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Chapter 10 – The Passage of Knighthood

As the Ebon Hawk drifted through Hyperspace, TK took the straps off his shoulders as he sank into the pilot's chair. Finally overcoming Korriban, he and Kari were finally heading home, a journey that would take them two hours at least. Feeling restless, TK got up and walked out to the main hold and inserted the piece of the Star Map from Korriban into the galaxy map projector at the center of the ship. Picking out small details, he noticed that the two planets that were found lied in a diagonal fashion. 'This puzzle is getting more confusing by the minute… where could this accursed space station be?'

His thoughts persisted until he felt another presence enter the room. Kari had taken off her Jedi robes and replaced them with a beautiful silk nightgown. Stepping through the main hold, Kari felt the cool metal sting her bare feet as she walked around, placing her hands on TK's shoulders. 'Has anyone ever told you that you work too much?' Kari asked, giving a smirk towards the man that had just saved her life.

'Many times, I'm trying to decipher this puzzle that leads towards the Star Forge. It looks like Manaan is our next planet of exploration.' TK said as he placed one of his hands over Kari's. He turned off the galaxy map and turned around to face her. 'Did you hear what I had said to you over our bond?' TK had hoped that she had heard every word that he had spoken inside the tomb.

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Kari smiled at this and kissed him right on the lips. She caressed his cheek as she wrapped her arms around his neck. Breaking away, she began to speak, 'Does that answer your question?' she gave a devilish look as TK nodded. 'I love you so much TK, I always have. Now that we conquered Korriban, I've decided that no one is taking me away from you.'

TK planted his lips against hers one more time. Instead of it being a peck like they were used to, this kiss tasted of true passion. The love these two shared for each other could be felt around the ship, if there was anyone to feel it that is. What only mattered to TK was that he was alone with the woman he loved, and no one could stop him.

Kari broke the kiss as she stroked his chin. Trailing her fingers down, she dug through his Jedi robes and felt his chest. She rubbed her fingers around the center, noticing the muscles that had become more apparent as TK had gotten older. 'You know… I believe we've earned some time to explore more than just planets.' She whispered into his ear.

TK felt his fingers quiver as his entire body shook at the idea Kari had just planted in his head. They were indeed alone, and they had just survived one of the biggest threats a Padawan could ever face. 'You know something Kari… I couldn't agree more.' TK said with sweat starting to rub down his face as goosebumps came into view. 'Is that why you wore that beautiful dress?'

'Maybe...' She replied with a wink. She then led TK down the hall with the seductive tone of her voice to the starboard dormitories. 'I want you, TK.' Kari said as she readied herself for what they were about to do.

TK gave an evil look towards Kari as he began to tease her with kisses placed along her cheek and neck. 'Be careful what you wish for, milady.' He whispered into her ear.

She clawed at his neck as she heard the whisper. Digging her nails in, she started to nip at his ear, her tongue doing the rest of the work. She quickly stopped this and closed the door behind them. 'You're all mine now.' She said with an evil tone in her voice. What happened on the way back to Alderaan is for TK and Kari to know only, as the bond of love took hold of the two Jedi. Now they would become more powerful than ever. But of course, even the greatest of love stories has its spies.

Tai and Sora walked into the cantina at the Jedi Temple, holding hands as soon as they noticed no other Jedi were present in the room. Tai felt himself be rushed over with complete happiness, as his life was finally where he wanted it to be. He felt Kari's presence leave Korriban, and he was with the woman of his dreams. Nothing could make him feel any happier.

Atton looked up from the bar as he noticed the two lovebirds walk in the door. 'Well I'll be a Wookiees uncle. It's about time you two got together. Now that pile of bantha fodder Hulas owes me 5,000 credits.' Atton said laughing as he placed two glasses in front of the two Jedi.

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Sora laughed at the remark where Atton said he was owed 5,000 credits. 'Tai here has a certain way of sweeping a girl off her feet. Especially with that cute little face of his.' She moved over to pinch his cheeks in as he rolled his eyes in response. 'To make matters even more better, Kari and TK just finished their mission on Korriban and are heading back home. So, you better clear space and set out two drinks for your favorite customers.' Sora finished as she sat down at the bar and started to drink her glass of Juma Juice.

Tai began to sit down, but perked up a bit with a weird feeling from his Padawan. 'Oh Sora, if only you knew what my Padawan is doing right now.' Tai said as he sipped his glass.

Sora eyed him curiously, 'What is she doing? Why are you perky suddenly?'

'Her and TK have finally confessed their love for one another. They're using the ship to do it.'

Sora's eyes went wide as she analyzed the response Tai had given her. Kari had consummated with TK, and the bond between Master and Apprentice would not hide the feeling of love. She didn't know whether to feel happy, sad, or confused. It seems that no one was following the Jedi Code anymore. It was her duty as a spiritual master and Jedi Sentinel to help uphold the code to the highest standard. But now she was breaking it.

'It's ironic. The minute I start breaking the Jedi Code, everyone else starts to as well.' She took another sip of her Juma Juice as she noticed Tai staring at an empty table next to the window that overlooked the courtyard. 'What are you thinking, Tai?' She asked as she raised her brow in confusion.

'It's been a while since we played a game of Pazaak, what do you say we give the cards a try.' Tai started to walk to the table, pulling the cards out of one of his pouches. Sora walked behind him, carefully trying not to trip over the chairs that were left out of place. Sitting down, Tai shuffled the deck and picked out four random cards for Sora and himself.

