The timeline of the Star Wars galaxy is complex and detailed. Here is a simple timeline for up to Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
Circa 25,000 Before the Battle of Yavin (B.B.Y.): HyperSpace becomes a widespread means of transportation in the galaxy, and Galactic exploration becomes readily available. The Galactic Republic establishes itself on Coruscant, and the Jedi order assembles itself from unknown origins.
Circa 3,900 B.B.Y.: The Planet Naboo is founded and settled by colonists ariving from the planet Grizmallt. It is around this time the first Anti-Peace sentiments develop between the natives of Naboo (The Gungans), and the human colonists who arrived. This sentiment dominates the planet of Naboo for thousands of years to come.
Circa 2,000 B.B.Y.: A Rogue Jedi falls to the darkside and rebuilds the fallen Sith order, leading hundreds of Force Sensitive learners into war against their enemies, the Jedi.
Circa 1,000 B.B.Y.: After a fierce trap was sprung on a large group of Jedi under the banner of the 'Army of Light', Darth Bane and his nemesis, Lord Kaan, spring a trap for the Jedi at Ruusan. Turning on Kaan, Darth Bane manages to slip out before the full destruction ont he planet reigned true. He is the first of his New 'Sith order', and begins the new traditions that would hold true for millenia.
896 B.B.Y.: Jedi Master Yoda is born on an unknown world. He will easily rise to become, undoubtedly, one of the greatest and wisest Jedi to ever grace the Council chambers.
600 B.B.Y.: Jabba The Hutt is born on the Planet Nal Hutta. Jabba would eventually stake his claim to fame and greed on the planet of Tatooine, opposing Gardulla the Hutt as it's ruler.
490 B.B.Y.: The Corporate Sector and CSA (Corporate Sector Authority) are formed.
350 B.B.Y.: The Trade Federation is founded and are recognized by the Galactic Senate, even being offered a chair in senate meetings and Diplomatic affairs.
200 B.B.Y.: Chewbacca the Wookie is born on the planet Kashyyyk. Chewbacca would eventually grow to befriend Han Solo, and would achieve the unofficial title of 'Hero of the Alliance' before his death. In his wanning years he often served as a diplomat to the people of Kashyyyk in the early years of the New Galactic Republic.
92 B.B.Y.: Qui-Gon Jinn is born; Planet Unknown. He would become one of the greatest, and most controversial, of the Jedi Masters to date.
82 B.B.Y.: Palpatine is Born on the planet Naboo. He would eventually rise to rule the galaxy with an iron fist.
72 B.B.Y.: Mace Windu and Smhi Skywalker are born; Planet's Unknown. Mace becomes one of the greatest Lightsaber users of all the Jedi. Shmi is the Mother to Anakin Skywalker, and so called 'Chosen One'.
64 B.B.Y.: Wilhuff Tarkin is born on the planet Eriadu. He would eventually take on the Imperial Title 'Moff' Tarkin, and rule just as Palpatine had hoped. It was he who gave the final authorization to destroy Alderaan shortly before the battle of Yavin.
60 B.B.Y.: The Light freighter 'Millenium Falcon', a stock YT-1300, is constructed in the CEC Drive yards over Corellia.
57 B.B.Y.: Obi-Wan Kenobi is born; Planet Unknown. One of the greatest of the Jedi, his prime would be cut short by Imperial Rule. He eventually takes on the Padawan Anakin Skywalker and later, after Anakin's fall, Anakin's son Luke.
48 B.B.Y.: Mon Mothma is born on he planet Chandrila. She would eventually rise to Chief of State of the New Galactic Republic, and leads the Alliance through touch times in the early years against the Empire.
46 B.B.Y.: Padme' Naberrie Amidala is born on the planet Naboo. She would be one of the youngest Queen's elected to the world, and marries Anakin Skywalker. Her marriage would go on to fruit two twin children, Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa.
44 B.B.Y.: Ackbar is born on the planet Mon Calamari. He would prove to be a well needed Admiral in the later years of the Rebel Alliance, and was considerred to be one of the greatest tacticians the Alliance had seen. He also, in conjuncture with the Verpine, led the creation of the B-Wing bomber. Obi-Wan Kenobi is accepted as Qui-Gon Jinn's Padawan on Coruscant, just shy of Obi-Wan's thirteenth birthday, when he was doomed to graduate and go into 'Jedi farming'.
Anakin Skywalker is born on the planet Tatooine. With no mortal father the unexplained birth is eventually rumored to have been caused by Midichlorians, of which his numbers were off the records. Marred with tragedy, he would be the Jedi's greatest hope and greatest fear.
MOVIE: Star Wars Episode I - The Phantom Menace.
