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The Clone Wars Year 1




Film: George Lucas, 20th Century Fox
Score: John Williams
1. Main Title and Ambush on Coruscant
6. Anakin and Padme
3. Zam the Assassin and Chase through Coruscant
5. Departing Coruscant
4. Yoda and the Younglings
2. Across the Stars—Love Theme
8. The Meadow Picnic
7. Jango’s Escape
10. Return to Tatooine
9. Bounty Hunter’s Pursuit
11. Tusken Camp and the Homestead
14. On the Conveyer Belt (Target Exclusive Bonus Track)
12. Love Pledge and the Arena
13. Confrontation with Dooku and The Finale
Album: Sony Classical

Novel: R.A. Salvatore
Publication: The Prequel Trilogy
Publisher: Del Rey Books

Graphic novel: Henry Gilroy
Publication:
·         #1-4
·         Omnibus: The Complete Saga
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

Junior novel: Patricia Wrede
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.

Children’s novel: John Whitman
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm

“THE INSULT THAT MADE A SITH OUT OF ANAKIN”

Short Comic: Pablo Hidalgo
Publication: Star Wars Fan Club
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Concurrent with Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Canon Level: Legends



Graphic Short Story: James Kolchalka
Publication:
·         Tales #20
·         Tales vol. 5
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Concurrent with Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Canon Level: Infinities (parody)



Article: Kevin Rubio
Publication:
·         Star Wars Insider #65
Publisher: Paizo Publishing
Canon Level: Non-canon


Article: Kevin Rubio
Publication:
·         Star Wars Insider #67
Publisher: Paizo Publishing
Canon Level: Non-canon

PRECIPICE

Short Story: Chris Cassidy
Publication:
·         Star Wars Hyperspace
Publisher: Paizo Publishing
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Concurrent with Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Canon Level: Legends

FLASHBACK EVENTS

Source:
·         Republic Commando: Hard Contact, Prologue, chapter 1
Placement: Concurrent with Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Canon Level: Legends



Graphic Short Story: Jason Hall
Publication:
·         Omnibus: Menace Revealed
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Concurrent with Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Canon Level: Legends



Graphic Short Story: Adam Gallardo
Publication:
·         Tales #14
·         Tales vol. 4
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Concurrent with Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Canon Level: Infinities


Short Story: Daniel Wallace and Jason Fry
Publication: The Essential Guide to Warfare
Release Date: April 3, 2012
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Timeline: 21 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends



Graphic Short Story: Jason Hall
Publication:
·         Omnibus: Menace Revealed
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Concurrent with Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Canon Level: Legends

FLASHBACK EVENTS

Source:
·         Wild Space, chapters 1-3
Placement: Concurrent with Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Canon Level: Legends



Graphic Short Story: Peter Bagge
Publication:
·         Tales #20
·         Tales vol. 5
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Concurrent with Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Canon Level: Infinities (parody)



Graphic Short Story: Peter Bagge
Publication:
·         Tales #20
·         Tales vol. 5
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Concurrent with Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Canon Level: Infinities (parody)

FLASHBACK EVENTS

Source:
·         The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi, chapter 4
·         The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader, chapters 7-9
Placement: Concurrent with Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Canon Level: Legends

CONTINUITY NOTE

The original multimedia project known as Clone Wars was the brainchild of W. Haden Blackman, and had specifically-dated comics and novels that all referred back to one another in a more or less cohesive continuity that spanned the entire length of the Clone Wars. When George Lucas decided to make a television show, he drew from aspects of the Expanded Universe while ignoring others. The primary noteworthy difference was that Anakin was knighted late in the war in the original series, and shortly after the beginning of the war in the new television series (with all of its novels and comic spinoffs). While most maintain these two approaches as two separate entities, the goal was to have them all more or less coexist in the same universe. My approach has been to maintain as much of the integrity of both series as much as possible, while harmonizing them with judicious placement when the events of one contradict the events of the other. This section of the timeline has probably undergone more modifications than any other, but now that The Clone Wars show is officially over, and no new revelations are likely forthcoming, it seems a good time to consolidate the best possible version of the timeline. In this version, the dates of the old series are used only as a way to keep the stories relative to each other, but each year of the war is treated as if it were three. That is to say, when a tale dated 30 months into the war is moved into the compressed few months at the beginning, it will still be later than a tale dated 6 months into the war. No attempt at this time will be made to pin down a new system of dating, because no matter what system I used, it would be problematic and non-canonical anyway (though I do suggest that adding a decimal point to the early dates does a nice job of keeping things within the realm of possibility, so 16 months becomes 1.6 months, and so on). So instead, I have used the new series as the framework into which to weave the old, and simply allowed the events to unfold chronologically. People concerned with specific dates will probably have to look elsewhere, at least for the time being.



Short Story: Mike W. Barr
Publication: Star Wars Insider #79
Publisher: Paizo Publishing
Synopsis: Jedi Jyl Somtay searches the catacombs of that world and temporarily teams up with a smuggler to find technology.
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Days after the Battle of Geonosis.
Canon Level: Legends

FLASHBACK EVENTS

Source:
·         Republic Commando: Triple Zero, chapter 1, Kal Skirata takes command of the Null ARC troopers who have been under his wing for the past eight years.
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: 5 days after the Battle of Geonosis



Short Story: Michael A. Stackpole
Publication: Star Wars Insider #66
Publisher: Paizo Publishing
Synopsis: Mace Windu sends Aayla Secura and Ylenic It’kla to Corellia. On their mission to extract an ex-Separatist with a prototype weapon, they meet Rostek Horn and Jedi Master Nejaa Halcyon.
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: 7 days after the Battle of Geonosis.
Canon Level: Legends


Clone Wars

Graphic Short Story: The Fillbach Brothers (Matt and Shawn)
Publication: Clone Wars Adventures vol. 9
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Synopsis: Vos has been undercover for a week on Yoda’s orders attempting to discover the person behind assassinations carried out by the Red Hand. He never finds out, though, because the leader commits suicide rather than reveal the truth (Darth Sidious, who exposed Vos to sabotage his operation).
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Sometime during the Clone Wars. Prior to Quinlan Vos’s undercover work in the Republic comic series (possibly even before the beginning of the Clone Wars themselves).
Canon Level: Legends


DARK JEDI

Graphic Short Story: Yasushi Nirasawa
Publication: Manga: Silver
Publisher: TokyoPop
Synopsis: A pair of Dark Jedi twins, Kaa and Lii, steal Grievous’ collection of Sith lightsabers. In the ensuing duel, Grievous is able to disarm the twins, but destroys his lightsabers in the process. He then decides to start collecting Jedi lightsabers.
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Infinities


GALACTIC BATTLEGROUNDS

Publication: LucasArts
Synopsis: Dark Jedi Sev’Rance Tann, under orders from Dooku, discovers the existence of the Republic turbolaser, Decimator. 
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 1 month after the Battle of Geonosis.
Canon Level: Legends


BOBA FETT #1
Clone Wars

Junior Novel: Terry Bisson
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Synopsis: Boba Fett, guided by an electronic book his father made him, has an encounter with Jedi Knight Siri Tachi before heading to the moons of Bogden. After Slave I is temporarily stolen, Boba meets Aurra Sing on Coruscant, and she takes him to Count Dooku on Raxus Prime.
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Begins prior to Attack of the Clones, and continues through 1 month (original date) after the Battle of Geonosis.
Canon Level: Legends


BOBA FETT #2
Clone Wars

Junior Novel: Terry Bisson
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Synopsis: Dooku is suspicious of Jango’s cloned son, who knows that he is also “Tyranus.” Boba happens to see that a “Force Harvester” is being excavated, but before Dooku can act, Raxus Prime is invaded by Jedi and clone troopers. The Jedi collect him with a number of other youths, thinking he is one of the orphans. He is reunited with Aurra Sing, and she strikes a deal with him; she will give him back his ship if he will access the fortunes that Jango stashed on various worlds.
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 1 month after the Battle of Geonosis. Leads into the events of The Clone Wars game.
Canon Level: Legends



Game: LucasArts
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 1 month after the Battle of Geonosis.
Synopsis: Anakin and Obi-Wan attack the Separatists who excavated the Force Harvester on Raxus Prime. Anakin is abducted by Dooku and taken to Kashyyyk, where he escapes and discovers that the weapon is only the charging system for the Dark Reaper superweapon, a relic of the Sith War. Anakin speaks to the spirit of Ulic Qel-Droma, and learns how to destroy the Reaper.   
Canon Level: Legends


Clone Wars

Graphic Short Story: John Ostrander
Publication:
·         Republic #49
·         Clone Wars vol. 1: The Defense of Kamino and other tales
·         Clone Wars Omnibus vol. 1: The Republic Goes to War
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Synopsis: Working on orders from Yoda, Aayla Secura visits the Wheel and finds her old master Quinlan Vos working undercover as the cleverly disguised Korto Vos (who, coincidentally, also sports a subtle yellow line across his eyes, dreadlocks, and perpetual stubble—but like Obi-Wan “Ben” Kenobi, who boldly wears his Jedi robes after the Purge, he did change his first name). Shockingly, she recognizes him. He was unaware of the Battle of Geonosis (making this the second time he has been ignorant of something significant in the film timeline; he was on Tatooine while Qui-Gon Jinn was there, and would have liked to help if he had known). The Separatists, who want the cloning facilities for themselves, are planning to attack Kamino.
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 1 month after the Battle of Geonosis.
Continuity: References the events of Boba Fett #2 (specifically the fighting on Raxus Prime) and The Clone Wars game. Though Quinlan Vos claims to have been ignorant of the Battle of Geonosis, the comic adaptation shows him as a participant. Technically, since the films and their adaptations (except in parts that contradict the films) are considered canon, this fact would have to be considered apocryphal.
Canon Level: Legends


BOBA FETT #3
Clone Wars

Junior Novel: Elizabeth Hand
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 1 ½ months after the Battle of Geonosis. Boba Fett and Aurra Sing visit Aargau for Jango’s savings. They are separated, and after some adventures including an encounter with Gorga the Hutt, he gives Aurra the slip, leaving her stranded on the banking planet.
Canon Level: Legends


BOBA FETT #4
Clone Wars

Junior Novel: Elizabeth Hand
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Synopsis: Boba Fett goes to Tatooine looking for Jabba the Hutt, and has a close encounter with the bounty hunter Durge, who has been commissioned with destroying all remaining Mandalorians, including Jango Fett’s “offspring” (the clone army). After besting his rival, Boba enters the employ of Jabba the Hutt.
Placement: 2 months after the Battle of Geonosis
Canon Level: Legends


