Tasogare Shadow was now Emperor of the reformed Sith Empire and has dominated a post-Clone War Galaxy.
The Jedi still exist, the survivors Of Order 66 were sent to an enclave on Typhon, where they'll live in a reservation environment allowed to teach their ways to future generations and can help civilians throughout the Galaxy like before as long as they don't do subversive acts and their actions are monitored by Imperial Survillance.
The True Sith Order is the main order of the Empire, whose Ideology is mixed with Jedi, Sith, and Revanite philosophy. The Warriors of the True Sith Order are both super solders of the military and guardians of the Imperial citizens like the Jedi Knights were. They are powered by both sides of the Force giving them a unique strength.
A new organization was created as additional protection to the Emperor and civilians to make use of Jedi that want to remain Jedi but were willing to serve the Empire or at least the former citizens of the Old Republic the Imperial Knights.
Not all Jedi consented to the regime change. A number of Jedi Generals that weren't affected by Order 66 commanded the remaining Republic made Fett clones and Republic officers that had followed Palpatine's ideology.
While the True Sith weren't evil like their predecessors, the rebelling Jedi Generals refused to accept their sovereignty, and seek the return of the Old Republic despite that it was already dead before the clone wars began.
Within the first few weeks after Sith Imperial Occupation, a group of Jedi Generals got together and formed an armada.
The armada appeared at Coruscant, which is declared the second capital of the Empire besides the reclaimed world of Dromund Kaas Tasogare's home planet.
What would have began as a major invasion like the Sith Empire did previously after Order 66, ended as a brief skirmish.
A reason why the Sith Empire succeeded in capturing Coruscant besides the fact it's forces were spread thin throughout Galaxy from the Clone Wars was because of surviving superweapons that Tasogare's Star Foundry created before it was destroyed in the Vong War.
At least two Harrower dreadnoughts that helped occupied Corscaunt were equipped with cloaking devices and one Harrower was equipped with a Particle Ion Cannon based on the CIS superweapon the Maleviolence, and the other was equipped with a Megalaser, a superweapon that fires a laser powerful enough to
Destroy an entire fleet of ships in one blast.
When the Jedi Armada arrived, the Harrower Ion Cannon disabled the ships, and the Megalaser finished them all off in one blast.
That victory showed the power of the Empire to Jedi and Old Republic Rebels.
Following the attack the remaining Old Republic forces went into hiding.
That was until a few years later.
Time between worlds in the multiverse varies, each world has their own time zone. One world would be at ancient times and another world would be set at a furtrustic time. Despite that time between most worlds flow in sync.
Revan Shadow lives in the modern era Doom World, away from his relative Tasogare who lives in the Star Wars Universe.
Time between both worlds are more or less in sync making it possible for Revan and Taso to visit from golf to
However after Taso last seen his relative Revan Shadow after he helped overthrow Vitiate, some unknown force manipulated the time flow in Taso's world.
To Revan at this pointhe hasn't seen Taso in a few months, but Taso the next time he'll visit Revan would seem that he haven't seen Revan in about 20 Years.
But let's go back to the current story and go forward to a few years, when Galen Marek had been born and is about a toddler. His mother died defending Wookies in a Trandosian raid, leaving his father Jedi Knight Kento Marek to raise him himself.
They lived on Kashyyyk peacefully until it's peace was invaded.
Some worlds like Kashyyyk doesn't have an Imperial garrison protecting it. Tasogare respected the wishes of Old Republic worlds that don't wish to have Imperial military presence.
In those issues he compromised by setting up military outposts nearby, while the planet is protected by their local milita.
But the Jedi Generals leading the attack knew hyperspace routed passed the Imperial Garrison at a nearby planet, to head to Kahyyyk without being detected until it's too late.
The invading fleet was made up of three Venator Star Destroyers and two Acclaimer Assault Ships, fully stocked with surviving clone solders from the Clone Wars.
They began landing forces and to that dismay of the Wookie populace their forces were open firing on them.
They bore the same weapons and vechiles as they did in the Clone Wars but with one slight difference, they bore a new symbol. The same symbol the Galactic Empire would have bared had Palpatine succeeded in taking power. In this timeline though, this was a symbol the Clones, Human military officers, and Jedi Generals bare as a symbol of rebellion against Tasogare's Sith Empire and to restore the government of the Old Republic.
Kento Marek was surprised as the Wookies that his former brethren were attacking the long time allies of the Jedi Order, he was standing in front of his hut watching the Jedi General forces landing and attacking Wookiee settlements nearby when a LAAT gunship was landing in front of his settlement, out came a group of Jedi Knights, amongst them white haired Jedi Master who seemed at his young middle age years.
His name is Zayne Shaldon, a Jedi Master who was secretly a humancentralist, a group of humans who believe that non-human races are racially inferior to humans. In the Clone Wars he punished alien civilians of Separatist occupied worlds and at one point ordered his troops to execute an entire city of alien civilians claiming it was in self defense.
