The Clone Wars – The month-by-month chronological order

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As all Star Wars fans well know, narrative works set in the galaxy far, far away have always provided rather vague references to the passage of time, preferring to allocate chronological references to encyclopedias, reference books, or statements by Lucasfilm creatives.

In the case of works that have been particularly extensive and protracted over the years, such as the multimedia projectThe Clone Wars, however, knowledge of the precise in-universe chronological placement of each episode, chapter, or comic issue is fundamental for a better and more complete understanding of the causes and motivations behind the events and characters represented.

For this reason, on the occasion of Star Wars Day 2020Star Wars Libri & Comics is pleased to present the first and only month-by-month chronological order of the twelve-year narrative project, The Clone Wars, consisting of one animated film, 133 television episodes, four story reels, one novel, and one comic miniseries. For an even more complete experience, the timeline also takes into account the two live-action filmsEpisode II – Attack of the Clones and Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.

DateSeasonEpisodeTitleSource(s)
June 22 BBYEpisode II – Attack of the Clones[1]
August 22 BBY216Cat and Mouse[1] [2] [3] [4]
August 22 BBY116Hidden Enemy[1] [2] [3] [4]
August 22 BBYThe Clone Wars[1] [2] [3] [4]
August 22 BBY31Clone Cadets[1] [2] [3] [4]
August 22 BBY33Supply Lines[1] [2] [3] [4]
August 22 BBY11Ambush[1] [2] [3] [4]
August 22 BBY12Rising Malevolence[1] [2] [3] [4]
August 22 BBY13Shadow of Malevolence[1] [2] [3] [4]
August 22 BBY14Destroy Malevolence[1] [2] [3] [4]
September 22 BBY15Rookies[4]
October 22 BBY16Downfall of a Droid[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
October 22 BBY17Duel of the Droids[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
November 22 BBY18Bombad Jedi[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
November 22 BBY19Cloak of Darkness[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
November 22 BBY110Lair of Grievous[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
November 22 BBY111Dooku Captured[1] [2] [3] [4]
November 22 BBY112The Gungan General[1] [2] [3] [4]
December 22 BBY113Jedi Crash[1] [2] [3] [4]
December 22 BBY114Defenders of Peace[1] [2] [3] [4]
December 22 BBY115Trespass[1] [2] [3] [4]
January 21 BBY117Blue Shadow Virus[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
January 21 BBY118Mystery of a Thousand Moons[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
January 21 BBY119Storm over Ryloth[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
January 21 BBY120Innocents of Ryloth[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
January 21 BBY121Liberty on Ryloth[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
January 21 BBY21Holocron Heist[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
January 21 BBY22Cargo of Doom[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
January 21 BBY23Children of the Force[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
January 21 BBY217Bounty Hunters[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
January 21 BBY218The Zillo Beast[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
January 21 BBY219The Zillo Beast Strikes Back[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
January 21 BBY24Senate Spy[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
January 21 BBY25Landing at Point Rain[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
January 21 BBY26Weapons Factory[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
January 21 BBY27Legacy of Terror[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
January 21 BBY28Brain Invaders[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
January 21 BBY29Grievous Intrigue[1] [2] [3] [4]
January 21 BBY210The Deserter[1] [2] [3] [4]
February 21 BBY211Lightsaber Lost[1]
February 21 BBY212The Mandalore Plot[1] [2]
February 21 BBY213Voyage of Temptation[1] [2]
February 21 BBY214Duchess of Mandalore[1] [2]
February 21 BBY220Death Trap[1] [2]
February 21 BBY221R2 Come Home[1] [2]
February 21 BBY222Lethal Trackdown[1]
February 21 BBY35Corruption[1] [2]
February 21 BBY36The Academy[1]
February 21 BBY37Assassin[1] [2] [3]
February 21 BBY32ARC Troopers[1] [2] [3]
February 21 BBY34Sphere of Influence[1] [2] [3]
March 21 BBY38Evil Plans[1] [2] [3]
March 21 BBY122Hostage Crisis[1] [2] [3]
March 21 BBY39Hunt for Ziro[1]
October 21 BBY310Heroes on Both Sides[1] [2] [3] [4]
October 21 BBY311Pursuit of Peace[1] [2] [3] [4]
October 21 BBY215Senate Murders[1] [4]
