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- "We are not your Sith. We are something new, a chance to do something right. A new tribe."
- ―Seelah Korsin
The Lost Tribe of Sith was a marginal Sith Order that formed on the remote planet Kesh. It was founded in 5,000 BBY after the warship Omen, carrying members of Sith Lord Naga Sadow's Sith Empire, was ambushed, knocked off-course, and forced to crash-land on the world. The Tribe quickly dominated the native Keshiri species, who believed the newcomers to be their gods. Sith Captain Yaru Korsin became Grand Lord of the Tribe and of the Keshiri, a title that was passed on to his daughter, Nida, after his death. Isolated from the outer galaxy for years, the Sith built a Temple in the Takara Mountains over the Omen's crash site and moved their headquarters to the capital city Tahv. Although the original Tribe consisted of several members of both the Human and Sith species, Yaru Korsin ordered a purge of all members of the latter in 4,985 BBY. Over time, the Sith formed a ruling Circle of Lords, made up of Lords and High Lords, and ruled by the Grand Lord. Although one Jedi Knight, Jelph Marrian, discovered the Sith in 3,963 BBY, the destruction of his strikefighter permanently stranded him on the world as well.
The Sith remained isolated for millennia, but after the end of the Second Galactic Civil War in 41 ABY, the Sith Meditation Sphere Ship found the Tribe. Ship informed the Tribe of the Jedi's newfound dominance in the galaxy and of the recent destruction of the last remnants of the Sith. Ship assisted the Tribe in traveling offworld and forming a new armada, and two years later, the Tribe felt the presence of Jedi Grand Master Luke Skywalker in the Force and determined to kill him. However, Ship was suddenly overcome by the will of Abeloth, a dark side entity living in the Maw, and deserted Kesh for Abeloth's world. The Sith quickly launched a strike team to recover Ship and assassinate Skywalker. The team encountered Abeloth in the Maw, and she weakened the strike team before allowing Ship to return to them so that they could continue on their mission. Their attack on the Jedi failed, however, and Skywalker and his son Ben tracked Vestara Khai, the team's sole surviving member, to the planet Dathomir. There, a team led by Viun Gaalan captured a group of the darksider Nightsisters and dueled with the Skywalkers while attempting to retrieve Khai, although again the Sith were defeated.
Shortly afterward, a fleet led by High Lord Sarasu Taalon convinced the Jedi to form an alliance against Abeloth, who was causing a psychosis among the Jedi Knights. The allied mission resulted in the Sith betraying the Jedi in hopes of killing the Skywalkers and forcing Abeloth to serve them, but the Sith failed yet again to kill the Jedi. Abeloth was defeated, and the Jedi and Sith temporarily repaired their alliance in order to learn more about her origins. However, the alliance was soon broken, and a later confrontation between the two parties and Abeloth resulted in the death of Taalon. Meanwhile, the Sith perfected their piracy techniques and built a war fleet in preparation to conquer the galaxy.
Foundation of the Lost Tribe (5,000 BBY)Edit
- "... when we landed, we were few. Our survival was not guaranteed. The Tribe—what we have become—was the necessary mechanism. Once we knew Kesh held no dangers for us, the only threat came from ourselves..."
- ―Yaru Korsin, in his holo-recorded testament
Subjugation of KeshEdit
- "It was our destiny to land on this rock—and we are bound to our destiny. For a time, it looks like, we're also bound to this rock. So be it. We're Sith. Let's make it ours."
- ―Yaru Korsin
In 5,000 BBY, the Sith dreadnaught Omen was ambushed while mining Lignan ore for use in Sith Lord Naga Sadow's planned Sith invasion of the galaxy. As the warship fled into hyperspace, however, it collided with the fellow Sith vessel Harbinger, knocking it off-course and causing it to crash land on the remote Wild Space planet Kesh. The Sith soon evacuated the crash site, which was located in the midst of the Cetajan Mountains. However, the Omen's captain, Yaru Korsin, returned to the crash site to try to send a transmission in the hopes of being rescued. However, his half-brother, Devore, was already there, and insisted that since they had failed Sadow's orders, they would be killed. Devore attacked Yaru, and in the ensuing duel Devore was thrown off the edge of a cliff to his death. Yaru Korsin also discovered that the ship's transmitter had been destroyed.
