Does at least some information about Revan and Malak, the Jedi Civil War (or maybe even the Rakatans or the original Sith species) survive to the time period the movies are set in?

Even if not public knowledge, is there any indication of at least the Clone War era Jedi council to know about those historical events, even if only in form of legends?

If not even the faintest hints can be found in canon, is there something in Legends?

  • Considering the far-past Old Republic setting was considered for the Revan story explicitly so that it could be pulled off without connecting it heavily to the movies... I don't think it's very likely. Events in that timeframe (Coruscant was sacked and the Temple destroyed) leave it less likely. The Rakatan were already lost legends at that point. I think some Canon Welding was done in Legends level canon, but I'm not familiar with details. – Radhil Mar 21 '18 at 17:29
  • The Rakata are mentioned in the Legends novel Darth Plagueis (Revan as well) so the Sith knew of the events. They also appear in a few other novels dealing with the same era, but I don't have those novels so I'm not sure if the public or the Jedi knew of them. Revan, Malak, the Jedi Civil War, the Rakatans, etc. are strictly Legends so they don't appear in canon at all. – Null Mar 21 '18 at 18:02
  • Rakata Prime is in canon now though – CBredlow Mar 21 '18 at 20:09
  • It would be impossible for there to be canon indication of knowledge of those events (before the Disney purchase/takeover), seeing as the first Star Wars: KotOR game was published in 2003, and the second one was published in 2004. I am not even sure Disney considers the Old Republic-era stuff canon anymore, so it is unlikely. – Darth Vader Mar 22 '18 at 20:46
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    Holocrons (Both Jedi and Sith) are the main source of this type of information that you see. Both in LEgends and Canon Holocrons of knowledge that speak of characters from KOTR (though mainly talking about ancient sith here) and before are found and learned from by various people. We can even go into Exar Kun's spirit residing on Yavin 4 as a link to the ancient sith teachings and events also. – Nicholas Tsaoucis Apr 12 '18 at 8:54

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