In the days of the old Republic, before the Sith Empire returned, it was a golden age of growth and expansion as new hyperlanes were discovered and more species and worlds joined.
But when it returned, things would change.
In these ancient days lightsabers were different, Jedi did not hold hard and fast to a rule of non attachment and some even held public office.
First the Sith Empire returned but was beaten back. Then came the Mandalorian warriors, conquering world after world. The Jedi chose to stay out of the Mandalorian conflict as a group, but some joined in anyway.
Even as the Mandalorians were finally stopped, the Sith were to return. Some territories were lost. While the Jedi as a whole respected the Republic’s decision that they simply could not defend all of the galaxy, individuals went to those systems and helped fight back. Some were hit and run raids. Some led to the Jedi becoming public officials or royalty on those worlds.
But while the Jedi were defenders of the galaxy, many also feared them, or being associated with them. For no matter how good they were, their very existence was anathema to the Sith and they and all who associated would always be targets. And could the Jedi guardians be trusted to respect the people when they were answerable to no one? So the age ends with the Ruusan Reformations, putting the Jedi officially under control of the judiciary department.
Stories in this era:
Golden Age of the Sith
Fall of the Sith Empire
Lost Tribe of the Sith
Tales of the Jedi Knights of the Old Republic (Uliq Qel Droma & the Beast Riders of Onderon, The Saga of Nomi Sunrider)
Tales of the Jedi Dark Lords of the Sith
Tales of the Jedi Fall of the Sith Empire
Tales of the Jedi Redemption
Knights of the Old Republic (Comic book series)
Knights of the Old Republic (Video Game)
Knights of the Old Republic 2 The Sith Lords (Video Game)
The Old Republic Revan
The Old Republic Fatal Alliance
The Old Republic (Video Game)
The Old Republic The Lost Suns (Comic book series)
Knight Errant Influx (Comic book series)
Knight Errant Aflame (Comic book series)
Knight Errant Deluge (Comic book series)
Darth Bane Path of Destruction
Jedi VS Sith
Darth Bane The Rule of Two
Darth Bane Dynasty of Evil
Stories that Touch on this era:
Cross over Comic book series: VECTOR:
began in KOTOR, included in Dark Times, Rebellion, Legacy Comics
Jedi Quest: The Final Showdown
Dark Empire 2