Sunday, August 1, 2010
3951 BBY: Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force: The Second Sith War
Our next source in the Star Wars Chronology Project come from my favorite text to examine: Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential guide to the Force.
In the Star Wars universe, the events of 3951 BBY are summed up with the words of Master Bodo Baas. He recounts in one of the holocrons the events of the second Sith war, beginning with the turn of Revan and Malak, and ending with the destruction of the Sith triumvirate and the disappearance of Revan into the unknown regions of space.
What is interesting of note in this source, is that it is knowingly unsure as to what the “correct” account of events concluding the Sith war were. For example, Bodo Baas says it is unclear who really defeated Darth Nilihus: “According to one record, Brianna, an attendant to Jedi Master Atris, defeated the Sith Lord Darth Nilihus. Another record indicates that the Miraluka Jedi Visas Marr was involved in killing Nilihus, while still other records suggest that Nilihus slew Marr” (JvS 23).
As was said earlier, what is unanimously agreed upon, is that after destroying his apprentice Malak, Revan disappears from recorded history, as he searches for the source of evil in the galaxy.
Master Bodo Baas ends his record with the knowledge that the Sith threat after this point in time has subsided, and the Sith disappear for centuries. His final words are ominous: “…and it was believed the galaxy was at last safe from their dark order.” Emphasis, of course, on the word ‘believed’. Master Baas’ record sets up nicely just exactly what the Sith were up to in this supposed time of peace.
For my next post I’ll be examining the Galactic Timeline record from www.swtor.com ‘Peace for the Republic’. Until next time my friends, may the Force be with you.