'I'll play with you on one condition.'

'What's that?' Tai asked as he picked up his cards.

'We use Nar Shaddaa rules.' Sora said giggling.

Tai's face flashed a bright pink as even Atton fell down behind the bar in confusion. 'We what?!'

'You heard me, Nar Shaddaa rules. Are you afraid, Master Kaimya?' Sora taunted as she laid the first card down.

Tai picked up a card to lay on his side. 'Tai Kamiya is not afraid of a challenge, Master Takenouchi.' He waited for Sora to take her turn. His hand consisted of a +1/-1 card, a +5/-5 card, a +1T tiebreaker, and a -3 card. Hopefully he wouldn't have to use any the first set.

Sora placed a 7 card down on the mat, bringing her total to 14 with the previous 7 she had played earlier. Her cards consisted of a -2 card, a +4 card, a +6/-6 card, and a -1 card. She was more than ready to take on Tai and his hand. She placed her +6/-6 card with the plus side facing up, totaling her to 20. 'Well, look who's already at 20. My dear Tai, it seems you'll have to be the first to lose something.' She said, eyeing his tunic.

Tai started to sweat at the position he was in. It was only the first set of the game, and he was already losing. He pulled out a 9 card, coupling with the 10 he had pulled earlier giving him a total of 19. Normally, he would have stood and lost the set, but he had the one card that she didn't expect. 'Oh Sora, if only you knew what I had in my hand.'

'What could it possibly be? If it's a +1 card, then we'll just tie. You can't win this one Tai.'

Tai placed his +1T card down on his mat. 'My card begs to differ.' He had a smug grin planted all over his face. 'I win this one Sora.'

Sora looked on in disbelief at the mat. He had beaten her already in one set, and with a card that was thought to be only for the Pazaak tournament winners on Nar Shaddaa. 'I can't believe you have that card. I thought they were only for winners of the tournaments on Nar Shaddaa.'

Tai sat back in his seat, arching it up and balancing himself on his toes. 'Master Ulic did a number of things before I became his Padawan so many years ago.' Tai eyed her outer tunic. 'Now you know the rules Sora. You wanted Nar Shaddaa rules, now you have to play by them.'

'Oh fine.' Sora started to take her outer tunic and tabbards off, revealing the tight bodysuit that clung to her skin. Colored sand brown just like her regular set of robes, she flung her outer tunic across to Tai's face.

Tai's eyes went wide at the sight of Sora in the bodysuit that covered her skin. 'By the Force, is that for me Sora? You shouldn't have.'

Sora rolled her eyes at the comment. 'Eyes down at the mat, my dear, we've still got a game to play.' She said as she placed a 5 card down on her mat. This was going to be an interesting game. That was for sure.

In Matt's quarters, Matt and Cody were in a kneeling position on mats that Matt had. Meiko stands over the two of them as she prepares to give her lesson. This would be her first time teaching the Grey philosophy to anyone so she was a little nervous for how she would do but she is confident enough that she knew she could do it.

'Ok, you two. The first thing I want you to do is relax and meditate.' She instructed. 'Clear your minds and feel all that is around you.'

Matt and Cody nod in understanding and comply with Meiko's demand. The two of them closed their eyes and relaxed their minds. They could feel the Force flowing through them, making the world seem much more at ease and carefree than it really was. They listened as Meiko continued to give them visuals to reflect on.

'Feel the temple around you. Strip away the metal and feel the minds of everyone present.' She said, almost in a dream-like state. 'Hear their thoughts, their worries, with more space than can fill the space of the Ebon Hawk.'

Even in his relaxed state, Cody could not help but feel uncomfortable by this command. His master had always told him it was wrong to listen in to the thoughts of others so why was Meiko asking him to do it now?

'Is that an immoral use of the Force, Meiko?' He asks. 'Listening to the thoughts of others, I mean.'

Meiko shakes her head. 'Certainly not, young Cody. We are simply feeling everything around us to center us. Sometimes hearing the thoughts of others allows you to relax and feel how powerful the Force is in each and every one of us.'

She gives him an interested look.

'Didn't your master ever have you do this?'

Even with his eyes closed, Cody shook his head. 'No, never,' he replied. 'He always considered this immoral.'

'Of course his master would say that.' Meiko rolled her eyes. Master Kido was one hard Jedi to figure out because he was full of contradictions and hypocrisy but still acted like he had the moral high ground.

'Feeling the energy of the others around you is by no means immoral,' she said. 'Relax and just do as I tell you.'

That made Cody feel even more unsettled but he swallows it down and keeps his mind open. He closes his eyes once again and tries to feel the Force.

Meiko turns to Matt, who is already in a dream-like state with his hands folded on his lap and in a lotus position. He looked like he was deep in concentration.

'What do you feel, Matt?' She asks.

'This is…incredible.' Matt replied, feeling the energy around him. 'I feel everything. Their hopes, their dreams, their lusts.'

Meiko raises an eyebrow in interest. 'Lusts? What do you mean?'

'Tai. He's done something against the code.'

Cody spoke beside him. 'I sense it too.'

'What?' Meiko asked impatiently.

Matt broke his meditative state to open his eyes. 'Meiko, do you know that Jedi are not allowed to be in romantic relationships?'

She nods. 'I am aware of that. What does this have to do with Master Kamiya?'

