I'm seeing a lot of new continuity where Emperor Vitiate kills eight thousand Sith Lords with his ritual, declares himself Emperor, declares the war lost, and retreats with his followers into the Unknown Regions on their trip to Drommund Kaas. Original sources, as I understand, that the war lasted ten years. The Wookiee changed the date to 5000 BBY on this logic: Although initially described as being set in 4,990 BBY, The Essential Chronology establishes the events of this issue as occurring in 5,000 BBY. From what I can read; it doesn't. And if it did, I assume that the EC is Out-Of-Universe still and as such if it's wrong the original source trumps it? I assume acting-Dark Lord Dakhan carried on the war post-Vitiate's tremendous betrayal? At very least, I am assuming that Vitiate called the Sith Lords together after Dakhan had blunted the initial incursion with suicide attacks. Then Vitiate guts (I'd assume), the Sith Lords and runs off with a chunk of the military and populace. So... this was part rant/part validation I am seeking. If Dakhan fought off the Republic for nine more years after Vitiate screwed them all over it also makes the Sith look that much more impressive for their two millennia of Empire building. Thoughts?