By the end of their second day on Kesh, the Sith's entire complement of Massassi workers had died. The survivors of the crash soon after met a member of the native Keshiri species, Adari Vaal, who had been branded as a heretic by her people for her geologic teachings and had witnessed on her Uvak the death of Devore. With the aid of Vaal, Korsin tricked the natives into believing that the survivors were the Skyborn, the legendary gods of the Keshiri. Korsin was proclaimed as the Grand Lord of the Skyborn, and the Sith began to mine for the metals needed to repair their vessel, although Vaal knew that the metals needed to repair the Omen—if they existed on Kesh at all—would be buried deep beneath the planet's surface. Indeed, the appropriate metals were never found, and the materials needed to upkeep many of the Sith's technologically advanced equipment were unattainable on Kesh. Nevertheless, the Tribe constructed a Sith Temple over the Omen's crash site in the Cetajan Mountains, which were renamed the "Takara Mountains" after Grand Lord Yaru Korsin's mother, Takara. The Sith themselves established rule over the Keshiri, who willingly submitted themselves to an eternity of servitude.
Purge of the Red SithEdit
- "What did you do ? What did you do to us ?"
"Nothing you wouldn't eventually have done to us. We are not your Sith. We are something new, a chance to do it right. A new tribe. "
- ―Ravilan Wroth and Seelah Korsin
Among the roughly three hundred shipwrecked, all of the survivors of the Omen's crash were members of the Human or Sith species, except for one surviving Houk. However, the members of the Sith species—known as the "Red Sith"—were unable to reproduce; none of their offspring lived past their first day. Unbeknownst to any of the other Sith, Seelah Korsin—the widowed wife of Devore Korsin who had since remarried to Yaru Korsin—ensured the deaths of all of the Red Sith offspring in hopes of making the Tribe purely of a Human bloodline. Meanwhile, the surviving Red Sith—who had taken the moniker the "Fifty-Seven"—feared that their inability to reproduce was due to Kesh itself, and thus pushed for the Tribe to work toward finding a way to leave Kesh. To that end, fifteen years after the Omen's crash landing, when Grand Lord Korsin gave the spokesperson for the Red Sith, Ravilan, the assignment of examining eight Keshiri villages along the Ragnos Lakes, Ravilan decided to poison the Keshiri. He had recently discovered that cyanogen silicate—a cauterizing agent that had been used by the Massassi aboard the Omen—was deadly to touch for the Keshiri, but had no adverse effects on the Red Sith. Ravilan and the other Red Sith traveled first to Tetsubal, the village farthest from the Sith Temple in the Mountains, where Ravilan introduced the cyanogen silicate into the town's aqueduct systems. Tetsubal's entire Keshiri population was killed, along with Ravilan's Human aide.
Ravilan sent a message to the Sith Temple through the Force, and Yaru and Seelah Korsin quickly responded. Upon their arrival in Tetsubal, Ravilan lied that he had arrived to find the entire village already dead, and he suggested that, since the plague could also affect Humans, the Sith should cut off all contact with the Keshiri immediately. As the Grand Lord recalled all Sith in the Tribe to the Takara Mountains and sent out reconnaissance fliers to see if the plague had spread, Seelah Korsin—who had discovered Ravilan's treachery—decided to use the cyanogen silicate to her own political advantage. She introduced the silicate first to the village Rabolow, and then to more and more of the villages on the Ragnos Lakes. She then persuaded her husband that it was Ravilan and the Red Sith who were spreading the plague. Convinced that they were plotting against him, Yaru Korsin ordered for a purge of all of the Red Sith on Kesh. Taken completely by surprise, the Red Sith were quickly hunted down and wiped out; the Grand Lord and his chief lieutenants soon cornered the last surviving members of the species at the precipice where the Omen had crashed, and those who surrendered were thrown off the cliff to their deaths. Ravilan, the last surviving member of his species, was soon after captured by Seelah Korsin and tortured. She confirmed that she had seen to the deaths of all of the Red Sith babies, and that she was behind the poisoning of the Keshiri towns and the Red Sith massacre. She then had Jariad—her son from her marriage with Devore—kill Ravilan. However, Seelah herself had played into the hands of Adari Vaal, who had begun to lead an underground resistance movement to rid the Sith from Kesh—Vaal felt responsible for her species' subjugation fifteen years earlier, and desired to personally remove the Tribe from her homeworld.  After the Purge, Seelah also erased the Tribe archives of all entries about the Sith species and about the slave status of the human survivors of the Omen in the Sith Empire.
