Star Wars: Shadows of Restoration
It’s been 26 years since the Sith War that ravaged the republic. Exar Kun and Ulic Qel-Droma, two Jedi students, were drawn to the dark side by the spirit of Marka Ragnos, the spirit of an ancient Sith Lord and waged an all-out war against the Republic. Partway through the war, Ulic Qel-Droma vanquished the current Lord Mandalore in single combat, binding the Mandalorian clans to him.
With the Mandalorians on their side, the Sith ravage the galaxy, killing thousands of Jedi and conquering planets, even managing to strike the capital of Coruscant. During The Battle of Yavin 4, the Great Sith Lord Exar Kun was defeated and the Sith faced devastating losses, forcing them to retreat to the edges of Republic influence.
With the Sith threat mostly eliminated, The Jedi Order decided a major reform was required. The order began to hold Masters and Watchmen to a higher degree of accountability. More uniform practices began to be required of its teachers, despite the objections of some who felt the new restrictions violated the Jedi code. Because of this, many Jedi exited the order or refused to acknowledge the council’s authority.
The weakened Republic began to try to reassemble its shattered power after The Great Sith War. Trade routes are decimated and piracy is rampant throughout the galaxy. To keep the Republic from completely collapsing, a group of politicians guarantee various corporations safe passage and trade along the space lanes in exchange for commercial investment in the Republic’s infrastructure. Hyperspace explorers begin again to scout the galaxy trying to discover new, safer routes while planets across the galaxy begin to rebuild.
As the Republic rebuilds, the vastly weakened Sith continue to plot in secret and the Mandalorians resume their nomadic existance, rebuilding their ranks and continuing to train them in their traditions.
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After smuggling what turned out to be spice stolen from a Hutt, the group was forced to sell it at a slight loss to avoid notice. Now they are off to meet a contact for a promising smuggling job in the capital city of Arkanis.