'He and Sora have done the one thing that you can never do as a Jedi,' he replies. 'They have given in to their passions and performed the action of love. She is no longer pure.'

Meiko's eyes went so wide that they looked like they would knock her glasses off her face. 'You mean…?'

Matt nodded in confirmation. The group that he had been a part of for years was finally starting to form its own sects within.

The Ebon Hawk flung out of hyperspace, shaking the entire ship. TK jolted up from his position, noticing Kari was still laying on top of him.

'Kari? Sweetheart, it's time to wake up. We're back home.' He started to get up and gather his clothes. He managed to get his pants on before Kari started to bustle out of the bed.

'Already? That was a short trip, next time we need to take the long way around Balmorra.' Kari said to her lover as she started to get dressed. She looked up at TK, whose bare chest was still laced with sweat.

'I could stare at that chest of yours all day. You really are the macho man if you know what I mean.' She said with a wink as she got her upper tunic on.

TK walked out of the dormitory and found his way to the cockpit. Alderaan still shone brightly with beauty unrivaled. He smiled as he started to make his descent, but noticed something come up on the scanners.

'That's odd… another ship is coming out of Hyperspace, and it's not transmitting an ID signature.' Kari joined TK at the cockpit to view what was transpiring.

A Sith Interdictor class Destroyer had exited Hyperspace, though showed no signs of moving into attack position. The communications panel blinked, indicating the visitors wished to hail the ship. Kari sat in the co-pilots seat, answering the call.

'This is Kari Kamiya of the Jedi Order, we are receiving your transmission. You are in Republic Territory. State your business, otherwise we shall be forced to defend ourselves.' Kari spoke as the hologram flickered to life.

The figure that come to view was none other than Darth Revan. Clad in his signature dark robes and armor, the Dark Lord of the Sith was unmoved by Kari's brief message.

'I am not here for a fight, young Padawan. I am here to broker an armistice between our people.' Revan removed his mask to reveal his handsome face, unscarred by the Dark Side's power. Whatever trick he was trying, it was clear to the two Padawans that he would try everything to succeed.

TK began to speak, 'How do we know that you mean the truth? You could be fabricating something just so we lower our defenses and make an easy target to conquer.' He started the landing cycle as the Jedi Temple came into view. Revan's shuttle followed him, though it kept its distance, instead choosing another landing pad.

'I can assure you that my proposal is purely genuine. Your brothers would both know that I speak the truth and can be trusted. At least, they trusted me before the Mandalorian Wars.' Revan said in the hologram. He flicked some of his brown hair out of his face as his shuttle shook with the force of the landing. 'I am sure that you will want me escorted inside. Be careful not to attract too much… attention to yourselves. You two lovebirds seem to have been through a great deal since Korriban.' Revan said with a smirk on his face. 'I will be awaiting your arrival.'

The hologram faded as TK and Kari started to walk towards the ramp. As it extended, TK wondered how Revan knew exactly what they had been through since leaving to go to Korriban. They hadn't been followed by the Centurion cruiser either, so how did he know they were on the Sith Homeworld. Then it hit him, 'Those Sith spirits… they said they would tell Revan of our arrival on the planet'.

Walking over to the other landing pad that was present, Kari held her lightsaber by her side with the blade already activated. 'I just survived Korriban, and I'll be damned if I'm going to let the Dark Lord of the Sith ruin everything right here at our own home.' She said with venom laced in her words. She reminded herself not to let anger take over, but it was extremely hard, seeing as how the person who had caused so much destruction in the recent years was standing right in front of her.

Revan still had his masked removed as he walked forward to the two Padawans.

'My how you two have grown. It's been so long, and I see you've mastered the trial of spirit.' He tried to casually speak to his escorts, though they were not in the mood for talking. He didn't mind one bit as he was here for one reason. The armistice between the Sith and Republic was key to providing stabilization to the Empire, and he could hardly wait to see what the entire Jedi Council would say of his little proposal.

'Cut the formalities, Revan,' Kari spat. 'We know what you are.'

Arriving at the Council chamber, Revan walked in, still surrounded by TK and Kari. Tai, Sora, Matt, Izzy, Mimi, and Meiko all stood at the center with Joe and the rest of the council sitting in their pod-like chairs. Joe sat directly next to High Master Nomi Sunrider, as he was still a trainee. Council members in-training traditionally sat next to the High Master so they can learn the ropes a little before they are finally elected to their position.

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'I can see that you all have yet to redecorate. I strongly suggest it. This look has long faded from popularity.' Revan chided as he arrived at the center of the chamber.

Joe is the first to speak. 'Darth Revan, we understand that you are here for an armistice between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire.'

Tai and the others look on from the window behind the seats as Revan shifted his footing.

'That is correct, Master Kido. I seek to establish a 5-month cease fire between our governments. The Sith Empire has exhausted all of its resources, and the Galactic Republic has shown that it does not have the man power to finish us off.'

Revan smiles at the looks he is receiving from the rest of the council as he continued, '5 months to which neither side will attempt battle or espionage of any kind. If one side breaks this, the opposing side will be given command of the sector that was violated. I trust these are agreeable terms?' He lowers his hood to see all the other Jedi Masters in the room.

Joe's master, Nomi Sunrider, spoke up from the silence. 'I do not sense any ulterior motive from you… it seems you are a Sith who keeps his word. Or more likely, the Jedi Order still has its place within you.'