- "I came here because we just had the reading of Father's final testament. He commends his legacy to me—and the three surviving High Lords have ratified it. So you see? You are the mother of the new Grand Lord."
- ―Nida Korsin, to her mother, Seelah
In 4,975 BBY, on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Tribe's arrival on Kesh, Korsin held Dedication Day to celebrate the Tribe's arrival and show that the Sith were not going to leave Kesh. The fact that Sadow had not found them after twenty-five years and that the planet did not have the materials required to repair the Omen led Korsin to resign himself to the belief that the Sith could never leave Kesh. This was why the Sith had left their Temple in the Takara Mountains to settle more comfortably into Tahv, which had become the Sith capital. Furthermore, in a population which counted at this time nearly six hundreds Sith, Korsin had hierarchized the commandment of the Tribe, founding the Circle of Lords, which was fills with the High Lords and Sith Lords that the Grand Lord had appointed, while Tahv structures were reorganized to accommodate the new institutions. The eugenics programs of Seelah Korsin had also introduced in a tribe now exclusively human, with the exception of the old houk Gloyd, a worship for racial purity and physical perfection. Meanwhile, the Tribe continued to dominate the Keshiri; the native species was not allowed to ride uvak—a reptavian species that had been domesticated and used for travel on Kesh for millennia—and the majority of the natives still worshipped the Sith as their gods. However, Adari Vaal's resistance movement continued to grow stronger, and she plotted to steal all the Uvaks of Keshtah to prevent the increasing number of Sith of governing their continental domain fault of another transport beast and thus bring down their grip on Keshiris, who were much more numerous and scattered in hundreds of villages.
An opportunity of rebellion which presented itself when Seelah Korsin set off her plan for revenge against Korsin in order to put Devore's son, Jariad, on the throne of Kesh. The young High Lord had discreetly united the former allies of his father and Sith convinced by rumors about the incompetence of the Grand Lord into his corps of Sith Sabers, while Seelah monitored Nida, the despised daughter that she had with Korsin, ensuring that she was not properly trained and away from the capital so she couldn't become a rival to her half-brother. Taking advantage of a the visit of the temple by Yaru Korsin, who came to make sure everything was in order after the departure of the last Sith to Tahv, Seelah launched the attack with Jariad and his Sabers, while the Keshiri resistance, using Seelah as a decoy, went into action. Accompanied by Gloyd and four bodyguards, Yaru Korsin was surrounded by two dozen of Sith Sabers led by his treacherous relatives, when the theft of the Sith Temple uvaks by the Keshiri, allowed him to gain a little time. But during the battle, Korsin was separated from his protectors and cornered on the cliff from which he had pushed his brother twenty-five years earlier. While Jariad Korsin was preparing to give him the coup de grace and thus avenge his father, Nida arrived with her Skyborn Rangers and moved to the aid of the fatally wounded Grand Lord. Unfortunately for Seelah and Jariad, if Korsin had not planned the rebellion of Adari, the Grand Lord saw through their intrigues and had secretly prepared Nida to succeed him. In fact, unbeknownst to Seelah who only saw Nida as a means for her and Jariad to stay close to the Grand Lord, Yaru Korsin had staged the death of some of his most trusted Sith so that they could train Nida in the Dark Side of the Force, while the function of Sith ambassador to the Keshiri, imagined by Seelah to keep her daughter away, had allowed Nida to form a network of influence among both Keshiri as well as among the Sith faithful to her father. It was thanks to her spies that Nida Korsin was made aware of the plans of the Keshiri resistance, which she had succeeds to thwart in Tahv before coming to the Temple as agreed with her father, to confound her mother and her half-brother and eliminate the members of the conspiracy.
