Revan Shadow Keyblade Master and founder of Organization Keyblade has only one living blood relative his ancestor Tasogare Shadow.
Tasogare and Revan came from the same family but were born in two different worlds.
The Shadow family originally came from Hollow Shadow Revan's home world, However a mutual
Ancestor of theirs was a scientist who discovered a way to cross over to other worlds.
For a family trip and to test his discovery, the scientist sent his family on a trip to another world.
The world they came to was the Star Wars Universe in the Age of the Great Hyperspace War when the Ancient Sith Empire met its demise.
The fleeing Sith forces captured the Shadow family and made them
Slaves to settle on Dromund Kaas, capital of the resurgent Sith Empire under the rule of Lord Vitiate the immortal and powerful Sith Emperor.
Tasogare Shadow was born a slave in the age before the resurgent Sith Empire revealed itself in the first Galactic War. He was born with the gift of the Force and became a Sith and fought in the Galactic War and the Cold War following it.
Tasogare gained the title Darth Shadow and befriended the Sith Warrior Darth Malgus and fought with him in the Sacking of Coruscaunt.
Tasogare from a young age extended his youth in life prolonging Sith Rituals, and became a pretty powerful Sith Lord with a modest reputation.
Despite being Sith, Tasogare was compassionate and logical in thinking, and learned to embrace both Dark and Light Side which gave him a power hardly any other Sith has.
Tasogare saw the frailty of the current Sith Empire and how it's savage cruelty, corruption in the inside, and disunity would be his people's undoing. He believed in order to save it he must rebuild from
The ashes of defeat like the Sith Emperor before him did.
He used Rakata Technology to produce a fleet of Worker droids that uses force energy as a building material, to create a superstructure that has the capabilities of previous Rakata facilities that was used by the Sith before but was destroyed.
His creation is called the Star Foundry, a giant space station orbiting a star at an unknown star system Tasogare discovered which he planned to use as his new capital of his new Sith Empire, using both Force and solar energy it is capable of building unlimited ships, weapons, droids, and other things.
Using that unlimited resource Taso hoped to rebuild the Empire should it fall to the Old Republic.
He would then used Jedi/Revanite/New Empire reforms as the foundation of his Empire, as well as teaching new generations of Sith both dark and light side and have them take the role as guardians of the citizens of the Empire as much as force wielding elite super solders and civilians.
He would hope his reformed Sith Empire would be more appealing to the freedom seeking common man, reducing chances of rebellion and infighting in the future. He had other plans in place to insure that his idea would work.
He hoped Malgus would provide the military support they need to make it work,
But soon as the Sith was losing to the Republic and the Sith Emperor lost after fighting the Hero of Typhon, it became clear Tasogare needed a cornerstone that would be the foundation which the Empire would be built, and he felt it was the Sith Emperor himself.
He tracked him down and offered him his idea to save the Empire. He didn't realize that the Emperor was stopped by the Hero of Typhon was because he was mad.
The price of immortality in his ritual, was pain and it eventually numbed his soul and driven him mad with paranoia in fear of death and believed repeating his immortality ritual and purge and absorb all life in Galaxy he would be safe and like a god in an eternally peaceful lifeless universe.
He agreed to Tasogare's plan, made him immortal, his apprentice, and vizier in the new Empire they would built only because he wanted to bide hid time, wait for the right chance to resume his true ambition to destroy all life.
He also allowed Taso to save Malgus from death and make him immortal to dominate his will and make him his new enforcer as his Wrath.
The Emperor, Taso, and Malgus went into hiding, believing to be dead by thy rest of the Galaxy.
But without Taso realizing, the Emperor spilt his soul
Into two and created a doppelgänger of himself to return to
Galaxy in a final attempt to fulfill his true plans turning on both Empire and Republic alike.
When the double was defeated and he eventually recovered his missing half and return it to himself.
When the Empire eventually lost To the Republic, Tasogare revealed himself and ordered to the remaining Sith forces to make exodus to his haven he prepared.
The Sith that didn't make the exodus and remained in the known Galaxy eventually evolved into the modern Sith Order, Darth Bane's Rule of Two.
Tasogare and the True Sith Order he created recongized Bane's Sith as a rogue faction that followed obsolete teachings. The True Sith became as numerous as the Jedi and connected to both sides of the force, and took the roles as guardians of imperial citizens as much as military super solders.
The millennia that followed the exodus Tasogare grew stronger and wiser with experience of his immortal life and under the Sith Emperor's tutelage and eventually developed a force technique that allowed him to cross over to the land of his ancestors Hollow Shadow. He sired a new generation of the Shadow family, which Revan Shadow was eventually born from that family line.
Revan eventually met his ancestor when he became a powerful Keyblade Master as head of his own group.
By then Tasogare realized the Emperor's madness and seeked Revan and his team's help to help overthrow him in a Kaggath challenge.
Tasogare and Revan did defeat the Emperor And sent his immortal soul to death, but Tasogare died in the fight.
However Tasogare embraced death to test out the ability Dark Transfer to revive himself from death. And in embracing death his power multiplied, giving him the strength to help Revan to defeat the Emperor.
With the Emperor's defeat Tasogare was supposed to inherit his title as per rules of the Kaggath, but Tasogare feared of being corrupted by the absolute power of the throne and never really wanted to rule, content in being the power behind the throne; allowed Malgus who became free of the Emperor's control was given the title Emperor.
