Title: Darth Idoneus - Breaking the Chains
Description: A journey in Darkness
Mystique - December 15, 2007 06:51 AM (GMT)
**** Promoted 2/13/08 ****
Idoneus, this is your task thread alone. You must complete all the training and have the time alloted before being promoted to Marauder. Your first task is
Why you chose to be a Sith
I want no less than 250 words in why you chose this path. This gives me an understanding of where your mind set is. There will be no time limit on this tasks since its so close to Christmas.
Darth Idoneus - December 19, 2007 02:20 AM (GMT)
EDIT: Just saw you wanted 250 words. I'll be a min.
Darth Idoneus - December 19, 2007 07:18 AM (GMT)
Here we go.
There were a couple reasons that I wanted to join the Sith. The first reason was they have the most friggin’ sweet armor and weapons. The armor that Darth Bandon wears is so cool I can’t even describe it. :P But seriously, I joined the Sith for one main reason. The way they fight. They aren’t afraid to use any technique that might help them win. They use their powers like I would imagine a normal human being would use them. They aren’t held back by constricting regulations over usage of powers. Their techniques are also more power full than the Jedi and neutral parties. All the great and powerful techniques that you hear about are almost all considered to be dark powers. I.e. Force Storms, electromagnetic torpedo, Mechu-deru, Torture by chagrin, and the thought bomb. Not to count all of the less significant but just as deadly powers such as Force lightning, force choke, poison and plague and Force rage.
You always hear about all the great Sith, such as Darth Vader, Darth Sidious, Darth Revan, Darth Malak, Darth Bane, and many more. But when you think of influential Jedi only a couple names pop to mind. Yoda, Obi-Wan, and Luke Skywalker. And even when you think of them you think to your self first yeah, they were great at keeping the peace. You don’t first think they were great warriors. They may very well be great warriors. But since they don’t promote their deeds of battle no one thinks of them first. When you think of raw power you think, “Darth Nillius devoured a word of all its life.” When you think of secrecy you think, “Darth Sidious hid his presence so well that he could stand in a room with the highest ranking Jedi in the Order, and not even be considered a Sith.” This is why I chose to be a Sith. Sith names are the ones people think of when they think of power and skill.
And the friggin’ sweet clothes. :P
Mystique - December 19, 2007 06:12 PM (GMT)
Yes the Sith have all the perks :dsid: The Jedi are fools to narrow their beliefs to just one type. Speaking of beliefs i have your next task in hand.
Sith and Jedi Code – Describe each line by line and compare the differences.
Darth Idoneus - December 30, 2007 12:01 AM (GMT)
I will describe the Jedi Code first.
This is no emotion, there is Peace
This is one of the stupidest lines in the Jedi Code. Humans by nature, are beings ruled by their emotions. If the Force is supposed to be all knowing like the Jedi say it is, then the Force wants us to use our emotions. That why we have then.
There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
While knowlege is something you should strive for, to ignore ignorence is stupid. Ignorence is a vital part to the gaaxy. If everyone had the same level of knowlege, then there would be no way for people to get ahead. It is the way of life that some people are smarter, and it is the Siths job to be those people.
There is no passion, there is serenity
I feel that this quote ties with the first one as being stupid. Passion can be a persons greatest strength. For instance, there are the reports of Mothers lifting cars to save babies. Without that passion, their child would be dead now. Serenity is the way to contentment. And through that the Jedi grow weak.
There is no death, there is the Force
This is where the Jedi come close to being right.While there is death in the world, for a user strong enough in the Force, Death can be eliminated. Take for instance, Darth Sidious. He would have been able to live forever if Canor Jax hadnt have destroyed his clones.
Peace is a lie, there is only passion
This is very true. I cant recall any instance of there being true peace in any society. The passions of the people abstruct them from creating peace together.
Through passion, I gain strength.
A persons passions can give one many types of strength. Passion can shore up someones strength of will. They are more likely to follow what is best for them if they fall into their passion. Also if they let their anger or the hate fuel their actions, one can gain much strength to crush ones enemies.
Through strength, I gain power.
Through out history it has been a constant law of nature that it is the stongest that have all the power. The stong are ment to lead, it is a simple fact of life.
Through power, I gain victory.
Using power to gain victory is one of the best and most satisfying ways. If one uses other means to gain victory, it is shallow and not as satisfying as completely overwelming a foe with your power.
