Welcome loyalists of the Dark Side, we of the New Sith Order bid you welcome. If you venture past this post within this thread, you do so on your own accord. What was once lost has now reappeared like a shadow in the night. Ready to wreak havoc once again. For those who remember are few. Some things should not be forgotten. But the dark times of the past has a way of creeping back up. The reign of terror that lastedmany years but finally collapsed from infighting. Now a new breed has come to reclaim the order once more. For the Dominion of Darkness is no more, but will live on as The New Sith Order. This thread is dedicated to all in the Star Wars universe who've used the Dark Side in ways that are less than honorable, and also whom oppose all that the light side stands for, and has to offer. Within this thread you will be treated to the many powers the Dark Side has to offer, as well as intelligent discussions about various topics pertaining to the ways of the Sith, Dark Jedi, and the overall Dark Side of the Galaxy Far Far Away. If one wishes to become a member of this thread, one must be a supporter of the Darkness, and an opponent of the light. If anyone treads within this thread, and disagrees with the teachings of the Dark Side, they will be decapitated, and their head will serve as a warning to all who dare oppose the power of the Dark Side. Members of the New Sith Order are lawful, ordered individuals. They do not succumb to the temptations of many other evil individuals, such as the need for petty vengeance, in-the-dark assassinations, or even greed. Duty and loyalty in the name of New Sith Order are paramount to everything for a Sith Warrior. Underhanded subversive tactics are frowned upon greatly, and punished with no less than expulsion. However, there is an exception to such deviousness--if it is done in the best interests of the New Sith Order, then it is entirely allowed. Unlike Jedi, the Sith know when to put their pride behind them for the greater good of their cause. Some may ask, why the need for law within the Sith Order? Please allow me to explain. I am always reminded of a quote, "Evil turns in upon itself.". This has proven true over and over again in the old Sith Empire of the EU, much of its downfall was attributed to internal wars and disputes. And who can forget Return of the Jedi? It was Darth Vader who killed the Emperor, again showing how evil destroys itself. We used to live by the creed, "only the strongest shall survive", but this has only bred distrust amongst the ranks and bitter rivalries between members. This is why evil organizations of the past were destined to fail, and this is why we must have laws to bring order to the chaos. Only when we are more united than the Jedi in our goals and vision, will we bathe in their blood and rule the galaxy once again! The keys to victory are order, discipline, and vision. "Bring order to our followers, and they will accomplish. Discipline them, and they will achieve. Give them vision, and they will move forward toward a common goal. All this being said, all the information you need to know about the New Sith Order thread is as follows: To gain admittance into the order you must first post: [hl=black]~I give in to the power of the Dark Side~ [/hl] Then you will be added to the list of hopefuls as a "Sith Peon" until you meet the requirements of two weeksactive posting of 3 or more posts per week If you already meet those requirements you remain as a "Sith Peon" for a short time to make sure that you actually have an interest in our thread, if you are sponsored in by an existing member you may be able to skip Peon status and go straight into the Shadow Knight Order. [hl=black] ~New Sith Order Leadership~[/hl] [hl=black]TEEGIRLOO:Dark Lady of the New Sith Order [/hl][hl=black]Evil_King_Wiggins: Grand Vizier[/hl][hl=black]Sinrebirth: Dread Inquisitor[/hl] [hl=black]~Death Knight Order~[/hl] Despised 1s65horsey [hl=black]~Dread Knight Order~[/hl] [hl=black]~Shadow Knight Order~[/hl] [hl=black]~Sith Peons~[/hl] [hl=grey]~The Oath and Code~[/hl] The Oath and the Code determine the actions of a Knight in service to the New Sith Order. They provide the Knight courage in the face of terrible danger, give the Knight strength when the Knight's own is failing, and grant the Knight guidance when presented with difficult choices. The Oath and the Code lead a Knight to champion the cause of the New Sith Order and uphold the laws that are consistent with the Order's beliefs. ~The Oath~ As was stated above the Oath is "My honor is my life". Every Knight not only know the Oath but lives and breathes it. It is a promise that governs all of a Knight's actions in and out of combat and is more sacred to