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Sith


"The term Sith actually refers to a species of red-skinned beings who were native to Korriban."

―Vestara Khai.


most Notable rulers of the Sith Species.


Adas was king of Korriban and the Sith in a reign that lasted nearly three hundred years. died 27.000 bby


Ludo Kressh was a male Sith Lord in the years leading up to and during the Great Hyperspace War, and was also the father of Kressh the Younger. died 5000 BBY, over Korriban[


Marka Ragnos was a male half-breed Dark Lord of the Sith who lived during the time of the first Sith Empire, born long before 5100 BBY. died 5000 BBY, spirit incapacitated in 14 ABY, Korriban.


Naga Sadow, also known as Darth Naga Sadow, was a male Sith Lord and renowned dark side magician during the days of the first Sith Empire. c. 4400 BBY

Spirit defeated in 4400 BBY (4365BrS), Yavin 4

Spirit defeated again c. 3756 BBY.


Vitiate, known for the vast majority of his life as simply the Sith Emperor, was a Dark Lord of the Sith who reconstituted the Sith Empire after its destruction in the Great Hyperspace War. Multiple host body deaths, 3950–3641 BBY (Transferred consciousness) Sometime before 67 BBY.



Biology and appearance


The Sith were a proud and violent species of humanoids that evolved on Korriban, a planet within the Horuset system in an isolated Outer Rim region called the Stygian Caldera. Sith had a larger than average number of individuals with potential to use the Force in their species, so high in fact that the entire species was considered strongly Force-sensitive. The abundant Force-sensitivity resulted from a symbiotic relationship with the dark side of the Force, where they like the other few creatures that inhabited the planet derived sustenance directly from the dark side of the Force, and empowered it in turn.


Adult Sith characteristically had skin of a crimson-hue, although infants of the species appeared a lighter shade of red. However, even though typically a dark red, some members of the species retained more pink shades of skin tone in adulthood. Sith had sharp, fierce predatory profiles and features all over their bodies, including bone spurs protruding from under their skin at various locations like the elbows. Their faces displayed a notable pair of cheek tendrils that hung down from their high cheekbones. Sith also had cranial horns, pointed teeth, simian mouths below their small noses, and glowing yellow eyes covered by cartilaginous eyebrow–stalks.In addition, some Sith had long bony chins, while others did not show this trait and instead possessed less prominent chins that receded from their mouth. Most Sith had three clawed digits on each hand, and three on each foot; two forward facing and one backward facing.However, some Sith had five digits on their hands and feet, such as Sek'nos Rath. The Sith were commonly left handed too, and as a result their signature weapon, the lanvarok, was constructed only for their left-handed tendencies.

The cheek tendrils on the jowls of Sith that descended from their cheekbones displayed different expressions amongst their species through twitching and other movements. For example, slight curling of the tendrils showed that the particular Sith was of a rejuvenated attitude, while stroking of the right tendril was an expression of thoughtfulness. Also, quivering of the tendrils could show signs of anger, as well as a questioning expression when coupled with raising of the eyebrow–stalks. The Sith—specifically the Massassi subspecies—also had very keen senses relative to those of Humans, particularly their hearing, despite their small ears.




"They figured out a way to mingle their DNA with that of the Sith natives, and gradually that species became extinct."

―Vestara Khai, speaking of the Dark Jedi and their Sith subjects.


Hybridization


After their arrival in Sith space after the Hundred-Year Darkness, Human Dark Jedi began to interbreed with the Sith. For nearly two thousand years, superstition, loyalty and sympathy were bred out as the two groups interbred, and qualities such as cunning, ambition and affinity to the Force were favored, which shaped Sith society over the centuries. In the Sith Empire, as time progressed pure-blooded Sith were steadily bred out, resulting in only a few pure-blooded Sith left in the Sith Empire by the time of the Great Hyperspace War. Long after, the true species in the Empire were believed have gone extinct due to the interbreeding process.


Characteristics shown would be determined depending on how much Dark Jedi or Sith blood an individual possessed due to interbreeding. By the time of the Great Hyperspace War in 5000 BBY, the majority of the Sith within the Empire displayed mainly Sith traits. It was common for the Sith of this age, especially half–breeds (like Ludo Kressh and Marka Ragnos) to have four digits on each of their hands. Although there was at least one who showed more than average Dark Jedi traits like Naga Sadow—who had among the purest Jedi lineage, with minimal Sith blood. Sadow showed many Human features, including five digits on his hands and feet, as well as the absence of bone spurs and eyebrow-stalks. However, he maintained qualities of the Sith species such as cheek tendrils (albiet shorter than those of purer Sith lineage), and red skin.


