In Joe Bongiorno’s complete chronology he cites the source The Sith Lord Chronicles (Knights of the Old Republic II website) immediately after the source KOTOR II. You can find the source in question here. I’m not entirely certain why this is included, but I’m sure Joe has a reason for its enclosure. It basically surmises the events of the Great Hyperspace war from 5000 BBY to the events leading to the end of 3951 BBY and the destruction of the triad of Sith Lords at the hands of the Jedi Exile. Nothing we as amateur historians didn’t already know.
However, with that being said, there are some interesting things I’ve wanted to comment on that are re-iterated in this source regarding the figure of Revan. Under the heading Part XII: 3955-3953: The Feeding of Malachor V, it says: “…Revan seeks out the secret dark outposts he established during the Mandalorian War. Journeying to the Outer Rim in the EBON HAWK, Revan is focused with a single purpose: locating the source of the dark power on MALACHOR V. Those awaiting Revan's arrival, including members of the Sith and the Jedi, are shocked when he fails to return from this pilgrimage. It is unknown whether Revan destroyed or resurrected the primal Sith forces on this forbidden planetoid” I think knowing what we know from the timeline updates from the http://www.swtor.com/ website, we can surmise that Revan made his way back to unknown space, and to the foot of the Sith emperor – the one who sent him in the first place. I’m interested in seeing how the developers at TOR are going to bring Revan back into the new Star Wars MMO. I wonder if in some twist of fate, Revan has transplanted the Sith Lord who originally sent him, and is now himself the Sith emperor referred to in the sources articulating the events leading up to the Treaty of Coruscant.
In the next heading titled Ascension of the Sith, I thought it interesting the mention of the Lost Jedi; those Jedi who became disillusioned with the constant battles against the Sith and the forces of evil in the galaxy. What I found most intriguing is the mention that even Jedi Watchmen, some of the most powerful Jedi in the galaxy, stepped down from their duties and sent themselves into self imposed exile.
This source also reveals it was Artis who brought the Jedi together for the conclave on Katarr (I’m not sure if this was explicitly mentioned in KOTOR II) for the purposes of drawing out the Jedi’s attackers. But her ruse went horribly wrong when Darth Nilihus arrived, devouring the planet. As this source says: “…the results were worse than Artis could have possibly imagined”.
For my next post I’ll be going back to the source Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force, and the section dealing with the second Sith War – which will most likely again be review of events already encountered. No matter though. That text is by far my favorite source to turn to. Until then my friends, may the Force be with you.