a knight than his very life itself. ~The Code~ The Code is a set of laws, that defines exactly what honor means and how to live according to it. It is important to remember the exact and unquestioned adherence to the Code is the goal of the Sith Knight. Knight's must understand that honor does not lie solely in the aged and dusty code, but in the very soul of the Knight. The Code is made up of the writings of ancient Sith Lords from the golden age of the first Sith Empire, but was largely forgotten with time. It is important to note that, as a Knight progresses through the Orders, Shadow Knights (Apprentices), Dread Knights (Warriors), Death Knights (Masters), the elements of the Code from the previous Order are not discarded, but rather built upon with the new elements of the Code of subsequent Orders. Therefore a Dread Knight continues to uphold the tenets of the Shadow Knight Code, while adding more elements from the Dread Knight Code. [hl=grey]~The Code of the Shadow Knight (Apprentices)~[/hl] The Order of Shadows exemplifies the ideals of Loyalty and obedience to the New Sith Order in all that a Knight is and does. Loyalty requires unquestioned obedience to higher power and authority, as long as that power and authority follows and adheres to the precepts set forth in the Oath and the Code. Loyalty is due to, all the allies of the Sith, those oppressed by the Jedi, and those threads who by decree and common consent are in good standing with the New Sith Order and deserving of its honorable loyalty and protection. ~Acts befitting a Shadow Knight~ * Unquestioned obedience to those whose authority is maintained in the Sith Councils. * Dedication to the ideals of the Code. * Loyalty to brother and sister Sith of all orders. * All other acts that can cause the strengthening of loyalty among Sith. ~Responsibilities of a Shadow Knight~ A Shadow Knight of the New Sith Order must serve and aid any fellow Sith who is on the business of his order and requires assistance, and serve the threads, and allies on the List of Loyalty as compiled by the Dark Lord. Failure to fulfill these duties may cause the honor of a Sith to be questioned. [hl=grey]~The Code of the Dread Knight (Warriors)~[/hl] Dread Knights act as warriors for the New Sith Order, upholding the purest ideals of heroism and courage. Heroism is the willingness to sacrifice ones self for ones beliefs, and the betterment of the New Sith Order. ~Heroic deeds include~ * Strengthening the weak so that they may strike out at common enemies of the New Sith Order. * Freeing the enslaved from oppressive Jedi teachings. * Bringing true light to the false and misleading teachings of Jedi whenever possible. * Championing the greater cause of the Dark Side in the Galaxy. * Aiding fellow knights in need. ~Courageous acts include~ *Courage is the readiness to die honorably in the fight for supremacy. * Facing Jedi, or other enemies of the Sith fearlessly. * Defending the honor of the knighthood. * Defending the honor of a fellow knight. * Protecting the allies of the Sith. ~Responsibilities of a Dread Knight~ A Dread Knight must pay homage to the Dark Lord, as well as all members of the Death Knight Order, eagerly engage opponents in combat (not retreating regardless of the enemy's strength except when in the best interest of the NSO), protect those that assist the NSO, and forswear the use of knightly powers for reasons that would benefit the Jedi. [hl=grey]~The Code of the Death Knight (Masters)~[/hl] The Order of Death embraces honor guided by Sith justice and wisdom. Honor is the allegiance to one's oath to defend the cause of the New Sith Order. Dealing out Sith justice is the heart of the Code and the soul of a Death Knight. Sith justice requires that the Death Knight render to everyone -creature, droid, or person- his or her due. ~Acts befitting a Death Knight include~ * Sacrificing one's self for the sake of others that the New Sith Order is loyal to. * Giving no thought to one's own safety in defense of the Knighthood. * Protecting the lives of fellow knights. * Seeing that no Sith is wasted or sacrificed in vain. ~Responsibilities of a Death Knight~ A Death Knight is expected to honor the Dark Lord at all times and in all acts, to fight for Sith justice without regard to personal safety or comfort, to refuse to submit to any foe, and to sacrifice all in the name of honor. [hl=grey]~Knights of the New Sith Order Codex~[/hl] Honor: "My honor is my life", a Knight of the New Sith Order breathes this oath into the very fibres of their soul allowing it to envelope their whole life. Honor is defined as: That which rightfully attracts esteem, respect, or consideration; self-respect; dignity; courage; fidelity; especially, excellence