Clone Wars

Graphic Short Story: Jason Hall
Publication: Clone Wars Adventures vol. 8
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Synopsis: Obi-Wan Kenobi is on Kamino. The Separatists have targeted Kamino, and Obi-Wan prevents the bounty hunter Vianna D’Pow from making off with the original Jango Fett tissue sample, but lets her go when he realizes that she is also there to commission a clone of herself (she is the only existing albino Zeltron).
Continuity: Phase I armor
Canon Level: Legends



Graphic Short Story: John Ostrander
Publication:
·         Republic #50: The Defense of Kamino
·         Clone Wars vol. 2: Victories and Sacrifices
·         Clone Wars Omnibus vol. 1: The Republic Goes to War
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Synopsis: Working from intelligence gleaned from Quinlan Vos (Republic #49: “Sacrifice”), Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker join others in the defense of Kamino.
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 2 months after the Battle of Geonosis.
Canon Level: Legends



Graphic Short Story: John Ostrander
Publication:
·         Republic #50: The Defense of Kamino
·         Clone Wars vol. 2: Victories and Sacrifices
·         Clone Wars Omnibus vol. 1: The Republic Goes to War
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Synopsis: Shaak Ti monitors the battle with Lama Su, and attempts to protect the second and third generations of the clones with the aid of ARC (Advance Recon Clone) troopers.
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 2 months after the Battle of Geonosis.
Canon Level: Legends



Graphic Short Story: John Ostrander
Publication:
·         Republic #50: The Defense of Kamino
·         Clone Wars vol. 2: Victories and Sacrifices
·         Clone Wars Omnibus vol. 1: The Republic Goes to War
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Synopsis: Mon Calamari commander Merai sacrifices himself to end the battle.
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 2 months after the Battle of Geonosis.
Canon Level: Legends


Chapters 6, 7

Cartoon: Genndy Tartakovsky
Aired: Cartoon Network
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: These two episodes have been officially split off from the main body of the Clone Wars cartoon: in order to accommodate several other Expanded Universe stories. I do not hold with the notion that these were out of sequence, as the cartoon: is clearly meant to be a continuous narrative (and I recommend viewing it as such). However, in order to maintain the cleanest continuity possible, I am following the official timeline in this instance. As flashbacks, they must occur sometime prior to Republic #51, shortly after the Battle of Geonosis. Since Ventress is given the directive to pursue Skywalker, I am content to allow for the possibility that it is actually her mission to Ohma-D’un or Queyta, and not her mission to Muunilinst, to which the final words of Episode 7 refer.
Synopsis: Count Dooku travels to a gladiatorial audition on Rattatak, where Sith aspirant Asajj Ventress defeats all of the other arena opponents and introduces herself. Dooku duels and defeats her in his own lair, then introduces her to Darth Sidious by way of a hologram transmission. Then Dooku gives her Komari Vosa’s old lightsabers, and tasks her with killing Anakin Skywalker. 
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


Clone Wars

Graphic Short Story: W. Haden Blackman
Publication:
·         Republic #51, 52
·         Clone Wars vol. 2: Victories and Sacrifices
·         Clone Wars Omnibus vol. 1: The Republic Goes to War
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 10 weeks (2 ½ months) after the Battle of Geonosis.
Continuity: Anakin Skywalker’s first encounter with Asajj Ventress (not counting his “first”—and later—encounter with her on Yavin 4, where he appears not to recognize her). Introduction of Durge.
Synopsis: Anakin and Obi-Wan travel to Ohma-D’un, the moon of Naboo, along with ARC trooper A-17 (“Alpha”) and are confronted by Asajj Ventress and Durge, who have released a horrifying biological agent on the Gungans there. Jedi Master Glaive is killed by Ventress, and Padawan Zule loses his arm before the two agents of Dooku are driven off and the moon is secured.
Canon Level: Legends


Clone Wars

Comic: John Ostrander
Publication:
·         Jedi #1: Mace Windu
·         Clone Wars vol. 1: The Defense of Kamino and other tales
·         Clone Wars Omnibus vol. 1: The Republic Goes to War
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Synopsis: Many Jedi are refusing to serve the war effort as Generals. Quinlan Vos has set up a meeting of dissidents, including K’Kruhk, the whiphid Jedi. Asajj Ventress is sent to the planet where the meeting is taking place, and attacks the Weequay Dark Jedi Sora Bulq. Mace discovers that Bulq is a traitor, and K’Kruhk declares that he stands against fighting, and will not return to the Jedi temple.
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 3 months after the Battle of Geonosis.
Continuity: Asajj Ventress meets Mace Windu.
Canon Level: Legends


Clone Wars

Graphic Short Story: Chris Avellone
Publication: Clone Wars Adventures vol. 8
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 3 months after the Battle of Geonosis.
Canon Level: Legends


REPUBLIC COMMANDO

Novel: Karen Traviss
Publisher: Del Rey Books, October 26, 2004
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 3 months after the Battle of Geonosis.
Canon Level: Legends



Short Story: Aaron Allston
Publication: Star Wars Insider #65
Publisher: Paizo Publishing
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 3 months after the Battle of Geonosis.
Canon Level: Legends



Short Story: Aaron Allston
Publication: Star Wars Insider #73
Publisher: Paizo Publishing
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 3 months after the Battle of Geonosis.
Canon Level: Legends


OMEGA SQUAD

Short Story: Karen Traviss
Publication:
·         Star Wars Insider #81
·         Republic Commando: Triple Zero
Publisher: IDG Entertainment, March 11, 2005
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 4 months after the Battle of Geonosis (specifically, one month after Hard Contact)
Canon Level: Legends


Clone Wars

Comic: W. Haden Blackman
Publication:
·         Republic #53
·         Clone Wars vol. 2: Victories and Sacrifices
·         Clone Wars Omnibus vol. 1: The Republic Goes to War
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics, April 30, 2003
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 4 months after the Battle of Geonosis.
Synopsis: Once again, Obi-Wan runs into Asajj Ventress and Durge, who are under orders not to kill him. Four Jedi fall in the process of obtaining the antidote to the bioweapon used against the Gungan settlers of Ohma-D’un (Republic #51).
Canon Level: Legends



Graphic Short Story: The Fillbach Brothers (Matt and Shawn)
Publication: Clone Wars Adventures vol. 3
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics, March 2, 2005
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Though in a collection dated at 6 months after the Battle of Geonosis (12 months in the Comics Companion), this tale shows how Grievous was chosen to lead the Droid Army (after specifically dated events showing him already known to be in that position). Ventress and Durge have “proven to be useful” to Dooku, so I think it’s fair to place this story after the first encounters with both of them and prior to the Battle at Hypori, where Grievous acquits himself well against multiple Jedi.
Continuity: This is technically the first time that Ventress meets Grievous, but from a canonical perspective, they meet for the first time in the television episode “ARC Troopers.”
Synopsis: Dooku pits Grievous against Asajj Ventress and Durge. Grievous defeats both of them, and Dooku has him place them in bacta tanks rather than dispose of them. Grievous is worthy now to lead the droid armies.
Canon Level: Legends

FLASHBACK EVENTS

Source:
·         The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi, chapter 5: The Battle of Farquar III, with Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Cody on a world recently taken by Separatists. A droid factory is destroyed, but Jedi General T’teknulp (no doubt named after Killian Plunkett) and his division are killed.


CLONE WARS

Short Story: Judy Blundell (as Jude Watson)
Publication: Hasbro Short Story Collection
Publisher: Scholastic Inc., August 2003
Placement: Originally dated 4 months after the Battle of Geonosis. Anakin is still a Padawan in this tale.
Synopsis: Anakin and Obi-Wan are returning to Coruscant when they encounter the “Storm Fleet” (battleships disguised as transports), and tackle it by splitting up. Obi-Wan sends a warning to the Republic while Anakin takes out a couple of the ships. Since the Tartakovsky Clone Wars series picks up on Coruscant, this seemed like a good lead-in.
Canon Level: Legends


Chapters 1-4

Cartoon: Genndy Tartakovsky
Aired: Cartoon Network
Synopsis: Palpatine goes above the heads of the Jedi Council by assigning Anakin the task of leading starfighter forces in the Battle of Muunilinst.
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


Chapter 5

Cartoon: Genndy Tartakovsky
Aired: Cartoon Network
Synopsis: The Quarrens on Mon Calamari have joined the separatists. Kit Fisto leads Mon Cala forces against a superlaser.
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


Chapters 8-11

Cartoon: Genndy Tartakovsky
Aired: Cartoon Network
Synopsis: While Anakin is in space fighting Separatist forces, Obi-Wan is on the ground, where he is attacked by the bounty hunter Durge. Obi-Wan defeats him (but as we see in later stories, Durge is nearly indestructible). Asajj Ventress lures Anakin into hyperspace.
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


Chapters 12, 13

Cartoon: Genndy Tartakovsky
Aired: Cartoon Network
Synopsis: Mace Windu battles a seismic tank on Dantooine, and is witnessed by a small child, leading to a highly conflated role in subsequent tellings.
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm



DUEL
CLONE WARS

Short Story: Timothy Zahn
Publication: Hasbro Short Story Collection
Publisher: Star Wars Insider Presents/Paizo Publishing, August 2003
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 4 months after the Battle of Geonosis. Placement per the timeline at the beginning of the short story collection.
Canon Level: Legends


Chapters 14-16

Cartoon: Genndy Tartakovsky
Aired: Cartoon Network
Synopsis: Barriss Offee is constructing a lightsaber of Ilum along with her master, Luminara Unduli. While they are there, cloaked battle droids attack. Yoda is on Padme’s ship with R2-D2 and C-3PO, and has her divert course to rescue the trapped Jedi.
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


Chapters 17-20

Cartoon: Genndy Tartakovsky
Aired: Cartoon Network
Synopsis: Anakin tracks Asajj Ventress to Yavin 4, where she destroys his backup team. They duel, and he casts her off the temple (one of many falls she miraculously survives). He takes her ship back to Muunilinst, just in time to get a transmission from a Jedi under attack on Hypori. General Grievous has revealed himself, and is killing the Jedi one by one.
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


