Arrogance of a Young One
Exar Kun was very rash but talented Jedi in his youth, but his qualities resulted in arrogance, not a quality that is warmly welcomed by Jedi. Whilst training Exar frequently had sparring battles with his fellow padawans Sylvar and Crado although they just be friendly matches the rage and anger in Exar's eyes could be purely seen. The temptation of power was overwhelming to the young one as he looked upon his master Vodo Siosk-Baas's holocron.
Exar's Jedi master was worried, for knowledge of the dark side could be dangerous to such a mind as Exar Kun's, who'd already shown the possession of rage in him which fueled most Sith. Soon it became crystal clear that the arrogance and stubbornness of his pride was starting to consume him; Kun shorty afterward convinced himself that he had enough power to learn the techniques and ways of the dark side whilst still on the light. Jedi Master Baas did all he could to keep his apprentice from being corrupted by the dark side but Exar ignored his master and his instructions to heed his lessons and ignore snippets of the dark side and soon afterwards Exar abandoned Master Baas, declaring himself a Jedi knight.
Kun's mind was not changed about him having the power to withstand the dark side and set a goal for him; his journey first took him to the war-torn planet of Onderon. Whilst talking to the native people Exar Kun heard of a tomb containing Sith lord Freedon Nadd, who had been captured at the end of the Naddist uprising; the Jedi had sealed it shut, their captive inside, using Mandalorian iron to block entrances and exits. After they were sure of Nadd not being able to escape they placed it in a remote section of the moon Dxun.
This did not stop the stubborn and determined young Exar Kun who visited the moon to find a master. What he found was the spirit of the long deceased Freedon Nadd, who spoke to him and, using Exar's curiosity and ambition to his advantage, persuaded the young Kun to carry on his goal and continue his quest into the tomb. In doing so Kun agreed to his own downfall.
On Korriban, the young and determined Kun traveled deep underground. Directed by the spirit of Nadd and others, the Sith spirits decided to test their newest asset. One test being that he was deliberately trapped under rocks from a cave in and had had to escape without using the force to aid him. Soon the Sith spirits told him his only means of escape would be to fully embrace the dark side, the ambitious Jedi Knight fueled himself with the power that had been wanting to come out for years. Exar Kun entered the cave a high and mighty Jedi Knight and left as a fallen one.
Later he travels to Yavin 4 to search for Freedon Nadd's amulet and is attacked by the Massasi who are sith creatures. Exar Kun displays his power and gains there loyalty. He later finds Freedon Nadd's amulet and finds a great sith monster guarding it. It manages to slaughter dozens of Massasi before Exar is able to kill the beast and gain the amulet.
Peering into the amulet Exar Kun has visions of himself as a great and powerful Dark Lord of the sith of massasi legends, Empowered by the vision Exar Kun turns on the spirit of Freedon Nadd, Using the amulet to obliterate the spirit. As he vanishes he sends a signal across the galaxy to his other proteges Satal Keeto and Aleema of the Krath
He then finds Naga Sadows secrets on Yavin 4 he finds ancient sith alchemy that allows him to turn the massasi into hideous monsters filled with destructive powers ancient ship and finds that it is perfectly preserved he than uses the amulet to find Freedon Nadds proteges to destroy them.
He then duels a young Jedi who has a darkside influence by the name of Ulic Qel-Drama as they duel the reigning sith lord appears and brands Exar with the title of Sith Lord and brands Ulic with the title of his apprentice.
Enemy of the Republic
"Not just a military battle for the dominance of a few worlds—this is a war of light and darkness, and at its center is my own student…Exar Kun."
After traveling to Ossus and killing Odan-Urr, the Jedi Keeper of Antiquities, Exar Kun stole an ancient Sith holocron in the Draethos Master's possession and used it to corrupt many Jedi Knights to his cause, forming the foundations of a Sith-inspired galactic empire. He then ordered his converts to strike down their masters in an attempt to destabilize the Jedi Order's leadership; Kun himself would confront his own former Master, Vodo-Siosk Baas, on Coruscant during the trial of Ulic Qel-Droma, where he slew both the Supreme Chancellor of the Republic and Master Baas. Kun then set Qel-Droma free, and the two Lords of the Sith resumed their campaign of galactic terror.
After instigating the destruction of the Cron star cluster, Exar Kun led his forces in a raid on the Jedi's stronghold world of Ossus, where he pillaged as much of the ancient lore of the Jedi as possible. He then retreated to his temple on the moon of Yavin 4, but was unaware that Ulic Qel-Droma had betrayed him to the Jedi, and had also led them to Yavin to stage a final offensive against him.
Using an ancient Sith technique that even he did not understand, Kun separated his spirit from his body in an attempt to elude capture. However, he was defeated when Nomi Sunrider led thousands of Jedi in the creation of a wall of light; the power of which destroyed the landscape of Yavin 4, and trapped the Dark Lord's spirit within the walls of his temple forever.
"How you must hate me. I can feel your anger."
―Exar Kun, to Luke Skywalker's students
Thousands of years later, Exar Kun's spirit returned to wreak havoc on the students of Jedi Master Luke Skywalker's praxeum on Yavin 4. After haunting several of the trainees, Kun's spirit subtly corrupted one of them, Gantoris, to the dark side of the Force, but killed Gantoris when he tried to reject the Dark Lord's influence.
He also corrupted Kyp Durron and took Master Skywalker's soul from his body, but was ultimately defeated by the combined power of Luke's students, the spirit of Vodo-Siosk Baas and Luke Skywalker himself.
- Died: 3, 996 BBY, spirit incapacitated 11 ABY
- Species: Human
- Gender: Male
- Height: 1.9 m
- Hair Color: Black
- Eye Color: Gray
- Ulic Qel-Droma
- Nayama Bindo
- Oss Wilum
- Zona Luka
- Kyp Durron