Affiliation: Sith Empire
Occupation: Sith Inquisitor Assassin, Dark Council member
Abilities: Force-walking, double-bladed lightsaber proficiency
- Force corrupt
- Force lightning
- Force choke
- Force crush
- Force drain
- Force Destruction
- Force insanity
- Force scream
- Force rage
- Memory Walk
- Spear of midnight black
- Transfer essence
- Sith Alchemy
Mini bio: Though born into slavery on Dromund Kaas, her force sensitivity was made known during the cold war between the Sith Empire and the Galactic Republic. She was taken in by the Sith Order to be trained accordingly as an Inquisitor under the tutorage of Lord Zash. She grew in power, eventually securing herself the title of Darth and a seat on the Dark Council as head of the sphere of Ancient Knowledge.
Bound Force ghosts:
300 years after the death of Tulak Hord, the Sith Lord Ergast tried to recreate the ritual that the Dark Lord used to devour the spirits of his enemies at Yn and Chabosh. Instead, he discovered a ritual that he would call Force-walking.
Requiring great strength of will, a Sith could bind the restless ghosts of dead Sith to himself. Once bound, the user may draw from the ghost's power, channeling it into a powerful exertion of Force energy. Binding an unwilling ghost allows the user to draw more power while taking a willing one does the opposite. All who have mastered this technique rose to prominence quickly, but then mysteriously faded from glory, with no clue as to why. The only Sith Lord who bound more than one ghost was Lord Ergast himself, whose death also appears to be a mystery. It appears, however, that binding too many ghosts can quickly overwhelm the host inflicting physical and spiritual sickness and leads to violent expressions of Force power beyond the Sith's control. However, if the user can find the cure which was said to be found on Belsavis and Voss, the user of this ritual overcomes the side effects and can bind more ghosts if necessary.
STORY (spoilers for Sith Inquisitor TOR storyline)
An'arche, a former slave, starts on Korriban to undergo training to become a Sith. It is revealed that the most promising trainee will become the new apprentice to Lady Zash. The young Sith prevails through the early trials and is sent (along with the final apprentice candidate) to the Tomb of Naga Sadow and tasked to uncover its secrets. After discovering a hidden chamber of Tulak Hord and beating its inhabitant, Khem Val, into submission, An'arche returns to the Sith Academy and claims the honor of being Lady Zash's apprentice. Lady Zash instructs her new apprentice to meet her on Dromund Kaas.
Upon arriving in Dromund Kaas, Zash's new apprentice encounters a powerful Sith lord named Darth Scotia, who boasts Trandoshan bodyguards and extensive cyberentics. Scotia is hostile to the apprentice and tells the Inquisitor that he does not know Zash's plans but will stop them, whatever they are. Zash is agitated by this and sends the apprentice across Dromund Kaas on errands that will lead to Scotia's downfall. After recovering a tablet of extreme religious importance to the Trandoshans as a race and procuring an experimental device called the Cybernetic Nullifier, which is designed to negate cybernetic enhancements, the apprentice goes to confront Scotia. Using the tablet to blackmail the guards and the Nullifier to disrupt Scotia's cybernetics, the apprentice and Khem Val are able to slay Scotia, who warns the apprentice that he is next. Zash is ecstatic at her apprentice's victory, but is suspected by a powerful Sith and Zash's superior, Darth Thanaton.
Before leaving to meet with Thanaton, Zash sends her apprentice to the Dark Temple, where a Sith aberation was awakened and has driven everyone in the Temple insane. The aberation reveals himself to be the apprentice's disgraced ancestor, Lord Kallig, who warns the apprentice to be careful whom they trust. Upon returning, Zash has been promoted to the rank of Darth by Thanaton and shows surprise at her apprentice's legacy, and sends the Inquisitor across the galaxy to acquire artifacts of Tulak Hord. The apprentice acquires one artifact from a toxic vault on Balmorra, another from a Sith lord on Nar Shadda, a third from rebelious pirate on Tantooine, and a final artifact from a House Organa family vault on Alderran.
