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An in-depth look at: The Shadow of Freedon Nadd

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An in-depth look at: The Shadow of Freedon Nadd

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Aurbere
12.05.2012 , 06:26 PM | #1
"Freedon Nadd was seduced by the dark side."- Arca Jeth, Watchman of the Onderon system

The battle between Arca Jeth and Freedon Nadd acts as a prelude to The Sith War of Exar Kun. This battle is important as Freedon Nadd was the Sith Lord that ultimately corrupted Kun to the Dark Side. Arca Jeth discusses his battle with Nadd's spirit in the following recording...

Six hundred years after the Great Hyperspace War, the Jedi Freedon Nadd was seduced by the dark side, slew his own master and apprenticed himself to a Dark Lord of the Sith. In the tradition of the Sith, there can only be one Dark Lord at a time. Unable to become a Sith Lord as long as his master lived, Nadd came to the planet Onderon to make himself a king.

Four centuries after Nadd's death, I went to Onderon to bring peace to the divided world. I was preceded by my students Ulic Qel-Droma, his brother Cay, and Tott Doneeta, who had discovered that Queen Amanoa, wife of Onderon's ruler King Ommin, was possessed by the spirit of Freedon Nadd. My students and I tracked Amanoa to the deepest sublevels of her palace and discovered Freedon Nadd's tomb, which had become the focus of dark side energy and enabled his power to pass to his descendants from generation to generation.

Exposed to the light, the dark power that had supported Amanoa had abandoned her and left her dead. Nadd transferred his power to King Ommin. I was then attacked by Ommin, who smothered me in dark side energy and attempted to transform me into his own Dark Jedi. After my Jedi students came to my aid, Freedon Nadd realized that King Ommin would fall to the Jedi, so he switched his support to the Krath, a secret society founded by the cousins Satal and Aleema Keto, descendants of Empress Teta.

The Krath gained knowledge of Sith sorcery from ancient texts and relics. Nadd killed Ommin before his own apparition vanished into thin air, swearing to me that the Jedi had lost the battle.

To prevent Freedon Nadd from ever again execising his power from beyond the grave, I have transferred his sarcophagus to a great tomb on another world. The tomb is guarded by many beasts. May no one dare to find it.


Arca Jeth would meet his end at the hands of a Krath War Droid during Exar Kun's war. The spirit of Freedon Nadd would be responsible for Kun's fall to the Dark Side.

While Arca Jeth battled the spirit of Freedon Nadd, a deadly battle raged around them. Nadd had aroused his worshippers to battle the Jedi and their allies. Ulic Qel-Droma contacted the Republic for aid. They responded by sending the Republic Navy and a group of Jedi Knights.

During the battle, the Keto cousins arrived to seek aid from King Ommin in unlocking an ancient Sith spellbook. But the Jedi had defeated the possessed king. Despite this, the spirit of Freedon Nadd was able to help the Keto's by giving them several Sith artifacts.

According to the research of a Sith named Murk Lundi, Nadd did not actually learn from a Sith Lord, but merely found an ancient Sith Holocron. Murk indicates that this Holocron was owned by King Adas of the Sith. King Adas ruled the Sith approximately three thousand years before the forming of the Republic. Records also indicate that Nadd traveled to Yavin 4 where he learned from the spirit of Naga Sadow.

Freedon Nadd's spirit caused much strife for Onderon, straining their relations with future Force users.

Freedon Nadd's tomb was later uncovered by Exar Kun shortly before Kun waged war against the Republic. The spirit of Freedon Nadd was as potent then as it was on Onderon, striking at Vodo-Siosk Baas from across the galaxy and turning Exar Kun to the Dark Side.

We will continue our analysis of the battles between Jedi and Sith with The Sith War- or Great Sith War.