He lost his place on the Jedi Council when his war crimes came to light but spend remainder or war under the support of humancentralist Senators and military officers, and prior to Order 66 discovered who Palpatine really was and supported his idea of a humancentralist dominated New Order.
When the Republic fell he took advantage of his desperate Jedi colleagues and took them under his wing, corrupting them under his humancentralistic New Order Ideology
"Master Zayne What is the meaning of this? This isn't the Jedi way," protested Kento.
"Ah so you were hiding here after all Kento. The Wookies have betrayed the Old Republic by accepting the Sith's sovereignty. This is retribution. But we aren't we for just that we are here for you. The slavers that killed your wife informed us you were here. Your heresy of marrying a fellow Jedi Knight can be overlooked If you join the cause of restoring the True Republic."
Kento remembered when Tasogare came and asked him if his son can join the True Sith and warned him that Jedi Generals might seek him or his son out, how their desperation and their refusal to accept change driven them mad, espiecally after people like Zayne started manipulating them. He realized now that what Taso warned was true,
"The true Republic? It's truly dead if we are attacking the people that once made up the Republic without cause. I mourn the loss of the Republic too but I left the Order because it rejected my choice to love someone dear to me. This isn't about the Sith, this is about how the war changed us. we all committed heresy against the Code the moment we followed the Republic blindly into war, instead of mediating toward diplomacy when we had the chance.
"So no I won't follow you the Republic is dead and it isn't the Sith that killed it its ourselves."
"Then in the name of the true Republic we charge you with treason and the punishment death, take him!" Stated Zayne as he drew his green Lightsaber and ordered the four Jedi Knights standing with him to attack Kento.
Meanwhile Tasogare received word that Kashyyyk was attacked and that Imperial reinforcements are under way. He foreseen Galen Marek would attract trouble and if he had the true Sith keep their word to leave Marek alone then it's the corrupted Jedi Generals that might be using this invasion to force Galen and/or his father to serve their cause.
He left Dromund Kaas using a Force portal created by his transportation technique and arrived first in the engineering deck of a Venator Star Destroyer that's bombarding the planet surface and unleashing landing parties to punish Kashyyyk.
Taso thought he should first personally alleviate the Wookies plight by dealing with at least one of the warships himself before Imperial reinforcements Arrive to take care of the rest.
Before the clone guards could see him, Taso formed a blade of lightning to form around his arm, he then expanded the blade's length greatly. The blade became so long it penetrated the ship's hull into space then kept going for about a mile.
With a slashing motion of his arm, Tasogare severed the Republic Crushier into two. Taso was then blown out into space from the breach he created from the cut.
Taso was protected in space, his golden mask he wore underneath his hood was not only battle-grade tough but it provides limited protection from the vacuum of space, in addition to the utilization of Force Techniques to sustain him, Taso can survive in the vacuum of space for a little while. He looked into the burning trees at the planet from below fueled from the fighting.
He looked behind him as Imperial Star Destroyers belonging to the Sith Empire arrived.
When Tasogare took power he assimilated everything that was the Old Republic's including weapons and ship manufacturers.
Weapons that would have been the Galactic Empire's in another universe such as AT-ATs, TIE Fighters, Imperial Star Destroryers are now the Sith Empire's.
Even a portion of Sith Imperial military are beginning to wear Stormtrooper armor, though Imperial solders have a choice to wear between that and the traditional black and red Sith Imperial armor.
Stormtrooper armor of the Sith Enpire was made to be more durable than it would have been, offering more protection against blaster bolts.
Tasogare spared no expense of giving his military the best of everything. For Instance TIEs, originally intended to be cheap and expendable; at least a portion of them were equipped with weak to moderate shields.
Sith Stormtroopers and Imperial Solders alike are trained at the finest military academies some overseen by Mandalorain trainers, some of which belonged to Tasogare's employ, the Mandorlian warrior clan Kurokage who served Tasogare since the Galactic War.
Seeing that reinforcements are arriving Taso disappeared in a whirl of Force energy transporting himself to the planet.
At that moment Kento, who had defeated Zayne's Jedi allies was gifting him inside his family hut.
As they locked sabers, Zayne said, "I sense someone far more powerful nearby, is your master here? Where is he?"
"The Dark Side has truly clouded your mind Zayne, my Master died at the Temple years ago, killed by the Clones you are commanding now."
Zayne then kicked him to the nearby wooden wall before replying. "Then share his fate and contemplate as your failures as Jedi." Zayne said about to charge at him when suddenly his green lightsaber was thrown out of his hand and went into the arms of a boy, Kento's son, Galen Marek.
"Run!" Yelled Kento as he got up charging at Zayne swinging his blade. Unarmed Zayne had to flip backward to evade the blade slash that narrowly missed his face. He then Force pulled his saber out the boy's hands back into his, allowing him to cross blades with Kento again.
As they locked sabers, Zayne saw a saber nearby belonging to one of his allies slain by Kento. While holding back Kento's saber with one hand he Force pulled the fallen saber into his free hand and activated it stabbing Kento at the chest. He kicked Kento's dead body into the hut, before setting it on fire with his sabers.
