Congratulations! You've been given the job of writing the opening crawl for Episode VII. Of course, RotJ was a long time ago, so rather than worry about setting up the new conflict, your prime directive is to catch casual fans up on what's been happening in the GFFA. Catch One: the longest crawl thus far is ANH's at 83 words. Yours must be no more than 85, period. Catch Two: your crawl is a reflection of Disney-era absolute canon, and future novels will be written as such. You can set it as far after Jedi as you wish--5 years, 15 years, 25, 40, 100, 1000--but the more time has passed, the more you have to fit in. If you set it after the NJO, and don't mention the Yuuzhan Vong, then there's a good chance the invasion didn't happen. If you don't mention Anakin Solo, Anakin Solo may not have happened. You could relate the events of Legacy fairly extensively, but lose the entire NR era. The theme of this thread is prioritization - what are you willing to live without? What do you think new movie fans who've never read the books should absolutely know? How much do you think they're interested in knowing? Place official entries in quote brackets so they can be more easily distinguished from general conversation. Unlike OSOL, this will be open-ended, and no winners will be declared. But c'mon--whomever gets the most likes will know what's up. To be fair, I'll be adding my own entry in a follow-up post.