If you have a topic you would like to see in the future, post them below or PM me.
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"You felt it; the power of hate. The power of the Dark Side. Your eyes are opened. You see now. The power burns more brightly, stronger on the Dark Side. Despite what the Council had taught you, you now know the truth."- Count Dooku

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Bird_of_Thunder
12.05.2012 , 06:31 PM | #2
yay! interlude to the Great Sith War! (personally one of my favorite galactic history events)
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Aurbere
12.05.2012 , 06:47 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Bird_of_Thunder View Post
yay! interlude to the Great Sith War! (personally one of my favorite galactic history events)
I liked the Great Sith War as well. One man waging a war against the galaxy and the Jedi. (hints to fan-fic )

This story is actually pretty important as Freedon Nadd's influece was the main reason for Exar Kun's fall. Plus I wanted to give a backstory to two of my favorite characters in the Old Republic times.
Added Chapter 29 to The Shadows Fall
"You felt it; the power of hate. The power of the Dark Side. Your eyes are opened. You see now. The power burns more brightly, stronger on the Dark Side. Despite what the Council had taught you, you now know the truth."- Count Dooku

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Darkondo
12.05.2012 , 07:20 PM | #4
This is slightly off topic but we all know that Fredon Nadd's spirit was destroyed by Exar Kun right? Well then what was the point of Nihilus's sith going to his tomb? Were they trying to bring back the Ancient Sith Lord back to life or prepare more power that Nihilus could consume or what?

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Aurbere
12.05.2012 , 07:28 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Darkondo View Post
This is slightly off topic but we all know that Fredon Nadd's spirit was destroyed by Exar Kun right? Well then what was the point of Nihilus's sith going to his tomb? Were they trying to bring back the Ancient Sith Lord back to life or prepare more power that Nihilus could consume or what?
The Sith were preparing a dark ritual to take control of all of the beasts on Onderon. This would have led to the defeat of Queen Talia and the fall of Iziz.
Added Chapter 29 to The Shadows Fall
"You felt it; the power of hate. The power of the Dark Side. Your eyes are opened. You see now. The power burns more brightly, stronger on the Dark Side. Despite what the Council had taught you, you now know the truth."- Count Dooku

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Beniboybling
12.06.2012 , 12:09 PM | #6
Strange, Freedon Nadd seems to have done more, or at least is more well known, as a Force ghost than in the world of the living...

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Aurbere
12.06.2012 , 12:17 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Beniboybling View Post
Strange, Freedon Nadd seems to have done more, or at least is more well known, as a Force ghost than in the world of the living...
True. Freedon Nadd did much more as a ghost than as a living person. Nadd's spirit changed the galaxy, imo. The Great Sith War was one of the most devastating wars in galactic history, but if it wasn't for Freedon Nadd, Exar Kun probably wouldn't have fallen. He was still pursuing Sith teachings, but Freedon Nadd was the catalyst for his fall.
Added Chapter 29 to The Shadows Fall
"You felt it; the power of hate. The power of the Dark Side. Your eyes are opened. You see now. The power burns more brightly, stronger on the Dark Side. Despite what the Council had taught you, you now know the truth."- Count Dooku

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Slowpokeking
12.06.2012 , 12:37 PM | #8
I like the way he was used, mostly stay behind and lure people to the Dark Side but didn't have some super power against the Jedi. And he got succeeded by a young Sith Lord who's more powerful.

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Aurbere
12.06.2012 , 12:48 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Slowpokeking View Post
I like the way he was used, mostly stay behind and lure people to the Dark Side but didn't have some super power against the Jedi. And he got succeeded by a young Sith Lord who's more powerful.
That's what I like about him too. He was the guy in the shadows. Especially as a spirit lol.

What he did as a spirit was just awesome, imo.
Added Chapter 29 to The Shadows Fall
"You felt it; the power of hate. The power of the Dark Side. Your eyes are opened. You see now. The power burns more brightly, stronger on the Dark Side. Despite what the Council had taught you, you now know the truth."- Count Dooku

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OldVengeance
12.06.2012 , 05:23 PM | #10
I thought he was the last apprentice of Naga Sadow?