October 21 BBY312Nightsisters[1] [2] [3] [4]
October 21 BBY313Monster[1] [2] [3] [4]
October 21 BBY314Witches of the Mist[1] [2] [3] [4]
October 21 BBY315Overlords[1] [2] [3] [4]
October 21 BBY316Altar of Mortis[1] [2] [3] [4]
October 21 BBY317Ghosts of Mortis[1] [2] [3] [4]
October 21 BBY318The Citadel[1] [2] [3] [4]
October 21 BBY319Counter Attack[1] [2] [3] [4]
October 21 BBY320Citadel Rescue[1] [2] [3] [4]
October 21 BBY321Padawan Lost[1] [2] [3] [4]
October 21 BBY322Wookiee Hunt[1] [2] [3] [4]
October 21 BBY41Water War[1] [2] [3] [4]
October 21 BBY42Gungan Attack[1] [2] [3] [4]
October 21 BBY43Prisoners[1] [2] [3] [4]
November 21 BBY44Shadow Warrior[1] [2] [3] [4]
November 21 BBY45Mercy Mission[1] [2] [3] [4]
November 21 BBY46Nomad Droids[1] [2] [3] [4]
November 21 BBY47Darkness on Umbara[1] [2] [3] [4]
November 21 BBY48The General[1] [2] [3] [4]
November 21 BBY49Plan of Dissent[1] [2] [3] [4]
November 21 BBY410Carnage of Krell[1] [2] [3] [4]
November 21 BBY411Kidnapped[1] [2] [3] [4]
November 21 BBY412Slaves of the Republic[1] [2] [3] [4]
November 21 BBY413Escape from Kadavo[1] [2] [3] [4]
November 21 BBY414A Friend in Need[1] [2] [3] [4]
November 21 BBY415Deception[1]
November 21 BBY416Friends and Enemies[1] [2]
November 21 BBY417The Box[1] [2]
November 21 BBY418Crisis on Naboo[1] [2]
December 21 BBY419Massacre[1] [2] [3]
December 21 BBY420Bounty[1] [2] [3]
December 21 BBY421Brothers[1] [2] [3]
December 21 BBY422Revenge[1] [2] [3]
January 20 BBY52A War on Two Fronts[1] [2] [3] [5]
January 20 BBY53Front Runners[1] [2] [3] [5]
January 20 BBY54The Soft War[1] [2] [3] [5]
January 20 BBY55Tipping Points[1] [2] [3] [5]
January 20 BBY56The Gathering[1] [2] [3]
January 20 BBY57A Test of Strength[1] [2] [3]
January 20 BBY58Bound for Rescue[1] [2] [3]
January 20 BBY59A Necessary Bond[1] [2] [3]
January 20 BBY510Secret Weapons[1] [2] [3]
January 20 BBY511A Sunny Day in the Void[1] [2] [3]
January 20 BBY512Missing in Action[1] [2] [3]
January 20 BBY513Point of No Return[1] [2] [3]
February 20 BBY51Revival[1] [2] [3]
February 20 BBY514Eminence[1] [2] [3]
February 20 BBY515Shades of Reason[1] [2] [3]
February 20 BBY516The Lawless[1] [2] [3]
March 20 BBY517Sabotage[1]
March 20 BBY518The Jedi Who Knew Too Much[1] [2]
March 20 BBY519To Catch a Jedi[1] [2]
March 20 BBY520The Wrong Jedi[1]
March 20 BBY61The Unknown[1] [2] [3] [4] [6] [7] [8] [9]
March 20 BBY62Conspiracy[1] [2] [3] [4] [6] [7] [8] [9]
March 20 BBY63Fugitive[1] [2] [3] [4] [6] [7] [8] [9]
March 20 BBY64Orders[1] [2] [3] [4] [6] [7] [8] [9]
April 20 BBY65An Old Friend[1] [2] [3] [4] [6] [7] [8] [9]
April 20 BBY66The Rise of Clovis[1] [2] [3] [4] [6] [7] [8] [9]
April 20 BBY67Crisis at the Heart[1] [2] [3] [4] [6] [7] [8] [9]
April 20 BBY68The Disappeared, Part I[1] [2] [3] [4] [6] [7] [8] [9]
April 20 BBY69The Disappeared, Part II[1] [2] [3] [4] [6] [7] [8] [9]
April 20 BBY610The Lost One[1] [2] [3] [4] [6] [7] [8] [9]
April 20 BBY611Voices[1] [2] [3] [4] [6] [7] [8] [9]
April 20 BBY612Destiny[1] [2] [3] [4] [6] [7] [8] [9]
April 20 BBY613Sacrifice[1] [2] [3] [4] [6] [7] [8] [9]
April 20 BBYLegacy1A Death on Utapau[1] [3] [4] [6] [7] [8] [9]
April 20 BBYLegacy2In Search of the Crystal[1] [3] [4] [6] [7] [8] [9]
April 20 BBYLegacy3Crystal Crisis[1] [3] [4] [6] [7] [8] [9]
April 20 BBYLegacy4The Big Bang[1] [3] [4] [6] [7] [8] [9]
April 20 BBYDark Disciple, Chapters 1-7[1] [3] [4] [6] [7] [8] [9]
May 20 BBYDark Disciple, Chapters 8-21[1] [3] [4] [6] [7] [8] [9]
June 20 BBYDark Disciple, Chapters 22-25[1] [3] [4] [6] [7] [8] [9]
August 20 BBYDark Disciple, Chapters 26-30[1] [3] [4] [6] [7] [8] [9]
September 20 BBYDark Disciple, Chapters 31-33[1] [3] [4] [6] [7] [8] [9]
October 20 BBYDark Disciple, Chapters 34-41[1] [3] [4] [6] [7] [8] [9]
December 20 BBYDark Disciple, Chapter 42[1] [3] [4] [6] [7] [8] [9]
December 20 BBYSon of Dathomir, Part I[1] [3] [4] [6] [7] [8] [9]
December 20 BBYSon of Dathomir, Part II[1] [3] [4] [6] [7] [8] [9]
December 20 BBYSon of Dathomir, Part III[1] [3] [4] [6] [7] [8] [9]
December 20 BBYSon of Dathomir, Part IV[1] [3] [4] [6] [7] [8] [9]
December 20 BBY75Gone With a Trace[1] [3] [4] [6] [7] [8] [9]
December 20 BBY76Deal No Deal[1] [3] [4] [6] [7] [8] [9]
December 20 BBY77Dangerous Debt[1] [3] [4] [6] [7] [8] [9]
December 20 BBY78Together Again[1] [3] [4] [6] [7] [8] [9]
March 19 BBY71The Bad Batch[1] [3] [4] [9]
March 19 BBY72A Distant Echo[1] [3] [4] [9]
March 19 BBY73On the Wings of Keeradaks[1] [3] [4] [9]
March 19 BBY74Unfinished Business[1] [3] [4] [9]
June 19 BBY79Old Friends Not Forgotten[1] [3] [9]
June 19 BBY710The Phantom Apprentice[1] [3] [9]
June 19 BBY711Shattered[1] [3] [9]
June 19 BBY712Victory and Death[1] [3] [9]
June 19 BBYEpisode III – Revenge of the Sith[1] [9]

