At the height of its rule, the Galactic Republic was governed by a body of Senators representing the many worlds of the galaxy. On the fifth anniversary of Hurst's death, a man named Gerd—who had been friends with Hurst—decided that he would put Dessel in his place. From Darth Maul's return to the complex saga of Ahsoka Tano, these are the episodes that made The Clone Wars such a worthy addition to the Star Wars franchise. After the battle, Dessel discovered that Ulabore had informed the Sith Lord Kopecz of his actions. However, Bane ignored his anger, denouncing Qordis and the other masters as cowards. Boarding it, Bane set a course for the planet Lehon in the Unknown Regions, hoping to find true understanding of the dark side. The fight ended in a draw, with Bane escaping and heading to Ambria with Darth Cognus, an Iktotchi assassin skilled in use of the dark side whom Bane planned to take as his apprentice if Zannah proved herself weak and unworthy. The two embraced, only for Zannah to quickly pull away upon remembering that she was now a Sith. She had befriended a Bouncer named Laa, who helped protect her. After the fall of Darth Revan and Malak, the strongest remnants of their empire gathered to form the elusive Sith Triumvirate, and the triumvirs each took up a Sith title containing the prefix Darth. Upon his acquisition of Qordis's vast wealth, he used it only to further the Sith cause. Recalling what Bane had once told her, she decided to take him to Caleb on Ambria, bringing Darovit with her. During training Kas'im had always derided fighting with two lightsabers, ensuring Bane had no experience facing such an opponent. However, he would be at a disadvantage against Darth Bane who was one of the, if not the greatest duelist of all time. After just a single practice session with Githany, Bane exhibited a capacity with Force lightning that surpassed even Sirak. Bane thus revived the use of the title for himself during the last days of the Brotherhood.[15]. [16][7] Not all usages of the term "Darth" during this time, however, preceded a Sith name, as Darth Maul's name had the title of "Darth" preceding his birth name. Born under the name of Hego Damask II, and remembered as Darth Plagueis the Wise, is a Muun Dark Lord of the Sith, heir to the lineage of Darth Bane and a master of midi-chlorian manipulation. One of these tendrils brushed against Bane, causing him to feel pain unlike anything he had ever known. Male[3] [15], In 4 ABY, however, the Sith's victory was undone when Darth Vader, who redeemed himself back into the Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, killed Sidious during the Battle of Endor to save his son Luke Skywalker before expiring from his injuries, bringing Bane's established Sith lineage to an end. However, the Sith Masters discouraged the studying of the archives, claiming they were relics of a time long forgotten. Remove this notice when finished. Initially serving as a foot soldier in the Gloom Walkers unit, he was recognized as a Force-sensitive, and taken to the Sith Academy on Korriban. Explore all of Wookieepedia's media for this article subject: Wookieepedia has a collection of quotes related to. Because she showed no desire to claim the mantle of Dark Lord of the Sith, he had begun to believe that she was weak, and planned to wait for him to age before she challenged him, rather than seizing power from the Dark Lord when he was strong, as the Rule of Two demanded. [10] There is still the possibility that one of the Rakatan theories could be correct, since the ancient Sith homeworld of Korriban had once been occupied by the Rakata (circa 28,000 BBY), which is one way either the Daritha or darr tah term could have entered the ancient Sith language. The Jedi immediately came to the aid of Hoth, forcing the Sith to retreat from what had seemed like certain victory. [2], The woman then explained that she sensed his power, and wanted to become his apprentice. Human[3] Furthermore, it provided him with an enhanced healing factor; a knife wound that Bane once inflicted upon himself, for instance, healed virtually as he made it, and even a debilitating lightsaber strike to his arm from Johun Othone healed within seconds. Exploring the planet in the aftermath of the Ruusan campaign, he encountered a young Force-sensitive girl named Zannah. Not long after sending Kas'im after Bane, Kaan received a message from the disillusioned Sith, who stated that he wished to return to the Brotherhood. Dessel mutinied and punched Ulabore in the face, knocking him out cold, and then proceeded to lead the squad into battle. 