Clone Wars

Comic: John Ostrander
Publication:
·         Jedi: “Shaak Ti”
·         Clone Wars vol. 2: Victories and Sacrifices
·         Clone Wars Omnibus vol. 1: The Republic Goes to War
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Synopsis: Working on faulty intelligence, the Republic is involved in a bloodbath on Brentaal IV. Shaak Ti frees a number of prisoners, including Quinlan “Korto” Vos, and take the world for the Republic rather than allowing it to choose the Separatists.
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 5 months after the Battle of Geonosis.
Continuity: Dooku refers to having armies tied up on Muunilinst, a likely reference to the events of the cartoon series. Quinlan Vos continues to send coded intelligence to the Republic.
Canon Level: Legends


Clone Wars

Graphic Short Story: W. Haden Blackman
Publication: Clone Wars Adventures vol. 1
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics, July 7, 2004
Synopsis: Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker fight the Shadowmen on the “night planet.” They must sense the creatures through the Force in absolute dark in order to destroy the Separatist base.
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: "During the height of the Clone Wars." Originally dated 5 months after the Battle of Geonosis.
Canon Level: Legends



Publication: Clone Wars Adventures vol. 1
Graphic Short Story: W. Haden Blackman
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics, July 7, 2004
Synopsis: Saesee Tiin and Mace Windu have a discussion about their differing styles while taking on a battalion of droids, conceding that it takes all types when both of them are required to defeat a super battle droid.
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 5 months after the Battle of Geonosis.
Canon Level: Legends



Publication:  Clone Wars Adventures vol. 1
Graphic Short Story: W. Haden Blackman
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics, July 7, 2004
Synopsis: Following the Battle of Mon Calamari (chapter 5 of the Clone Wars animated television microseries), Kit Fisto discovers that the remaining Separatists are receiving orders psychically from a hive-minded school of creatures known as Moappa.
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 5 months after the Battle of Geonosis.
Canon Level: Legends


Clone Wars

Graphic Short Story: W. Haden Blackman
Publication: Clone Wars Adventures vol. 2
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics, November 17, 20004
Synopsis: Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker take on a Separatist battle platform.
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 5 months after the Battle of Geonosis.
Canon Level: Legends



Publication:  Clone Wars Adventures vol. 2
Graphic Short Story: Randy Stradley (as Welles Hartley)
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics, November 17, 20004
Synopsis: Luminara Unduli and Barriss Offee are evacuating the settlement on Nadiem. They split their forces and fake defeat in order to ambush the Separatists in Threadneedle Canyon.
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 5 months after the Battle of Geonosis. General Grievous is leading the droid armies in this story, so it must take place after "Rogues Gallery" and the Battle of Hypori.
Canon Level: Legends


Clone Wars

Publication:  Clone Wars Adventures vol. 2
Graphic Short Story: The Fillbach Brothers (Matt and Shawn)
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics, November 17, 20004
Synopsis: Mace Windu is shot down on a mission to stop a planet-killer weapon, but races to defuse it. Dooku declares that they will have to go ahead with their own superweapon plans.
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 5 months after the Battle of Geonosis.
Canon Level: Legends


Clone Wars

Graphic Short Story: Ryan Kaufman
Publication: Clone Wars Adventures vol. 3
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics, March 2, 2005
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 6 months after the Battle of Geonosis
Errata: This anthology is dated 12 months after the Battle of Geonosis in The Comics Companion.
Canon Level: Legends



Graphic Short Story: The Fillbach Brothers (Matt and Shawn)
Publication: Clone Wars Adventures vol. 3
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics, March 2, 2005
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 6 months after the Battle of Geonosis.
Errata: This anthology is dated 12 months after the Battle of Geonosis in The Comics Companion.
Canon Level: Legends


Clone Wars

Graphic Short Story: Tim Mucchi
Publication: Clone Wars Adventures vol. 3
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics, March 2, 2005
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 6 months after the Battle of Geonosis.
Errata: This anthology is dated 12 months after the Battle of Geonosis in The Comics Companion.
Canon Level: Legends


Clone Wars

Graphic Short Story: Chris Avellone
Publication: Clone Wars Adventures vol. 7
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 20 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 6 months after the Battle of Geonosis.
Canon Level: Legends


Clone Wars

Comic: John Ostrander
Publication:
·         Republic #54
·         Clone Wars vol. 4: Light and Dark
·         Clone Wars Omnibus vol. 1: The Republic Goes to War
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Synopsis: Quinlan Vos continues his undercover work as Korto Vos. His attempt to undermine Separatist activity is thwarted when his assistant, Tookarti, betrays him. Quinlan has been framed, but is able to escape. Through it all, he ends up in an even better position to act as a Jedi spy.
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 6 months after the Battle of Geonosis.
Canon Level: Legends


Clone Wars

Novel: Matthew Woodring Stover/George Lucas [“Prologue” (paperback)]
Publisher: Del Rey Books, June 3, 2003
Synopsis: Mace Windu tracks down his former Padawan, Depa Billaba.
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 6 months after the Battle of Geonosis. I wanted to leave as many stories as I reasonably could in their “proper” place in what I consider iteration two, or stanza two, of the Clone Wars section of the timeline. I have reluctantly left Shatterpoint prior to Anakin’s knighthood because the comics made a distinct point of referencing events from this novel (by including a comatose Depa Billaba). For the record, I actually prefer to read this book set just prior to No Prisoners, as I originally had it, and it is in reflected in The Essential Reader’s Companion.
Canon Level: Legends


EQUIPMENT
Clone Wars

Short Story: Matthew Woodring Stover
Publication: Shatterpoint (paperback)
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 6 months after the Battle of Geonosis, concurrent to the climax of Shatterpoint.
Canon Level: Legends


Clone Wars

Section: chapters 20-27
Junior Novel: Judy Blundell (as Jude Watson)
Publication: Legacy of the Jedi/Secrets of the Jedi omnibus
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc., August 1, 2003
Synopsis: Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker accompany Lorian Nod—an old friend of Dooku’s—to Null.
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 6 months after the Battle of Geonosis. Anakin is still a Padawan in this tale.
Canon Level: Legends



Graphic Short Story: Milton Freewater, Jr.
Publication:
·         Tales #14
·         Tales vol. 4
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics, December 11, 2002
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: “Months” after the Battle of Geonosis. Sometime prior to “Show of Force” (see note for that story).
Canon Level: Infinities


JEDI
Clone Wars

Comic: John Ostrander
Publication:
·         Jedi: Aayla Secura
·         Clone Wars vol. 4: Light and Dark
·         Omnibus vol. 1: The Republic Goes to War
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Synopsis: Aayla Secura is not allowed to seek out Quinlan Vos. She duels Aurra Sing, cuts off the antenna on her head, and takes her captive.
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 27 weeks (6.75 months) after the Battle of Geonosis
Continuity: As with the original gaffe with the Clone Wars game featuring Aurra Sing, in order for the stories in The Clone Wars TV show to work, we must assume that she escaped the prison in which she was placed after her encounter in this story.
Ruminations: Aayla Secura takes down the Jedi-hunting bounty huntress, Aurra Sing—who just happens to be a pale, shaven-headed, lightsaber-wielding former Jedi. Resemblance to Asajj Ventress is purely coincidental. (Ironically, one of the U.K. comics called this bluff when one of the battle droids mistakes Aurra Sing for “Commander Ventress.”)
Canon Level: Legends


JEDI
Clone Wars

Comic: John Ostrander
Publication:
·         Jedi: Count Dooku
·         Clone Wars vol. 4: Light and Dark—“Red Hands”
·         Omnibus vol. 1: The Republic Goes to War
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Synopsis: Quinlan Vos joins Count Dooku as a Dark Jedi.
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 7.5 months after the Battle of Geonosis.
Canon Level: Legends



Game: LucasArts
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Synopsis: Anakin goes to Jabba’s palace on a mission to Tatooine, where he encounters a Dark Jedi “witch” and frees all of the prisoners in the dungeons. Obi-Wan tells him to get back to Coruscant, because new battle droids made of Cortosis (the element that shorts out lightsabers) are attacking the undercity. Anakin is sent to Metalorn, where he encounters Wat Tambor.
Placement: Originally dated 10 months after the Battle of Geonosis. According to the Coruscant Nights series, Aurra Sing should have been incarcerated at this point (in the original chronology). The Essential Chronology says that she escaped prison. While she does indeed escape the prison, having her do so in such close proximity to the comic featuring her epic defeat seems to cheapen it a bit. However, since she is free in The Clone Wars (and incarcerated and freed again even within the confines of that series), one must assume that the cell has not been built that can hold Aurra Sing.
Canon Level: Legends



Writer: W. Haden Blackman
Publication:
·         Republic #55: “Rainmakers”
·         Clone Wars vol. 3: Last Stand on Jabiim—Blood and Rain
·         Republic #56: “Stormchasers”
·         Republic #57: “Lightning Rods”
·         Republic #58: “Floodgates”
·         Clone Wars vol. 3: Last Stand on Jabiim—Thunder and Lightning
·         Clone Wars Omnibus vol. 2: The Enemy on All Sides
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 15-16 months after the Battle of Geonosis. Anakin is still a Padawan in this tale. Obi-Wan Kenobi meets his apparent death in an AT-AT explosion, but is actually captured by Asajj Ventress.
Ruminations: I confess to being a little perplexed by the logic behind the Dark Horse Omnibus program. It seems a perfect opportunity to correct mistakes, and indeed, a half-hearted attempt to maintain continuity has been made by stating at the beginning that all of these stories now take place in the first year of the war. One might think that the stories would be told chronologically, in order to fit the intricate structure of the first Clone Wars multimedia project, or semi-chronologically, in order to fit the new. But even in these reprints, the sequence of events has been split so that references are made to stories that haven’t happened yet (at least in the context of the printed volume), and require the reader to switch back and forth between volumes in order to get anything approaching a sensible narrative. It makes the head spin.
Canon Level: Legends


Clone Wars

Comic: W. Haden Blackman
Publication:
·         Republic #59
·         Clone Wars vol. 3: Last Stand on Jabiim—The Storm after the Storm
·         Clone Wars Omnibus vol. 2: The Enemy on All Sides
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 16 months after the Battle of Geonosis.
Canon Level: Legends


Clone Wars

Comic: W. Haden Blackman
Publication:
·         Republic #60
·         Clone Wars vol. 5: The Best Blades
·         Clone Wars Omnibus vol. 2: The Enemy on All Sides
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 16 months after the Battle of Geonosis, “three weeks” after Obi-Wan’s presumed death on Jabiim.
Canon Level: Legends