Bibliography

[1] Deduction based on information contained within Scum and Villainy – Case Files on the Galaxy’s Most Notorious.
[2] Deduction based on information provided by starwars.com (official website).
[3] Deduction based on information contained in The Clone Wars.
[4] Deduction based on information provided by Pablo Hidalgo and Matt Martin (Lucasfilm Story Group).
[5] Deduction based on information contained within Galactic Maps – An Illustrated Atlas of the Star Wars Universe (NB: due to the numerous errors within the book, I used only the dates that are not clearly wrong).
[6] Deduction based on information contained within Dark Disciple (NB: Chapter 1 has a chronological error; the sentence «This war has been raging for almost three standard years» should therefore be read as «This war has been raging for almost two standard years»).
[7] Deduction based on information contained within Darth Maul – Son of Dathomir.
[8] Deduction based on information contained within Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition.
[9] Deduction based on the information contained within Lego – The Freemaker Adventures (NB: although the work is not canonical, the information it contains cannot contradict canon).

PS: I would like to thank the friends of the Star Wars Reference subreddit and the Star Wars Timelining Discord server, in particular the users Cake, Confederalis, Marvelstarwars, Sam, SenatorConfer and Zapik for their valuable contribution to the creation of this timeline.

2 Comments

  1. Nice work on the timeline! BTW, what is the “Star Wars Timelining” Discord server? I know there’s the Reference discord, but is this Timelining server it’s own thing?

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    • Don’t know about the Reference server. Anyway, the Timelining Discord is a private server with some of the most active users of the subreddit 😉

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