Valkorion Respect Thread (Updated and Expanded; 2019) - WIP

"Valkorion. Tenebrae. Vitiate. Emperor of the Sith. My low-born son has worn many masks." - Lord Dramath

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INTRODUCTION:

Tenebrae was exceptionally strong in the Dark Side of the Force, and dreaded for his proficiency in possessing, controlling, or consuming other beings. Tenebrae was obsessed with immortality and uncovered ways to cheat death, and in doing so, evolved into a virtually immortal entity with the ability to manifest his powers independent of corporeal existence. This characteristic enabled Tenebrae to don multiple identities in order to influence galactic affairs in profound ways.

Tenebrae was born in ancient times, in 5113 BBY, and was gifted in the use of the Dark Side.

The child who will come to be known as the Sith Emperor is born. Black-eyed, heartless, and supremely strong in the dark side of the Force, the boy seizes control of his homeworld by the age of 13 and earns the title Lord Vitiate.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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THE SECRETIVE and supremely powerful Sith Emperor rose from inauspicious beginnings over a thousand years ago. Born to farmers on the planet Medriaas, Tenebrae entered the galaxy without shedding a tear. He regarded his parents with cold pitiless eyes. As years passed Tenebrae manifested Force powers and honed his mastery of the dark side.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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Long before assuming his current form, Valkorion was a Sith pureblood named Vitiate born on the lush and vibrant world of Medriaas. Vitiate rose to become Emperor of the Sith and ruled for over a thousand years--but only after extracting a terrible price.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Eternal Throne: Codex Entry titled "Nathema.")

In the aftermath of Great Hyperspace War (5000 - 4999 BBY), Tenebrae rose to prominence and reconstituted the ancient Sith Empire in absolute secrecy in a different location within the galaxy.

Lord Vitiate takes command of the Sith Empire, now in shambles following the Great Hyperspace War. He executes the Sith Council and consumes the life force of thousands of Sith Lords in a terrifying ritual that extends his life and vastly increases his capacity as a practitioner of the Force. Lord Vitiate declares himself Emperor of the Sith. Under his sovereign rule, the Empire retreats into deep space to rebuild its strength and prepare for vengeance.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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All members of the Empire bow before their sovereign ruler - the SITH EMPEROR. Enigmatic and supremely powerful, the Emperor directs his domain from the shadows and manipulates the galaxy to carry out his will.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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There has been only one Sith Emperor since the Great Hyperspace War over 1,300 years ago. He is supreme.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Codex Entry titled "Sith Titles.")

Tenebrae maintained the identity, role and responsibilities of being the Sith Emperor (for the reconstituted ancient Sith Empire) for centuries but he had greater ambitions and perceived Sith teachings to be archaic. Therefore, he embraced the broader philosophy of limitless power vis-a-vis using the Force and established a new empire in the uncharted depths of the galaxy (known as the Eternal Empire), adopting a new identity to rule it (the Immortal Emperor).

Valkorion is an ancient Sith entity with the power to possess and control the bodies of others, using them as puppets to enforce his will on the galaxy. The Immortal Emperor is his latest mask and Zakuul his greatest, most ambitious endeavor: an idealistic playground where he can shed his past and experience a new life unburdened by archaic Sith teachings. A manipulative survivor, Valkorion pinpoints the weaknesses of both friends and enemies alike, twisting them to serve his purpose. He believes the entire galaxy is his to shape and will stop at nothing to reach his goals.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire: Codex Entry titled "Valkorion.")

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Valkorion has lived for millennia, using his dark mastery of the Force to assume many forms. His latest incarnation is Valkorion, the Immortal Emperor of the Eternal Empire. After ruling for centuries, he was struck down in an act of treachery engineered by his son, Arcann. But the Immortal Emperor could not be vanquished so easily. He evaded death by infiltrating the mind of the Outlander, his most powerful opponent. He now appears to the Outlander as an apparition, offering guidance and harsh lessons while carrying out a master plan that remains shrouded in secrecy.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Eternal Throne: Official Profile)

In the nutshell:

Over the millennia, Valkorion wore many faces and names: Lord Vitiate; Emperor of the Sith; Eternal Emperor of Zakuul. For centuries upon centuries, he shaped and manipulated galactic events, bending the arc of history to his will during his obsessive quest for immortality. A being of unfathomable power and insatiable appetite, he transcended death multiple times, shedding his physical shells as they were discovered, defeated, and destroyed... only to return in another form.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Eternal Throne: Codex Entry titled "The Fall of Valkorion.")

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Bio:-

  • Original name: Tenebrae
  • Alias: Valkorion
  • Original form: Sith Pureblood (biological)
  • Biological father: Lord Dramath
  • Evolved form: Entity (ability to cheat death; body hopping)
  • Latest identity: the Immortal Emperor
  • Former identities: Lord Vitiate; Darth Vitiate; the Sith Emperor; Vitiate (intangible presence)
  • Sith apprentice(s): Exal Kressh
  • Notable characteristic: Immortality
  • Spouse: Senya
  • Offspring: Thexan; Arcann; Vaylin

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MOST POWERFUL FORCE-USER:

Tenebrae is arguably the most powerful Force-user in the Star Wars saga, or up there with the "very best." Absolute breath of his powers, is unclear to any historian (or individual), but the collection of accolades in this section are very telling.

A being of unfathomable power and insatiable appetite, he transcended death multiple times, shedding his physical shells as they were discovered, defeated, and destroyed... only to return in another form.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Eternal Throne: Codex Entry titled "The Fall of Valkorion.")

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Enduring and merciless and quite possibly unkillable, Monoliths plainly illustrate the immeasurable power of their creator and are best avoided at all costs.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Rise of the Emperor)

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The Sith Emperor is the most powerful Force-user who has ever existed. Unless this implacable enemy can be defeated, the Jedi Order is doomed.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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The Sith Emperor, history's most powerful dark side master, performed a ritual of incredible scope to consume the life energy of every being on his homeworld.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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The Sith Emperor has mastered the dark side's power to become the most dominating Force-user the galaxy has ever seen.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Codex Entry titled "The Emperor's Fallen Jedi (Knight).")

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Enigmatic and supremely powerful, the Emperor directs his domain from the shadows and manipulates the galaxy to carry out his will.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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Over 300 years ago, the great Jedi heroes Revan and Malak stumbled upon long-hidden Sith Empire's capital of Dromund Kaas, and its ruler - a mysterious, almost godlike avatar of the dark side.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia)

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Scourge expected them to search him, or at least instruct him to turn over his weapons. But Yarri and the others simply stood at attention, waiting for him to enter. The fact that they showed no concern over letting an armed Sith Lord speak to the Emperor face-to-face without any kind of preparation was a testament to the Emperor's unfathomable power.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

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The pyramid's base represents the masses; the peak, rising to the point and seeming to pierce Korriban's harsh sun, embodies the blinding power of the Emperor.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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"The Dread Masters changed Oricon. Even their combined power is insignificant compared to the Emperor."

From (Emperor's Wrath II, Star Wars: The Old Republic: Shadow of Revan)

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CONTINUOUS GROWTH in STRENGTH and SUPREMACY:

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Companion blog: Power progression and evolution of Valkorion.

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Tenebrae was able to INCREASE his STRENGTH over time (permanent gains), to ensure his SUPREMACY over other Force-users on a consistent basis. For the majority of Force-users including the mighty Father [1], decline in strength due to old age and/or additional factors was inevitable or set in stone, but Tenebrae managed otherwise; information in this section is self-explanatory.

[1] The Father knew his days were numbered -- facing his impending demise, he needed to find another to keep the balance. - From (Star Wars Databank)

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Servants of the Hand share their Master's longevity, living untouched by age for centuries under his command. In return, the Emperor draws on his servant's strength in the Force and body to feed his ever-increasing power, leaving the servants withered and frail.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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The Sith Empire's exile dragged on for centuries. While the military, navy, and Sith grew strong, the Emperor amassed unfathomable power and plotted a vengeful war against the Republic. He ruled from the privacy of his chambers in the Citadel, his life extended to virtual immortality by Sith sorcery.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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A being of unfathomable power and insatiable appetite, he transcended death multiple times, shedding his physical shells as they were discovered, defeated, and destroyed... only to return in another form.

With each rebirth, he grew stronger. His machinations became grander. The pain and suffering he unleashed became greater. Some believed his ultimate goal was conquest: the complete subjugation of every world, known and unknown. Others believed he sought annihilation: the consumption of every living being in the galaxy, until he alone remained.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire: Codex Entry titled "The Fall of Valkorion.")

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Tenebrae was stronger than any Jedi, and humbled many in numerous fights.

The Sith Emperor has mastered the dark side's power to become the most dominating Force-user the galaxy has ever seen. His corrupting influence is so complete that none can stand in his presence without succumbing to fear, anger and hatred. The Emperor can wither and ruin even the strongest Jedi’s connection to the light side. Jedi Master Tol Braga’s strike team was not the first group to succumb to the Sith leader’s oppressive influence. Hundreds of years ago, the Jedi Revan and Malak discovered Dromund Kaas and confronted the Emperor. They fell to the dark side and returned to Republic space as Sith Lords. Since then, dozens more Jedi have followed the same path into evil.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Codex Entry titled "The Emperor's Fallen Jedi (Knight).")

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Tenebrae was stronger than any Sith including Exar Kun [2], and overshadowed every Sith who served him including Darth Malgus [3], members of the Dark Council [4], and the Dread Masters [5].

[2] Exar Kun is counted among the most powerful Sith ever (The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia; page 235), and Exar Kun's spirit provided substantial challenge to powerful Luke Skywalker (NJO era) on Yavin IV, to the extent of sundering Luke's spirit from his body (Star Wars: The Jedi Academy Trilogy, Volume 2: Dark Apprentice). At a later stage, Luke recalled and counted Exar Kun among "two of the greatest focal points of the dark side he'd ever had to face."

For a comprehensive look at the POWERS of Exar Kun: click on this link. Credit to Comic Vine member SithRevenant.

[3] Recognized by Palpatine as one of his strongest predecessors:

In his quest for domination, Darth Sidious tracked down what remained of five pivotal Sith texts written by his most powerful predecessors. - From (Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side)

Soon after the enemies of Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) disrupted his galaxy-devouring Sith ritual, and struck down his Voice on Dromund Kaas (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Jedi Knight Storyline), Darth Malgus emerged as a strong contender for the vacant position of the Sith Emperor (Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia; page 169), but his reign was cut short by the Dark Council of the time (Star Wars: The Old Republic: The False Emperor Flashpoint). However, even an armada obliterating event was not sufficient to stop Darth Malgus (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Jedi Under Siege Expansion).

[4] Members of the Dark Council are counted among the greatest of Sith at any point in time, and it is a substantial achievement to join its ranks under the pressures of cut-throat competition among Sith of all manner.

