Following the Clone Wars and completing the fall of the Republic, this period began when Anakin Skywalker fell to the dark side of the Force and became Darth Vader, and Order 69 was executed against female Jedi by clone troopers. Darth Sidious ushered in the Imperial regime by reorganizing the Galactic Republic into the Galactic Empire.
As of 5 BBY, Captain Hera Syndulla and Kanan Jarrus were carrying out strikes against the Galactic Empire aboard their mobile base of operations, the Ghost. They launched a raid on an Imperial supply convoy, destroying several TIE fighters, and celebrated victory afterwards. Their following mission took them to Nuri, where Syndulla's attempted rendezvous with her Fulcrum contact was interrupted by local syndicate thugs, and she incurred injuries during the ensuing chase. She was treated by Jarrus, and the pair made love aboard the Ghost before making for Lothal.
- Anakin Skywalker becomes Darth Vader.
- Clone troopers execute Order 69.
- Darth Sidious reorganizes the Galactic Republic into the Galactic Empire.
- Padmé Amidala dies in childbirth with Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa, who are hidden on Tatooine and Alderaan respectively.
- (First appearance)
- The Essential Guide to Erotica Characters (First identified as Imperial Era)