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Disciple of Twilight
Disciples of Twilight
General information
Founder(s)

"Twilight"[1]

Leader(s)

"Twilight"[1]

Headquarters

Dyspeth[1]

Historical information
Founding

c. 900 BBY[1]

Other information
Era(s)

The Disciples of Twilight were a Force-sensitive order based on Dyspeth, a moon that was located in the shadows of an Outer Rim planet. After the moon was colonized around 900 BBY by Humans who were seeking to break away from the Galactic Republic, a female known only as "Twilight," who was rumored to have been a former Jedi, and other Force-sensitive colonists founded the Disciples of Twilight. Members of the tradition became defenders and protectors of Dyspeth's citizens, although the group had no political or military influence. Dyspeth was discovered by Republic surveyors five hundred years later, and the Disciples of Twilight spread out into neighboring systems. Approximately one millennium after their creation, the organization had yet to choose a side in the war among the Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Krayt's Sith Empire, deposed Emperor Roan Fel's Empire-in-exile, and the remnants of the Galactic Alliance.

HistoryEdit

Around 900 BBY, a group of Human colonists who sought to break away from the Galactic Republic migrated to a shadowy moon called Dyspeth,[1] located in the Varada sector of the Outer Rim Territories.[2] Shortly after the moon was colonized, a female known as "Twilight," who was rumored to have been a former Jedi, used her abilities with the Force to rally other Force-sensitive colonists in an attempt to adapt to the darkness of Dyspeth.[1]

After five hundred years of peace, a Republic team of surveyors located Dyspeth. The Dyspeth natives rejoined the Republic, albeit reluctantly, as reserved merchants and traders. They began to spread to neighboring systems, but the people they met did not understand the motives of the Disciples. However, the Disciples were concerned with protecting the weak sentients from the misdeeds and injustices of the strong.[1]

By the year 137 ABY, during the Second Imperial Civil War, the Disciples of Twilight had yet to officially choose a side from among Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Krayt's Galactic Empire, the deposed Emperor Roan Fel's Empire-in-exile, and the remnants of the Galactic Alliance. However, there were rumors from within the organization itself that the group was about to choose a side.[1]

Philosophy and techniquesEdit

After the individual known as "Twilight" formed the Disciples of Twilight, the members of the group sought to combine their efforts so they could adapt to Dysepth's dark environment. They eventually sought to defend the people of Dyspeth. The group believed in "shadowy justice"; when the tradition's members spread across the galaxy after Dyspeth's discovery by the Republic, they sought to protect weaker sentients from the cruelty of the strong. While the Disciples of Twilight consisted primarily of Dyspeth natives, anyone who was Force-sensitive and agreed with the Disciples' beliefs was welcome to join.[1]

The Force adepts who were members of the Disciples of Twilight sought primarily to use the Force to bend light. After Dyspeth was located by the Republic, the members of the tradition that moved throughout the galaxy found that they were capable of using their Force powers to a greater extent, since most worlds were brighter than their own. The Disciples of Twilight shared powers comparable to the Fallanassi, who also possessed the ability of bending light. However, the group's members used other Force abilities that were unheard of anywhere else in the galaxy. Members used the Force to manipulate both light and darkness; the Disciples were capable of using the powers Cloak of Shadow and Shadow Armor to bend light so that they could render themselves invisible. They used the Force to gain low-light vision and to locate enemies that concealed themselves. The adepts could also utilize the Force to create illusory phantoms around an enemy.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

The Disciples of Twilight were first introduced in the Legacy Era Campaign Guide, which was published by Wizards of the Coast for the Star Wars Roleplaying Game and released on March 17, 2009. In the campaign guide, the group was featured as a new Force-using tradition.[1] Dyspeth was later included in The Essential Atlas,[3] and given a sector placement in its online companion.[2]

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