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What does the Empire hope to achieve?

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What does the Empire hope to achieve?

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Satori-
01.30.2012 , 10:30 AM | #1
I made a Sith Inquisitor recently and it dawned on me that the various factions of the empire (expecially the sith) are really quite evil. What lore wise to they hope to achieve? They want to destroy the Republic clearly but why? Do they have an ultimately good goal of bringing prosperity to the people of the empire or do they just invade every planet and enslave the people there? Are all the sith's (class) just murderous, power hungry, selfish beings?

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Hamartia
01.30.2012 , 10:32 AM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by Satori- View Post
I made a Sith Inquisitor recently and it dawned on me that the various factions of the empire (expecially the sith) are really quite evil. What lore wise to they hope to achieve? They want to destroy the Republic clearly but why? Do they have an ultimately good goal of bringing prosperity to the people of the empire or do they just invade every planet and enslave the people there? Are all the sith's (class) just murderous, power hungry, selfish beings?
Others will try and argue otherwise, but in Star Wars lore the Sith are simply evil. That is all there is to it.

In my opinion, SWTOR made a bad decision in terms of narrative when they divided the sides based on good and evil.

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Cythereal
01.30.2012 , 10:34 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Satori- View Post
I made a Sith Inquisitor recently and it dawned on me that the various factions of the empire (expecially the sith) are really quite evil. What lore wise to they hope to achieve? They want to destroy the Republic clearly but why? Do they have an ultimately good goal of bringing prosperity to the people of the empire or do they just invade every planet and enslave the people there? Are all the sith's (class) just murderous, power hungry, selfish beings?
They're here to avenge the attempted genocide of their people and demonstrate their own superiority over the Republic and the Jedi. They're an abused victim turned an abuser themselves, seeking to do to another what that other once did to them.

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Uluain
01.30.2012 , 10:46 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Satori- View Post
I made a Sith Inquisitor recently and it dawned on me that the various factions of the empire (expecially the sith) are really quite evil. What lore wise to they hope to achieve? They want to destroy the Republic clearly but why? Do they have an ultimately good goal of bringing prosperity to the people of the empire or do they just invade every planet and enslave the people there? Are all the sith's (class) just murderous, power hungry, selfish beings?
The essential tenet of the Dark Side is that power with the Force bestows not merely the possibility of ruling others but the right, even the responsibility. The goal of the Sith Empire is to control the entire Galaxy, to create a society in which the weak serve the strong. Period. The struggle for supremacy makes the strong stronger. The "King of the Mountain" infighting of the Dark Lords of the Sith personifies this agenda.

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WildSide
01.30.2012 , 11:18 AM | #5
I always wondered, what does the EMPIRE part of the Sith Empire feel. You know, the NON-Sith, the NON-Force-users and NON-believers.

The Sith themselves may have a score to settle, but what do the "lesser lifeforms" feel about this war, the Republic, and the Jedi?

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Cythereal
01.30.2012 , 11:21 AM | #6
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I always wondered, what does the EMPIRE part of the Sith Empire feel. You know, the NON-Sith, the NON-Force-users and NON-believers.

The Sith themselves may have a score to settle, but what do the "lesser lifeforms" feel about this war, the Republic, and the Jedi?
They have the same score to settle. The attempted Jedi/Republic genocide didn't target just the Force-wielders, and the bulk of the Imperial citizenry are descended from the survivors.

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Uluain
01.30.2012 , 11:28 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by WildSide View Post
I always wondered, what does the EMPIRE part of the Sith Empire feel. You know, the NON-Sith, the NON-Force-users and NON-believers.

The Sith themselves may have a score to settle, but what do the "lesser lifeforms" feel about this war, the Republic, and the Jedi?
Well, the elite employ censorship and propaganda and control access to information to the extent that what the man in the street knows of the Republic is what they are told.

On Dromund Kaas, there is a small rally on one of the long bridges beside the 'Spires of Victory" where we hear a speaker exhorting an audience of locals and their enthusiastic replies. They are encouraged to to be loyal sheep which, frighteningly, is often successful for dictatorships.

Then again, those at the top of the pyramid are Sith Lords, part of whose doctrine is to rule by fear. It helps keep the populace in line if they see how very much worse off they will be if they step out of line.

So I would say that the common citizen of the Empire takes pride in being part of the strongest, most powerful society in the Galaxy and is also rightyly awed by and fearful of those in power.

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Weezyfb
01.30.2012 , 01:07 PM | #8
A Galactic Empire with the Emperor as its supreme master followed by the Sith

and the sith are not the only evil look what they republic and jedi were planning on the foundry

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Cythereal
01.30.2012 , 01:12 PM | #9
Mind, a lot of Imperial citizens do have a legitimate beef with the Republic. They want to reclaim territory they lost in the Great Hyperspace War. They want to bring the Jedi and Republic to account for their war crimes. They know that the Republic and Jedi consider the Empire's very existence a threat and want to live in a galaxy without being afraid of Republic offensives and covert strikes (which were happening post-Treaty).

Play Republic-side and you will see that the Republic is inefficient, corrupt, and generally ineffectual at keeping order on its own worlds. To some, the loyalty, efficiency, and security of the Empire outweighs the capricious and sometimes insane Sith overlords who, realistically, don't involve themselves much with the common citizens.

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Weezyfb
01.30.2012 , 01:41 PM | #10
yeah the i started a jedi and i was up to my eyes in corrupt senators and gangster running wild and an inefficient bureaucracy.

Coruscant is a cluster---