But Tasogare later regretted the decision, realizing that Malgus unlike him wasn't spared from the same madness the former Sith Emperor had, in addition retained his Sith Warrior savagery he had when he was mortal, making him a liability to Tasogare's vision to bring peace to the Galaxy and make the reformed Sith Empire triumphant as the dominating power of the Galaxy.
At this point in time the Old Republic was reaching the climax of its Clone Wars, a conflict created by Bane's Rule of Two Sith to weaken the Jedi's power and numbers while increasing the power of the Dark Side and giving Palpatine/Darth Sidious the Dark Lord of the Order, who infiltrated the government and became the Supreme Chancellor, the power to become Emperor legally.
But the Bane Sith Order was known to the True Sith since its inception. When Vitiate was Alive he sent agents to infiltrate the Republic, Jedi, and even Palpatine's inner circle, to make use of Sidious' Grand Plan to make the war he needed.
When the Sith Emperor was Alive he planned to take advantage of the Clone Wars to fuel his ritual to purge the Galaxy of all life. But the arrival of invading force absent aliens from another Galaxy the Yuuzhan Vong diverted his attention.
The war With the Vong weakened both the Empire and Emperor, which gave Tasogare the chance to overthrow him with aid of his relative and Organization Keyblade.
Now the Clone Wars reached its end, and the reformed Sith Empire was in need of new resources and territory, as the Vong destroyed a number of worlds and all but destroyed the Star Foundry, their main caregiver of weapons and resources.
Tasogare already had plans to built a second Star Foundry but it'll take decades for it to be finished.
The military of the Sith Empire was still strong and numerous being made up of a mix of civilian recruits of numerous species, clone solders made up from multiple templates a technology adapted from Imperial Spies at Kamino, and Droid Solders some adapted from Separatist Designs provided by spies in the Confederacy of Independent Systems.
Imperial military technology is a mix of anicient upgraded Sith Imperial Tech, adapted Old Republic and Confederate tech provided by Imperial Spies. Before the first Star Foundry was out of commission, it mass produced legions of Sith/Republic and confederate inspired warships, weapons, droids, and vehicles; as well as some super weapons.
After the Vong War a significant portion of the vast military the Sith Emperor prepared to escalate the Clone Wars, remained, capable of taking on the weakened forces of the CIS and the Republic.
But with the Emperor out of the way, Tasogare had plans of his own to end the Clone Wars in his favor.
Thus we open to the Battle of Coruscaunt, which Confederate Forces besiged the Republic capital with their droid armadas, and kidnapped Chancellor Palpatine for the Jedi to rescue.
Republic Heroes Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi went to rescue Palpatine and faced off the Confederate Leader the Dark Lord Count Dooku.
The duel was really a test by Sidious to prove Anakin can be turned to the Dark Side and surpass his current apprentice Dooku.
Dooku merely thought the duel was to test Skywalker and either make him a dark side minion or Dooku would give himself up and "defect" to the Republic side to end the war in the Republic's favor.
But he failed to realize that Sidious planned to replace Dooku with Anakin, as he has the potential to surpass even Tasogare as the strongest Force User in existence.
In Bane's Rule of Two there can only be two Sith Lords at a time, they can train numerous Force Users as Dark Jedi and Dark Side minions but not as formal Sith.
Sidious planned to have Skywalker as his heir and to do that Dooku who had been a placeholder all this time was to be cast aside.
And he was when Skywalker severed his hands and head.
In Sidious's design, Darth Tyranus had outlived his usefulness, but not Tasogare's.
As soon as Palpatine, Skywalker, and Kenobi were gone, Tasogare appeared out of a wormhole portal of Force Energy created by Tasogare's transportation technique, he telekinietically lifted Dooku's headless body, his severed head and limbs, and his saber and took them back inside his portal going to another destination.
And that was Serenno, Dooku's homeworld, which he holds the title of count over. He has a stronghold there which severed as his main power base during the war. Now it's left vacant as Dooku sent everything with him to the front lines.
Tasogare decided to revive Dooku there to have him awaken in a familiar environment away from the interference of the war.
Tasogare planned to revive him using Dark Transfer, a very rare Force Healing ability which utilizes Dark Side Healing, Shatterpoint, and Force Lightning to heal a person from virtually any sound and aliment, and can revive the recently dead.
Tasogare used the technique on himself when he allowed the Sith Emperor to strike himself down to die and test the ability out and revive himself from death stronger than before.
Now he hopes to use the technique to revive Dooku.
He first lifted his lifeless body into the air and stood up upright, then he put his severed head and limbs at their former spots at the arms and neck, like putting a severed limbs of a doll back together.
He then fired Force Lightning as Dark Transfer into the body and it began healing as severed arms and head began to reattach upon healing. Tasogare then kept using Dark Transfer in effort to heal and revive Dooku's body.
After a few minutes of attempting, Dooku's eyes opened once more as he gave out a gasp of fresh air.
With that Tasogare released Dooku and have him fall on his knees gasping for air.
He looked at his arms in disbelief and said, "What Sorcery is this? Am I not dead?"
"You are alive Lord Tyranus and it's by my hand," said Tasogare.
Dooku looked at him and his surroundings realizing he's on his home world.
"Who are you? What happened? And why you brought me here?"
"I am Tasogare Shadow, my title is Darth Shadow Dark Lord of the Sith. I represent the True Sith Empire."