Nida Korsin and her followers eradicated Jariad and his forces, but they arrived too late to save Yaru Korsin. Regarding Seelah, who had lost the use of her legs during the last stand of Gloyd, she was abandoned in the Sith Temple now sealed after her daughter had telling her elevation to the rank of Grand Lord in accordance with the last wishes of Yaru Korsin, ratified by the surviving High Lords. As for her father who was celebrated with the Testament Day, Korsin went on to became a legendary figure of the Tribe, initiating a golden age for the Sith of Kesh which was later celebrated though the Festival of Nida's Rise. She died in 4,896 BBY, after a seventy-nine years tenure, having instituted a succession based on merit instead of heredity when her son, Donellan, waited too long to make his move and died. Regarding the Keshiri Resistance, the plan of Adari Vaal which was to take all the stolen uvaks over the deep seas, where exhausted they would crash and drown with their riders, while on the continent the remaining members of the resistance will kill all the remaining uvaks and the major Sith sympathizers before members of the tribe can intervene, succeeded all across the continent with the exception of Tahv. Because of the betrayal of Vaal own son, Tona, whom for love Nida Korsin had unveiled the Resistance plan to the Sith one day before its execution, the Lost Tribe managed to keep the uvaks of the capital. Hopeless, Adari and her disciples flew to a certain death over the western ocean of Keshtah, but against all odds the resistance leader and approximately three hundred Keshiri survived the travel and settled on an unidentified inhospitable island, while the humans believed them dead.
Indeed, if in the premices of the History of the Tribe of the Sith the slaves were exclusively Keshiri, the situation changed after the end of the Korsin bloodline, when a rebellion led by Ermon Parrah tried to steal the crippled Omen and return to the stars. Defeated by Sith loyal to the Grand Lord, the conspirators and their families were put into slavery, creating over the decades an intermediate class of enslaved humans, which mixed with heirs to the not Force-sensitives members of the Omen crew.
The Time of the Rot (3,960 BBY)Edit
- "Our founders set up a power structure to channel ambitions. When it collapsed, we nearly went extinct."
- ―Varner Hilts
Fall of the Kitai HouseEdit
- "I suspect your Grand Lord did all of this herself."
"What would you know about it ?"
"Not much, I'll grant you, but if your mother was the key to selecting Venn's replacement, I could see the old woman wanting her out of the way."
- ―Jelph Marrian and Orielle Kitai
During one thousand years, the successors of the Korsins relayed each other, Grand Lord after Grand Lord, to guide the Tribe through its golden age, maintaining the balance of power between the different factions of backstabbing Sith and thus allowed the order imagined by Yaru Korsin and the humanity to thrive on Kesh. However, in 3,960 BBY, the legacy of Korsin began to falter, when the Red Faction of High Lord Dernas and the Gold Faction of High Lord Pallima, unable to reach agreement placed the old High Lady Lillia Venn on the throne, waiting to settle their different. This precarious agreement, was not to the liking of Venn, who launched a plan to ensure her survival, while getting rid of the two factions and Candra Kitai, the last High Lady who had not chosen a side and if she doesn't become herself the next Grand Lord was certainly the key in the choice of Venn successor. Thus, during a competition of Rake-riding, the champion of the Kitais, Campion Dey was driven to attack the Grand Lord who eliminated him and put the blame for the assassination attempt on her political rivals and Candra Kitai. While Dernas and Pallima were executed, High Lord Kitai and her daughter, the Sith Saber Orielle Kitai, were stripped of their titles and their properties to become slaves, serving as a living example for the enemies of Venn.