In the Emperor's absence, the galaxy's most domineering, powerful, brilliant, and cunning Sith lead the Empire's path to glory.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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To serve on the Dark Council is to achieve the greatest position of honor, power, and influence in the Empire. Many Sith spend their lives plotting their ascension to the council, but with millions vying for only 12 seats, the competition is cutthroat. The powerful few who join the council often serve for only a few months, their lives cut short by internal power struggles or external enemies who target them for assassination. Once every few centuries, a bold few make the foolish mistake of defying the Emperor's will - a path that inevitably leads to ruin.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

[5] As a reminder;

"The Dread Masters changed Oricon. Even their combined power is insignificant compared to the Emperor."

From (Emperor's Wrath II, Star Wars: The Old Republic: Shadow of Revan)

For a comprehensive look at the POWERS of the Dread Masters: click on this link. Credit to Comic Vine member DarthAnt66.

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Tenebrae was also stronger than Force-users who were willing to look beyond the merits of Jedi teachings and/or Sith teachings including Revan [6], the Outlander, Vaylin, Arcann, and even the likes of Soa [7].

"Anakin, if one is to understand the great mystery, one must study all its aspects, not just the dogmatic, narrow view of the Jedi. If you wish to become a complete and wise leader, you must embrace a larger view of the Force." - Palpatine

[6] Revan is stronger, and a greater master of the ways of the Force, than most in the Star Wars saga. He is a master of both Jedi and Sith powers, and cheated death with sheer force of will (reanimation) until his spiritual half convinced him to let go.

Three centuries ago, Revan wielded the dual philosophies of Sith passion and Jedi tranquility to conquer his enemies; he even nearly assassinated the Sith Emperor.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

But;

"The Emperor is the dark side incarnate. You wouldn't stand a chance.....you are nothing to him."

From (Emperor's Wrath II, Star Wars: The Old Republic: Shadow of Revan)

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"...The Emperor will prove far too powerful for Revan, or anyone else."

From (Darth Marr, Star Wars: The Old Republic: Shadow of Revan)

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"No one person - not even Revan - can truly destroy the Emperor. He will destroy Revan, then move on to the rest of us. In time, he will consume all life in the galaxy."

From (Darth Marr, Star Wars: The Old Republic: Shadow of Revan)

For a comprehensive look at the POWERS of Revan: click on this link. Credit to Comic Vine member DarthAnt66.

[7] Soa was a virtually immortal Rakatan Force-using entity who once ruled over a thousand worlds and reportedly transformed planet Korriban into a nexus of Dark Side energy; imprisoned in the depths of Belsavis due to his brutality and powers, but forgotten for thousands of years since. A bombing run in Belsavis during the Great Galactic War set the stage for Soa's release, but the Republic wasn't taking its chances; a massive strike team was assembled to neutralize this threat.

The Rakata known as the Infernal One is a being of terrifying power, threatening both Jedi and Sith alike.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

For a comprehensive look at the POWERS of Soa: click on this link. Credit to Comic Vine member DarthAnt66.

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EMBODIMENT of the DARK SIDE OF THE FORCE:

Tenebrae virtually embodied the Dark Side of the Force.

The Emperor is more than a man - he is the living embodiment of the dark side.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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He was a living embodiment of the dark side of the Force who delighted in destroying the minds and spirits of those Jedi who came too close to him.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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"The Emperor is the dark side incarnate. You wouldn't stand a chance.....you are nothing to him."

From (Emperor's Wrath II, Star Wars: The Old Republic: Shadow of Revan)

Tenebrae explored the Dark Side in greater depth than anybody else.

In his relentless pursuit of immortality, the Emperor explored the most sinister, uncharted depths of the dark side.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

THE NATHEMA CONSPIRACY

Tenebrae orchestrated the most ambitious and dangerous ritual ever (to be attempted) on planet Medriaas to achieve 'corporeal immortality' at the expense of other participants (8000 Sith Lords in total), and succeeded in this endeavor with the aid of ancient superweapon Zildrog.

The Sith Emperor, history's most powerful dark side master, performed a ritual of incredible scope to consume the life energy of every being on his homeworld.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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Eight thousand Sith Lords gathered on Medriaas and agreed to partake in a ritual that would bind the Sith together as an ultimate dark side weapon.

The ritual lasted ten days. Lord Vitiate orchestrated the sorcery and the planet Mediraas was consumed by the largest dark side nexus the galaxy would ever see. When the ritual ended, Lord Vitiate emerged as the only survivor. The pain, energy, and suffering of every living entity on the planet fueled his power and would prolong his life for centuries. The lifeless planet of Mediraas became a void in the Force and was erased from history. From that moment forward, the world would forever be known as Nathema, birthplace of the one and only Sith Emperor.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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And the Sith Lords were driven by fear. Many thought the Jedi would soon wipe them all out. They were desperate for anything they could use as a weapon against the servants of the light side. Lord Vitiate played upon these fears, convincing those who answered his call to set aside their suspicions of him and of one another to join in a single glorious cause.

Once they arrived on Nathema, they quickly fell under Lord Vitiate's control. He dominated their minds, crushed their resistance. He turned them into slaves to his will, forcing them to participate in the most complex ritual of Sith sorcery ever attempted. Calling on the dark side, Lord Vitiate devoured them. He fed on their power, absorbing it into himself, utterly obliterating all traces of his victims.

But the ritual was not confined to the doomed Sith Lords. They were but the eye of the storm; the center of a vortex that spread across the entire planet. Every man, woman, and child on Nathema died that day. Every beast, bird, and fish; all the insects and plants; every living being touched by the Force was consumed. When the ritual ended, Nathema was no longer a world. It was a husk sucked dry. Lord Vitiate sacrificed millions, stealing their life force to make himself immortal. Their deaths also made him stronger than any Sith who had come before, and he ceased to be known as Lord Vitiate. On that day, the Emperor was truly born.

From (Darth Nyriss, Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

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Nathema: Once known as Medriaas, Nathema was an agriworld of the Sith Empire at a time when Sith also controlled the Chorlian sector. An ancient Dark Lord of the Sith named Darth Vitiate destroyed all life on Nathema with a ritual designed to grant him immortality. A transcription of this ritual was recorded by Darth Revan and served as the inspiration for Lord Kaan's thought bomb on Ruusan.

From (Star Wars: Force and Destiny - Core Rulebook)

NOTE: The aforementioned revelation reflects upon Darth Bane's thoughts centuries later:

To Bane it seemed the teachings contained within the single Holocron surpassed those of the Academy’s entire archives. Revan had discovered many of the rituals of the ancient Sith, and as the Holocron’s avatar explained their nature and purpose, Bane could barely wrap his mind around their awesome potential. Some of the rituals were so terrible-so dangerous to attempt, even for a true Sith Master-that he doubted he would ever dare to use them. Yet he dutifully copied them down on sheaves of flimsi, preserving them so he could study them in greater depth later.

From (Star Wars: Darth Bane: Path of Destruction)

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The ancient mechanical entity known as Zildrog has always operated from behind the scenes. Unlike the other "machine gods" of Iokath, Zildrog permanently functions in two forms. The first is a central computer that specializes in the transfer of life energies. Given this device's presence on Nathema, it is likely that Zildrog was a key element of the original ritual Tenebrae used to empower himself at the cost of all life on the planet. Beyond that first atrocity, however, Zildrog's central mind appears to have played no role in Tenebrae's dual life as Vitiate and Valkorion, and slumbered in stasis mode until Vinn Atrius discovered it many years later.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: The Nathema Conspiracy: Codex Entry titled "Zildrog.")

ABOVE ALL ELSE:

Tenebrae prevented ECOLOGICAL RECOVERY of the post-apocalypse Medriaas for over 1300 years until his demise:

The ecological revitalization of Nathema has been nothing short of miraculous. Vibrant plant life has not only taken root but flourished, dramatically altering the planet's once-desolate landscape.

Force-users no longer experience the unsettling "wrongness" that they once felt whenever setting foot on the planet. The air has become fresher, and the weather more dynamic.

That this has all occurred since the death of Valkorion cannot be a coincidence, though experts cannot agree on any precise environmental mechanism that could have brought about such an abrupt change.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: The Nathema Conspiracy: Codex Entry titled "Zildrog.")

Implications of this revelation are immense. Tenebrae prevented ECOLOGICAL RECOVERY of the post-apocalypse Medriaas for over 1300 years while partaking in other (demanding) set-of-activities in other worlds. In other words, Tenebrae prevented HEALING of A VOID IN THE FORCE around Medriaas for over 1300 years besides the obvious. This is a phenomenal display of multi-tasking on the part of Tenebrae, and sheds new light on how to gauge his powers.

Tenebrae CORRUPTED planet DROMUND KAAS with his POWERS

DROMUND KAAS
DROMUND KAAS

Tenebrae corrupted the atmosphere of Dromund Kaas to such an extent that the planet experienced stormy conditions, and was deprived from sunlight, for indefinite period. The planet's environment became hostile with deadly flora and fauna in the mix, and transformed into a nexus of Dark Side energy.

It was rumored that the perpetual storms of Dromund Kaas were the result of the Emperor performing one of these rituals.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

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Power hungry, the Emperor spent great energy discovering and perfecting esoteric rites of darkness – rituals that wrecked the atmosphere of Dromund Kaas, transforming the ionosphere into a swirling electric storm.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Holonet)

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Storms were common here on Dromund Kaas; dark clouds perpetually blocked out the sun, rendering terms like day and night meaningless.

Taken from (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

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The powerful electrical storms were a physical manifestation of the dark side power that engulfed the entire planet—a power that had brought the Sith back here a millennium before, when their very survival had been in doubt.

Taken from (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

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MEETRA FOUGHT TO KEEP the Ebon Hawk steady on its descent through the fierce storms raging in the skies above Kaas City spaceport.

She knew the storm-ravaged world had to be the world Canderous had spoken of; the one Revan had seen in his dreams. The dark side was powerful here.

Taken from (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

NOTE (1): Seemingly permanent shift in the climatic conditions would have had a profound impact on the flora and fauna of the planet.

ENDLESS NIGHTS, DEADLY JUNGLES, and violent electrical storms enshroud the hostile world of Dromund Kaas.

Taken from (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

NOTE (2): Dromund Kaas is a large planet, with the diameter of 22,450 km, as per the disclosure in Star Wars: The Dark Forces saga related content.

Tenebrae created a powerful nexus of Dark Side energy on planet Dromund Kaas.

Burial place, prison, and reliquary, the Dark Temple was built on the orders of the Emperor to seal away powerful artifacts and the Emperor's enemies, both alive and dead. The temple became a nexus of dark side energy as the Emperor performed rituals within, drawing strength and knowledge from his captives.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

Tenebrae RUINED planet ZIOST with his POWERS

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Companion blog: Cataclysm of planet Ziost.

