Zannah (who, during childhood, went by the nick name Rain) was born on the planet of Somov Rit. She was one of the many recruited to become a jedi, although not showing much force sensitivity for the army of light during the new sith war. While she was being transported to her training area on Ruusan, she was separated from the others during an attack by the sith. She was thought dead and so the jedi did not bother to look for her. She was saved however by a native called Laa. Rain and Laa later survived the planet wide force storm caused by the Brotherhood of Darkness because of Rain's force powers. Laa was killed shortly afterwards by jedi believing her to be a sith. After witnessing this, Rain was consumed by anger and rage and gave into the dark side, killing the jedi. This display of anger attracted the attention of Darth Bane , a Dark Lord who had recently abandoned the Brotherhood of Darkness. When asked her name, she initially gave the nickname Rain, but then decided to give him her real name Zannah. Darth Bane and Zannah were two of the few who survived the final battle on Ruusan between the jedi and sith. Before Bane fully accepted Zannah, he gave her one final test; to find her own way off world and meet him on the planet Onderon. She chanced upon a shuttle containing a family who took her in and flew off world. She then tried to use a blast pistol to force them to take her to Onderon. The family fought back and she killed all of them. Once on Onderon, she was attacked by a native tribe who almost killed her before Darth Bane rescued her. Darth Bane was impressed that she survived the test and takes her on as his apprentice. She would later ascend from this rank and take the name Darth Zannah.
Powers and Abilities
Darth Zannah uses a custom built double sided lightsaber and is a master of defensive style light saber combat. She has mastered this style so well that it has become instinctive for her and she can fend of any enemy indefinitely with minimal effort, striking them once they get tired or make a wrong move. Though because of this focus on defense she is at a disadvantage when she is forced to be offensive, such as when she fought her master Darth Bane.
Darth Zannah's force powers have been strong since she was young. She mastered sith magic and studied the doctrine of of the ancient Sith magician Freedon Nadd. She can use her magic for the following effects:
- Driving people insane with fear
- Making herself and others appear as normal jedi
- Concealment (so powerful its effects linger for years)
- Masking her presence in the force
- Conjuring dark side tendrils (mist that destroys flesh and bone on contact)
- Strong telekinetic blasts
Like most jedi and dark jedi she can sense other force sensitive beings.
Star Wars: Darth Bane:Path Of Destruction
Once the Sith order teemed with followers. But their rivalries divided them in endless battles for supremacy. Until one dark lord at last united the Sith in the quest to enslave the galaxy-and exterminate the Jedi. Yet it would fall to another, far more powerful than the entire Brotherhood of Darkness, to ultimately realize the full potential of the Sith, and wield the awesome power of the dark side as never before. Since childhood, Dessel has known only the abuse of his hateful father and the dangerous, soul-crushing labor of a cortosis miner. Deep in the tunnels of the desolate planet Apatros, endlessly excavating the rare mineral valued throughout the galaxy, Dessel dreams of the day he can escape-a day he fears may never come. But when a high-stakes card game ends in deadly violence, Dessel suddenly finds himself a wanted man. On the run from vengeful Republic forces, Dessel vanishes into the ranks of the Sith army, and ships out to join the bloody war against the Republic and its Jedi champions. There, Dessel's brutality, cunning, and exceptional command of the Force swiftly win him renown as a warrior. But in the eyes of his watchful masters, he is destined for a far greater role in the ultimate Sith plan for the galaxy-if he can prove himself truly worthy. As an acolyte in the Sith academy, studying the secrets and skills of the dark side at the feet of its greatest masters, Dessel embraces his new Sith identity: Bane. However the true test is yet to come. In order to gain acceptance into the Brotherhood of Darkness one must fully surrender to the dark side through a trial by fire that Bane, for all his unquenchable fury and lust for power, may not be strong enough to endure . . . especially since deception, treachery, and murder run rampant among the Sith disciples, and utter ruthlessness alone is the key to survival. Only by defying the most sacred traditions, rejecting all he has been taught, and drawing upon the long-forgotten wisdom of the very first Sith can Bane hope to triumph-and forge from the ashes of that which he must destroy a new era of absolute dark power.