Clone Wars

Writer: John Ostrander
Publication:
·         Republic #61
·         Clone Wars vol. 5: The Best Blades
·         Clone Wars Omnibus vol. 1: The Republic Goes to War
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Placement: Originally dated 16 months after the Battle of Geonosis, during the period of Obi-Wan’s absence. Apparent death of former Chancellor Valorum, who is alive and well in “The Lost One,” making this an unsuccessful assassination attempt.
Canon Level: Legends



Writer: John Ostrander
Publication:
·         Republic #62
·         Clone Wars vol. 5: The Best Blades
·         Clone Wars Omnibus vol. 2: The Enemy on All Sides
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 16 months after the Battle of Geonosis.
Continuity: Anakin and Obi-Wan reunited. Anakin suggests to Alpha, as he returns to train a new bunch of Clone Commanders, that he should assign them names. It is worth noting that “Rex” in the television series was originally meant to be Alpha, but was changed on the suggestion of George Lucas. While there has been no official or unofficial attempt to link these two characters, I think it makes sense that Alpha eventually started going by the name Rex, perhaps even for the same reason Lucas gave (that is, he didn’t want it to become “The A-Team”).
Canon Level: Legends



Writer: John Ostrander
Publication:
·         Republic #63
·         Clone Wars vol. 4: Light and Dark
·         Clone Wars Omnibus vol. 1: The Republic Goes to War
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 21 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 16 months after the Battle of Geonosis
Canon Level: Legends


JEDI
Clone Wars

Writer: Jeremy Barlow
Publication:
·         Jedi: Yoda
·         Clone Wars vol. 5: The Best Blades
·         Clone Wars Omnibus vol. 2: The Enemy on All Sides
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Placement: Originally dated 16 months after the Battle of Geonosis.
Continuity: The first time Yoda is reunited with Obi-Wan after his reappearance.
Canon Level: Legends


Clone Wars

Writer: John Ostrander
Publication:
·         Republic #64
·         Clone Wars vol. 5: The Best Blades
·         Clone Wars Omnibus vol. 2: The Enemy on All Sides
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 21 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 17 months after the Battle of Geonosis
Triva: This story is told in the style of the film Memento, in reverse order, from 17 months after the Battle of Geonosis to 42 B.B.Y.
Canon Level: Legends


 Clone Wars

Writer: John Ostrander
Publication:
·         Republic #65, 66
·         Clone Wars vol. 5: The Best Blades
·         Clone Wars Omnibus vol. 2: The Enemy on All Sides
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 21 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 16-17 months after the Battle of Geonosis
Continuity: Continuing to follow Quinlan Vos, Aayla Secura, and Mace Windu. This story is a loose sequel to Rite of Passage, and acknowledges a bond between Kit Fisto and Aayla Secura, hearkening back to “Tides of Terror.” This story refers back to the events of Shatterpoint.
Triva: Show of Force is based on the cancelled storyline for Jedi: Barriss Offee.
Canon Level: Legends


Clone Wars

Writer: John Ostrander
·         Republic #67
·         Clone Wars vol. 4: Light and Dark
·         Clone Wars Omnibus vol. 1: The Republic Goes to War
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 18 months after the Battle of Geonosis.
Continuity: Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker in a tale set prior to Anakin’s knighthood. Originally dated 18 months after the Battle of Geonosis.
Canon Level: Legends


HERO OF CARTAO
Clone Wars

Short Story: Timothy Zahn
Publication: Star Wars Insider #68
Publisher: Paizo Publishing
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: “Hero of Cartao” is a bit odd, no matter how you slice the chronology. Internal text dates it at two years after the Battle of Geonosis. External text dates it at one, and that is where the official chronology placed it. The Cestus Deception makes a glancing reference to the events (though the planet’s name is misspelled Cortao). Since “Hero of Cartao” was moved (and officially re-dated) to harmonize with its reference in The Cestus Deception, but both “Hero” and “Changing Seasons” are internally dated at 2 years after the Battle of Geonosis, I have placed them both closer to what I presume to be the author’s intended narrative proximity. The upshot is, wherever this story goes, it’s probably wrong.
Canon Level: Legends


HERO OF CARTAO
Clone Wars

Short Story: Timothy Zahn
Publication: Star Wars Insider #69
Publisher: Paizo Publishing
Canon Level: Legends


HERO OF CARTAO
Clone Wars

Short Story: Timothy Zahn
Publication: Star Wars Insider #70
Publisher: Paizo Publishing
Canon Level: Legends


Clone Wars

Novella: Stephen Barnes
Publication:
·         e-book
·         The Cestus Deception (paperback)
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Placement/Continuity: The Hive is a novella-length re-writing and expansion of the events in chapter 33 of The Cestus Deception. It exists in a slightly different “reality” (in this novella, the mysterious unnamed Jedi who visited Ord Cestus in the past turns out to be Yoda, whereas in the novel proper, Yoda is specifically named and said to have visited—for this reason, the novella is placed before the novel from which it was excised).
Canon Level: Legends



Novel: Stephen Barnes
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Placement/Continuity: Originally dated 1 year (12 months) after the Battle of Geonosis. Since I had to treat the dates as rescinded priority anyway due to the Clone Wars reboot, I decided to fix as many erroneous references as I could. For example, the novel The Cestus Deception mentions both the Battle of Jabiim and the Cartao incident (misspelled “Cortao,” but clearly intended to be a reference to the short story “Hero of Cartao”). Both of which, according to the official timeline and in-text dating respectively, take place later than the story itself (ah, that Jedi future-sight). I have now placed them both prior to the novel, so that the references within will make more sense. Multiple other instances have been likewise corrected. Originally dated 1 year (12 months) after the Battle of Geonosis.
Because this story features Obi-Wan Kenobi on a solo mission, I thought it might be an easy thing to leave it in its original position. Alas, though, Anakin makes a brief appearance, and it is clearly stated that he is not yet a full Jedi Knight.
 Canon Level: Legends


CHANGING SEASONS
Clone Wars

Short Story: Timothy Zahn
Publication:
·         Star Wars Insider #76
Illustrator: Andrew Robinson
Publisher: Paizo Publishing
Placement: Originally dated 2 years after the Battle of Geonosis. Obi-Wan and Anakin in a tale set before Anakin’s knighthood.
Canon Level: Legends


CHANGING SEASONS
Clone Wars

Short Story: Timothy Zahn
Publication:
·         Star Wars Insider #77
Illustrator: Andrew Robinson
Publisher: Paizo Publishing
Placement: Originally dated 2 years after the Battle of Geonosis. Obi-Wan and Anakin in a tale set before Anakin’s knighthood.
Canon Level: Legends


Clone Wars

Writer: John Ostrander
Publication:
·         Republic #68
·         Clone Wars vol. 6: On the Fields of Battle
·         Clone Wars Omnibus vol. 2: The Enemy on All Sides
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 20 B.B.Y. (3632 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 24 months after the Battle of Geonosis
Continuity: The devastation of Honoghr
Canon Level: Legends


Clone Wars

Section: chapters 21-33
Junior Novel: Judy Blundell (as Jude Watson)
Publication: Legacy of the Jedi/Secrets of the Jedi omnibus
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Timeline: 39/22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally dated 29 months after the Battle of Geonosis. Obi-Wan and Anakin in a tale set before Anakin’s knighthood.
Canon Level: Legends


CLONE WARS

Short Story: Abel G. Peña 
Publication: Hyperspace 2012 (commissioned, never published due to switch to Disney)
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Mace Windu has just been to Dantooine, and his exploits in the war are already legend. But Siri Tachi is dead, putting it after Secrets of the Jedi.
Canon Level: Legends


Clone Wars

Novel: David Sherman and Dan Cragg
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally set at 2½ years (30 months) after the Battle of Geonosis. The last tale before Anakin’s knighting.
Ruminations: The original concept for the Clone Wars multimedia project was, according to Lucasfilm continuity guru Leland Chee, to have stories that unfolded more or less in real time. The reasoning for this seems a little off to me, as that gimmick is surely a one-trick pony (after all, that would only work a second time if one spaced one’s re-reading across a period of several years), and it’s a trick the pony didn’t even manage to do well that once. Stories told out of sequence compounded with what seemed like a last-minute decision to knight Anakin a mere six months before Revenge of the Sith (the official explanation for his strangely grown-out hair being that it had always been that length, and just fell that way after having been released from its Padawan topknot—despite the original Clone Wars cartoon more naturally implying that it grew out over a period of time). This makes Anakin seem almost ridiculously immature and whiny when he isn’t granted the rank of Master in Episode III (how could even arrogant Skywalker expect to be made a master a mere six months after his knighthood? That seems to stretch the bounds of credulity even for him). The new iteration of the Clone Wars actually fixes this potential problem by bumping it further back on the timeline. (Granted, Wild Space also created a host of others by bumping it too far back, but that is addressed elsewhere.) It is tempting to go one step further and made Jedi Trial concurrent with The Cestus Deception, as both stories begin with Obi-Wan being sent on a solo mission, while Anakin remains behind.
Canon Level: Legends


Chapter 21

Cartoon: Genndy Tartakovsky
Aired: Cartoon Network
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Though the revised Clone Wars timeline actually jumps back practically to zero, due to the fact that we now know Anakin to have been knighted in the first year of the war (specifically about four weeks after the Battle of Geonosis, according to Karen Miller’s Wild Space), the convergent point is, obviously, Anakin’s knighthood ceremony, which takes place in this episode, and while referred to, is never actually depicted in another medium. All following Clone Wars stories are after Anakin’s knighthood. For the sake of doing justice to the multiplicity of stories featuring Anakin as a Padawan, I have had to ignore this revised date, as well. One way of reducing the dates would be to divide the months by a factor of nine in order to compress them into four weeks, but that just strains credulity. I believe that this is a more logical sequence of events, and that it does justice to all of the various sources. I have elected to ignore the dates from Karen Miller’s Wild Space, rather than the majority of the events of the novel, which the official timeline seems to be doing. In this timeline, I am assuming Anakin is knighted almost three months after Geonosis, which still allows for all of the stories involving him to have taken place. Please remember that deviations from LFL decree are not in any way a “personal canon” or an attempt to say this is “how it really happened” (though they are welcome to take my suggestions anytime), but rather a recommended reading and viewing order.
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