He grabbed the boy and pulled him out of the hut as his family home burned around him.
"Perhaps relations between Jedi isn't a bad idea. If this child's strength is the result of a union between male and female Jedi then perhaps it's time for the Jedi to breed an army of powerful next generation Jedi Knights, yes boy your future is with us-" Zayne's thoughts for the future was cut short as a lightning blade stabbed through his chest from behind.
Taso appeared behind him decloaking from Force Stealth a technique he mastered in his days as a Sith Assassin.
As Zayne fell to the ground dead, Taso turned to the burning hut with no doubt Kento's body consumed by the flames by now. Without the body Taso couldn't revive him using Dark Transfer.
He felt a kindred spirit with Kento reminding him of himself when he started a family.
It was unfortunate that he's dead.
He turned to the boy and looked at him, putting his hand on his shoulder, "Come with me, more will be there soon."
Kashyyyk ended as an Imperial victory.
Zayne Shaldon was a major leader of the Jedi General uprising with him gone the remaining Jedi Rebels are leaderless and with their numbers depleted even more than before.
After Kashyyyk, the remaining rebels went into hiding some even put their clones in status as they age twice as fast as humans.
Also after the attack, Wookiee relations with the Sith Empire improved, while the Jedi Generals were depicted as violent terrorists that'll do whatever it takes for victory.
One of the Generals was Rahm Kota, who used his own militia instead of Clones in Clone Wars.
He rebelled against Sith Empire sovereignty but after Kashyyyk broke relations with his other Jedi General colleagues seeing how depraved from the Jedi Way they had become.
The next leader of the Uprising wouldn't be a Jedi but a clone solder named X1, one of two clones of Rahm Kota's apprentice Falon Grey.
In Clone Wars, X1 and X2 served faithfully as a team, but after Order 66 X2 saw the evil of the Republic military and defected before Sith Imperial forces arrived at Cato Nemioda.
X1 remained loyal to the Old Republic and joined the uprising.
At this point he became aware of the Force Sensitivity he inherited from Falon Grey. After Kashyyyk Sith Spirits began to visit him.
They saw Tasogare and his True Sith Order as a blasphemy for following the Light Side as well dark
And for sparing the Jedi Order.
In X1 they saw a weapon they needed to create a Dark Side ruled Sith Empire, they began teaching X1 the ways of the Dark Side.
X2 meanwhile went to Dantioone where he came across a settlement where Falon Grey resided. He refused to join the Uprising and accepted Tasogare's degree to live as an Force Sensitive Imperial Civilian. Upon realizing X2 was his clone he began training him the ways of the Jedi.
On Dromund Kaas something far darker is happening. An old acquaintance from Tasogare's past has been resurrected.
When Tasogare was a mere Darth during the Cold War between Old Republic and Vitiate's Sith Empire, he did favors for various members of the Dark Council. He soon befriended Darth Thanaton a powerful Sith Sorcerer and member of the Dark Council who is a stickler for tradition.
Having come from similar backgrounds as slaves and both started careers as Sith Assassins then became powerful Sith Sorcerers, Thanaton and Tasogare became good friends, sharing eachother Dark Side knowledge and help eachother out.
Tasogare did a number of missions in favor of Thanaton.
But their relationship ended when Thanaton challenged the man that'll later become known as Darth Nox to a Kaggath. When Thanaton ordered Tasogare to violate the Kaggath by killing Nox for him Taskgare refused. Thanaton in return turned on him forcing Tasogare to flee and report to the Dark Council on him.
Thanaton later died in a Kaggath duel against Nox. Tasogare honored his former friend by having him buried with honors in a tomb dedicated for him.
But before dying Thanaton used a Dark Side ritual on himself. The ritual gathers the Dark Side energy of the planet he was buried and over the course of thousands of years his body slowly healed. Now finally he's fully revived.
Upon awakening Dark side spirits informed him what became of Galaxy and his former friend Tasogare.
While he was impressed how things changed for his old friend he was disappointed that Tasogare would turn to Jedi teachings as a foundation of his Order and Empire and seen it as blasphemy.
He decides to head to New Kaas City and smuggle himself off planet to find a worthy disciple to use to overthrow Tasogare and his Empire of Hersey.
Meanwhile Galen Marek spent over his entire childhood and adult life being trained at the first Super Star Destroyer under construction the Executor what would have been Darth Vader's flagship If he was alive.
He was trained as Tasogare's apprentice but was also trained by Dooku, Vosa, Grevious, and Hologram training droid Proxy in lightsaber and Force combat.
Galen was taught from an early age of his former life and how his parents died, and how Tasogare rescued him to be his apprentice.
When his training is compete he is promised the Executor as his flagship and will take the position of Wrath, the head of the Emperor's Hands, Tasogare's top enforcer, as Darth Starkiller.
For now Starkiller is his Sith name as a Sith Apprentice, and is one of Tasogare's Hands, his personal assassin.
In the Sith ranks of the True Sith Sith are mostly branched out between a Sith Warrior or a Sith Inquisitor.
