Skere Kaan was born on Coruscant and recruited
by the Jedi Order at a young age like most. He grew up to become a Jedi Knight, proficient
at economics and fleet commanding. The Jedi High Council had high expectations
for him, hoping he would be the one to destroy the Sith Empire.
If you know Bastilla Shan you know about Battle Meditation. Well, Lord Kaan mastered it as
well, so he was a huge asset for any fleet. He rose to the rank of Jedi Master, but he
didn’t like the way the High Council was breathing on his neck, so he took some loyal
Jedi Knights and formed the Brotherhood of Darkness, declaring himself as Dark Lord of
the Sith. If you think it’s strange that Kaan claimed
to be the Dark Lord of the Sith at this time, you should know this reformed Sith Empire
was clustered and fragmented, with multiple Sith claiming the title of Dark Lord.
The Sith were focused on fighting each other, rather than the Republic, which was a good
thing for the Jedi. However, Kaan wanted to unite the Sith. Eventually, all the Sith were
bending the knee to him as he united more and more clusters under his banner.
Meanwhile, ignoring that Kaan was becoming a huge threat, the Jedi High Council congratulated
him for dismantling the various Sith Orders he was pursuing, but there was one Jedi who
already suspected the truth to be what it was, that Lord Kaan had fallen to the dark
side. This Jedi was Jedi Lord Hoth, who left Coruscant
to amass forces to stop Kaan. Kaan knew he had to get as much support as
he could, so he started naming the various Sith Leaders “Dark Lords”, claiming all
Dark Lords to be equal under the Brotherhood of Darkness.
Finally, he outlawed the title of Darth, because he felt that the fight for the title was responsible
for all the infighting among the Sith and he couldn’t afford that.
Lord Kaan was now ready to strike the Republic, but the Jedi Order rallied under Lord Hoth
and formed the Army of Light with all of the standing Jedi Lords.
A decade long war between Jedi and Sith erupted, with a lot of casualties on both sides.
At the start of the war, Kaan managed to conquer Korriban, the ancient home of the Sith, and
so the Sith Academy was now open again, with Sith Lord Qordis leading the training of fresh
Sith Warriors. Lord Kaan was a brilliant warlord and secured
one victory after another, but he was also charismatic, luring tons of Jedi to his ranks.
Lord Kaan felt that he needed to cut the snake by the head, so he tried to taunt Lord Hoth
into confrontation without success. However, he also managed to take Kashyyk and other
core worlds. The Army of Light continued to rally reinforcements
to their cause and so the war dragged on for longer than desired by Kaan, which made some
prominent Dark Lords get impatient. The three most prominent Sith Leaders to plot
against Kane were Githany, Kopecz, and Bane. Now the Jedi were getting the high ground,
and Bane started to speak up believing the problem was Lord Kaan acting as a General
rather than Sith Lord. Bane accused Kaan of not using the Dark Side of the Force to his
full potential. Kaan sent Kas’im to assassinate Bane, but
that failed. Githany was ordered to poison Bane but failed as well.
Bane then declared Kane unworthy but sent him a scroll as a peace offering, a scroll
that contained the details of the Thought Bomb technique.
Bane and Kaan combined their power and defeated the Army of Light.
But thinking victory was assured, the Sith committed their usual sin of arrogance and
stopped the meditation circle to go out on a rampage in the field of battle as Fighting
Sith Lords. The Sith Masters took the field, but the Jedi
counterattacked their arrogant charge, making them lose some numbers. They were only able
to do that because Bane left an opening in the fleet for the reinforcements to land.
Kaan was left with no choice, he had to use the thought bomb.
Kaan believed the thought bomb would eliminate the Jedi, but that he and the remainder Sith
Masters would be strong enough to survive. Githany and Bane left the brotherhood, Qordis
was dead, and Kaan perfected his Sith Thought Bomb to defeat the approaching Jedi.
Lord Hoth came and confronted Lord Kaan, but Kaan had the weapon ready and triggered the
Thought Bomb. The result was that both Kaan, Hoth, Sith
and Jedi present were all killed instantly, so the Sith were considered to be extinct.
However, Darth Bane wasn’t there, so he survived alongside his apprentice Darth Zannah
and Darovit, her cousin. Kaan managed to communicate with Bane post-mortem.
Kaan guided Bane to a Sith Holocron that would help the latter resurrect the Sith Order,
and tricked Bane into fusing with the Orbalisk, his iconic armor.
Darth Bane implemented the Rule of Two, as he saw the Sith as anarchists, and Darth Zannah,
as well as Darth Cognus, followed in his steps, alongside most Sith of Bane’s lineage thereafter.
However, Darth Cognus’ apprentice, Darth Millenial, thought Kaan’s way was the way
to go, so he left Cognus and formed his own order.
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