Shaken by the loss of her status, Orielle fled on her uvak in the Highlands, to Jelph of Marisota, a human slave she had met a few months ago and valued for his expertise in horticulture and for the absence in him of the fearful servility which was shown by the other slaves. Thanks to the help of Jelph, Orielle understood the plot of Venn but was convinced by him to remain hidden in order to not satisfy the plans of Venn of serving as a scarecrow against her enemies. Kitai remained for several days with Jelph, developing a romantic relationship, but during the tenth day the Luzo brothers, two Sith Sabers rivals of Orielle and loyals to Venn, found her tracks while Jelph was absent and under threat, killed her uvak and took her lightsaber because slaves couldn't possess neither. Mocking, the two brothers left after giving her a shovel from Venn for her new life, which Kitai sent flying into the barn manure in an outburst of anger, and hearing a metallic sound, the young Sith discovered an Aurek starfighter buried under the building. Jelph de Marisota was in reality the Jedi Knight Jelph Marrian working for the Covenant, a secret Jedi organization devoted to the track of all Sith influences in the Galaxy, who had fled in the uncharted regions after the Covenant have been outlawed by the Jedi Order and crashed on Kesh in 3,963 BBY due to a meteor storm. Seeing in this discovery a way to restore the status of her family and to liberate the Tribe from its prison, Orielle left for Tahv in order to find Candra, whom she discovered picking up the uvaks dejections in the city zoo. Broken, the former High Lady refused at first to believe her daughter, but given the insistence of Orielle gave her the means to contact the surviving High Lords and the passphrase indicating a Kesh-shaking discovery. Having delivered the message to an intermediary, she was confronted by Jelph Marrian who had discovered the excavated ship and had followed Orielle into Tahv in order to prevent her from revealing his secret to the Sith. Conditioned by her dark teachings and using a lightsaber she had stolen from a zoo guard, Orielle engaged a duel with her lover, but was quickly disarmed by the former Covenant Shadow who revealed that the Sith Empire was defeated and attempted to convince her that she was different from the other Sith.
Convinced by his love for her that she had perceived in Jelph through the Force, Orielle Kitai decided to abandon her project and help the Jedi to prevent her Sith brothers from discovering the starfighter, so she warned Marrian that even if the high lords didn't know about the ship, they were about to travel to the farm on her invitation. The plan was to provide the Lords with the only four functional blasters of the planet which were hidden by Jelph, then run away with the undiscovered ship which Jelph had finished to repair. They stole an uvak, but they arrived too late, the Sith were already at the farm and it wasn't the High Lords, Kitai had been betrayed by her mother who hadn't believed her and had warned the Grand Lord Venn in order to improve her working conditions. Kitai was captured and while Marrian attacked the Sith holding her, Lillia Venn boarded the ship and began to take off. Having entrapped the starship with explosives, Jelph and Orielle managed to escape in time to avoid being killed in the explosion, but the men of the Grand Lord were not so lucky, as for Venn and the vessel who were thrown into the air by the explosion before crashing to the ground in a hail of fire. Ultimately, Jelph Marrian and Orielle Kitai, exiled themselves in the virgin jungles of Keshtah where they founded their own family, having both renounced to be active members of the eternal struggle between the Light and Dark Sides after Jelph had caught a republican communication announcing the rise of Darth Revan. Despite the rise of Candra Kitai to the supreme power after the death of Venn, chaos followed what the Keshiri witnesses called "the Night of the Meteor Upside-Down", while political factions were created exponentially and battled for supremacy in a succession of Grand Lords and Anti-Lords.
Threat of extinctionEdit
- "But the Tribe teaches that every free man or woman can grow up to become Grand Lord."
"Which is a fine thing for me to believe; but if you believe it, it isn't as fine. And if those fools out there believe it as well, it becomes a horrible thing. Your opportunity lies in my failure. And what's this "Tribe teaches" ? No one agrees on what the Tribe is even about anymore."
- ―Jaye Vuhld and Varner Hilts
For nearly a thousand years the Sith tore each other apart, bringing the peaceful Keshiri in the conflict, destroying the hierarchy established by Korsin and reducing the human population of Kesh to only a few thousand individuals by 3,000 BBY. No longer preserved and ravaged by a millennium of civil war, Tahv itself threatened to collapse, with the exception perhaps of the Office of the Caretaker, which was built by Nida to keep track of the Tribe History and was of no importance for the rival factions. While the ceremony to honor Yaru Korsin every twenty-five years was coming, the incumbent sixty years old Caretaker, Varner Hilts, was assaulted by Iliana Merko and her Sisters of Seelah, who tried to force him to falsify the Testament of Korsin which should be heard during the ceremony to strengthen their claims twelve days later. Tired of their infighting, the Sith were looking for a leader capable of uniting the Tribe and each faction leader counted on the truce established during the Testament Day to strengthen his legitimacy. But Hilts couldn't do it, since what the Sisters didn't known because of their youth, was that the Testament couldn't be forged because it was a holo-recording of Yaru Korsin himself on one of the last machine still functional. Whereas the Caretaker was prisoner of Iliana and her sisters since four days and while he was preparing under coercion to dismantle the artifact, the other factions warned by their spies of the occupation of the palace arrived in the city, and two of them, the Korsinite League of Korsin Bentado and Force 57 of Neera, attacked the Sisters of Seelah. Using the calculations of his Keshiri assistant, Jaye Vuhld, who had detected a difference of one second between a day of the Tribe and the Sith Empire day, Varner Hilts declared the Pantheon's Peace eight days early to stop the confrontation.