While on Tantooine, An'arche recruits the aid of a former pirate captain, Andronikos Revel, who was mutinied and abandoned by his crew, taking an artifact of Tulak Hord with them. Throughout the apprentice's journey, the Inquisitor's ancestor Lord Kallig periodically drops in and warns the apprentice about Zash's strange behavior, like heralding two new apprentices, making regular trips to Kallig's tomb, and performing rituals that grant Force resistance. After acquiring the artifacts and arriving over Dromund Kaas, the apprentice is heralded by Darth Thanaton, who warns him to be wary of Zash. The apprentice is contacted by Lord Kallig, who directs him to Korriban where a powerful Sith lord wears Kallig's mask. The apprentice kills the Sith and takes the mask for themself, before heading to Nar Shadda to acquire Kallig's lightsaber from a family retainer.
The apprentice returns to Dromund Kaas and confronts Zash, who is in the Dark Temple wearing a veil. Zash removes the veil, revealing her true appearence to be old and decayed. Zash intended to swap bodies with her apprentice so she may live on. A duel ensues between Zash and her apprentice, with Zash gaining the upperhand and about to complete the ritual when Khem interfers and kills Zash's body. However, Zash's conscience transfers to Khem's body who must share a body with the Dashade. Thankfully, Zash had promoted her apprentice to the rank of Lord so that she would be of higher rank when she possessed her apprentice. The apprentice takes on the role of Lord Kallig, assuming this title to carry on their ancestor's legacy.
The Inquisitor, now named Lord An'arche Kallig, is approached by Darth Thanaton, who explains the importance of Sith tradition and how Zash's ideas flew in the face of that tradition. Thanaton offers to take An'arche as his apprentice and tasks her with entering the tomb of a dead Sith alchemist and acquire his teachings. Upon arriving in the tomb, she is attacked by the ghost of the alchemist, but is saved by the their ancestor who tells An'arche that Thanaton sends those he wishes dead on this suicidal errand. An'arche's ancestor directs them to another Sith ghost, who teaches her an ancient ritual called , which allows the Sith to capture a Sith or Jedi ghost, containing them and tapping into their power. Kallig captures the ghost of the one who taught them and the ghost of the alchemist. Her ancestor warns them that this is the last time they shall recieve help from him, and then disappears. She then gathers the alchemist's writings and returns to Thanaton, who is suprised and impressed by An'arche's survival, but upset that it had to come to direct conflict, saying that Kallig's death was a terrible waste. After setting two Sith warriors on Kallig, who easily kills them, Thanaton intervenes directly, using his considerable power and knowledge to defeat her. Believing An'arche dead, Thanaton orders an apprentice to give her an honorable burial before leaving. Zash's former apprentices, now loyal to the Inquisitor, wake Lord An'arche from unconsciousness and warn him that Thanaton has left the planet and that they should leave immediately. It is revealed that the only reason the Inquisitor survived was because of the two ghosts that they had captured. Since the ghosts were already dead, they chained An'arche to this world, preventing him from dying. She flees Dromund Kaas and goes to find more Sith and Jedi ghosts to capture, gaining strength so that the Inquisitor can defeat Thanaton.
She goes to Tarsis, where the Inquisitor not only captures the ghost of a powerful Jedi, but also corrupts a young Jedi Padawn, Ashara Zavros, who is the descendant of the ghost. Afterwards, An'arche recieves a call from his or her two apprentices, explaing that they hade stolen the key to Darth Thanaton's, meditation chamber, but that Thanaton had sent Lord Cerullion, a Sith in Thanaton's pocket, after them. Traveling to Quesh, she finds her apprentices dead and Lord Cerullion standing over their corpses. Despite being there to kill the Inquisitor, Cerullion is civil and offers his apologies, showing his respect for the woman. After killing Cerulliona and retrieving the key, An'arche travels once more to Korriban to view the new stock of acolytes so that the Inquisitor can choose a new apprentice. Overseer Harkin is "welcoming" the acolytes and shows surprise at seeing his former acolyte, but shows respect for An'arche's new position. Among the acolytes are a human, a Twi-lek, a Kaleesh, and a three-eyed alien. She bets with Harkin on the Kaleesh beating his opponents before she leaves and resumes the search for ghosts, traveling to Hoth and binding the ghost of a powerful Sith lord to herself. Finally ready to face Thanaton, An'arche returns to Dromund Kaas and enters Thanaton's meditiation chamber, were Thanaton is waiting along with his apprentice. A battle ensues with Kallig's heir killing Thanaton's apprentice and preparing to kill Thanaton. Before they can begin fighting, the Inquisitor draws on the power of the ghosts in him, but cannot control it, blasting Thanaton across the room with lightening and fading into unconcsiousness with the four ghosts mocking her, warning the Inquisitor that she is no longer in control, and that it is their turn to "have some fun."
