Events are 24 ABY are not canon. All non-canon events are written in italic
The Rebellion era
- See battles & missions in the Galactic Civil War for this year
- The Destruction of Alderaan and the Battle of Yavin60
- The Imperial Senate is disbanded, giving Palpatine absolute power.60
- A squad of stormtroopers kill Owen and Beru Lars, Luke Skywalker’s Uncle and Aunt, leaving him without any family that he knows of.60
- Admiral Natasi Daala is sent to oversee the Maw Installation by Grand Moff Tarkin.
- The Death Star destroys Alderaan and Obi-Wan Kenobi is killed by Darth Vader, but his spirit lives on.
- The Battle of Yavin. Luke Skywalker, with the assistance of Obi-Wan Kenobi’s spirit and Han Solo, destroys the Death Star before it can destroy the Rebel base on Yavin 4. Luke Skywalker and Han Solo join the Rebel Alliance. Grand Moff Tarkin dies in the destruction of the Death Star.
- The Super Star Destroyer Executor is launched under the command of Captain Kendal Ozzel. It is dispatched to destroy the Rebel base on Yavin. However, a miscalculation from Admiral Griff allows the Rebels to escape.
After the Battle of Yavin (ABY)
- Imperial forces seize Bakura.
- An Imperial force led by Darth Vader catches up to some of the Rebels on Ord Mantell. It is here that Emperor Palpatine learns the name of the Rebel who destroyed the Death Star, Luke Skywalker, but withholds this information from Darth Vader until the time is right. While on Ord Mantell, Skorr, a bounty hunter working for Jabba the Hutt, nearly captures Han Solo.
- Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa discover the Kaiburr crystal on Mimban.
- See battles & missions in the Galactic Civil War for this year
- A base on Hoth is built by the Rebels.
- The Battle of Hoth and the Subjugation of Bespin
- The Battle of Hoth. The Empire discovers the Alliance’s secret base on Hoth and launches a successful attack on the Rebel base, with many Rebel casualties.
- Admiral Ozzel is killed by Darth Vader for incompetence and Captain Firmus Piett assumes command of Vader’s fleet.
- Luke Skywalker discovers Yoda on Dagobah, and trains under him. When he receives disturbing visions of the future he halts his training but promises to return.
- Emperor Palpatine contacts Darth Vader aboard the Super Star Destroyer Executor and reveals Luke Skywalker’s parentage to Vader. Vader suddenly announces a plan to capture and convert Luke rather than kill him as originally suggested. Now taken off-guard himself, Palpatine reluctantly agrees.61
- Boba Fett captures Han Solo to take him to Jabba Desilijic Tiure after Solo is frozen in carbonite on Cloud City. Lando Calrissian joins the Rebel Alliance.
- Darth Vader reveals to Luke Skywalker that he is his father, but Luke is uncertain whether it is true or not.
- Prince Xizor is killed by Darth Vader and Black Sun collapses.
- The Battle of Endor
- Han Solo is rescued from Jabba the Hutt and Jabba is killed by Leia Organa. Boba Fett manages to escape the sarlacc, killing it.
- Yoda dies and Luke Skywalker discovers that he is truly the son of Darth Vader and that Leia Organa is his sister. He passes this information on to her.
- The Battle of Endor begins, Luke Skywalker surrenders to Darth Vader and the Rebel Alliance successfully destroys the shield generator with the help of the Ewoks. Luke duels with Vader. Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker is redeemed to the light side of the Force by the efforts of Luke Skywalker. Anakin Skywalker destroys Palpatine, saving his son’s life, and dies on the light side. The prophecy of the Chosen One is fulfilled62 as he brings balance to the Force.
- The Battle of Endor. Lando Calrissian, Wedge Antilles and Nien Nunb destroy the second Death Star, bringing about the defining turning point in the Galactic Civil War. No longer under the sway of its dark Sith rulers, the Empire begins to tear itself apart through warlordism. Now-Admiral Piett dies when the Executor crashes into the Death Star.
- A celebration across the galaxy begins at the fall of the Empire and the death of Palpatine. Still on Endor, Luke catches a glimpse of the ghosts of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, and his father, Anakin Skywalker off away from the Ewok party.
The New Republic era
- The New Republic is established.
- Luke Skywalker attains the rank of General. Six months later, after Imperial forces under the command of Lord Shadowspawn fought to the last man against his army, he retires from the military.
- Ysanne Isard engages in a series of political maneuvers to damage the New Republic and seize control of the Empire.
- Rogue Squadron reforms under Wedge Antilles.
- New Republic forces switch from the guerilla tactics of the Alliance to a campaign of claiming important Core worlds as the Empire’s grip crumbles.
- The New Republic captures Coruscant from the Empire as it continues to deteriorate.
- Ysanne Isard leaves an artificial virus called the Krytos Virus that infects all nonhumanoids, behind on Coruscant to drain the New Republic’s already strained resources and create an enmity between Humans and nonhumans. Together these are designed to tear the New Republic apart.
- Wraith Squadron is formed by Wedge Antilles.
- The New Republic secures the needed bacta from Thyferra in the Bacta War to eliminate the plague. Isard fakes her death and disappears.
- Leia Organa marries Han Solo.
- Prince Isolder allies the Hapes Consortium with the New Republic.
- Imperial warlord Zsinj dies.
9 ABY – The Thrawn Crisis
- Jacen and Jaina Solo are born to Leia Organa and Han Solo.
- Grand Admiral Thrawn’s attempt to destroy the New Republic and restore dignity to the Galactic Empire fails.
- Obi-Wan Kenobi’s spirit moves out.