However, some such as the hybrid Sith Purebloods in the Great Galactic War showed even more dilute Sith characteristics than the likes of Sadow. One such example was Exal Kressh, who only expressed Sith traits such as red skin, glowing yellow eyes, and Force-sensitivity. All other features such as cheek tendrils or eyebrow-ridges were not present, though some other members did show other features shared with the original species.


there most pure sith would be:


Kissai (Priest)

The Kissai were the subspecies of the ancient Sith race that was enslaved by the exiled Dark Jedi on Korriban. The Kissai were the priest class in the Sith caste system, where the Kissai would study the nature of the dark side of the Force and practice of ancient Sith magic and alchemy. since there could not marry and could only have children with fellow members of the kissai the did not have any human or human like species blood.


Massassi (Warrior)

The Massassi were the subspecies of the ancient Sith race that was enslaved by the exiled Dark Jedi on Korriban. Massassi were fearsome, loyal, and formidable warriors, and as such comprised the warrior class in the Sith caste system. They lived solely to serve their Sith masters, but when on their own, dedicated themselves only to whatever life they chose. only a few massassi enterbreed with the original dark jedi and so they kept mostly the pure sith genetics.


Zuguruk (Engineer)

The Zuguruk were a caste of the Sith, a sentient species that originated on the planet Korriban within the Stygian Caldera. The second-highest caste in the Sith traditional system, the Zuguruk acted as engineers, and they were responsible for constructing burial mounds and battleships for the Sith.



"The Sith had strictly defined castes […] There was no transitioning from one to the other."

―Vestara Khai.


Society and culture


Though they were in an almost constant state of war, their civilization was quite sophisticated; they saw these acts not as cruel or barbaric, but simply basic aspects of existence. They were notable for engaging in supposedly primitive practices such as sentient sacrifices in the name of their gods. Their constant warring led to a dwindling of the population on their original homeworld of Korriban as well as cultivated an intensely xenophobic society.


Native Sith culture included the Sith, the consumption of bloodsoup, a rigid and stratified caste-based society, live sentient sacrifices to the Sith deities and use of ancient and arcane alchemy and magic. For the Sith, war and violence were just as much a part of the natural order of life as peace or serenity. Their social order was very rigid, and while many rose to the title of Sith Lord, only one, King Adas, attained the position of monarch. Another aspect of Sith culture, the creation of Sith holocrons to record knowledge, originates from their first contact with the Rakata of the Infinite Empire.

One aspect that originated from Korriban was the position of Shadow Hand; a title that was analogous to that of a Jedi Padawan. One of the oldest and greatest strengths of the Sith was their knowledge of sorcery. This great power allowed them to accomplish great feats such as causing stars to go supernova.




"In times long past, the Sith race proved malleable…splitting into a meek and servile slave class…an intelligent and nimble engineer class…others interbred with the early exiled Jedi—like the ancestors of Ludo Kressh—watering down the powerful bloodlines…but most useful of all were members of the vicious Massassi Warrior class."

―Naga Sadow describes the Sith caste system.


Castes


The Sith society was very hierarchical, utilizing both a rigid caste system and a stratified rank structure to put its subjects in their proper place. Due to how long Sith society has separated the Sith into castes (across approximately 100,000 years), each caste is sometimes referred to as a sub-species of Sith. All Sith castes were red-skinned humanoids with distinctly sharp, predatory features and tentacle beards. Among the Sith, the stroking of a right cheek tendril was a sign of thoughtfulness. After interbreeding with the Dark Jedi exiles, the original members of the species became known as Red Sith. Their caste system included the skilled and intelligent Zuguruk caste, the priestly Kissai caste, and the war-like Massassi caste.


Zuguruk Caste: The Zuguruk were notably loyal engineers who built and maintained Sith technology, including droids, starships, and tombs.


Massassi Caste: Massassi were the warrior caste of the Sith. This was because Massassi tended to be taller and stronger than the other Sith castes, this combined with the natural Sith aggression made very efficient and vicious soldiers for the Sith military. Massassi were not very intelligent but they could be trained well enough to carry out complex battle plans and maintain their equipment, starships, and weaponry making them very useful to the Sith Empire. The Massassi's loyalty had to be earned but once it was they were unswervingly obedient to the Dark Lord of the Sith; they were also loyal to the individual Sith Lord they served, though this loyalty was secondary to their loyalty to the Dark Lord. The Massassi also had a complex language of their own, which may be related to the Sith.


Kissai Caste: The Kissai were the priest class in the Sith caste system and were known to study the nature of the Dark side of the Force and practice of ancient Sith magic and alchemy.[5] The Kissai were just as ruthless as the Massassi, but they were more intelligent, observant and lacked the physical advantages that Massassi possessed.


Slaves: While not a full caste like the others, slaves still occupies an important part of the Sith social order. Sith slaves could be any of a myriad of species ranging from Herglic, Human, Mrlssi, and their own kind. Slaves were typically referred to by the scornful epithet "Grotthu." The Sith slaves among them were a meek and servile sub-species, the lowliest in Sith hierarchy. Pure blooded among them had only three digits on each hand unlike the other sub-species, but after the fusion of bloodlines with the Dark Jedi Exiles, the Slaves seemed to have four digits. They worshiped the Sith Lords as gods, and were often used as sacrifices. The Sith Lords used them for slave labor.When a Sith Lord died, his slaves were buried alive with his body in his tomb on Korriban.