Revan glared at Nomi. 'Do not insult me with such a phrase, Nomi. I do not fear the Dark Side as you all do. I use both the Light and Dark Sides of the Force to help end this conflict. It would be much easier if you all would just surrender. However, I never walk away from a challenge.'

Joe, unable to stand Revan talking down to the High Master like that, stood up and activated his lightsaber. 'You will not speak to her that way again, you monster.' He growled.

'Joe, don't.' Nomi tried to stop her former apprentice but it was too late.

Joe lunges at Revan, who quickly activated his red saber to block the Jedi Master's blue blade.

'If you wish to challenge me, then you need only ask.' Revan taunted as Joe tried to strike again and again. Revan blocked each attack with ease.

Joe tries to use Dun Möch to lower his opponent's confidence. 'What's wrong, Revan? I thought the Dark Lord of the Sith would be more powerful than this.'

Revan saw through Joe's attempts to demoralize him. 'If you're going to use Dun Möch, then at least know how to use it effectively.'

With that, Revan punches Joe in the stomach, taking all the air from the Jedi Master. He doubled over in pain as Revan, to add insult to injury, slashed Joe across the thigh. A cry of pain was all that could be heard from the Jedi Master as he fell to the ground, clutching his leg with gritted teeth.

Tai and the others could not stand to be on the sidelines anymore and burst into the council chambers, blocking Revan from attacking Joe even more.

'It seems you are an unworthy opponent, Kido.' Revan taunted. 'I would assume someone who is training to be a council member would be far stronger.'

Tai entered the conversation in haste. 'Revan, we agree to your terms, now please leave.'

The others stood over Joe's battered body as Revan raised his hood.

'Of course, old friend. Though I will warn you, the Star Forge is not for the faint of heart. Seek it at your own risk.' Revan puts on his mask as he leaves the council chamber. Tai and the others all turned to Joe as he struggles to get up. Sora and Izzy immediately placed their shoulders under his arms to support him, the slash across his thigh still simmering.

'Whatever he's doing, I want that workout.' Joe said with a chuckle as he fixed his glasses on his face. He looked around to see concerned faces. 'Don't worry, everyone, I am fine, though it seems I still have much to learn.'

Meiko spoke up from her silence. 'That's an understatement.'

This garnered laughs from TK, Kari, and Mimi as Sora helped Joe to his chair. Nomi gave him a scornful look.

'That was reckless what you did, Joe.' She chided. 'He could have killed you. You will know better than to rush into a battle recklessly.'

'Forgive me, Master.' Joe bowed his head in understanding, his face plastered with an apologetic look. 'I am sorry.'

'In any case, we have 5 months of peace. I say we take a little 'vacation' on Manaan.' Tai tries to lighten things up.

Meiko moved over to where Matt is standing. He stared out the window as the Interdictor Destroyer fled the system.

'A vacation would do us some good. Manaan is a neutral system, and we could gain a foothold with Republic forces stationed on the planet.' Matt said as he turned to face the Council. He noticed TK and Kari step forward to present the Star Map piece from Korriban.

'Oh, that's right! How could I forget?' Matt then took the piece from them as he examined the piece. 'How was your trial of spirit Padawans?'

Kari breathed a sigh of relief at the question. 'It was incredible. I had no idea that much darkness existed in me, however, I was able to conquer it to recover the star map peace.' She said as she thought of what she had gone through. Her and TK would hopefully become Jedi Knights with their passage of the trial and she would be able to keep the galaxy safe from anyone that would do it harm.

'Yes Master, we conquered the Dark Side within us, though we know that it will always remain. As we know, the shadow of the dark can never be truly extinguished.' TK said as he bowed before his master.

Matt looked up at the rest of the Council. Tai joined him as he placed his shoulders over Kari. 'I move that we make Kari and TK Knights of the Jedi Order.' Tai said as he noticed the other Jedi nod in agreement.

'It is unusual that we do the passage of Knighthood this way, but we will make an exception, given our dire circumstances.' Nomi said as she and the other masters ignited their lightsabers. 'Step forward Padawans.'

Kari and TK stepped forward and knelt as Nomi continued with the Knighting ceremony.

'By the right of the council, by the will of the Force. Dub thee I do, Jedi… Knights of the Republic.' Nomi took the bands off Kari and TK, signifying that they were Padawan Learners no longer. They were full-fledged Jedi Knights. The courage they had displayed on Korriban would be needed in the trials ahead, as the Star Forge still lingered in the unknown regions, where the Sith waited, in the cold, dark, depths of space.

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A cruel planet of rocky red deserts and crumbling ruins, Korriban was the homeworld of the ancient Sith. Reclaimed by the Empire in recent decades, it is now the site of the Sith Academy, where the Dark Council oversees the training of new acolytes. Only Sith may come and go freely from the academy, and for a non-Sith to visit Korriban is a great privilege.

Surrounding the academy are the tombs of the first Dark Lords. Used as testing grounds by the academy overseers, the tombs remain filled with traps, monstrosities and relics, even millennia after their construction--along with the bodies of a generation of failed acolytes.

  • faction: Sith Empire, levels: 1 - 10
  • location: Imperial-controlled Outer Rim, status: Tightly controlled by the Sith
  • terrain: Red, rocky desert
  • key facts: Original home world of the Sith, after being driven out of the early Jedi Order

Starting planet for Sith Warrior and Sith Inquisitor.

