The Schism Collective was an organization active during the Cold War and successive Galactic War. It was constituted mostly by brilliant Anomid technological savants and led by Arkis Wode. Their experiments were condemned as dangerous or even barbaric by Republic observers.
Eventually the Schism Collective’s skills drew the attention of Darth Malgus, who patiently earned its members’ trust with gifts of technology and test subjects. The Schism repayed him with valuable scientific achievements such as incorporating the technology of the ancient Foundry into the Emperor’s captured space station. They also augmented the weaponry used by Malgus’s forces with Rakata devices and perfecting the production of Malgus' stealth fleet.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (First appearance)