Having lost control of the ghosts she had bound, An'arche was now in a critical condition. Due to the power she had harnessed in such a short time, both her mind and body had begun to decay. As long as her condition was like this, she wouldn't be able to defeat Darth Thanaton. Zash, with Ashara's help, had already begun to find a cure for the Sith's condition. However, her search had hit a snag, when she discovered, that the records she had found had been tampered by Thanaton. Fortunately, she knew about Thanaton's private library on Dromund Kaas. An'arche went to the library in order to find the needed information about the cure. She found out that two Dark Lords from the past had experienced similar symptoms like she now. The other, Darth Ikoral, had also experienced body decaying and through extensive search he found a possible cure for his condition on planet Belsavis. The other, Darth Vilus, experienced similar mind decaying and learned about spiritual healing used by the mystical people of the planet Voss. An'arche decided to follow these two leads and set out to search for cure.
After finding a cure, Lord An'arche is challenged Darth Thanaton to a Kaggath: an ancient, but rarely employed, rite of the Sith. One part duel, one part large-scale dejarik-match, the Kaggath pitted Sith against Sith unto humiliation and death. During a duel on Corellia, An'arche won the upper hand, causing Thanaton to flee to Korriban to seek the aid of the Dark Council. Kallig followed Thanaton and finished the duel in the Dark Council chamber, leaving Thanaton near-death to be executed by Darth Mortis due to breaking the rules of the ritual in an attempt to ask for help. For the winning of the Kaggath, Lord An'arche was not only granted the title of Darth, but also accepted as a member of the Dark Council, answerable only to her peers and to the Emperor himself... for now.
Khem Val/Darth Zash
In Tulak Hord's service, fighting alongside his master's apprenticeOrtan Cela and his Dashade companion Veshikk Urk, Khem Val devoured over a thousand Jedi at Yn and the Battle of Chabosh. The more his master conquered, the more he feasted and an unusual bond formed between the Sith Lord and the Shadow Killer. Howevercenturies passed and the story of Khem Val became a mere legend. Later, during the Cold War, his master suspended Khem a stasis fieldinside the tomb of Naga Sadow on Korriban guarded by a field of electrical energy for safekeeping, where even the most powerful Sith Lords would not try to free him.
He was eventually freed by a promising Sith Acolyte at the time. This was ordered by Zash. When freed, he was enraged to learn that Hord was dead, and set to kill the acolyte. But in his weakened state he was defeated and had no choice but to serve the acolyte later revealed as An'arche, and claimed he would regain his strength eventually.
As the power of his master grew, Darth Zash recalled her apprentice. Khem went with his master in what they knew was a trap. Zash revealed that she was dying and intended to take her body. As the fight continued, Zash was able to complete the ritual to transfer herself, but Khem Val attacked to save his master, interrupting the process. By doing this, he became the recipient of Zash's existence and was forced to share his body with the Sith Lord. The ghost of Aloysius Kallig, the ancestor of Lord Kallig, stated this as betrayal from Tulak Hord, whether Khem Val liked it or not. An'arche promised that he would one day expel Zash from Khem's body.
Andronikos Revel (deceased)
For five notorious years, the pirate Andronikos Revel terrorized the Republic and Imperial space alike as the captain of the Sky Princess. Known for his sharp temper and sharper flying skills, he was one of the few pirate captains to serve as his own pilot.
His piracy career was cut short by a strange mutiny, however, his first mate Syles Wilkes robbed all of Andronikos' possessions and abandoned him to the Imperials who had been hunting him since he’d raided a ship carrying valuable artifacts. After a year in Imperial prison, Andronikos Revel was let loose. He had been meticulously hunting and killing the mutineers who betrayed him ever since.