Companions from this world: Khem Val (Sith Inquisitor companion), Vette (Sith Warrior companion)

Locations

Sith Academy

Rising above the Valley of the Dark Lords, the Sith Academy is a monument to the power of the dark side and the might of the Sith Empire. Would-be students throughout Imperial space compete for the privilege of studying within the Academy halls, but only those strong in the Force are selected--and most of those perish in the struggle to become Sith.

Beyond the training rooms lay many secrets that remain hidden to all but the most powerful Sith Lords. Higher levels contain chambers for members of the Dark Council, where few living creatures are permitted. Whispered rumors suggest that the Emperor himself has a sanctum within the Academy, but no one has seen the Emperor on Korriban for many years.

The Wilds

Nowhere on Korriban is the planet's dark influence stronger than in the lower wilds. What begins as ringing ears and a cold unease can eventually cripple and dominate an unprepared Sith; weaker minds can be twisted and broken in a matter of hours, leaving soldiers weeping in the sand or slaves frothing, ready to kill.

The source of this corrupting power is unknown. Some believe it is the residual dark energy of the ancient Sith species, while others insist the canyon serves as a focal point for the combined hatred and strength of the entombed Dark Lords. Some even hope the madness is caused by an artifact buried beneath the sands, waiting for a Sith to claim its power

Tomb of Ajunta Pall

Before the Empire, before the Sith Order, Ajunta Pall was the very first Dark Lord. Once a Jedi Master, Ajunta Pall learned how to create and shape life itself through the Force--an art the Jedi feared and sought to end. In an act of defiance, he turned his newfound power against the Jedi Order and rebelled.

In the end, the Jedi banished Ajunta Pall and his followers, exiling them to the Outer Rim--where the exiles found Korriban and a Force-wielding native species called the Sith. Ajunta Pall impressed the Sith with his power and technology, and the Sith soon revered the exiles as gods. From his seat of power on Korriban, Ajunta Pall was named Dark Lord of the Sith and founded the Sith Empire.

Upon his death, Ajunta Pall's body was entombed in the Valley of the Dark Lords. After millennia of sandstorms, cave-ins and warfare, the tomb still stands as a testament to his lasting influence.

Tomb of Marka Ragnos

Strength, power and strategy marked the rule of Marka Ragnos. Descended from the original Sith inhabitants of Korriban and the Dark Jedi exiles who interbred with them, Marka Ragnos was destined for greatness. He conquered his competitors in a series of quick, ruthless campaigns and became Dark Lord of all Sith, a title he would hold for more than a century.

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The reign of Marka Ragnos might have been short-lived had he not displayed great strategic discipline. Instead of clashing directly with Sith challengers who hungered for his power, he pitted his enemies against each other to weaken and destroy them. Similarly, he was one of few Sith of his era who knew of the existence of the Republic and the Jedi Order. He chose not to attack, and instead focused on strengthening the Sith Empire.

The golden age of the Sith would end shortly after his death, but the legacy and spirit of Marka Ragnos would live on within his tomb in the Valley of the Dark Lords.

Tomb of Naga Sadow

Naga Sadow was ruled by ambition: ambition for power, for dominance and for the expansion of the Sith Empire. Marka Ragnos's body was still warm when Naga Sadow clashed with Sith Lord Ludo Kressh over their late ruler's title. The spirit of Marka Ragnos interrupted their duel and told the two Sith Lords of a greater enemy: the Republic and its Jedi defenders. Naga Sadow saw opportunity in this revelation and launched an attack on Republic space, a move that would see Sadow named the Empire's ruler and spark the Great Hyperspace War.

Naga Sadow's ambition and overconfidence soon became his greatest weaknesses. Even with his mastery of Force illusions, the Republic outmatched the Sith. Sadow's invasion failed, and the Republic fleet pursued him back to Sith space. He fled Korriban with his warriors as the Sith Empire crumbled around him.

Sadow sought refuge on the remote moon Yavin Four, where he died after spending years trying to rebuild the Empire he had inadvertently helped to destroy. Naga Sadow's spirit, however, survived to pass on Sith teachings, planting the seed of corruption among his Jedi enemies.

Tomb of Tulak Hord

Lord of Hate, Master of the Gathering Darkness and Dark Lord of the Sith. These are but a few of the titles worn by the great Tulak Hord. His command of the dark side and mastery of lightsaber techniques won Hord many battles, and each victory earned him enemies abroad and within the Sith ranks. Of the many who challenged his might, none were successful.

Among Hord's greatest triumphs were the battles of Yn and Chabosh. With an army of dark side warriors and his faithful Dashade assassin at his side, he annihilated the rebels who defied the expansion of the Sith Empire and went on to conquer the Dromund system--setting the stage for Dromund Kaas to eventually become capital of the Empire. Imperial historians believe the worlds conquered by Hord number in the hundreds, but any records from his bygone era were lost in the Great Hyperspace War.

Valley of the Dark Lords

Since the dawn of the Empire, the Valley of the Dark Lords has been the final resting place for the galaxy's most legendary Sith. Carved into the rock walls and anointed with the blood of a thousand slaves, the valley's tombs are monuments to the influence and strength of their interred lords. A tomb's construction can require decades, construction beginning long before death claims its eventual occupant and ending long after.

With the defeat of the Sith Empire in the Great Hyperspace War, Korriban was abandoned with only ancient statues to guard over the valley. Grave robbers and cave-ins wore down the tombs for a thousand years until the Sith returned and restored Korriban to its former glory. Excavations into the rediscovered tombs are now underway, and already Sith wonder who will be the next great warrior to lie among the legends in the Valley of the Dark Lords.

