|Type of government|
|Head of State|
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|Date of establishment||
c. 28,000 BBY
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Before 6,900 BBY
|Date of dissolution|
The Sith Empire was established by the Sith of Korriban circa 28,000 BBY after Adas had unified his people with conquest. Three hundred years later, King Adas died following the defeat of the Rakatan invaders, and the Empire collapsed. After the king's defeat, the Empire became torn by internal wars, and many warlords claimed kingship for themselves. The Empire was shortly reunified at some point before 6,900 BBY, with the rise of King Hakagram Graush—which was deemed a proper successor. However, this renewal of the Sith Empire did not last long, as it ended with the arrival of the Dark Jedi Exiles following the Battle of Corbos.
Prior to 28,000 BBY the Sith culture was one of primitive tribal fighting. One Sith, born with a prophesized black pigmented skin, decided to unite his people into an Empire. He took up a gigantic axe and beat the Sith into submission, then set himself up as the first monarch of the Sith people. Having united all of Korriban under one rule, King Adas was given the title of Sith'ari, or Lord of the Sith.
King Adas' rule lasted 300 years until in 27,700 BBY, when while fighting off the Rakata invaders he lost his life. His death was not in vain however as he and his people had forced the Rakata off of Korriban. Taking what remained of their enemies' spacecraft, the previously primitive Sith—now instantly propelled into a space age and armed with mastery of the dark side of the Force, both acquired from the Rakata—went on to conquer other nearby worlds, in what would later come to be known as Sith Space, their capital being relocated from Korriban to the neighboring Ziost.
Peace in the Empire was short-lived, dissolving into civil war due to the death of Adas, with many different leaders claiming the title of Sith'ari. At some point before the year 6,900 BBY, two-dozen millennia after Adas' death, a suitable successor to Adas seemed to come at last: Hakagram Graush was made King of the Sith. However, Graush's reign was short-lived. Following the Battle of Corbos, a group of fallen Jedi Exiles arrived on Korriban and seized the power from the hands of the assassinated King Graush.
- Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide
- Evil Never Dies: The Sith Dynasties
- The Essential Atlas
- Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side
- Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide: Updated and Expanded
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