Star Wars: Prophets of the Dark Side respect thread

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So yes folks another RT blog, this time looking at another powerful Force User organization that delves into the Dark Side. I finally gathered enough info for their to be something of a respect thread for this group and the characters within(though a few also have their own respect threads too, which I will also link below.) So without further ado, let's get to it!

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Prophets of the Darkside

Mysterious powerful beings.
Mysterious powerful beings.

Sourcebook/Guide Quotes

One of these secrets concerns a small group of dark side devotees called the Prophets of the Dark Side. Led by the Supreme Prophet Kadann, these darksiders use their powers and abilities to explore the dark side of the Force and make predictions on the outcomes of plans, strategies and upcoming events.

- Taken from Rebellion Era Sourcebook

They explore the dark side, making predictions on plans and upcoming events.

Eventually, Darth Sidious discovered the secret order, and bent these Prophets of the Dark Side to his will. When the Prophets were obliquely reintegrated into Darth Bane's line of the Sith, Palpatine secretly gave them the duty of providing early training for some of his dark siders. Occasionally, Palpatine asked the Prophets to train a devotee to the exalted levels of Emperor's Hand, Emperor's Eyes, or Emperor's Reach.

- Taken from Evil Never Dies: The Sith Dynasties

They were given the duty of providing the early training of Palpatine's Dark Force Users, even training his Hands, Eyes and Reach.

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Lesser Prophets know how to affect minds, enhance their senses, defend from Force Attacks, Force Stealth, TK and See Force.

He also entrusted them with the training of his Dark Side Adepts, including the Force Sensitive Grand Admiral Nial Declann.

- Taken from Jedi V Sith

Again they were entrusted with training his Dark Adepts, including Nial Declann who was powerful enough to use Battle Meditation.

"I have met these reclusive cretins and listened to their singsong prophecies. They do posses the gift of futuresight, which proved useful to my forces at the Battle of Dromund Kass. But the Prophets themselves admit they have hunted down heretics and imitations."

―Asajj Ventress.

- Taken from Book of Sith

Ventress has encountered them, noting their power of futuresight being useful and how they have hunted down heretics and imitations.

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An actual Prophet is able to make Force Storms, Futuresight, TK, Mind Trick, proficient in lightsabers.

The planet remains a well-kept secret exclusive to the prophets until its discovery by Darth Sidious. It then becomes an early training ground for Palpatine's Force-sensitive minions. In the Old Republic era, heroes may have heard rumors about this dark side religion and seek Dromund Kaas to either destroy or practice the malevolent faith. During the Emperor's reign, adventurers on the planet would have to be darksiders working for Palpatine or Prophets-in-training.

Whether serving the light or darkness, heroes visiting Dromund Kaas will find themselves undergoing grave challenges. Swamp wampas,* dianogas, vornskrs, Guardian Spirits, and Noghri abominations** all infest the dark side bog world.

- Taken from the Dark Forces Saga

One of the worlds where the Prophets are located is Dromund Kaas at the Dark Force Temple, Palpatine's Force Sensitives train their and undergo grave challenges from what is on the world.

Comics Scans

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They casually kill Stormtroopers, the Prophets having pieced together secrets of the Sith, gathering knowledge forbidden to all but Vader and Palpatine.

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They resurrect Maul, stating there are ways for those to live again.

Those trained by the Prophets of the Dark Side

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Grand Admiral Nial Declann

Declann trained in the ways of the dark side on the ancient sith world Dromund Kaas. Nial Declann was as famous for his mood swings as for his ability to telepathically meld the units under his command into a superior fighting force. Palpatine allowed his newest adept to return to the fleet, but only after a graduation exercise in which Declann used the Force to kill a captured Rebel.

- Taken from Insider 66

Trained on Dromund Kaas in Battle Meditation and used the Force to kill a Rebel as part of graduation.

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Imperial Ace Maarek Stele

The Emperor took a great interest in Stele. When the Prophets learned of his attunement to the Force, they were entrusted with his training. Maarek's talent quickly blossomed. He learned to probe starfighter enemies for weaknesses and anticipate their moves.

- Taken from Gamer 5: The Emperor's Minions

He learned to probe and anticipate enemy starfighters.

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Able to Enhance his abilities, affect minds and Force Push.

Sariss

Sariss knew nothing but darkness her entire life. She was raised by the Prophets of the Dark Side, ignorant of her parentage. She also helped train the darksider Meril.

- Taken from The Dark Forces Saga

She also helped train High Prophet Merili.

Jerec and his Dark Jedi Respect Thread

Notable Prophets of the Dark Side

High Prophet Cronal

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Blackhole's(Cronal) talents for divination were unrivaled. Originally one of the Prophets of the Dark Side, his unerring visions impressed Palpatine.