After the will had been broadcasted, the leaders of the twenty factions began to argue, when suddenly a palimpsest was activated by the artifact, revealing Naga Sadow talking to Yaru Korsin as a slave to the horrified humans. The truth forgotten by the will of Seelah, shocked the Sith, who decided to destroy the holo-recorder and swore to keep the secret so that Keshiri never learn that their godly masters were in reality only runaway slaves dominated by an alien species. But a spectator could not help talking about it and the truth spread like wildfire, triggering eight days later a destructive madness in humans, who killed each other and sacked everything under the frightened eye of the Keshiris who were hiding wherever they could. Convinced by the cryptic mention in the Testament of a hidden secret behind the throne of Korsin, Varner Hilts left for the ruins of the Omen in order to find behind the seat of the ship captain a way to save the Lost Tribe of the Sith from a collective suicide. After having crossed the ten meter high blocks which sealed the Sith Temple, Hilt and his clerk arrived to the ship where they discovered Illiana Merko who had come to meditate on the abandoned skeleton of Seelah. Whereas Iliana confided that she had visions when she was a child of Seelah washing the feet of Ludo Kressh, the two Sith felt the approaching presences of Bentado, Neera and Edell Vrai, the leader of the Golden Destiny, who had followed Iliana to finally settle their old grudges. Recruiting Iliana, Hilts then began to explore the ship in search of the seat but when Hilts came to the conclusion that he wasn't in the Omen anymore, thirty Sith arrived at the temple and began to destroy the Omen, which now represented for them the symbol of their enslavement.
Not having been seen, Hilts and his companions went to the throne room installed in the temple, where there found hidden in the throne a message from Takara Korsin for her son about her visions on the creation of the Tribe by Yaru. Realizing that the letter couldn't be the secret mentioned by Yaru Korsin, Hilt inferred that the seat had been moved after the death of the Grand Lord and informed by Jaye of the presence of a sealed room under the Omen, he concludes that the answer to his questions should be there. In the room where a dying Korsin had fled to record his Testament, Hilt had discovered a map of Keshtah engraved on a wall when the other Sith, having detected them, killed Jaye Vuld and surrounded Iliana. In an act of faith, the Caretaker then used the Force to unhook the plates that covered another wall of the room, stopping the fighters who discovered the outlines of an unknown continent, much wider than Keshtah. The legendary Grand Lord had foreseen that after having submitted completely Kestah, the Sith in accordance with their nature, would fight each other, so Yaru Korsin had set aside the map for a time when a new mission will be needed to unite the Sith. Having decrypted the message of Korsin, Varner Hilts decreed that if the Sith wanted to conquer the continent, which Korsin had named Kestah Major, they would revert to the old practices and restore the hierarchy of the tribe that had collapsed during the Civil War. Recognizing the wisdom of the old man, the Sith knelt by mutual agreement before Hilts, recognizing him as the new Grand Lord of the Lost Tribe of the Sith. With this project of conquest, Hilts and his new followers managed to put an end to the riots by giving a goal to the Sith and the new Grand Lord married Iliana Merko in order to provide a powerful defender who would ensure that he live enough time to fulfill his mission, as the wife of a Grand Lord should be killed at the death of her spouse. 
Hilts Restoration (3,000 BBY)Edit
- "It'll be the biggest thing our society's ever undertaken, we'll never be able to do it if we act like we have been. We'll need everybody. Everybody. It will require order, and discipline. As in the days of the old."
