Complete guide to the current Star Wars The Old Republic Timeline. It begins with the events setting up the stage, goes through the launch of SWTOR and follows all the events up to the current date. Many of the facts are linked to an article or a video, further expanding on the lore and Legends from this time period.
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- 1 Setting the Stage
- 2 The Great Galactic War or Great War
- 3 The Cold War
- 4 The Galactic War
- 5 Eternal Empire Conquest
Setting the Stage
5000 BBY || 1347 BTC: The Great Hyperspace War
3995 BBY || 342 BTC: The Mandalorian Wars, based on perspective.
3964 BBY || 311 BTC: The Mandalorian Wars, based on perspective.
3960 BBY || 307 BTC: The Battle of Malachor V.
3958 BBY || 305 BTC: The Jedi Civil War.
3956 BBY || 303 BTC: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic begins.
3955 BBY || 302 BTC: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic ends.
3951 BBY || 298 BTC: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2, The Sith Lords.
The Great Galactic War or Great War
3701 BBY || 48 BTC: Darth Malgus is born.
3699 BBY || 46 BTC: Satele Shan is born.
3681 BBY || 28 BTC: The Great Galactic War begins.
3681 BBY || 28 BTC
Skirmish in the Tingle Arm. Imperial victory.
Assault on the Aparo Sector. Imperial victory. Aparo abandons the Republic and joins the Empire.
The Tingel Arm Campaign. Imperial victory.
The first Battle of Korriban (” Return” cinematic trailer). Imperial victory.
The Battle of Sluis Van. Imperial victory. Republic shipyards destroyed.
The Blockade of the Rimma Trade Route. Imperial Victory. Republic supply lines strangled and political tensions rise.
Battle of Eliad. Imperial invasion halted.
The Minos Cluster Campaign. Imperial victory. Number of successful Imperial operations.
Darth Vich discovers Rattatak and proceeds to build an army.
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The First Battle of the Seswenna Sector. Imperial victory.
The Second Battle of Seswenna Sector. Rimma Trade Route blockade broken.
Darth Vich’s insurrection is thwarted. Rattataki introduced to the Empire.
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Massacre on Lenico IV. Exal Kressh learns of the Emperor’s Children. Ortolan tribes massacred. Hunt for Exal Kressh. Exal Kressh executed.
Invasion of Begeren. Imperial victory.
Engagement in the Mid Rim. Imperial victory.
3674 BBY || 21 BTC
Battle of Bomodon. Republic victory.
3671 BBY || 18 BTC
Third Battle of the Seswenna Sector. Imperial victory.
The First Battle of Bothawui. Republic Victory.
The Second Battle of Bothawui. Draw.
3670 BBY || 17 BTC: Battle of Balmorra. Imperial victory.
3668 BBY || 15 BTC
Capture of the Dread Masters. Republic victory. The Dread Masters imprisoned on Belsavis.
Engagement over Belsavis. Republic victory. Fatality crashes into Section X.
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Battle of Alderaan. Republic victory. Alderaanian government pledges military support to Republic.
Campaign near Gell Mattar. Republic Victory.
3665 BBY || 12 BTC: Battle of Hoth. Imperial victory.
3661 BBY || 8 BTC
Blockade of the Hydian Way. Mandalorian victory. Republic supply crisis.
Battle near Devaron. Mandalorian victory. Jedi unable to break Hydian Way blockade.
3660 BBY || 7 BTC
Battle of the Hydian Way. Republic victory attributed to Hylo Visz. Republic supply lines restored.
Battle of Ord Radama. Republic victory.
Occupation of Balmorra. Imperial strengthens its hold on the planet.
Third Battle of Korriban. Republic withdraw.
Battle of Ziost. Imperial victory.
Battle of Ashas Rae. Imperial victory.
Battle of Serenno. Imperial victory.
Reconquest of Ord Radama. Imperial victory.
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Defeat of the Imperial Seventh Fleet. Republic victory.
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Battle of Rhen Var. Republic victory.
Battle of Drunkenwell. Imperial victory.