Through victory, my chains are broken.
Only when a person is victorious, can he break his chains and reach a state of perfection. You need victory in order to break that final chain.
The Force shall set me free.
This phrase is simple enough to explain. The Force is the tool that will let a Sith break his chains and set him free. And only by using the Force will some one be free.
Mystique - December 30, 2007 04:55 AM (GMT)
Very well done, my apprentice. though in Sidious's case he got too greedy. He changed his focus to living forever that he let his guard down and allowed himself to be destroyed.
Yes the Jedi have very ignorant ways they restrict themselves to accessing the true power of the force. The darkside.
You already described passion and what it can be used for. I want you to describe other things that benefit the Sith and how they can be used.
Also your next task is Who is your favorite Sith? Give a bio including name, homeworld & era. No copy and pasting this must be in your own words.
Darth Idoneus - February 5, 2008 11:19 PM (GMT)
Here is the first part, the second part will be finished by the end of tonight.
Pain: This benefits a Sith in multiple ways. One of the ways is how if a Sith can learn to control the pain, and let it be his servant instead of the other way around, A sith could have a great advantage in any situation. For example, Jacen aboard Centerpoint. He was in a situation that would have disabled a normal being, but managed to turn the situation around and surprised his enemies. It also lets a Sith learn from his mistakes. If there is pain, it means he has failed and has to resituate himself.
Hate: This is a good emotion for a Sith because it lets in power. It starts your adrenaline pumping. Also it provides you with a need to beat your opponent. If you hate your enemy, you are less likely to be lenient, and thus weak.
Deception: Deception is a great skill for a Sith because it lets them hide their true abilities until the moment that will serve him best. Also it lets him minipulate things in a way that can destroy his enemies with out them even know he is behind it. IE: Darth Sidious
Secrecy: Secrecy is important to a Sith because of the fact that if everyone knew about both the Order and their techniques and how to use them, then there would be nothing special about them. That is part of what makes the Order better than the Jedi. We will only take those who are worthy. Even if we happen to be mistaken on our choice, it is unlikely that they will remain alive to spread our secrets.
Manipulation: This is the sweetest of all of these, because it makes your opponent, do most of the work themselves. This goes almost hand in hand with deception, they are brothers in a Sith’s family of skills. Darth Sidious, I feel, perfected the art of both deception and manipulation. He made the Jedi set up their destruction, and had them wipe out any other threats that might arise in the process. Truly brilliant planning.
Darth Idoneus - February 6, 2008 09:21 AM (GMT)
My favorite Sith is Darth Bane. I believe that he is by far the most powerful Sith that was ever alive. Born on Apatros, he lived his childhood and young adulthood as a catorsis ore miner. He came to adulthood during the war between the Brotherhood of Darkness, and the Army of Light. Eventually finding himself in a situation which caused him to join the Brotherhood, he served with the regular troops until it was found that he could control the Force.
At that time he was sent to the Sith Academy on Korriban, where he trained under many masters. But during his training he realized that his Force powers, were what killed his father. Coming to this revelation, his powers began to fade, going from the best and the brightest, to one of the worst in the academy.
Finally taking matters into his own hands, he studied in the archives, finally catching the attention of both Githany and Kas’im. Finally, he regained the use of his powers, and once again was one of the most powerful Sith in the order.
Leaving Korriban, he went to Lehon where he found the holocron of Darth Revan. It told him that the Brotherhood was wrong, and that he should start the rule of two again. Following its advice, he returned to Korriban, intent to destroy the Sith and recreate it in this new image.
After killing Kas’im, he sent the lightsaber and instructions on how to make a thought bomb to Kaan, setting the way for its ultimate destruction. Heading out to meet up with the Brotherhood on Ruusan, he met with Githany, Kaan’s envoy, on Ambria. Being tricked into a kiss, he was afflicted by the poison she had on her lips. Eventually finding his way to a healer, Caleb, he threatened his daughter in order to be healed.
Arriving on Ruusan, he tricked Lord Kaan into unleashing a thought bomb in the tunnels of the planet, wiping out many Jedi and Sith. Being one of the only three Force users to survive the blast, he met up with a girl, who he saw kill two Republic soldiers with the Force. He took this girl on as his new apprentice, Darth Zannah.
