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Sith Empire Meeting Displays its Vitality and Unity

September 24, 2012

Reporters of Galactic News were invited to the Sith Empire meeting in Byss.

The Imperial throne room of Byss was full of dignitaries and supporters of the Sith Empire to listen the Emperor Destius or address him their concern. He started the meeting by talking about the settlement of the Obsidian Dominion in the nearby planet of Kalist 6 and said he was looking forward “a new era of alliance and solidarity”. Then he announced the successful negotiation with Lady Darr tha Sundew, leading to the joining of Lehon to the Sith Empire. He claimed more worlds shall rally their banners and the Sith Order shall to educate, empower and protect through the Galaxy.

Sith Empire Meeting

After this announcements, Darth Nessa had the floor and surrendered the Emperor her title of queen of Ziost. She felt the necessity to do so after recent events gave the impression she worshiped the Galactic Empire led by Kulith Laan, especially since she shared a connection with the Headmistress of the Trayus Academy, a key member of the Empire. In a dramatic gesture, she broke the sign of this academy and renounced to her title. Even if surprised, the Emperor understood her choice and congratulated her.

Asked on the relationship between the Sith Empire and the Galactic Empire led By Kulith Laan, Emperor Destius stated that his Empire had no dealings with the Galactic Imperials, though their actions have been watched as they made their own path. Furthermore, the Emperor commented on the faction as it was led by the Trayus which had once given support to the Sith Empire by saying first that their power base merely a trapping of power and that they will find it far harder to hold Coruscant over the long-term especially since they are already experiencing bombings and assassination attempts. He also reminded that the Galactic Empire wasn’t an empire of the Galaxy because it controlled very little territory and wasn’t a Sith Empire since it had little sway over the majority of Sith Orders.

Sith Empire Meeting

As for the Sith Empire it had proven itself over the longterm and shown that it could expand, sustain growth, and bring order as permanent solutions. He warned that if they continued on their path it would be a cataclysmic failure but had no intentions of interfering with their chosen way. As for the Sith Empire, its built a new capital, strengthened its worlds, and brought order and protection to its citizens without a marking of discontent. He further re-iterated that the Sith Empire was built on self-improvement, empowerment and strength.

For another announcements, Emperor Destius declared that the city on Byss would soon have its own name. The name of the capital city of the Sith Empire would be announced in the coming days. In addition the Emperor has appointed Zander Varmann as the Information Minister who would make frequent scheduled announcements as to updates and responses concerning the Empire.

In a final surprising announcement, Emperor Destius stated that the former Emperor Novo was found alive and is recuperating nicely. The Sith Empire will now have two past Emperors and the present to work in harmony strengthening the regime.

— Rakiko Lowtide, Daana Kira

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  1. General Wade
    September 24, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    Some of what was said, I feel was not well worded and gives off the wrong impression of what the Emperor truly said. Eh, in the end the idea is the same though, and I guess that’s what basically matters most.

  2. faardor
    September 24, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    I could be missing an insignificant order in both empires but doesnt each empire hold 2 orders? Trayus, DOR and then Byss has DLOTS and OD. How exactly does that hold up to ‘little sway?’ especially when you add the numerous amounts of military orders in the Galactic Empire Vs the ‘Sith’ Empire.

    All im reading here is propaganda meant to make the Sith empire seem less weak then they already are as they reduce in influence and size in the galactic chain of importance.

    If not then do something significant with your supposed power. The galaxy is watching

    • Kasmiel
      September 26, 2012 at 3:21 AM

      I don’t think the Sith consider DOR to be sith at all. More like Dark Jedi with ambition above their station.

  3. From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations.
    September 24, 2012 at 4:25 PM

    If the Empire the press has taken to calling the Galactic Empire (though more fittingly it should be called The Sith Empire) is not “Galactic” because it has little territory then Byss should not call itself the Sith Empire because it has a small percentage of Sith Orders in it’s fold. While Every day more Sith pledge themselves to Emperor Laan, at least 4 Sith Orders have pledged themselves to Emperor Laan, those Orders also had a hand in selecting his ascension to the throne. Unlike Destius who simply proclaimed himself so and heard no protest at the time.So I suppose, then that means that Emperor Laan. commands loyalty the Majority of Sith Orders actually. Funny that huh?
    .
    Additionally the claim that the True Sith Empire has “Very little territory” is also not true. The vast stretches of space now under one Banner, the Sith Imperial Banner is far more vast than the remaining holdings of Byss and it’s allies, oh, sorry ally Order.

    The claim that The Empire only has the ‘trapping’s of power is something I am sure they are intimately familiar with on Byss. As for the difficulty in actually holding a highly populated capital? They wouldn’t know. Byss has never succeeded, and has rarely even attempted to expand in such a bold way. Because they are too terrified of being embarassed by defeat. Their public image of being vast and powerful is just that, a carefully maintained public image. They can claim they never lose, but you cannot lose if you do not play. and Byss has sat quietly in the deep core unmoving for far far too long.

    Destius is also incorrect on the assumption that The Trayus Academy rules the Sith Empire. it does not, Unlike Dlots and Byss, Trayus has not been so foolish as to attempt to monopolize power within a single group, ensuring stagnation and the marginalization and disenfranchisement of other Orders. but rather rules by the tradition of an Emperor selected by a Dark Council like body known as The Council of Thrones. formed from the heads of Sith Orders, and filled out by Other worthy Lords of the Sith. on a related note, invitations have been sent to Byss offering their due seats on this council,As Dlots an extremely old and very prestigious Sith Order as well as the Obsidian Dominion. The fact that they respond to the invitations with silence, only to finally speak up too late with more empty propaganda and lies that are obvious to all is not the least bit surprising Regardless, that invitation still stands.
    As for this statement
    ” the Sith Empire it had proven itself over the longterm and shown that it could expand, sustain growth, and bring order as permanent solutions.”
    Nothing could be further from the truth. Byss has not expanded at all since Destius took the throne and has only shrunk. It has not even truly expanded since Darth Validus was Emperor. Novo actually lost worlds under his sway. Destius has gained nothing but recouping previous losses. In fact, As far as The affairs of the galaxy should be concerned. It is not Trayus and it’s holdings that left The Empire, but Dlots and Obsidian Dominion that have.
    Byss has not expanded in years.and hiding on Byss is not sustaining growth. Stagnation is not a permanent solution to anything. A new capital city on Byss, the third time now? is not new at all. just giving a name and re-arranging what was already there and still adds nothing new.

    I urge all Imperial citizens. to see through the veneer of lies. and call out Destius on inconsistency. Byss is no longer the capital of the Sith Empire, It’s day is over and the sooner they realize this and adapt to the changing times, The better off they will be.

    If the Cause of the Sith is furthered, it will not be because of The stagnation of byss, it will be because of the glory of the Empire. And the Emperor Kulith Laan.

    The Emperor Protects.

    • Sith Empire Information Minister Zander Varmann
      September 24, 2012 at 7:43 PM

      I was present at the meeting and it is unfortunate that the wording of this article does not always reflect the choice words of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Destius. At no point did he say that the Galactic Empire has “very little territory”, nor he say that it had little sway over the majority of Sith Orders. His precise statement was that the Galactic Empire is not a Galactic Empire because it does not control the Galaxy, and it is not the Sith Empire because it does not contain all the most noble and powerful of Sith Orders.

      Leaving these inaccuracies aside, one has to wonder at the sensitive reaction of the Galactic Empire to a news article, which it should realise is the interpretation of journalists; some might say this sensitivity is a sign of insecurity.

      Let us examine a few facts. Far from being a shrinking Empire, this very meeting saw the joining to the Sith Empire of two worlds – Rakata Prime and Kalist VI – to the fold, and the confirmation by the surrender of Ziost by its sovereign to the Empire of its place in the Sith Empire (not in the Galactic Empire, as some previous reports have erroneously stated). This is three major systems added to the Empire since the ascension of His Imperial Majesty and is far from the claimed diminishing, stagnating Empire of the claims given by the Ministry opposite.

      The question of a majority of Sith Orders is an irrelevance and wilfully misleading. Many so-called Orders are small and comprise only a handful of Sith. One can manufacture any number of these transient entities for the sake of claiming a number of Sith Orders joining. The fact is none of them has anything close to the might and power of the Dark Lords alone, let alone the allied Orders. It is also a matter of public knowledge that some of the Sith Orders within the Galactic Empire do not sit well together and that there has been open conflict between members of the Syrion Coalition the Disciples of Ragnos. Who knows which others of these Orders shall prove disloyal to their Empire, or to one another?

      The comment from my counterpart about a democratic election of their Emperor versus the self-proclamation of Emperor Destius is again an irrelevance in Sith terms. Sith tradition demands that the strong take the power they deserve; if the Galactic Empire wishes to democractise their leadership contest, then that is their but but they in doing so stray away from the Sith ways and become tainted by Republic ideology. For was their Emperor not once also the Supreme Chancellor of the Republic whilst simultaneously holding the leadership of a Sith Order? The True Sith Empire makes no apologies for not following this alien, corrupted system which has proved to be a failure time and time again.