- Taken from Gamer 5

Cronal respect thread

High Prophet Merili

"Someone must keep the Wookiees in line, and who better to rule over them than you?"―Palpatine to Merili

Sourcebook/Guide Quotes

She's of medium height with an attractive figure that's usually hidden beneath tattered robes. Her robes cover the reptile-scale armor indigenous to her homeworld of Dathomir. A poisonous dagger hides within a sheath under her upper right arm and her walking staff is disguised as a power weapon.

- Taken from Polyhedron 103

Carries a poisonous dagger and a powered weapon disguised as a walking staff.

She only resorts to physical battle if her life is endangered. She prefers to let her Force wraiths and controlled Wookiees to fight for her. Merili is one of the witches of Dathomir, who impressed Kadann with her connection to the Dark Side.

- Taken from Polyhedron 103

She is able to control Wookiees and Force Wraiths to fight for her, also being a Nightsister of Dathomir, impressing Supreme Prophet Kadann.

Instead she serves as the keeper of the wookiee homeworld Kashyyyk, a position granted to her by Emperor Palpatine. Her desire to remain on Kashyyyk is the only thing protecting the galaxy from her terrible powers and insane ambitions.

- Taken from Polyhedron 103

Keeper of Kashyyyk, which is the only thing that keeps her from using her terrible powers that she has upon the galaxy.

With 5 Star Destroyers and nine garrisons under her command. Merili holds Kashyyyk and its star system in an iron grip. Her powers and the horrific monsters she calls forth from the Dark side keeps the wookiees in line. She also has three adult rancors who serve as her guards and constant companions.

- Taken from Polyhedron 103

She holds Kashyyyk and its star system with her powers of the Force and Imperial resources, able to call horrific monsters from the dark side and having 3 full grown rancors as guards.

Created by the power of the Dark Side, Force Wraiths are semi-corporeal, nonsentiant shadowy things that obey the commands of their creator. Both Merili and Jedgar know the secret for calling forth Force Wraiths. Merili's Force Wraiths are huge, standing nearly 4 meters tall, they resemble dark, nightmare versions of wookiees that are fearsome and devastating in combat.

- Taken from Polyhedron 104

Merili's Force Wraiths stand near 4 meters tall, resembling wookiees and are fearsome/devastating combatants.

Cronal spent many years with them on Dromund Kaas, perfecting his aptitude for Darksight and passing it on to the raven-haired Nightsister and prophetess Merili, whom he considered his greatest pupil. Inculcated by Cronal with such mania, Merili amalgamated this skill with learnings in Aing-Tii flow-walking, Dathomirian Heartshadow and her own dark side deconstructions of spacetime — superseding her guru’s own proficiency notwithstanding her being driven supertemporally insane.

- Taken from The Imperial Warlords Despoilers of the Empire

Was trained by Cronal in the use of Darksight, combining it with Flow Walking.

Her power doesn't match Kadann's or Jedgar's, but many believe her to be the most dangerous of the Prophets for one reason- she's totally insane. One moment she's calm, her voice measured, the next she's shrieking, animated, and wild.

- Taken from Polyhedron 103

Though her power doesn't match Kadann's or Jedgar's, she's considered the most dangerous Prophet because she's insane.

High Prophet Jedgar

"You insignificant mynock! You are nothing to a master of the dark side!"―Jedgar

Sourcebook/Guide Quotes

Tall, bald, and bearded, Jedgar was the true High Prophet of the Dark Side. As a youth studying at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, he was troubled by dark dreams that had a frightening habit of coming to pass. He had nightmares of the Clone Wars and the Jedi Purge years before either event occurred. Though filled with a talent for seeing the future, Jedgar frightened the other students and could find no Jedi Knight to accept him as an apprentice. He was assigned to the Agri-Corps on his thirteenth birthday, but refused to accept such a menial occupation. Jedgar ran away and followed his dreams to the dark side.

- Taken from the Dark Side Sourcebook

He used to be a Jedi in training, having a talent for seeing things that were to come including the Clone Wars and Jedi Purge, he frightened other students and no one would take him, so he fled and followed to the dark side.

Years later, Jedgar's visions led him to Kadann, a Jedi Knight who also left the Order behind. "I foresaw this meeting," Kadann told the young man. "So did I," replied Jedgar.

- Taken from the Dark Side Sourcebook

Jedgar foresaw his meeting with Kadann through his visions.

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Knowing Affect Mind, Battlemind, Drain Energy, Grip, Illusions, TK, Enhance his Abilities, Empathy, Fear, Grip, See Force, having a lightsaber and dark side talisman.

Jedgar relishes in his Dark Side abilities and uses them often. His favorite tactic is to create armies of Force Wraiths to send against his enemies, though he isn't opposed to drawing his lightsaber when the chance arises.

