Greetings all. Before I begin, I wanted to shoot you the link to the first part of our discussion: The Complete Star Wars Timeline with Viable Legends If you are a participant from the previous thread, then I recommend just skipping to the last subheading of this thread entitled: "The Old Republic Era". For all new comers, I wanted to express my appreciation to you for reading this post. I’ve put a lot of thought into the foregoing. Henceforth, I kindly ask that only those that are actually going to post information toward the project to be involved. Posts that are critical of the project, or simply add no value to what we are trying to do are not welcomed. A Timeline That "Doesn’t Exist" "Where can I find a canon and legends media timeline that uses canon as the baseline?" I asked on the popular Star Wars subreddit. The response was summed up well by one of the posters: "It doesn't exist". So, after an excessive amount of searching, I’ve realized that there truly is no resource for the Star Wars community with respect to a truly complete timeline that includes legends material that has not been debunked by canon material. The opposite has been done, that is a complete legends timeline, using legends material as the baseline and adding canon material that coincides with it. That timeline can be found here. It’s absolutely fantastic, and is without a doubt my favorite timeline. I would highly recommend it to any Star Wars enthusiast. Personally, I find both in story timelines to have their pros and cons. However, with respect to having a timeline using canon as the baseline; I think this would be a fascinating project to complete. It may have various benefits as well. For example, content creators could potentially use it as a reference point; or possibly even authors of canon Star Wars material. And at the very least, it fills in a lot of blanks that are currently in canon. For example, in times past there was massive amounts of character development for the prequel characters through the expanded universe medium. A plethora of gourmet, high quality stories exist that still fit into our current understanding of canon, and add depth to these characters that simply hasn’t been replaced by canon material, and likely won’t be replaced ever, or for a very long time. "I Need Your Help” However, a project such as this is a massive undertaking. Legends material alone is overwhelming with how much has been published. And with respect to canon, it’s been 6 years and we already have hundreds of produced content to work with. And, it’s only getting more difficult as time goes on. I have consumed my fair share of both legends and canon material, but I’ve yet to consume all of it. And even if I did, recalling events that may contradict with legends is a tedious process. I need help. And I humbly ask you for this help. This is a project that I want the community to truly be a part of. Legends and canon fans alike. As Fives once said: “Look around. We’re one and the same. Same heart, same blood.” "Your Mind, Powerful It Is" This is how we will create our timeline: It will not be done all at once. A project such as this should be treated with much care, and so proceeding through the timeline will be done by going slowly era by era in the order of: Before the Republic The Old Republic Era. Rise of the Empire. Era of Rebellion. The New Republic. The New Jedi Order. The Legacy Era. Once an era has been satisfactorily discussed, and a general consensus is reached with respect to that era will we then move on to the subsequent eras for further discussion within another thread. I will post the link to that thread here when we get to that point. The format of your post should indicate if a certain legend does or does not contradict with current understanding of canon. If it DOES contradict canon, a reason and a reference to canon material must be provided. Canon Superposition First, let’s consider our baseline. The entire official canon of the Star Wars continuity. This is what will be considered authoritative. If a legend contradicts canon, then that legend will be removed, and it will be considered a debunked legend. Keep in mind that the opposite is potentially true. Canon material may prove a legend correct. Henceforth, what is considered canon will be superimposed upon the legends. Before The Republic Our first post in this series was based on the era before the Republic existed. The amount of content we have for it is relatively small. After some discussion, it was found that the entire era has remained intact. All of the following stories may still very well be considered true in the Star Wars universe: 25,793 BBY C Dawn of the Jedi: The Prisoner of Bogan by John Ostrander 25,793 BBY N Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void by Tim Lebbon 25,793 BBY C Dawn of the Jedi: Force Storm by John Ostrander 25,793 BBY SS The Adventures of Lanoree Brock, Je'daii Ranger by Tim Lebbon 25,792 BBY C Dawn of the Jedi: Force War by John Ostrander Sidv88 said it well: The Old Republic Era So, what’s next? Well, we enter into a fan favorite: The Old Republic Era. This era spans thousands of years! It begins 5000 years before the battle of Yavin (BBY), and ends 996 years BBY. The timeline of it can be found here. The stories within this era are rich and wonderful. But have they been debunked? Some conversation on our previous thread touched specifically on the game “The Old Republic”. The aforementioned Sidv88 went on to say: Tython Awakening shot back by saying: What do you think? Personally, I believe that at this point the Old Republic definitely can be knocked off the list. Tython Awakening does have a point, but until there is a canon reference that clearly states the Jedi had multiple homeworlds, it simply doesn’t fit anymore and has to be relegated to the debunked list. However, there are a plethora of novels and games and comics that we still can discuss. Do any contradict canon? Besides the Old Republic game, nothing comes to my mind in particular, though I could be wrong. Again, please keep in mind the proper post format as mentioned under the “Your Mind, Powerful It Is” subheading.