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Credit to Comic Vine member SithRevenant
Credit to Comic Vine member SithRevenant

Tenebrae was dreaded for his proficiency in possessing, controlling, or consuming other beings; his exploits on planet Ziost affirm this assertion. Examples provided below.

POSSESS and/or CONTROL:

Tenebrae (Vitiate) used his powers to possess all manner of living beings on Ziost, and utilized them for violent ends:

Unleashed from his sanctuary on Yavin 4, the former Sith Emperor has now struck the Imperial world of Ziost. Using his immense power in the dark side of the Force, he has dominated the minds of the planet’s Imperial troops--as well as an elite cadre of militaristic Jedi--and has set them against the populace, engaging in a bloody slaughter.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Rise of the Emperor)

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As the Sith Emperor gradually dominates the free will of everyone on Ziost, both Lana Beniko, Minister of the newly formed Sith Intelligence, and Theron Shan, a spy for the Galactic Republic, are trying to stop the chaos.

Taken from (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Rise of the Emperor)

Tenebrae (Vitiate) attempted to possess and control all inhabitants of Ziost.

The Emperor escaped destruction on Yavin 4, and now his presence has been felt on the planet Ziost, once powerful throne world of the Sith Empire. You are called upon again to face this galactic menace when your allies realize that the entire planet’s inhabitants have been mind-controlled.

Taken from (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Community News titled "Welcome to Game Update 3.2: Rise of the Emperor.")

CONSUME and/or DISINTEGRATE:

Tenebrae eventually consumed all inhabitants of Ziost and devastated its environment in the process; his enemies attempted to stop him but in vain. Associated footage below:

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IMPORTANT: CATACLYSM OF ZIOST IS NOT A SITH RITUAL

Wookieepedia contributors are of the view that the CATACYLSM OF ZIOST was the outcome of a SITH RITUAL but this is ERRONEOUS ASSUMPTION. Following view of a member of the official SWTOR community (FlameYOL):

"On Ziost his spirit controls beings and then uses to kill other beings then posses more, it's a cycle until I think it reaches a point where he's able to consume the planet."

- is explicitly endorsed by the SWTOR content contributor Charles Boyd. Evidence in this link.

Tenebrae (Vitiate) was using his powers to possess inhabitants of Ziost (see above), and utilized them for violent ends in order to fuel his strength from resultant deaths:

Obsessed with achieving immortality, the Sith Emperor has targeted his own former subjects on the planet Ziost, with every death seemingly extending his dark power.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Rise of the Emperor)

- and the aforementioned CYCLE continued until Tenebrae (Vitiate) felt satiated, and then proceeded to devastate Ziost:

Global cataclysms are not unheard of. Whole worlds teeming with life have been rendered lifeless by meteorites, broken apart by instability in the planet's own core--even atomized by the destructive force of a supernova. But the eerie calm of a world stripped of life yet left otherwise intact is another matter altogether. Whispered rumors have persisted of planets snuffed out through intricate Sith rituals or by way of deadly, arcane machines--such as the device Revan sought to employ on Yavin 4--but Ziost represents a clear display of the corrosive power of the dark side of the Force taken to its extreme.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Rise of the Sith Emperor: Codex Entry titled "Death of a World.")

Tenebrae's exploits on Ziost are clearly distinguished from intricate Sith rituals and/or by the way of deadly arcane machines such as Zildrog. And Tenebrae's world-devouring expression of power is a clear display of the corrosive power of the Dark Side of the Force taken to its extreme, with no peer in scale throughout the Star Wars lore.

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IMMORTALITY:

Tenebrae showcased 'corporeal immortality' for a millennia, and was able to cheat death (body hopping) whenever the situation called for it.

CORPOREAL IMMORTALITY PHASE

Tenebrae showcased 'corporeal immortality' for a millennia (4999 BBY - 3950 BBY).

“But the ritual was not confined to the doomed Sith Lords. They were but the eye of the storm; the center of a vortex that spread across the entire planet. Every man, woman, and child on Nathema died that day. Every beast, bird, and fish; all the insects and plants; every living being touched by the Force was consumed. When the ritual ended, Nathema was no longer a world. It was a husk sucked dry. Lord Vitiate sacrificed millions, stealing their life force to make himself immortal. Their deaths also made him stronger than any Sith who had come before, and he ceased to be known as Lord Vitiate. On that day, the Emperor was truly born.”

From (Darth Nyriss, Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

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The pain, energy, and suffering of every living entity on the planet fueled his power and would prolong his life for centuries.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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The Emperor is one thousand years old. In a dark side ritual, he drained the life of his home planet, to achieve immortality.

From (Star Wars: The Essential Reader's Companion)

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The Emperor was no longer a member of the Sith species; his power and immortality had transformed him into a being unique in the galaxy.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

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Under the guidance of the Emperor—the immortal and all-powerful savior who still reigned over them even after a thousand years—they abandoned the hedonistic lifestyles of their barbaric ancestors.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

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The Sith Empire's exile dragged on for centuries. While the military, navy, and Sith grew strong, the Emperor amassed unfathomable power and plotted a vengeful war against the Republic. He ruled from the privacy of his chambers in the Citadel, his life extended to virtual immortality by Sith sorcery.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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Emperor has lived more than 1,300 years

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Holonet)

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The Dark Side is known to take a toll on the well-being of its devoted practitioners and accelerate their aging.

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The aforementioned image highlight relevant information in the Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia. This reality is further apparent from the examples of Darth Xedrix [1] and Darth Bane [2].

[1] "Against me, you would stand no chance," Nyriss replied. "But Xedrix is old and infirm. And he is human—they are a lesser species. Over the decades, the dark side has exacted too great a toll on his body. He is a hollow shell of what he once was. He holds on to his current position only because of his cunning. His followers obey him without question, too frightened of his reputation to see how age has ravaged his flesh and left him weak." - From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

[2] Age was beginning to take its toll on Bane, but it was nothing compared with the toll already wrought upon his body by decades of drawing upon the dark side of the Force. He couldn't help but smile at the grim irony: through the dark side he had access to near-infinite power, but it was power that came with· a terrible cost. Flesh and bone lacked the strength to withstand the unfathomable energy unleashed by the Force. The unquenchable fire of the dark side was consuming him, devouring him bit by bit. After decades of focusing and channeling its power, his body was beginning to break down. - From (Star Wars: Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil)

However, Tenebrae was immune to harmful implications of the Dark Side practices by virtue of his "immortality."

Servants of the Hand share their Master's longevity, living untouched by age for centuries under his command.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

NOTE: Tenebrae extended similar benefit to select members of his personal powerbase such as the original Emperor's Wrath and the Hands.

BODY HOPPING PHASE

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Companion blog: Cheating corporeal death and abilities outside a corporeal vessel - a comparison of Palpatine and Valkorion.

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Although 'corporeal immortality' was an incredible accomplishment in itself, Tenebrae eventually took his immortality to the next level with the ability to cheat death (body hopping) whenever the situation called for it.

The Emperor created his first Voice after the legendary Jedi named Revan attempted to assassinate him on Dromund Kaas. Though Revan's plot failed, he approached within striking distance of the Emperor. To guard against further vulnerability, the Emperor created the Voice to deliver his orders while distancing himself from the forces that conspired against him. Centuries later, this very safeguard would save the Emperor once more.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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Over the centuries, the Emperor has taken many Voices from young children to alien species. When the Voice speaks, it does so with the Emperor's cold, emotionless, and commanding tone. The Voice also wields the Emperor's incredible power and is capable of striking down anyone who displeases him. Those who converse with the Voice are overwhelmed with dread and unshakable obedience. To speak with the Voice is to speak with the Emperor himself.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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A being of unfathomable power and insatiable appetite, he transcended death multiple times, shedding his physical shells as they were discovered, defeated, and destroyed... only to return in another form.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Eternal Throne: Codex Entry titled "The Fall of Valkorion.")

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Voices... Hands... Children... I no longer require those crude vessels. At long last I am truly free.

From (Valkorion, Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire: Chapter 2)

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GALACTIC FOOTPRINT and MENACE:

GENERAL REPUTATION

Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) established a fearsome reputation among his followers and enemies alike, and was peerless in this regard; more-so than the Exar Kun, Darth Revan, Darth Malak, Darth Nihilus, and the Dread Masters.

No Sith has generated as much curiosity, frustration, and fear among the Jedi as the Empire's dread ruler.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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Lord Scourge believed that Darth Xedrix wasn't bold enough to challenge Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) at any point in time.

Darth Xedrix was the longest-serving member of the Dark Council, having joined a full decade before Nyriss. He had risen to the penultimate position in the Empire, and while Scourge could understand his desire to eliminate Nyriss or other potential rivals, it was hard to imagine that he would be bold enough to challenge the immortal, all-powerful Emperor.

"Xedrix’s betrayal makes no sense," he said, feeling confident enough in his analysis of the situation to voice his opinion.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

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Revan realized that Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) was a far greater threat than the Mandalorians and even the Star Forge.

He and Malak had found something. He couldn’t remember what it was, or where it was, but he feared it on a deep, primal level. Somehow he knew that whatever the terrible secret might be, it was a threat far greater than the Mandalorians or the Star Forge. And Revan was convinced it was still out there.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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An account of how Lord Scourge felt when he met Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) for the first time:

The figure before him appeared unremarkable. The Emperor was clad in unadorned black robes, the raised hood effectively hiding his face. Yet Scourge could feel the power of the dark side emanating from him with such intensity that it caused a faint rippling of the air.

The Emperor rose to his feet, and the durasteel doors swung shut behind Scourge with a booming crash. Scourge’s step faltered briefly at the sound, but he continued forward.

As he reached the foot of the pedestal he dropped to one knee, bowing low, his eyes focused on a spot on the ground in front of him.

“Rise, Lord Scourge,” the Emperor told him, “and speak your piece.”

Scourge stood up to address the Sith looming above him. The Emperor had thrown back his hood to reveal his face; his eyes were as black as the Void itself.

Staring into the hollow darkness of the Emperor’s gaze, Scourge’s mind flashed back to Nathema, and he shivered at the memory.

He tried to speak, but the words stuck in his throat. His mouth was suddenly so dry he felt as if he might choke. He swallowed hard and coughed, finally bringing up enough saliva to talk.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

Revan's feelings prior to his second confrontation with Tenebrae (Sith Emperor):

As they drew closer to the throne room, Revan’s thoughts drifted back to his last confrontation with the Emperor. In all his battles, he had never faced an enemy with that kind of power. The dark side had radiated from him in palpable waves, his physical shell barely able to contain the crackling energy.

In their last meeting he had overwhelmed Revan completely; it wasn’t even fair to call it a battle. Revan had grown since then. He was far more powerful now, but was he a match for the Emperor?

Alone, probably not. With the combined strength of Meetra, Scourge, and even T3, however, he believed they stood a real chance of victory.