      My counterpart should also note that an official reply was sent to Kulith Laan via one of his own messengers regarding the contemptuous “offer” of an effective takeover; not “silence, propaganda and lies”. Perhaps the Imperial Ministry opposite should confirm these facts first with its leader before making such uninformed public statements, as it does not reflect well on the efficiency of its organisation. Additionally, the very act of offering to be placed under the yoke of Kulith Laan so soon after this former ally declaring secession betrays its very purpose.

      As with many aspects of this new Empire, the statements by the Ministry opposite are either wholly untrue or over-inflated without solid basis in fact. Time will prove which of these Empires has the stamina and invention to continue and which will ultimately fall. I know which I will lay credits on, but ultimately it will be a matter for history to judge.

      Sincerely,

      – Information Minister Zander Varmann, Byss.

      • From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations.
        September 25, 2012 at 6:57 PM

        Perhaps some things in here are not properly quoted, easy to make the mistake. But lets go over the other things one by one.
        1. Rakata Prime- This is not a new imperial world. but an old one that left the Empire. That is not expansion, it is reclamation.
        2.Kalist VI – a Prison world that doesn’t have the same worthwile resources of places like Kessel to make the labor valuable.
        3. Ziost – Another planet that was until Darth Nessa promised it to us. A Byss Imperial holding, again not growth.
        Certainly, this gives the appearance of growth sure to the unitiated. But it is little but clever subterfuge. the only actual gain that can be seen here is Kalist, which was in the deep core which Byss already had majority control over. it’s not as if they have gained a production world such as Kuat or a breadbasket world such as Ando prime.

        Of course, when pointed out a statement of having sway over the majority of Sith Orders is numerically false, you would move the goal posts and say it doesn’t matter the number of Orders. And of course, the Dark Lords believe themselves to be the greatest and most powerful of all Orders, greater than all others combined. This is a symptom of their self inflated percieved image of themselves which is a primary cause of their stagnation. The order has problems seeing itself objectively over the constantly indoctrination that even those who espouse it believe even the most ridiculous of it to be one hundred percent true. 2+2=5 and all. It’s very commendable the level of loyalty in their followers it inspires. the Fanaticism the dedication over everything else. But it has it’s flaws. And this is one of them.

        Also, the Syrion coalition’s leader has gone missing strangely enough. funny that.
        As my counterpart claims that A council deciding upon the next Emperor is ‘tainted by republic ideology’ I would like to refer him to the manner in which the next Dark Lord of the Sith has been chosen in antiquity long before the great hyperspace war. It was always The Dark Council who would make such a call. The way this is done was by proving their capabilities or worthiness to the council one way or another. By guile, arms, or contest. It is not truly democracy, but one that still gives the various Sith orders, factions and houses the voice that is theirs by right. This is a Sith tradition that goes back to the time of King Adas even. For thousands of Years this is how Sith governed themselves. And it only shows your misconception and misunderstanding of Sith History and Tradition that you did not know this.

        Finally, Yes there was a single reply, and then nothing after. No response to invitations, no communications, not even an RSVP for the Ball on Kuat. A member of Dlots was in attendence for the Imperial Coronation though at least. I think it is obvious, while we may disagree. While the facts show that It is my counterpart’s ministry which is misinformed and over-inflating events and situations. Which we find saddening as we would have hoped they would be more civil about this. Perhaps they will continue to refuge our offers for now, but in the future I have faith they will see the truth as so many have. And I wish to state emphatically, We have no intention of making ourselves outright enemies if Byss has no such intentions. But we will not hesitate to defend our sovereignty, from all forces, from all threats, Foreign and Domestic. Jedi and Sith.

        The Emperor Protects

      • Kasmiel
        September 26, 2012 at 3:28 AM

        You are terrible at PR.

  4. General Wade
    September 24, 2012 at 9:35 PM

    A few things. First off, you say that by having more orders makes you somehow better, yet may I remind you of that old saying, quality over quantity. Now, DLoTS and OD are very old, intelligent, and well versed Sith Orders. While the Sith orders (So far I only know of DOR and Trayus) are both either small or simply a joke. From what I have seen, Trayus has accomplished very little when it comes to obtaining more then a few members.

    The majority of members of the Empire are various weak and unintelligent groups that have come together in an attempt to form what seems to be an unstable Empire. The largest, and perhaps the most dominant in size, group in The Empire is DOR. Yet we all know what DOR’s leaders like to do in Empires…

    I would not brag about your Empire and it’s strength, when the majority of that Empire is a Sith Order that has been crushed, single-handedly by the Empire; whilst their leader has a tendency of attempting to forcefully take power.

    If you want a true Empire, you need to build it yourself; and not share power. What you are running is a constitutional Monarchy, and Constitutional Monarchies always end up having many coups and rebellions from it’s nobility, parliament, and citizens.

    You are also expanding past your resources. I have yet to see any evidence that The Empire could sustain an economy and military when it expands all of it’s resources so thin.

  5. From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations.
    September 24, 2012 at 10:44 PM

    “few things. First off, you say that by having more orders makes you somehow better, yet may I remind you of that old saying, quality over quantity”
    ” From what I have seen, Trayus has accomplished very little when it comes to obtaining more then a few members.”
    Ahem. Need I say more on this?

    “The majority of members of the Empire are various weak and unintelligent groups that have come together in an attempt to form what seems to be an unstable Empire. ”

    This is because the Empire does not turn away support from any, even though others would consider them “Inferior” for no reason other than pure elitism. Perhaps ensuring they do not advance without improving, as The Sith Empire is and always should be a meritocracy first and foremost. But anyone, powerful or not, large and imposing or small and elite. New and unproven or ancient and prestigious shall be turned away. All will have their due respect, and due power that they have earned. This is the way the ancient Sith did things, it is the way that works. The level of elitism of using other Sith orders, hoarding all power in a small fraction of the Empire that never actually accomplishes anything has over a long period of time produced ever increasing stagnation. Opinions of contingent Orders are irrelevant, as the contingent Orders are ruled by the Houses of their ruling Lords. And the houses of Sith Lords rise and fall in status as their prestige grows or is diminished according to their behavior, accomplishments, dedication, contribution and a myriad of other factors. The Individual Sith is more important than the order they belong to in the standing of the Empire. The Empire is more than *Just* Sith. it is the men and women of it’s armed forces. it is the employers, business owners and entrepreneurs which pioneer innovation and technological advancement. It is the every day working man. And it is all presided over with the wisdom of the Lords of the Sith, ruled by His Imperial Majesty. Emperor Kulith Laan I,first of his name by unanimous selection by the council as a proven leader, proven unifier of warring orders and remnants. . This is vastly superior to the system of the Byss Empire, in which a handful of the highest ranking members of a Single Order enforce the will of a self proclaimed Emperor.

    “if you want a true Empire, you need to build it yourself; and not share power.”
    You misunderstand how The Sith Empire in this form came to be. Emperor Laan first upon his awakening examined the state of the galaxy and found it lacking. The Sith Empire was stagnating, having spend endless amounts of time postulating and preening themselves, patting themselves on the back and puffing up their chests. The only orders accomplishing anything were the ones that dwelt outside of Byss. Meanwhile scores of Sith outside Byss’ influence advanced, if without direction, the cause of the Sith. The remnants of the Galactic Empire was scattered and secluded across the galaxy. and it appeared to all who saw with unbiased eyes. The Sith Empire was decaying. In the spirit of The SIth of old, Kulith Laan swore to put a stop to it, and usher in personally a new Golden Age of the Sith, And So, Kulith Laan made his way across the galaxy. rebuilding contacts and agreements, reforging old alliances. Ending ancient disputes, and lashing together by force of will, by reason and by arms if necessary the remnants of the Galactic Empire, of the Sith Empire that had since left the Byss fold. And soon the word spread. The Sith Empire was being reforged, rebuilt in earnest by a man, by a lord who could create such a vast force. At last, when the pieces were assembled, and Imperial forces marched on Coruscant, when The Kuat Drive Shipyards flew Imperial Banners, when the Sith of the galaxy came together even some from the order upon Byss to ask, who shall lead this Empire, how shall it be governed. All voices that spoke, spoke as one While any was allowed to put their name forth if they thought themselves worthy.it was decided unanimously. Kulith Laan Shall Rule as Emperor. It was his power, his skill, his cunning, and his strength and his leadership that was Recognized. From this crowning, comes divine mandate. The Council of Thrones would be formed, Each presiding over a particular area of expertise within The Empire. Each owing allegiance to The Emperor and each a potential successor upon the death of the Emperor. The Emperor does not share power, He is power. he delegates that power to the Lords that sit in council like the Sith Empire of old did. An Empire that lasted, even surviving a Genocide at republic hands, for over Three Thousand Years. So are correct. in this General. A True Empire must be built from the ground up. and Emperor Kulith Laan did just that, he did not inherit a crumbling one and do nothing to maintain it. And power is not ‘shared’ it is directed.