- The Noghri defect to the New Republic when they discover that the Empire has been manipulating them and polluting their world.
- Ysanne Isard returns, and helps Rogue Squadron defeat her clone, who is using a warlord to do her dirty work. Isard is killed by Iella Wessiri on the Lusankya, while Wedge Antilles kills the clone and warlord.
- The Galactic Empire recaptures Coruscant, but splinters into two factions, and fights with each other. The New Republic is forced to hide at Pinnacle Base.
- Operation Shadow Hand
- The Empire is brought back under Sith rule when Emperor Palpatine is reborn in a clone body and makes Luke Skywalker his second in command. However Luke turns against him and kills Palpatine with Leia and destroys his flagship Eclipse.
- The New Republic wins the Battle of Mon Calamari.
- Anakin Solo is born to Leia Organa and Han Solo.
- Palpatine returns again, but Empatajayos Brand destroys his life-force. Brand dies and Palpatine is ultimately dead, freeing the Empire from Sith rule once again.
- R2-D2 destroys Eclipse II and the Galaxy Gun, causing the destruction of the Imperial Fleet, and the planet Byss, where cloning machines of Palpatine are located.
- Palpatine’s spirit is incapacitated.
- The New Republic retakes Coruscant from the Empire.
- Luke Skywalker establishes the Jedi Praxeum on Yavin IV. Leia becomes the Chief of State of the New Republic.
- Battle of Ord Cantrell. The last Galactic Emperor, Xandel Carivus is executed by Kir Kanos.
- Kyp Durron, under the influence of Exar Kun, uses the Sun Crusher to destroy Carida.
- Corran Horn trains at the Jedi Praxeum on Yavin IV. He rescues his wife from Leonia Tavira, and destroys the Invids from the inside-out.
- Exar Kun’s spirit is destroyed.
- The term Imperial Remnants is used describe the last pockets of Imperial forces.
- Jedi Knight Gabriel Harrington negotiates a peace treaty between the Republic and a large Imperial Remnant.
- Lord Hethrir captures Han and Leia’s children, but is defeated.
- Rise and fall of the Disciples of Ragnos.
- Luke Skywalker confronts Brakiss for his dark side leanings. Brakiss flees Yavin 4.
- The Corellian Insurrection.
- Admiral Gilad Pellaeon resurfaces to launch a major offensive against the New Republic, the last gasp of the once-powerful Empire. NR forces under Admiral Ackbar defeat Pellaeon in the Battle of Anx.
* The remaining Imperial Remnants begin to fall apart. Many Imperial ships turn to working as mercenaries, pirates or simply vanish into the mist of history.
- Luke Skywalker establishes the new Jedi Council.
- Luke Skywalker marries Mara Jade.
- GemDiver Station completes construction.
- Jacen and Jaina Solo join the Luke Skywalker’s Jedi Praxeum on Yavin 4.
- Their younger brother Anakin Solo joins the Junior Jedi Class of the Academy months later and befriends a young Human girl named Tahiri Veila. The two young trainees have several adventures including discovering the Golden Globe and the ancient Jedi Master Ikrit, accompanying their Melodie friend Lyric to her homeworld of Yavin 8 to undergo an important ceremony, visits to Dagobah to discover Anakin’s future and the discovery of Kenobi’s lightsaber and an ancient Jedi holocron at Bast Castle on Vjun. Anakin later returns to Coruscant where he attended school, developed his piloting skills, and studied under the careful tutelage of C-3PO.
- Leia resigns her post as Chief of State and the Bothan Borsk Fey’lya replaces her.
- The Diversity Alliance, an extremist anti-Human organization, is defeated by the Solo twins and their Jedi companions.
- An attempt by Czethros to return Black Sun to its former glory is thwarted by the Solo twins and their Jedi companions.
- Mon Mothma dies.
- The Great Peace Era is proclaimed by Chancellor Borsk Fey’lya.
- Anakin Solo achieves the rank of Jedi Master at the young age of 25.
- Jacen Solo vanishes from the New Republic. It is believed that he journeyed into the Unknown Regions.
- Jacia Solo achieves the rank of Jedi Master.
- The last of Emperor Palpatine’s storehouses is uncovered on a previously uncharted world in the Wild Zone. Anakn Solo orders the planets destruction claiming that it is completely tainted by the Darkside.
- Jedi Master Gabriel Harrington prevents a war between the New Republic and Khil civilization.
- Muero Vall, Captain of the Dark Sun Mercenary Company, declares himself King of the Dort system. Jared Moss, a failed Jedi Knight, kills Vall and a large amount of the Dark Sun leadership after they execute his wife Coral. Moss then disappears and is never found.
- Mara Jade Skywalker is diagnosed with cancer.
- The Jedi Knight Ful Kosh tracks the Dark Jedi Janis Farr to the Beta 4 space station. The ensuing conflict destroys the station and both Jedi along with it.
- Leia Solo retires from public life and the Jedi Council.
- Han Solo dies peacefully on Coruscant.
- Mara Jade Skywalker dies of cancer.
- Luke Skywalker takes a leave of absence from the Jedi Council. Anakin Solo is elected Grand Master Pro Tem.
- The Mon Calamari Star Cruiser Star Blade is stolen from the Mon Calamari Space Yards. The Cruiser is never recovered.
- Anakin Solo orders the destruction of the Library of Kol Carn. The planetary bombardment renders Kol Carn uninhabitable and forces the evacuation of the entire planet.
- Anakin Solo and the Jedi Council release the Jedi Mandates. These include Jedi must take a vow of celibacy, that Jedi should only been trained from an early age and specific guidelines on Jedi training methods.
- Several Jedi are killed or vanish from the Republic.