1026 BBY (991BrS), Apatros[1] Homeworld In addition, Zannah did not back down from Bane, and proclaimed herself to be a killer. In a final round where whoever was dealt the highest card would win, both players received nine. Ignoring his pleas, Bane decapitated Sirak, releasing all his fears and guilt in the process and fully opening himself to the dark side. Darth is often thought to be a combination of letters from the title Dark Lord of the Sith, a theory which is alluded to in Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force. Taking the title of Darth, Bane proclaimed that he was leaving the Brotherhood. Feeding on his own pain and Serra's anger, Bane mocked the Princess, and proclaimed that he would escape. Prodded by Darovit, who insisted that she was a good person, not a Sith, and by Caleb, who promised to heal Bane if she gave up herself and her master to the Jedi, Zannah agreed to surrender, and sent a message to the Jedi Temple, informing the Jedi that the Sith Lord who had killed a number of Jedi on Tython was on Ambria, helpless. Each of these novels expanded on Bane's backstory, with Dynasty of Evil killing off the Dark Lord. Though there was very little information available, Bane was determined to learn Andeddu's secret and save the Sith. After Hurst's death, his friends tried to continue with their harassment of Dessel, but the young miner now had the confidence to stand up for himself, and proceeded to best many of them in fights until they learned to leave him alone. See the. [2], The two Sith Lords matched wills, each trying to push the other out and into the great void from which there was no return. Bane then traveled back to the Sith compound to continue his plan to destroy the Brotherhood. He was able to make it to the tomb and immediately began searching it. The two possessed immense wealth, which they used to continue to build up their network of spies and plan for the time when the Sith could destroy the Jedi. However, Bane sensed the presence of another individual: Caleb's daughter, and threatened to torture her unless the healer assisted him. He also kept a vibroblade in his boot. [5], Bane traveled to Tython, sending his apprentice in disguise to the Jedi Temple in the meantime. Whereas the Jedi and the Republic believed that it was the duty of the strong to help the weak, Bane believed that the strong were intended to rule the weak masses. Once on Onderon he found Zannah being threatened by a group of Beast Riders. The knowledge he gained from this holocron validated his view that the Brotherhood needed to be destroyed for the Sith to conquer the Jedi. A giant, smoldering specter of Bane then emerged from a sarcophagus and tried to tempt the Jedi Master into becoming his apprentice. When Qordis begged Bane to let him die in lightsaber combat, claiming it was more honorable, Bane mocked him, and continue to choke him until he died. His former apprentice then unleashed her Sith sorcery, only to have Bane successfully repel her attack on his mind. The Iktotchi then explained that she was an assassin who had been able to track Bane to Ciutric IV thanks to visions she received through the Force. Bane's cunning and vision made him a transformative figure in Sith history. Afraid of the dark side, he pulled away, only to regain his confidence with the assistance of the ancient Sith in the form of texts. [2] From each he gleaned knowledge vital to the furtherance of his Sith agenda, from the thought bomb with which he destroyed Kaan's Brotherhood,[1] to the instructions for the creation of a holocron of his own. [5], In hopes of finding useful artifacts, Bane and Zannah searched the camp, finding a manuscript about the ancient Dark Lord Freedon Nadd that had belonged to Qordis. To symbolize that his new Sith Order was different from the Brotherhood, Bane revived the title of Darth, which Kaan had discouraged by claiming that it was antiquated and encouraged unnecessary competition among the Sith. Bane had begun to wonder if the orbalisks could be holding him back, and he wanted her to research possible ways of removing them. Others, such as Vul Isen, were not entitled to the Darth title despite their expertise in the dark side of the Force, and weren't regarded as "real" Sith by some of the Darths.