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The Fourth Great Schism was the final Great Schism of the Jedi Order. It occurred in 2,000 BBY when Phanius fell to the dark side to become Darth Ruin, leaving the Order to establish a New Sith Empire. Fifty Jedi Knights followed him, resulting in the New Sith Wars.

Behind the scenes

Originally, in George Lucas's notes for the prequel trilogy, in which he described the backstory of the Sith, Phanius was the first Sith Lord, named Darth Ruin. There had been C-canon sources already that dealt with Sith Lords before 2,000 BBY, so this "foundation" was degraded into yet another "Great Schism"—the fourth one.


  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace novelization (First mentioned)
  • The New Essential Chronology (First identified as a Great Schism)
  • Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force

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