The Sacking of Coruscant. Imperial occupation of Coruscant.
Alderaan Peace Conference. Republic and Imperial dignitaries negotiate peace treaty.
The Cold War
Setting the Great War
3653 BBY || 0 ATC
The Republic is forced to sign the Treaty of Coruscant.
The Great Galactic War ends. Imperial victory.
The First Battle of Dantooine. Republic victory.
Attack on the Envoy. Imperial victory.
Bombing of the Senate Tower. Treaty of Coruscant supporters assassinated.
The Second Battle of Dantooine. Imperial victory.
Jostling for Advantage
3651 BBY || 2 ATC
Attack on Mindor. Destruction of Chagrian colony.
Satele Shan rediscovers Tython.
3649 BBY || 4 ATC
Imperial Attack on Voss. Voss victory.
3648 BBY || 5 ATC
Taris Resettlement Initiative.
Raid on Ilum.
Star Wars: The Old Republic Story Begins!
3643 BBY || 10 ATC
Star Wars: The Old Republic Launches. In-game class stories’ time frames differ and overlap.
3642 BBY || 11 ATC
Collapse of Peace
The Battle of Balmorra. Republic victory.
Invasion of Taris. Imperial force raze Republic Restoration Project.
Battle of Taral V. Heroes of the Republic assist Jedi Master Oteg.
Battle of the Maelstrom. Heroes of the Republic assist Jedi Master Oteg.
Attack on the Dorin’s Sky. Champions of the Empire infiltrate the Dorin’s Sky.
Battle of the Foundry. Champions of the Empire secure the Foundry.
Quesh War. Imperial forces attempt to disrupt Republic operations. Ongoing.
Battle of Hoth. Republic, Imperial, and Pirate Confederate forces fight for control of the Star Ship Graveyard.
The Cold War ends
The Galactic War
3641 BBY || 12 ATC
The Galactic War begins.
Battle of Belsavis. Empire discovers Belsavis. Ongoing.
Battle of Rabaan. Imperial victory.
The Battle of Corellia. Republic victory.
Battle of Kalandis. Imperial withdraw.
The Battle of Ilum. Republic victory. Jace Malcolm promoted to Supreme Commander.
Attacks on Hutt Spaceby unknown forces are presumed to be the work of the Republic and Empire.
Hutts annex neutral systems to regain lost territory, headed by Karagga.
The Battle of Karagga’s Palace. Karagga is prevented from becoming a third combatant in the war.
The Battle for Black Hole. Occupational skirmishes persist on Corellia.
The First Battle of Denova. Kephess claims Denova.
The Second Battle of Denova. Republic Heroes and Champions of the Empire engage Kephess.
The Battle of Kaon. Evolved forms of Raghouls eradicated.
Mission to Ord Mantell. Sannus Lorrick defeated.
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The First Battle of Leritor. Republic victory.
The Second Battle of Leritor. Imperial victory. Darth Karrid becomes head of the Sphere of Technology.
Battle of Boranall. Imperial victory. Republic publicly held responsible for orbital bombardment.
Darth Karrid killed during the Battle of Duro as a result of Operation Endgame.
Battle of Asation. Heroes of the Republic and Champions of the Empire assist the Gree.
Rise of the Hutt Cartel
3640 BBY || 13 ATC
Conquest of Makeb. Hutts negotiate settlement with the Republic. Empire secures Makeb mining operations.
Raid on Arcanum. Lord Tagriss steals several Sith relics.
3639 BBY || 14 ATC
Seizure of CZ-198. Rebellious entities of Czerka Arms is subdued. Republic and Empire vie for assets. Ongoing
Dread War. Republic and Imperial forces engage the Dread Masters on Oricon.
The Battle for Kuat. Imperial forces attempt to seize the planet’s shipyards from Republic defenders. Ongoing.
The Shroud’s analysis of the Current State of the Galaxy.
3638 BBY || 15 ATC
Assault on Tython. Republic victory. Jedi Archives razed.
Korriban Incursion. Imperial victory. Dark Council chambers razed.
