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Lit The Hundred-Year Darkness and the resulting Sith Empire

Discussion in 'Literature' started by darklordoftech, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    We're eager to hear anything you have to say on this, Hansa.
     
  2. Hansa

    Hansa Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Wow. That's something I've never heard before.

    I think it's definitely plausible. These are good points. I'm intrigued by the idea that the Contispex era was Sith influenced -- one could interpret the Republic, if Constipex I was indeed a Sith, as the first Galactic Empire; making Palpatine the second to rise to the office of Supreme Chancellor as a Sith.

    To expand a bit on this theory, I believe the title of 'Daritha' entering the Sith language as 'Darth' could have come from Xim's regime. One of the writers for SWTOR mentioned in 2011 that the title of 'Darth' was an ancient Sith word adopted for use as a title by the Sith Empire. It couldn't have come from Adas's kingdom, which survived the Rakata, since he and his successors until Hakagram Graush used the title of King.
     
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  3. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    So true! I wonder when Korriban got the name Korriban. In case you didn't know, Hansa, Xim called Korriban "Pesegam".
     
  4. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    "Once more the Sith shall rule the galaxy, and we shall have peace"

    The Sith Empires have never really been bigger or more powerful than the Republic as far as I know- so having the last Sith Ruler Of The Galaxy be Republic would be an interesting resolution to the problem.
     
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  5. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    THIS^^^^^^ It definately adds new meaning to Palpatine's comment.
     
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  6. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I eventually settled that the First Sith did in-fact infiltrate the Republic via the Contispex movement, and then fell out, thus the Alsakan Conflict. It's about as fanon as fanon goes, mind you.
     
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  7. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    Sinrebirth, how did Pesegam become Korriban according to your theory/fanon?
     
  8. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Oh, no real theory to it. It's canon that the Empire of Xim captures Korriban and it is named Pesegam. My point is the Sith could simply be returning to Korribam. Shrug.
     
  9. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    But I thought your theory says that Xim is a Sith himself.
     
  10. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    No, please, no need to tie everything to the damned Sith. Let the Pius Dea be their own thing.
     
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  11. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    Sinrebirth?
     
  12. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I kinda dislike how a random cult is more successful than the Sith Order, myself.

    And yes, as Daritha, I do consider him a Sith.
     
  13. Darth_Arapsis

    Darth_Arapsis Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Random? It was organised like all opressive dictatorships.
     
  14. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    If Xim is a Sith, why would he use a different name for Korriban?
     
  15. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I could argue that he was not running an absolute regime, and perhaps renaming Korriban was Xim's way of remaking the Sith Order under him or hiding it from the populace.
     
  16. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    That's interesting. Still, I wonder if Pesegam is the original name and Ajunta Pall renamed it Korriban.
     
  17. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Double post for ease on an IPad - but it ruled the galaxy for a millennium. It makes Darth Sidious and his three decade long regime, with millennia of effort behind him, look a little hopeless.
     
  18. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    The existence of the Pius Dea explains why the Jedi felt they had the legitimacy to remove Palpatine from office. It's also the first known origin of what would become High Human Culture. It's not "random", it's a large part of the tapestry that's the Expanded Universe that has been recently revealed and makes perfect sense. I can understand tying things to the Grand Plan after Ruusan, but tying everything that's ever happened to the Sith does nothing but turning the galaxy into a small neighborhood.
     
  19. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    The EU already does that, and it sucks.
     
  20. General Immodet

    General Immodet Jedi Master star 4

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    The Pius Dea period is very interesting... I think everything leading up to the conflict (and the aftermath) is very realistic.
    In the real world, similar situations have happened and will happen again in the future.
    Did you know the Pius Dea period was linked with the Order of the Ffib?
    According to Kripke, the reference of our use of a name is determined by a chain of language users that goes back to the one person that gave firstly N the name "N".
    Every language user takes over the intentions of the previous language user and tries to use "N" to refer to N.
    ;)
     
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  21. Hansa

    Hansa Jedi Padawan star 1

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    When people conquer a place, they often give these places a name, sometimes changing them. That's how I believe it came to be known as Pesegam during Xim's reign. Originally Korriban, conquered by Xim -- renamed Pesegam until his downfall, then the Sith changed the place back to it's original name.

    Well, until we hear someone refer to Korriban as Korriban in the Dawn of the Jedi comics... we'll not know for a while. Hope they mention that at some point, since there are Sith in the Je'daii ranks.
     
  22. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    Ostrander has inboxed me that he hasn't thought about Korriban.
     
  23. Hansa

    Hansa Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Aww... hope he gives it a nod down the line. Call it fan service.

    For me, Korriban is the ultimate Star Wars hell. A cold, dry yet majestic place that is pure evil, where even the planet seems to have turned morality on it's head. Always gets a grin out of me when I see it -- or even hear about it in dialogue. :D
     
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  24. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    I couldn't agree more. I've noticed that Korriban is a Sith factory. Whoever goes there leaves as a Sith. Hansa, what do think would happen if a non-Force-sensitive went to Korriban?
     
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  25. Hansa

    Hansa Jedi Padawan star 1

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    The spirits are seductive and promise great things to those they deem worthy... and greedy enough, I guess. Dromund Kaas seems to work that way, too. Kyle Katarn became a dark sider after he went there (if I remember correctly), and Darth Revan and Malak became Dark Lords after being there. And of course, there were academies established on the world at least 4 times.

    During the Great and Cold Wars, only Sith, the Imperial Guard and a special division of the Imperial Army were allowed on it's surface. I wonder, why was it considered such a holy ground by that Empire? Was it because it was a cemetary, or because the Sith species apparently had it's homeworld there?
     
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