BOBA FETT #5
Clone Wars

Junior Novel: Elizabeth Hand
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Continuity: Originally dated 31 months after the Battle of Geonosis, after the Dreadnaughts of Rendili storyline. But Asajj Ventress is still alive and well (or at least her ship is, and no one seems surprised to see it), and Anakin Skywalker and Boba Fett have what appears to be their first introduction. Boba Fett thinks of a couple of times he has seen the famous “apprentice” in the past, but it does appear that Anakin has been knighted by this point, as his unkempt hair falls to his shoulders—hardly a description of a Padawan learner. Due to the presence of Ventress, I am going to assume that it is the external date, rather than internal continuity, that is in error. These two books have to be placed somewhere prior to the appearance of Boba Fett in the television series.
Canon Level: Legends


BOBA FETT #6
Clone Wars

Junior Novel: Elizabeth Hand
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Continuity: Originally dated 31 months after the Battle of Geonosis
Canon Level: Legends



Graphic Novel: John Ostrander
Publication:
·         Republic #69-71
·         Clone Wars vol. 6: On the Fields of Battle
·         Clone Wars Omnibus vol. 3: The Republic Falls
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 20 B.B.Y. (3632 A.T.C.)
Placement/Continuity: Originally dated six months (thirty months after Geonosis) before Revenge of the Sith. This story features the convergence of the two main storylines of the original Clone Wars comics: the adventures of Anakin Skywalker and the undercover work of Quinlan Vos. Anakin receives his facial scar from Ventress in the duel at the end of this tale. Everything else in this story and its sequel, Obsession, seems to indicate a late placement in the war (as it was originally intended).
This tale is a bit strange; it is mostly consistent with the subsequent comics, but the events seem to be contradicted in the adult and youth novels that follow. To wit, Asajj Ventress has threatened to kill Padme. Anakin “kills” Ventress in a duel on Coruscant. She then shows up in Yoda: Dark Rendezvous (which specifically references the Rendili fleet crisis as an event already occurred) and her ship is seen in the last Boba Fett novels. In order for the later comic, Obsession, to work with the other novels that seem to indicate that Asajj is alive well after she story in which she is presumed dead, we must then assume that Anakin somehow thinks he has killed her a second time…on Coruscant. This assumption, while admittedly unlikely, did have the advantage of allowing Ventress to be in virtually every story up until her final appearance in Obsession, including her starring antagonist role in The Clone Wars television series. However, this left the question of why, since Ventress knows of Padme, she has left her alone (perhaps she had brain damage after her fall, and forgot about her mission to kill the Senator?). It also begged the question of why Padme seems surprised to see Anakin’s scar in Obsession, but since that was clearly a direct sequel to this story, and written prior to any of the new Clone Wars material (Yoda: Dark Rendezvous and the last two Boba Fett novels notwithstanding), we would more or less have to disregard that fact in order for all of these stories to fit. (I should note that timeliner Joseph Bongiorno has suggested two facial scarrings—a worthy suggestion, but not one I am inclined to accept.) Another possibility, and one that I have decided to go with for the moment, is that the Dreadnaughts storyline somehow spans a fair amount of time in the war. Even if the story is told out of sequence, re-ordering the events does not make sense of them in light of the new continuity. The problem of Anakin’s twice-scarred face would now be more of an issue, but perhaps less of one than trying to resolve the activities and presence of Asajj Ventress. See the notes for Obsession.
Canon Level: Legends


Clone Wars

Graphic Novel: John Ostrander
Publication:
·         Republic #72, 73
·         Clone Wars vol. 8: The Last Siege, the Final Truth
·         Clone Wars Omnibus vol. 3: The Republic Falls
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 20 B.B.Y. (3632 A.T.C.)
Placement/Continuity: Originally dated six months before Revenge of the Sith (thirty months after the Battle of Geonosis).
Canon Level: Legends



Graphic Short Story: W. Haden Blackman
Publication: Clone Wars Adventures vol. 6
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Continuity: One of Durge’s final appearances prior to being dropped into a star by Anakin Skywalker (Obsession).
Canon Level: Legends


Chapter 22

Cartoon: Genndy Tartakovsky
Aired: Cartoon Network
Placement: Padme learns of Anakin’s scar. Originally, this was meant to be five to nine months prior to Revenge of the Sith, with the implied conception of Luke and Leia (the lights go out in Anakin and Padme’s apartment—subtle, but appropriate for a kids’ show). Since the duel that caused Anakin’s scar has been moved up to the first few months of the war, so we must assume that this romantic interlude is not the one in which the twins are conceived. The opening montage covers months of the war.
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


Clone Wars

Graphic Novel: W. Haden Blackman
Publication:
·         Obsession #1-5
·         Clone Wars vol. 7: When They Were Brothers
·         Clone Wars Omnibus vol. 3: The Republic Falls
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 20 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement/Continuity: Originally dated 31 months after the Battle of Geonosis. Padme learns of Anakin’s scar  and Luke and Leia are conceieved (see note for Chapter 22 of Clone Wars). Asajj Ventress is alive after Anakin killed her on Coruscant (see note on The Dreadnaughts of Rendili), and has somehow been active enough to create a reputation for herself that causes Obi-Wan Kenobi to doubt her death, despite the fact that she has apparently been laid up in a bacta tank the entire time (quite the feat). Asajj Ventress’s final arc has now been completely overwritten by the events of the television series. There is simply no good way to reconcile the two betrayals by Dooku (as shown in “Nightsisters” and its following arcs and Obsession). Since the series was cancelled, we never got to see if Ventress continued on her own path, or if she ever reunited with Dooku. In order for this story to work as part of the whole picture, we would have assume that she did, at some point, decide to trust him again (more the fool, obviously, and making her surprise at his “second” betrayal pretty unbelievable. It is more realistic to simply accept what has now been made abundantly clear by the “Legends” declaration, and that the EU was apocrypha from which canonical writers drew, but did not always adhere. So this would go down as one more case where there are alternate telling of the same events (see the final episodes of the Genndy Tartakovsky series vs. Labyrinth of Evil, etc.).
While it hardly seems relevant after all this time and all these changes in the Star Wars universe, I have come up with a couple of non-official ways to reconcile Asajj Ventress's non-canon fate in Obsession with the canonical version in The Clone Wars. Ironically, a continuity issue with the original piece is what allows it. It's a bit of a stretch, but what isn't, these days?
The first suggestion has to do with splitting up the events of Obsession somewhat, and assumes that it ends close to the end of the war. Anakin has his climatic battle with Asajj in Dreadnaughts of Rendili, which she obviously survives. She returns to Dooku, but is soon betrayed by him, so she has better things on her mind than killing Padme (which Ventress threatened when she discovered Skywalker's connection to Amidala). He does encounter Ventress later on Coruscant, when he is trying to track down what happened with Ahsoka, but lets her go ("The Wrong Jedi.")
Now, this is where it gets dicey. At some point, Obi-Wan must think she was killed, even though she saved his life in "Revenge." Skywalker knows she is alive, but changed, and tells Obi-Wan he's barking up the wrong tree when he mentions all of these evidences that she is alive (Obsession details a number of things she should not have been able to do if she were laid up in a bacta tank, so apparently she had a very busy time of it heading back to Dooku, including starting some sort of death cult—pretty amazing stuff for someone so badly injured).
Then we have the adventure with Quinlan Vos in Dark Disciple, which I predict will not detail her final fate, since the series was cancelled midstream.
Then something happens to Ventress, causing her massive injuries, including the loss of an eye. Dooku takes her in and nurses her back to health, explaining her renewed commitment to him after his betrayal in "Nightsisters."
Obsession then plays out more or less as written, with the benefit of her actually being on the outs with Dooku the entire time since "Nightsisters." So she really is betrayed twice by Dooku, but the latter time leaves the scene entirely.
Now, this is obviously fudging quite a bit, and it requires one more stretch: the two deaths of Adi Gallia. It seems she was not dead, but only mostly dead, in "Revival." Enough so to make Kenobi think she was, but apparently not past resuscitating. So Adi Gallia falls once to Opress, and finally to Grievous.
The second suggestion is perhaps the more audacious, but the one I propose for the sake of this timeline. Sometime after the Spaarti cloning cylinders were discovered (“Hero of Cartao”), Dooku experimented with a clone of Ventress. This allows both versions of her betrayal to coexist; after all, Dooku could lightly dispose of the original, damaged Ventress (who was wounded severely, and missing an eye, in Obsession) if he knew that he had a replacement. It also explains the different facial tattooing and the fact that she no longer seems interested in killing Amidala, or has any knowledge of the relationship with Skywalker at all—the flash imprinting used to create an identity for the clone Ventress most likely would not have included this most recent information. It also explains why Dooku seems to glibly destroy her in Obsession, and be somewhat reluctant to do so in “Nightsisters.” He doesn’t have a backup this time. Now, this continuity fix does not address the two deaths of Adi Gallia. In this version, it is the one in Obsession where she is presumed dead, but revived later.
Placing the bulk of the original Clone Wars stories does have the advantage of explaining why Durge never shows up during the 3D cartoon, and maintaining the majority of the events in their respective chronological placement.
Again, this is all technically moot, but since it seems unlikely that we will be discovering much more about Ventress after Dark Disciple, I thought it would be a decent way to finalize my crazy attempt to harmonize all of the Clone Wars tales.
Triva: When Anakin has to leave Padme, and she says “I love you,” he says, “Just remember that, because I’ll be back.” In the original script for The Empire Strikes Back (and retained in the novelization), that was Han’s rejoinder to Leia prior to being frozen in carbonite.
Canon Level: Legends



THE CLONE WARS: RISE OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS #39

Cartoon:  S02E12, Prod. #213
Aired: Cartoon Network, January 29, 2010
Director: Kyle Dunlevy
Script: Melinda Hsu
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Though the opening credits show a clip from an episode featuring Cad Bane, Ahsoka is nowhere in sight, and Obi-Wan makes a reference to having “recently” encountered Jango Fett. Also, Ryloth is regarded as a neutral world. While it is possible that it is still neutral after their liberation, it seems more likely that this would take place prior to the siege. Moreover, the presence of Onaconda Farr as part of the council of neutral systems locks the placement prior to the siege of Ryloth.
Trivia: The name of Obi-Wan’s former lover, Satine, is taken from Ewan McGregor’s love interest in Moulin Rouge.
Ruminations: This arc caused a great deal of consternation among fans and published authors alike, but for the most part, the problems created by these Mandalorian tales are no greater than those caused by any number of other stories. See the note for Imperial Commando: 501st.
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


