Lance Henriksen voices another entry focusing on The Great Hyperspace War in the Timeline section of the HoloNet as this Friday's Star Wars: The Old Republic update. The Great Hyperspace War tells of the explorers Gav and Jori Daragon, who stumbled upon the Sith Empire while looking for new hyperspace routes. Thought to be Republic spies, they were captured and imprisoned, but liberated during Naga Sadow's rise to power. As the new Sith Lord, he attacked Coruscant, leading his forces from a meditation chamber far from the battle. Ultimately, Naga Sadow was betrayed by his apprentice, and fled in exile to Yavin IV. The Republic razed Korriban, wiping away remnants of the Sith, leading them to flee to deep space and discovering Dromund Kaas, where the new Sith Emperor began to rebuild his Empire.
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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.
Powerful Sith and practitioners of the dark side proliferate the history of the Star Wars Universe. Although most casual fans may only know Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader, anyone following the Expanded Universe knows there is a much deeper pool to draw examples from. For those that follow the extended fiction, few Sith names resonate like Naga Sadow. With BioWare and LucasArts crafting a new history for Star Wars: The Old Republic, we thought it might be a good time to look back at this powerful Sith Lord and speculate how he may effect what we will see in TOR.
Dromund Kaas was recently announced as the ninth planet for Star Wars: The Old Republic. Although this planet isn't fairly well-known, Dromund Kaas embodies the idea of the dark side; its corrupting power, its intrigue, and its deadly nature. Identifying how this planet is connected to the Sith Empire helps to understand why this planet belongs in game.
Korriban was the original homeworld of the Sith species. It houses many of the tombs for the ancient and powerful Dark Lords of the Sith, thus it is a haven for the dark side of the Force. It is the place where the Sith Academy lies and where you will start out if you decide to play as a Sith Warrior. Let us get to know this planet that I am sure many of you will be starting on.
Sith. Is it a species? Is it an empire? Is it an ideology? Lets go with all of the above. Most important when thinking of the Sith these days is the ideology. The Sith Order is the evil counterpart to the Jedi. They stole their name from the first aliens they subjugated when they were exiled from the Jedi Order. Time to put on your thinking caps class, because it is time to study the Dark Side
21,000 years ago our beloved Republic was founded. In this desperate hour all are called upon to assist in its defense. While we want all who are able to assist, we also want people to know what they fight for. The following explains why we fight and why we must survive.
Since the rediscovery of the Rakata by Revan, we have determined that the first founders of the Republic were able to travel thanks to the study of ancient Rakatan hyperdrives. With the union of systems a common language and currency were set for trade between many species. With the poor technology of the time, westward travel was difficult due to the density of stars at the galactic core, leaving eastward expansion. This conflicted with the Hutt Empire, yet the distaste for the Hutts drew many systems to our cause. Growth was fairly constant with small military conflicts, yet all was fairly stable for thousands of years.
Crown Jewel of the Republic
3,000 years ago Dark times began for the Republic. A splinter faction within the Jedi order left the Republic to bring about the Hundred Years of Darkness. Durring this time horrid creatures were developed by these fallen Jedi, now known as Sith as they adopted the name from the beings they came to dominate.
1,000 years later the Great Hyperspace War commenced. Sith that had been in hiding had sinced revealed themselves and brought about an attack on the Jedi Order as well as the Republic. We managed to defeat these Sith and the leader Naga Sadow was forced into hiding on Yavin.
To thank the Jedi for their aid in the conflict, a mountain where a force nexus was located was given to the Jedi on Coruscant. On this mountain the Temple was built and was made the headquarters for the Jedi order until the recent events.
The Sith invaded again 300 years ago, just before the Mandalorian War. Exar Kun managed to lead the first attack on Coruscant since the founding of the Republic. While damaged, the Republic prevailed and pushed back these invaders. However, they would remain a constant threat to us all up to the present.
Following these wars were the Mandalorian War and Jedi Civil War. This recent history is still scarred in our memories. Our Republic is fragile, as we have lost many systems and our capital is in ruins. While this peace holds we rebuild and regroup, as the Sith can not be trusted to keep the peace. Come fight the good fight and help the Republic in its darkest hour. Join us
Our Finest Hour
(Before anyone complains I will be doing one of these for the other side soon.)