Thesh protocol

Cipher Nine's vision is distorted as Ardun Kothe activates the Thesh protocol

The Thesh protocol was a mind control protocol used on Imperial Intelligence agent Cipher Nine by the order of the Minister of Intelligence after the Dark Council showed concern following Cipher's confrontation with Darth Jadus. However, Star Cabal agent Hunter, who pretended to work for the Republic Strategic Information Service, leaked the protocols and the control word to former Jedi Ardun Kothe, who reprogrammed Cipher and let himself and his team inflict control over the Agent, now part of their team as "Legate". With the help of Watcher X Cipher Nine was eventually able to learn of the protocols and subvert them.