Star Wars: Shades of Good and Evil
The Imperial Period
19 BBY – Birth of the Empire
Birth of the Galactic Empire1
The Clone Wars end, Count Dooku is killed by Anakin Skywalker during the Battle of Coruscant and General Grievous is killed by Obi-Wan Kenobi on Utapau. Chancellor Palpatine, revealed to be the Sith Master Darth Sidious, kills Masters Kit Fisto, Saesee Tiin, Agen Kolar and, with Anakin’s help, Mace Windu.1
Palpatine reorganizes the Galactic Republic into the Galactic Empire with himself as Emperor and Anakin Skywalker turns to the dark side of the Force and becomes Darth Vader, Palpatine’s ruthless second-in-command and third apprentice.1
The Great Jedi Purge is orchestrated by Sidious and Vader and almost all Jedi are hunted down and killed.1
Dissolution of the Jedi Order1
Darth Vader kills all the Separatist leaders on Mustafar,1 then is defeated and severely wounded in a duel by Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa are born to Padmé Amidala on Polis Massa. Padmé Amidala dies in childbirth. Obi-Wan Kenobi, who survives the Purge, leaves Luke with Anakin’s step brother Owen Lars and Leia with Bail Organa, in order to protect them from Palpatine and their father.1
Mon Mothma and Bail Organa along with other senators loyal to the Galactic Republic, discuss in secret plans for a Rebellion. This eventually leads to the Galactic Civil War.2
Galen Marek is born on the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk. (Approximate date)
The Ghorman Massacre occurs.
Jedi Master Plett turns his fortress in Plawal on Belsavis into a sanctuary for fugitives from the Emperor’s Jedi purge.
Emperor Palpatine constructs the Eye of Palpatine.
Callista Ming transfers her spirit to the Eye of Palpatine’s computer system.
Han Solo meets his cousin Thrackan Sal-Solo, who sells him back to Garris Shrike.
Obi-Wan Kenobi finds Ferus Olin, (a former Jedi apprentice of Siri Tachi), on Bellassa and foils an Imperial plot to mass murder the residents of Bellassa’s capital city, Ussa.
Ferus Olin finds Jedi Master Garen Muln in the Crystal Caves of Ilum.
Obi-Wan Kenobi stops Inquisitor Sancor from finding information about Padmé Amidala’s death on the asteroid Polis Massa.
Ferus Olin and Trever Flume find Jedi Master Fy-Tor-Ana, now going by the name of Solace, in the underlevels of Coruscant, with the help of Dexter Jettster.
Ferus Olin is captured by Imperial stormtroopers in the Jedi Temple, and then interrogated by Inquisitor Malorum.
Ferus Olin, with the help of Queen Apailana and Boss Rugor Nass, defeats Malorum and temporarily rids Naboo of its Imperial presence.
In the aftermath of the Battle of Naboo, in which Apailana is assassinated, the Empire installs Kylantha as the new Queen of her people.
Darth Vader defeats all of the Sa Cuis clones and defeats the rebellious Dark Jedi Sheyvan in a lightsaber duel.
Rodia experienced an internal coup when Navik the Red of the Chattza clan conquered his rivals. Under its new leadership, the planet would become a freer trading port and an emerging economic power.3
Skee and his family flee to an unknown jungle planet during the Rodian Clan Wars.
The Rego Mineral Company contacts Altor 14.
The Fromm Tower Droid is created.
Syal Antilles runs away from home and changes her name to Wynssa Starflare.
The Renatasia system is re-discovered.
A joint Imperial/Centrality invasion force conquers the Renatasia system after a brutal conflict.
Maridun is discovered by the Galactic Empire; slaving and mining operations are quickly established.
Soontir Fel is blackmailed from Corellia and enlists in the Academy of Carida.
Han Solo escapes from Trader’s Luck and begins life on his own, apart from Garris Shrike’s band of space gypsies.
The Kamino Uprising.
Following the fallout from the Battle of Kamino, the Empire begins to employ clones from different templates and non-clones into the Stormtrooper ranks.
Dash Rendar enters the Imperial Academy.
A groundquake crumbles Chadra-Fan civilization, converting those that survived into spacefaring nomads.
The HWK-290 light freighter that would become Moldy Crow is manufactured.
Sienar Fleet Systems purchases the patents and production rights to the Eta-2 Actis interceptor and Alpha-3 Nimbus V-wing from Kuat Systems Engineering.
Luke Skywalker contracts a case of Tatooine dust fever.
An entire village of settlers on Coveway is killed by the new Imperial garrison’s commander.