A Warrior is like the foot solder of the Sith Order, who mostly foceses in physical prowess.
Sith Inquisitor are like the scholars of the Sith, a number of them can be educated stealthy assassins or be mage Sith Sorcerers.
In this time a number of Inquisitors are trained to hunt rogue Jedi and hostile Dark Jedi, namely the ones that still defy the Empire.
Above them are the Hands elite assassins of the Emperor.
Komari Vosa was the first of Taso's Hands when coming into power.
In the last decade more came into the ranks.
Darth Kai, Sith Warrior who served Tasogare since he was a Darth, made immortal by Taso's ritual and became the second of his Hands.
The third Hand was A'Sharad Hett, a former Jedi Knight raised by Tuskan Raiders was a survivor of Order 66. After killing the clones that betrayed him he returned to his homeworld of Tatooine and became a Warlord of his people.
He began attacking the human and alien settlers of the planet to make Tatooine only for Tuskan Raiders.
When the matter came to Tasogare's attention he sent Komari Vosa who uses the same saber style Jar'Kai, dual saber combat, to track him down and challenge him to a duel, with conditions sent from her master.
If he wins then the Empire would deport its citizens from Tatooine, if she wins then Hett would submit and forfit his title of warlord and come with her to be True Sith.
Hett accepted the conditions and they dueled. The battle was close but Vosa won the battle, who by more grew more powerful from Tasogare's training.
She also maimed him by severing his arm and took off his Tuskan mask, both acts shamed Hett in front of his people and was banished from his people forever.
Hett asked for death until Vosa notified her master of her victory and Tasogare appeared offering him the path of True Sith, he demonstrated his power by healing his severed arm and reattached it to his body.
Impressed and bound by the codified of the duel, and as well as having his faith in the Jedi way shaken since Order 66, he accepted.
At the end of his training he became Tasogare's devoted second Hand, like Vosa made immortal and took that title Darth Kryat, wielding a red Sith Saber and his former green Jedi saber.
Starkiller makes the third Hand currently, with training of both Sith Warrior and Inquisitor. And of all of Taso's hands is the one of with the most potential.
Starkiller was given brutal training but kind encouragement from his master, as Tasogare is a tough but fair Master.
Starkiller came to see Taso as a father figure as well as his Master.
Now at this point in time Taso was finishing a sparring match with Starkiller and asked him to kneel.
Starkiller was half expecting death as Taso drew his blade which was out of character of him, but loyally prepared to die if it was his Master's wish. But instead he knighted him, saying, "When I found you, you shown great promise. Your potential is unlimited, a lot like The Jedi Hero Revan in the days of the Old Republic. Your will has become your strength. At last the Force, Light and Dark is your ally, rise my Apprentice."
Starkiller rose taken pride that he is recognized as Tasogare's true Apprentice and said, "What is your will my Master?"
"Your training is nearly complete, it's time for your first true test."
"Your spies have located a Jedi? Like the ones that killed my father?"
"Not all Jedi are evil Starkiller. Same as not all Sith are evil neither. Mainly the Jedi are good and once were guardians and worthy rivals of our Order. Today the mainstream of their order are acquaintances of ours left alone to live out their dogma based lives. Only some of them defected from their Order and raise arms against us with the leftover of Palpatine's Clone Army.
"Today most of those Clones have died out from accelerated aging or kept at status hidden. The remaining Rebel Jedi are no longer Jedi but driven mad by the Dark Side becoming Dark Jedi.
"But today you won't be hunting those clones nor their maddened commanders. You'll be hunting one of the last of the decent Jedi Generals, whose only misguided by patriotism to the Old Republic. Master Rahm Kota. He's attacking a critical Imperial shipyard. Capture him if you can so I can try to negotiate with him on the location of his former colleagues, but if he doesn't listen to reason, and if you have no other choice, kill him and bring me his blade. Imperial Forces will aid you in dealing with his solders but your main objective is the Jedi."
"As you wish my Master."
When he left Vosa came out of the shadows.
When he revived her and made her immortal a bond formed between the two, sometimes they even meet as lovers.
Vosa was not only infatuated with him but jealous of the other Hands especially Starkiller, thinking Taso only needs her, and that he wanted a boy to become her superior as the Wraith when his training is complete.
"Why have you sent the boy to do a woman's work? I can deal with Kota for you without fail," she asked putting her arms around him from behind.
"Vosa my beloved your bloodlust and passion for battle makes Kota more likely to be dead. I need him alive if possible to find the location of the remaining Jedi Generals espiecally the ones that became Dark Jedi.
"That aside, in another life the boy's destiny is linked to Kota's, that hasn't changed now it's their destiny to meet.
"But worry not Vosa I have another task for you. Are you aware of the Inquisitor Jerec?"
"Yes Master he's a former Jedi Knight that became one of us after Order 66, followed his Master's Jocasta Nu's Footsteps in becoming a Jedi Acrecholgist. He's now a passionate member of the Imperial Reclamation Service leading Arechological digs uncovering Jedi and Sith artifacts for our order, holding the title of Lord."
