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Darth Vowrawn had at least one apprentice, an ambitious Sith Lord named Qet. To honor his master, Qet brought in a massive army of slaves to secretly build a great statue of Vowrawn in the jungles of Dromund Kaas - an edifice that became known as the Unfinished Colossus.
During the Second Great Galactic War, Vowrawn was one of the members of the Dark Council that opposed the ascendance of Darth Baras. This was especially the case when Baras claimed to had held the title of Voice of the Emperor. Vowrawn in this time had learned that Darth Baras was greatly aided by the prophetic words of a Force being known as the Entity that was kept chained under powerful enchantments. Thus, he concluded that the only way to defeat Baras was freeing this dark spirit.
During the restart of hostilities with the Galactic Republic, Vowrawn was in charge of Imperial efforts on Corellia where he managed to hide his presence within the Incorporation Islands. He was protected by a cadre of Sith loyal to him in this time as he watched for assassins that were being sent by Baras. It was during this time he came into contact with Baras's former Sith apprentice, the new Emperor's Wrath and believed that the Sith was part of his enemy's ruse to assassinate him. The Wrath was forced to fight through Vowrawn's retainers, before Qet was the last line of defense. Vowrawn then revealed himself, seeing that the Wrath was much stronger than any of his followers and ordered Qet to stand down. He then requested that the Wrath not grant him the indignity of decapitation. The Wrath insisted to having been sent by the Emperor's Hands, not Baras, to protect him. Vowrawn remarked that nothing else could be gained by maintaining the deception, unless the Wrath is truly no longer in league with Baras. It was only after the Sith defeated the real assassin was Vowrawn convinced of the Wrath's sincerity of being Baras' enemy. What's more, Vowrawn believed that the two of them together can dethrone Baras, to the Wrath's delight. He then confessed his true motive behind leading the Corellia campaign; significant and vulnerable pillars of Baras' power base are situated here.
The Wrath acknowledged that while Vowrawn has great power, the Emperor needs him alive. As Baras is planning on sending more assassins, the Wrath suggests that Vowrawn take to their ship for protection. Vowrawn didn't wish to argue with the Wrath, criticizing his bodyguards' failure, but he asked for a moment of his ally's time. He explained that most of the Dark Council knows Baras is a fraud, but his two top agents on Corellia force them to support his bid. One agent holds secrets to use as leverage, the other leads Jedi in campaigns against Sith who defy Baras. If they were to "disappear", then Baras' support will be withdrawn. Vowrawn gives the Wrath the identity of the first spy, posing as Colonel Senks of the Corellia resistance. His stronghold in Labor Valley contains a myriad of escape tunnels. He passes the Wrath pulse disruptors that would lock Senks' secret passages so he could be cornered and killed, though he expressed regret that the Empire would lose a valuable agent. After arriving at the Wrath's ship, Vowrawn contacted his ally via holo, advising that if Senks doesn't hand over his files, the Wrath should destroy his database to eliminate it all. Once done, the Wrath was to leave the compound to avoid Baras eavesdropping on them.
After the Wrath dealt with Senks, Vowrawn sends the Wrath to Axial Park, where his operative Shadow had gone to ground as Republic artillery bombarded the area. Shadow was to provide the identity of Baras' Jedi spy. But upon meeting, Shadow admitted that while he doesn't know the spy's identity, he knew the location of the Jedi Enclave in the area. But while the Wrath fought through the Enclave, however, once again, an unknown assailant made an attempt on Vowrawn, but with more fury than the last one. Vowrawn was impressed with how the Wrath's companions looked death in the eye and did not flinch.
Vowrawn later rejoined the Wrath in a safehouse Capitol Square to free the Entity. However, Lord Draahg ambushes them before Vowrawn could begin, imprisoning the Dark Councillor in a death field that threatened to disintegrate him. The Wrath was able to finally kill Draagh to free Vowrawn. Once freed, Vowrawn confessed that he expected to die. Before performing the ritual to free the Entity, he had her confirm that Baras is viewing what has transpired through her, guessing that he must be twisting with fury.