Despite this, he still felt a chill in his gut when he saw again the enormous durasteel doors of the throne room. They were shut, of course, but he knew all too well what lay beyond.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) prevented disintegration of his Sith Empire through his "iron will."

Many Jedi speculate that it is only Emperor's iron will that prevents the Sith Order from collapsing into chaos as it has so often done in the past

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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GALACTIC FOOTPRINT

Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) expanded his footprint across the galaxy by formulating an organic network of agents bind to him who served as extensions of his will in any location.

By drawing on his incredible dark powers, the Emperor imprinted his consciousness onto unwitting pawns who would serve as vessels for carrying out his will. Through the eyes and ears of these "children," he could uncover threats in both the Empire and Republic while they were still nothing but whispers. And should the need arise, the Emperor could seize control of his children and instruct them to crush any plot that dared defy his will.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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Aided by his powerful, secretive, and far-reaching powerbase, the Emperor pulls strings across the galaxy to carry out his master stroke - the details of which only Emperor knows.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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The concealed Emperor manipulates and dominates the galaxy with his far-reaching power base: the Imperial Guard, the Hand, the Voice, the Wrath, and the Children.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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THE EMPEROR fears only death. It was this dread that inspired the Emperor to possess beings to serve as the Voice and the Hand, the former to speak his will and the latter to serve as conduits through which he could control his Empire. To extent his reach and sight, the Emperor created his Children through which he could see and act on whim. For those who displeased him, the Emperor shaped the Wrath - the ultimate executioner, who lived only to strike down enemies of the Emperor and humble the galaxy. Finally, he forged the Imperial Guard as an army of devoted warriors, tasked with overwhelming the Emperor's foes and protecting his domain. With this power base, the Emperor seeks to shield himself from the dangers of mortality and make the galaxy before him.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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GALACTIC MENACE

Tenebrae (Vitiate) is officially recognized as the "galactic menace."

The Emperor escaped destruction on Yavin 4, and now his presence has been felt on the planet Ziost, once powerful throne world of the Sith Empire. You are called upon again to face this galactic menace when your allies realize that the entire planet’s inhabitants have been mind-controlled.

Taken from (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Community News titled "Welcome to Game Update 3.2: Rise of the Emperor.")

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GALAXY-RUINING POTENTIAL

Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) would have RUINED the ENTIRE GALAXY with his galaxy-devouring Sith ritual but HERO OF TYTHON (and his allies) prevented a tragedy of this scale from unfolding.

Lord Scourge reveals the Emperor's true goal for the war: to complete a Sith ritual that will grant him unlimited power and immortality by eradicating all life in the galaxy. First, the Emperor requires a sacrifice to fuel his horrific ritual: the destruction of an entire world and its people. The Sith leader has dispatched his agents of evil across the galaxy to ensure that billions die. Though the Emperor's servants are unaware of the fate that will befall them when the ritual is complete, Scourge experienced a vision that revealed his Master's secret plot - and the brave Jedi Knight who would thwart it. Lord Scourge vows to aid the Jedi Knight in defeating the Emperor and saving the galaxy.

The Knight's crew races to save worlds targeted by the Emperor, discovering the fates of Master Tol Braga and the Jedi strike team. These fallen Jedi remain thralls of the Emperor, turned against the very people they were sworn to protect. The Knight must confront these former allies and decide their fates before facing the Emperor himself. In a final apocalyptic duel, the Knight battles the Sith Emperor for the fate of the galaxy - and changes it forever.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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"[The galactic devouring Dark Ritual] was not a ruse. The Eternal Fleet was scouring Wild Space to fuel the ritual. Core Worlds like Corellia were already destroying themselves."

From (SWTOR content contributor: HALL HOOD)

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"The ritual wasn't that complex. Valkorion was simply working multiple fuel angles at once. The Hero of Tython disrupted the entire ritual and forced the Emperor to halt the Eternal Fleet rampage, at which point he had to re-evaluate his plans."

From (SWTOR content contributor: HALL HOOD)

PROOF of the assertions of Hall Hood in this link.

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The Sith Warrior class protagonist just prior to setting foot on planet Rishi, experience a REALISTIC VISION of a POSSIBLE FUTURE in which Tenebrae (Vitiate) managed to RUIN the entire STAR WARS GALAXY with his exploits at some point after Revan managed to REVIVE him on Yavin-IV.

As a reminder;

"No one person - not even Revan - can truly destroy the Emperor. He will destroy Revan, then move on to the rest of us. In time, he will consume all life in the galaxy."

From (Darth Marr, Star Wars: The Old Republic: Shadow of Revan)

So why Tenebrae (Vitiate) decided against RUINING the STAR WARS GALAXY after his exploits on Ziost (the destruction of an entire world and its people)?

"[The Hero of Tython] ruined the ritual. Valkorion had a change of heart when he saw how Zakuul prospered in his absence (unlike the Sith Empire)."

From (SWTOR content contributor: HALL HOOD)

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"Lemme tell ya, of all the whoppers you've been told by Valkorion and his agents, the one about the [Hero of Tython] only killing the Voice is the biggest. The Emperor was all but destroyed by the Hero of Tython on Dromund Kaas. That's why he needed to be "reborn" by consuming all life on Ziost. Bringing himself back from the brink is what changed Vitiate's thinking from "destroy everything" to "force order on the galaxy."

From (SWTOR content contributor: HALL HOOD)

PROOF of the assertions of Hall Hood in this link.

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A past shrouded in secrets. A future clouded by uncertainty. It was believed that the once-and-former Sith Emperor sought to consume all life in the galaxy to grant him the dark power required to attain immortality... but is that still the case? Was it ever? Did he actually have another plan all along?

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Rise of the Emperor: Codex entry titled "Vitiate.")

Emphasis mine. Tenebrae (Vitiate) demonstrated the capability to devastate and/or consume an entire world (e.g. Ziost) to restore his powers; therefore, it was possible for him to repeat this move to fuel his galaxy-devouring Sith ritual (re-initiation), and execute his endgame all on his own (refer to the vision of Sith Warrior class protagonist), but he changed his mind for the sake of his Eternal Empire. The Jedi (and Sith) utterly failed to stop him on Ziost; even a group of powerful Sith seers were unable to get a fix on his intangible presence on Ziost; details in the companion blog titled "Cataclysm of planet Ziost."

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COMBAT PROWESS:

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"You stand there because I allow it. Because I do not fear." - Tenebrae (Sith Emperor)

1) Tenebrae was just a child when he seized control of planet Medriaas (his homeworld) and became its ruler.

As a reminder;

The child who will come to be known as the Sith Emperor is born. Black-eyed, heartless, and supremely strong in the dark side of the Force, the boy seizes control of his homeworld by the age of 13 and earns the title Lord Vitiate.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

The aforementioned development (conquest of homeworld) occurred in following manner:

Tenebrae manifested his incredible Force powers at the age of six. His dark gift marked Tenebrae for a place of power in the Empire - but it also revealed his mother's betrayal. She tearfully confessed to her husband that Tenebrae was born from her infidelity with the Sith ruler of their homeworld. Enraged by this betrayal, Tenebrae's father attacked his unfaithful wife. Awash in his father's fury, Tenebrae awakened the full extent of his power. Tenebrae took his parents' lives as he honed his talent with the dark side of the Force.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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By the age of ten, Tenebrae was feared across Mediraas as the entire northern continent fell under his sway. Sith Lord Dramath, planetary governor of Mediraas, set out to bring the boy in line. Tenebrae broke Lord Dramath's mind, but not before revealing that he was actually his son.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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Lord Dramath intended to judge the child’s power to determine if he was worthy of serving the Sith Lord, or if he should simply be executed. But Tenebrae had no intention of serving—or of dying. When they met face-to-face, Tenebrae proved the stronger. Only ten years old, he stripped his father of his power and his mind.

From (Darth Nyriss, Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

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It took Tenebrae three more years to gain control of the rest of Nathema. Dramath's firstborn son fled rather than face his formidable half brother, but other powerful Sith sought to seize the empty throne. All fell before the dark prodigy, and with each victory he grew more powerful and more ruthless.

From (Darth Nyriss, Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

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With all of Mediraas under his power, Tenebrae traveled to Korriban and met Sith Lord Marka Ragnos, ruler of all Sith. Marka Ragnos recognized Tenebrae's incredible power and named the boy Lord Vitiate.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

2) Tenebrae could tackle a strike team of powerful opponents in single combat. Examples provided below.

Example 1 - Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) overwhelmed a mighty Sith Strike Team led by Darth Lokess - representing an entire rebellious Dark Council - with Sith Sorcery.

During a violent tempest, Darth Lokess called a secret meeting of her eleven fellow Dark Council members. Under the cover of night, the Dark Council met and heard Darth Lokess describe a brilliant and daring plan to overthrow the Sith Emperor, end his relentless exile, and lead the Empire back to war against the Republic. An army of Sith under the command of Darth Lokess were stationed outside the meeting, ready to slay any Dark Council member who refused. But they all agreed to depose the Emperor.

It remains a mystery how the Emperor learned of his council's treachery. He allowed their plan to play out, but when they gathered to confront the Emperor, his punishment was swift and devastating. Eleven members of the Dark Council died in a sudden flash on the steps of the Citadel. The last member Darth Lokess, disappeared forever, though for some centuries some claimed her screams could be heard from the bowels of the Citadel.

A new council was immediately appointed to replace the traitors. The Emperor had made his point: his will was absolute, and none would oppose him. And though this was not the last time the council would defy the Emperor, his lesson would humble the Empire and its Sith leaders for centuries to come.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

Example 2 - Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) subdued the duo of legendary warriors Revan and Malak with barely an effort.

Over 300 years ago, the great Jedi heroes Revan and Malak stumbled upon long-hidden Sith Empire's capital of Dromund Kaas, and its ruler - a mysterious, almost godlike avatar of the dark side. They argued briefly over whether to alert the Republic and Jedi Council, but Revan was already too consumed by arrogance and anger to consider the possibility of defeat. By the time Revan and Malak approached the Emperor in his throne room, they were already at the precipice of the dark side. It took only a fraction of the Emperor's loathsome power to complete their fall. The Jedi succumbed utterly to the Sith leader's domination and returned to the Republic to spark a new conflict: the Jedi Civil War.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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The legendary Jedi Revan and Malak confront the Sith Emperor in his throne room on Dromund Kaas. In mere moments, the Jedi lay defeated and consumed by the dark side of the Force.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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Realizing this Empire was the true threat to the Republic, Revan and Malak faced the Sith Emperor himself, intending to cut off the serpent's head--but the Emperor was too powerful. Overwhelmed by the Emperor's dark presence, they pledged themselves to his service.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Codex Entry titled "Galactic History 74: Revan and Malak Fall.")