THE CLONE WARS: RISE OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS #40

Cartoon:  S02E13, Prod. #121
Aired: Cartoon Network, February 5, 2010
Director: Brian Kalin O’Connell
Script: Paul Dini
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Ruminations: Dutchess Satine refers to the “collection of half-truths and hyperbole that is Obi-Wan Kenobi”—looking forward a bit to his “certain point of view” style of teaching.
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


THE CLONE WARS: RISE OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS #41

Cartoon:  S02E14, Prod. #216
Aired: Cartoon Network, February 12, 2010
Director: Brian Kalin O’Connell
Script: Drew Z. Greenberg
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


THE CLONE WARS
“IN THE AIR”

Graphic Short Story: Rik Hoskin
Publisher: Titan Comics, November 2010
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Yoda does not seem to know at this point who Ventress is, so this must be early in her career. Due to this being part of the “new” Clone Wars tales, I have placed it here as one of the earliest missions of the “cloned” Ventress.
Synopsis: Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda thwart Asajj Ventress’s plans to sabotage the production of Tibanna gas.
Canon Level: Legends




THE CLONE WARS: RISE OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS #1

Cartoon:  S02E38, Prod. #217
Aired: Cartoon Network, March 26, 2010
Director: Kyle Dunlevy
Script: Brian Larsen
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Continuity: Phase I armor
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


THE CLONE WARS

Graphic Short Story: Pablo Hidalgo
Art: Thomas Hodges
Publication:
·         www.starwars.com
·         Tales from The Clone Wars, chapter 16
Placement: Just before the episode “The Hidden Enemy.” Whorm Loathsom and Asajj Ventress on Christophsis
Continuity: Phase I armor
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS #2

Cartoon:  S01E16, Prod. #201
Aired: Cartoon Network, February 6, 2009
Director: Steward Lee
Script: Drew Z. Greenberg
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Continuity: Phase I armor. Asajj Ventress is creepily flirtatious with Obi-Wan, indicating some sort of history between them, but does not seem to bear Skywalker any greater grudge than she bears anyone else.
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


“THE NEW PADAWAN”

Cartoon:  Theatrical Release Part 1, Prod. #104
Aired: Warner Bros. Theatrical Release, August 15, 2008
Director: Brian Kalin O’Connell
Script: Scott Murphy
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm



Short Story: Daniel Wallace and Jason Fry
Publication: The Essential Guide to Warfare
Release Date: April 3, 2012
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Before heading to Teth, Ahsoka writes a letter about her new master to her friend Scout (from Yoda: Dark Rendezvous, Order 66, and 501st)
Canon Level: Legends


“CASTLE OF DECEPTION”

Cartoon:  Theatrical Release Part 2, Prod. #101
Aired: Warner Bros. Theatrical Release, August 15, 2008
Director: Dave Filoni
Script: Henry Gilroy
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


“CASTLE OF DOOM”

Cartoon:  Theatrical Release Part 3, Prod. #103
Aired: Warner Bros. Theatrical Release, August 15, 2008
Director: George Samiliski
Script: Stephen Melching
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


“CASTLE OF SALVATION”

Cartoon:  Theatrical Release Part 4, Prod. #104
Aired: Warner Bros. Theatrical Release, August 15, 2008
Director: Dave Bullock
Script: Henry Gilroy
Score: Kevin Kiner
1. Star Wars Main Title and A Galaxy Divided
2. Admiral Yularen
3. Battle of Christophsis
4. Meet Ahsoka
5. Obi-Wan to the Rescue
12. General Loathsom/Battle Strategy
13. The Shield
6. Sneaking Under the Shield
10. Destroying the Shield
15. Jedi Don’t Run!
7. Jabba’s Palace
19. Jabba’s Chamber Dance
16. Obi-Wan’s Negotiation
9. Landing on Teth
21. Scaling the Cliff
11. B’omarr Monastery
9. Landing on Teth
14. Battle of Teth
26. Courtyard Fight
24. Escape from the Monastery
23. Seedy City Swing
22. Ziro’s Nightclub Band
25. Infiltrating Ziro’s Lair
29. Padme Imprisoned
28. Rough Landing
27. Dunes of Tatooine
8. Anakin vs. Dooku
30. Dooku Speaks with Jabba
31. Fight to the End
32. End Credits
Junior Novel: Tracey West
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm



Novel: Karen Traviss
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement:
From the novelization:
1.    Rex makes a reference to “those Weequay pirates.”  
2.    Anakin has been using his spare time to communicate with Padme—a possible reference to depictions of such events in Jedi Trial and other tales.
3.    Commander Cody is already with Kenobi
4.    A reference is made to the conflicts on Jabiim
5.    An unnamed Siri Tachi is mentioned briefly as Anakin reflects that “he heard that Kenobi had faced the same choice…but had walked away from the love of his life, and done things strictly by the Jedi book.” No mention is made of his being aware of Siri’s death, so this still begs the question of whether those adventures are meant to take place later, with his Padawan status overwritten, or earlier than their original iteration, with the pre-knighthood elements intact. (Although in light of the new stories having to do with Duchess Satine of Mandalore, these comments, originally meant to refer to Siri Tachi, could now easily be said to be about Satine, and actually solve the continuity question rather neatly. And with the introduction of the character of Taria Damsin in Clone Wars Gambit, one could just as easily say that these statements did not refer to Siri or Satine. Perhaps we should call the series “The Life and Loves of Obi-Wan Kenobi,” or “Love-‘em and Leave-‘em Ben.”)
6.    Perhaps most telling is a quick reference to the reference to the Republic having seen a run of botched hostage rescues lately. If this is referring to the events of “Omega Squad: Targets” (which seems quite likely), the implication is that these stories take place within a short time of that story, externally dated four months after the Battle of Geonosis. This need not conflict with the three-months-of-conflict date in Wild Space, as that was an in-universe reference, and it seems that both Karen Traviss and Karen Miller use the ten-month calendar for their stories. Moreover, I have opted to ignore that date as contradictory to both the old and the new versions of the Clone Wars.
Continuity: Adaptation of the four episodes released as The Clone Wars (theatrical release)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


THE CLONE WARS
DECIDE YOUR DESTINY #1

Junior Novel: Jake T. Forbes
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
Placement: Concurrent with The Clone Wars movie
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS
DECIDE YOUR DESTINY #3

Junior Novel: Jonathan Green
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
Placement: Concurrent with The Clone Wars movie
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS

Publisher: LucasArts
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Continuity: A playable version of the initial Clone Wars output, this sequences the episodes as follows:
The Clone Wars (theatrical film)
“Downfall of a Droid”/”Duel of the Droids”
“Bombad Jedi”/”Cloak of Darkness”/”Lair of Grievous”
The Malevolence Saga
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS

Publisher: LucasArts
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS

Graphic Short Story: Henry Gilroy
Publication: In Service of the Republic
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Most likely meant to come sometime before “Rookies,” where Rishi is under Republic control. It makes sense for a contingent to be left behind to guard the newly-taken planet.
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS: SECRETS REVEALED #3

Cartoon:  S03E1, Prod. #301
Aired: Cartoon Network, September 17, 2010
Director: Dave Filoni
Script: Cameron Litvak
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: The newsreels show brief clips from “The Hidden Enemy.”
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


THE CLONE WARS
OUT FOXED

Short Story: Rob Valois
Publication: target.com
Publisher: Grosset and Dunlap
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS

Novel: Karen Miller
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: The novel says early on that it has been three months after the Battle of Geonosis (contrary to The Essential Readers Companion, which uses a date assigned to the first encounter with Grievous to place the entire novel). However, this is most likely three in-universe months, which are roughly equivalent to four months in the twelve-month calendar used to externally date the stories. Also, enough time passes in-universe to qualify the bulk of the story as taking place four months after Geonosis either way. Wild Space has Anakin being given command of the Resolute. Since he is already commanding it during the Malevolence trilogy, and the official timeline has ignored the fact that this novel takes place concurrently with the Droids duology, I am ignoring the official timeline. It simply doesn’t make sense where they have it.
Ruminations:
“Years ago you served my father in the Clone Wars…”
Words that have had me intrigued for decades. I was thrilled when I learned that Karen Miller was going to explore this relationship further in her novel. After all, nothing in the movies indicated that Obi-Wan had in any way “served” Bail Organa (much less served “with” him, to quote Karen Miller’s interview misquote), and even the Lucas-created TV show has yet to delve into this strange unexplored aspect of their relationship. At last, I thought, we would have the answer (or at least a licensed attempt at reconciliation).
Alas, though, it was not to be. While Wild Space is admirably well written, particularly for a Star Wars newcomer, it also introduced a host of other problems, namely the dating of Anakin’s knighthood ceremony at a mere four weeks after the Battle of Geonosis, creating a time compression in the EU the likes of which Stephen Hawking would envy (EU purists would probably not argue with the notion that a black hole seemed to be sucking up the continuity since the introduction of the television series). While I don’t think that Karen Miller’s four-weeks-after-Geonosis date for Anakin’s knighting was an error, per se, I believe it was a gross error to let her make it. It wasn’t necessary to condense those events so much in order to be consistent with the opening lines of the Clone Wars movie (Miller’s freely admitted goal).
It also reduced what seemed to me a concept ripe with potential (the relationship between Obi-Wan and Bail) to a lengthy bickering marathon. I couldn’t help thinking of that line from It’s a Wonderful Life: “Why don’t you kiss her instead of talking her to death?” We never did learn what exactly Obi-Wan was talking about in Episode IV.
I did, however, think that Karen Miller did a remarkable job delving into Ahsoka’s personality, and what it must be like to be walking in the shadow of The Chosen One. I’m rather hoping that she will be able to do more novels further along in the timeline.
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS

Graphic Short Story: Pablo Hidalgo
Art: Thomas Hodges
Publication:
·         www.starwars.com
·         Tales from The Clone Wars, chapter 6
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Just before the episode “Downfall of a Droid,” after chapter 11 of Wild Space. In an assault led by Grievous, Asajj Ventress tackles the one remaining fortress for Dooku in order to draw out the king and get him to lower the shields.
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS #10

Cartoon:  S01E6, Prod. #102
Aired: Cartoon Network, November 7, 2008
Director: Rob Coleman
Script: George Krstic
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: After chapter 12 of Wild Space.
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


