* Promoted to Marauder * 4/20/08
~1. Why do you choose to be a Sith?~
Simple, there is no other order worthy of existing.
The Sith are power, I know this first hand and crave to wield that power once again. Through that power the Sith will make the entire EUC tremble in fear, and as our numbers continue to grow the Sith will once again rule this forum with a firm hand.
~2. Sith and Jedi Code – Describe each and compare the differences.~
Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
Through passion, I gain strength.
Through strength, I gain power.
Through power, I gain victory.
Through victory, my chains are broken.
The Force shall free me.
There is no emotion, there is peace.
There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
There is no passion, there is serenity.
There is no death, there is the Force.
The main difference between the Jedi and Sith Codes are that the Sith use the Force to gain power, while the Jedi shy away from that power.
The Jedi Code discourages the use of emotion and passion or to a greater extent allowing their followers to simply feel, but this is a lie because all men and women no matter how strong of will is bound to be influenced by emotions.
The Sith Code shows us that the Sith are not cowards as are the Jedi, we do not fear the Dark Side and in fact we see it as our main advantage over all who stand against us. Only though passion and emotion can we reach the goals we have set for our Order.
There are many more differences, but to me this is the crux of it.
~3. Who is your favorite Sith? Give a bio including name, home-world & era.~
I always have a hard time deciding who is my favorite because I see great value in learning about all our predacessors...but if pressed my current fav is Darth Bane. His foresight saved the Sith, and if not for him none of the great Sith who followed would have ever had the chance to bring their vengance down upon the Jedi.
Alias: Darth Bane
Bio: Dessel was born on Apatros, son of a drunken and abusive father who's nickname (Bane) was the inspiration for his Sith name. Dessel later realized that his hatred for his father was ultimately what killed the man, his strong desire for his father to die was eventually granted by the Force.
After many years of back breaking labor in the cortosis mines of Apatros, a series of incidents transpired which led to his escape of the planet and joining the ranks of the Sith army. There his talents were discovered and he was taken to Korriban to be trained as a Sith, at first this went well but eventually he discovered that the current Sith Order was weak due to it's leadership.
Determined to correct the flaws in the Order he fled Korriban searching for answers, and upon discovering the ancient holocron of Darth Revan found them. Now confident that the "Rule of Two" was the salvation of the Sith, he flew to Ruusan where the entire Sith order was located in immersed in a seemingly never ending battle with the Jedi "Army of Light".
He set his plans into motion and knew that the fool the Sith called their leader would be none the wiser, they followed the path he set before them like sheeps being led to the slaughter, the ancient Sith ritual known as the thought-bomb destroyed most of all but Bane. Just before leaving the planet he took an apprentice, and began the anew the Sith Order.
~4. Name three Sith ruled worlds – Give brief description of each world and the events that happened.~
Korriban: Original homeworld of the Sith species, it was here that the Dark Jedi planeted the seeds for the great Sith Order.
After the Great Hyperspace War the Sith left the planet and relocated to Ziost, after which Korriban became a planet of tombs and crypts for many centuries.
It was all but forgotten until Exar Kun returned as a Dark Lord and founded the city of Dreshdae as well as the nearby Sith Academy. The planet continued to be a haven for the Sith Order until an unfortunate civil war which left it in ruins and uninhabited by all but the powerful ghosts of past Sith.
Later on the Brotherhood of Darkness would once again take control of the world and begin training Sith, it was there that Darth Bane came to power and a new understanding of the Dark Side....but was once again abandoned after the Brotherhood was destroyed by Bane.
The planet was again used by the Disciples of Ragnos, and set the stage for the planets greatest battle (Battle of Korriban), where notable Jedi sought out the Disciples and destroyed the spirit of the mighty Dark Lord Marka Ragnos.
Intermingled during these times many visitors came seeking relics of great power, and in current times the picked over tombs hold little more than memories of a greater time.
Ruusan: Was the site of 7 great battles between the Jedi and Sith Orders, as well as being the resting place of the final attempt at a Empire of Sith Lords...leaving only Darth Bane to rebuild the Order using his "Rule of Two".
After the final battle of Ruusan a Jedi constructed a memorial to the 100 fallen Jedi (Valley of the Jedi), and soon after the world was all but forgotten and inaccessible by hyperspace routes.
It was rediscovered about 10 years BBY and used by merchants and smugglers, and slowly built a population of refugees. About a decade later Jerec would travel to the planet in search of the Valley of the Jedi in hopes of siezing the great wellspring of power that resided there, but was stopped and killed by the then young Jedi Kyle Katarn.
No further information on the planet exists following this battle.
Ziost: Was a forested world strong with the presence of the Dark Side and second Capital of the ancient Sith Empire.
It was there that the Jedi/Republic forces slaughtered the entire Sith species, leaving the world a barren wasteland.
In the centuries following few visitors ventured to the planet, but of those the notable ones were the Massassi Kalgrath, Lumiya (her apprentices Flint and Carnor Jax), Zekk, and Ben Skywalker.
~5. Sith Rule Structure –Name them and describe strengths and weaknesses of each.~
"Rule by the Strong": This was the original rule followed by the Sith, and though it's main strength ensured that the strongest and most powerful of the Order thrived it's fatal flaw was that it caused more damage to the Order than it helped.