Example 3 - Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) summoned 9 members of another rebellious Dark Council to his throne room and killed them; Sith Lord Scourge somehow learned about this development and shared details with his allies.

"It wasn't just Nyriss who was attacked. The Emperor killed them all."

"The files you showed me listed five current members of the Dark Council plotting against him,"

Meetra said, looking to clarify. "Are you saying the Emperor's Guard wiped out all five in the space of a single day?"

"I said he killed them all," Scourge replied. Revan asked. "He attacked a dozen of the most powerful Sith Lords in their seats of power simultaneously? How many troops does he have?"

"All twelve members of the Dark Council—even those who weren't part of the conspiracy. He wanted to send a message no one would ever forget."

"How is that possible?"

"The Imperial Guard were only unleashed on Nyriss and two others. The Emperor must have assumed they were the ones least likely to answer his summons. The other nine were called together in the hours before the attack to meet with the Emperor at his citadel. None of them left alive."

From (Lord Scourge, Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

Example 4 - Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) overwhelmed a powerful Jedi Strike Team that attempted to arrest him during a war.

With Grand Master Satele Shan's support, Master Braga assembles a strike team of the strongest and most resolute Jedi in the order. Their goal is to pinpoint the Emperor's hidden fortress, capture the Sith leader alive, and turn him to the light side. The Jedi do not realize that they have underestimated the true extent of the Emperor's power. It is an error that will cost them dearly.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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The plan to invade the Emperor's fortress succeeds beyond Master Braga's greatest ambitions. However, the Jedi find more than they bargained for when they finally confront the Sith leader in his lair. The Emperor is more than a man - he is the living embodiment of the dark side. Armed with incalculable powers of corruption, the Emperor easily defeats the Knight, Master Braga, and their fellow Jedi, twisting them all to the dark side.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopeda)

Associated content below including a footage (1:51 - 3:02):

Example 5 - Tenebrae (as an apparition of Valkorion) unleashed a powerful esoteric wave of Dark Side energy through the body of the Outlander and slaughtered scores of Knights of Zakuul (Force-users) and Skytroopers with it.

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Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) was capable of defeating the Strike Team comprising of Revan, Meetra (the legendary Jedi Exile) and Lord Scourge (centuries before his most strongest incarnation) but this confrontation did not materialize.

Scourge had eagerly accepted, knowing his new position would give him both time and opportunity to find another way to stop Emperor Vitiate before his madness and hunger consumed the galaxy.

"Open yourself to the dark side," the Emperor said, and Scourge felt the air around him begin to swirl with power.

Betraying his allies had not altered the inevitable outcome; the Emperor would have won regardless. At least this way Scourge was still alive to carry on their cause.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

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Revan lay motionless on the floor of the Citadel’s throne room. Meetra and Scourge lay beside him, their bodies twisted and broken, clinging

to the last moments of life.

The Emperor approached the trio, regarding them with a cold and casual contempt as he loomed above his fallen adversaries. Scourge tried

to stand and flee, but his crippled limbs wouldn’t support his weight. All he could do was crawl on his belly like a worm.

His efforts drew the attention of the Emperor, who didn’t speak but came over and lowered himself to one knee. He grabbed Scourge by the

shoulder and rolled him over so he was staring up into the twin voids of the Emperor’s eyes.

As he reached out a hand and placed it on Scourge’s forehead, the Sith began to scream.

From (Lord Scourge's vision, Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

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KNOWN POWERS:

"You say you know me -- if that is true, then you know the depths of my power. Whatever you hoped to achieve here, you know-deep-inside -- that you cannot succeed." - Tenebrae (The Immortal Emperor)

Tenebrae is a supremely powerful Force-user, the master of Sith Sorcery and Dark Side powers in general; he possesses the ability to control, possess and consume other beings. But he is willing to explore even the Light Side of the Force when he deems it necessary. He have history of altering the environment of planet Dromund Kaas and ravaging planets Medriaas and Ziost to an extent that they were no longer suitable for hosting normal life. Some of his (known) abilities are listed below.

Transfer essence

Esoteric application

Tenebrae became a master of Transfer essence technique; his primary host is known as the Voice.

The Voice is the mouthpiece through which the Emperor delivers his orders. This possessed being sacrifices all consciousness to become a hollow vessel for the Emperor. Over the centuries, the Emperor has taken many Voices from young children to alien species. When the Voice speaks, it does so with the Emperor's cold, emotionless, and commanding tone. The Voice also wields the Emperor's incredible power and is capable of striking down anyone who displeases him. Those who converse with the Voice are overwhelmed with dread and unshakable obedience. To speak with the Voice is to speak with the Emperor himself.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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For centuries, the Emperor’s Voice has delivered the Sith leader’s commandments to his servants. In fact, to converse with the Emperor’s Voice is to have an audience with the Emperor himself, whose power and consciousness have been placed within the Voice’s body. Although the audible voice never changes, the physical individual who does the speaking has assumed many forms–various accounts describe the Emperor’s Voice as anyone from a young human female to an elderly full-blooded Sith male. Regardless of physical appearance, however, the Emperor’s Voice can always be identified by its emotionless, precise and controlled manner of speaking. Some have privately described conversations with this entity as extremely disturbing; there is often the sense that the Emperor’s Voice is listening to another conversation even when he or she is speaking.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Codex Entry titled "Voice of the Emperor (Warrior).")

NOTE: Tenebrae rivals Abeloth in the use of this application.

Share essence

Esoteric application

Tenebrae pioneered the ability to share his essence with a large number of individuals at some point, transforming them into extensions of his will (known as Children) and embedded these individuals within the enemy ranks to serve as his eyes and ears across the galaxy (and more). Using this technique, Tenebrae expanded his singular presence across the breath of the galaxy with multiple individuals serving as its nodes.

By drawing on his incredible dark powers, the Emperor imprinted his consciousness onto unwitting pawns who would serve as vessels for carrying out his will. Through the eyes and ears of these "children," he would uncover threats in both the Empire and Republic while they were still nothing but whispers. And should the need arise, the Emperor could seize control of his children and instruct them to crush any plot that dared defy his will.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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For the rest of their lives, these unwitting pawns would serve as the eyes and ears of the Emperor. And should he desire their action, the Emperor could reach out and control them to enact his will. Thus the Children of the Emperor were born.

NOTE: No other Force-user demonstrated this ability to my knowledge.

Farsight

Tenebrae experienced a vision of Mandalorian Wars and dispatched an agent to convince the reigning Mandalore to attack the Republic.

"So did the Jedi. The Sith species vanished after the Great Hyperspace War. One of their kind hasn’t been seen in Republic space in over a thousand years. But this red-skinned being came to Mandalore. He claimed to be the emissary of a powerful Master—a descendant of the Sith Lord who had driven Dramath into exile—and convinced Mandalore to help him search for his enemy's tomb."

Revan was speaking slowly, the words coming out only as fast as the details came into focus. His recollections were still hazy and jumbled. The original time and place of each specific memory was unclear. Mandalore had told him some of this. Other details had come from the datacron in the tomb. Most of it he had learned much later, after he and Malak had journeyed into the Unknown Regions themselves.

It was impossible to sort it all out. Out of necessity, his damaged mind had collapsed his memories into one another, merging them into a semicoherent whole as he'd slept.

"Mandalore helped the Sith find Dramath's hidden crypt," he continued. "The Sith took the remains to give to his Master, and in exchange he told Mandalore of a vision his Master had had of the Mandalorians rising up against the Republic. He told him they would conquer world after world, crushing their enemies until the Republic collapsed in on itself. He promised the Mandalorians a glorious victory, and Mandalore believed him."

"Mandalore the Ultimate wouldn't lead us into war against the Republic just because some stranger told him we'd win," Canderous protested.

"It's more complicated than that. The Sith used the power of the dark side to manipulate him. Only as Mandalore lay dying at my feet was the spell finally broken and he realized he’d been tricked. That was why he told me about this place. So I could come and see for myself."

"This doesn't make any sense," Canderous said. "You say the Sith tricked Mandalore into attacking the Republic. But why?"

"I don't know," Revan admitted. "Maybe it was a test of your strength. Or ours. Maybe the Sith are planning another invasion, and they sought to weaken the Republic."

Taken from (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

NOTE: This was Tenebrae's first major attempt to influence galactic events.

Tenebrae foresaw efforts of a powerful Jedi Knight (Hero of Tython) to thwart his plans. Associated footage below (7:40 - 7:47):

"I see Futures in you. Futures I will not allow. Your future ends here." - Tenebrae (Sith Emperor)

Alter environment

Esoteric application

Tenebrae became a master of Alter environment application. He made extensive use of this talent to alter the environment of planet Dromund Kaas; he created a powerful nexus of Dark Side energy on the planet and corrupted its atmosphere to the extent that it never recovered.

As a reminder;

Power hungry, the Emperor spent great energy discovering and perfecting esoteric rites of darkness – rituals that wrecked the atmosphere of Dromund Kaas, transforming the ionosphere into a swirling electric storm.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Holonet)

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Storms were common here on Dromund Kaas; dark clouds perpetually blocked out the sun, rendering terms like day and night meaningless.

Taken from (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

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The powerful electrical storms were a physical manifestation of the dark side power that engulfed the entire planet—a power that had brought the Sith back here a millennium before, when their very survival had been in doubt.

Taken from (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

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Burial place, prison, and reliquary, the Dark Temple was built on the orders of the Emperor to seal away powerful artifacts and the Emperor's enemies, both alive and dead. The temple became a nexus of dark side energy as the Emperor performed rituals within, drawing strength and knowledge from his captives.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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NOTE: A glimpse of Tenebrae (as an apparition of Valkorion) creating glowing manifestations and winds on Ondessen.

Reality Warping

Esoteric application

Tenebrae's powers grew to the extent that he offered the Outlander opportunities to manipulate reality in dire situations while residing in the latter's mind.

"Reality Warping – The ability to change or manipulate reality itself. Reality Warping is also known as Actuality Manipulation, Essokinesis, Objective Reality Distortion, Reality Adjustment, Reality Alteration, Reality Bending, Reality Control, Reality Distortion, Reality Manipulation, Reality Overwriting and Self-Wish Granting." - information in this link.

NOTE: Only a handful of beings in the Star Wars saga demonstrated Reality Warping capabilities and these include the Bedlam Spirits.

Below is an example of Tenebrae (as an apparition of Valkorion) bending the arc of time to communicate with the Outlander during the course of a battle and offering his assistance to alter its course. The Outlander accepts this offer.

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"You are outmatched. Death is all but certain for your Sith friend....

I could save her. I only require the briefest moment of control.

Accept my help or watch her die. Choose quickly: time has not stopped."

From (Tenebrae, as an apparition of Valkorion, Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire, Chapter 5)

What happens next?

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Tenebrae make it possible for the Outlander to completely alter the course of this battle with his intervention.

