The Old Republic Sourcebook created by Mojomoe and The Rancor Pit. D20 conversions performed by Wikia users Lukewarner and EliteSquadron.
Evil threatens to consume the galaxy. The Sith Empire's relentless assault during the Sacking of Coruscant destroyed The Jedi Temple and drove the Republic's defenders into exile after the last war. The surviving Jedi have withdrawn to their ancient homeworld of Tython, where they take advantage of a fragile peace to train a new generation of guardians for the galaxy.
Chaos grips The Old Republic. Influential star systems break away from the millennia-old alliance, angered over the Senate's treaty with The Sith Empire. On many worlds, civil war erupts between loyal Republic citizens and violent separatist extremists waging a campaign of terror against their own peoples. The Republic sends its best and brightest soldiers to help defeat the separatists and restore peace to these war-ravaged worlds.
Elsewhere, anarchy rules in the frontier systems. While the Republic struggles to recover from its conflict with The Sith Empire, reckless mercenaries profit from the interstellar turmoil. The worlds ravaged by civil war between pro-Republic citizens and separatist extremists have become a lucrative destination for free traders. The Empire, seeking allies among the neutral systems, has targeted the foul planets of the Hutts- though its wealthy and corrupt crime lords refuse to take sides in the cold war.
Meanwhile, The Sith Empire tightens its grip on the galaxy. The Empire has won a major victory against the Republic and its Jedi guardians, conquering and enslaving many new worlds. With a fragile peace negotiated, the Empire sends all potential Sith to undergo cruel and deadly trials at its Academy on the harsh planet Korriban, while its slaves toil to unearth relics of vast power that can be used to dominate the galaxy...
Main Article: Introduction
Greetings. I am master Gnost-Dural, keeper of the Jedi archives.
As master of Jedi lore, it is my sacred duty to shepherd and protect the sum total of all knowledge collected in the long history of the Republic, and to preserve it for future generations.
The volume you now hold before you is the culmination of many trillions of hours of work by untold numbers of sentients across the vast galaxy. Throughout this book, you will see multiple entries from an encyclopedia called the Codex. A marvel of modern technology, it collects data on people, places, ships, weapons, creatures, and much, much more. Use it to your advantage- use it to learn, to expand the limits of your understanding, to approach that which is unattainable and yet everworthy: peace and enlightenment. Such is the purpose of the Republic and the Jedi order... Such is the will of the Force.
Main Article: Galactic History
As keeper of the Jedi archives, the Jedi Council requests I perform a daunting task- to revise the Order's historical records in light of new revelations about the formation of The Sith Empire. Specifically, I am to trace the conflict between the Empire and the Republic, The Sith and The Jedi, to uncover the roots of the struggle which now plagues us.
The Republic and the Empire sit on an uneasy truce. A long bloody war has left both sides severely depleted and weary, and a fragile truce has many galactic citizens fearful of a return to open hostilities. The millennia-old democracy, protected by the ancient Jedi Order, is now locked in a Cold War with the secretive Sith Empire, the entire galaxy seeming like a primed thermal detonator, ready to explode... This is the setting for Star Wars: The Old Republic!
The galaxy has a long memory. While it would be impossible to recount all of the Republic's history here, what follows may act as a primer on the last century of galactic events for those so inclined.
The Galactic Calendar
The signing of the Treaty of Coruscant led to the new galactic standard calendar dating of BTC and ATC, Before and After the Treaty of Coruscant. For our measurements, ATC 0- the signing of the Treaty- took place in 3,653 before the Battle of Yavin (During The Rebellion Era, or BBY).
The current galactic state of affairs assumed in The Old Republic Sourcebook guide is ATC 10.
The Old Republic
Main Article: The Old Republic
Affiliation Page: The Old Republic
Hello, I'm Sallos Brynn. As a Jedi Consular, it is my duty and honor to join with the Republic military in guarding and protecting this great society and ensuring that her brilliance continues to stand for another twenty thousand years.
