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Question for Story Devs: How to justify Sith Pureblood Inquisitor?

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Question for Story Devs: How to justify Sith Pureblood Inquisitor?
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Ylliarus
05.15.2017 , 07:48 AM | #1
So I have a question for the story team and in particular Charles Boyd: how would you justify a Sith Pureblood Inquisitor, aka how did a Pureblood end up being a slave if they are held in high regard amongst the Sith Empire. I have several own backstories and theories as to how it would work, but I am very curious to the thoughts of the story team and mainly whether they consider it justifiable for a Pureblood to have been a slave.

One of my theories always has been that the family of the Sith Pureblood had fallen into disgrace with a higher Lord or Darth, that in turn cast the family down and enslaved them. Since slavery is inherited within the Empire it could have been how a Pureblood Inquisitor ended up being a slave. Possibly the family fell into disgrace because they opposed the Galactic War, fearing the mistakes from the Great Hyperspace War would be repeated. Such sentiments existed during the times of the Revan novel within the Sith Empire, so it would be possible that some still held such beliefs although the group of people with such thoughts would be much smaller than 300 years ago.
Another theory I thought of was that one of the parents of the Pureblood Inquisitor was born without affinity in the Force which would result in them being the ultimate disgrace amongst the Sith. Perhaps they were considered thus worthless that they had been enslaved and subsequently the Inquisitor was born from perhaps rape or either the slave being for the pleasure of another Pureblood. Instead of being born without affinity to the Force the child actually was strong in the Force and thus sent to Korriban, released from slavery (as it is inherited).

But really I am most curious whether the Story Devs would agree with either one of these theories being plausible as the backstory of a Sith Pureblood Inquisitor.
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05.15.2017 , 08:02 AM | #2
Both of your theories work. The commonality between them is a "fall from grace". And this is backed up by the story...

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Ylliarus
05.15.2017 , 08:30 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by psandak View Post
Both of your theories work. The commonality between them is a "fall from grace". And this is backed up by the story...

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I couldn't really think of any other reason indeed why a Sith Pureblood otherwise would have fallen into the slave caste of the Sith Empire. And what you say in the spoiler is very true and very applicable to a former Sith Pureblood slave.
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05.15.2017 , 08:58 AM | #4
Actually if you create a Sith Pureblood Inquisitor and then log out before doing any of the story, then when you log back in, the loading screen suggests something along the lines of your first scenario is what happened.

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SteveTheCynic
05.15.2017 , 10:20 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Ylliarus View Post
Another theory I thought of was that one of the parents of the Pureblood Inquisitor was born without affinity in the Force which would result in them being the ultimate disgrace amongst the Sith.
I wouldn't class it so strongly as "the ultimate disgrace" myself. If that were true, then that one NPC you meet on Voss could not exist. (OK, you'd have to say that there was *some* disgrace involved, but "ultimate"? No.)
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05.15.2017 , 10:26 AM | #6
Just remember the Inquisitor was from a bloodline of a famous or infamous sith called Kallig who was betrayed by Tulak Horde because he was threatened by Kallig's substantial mastery of the force and he didn't trust the man anyway.

All evidence of Kallig was wiped from history except in minor details, and not a lot of details were known about Kallig from those days, so we have no way of knowing is Kallig was a Sith a human or an alien, but he was known to be more pro-alien than the rest of the sith from his time.

There is no way to know if Kallig was a true sith blood or not and we also have no way of knowing how pure the inquisitor's dna and blood is. A lot of sith from the old republic era kept their distinct red skin and bone protrustions but they would of been more than 80% human because of generations of interbreeding between human slaves and sith and sith-human hybrids.

with that written, force affinity is usually carried to children of force sensitive children, it doesn't discriminate on who or what they are. It's possible the power sleeping from within the inquisitor is from Kallig himself or just over generations building on.

but that doesn't explain non force sensitive parents having froce sensitive children. could be luck of the draw as to how powerful one can be in the force.

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05.15.2017 , 02:48 PM | #7 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
I think the first backstory you have there is more likely than the second, personally - as brutal as the Sith are to one another, there must be cases where a powerful Pureblood Sith is overthrown and their surviving family members enslaved. It would certainly be quite the trophy for the Sith who overthrew them; if Purebloods are held to be the most powerful, then defeating and enslaving them must be seen as an impressive display of power indeed.

Perhaps the victorious Sith had intended to keep his Pureblood victim's family in slavery permanently, but was overruled and forced to send the Force-sensitive ones to the academy as is tradition? Now he/she is constantly trying to find ways to undermine or kill the Pureblood covertly, before they can become powerful enough to exact revenge. Could be some fun RP opportunities beyond what the storyline brings
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05.15.2017 , 04:01 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by CharlesBoyd View Post
I think the first backstory you have there is more likely than the second, personally - as brutal as the Sith are to one another, there must be cases where a powerful Pureblood Sith is overthrown and their surviving family members enslaved. It would certainly be quite the trophy for the Sith who overthrew them; if Purebloods are held to be the most powerful, then defeating and enslaving them must be seen as an impressive display of power indeed.

Perhaps the victorious Sith had intended to keep his Pureblood victim's family in slavery permanently, but was overruled and forced to send the Force-sensitive ones to the academy as is tradition? Now he/she is constantly trying to find ways to undermine or kill the Pureblood covertly, before they can become powerful enough to exact revenge. Could be some fun RP opportunities beyond what the storyline brings
Ooooo, yes, I agree with the OP and Mr Boyd. This also goes along the line of my own character's backstory. Great RP opportunities indeed.

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FlameYOL
05.15.2017 , 04:33 PM | #9
Never thought about it that way Charles, I'd always figured one of the parents were a slave or that they were from a bloodline of slaves. Indeed there are a lot of RP opportunities.
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05.15.2017 , 07:41 PM | #10
Whoa, I don't remember the last time a dev posted in the Story and Lore forum. Hope to see more

SI really is one of the best for backstory, especially long lost heritage kinds of stories, and convos wtih Andronikus and Ashara do a good job of putting some in game flavour to it.
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