- Taken from Polyhedron 103

He uses his powers often. His favorite ability is creating armies of Force Wraiths against his enemies, but he also isn't afraid to use his lightsaber.

Created by the power of the Dark Side, Force Wraiths are semi-corporeal, nonsentiant shadowy things that obey the commands of their creator. Both Merili and Jedgar know the secret for calling forth Force Wraiths. Jedgar's are smaller, insectoid things, roughly two meters tall. He uses them as spies, and even warriors when he needs combat fodder.

- Taken from Polyhedron 104

Able to create Force Wraiths like Merili, though his are smaller, using them as spies but he can use them as warriors.

Warkin is a huge, unkept Wookiee. The mad Wookiee willingly serves the Dark Side and High Prophet Jedgar, Warkin uses his claws in combat. As a young Wookiee, Warkin found his great strength(impressive even among wookiees) often gave him advantages and power over others. The mad wookiee is not Force Sensitive, but his personality and actions were such that the Dark Side 'noticed' and offered him even more power.

- Taken from Polyhedron 104

Jedgar has a mad Wookiee under his command, this Wookiee having great strength even among his own species, though not Force Sensitive, the Dark Side grants him power.

Supreme Prophet Kadann

"Dark and light are illusions. There is only power and the will to use it—and the wisdom to use it appropriately."―Kadann

Sourcebook/Guide Quotes

The true Supreme Prophet of the Dark Side, Kadann was a black-bearded dwarf who wore dark robes tha appeared to be cut from the fabric of space itself, with stars gleaming in its inky depths. During the time of the Republic, Kadann was a Jedi Knight. More of a thinker and philosopher than a man of action, Kadann strove to understand the ancient prophecies that concerned the balance of the Force. To these ends, Kadann struggled to reconcile balance with adhering to only the light side of the Force. He came to believe that dark and light in equal measures were needed to truly master and understand the Force.

- Taken from the Dark Side Sourcebook

Former Jedi Knight, striving to understand the balance of the Force, coming to believe both sides were needed mastery to truly understand it.

In time, he turned away from the Jedi Code and started to experiment with dark side powers. While his intentions may have been good, Kadann still managed to stray onto the path of corruption. He traveled the galaxy, exploring his theories and meditating on the dark side.

- Taken from the Dark Side Sourcebook

Was eventually corrupted, traveling the galaxy, exploring theories and meditating on the dark side.

When Kadann looked deep into the dark side prior to the Battle of Endor, he saw a myriad of possibilities. One of the strongest was the return of balance to the Force and the end of the Empire.

- Taken from the Dark Side Sourcebook

He saw the end of the Empire being the strongest of possibilities at the Battle of Endor.

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Has a lightsaber and dark side talisman. Able to heal himself and others, TK, See Force, TP, TK, Grip, Proficent with a lightsaber and blasters and simple weapons. Force Mastery, Dissipate Energy and Force Mind.

The most ambitious of the Prophets, Jedgar wants power. Unlike Kadann, he wants power now and isn't content to wait for it. He hates the fact Kadann is much more powerful than he is, but he's too afraid to openly oppose the Supreme Prophet.

- Taken from Polyhedron 103

Jedgar is the most ambitious, he wants power and doesn't want to wait, but he's too afraid to oppose Kadann who is much more powerful than he is.

Kadann is an enigma. He is currently the most powerful Force User around, outstripping even Luke Skywalker. Indeed, Kadann's abilities come close to equaling the Emperor at the height of his power.

- Taken from Polyhedron 103

After the death of Palpatine, Kadann was the most powerful Force User, even outstripping Luke and was close to even equaling the Emperor himself as of ROTJ.

Kadann isn't a villain to be fought, but rather outmaneuvered. He rarely even puts on a display of power and never stoops to using Force Lighting the way the Emperor did. He could destroy those who oppose him in an instant, but usually simply leaves if violence is used against him.

- Taken from Polyhedron 103

He isn't one to be fought, can also use Force Lighting and could destroy those who oppose him in an instant, but usually just leaves if there's violence against him.

The mysterious darksider called Azrakel was an experiment born in the mind of the Emperor and given life by the High Prophet Kadann. In secret and with the raw power of the dark side, Kadann recreated Azrakel. He trained the young man as he had been taught, providing him with the mentoring necessary to harness his power and strengthen his abilities. As Azrakel, the young man grew strong in body and in the Force. He became Kadann's secret weapon, his tool for performing covert acts that increased his own power and prestige.

- Taken from the Dark Side Sourcebok

He trained Azrakel, a mysterious darksider, training him to harness his power and strengthen his abilites, becoming a secret weapon.

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Well there you have it folks!

The Prophets of the Dark Side!

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Nial looks hilarious.

Nice blog, tho.

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Nial looks hilarious.

Nice blog, tho.

This, pretty much.

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Nice. And whoa, Kadann is close to Sidious?