[9]. The next morning, Hurst was dead. She returned from Serenno with a Force-sensitive nobleman named Hetton, and his eight Umbaran Shadow Assassins. He felt a much stronger connection to the dark side on Lehon than he did on Korriban, which reinforced his belief that the Brotherhood was flawed. [1], During this time, a Jedi deserter named Githany arrived, and Bane saw his chance to reclaim his place among the other students. [1] Also, in Bane of the Sith and Path of Destruction, Bane's lightsaber hilt is clearly described as being "hooked". Until he gets to Onderon, he intends to resurrect the Brotherhood. Sidious, Tyranus, Vader), which was chosen for the apprentice by the master at the time the apprentice swore allegiance to the Sith. After spending several days stuck in the starfighter's cockpit listening to Qordis curse him, Bane finally released his anger when the Valcyn entered Dxun's atmosphere. He became a deadly lightsaber duelist, and wielded a red-bladed, curved-hilt lightsaber presented by the Twi'lek Dark Lord in recognition of his skill. The Sith sorcery he learned from Nadd's holocron was admittedly beyond the scope of Bane's abilities,[5] although the stolen ritual of essence transfer from Andeddu's device was well within. After he returned from the tombs on Korriban in an effort to find knowledge, Bane declared his abandonment of the Brotherhood, and aware that Qordis would not try to stop him, left the planet in the Headmaster's ship. Such examples are Anakin Skywalker becoming Darth Vader, or Jacen Solo becoming Darth Caedus. [1][2] At one time, he had displayed superb mounted lightsaber combat while controlling a drexl and fighting three Beast Riders; he managed to deflect blaster bolts from every single one of his opponents in the sky. The Dark Lord sent a communication to Zannah's shuttle, instructing her to come to Ambria. Unleashing a blast of dark side energy, he caused Qordis's spirit to vanish, but also damaged the ship, forcing him to make a crash-landing. Dessel decided to accept Kopecz's offer. Hurst also took to blaming Dessel for his own miserable life on Apatros, and considered his son to be the bane of his existence—so much so that he took to calling him "bane" frequently. [2] His initial attempts to create a holocron ended in failure, which Bane came to believe was due to his orbalisk armor; it provided him with great power in battle, but he believed that it robbed him of the ability to use his powers for more subtle tasks. One of the reasons he hated the Brotherhood was that it supported equality amongst the Sith. Though this ritual was extremely dangerous, Bane was convinced that his will was strong enough to overpower his target. However, Githany then betrayed Sirak by giving Bane his lightsaber and entering the fight on his side. Impressed, Bane informed the girl that she would become his apprentice.[1][5]. Instead, he relied on an hour or two of daily meditation to keep his body energized and his mind invigorated. Within the cavernous Senate rotunda, hundreds of politicians would fill the viewing platforms that lined the curved walls. Editor discretion is advised. Sheev Palpatine (Sith identity – Darth Sidious; eventually, Emperor Palpatine) is a character from the Star Wars franchise, commonly known as the Dark Lord of the Sith, who had to establish the Galactic Empire having toppled the Galactic Republic. Height Bane had also created a holocron which held all of his knowledge, and, posing as a simple collector, the Dark Lord had acquired a great number of Sith artifacts. Fearing the power that had been revealed to him, Kaan had ended the ceremony, using his connection to the other Dark Lords to pull them out as well, announcing that they would board their speeders and defeat the Jedi using more conventional methods. He then attacked Qordis with the Force, wounding him. Bane traveled to Lehon, Ambria, and Ruusan in the highly advanced ship before he crashed on Dxun. In 2006, Darth Bane: Path of Destruction, written by Drew Karpyshyn was released. Zannah fled to her ship, while Bane ran toward the main hangar, where he found the Iktotchi. Taken to Doan, Bane was imprisoned and tortured, only to covertly gain his freedom soon afterward. Caleb notified the Jedi Council, only to have Zannah use her powers to drive Caleb's assistant Darovit insane. Sith Order[6]Imperial Sith Order[5]Order of the Sith Lords[7]Lumiya's Sith[8]One Sith[9] Gender The toxin caused him to faint, enabling the Iktotchi and the soldiers to take him prisoner. Create your own skins