Telling her to find her own way to Onderon, he made his way to its moon of Dxun, where he came in contact with the Orbalisks, which gave him an impregnable set of armor. But it came with a price. To wear it he had to be in constant pain. On the moon he found a holocron.
Meeting back up with Zannah, they headed to Ambria, where they lived for years while he trained her. Finally finding out about a holocron on Tython, Bane sent Zannah to Courscant on a dangerous mission to infiltrate the Jedi archives, while he went to Tython to retrieve the holocron. While Zannah retrieved the information on how to remove the orbalisks, she met up with Draviot, who would be able to help Bane remove the orbalisks. Making their way to Tython, they were followed by Jedi, who ambushed them, eventually causing Bane to be downed, even though they ended up dieing.
Dieing from the death of some of the orbalisks, Zannah took Bane to Caleb to heal him again. How ever with out the daughter to threaten, he would not heal Bane. So Zannah had to trick Caleb into beliving that she would turn from the Dark Side and call in the Jedi to arrest Bane. Once she did both of those, Caleb healed Bane with the help of Draviot.
With the Jedi coming, Zannah used her Sith magic to hide Bane and herself, and made Draviot kill Caleb and then go crazy, making the Jedi think he was the Sith Lord.
That is as far as his life has been covered. If you want me to add more, just say so.
Mystique - February 6, 2008 06:30 PM (GMT)
Well done my apprentice, I need no further info on Darth Bane. He was a respectable and powerful Sith. Though i do feel the orbalisks weakened him internally even if he may have outwardly looked invincible.
Now for you next task. Name three Sith ruled worlds – Give brief description of each world and the events that happened.
Darth Idoneus - February 7, 2008 08:32 PM (GMT)
I'm gonna do this in three posts. One planet per post. As I am on schol break, I cant do all of them at once.
Korriban is also known as the Sith Thrown World. It is also the homeworld of both the Sith species and the Sith Order. Located at the very end of the Daragon Trail, carved by Gav and Jori. It has been a hot spot od Sith activity throughout the centuries.
During the time of the Rataka Empire, it fell under control of the Rataka, using the poulation for slaves, even instaling a Star map where the Tomb of Naga Sadow now sits. King Adas fought back against the Rataka and freed the planet. But with his death shortly after, the Sith socienty collapesed. They then moved their hedquarters to Ziost, leaving the planet as a graveyard of such. Since then, great tombs were created for the Sith Lords who ruled over the Sith species, and the lesser Dark Jedi that followed the Sith ways.
After the Exar Kun War, the planet was once again repopulated. A training acadamy was set up on the planet, replenishing some of the population of Sith, lost during the previous wars.
But once again the planet was almost depopulized as the former Darth Revan, came through and practicly destroyed the Academy, and ultimatly destroyed most of the Order as well.
Durring the rise of the Brotherhood, the planet was retaken from the hands of the Republic, the academy being restored to its former glory. Only the brigtest of the Sith trainiees made it to the Korriban Academy, one of those trainees was the great Darth Bane.
Durring the Empire's reign, Palpatine visited the planet many times, trying to gain knowlege from the dead Sith Lords that inhabited the tombs.
During the days that the New Republic ruled the galaxy, Dark Jedi Tavion Axmis tried to resurect the acient Sith Lord Marka Ragnos, partially sucessfull, they were ultimately defeated by Kyle Katarn and his apprentices.
Durring the Yuuzhan Vong War, the planet was used by Darth Krayt as the hedquarters of the order. Kept almost perfectly secret, only a few people, knowing of their return.
The planet remained in their control all the way through Krayt's reimergence in 128 ABY.
Darth Idoneus - February 8, 2008 07:27 AM (GMT)
Ziost is considered by some to be the homeworld of the Sith, but in fact, it would be closer to say that it is the Headquarters of the Sith. It is located just a bit farther out on the galactic plane then Korriban is.
After the redoubt of the the Rataka off of Korriban, the Sith moved their headquarters to the planet, living there till the Jedi and the Old Republic devestated the planet in an effort to make the sith extinct.
Other that being the capital of the Sith Order for many millenia, not much else of importance happened there.
Lady Lumyia made her lightwhip there, and eventually trained both Flint and Conor Jax there.