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@zapan871 said:

Nice. And whoa, Kadann is close to Sidious?

It's from a Wizards Of The Coast authorized Magazine, IIRC, and those guys have some rather wanky hierarchy, tbh.

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#7  Edited By Wolfrazer

@zapan871: I know, but that don't mean I can't make the blog. Plus that link doesn't show the source to the quote, it links to another thing. Not saying it isn't true, but just noting. Plus it took me forever to find the Polyhedron and I wasn't not gonna post it.

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Nice blog!

Just one question: Are the Prophets officially considered Sith since they were started by Darth Millenial?

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@azronger: They could be, more a splinter faction from the Order of Sith.

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NICE. Theses guys are badass!

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#11  Edited By Zapan871

@wolfrazer: Upon further consideration, Chee's quote might imply that the magazine is ambiguously canon, given that he said "to my knowledge". Btw, these guys are pretty powerful as well.

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@fated_xtasy: Quite so, thanks!

@zapan871: Yeah it's noted that they were ambiguous. /Shrug, anyway I don't see why it can't be noted.

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#13  Edited By Zapan871

@wolfrazer: Well, it's a pity that the only sources portraying the Prophets in a truly impressive light are ambiguously canon/non canon. Unless you have something impressive to add.

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#14  Edited By Wolfrazer

@zapan871: Nah just that for those 3 really lol, hence why I kept searching and searching for the specific Polyhedron magazines. I didn't find them in full, so maybe I'm missing even more stuff...but I feel what I got is pretty sweet. Plus tbh, none of those things that they are capable of seem that outlandish considering who they were, what they did and all that compared to others.

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@wolfrazer:

Plus tbh, none of those things that they are capable of seem that outlandish considering who they were, what they did and all that compared to others

Care to be more specific?

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@zapan871: Well can there not be powerful beings? Just because people don't know of them, doesn't mean they aren't around. I can't really think right now off the top of my head, but the galaxy is a huge place.

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Oh goodie another Star Wars thread. Thank you. This is such a nice read.

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@wolfrazer: Okay, but I asked you why it is not outlandish for those guys to replicate the feats in Polyhedron.

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#19  Edited By Wolfrazer

@zapan871: Well they didn't really do anything too insane, other than Force Wraiths so I mean....it's not too insane or unbelievable, plus when you compare them to other Force User Organizations, it doesn't seem that far out there.

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#21  Edited By redheathen

@azronger said:

Nice blog!

Just one question: Are the Prophets officially considered Sith since they were started by Darth Millenial?

According to Jedi vs Sith, the answer to this would be "no." Millenial combined the Sith teachings he had learned with "early and pre-Republic" thinkers to create a "religion that he called the Dark Force." I see that the Wookieepedia entry says this, but there is no reference for it.

@wolfrazer

Why do you consider the Dark Acolytes in SWT #9 story, Resurrection, to be Prophets of the Dark Side? I see the Wookieepedia entry says this, but there is no reference for it.

I'm posting in the wookieepedia article talk section asking why for both questions. I'd like to learn if this is referenced elsewhere (unless you know the answer) or if this is the wookiee's author's opinion.

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#22  Edited By Wolfrazer

@redheathen: Because Kalakar Six is the moon of Dromund Kalakar which is in the Dromund system, where the Prophets of the Dark Side reside on Dromund Kaas in the Dark Temple. These guys know of Palpatine, Vader and Maul, knowing Vader is Anakin, they know secrets of the dark side and so on.

This just being a group of regular Darksiders just wouldn't make any sense at all, given the location and what they've said, referring to The Master, IE: Palpatine, gathering forbidden secrets of the darkside and so on.

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@wolfrazer said:

@redheathen: Because Kalakar Six is the moon of Dromund Kalakar which is in the Dromund system, where the Prophets of the Dark Side reside on Dromund Kaas in the Dark Temple. These guys know of Palpatine, Vader and Maul, knowing Vader is Anakin, they know secrets of the dark side and so on.

This just being a group of regular Darksiders just wouldn't make any sense at all, given the location and what they've said, referring to The Master, IE: Palpatine, gathering forbidden secrets of the darkside and so on.

The Sith as of the era of the Empire were the Order of the Sith Lords, which refers to Banite Sith, and Millenial eschewed the Rule of Two and thus the Order of the Sith Lords. He preferred the Rule of the Strong. The book Jedi vs. Sith states that they "remained unknown to the Sith... for centuries..." and that sometime before the Clone Wars that Sidious learned of them and "conscripted" with them to become his advisers and "consulted" them. To me, the Prophets of the Dark Side do sound like a different group, and they are listed under "Other Force-Using Organizations." I am not arguing with you. I'm just interested.

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@redheathen: Yeah the Prophets are a different group, not saying they aren't.

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OK thanks. Regardless of my questions, this is a great post.