    “What you are running is a constitutional Monarchy, and Constitutional Monarchies always end up having many coups and rebellions from it’s nobility, parliament, and citizens.” I do not believe so. But assuming, for the sake of the argument you are correct. The Moff council which directly over sees the civilian side of rule on sectors and worlds not overseen directly by Sith themselves are in charge of governance of the civilian population. With the assets of the Imperial Navy, Stormtrooper Corp, And Imperial Guard they are more than capable of maintaining order. And of course, if there is an attempt at a coup or rebellion The Empire is not afraid,We have Imperial Intelligence to keep us informed and our Emperor is more than powerful enough to weather such misguided attempts, From outside or within. The Empire Prevails. The Emperor Protects.

    “You are also expanding past your resources. I have yet to see any evidence that The Empire could sustain an economy and military when it expands all of it’s resources so thin.”
    My good man, most of the worlds under current Imperial Rule are resource worlds. places such as Kuat, Anaxes, are manufacturing and construction worlds. The Financial establishments, and corporations located on Coruscant, and many agriworlds and systems. There is far more in the way of defined resources within our Glorious Sith Empire than under the control of Byss by far. Do not worry about us, my friend.

    I end this with an offer to the Dark Lords upon Byss and the Obsidian Dominion:

    The Sith Empire is growing, but even in a time of inactivity, and stagnation, in a time of rebuilding Dlots is an old and powerful Sith Order, with many Old and Powerful Sith. Many of whom well worthy to sit on the Council of Thrones, and even have proven themselves as Emperor before and potentially in the future. We implore you! Come back to the fold, join us and together the Empire’s might would be even more unassailable. With our combined strength the entire galaxy can finally be put to order and this age of endless destruction and conflict can finally see a resolution the people of this galaxy deserve. Ruled by the rightful rulers of the galaxy, and protected by the greatest military force the galaxy has ever seen! This invitation is open. The Sith Empire implores Dlots and OD to prove again it’s dedication to the cause of of the Empire and it’s return to a golden age and to accept this invitation.

    The Emperor Protects.

    • General Wade
      September 25, 2012 at 4:27 PM

      “Ahem. Need I say more on this?”
      My comment was concerning the fact that Trayus only has 3 present members.

      “This is because the Empire does not turn away support from any, even though others would consider them “Inferior” for no reason other than pure elitism”
      Enjoy having a few Sith Padawans create a large number of orders, join them into your empire acting as though they are not associated, and then taking it over through your voting system.

      “You misunderstand how The Sith Empire in this form came to be”.
      Actually… Your Emperor and I met in person to discuss me leading his Military. He had explained everything, and his reason for starting an Empire were because he, excuse my paraphrasing, “had the opportunity”.

      “Kulith Laan swore to put a stop to it, and usher in personally a new Golden Age”
      By mashing together a bunch of small Sith orders, without prior thought as to how these orders could work together; and then hope that they act correctly under your vague; probably unwritten system?

      “Imperial forces marched on Coruscant”.
      I spoke to the last Republic Minister of Defense, he told me The Republic had no fleets because there was no funding. He also confirmed that it was a Mandalorian Invasion.

      “it was decided unanimously”.
      And this is impressive how? You do realize that if someone brings together a bunch of Sith orders, and has the power to kick them out, they are going to vote him as Emperor, right? I’m pretty sure the rest of your message went off on a tangent from a response, to unneeded propaganda.

      “The Emperor does not share power, He is power”.
      Except the power he “Shares with the council”. Or are you publicly admitting the council is just a facade to give those Sith orders incentive on being members of his Empire?

      “The Moff council which directly over sees the civilian side of rule on sectors and worlds not overseen directly by Sith themselves”.
      Must I repeat my question for this one?

      “We implore you! Come back to the fold, join us”.
      Why would any serious Sith order, such as DLoTS and OD, join your Empire? Especially when you say they won’t have any of the powers you promise those who join.

    • Kasmiel
      September 26, 2012 at 3:30 AM

      It should be noted that DOR are considered Inferior for many reasons. Namely because their leader is a snivelling bottom feeder who will ally with anyone he thinks can give him a position of authority.

      • Xan Qenadius
        September 26, 2012 at 4:17 AM

        No different then the Republic,certain Jetiise orders, Siitse orders as well or really any political group barring the Mando’ade. Ours is not a culture that rewards di’kute.

  6. Causidicus
    September 24, 2012 at 11:44 PM

    The galaxy watches and it listens. The galaxy has heard rumors of dissidence within Laan’s empire. Sae’hal lies like a dog at the right hand of the emperor but the galaxy knows all too well his true nature. Sae’hal will be satisfied in his subservient role only so long as there exists hope that he will one day ascend to the throne himself. How pitiful the look shall be upon his face when he comes to the realization that Kulith Laan would rather die than abdicate his throne.

    The galaxy also gossips of the Galactic Empire’s offer of membership to the Dark Lords of The Sith. While the nature of this offer need not be mentioned at this time, I believe that it is fair to judge their offer as an insult to any order that retains an ounce of integrity. Perhaps if the heretic, Kulith Laan, was able to cast aside his pride, then negotiations would transpire more smoothly.

    Finally, the Galactic Empire boasts of at least 4 separate orders that have been added to the ranks. Tell me, would one of these orders be that of the Order of the Dark Sith Lords (ODSL)? The enlightened know this order well. They act as children who have found their father’s blaster. Their knowledge and level of skill is analogous to that of a new Padawan.

    Quality over quantity is a bold statement. Wisdom leads me to believe that, in time, this new Empire shall fold as it has already once before. While it may have momentum, it lacks quality in its membership. There is a reason that these two empires have not yet merged. A solitary individual can withstand the test of time if that individual bears the necessary resolve. A group of individuals, however, fold with the passing of a strong wind if their association is loose and riddled with treachery.

    As for those citizens who are awestruck by this new empire, you act as the sheep we know you to be. The mob is fickle, is it not?

    Kulith Laan, in your weakest moment, I shall come for you and you shall once more become one with the Force.

    • September 25, 2012 at 3:12 AM

      Sae’hal emperor? Possible.But i think he prefers much more to stay in low profile and manipulate the events according to his interests from the shadows, than a direct exposure to the spotlight.

      • Causidicus
        September 25, 2012 at 1:02 PM

        Chances are that operating within the shadows will only satisfy his ego for a limited amount of time.

      • General Wade
        September 25, 2012 at 4:29 PM

        He’s attempted it before…

    • From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations.
      September 25, 2012 at 7:43 AM

      The Emperor is no heretic, Blasphemer. The Heretics are those who betray the cause of the Sith and refuse to move forward. The Heretics are those who sit and do nothing. The Heretics are those who scoff and mock the glory and might of the Sith Empire and yet do nothing to change it. Emperor Kulith Laan has survived his weakest moment before you were ever born. Only an arrogant fool would bow to a man who has accomplished nothing since their ascendancy. Only a a gullible fool would surrender power to someone who did not earn their crown, when they themselves already earned theirs.

      As was said before, no one will be turned away. All will be given their due place, high or low, great or small. And you, whoever you are. Your attempts to spread lies and discord within it’s ranks will fail. Your sedition will fall on deaf ears as those who are wise, those who are paying attention know them for what they are. An attempt to mask the truth, to conceal or mislead. The only thing stopping Byss from returning to the Sith Empire is Byss, more specifically, Darth Destius. That is all that stops them. I hope, and and I believe they will be wise enough to see this and will do what is best for the Sith and for The Galaxy.

      • Causidicus
        September 25, 2012 at 1:10 PM

        Inform your heretic Emperor that Causidicus sends an Emissary to properly gauge his incompetency. In time, your Emperor will know me well. However, my revelation will unfold at a time of my choosing, not his.

      • General Wade
        September 25, 2012 at 4:37 PM

        What happens when it comes time for your Emperor to leave his throne? Will it collapse? Will there be a competition for the new Emperor? Or will you choose a new Emperor who will “do nothing” for their empire?

        I hate to break it to you, but leading an Empire has a lot more to it then just conquest. Let me make you a list.

        Economics – which is, itself, a mountain of subjects ranging from taxes to trade.
        Safety
        War(s)
        Expansion
        Public health
        Poverty
        Education
        Research
        Technology
        Politics

        And I’m sure I missed many others. Yet so far the only thing I’ve seen from your Emperor is war and expansion…

  7. Darth Periculosa
    September 25, 2012 at 8:24 AM

    ~chuckles softly in her public recording~

    How quickly they leap to defend against any perceived slight. Not a sign of power or confidence, but of fear and worry.