Datacrons

Organizations

The Dark Council

While the undying Emperor serves as the unquestioned leader of the Empire, the twelve members of the Dark Council oversee the daily workings of their vast civilization and speak in the Emperor's name. Each is among the most powerful Sith in the galaxy; to hold a seat on the council is the highest honor and the greatest position of influence a Sith can attain.

The individual members of the Dark Council control their own spheres of influence and pyramids of subordinate Sith--overall Imperial military strategy falls in the hands of one Dark Council member, while study of ancient artifacts falls into the hands of another. These spheres occasionally overlap, leading to conflict. However, every Sith Lord and apprentice is ultimately answerable to the council member at the top of his or her pyramid. Similarly, non-Sith organizations are usually clearly answerable to one Dark Council member or another.

Meetings of the Dark Council are normally held in the Citadel on Dromund Kaas or in the Sith Academy on Korriban. It's rare for all members to gather at once--power plays among members are frequent, and several of the Dark Lords are virtual hermits. On the occasions when the Emperor summons them, however, all members of the Dark Council are expected to gather and obey.

Tomb Raiders

The ancient Sith tombs of Korriban have long been a target of raiders and treasure seekers with dreams of valuable plunder. While many are the minions and hirelings of Sith Lords hoping to lay their hands on powerful relics, others are daring fortune hunters who come from offworld and risk conflict with the Sith.

Individual pirates and rogues occasionally arrive stowed away on ships, but a more organized group led by an eccentric underworld figure has infiltrated shipments of slaves sent to the red planet. Once on the surface, the 'slaves' sneak into the tombs; few ever leave Korriban, but those who survive are paid handsomely for their trouble.

Persons of Note

Darth Baras (Sith Warrior)

Entrusted by the Emperor and the Dark Council to oversee the negotiations leading to the Treaty of Coruscant, Darth Baras has long held sway within the highest layers of the Sith Order. His power base of secret spies and well-placed minions stretches across the galaxy, enabling him to orchestrate and manipulate events from the shadows.

He is a man of great vision, and it is even said that the Force grants him glimpses of disturbances yet to come. Methodical and calculating, Baras is a true master of the dark arts, and some say the future of the Empire.

Khem Val (Sith Inquisitor)

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  • Melee Tank
  • Crew Skills Bonus: +15 Artifice Efficiency, +5 Research Efficiency
  • Primary Weapon: Vibrosword
  • Secondary Weapon: Shield Generator

Once a loyal servant of the Sith Lord Tulak Hord, Khem Val was placed in a stasis chamber in the tomb of Naga Sadow centuries ago by his master for safekeeping. Tulak Hord is long dead, but Khem Val lives on; a terrifying nightmare from the ancient past.

Powerful, cunning and ruthless enough to slay even the strongest Force users, Khem Val was trained as an elite assassin. After emerging from his long slumber, the Dashade is the very embodiment of death and destruction; a reminder that there are things even Sith and Jedi must fear.

Although once pledged to a life of service, with his original master gone, it is uncertain where Khem Val's true loyalties now lie. A near-perfect killing machine, he could prove a valuable weapon for anyone willing to take him on... though he is a weapon that can cut both ways.

Lord Zash (Sith Inquisitor)

Energetic and excitable, Lord Zash has devoted her life to researching the arts of the Sith. An expert in manipulating the dark side of the Force, she eschews the ostentation and pretentiousness common to instructors at the Academy on Korriban.

Many students are initially taken aback, both by her appearance and her demeanor. Scholarly--even bookish--she also seems young for one who has risen so high in the Academy's ranks. Instead of instructing through fear and intimidation, she is quick to offer encouragement or a helping hand to acolytes who show promise.

But on Korriban, only the cunning and the strong survive. There is more to Zash than meets the eye, and those who underestimate her rarely live to regret their mistake.

Overseer Harkun (Sith Inquisitor)

A gruff, hard-line traditionalist, Overseer Harkun believes in the Empire and the superiority of its children. He makes no effort to hide his contempt for acolytes who have risen up from slavery or those chosen from alien cultures. His stubborn rejection of the changes at the Academy--of the need to replace Sith lost in the war with a new and 'lesser' generation--has crippled his prospects for advancement, leaving him bitter and spiteful... particularly to those students who represent what he most despises.

Harkun is well aware that his days are numbered. Yet he is determined to exact his revenge on those acolytes unfortunate enough to be placed under his supervision. If he can't keep the fools of the galaxy from joining the Academy, at least he can make them suffer.

Overseer Tremel (Sith Warrior)

A long-tenured administrator of the trials at the Sith Academy, Overseer Tremel is the latest in a family line that has guarded the gateway to becoming Sith for centuries--first on the Imperial homeworld of Dromund Kaas, and more recently on the reclaimed Sith holy world of Korriban.

A staunch traditionalist, Tremel is fervently opposed to the recent mandate allowing any Force-sensitive individual--regardless of heritage or background--to face the trials. He believes it to be a great threat that must be stamped out and will stop at nothing to weed out the impure and unworthy--even if it means defying his superiors.