"That civilization and order is no more, there are only two Sith now."
"The Old Republic and Jedi Order thought your order was gone too and yet here you are, the same happened to my civilization. I can assure you we are still here and are planning to retake our rightful place in the Galaxy. And for that I need your aid."
"To betray the Dark Lord is folly...what Hope can you have against him...what hope I have against him on my own?"
"We have our own army, which have obtained powers from both armies you created for this Clone Wars. With the armies of the Republic weakened and your influence over the Droid Armies we can overthrow and assimilate the Republic as our own and overthrow Sidious as his order is a rival to ours.
"As for how I can stand against him is simple, it's because I am immortal. I fought in the Galactic Wars millennia ago and became as strong as any member of the Dark Council before the Empire's decline. I learned from the Sith Emperor's feet who made me his second in gratitude in coming up with a plan to salvage the Empire from Republic. In addition I followed the ways of the Jedi Hero Revan, and mastered both sides of the force which gave me power like no other. In addition of the Emperor's training I had thousands of years of experience. I have conquered death as I demonstrated on you, and the Emperor. And found a way to reborn myself in the Force to expand my already great power. To conclude the Clone Wars made us stronger as it did you and Sidious.
"What you should have been asking was not what hope I have against Sidious, it's what hope Sidious has against me!" Said Taso as he released a portion of his power. The entire room became filled with dark violet energy. Taso's eyes glowed the same color.
Dooku not only felt an ocean of immense power over him but felt pressure so great it was as if he was at the bottom of the sea that was Taso's power. He collapsed at the ground from the pressure gasping for air. Just as he felt as if he was going to get smothered by the power, Taso stopped and the air was normal again.
"And that was only a portion of my strength as I have to keep rest surpressed to prevent others like the Jedi or Sidious from finding me. The strength I possess could be yours too, it's the Force's true power when Dark and Light are conquered and united as one. That's the strength my order, the True Sith possess, which are as numerous as the Jedi are.
"The way of the old ways of the Sith has failed, the way of the Jedi has failed, it's time for the era of the True Sith to begin. The question is do you like to be part of it Dooku?" He asked as he placed Dooku's saber near him.
Dooku was still on his knees panting recovering from feeling Tasogare's pressure, as he looked at the his curved Saber at his feet. He took the saber and held it as he kneeled and said "What is thy bidding my master?"
Tasogare smiled under his mask and said, "I felt a kindred spirit in you Dooku, everything you did you did was in your point of view for the best of the Galaxy. You tried to adapt the ways of the Jedi and Sith in the New Order you envisioned. Now it's time to realize your dream at my side. Henceforth I shall give you the title Darth Tyrannus, Dark Lord of the Sith in my order. There is a vacancy at my Dark Council, you shall fill it as head of the Sphere of Ancient Knowledge. You shall safeguard the knowledge of our order, which you shall be tasked in giving the knowledge that your former order and the Jedi possess and make it our own. Now I have one final gift for you as a reward for your loyalty," he said as he placed his hand on Dooku's head, and used his power to unlock the latent Force Power within Dooku making him stronger.
Dooku looked at his hands and grinned feeling as if he can take on the entire Jedi Council now.
What Dooku didn't realize though was that Taso implanted an insurance for Dooku's loyalty as well. Another thing he learned from the late Sith Emperor was how to dominate others to his will. While he felt genuine loyalty from within Dooku, he also knew that he's still a treacherous snake who betrayed the Jedi and had plans to betray Sidious had he had a chance. He couldn't risk betrayal in the future thus he influenced Dooku's will and eliminated any seeds of doubt from Tasogare's mind by dominating him into his will. Dooku wouldn't even realize it as his will wasn't changed much other than genuine loyalty to his new master.
"Thank you my Lord. What happens next?" Asked Dooku as he stood up.
Taso put his arm around his new apprentice and replied. "We are going to change the Galaxy."
They walked together as Taso formed another portal and they left.
What Taso did next was revive Dooku's former Jedi Apprentice Komari Vosa. After being captured and tortured by the crime syndicate the Bando Gora, Vosa became mad in the dark side and was ruining the plans for Sidious and Dooku.
Dooku had her eliminated and found a worthy template for Clone Army at same time by hiring Jango Fett to hunt her down. Dooku delivered the finishing blow and gave Vosa's lightsabers to his future now currently failed apprentice Asaji Ventress.
Dooku had Vosa's body preserved and buried in a catacomb within his estate. As he saw her as a failure, he did had an attachment to her as he did to all of his apprentices.
Vosa has been dead for ten plus years and while her body is preserved, it might still be not possible for even Tasogare to revive her, as Dark Transfer only succeeded to reviving the recently dead.
But Taso decided to experiment with a Sith Sorcery art by using Dooku's blood in a Sith Sorcery ritual to use the former bond between Dooku and Vosa to call her spirit from Chaos and transfer it inside her corpse which Taso then attempted to revive via Dark Transfer.
It worked, Vosa was resurrected. Taso didn't need to manipulate Vosa's will as she instantly became infatuated to her strong and mighty savior who saved her from death and made her stronger. She possessed her undying loyalty to Taso right away.
Taso took her as his new Sith Apprentice and bodyguard, and at the completion of her training he shall give her the title Darth Vosa. But until then that title shall be put on hold. He used his Sith Sorcery to create replicas of her former lightsabers, created from Force Energy.
