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An in-depth look at: The Hundred Year Darkness

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An in-depth look at: The Hundred Year Darkness

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Aurbere
11.23.2012 , 11:13 AM | #1
The Sith and Jedi have done battle for Millenia, each side taking heavy losses, only to reform, adapt and prepare for the next encounter. This new thread series will discuss the wars between the Jedi and Sith. This includes the Mandalorian Wars (already covered) as the Sith were orchestrating the return of the Mandalorians. The first significant war was the Hundred Year Darkness and the Second Great Schism.

The Jedi Master Vodo-Siosk Baas discusses these events in a recording in the Tedryn Holocron...

Long before the Great Hyperspace War delivered the Sith to the Jedi, time and again did the Jedi-divided by the light side and the dark side of the Force- cross lightsabers amongst themselves. One of these Great Schisms approximately seven thousand years ago, when a group of Dark Jedi discovered that they could use the Force to transform creatures into mutant warriors, mounts and spirit-devouring Leviathans. The war that followed lasted more than a century, left many worlds ravaged in its wake, and became known as the Hundred Year Darkness.

The Jedi all but vanquished these Dark Jedi and their monsters, who made their last stand on the mining world of Corbos. The surviving Dark Jedi were banished to an uncharted region of space, far beyond the boundaries established by the Republic. There they discovered Korriban, a world inhabited by a primitive but Force-sensitive species called the Sith. After conquering the indigenous beings, the Dark Jedi proclaimed themselves Sith Lords. It is believed that one of the founders of the Sith Empire was the Dark Jedi Ajunta Pall.

It would be nearly two thousand years before the Sith Lords rediscovered the path to Republic space.


The first significant war lasted for one hundred years as the Dark Jedi, aided by their monsters, refused to surrender to the Jedi. The Jedi had constructed the Prism, a secret prison known only to the Jedi, but no Dark Jedi was willing to be captured. Fights to the death were the ends of every battle during this war.

The Dark Jedi had been experimenting with their powers to "improve" creatures. The Jedi saw what they were doing and condemned them for it, for it was by the power of the Dark Side that these experiments were successful. The Dark Jedi were banished from the Order, but did not do so lightly. They created an army of "Korriban zombies" to aid them in their war. But these creatures were no match for the Jedi Order, and the Dark Jedi were pushed back.

By the half-way point of the war, the Dark Jedi were panicking and filled with despair. Until they created new monsters: the Leviathans. These deadly creatures caused fear in their enemies, as they drained the life-essence of entire armies. But even these creatures were unable to overcome the power of the Jedi, and so the Dark Jedi were forced back once again.

They made their final stand on Corbos. Here, the Dark Jedi were utterly defeated and forced into exile. The Jedi exiled their fallen brothers, hoping that they would learn from their mistakes and die at peace. They were wrong.

The Dark Jedi fled to Korriban, where they dominated the Sith and proclaimed themselves Sith Lords, swearing eternal vengeance on the Jedi.

One could say that the Jedi were wrong to merely exile them, that death was the best option, or imprisonment. They had these options, but the Jedi saw it best to cast them out, never knowing the horrors that would return millenia later.

While this war lasted for a century, the Dark Jedi never gained any real ground, gaining small victories but never anything they could sustain. Their masters were simply better than they were, but the Sith would return to fight in the Great Hyperspace War.

That is the next thread in this series, by the way.

If you have a topic you would like to see in the future, post them below or PM me.
Added Chapter 29 to The Shadows Fall
"You felt it; the power of hate. The power of the Dark Side. Your eyes are opened. You see now. The power burns more brightly, stronger on the Dark Side. Despite what the Council had taught you, you now know the truth."- Count Dooku

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Beniboybling
11.23.2012 , 12:26 PM | #2
Fascinating, there are several wars I'd really like to know more about. This is one of them. As is the Great Hyperspace War and the Great Sith War (a thread on that would be cool). I look forward to being educated by the great Aurbere historian in the future!