Associated footage below:

Flow-walking

Esoteric applications

Tenebrae became a master of Flow-walking application. He used this ability to make the Outlander aware of numerous developments across the galaxy while the latter was in carbonite freezing.

Footage of a lengthy Flow-walking session below:

Force Drain

Tenebrae became a master of Force Drain and similar applications. He have history of siphoning life-force of countless individuals to fuel his power and perform this feat irrespective of the distance factor. Moreover, he have demonstrated some of the greatest and most complex expressions of Force Drain in history.

Example 1 [standard application] - Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) siphoned life-force of a large number of individuals to fuel his power and satiate his hunger. He could siphon the life-force of his subjects from even lightyears distance as apparent from the example of Revan and the fact that he would dispatch his Hands to distant parts of the galaxy for important missions from time-to-time.

Servants of the Hand share their Master's longevity, living untouched by age for centuries under his command. In return, the Emperor draws on his servant's strength in the Force and body to feed his ever-increasing power, leaving the servants withered and frail.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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The temple became a nexus of dark side energy as the Emperor performed rituals within, drawing strength and knowledge from his captives.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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REVAN COULD FEEL THE EMPEROR FEEDING ON HIM, drawing on his power to sate his endless hunger.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

NOTE: Tenebrae and Revan were present 12 parsecs apart at the time of the aforementioned statement.

Example 2 [esoteric application] - Tenebrae (Vitiate) demonstrated the ability to feed on deaths of countless individuals to recover his strength after suffering a setback earlier and/or fuel his power.

The scores of dead have nourished me. I am awakened. And I bring with me--death!

From (Tenebrae (Vitiate), Star Wars: The Old Republic: Rise of the Emperor)

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Obsessed with achieving immortality, the Sith Emperor has targeted his own former subjects on the planet Ziost, with every death seemingly extending his dark power.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Rise of the Emperor)

Example 3 [esoteric application] - Tenebrae (Vitiate) subjected Ziost to his planet-devouring powers [1] - a tsunami of Dark Side energy; this expression of power eviscerated life-forms, ruined fauna, sucked the oceans drys, corrupted the planet's atmosphere, and caused planet-wide seismic activity which in turn exacerbated the scale of destruction on the surface. Intensity of the attack was such that even the space station(s) orbiting Ziost shook throughout the ordeal.

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NOTE: Looks like Darth Nihilus have met his match in Tenebrae in the use of Force Drain powers.

[1] Meanwhile, an older threat still looms: the former SITH EMPEROR, revitalized after annihilating all life on the planet Ziost, has similarly vanished without a trace. - From (Epilogue, Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire, Chapter 1)

Teleportation

Esoteric application

Tenebrae (Vitiate) demonstrated the ability to teleport himself to other locations, and could traverse lightyears distances in the process. For example, he teleported from planet Yavin Four to planet Ziost. Moreover, his teleportation effort literally shook the ground and its residual emission not only temporarily blinded everybody in the immediate surroundings below but inflicted massive casualties on the forces stationed nearby.

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"We suffered many casualties upon the Emperor's return..."

From (Darth Marr, Star Wars: The Old Republic: Shadow of Revan)

NOTE: This is arguably the most powerful manifestation of this application on record.

Drain knowledge

Esoteric application

Tenebrae could drain knowledge from his subjects.

The temple became a nexus of dark side energy as the Emperor performed rituals within, drawing strength and knowledge from his captives.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

Force lightning

Tenebrae became a master of Force lightning application. He could unleash a swirling storm of lightning bolts of extraordinary intensity and scale, and have felled many foes with this power alone. Examples provided below.

Example 1 - Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) mortally wounded Revan with a swirling storm of lightning bolts. Worst would have happened, if T3-M4 droid have not intervened.

Revan knew he was gathering his power to unleash a swirling storm of pure dark side energy, just as Nyriss had done. The Jedi quickly calculated his options. Realizing he couldn’t close the gap between them quickly enough to stop the assault, he gathered his own energy and spread his hands before him, ready to catch and absorb the Emperor’s attack.

A dozen bolts of purple lightning arced from the Emperor toward him. Revan tried to draw them in and contain them, but the Emperor was infinitely more powerful than Darth Nyriss had ever been.

Revan's body was engulfed in agony as the electricity coursed through his body. His skin began to boil and blister, the flesh of his face melting and sticking to the superheated metal of his mask as the Emperor poured more and more power into him.

Through the haze of indescribable pain, he saw T3-M4 rushing in to help him. The droid let loose with his flamethrower, bathing the Emperor in fire. At the last instant the Emperor cocooned himself in the Force to save himself from being incinerated, breaking his focus on Revan.

The Jedi collapsed to the ground, burned but still alive, the hilt of his extinguished lightsaber lying on the floor less than a meter beyond his grasp.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

Example 2 - Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) overwhelmed Lightsaber-augmented defenses of 4 powerful Jedi (simultaneously) with a swirling storm of lightning bolts.

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Example 3 - Tenebrae (as an apparition of Valkorion) unleashed a Force Storm on Arcann through the body of the Outlander in a battle; its residual emissions struck scores of Starships mid-flight nearby and disabled them, killing all onboard as well.

NOTE: This is another case of Reality Warping at play.

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"Incredible... life signs aboard all ships in the Spar's proximity have been neutralized."

From (Scorpio, Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire: Chapter 8)

Dark blast

Esoteric application

Tenebrae could unleash a blast of telekinetic energy at the target. By incorporating Force lightning in that technique, Tenebrae pioneered an offensive application identified as the Dark blast. It looks like a stream of Dark Side energy while in motion.

Example 1 - Tenebrae (The Immortal Emperor) killed Darth Marr with the Dark blast.

"Valkorion destroyed my flesh, but not my reason of being."

From (Darth Marr, Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire: Chapter 12)

NOTE: Darth Marr was a powerful Force-user with very good defensive abilities. He was a dominating figure in the battlefield much like Darth Malgus and easily bested powerful Darth Lachris in a confrontation (intended to test her abilities) who had never failed in a challenge otherwise.

Example 5 - Tenebrae (The Immortal Emperor) knocked out Arcann with the Dark blast.

Sever Force

Esoteric application

Tenebrae demonstrated the ability to affect and/or sever the connection of another Force-user with the Force with barely an effort, long before his prime.

Lord Dramath intended to judge the child’s power to determine if he was worthy of serving the Sith Lord, or if he should simply be executed. But Tenebrae had no intention of serving—or of dying. When they met face-to-face, Tenebrae proved the stronger. Only ten years old, he stripped his father of his power and his mind.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

Telepathy

Tenebrae became a master of telepathic powers. He utilized such powers in a variety of ways; to communicate with other individuals from vast distances; to formulate powerful bonds with other individuals; to probe the minds of other individuals; to break other individuals; and even go as far as to destroy the minds of other individuals. Examples provided below.

Example 1 - Tenebrae (original) broke Lord Dramath with barely an effort.

Tenebrae broke Lord Dramath's mind, but not before revealing that he was actually his son.

From Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia

Example 2 - Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) warped the minds of powerful Jedi knights Revan and Malak simultaneously with barely an effort, luring them to the Dark Side.

By the time Revan and Malak approached the Emperor in his throne room, they were already at the precipice of the dark side. It took only a fraction of the Emperor's loathsome power to complete their fall. The Jedi succumbed utterly to the Sith leader's domination and returned to the Republic to spark a new conflict: the Jedi Civil War.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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The legendary Jedi Revan and Malak confront the Sith Emperor in his throne room on Dromund Kaas. In mere moments, the Jedi lay defeated and consumed by the dark side of the Force.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

Example 3 - Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) have history of damaging the minds of many Jedi who attempted to track him down.

The Jedi dispatched scouts and spies to learn as much as they could about this new enemy and its enigmatic leader. However, the Sith Emperor was a master of subterfuge and misdirection, continually thwarting all efforts to uncover his dark secrets.

Most Jedi who ventured into Imperial space vanished without a trace, but a few managed to send back disturbing messages to their Masters. These fragmented communiques showed the Emperor's Jedi pursuers descending into fear, madness, and evil when faced with his power. It quickly became clear the Sith Emperor was more then a brilliant military strategist and cunning political leader. He was a living embodiment of the dark side of the Force who delighted in destroying the minds and spirits of those Jedi who came too close to him.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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Jedi Master Tol Braga's strike team was not the first group to succumb to the Sith leader's oppressive influence. Hundreds of years ago, the Jedi Revan and Malak discovered Dromund Kaas and confronted the Emperor. They fell to the dark side and returned to Republic space as Sith Lords. Since then, dozens more Jedi have followed the same path into evil.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Codex Entry titled "The Emperor's Fallen Jedi (Knight).")

NOTE: Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) have the potential to overwhelm even the strongest Jedi with just his telepathic powers.

The Emperor can wither and ruin even the strongest Jedi's connection to the light side.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Codex Entry titled "The Emperor's Fallen Jedi (Knight).")

Example 4 - Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) warped the minds of the Jedi Strike Team led by Master Tol Braga, luring them to the Dark Side.

Jedi Master Tol Braga's strike team was not the first group to succumb to the Sith leader's oppressive influence.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Codex Entry titled "The Emperor's Fallen Jedi (Knight).")

Example 5 - Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) used his telepathic powers to activate his Children throughout the galaxy when he deemed it necessary.

By drawing on his incredible dark powers, the Emperor imprinted his consciousness onto unwitting pawns who would serve as vessels for carrying out his will. Through the eyes and ears of these "children," he would uncover threats in both the Empire and Republic while they were still nothing but whispers. And should the need arise, the Emperor could seize control of his children and instruct them to crush any plot that dared defy his will.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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For the rest of their lives, these unwitting pawns would serve as the eyes and ears of the Emperor. And should he desire their action, the Emperor could reach out and control them to enact his will. Thus the Children of the Emperor were born.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

Example 6 - Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) probed the mind of Revan.

Revan could feel the enemy inside his head. He could sense the unmistakable darkness of the Emperor sifting through his thoughts and memories, seeking, probing, digging for answers.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

Example 7 - Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) gave Lord Scourge a glimpse of his true-self in a split-second moment, bringing the Sith Lord to his knees in such a short duration.

“If your information proves false, however,” the Emperor added, “you will suffer a fate more terrible than anything you can imagine.” As he spoke, the dark circles of his eyes seemed to fill with a swirling red mist, and for a brief instant the Emperor gave Scourge a glimpse of his true self.

Scourge cried out in anguish as the Emperor’s mind brushed against his, then he collapsed to the floor, shaking like a child. The touch lasted less than a second, but in that time he witnessed indescribable horrors that dwarfed anything the dark side could conjure even in his worst nightmares. And beneath the formless terrors lurked the unbearable Void, the pure emptiness of total annihilation.