Count Dooku leaves the Jedi order under mysterious circumstances. He is one of only 20 Jedi to ever leave the order. He is taken up by one Darth Sidious and melds his Jedi training, Political views and new Sith learnings to become a powerful wielder of the Darkside. He takes on the name Darth Tyrannus when he is accepted as a Sith apprentice to Sidious. Sometime after the Battle of Naboo the Bando Gora are thwarted by Jango Fett in a bizarre game led by Darth Tyrannus. Jango Fett and the mysterious hunter Montross go head to head to bring in the bounty on one Komari Vosa. It is eventually Jango that comes out on top, and Darth Tyrannus offers him Five million republic credits and a chance at 'Immortality'. He was taken to Kamino and cloned, to be used as the template for the Republic's loyal Army. Aside from the money, he asks only for one thing, an unaltered clone. Boba Fett is born on the planet Kamino. He would rise to follow in his father's Mandalorian footsteps, and live up to the name 'Fett' by becoming one of the most fierce and fearsome Bounty Hunters the galaxy has known, to date.
Lando Calrissian is born; Planet Unknown. One of Solo's friends, Lando would rise to both betray and aide the Alliance in the same few years. Although he betrays Solo to Darth Vader, he returns to pay for his mistake by aiding in the Battle of Endor.
Han Solo is born on the planet Corellia. Orphan, Scoundrel, Hero -- Solo's life is as turbulent as his prided ship, the Millenium Falcon. He spends most of his life running freight and smuggling where he needed, but eventually ends up with passengers too hot, even for him. Forced into the Hero roll, he befriends the Alliance and is a decisive member in bringing down the Empire.
MOVIE: Star Wars Episode II - Attack of the Clones.
Kyle Katarn is born on the planet Solun. A controversial Jedi, in his own right, Katarn personally takes down the 'Dark Trooper' projects and fights enemies on all courts. Given a medal from the Empire, their betrayal regarding his father's death causes him to join the other side, and win important strikes in the name of Rebellion. Mara Jade is born; Planet Unknown. Taken on as the 'Emperor's Hand', Mara Jade is the personal assassin to the most powerful man in the galaxy, and fights with her commands to kill Skywalker, even long after the death of her Master.
Circa 22-10 B.B.Y.:
Palpatine declares himself Emperor and begins his extermination of the Jedi. Anakin Skywalker 'dies', and in his place Darth Vader arises as the Sith Apprentice to Darth Sidious sometime after the death of Darth Tyrannus. All but Master Yoda and Master Kenobi are destroyed, and they scatter to the ends of the galaxy to hide from the Jedi purge. A pregnant Padme Amidala births twin children, and Obi-Wan kenobi is charged with hiding them from their father, now Darth Vader. Luke is taken to Tatooine, living with the step-brother to Anakin Skywalker. Leia is taken to Alderaan to live as an adopted child under the Organa family, and is raised as a diplomat.
Han Solo washes out of the Imperial Navy when he saves a young Wookie by the name of Chewbacca. Chewbacca is endebted to Solo under the rules of the 'Wookie Life Debt', and become an inseperable pair. Lando Calrissian wins the Millenium Falcon in a hand of Sabaac.
MOVIE: Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope.
Circa 0-3 After the Battle of Yavin (A.B.Y.)
With the destruction of the Death Star I at Yavin, Darth Vader leads an elite task force to seek revenge on the Rebel base at Yavin IV. The Alliance suffers some losses, but manage to escape the clutches of the Empire by slipping out at the last viable moment. Among other people, Luke Skywalker aids in the search of a new base for the Alliance. They eventually settle on the world of Hoth, And set up a massive shield generator to protect themselves from any Imperial problems that may come along.
MOVIE: Star Wars Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back.
Prince Xizor of Black Sun begins his plan to kill Luke Skywalker, but is ultimately outmaneuvered by Darth Vader, who has the same goals. Xizor become infatuated with Leia Organa and Luke, Han and Chewbacca free her from the clutches of Xizor on Coruscant.
MOVIE: Star Wars Episode VI - Return of the Jedi.
The Battle of Arisnar takes place. Assisting the Arisnarian people in crisis, the Rebel Alliance joins the Arisnarians to help relenquish control of their capitol planet, Arisnar, from the mysterious Sideosnarians. The Alliance and Arisnarians take heavy damage in the battle, but eventually come out victorious. Thanks to the undying efforts of many Alliance members, Including Wing Commander Maverick Hyer, the Alliance secured the safety of the Arisnarian people. Hyer sacraficed himself against the Sideosnarian fighters to save the fleeing shuttle of Admiral Ackbar, and is forever martyred and recognized as a valiant fighter and great hero.
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