with our online editor. When Darth Sidious and Darth Maul were revealed in The Phantom Menace, the title took on its distinct association with the Sith, and it has appeared throughout of all eras of the Star Wars saga. However, were she to do this, she would not prove her superiority, as was necessitated by the Rule of Two. [1], After killing Qordis, Bane entered Kaan's tent, and contacted Admiral Adrianna Nyras, who was in control of the Sith fleet stationed in orbit holding back the Jedi reinforcements. Additionally, his victory came only after the Jedi's battle meditation ceased, and Raskta Lsu was killed by a sneak attack from Zannah. Upon entering his mansion, he was attacked by a Force-sensitive Iktotchi and a group of soldiers. Chronologically speaking, Darth Rivan predates Darth Bane, and Darth Bane is supposed to be the author of the Rule of Two. Species A decade later, Bane began to worry that his apprentice was too weak to overthrow him and assume the mantle of Dark Lord of the Sith, as was necessary under the Rule of Two. Realizing that unless he acted quickly he would fall behind the other students, he challenged Sirak. This was due to the fact that, in order to precisely modulate his powers for subtle tasks, he had to cut the orbalisks completely off from the dark side. If the apprentice failed, the master would ideally find another apprentice. [1], After Githany left, Bane realized that she had tricked him and she had used a lesser poison to cover a far more powerful toxin on her lips—synox. He then instituted a Rule of Two, which stated that there could be only two Sith to avoid the infighting that had plagued the Sith for millennia. Author Drew Karpshyn confirmed a few days later that Zannah had won the duel, although a small remnant of Bane remained in her. The Human played his opponent, wearing him down before wounding him, sending a humiliated Sirak to the medical wing. Once he made his way to the temple, Bane began searching for any dark side relics. Bane proceeded to mock Kaan and the other Sith, accusing them of acting like cowards and holding back from the true power of the dark side. This article or section is in need of referencing per Wookieepedia's sourcing guidelines. The Jedi archivist Restelly Quist wrote about Bane in the Jedi training manual The Jedi Path. As a result, he also started to lose his connection to it. From the holocron, Bane learned a tremendous deal about the dark side and Sith—more than he had learned in his entire time at the academy, he felt. Ulabore knew the order to be a tactical mistake but planned to follow it anyway since he was afraid to face the Sith Lord who had issued the command. Zannah killed Caleb, then hid herself and Bane. Seeing that Githany understood the source of the strength in the dark side, Bane wondered if she could become his apprentice. Bane suspected that his apprentice was waiting until he was old and weak to challenge him, at which point she could easily defeat him. Series Director Dave Filoni voiced similar concerns to the inclusion of the two Sith Lords; though the scene would have been appreciated by Expanded Universe fans, he stated that cutting the scene had been the right thing to do. Caleb then began to heal Bane. Died Darth Bane was able … [12] Naga Sadow, the last of the original Dark Lords of the Sith that ruled the old Sith Empire, held the title of Darth after ascending to the Sith throne just prior to waging the Great Hyperspace War. Realizing that Bane's lightsaber had been taken from him, Zannah then attacked. The Human male who would become Darth Bane was born as Dessel on the Outer Rim planet Apatros in 1026 BBY to an abusive miner named Hurst. Thrilled at having his faith rewarded, Bane activated the holocron, and spent several weeks studying it. He was able to plunge deep into his hate and draw fully on the power of the dark side to unleash powerful Force waves, the strength of which devastated almost anything in their path. [2] A practical man, Bane found no value in wealth or other material possessions, believing that the worth of an object was directly correlated to its usefulness. As Githany tried to justify Kaan's actions by claiming that this way was more fun, Bane realized that she was not fit to be his apprentice—she had been corrupted by Kaan. [1], For a time, Bane flew the starship Valcyn, a T-class long-range personal cruiser that had originally belonged to Qordis. 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