    • From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations.
      September 25, 2012 at 9:46 AM

      The Ministry of Public Relations entire job is response to propaganda and misinformation. A campaign of deceit will not work against The Sith Empire. A true sign of fear and worry is the launching of such a campaign to begin with.

      • Darth Scorne
        September 25, 2012 at 1:16 PM

        “Sir, I’d like to inform you that you’ve been officially diagnosed as being retarded. Please give up your anonymity so that we can send the mental care officials and medical droids to you so that they can place you in a padded facility so that you don’t hurt yourself or others.”

        “With the humor at your expense out of the way, your propaganda is also noted, as is the fact that you’re too cowardly to disclose your identity. All you’re doing is proving how powerful the Sith Empire is if you’re so scared of it that you must remain anonymous. You poor thing.”

  8. Xan Qenadius
    September 25, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    This is an “empire” that has done nothing but thinks it’s powerful after we Mando’ade handed them Coruscant?

    Siit delusions are better then spice led ones apparently.

    • General Wade
      September 25, 2012 at 4:40 PM

      Exactly.

    • September 26, 2012 at 12:24 AM

      Good point. Without mando’ade support wouldn’t be no emperor or so called ” siit empire” on Coruscanta. And when this empire will get in trouble Laan will send his errand boys to the Mand’alor begging for his support, but will receive nothing.

      • Xan Qenadius
        September 26, 2012 at 12:26 AM

        Just a one way trip back to dar’yaim, from which they all sprung.

  9. Sith Empire Information Minister Zander Varmann
    September 25, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    It is important, when considering this issue in an accurate and balanced manner, to understand the historical context in its fullness. Let me lay this down so that the truth cannot be distorted for those who were not observers at the time: –

    – The Dark Lords of the Sith and the Trayus Academy were once firm allies, indeed the former gave the latter a degree of alliance not seen since the time of the alliance with the Order of Rowe, part of which voluntarily integrated into the Dark Lords.

    – So great an esteem was placed at that time in the figure of the Underlord (Kulith Laan’s previous ‘incarnation’) and of his Order, that he was given (note: not elected, not earned, but given) the great title and responsibility of Imperial Executor, second only to the Emperor (Validus). One does not recall any objections at this time from the Trayus Academy regarding this proclamation without any kind of democratic process. When power was offered to them, they took it – as was their right as Sith.

    – Whilst the Underlord fulfilled his imperial duties adequately for a period of time, there came a point where he began increasingly to withdraw himself from the Imperial Court and from Galactic affairs as a whole, rarely setting foot outside of his homeworld until he by his own absence made it impossible for him to continue in his role as the Emperor’s deputy (this was well before his internment and hibernation under the sands of Rhelg).

    – At this point, a decision was made by the rest of the Imperial Council to replace him as Executor with another. Note, this interim Executor was not a member of the Dark Lords either, but Lord Sinuous of the Obsidian Dominion, who was felt to be the strongest candidate at the time. He fulfilled his duties as long as he was able, but when the time came to choose a new Executor again, there was no suitable candidate from outside the the Dark Lords and it was only at this point that Dark Lady Rowe was selected as the new Executor. It is therefore not true that the Dark Lords have hoarded all the power to themselves out of choice.

    – Even after the Underlord’s hibernation had begun and the Trayus Academy dwindled to only a mere shadow of its former strength, the Sith Empire led by the Dark Lords continued to offer it significant support, including providing military assistance when first the emergent Disciples of Ragnos and much later the Republic (led by the Grand Army of the Republic) attempted to invade and occupy the Trayus homeworld of Rhelg. But for the Sith Empire led by Byss, they might well have succeeded.

    – The stagnation and disinterest of the Trayus Academy reached a point where only Darth Umbra would attend any of the Empire’s meetings and events, and yet the Trayus Academy was still held in high esteem for memory of the great Order it once had been. This is despite the general lack of military or other support that the Trayus Academy offered back to the Dark Lords when Byss itself came under threat from various enemies.

    – So imagine the surprise and revulsion felt by the Dark Lords when this almost-dead and rather stagated Sith Order not only rose from its torpor (which by itself would have been cause for celebration) but actively and secretly worked to secede from the Empire which had protected it for so long, and which did indeed split away with a dismissive and ungrateful message sent on the person of a mere trooper, accusing the Dark Lords of being stagant and isolationist (I hope the irony of this statement is not lost on the reader…). Not only this, but having declared itself to be ‘free’ from the imagined oppression of Byss turned to give the Dark Lords a ‘chance’ to be a (subservient) member Order of a new Empire they were creating. This was an offer designed to be rejected, an offer so insulting to former allies and protectors that it could not possibly be accepted. The only thing that would have been achieved by such an acceptance would be the capitulation of the Dark Lords to such underhand manipulation, and Byss is made of stronger stuff than that.

    – Even at this late stage, a counter offer was made by the Emperor to Kulith Laan to bring his new acquisitions back into the Sith Empire’s fold and to rejoin the Trayus’ Academy’s place at the seat of power, and to truly unite the Sith. This generous offer was rejected unless Kulith Laan himself was made Emperor, a demand any Sith worth his salt, let alone an incumbent Sith Emperor would not find acceptable. In a hypothetical scenario of Kulith Laan’s ascension to the throne of the united Sith, a former Emperor Destius would have been thrown the bone of a mere Keeper of Lore. As I have said…unacceptable and insulting, designed and calculated by those who offered this specifically to be rejected.

    So no thank you, followers of Kulith Laan, the actual Sith Empire will not submit to your ‘offers’ and will not be brought back (‘back?’ It is they that would be brought back, not the Sith Empire) or manipulated into doing so. It is interesting to note that whilst my counterpart has devoted considerable time to putting down the Sith Empire’s capabilities and influence, the so-called ‘Galactic Empire’ is still desperate it seems to attempt to bring the Dark Lords and the Obsidian Dominion ‘into the fold’. If the Sith Empire were so weak and impotent, why the continued interest in having it submit to Kulith Laan’s control?

    The truth is that Kulith Laan is no fool: he realises that without the oldest, most noble, and singularly most powerful Sith Order and its allies under his control, he cannot claim to be the Sith Emperor with any justification. And in contrast to the superficially pious claims of him being democratic and fair, his only intention all along was to usurp the power of the Sith Emperor for his own ends. His intent all along is to unjustifiably (given his and his Order’s years of stagnation) supplant Emperor Destius, and that intent is laid bare for all to see by his rejection of the counter-offer made to him. It is to be hoped by now that the hypocrisy of the Ministry opposite is plain for all to see.

    The Sith Emperor Destius is the incumbent Sith Emperor, and the fact that the Trayus Academy and its new-found acquisitions have walked away from this union does not alter that fact. The Sith Emperor is also supported, nay annointed, by both his predecessors, former Sith Emperors Validus and Novo – to whom the Trayus Academy once pledged allegience. He has guided his Order for years uncounted, and the Empire as a whole since its rebirth in a way that Kulith Laan manifestly failed to do with his time in a position of responsibility.

    The Galactic Empire shall undoubtedly continue for a while and perhaps even give the impression of expansion, and in this period its leaders will delude themselves that what they have achieved will be lasting. However, this is an illusion and the eventual fall of Kulith Laan is inevitable and will likely come from within, as other commentators have stated. The Sith scholars and the Emperor himself tell me the destiny is written large in the Dark Side for those who can read such signs. And when this doom eventually overtakes and devours him, he and his followers shall rue the day they insulted, betrayed and burned the bridges with the one entity that could have saved them.

    – Sith Empire Information Minister Zander Varmann

  10. Sith Empire Information Minister Zander Varmann
    September 25, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations. :The Ministry of Public Relations entire job is response to propaganda and misinformation. A campaign of deceit will not work against The Sith Empire. A true sign of fear and worry is the launching of such a campaign to begin with.

    And I would like to point out that there is no campaign of deceit, propaganda and misinformation emanating from the Sith Empire.

    The Reporters of the GNN were present at the Sith Empire meeting and asked about the relationship if any between the ‘Galactic Empire’ and the Sith Empire. The comments of his Imperial Majesty about the Galactic Empire formed only a small portion of this meeting as he does not consider this breakaway faction to be so deserving of his time that he need obsess over it constantly.

    The GNN reporters, in the understandable manner of journalists everywhere, have chosen in their article to focus on what they feel to be the best story or ‘scoop’, and as I previously stated, the precise wording used or meaning intended was in my view not accurately conveyed.

  11. September 25, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    Ah! The news articles are entertaining again! Let’s see how the Imperial Ministry of Public Relations responds to that; considering their

    From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations. :
    entire job is response to propaganda and misinformation. A campaign of deceit will not work against The Sith Empire. A true sign of fear and worry is the launching of such a campaign to begin with.

    And to not reply would imply that the Sith Empire Information Minister’s words are wholly and completely true.