But seriously, where do you get all this information from? I picture you sitting in circular chamber, illuminated by the soft glow of a thousand ancient holocrons of every colour, basking in their knowledge! (This probably isn't true though, more like illuminated by the soft glow of a computer screen, surrounded by piles and piles of books )

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Aurbere
11.23.2012 , 12:33 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Beniboybling View Post
Fascinating, there are several wars I'd really like to know more about. This is one of them. As is the Great Hyperspace War and the Great Sith War (a thread on that would be cool). I look forward to being educated by the great Aurbere historian in the future!

But seriously, where do you get all this information from? I picture you sitting in circular chamber, illuminated by the soft glow of a thousand ancient holocrons of every colour, basking in their knowledge! (This probably isn't true though, more like illuminated by the soft glow of a computer screen, surrounded by piles and piles of books )
I do plan on discussing pretty much every war the Sith fight with the Jedi. I may even do the Stark Hyperspace War. Not sure if I will though.

As for where I get my information. I refer to sourcebooks, novels, and comics for my information. I only visit the wiki when I need to brush up on a very specific detail, like a name (like for Sidious' death I had to find out the exact spelling of Brand's first name). I wish I was surrounded by holocrons, but I'll have to refer to the books and such.
Added Chapter 29 to The Shadows Fall
"You felt it; the power of hate. The power of the Dark Side. Your eyes are opened. You see now. The power burns more brightly, stronger on the Dark Side. Despite what the Council had taught you, you now know the truth."- Count Dooku

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Beniboybling
11.23.2012 , 01:38 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Aurbere View Post
I do plan on discussing pretty much every war the Sith fight with the Jedi. I may even do the Stark Hyperspace War. Not sure if I will though.

As for where I get my information. I refer to sourcebooks, novels, and comics for my information. I only visit the wiki when I need to brush up on a very specific detail, like a name (like for Sidious' death I had to find out the exact spelling of Brand's first name). I wish I was surrounded by holocrons, but I'll have to refer to the books and such.
Oh this guy is so cool! He doesn't even use Wookieepedia! You truly are a historian.

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Aurbere
11.23.2012 , 02:05 PM | #5
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Oh this guy is so cool! He doesn't even use Wookieepedia! You truly are a historian.
Thank you very much!
Added Chapter 29 to The Shadows Fall
"You felt it; the power of hate. The power of the Dark Side. Your eyes are opened. You see now. The power burns more brightly, stronger on the Dark Side. Despite what the Council had taught you, you now know the truth."- Count Dooku

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LordQordisz
11.23.2012 , 06:08 PM | #6
The Jedi are evil. Long live the Empire. I see what Anakin was saying.
Peace is a lie. There is only passion. Through passion, I gain strength. Through strength, I gain power. Through power, I gain victory. Through victory my chains are broken.

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Aurbere
11.23.2012 , 06:20 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by LordQordisz View Post
The Jedi are evil. Long live the Empire. I see what Anakin was saying.
Okaaay... What makes the Jedi evil again?
Added Chapter 29 to The Shadows Fall
"You felt it; the power of hate. The power of the Dark Side. Your eyes are opened. You see now. The power burns more brightly, stronger on the Dark Side. Despite what the Council had taught you, you now know the truth."- Count Dooku

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Aurbere
11.23.2012 , 07:11 PM | #8
I should also note that Darth Sidious discusses the monstrosities the Dark Jedi created in one of his recordings. Sidious studied the methods of the old Dark Jedi for his own use.
Added Chapter 29 to The Shadows Fall
"You felt it; the power of hate. The power of the Dark Side. Your eyes are opened. You see now. The power burns more brightly, stronger on the Dark Side. Despite what the Council had taught you, you now know the truth."- Count Dooku

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Spartanik
12.03.2012 , 10:02 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Beniboybling View Post
Fascinating, there are several wars I'd really like to know more about. This is one of them. As is the Great Hyperspace War and the Great Sith War (a thread on that would be cool). I look forward to being educated by the great Aurbere historian in the future!

But seriously, where do you get all this information from? I picture you sitting in circular chamber, illuminated by the soft glow of a thousand ancient holocrons of every colour, basking in their knowledge! (This probably isn't true though, more like illuminated by the soft glow of a computer screen, surrounded by piles and piles of books )
about the Great hyperspace war and other stuff you should look at this site too particulary its timeline videos.
But there is comics and books About old republic though.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFYK-9Nx2KU&feature=fvst
Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
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