- ―Varner Hilts, about the conquest of Alanciar
Conquest of AlanciarEdit
Return to the galaxy (41 ABY)Edit
- "Praise circumstances for the time of your birth, young one, for you will know the honor and responsibilities and delights of being among the first in five millennia to leave Kesh ... and rejoin our brethren, from whom we have been separated for so very long, to take your place in ruling a Sith galaxy."
- ―Olaris Rhea to Vestara Khai
- "Everything we have known for over five thousand years changed yesterday beyond imagining. For the first time since the Omen crashed in the Takara Mountains, we have found a way off Kesh. A way to fulfill our destiny. This…Ship…has sought us out for that selfsame purpose."
- ―Olaris Rhea
By 37 ABY a festival, Presentation, had been established. This festival presented one way for any Force-sensitive Keshiri to join the Tribe. Around the time of the Second Galactic Civil War, in 41.5 ABY, the Sith made contact with Ship, a Sith Meditation Sphere awoken by Ben Skywalker on Ziost one year earlier. The vessel informed the Lost Tribe of the destruction of the Sith and the rise of the Jedi, and began to train the Tribe's apprentices for a war against the weakened galaxy. Meanwhile, it also helped them to raid starships in order to form a new armada.
Within two years, the fleet consisted of several dozen ships, including the rebuilt Omen. Meanwhile, in the Kathol Rift, Jedi Grand Master Luke Skywalker came into contact with the Codex, an Aing-Tii artifact that enhanced his presence in the Force. His presence was felt by the Tribe, and Ship informed them of the threat that he presented to them. Grand Lord Darish Vol and Lady Olaris Rhea handpicked a strike team to hunt down and kill Skywalker, but Ship abruptly left the planet, following a mysterious call in the Force. The strike team, led by Rhea, was then tasked with recovering Ship before eliminating Skywalker and bring a crushing blow to the Jedi Order.
Targeting the SkywalkersEdit
The strike team, which was led by Lady Rhea, eventually tracked Ship to a planet in the Maw, where they encountered a being called Abeloth. Abeloth claimed to have been stranded on the planet for the last thirty years, but in reality she was in control of the whole planet itself. Also, it was her power that had called Ship away from the Tribe, and she continued to prevent the Sith from recovering the Meditation Sphere. Rhea's apprentice, Vestara Khai, discovered the true nature of Abeloth, but the other members of the team remained unaware. Abeloth used the flora and fauna of the planet to kill many of the Sith, but after discovering Skywalker's presence beyond shadows at Sinkhole Station with his son, Ben Skywalker, she finally allowed Ship to return to them so that they could continue on their mission, under the condition that they capture the Jedi rather than killing them. Rhea, however, later changed the objective back to kill.
The Sith ambushed the Grand Master and his son at Sinkhole Station, a space station that was home to the Mind Walkers. During the ensuing fight, Sith Master Yuvar Xal attempted to execute a coup to take over command of the team from Rhea. He attempted to kill the Keshiri Sith Saber Baad Walusari while his apprentice, Ahri Raas, attempted to kill Khai. The betrayal failed, however, and Khai killed Xal as Raas was killed by one of the Skywalkers. The skirmish wore on, and eventually the only remaining members of the team were Rhea and Khai, who dueled with Luke. They were distracted by the younger Skywalker opening fire from the Jade Shadow onto Ship in the Station's hangar, however, and Skywalker took advantage of this to kill Rhea. Khai, however, escaped and fled to Dathomir, with the two Skywalkers pursuing her. From there, Khai was able to contact the Tribe, who dispatched a team to capture the Nightsisters who dwell there, and induct them into the Tribe, especially to rid them of their anti-male bias.
Alliance with JediEdit
Captured by the Skywalkers, Khai summoned the entire Sith armada to corner the Jedi in orbit of Dathomir. High Lord Sarasu Taalon offered a truce with the Skywalkers, bluffing that their apprentices were suffering from the same condition caused by Abeloth. Luke agreed to a temporary alliance. But while lying in wait for an ally of Skywalker to deliver a ship to help them navigate the Maw, Taalon secretly ordered some Sith to steal some wintrium from the Fountain of Hutt Ancients on Klatooine. But they were captured by the Hutts, who responded to the desecration of the Fountain. The Sith responsible for the theft were found guilty afterwards.
