Alternate Timeline
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Many of our Star Wars games take place in an alternate timeline, in which the events of Episodes I-III have been altered, and those of Episodes IV-VI are subject to change by the actions of the player characters.

Lore Changes

  • Anakin Skywalker was not immaculately conceived by the midi-chlorians. His father was most likely Shmi's owner before she was sold to Gardulla the Hutt.
  • Anakin does not build C-3PO. The droid was a standard model protocol droid serving on Queen Amidala's ship.
  • Jedi are not necessarily forbidden to love. But it is strictly controlled, and generally reserved for masters.
  • There is no Count Dooku or General Grievous.
  • R2-D2 cannot fly. Those dumb-ass, dinky little jets couldn't possibly lift an astromech droid, and it's stupid. So, no.
  • Boba Fett is not a clone of Jango Fett. He's a clone of Jango's son, who was tragically killed by the Death Watch while Jango himself was a prisoner of the Jedi.
  • Padme and Anakin never marry, but there is an extended on-and-off romance.

Timeline Changes

This is not an entire record of campaign events. It is merely a place to note alterations to the canonical history of Star Wars. Changes are listed according to year. The designations BBY and ABY (Before/After the Battle of Yavin) will still be used, despite that the Battle of Yavin may never take place.

44 BBY

  • Anakin Skywalker is born, making him 15 during the events of the Invasion of Naboo.

32 BBY

  • Obi-wan Kenobi meets Queen Amidala, and is enchanted by her. There is a spark between them, but Obi-Wan's dedication to the Jedi Code prevents any romance from blooming. Nonetheless, over the years, their fondness for one another only grows. This is complicated by young Anakin Skywalker's attraction to Padme (who neither realize is also Amidala). Padme herself is conflicted.
  • Anakin is ordered to stay on Coruscant for the Jedi to fully evaluate him. But he stows away on Amidala's ship on its return to Naboo.
  • Anakin further defies orders on Naboo, climbing into a Naboo fighter to join the space battle against the Trade Federation. He deliberately flies into the Control Ship to disable it, saving the day.
  • Darth Maul's duel with Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi ends with Qui-Gon suffering a near-fatal wound. Obi-Wan manages to sever Maul's leg at the knee, but the Sith escapes down a cooling pit in the depths of Theed Palace.
  • Jar Jar Binks redeems a lifetime of mistakes during the Battle of Grassy Plains, cleverly dumping a wagon-load of boomas downhill toward the advancing droid army, devastating their numbers. But he is caught in the resulting explosion of a tank's payload, and killed. Jar Jar becomes a folk hero in Gungan culture.

22 BBY

  • Darth Maul returns from the shadows (now sporting a cybernetic leg), assassinating several Jedi, fueling suspicion that the Sith are behind the Separatists.
  • When Obi-Wan follows the Fetts to Geonosis, it is Qui-Gon Jinn that emerges as the leader of the Separatists. His wound left him crippled for years, leading him to leave the Jedi Order. Watching them from the outside, he became even more convinced of their corruption and misguided ways (all the while, being manipulated secretly by Darth Sidious, though he does not knowingly work for him). He ends up making some questionable alliances, and begs Obi-Wan for help to end the conflict before it gets worse.
  • When Maul realizes that Sidious is grooming Anakin as his new apprentice, he tries to kill his master. Naturally, Palpatine foresaw this, and planned all along to use it to his advantage, making it seem as if the Separatists tried to assassinate him. It garners him the sympathy and support he needs to gain special executive powers in the Senate and establish the Grand Army of the Republic. Maul escapes alive and disappears.

19 BBY

  • Anakin begins his spiral of regret and self-loathing when he executes Qui-Gon.
  • Padme finds herself torn between Anakin and Obi-Wan. She ultimately chooses Anakin, but not before the love triangle drives a wedge between the two Jedi, further pushing Anakin down the path to the Dark Side.
  • Padme lives through childbirth, and is secretly taken under the care of Senator Bail Organa along with the infant Leia.

15 BBY

  • Padme had grown increasingly ill since birthing the twins, and passes away on Alderaan. Leia is formally adopted by Bail Organa and his wife.

0 BBY

  • Jodia Zen, captain of the Black Zenith, is hired to rendezvous with the Tantive IV and transmit their cargo (the stolen Death Star plans) from a distance that the Rebels hope will not be traceable.
  • Jodia and Kurn Modan witness the Tantive IV being taken by the Star Destroyer Devastator, and scan the escape pod containing C-3PO and R2-D2 to the surface of Tatooine. Hoping it contains something valuable, they choose to pursue it, eventually discovering and rescuing R2-D2 from Jawas attempting to abduct him. Artoo leads them to Obi-Wan Kenobi.
  • C-3PO is purchased by Owen Lars, along with R5-D4 (who is never sabotaged by Artoo, so his motivator remains functional).
  • Obi-Wan knows he will be leaving Tatooine, and tries to recruit Luke Skywalker, placing Kenobi, Jodia, and Modan at the Lars farm when stormtroopers attack. They fight off the Imperial attacks, saving the lives of Owen and Beru Lars, but Luke is gravely wounded by a thermal detonator. Obi-Wan is forced to leave Luke behind so he can get medical treatment.
  • Han Solo and Chewbacca never met Obi-Wan and Luke, and so never got involved with the Rebel Alliance. They are presumably currently on the run from Jabba the Hutt, lacking the means to pay the gangster back.
  • Obi-Wan and his allies trick their way aboard the Devastator in a bold attempt to rescue Princess Leia, along the way encountering Levin Rae, an undercover Force-user serving as an Imperial officer. Levin senses these people can help him in his quest to avenge his dead Jedi master, and assists them in freeing the princess.
  • After rescuing Leia, the Black Zenith heads to Alderaan, where Leia is reunited with her father, and Obi-Wan officially joins the Rebel Alliance.
  • Word reaches Alderaan that the Death Star is en route. The Rebels use the stolen plans to concoct a scheme to destroy it by setting detonation charges at key points to cause an attempt to fire the superlaser to trigger a devastating chain reaction.
  • Jodia, Kurn, and Levin sneak aboard the Death Star to enact the Rebel plan. They come across an imprisoned Twi’lek Jedi, Lai'Shan Kohr, and free her. Their plan works, and the station is destroyed. Darth Vader had left the station by the time of its destruction, but Grand Moff Tarkin is killed.
  • The incident causes enough backlash across the galaxy to give even the Emperor pause before retaliating against Alderaan again. But it is not the Empire’s way to bow to pressure. Alderaan knows that its moment of respite is about to pass, and the Rebels are preparing to move all command operations to their secret base on Yavin IV (which has yet to be discovered by the Empire).
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi takes Leia Organa as his Padawan.

0 ABY

  • Bossk is killed by Kitatha while pursuing Jodia on Coruscant.
  • Black Sun Vigo, Green, is killed by Kitatha.
  • As the Empire moves to occupy Alderaan, the Rebel leadership departs for Yavin IV.
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