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Edell Vrai was a Human male who was a member of the Golden Destiny faction in 3000 BBY. The then-Caretaker Varner Hilts regarded him as being one of the most forward-looking members of the Golden Destiny. He later became a High Lord during the Hilts Restoration. He grew up on the planet Kesh during the Time of the Rot, a period of civil warfare and turmoil within the Lost Tribe of Sith which lasted over 960 years. During that year's Testament Day, the Sith factions learnt that the Tribe's ancestors were not "great conquerors" but were rather slaves of the Sith Lord Naga Sadow. This revelation sparked the Great Crisis which led to much bloodletting among the Tribe and threatened its very existence. He and the other Sith factions then joined forces in an attempt to destroy the ancient Sith starship Omen which they regarded as a memory of their "inglorious past."
However, the Caretaker Varner Hilts succeeded in uniting the other Sith by showing them the secret maps of the Tribe's founder Yaru Korsin which revealed the existence of another, inhabited continent on Kesh. Vrai and the other Sith leaders including Korsin Bentado, Neera and Iliana Merko subsequently elected Hilts as their new Grand Lord. Due to his skills as a mathematician, Edell later became the Tribe's chief engineer and was tasked with finding a way for the Tribe to travel across the ocean to the continent. He invented hydrogen-based airships pulled by uvaks, and the Sith built more than sixty such vessels to form the Ebon Fleet. Vrai subsequently became one of the seven High Lords which ruled the Tribe.
In 2975 BBY, Vrai pioneered the first reconnaissance party in three such ships: the Candra, the Lillia, and the Dann Itra. The ship's mission was to fly across the eastern ocean and conduct an aerial reconnaissance mission over "Keshtah Major" before returning to Keshtah across the smaller eastern ocean. However, these ships were shot down by Alanciari Keshiri ballistae and diamond-flak uvak teams close to the western coast of Alanciar. Despite the loss of his airships, Vrai managed to escape with a small party of Sith Warriors. They encountered the Keshiri woman Quarra Thayn and her lover Jogan Halder, whom they took hostage. After commandeering a fishing ship Mischance, Vrai managed to coerce Thayn into working as a guide across the continent to the city of Sus'mintri, the headquarters of the Alanciari military government known as the War Cabinet. In return, Vrai agreed to Thayn's request to attend to the wounds of Halder. The two subsequently travelled through Alanciar and came to develop a reluctant friendship. Meanwhile, Vrai's remaining crew returned with Halder to Keshtah.
Meanwhile, Vrai's rival High Lord Bentado launched a full-scale invasion of Alanciar but his force was also wiped out by the Alanciari ballistae. Vrai and Thayn subsequently reached Sus'mintri after some delays. There, they discovered that Bentado and his surviving followers had infiltrated the War Cabinet's headquarters and wiped out the entire Alanciari military leadership. Having decapitated the Alanciari government, Vrai then attempted to take over the continent and to create a "Second Tribe" by killing Grand Lord Hilts, who was scheduled to visit Alanciar in an airship. However, Vrai and Thayn managed to foil Bentado's plans with the help of the rival High Lord's Keshiri assistant Squab, who personally executed Bentado.
Ultimately, Hilts managed to take control of Alanciar after using the Alanciari man Jogan Halder to convince them that the Sith did not pose a threat to them. Instead, he claimed that the Tribe were the legendary Protectors and that Adari Vaal, the ancient Rock of Kesh, had been a well-meaning albeit misguided servant of the Bright Tuash, an avian Keshiri deity. Meanwhile, Bentado was portrayed as a servant of the malevolent Destructors whom the Tribe was fighting against. Grand Lord Hilts, who had disguised himself as the Bright Tuash, then supported Halder's message. According to the "Bright Tuash," Vrai was a secret agent of the Protectors who together with the well-trained Keshiri soldier Quarra had defeated Bentado. Following the conquest of Alanciar, Vrai became the de-facto Governor of Alanciar.