THE CLONE WARS

Graphic Short Story: Pablo Hidalgo
Art: Grant Gould
Publication:
·         www.starwars.com
·         Tales from The Clone Wars, chapter 7
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Just before the episode “Duel of the Droids,” and after chapter 13 of Wild Space.
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS #11

Cartoon:  S01E7, Prod. #106
Aired: Cartoon Network, November 14, 2008
Director: Rob Coleman
Script:  Kevin Campbell and Henry Gilroy
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: After chapter 14 of Wild Space. Thanks to Jason Fry’s Episode Guide, I now have the official placement of the episodes reflected in this timeline, with a few exceptions. This is one of them (another is the Cad Bane arc featuring TODO 360). The events of one episode are frequently (if obliquely) referred to in another, and the novel Wild Space makes it clear that the two-part story in which R2-D2 gets taken by the enemy is intended to follow almost immediately upon the heels of the Clone Wars movie. Although I was a little unhappy with some of the placements, as they seem to contradict the published stance of Dave Filoni, I have modified my timeline accordingly as much as conscience will allow. But this seems to me like a case of the official timeline being too flexible, in that it blatantly (or lazily) ignores its own rules. In this case, I must overrule official decree in lieu of common sense.
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


THE CLONE WARS

Graphic Short Story: Pablo Hidalgo
Art: Grant Gould
Publication:
·         www.starwars.com
·         Tales from The Clone Wars, chapter 18
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placment: Before the episode “Storm over Ryloth.” Passel Argente has the droid he purchased from Gha Nacht in “Discount.” Since “Supply Lines” alters the chronology of the invasion somewhat, these two webcomics, which would be out of sequence if placed prior to that episode, are instead joined with the stories they were originally intended to accompany.
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS

Graphic Short Story: Pablo Hidalgo
Art: Katie Cook
Publication:
·         www.starwars.com
·         Tales from The Clone Wars, chapter 19
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Though this leads into the characters introduced in “Innocents of Ryloth,” it actually details the beginning of the invasion, and thus belongs before “Storm over Ryloth” (and “Supply Lines,” as well). See note for “Covetous.”
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS: SECRETS REVEALED #4

Cartoon:  S03E3, Prod. #224
Aired: Cartoon Network, September 24, 2010
Director: Brian Kalin O’Connell
Script: Stephen Melching and Eoghan Mahony
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Continuity: Phase I armor
Continuity: This episode slightly overwrites the events in “Prelude,” as it also depicts the decision of King Katuunko to meet with Yoda.
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


HOLONET NEWS #1

Podcast: Pablo Hidalgo
Publication: starwars.com
Placement: Reports of the new Separatist superweapon.
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS

Graphic Short Story: Pablo Hidalgo
Art: Thomas Hodges
Publication:
·         www.starwars.com
·         Tales from The Clone Wars, chapter 1
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: This begins prior to the destruction of Skytop Station, and ends just before the episode “Ambush.” General Ares Nune is leaving in the Laudable. Dooku and Ventress are checking out Skytop Station, destroyed in “Duel of the Droids,” indicating that this particular comic takes place over a more protracted period of time than it might seem (the webcomic was written as if all of the episodes were chronological, but due to the overwriting of “Supply Lines,” those events no longer line up where they were intended, either). Towards the end, just before shipping out with Yoda, the clones mention that General Grievous has a “new secret weapon everyone’s been talking about.” 
Continuity: Phase I armor
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS #5

Cartoon:  S01E1, Prod. #108
Aired: Cartoon Network, October 3, 2008
Director: Dave Bullock
Script: Stephen Melching
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Newsreel:
“Bombad Jedi”
The Clone Wars
“Duel of the Droids”
“Rising Malevolence
Continuity: Phase I armor
Canon Level: Lucasfilm



THE CLONE WARS

Graphic Short Story: Pablo Hidalgo
Art: Grant Gould
Publication:
·         www.starwars.com
·         Tales from The Clone Wars, chapter 11
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Just before the episode “Dooku Captured.” Anakin intentionally allows himself to be captured in order to capture Dooku in turn.
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS #15

Cartoon:  S01E11, Prod. #116
Aired: Cartoon Network, January 2, 2009
Director: Jesse Yeh
Script: Julie Siege
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Continuity: Anakin is referred to as having “gone missing;” hardly consistent with the notion of being intentionally captured, as per the web comic.
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


THE CLONE WARS

Graphic Short Story: Pablo Hidalgo
Art: Katie Cook
Publication:
·         www.starwars.com
·         Tales from The Clone Wars, chapter 12
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Just before the episode “The Gungan General.”
Continuity: The Weequay pirates’ Kowakian monkey-lizard takes enormous pains to fix a continuity error in the episodes. “Dooku Captured” ends with Obi-Wan and Anakin seemingly successfully avoiding being drugged, yet “The Gungan General” opens with their awaking to discover that they were drugged after all.
Ruminations: Would it have been that hard, with the same screenwriter for both episodes, to have the beginning of one episode consistent with the end of the last?
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS #16

Cartoon:  S01E12, Prod. #118
Aired: Cartoon Network, January 9, 2009
Director: Justin Ridge
Script: Julie Siege
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Newsreel:
“Dooku Captured”
Canon Level: Lucasfilm




THE CLONE WARS

Graphic Short Story: Pablo Hidalgo
Art: Thomas Hodges
Publication:
·         www.starwars.com
·         Tales from The Clone Wars, chapter 2
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Just before the episode “Rising Malevolence.” The Laudable, under General Ares Nune, is destroyed by Malevolence. Jedi master Plo Koon volunteers to lead increased patrols in the Triumphant.
Continuity: Phase I armor
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS

Graphic Novella: Henry Gilroy
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics, Sept. 24, 2008
Placement: Sometime during the Clone Wars.
Continuity: In this comic, intended to be a lead-in to the Malevolence Saga, Ahsoka refers to Anakin leaving her behind on missions. This could be simply an allusion to his intention to do so on this particular one (which she defies), or it could refer to episodes where there is no sign of her, despite official decree that these stories do, in fact, take place after her apprenticeship to Skywalker. Ironically, the highly contradictory official timeline does not place any of those particular episodes in this gap. There is an unidentified clone trooper in Plo Koon’s Wolfpack that has a vertical slash through his right eye, perfectly matching Wolffe’s. If it is meant to be Wolffe, then the new weapon referred to at the end of this story would have to be something other than the Malevolence, because Wolffe has both his eyes during those episodes. If it is meant to be someone else, then Shipywards of Doom would lead directly into the events of “Rising Malevolence.” Later episodes of the series borrow the notion of carbon freezing to sneak behind enemy lines, and it is said that this was the first time the trick was used. So canonically, this was overwritten just as the events of Slaves of the Republic were. However, the story still makes the most narrative sense here.
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS

Publisher: LucasArts
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS #6

Cartoon:  S01E2, Prod. #107, The Malevolence Saga, part 1
Aired: Cartoon Network, October 3, 2008
Director: Dave Filoni
Script: Stephen Melching
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Newsreel:
“Downfall of a Droid”
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


THE CLONE WARS

Graphic Short Story: Pablo Hidalgo, from an idea by Henry Gilroy
Art: Grant Gould
Publication:
·         www.starwars.com
·         Tales from The Clone Wars, chapter 3
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Just before the episode “Shadow of Malevolence.” Anakin and Ahsoka circumvent red tape to get the bombers they need for the next phase of the Malevolence assault.
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS #7

Cartoon:  S01E3, Prod. #109, The Malevolence Saga, part 2
Aired: Cartoon Network, October 10, 2008
Cartoon Network
Director: Brian Kalin O’Connell
Script: Stephen Melching
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Newsreel:
“Rising Malevolence
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


THE CLONE WARS

Graphic Short Story: Pablo Hidalgo
Art: Katie Cook
Publication:
·         www.starwars.com
·         Tales from The Clone Wars, chapter 4
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Just before the episode “Destroy Malevolence.” Padme is worried about Anakin, and Jar Jar is able to get her reports in exchange for an interview. She takes off, while Onoconda Farr attempts in vain to get in contact with her.
Continuity: Sets up one of the first hints that the webcomics assume the episodes to be airing in more or less chronological order. There is a reference to the situation on Rodia, which will be addressed by Padme in her diplomatic mission in “Bombad Jedi.”
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS #8

Cartoon:  S01E4, Prod. #111, The Malevolence Saga, part 3
Aired: Cartoon Network, October 17, 2008
Director: Brian Kalin O’Connell
Script: Tim Burns
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Newsreel:
“Shadow of Malevolence
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


THE CLONE WARS
SECRET MISSIONS #1

Junior Novel: Ryder Windham
Publisher: Grosset and Dunlap
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: This takes place in the wake of the Malevolence’s destruction.
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS
SECRET MISSIONS #2

Junior Novel: Ryder Windham
Publisher: Grosset and Dunlap
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Follows directly on the heels of book #1.
Canon Level: Legends



THE CLONE WARS 
SECRET MISSIONS #3

Junior Novel: Ryder Windham
Publisher: Grosset and Dunlap, March 3, 2011
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS
SECRET MISSIONS #4

Junior Novel: Ryder Windham
Publisher: Grosset and Dunlap, March 15, 2012
Placement: After the events of “Dooku Captured,” and immediately after Duel at Shattered Rock.
Canon Level: Legends




Podcast: Pablo Hidalgo
Publication: starwars.com
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS

Graphic Short Story: Pablo Hidalgo
Art: Jeff Carlisle
Publication:
·         www.starwars.com
·         Tales from The Clone Wars, chapter 8
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Just prior to “Bombad Jedi.” This story places the Malevolence Saga prior to the “Bombad Jedi” episode. I had originally gone with the “Lightsaber Duels” sequence of episodes, as it follows the production order, as well as what appears to be a more logical progression of events relating to Grievous. (Not only did it make more sense to have the Grievous given command of the Malevolence after his gripe that all he was given to work with was battle droids, it also had the benefit of putting a little space between Padme’s multiple kidnappings.) However, the latest word on the official order is that this definitely follows the events of the Malevolence Saga, so here it stays (for now).
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS #12

Cartoon:  S01E8, Prod. #105
Aired: Cartoon Network, November 21, 2008
Director: Jesse Yeh
Script: Kevin Rubio, Henry Gilroy, and Stephen Melching
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: This trio of episodes was originally supposed to be prior to the Malevolence Saga, but it was moved, thus solving a potential continuity problem (and causing another). Newsreel:

  1. The Clone Wars
  2. “Downfall of a Droid”
Ruminations: Lucas said that Star Wars had not had a “funny” character before Jar Jar. What he meant was that he had not utilized the “fool” archetype from the Hero’s Journey. Whether or not Jar Jar was actually funny in The Phantom Menace is a subject of much debate; most viewers over a certain age simply found him annoying. However, this episode proved that not only could the character be funny, but also endearing. What a difference a comedic writer makes.
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


THE CLONE WARS

Junior Novel: Rob Valois
Publisher: Grosset and Dunlap
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Adaptation of “Bombad Jedi.”
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS

Graphic Short Story: Pablo Hidalgo
Art: Katie Cook
Publication:
·         www.starwars.com
·         Tales from The Clone Wars, chapter 9
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Just before the episode “Cloak of Darkness.” Anakin assigns Ahsoka to join the transfer of prisoner Nute Gunray, and Palpatine assigns Captain Argyus to supervise.
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS #13

Cartoon:  S01E9, Prod. #110
Aired: Cartoon Network, December 5, 2008
Director: Dave Filoni
Script: Paul Dini
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Newsreel:

  1. “Bombad Jedi”
Continuity: Asajj Ventress is trying to earn Dooku’s approval in order to become his apprentice. She is not wearing her skirt in this episode, which may be coincidence, or possibly imply that this takes place shortly after The Clone Wars movie, were she discards it in a fight.
Ruminations: I suspect that the episode “Voyage of Temptation,” also written by Dini, might have been originally intended to take place concurrently with this one, as Anakin and Obi-Wan are without Ahsoka. 
Canon Level: Lucasfilm



Podcast: Pablo Hidalgo
Publication: starwars.com
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends



Graphic Short Story: Pablo Hidalgo
Art: Katie Cook, Grant Gould, Thomas Hodges, and Jeff Carlisle
Publication:
·         www.starwars.com
·         Tales from The Clone Wars, chapter 10
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Continuity: Grievous reflects on a once-glorious warrior’s past, and quietly laments his current status, and the inferiority of his droid army.
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS #14

Cartoon:  S01E10, Prod. #112
Aired: Cartoon Network, December 12, 2008
Director: Atsushi Takeuchi
Script: Henry Gilroy
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Originally, this trilogy was supposed to come before the Malevolence saga, which made a certain amount of sense. After all, Grievous does complain that all he is given to work with is battle droids (hardly a fair statement after having been trusted with a superweapon flagship).On the other hand, perhaps the loss of the Malevolence is part of the “failure” Dooku refers to.
Newsreel:

  1. “Cloak of Darkness”
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


THE CLONE WARS

Junior Novel: Veronica Wasserman
Publisher: Grosset and Dunlap
Continuity: Adaptation of the episodes “Rookies,” “Downfall of a Droid,” and “Lair of Grievous” (perhaps indicating an early chronology).
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS

Graphic Short Story: Pablo Hidalgo
Art: Thomas Hodges
Publication:
·         www.starwars.com
·         Tales from The Clone Wars, chapter 5
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Just before the episode “Rookies.” Rex and Cody have a little fun at the clone troopers’ expense by turning a surprise inspection into a training exercise.
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS #9

Cartoon:  S01E5, Prod. #114
Aired: Cartoon Network, October 24, 2009
Script: Stephen Melching
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: This one canonically takes place after the Malevolence saga, which makes a certain amount of sense, given the fact that Grievous would be on the run, and this would technically count as another defeat for him (referenced by Dooku in “Lair of Grievous”). However, it fits equally well after his being ousted from his citadel, and the newsreels and production number would seem to bear this out.
Newsreel:

  1. “Ambush”
  2. “Cargo of Doom”
  3. “Cloak of Darkness”
  4. “Lair of Grievous”
  5. “Shadow of Malevolence
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


THE CLONE WARS: SECRETS REVEALED #48

Cartoon:  S03E2, Prod. #302
Aired: September 17, 2010
Director: Kyle Dunlevy
Script: Cameron Litvak
Placement: This episode seems to have been originally written to take place directly after “Rookies,” as the presence of Ventress on Kamino seems to confirm. However, the novelization Defenders of the Republic and the Episode Guide on the official site say that this is actually a second attack, “several months” later. The novelization would also seem to indicate that Grievous and Ventress meet face-to-face for the first time in this episode, which would render “Rogues Gallery” non-canon (or at least somewhat apocryphal). It also says that Grievous and Kenobi have battled before, which would tend to support the later date. It makes the head spin. At any rate, since this does seem to be fairly consistent with the attack planned in “Rookies,” and it is not connected in any narrative way to any of the future episodes, I am leaving it in its original position. The fact that Grievous retreats at the end of episode and attacks in the beginning of the next does not in any way outweigh the fact that all of the other continuity indicators lines up more closely with this simply being a second, somewhat desparate, attempt at Geonosis while Ventress is still on the planet.
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


THE CLONE WARS

Junior Novel: Rob Valois
Publisher: Grosset and Dunlap
Continuity: Adaptation of the episodes “Clone Cadets,” “Rookies,” and “ARC Troopers”
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS

Game: LucasArts
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Squeezed into the events of The Clone Wars film because of the presence of an unincarcerated Ziro the Hutt, this game features a sister ship to the Malevolence and a plot revolving around the Nightsisters. Since the original film indicated that the Hutts were going to deal with Ziro, and then he was shown in Republic captivity, I have decided that this represents a separate story, after which the Republic puts Ziro in a prison on Coruscant.
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS

Graphic Novella: Henry Gilroy
Publication:
·         The Clone Wars #1-6
·         The Clone Wars: Slaves of the Republic
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics, September 10, 2008
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Sometime during the Clone Wars. Originally, this story would have been placed this timeframe. It seems logical, just based on the way Ahsoka is written, to put it prior to her first command. However, the onscreen adaption of these events (in the episodes “Kidnapped,” “Slaves of the Republic,” and “Escape from Kadavo”) takes place in the last year of the war, with a more mature Ahsoka, and Asajj Ventress written out due to her betrayal by Dooku. Technically only the onscreen version is canonical. Since they both cannot technically exist, one could in theory move the original graphic novel forward and the television adaptations back to just prior to “Heroes on Both Sides.” This would allow both to exist in some fashion. A note has been placed in the suggested alternate position.
1.    Ventress is given “another chance” to fight Anakin and Obi-Wan.
2.    Ahsoka knows that Anakin will need help in his duel—perhaps indicating that this takes place after her onscreen duel with Ventress in “Cloak of Darkness.”
3.    Ahsoka somehow recognizes Ventress’s Trident ship. By moving this after “ARC Troopers,” one can assume that Anakin has told her about them. Otherwise, one is left to wonder how she would associate Ventress with that ship in the first place.
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS

Graphic Novella: Henry Gilroy
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics, Dec. 12, 2008
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: During the early months of the Clone Wars. Ahsoka asks Ventress if she remembers her, most likely implying that this is a rematch from her experience in “Cloak of Darkness,” or possibly even The Clone Wars movie itself.
Continuity: Phase I armor
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS #22

Cartoon:  S01E19, Prod. #115
Aired: Cartoon Network, February 27, 2009
Director: Brian Kalin O’Connell
Script: George Krstic
Placement: Ahsoka’s first command, placing it before another command role in “Holocron Heist.” 
Newsreel: 

  1. “Rising Malevolence
  2. “Rookies”
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


THE CLONE WARS #23

Cartoon:  S01E20, Prod. #117
Aired: Cartoon Network, March 6, 2009
Director: Justin Ridge
Script: Randy Stradley and Henry Gilroy
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm



Graphic Short Story: Pablo Hidalgo
Art: Jeff Carlisle
Publication:
·         www.starwars.com
·         Tales from The Clone Wars, chapter 20
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Before the episode “Liberty on Ryloth.” Cham humbly chides a minstrel relating his deeds in mythic fashion.
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS #24

Cartoon:  S01E21, Prod. #119
Aired: Cartoon Network, March 13, 2009
Director: Rob Coleman
Script: Henry Gilroy
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm

THE CLONE WARS
“LABYRINTH”

Graphic Short Story: Rik Hoskin
Publisher: Titan Comics, February 2014
Continuity: “Months” of combat have passed. Yoda leads a group of survivors to safety. Clones have their new armor.
Canon Level: Legends



THE CLONE WARS

Novel: Karen Traviss
Publisher: Del Rey Books, May 19, 2009
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: “Months, not yet a year” after the Battle of Geonosis. Rex has grown out his hair and died it blue (surely a process of at least a few months after Christophsis). Torrent Company is still being replenished after the losses of Christophsis. Anakin is taking yet another sabbatical with Padme. I am trying to space these out so that it makes a little more sense of their time spent together (with as often as they meet, one would get the impression that there is not really that much combat time between their visits. Of course, they don’t have much alone time).
Canon Level: Legends



Graphic Novella: John Ostrander
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics, May 28, 2009
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Within the first year of the Clone Wars
Continuity: Based off of a role-playing article by James L. Cambias in The Official Star Wars Adventure Journal vol. 1, #5. Presence of Y-Wing places it after the Malevolence saga. Phase I armor employed.
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS

Graphic Novella: Jeremy Barlow
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics, Dec. 3, 2009
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Within the first year of the Clone Wars (interior annotation). Ponds is in this story, placing it before the Zillo Beast episodes.
Continuity: Phase I armor
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS

Graphic Novella: Jeremy Barlow
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics, Dec. 2, 2010
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Within the first year of the Clone Wars (interior annotation)
Canon Level: Legends


THE CLONE WARS

Graphic Novella: Jeremy Barlow
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Within the first year of the Clone Wars (interior annotation)
Continuity: Phase I armor
Canon Level: Legends



Graphic Novella: Henry Gilroy and Stephen Melching
Publication: The Clone Wars #7-9
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics, July 15, 2009
Timeline: 22 B.B.Y. (3631 A.T.C.)
Placement: Though the Star Wars Visual Guide, Updated and Expanded places this after “Hunt for Ziro,” Commander Wolffe loses his eye to Asajj Ventress prior to his appearances in “Holocron Heist” and “Grievous Intrigue,” where he has a cybernetic implant. This is also probably after “Rookies,” as there is a reference to a former battle on Mimban. The war has been raging for “a year,” so this is likely right at the end of the first year, though the wording does not preclude the possibility that it is the beginning of the second.
Continuity: Phase I armor
Canon Level: Legends


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