"He is also a snake like your former Master before I bend him to my will. He's searching for a secret that is the reason why I'm so strong. I want you to take Imperial Knight Kyle Katarn with you, his father was killed by Jerec. Together you both will track him down and kill him and his apprentices. That is my will. Succeed and you will be awarded the secret power that Jerec covets for yourself.
"What is it Master?"
"Do you know of the Battle of Ruusan?"
"Yes Master I known it from my days as a Jedi Padawan. It's when the Sith that tried to replace our Empire destroyed themselves and the Jedi fighting them in a suicide attack. It was then that the Jedi thought the Sith was gone for good before the Clone Wars."
"Yes they killed eachother with a Thought Bomb which seethed their souls and contained them and their Jedi Victims in the cavern walls where the final battle was fought. Their collective power made the Valley where their souls are trapped the strongest Force Nexus in the Galaxy.
"Those that connect to the power of the Valley will be reborn in the Force, with their strength supercharged to great levels.
"I found the Valley after defeating Vitiate, I was already strong from my thousands of years of experience and from becoming stronger after defeating Vitiate, but I used the Valley's power to make me stronger because I want to be stronger and to insure my worthiness to be Emperor when I took power. I waited to give you my most loyal and beloved servant this power after your training is complete and when it seemed you reached the physical limit of your power. After being reborn by the Valley your potential to reach even greater levels of power will be renewed."
"I...thank you my Master forgive me for doubting you...but why must I take the boy Katarn?"
"Katarn joined the Stormtrooper Corps after the death of his mother. After a short career as a Stormtrooper he received word that his father died in a raid. In truth Jerec with his men and Dark Jedi apprentices killed Morgan Katarn who also discovered the secret of the Valley when her refused to tell Jerec his location.
"Katarn discovered the truth after joining the Imperial Knights. Jerec acted on his own his actions doesn't reflect that of the Empire, so Katarn didn't blame the Empire for his father's death only Jerec and since then he became devoted in tracking him down working with an Imperial Intelligence Agent named Jan Orrs.
"He has as much stake in this so I'm pairing you with him so you can work together in stopping Jerec. There's also a prophecy that a Jedi would free the souls of Ruusan, allow Katarn to do that and take the Power that remains in the Valley for yourself when he leaves. Understand?"
"Yes Master, so you fear that if Jerec takes the power of the Valley he could surpass you?"
"It's a possibility but he's already far inferior than I was when I took the Valley's power for myself. He barely could be a challenge to me when I was a mortal Darth in the Days of the Old Republic. It's doubtful he'll surpass me even if he succeeds, nevertheless it would make him a dangerous enemy if he does succeeds which is why I'm tasking you In stopping him."
"I won't fail you my Master," she bowed before lifting his mask and kissed him before walking away.
Hours later Starkiller returned with Kota's Saber.
"Master forgive me," he bowed. "The TIE shipyard Is lost, a lot of Imperial lives were lost, and Kota didn't listen to reason, as the attack seemed to be intended to draw you out and was lost when he fell into Nar Shadda's atmosphere as the Shipyard fell down. I was able to take his saber as ordered and blinded him, but I sense he's still alive. I have failed you."
"I read the reports, some Imperial lives were saved at your arrival, and you decimated Kota's militia in the fighting. You maimed him and humbled him, and formed a bond with him. It's success enough for me. You done well my apprentice. They'll be other shipyards, you succeeded in stopping an entire army and put a Jedi General out of commission. You pleased me enough.
"There's still room for improvement though. Which you could prove yourself in this next mission. There's another Rogue Jedi for you to take down for me.
"Kazdan Paratus was a Jedi Knight survivor of Order 66. He escaped and took refuge on Raxus Prime. His guilt of running away as his fellow Jedi were dying drove him mad. He's a gifted tinkerer and talented with droids. He used his power to take control of Droids creating a Droid Army of his own, put together by the Force.
"He's a military threat as our forces had been trying to create a Star Destroyer Shipyard at Raxus Prime making use of the excess metal of the junk planet as raw material. But Kazdan's ability to control droid parts has turned the Battle Droids of the Imperial garrisons against our troops.
"If left unchecked Kazdan Parratus might take on his forces in war. He is not like Kota he is beyond help. You must kill the mad Jedi before he could become an evil bigger threat than he is now."
"I will not fail you again Master, I shall destroy the threat to our Empire."
"Be warned he is more powerful than you. You need that full power of the Force to destroy him. If you succeed you are step closer of proving yourself worthy receiving the Title of Darth and being my Wrath."
"It shall be done Master," Starkiller bowed before leaving.
Starkiller had an adventure on Raxus Prime fighting both Droid Solders of various shapes and sizes put together by the Force and Scrap and Rodian Scavanger Gangs.
He encountered Kazdan Paratus At a junk copy of the Jedi Temple. He defeated the mad Jedi. On his ship the Rogue Shadow, he transmitted through his droid Proxy, who can take form of people who's holocommincating with Starkiller, of his success to his master.
