Star Wars: The Old Republic may turn out to be the most dramatic single source of information about the history of the Star Wars franchise. Since we know the numerous intricate stories contained within the game will be steeped in this deep lore, we are always looking to learn more about the universe and what our place may be within it. We previously looked at two well known species, the Hutts and the Twi'lek, and now we take a closer look at a species many fans may be unfamiliar with: Sith Purebloods.
We here at Darth Hater are known for our careful inspection and analysis of any media released regarding Star Wars: The Old Republic. One of the major subjects in our never ending search for clues are the Timeline videos in the HoloNet section of the official website. Keeping with the examination we presented last month, we dove into the recently released seventh episode Peace for the Republic? to see what we could find.
After taking a closer look at Dantooine, we decided to examine other planets and locations we may see revealed in future Star Wars: The Old Republic updates. While Yavin 4 is not as prominent in the older marketing, it played a key role in the Peace for the Republic timeline. More than a simple overview, the video revealed some very interesting details about the events on Yavin 4 leading up to The Old Republic. However, it did not cover the moons entire backstory. The history of Yavin 4 is weaved heavily throughout Star Wars lore, and the sequence of events that unfolded in the most recent timeline are all the more interesting when placed in the proper context.
The centuries immediately preceding the Great War were thought to be one of the most peaceful eras in Republic history. As he dives deeper into the galaxys history, Master Gnost-Dural discovers new evidence that suggests the dark influence of the Sith Empire was seeping into the Republic even then. Gnost-Durals latest report isolates one historical incident which suggests there was a Sith Lord pulling strings within the ranks of the Jedi decades before the war even began.
BTC 103 - More than a century before the Sacking of Coruscant, two Jedi scholars embarked on a journey which became one of most inexplicable mysteries of its time. Young Jedi Knight Eison Gynt joined his Master in a mission to investigate the Ancient Sith Temple of Yavin 4. On Yavin, the pair was attacked by the native Massassi and driven into the Tomb of Naga Sadow where a powerful force of darkness emerged. Gynts Master returned to Coruscant wounded and half-insane, remorseful that young Eison Gynt had been killed in the chaos. Years later, however, Gynt returned from Yavin on his own and attacked his former Master. Gynt was killed and all assumed that he had been tainted by the darkness on Yavin 4 and returned to Coruscant for revenge. Nonetheless, the truth, as Master Gnost-Dural has discovered, may have been far more sinister.
There are several interesting references to note in this edition of the timeline. The Sith temples of Yavin IV feature predominantly and Naga Sadow is also a key player in this timeline entry. There is also intriguing artwork of the Star Forge in the parting shot.