Before Darth Vader, before Emporer Palpatine, before Yoda, even before the Old Republic, there was:
The STAR FORGE. This was an automated shipyard which could build a massive and nearly endless supply of spaceships, battle droids, etc.
It was built by The Rakata, a vicious, cruel race of beings who were very dark-side and who did rule a vast and very large part of the Galaxy. Sadly, they would rule far too long, for many thousands of years. But eventually, the tide turned against them. Here, we learn about their great creation: “The Star Forge”. Thanks to The Scoundrel’s Cantina and Youtube. 🙂