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Sith Triumvirate

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Sith Triumvirate

From left: Darth Sion, Darth Traya, and Darth Nihilus.

The Sith Triumvirate was the remnants of Revan and Malak’s empire.  It was made up of Darth Traya, a Jedi named Kreia who trained Revan and was exiled for it, Darth Nihilus, a survivor of the Mandalorian War, and Darth Sion, an acolyte in Revan and Malak’s empire.  Formed after the death of Darth Malak and the disappearance of Revan, the triumvirate waged a shadow warfare on the Jedi order.  Towards the beginning of the war Darth Traya was betrayed by her other two confederates.  Consumed by hatred of the Force itself, being forsaken by both Sith and Jedi, joined with a Jedi known only as the Jedi Exile and plotted its destruction.  In the meanwhile Sion and Nihilus carried out the first Jedi purge by sending out assassins until very few Jedi were left.  One of the last Jedi, the Exile traveled with a group of companions in search of other Jedi fighting the Sith all the way.  Eventually Traya betrayed her and got Sion back under her thumb.  Soon after, the Exile and her companions boarded Nihilus’s flagship and slew him.  Then, traveling to the Sith training world of Malachor V, she dueled and killed Darth Sion and entered Traya’s lair.  Traya planned to kill the Exile and send echos through the Force that could have destroyed it, but in the end she was overcome.  With her dying breathe she advised the Exile to follow Revan into the Unknown regions of space, advice the Exile took and she was never reported of again.  The Sith empire sputtered and died after the death of its leaders.

Darth Revan and Darth Malak’s Empire

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Galactic Conquerers

From left to right: Sith acolyte, the Dark Lord Darth Revan, his Sith apprentice Darth Malak, Revan’s assassin droid HK-47, and a Sith trooper.

A long time ago, even by Star Wars standards, a thousand years before the Clone Wars the Old Republic and the Jedi knights were the the hammer of justice in the galaxy.  At the same time the planet of Mandalore and its warrior clans of super commandos(ancestors of the great Jango and Boba Fett)  were on a conquest of all the planets around theirs.  Eventually the Mandalorians and their greedy conquering came to the eye of the Republic and the two societies went to war in a great bloody conflict known as the Mandalorian Wars.  Many Jedi perished in the chaos and the control of the armies of the Republic fell to a young charismatic Jedi named Revan and his apprentice Malak.  Angered by the toll the war was taking, Revan led a brutal campaign against the Mandalorians that many of the older Jedi thought skimmed too close to the Dark Side, yet Revan was increasingly popular among the younger Jedi and gathered many followers.  Revan led the war to a sweeping finish and forced the Mandalorians to dismantle their fearsome basilisk war droid mounts.  Hailed as a hero, Revan, Malak, and their following took off toward unknown space claiming to look for the rest of the Mandalorian fleet, when in reality they were questing for the legendary Star Forge, a giant automated factory designed to create the ultimate army.  Revan and Malak found a map written by an ancient Sith lord on Dantooine that led them to the emperor of the Sith Empire thought destroyed in the Great Hyperspace War.  There he corrupted the pair and told them to return to the Republic as a vanguard to a Sith invasion.  They took the information the Sith lord gave them and went to the previously discovered Lehon system.  There they crashed on the planet and were attacked by the the natives.  After thoroughly cowing them, they had the primitives take them to their leader.  In the aftermath of the conversation the leader told them to kill a rival clan if he wanted to know the secrets.  Instead, Revan went to the rival clan and masqueraded as a servant of light trying to destroy the Star Forge.  Trustingly, they gave him access to the Temple of the Ancients  and the pair promised in turn to destroy the Star Forge.  Instead, they named themselves as the new Dark Lords.  Now Darth Revan used the Star Forge build him a Sith fleet, though he did not want to use it more than he had to.  Revealing himself to the galaxy, he took the planet Korriban and established a new Sith academy and many of his followers became Sith acolytes.  Then he started the master campaign that almost swept the galaxy into another Sith Empire, the Republic mostly being saved by the Battle Meditation of a Jedi named Bastila Shan.  In a trap set for the Dark Lord, several Jedi invaded his flagship and fought him.  During the melee’, Malak ordered his cruiser to open fire on his master’s.  Betrayed, Revan was taken by the Jedi.  Then he was brought before the Jedi counsel where by their combined efforts they erased his memory.  With no idea about his dark past, the Jedi recruited him to go after his own apprentice, Darth Malak, who had dawned the title of Dark Lord of the Sith.  After several encounters of the worst kind, with Revan picking his memories on the way.  In his final duel over the Star Forge, Malak revealed everything and master and apprentice fought for the fate of the galaxy.  In the end Revan overcame the Dark Lord and on his death bed Malak accused Revan of leading him to the Dark Side, but Revan reminded him that he did not turn from his evil ways when he had the chance and Malak died with no resentment to his master.  The Star Forge plummeted into the sun it was orbiting and was destroyed.  With all of his old memories back Revan was unwilling to stay in the Republic and jumped into the Unknown regions of space, never to be heard from again.  From the ashes of Malak’s empire rose the three Sith that would become the Sith Triumvirate.