The principal ally of The Jedi Order in safeguarding our grant alliance is The Force- and a powerful ally it is. An energy field created by all living things, organic life generates it and makes it grow. It surrounds us, penetrates us- it binds the universe together. Through meditation and self-sacrifice, we learn from The Force and let it guide our actions.
The Sith Empire
Main Article: The Sith Empire
Affiliation Page: The Sith Empire
- Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
- Through passion, I gain strength.
- Through strength, I gain power.
- Through power, I gain victory.
- Through victory, my chains are broken.
- The Force shall free me.
-The Sith Code, as written by Sorzus Syn
Greetings, I am Grath Sulensis. I have dedicated my life to being a student of the Sith teachings and history. Our ancient order has a rich, deeply spiritual culture with proud traditions dating back many thousands of years. What began as a loose coalition of beings courageous enough to stand up to the decadent Republic, today is a galactic superpower, poised on the edge of becoming the ruling force in the known universe.
However, this does not mean that disciples of The Sith ways are ignorant of its nature. True power can be a blinding force to those unprepared for its intensity.
Main Article: The Fringe
Main Article: Galactic Gazetteer
Main Article: Starships
Welcome, citizen! I'm General Garza of the Republic military. As leader of the Republic Special Forces, I know our ground troops depend on the support and firepower of our Republic fleet. Without these Starships, our great society would be forever planetbound- limited by the horizon of whatever rockball we're born on.
However, with the wonders of modern technology, our horizons are endless. The only thing that can hold us back is our own fear; with Starships we are travelers among a sea of stars.
Main Article: Vehicles
Welcome, citizen. I'm Republic troop commander Jace Malcom, and I'm here to talk to you about Vehicles. As soldiers, my men and I rely just as often on our assault cannons and armor as we do on our Vehicles, and often those Vehicles make the difference between a resounding victory and a costly defeat.
While they may just be giant buckets of durasteel, polymer, and repulsor grilles, there's nothing more worthy of your respect than the Vehicle you ride - or the one that rides in to rescue you when the tide turns grim. Whether its a military walker armed to the teeth or a souped-up civilian swoop, our Vehicles are a part of our lives, and are just as important as anything with a Hyperdrive and a Navicomputer.
Weapons & Equipment
Main Article: Weapons & Equipment
Currency & Economy
Main Article: Currency & Economy
Main Article: Droids
Salutations! I am TT-191, and it is my esteemed pleasure to give you a crash course in the modern state of synthetic intelligence.
Droids have been a prominent fixture of the galactic scene for many thousands of years, and in that time the design and manufacture of them has improved by leaps and bounds- both in advancement of technology, and in filling specific needs for the everyday lives of organics. Today, Droids come in just about any shape, size, or function imaginable. From the lowly Maintenance Droid, to the massive walking Combat Droid, to the superintelligent administrator mainframe, Droids are manufactured to fit every requirement of your busy life.
The general rule of the modern era is a widely-known axiom: if you need something, there's a Droid for that.
Main Article: Creatures
Main Article: Gamemaster Section
Designers: Greg Costikayn, Steven Crane, Greg Farshtey, Greg Gorden, Bill Smith, Peter Schweighofer, Bill Slavicsek, Ed Stark, George R. Strayton, Paul Sudlow, Eris S. Trautmann, The "REUP" Team.
Playtesters: Cliff Adams, Dennis F. Belanger, John Beyer, Kathy Burdette, Craig Robert Carey, Kevin M. Carroll, Chris Doyle, Tony Frederico, Richard Hawran, Gary Haynes, Harry Heckel, Sterling Hershey, Pablo Hildago, Robert Hodurski, Wayne Humfleet, Jason S. Kinzley, Michael Kogge, Tim Kogge, Stephen Marinaccio, Patrick M. McLaughlin, Tim O'Brian, John B. Owens, Daniel Scott Palter, Christopher John Parks, Jean Rabe, Kevin Schiman, Steven Schuman, Amy Thomas, Chuck Truett, Floyd C. Wesel.