Star Wars: Destiny of Rebirth
The Star Wars: Destiny of Rebirth campaign takes place in 60 ABY. It has been 20 years since the start of the Second Galactic Civil War (ext) in 40 ABY (ext) was fought. The galaxy is at relative peace with the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances (ext) (or Galactic Alliance for short) as the ruling body following the shattering of the New Republic as a result of the Yuuzhan Vong War (ext) from 25-29 ABY. Many worlds are undergoing reconstruction and re-terraforming to return them to their original states after being devastated during that conflict, as well as other worlds that could benefit from terraforming. The Galactic Alliance Senate acted as the government’s legislative branch, and had greatly reduced power compared to its former counterpart, the Galactic Senate during the New Republic from previous decades. The New Jedi Order (ext) has resumed its place in the galaxy after a slow building of members by Jedi Grand Master Luke Skywalker (now one with the Force).
Timeline of Major Events
0 ABY – Leia Organa smuggles plans of the Death Star on R2-D2 aboard the Tantive IV, and after inadvertently involving her long lost brother, Luke Skywalker, they take the plans back to the Rebel base on Yavin IV. Soon after, Skywalker destroys the Death Star with assistance from scoundrel and smuggler Han Solo as the space station enters orbit around Yavin IV before it can destroy the Rebel base there. All hands aboard (including Grand Moff Tarkin) are killed, but Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith and father to both Luke and Leia, escapes. (Star Wars – Episode IV: A New Hope)
3 ABY – Darth Vader continues his search for the Rebel Alliance. He defeats the rebels in the Battle of Hoth, while Luke is charged to go to Dagobah to continue his Jedi training. The Millennium Falcon damaged, Han Solo, Leia Organa, and Chewbacca land at Cloud City for repairs. Lando Calrissian, executor of the city and long-time comrade and fellow scoundrel of Han Solo, is forced to turn them group over to Vader for the safety of his city. Luke senses this and comes to rescue his friends, but not before Han is frozen in Carbonite. Luke confronts Vader, loses his hand, and discovers the truth: Darth Vader is his father. Han is turned over to Boba Fett, who delivers him into the hands of Jabba the Hutt… (Star Wars – Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back)
4 ABY – Luke Skywalker rescues Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt to reunite his friends. The Emperor himself arrives on the new Death Star to oversee its completion, while Luke returns to Dagobah to complete his training, but is instructed by Yoda (who is dying of old age) that he must confront Vader once again, and that Leia is his sister. Luke rejoins the Rebel fleet, which is making final plans to destroy the Second Death Star, especially after having learned the Emperor is aboard. With a stolen shuttle, the group leads a team to land on the Forest Moon of Endor to destroy the shield generator protecting the Death Star, while Lando Calrissian borrows the Millennium Falcon to fly the direct assault. Han’s team, after some setbacks, destroys the shield generator with the help of the Ewoks. Meanwhile, Luke allows himself to be captured so he can confront Vader once more. Luke defeats Vader, but spares his life and refuses to take his father’s place at the Emperor’s side. Vader kills the emperor in order to save his son, and Luke escapes the Death Star with his father’s body just before it is destroyed by Lando’s assault. The Imperial regime is severely crippled with the death of the Emperor, and peace slowly begins to return to the galaxy. (Star Wars – Episode VI: Return of the Jedi)
The New Republic is born.
6 ABY – Rogue Squadron reforms under Wedge Antilles.
New Republic forces switch from the guerrilla tactics of the Alliance to a campaign of claiming important Core worlds as the Empire’s grip continues to crumble.
7 ABY – The New Republic captures Coruscant from Imperial forces.
8 ABY – Leia Organa marries Han Solo. Prince Isolder allies the Hapes Consortium with the New Republic.
9 ABY – Twins Jacen and Jaina Solo are born to Leia Organa Solo and Han Solo.
Grand Admiral Thrawn’s attempt to destroy the New Republic and restore dignity to the Galactic Empire fails.
10 ABY – Anakin Solo is born to Leia Organa and Han Solo.
11 ABY – Luke Skywalker establishes the Jedi Praxeum on Yavin 4. Leia becomes the Chief of State of the New Republic.
12 ABY – The term “Imperial Remnant” is used for the first time referring to the shattered remains of the Empire, now unified under Gilad Pellaeon.
18 ABY – The Corellian Insurrection.
Admiral Gilad Pellaeon resurfaces to launch a major offensive against the New Republic, the last gasp of the once-powerful Empire. NR forces under Admiral Ackbar defeat Pellaeon in the Battle of Anx Minor. The Imperial Remnant is reduced to a mere eight backwater sectors in the Outer Rim Territories, now posing no threat whatsoever to the New Republic and/or the Galaxy at large.