Written By: Drew Karpyshyn
Published By:Del Rey
Star Wars:Darth Bane :Rule Of Two
In the New York Times bestseller Darth Bane: Path of Destruction, Drew Karpyshyn painted a gripping portrait of a young man's journey from innocence to evil. That man was Darth Bane, a twisted genius whose iron will, fierce ambition, and strength in the dark side of the Force made him a natural leader among the Sith-until his radical embrace of an all-but-forgotten wisdom drove him to destroy his own order . . . and create it anew from the ashes. As the last surviving Sith, Darth Bane promulgated a harsh new directive: the Rule of Two. Two there should be; no more, no less. One to embody the power, the other to crave it. Now Darth Bane is ready to put his policy into action, and he thinks he has found the key element that will make his triumph complete: a student to train in the ways of the dark side. Though she is young, Zannah possesses an instinctive link to the dark side that rivals his own. With his guidance, she will become essential in his quest to destroy the Jedi and dominate the galaxy. But there is one who is determined to stop Darth Bane: Johun Othone, Padawan to Jedi Master Lord Hoth, who died at Bane's hands in the last great Sith War. Though the rest of the Jedi scoff at him, Joshua's belief that there are surviving Sith on the loose is unshakeable. As Johun continues his dogged pursuit of the man who killed his master, Zannah, faced unexpectedly with a figure from her past, begins to question her embrace of the dark side. And Darth Bane is led by Force-induced visions to a moon where he will acquire astonishing new knowledge and power-power that will alter him in ways he could never have imagined.
Written By: Drew Karpyshyn
Published By:Del Rey
Star Wars:Darth Bane:Dynasty Of Evil
Twenty years have passed since Darth Bane, reigning Dark Lord of the Sith, demolished the ancient order devoted to the dark side and reinvented it as a circle of two: one Master to wield the power and pass on the wisdom, and one apprentice to learn, challenge, and ultimately usurp the Dark Lord in a duel to the death. But Bane's acolyte, Zannah, has yet to engage her Master in mortal combat and prove herself a worthy successor. Determined that the Sith dream of galactic domination will not die with him, Bane vows to learn the secret of a forgotten Dark Lord that will assure the Sith's immortality-and his own. A perfect opportunity arises when a Jedi emissary is assassinated on the troubled mining planet Doan, giving Bane an excuse to dispatch his apprentice on a fact-finding mission-while he himself sets out in secret to capture the ancient holocron of Darth Andeddu and its precious knowledge. But Zannah is no fool. She knows that her ruthless Master has begun to doubt her, and she senses that he is hiding something crucial to her future. If she is going to claim the power she craves, she must take action now. While Bane storms the remote stronghold of a fanatical Sith cult, Zannah prepares for her Master's downfall by choosing an apprentice of her own: a rogue Jedi cunning and cold-blooded enough to embrace the Sith way and to stand beside her when she at last wrests from Bane the mantle of Dark Lord of the Sith. But Zannah is not the only one with the desire and power to destroy Darth Bane. Princess Serra of the Doan royal family is haunted by memories of the monstrous Sith soldier who murdered her father and tortured her when she was a child. Bent on retribution, she hires a merciless assassin to find her tormentor-and bring him back alive to taste her wrath. Only a Sith who has taken down her own Master can become Dark Lord of the Sith. So when Bane suddenly vanishes, Zannah must find him-possibly even rescue him-before she can kill him. And so she pursues her quarry from the grim depths of a ravaged world on the brink of catastrophe to the barren reaches of a desert outpost, where the future of the dark side's most powerful disciples will be decided, once and for all, by the final, fatal stroke of a lightsaber.
Written By: Drew Karpyshyn
Published By: Del Rey