Tasogare gave him another task.
On Felucia, Jedi Master Shaak Ti, a survivor of Order 66 who accepted Tasogare's offer to live as a recluse on the planet, she taught the Force Sensitive Felucians the ways of the Jedi and how to defend themselves and had a Padawan, Zabrak Maris Brood accompanying her.
The planet was strong in the Force but also in the Dark Side. Shaak Ti is the beacon of Light that keeps the planet in balance.
However she mysteriously was killed, and now the planet has gone completely to the Dark Side. Maris Brood took over and led the dark corrupted Felucians, attacking Imperials non-military and military alike.
Starkiller's mission is to uncover the truth behind Shaak Ti's death and stop Maris Brood.
Meanwhile Thanaton, guided by Dark Side Spirits, founded X1, clone of Jedi Knight Falon Grey, now a Dark Jedi adept, who lead the remaining Jedi Generals in rebellion against the True Sith Empire, now whom most became Dark Jedi too.
X1 spent the last decades in hiding building his army. After Zayne's defeat on Kashyyyk, X1 put his clones in stasis and been building up a new clone army.
Some solders were mercenary recruits, others were humancentralist supporters that believed in Palpatine's New Order, others were clones that X1 made provided by Kaminoian cloners that supported Palpatine before his death.
Additional funding was provided by some former Separatist businessmen that felt betrayed by Dooku when he ordered the CIS to assimilate with the Sith Empire or they were dissatisfied with having the True Sith interfere in their business to prevent corruption.
Weapons and ships were provided be an unlikely source. At least 5 Darth ranked human Sith Lords, and two Grand Moffs of the True Sith Empire sided with X1 in secret. The renegade Sith belonged to families that secretly defied Tasogare's Jedi/Sith ideology for centuries being descendents of Sith loyal to Vitaite's original regime prior and during the Galactic Wars.
Like Thanaton, they believed that the True Sith ideology is blasphemy and supported the humancentralist New Order, giving X1 ships weapons and some of their loyal men and rogue Sith apprentices.
X1's army was given a new uniform through the rogue Sith. They would bear the traditional black and red of the Imperial Solders that a portion of Tasogare's Army still bear, only X1's Imperial solder uniform would be colored on reverse red and black and would bear the symbol of the New Order.
At this point X1's faction no longer call themselves random Jedi Generals that rebels Tasogare's Sith Empire, they now call themselves the New Order Empire with X1 as their Emperor.
It was X1 that killed Shaak Ti, though not in a fair fight. Being self taught his power as a Dark Side Adept is equivalent to that of a Clone War era Jedi Knight, no match against a former member of the Jedi Council.
But he brought his Dark Jedi Force Senstive Shadow Guards which swarmed her, until a sniper was able to blast her saber out of her hand and wound her with a blast at chest, and X1 and his Guards combined their power to sent Shaak Ti falling into the Ancient Abyss via Force Push.
He killed Shaak Ti to bring the planet fully to the Dark Side, and have the Felusians and Maria Brood do what they did to distract Tasogare's Empire while his final preparations for his plan is complete.
It was at that point Thanaton found X1 and joined him as his Sith Master and adviser.
With Thanaton at his side X1 became more powerful.
Soon he tracked down his "father" and brother Falon Grey and X2 to Dantioone. His going there is personal buisness to do away with his brother whom he felt vegetated him when he ran away at the Clone Wars end and to kill Grey to fully cut ties with his past.
He used a regiment of his newly reorganized army to invade Felon Grey's settlement.
X2 trained by Grey was now a Jedi Knight, and fought against the New Order Troopers and Dark Jedi defending the settlers.
But the tide change when X1's shuttle landed and he came out with his new master and his Royal Guards.
"Hello brother it's been a while," said X1 looking at X2's Jedi knight outfit.
"X1 is that you?" Asked X2 looking at his shaved tattoo head and his black armored outfit. "What have you done to yourself."
"Enough banter Apprentice we must leave before our enemies catches wind of what we did here finish them now."
"As you wish Lord Thanaton," said X1 as he drew his saber and fired Force Lighting at them.
Both Jedi blocked with their light sabers.
Grey leaped to cross blades with X1, X2 began fighting the non-force sensitive Royal Guards wielding Force Pikes.
Thanaton watched the skirmish at first but when he saw armed Dantioonie settlers coming to defend their Jedi protectors he began striking them down with storms of lightning.
X1 has become more powerful since his fight with Shaak Ti after being under Thanaton's tutelage. But while Falon Grey is weaker than Shaak Ti, he's still more skilled and experienced than the dark clone.
X1 was able to put a fight but was outmatched.
X2 meanwhile finished defeating the Royal Guards and began running towards Thanaton to stop him from killing settlers.
Thanaton fired a blast of powerful Lightning from one hand at X2.
X2 jumped over the blast blade at ready to strike Thanaton as he lands at him.
Thanaton erected a Static Barrier, a forcefield of Force Lightning energy, it not only repelled X2 when he collided into it but shocked him. He fell on his back at the ground senseless.