He then presented his new disciples to Emperor Malgus who approved in using them in his plan to reclaim the Galaxy.
Now they waited until it was time for Order 66. Until then Tasogare trained his new apprentices in his unique ways of the Force, as Dooku had to remain dead to the known Galaxy until the time is right.
We forward a few days to the minutes after General Grievous died at the hands of Obi-Wan Kenobi on Utapau.
As soon as the Jedi Master left, Taso appeared in a Force portal and collected the next pawn in his plan.
As the Cyborg was recently dead, and didn't have much of a body to begin with, it was a small matter to revive the Droid General using Dark Transfer. He dominated the Kalesh's will to insure his loyalty.
We then forward a few hours to after Mace Windu and the Jedi Council on Courescant failed to arrest Palpatine after Anakin discovered his was a Sith Lord. Anakin in the end betrayed Windu to save the man he felt who would save his wife from certain death.
The fallen Jedi Knight was then made a Dark Lord of the Sith of Bane's Order, under the title Darth Vader.
Vader's first task was to lead the clone legion he led as a Jedi, the 501st, the Republic's finest to invade the Jedi Temple and purge of all Jedi, while Palpatine issues Order 66, activating a program within the Clone Troopers minds to recognize their Jedi Generals as traitors to the Republic and wipe them out.
It was at that moment Tasogare reveals his true plan, Sith Imperial ships will appear throughout the Galaxy saving Jedi from their Clone Troopers while wiping out Republic ships.
Dooku would reveal himself with Grevious to the Confedracy alive and well, and will meet the Separatist council on Mustafar, which he, Vosa and Grevious would wipe the corrupt Separatist leaders out and will blame the treachery on Sidious, and will turn virtually all remaining Droid Forces to side with the Sith Forces in wiping out the Republic clone forces.
On Coruscant, Malgus will lead an armada of Sith warships, which will be a mix of modernized Harrower Dreadnaughts, Sith Venator and Imperator Class Star Destroyers donned in black and red Sith colors, and numerous confederate warships also donned in Sith colors.
With Republic forces spread thin, it's capital is exposed.
Malgus will personally lead forces to take the Jedi Temple, while Tasogare ordered Sith and Imperial troops to save Jedi throughout the Galaxy, Malgus has the intent to kill clones and Jedi alike, with plans to finish what he started at the sacking of Coruscant millennia ago and bombard the planet to slag once he's done sacking the Temple and Senate.
Malgus' incentive ruins Tasogare's plans but he had a contingency in place to make things his way, by counting on Malgus to eventually face off Vader and hope that they'll kill one another or eachother.
Despite Malgus being his oldest friend, Tasogare saw that making him Emperor in his place was a foolish decision as Malgus followed the old Sith ways of savagery when he was mortal. Now freed from the Sith Emperor's control he reverted in his old ways and prepared to lead the Empire in a bloody long war.
Tasogare planned to make the conflict as short as possible as the Empire is still weakened from Vong War, and he had plans for both Jedi and Sith in his own New Order, which is why he ordered his troops to save them from their turncoated Clone Troopers.
It took millennia for him to create a stable Sith Order whose members have the ferocity and desire for strength as Sith and the will and discipline as Jedi. Malgus is like a relic of the ancient past brought out of time, he truly doesn't belong in this era.
Tasogare witnessed the frailty of the old ways before and how it nearly destroyed the Sith, he wouldn't allow it to happen again.
To see his vision realized he's prepared to sacrifice Malgus in fighting Vader, having him die in battle and have himself ascend as Emperor as Malgus named him his only heir.
Meanwhile as Malgus began the attack on the Jedi Temple, Tasogare appeared at Palpatine's Chancellor just as he finished sent Order 66 to be transmitted throughout Clone Army, and was sitting at his executive chair at his desk just receiving Word that Malgus and Taso's forces
His Red Guards turned to face the lone intruder, Taso drew his saberstaff and activated the twin black with red outline blades and struck down the guards effortlessly.
"And who is this?" Asked Sidious. "Are you behind the forces attacking my planet? Are you an apprentice of Tyranus seeking revenge with your own army masquerading as the long gone forces of the resurgent Sith Empire?"
"This isn't a masquerade. These are the forces of the true Sith Empire, and the blade you cast aside is actually my new apprentice. My name is Tasogare Shadow, my title is Darth Shadow Dark Lord of the Sith, and I represent the one true Sith Empire. Your time is finished Sidious."
Sidious gave a cackling laugh. "That civilization and name you mentioned only exists in history books now. The time of that Sith Order is finished. There is only one order, one vision that shall decide decide the fate of the universe. Mine. I am the Sith Emperor's heir and I shall create an Empire for the Sith that shall last tens of thousands of years and beyond. This is my era now, stop this amusing farce."
Tasogare shakes his head as he replied, "it's you who needs to wake up Lord Sidious, and allow me to give you a dose of reality. I challenge you to a Kaggath, your title and resources against Mine. Whoever wins proves themselves as worthy in being Dark Lord and takes everything that the loser has."
A reason why Sidious isn't taking Tasogare seriously is because Tadogare has suppressed his power to a point his power seems equivalent to an average Jedi Knight. He purposely wants Sidious to underestimate him until the very end.
"Hm for a Sith Pretender you are bold and well learned in Ancient Sith traditions. Very well I accept your challenge to show you what folly it is to stand against me," said Palpatine as he rose from his chair and raised his hands forward. "Behold and experience the full power of the Dark Side."