When hunting the artifacts of Tulak Hord for Darth Zash, An'arche, the future Darth, had gone to Tatooine, where they were told to ask Andronikos for information regarding its location. Andronikos revealed that Wilkes is in possession of the artifact, and agreed to help An'arche if he could get his revenge. He had an inside woman, Casey Rix, keeping tabs on Wilkes and was asked by An'arche to lure him into a trap. Andronikos and the Sith then went to Wilkes' hideout and defeated him, but he reveals that thieves stole Andronikos' stuff and the artifact. After Andronikos silenced Wilkes once and for all, the two set out to find the thieves, but only found recordings, corpses, and the artifact. This angered Andronikos, as he was unable to take revenge, but decided to let go of it and wanted to accompany An'arche in her travels.
While on his journey with An'arche, Andronikos often talked about his history, and was curious about some aspects of her own history. She even allowed Andronikos to pilot her ship. The two became romantically involved with the previous intent of it being just an amusing fling and are still together as lovers.
Born around 3,660 BBY during the Great Galactic War, she was taken into the Jedi Order at the age of five. Ashara came from a family of powerful Force users, including her ancestor, Kalatosh Zavros, a former Jedi who had been part of Darth Revan's Sith Empire who had died in Darth Malak's bombardment of Taris three centuries before.
During the Second Great Galactic War between the Galactic Republicand the Sith Empire in 3,642 BBY, Ashara had come to Taris to train under Jedi Masters Ryen and Ocera, whose philosophy was that Padawans best learn the travails of using the Force through firsthand experience of the galaxy. Learning the knowledge of the Jedi, Ashara managed to become an outstanding student to Master Ryen and applied the principles of the Code to her satisfaction. However, she was dissatisfied with the situation on Taris, and hoped for an attack against the Sith, because they despised the approach of the Empire.
In Ashara's case, the Masters brought her to Taris for two reasons: First, to teach her compassion amidst the destruction that had occurred there and warn against the dangers of pride and the dark side. Second, to complete her trials by helping to drive a dark ghost from the ruins of a Jedi enclave.
At the same time, An'arche, a recently promoted Lord of the Sith, reached Taris and went on the search of the Jedi, as the powerful Sith Lord learned from Elios Maliss that Ashara was descended to a powerful spirit. In order to defeat Darth Thanaton, An'arche decided to find Ashara and bind the spirit. While she was on the search, Zavros was assigned by Ryen in a team to prepare an attack against the Sith. An'arche needed to get to Ashara, learning of her traits through holocrons. After baiting her, she told Ashara to clear the Jedi Enclave and summon the ghost. However, Ashara couldn't bring herself to do it and alerted the Masters, who then attempted to stop the Sith. However, Ashara's Masters easily fell before the Sith lord. Ashara was then forced to summon Kalatosh. Her ancestor was not happy being awakened and tried to kill her, only for An'arche to refuse to allow it. She then bound him and took his power. With no way to return to the Jedi after what she had done, Ashara chose to follow An'arche.
As apprentice to An'arche, she still held to her ideals as a Jedi, but served her new master. Their goal was to create a lasting peace between the Jedi and the Sith, and by extension, the Republic and Empire. When her master grew ill from binding too many Force ghosts, she aided Darth Zash in finding a cure. She would see An'arche become Darth Nox and rise to the Dark Council along with the other members of her personal crew.
Talos Drellik had never excelled as a soldier, and his true passion has always been history and archeology. To Talos, the Imperial Reclamation Service did an invaluable job, preserving Imperial andSith history against the onslaught of time. He had a brother at one point, who was force sensitive. After Darth Marr personally came to collect him, Tallos never saw him again. His father acted hostile towards the missing brother, though Tallos suspected it was to hide his grief.
Unlike many Reclamation Service officers who are career soldiers with only a passing interest in history, Lieutenant Drellik had thrown himself into his work, studying with experts in the field such as the illustrious Professor Auselio Gann and galactic historian Deravon Wells.
In 3,642 BBY, Talos was stationed on Hoth, searching for Sith ruins. While he was searching for the ruins in The Bitter End, he was approached by An'arche, who came to Hoth in search of a Force ghost named Horak-mul. Talos provided assistance to her in locating Horak-Mul's resting place. Afterwards, he resigned from the Reclamation Service to follow An'arche, serving faithfully even when his Master ran afoul of Darth Thanaton and eventually ascended to theDark Council.
