Star Wars fans, if you are like us at the Star Wars Council, you do have somewhat of a soft spot for the Dark Side, some of our favourite characters have represented the Dark Side. There is just something about them we could not shake, we decided to give you a bit of a background to get a better understanding about their mind frame and what they believed in, instead of simply just classing them as a villain. Without the Ying there is no Yang.
The Dark Side has always had a certain appeal to a select few... The code attracts a certain type of person… without darkness there is no light. In order to evolve as a race it is important that challenges are put in the place or normal people (our heroes) for them to realise their true potential and purpose and become the heroes we know them as today, without the “villians” there would be no heroes. Anakin Skywalker, once held as the “golden boy” of the Jedi order, most controversially turned his back on the Jedi order and joined the Sith ranks, to become the most infamous villain of them all Darth Vader. Darth Bane, Darth Sidious, Darth Maul, Darth Sidious are all examples of a few of the famous Sith Lords who most of you will recognise… But what Code did they all exactly follow?
The Code of the Sith
The Code of the Sith, known as Qotsisajak in Sith, was the mantra that reinforced the core beliefs of the Sith Order. It was considered the dark side counterpart to the Jedi Code, and was first authored on the planet Korriban in 6900 BBY by the Jedi heretic Sorzus Syn. The code remained remarkably unchanged through the millennia, as the Sith Lord Darth Bane still taught the words of Sorzus Syn when he began rebuilding the Sith Order around 1000 BBY, after the Seventh Battle of Ruusan.
The Sith Code, as written by Sorzus Syn and taught by Darth Bane:
“Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
Through passion, I gain strength.
Through strength, I gain power.
Through power, I gain victory.
Through victory, my chains are broken.
The Force shall free me”.
The Red Lightsaber
Darth Maul describes the lightsaber in a cold heartless manner as "Let it be nothing more than what it is; an instrument of murder, and nameless." Sith lightsaber designs were based more on personal needs and preferences, rather than standardized makes designed for specific classes. For example, Darth Bane's apprentice Zannah wielded a double-bladed lightsaber with a lengthened hilt and shortened blades to allow for improved speed and mobility, benefits she took advantage of to facilitate her practice of the Soresu lightsaber form. In combat, she would twirl the weapon to build up momentum, allowing her to redirect and parry even the fiercest attacks with relative ease, while the second blade allowed for rapid counters. One of the later Rule of Two Sith Lords, Darth Maul, also favoured the double-bladed lightsaber. Maul felt that single-bladed lightsabers were too limiting, and opted for the double ended design because it made sense to him to be able to strike with both ends. Maul took considerable pride in the fashioning of the crystals for his weapon. Creating a set of four synthetic lightsaber crystals in a compression furnace, he went into deep meditation for four days, using the Force to control and monitor the formation of the crystals.
The Philosophy behind the Sith
The Force shall free me.
"The Force is our servant and our master. Our teacher and our companion. A weapon and a tool. Know it and you know the universe. Master it and you master the universe. Strive for perfection and the Force shall reward you."
The Sith believed that those who strove for perfection through knowledge and mastery of the Force would be rewarded.
That’s it with a brief introduction of what the Sith are all about… You can inbox us if you’d like more info J we’re all about the force we’re all about knowledge and mastering it… You could say we are all more inclined towards the sith then we lead on…
You’re now a step closer to becoming a Sith Lord, and reaching perfection in the realm of Star Wars!