Technology


The Sith art of alchemy allowed them to imbue objects as well as living beings with the Dark side. Due to their great skill in sorcery and magic, the Sith often created Talismans in order to focus their concentration as well as to further tap great amounts of Dark side power. Such artifacts were often used during long elaborate rituals and allowed a sorcerer to temporarily enhance their abilities. These constructs often took many different forms ranging from crystals to amulets. After encountering Jedi attempting to use their talismans for the Light side of the Force, the Sith developed ensnarement talismans which, when used, turned their users to the Dark side.


most noteable sith artifacts are:


Gauntlet of Kressh the Younger:The Gauntlet was composed of five linked oval plates composed of an unknown black material, each capped with a red gem chased with gold. The middle three plates featured gold tassels hanging from the ends.Worn on the user's forearm, the Gauntlet had the power of preventing anything from touching the wearer without his or her consent, blasting aside anything that attempted to do so with a surge of Dark Side energy. Its protection was sufficient to defend the wearer from a lightsaber strike. In addition to providing protection, it also enabled the wearer to purposely direct such blasts towards chosen targets on a whim, without even needing to turn and face them. and currently in the hands of the sith Dread master Atropes.



Muur Talisman: The Muur Talisman was the first of the three Great Amulets created by the Sith Lord Sorzus Syn. Designed for her fellow Lord Karness Muur, the Talisman had the ability to turn other beings into mindless thralls that were at the possessor's command. It was a powerful object of great antiquity and was mentioned in many Sith holocrons dating from before the Golden Age of the Sith. At some time the Talisman was buried in the Undercity of the planet Taris until 3965 BBY when the Mandalorian Pulsipher lead an excavation party to retrieve it. Upon its exposure, the Talisman latched onto female Jedi Master Celeste Morne and began to corrupt her before Jedi Padawan Zayne Carrick sealed her and the Talisman in Dreypa's Oubliette where they both remained for about 4,000 years until 19 BBY.



Dreypa's Oubliette: Dreypa's Oubliette later nicknamed the Jebble Box was a stasis casket created by the Sith Lord Remulus Dreypa. Dreypa created the Oubliette in order to imprison and torture Karness Muur, and to contain the hypnotic influence of the Muur Talisman. The casket could theoretically preserve a living being for millennia—even beyond the death of the galaxy itself, according to the scientist Pulsipher. Neither conventional sensors nor the power of the Force could penetrate the Oubliette's skin. Atropes has found a secondary one made by Remulus with the Dark jedi Sorixa syn was inside.



The Eye of Horak-mul: no known use other then to replace Horak-muls missing eye.


Helm of Dathka Graush: The Helm of Dathka Graush was Sith artifact, presumably created by the Sith Lord Dathka Graush. It amplified the wearer's abilities to wield the Force, and possibly strengthened the Sword of Ieldis. It also caused atmospheric disturbances within a radius of six kilometers. one of four other artifacts Atropes is looking for.



Scepter of Ragnos: The Scepter of Ragnos was a powerful dark side artifact and weapon that once belonged to Marka Ragnos, a Dark Lord of the Sith in the ancient Sith Empire. The sword had the ability to siphon and store dark side energy, and it could also release the energy of the Force on ordinary beings to make them Force-sensitive. one of four other artifacts Atropes is looking for.



Sword of Ieldis: The Sword of Ieldis was a Sith sword, presumably created by the Sith Lord Ieldis.The sword was quarantined by the Jedi Order on Coruscant sometime before 3963 BBY. Research done by the Jedi Covenant suggested that the Helm of Dathka Graush, another Sith artifact, strengthened the sword. one of four other artifacts Atropes is looking for.



Heart of Graush: Through the use of Sith magic and alchemy, the Sith King Dathka Graush replaced his own heart with a Force-sensitive crystal later called the Heart of Graush. The Heart of Graush was made of the same material as the crystals within Sith crypts that housed the spirits of vanquished Jedi Masters. Within the heart were the dark side spirits of thousands of long-dead Sith. Graush used the Heart to make himself almost invincible. one of four other artifacts Atropes is looking for.



Yoke of Seeming:The Yoke of Seeming was a Sith artifact of that pre-dated the arrival of the Dark Jedi Exiles. XoXaan seized it for herself. It was said to be able to make one appear as anyone or anything, although it burned the flesh while doing it.


Much later, Haazen acquired it and installed it as one of his cybernetic parts. It significantly increased his connection to the Living Force and allowed him to cloud other Jedi's senses, hiding his true intentions from them. In addition to clouding his intentions, the Yoke transmitted to all Force-users the sense of himself that Haazen wished to convey. So while other Jedi could accurately see his true disfigured form, they would not react too viscerally to it. At his own preference, Haazen could also minimize its effects as he did during a discussion with Lucien Draay, during which he wanted to convey revulsion. one of four other artifacts Atropes is looking for.



language


Sith or better known as the old tongue, galactic basic and any language that their slaves speak

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