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Brotherhood of Darkness Sith Lord Respect Thread

This respect thread is for the Sith Lords of the Brotherhood of Darkness. I make this thread because a common opinion I come across is that the Sith Lords of Kaan's order are believed to be as weak as say the Padawans of the Jedi Order from any other era, and this is thus often used as an argument to lowball the achievements of some of the era's greatest, specifically Bane (moving faster than a room of Sith Lords could see), Kaan (mentally controlling the other Sith Lords with the Force), and Raskta and Hoth (cutting down scores of Sith Lords). Kaan's order is viewed by the majority as being weak, however I view that as being more of a statement on the number of truly remarkable individuals in the Order, rather than as a statement on the quality of the average random no-name Sith Lords of the Order, and believe the no-name Sith Lords of the Brotherhood should be afforded the same respect as the no-name Jedi Master level combatants in any other era. So without further ado, respect the Lords of the Brotherhood.

Brotherhood of Darkness Sith Lord Respect Thread

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The Sith Lords were the most powerful members of the Brotherhood of Darkness.

"No," Qordis corrected. "Not like this one. It is true we have other training facilities spread across our ever-growing empire, places where individuals with promise are taught to control and use their power. But each facility is unique, and where individual students are sent depends on how much potential we see in them."

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"And those with the potential to become Sith Lords-and only those with such potential-are trained here on Korriban."

Darth Bane: Path of Destruction

This includes the Sith Warriors and Marauders:

Sith Warriors/Marauders are trained to harness their fury to become ravaging beasts of death and destruction.

"There they are taught to channel their emotions into mindless rage and battle fury. The power of the dark side transforms them into ravaging beasts of death and destruction to be unleashed against our enemies."

Darth Bane: Path of Destruction

Then they are further physically augmented by Sith Alchemy.

Jedi vs Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force
Jedi vs Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force

And it was considered highly irregular for a Jedi Padawan to even survive a the first exchange with a Sith Marauder in combat without the aid of armor.

Book of Sith: The Rule of Two
Book of Sith: The Rule of Two

As well as the Umbaran Shadow Assassins:

The Umbaran Shadow Assassins are credited as being unstoppable assassins with the ability to kill without moving a muscle, and the training is so rigorous some don't survive.

"These students become creatures of shadow, learning to use the dark side for secrecy, deception, and manipulation. Those who survive the training became unstoppable assassins, capable of drawing on the dark side to kill their targets without ever moving a muscle."

Darth Bane: Path of Destruction
Jedi vs Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force
Jedi vs Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force

They are also credited as being the most dangerous killers in the Galaxy.

The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia

In one source, they are credited as pioneering the Force barrier ability. While this is clearly false as the usage of Force barrier predates them, such a crediting and the following description of the extent this ability is taken too suggests that they are very skilled with Force barriers.

The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia

They were specifically trained in killing Force sensitive adversaries.

Specially trained in the art of killing Force-sensitive adversaries, Shadow Assassins preferred to rely on stealth and surprise.

Darth Bane: Rule of Two

Shadow Assassins are trained in concealing themselves from all forms of detection, including through the Force and through the physical senses.

Through Bane, Zannah knew those students sent to Umbara were trained in stealth and assassination, learning to use the Force to mask their presence from all manner of detection.

Darth Bane: Rule of Two

The vast majority of students at the Korriban Academy had to train in the ways of the Dark Side for months or years before being accepted into the Sith Academy of Korriban.

To his surprise, he discovered that his inexperience with the Force was the exception rather than the rule. Many of the students had trained for months or years before they had been accepted at the Academy on Korriban.

Darth Bane: Path of Destruction

Each student at the Korriban academy was initially paired up with the form of lightsaber combat that best suited their natural tendencies demonstrated in countless repetitions of the basic lightsaber moves, and was required to perform every move of this form to Kas'im's satisfaction as a prerequisite to the more serious training.

Bane had begun by learning the basic techniques common to all seven traditional lightsaber forms. His first weeks had been spent in endless repetitions of defensive postures, overhand strikes, parries, and counter-strikes. By observing the natural tendencies of his students as they learned the basics, Lord Kas'im determined which form would best match their style. For Bane he chose Djem So, Form V. The fifth form emphasized strength and power, allowing Bane to use his size and muscles to his best advantage. Only after he was able to perform each of the moves of Djem So to the satisfaction of Kas'im was he allowed to begin the real training.

Darth Bane: Path of Destruction

Kas'im's group training sessions were exhausting even for someone as strong physically and in terms of willpower as Bane (overall being considered more exhausting than a shift in the Cortosis mines on Apatros), and required a precision that went beyond what the naked eye could ascertain.

Soon he was breathing heavily from his exertions. Physically Kas'im's training sessions couldn't measure up to hammering a cortosis vein with a hydraulic jack for hours at a time. But they were far more exhausting in other ways. They demanded intense mental focus, an attention to detail that went far beyond what was visible to the naked eye. True mastery of the blade required a combination of both body and mind.

Each individual Sith Lord, even the lowest of them, was considered more combatively capable than a very large quantity of soldiers.

"We both know the Jedi won't be defeated by soldiers," Kopecz snapped. "I'd gladly trade a thousand of our best troopers for even one Sith Master."

Darth Bane: Path of Destruction

Each and every disciple at the Academy, from Sirak down to the least and lowest of the students, had the ability to become a Master. Each possessed an extremely rare gift in the dark side-a gift that was meant to be used against the Jedi, not against one another.

In killing Fohargh, Bane had thinned the ranks of potential Sith Masters. He had dealt a serious blow to the war effort. Each apprentice at the Academy was valued more highly than an entire division of Sith troopers.

Darth Bane: Path of Destruction

A small collection of Sith Masters, Kaan standing at their head, waited to greet the reinforcements as they disembarked. They might have been only fifty in number, but each one of them was a Sith Lord: more powerful than an entire division of soldiers.

Darth Bane: Path of Destruction

The Sith Lords that assisted Kaan in the creation of the Thought Bomb were powerful by Sith Lord standards, as is the requirement for the creation of a Thought Bomb.

Yet within its pages it contained a detailed description of one of the most fearsome creations of the ancient Sith: the thought bomb.

An ancient ritual that required the combined will of many powerful Sith Lords, the thought bomb unleashed the pure destructive energy of the dark side. There were risks involved, of course.

Darth Bane: Path of Destruction

The Sith Lords in the Brotherhood of Darkness were all highly mentally trained.

More than a thousand highly trained minds were focused on a single task.

Dark Forces: Jedi Knight

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