During the Second Corellian Crisis, Ben skywalker was sent there when Jacen was trying to make him his sith apprentice. He eventually through off the training that Jacen had given him and returned to the light.
Darth Idoneus - February 8, 2008 08:23 AM (GMT)
Had some extra time so here is the third and final.
Byss is located in the deep core, hidden within the viel caused by the bright firey gases and multiple stars of the core. Found no later that 45 BBY, Emperor Palpatine eventually made this world his secret thrown world. Heavily reinforced, the planet served as a Bastion for the Emperor. The power of the dark side
After the death of the Emperor, the planet still stayed loyal to the Empire. And then after the return of the Reborn Emperor, the planet was made the Capital of the Empire.
The planet was he location of the Galaxy Gun, a planet buster, that when destroyed, the last missle ended up destroying the planet.
Mystique - February 9, 2008 12:26 AM (GMT)
Well done my apprentice. All three are respected homeworlds of the Sith.
You next task is the Sith Rule of Power Structure – Name them and describe strengths and weaknesses of each.
Darth Idoneus - February 9, 2008 06:34 PM (GMT)
The Rule of Many- This was the power stucture used during the time of Kaan and his Brotherhood. This structure claimed that all Sith were equal and had an equal role in the sucess of the Order. This has many weaknesses. One is that there can be no disapline in this order. If everyone is equal, then no one has the right to give each other orders. Another weakness is that it promotes multiple weaker sith to join up to take over a master position, even though they do not know all they need to. Also, it tends to leave the order exposed to retaliation by the jedi. One strength though lies only in its theory. I dont think it could practacly work. If you got it to work right you could have it so that everyone is as powerful as the strongest person, making it an order of masters. But as we've seen that doesnt work. I suppose that it might work only if the Jedi have already been exterminated from the galaxy.
The Rule of Two- This was the rule made famous by Darth Bane. This structure makes its basis in the idea that with only two Sith, only the strongest will be able to survive. With two Sith, only when the apprentice has truely surpassed the master, can the apprentice take his place. Its main strength is that each time there is a new master, he/she has to be more powewful or cunning than the last. This is the path to have the most powewrful Sith in existance. The only weakness is that it makes it so they connot confront the Jedi directly. But then Darth Sidious found his way around that with minipulation.
The Rule of One- This is the rule structure that was founded by Darth Krayt. It was on the basis of the Rule of Many, but with one very iomportant changes. It hade one person as a leader for them all. It place one master as the master of them all. This eliminated a major weakness of both the Rule of Two and the Rule of Many. It eliminated the lack of numbers in the Rule of Twp, and it eliminated the lack of direction in the Rule of Many. But it did still have one of the weaknesses of the rule of many. Weaker Sith could still band together to take out the ruling Sith, thus weakining the Order.
Mystique - February 9, 2008 09:04 PM (GMT)
The Rule of Many is also known as the Rule of the strong. It was about strength in numbers but as you said was not a wise decision. Sith naturally betray one another and in a large order it would make a weak dark lord in the end. RoT has another weakness, which if a successor isnt found the Sit5h can die out. Ro1 is similar to the RoS
There were other rule orders but the three that were mentioned are the most common. So i will it to stand..
Your next taask is tell me about The Darkside Compendium – Who wrote it? What does it consists of? Give a description of each one.
Darth Idoneus - February 11, 2008 09:57 AM (GMT)
The dark side compendium was written by Darth Sidious. It was meant to be the source for all knowlege about Sith and the Dark side. It was supposed to be hundreds of volumes long, but Sidious only was able to finish two and a half volumes, The Book of Anger, The Weakness of Inferiors, and The Creation of Monsters. Each of these volumes, including the half completed one, were stimated to take ninety-six hours to read.
The Book of Anger, tells about Sidious' view on how the Dark side of the Force is controled. He states that the power that the darkside gives its users is harnessed byt the use of anger, The more angry you get, the more powerful you get. But he also says that the greater the anger, the more intelligence is needed to control that anger. Otherwise a Sith would be just a beserker. He also stated the origin of the Force storms he used, and how that once fulliy started, even he had trouble containing them.
The Weakness of Inferiors, tells how to non-violently control inferiors, mainly anyone with out any form of true power. He also went over ways to due this with just the Force. The book also had four other main points. All power comes from outside the weak. The face of authority. The law of fear. The weak do not understand the Force.