He fired a blast of Sith Lightning at Taso to be surprised he deflected the blast with the flick of his wrist and redirected it to hit the ceiling away from him. Taso crossed his arms as the blast exploded nearby.
"Impressive you are more skilled than you appear. Let's see how long you last," said Sidious as he fired another blast of lightning more powerful then before.
This time Taso caught it with a single hand holding the blast back.
Sidious grunted as he mustered more power into his attack, trying to overpower Taso's defenses, but there was no change.
Soon Tasogare pushed the energy he blocked back at Palpatine, zapping him with his own energy as he was thrown against office window violently making it crack.
Palpatine stood up with his body smoking, he gave a primal hiss of hate as he drew his Sith lightsaber and lunged with a primal roar completely serious now.
Tasogare drew a single blade of his Saberstaff and crossed blades with Sidious.
They moved so fast their bodies moved in blurs and their blades moved in multiple streaks of light making it appear that multiple blades were striking against eachother.
The high speed duel went on for at least half a minute, until Taso was able to kick the blade out of his hands.
Palpatine was about to blast out lightning in retaliation before Taso telekinetically repelled him into his seat, causing it to fall backward.
Palpatine got up and fired lightning with all his power and might, still being held back by Taso's single hand.
"My turn," said Taso as he begun absorbing the lightning and channeled the absorbed power into his other hand while combining it with his own power, causing that hand to charge with tremendous lightning energy.
When Taso released the lightning to strike Palpatine it was so strong an explosion of lightning Burst out the windows outside, when the dust cleared or showed Palpatine still alive but Barely, his aide and Vice-Chancellor Mas Amedda, who was spectating his master's battle was laid nearby him as a pile of ashes.
Palpatine began to use Dark Side healing to sustain him, and give him the strength to start to get up, until Taso stabbed him at the chest with a long blade of lightning energy, formed from his hand.
Palpatine collapsed mortally wounded.
"Don't despair Lord Sidious even if you had defeated me the battle could have ended the same, look here you have doomed yourself by simply fighting me," he pointed to reveal a camera droid with a rare cloaking device decloaking near them. That droid has feed to the Republic holo-net which had gone viral.
All republic citizens had witnessed their chancellor was really a Force User, even if they do not know what a Sith Lord is and what he really done , the people have seen the man who was supposedly helpless against a Jedi Assassination and a Separatist Kidnapping, muster so much power as force user.
Palpatine realize that he indeed has doomed himself in fighting Tasogare seriously, which was why Taso dragged out the fight.
"It is over for you, now everyone will know how you deceived them. Following that the rest of your lies will unravel. There is only darkness for you and death to your legacy and order. What happened today is just beginning. Finally the Sith will claim their rightful place in the Galaxy, but it won't be your vision that shall unite the Galaxy. It shall be mine. Ah good you haven't learned Essence Transfer yet it makes it easier for me. And now Dark Lord, with your defeat the Kaggath is complete, your title, your empire, your resources are now mine, and you shall receive the eternal shame you deserve as your reward for the Kaggath."
"It can't be! I live as energy I am eternal I am the Dark Side!"
"And that's why you lose. You fail to realize you are still a man that and you only mastered one half of the force. Now pay for your lack of vision..." Said Taso as he force pulled the wounded Palpatine into his blade.
As Palpatine died his body exploded in a rush of dark side energy, tearing apart his Chancellor executive apartments.
But Taso stood in midst of it all unfazed. He turned to see a group of Sith Warriors entering the room.
One of them is Taso's oldest servant Darth Kai. Who served with him when he was mortal. When he perfected his own immortality ritual he immortalized Kai as one of his first test subjects to prove the validity of his ritual.
Still he hardly if ever saw the man behind the hood and mask.
Kai kneeled before Tasogare she said, "Dark Lord congratulations on completing the Kaggath, you have affirmed your worthiness. My Lord we have claimed the Senate Building as per your orders we holding all senators prisoner."
"Good and what of the Jedi Temple?"
"The fighting is still going my lord but fortunately Emperor Malgus began fighting Vader not long after arriving. He was too busy to overule your orders to spare the Jedi."
"Good prepare the holonet to make a broadcast to both our and Old Republic territories, I wish to make a broadcast when I return."
"As you wish my Lord return from where?"
Tasogare soon appeared at the top spire of the Temple where the Jedi Council meets.
He saw yoinglings hiding at the corner of the room behind the chairs of the Council members.
"Are you with the bad clone solders?" Asked the youngling.
"No I'm here to rescue you from them where is Master Skywalker?"
"He has gone mad, he was about to strike us down when this big bald man crashed through the window and challenged him to a battle, they fought and fell into the courtyard below."
"Stay right here young ones you have nothing to fear, I'm calling solders clad in black and red to save you, they'll take you to safety."
"Are you a Sith?" Asked a girl youngling.
"Yes and no, I am a Sith but not like the bad ones that only follow the Dark Side and use their power to make others suffer. I'm a True Sith we follow both sides of the Force. Following the Light prevent us from going insane while we gain strength from the dark as well. We use our power to help others like you Jedi do."
"I don't understand."
"You will in time, for now understand that we are helping the Jedi saving them from the evil Sith and their minions. My name is Tasogare."
"Nice to meet you its been a while since I met a Jedi stay put young one help will be coming soon."