With Baras severely weakened, it was the time to finally expose him as the false Voice. Returning to Korriban, Vowrawn, arriving "fashionably late", authorized the Emperor's Wrath's entry into the Dark Council chamber in order to ensure the final confrontation between Master and apprentice. Vowrawn urged his fellow Dark Councilors to stay their hand as they were all victims of a ruse perpetrated by Baras. In turn, Baras tried to make Vowrawn to be making a desperate attempt out of greed or jealousy and called on the Dark Council to assist him in destroying his former apprentice, promising that the Emperor will inform him of Vowrawn's fate. Nonetheless, the Dark Council acknowledged the Wrath being supported by Vowrawn and allowed the Emperor's Wrath to duel Darth Baras and slay him thus ending his plans to attain ultimate power in the Sith Empire. Relieved to be rid of his rival, Vowrawn, speaking on behalf of the Council, declared that the Wrath has free reign and answerable only to their ultimate Master.
Sometime afterwards, Vowrawn was present for Darth Thanaton's appeal for the execution of his rival, Lord Kallig. However, the latter interrupted the appeal. The Dark Council, curious to see why Thanaton had been unable to kill his rival, allowed them to finish their Kaggath before them. When Kallig succeeded in overpowering Thanaton, Vowrawn joined the other present Dark Councillors to observe the humiliated Dark Lord, before Darth Mortis snapped his neck with the Force, killing him. Kallig then took Thanaton's seat on the Council, taking the name Darth Nox and Thanaton's position as head of the Sphere of Ancient Knowledge.
After the Battle of Corellia, the Dark Council met to discuss the successor to Darth Hadra's seat, since Hadra had died during the battle. He supported Darth Marr's nomination of Darth Karrid but after Mortis nominated Darth Gravus, Vowrawn suggested that the Council adjourn the meeting to ponder on the decision. When news arrived that Karrid had killed Gravus, the Council unanimously supported her nomination.
Personality and traitsEdit
Darth Vowrawn was a charming and sophisticated elder statesman who in the Cold War had served on the Dark Council for decades--no small feat in the Empire, where the tenure of new council members was often measured in weeks. His passionate, almost hedonistic pursuit of challenge was well known among his peers, who have learned never to underestimate his cutthroat enthusiasm. However, he did seem to genuinely care for his bodyguards (when he thought the Sith Warrior was going to kill him he thanked the warrior for not killing them.)
Vowrawn reveled in the game of conquest and Sith power plays, driven to euphoria by all the rich details of his favorite sport. Many upstart Sith had attempted to best Vowrawn over the years through a variety of strategies, from complex schemes to bluntly direct surprise attacks. Although some scored temporary victories, Vowrawn's talent for adjusting his strategy on the move had left him the final victor in all these confrontations. He led the attempt to block Baras from being named Voice of the Emperor, and succeeded with the aide of Baras's former apprentice, the Emperor's Wrath. He also had many estates in all of the major Sith world.
As the head of the Sphere of Production and Logistics, Vowrawn was excellent with numbers and was aware that the Empire was at a disadvantage to the Republic in terms of soldiers, resources, and allies. Like Darth Marr, he knew that the Empire needed to recruit more worlds to its side if it wanted to succeed in the war against the Republic. He also seemed to be against the Empire's anti alien policies, a sentiment shared with Darth Marr. This was demonstrated clearly, when he supported Darth Karrid's ascension to the Dark Council after the death of Darth Hadra.
Before the Cold War, Vowrawn wore armor and a mask similar to Darth Baras.
Powers and abilitiesEdit
He was knowledgable in ancient Sith rituals and magics which was the means he was able to release the Entity from her imprisonment.
Given his quick defeat at the hands of Lord Draahg and his assumption that he stood little chance against the Emperor's Wrath, it's probable that age had withered his combat abilities by the time of the Cold War. However his true talents were in his formidable charm and cunning, successfully disguising himself as a Republic asset during the battle of Corellia and orchestrating the downfall of Darth Baras, not to mention remaining a member of the Dark Council longer than any of his peers.
Behind the ScenesEdit
During the Sith Warrior Quest Line "Protect Vowrawn", there is a stage where a bounty hunter, hired by Baras tries to eliminate Vowrawn. After defeating the Bounty Hunter assassin, the Emperor's Wrath gains the Codex Entry "Darth Vowrawn" yet when you open the Codex, Vowrawn is portrayed as having orange eyes, whereas in-game, the Sith Pureblood in reality has red eyes.
If the Sith Warrior is a Pureblood Sith, upon meeting, Vowrawn remarks that he'll at least die by the hands of his own species.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic, Blood of the Empire Act 1: Shades of the Sith (First mentioned)
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Annihilation
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