I'Voree was born to a pair of Rattataki slaves. At a young age, he was adopted into the trade to unearth Sith artifacts and excavate ancient temples on Korriban. During the cold war between the Sith Empire and the Galactic Republic, he was found to be potently force-sensitive and sent to the Sith Academy to train, a rare honour for an alien slave. Intrigued by the ways of the Force, he studied much, not just the Sith code, but secretly the Jedi code and other more heretical texts as well to achieve more power and a fuller understanding of the Force. Given his thirst unusual for knowledge and keen wit for a Rattataki slave, I'Voree was trained as an apprentice to become a Sith Inquisitor to hone his power in Sith philosophy and politics, preferring tactics such as Force lightning or persuasion to lightsaber techniques.
His power and intelligence elevated him quickly through the Sith ranks where he attracted the attention of Dark Council member Darth An'arche. Impressed with his unusual mind and light Force persuasion, she took him in as her emissary and trainer of her apprentice Ashara Zavros.
The Sith Empire has began to crumble from within between Sith power plays and the death of the Emperor at the hands of Andy Sunrider, Jedi Knight of the Republic. The Dark Council member Darth Mortis has called upon the Horsemen of the Council to retrieve for him a lost Sith relic that has surfaced on the moon of Nar Shaddaa. The Twi'lek Sith Darth Tiamat traced the artifact to the Slippery Slopes cantina owned by the former smuggler Xaemon August. After a seduction and threat of torture, the cantina owner narrowly escaped the clutches of the Sith. But the information was acquired by a second Horseman, Tiamat's sister, a Rattitaki called Darth Vecna by killing one of Xaemon's associates.
This was all done without the consent of the other members including the newly inducted Darth An'arche, head of the sphere of Sith knowledge. An'arche achieved her power by defeating Darth Thanaton utilizing a Sith ritual known as force walking and currently is sharing a mind with three force ghosts. She has sent her own emissary Lord I'Voree along with her Padawan apprentice Ashara Vazros to find the artifact as well. Having discovered Mortis' misuse of power, the Horseman of War, Darth Tiamat informed An'arche of the situation.
Meanwhile, Jedi Sunrider has also called upon the aid of Xaemon who agreed to lead him to the smuggler in possession of the relic for a price, wanting to get that cursed thing off Nar Shaddaa and destroyed for good. Using his special knowledge of the underworld, Xaemon lead the Jedi to a Devaronian named Gault Rennow. The pair had just secured the artifact to their possession when they were again assailed by the Sith Horsemen. At the command of Sunrider, Xaemon absconded with the relic and brought it to the safety of the Jedi's starship, hoping his role in this madness was over.
The Dark Council as directed by Darth An'arche has sent out the four Horsemen to retrieve the artifact and kill Sunrider. Lord I'Voree however has a different agenda and has joined the Jedi in his escape, bringing with him An'arche's Padawan, Ashara. The artifact was destroyed, but the consciousness of the Sith Emperor that had been stored inside was released into the galaxy.
An'arche decided to meet with Sunrider to discuss aiding her in overthrowing the Dark Council and putting a more permanent end to the Emperor. Their meeting was ambushed by the Horsemen, but the pair escaped. Along their escape route, they discovered an ancient Rakata map of the Infinite Empire. Hoping to discover more of its kind to use the fabled Rakatan weaponry depicted by the map, An'arche teamed up with Sunrider. But their ships were again ambushed by the Horsemen, Oni and Vecna at his Defender and Tiamat and Gorin-Nosho at her Fury. The two killed Oni and Vecna, only later was An'arche aware that Tiamat had assailed her ship, killing her pilot lover Andronikos. Distraught, An'arche vowed to kill the two remaining Horsemen after continuing her search for the Rakatan technology to aid her plans to defeat the Sith and dominate the Empire.
The Rakatan map directed them to Dantooine. While An'arche and Sunrider were searching the ruins of a temple, Andy's wife's ship was shot down by a Sith ship. Tiamat offered the terms for the pregnant Kira's release: An'arche beaten within an inch of her life and brought to the ship. Instead, the two attacked the ship, taking on the Sith acolytes the Lord of War had brought with him. While Andy Sunrider dealt with and killed Gorin, Darth An'arche confronted Tiamat who held Kira hostage. In the resulting struggle, the Twi'lek thrust Kira onto An'arche's saber, the blade skewering her womb. An'arche tortured Tiamat, eventually killing her after the Jedi took his lover out to the funeral pyre.