    But either way, the only fights I like are those in which Sith fight themselves. It’s so good I can taste it, and that taste is finger-lickin’ good. Anyone else notice how this Varmann guy, in proving his Sith are better than the other guy’s Sith, completely gave away DLOTs’ methods and actual political ideology?

    Man, if GNN started charging to see their article comments, they’d make a bundle.

  12. From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations.
    September 25, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    “- Whilst the Underlord fulfilled his imperial duties adequately for a period of time, there came a point where he began increasingly to withdraw himself from the Imperial Court and from Galactic affairs as a whole,”
    This was about the time when he found that The position of Executor had lost it’s meaning. Once under the Taral’ari now Emperor Laan, It was indeed the exteemed place you describe. But after Darth Gevecht, in an act of treason murdered the Emperor his orders were refused. Before his internment in the Vault of Kressh, The Taral’ari, despite his disenfranchisement, with his sorcery prefect developed the body of the renewed Darth Validus who slew the usurper. The Underlord/Taral’ari then interred himself into the vault of Kressh for deep meditation and study leaving the care of his academy in the hands of The Jiaasjen’ari.

    “- At this point, a decision was made by the rest of the Imperial Council to replace him as Executor with another. Note, this interim Executor was not a member of the Dark Lords either, but Lord Sinuous of the Obsidian Dominion”
    This is skipping a great deal, my friend. You’ve left out the part where Darth Rowe’s sister I believe? Darth Chaos of the New Sith Order was given the position of Executor. a decision believed to be a political one, not recognition of any merit like it should have been. after some time, The New Sith Order dissolved, leaving the Empire. Near the same time about, Darth Validus abdicated his throne for no apparent reason to give it Darth Novo, who proceeded to then hand the position of Executor to Lord Sinuous, who had been a long, long time rebel against the Empire under Darth Validus, and the naming him of Executor was clearly and plainly a political move to ensure loyalty.Sinuous commanded no power in this position, doing an even worse job than Chaos. More on Darth Novo in a moment though. After his apparent death, only then was Darth Rowe named Executor after Darth Destius proclaimed himself Sith Emperor. And since Destius has done nothing. Darth Rowe have done nothing. There have been no meetings of any Imperial council, there have been no major actions.And even after The Trayus Academy resurged and became the most active of the Imperial Orders. in fact, according to our offices upon questioning those involved. There has never been more than one meeting ever of this Byss Imperial Council.

    “- Even after the Underlord’s hibernation had begun and the Trayus Academy dwindled to only a mere shadow of its former strength, the Sith Empire led by the Dark Lords continued to offer it significant support, including providing military assistance when first the emergent Disciples of Ragnos and much later the Republic (led by the Grand Army of the Republic) attempted to invade and occupy the Trayus homeworld of Rhelg. But for the Sith Empire led by Byss, they might well have succeeded.”
    This is also a gross misinterpretation of what actually happened.Firstly, when the Disciples of Ragnos did first emerge, they were welcomed upon Rhelg as guests, and given guidance. Until Exitium attempted to invade the world and take it’s temple for it’s own. It was repelled by The Trayus Academy and a single member of the Byss troopers.But this singular trooper was hardly necessary After the ascendancy of Darth Novo, the Trayus Academy withdrew from the Empire to pursue more private projects in seclusion. Shortly thereafter Arch Lord Exitium pledged support to Darth Novo, and invaded Rhelg under dlots orders When the Trayus Academy was off world. Afterwards a single member of the academy claimed the planet was his, and attempted to prevent the disciples from gaining full control, pledging himself to Novo. Dlots did not help Trayus, they betrayed them. By the time The headmistress of the academy returned The Grand Army of the Republic had, for the first time ever wrested Rhelg’s control from the Empire, and held it. Darth Umbra was in the process of returning and working to remove the Grand Army of the Republic from Rhelg, when The Disciples of Ragnos attacked again, along with Mercenaries it would later be learned working for Dlots. Thus, It was Byss that swooped in opportunistically (also, exploiting OOC circumstances while the sim owner and the player of Darth Umbra were in conflict with each other over something she did not do and could not have done) Lost control of Rhelg, and only after amassing a massive strike force was able to take back control.

    “- The stagnation and disinterest of the Trayus Academy reached a point where only Darth Umbra would attend any of the Empire’s meetings and events, and yet the Trayus Academy was still held in high esteem for memory of the great Order it once had been. This is despite the general lack of military or other support that the Trayus Academyy offered back to the Dark Lords when Byss itself came under threat from various enemies. ”
    Again more revisionism to suit the agenda of the Trayus Academy. The point at which only Darth Umbra attended the Empire’s meetings was because the Empire’s meetings were irrelevant and the only thing The Empire did, the only events they held. The Trayus Academy during this time was busy resurrecting the Sith species, preventing the creation of a Force nullification super weapon by a mad Sorceror, combating and undermining Jedi terrorists. et cetera. Most members of the Academy did not have any reason to attend these meetings realizing all they were was a reaction to weeks old current events as if they were new, idle threats and declarations and promotions of members of their own.
    When it came to Byss being under threat. This is a joke. When has byss ever been seriously under threat? It’s a Fortress world in the deep core that no one ever visits or goes to except on rare occasions at which point they will be swarmed by arrogant, petty and smug Sith and obnoxious soldiers who make them feel profoundly unwelcome and are very eager to murder them and toss their corpses into the lava.Which is precisely why they never leave. Because they are safe there, Byss is impenetrable. Any attack directly is a completely wasted gesture.

    “- So imagine the surprise and revulsion felt by the Dark Lords when this almost-dead and rather stagated Sith Order not only rose from its torpor”
    Again, revisionism and propaganda. The Trayus academy had been just prior to this the single most active and prolific Sith order in the Empire. The entire galaxy can attest to this.

    ” but actively and secretly worked to secede from the Empire which had protected it for so long,” Which of course is not true. But apparently the denizens of byss don’t bother to read the news or keep up with current events as what had been transpiring was anything *But* secret.as for protecting The Trayus Academy, as seen above, they have done the exact opposite of that and in fact have done more damage and injury to them in the past than any other force.

    “and which did indeed split away with a dismissive and ungrateful message sent on the person of a mere trooper” Because it was certain that if anyone else had been sent, they would have been surrounded by every member of the dark lords and their entire force and murdered in a fit of rage in a futile attempt to prevent the inevitable.

    “accusing the Dark Lords of being stagant and isolationist” Which they were and are.

    ” Not only this, but having declared itself to be ‘free’ from the imagined oppression of Byss turned to give the Dark Lords a ‘chance’ to be a (subservient) member Order of a new Empire they were creating. ” Not subservient to any Order. But none of the denizens of Byss can understand this, because they do not comprehend what it is like to not be a denizen of Byss and be part of their Empire. Their system and the Sith Empire’s are not the same.

    “This was an offer designed to be rejected, an offer so insulting to former allies and protectors that it could not possibly be accepted.” Again, the phrase ‘protectors’ comes up. Nevertheless, It was not an offer designed to be rejected, nor it is insulting to anyone who does not insist on being the absolute pinnacle of all power. What is insulting about offering true progress? true equality of opinion and council and power that is well deserved?

    “The only thing that would have been achieved by such an acceptance would be the capitulation of the Dark Lords to such underhand manipulation, and Byss is made of stronger stuff than that.” I would refer the reader to the previous statement of Irony.

    “- Even at this late stage, a counter offer was made by the Emperor to Kulith Laan to bring his new acquisitions back into the Sith Empire’s fold and to rejoin the Trayus’ Academy’s place at the seat of power, and to truly unite the Sith. This generous offer was rejected unless Kulith Laan himself was made Emperor, a demand any Sith worth his salt, let alone an incumbent Sith Emperor would not find acceptable.”
    Again, this is emphatically not true. Firstly, The offer would only have been accepted had Dlots and byss not remain the center and controlling power in The Empire for otherwise most of the assets would not consider being a part of it. This is not simply Trayus and Dlots, there are many other players involved and they would not accept Dlots remaining in power after the stagnation ,isolationism and elitism they displayed toward them.
    That is what the denizens of Byss do not understand. They have burnt nearly every bridge, and every alliance they have over the years. This initiative is to bring Change, to restore the Sith Empire to an Empire of ALL Sith. Not the few who would bend and kiss the ring of padar’s ilk. The Emperor had not been selected, not been crowned.and dlots would have had their vote due to them (and in fact, with Darth Nessa, they did. she chose Kulith Laan)Destius could have retained his throne had he been willing to adhere to the ideology the change was for. and he still can eventually as can any worthy Sith. That is the point. To create a progressive system where advancement is actually possible if you are not a member of the one, isolationist and elitist order.
    “In a hypothetical scenario of Kulith Laan’s ascension to the throne of the united Sith, a former Emperor Destius would have been thrown the bone of a mere Keeper of Lore.”
    Again. Not true, Destius would have been offered one of the Tribunal roles. I do not know where you get the phrase ‘keeper of lore’ but it appears nowhere in the Codex Imperialis. The Tribunal are personally selected by the Emperor from the Council of Thrones. They rule in place of the Emperor when he cannot, they vote on the council, and they break the ties and settle disputes, having ultimate authority over their spheres of influence. They are The Wrath, who is Military, Industry and Logistics, the equivalent to the Executor. The Hand, which is Intelligence, Reclamation, and Justice, Leader of the inquisition, and the Voice, Diplomacy, Culture and Science. The spiritual and cultural leader. The Nine seats of the council are divided among those pyramids of influence stated. Darth Destius as well of at least one or two of his highest ranking compatriots would have had seats on this body. But they do not seem to comprehend a system that does not have one Sith order having absolute power and all others having none. a system that does not work.
    “As I have said…unacceptable and insulting, designed and calculated by those who offered this specifically to be rejected.” Again you base this claim on assumption, misunderstanding and pride.