of character; high moral worth; valor; nobleness. A Knight lives by his honor, it guides him in all he does, all he says and all he is. Conduct: Knights of the New Sith Order must strive to handle their actions and their words according to their Codes. As a Knight progresses the responsibilities of a Knight grows with them. You are expected to show diplomacy (when at all possible) in all disputes and proper representation of the Dark Lord in all that you do. Acts befitting a Shadow Knight: Unquestioned obedience to those whose authority is righteously maintained by the Dark Lord, dedication to the ideals of the measure, loyalty to brother/sister Sith of all the orders, and all other acts that cause the strengthening of loyalty among the Sith. Acts befitting a Dread Knight: Are all the aforementioned acts of the Shadow Knight plus facing Jedi without concern for personal suffering, accepting a challenge of combat for the honor of the New Sith Order, defending the honor of the knighthood, defending the honor of a fellow knight in good standing, provoking the defenseless and the weak to strike out at enemies of the New Sith Order. Acts befitting a Death Knight: Are the aforementioned in the Shadow and Dread acts plus, sacrificing one's life for the sake of others loyal to the Sith, giving no thought to one's own safety in defense of the of the New Sith Order and its honor, protecting the lives and honor of fellow knights in good standing, and seeing that no Sith life is wasted or sacrificed in vain. If a Knight decides to leave the New Sith Order, yet still remains in good standing and supports the NSO, they are allowed to do so, if a Knight leaves the Order and turns to Jedi teachings they will be seen as honor-less, and tried before the Dark Lord for crimes against the New Sith Order, most trials will result in permanent expulsion from the Order, and all protections given to its members are stripped from the honor-less individual. [hl=grey]~Grievances with those within the New Sith Order~[/hl] If you have observed something that bothers you about a fellow Knight and their conduct you are required to quietly pull them aside (send a PM) and state your concern. Favorably this would be the end of it as I would hope both parties could negotiate a resolution that is beneficial to the New Sith Order. If the above method does not work you are then required to bring the matter to a Lords attention (Dark Lord, Grand Vizier, or Dread Inquisitor,. The Lord will act as a mediator in this matter. If the matter is not resolved then a moderator will be involved and make the final decision. These rules are expected to be followed at all times. [hl=grey]~On RP dueling and other verbal encounters~[/hl] In our Threads: If encountering a Jedi Knight in any of the Sith threads, this is what is required: Greet them, in a respectful manner. Find out their intentions, inform them they are not normally welcome in our thread, and politely ask them to leave for no Jedi is allowed in the Sith thread. Nor is a Sith able to go in to the Jedi thread. If they properly follow their code, expect them to challenge a "evil" Sith outright in a verbal debate or a RP duel, allow them to challenge if they remain civil. If they insult you take it to private messages and teach them the meaning of manners and respect. If they tell you to find someone worth their time, direct them to a MOD immediately. This is not only an insult to you, it is an insult to the entire New Sith Order, for in our eyes all Knights and even Peon hopefuls are worthy of their titles. In neutral threads: If encountering a Jedi Knight in a neutral thread, you are still required to greet them and parlay, you do not have to debate them, but it is encouraged that you do in a respectful manner. If you do not trust their intentions, do not feel bad about doubting them, they are infidels after all. In any thread: If a duel has been decided upon, keeping in mind it is done in the proper forum (RPF) and that you may never turn down a duel, you must show honor in battle as with what you say to the Jedi Knights as well. State the rules clearly before the duel commences, if this takes thirty minutes, so be it. These rules need to be clearly defined, as there will never be a re-issue of challenge. There is no honor in not abiding by the rules and arguing over it when it is complete. When a duel is over and you have been victorious, it is courteous and expected for you to not gloat over your fallen opponent. A Knight of the New Sith Order will show respect for his/her opponent. If you were the one to fall, you then will congratulate the Jedi Knight on their victory and show honor, you will not argue in or out of character