The Remnant Era, also known as the Darkness or simply as the Shadow in the Force, was a period in Galactic history spanning seven-hundred-and-nine years between 296 and 905 ABY. Years during this era are referred to with the designation YR ("Year of Remnant era").

It began with the destruction of the Force-planet Mortis by the Ranquell Commission, which caused massive oblivion across the Galaxy, and ended with the return of the Sith in ca. 315 ABY.