Taso left in wisp of force energy and reappeared in the Temple Courtyard to see Malgus and the fallen Anakin Skywalker running eachother through With eachother's sabers.
Malgus uttered the word, "Eelena..." And Vader, "Padmé..." Before they collapsed upon eachother dead.
Taso saw the courtyard in ruins but not from the clone attack but from the intensity of Malgus and Vader's duel. Showing they had a long and epic fight before it ended with them killing eachother.
The battle ended better then Tasogare hoped. He thought Vader having unlimited Force Potential would kill Malgus and Taso would have to finish him while he was weak from the fight.
With Malgus killed by Vader's hand, and Taso defeating Sidious of the rival Sith Order in the Kaggath, Tasogare has proven worthy in being Malgus' heir, as many felt he should have accepted the throne when he saved them from the Sith Emperor to begin with.
Taso kneeled to his old friend's side and said, "I'm sorry Veradun..but you are a man out of Time who refused to adapt with the times. You couldn't listen to reason so this had to happen for good of the Empire. I will not have another mad Sith Emperor on my head. It's my fault really I should never had given you the throne. I should have taken responsibility for our people. I will correct that now. Please forgive me old friend, rest and be with your beloved..."
Taso returned to the Senate building where he made a speech to the Galaxy.
He assured the people of Coruscant that and other Republic territories that they won't be harmed, they'll be recongized as full imperial citizens as long as they don't resist.
He identified the Sith Empire's reason for invasion is because they were ravaged by the Vong War and needed new resources and territory. Another reason was take down a "rogue" Sith faction that didn't recognize their sovereignty and tried to make an Empire of their own from the Republic.
Dooku was portrayed as a victim, a man fooled by Sidious to create the CIS, a pawn manipulated as much as the Confederate and Republic factons.
Dooku gave a broadcast of his own on Mustafar after finishing his own mission, he "revealed" the truth of Sidious' treachery to the CIS supporters.
He was to be killed but was saved by the True Sith Empire who offers a quick end to the war and revenge on Sidious. He called all CIS forces to join forces with the Sith Empire and aid them in engaging Sidious' remaining Clone Forces.
Both broadcasts concluded with the same result, Coruscant is occupied and the Old Republic is all but finished.
The Jedi seeing they both owed the Sith Empire for their salvation and their capital planet at their mercy, most of them cooperated in giving themselves to Sith Imperial forces.
Many Jedi were wiped out by Order 66, but a good number of them survived because of the Sith Empire's intervention.
Tasogare gave the Jedi four choices in his new order, first to either give up their ways completely and live as normal citizens. Second to convert in being True Sith. Three remain Jedi but be part of a new organization Tasogare created inspired by force visions of possible futures and traveling to parallel worlds, the Imperial Knights, Jedi Knights trained to serve the Empire and Emperor much like the Sith Empire's own Royal Guards. and Palpatine's former Red Guard. And four remain Jedi and live at a Jedi Enclave Reservation that the Empire would make on Typhon, which they can train new generations of Jedi and can even sent Knights throughout the Galaxy to help others like before but under Imperial supervision.
A number of Jedi were grateful in being rescued and some converted in being True Sith, some others accepted Taso's offer to preserve their Jedi ways and become Imperial Knights, some being genuinely loyal to Taso for saving them from Order 66.
Imperial Citizens that are Force Sensitive now have a choice to be either True Sith, Imperial Knight, Jedi, or normal citizen as it isn't mandatory for them to pick the other choices.
Kamino for the most part consented in recognizing the Sith Empire as new clients and called most of their Clone solders to return home and begun wearing the armor of a Sith Imperial Solder.
However, most clones were programmed to be loyal to the Old Republic, very few of them obeyed the order, the rest continued fighting in resistance against the Sith Empire.
Same as not all Jedi cooperated with Taso's offer, as some of their clone solders didn't receive Order 66 at all, some others actually resisted their programming and remained Loyal to the Jedi Generals.
Those Jedi that either retained control of their Clone Solders or refuse to recognize Sith Imperial sovereignty, rebelled against them in open arms. But they were few in number compared to the Sith Imperial solders, Sith, and Battle Droids and would have to lead a guriella war.
A majority of the remaining Jedi Order complied with Taso's offer making the number of Jedi that rebelled a minority.
Some Republic military officers influenced by Palpatine's ideals also resisted and joined forces with the resisting Clones and Jedi Generals.
Most of the CIS accepted Dooku's will to disband and join the Sith Empire. Very few refused and either led insurrections of their own or joined forces with the rebelling Jedi Generals.
With Malgus' death Taso ascended in becoming the next Emperor, under that name Emperor Tasogare Shadow, Dark Lord of the Sith, and was coronated on Korriban.
Dooku was accepted in the Dark Council. And Vosa became Taso's first Hand, his personal assassin.
Most of Palpatine's supporters were rounded up and executed.
Yoda was hiding with the Wookies on Their homeworld after surviving Order 66, he accepted Tasogare's offer in making a Enclave on Typhon, where he would preserve his Order and the survivors who chosen to remain pure Jedi.
As Emperor, besides issuing the edicts that decided the Fate of the Jedi and created the Imperial Knights, Tasogare also made some other changes.
Dromund Kaas, the world where Taso was born millennia ago, was claimed by jungle, and was under the occupation of a Dark Side cult called the Prophets of the Dark Side.
Taso personally took them
Down and reclaimed the planet as one of two capitals for his Empire.
