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"The Kaggath is an honored tradition of the Sith. Tulak Hord competed. Marka Ragnos! Ludo Kressh!"
Darth Thanaton, shortly before his demise[src]

The Kaggath was 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.

RulesEdit

One Sith could challenge another Sith for any reason, be it strife, anger, vengeance, greed or pure dislike. The challenger set the arena, whether a planet, a star system or the entire galaxy, and if accepted by the challengee, the ritual began.

The two combatants employed the full force of their armies, bases and ships to outwit and outmaneuver their opponent in an attempt to defeat each other's forces.

The battles had to be fought without any kind of outside help, in a direct confrontation of one Sith's power and assets against another's. The breach of any rule of the rite usually resulted in the execution of the offender by other Sith not involved in that particular Kaggath, If you decline a kaggath the sith who challenged the other sith will get her/his rank

The Kaggath reached a conclusion when one side was defeated or had surrendered, with the triumphant Sith choosing whether to terminate his opponent or leave him alive with the weight of humiliation. The winner also had the option to absorb all the properties, along with the military assets, of the loser combatant or choose to destroy them. Furthermore, the Sith who prevailed in the Kaggath also had the right to destroy his opponent's name and wipe their records from recorded history, theoreticaly eliminating any chance for the loser to leave some form of legacy to the rest of the galaxy.

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According to Darth Thanaton, Marka Ragnos participated in a Kaggath during his rise, as well as Ludo Kressh later on.

The Dark Lord of the Sith Tulak Hord, upon winning Tulak Hord's Kaggath, ordered that the name of his opponent be stricken from history.

Darths Qalar and Victun, members of the Dark Council, once fought a Kaggath that destroyed the Imperial Citadel, and were executed by the rest of the Dark Council as punishment.

At some point in his life, Darth Tormen defeated Lord Fatalissar in a Kaggath on the planet Ziost.

During the Cold War, Thanaton challenged the allegedly corrupt Sith Lord Kallig to a Kaggath. During a duel on Corellia, Kallig 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.

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