Thanaton then lifted him up with the Force and fired a powerful jolt of lightning into him, burning his flesh as well as shocking him.
At that moment, Falon Grey bested X2 at swordplay, slashing his armored chest wounding him, and took his saber at his other hand. He crossed the blades near his neck, making it like a scissor motion, having him at his mercy.
"You should realize you destroy your enemies when you make peace with them," said Falon Grey as he intended to show mercy to his other "son". By releasing the blades around his neck and dropping his saber at his feet.
"You should realize you you only make peace when you destroy your enemies completely!" Roared X1 as he brushed off his "father's" naive act of mercy by firing Force Lightning from both hands fueled by his anger.
Falon Grey was able to block attack with his saber, but he looked behind him to see Thanaton killing X2.
While still holding back X1's lightning, Grey jumped out of the way of X1's attack, leap towards Thanaton and X2, and landed between Thanaton and X2, who was writhing at the ground his burned body smoking.
As he landed he blocked Thanaton's burst of lightning with his Saber.
"Impressive Jedi you are skilled enough to block the Dark Side attack of a true Sith Master. But I'll show you its for naught," said Thanaton as he unleashed his full strength. His Lightning became so powerful that is burst through Grey's defenses as his saber exploded in his hands. Defenseless, Grey was engulfed in Lightning, suffering worse damage than X2.
When Thanaton was done, Grey was a smoldering limp body near X2, his hair gone and skin burned in third degree burns. It was as if Grey was caught in an explosion instead of Lightning.
"Let's go they aren't long of this world apprentice, there's nothing more for us here" said Thanaton as he turned back toward the shuttle.
X1 picked up his saber as he followed Thanaton. "You should have spared his saber it would have made a nice trophy."
"To be Sith isn't to covet trinkets apprentice its to covet victory above all else. You shouldn't expose yourself to corrupting Jedi tools anyway. Let's not waste any time I sense Tasogare's forces arriving already engaging our expendable forces we left in orbit. We done what you wanted now it's time to focus on other things. Time for the next step in our plan."
They boarded the shuttle and left before Tasogare appeared in a portal to see the death around him. He saw the corpses of the settlers and the killed New Order troopers and noticed their armor how it's the same as the traditional Sith Imperial armor only in reverse color scheme.
He then saw the bodies of X2 and Falon Grey. He saw X2 was alive, as Grey used the last of his strength to heal X2 to save him from dying before he himself expired.
Tasogare then used Dark Transfer to finish healing X2 and attempted to revive Grey. But he passed on peacefully into the Force and his spirit can't be called back.
So X2 was the only survivor of the incident.
Little did Tasogare know that the attack served to get himself away.
Back at the Executor, Starkiller returned to report that he succeeded in defeating Maris Brood and uncovered the truth of Ti's death.
He saw that his master wasn't at the bridge waiting for him but Vosa who returned from her own mission successful.
"Lady Vosa? Where is the Master?"
"He has more important things to do than worry about you boy," she replied walking towards him.
"I dont have time for this if he isn't here I'll wait for him in my quarters until he summons me," said Starkiller turning to leave.
Vosa jumped between him and the door, drawing her hilts of her sabers without drawing the blades yet.
"He isn't going to summon you anymore, he doesn't need you anymore. I'm all that he needs now," she said drawing her sabers while releasing her power.
"You are stronger than before..." Noted Starkiller as he drew his own saber.
"It is because of the Master's gift to me. I tracked down the traitor Lord Jerec, after hunting down his minions and killed them. With Imperial Knight Katarn's and Imperial Agent Ors Help we destroyed his power bases and tracked him to Russan. Katarn defeated him and freed the souls of the Valley of the Jedi as the Master ordered. And as my reward I took the power of the Valley for myself. I'm reborn whelp. More powerful than you can imagine. Only I'm worthy in being the Master's Wrath, and I'll prove it by destroying you," she laughed then snarled as she swung her blades channeling Force energy into them.
Starkiller blocked her blades but was pushed back by the burst of Force Energy she released.
He was almost thrown off his feet, he had to stab his blade against the ground to anchor himself.
"I don't care how strong you are Vosa. I will keep serving the Master. You will not interfere," he jumped toward her and they began clashing blades.
Vosa swung both blades agressively to get through his defenses, but was forced to move her face back to barely evade a counter slash from Starkiller.
She did a couple of back flips before jumping forward over Starkiller. When she landed at the ground she fired a powerful Force Push from behind Starkiller sending him
Flying against the wall violently.
She dashed forward to impale him against wall, but when she stabbed at him she was only stabbing the wall.
Starkiller evaded with Force enhanced speed and swung his blade while Vosa's back was exposed.
She barely had time to take her Sabers out of the wall and turn around to parry the attack. As the fight goes on Vosa realized that Starkiller wasn't just keeping up with her he was getting stronger. Each strike, each evasion, each parry( his strength, speed, reflexes and agility becomes greater.
She was supposed to be one of the most powerful Sith in the galaxy now that she had the Valley's Power, and yet this young man who hasn't been reborn by the Valley yet is keeping up with her. No is starting to overpower her.
