The ‘Ahsoka’ series release has already excited many fans because it has already introduced many different concepts and places we’ve never seen before. Of course, fans are still wondering about the timeline of the ‘Ahsoka’ series because there was never a clear indication of when or even where it takes place. So, when and where does ‘Ahsoka’ take place?
‘Ahsoka’ is set during the same timeline as ‘The Mandalorian,’ which means that it is set on 9 ABY or five years after the fall of the Empire. The series, set to reunite the characters of ‘Star Wars Rebels,’ will take us to different locales throughout the galaxy and even the World Between Worlds.
Considering this is a Star Wars series, ‘Ahsoka’ doesn’t have an exact place or setting because it will likely take us to different planets in the galaxy. But the most important part is that we know that this series takes place during the era of ‘The Mandalorian.’ That is why its events might take place just after the third season of ‘The Mandalorian.’ Now, let’s look at what we know about the timeline and setting of the ‘Ahsoka’ series.
When does ‘Ahsoka’ take place?
Introduced as one of the primary protagonists of ‘Star Wars: Clone Wars,’ Ahsoka Tano steadily climbed through the ranks of some of the most popular characters in the entire Star Wars lore. Fans weren’t entirely fond of her immaturity during the start, but Ahsoka’s growth and development allowed her to become one of the best-written characters in Star Wars. The fact that Ahsoka survived Order 66, the reign of the Empire, and the Rebellion means that she is a walking history book that saw many of the different important events in the galaxy.
Ahsoka made her live-action debut in season 2 of ‘The Mandalorian,’ wherein she was searching for clues about the missing Grand Admiral Thrawn, the main antagonist of ‘Star Wars: Rebels.’ She also made a cameo appearance in the events of ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ when she was on the planet where Luke Skywalker was set to establish his new Jedi Order.
Ahsoka’s story is yet to be concluded, so many things can be told about her journey. That is why she is set to star in the upcoming ‘Ahsoka’ series that will feature her as the main character in a reunion with some of the different characters that were also important in ‘Rebels.’
Of course, the fact that Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka Tano appeared as a live-action character in season 2 of ‘The Mandalorian’ allows us to see that the upcoming ‘Ahsoka’ is also set in the same year. The events of ‘The Mandalorian’ and all of its other spinoff series are set on 9 ABY, five years after the fall of the Empire. That means that ‘Ahsoka’ is also set on 9 ABY.
However, we also know that the ‘Ahsoka’ series is not set simultaneously as ‘The Mandalorian.’ In the third season of ‘The Mandalorian,’ we saw the Shadow Council, a group composed of officers from the remnants of the Empire. The Shadow Council is awaiting the return of Grand Admiral Thrawn, who they believed was the best man to lead them in the return of the Empire. And we know that Thrawn is set to make his live-action debut in the upcoming ‘Ahsoka’ series.
That means that ‘Ahsoka’l takes place after the events of ‘The Mandalorian’ season 3 because Thrawn was yet to reveal himself to the Shadow Council during the third season of ‘The Mandalorian.’ As such, this series will likely be a follow-up to the events of ‘The Mandalorian’ season 3, where we saw how weak the New Republic is and how this weakness will lead to the eventual return of Grand Admiral Thrawn, who is currently the biggest threat to peace in the entire galaxy.
We also know that Morgan Elsbeth, featured in season 2 of ‘The Mandalorian,’ was captured by Ahsoka in season 2 and was in the custody of the New Republic in the opening part of ‘Ahsoka.’ There’s also the fact that Captain Carson Teva, who was investigating the movements of the Imperial remnants in season 3 of ‘The Mandalorian,’ had no problems disobeying orders to accompany Hera Syndulla in episode 4 of ‘Ahsoka’ because he already knew that the Imperials were still threats. As such, it is clear that this series takes place after ‘The Mandalorian.’
Does ‘Ahsoka’ take place after ‘Return of the Jedi’?
Another thing to look at is where in the overall timeline of Star Wars ‘Ahsoka’ takes place because we know that there is a huge gap between the original trilogy and the sequel trilogy. So, does ‘Ahsoka’ occur after the events of ‘Return of the Jedi?’
Well, there is no doubt that the events occur after the original trilogy’s events, which ended with ‘Return of the Jedi.’ That’s because the Empire had already fallen in the events of ‘Ahsoka’, and the New Republic is now in power. As such, we know that the ones that Ahsoka and her allies are facing are the Imperial remnants.
As mentioned, the series also takes place right around 9 ABY or maybe a year or two after the events of ‘The Mandalorian.’ This is five years after the fall of the Empire, which took place on 4 ABY. And that means there’s no doubt that ‘Ahsoka’ takes place after ‘Return of the Jedi.’
Where does ‘Ahsoka’ take place?
It is important to note that the ‘Ahsoka’ series is still a Star Wars project. Of course, anyone who has ever seen a Star Wars movie or series would know that the setting constantly changes. After all, Star Wars is set in an entire galaxy where interstellar travel is quite easy. That means there is no exact place where the ‘Ahsoka’ takes place.
But we’ve already seen quite our fair share of different places featured in ‘Ahsoka.’ The most prominent location featured in the trailer was Lothal, the very same place where Ezra Bridger met Kanan Jarrus and the crew of the Ghost. The planet of Lothal was one of the most heavily featured planets in ‘Star Wars: Rebels.’ In the early part of ‘Ahsoka,’ Sabine Wren was seen in Lothal while reminiscing about Ezra.
There’s also a part in the show wherein the story takes place on a planet called Arcana, where Ahsoka found the starmap in an ancient temple built by the Nightsisters of Dathomir. After that, another planet called Corellia, one of the most prominent planets in the world of Star Wars, was featured as well.
Seatos is also one of the planets featured in the storyline, especially because this was where the henge that pointed to the location of Peridea could be found. Morgan Elsbeth and her people were stationed here for a while because this was where the construction of the Eye of Sion was completed. And Ahsoka and Sabine went to Seatos to retrieve the starmap from Baylan Skoll and Shin Hati, only to fail.
There’s also a place called the World Between Worlds. This mythical place was featured in the latter portion of ‘Rebels’ as Ezra found a doorway that leads to this place in the Jedi Temple in Lothal. Through the World Between Worlds, Ezra was able to save Ahsoka from Darth Vader’s wrath when the Sith Lord was about to kill his former Padawan.
The World Between Worlds is an extra-dimensional world with doors and gateways leading to different places across time and space. Think of it as a place where people can travel in time in Star Wars.
In ‘Rebels,’ after Ezra saves Ahsoka, she ends up in her present timeline in Malachor, where she finds another doorway that leads to the World Between Worlds. She spent a long time on a spiritual journey in that world.
At the end of episode 4, Ahsoka Tano woke up in the World Between Worlds, where she found Anakin Skywalker, whose spirit may have found itself in this extremely mysterious plane of existence. This is where the World Between Worlds comes into play in relation to the storyline of Ahsoka’s journey.
Of course, the place called Peridea, which is an entirely different galaxy, is also one of the places featured in this series. That means that ‘Ahsoka’ is the first Star Wars project with a story that takes the characters to an entirely different galaxy that’s far away from the usual Star Wars galaxy we are familiar with.
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