but Rae Sloane seals the borehole and stops the reaction
  • Gallius Rax killed by Sloane
  • Galactic Concordance signed with Mas Amedda representing the Empire – end of Galactic Civil War
  • Ben Solo is born the day the Galactic Concordance is signed
  • Sloane, Armitage and Brendol Hux arrive at the Eclipse in the Unknown Regions using the Jakku Observatory map (TFA Visual GuideEmpire’s End)
  • Luke visits Jakku in the aftermath of the battle (Legends of Luke)

5 ABY

  • Republic greatly reduces its military.
  • Remnants of the Empire fade away.

7ABY

  • Substation Grimdock standoff and skirmish ends with the Republic forces suppressing the uprising (Last Shot)

9 ABY

  • Han and Maz’s last meeting for 25 years (Essential Character Encyclopedia)

10 ABY

  • Shara Bey dies (Before the Awakening)

11 ABY

  • Finn (FN-2187) is born

12 ABY

  • Korr Sella born (Bloodline)

15 ABY

  • Rey is born

~20 ABY

  • Rey ‘abandoned’ on Jakku

Between 20 and 24 BBY

  • Brendol Hux crashes on Parnassos and recruits a young warrior named Phasma (Phasma)
  • Phasma is made a captain in the First Order and takes over training young adults to be Stormtroopers (Phasma)
  • Phasma conspires with Armitage to murder Brendol (Phasma)

21 ABY

  • Rinnrivin Di rises to prominence as the leader of a powerful spice cartel, seemingly out of nowhere (Bloodline)

28 ABY

  • Leia finds evidence of significant resources being funneled into criminal syndicates and militias from unknown source (Bloodline).
  • The Republic Senate is bombed in what becomes known as the ‘Napkin Bombing’ (Bloodline)
  • Skywalker relation to Darth Vader becomes public knowledge (Bloodline)
  • Leia resigns from Senate (Bloodline)
  • Leia’s co-investigator and Centrist ally, Senator Ransolm Casterfo, is arrested on charges of treason (Bloodline)
  • Senator and Populist candidate for First Senator, Tai-Lin, assassinated by Amaxine leader, Arliz Hadrassian (Bloodline)
  • Resistance founded (Bloodline)

After 28 ABY

  • Ben Solo destroys Luke’s Jedi academy
  • Luke leaves known galaxy to find the First Jedi Temple, but first gives a fragment of his destination to Lor San Tekka (Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia)
  • Large number of worlds secede from New Republic and declare themselves the First Order (SW Propaganda)
  • Poe joins the resistance
  • Bounty Hunter Bezine Netal retrieves and delivers a mysterious package buried with a dead former stormtrooper on Vashka to an unknown recipient (The Perfect Weapon)
  • Rey rescues Unkar Plutt from a group looking for a droid head they believe contains a treasure map (IDW Adventures #1&2)

Timeline for the Resistance-First Order cold war and war

33 ABY – Prior to TFA

  • State of Cold War between Resistance and First Order
  • Leia struggles to convince the Republic Senate that the First Order poses a threat
  • Leia assigns Poe Dameron to find Lor San Tekka who may have clues on the whereabouts of her brother
  • Kylo Ren learns from Church of the Force member Del Meeko that Lor San Tekka took the map to Bayora (Battlefront II)
  • Lor San Tekka is arrested and held on Cato Neimoidia after breaking into a vault looking for an artifact meant to be operated with the light and dark sides of the Force (Poe Dameron 20)
  • Poe meets Lor San Tekka on Cato Neimoidia during a rescue operation, but LST is abducted by Terex and Cmdr. Malurus (Poe Dameron #21)
  • Black Squadron rescues a spaced LST before the First Order reaches him (Poe Dameron #25)
  • Snap Wexley and Kare Kune get married (Poe Dameron #25)
  • Leia asks LST for the whereabouts of Luke and LST agrees to get them for her as soon as possible (Poe Dameron #25)

33 + 6 Months

  • Poe tasks Kazuda Xiono with spying for the Resistance on the Colossus refueling platform on Castilon (Resistance S1E1)
  • Kylo Ren implicated in the massacre of a village on Tehar. Kaz helps two surviving children to escape the FO (Resistance S1E6)

34 ABY – The Force Awakens

(December 18 – 23, 2011)

  • Poe Dameron locates Lor San Tekka and is given the map to Luke Skywalker
  • Lor San Tekka killed by Kylo Ren
  • BB-8 escapes with the map and meets Rey
  • First Order stormtrooper FN-2187 deserts and rescues Poe, becomes known as ‘Finn’
  • Rey leaves Jakku with Finn
  • Destruction of New Republic Capital of Hosnian Prime
  • Han Solo killed
  • First dual between Rey and Kylo Ren
  • Destruction of Starkiller Base
  • Luke Skywalker located

Concurrent with TFA

  • Phasma escapes Starkiller and frames another officer for bringing down the shields (Phasma #1)
  • After tracking the officer to Luprora, Phasma executes him and all witnesses. (Phasma)

34 ABY – The Last Jedi

  • Resistance evacuates D’Qar, but is tracked by the First Order armada
  • Rey begins training with Luke on Ahch-To and he explains why the Jedi must end
  • Snoke killed
  • Captain Phasma killed
  • Kylo Ren takes over the First Order
  • Battle of Crait; Luke Skywalker passes into the Force, the surviving Resistance members escape aboard the Millennium Falcon

34-35 BY
* Resistance arrives on Batuu
* Hondo borrows the Falcon in return for repairs (Pirate’s Price, Galaxy’s Edge)

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