Vette (Sith Warrior)

  • Companion of: Sith Warrior
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  • Crew Skills Bonus: +5 Underworld Trading Efficiency, +5 Treasure Hunting Critical
  • Primary Weapon: Blaster Pistol
  • Secondary Weapon: Blaster Pistol

A Twi'lek born into slavery on the planet Ryloth, Vette escaped a life of servitude to become an accomplished rogue and treasure hunter. Too daring for her own good, she managed to breach Imperial defenses and sneak onto Korriban, gaining entry into the most sacred Sith tombs before being caught.

Years of travel and close calls have made Vette quick with a blaster. Outspoken, uppity and unfiltered, she can be fiercely loyal or relentlessly taxing, making her a source of annoyance to some and of great amusement to others.

Species

Abyssin

Abyssins are a nomadic and savage species from the planet Byss. They are distinguished most obviously by the single large eye centered prominently on their foreheads. They are also notoriously hard to kill, possessing incredible regenerative abilities that allow them to recover from virtually any non-fatal wound.

The Abyssins' uncanny resilience has no doubt contributed to their violent culture. While bloody conflicts between warring tribes are all too common, casualties from these skirmishes are surprisingly few. Their fortitude makes them ideal hired muscle, and they often find work throughout the galaxy as mercenaries and bodyguards.

Dashade

As fearsome as they are scarce, Dashades are the hulking survivors of a long-dead planet. Their homeworld, Urkupp, was destroyed a millennium ago, leaving scant few of their kind left; a live Dashade is a rare sight these days.

Prior to Urkupp's destruction, they were feared for their inherent resistance to the Force; Jedi and Sith alike often found their powers useless against the Dashades. While the Jedi generally preferred to avoid them, many Sith Lords took advantage of their unique abilities and employed Dashades as assassins to dispose of Jedi and rival Sith.

Sith Pureblood

Although the name 'Sith' is now used by the order of Force users who call upon the dark side, the term originally referred to a Force-sensitive species of red-skinned humanoids. The term 'Sith pureblood' is now used to distinguish between those descended from the species and the order itself.

The Sith species was discovered three thousand years ago on Korriban by exiled human Dark Jedi fleeing Republic space after their defeat in a war called the Second Great Schism. The Dark Jedi quickly enslaved the primitive culture, and over many generations, the two groups intermingled.

Eventually, the elite ruling class of Korriban consisted almost exclusively of the hybridized offspring of the Dark Jedi and the high priests of the Sith people. These offspring tended to exhibit the physical characteristics of their Sith parentage, such as red skin, yellow eyes, bony protrusions on the face or head, and fleshy tendrils dangling from the cheeks and chin. For a brief time, Sith blood was seen as a sign of weakness--but the modern Empire believes purity of heritage carries the strength of the Force.

Genetically speaking, true 'pureblood' Sith are virtually extinct, but red skin is still the mark of an Imperial--almost always a Force user--who can trace his or her ancestry into antiquity.

Bestiary

K'lor'slug

Hulking, worm-like creatures with pincer legs and gaping maws of teeth, k'lor'slugs are among the most dangerous species on Korriban. Not only can they shear a man in half or swallow him whole, they can project their vile, venomous spit great distances. Hatched from eggs laid hundreds at a time by their queens and blessed with a short incubation period, these hideous monsters can infest and overrun an area in no time.

A century ago, a notorious hunter named Riegenn Hetuu was contracted to bring a live k'lor'slug queen to an eccentric Hutt for a gala celebration. The beast was meant to be a highlight in the Hutt's annual gladiatorial tournament, but when Riegenn arrived on Hutta and opened his cargo bay, some four hundred k'lor'slugs poured out, consuming the hunter as well as the Hutt. To this day, the sound made when a batch of k'lor'slugs hatch is called 'a Hutt's cry.'

Shyrack

Eyeless, winged monstrosities that hunt in swarms, shyracks are cave-dwelling terrors indigenous to Korriban. Fiercely territorial, they attack intruders with aggression and frenzy.

Typically cave-bound, every sixty-three years the shyracks of Korriban spill from their habitats every day for the entire summer. They fill the sky, blotting out the sun and moon, and rain their bluish droppings onto everything below. Before the Sith returned to reclaim Korriban, every sixty-third summer saw biologists from across the galaxy descend on the planet to observe the nightly purpling of the red terrain.

Terentatek

The legendary terentatek is a vicious, tusked monster that feeds on the blood of Force sensitives. Terentateks are known to cluster wherever there is a strong dark side presence and to remain dormant for many years before emerging to hunt.

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How terentateks came to be is a subject of much debate. Ancient chronicles report terentatek-like creatures on Korriban, twisted by the dark side rituals performed by early Dark Jedi. Other sources attribute their creation directly to the Sith Lord Exar Kun, who performed many Force experiments on creatures on Yavin Four. Terentateks are undoubtedly one of the most vicious of all creatures steeped in the dark side, and they are doubly dangerous because of their unnatural resistance to Force powers.

Jedi throughout the ages have tried to wipe terentateks from the galaxy, but the creatures have proven incredibly resilient. The most recent concerted effort was three centuries ago; many terentateks were destroyed, but the hunt took the lives of many Jedi Masters, as well.

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The Beast of Marka Ragnos (Sith Warrior)

Left to guard the tomb serving as the resting place for its master, Marka Ragnos, the beast has dwelled in darkness for centuries. Legend tells that Ragnos beat his pet nightly, warping it with the Force until it was a creature of pure hate and anguish. Starved for unthinkable periods of time and then fed only blood, it is said to be filled with an unquenchable thirst for more.

