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Children of the Emperor
General information
Founder(s)

Sith Emperor[1]

Leader(s)

First Son[2]

Member(s)
Headquarters

Sith Academy, Korriban[5][6]

Historical information
Founding

c. 3,678 BBY[5]

Fragmentation

c. 3,641 BBY[7][8]

Other information
Era(s)

Old Republic era[5]

Affiliation

Sith Emperor's power base[9][10]

The Children of the Emperor were a group of individuals who unknowingly served the Sith Emperor of the resurgent Empire as puppets and extensions of his will throughout the later years of the Great Galactic War and subsequent Cold War with the Republic. First created around 3,678 BBY, the group consisted of individuals who had been brought before the Emperor as infants and imbued with a part of his own power, transforming them into his eyes, ears, and agents throughout the the galaxy. By the time war broke out again around 3,642 BBY, Children of the Emperor had unknowingly infiltrated the entire Republic, with members of the Jedi Order, Republic Military, Senate, and other organizations ready to activate and perform their master's will the moment he wished them to.

The Children were protected by the Emperor's First Son, a second personality embedded in the mind of Jedi Council member Syo Bakarn, who shielded his siblings from the Jedi's view and ensured that they remained undiscovered.

OverviewEdit

"You don't know who the First Son is. I'll share a little secret. Neither does he. You see, Jedi, some Children never know their true nature. They sleepwalk through life, until the Emperor wakes them."
―Sophia Farash[src]

The Children of the Emperor came from many different worlds across the galaxy, consisting of individuals from a great number of species and backgrounds.[9] As infants, they were stolen from their parents by the Servants of the Emperor's Hand[10] and brought before the Emperor[9] on Korriban. There, the children were subjected to various rituals and alchemical machinery in the depths of the Sith Academy while the Imperial Guard watched over them,[5] and then they were brought before the Emperor himself.[9]

The Emperor infused part of his strength within the infants, creating a mental link[9] that could only be broken by an immense exertion of the light side of the Force.[11]

HistoryEdit

The Children of the Emperor remained largely unknown to the galaxy throughout the Great Galactic War and part of the Cold War, even to some of the Children themselves. However, their existence was revealed to the Jedi Order by former Sith Lord Darth Sajar, and his information was confirmed when the Child Valis attempted to capture Kira Carsen. Carsen, a former Child who had fled the Empire as a young girl when she began to suspect the presence of the Emperor within her, was the Padawan of a powerful young Jedi Knight who managed to defeat Valis.[3] After the fight, the Knight convinced Kira to tell the Council everything she knew about the group.

Sometime after the Dark Council learned of the Children's existence, a powerful Sith attempted to follow the Children and learn more about them. However, he was discovered by the First Son, and after undergoing surgeries and various treatments the Sith was reborn as Stark, a servant of the Children.[12]

The Jedi began to investigate, and heard whispers of someone known as the First Son—the leader of the Children, who was shielding the other Children from the Jedi's sight. However, the First Son's identity was unknown until the Barsen'thor, the Warden of the Order, discovered that the First Son was in fact Syo Bakarn. Bakarn was a Jedi Master and longtime member of the Council, and he was not even actively aware that he was the First Son.

The Barsen'thor pursued Bakarn, eventually battling him on Corellia. With the defeat of the First Son, the Children became visible to the Jedi, allowing the Order to root them out.

Known membersEdit

AppearancesEdit

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Star Wars: The Old Republic, Blood of the Empire Act 2: The Broken World
  2. 2.0 2.1 SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic—Codex Entry: "The First Son (Consular)"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic—Jedi Knight Mission: "The Defector" on the Abandoned Mining Facility
  4. SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic—Jedi Consular Mission: "To Serve the King" on Waypoint Station Three
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Star Wars: The Old Republic, Blood of the Empire Act 3: Burn the Future
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic—Jedi Knight Mission: "The Emperor's Orphans" on Voss
  7. SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic—Jedi Knight Mission: "Doomsday" on Dromund Kaas
  8. SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic—Jedi Consular Mission: "Chaos and Harmony" on Corellia
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic—Codex Entry: "Children of the Emperor"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia
  11. SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic—Jedi Knight Mission: "Fate of the Jedi" on the Oppressor
  12. SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic—Jedi Consular Mission: "Fearless" on the Euphony
  13. SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic—Jedi Consular Mission: "Deep Cradle, Deep Heart" on Voss
  14. SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic—Jedi Consular Mission: "As Above, So Below" on Corellia
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