    “The truth is that Kulith Laan is no fool: he realises that without the oldest, most noble, and singularly most powerful Sith Order and its allies under his control, he cannot claim to be the Sith Emperor with any justification” Rather high opinion, If The dark lords are as powerful as they claim, where are they? what are they doing? why have they not been seen in any numbers since Darth Destius named himself Emperor? As far as Noble. perhaps some of them, but many Lords in the Order’s behavior are the furthest thing from Noble, and disgraceful. entirely disgraceful as are some of the actions of dlots as a whole as well their prestige makes up for this still. but they are far from the most ‘Noble’ ”

    “His intent all along is to unjustifiably (given his and his Order’s years of stagnation) supplant Emperor Destius, and that intent is laid bare for all to see by his rejection of the counter-offer made to him. It is to be hoped by now that the hypocrisy of the Ministry opposite is plain for all to see.” Was the plan to supplant Emperor Destius? Yes or at the very least to put his Throne to the test of many voices. To restructure The Empire so that it can actually be a true Empire rather than an Old Sith’ club. To expand, to grow and prosper instead of stagnating. Darth Destius entire claim to the Imperial Throne is that he sat upon it. Kulith Laan is of noble birth, of noble bearing. He has ruled on such a level twice before competently. He personally brought together a score of warring factions and groups, rebuilt an Empire from remnants, rallied the support of the young and old and was unanimously supported. If Destius is an incumbant and that is his justification for his remaining claim to the Imperial throne it is clear he has little support outside of his own (impressively so) Loyal Order, and The Obsidian Dominion.

    “The Sith Emperor is also supported, nay annointed, by both his predecessors, former Sith Emperors Validus and Novo.” One abdicated his throne to a man who once tried to murder him for no reason, and is Loyal to his own order absolutely, his support is a given. And the other is the worst leader the Empire has ever seen, who did more to damage it, to lose holdings and to burn bridges than any Jedi or enemy in recent history, and by all accounts should be dead. His voice is hardly worth counting compared to the chorus of support Kulith Laan has.

    “He has guided his Order for years uncounted, and the Empire as a whole since its rebirth in a way that Kulith Laan manifestly failed to do with his time in a position of responsibility.” Failed to do? Darth Destius has succeeded as a leader of a single Order and ruler of two planets, Dromund Kass and Byss. But he is the one who has failed as an Emperor.

    “The Galactic Empire shall undoubtedly continue for a while and perhaps even give the impression of expansion, and in this period its leaders will delude themselves that what they have achieved will be lasting. However, this is an illusion and the eventual fall of Kulith Laan is inevitable and will likely come from within, as other commentators have stated. The Sith scholars and the Emperor himself tell me the destiny is written large in the Dark Side for those who can read such signs.”
    Only a fool trusts visions of the Future. Every Sith knows that one makes their own destiny they are not it’s slave. These scholars, The Emperor’s vision is clouded by arrogant and self assurance.

    “And when this doom eventually overtakes and devours him, he and his followers shall rue the day they insulted, betrayed and burned the bridges with the one entity that could have saved them.” Only time shall see which of us this applies to, My friend.

