Emperor & Dark Lord of the Sith
“When the Emperor planned the Republic’s destruction, he did not foresee the need for alliances. The Sith would sweep through the galaxy, systematically exterminating their age old Jedi enemies and dismantling the proud Republic.”
― The Holocron of Jedi Master Gnost-Dural
By the time of the Great War, The Emperor is well over 1,400 years old.
The Emperor survived the ancient Sith Empire’s defeat during the Great Hyperspace War, fled the destruction of the Sith people on Korriban, and led several cruisers into unknown space where they spent several years, licking their wounds and searching for a new home. Finally the fleet found Dromund Kaas and the Emperor set up a new home on the planet’s surface with his most trusted Sith Lords. There, he began building a new, revitalized Empire, vowing to return and defeat the Republic.
Using dark rituals, the Emperor prolonged his life and his undisputed rule. However, Jedi Master Gnost-Dural suggested that the Sith spirits in the Korriban mausoleums did not approve of the Sith Emperor’s rule, refusing him the title of Dark Lord of the Sith.
The Emperor approached both his Sith counterparts, and their non-Sith servants with an offer to build an orderly society, a society which would eventually control the Galaxy. The remnants of the Sith gathered to his banner, and the Emperor created the Dark Council, at which time he left the public arena to pursue other, more mysterious goals.
In the time after the Mandalorian Wars eminent Jedi Knights Revan and Malak traveled into the Unknown Regions in search of the Star Forge which led them into contact with the Sith Emperor. It is unknown what happened during the first contact, but what is known is that by the time they left Dromund Kaas they were following the order of their new master. He ordered them to both recover the ancient Star Forge for use by the True Sith, and to act as a vanguard to set the stage for the Sith invasion. Revan and Malak complied, initiating the Jedi Civil War.
Throughout the Jedi Civil War, Revan deliberately left key Republic infrastructure intact on many planets to assure stability so that he could take his Empire to war with the hidden faction lead by this mysterious Emperor. Revan’s ultimate plan never came into fruition as Malak betrayed him and took the mantle of Dark Lord of the Sith for himself. Caring little for his former master’s aspirations of stability, Malak sought to destroy anything that got in his way to achieve his goals. Malak was eventually hunted down and killed by his former master, who was redeemed by the Jedi Council, effectively putting an end to the potential vanguard. After Malak’s death the remnant of Revan’s Empire was destroyed by the Jedi Exile who shortly after her victory departed to the Unknown Regions to join Revan, who left at the end of the Jedi Civil War, on his quest against the Emperor and his “True” Sith.5 About 300 years later it was presumed that they failed when the “True” Sith finally returned and started the Great Galactic War and they were never seen again.
In the year 3,681 BBY, the Emperor and his Empire withdrew from their seclusion on Dromund Kaas and attacked the Republic in what was considered to be the best orchestrated military strike in galactic history.
Around 3,678 BBY, his apprentice, a hybrid Sith called Exal Kressh, betrayed him and fled to Republic space. He maintained his presence inside her mind, tracing her location, and deferred the choice of who to hunt her down to the Dark Council, who settled on Sith apprentice Teneb Kel for the task. Eventually, Kel tracked Kressh back to Korriban and succeeded in killing her.
The Sith Emperor led the Sith Empire during the Great Galactic War, he eagerly awaits the day of the signing of the Treaty of Coruscant.