about the duel. If you have an issue in the duel conduct you shall take it to a Lord or the Sith Council, where it will be dealt with accordingly. [hl=red]~The Flow of Leadership~[/hl] The leadership of the New Sith Order is to consist of a Dark Lord/Lady, and his/her administration, Grand Vizier & Dread Inquisitor. The Dark Lord/Lady is expected to include not only his advisers in decisions, but to consult the group in general, including the most lowly members of the community. The title of "Dark Lord" is not one of glory and power, but one of responsibility and burden. The Dark Lord is, above all, a public servant, whose main purpose is to be the public figure andmake all announcements that the administration has decided.. The Grand Vizier’s main purpose is to be the aide of the Dark Lord, accept new recruits and determine master/apprentice pairings. The Dread Inquisitor’s main purpose is to be the enforcer of the groupin which he decides who shall be promoted in rank.In the case ofa grievance with the Dark Lord/Lady, or the Vizier or Inquisitor, group members are encouraged to voice oppositions respectfully in-thread, unless specifically requested otherwise. In extreme cases, members may contact the administration for assistance. If it is felt that the Dark Lord/Lady, Grand Vizier or Dread Inquisitor must be removed, a member of the administration may propose impeachment proceedings. A vote will then be taken to determine whether a member of the administrationshould be removed. If the measure has passed with at least 51% of the vote, the member of the administration will be asked to peacefully surrender his position and return to the rank of Death Knight. If the deposed member of the administration refuses to go quietly, moderators should be contacted to remove him forcefully. Once the position is left vacant, the group will then go through a twenty-four hour nomination period, during which the administration will nominate at least two-candidates for the vacant position Once the nomination period has ended, the members will then hold a forty-eight hour voting period to determine the new memberof the administration.. [hl=red]Temple of the Sith[/hl] ~Training Guidelines~ Upon being approved for membership within the NSO, a Peon hopefulmust go through a two-week trial before they may be taken as an apprentice. During this trial, the Peon hopeful is expected to post frequently, contribute to discussion, and perpetuate an overall positive atmosphere within the group. Once the two-weeks is up, a Knight may request to take the Peon as an apprentice. The apprenticeship may begin when approved by the Grand Vizier. Once the apprenticeship is underway, the apprentice is expected, just as before, to post frequently, and contribute to discussion. They will also be required to complete at least nine tasks. These tasks will usually consist of a written dialog on a particular subject requested specifically by the master. However, this is not the only definition of a task, and masters are encouraged to be creative in the training process. They do not have to follow the exact list, but can use the optional tasks as a guide. All tasks must be entered, in some form or another, in a training log. A master-student relationship is not restricted to tasks. Masters are expected to be generally helpful to their students, providing them with whatever wisdom and information they can. An apprenticeship must last a minimum of two months. If, in that time, the apprentice has met the required criteria, they may be promoted. However, it is generally advisable that the apprenticeshiplast a bit longer than the minimum requirement. When a master feels that his or her student is ready for promotion, the master may submit the apprentice to the Dread Inquisitor for promotion. If the Inquisitor feels that the student is ready, a promotion ceremonywill take place. If the Inquisitor concludes that the apprentice needs more work, the apprenticeship will continue. Optional tasks: (Majority of the tasks to be done in essay, discussion or RPG form.) 1. Why do you choose to be a Sith?2. Sith and Jedi Code – Describe each and compare the differences.3. Who is your favorite Sith? Give a bio including name, homeworld & era.4. Name three Sith ruled worlds – Give brief description of each world and the events that happened.5. Sith Rule of Power Structure – Name them and describe strengths and weaknesses of each.6. The Darkside Compendium – Who wrote it? Of what does it consist? Give a description.7. Explain the differences between Dark Jedi and Sith.8. Name three wars involving the Sith. Give a brief description of each.9. What do you believe are the goals of the Sith and what would you do to achieve them?