So my young apprentice.... today you initiate your journey to becoming a Sith. In order to become a Sith, one must fully embrace the Dark Side by completing the tasks I put forth. As your master, I intend to see that you do. :flames:
My first task for you is to tell me why you choose to become a Sith? In addition to that, tell me why the Sith should choose you? What are your strengths and weakness? Take the time you need to answer sufficiently.
It is a path that I believe that has been placed before me to conquer. I have the skills and knowledge passed down for me to conquer this path and become it's master. It is in my blood to serve the darkside Master as it is in you. I feel it's calling deep within my soul to follow this path. The path that is before me is where I can find perfection. Perfection is where through meditation/mental exercise I can strengthen my mind for tough situations that I will find along my path to become a Sith. I want to finish that walk in life and become someone who can use the power the Sith can teach me and use it to my advantage.
This is why I want to start my journey. Through this victory of learning the dark side, my chains are broken.
I have no weakness my Master, I only strive to learn what I have not found in my journeys.
*sits in a mediative position wearing a hooded cloak*
I find your responses to be very enlightening. Nicely done, though think you have no weaknesses... Ah but you do, my apprentice. Find one and tell me how to make it into a strength.
As for your journey down the Dark path, your second task is to describe the Sith and Jedi Codes, and compare the differences. After you finish this, we will begin your saber training along with more tasks.
I believe that gambling would be my only weakness. I gamble in many ways but I always seem to come out on top. This might not always be the truth in my life.
The Sith Code
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.
The Jedi Code
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 Sith Code itself is a saying that teaches it's students of the dark path the basis of there beginnings. It is about letting go of your control and fully embracing your desires. While the Jedi code is the exact opposite in referring to controlling ones own emotions. The code's themselves are truly opposites in the teachings of the force. While one is of embracing ones emotions the other is to control.
Also while the Sith code is of victory, the Jedi code is of is of peace. One can refer to the codes as War and Peace in my own mind. The Sith being of War and the Jedi of Peace.
The Sith believed that the true power of the Force lay not through contemplation and passivity, but rather by tapping into the emotion-filled and hateful energies of the dark side. They believed it was their passion for things - anger, hatred, fear - that fueled their power of the Force. The Sith desired to become stronger, both as individuals and as an organization, so they could achieve a higher potential of being. They compared the passive teachings of the Jedi to the actions of shepherds, while the Sith themselves were seekers of true knowledge and power.
The Sith did not think of emotions as a negative force but rather a tool or path to power. Whereas a Jedi would teach that fear was a negative emotion that must be overcome, a Sith would point out that every living creature was subject to fear, and that without feelings of fear that told it to run or feelings of anger that told it to fight the creature would probably die. The Sith did not consider themselves beyond the need of simple passions, but recognized the key role certain passions played in channeling the power of the Force.
The Sith felt that Jedi teachings treated the Force as a burden where users must guard against weakness and evil. The Sith preferred to think of the Force as a gift. They celebrated the Force and used it to acquire power over others because they felt that was how the Force was meant to be. The Sith challenged and embraced the passions that lay within them and used them to realize their true potential. Many Sith described this goal as "being what they were meant to be."
Like Jedi, love was a dangerous emotion to the Sith. Some Jedi discouraged love because it led to attachment. The Sith taught that love could be a beneficial emotion because it often lead to anger or hatred, which fueled a Sith's power in the Force. Often, however, love lead to mercy, which was one of the worst emotions a Sith could have, as it displayed weakness. The Sith did not believe in showing mercy to those weaker than you, as that meant beings that were unfit still survived. The only way to ensure the survival of the strong was for the strong to prove their power by removing obstacles that stood in their path, including, if necessary, those weaker than them. Contrary to popular belief, removal did not always mean death, though many Sith were ruthless and considered leaving potential opponents alive to be a weakness.
The Difference Between the Jedi and the Sith
For several millennia, the Jedi Order have been the guardians of peace in the galaxy with the Force as their ally. The Jedi believe that the path to the Force is through contemplation, passivity, and inner peace. By disciplining themselves to remain calm no matter what is happening around them, a Jedi can access and use the power of the Force.
The Jedi regard the power of the Force with respect and responsibility. A Jedi views the Force as a power to merge with in order to further the cause of good. Jedi live by a very strict code that is built on tremendous discipline, selflessness and self-control. This is why very few Force adepts who begin training with the Jedi ever actually become Jedi Knights, and fewer still become Jedi Masters.
The Sith, on the other hand, have learned to unlock the power of the Force in a completely different way. Rather than accessing the power of the Force through inner peace, the Sith have learned to tap the power of the Force by giving into extreme emotion. By letting feelings like anger or fear take over, the Sith can use emotion as a conduit to channel the power of the Force.
There is a common misconception that the Sith access the Force through evil or that being a Sith Lord automatically means that you are evil. This is not true. Any extreme emotion can access the Force. The essence of the Sith's power is in passion, not evil. Passion can take the form of joy or love as well as anger or hatred. Sith are typically evil in that they are often blinded by their passion or corrupted by the power granted to them by the Force.
This plays into the second major difference between the Jedi and the Sith. The Sith believe the Force is a tool to be used and that the power in and of itself is justification enough for their actions. In short, they believe they can do anything they want simply because they have the power to do so.
Differences aside, the Jedi and Sith share a common lineage, and the origin of the Sith Order starts in the very halls of the Jedi Council.
So is it to say that the Jedi have failed there fellow comrades in not teaching them correctly in the ways of the force. Or were they to busy meditating to reach a higher level for themselves than to reach out and help them walk away from the dark path that they were pursuing.
OCC:I wrote this many a year ago on another Sith site but it still stands true.
Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate.
Hatred leads to power.
Power leads to victory.
Let your anger flow through you.
Your hate will make you strong.
True power is only achieved through
testing the limits of one's anger,
passing through unscathed.
Rage channeled through anger is unstoppable.
The dark side of the force
offers unimaginable power.
The dark side is stronger than the light.
The weak deserve their fate.
The Sith philosophy pointed out that it was conflict that lead to the improvement of both individuals and civilizations, because it encouraged people to better themselves. Conflict forced change, growth, adaptation, and evolution. Conflict ensured that the strongest survived. This could be seen throughout the galaxy, as stronger organisms flourished and weaker ones died off. The Sith believed that this same philosophy, one not invented by them but used by the universe itself, was the path towards true perfection. Without conflict there would be only stagnation. They saw the teachings of the Jedi as a crux that prevented change and improvement.
The Sith believed that any opportunity, even an unsure one, must be snatched. They believed that beings only deserved what they were strong enough to take and protect, and that those too weak to stand against the strong deserved their fate. The way of the Sith was for the pupil to outshine the master and the stronger Sith to take the lead, often through the destruction of one former partner. Some, but not all, Sith believed that morality was but an obstacle to overcome, because it got in the way of a Sith's ability to recognize and grasp opportunities.
Some Jedi who left the Order to join the Sith felt that their mettle and worth was tested far more often as a Sith than as a padawan learner, and that this made them stronger in a shorter amount of time.
Good insights, my apprentice.... Gambling, hmmm.
Now for your third task, tell me who is your favorite Sith and why? Give a bio including name, homeworld & era. When you have finished this task... come to my dueling chamber.
We will pause in your training, Kynareth, so you may attend to those things that distract you from embracing the Dark Side fully for now. Return when you are ready to continue your training, my apprentice.