Sorry it's been so long since my last thread, but I've had some real life issues to deal with. But I'm back with the continuation of The Jedi versus The Sith. We continue with the Jedi Civil War. Master Bodo Baas discusses the war in the following recording...
"Two Jedi acquired a taste for rebellion after their victories during the Mandalorian Wars. They discovered Pre-Republic artifacts that led them to the Sith tombworld of Korriban. Despite their lack of a connection to the Sith species, they drew upon the knowledge from the Sith tombs and declared themselves the new Dark Lords of the Sith- Darth Revan and Darth Malak.
Because they were known heroes of the Mandalorian Wars, many Jedi Knights regarded "the revanchist" and his former apprentice Alek as champions, and eagerly joined their cause. A Sith training academy was revitalized on Korriban, and a new corps of Dark Jedi readied to defend their growing Sith Empire. Under the command of Revan and Malak, they seized control of the bulk of the Republic, and it was this act that initiated the Second Sith War.
The Sith Lords recovered an ancient Rakatan device, the Star Forge, which possessed the power to create fully formed machines of destruction. They amassed an even greater fleet and might have brought the Republic to its knees but for the efforts of the Jedi Knight Bastila Shan, a master of battle meditation.
Bastila subdued and captured Revan, and the Jedi Council Force-scoured his memories to learn the location of the Star Forge. In the process, the Jedi removed Revan's memories of his allegiance to the Sith and conscripted him to fight on their behalf. Revan killed Darth Malak and destroyed the Star Forge.
As for the end of this conflict, many records are either unclear or inconsistent. Revan's fate is not documented, but it is known that his defection caused a civil war amongst the Sith, and that a host of powerful Sith Lords- including Darth Sion, Darth Kreia, and Darth Nihilus- attempted to take his place. According to one record, Brianna, an attendant to Jedi Master Atris, defeated the Sith Lord Darth Nihilus. Another record indicates that the Miraluka Jedi Visas Marr was involved in killing Nihilus, while still other records suggest that Nihilus slew Marr.
After the Second Sith War, the Jedi hunted down and exterminated the disciples of Darth Revan and Malak, and many other followers of the dark side. The Sith virtually disappeared for centuries, and it was believed the galaxy was at last safe from their dark order. This erroneous belief lasted until the emergence of Darth Ruin."
It should be noted that there are a few errors in Master Baas' accounts of the Jedi Civil War.
Revan and Malak were annointed Dark Lords of the Sith by a mysterious Sith Emperor, who lurked in the Unknown sectors of space. This Sith Emperor corrupted the former Jedi champions and dispatched them to locate the Star Forge, a super-factory that the Emperor would use to hasten the production of his armada.
The new Sith Lords located the ancient Star Maps and followed them to the Star Forge. They used the Star Forge to build a powerful invasion fleet. They were also joined by those who served during the Mandalore Wars. The corruption of the teachings of Malachor V turned many Jedi to the Dark Side, and veterans of the war quickly joined the two Sith Lords.
Revan had established a new Sith Empire, one that would grow to tackle the resolve the Republic and their Jedi defenders. He set up training academies on several worlds powerful in the Dark Side, like Korriban.
With his Empire established, Revan announced himself to the galaxy with a single devastating attack. Studying the tactics of Ulic Qel-Droma and Exar Kun, Revan raided the Foerost shipyards and stole away the bulk of the Republic fleet, just as Ulic Qel-Droma did years before. With this raid, the Jedi Civil War had begun.
Revan also made an agreement with Czerka Corporation. Czerka provided weapons, armor, and assault droids for Revan's growing Empire, while Revan offered a trade monopoly in Sith space. Czerka would continue to provide logistical support for Revan's forces throughout the war.
One of the most devastating blows to the Republic was when Admiral Saul Karath abandoned the Republic to join the Sith. To show his loyalty to his new Sith Master, Saul obeyed the orders of Darth Malak to bombard Telos IV. The attack was ruthless. Sith warships bombarded the lush green world with ruthless efficiency. Civilian transports were turned to dust in attempts to flee the burning world. Seeing his work done, Saul left the planet to allow any survivors to be a testament to the power of the Sith.
The Republic wouldn't give up so easily. They still had one card left to play: the Jedi. The young Jedi Bastila Shan and her battle meditation allowed the Republic to halt Revan's progress, and allow the Jedi Order to capture Revan. The Republic engaged Revan and Malak's fleet and dispatched a Jedi strike team led by Bastila Shan to capture Revan. During the battle, Malak attacked Revan's flagship, intent on killing his master. Unknown to him, however, Revan survived and was captured by the Jedi.
The Jedi Council then brainwashed Revan, turning him into a servant of the Light, and their greatest weapon. Revan would track down and destroy the Star Forge, along with his former apprentice Darth Malak.
Following the defeat of Malak, the Sith fell into Civil War and were easily conquered by the Republic. But this wouldn't be the end. A new war would rage, a war orchestrated by a Triumvirate of Sith Lords, led by a Sith Lord that would target The Force itself.
*Revan used a unique power to learn the Rakatan language, what was that power?
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