    • September 26, 2012 at 2:02 AM

      From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations. :
      “- Whilst the Underlord fulfilled his imperial duties adequately for a period of time, there came a point where he began increasingly to withdraw himself from the Imperial Court and from Galactic affairs as a whole,”
      This was about the time when he found that The position of Executor had lost it’s meaning. Once under the Taral’ari now Emperor Laan, It was indeed the exteemed place you describe. But after Darth Gevecht, in an act of treason murdered the Emperor his orders were refused. Before his internment in the Vault of Kressh, The Taral’ari, despite his disenfranchisement, with his sorcery prefect developed the body of the renewed Darth Validus who slew the usurper. The Underlord/Taral’ari then interred himself into the vault of Kressh for deep meditation and study leaving the care of his academy in the hands of The Jiaasjen’ari.
      “- At this point, a decision was made by the rest of the Imperial Council to replace him as Executor with another. Note, this interim Executor was not a member of the Dark Lords either, but Lord Sinuous of the Obsidian Dominion”
      This is skipping a great deal, my friend. You’ve left out the part where Darth Rowe’s sister I believe? Darth Chaos of the New Sith Order was given the position of Executor. a decision believed to be a political one, not recognition of any merit like it should have been. after some time, The New Sith Order dissolved, leaving the Empire. Near the same time about, Darth Validus abdicated his throne for no apparent reason to give it Darth Novo, who proceeded to then hand the position of Executor to Lord Sinuous, who had been a long, long time rebel against the Empire under Darth Validus, and the naming him of Executor was clearly and plainly a political move to ensure loyalty.Sinuous commanded no power in this position, doing an even worse job than Chaos. More on Darth Novo in a moment though. After his apparent death, only then was Darth Rowe named Executor after Darth Destius proclaimed himself Sith Emperor. And since Destius has done nothing. Darth Rowe have done nothing. There have been no meetings of any Imperial council, there have been no major actions.And even after The Trayus Academy resurged and became the most active of the Imperial Orders. in fact, according to our offices upon questioning those involved. There has never been more than one meeting ever of this Byss Imperial Council.
      “- Even after the Underlord’s hibernation had begun and the Trayus Academy dwindled to only a mere shadow of its former strength, the Sith Empire led by the Dark Lords continued to offer it significant support, including providing military assistance when first the emergent Disciples of Ragnos and much later the Republic (led by the Grand Army of the Republic) attempted to invade and occupy the Trayus homeworld of Rhelg. But for the Sith Empire led by Byss, they might well have succeeded.”
      This is also a gross misinterpretation of what actually happened.Firstly, when the Disciples of Ragnos did first emerge, they were welcomed upon Rhelg as guests, and given guidance. Until Exitium attempted to invade the world and take it’s temple for it’s own. It was repelled by The Trayus Academy and a single member of the Byss troopers.But this singular trooper was hardly necessary After the ascendancy of Darth Novo, the Trayus Academy withdrew from the Empire to pursue more private projects in seclusion. Shortly thereafter Arch Lord Exitium pledged support to Darth Novo, and invaded Rhelg under dlots orders When the Trayus Academy was off world. Afterwards a single member of the academy claimed the planet was his, and attempted to prevent the disciples from gaining full control, pledging himself to Novo. Dlots did not help Trayus, they betrayed them. By the time The headmistress of the academy returned The Grand Army of the Republic had, for the first time ever wrested Rhelg’s control from the Empire, and held it. Darth Umbra was in the process of returning and working to remove the Grand Army of the Republic from Rhelg, when The Disciples of Ragnos attacked again, along with Mercenaries it would later be learned working for Dlots. Thus, It was Byss that swooped in opportunistically (also, exploiting OOC circumstances while the sim owner and the player of Darth Umbra were in conflict with each other over something she did not do and could not have done) Lost control of Rhelg, and only after amassing a massive strike force was able to take back control.
      “- The stagnation and disinterest of the Trayus Academy reached a point where only Darth Umbra would attend any of the Empire’s meetings and events, and yet the Trayus Academy was still held in high esteem for memory of the great Order it once had been. This is despite the general lack of military or other support that the Trayus Academyy offered back to the Dark Lords when Byss itself came under threat from various enemies. ”
      Again more revisionism to suit the agenda of the Trayus Academy. The point at which only Darth Umbra attended the Empire’s meetings was because the Empire’s meetings were irrelevant and the only thing The Empire did, the only events they held. The Trayus Academy during this time was busy resurrecting the Sith species, preventing the creation of a Force nullification super weapon by a mad Sorceror, combating and undermining Jedi terrorists. et cetera. Most members of the Academy did not have any reason to attend these meetings realizing all they were was a reaction to weeks old current events as if they were new, idle threats and declarations and promotions of members of their own.
      When it came to Byss being under threat. This is a joke. When has byss ever been seriously under threat? It’s a Fortress world in the deep core that no one ever visits or goes to except on rare occasions at which point they will be swarmed by arrogant, petty and smug Sith and obnoxious soldiers who make them feel profoundly unwelcome and are very eager to murder them and toss their corpses into the lava.Which is precisely why they never leave. Because they are safe there, Byss is impenetrable. Any attack directly is a completely wasted gesture.
      “- So imagine the surprise and revulsion felt by the Dark Lords when this almost-dead and rather stagated Sith Order not only rose from its torpor”
      Again, revisionism and propaganda. The Trayus academy had been just prior to this the single most active and prolific Sith order in the Empire. The entire galaxy can attest to this.
      ” but actively and secretly worked to secede from the Empire which had protected it for so long,” Which of course is not true. But apparently the denizens of byss don’t bother to read the news or keep up with current events as what had been transpiring was anything *But* secret.as for protecting The Trayus Academy, as seen above, they have done the exact opposite of that and in fact have done more damage and injury to them in the past than any other force.
      “and which did indeed split away with a dismissive and ungrateful message sent on the person of a mere trooper” Because it was certain that if anyone else had been sent, they would have been surrounded by every member of the dark lords and their entire force and murdered in a fit of rage in a futile attempt to prevent the inevitable.
      “accusing the Dark Lords of being stagant and isolationist” Which they were and are.
      ” Not only this, but having declared itself to be ‘free’ from the imagined oppression of Byss turned to give the Dark Lords a ‘chance’ to be a (subservient) member Order of a new Empire they were creating. ” Not subservient to any Order. But none of the denizens of Byss can understand this, because they do not comprehend what it is like to not be a denizen of Byss and be part of their Empire. Their system and the Sith Empire’s are not the same.
      “This was an offer designed to be rejected, an offer so insulting to former allies and protectors that it could not possibly be accepted.” Again, the phrase ‘protectors’ comes up. Nevertheless, It was not an offer designed to be rejected, nor it is insulting to anyone who does not insist on being the absolute pinnacle of all power. What is insulting about offering true progress? true equality of opinion and council and power that is well deserved?
      “The only thing that would have been achieved by such an acceptance would be the capitulation of the Dark Lords to such underhand manipulation, and Byss is made of stronger stuff than that.” I would refer the reader to the previous statement of Irony.
      “- Even at this late stage, a counter offer was made by the Emperor to Kulith Laan to bring his new acquisitions back into the Sith Empire’s fold and to rejoin the Trayus’ Academy’s place at the seat of power, and to truly unite the Sith. This generous offer was rejected unless Kulith Laan himself was made Emperor, a demand any Sith worth his salt, let alone an incumbent Sith Emperor would not find acceptable.”
      Again, this is emphatically not true. Firstly, The offer would only have been accepted had Dlots and byss not remain the center and controlling power in The Empire for otherwise most of the assets would not consider being a part of it. This is not simply Trayus and Dlots, there are many other players involved and they would not accept Dlots remaining in power after the stagnation ,isolationism and elitism they displayed toward them.
      That is what the denizens of Byss do not understand. They have burnt nearly every bridge, and every alliance they have over the years. This initiative is to bring Change, to restore the Sith Empire to an Empire of ALL Sith. Not the few who would bend and kiss the ring of padar’s ilk. The Emperor had not been selected, not been crowned.and dlots would have had their vote due to them (and in fact, with Darth Nessa, they did. she chose Kulith Laan)Destius could have retained his throne had he been willing to adhere to the ideology the change was for. and he still can eventually as can any worthy Sith. That is the point. To create a progressive system where advancement is actually possible if you are not a member of the one, isolationist and elitist order.
      “In a hypothetical scenario of Kulith Laan’s ascension to the throne of the united Sith, a former Emperor Destius would have been thrown the bone of a mere Keeper of Lore.”
      Again. Not true, Destius would have been offered one of the Tribunal roles. I do not know where you get the phrase ‘keeper of lore’ but it appears nowhere in the Codex Imperialis. The Tribunal are personally selected by the Emperor from the Council of Thrones. They rule in place of the Emperor when he cannot, they vote on the council, and they break the ties and settle disputes, having ultimate authority over their spheres of influence. They are The Wrath, who is Military, Industry and Logistics, the equivalent to the Executor. The Hand, which is Intelligence, Reclamation, and Justice, Leader of the inquisition, and the Voice, Diplomacy, Culture and Science. The spiritual and cultural leader. The Nine seats of the council are divided among those pyramids of influence stated. Darth Destius as well of at least one or two of his highest ranking compatriots would have had seats on this body. But they do not seem to comprehend a system that does not have one Sith order having absolute power and all others having none. a system that does not work.
      “As I have said…unacceptable and insulting, designed and calculated by those who offered this specifically to be rejected.” Again you base this claim on assumption, misunderstanding and pride.
      “The truth is that Kulith Laan is no fool: he realises that without the oldest, most noble, and singularly most powerful Sith Order and its allies under his control, he cannot claim to be the Sith Emperor with any justification” Rather high opinion, If The dark lords are as powerful as they claim, where are they? what are they doing? why have they not been seen in any numbers since Darth Destius named himself Emperor? As far as Noble. perhaps some of them, but many Lords in the Order’s behavior are the furthest thing from Noble, and disgraceful. entirely disgraceful as are some of the actions of dlots as a whole as well their prestige makes up for this still. but they are far from the most ‘Noble’ ”
      “His intent all along is to unjustifiably (given his and his Order’s years of stagnation) supplant Emperor Destius, and that intent is laid bare for all to see by his rejection of the counter-offer made to him. It is to be hoped by now that the hypocrisy of the Ministry opposite is plain for all to see.” Was the plan to supplant Emperor Destius? Yes or at the very least to put his Throne to the test of many voices. To restructure The Empire so that it can actually be a true Empire rather than an Old Sith’ club. To expand, to grow and prosper instead of stagnating. Darth Destius entire claim to the Imperial Throne is that he sat upon it. Kulith Laan is of noble birth, of noble bearing. He has ruled on such a level twice before competently. He personally brought together a score of warring factions and groups, rebuilt an Empire from remnants, rallied the support of the young and old and was unanimously supported. If Destius is an incumbant and that is his justification for his remaining claim to the Imperial throne it is clear he has little support outside of his own (impressively so) Loyal Order, and The Obsidian Dominion.
      “The Sith Emperor is also supported, nay annointed, by both his predecessors, former Sith Emperors Validus and Novo.” One abdicated his throne to a man who once tried to murder him for no reason, and is Loyal to his own order absolutely, his support is a given. And the other is the worst leader the Empire has ever seen, who did more to damage it, to lose holdings and to burn bridges than any Jedi or enemy in recent history, and by all accounts should be dead. His voice is hardly worth counting compared to the chorus of support Kulith Laan has.
      “He has guided his Order for years uncounted, and the Empire as a whole since its rebirth in a way that Kulith Laan manifestly failed to do with his time in a position of responsibility.” Failed to do? Darth Destius has succeeded as a leader of a single Order and ruler of two planets, Dromund Kass and Byss. But he is the one who has failed as an Emperor.
      “The Galactic Empire shall undoubtedly continue for a while and perhaps even give the impression of expansion, and in this period its leaders will delude themselves that what they have achieved will be lasting. However, this is an illusion and the eventual fall of Kulith Laan is inevitable and will likely come from within, as other commentators have stated. The Sith scholars and the Emperor himself tell me the destiny is written large in the Dark Side for those who can read such signs.”
      Only a fool trusts visions of the Future. Every Sith knows that one makes their own destiny they are not it’s slave. These scholars, The Emperor’s vision is clouded by arrogant and self assurance.
      “And when this doom eventually overtakes and devours him, he and his followers shall rue the day they insulted, betrayed and burned the bridges with the one entity that could have saved them.” Only time shall see which of us this applies to, My friend.

      Tl;dr

      Seriously though- Sith arguing about the word “noble?” That was a great touch.

      This stuff is classic, please keep it coming. Hey Zandermann, are you just gonna take all that?

    • September 26, 2012 at 5:47 AM

      Anyway this siit worked hardly, what a long speech, i almost falled asleep…chuckles.

    • Sith Empire Information Minister Zander Varmann
      September 26, 2012 at 2:05 PM

      From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations. :This was about the time when he found that The position of Executor had lost it’s meaning. Once under the Taral’ari now Emperor Laan, It was indeed the exteemed place you describe. But after Darth Gevecht, in an act of treason murdered the Emperor his orders were refused. Before his internment in the Vault of Kressh, The Taral’ari, despite his disenfranchisement, with his sorcery prefect developed the body of the renewed Darth Validus who slew the usurper. The Underlord/Taral’ari then interred himself into the vault of Kressh for deep meditation and study leaving the care of his academy in the hands of The Jiaasjen’ari.

