|Life Is The Path wrote:
|My apologies, IR2, as I cannot check my books. All my books are crammed into my cupboard and it would take a monumental effort to get them all out. Okay, I'm lying. It wouldn't take much, it'd just mean that I'd be flattened when they all fall down on me, and I'm not feeling that brave
But from the few I can find, the older LOTF have n time stamp, simply the Old Sith Era emblem next to the Bane books and the Rise of the Empire emblem next to Darth Maul Saboteur, as well, the Republic Commando series have that set up. The other books, the more recent ones, have the time stamps and say it's 5000-33BBY. However, I distinctly remember seeing it somewhere. I have a feeling it's in one of the factual books, but I own virtually none of them, and only seen them through loans, so I can't supply an accurate answer.
however, if you'll accept The Wook as a source, The Rise Of The Empire page states it starts at 1000BY. It also says the last two Bane books take place in that era. It only has one source, though, so I again can't say where it says. Really quite frustrating!
This is an interesting idea, though. How's this for new timeline segments (all time stamps are in BBY):
Pre-25000 - Pre-Republic Era
25053-20000 - Republic Expansion Era
20000-17000 - Great Manifest Period
17000-15000 - Indecta Era
15000-12000 - Kymoodon Era
12000-11000 - Pius Dea Era
11000-9000 - Ductavis Era
9000-8000 - Rianitus Period
8000-7000 - Subterra Period
7000-5000 - Manderon Period (this is where we, the readers, start to perk up as we enter familiar territory, and where it comes into play with the discussion about Old Republic eras on EUCast - this one includes the Great Hyperspace War)
5000-4015 - Post Manderon Period (This has the continuation of the TOJ series, but nothing much happens when compared to other eras)
4015-3950 - old Sith Wars era (This has the bulk of what we know of and call KOTOR. Great Sith War, Mandolorian Wars, Jedi Civil War, last of the TOTJ stories and KOTOR comic lines, as well as the KOTOR game and KOTOR II. I define this era as the Second True KOTOR era. The first being PMP)
3950-2000 - Inter-Sith War Period. (The events detailed in the TOR game, novels and TOR website occur here, but not much else. Apart from Otoh Gunga being built. This period could probably be called The Old Republic era, but I've been calling the time around that game and novels The Dark ages)
2000-1000 - New Sith Wars era. (The Sith Wars occur here, including the Bane -ish novels, Knight errant)
Interestingly, the list of Appearances for this era include the latter two Bane novels as well as the Maul book and TMP, AOTC and Dark Rendezvous, although those books are listed as mentioned only)
So you understand my issue with the weird multiple sets of dates and era titles.
(Granted Drews book is a The Old Republic (game - tie in) ) but when one says "Old Republic" one *could be* referring to a vast section of SW timeline- same issue with Legacy (though they won't be exploiting that gap anytime soon we're being told at the moment.)
When I brought this up before the response was that the "sub eras" were how they broke down the Old Republic Era.
Though for all real intents and purposes- there is nothing happening 25,000 that doesn't happen in a scourcebook or essential guide. Red Harvest, Knight Errant, and Bane- those our the oldest (in the timeline) novels we have. And comics only go back a little ways as well.
But with the whole sub era thing- I can never find the list of them.
Granted it's not a mjor issue- but I can see it being a source of confusion from time to time- and didn't Anakin Solo get offed for possible confusion of fans and Anakin Skywalker? And Alpha was removed so the A-team of Artoo Anakin and Ahsoka could now be broken up with Rex, cause Alpha was just ONE A name too many...
But I digress.
Basically I just grabbed the new book from the shelf and realized that they had even it different then others. And sorry if my comments may have confused anyone. I ponder as I go
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