Han Solo earns the nickname “Slick” from Lieutenant Badure when he safely lands a malfunctioning U-33 orbital loadlifter.
Emperor Palpatine discovers a method of transferring his consciousness into a new body in a Holocron retrieved from Jedi Master Ashka Boda.
The Mount Tantiss storehouse on Wayland completes construction. Its architects, V’Droz brothers are killed to keep it a secret.
Venthan Chassu’s Selonian nudes are displayed in the Coronet City Museum of Fine Art on Corellia.
Eib sells Gryseium Incorporated to Rigis Corazon.
The Mecetti government nationalizes its key industries.
Ken is delivered to the Lost City of the Jedi.
On Falleen, two hundred thousand Falleen perish in a controlled Imperial bombardment of a city ruled by Xizor’s father to quarantine the spread of a biological weapon.
Soontir Fel is assigned the 6th Squadron of the 37th Imperial Fighter Wing.
Flirry Vorru is sent to Kessel after being framed by Prince Xizor.
Ken is born on Kessel.
Pooja Naberrie becomes Senator of Naboo at age 20.
Loka Hask is expelled from the Imperial Academy. Han Solo graduates from the same institution.
Xizor seizes control of Black Sun.
Lando Calrissian visits Trammis III.
Captain Hoffner and Talon Karrde discovers the Katana Fleet.
Z’Tier Salochin is born on Thrae.
Han Solo, now in a military academy, saves Chewbacca, now a slave, and is subsequently drummed out of the Imperial Navy. Chewbacca pledges a life-debt to Han Solo and remains his partner for the next three decades.
Lando Calrissian wins the Millennium Falcon in a game of sabacc.
Kyle Katarn enters the Imperial Academy of Carida.
Lando Calrissian discovers the Mindharp; its accidental activation causes massive changes in the Rafa system.
Jorj Car’das’s starship is commandeered by a Bpfasshi Dark Jedi. The vessel crashes on Dagobah, where Yoda kills the Dark Jedi and heals Car’das.
The Service Special blaster pistol is developed.
Slyder moves onboard the Star of Empire.
Navik the Red attempts to slaughter Greedo’s family, forcing them to flee to Nar Shaddaa.
On Zelos II, an attack on the capital city of Kryndyn by a horde of nocturnal predators resulted in the death of the planet’s leaders. In response, general Galleros Nul declared a state of emergency and launched a successful counterattack. However, Nul, who had no intention giving up his power, did not lift the state of emergency.45
Gallofree Yards goes bankrupt.
Canna Omonda becomes senator of Chandrila, replacing Mon Mothma.
Lando Calrissian saves the Oswaft people.
Tavell Geen becomes Scrivinir of the Centrality.
The Rebel spy post, Ghost Base, is discovered and captured by the Galactic Empire.
The first recorded encounter with a Yarkora.
Narg is taken over by the Galactic Empire.
Tsoss Beacon constructed.
Meant to eventually overthrow the Emperor, Darth Vader sends a secret apprentice, Starkiller, to hunt down and eradicate the last of the Jedi.
Shaak Ti is killed on Felucia by Galen Marek.
The apprentice, Galen Marek, under orders from Vader seeks out the opposers and secret enemies of the empire and convinces them to organize to actively fight the Emperor.
The apprentice, Galen Marek ultimately turns against both Vader and Palpatine and is killed.
Inspired by the death of Galen Marek, the Corellian Treaty is signed, giving birth to the Rebel Alliance.
The Galactic Civil War begins.
Emperor Palpatine creates the position of Grand Admiral.
Large phrikite deposits are located on Gromas 16.
The Cult of Varn is developed on Kamar.
Han Solo wins the Millennium Falcon from Lando Calrissian during a sabacc tournament on Cloud City.
Hart-and-Parn Gorra-Fiolla, Han Solo, Chewbacca and Odumin disrupted the Bonadan slave trade.
Greedo befriends Anky Fremp on Nar Shaddaa.
Demetrius Zaarin becomes Grand Admiral at New Year Fete Week.
Corellian Diktat Dupas Thomree dies.
Han Solo and Chewbacca attempt a clotheslegging scheme in the Cron Drift.
See battles & missions in the Galactic Civil War for this year
A group of Moffs led by Trachta, plot to overthrow Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader. The plot fails and almost all of the conspirators are met with unspeakable deaths.
Darth Vader attempts to create a stable clone of Galen Marek on Kamino. One clone of Marek escapes and becomes a key figure in the early Alliance. Darth Vader is captured by the Alliance during a skirmish on Kamino, but escapes soon after.