The Creation of Monsters, goes into the wide range of possiblities of Sith alchemy. He gives tips such as to work with the species that you are changing. Like if the species has large claws, exagerate them even further. If it has a tough hide, make it inpregnable. But be careful because with a creature that is too perfect, there is the chance of it being turned against you.
Darth Idoneus - February 11, 2008 11:17 PM (GMT)
I'll just go ahead and move to the next one and come back if you saw something wrong with my post.
Explain the differences between Dark Jedi and Sith.
The biggest diffrence between Dark Jedi and Sith is that the Sith have order, and tradition behind them, where as Dark jedi only have the Dark Side of the force. The Sith have instruction to help them harness their power, to maximixe their abilities while a Dark Jedi works on his emotions and his feelings alone.
While Dark jedi have worked together in the past, they rarely do so together because they are too personally oriented. That brings me to another diffrence. The Sith are better at being able to work towards a common goal, and better at working with each other, though some do have trouble with that, but at a far lower level than a Dark Jedi.
The only true similarities, are that both use the Dark Side of the force and both base their "Order" as a counter balance to the Jedi.
Mystique - February 12, 2008 12:59 AM (GMT)
Very good , very good that Sidious was a genius i must say. He knew how to define the darkside in such a precise manner. and have the Sith utilize it with ease.. Lessons we all can learn from, indeed.
Your next task is 8. Name three wars involving the Sith. Give a brief description of each.
Darth Idoneus - February 12, 2008 07:06 AM (GMT)
One war that involved the Sith was the Freedon Nadd Uprising. The name refers to both the Beast Wars that preceded it as well as the actual uprising of the Naddists. The wars started when Freedon Nadd took control of the planet Onderon. During his reign, he would banish the criminals to the outside of the city, leaving them for dead. But some of the survivors joined together and learned how to domesticate the beasts and predators that were meant to kill them. Finally rising in numbers, they attacked Freedon Nadd and the city, eventually winning and killing Freedon Nadd. Many centuries later, the Jedi came to the planet and found that the spirit of Freedon Nadd was empowering his descendents with the Dark Side of the Force. Deciding that the corpse had to be removed, they tried to take it away from the planet, but were stopped by the Naddists, who stole the corpse as well as kidnapped Arca Jeth. With the loss of his master, Ulic had to call in reinforcements, who gave them the upper hand, crushing the resistance. They eventually removed the body from the planet, ending the corruption as well as the uprising.
The Great Hunt was a war between the Jedi and the Sith’s creations, the Terentatakes. The war was more a battle for extermination. The Jedi would send teams to planets that had the Terentatakes, and hope that the Jedi would be successful. While the Jedi managed to kill many of the creatures, the creatures also killed many Jedi. In fact they kill so many that the Jedi eventually gave up on the Hunt, leaving the task to only a couple teams who eventually were killed by the prey they hunted. The hunt shows the power of the dark side when used to manipulate creatures.
The Cleansing of the Nine Houses occurred after the Great hunt, and involved the Tapani Sector. The Jedi, backed by House Pelagia, faced off against the Sith, backed by House Mercetti and the Mercrosa order. While much of the details were lost to time, it is known that there were nine different houses involved, and that the Jedi ultimately won the war.
Darth Idoneus - February 12, 2008 08:13 AM (GMT)
Here is the last one
I believe the goals of the Sith Order can be broken into two groups each with long and short range goals. The two groups being large number of Sith, (ie: Rule of One and Rule of the Strong) and then the Rule of Two Sith.
Multiple Sith Goals
1.Increase numbers as much as possible
2.Maintain a respectable fleet
3.Build up defenses on already controlled worlds
4.Begin advances into other systems
5.Control in fighting once power grows
1.Destroy the Jedi
2.Gain military control of galaxy
3.Gain intellectual control of the galaxy
4.Master the use of the Dark Side
Rule of Two Goals
1.Remain in the shadows
2.Increase your skills in the Dark Side
1.Manipulate galactic events in your favor
2.Destroy the Jedi from the inside.
3.Insure that there is information hidden to continue the Order if either Master, Apprentice, or both are destroyed.
4.Eventually publicly control the galaxy
Mystique - February 12, 2008 08:04 PM (GMT)
Well done myapprentice, you have made great strides in your training and i think it's time for me to present you to the Council for promotion.