It was over as quickly as it had begun, the awful vision retreating into his subconscious like a repressed memory as Scourge picked himself up off the floor.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

Example 8 - Tenebrae (Vitiate) possessed countless individuals on planet Ziost including many battle-hardened soldiers, Sith and Jedi.

The Emperor escaped destruction on Yavin 4, and now his presence has been felt on the planet Ziost, once powerful throne world of the Sith Empire. You are called upon again to face this galactic menace when your allies realize that the entire planet’s inhabitants have been mind-controlled.

Taken from (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Community News "Welcome to Game Update 3.2: Rise of the Emperor")

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As the Sith Emperor gradually dominates the free will of everyone on Ziost, both Lana Beniko, Minister of the newly formed Sith Intelligence, and Theron Shan, a spy for the Galactic Republic, are trying to stop the chaos.

Taken from (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Rise of the Emperor)

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Unleashed from his sanctuary on Yavin 4, the former Sith Emperor has now struck the Imperial world of Ziost. Using his immense power in the dark side of the Force, he has dominated the minds of the planet’s Imperial troops--as well as an elite cadre of militaristic Jedi--and has set them against the populace, engaging in a bloody slaughter.

Taken from (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Rise of the Emperor)

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Obsessed with achieving immortality, the Sith Emperor has targeted his own former subjects on the planet Ziost, with every death seemingly extending his dark power. Speaking through those he’s possessed, he controls powerful pawns like Master Surro, the leader of a team of elite militarized Jedi known as the Sixth Line.

Taken from (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Rise of the Emperor)

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NOTE: A glimpse of individuals under possession of Tenebrae's intangible presence on Ziost (including powerful Jedi Master Surro).

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Example 9 - Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) reached out to Exal Kressh from lightyears distance and forced her to he knees.

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Example 10 - Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) influenced the minds of an entire Dark Council during a meeting.

For generations, the Emperor would remain withdrawn from society. When he finally appeared, the Emperor spoke only to the Dark Council, reducing the most powerful Sith in the Empire to trembling sycophants in his presence.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

NOTE: Tenebrae is arguably unparalleled in the use of telepathic powers.

Force illusion and similar applications

Esoteric applications

Tenebrae became a master of Force illusions and similar applications. Examples provided below.

Example 1 - Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) created several advanced dopplegangers of himself in a confrontation; these dopplegangers could act independently from each other and harm/kill living beings.

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Example 2 - Tenebrae (as an apparition of Valkorion) projected powerful illusions into the mind of the Outlander to make him aware of important developments in the galaxy at large during the period of his stasis. Examples provided below.

"Illusions can kill." - Tenebrae (as an apparition of Valkorion)

Telekinesis

Tenebrae acquired formidable Telekinetic abilities without formal training. He could perform a telekinetic action with a mere thought (no gesturing involved).

Example 1 - Tenebrae (original) broke the neck of his adoptive father with a mere thought.

The father flew into a rage, attacking the boy's mother. Tenebrae stopped him, feeding on his father’s anger and hate to call upon the dark side. He snapped his father's neck with a mere thought, killing him instantly.

From (Darth Nyriss, Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

Example 2 - Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) froze a Lightsaber-strike of Lord Scourge mid-air without a gesture.

The Sith Lord raised his lightsaber to deliver the coup de grâce. He brought his arm down, but it suddenly stopped as if an invisible and impossibly strong hand had seized his wrist. He glanced back at the Emperor in surprise.

"Put away your blade. You have passed the test," the Emperor said.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

Example 3 - Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) all but atomized a heavily customized droid T3-M4 without a gesture.

A tremor rippled through the air as the Emperor unleashed the full power of the Force against the defenseless droid. T3 never stood a chance. The little droid exploded into a million pieces, internal circuits and external casing obliterated in a single instant.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

Example 4 - Tenebrae (Vitiate) wrecked the gargantuan Dark Temple with his telekinetic abilities, even after suffering a massive setback from earlier developments. Dark Temple was purposefully designed to imprison powerful Sith spirits and Force-users with extremely thick walls and other forms of internal defenses.

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NOTE: A glimpse of the massive chamber of Dark Temple that is falling apart.

Example 5 - Tenebrae (Vitiate), using Master Surro as a host, lifted a group of individuals from the ground and cast them aside with the exception of one (in red armor), keeping him suspended in the air throughout the ordeal, only to strike him down in the next moment. This is also a demonstration of multi-tasking with telekinetic powers, a rare occurrence.

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NOTE: The female, among the targets, was a Sith.

Example 6: Tenebrae (Vitiate), using Master Surro as a host, sent Lana Beniko crashing into a wall, knocking her unconscious for a while.

Example 7: Tenebrae (as an apparition of Valkorion) ragdolled and pinned the Outlander to a rocky formation against his will.

Force concealment

Esoteric application

Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) became a master of Force concealment application. He created First Son (a powerful manifestation of his essence) in Jedi Master Syo Bakarn, and used this vessel to perform Force concealment on galactic scale to shield all of his Children from detection by enemies including from the entire Jedi Order itself.

The Sith Emperor seeks to shape all things to his will. His Children, individuals infused with part of his being, have been scattered throughout the Republic, knowingly–or unknowingly–manipulating events to the Emperor's advantage over the years. Above them all is the First Son of the Emperor, a master strategist placed within the Jedi Council itself. Cloaked in the identity of Master Syo Bakarn, the First Son has been hiding the Children from the Jedi for decades, playing a long game with the Republic. His actions suggest a man possessing remarkable patience, ruthlessness and power. However, as Sophia Farash claimed, Master Syo has been unaware of the First Son’s existence–suggesting he and the First Son are two separate personas.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Codex Entry titled "The First Son (Consular)")

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The Jedi remained blind to the Emperor's children due to the presence of the First Son, the being who was first imprinted with the Emperor's power. While the First Son lived, the Emperor's secret army remained hidden and undetected beneath the Republic's nose. By the time of the Great War, hundreds of the Emperor's Children were embedded within the Republic. Devoted Jedi, loyal soldiers, and influential politicians all unknowingly served as the Emperor's spies and, when the Emperor willed I, acted to tear down the Republic they held so dear.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

Centuries later, Tenebrae's proficiency in the Force concealment application would come in handy once again during the course of his exploits on Ziost. Refer to information in the companion blog titled "Cataclysm of planet Ziost."

Force blast

Esoteric application

Tenebrae could unleash a Force blast with bare hands. Evidence in this link: https://torcommunity.com/database/ability/HeGTB7B/force+blast/?#tab-details

For example; Tenebrae (as an apparition of Valkorion) unleashed a Force blast on Arcann through the body of the Outlander in a confrontation, sending him packing off the platform.

NOTE: For comparison, Exar Kun, one of the most powerful Sith Lords in history, could unleash a Force blast (only) through the use of a powerful amulet.

Force bond

Tenebrae bonded with his Imperial Guard and could bolster their defensive abilities.

On his last visit to Dromund Kaas, he and Malak had learned everything they could about the Imperial Guard. Though not attuned to the Force in the classical sense, the elite soldiers had a connection with the Emperor, allowing them to draw strength from the dark side. They were formidable opponents, even for a Jedi.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

Force suppression

Esoteric application

Tenebrae demonstrated the ability to suppress powers of another Force-user.

Her father's control curbed her tendencies toward violence and anarchy, but beneath her upbeat and lighthearted exterior lurked a restless hunter, hungry and ambitious. When most of the Emperor's power was locked away on Yavin 4, he was no longer able to hide Vaylin's strength from her, and she finally got a taste of her full capabilities.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire: Codex entry titled "Vaylin.")

Defensive applications

Tenebrae became a master of defensive applications of the Force. Examples of some of his defensive acts provided below.

Example 1 - Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) cocooned himself with the Force to thwart the burning effects of a flame-thrower.

The droid let loose with his flamethrower, bathing the Emperor in fire. At the last instant the Emperor cocooned himself in the Force to save himself from being incinerated, breaking his focus on Revan.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

Example 2 - Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) conjured a Protection bubble during a confrontation.

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Example 3 [esoteric application] - Tenebrae (The Immortal Emperor) demonstrated the ability to repel Lightsaber strikes with bear hands at point blank range with barely an effort. This might be an advanced technique of Force Deflection.

Sith sorcery

Esoteric applications

Tenebrae became a master of Sith Sorcery and utilized such talents to overcome extreme challenges at times.

For example; Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) used a mysterious technique to overwhelm a mighty Sith Strike Team led by Darth Lokess - representing a rebellious Dark Council - from afar.

As a reminder;

He allowed their plan to play out, but when they gathered to confront the Emperor, his punishment was swift and devastating. Eleven members of the Dark Council died in a sudden flash on the steps of the Citadel. The last member Darth Lokess, disappeared forever, though for some centuries some claimed her screams could be heard from the bowels of the Citadel.

From Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia

Force-sensitivity manipulation

Esoteric application

Tenebrae demonstrated the ability to alter the Force-sensitivity of another Force-user. For example, he (as an apparition of Valkorion) enhanced the Force-sensitivity of the Outlander to make him strong enough to challenge powerful Force-users such as Arcann and Vaylin in single combat. On the flip side, Tenebrae was preparing the Outlander's body to house his presence for long-term basis by enhancing its Force-sensitivity.

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"Valkorion strengthened your bond to the Force." - Satele Shan

After undergoing the aforementioned transformation, the Outlander felt greater attunement to the Force and began to experience powerful visions as a consequence.

"A bond to the Force as intense as yours brings with it powerful insight." - Satele Shan

NOTE: The aforementioned example does not represents the first case of Tenebrae preparing an individual to use as a host to house his intangible presence for long-term basis after enhancing its connection with the Force. Further revelation below.

"I found Valkorion centuries ago. He was a great warrior. A champion of ancient Zakuul. It was only natural I hollow him out to use as my vessel." - Tenebrae (as an apparition of Valkorion)

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MULTI-TASKING with FORCE POWERS to EXTREME LEVELS:

Tenebrae demonstrated the ability to multi-task with his powers over a lengthy span of time, and in extreme ways. Refer to THE NATHEMA CONSPIRACY part above; Tenebrae prevented ECOLOGICAL RECOVERY of the post-apocalypse Medriaas for over 1300 years while partaking in other (demanding) set-of-activities irrespective of his location. This reality sheds new light on how to gauge his powers.

Example 1 - Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) used his powers to expand his footprint across the Galaxy by creating his powerbase (an organic network of agents bind to him who served as his set of eyes and ears in distant locations, and do his bidding upon his command). Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) also possessed other beings and utilized many as his Voice(s), and could influence the fighting prowess of his Imperial Guards from time-to-time. This showing implies simultaneous use of numerous Force powers at any point in time (refer to KNOWN POWERS section above).