With the Galaxy as big as it was, he thought it was wise to divide the Galaxy in two, one half would be known as Kaas Space and the other half the Coruscanti Space.
Each half would have their own Imperial Senate which mostly has power over state affairs, giving Imperial Citizens some representation. Though a member of the Dark Council will preside and overlook the Senate as Praetor.
Federal affairs of the entire Empire will be handled by the Dark Council already hand picked by Taso when he was head of the Council, an authority he retained as Emperor, as he had final say over all affairs and has power to override them.
Military governors or Grand Moffs will overlook the protection, and military affairs of planetary systems while reporting to the Dark Council and Emperor.
Tasogare being a private man who really doesn't want to be involved in politics unless necessary, would leave day to day affairs to Dark Council, Senates, and Grand Moffs.
Tasogare also created new centers of learning for future generations of True Sith.
Upon reclaiming Korriban, he recreated the Korriban Sith Academy there.
He also established two more Sith Academies on Yavin 4, Dromund Kaas, and created a Sith Temple upon a renovated and rebuilt Jedi Temple on Coruscant.
Besides the Jedi General Insurgency and Republic Clone and CIS resistance the Clone Wars ended with less bloodshed as it would have been. The Sith Empire successfully dominated the Galaxy, with revenge over the Old Republic.
Taso's vision of a unified and peaceful Galaxy has had a good start.
Meanwhile Taso was now watching the construction of a new battle station.
Until the second Star Foundry is complete, he would have to rely on conventional means to finish it.
It was the Death Star.
It was originally created by CIS Genosians, as a secret weapon in the Clone Wars. Now that Genosis is a member of the Sith Empire, the project was now under their control.
At his side stood Vosa, Dooku, and Grevious.
Taso decided to added some modifications to the battle station with the capacity to blow up planets, such as a Cloaking Device that could cover the whole station, and clearing up would be design flaws as Taso seen how fatal they would be upon traveling to parallel realities.
Taso doesn't plan to use the Battle Station as a symbol of fear when completed, he'll use it as a secret weapon to be used against the Empire's enemies, and a base for legions of Solders, Sith, and Imperial Knights.
When he was done overseeing, he left with Vosa. He opened two separate portals, one for each of them to go through the portal leading to different places.
For Taso it led to Naboo. Padmé Amidala-Skywalker, survived the ending of the war and gave birth to her twins Luke and Leia at her Naboo retreat after resigning as Senator.
Taso appeared at patio of her estate, as she was rocking the cradles of her near borne outside. She saw him Walking up to her.
"So the newly crowned Emperor has come to pay me a visit. I assume you know about my children somehow and who their father was?"
"Yes," he replied calmly.
"I know about your edicts and I refuse for them to become Sith or your Imperial Knight pawns. They'll grow up to be Jedi like their father was."
"I respect your decision but that's not why I'm here."
"Why you here then?"
"I'm here to reunite you with an old friend," he stepped aside d
To show Obi-Wan Kenoi behind him.
After surviving Order 66 in Utapau she retrieved by Imperial forces, Obi-Wan at first agreed to be a master at the new Jedi Enclave on Typhon, until Tasogare came to him to give him another choice to be the guardian of Skywalker's children and if the children wished train them become Jedi like their father was.
Padmè thought Obi-Wan died at the Purge. She was overjoyed to see him Alive. She ran to hug him.
"I'm sorry for Skywalker's death, I may not have ended him but I do share in the responsibility for it. Let the children grow up and decide for themselves whether they wish to be Jedi, Sith, politicians or something else. It's their destiny let them grow up with the freedom to follow their passions. Farewell." He turned to leave before Obi-Wan stopped him asking. "Wait, if you know who the father is why risk having his children grow up to be Jedi, they may grow up to be your undoing, in fact why spare the Jedi at all?"
"I lived for a very long time Obi-Wan and if you have lived as long as I have you'll realize nothing truly ends. The Sith will never end and neither will the Jedi as long as the Force exists so will both of us. Even if every single Jedi was destroyed their legacy will inspire a new generation to follow their footsteps in the future. I'm tired of the senseless fighting between light and dark. While I can never end the fighting completely I could at least lessen it by doing what I did in effort to make Jedi and Sith co-exist. It's not a perfect system but it'll at least buy some time for peace. I seen other futures and they would have been far more bloodier if I haven't intervened. For now enjoy the future you have and farewell."
Later Taso returned to his space station now orbiting Dromund Kaas at his throne room, to give both Dooku and Vosa another gift, the gift of Immortality.
Upon reviving Vosa, a bond developed between them, which was another reason of her obedience and attraction to him. The bond was strengthened once he completed his version of the immortality ritual on her.
She sat on her knees at his side like a loyal primal pet content on being on her master's side.
Before then was Dooku who returned from observing the Death Star Project.
"Have you called for me master?"
"Yes Lord Tyranus, it's time for you to complete your first task. Before I killed Sidious I touched his head and extracted his knowledge. He had a lot of hidden secrets, hidden power bases, weapons, stockpiles of knowledge, secret allies within our realm. I have complied a data disk with the copy of the information. You will use it to fulfill your mission: use your new position in the Dark Council to acquire the knowledge Sidious hid, sent assassins to hunt down and capture or kill his secret assets, and acquire his secret weapons of the Empire. It's by my right as victor of the Kaggath that all that was Sidious' is mine now. I'm leaving it to you my friend."
