BioWare has made no secret that story is going to play a big part in Star Wars: The Old Republic gameplay. We have to wait until it's released before we can make our own player stories, but that doesn't mean we can't learn the timeline for SWTOR. See lore in a whole new way with this video timeline artfully narrated by actor Lance Henriksen and featuring the Treaty of Coruscant.
Star Wars: The Old Republic is set during a unique time period in the galaxys history. Decades of war concluded with the Sith Empire sacking the Republics capital planet, Coruscant, and forcing Republic Senators and the Jedi Council to agree to a painful peace treaty.
In the years following the treaty, the Jedi Council tasked Master Gnost-Dural, Keeper of the Jedi Archives, with re-examining the galaxys history in light of recent events. In his insightful reports, Master Gnost-Dural established a new galactic timeline that became an educational reference for years to come the very same years in which Star Wars: The Old Republic takes place.
In his first entry, Master Gnost-Dural recounts the events immediately prior to the signing of the Treaty of Coruscant the turning point in the Republics recent history.