When the Jedi-Sith alliance confronted Abeloth on her planet, the Sith betrayed the Skywalkers and attempted to use the control web technique taught to them by Khai, not to stifle Abeloth's powers, but to trap her and force her to serve them. Skywalker ultimately ended the battle by killing Abeloth. Afterwards, the Skywalkers, the Khai and Taalon remained behind on the planet to investigate more into Abeloth's origins.
- "But these do not follow the Sith Rule of Two. They apparently follow a Sith rule of However Many They Need."
The Lost Tribe was ruled by a Circle of Lords, installed in a the capitol building in the heart of the capital city of Tahv. The Circle of Lords consisted of thirteen Sith Lords, seven High Lords, and one Grand Lord, regarded as the most powerful Sith in the Tribe. The known ranks in this isolated Sith order were, from lowest to highest: Sith Tyro, Sith apprentice, Sith Saber, Sith Master, Sith Lord, High Lord, Grand Consort and Grand Lord.
In addition to the city of Tahv and several smaller outlying settlements, the Tribe also had a Sith Temple constructed over the ruins of the Ship of Destiny, which was the name for the remains of the Omen. The Temple, a massive black edifice jutting out of the Takara Mountains where the ancient Sith ship had crashed, was constructed from the mountain peak itself. It was in the Temple that Sith apprentices were mentored and trained.
For the Tribe, any flaw, including scars and deformities, was a strike against one's potential for advancement in the hierarchy. The Sith were firm believers in merit over birth, and though a stigma was attached to the native Keshiri of Kesh, several were admitted into the Tribe and trained in the dark side of the Force, and by 41 ABY one Keshiri Sith served on the Circle of Lords.
Original members of the Lost Tribe of SithEdit
Sith survivors of the Omen's crash:
- Jariad Korsin† (High Lord)
- Devore Korsin†
- Seelah Korsin† (Grand Consort)
- Yaru Korsin† (Grand Lord)
- Ravilan Wroth†
- Ravilan's aide†
- Nafjan T'dell
- Kanika T'dell
Members of the Lost TribeEdit
Circle of Lords membersEdit
High Lords/Ladies of the CircleEdit
Sith Lords/Ladies of the CircleEdit
Behind the scenesEdit
Some of the Humans the Lost Tribe was formed from were themselves descended from the House Nidantha, a group who hailed from what would later become the Tapani Empire, a government that would also become ruled by High Lords.
- Lost Tribe of the Sith: Precipice (First appearance)
- Lost Tribe of the Sith: Skyborn
- Lost Tribe of the Sith: Paragon
- Lost Tribe of the Sith: Savior
- Lost Tribe of the Sith: Purgatory
- Lost Tribe of the Sith: Sentinel
- Lost Tribe of the Sith: Pantheon
- Lost Tribe of the Sith: Secrets
- Lost Tribe of the Sith: Pandemonium
- Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories
- Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith: Spiral
- First Blood
- The Essential Atlas (Indirect mention only)
- "Blaster"—Star Wars Insider 117
- "Blaster"—Star Wars Insider 122
- "Blaster"—Star Wars Insider 127
- "Apocalypse... Now!"—Star Wars Insider 132
- The Essential Guide to Warfare (Picture only)
- The Essential Reader's Companion
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 Omen
- ↑ Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith 2: Spiral, Part 2
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Abyss
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Lost Tribe of the Sith: Secrets
- ↑ Ascension
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Lost Tribe of the Sith: Skyborn
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Lost Tribe of the Sith: Pandemonium
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Imprint"
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 Lost Tribe of the Sith: Pantheon
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 Lost Tribe of the Sith: Purgatory
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 Lost Tribe of the Sith: Precipice
- ↑ Apocalypse
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 Lost Tribe of the Sith: Savior
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 Backlash
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 16.2 Lost Tribe of the Sith: Paragon
- ↑ Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith 3: Spiral, Part 3
- ↑ 18.0 18.1 Lost Tribe of the Sith: Sentinel
- ↑ 19.0 19.1 Allies