Department of General History:
Dark Jedi Brotherhood History II
The six years between 11 ABY and 17 ABY were a turbulent time for the Brotherhood. Many became Dark Lords of the Sith and were overthrown or removed by others, including Kreeyat Havok, the man known only as ‘The Other’, Justinian Khyron, Stryker, Thedek, Archibald Zoraan, Chi Long and arguably the greatest of all the Dark Lords- Jac Cotelin. Civil wars and conflicts marred the history of the Brotherhood as the Dark Jedi of the Seven Clans fought amongst each other for prominence and power. However, each time, the Brotherhood emerged stronger, a symbol of unity that not even disorder from those under its aegis could break.
Prelude to Exodus
Eleventh Grand Master – Chi Long (17 ABY)
With the Star Chamber falling to ruins, and the Emperor’s Hammer coming to power within the Brotherhood, there was a long period during which there was no Grand Master. For months after Zoraan’s fall, various Jedi pursued the title of Grand Master, but finally an enigmatic figure known as Chi Long ascended to the position. Chi Long imposed strict order within the Clans and took radical steps to ensure stability while the Brotherhood reconstructed itself. Under his supervision, the Dark Hall was rebuilt into a complex that better suited the needs of the powerful organization, but at the same time, he faced difficulties with the fleet that the Brotherhood had attached itself to for so long. The Fleet Commander of the Emperor’s Hammer had tasted some of the power of the Brotherhood during the conflict of Zoraan’s reign, and his Command Staff was not ready to relinquish their influence- they actively sought to impose their own motives on the Dark Council. Like many of the former Grand Masters, Chi Long was a long-standing and highly placed Officer in the Fleet, but after a string of Apprentices resigning, the Grand Master himself finally departed for parts unknown with the reconstruction of the Brotherhood’s power-base still incomplete. Once again, the Fleet Command Staff stepped in, bringing the Brotherhood more carefully under their control in the ensuing power vacuum.
Twelth Grand Master – Firefox (17 ABY – 20 ABY)
In 17 ABY, a Sith Lord ascended to the Iron Throne who would outlast all previous Grand Masters- Grand Master Firefox. Under his command, the Brotherhood would begin to distance itself from the Emperor’s Hammer, no longer reliant on the military strength of the Imperial Remnant. Two years passed as the Brotherhood continued to become more and more independent, Firefox sending agents to Antei, the ancient home of the Star Chamber, to ascertain whether the planet was ripe for re-habitation. In 19ABY, the alliance brokered by Jedgar Paladin eight years previously, between the Emperor’s Hammer and the Dark Brotherhood, began to collapse irretrievably. The power of the Empire was waning, and power-obsessed Officers from the Emperor’s Hammer began to try and seize resources from the Brotherhood, which was only continuing to grow and strengthen itself under Firefox’s guidance.
Events were made worse by the megalomaniacal attitude of the Grand Admiral, Ronin, and his Sector Admiral Astatine, who were themselves embroiled in corruption and attempting to seize power from the Brotherhood. After a series of disputes that put the Brotherhood on the verge of open warfare with the Emperor’s Hammer, Firefox began the process of rebellion. A Council of Seven convened to discuss a solution to the problem, their names now known and revered across the Brotherhood. Firefox, the Dark Lord of the Sith; Khyron, a Sith Lord; Jac Cotelin, former Dark Lord and Emissary; Chi-Long, former Dark Lord; Corran Force, the Master At Arms; Acxodim Pyralis, the Headmaster; and Trevarus Caerick, the Proconsul of Clan Naga Sadow. These were the seven brethren who put into the motion the Brotherhood’s departure from the Aurora Sector and from the control of the Emperor’s Hammer; these were the seven who enacted the Exodus.
—For more information on this momentous event, which all Dark Jedi of the Brotherhood should be fully aware of, the student should consult the Brotherhood Holonet.—
A New Beginning
The Brotherhood retreated from the Aurora Sector and set out for Antei, the ancestral home of the Star Chamber. Grand Master Firefox had been preparing for this day; the construction of a new Dark Hall had begun on Antei in 18ABY, unbeknownst to the Imperial Remnant. With the aid of the most powerful Dark Side users in the Brotherhood, the Dark Council’s fleet penetrated through the Shroud of Antei and landed on the planet’s surface. The Clans had secured their own new homes, and spread out into these territories, most having to leave behind their previous holdings and establish new strongholds in previously unexplored systems. Clan Taldryan moved from the Karana system to the Kr’Tal system; Clan Naga Sadow relocated from the Phare system to the Orian system; Clan Tarentum remained in their ancestral home of the Yridia system; Clan Arcona departed the Coronada system and moved to the Dajorra system; Clan Scholae Palatinae left the Setii system for the Cocytus system; the newly-formed Clan Exar Kun took hold of the Acarr system, and Clan Satal Keto took up residence in [[DATA FRAGMENTED]].
A new wind had spread through the Brotherhood- no longer suffering under the oppression of the Emperor’s Hammer, the Sith, Krath and Obelisk were free to further their own studies in the Dark Side as they wished. Once the Dark Brotherhood was fully established in the Antei system and had conquered the Antares system, a mood of great optimism was in the air.
Operation: Tempest Bravo
The operation known only as Tempest Bravo was planned by Firefox to strengthen the Brotherhood militarily, following the split from the military force of the Emperor’s Hammer. Intelligence operatives acting under the direct orders of Grand Master Firefox infiltrated Imperial logistical and financial centers. These agents, often Imperial Admirals, remained black for two years until they were activated hours before the Exodus. Acting under preset orders the infiltrators altered logistical supply routes and redirected financial payments to Dark Brotherhood assets. Within hours the operatives of Tempest Bravo laundered billions of Imperial credits to the Dark Brotherhood and secured our financial independence, making them some of the unsung heroes of the Exodus- their stealth and bravery ensured that the Brotherhood could continue to exist independently.
Thirteenth Grand Master – Jac Cotelin (21 ABY – 25 ABY)
Confident that he had done everything that he could for the Brotherhood, Firefox stepped down from the Iron Throne, nominating former Grand Master Jac Cotelin to ascend to the throne once again. United behind the new Grand Master, the Dark Brotherhood entered a new age of prosperity; under Cotelin’s leadership, expansion and sweeping policies designed to reinvent and reinvigorate the Brotherhood at every level were the norm, and Cotelin was both popular and powerful as a leader.