By following this Rule the Sith were in a constant cycle of building itself up only to then tear itself apart because the powerful Lords were always trying to attain the leadership positions, more often than not it was not the Jedi who defeated the Sith...but rather themselves.
"Sith Triumvirate": Under this style of leadership there was a triad of Sith responsible for guiding the order, the purpose of this was so that if any one fell there would still be 2 others to carry on with their plans.
In theory in order to completely destroy the Order the Jedi would be forced to kill all 3 members of the Triumvirate (Traya, Nihilus and Sion), which is exactly what happened when the Exile killed each of them.
After that the Order fractioned and ultimately faded into history.
"Rule of Two": To date probably the most effective of the rules of power, and one that relied on stealth and intelligence rather than strength and numbers.
This rule dictated that there would only be 2 Sith at a time, by doing so the Sith would be able to remain hidden from the Jedi and being free of persecution could gain much power through focused study of the Dark Side and it's techniques and rituals.
Under this rule the only way a Sith Apprentice could become the Dark Lord was by learning enough to surpass his/her Master, often times this resulted in the Master's death. This ensured that each new generation of Sith must be stronger than the last, and only ended with the deaths of both Darth Sidious and Darth Vader (arguably the 2 most powerful Sith to ever live).
"Rule of One": This rule tries to correct the error of earlier generations of the Sith Empire, instead of simply allowing the strong to lead it also calls for all actions to be not in the best interest of each individual...but for the Order as a whole.
Under this rule it is believed that the end goal is not simply power, but the creation of a unified Order all blindly obedient to one Dark Lord
I believe this rule to be flawed, as it is not much different than the "Rule by the Strong" ideal and individual Sith seem free to decide what they think is best...though officially they all still answer to only 1 Dark Lord of the Sith.
I don't see this Order lasting very long, it is the very nature of the Dark Side and Sith to crave power...eventually others will rise up and try to take the mantle of Dark Lord for themselves.
~6. The Darkside Compendium – Who wrote it? What does it consists of? Give a description of each one.~
Darth Sidious was the Author of the Books, only 3 were made and the third was left incomplete at the time of Sidious' death.
The volumes of the Compendium are as follows:
The Book of Anger: The first volume of the Compendium.
This book contained the thoughts and insights of Sidious about the use and continuing mastery over the Dark Side. It taught that emotion was the best tool one could use to control the Dark Side, and of those emotions the most effective was anger, though it also taught how to control that anger lest it consume you.
The Weakness of Inferiors: This volume taught the secrets of manipulation and control over lesser beings...without the use of violence...but rather focusing on fear, authority, the nature of weakness, and the strength of knowledge in the Force.
During Luke Skywalker's fall to the Dark Side Sidious revealed it's existence and actually read the entire volume to him.
The Creation of Monsters: This volume detailed the lost secrets of Sith Alchemy, and was the only volume left unfinished at the time of his first death over Endor.
It is whispered that the book, even uncomplete as it is, reveals the techniques required to creat Imperial Sentinels (monstrous brutes who while physically powerful were dumb as rocks) and Chrysalide (mutated Rancor).
~7. Explain the differences between Dark Jedi and Sith.~
Dark Jedi and Sith have both embraced the Dark Side and use it's power, but the critical difference between the two is that while the Sith have a set culture and millenia of tradition and rituals...the Dark Jedi do not.
The Sith take advantage of the teachings of previous Sith, and IMO this gives them a great advantage over Dark Jedi.
~8. Name three wars involving the Sith. Give a brief description of each.~
Battle of Korriban: Fought in the year 1,006 by the Army of Darkness, and was done so to retake the sacred planet from the Jedi/Old Republic.
After killing all the Jedi on the planet, the Army of Darkness repopulated Korriban and set up a training Academy to strengthen it's number of Dark Lords.
Battle of Al'Har: This battle took place around the year 3,996 during the Great Sith War led by Exar Kun. During this battle a Jedi Capital ship was damaged and crashed on the planet of Haruun Kal, it is believed that the decendants of the survivors of this crash became the force sensative raced called the Korunnai.
Dark Reaper Campaign: One of the first battles fought by the Sith Lords Exar Kun and Ulic Qel-Droma, and was started in hopes of uniting the systems surrounding the Empress Teta system.
In this campaign the Sith Lords utilized two powerful items, the "Dark Reaper" and "Force Harvester". This campaign met with great success until Kun revealed plans to use the items to destroy the Jedi Order, Ulic fearing for the lives of his brother Cay and former lover Nomi Sunrider gave the Jedi Order vital information regarding the location of the relics.
The Jedi task force was successful in dismantling the Reaper, and hiding the Harvester....but they again surfaces thousands of years later to be used again during the Clone Wars.
~9. What do you believe are the goals of the Sith and what would you do to achieve them?~
I believe the goals of the Sith are to...
1) Unite under a common banner, with a unified purpose.
2) Make our numbers grow by finding new recruits with great potential.
3) Be dominant in all things, no matter if we participate in RPG's...games...or simply becoming the preeminent fan club in the EUC.
No matter what we do, we should strive to do it better than anyone else.
In achieving these goals I am willing to do anything, as long as it serves to strengthen the Order. In the past I have witnessed self serving acts in the past, which while is expected from Sith from time to time, only divides an Order and make it weaker.
I believe that for an online group such as the DoD, the "Rule of One" makes the most sense...and I am willing to do what is asked of me by the Council and will assist fellow Sith when called upon.