As a reminder;

THE EMPEROR fears only death. It was this dread that inspired the Emperor to possess beings to serve as the Voice and the Hand, the former to speak his will and the latter to serve as conduits through which he could control his Empire. To extent his reach and sight, the Emperor created his Children through which he could see and act on whim. For those who displeased him, the Emperor shaped the Wrath - the ultimate executioner, who lived only to strike down enemies of the Emperor and humble the galaxy. Finally, he forged the Imperial Guard as an army of devoted warriors, tasked with overwhelming the Emperor's foes and protecting his domain. With this power base, the Emperor seeks to shield himself from the dangers of mortality and make the galaxy before him.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

Example 2 - On planet Ziost, Tenebrae (Vitiate) possessed countless individuals, utilized them for violent ends, and was able to fuel his strength from their deaths (he had been deliberately causing). This showing implies simultaneous application of Telepathic powers and Force Drain powers.

As a reminder;

Obsessed with achieving immortality, the Sith Emperor has targeted his own former subjects on the planet Ziost, with every death seemingly extending his dark power. Speaking through those he’s possessed, he controls powerful pawns like Master Surro, the leader of a team of elite militarized Jedi known as the Sixth Line.

Taken from (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Rise of the Emperor)

In connection with Example 2, Tenebrae (Vitiate) was able to incorporate Telekinetic powers in his already complex set of actions. For instance, through Master Surro, Tenebrae (Vitiate) lifted a group of individuals from the ground and cast them aside with the exception of one (in red armor), keeping him suspended in the air throughout the ordeal, only to strike him down in the next moment. This is a clear demonstration of multi-tasking with telekinetic powers besides other activities.

As a reminder;

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Example 3 - Tenebrae (Valkorion) SHIELDED the Outlander, and his allies, from the harmful effects of Medriaas (Nathema) while the Outlander, and his allies, were exploring this world for certain answers. This is ironic in the light of Tenebrae preventing ECOLOGICAL RECOVERY of the post-apocalypse Medriaas for over 1300 years, and also during the course of this event.

Emphasis mine. It is safe to assert that Tenebrae was able to wield the Force in ways no known mortals of the galaxy could, in similar vein to The Ones.

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SITH ALCHEMY and/or NOTABLE CREATIONS:

Tenebrae was proficient in the matters of Sith Alchemy; he demonstrated the ability to create deadly Sithspawn (e.g. Akure) and also constructed arcane devices which could be used to prolong the life of his subjects for indefinite period. At a much later stage, as he grew in power, he was able to create virtually immortal beings of pure Dark Side energy with sheer force of will on Ziost (e.g. Monoliths).

PERVERTING A HOLOCRON

Tenebrae (original) - at the age of 10 - was able to transform the holocron of Lord Drammath into a superweapon that could be utilized to capture or obliterate spirits of Sith and Jedi.

All holocrons are based on a complex yet elegant technology: a lattice of organic crystals woven together at a microscopic level. The crystal lattice can store vast amounts of information, as well as replicate the appearance and personality of the holocron's creator as a gatekeeper who will guide students in their training.

In his youth, Valkorion--then known as Tenebrae--discovered a way to twist and pervert the lattice so it could capture the spirit of powerful Force users, locking them in a metaphysical cage. He used the weapon on Dramath, his tyrannical father, and trapped him inside the holocron for centuries.

But the same corrupted technology Valkorion used to vanquish his father could also be turned against him, permanently imprisoning his immortal spirit... or obliterating it from existence.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Codex Entry titled "Dramath's Holocron.")

AKURE

Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) created a powerful Sithspawn known as Akure on planet Dromund Kaas.

While some Sithspawns are forged in great numbers, others are created as singular abominations. One such dark side manifestation was birthed centuries ago by the Sith Emperor. Known as Akure, the Beast of Darkness, this Sithspawn rules the deep carverns of Dromund Kaas and kills all who try to end its existence.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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For hundreds of years, Dromund Kaas has been cloaked in an impenetrable night and thrashing storms supposedly caused by the power of the Emperor himself. But these are merely the most conspicuous manifestations of his legendary influence on the Imperial homeworld. Deep in the bowels of Dromund Kaas, another manifestation has been growing–a creature born far underground, a Sithspawn that has supped on the dark side for decades. For now, the beast remains lurking in the darkness, but its hunger is eternal and it is always, always growing.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Codex Entry titled "Akure, the Ghost in the Darkness (Bounty Hunter).")

Depiction of Akure:

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ARCANE DEVICES

Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) created some arcane devices which could be used to prolong the life of his subjects for indefinite period.

Example 1: Infernal Machinery in the Emperor's private chamber in the Citadel (Kaas City)

“THE RITUAL IS ABOUT TO BEGIN,” the Emperor intoned.

Scourge nodded, though even if he had wanted to refuse it was far too late now.

He was standing in the center of a cylindrical metal platform roughly two meters across. Dozens of wires and IV tubes had been hooked to his body. The wires were connected to several generators arranged in a circle around the platform, the IV tubes ran to clear vats filled with a strange green bubbling liquid.

They were still inside the citadel, but this private chamber was much smaller than the throne room. It was unfurnished and, apart from the Emperor, Scourge, and the infernal machinery he was hooked up to, completely empty.

In the wake of Revan’s defeat, the Emperor hadn’t made him a member of the Dark Council after all. Instead, he had created a new position for Scourge: the Emperor’s Wrath.

The Emperor had believed his explanation about Revan. As a reward Scourge was to become his personal enforcer and executioner, taking his orders directly from the Emperor and answering to no one but him.

That wasn’t the full extent of his reward, however. For his role in exposing Xedrix, Nyriss, and Revan, the Emperor had promised to grant Scourge the gift of eternal life. He would forever serve at the Emperor’s side, an honor far greater than even that of being selected for the Dark Council.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

Example 2: Revan's Cell in the Maelstrom Prison

REVAN’S CELL WAS AS MUCH LABORATORY AS PRISON. Trapped in a suspended cage of shimmering power, he hovered somewhere between life and death. His paralyzed body was in some kind of stasis, preserved and protected so that even time itself could not touch him. But his consciousness was fully aware.

Meetra could sense his suffering. When she had died, she had not become one with the Force. Loyal to the end, her spirit had remained with Revan, an invisible presence hovering just outside his cell.

She couldn’t speak with him; whatever arcane Sith sorcery the Emperor had used to bind Revan in his cell made that impossible. She doubted Revan was even aware she was there. Yet even though she couldn’t communicate with him, she was able to offer aid and support, her power trickling through the energy barrier that surrounded him, a lifeline he could cling to in the dark ocean of his imprisonment.

As the Emperor fed off him, Meetra was allowing Revan to feed off her. Her sustenance strengthened his resolve whenever he grew weak, refreshing and restoring him so he could continue his never-ending mental war.

Because of her, Revan was able to do more than just fight to keep the Emperor at bay.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

REVAN BIND TO HIS CELL VIA SITH SORCERY - Credit to the Going Commando blog
REVAN BIND TO HIS CELL VIA SITH SORCERY - Credit to the Going Commando blog

"I lost everyone...betrayed from within. The Emperor imprisoned me, kept me alive with Sith alchemy...used me." - Revan

MONOLITHS

Tenebrae (Vitiate) created incredibly powerful monstrosities known as Monoliths on planet Ziost with sheer force of will.

Given enough intellect, knowledge, fortitude and power, Sith alchemy can be used to achieve the seemingly impossible, such as transforming flesh and bone to form vicious Sithspawn such as the imposing Massassi and the unstoppable Terentatek. But Monoliths are something beyond Sithspawn: they are everlasting monstrosities built not on a foundation of living tissue but of dark side energy itself. Enduring and merciless and quite possibly unkillable, Monoliths plainly illustrate the immeasurable power of their creator and are best avoided at all costs.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Rise of the Emperor)

Depiction of a Monolith, a being of pure Dark Side energy:

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BALANCE OF THE FORCE:

Force-users influence the balance of the Force more then anything else.

More than any others, it is the Force-sensitive beings of the galaxy who have the greatest influence upon the balance of the Force.

From (Star Wars: Force and Destiny)

The balance of the Force would shift depending upon the actions of the Force-users throughout galactic history.

For this reason, some believe that the Jedi and Sith must share an ultimately common origin, and their creation in the distant past embodies the opposition between the light and dark sides. As their relative power has increased or diminished over the centuries, it has only reinforced another deeply held belief about the Force: that it has a balance, and that this balance can shift over time.

From (Star Wars: Force and Destiny)

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The Force was omnipresent. It radiated stronger in certain places and at certain times, and the balance of the dark side and the light constantly shifted.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

Revan singled out Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) as the FOREMOST source of imbalance in his time, and postulated that champions of light will continue to emerge to oppose him until he is defeated.

“The Force always strives for balance. The Emperor is an agent of darkness and destruction. It is inevitable that a champion of the light will one day rise to oppose him. I may be that champion.”

From (Revan, Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

Tenebrae created a rend in the fabric of the Cosmic Force around planet Medriaas with his experiments on its surface back in 4999 BBY:

He felt the first hints of what was waiting for him when the shuttle dropped out of hyperspace. Through the windows of the cockpit he saw a gray-and-brown planet looming large before them. Gazing at it, he felt something strange and unsettling. Something unnatural.

It took him several moments to realize what was wrong, and even when he did, he didn’t fully grasp the implications. He wasn’t feeling the Force.

The sensation was completely alien. The Force was omnipresent. It radiated stronger in certain places and at certain times, and the balance of the dark side and the light constantly shifted. But it was always there in some way, shape, or form.

Now, however, he felt nothing. He had become so accustomed to the presence of the Force in the background that its complete absence was almost overwhelming, leaving him unable to speak.

“Prepare yourself,” Nyriss said. “We’re going down to the surface.”

The absence grew steadily more pronounced as the shuttle approached and then landed on Nathema.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

- and prevented its HEALING for over 1300 years while partaking in other (demanding) set-of-activities irrespective of his location. Refer to THE NATHEMA CONSPIRACY part above. This rend represented the largest nexus of Dark Side energy that galaxy would ever see.

As a reminder;

Lord Vitiate orchestrated the sorcery and the planet Mediraas was consumed by the largest dark side nexus the galaxy would ever see.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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Tenebrae (Sith Emperor) siphoned the life-force of many individuals during his span of existence, affecting the development of the Living Force through such individuals and also their ability to use the Force.

The Force consists of two related, but distinct, elements: the Living Force and the Cosmic Force. The Living Force is generated by the energy of living beings throughout the galaxy. This is the Force at its most immediate and instinctive level. It is this aspect of the Force that allows for many of the impressive abilities that have fueled the aura of legend around the Jedi and Sith, and that still excites the galaxy's imagination. The ability to trick the minds of other beings, to sense their presence, and to manipulate physical objects all come from the Living Force.

From (Star Wars: Force and Destiny - Core Rulebook)

As a reminder;

In return, the Emperor draws on his servant's strength in the Force and body to feed his ever-increasing power, leaving the servants withered and frail.

From (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia)

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