"It shall be done my Lord," bowed Tyranus before retrieving the disk from Taso and leaving.
Taso was glad he did dominated Dooku's will. He was secretly a humancentrialist, a follower of a prejudiced philosophy that humans are superior to aliens.
It was no coincidence that the major leaders of the Separatist Alliance were mostly aliens. The Clone Wars was to demonize the alien races as enemies of the Republic, had Palpatine took power, the Empire would have been an Empire for men, aliens would have been second class citizens or Slaves to the Empire, aside from Force Users of any species that'll would have serve as Dark Side Adepts that'll serve as inquisitors and assassins for the Sith Lords.
The reformed Sith Empire is an a
empire for all sentient races, with a equality and no prejudices.
Dooku would have disrupted that unity if he was fully himself.
"Master," said Vosa as soon as Dooku left, "one thing concerns me. The Skywalker children what if they'll grow up to be your undoing."
"The Force always produces a sport as time goes on. The Skywalkers were actually not a natural evolutionary result, but result of an experiment from Sidious' Master in his attempt to manipulate Midi-Chlorians. I myself am more of nurture than nature.
"However I recently discovered that the will of the Force had produced a sport With power that would rival the Skywalkers, and if I acquire that child to my side even if the Jedi and Skywalkers become our enemies I'll have a him to safeguard against them."
"What's the child's name?" Asked Vosa leaning over the edge of the throne draping her body against him.
Taso accepted it and put his arm around her before repling, "his name is Galen Marek, but he'll later become known as Starkiller. And I know where to find him."
With the Clone Wars End Kashyyyk that homeworld of the Wookies was occupied by Republic Clone Forces following Order 66. The Wookies began to resist against the occupation partly because they were old friends to the Jedi and the Clones were punishing them for harboring those that escaped execution including Yoda.
By the time the Sith Imperials arrived the Clones were fighting remaining CIS forces that turned to the Sith Empire's side and the Wookies. They were driven out in no time with the Sith Empire's arrival.
A survivor of Order 66 that chosen to live the life of a normal civilian was Kento Marek who fell in love with Jedi Knight named Mallie. They renounced the Order to be together which saved their lives following Order 66. With the fighting died down the couple embraced Taso's declaration giving Jedi a choice to live as normal citizens, they settled on Kashyyyk to be a family.
Kento was heading to w marketplace to buy supplies for his new home when a voice was heard behind him, a voice he recently heard at holonet coverage of Emperor Tasogare's coronation on Korriban.
"Kento Marek? May I have a moment of your time?"
Kento saw the newly crowned Emperor behind him.
He quickly bowed in respect. "Your majesty I didn't know you were visiting Kashyyyk, must I say me and my wife are grateful for what you did saving and sparing the Jedi, and making our relationship legal. May the Force be with you for your mercy and wisdom."
"Your kind words move me but please call me Tasogare, I actually been in your shoes once when I sired a family of my own. I'm here hoping we could become friends and to discuss the future of your family."
"I have foreseen that you and your wife will produce a child, a child so powerful in the Force he would rival Sidious at a young age. I came to you to ask if you consider having the child become a Sith."
"Tasogare I'm grateful that you have the courtesy to share with me what you know and that you have the courtesy to ask me. But truth is I can't make the decision myself. I can see your Sith isn't evil like the Sith I was raised to hate, but truth is the child isn't even born yet. I would rather have the child grow up and live a full normal life then when he's ready decide what his path should be. If he chooses to follow you then fine. If he chooses a different path then respect it, do you understand?"
"Clearly and I figured you would answer that way. I'm sorry if I seemed forceful."
"Not at all I'm grateful you came to me asking for my approval rather than force me. It confirms me feelings that this change that has been happening is the will of the Force."
"Speaking of which I must warn you. Another reason why I came here to ask your permission over the child of that the the child will attract danger. Whether he chooses to be Jedi, Sith, or neither his power will attract trouble for you and those around him. Again this isn't a threat it's a warning that not all who would come to see you would be as accomdating as me and my order."
"Then what? Surely the Jedi won't force me to give up my child."
"Not the Jedi, namely the Jedi Generals that doesn't accept the change. They not standing against me because my rule is evil, it's because simply I'm a Sith and that their Republic is no more.
"They refuse to believe that their Republic was dead since the Clone Wars began, what followed was detail. In their position they'll become desperate and would abandon their principles to achieve victory especially since some of their military officers are those that followed Palpatine. Some may even turn to the Dark Side and without the discipline that my Order teaches they'll likely become mad.
"Sooner or later those Jedi Generals might come to Kashyyyk and would either seek your child out or even seek you or your wife out to join their cause and would turn to violence if you don't comply. While I haven't foreseen that possibility in the Force yet but I see it as a probable possibility."
"I see thank you for the warning but we will take care of our child ourselves. Whether it's against a group of mad Jedi or an army of Clones we will protect our family."
"I admire your resolve Kento. But please keep in touch with me in case anything happens," he said handing him a holo-communicator. "As I said I have a family of my own and like you I'll do whatever it takes to protect them."
"Thank you Tasogare I'll talk with my wife and we'll meditate what you have said may the Force be with you."
"And you, Kento," smiled Taso under his mask as he turned to leave. Before he left Kashyyyk he smirked confident that all shall be as he had foreseen. The Dark Times that would have been caused by the Galactic Empire had been avoided let the age of Tasogare Shadow begin.