Her Master once said that this boy has the potiental to rival the Skywalker's and surpass Sidious, can this be true?
She jumped in the air to avoid a blast of lightning, to see Starkiller already in the air over her, he Force Pulled her into his grip then shocked her with Lightbing before repelling her with Force Push sending her flying to slam against the bridge window causing it to crack.
Her sabers fell off her hands from yet impact and she fell on her back.
She looked up senselessly as Starkiller walked toward her.
Suddenly a voice was heard behind him. "That of enough Starkiller. It's not longer necessary."
Starkiller looked behind him to see Count Dooku. He was one of his teachers in saber combat.
Starkiller kneeled before the Dark Lord and said, "Lord Tyranus what are you doing here? Where's the Master?"
"The Master has other duties attend to, I'll be taking over things here."
"What is your bidding?" Asked Starkiller before he looked out the window to see warships coming out of Hyperspace.
They were three Star Destroyers, but that bore the red Crest of the New Order.
"Wha-" started Starkiller before my was stabbed through the abdomen by Dooku's saber, and was stabbed again by a syringe he was carrying on his other hand, sucking up blood.
Starkiller fell on the ground wounded before Dooku lifted him up sending him crashing into the walls and was sent flying through the bridge window into the vacuum of space.
Vosa got up with sabers on her hands shocked, she may have wanted to put Starkiller in her place but was still shocked that her former master did the deed.
Before she could react Dooku Force pushed her into space as well, through another window.
Dooku then turned to take out a holocommincator, and the images of Thanaton and X1 appeared.
"It's done Lord Thanaton, I killed the boy after taking a sample of his DNA. X1's secret cloning Facilities will make use of it and clone us the ultimate Apprentice unspoiled by Tasogare's corruption."
"Well done Lord Tyranus," replied Thanaton, now take my ships and head to the next part of the plan."
"And this Star Destroyer in construction?"
"Leave it we can't have Tasogare know what happened here. Destroying or commandeering this incomplete Super Star Destroyer would alert him. Let him simply think the boy is missing, and that you are still on his side."
"As you wish Lord Thanaton, it's the least I can do. You saved me from his spell, with my mind clear we can finally achieve the design of my late former Master, and create an Empire of men, ruled by Sith unspoiled from Jedi dogma."
"Yes the time of the one true dark Sith Empire ruled by the Old Ways is coming."
Starkiller and Vosa's bodies were floating in space until two Imperial Probe Droids retrieved them taking their bodies to an undisclosed location.
To Starkiller all was black, except faint dream images. Soon he heard the voice of a droid, "Lord Shadow, he's gaining consciousness."
"Good work keep him restrained."
Soon Starkiller's eyes opened wide as he screamed to life. "AAARRRGHHHHH!!!!"
He was dressed in a medical specimen's garb, and his limbs were restrained to the table.
He turned to see Tasogare standing Over him.
"YOU! YOU ABANDONED ME TO DIE!"
"No I was tricked. Dantoonie was attacked by Dark Jedi brandishing a new sigil. The attack was both personal and was designed to keep me away from you when you returned. Lord Tyranus has betrayed us. He sided with the insurgents in secret. It appears be broke my spell that made him....complacent, he had sided with them partly because he wants revenge for be controlling his mind all these years and also because he as one of the architects of the New Order Ideology and wanted an Empire of Men.
"He turned on you because of your potential, and because of your loyalty to me. He knew because he couldn't turn you he did this to you. But fortunately PROXY was cloaked using his hologram shape shifting capabilities and witnessed Dooku's treachery. He send probe droids to fish you and Vosa whom he betrayed as well from space, informed me, and brought you to the Imperial Science vessel Empirical to be rebuilt. With a mix of the advanced technology of this ship and my healing powers, you are revived. I also had the scars you received from your training removed."
"Dooku must think you are dead. I have no real evidence of his treachery to use against him in the Dark Council, and in some ways it's better for him to think he's unseen.
"You will use this to your advantage to go into hiding and track down Rohm Kota he may never have been with the New Order, but he was close to some of the former Jedi that are now Dark Jedi affiliated with the New Order. He might now locations of hidden bases he had used when he was with them.
"So for now you must cut ties to your past, I gave your lightsaber a blue crystal and in your ship there's a new Jedi outfit so you will appear to The General as a Jedi to gain his trust.
"There's nothing more for me to teach you, to realize your true potential you must learn from a Real Jedi. Only then will you obtain complete mastery of the Force and realize the Force in its purest form."
"Will I still be a Sith?"
"You'll be more than Sith, and more than Jedi. But it's up to you really who you prefer to call yourself. The hero Revan was both Sith and Jedi and called himself a Jedi afterward. If you wish to remain Sith after this mission, then you are welcome to return as my Wrath. Now go and remember the Force is with you always," said Taso as his image disappeared revealing he was communicating through PROXY all along and wasn't in the vessel.
He left Starkiller to begin a journey that would change his life, and change the fate of the Galaxy.