Mission to Manaan. Genetics Laboratory G-1 destroyed.
Raid on Rakata Prime. Darth Arkous and Colonel Darok killed by traitors Theron Shan and Lana Beniko.
The Shadow of Revan
3637 BBY || 16 ATC
The Battle of Rishi. Draw. Republic and Imperial forces temporarily cease fire to address the threat of the Order of Revan.
The Battle of Yavin 4. Order of Revan defeated. Temporary alliance between Satele Shan’s and Darth Marr’s personal fleets to confront Revan.
The Invasion of Ziost. Vitiate consumes all life on the planet.
Eternal Empire Conquest
Knights of the Fallen Empire
3637 BBY || 16 ATC
Sith Empire outposts in Wild Space destroyed by unknown culprits.
Arcann and Thexan lead raids against the Core Worlds; Korriban is the most notable world to be defeated.
First Skirmish with the Eternal Fleet. A joint-expedition of Imperial and Republic ships is led by Darth Marr to pursue Vitiate into Wild Space. All forces considered MIA/KIA.
The Outlander is placed in carbonite.
Emperor Arcann declares the Core Worlds responsible for Valkorian’s death, and declares war against Sith Empire and Galactic Republic.
Within three months, the Eternal Fleet claims naval superiority, having destroyed all major shipyards. Ships powered by Isotope-5 are discovered to be the most effective means of evading Eternal Fleet vessels.
3636 BBY || 17 ATC
Coruscant, Dromund Kaas, and all major trade routes are blockaded by the Eternal Fleet.
The Dark Council is practically disbanded and Supreme Chancellor Saresh is removed from office.
Emissaries, Senator Evran and Darth Vowrawn, agree to a ceasefire, imposing armament restrictions and mandatory tributes from both the Republic and Empire to Zakuul.
The Galactic War ends. Zakuul victory.
Darth Acina declares herself Sith Empress, and Senator Madon succeeds Leontyne Saresh as Supreme Chancellor.
The Galactic Republic and Sith Empire continue to actively engage in war with one another.
Emperor Arcann forgoes army occupation by installing Star Fortresses over hundreds of worlds.
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Revolt Against the Eternal Empire
Lana Beniko and her team Rescue the Outlander from the Spire.
The Gravestone is rediscovered in the swamps of Zakuul.
The Outlander meets with Heskal and the Scions of Zakuul.
The Outlander allies with the Lady of Sorrows.
The Battle of Asylum.
The Alliance is formed, and the Outlander is named its Commander.
Raid on Overwatch. The Outlander and Firebrand collect schematics of the Spire for the Alliance.
Joint operation between the Outlander and Havoc Squad wiretaps a Zakuul Knight outpost.
Raid on the Gilded Star. The Outlander empties the treasury ship of the Eternal Empire.
3631 BBY || 22ATC
Raid on Darvannis. The Outlander and Mandalorian forces seize GEMINI Prime.
The GEMINI trap. The SCORPIO betrays the Outlander and captures the Eternal Fleet for herself.
Battle of Odessen. Alliance victory. Vaylin allies with SCORPIO to take the Eternal Throne.
Knights of the Eternal Throne
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Invasion of Voss. Eternal Alliance Victory planetside. Imperial Victory in orbit. The Empire joins the Alliance against Zakuul.
Assault on the Gravestone. SCORPIO takes the Gravestone and Eternal Fleet to Iokath.
Grand Festival of Empress Vaylin. Vaylin flees Zakuul. Zakuul’s population turns against its Empress.
2nd Battle of Odessen. Alliance Victory. Death of Vaylin.
Battle of Zakuul. Alliance captures the Eternal Throne and forms the Eternal Alliance. Vitiate is finally destroyed.
Battle for Iokath. The Eternal Alliance and their allies dominate the majority of Iokath. Attempted assassination of the Outlander.
Crisis on Umbara. Theron Shan revealed to be the traitor.
A Traitor among the Chiss: Mission to Copero. Theron Shan escapes with the data about the Superweapon.