Since the death of its master and its seclusion in the tomb, no one has seen the beast and lived to tell the tale. But the strongest Sith can feel its unnerving presence.

Tuk'ata

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These oversized hounds were bred to be fearless and relentless. Left to guard the Sith tombs of Korriban, they have sharp horns, long claws and savage teeth. They are unusually intelligent and seem capable of communicating with one another through unknown means.

It is said that the species was nonviolent and grazing before being corrupted by Sith alchemical experiments that awakened a latent part of their brains and changed them into unnatural abominations. Random mutations now occur that produce some tuk'ata that can live for centuries and grow to immense proportions.

Lore

Admission to the Sith Academy

It has always been a privilege to face the trials at the Sith Academy. Even though most acolytes fail--and the cost of failure is typically death--the chance to train in the dark arts and become one of the most powerful beings in the galaxy is incentive enough for most. Others, attuned to the Force but reluctant to participate, are dragged and forced to face the trials.

Until recently, only purebloods and humans from the Empire were allowed entrance. To produce a Sith child is one of the Empire's highest honors, and families identify and groom potential candidates from an early age. Since the loss of so many Sith in the war, however, a swell of less traditional thinking has opened the Academy to anyone displaying Force sensitivity.

Some conservative Sith call this a foolish and desperate move that will dilute the order instead of returning it to strength; others accept it as a temporary measure. At first, the conflict was merely intellectual as the first waves of new recruits into the Academy died ingloriously--but things are changing, and the new breed of Sith may yet prove itself worthy.

Legacy of Tulak Hord

The secrets behind Tulak Hord's great power were many, and they all but vanished from the galaxy with the Dark Lord's death. Generations of Sith have obsessed over unearthing his ancient teachings and artifacts, but Tulak Hord hid them well.

Of the relics recovered successfully, the mask of Tulak Hord is most recognizable. Darth Revan discovered this relic in Tulak Hord's tomb while searching for the Star Forge space station, though both the mask of Tulak Hord and the mask of Darth Revan have disappeared since. In recent years, Tulak Hord's lightsaber was unearthed on Dromund Fels by Darth Marr before his ascension to the Dark Council.

Despite these discoveries, Tulak Hord's greatest treasures still lie locked away in the far corners of the galaxy, waiting for a new master to claim their power.

Sith Titles

The Sith Order bestows a number of titles upon its followers, as befits their rank and power. These are the most common:

  • Acolyte: A Sith acolyte has not yet completed his or her trials in the Sith Academy, and may well die before becoming truly 'Sith.'
  • Sith: An acolyte who completes the trials and is accepted as the apprentice of a Sith Lord is considered Sith--no more, no less. Any non-Sith, however, is expected to refer to a Sith as 'my lord' out of respect.
  • Overseer: An instructor at the Sith Academy is called an overseer. Overseers are often Sith Lords, but that rank is not a requirement; they may simply be Sith with a talent for instruction.
  • Sith Lord: A Sith who advances in the order's hierarchy will eventually be elevated to Sith Lord. His or her name is preceded by 'Lord' in formal address. In the modern Empire, 'Dark Lord' is synonymous with this term.
  • Darth: The strongest Sith Lords ascend to the position of Darth. Many take a new name at this point, symbolically embracing their transformation into something greater.
  • Emperor: There has been only one Sith Emperor since the Great Hyperspace War over 1,300 years ago. He is supreme.

Sith Weapons

The most visible symbol of the Sith is their iconic weapon: the lightsaber. Lightsabers are powered through a combination of rare crystals, precise engineering and the Force itself. They come in both single- and double-bladed forms, and the Sith are believed to be the first to wield the double-blade. While a lightsaber hilt is often customized by its owner, the blade's color is determined by its crystal; red, purple and orange are the most common colors among the Sith, though other colors, such as magenta and cyan, are known to exist.

Acolytes seeking to wield these weapons are required to begin their trials using an electroblade training sword, an unwieldy device designed to cause painful shocks to the target. If an acolyte is found worthy, he may hone his abilities with an ancient Sith warblade--a weapon used in an era before lightsabers, crafted by pureblooded artisans. In the end, only the strongest and deadliest acolytes may earn a lightsaber for themselves, seizing one from a failed Sith or Jedi or uncovering it in the depths of a tomb.

Slavery in the Empire

In contrast with the Republic, which officially condemns the practice, slavery is widely accepted across the Empire. However, instead of slaves being bought and sold merely on an individual basis, the custom has been fully incorporated into the hierarchy of Imperial society. As the lowest caste, slaves perform menial duties and backbreaking labor, and they possess virtually no rights or recourse under the law.

The ranks of slaves are typically made up of those who fall outside the traditional Imperial power structure: prisoners of war, criminals and aliens from conquered worlds. Children of slaves are born into the same caste as their parents, though it is possible for individuals to be elevated should they show strength and ability that would better serve the Empire in a more distinguished role.

Recently--seeking to replenish the ranks of the Sith Order after the war--even the Sith Academy has started accepting slaves who show a strong affinity for the Force… though many still look on these former slaves with disdain.

The Red Engine

Created by the ancient Sith Lord Tulak Hord, the Red Engine was an infernal machine powered by hate and blood. Located deep in its creator's tomb, legend holds that those who unlock the secrets of the terrible device will gain access to the hidden teachings of Tulak Hord himself. Despite this potential prize, most scholars who have studied the Red Machine Engine have eventually given up in frustration, thwarted by the complexities of the sinister invention.

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