      The first point I would make is that Emperor Validus I was not “murdered” by Darth Gevecht but it was a public battle between the two in the fashion that rival Sith have done for millennia – even your idol Ludo Kressh and his rival Naga Sadow strove against each other in this way. It may suit your propaganda to label it as “treason” and “murder” but the fact is it was a challenge and one carried out fairly, witnessed by many.

      For the Underlord to be so rapidly disenchanted by events to neglect his position without even bringing any kind of protest to the Imperial Council speaks of…frankly a quitter. For it is a matter of record that no protest was made by the then Executor.

      From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations. :This is skipping a great deal, my friend. You’ve left out the part where Darth Rowe’s sister I believe? Darth Chaos of the New Sith Order was given the position of Executor. a decision believed to be a political one, not recognition of any merit like it should have been.

      I stand corrected, it is indeed true that Darth Chaos (the aunt of Darth Rowe) of the New Sith Order was made Executor between the Underlord and Lord Sinuous. Whereas you seem to question her merit, it is undoubtedly the case that she was a Dark Lady well before any of the other qualified candidates at the time (and thus more experienced) and moreoever your reminder to me only highlights my point that the Dark Lords did not concentrate all the power to themselves. Now it is *three* Executors (the Underlord, Darth Chaos, Lord Sinuous) before it was concluded that the only suitable candidate left was from within the Dark Lrds themselves.

      I thank you for this helpful correction.

      From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations. :And since Destius has done nothing. Darth Rowe have done nothing. There have been no meetings of any Imperial council, there have been no major actions. And even after The Trayus Academy resurged and became the most active of the Imperial Orders. in fact, according to our offices upon questioning those involved. There has never been more than one meeting ever of this Byss Imperial Council.

      I am not going to repeat myself regarding the expansion of the Sith Empire and of the construction of fleets and cities in many systems (achievements of the current leadership), as these messages are becoming increasing wearisome for readers to follow. However to say that there have been no meetings of the Imperial Council is wilfully disingenuous.

      Every fortnight during the time the Trayus Academy were members of the Sith Empire, there were meetings of the Empire. These performed the function of Imperial Council meetings. Should the leaders of the member Orders have felt it necessary to call a *private* meeting of the leaders only (what I believe the Minister opposite refers to as ‘meetings of the Imperial Council’), such a request would have been granted.

      It is a matter of record that the Trayus Academy did not once request such a meeting.

      And since representatives of the Trayus Academy missed many of the meetings above, it may have seemed to them that the Imperial Council did nothing; however this is hardly the fault of those who were actually present at such meetings on a regular basis.

      From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations. :This is also a gross misinterpretation of what actually happened.Firstly, when the Disciples of Ragnos did first emerge, they were welcomed upon Rhelg as guests, and given guidance. Until Exitium attempted to invade the world and take it’s temple for it’s own. It was repelled by The Trayus Academy and a single member of the Byss troopers.But this singular trooper was hardly necessary

      This is an astonishing lapse of gratitude or memory. The truth is far from “a single member of the Byss troopers”.

      An agent of ours met a newly-emerged and self-proclaimed “Emperor” Exitium upon the world of Rhelg who seemed intent on claiming the world for his own. Upon being reminded that Rhelg was a Trayus world within the Empire controlled by then-Emperor Validus, the agent was told “tell your Emperor that DOR has arrived”, meaning that they had taken Rhelg already. To assist our allies the Trayus Academy who had clearly by this point lost control of their world, a huge force was sent from Byss led by the likes of Darths Aran, Periculosa & Moi’Rai, as well as Dark Lord Mortis, General NC-304 and Darth Keres. This force totally flattened the DOR occupation and restored the ownership of the world to the rightful inhabitants, the Trayus Academy.

      (( The event in question is a documented fact and logged to have taken place on 21st February 2011 on Rhelg ))

      From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations. :After the ascendancy of Darth Novo, the Trayus Academy withdrew from the Empire to pursue more private projects in seclusion. Shortly thereafter Arch Lord Exitium pledged support to Darth Novo, and invaded Rhelg under dlots orders When the Trayus Academy was off world. Afterwards a single member of the academy claimed the planet was his, and attempted to prevent the disciples from gaining full control, pledging himself to Novo. Dlots did not help Trayus, they betrayed them. By the time The headmistress of the academy returned The Grand Army of the Republic had, for the first time ever wrested Rhelg’s control from the Empire, and held it. Darth Umbra was in the process of returning and working to remove the Grand Army of the Republic from Rhelg, when The Disciples of Ragnos attacked again, along with Mercenaries it would later be learned working for Dlots. Thus, It was Byss that swooped in opportunistically (also, exploiting OOC circumstances while the sim owner and the player of Darth Umbra were in conflict with each other over something she did not do and could not have done) Lost control of Rhelg, and only after amassing a massive strike force was able to take back control.

      Another astonishing distortion of the reality.

      It is true that the forces of Byss did invade the world of Rhelg but they did so under the circumstances of it being captured from the Trayus Academy by the Grand Army of the Republic, and in order to restore it to those of the Kressh bloodline. As soon as the threat was dealt with and the GAR driven far away, the Byss forces withdrew back to their homeworld to leave local forces in control. There was no prolonged occupation by Byss.

      (( Umbra may have lost control of the world OOCly for a while, but that was due to conflict with the between the player of Umbra and sim owner as stated above – nothing to do with Byss ))

      From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations. :When it came to Byss being under threat. This is a joke. When has byss ever been seriously under threat? It’s a Fortress world in the deep core that no one ever visits or goes to except on rare occasions at which point they will be swarmed by arrogant, petty and smug Sith and obnoxious soldiers who make them feel profoundly unwelcome and are very eager to murder them and toss their corpses into the lava.Which is precisely why they never leave. Because they are safe there, Byss is impenetrable. Any attack directly is a completely wasted gesture.

      The Ministry opposite has conveniently forgotten – or has failed to inform itself of – the multiple invasion attempts by various Jedi, Dark Jedi and Mandalorian factions over the years. It is true that Byss is a fortress, however that is for a reason other than the ones stated, it is precisely because of the fate of those who have attempted to invade in the past.

      From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations. :The Trayus academy had been just prior to this the single most active and prolific Sith order in the Empire. The entire galaxy can attest to this.

      Please excuse me if I do not reply in detail to this; the Galaxy will not have its intelligence insulted in this way. I feel the need to laugh, but out of respect for the Ministry opposite, I will merely move on to the next point…

      From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations. :” but actively and secretly worked to secede from the Empire which had protected it for so long,” Which of course is not true. But apparently the denizens of byss don’t bother to read the news or keep up with current events as what had been transpiring was anything *But* secret.as for protecting The Trayus Academy, as seen above, they have done the exact opposite of that and in fact have done more damage and injury to them in the past than any other force.

      The Minister is being disingenuous again. Of course Byss’ residents read the GNN and other holonets. But to pretend that the planning phases for the new Empire occurred at the same time as the news items or in full public view, is completely laughable.

      As for the last statement, I am beginning to believe that there is actually a huge factor of delusion and paranoia here. The reasons why it is so, I have already documented above.

      From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations. :Nevertheless, It was not an offer designed to be rejected, nor it is insulting to anyone who does not insist on being the absolute pinnacle of all power. What is insulting about offering true progress? true equality of opinion and council and power that is well deserved?

      Really?

      “We declare our independence from the Sith Empire and secede from its territory”

      followed shortly in a matter of days by: –

      “we invite you to join our Empire well after all the details have already been hammered out by the various founding member Orders and you have to fit into this restricted role we have engineered for you, and you don’t have a say in how this Empire is being formed because the details have already been decided. And by the way, your Emperor will be allowed to be Keeper of Lore.”

      This is effectively what we were told – this is not insulting?

      Again, this is emphatically not true. Firstly, The offer would only have been accepted had Dlots and byss not remain the center and controlling power in The Empire for otherwise most of the assets would not consider being a part of it. This is not simply Trayus and Dlots, there are many other players involved and they would not accept Dlots remaining in power after the stagnation ,isolationism and elitism they displayed toward them.

      That is what the denizens of Byss do not understand. They have burnt nearly every bridge, and every alliance they have over the years. This initiative is to bring Change, to restore the Sith Empire to an Empire of ALL Sith. Not the few who would bend and kiss the ring of padar’s ilk. The Emperor had not been selected, not been crowned.and dlots would have had their vote due to them (and in fact, with Darth Nessa, they did. she chose Kulith Laan)Destius could have retained his throne had he been willing to adhere to the ideology the change was for. and he still can eventually as can any worthy Sith. That is the point. To create a progressive system where advancement is actually possible if you are not a member of the one, isolationist and elitist order.

      We shall see if Darth Saehel II feels that way when the honeymoon period of the Galactic Empire is over. Will you bend to him once you acknowledge that he is, in fact, the most powerful and progressive Sith in your faction? Will Kulith Laan I?

      It may suit Saehel now to support Kulith Laan, but as time passes, he will come to realise that the very thing you have accused Byss of is happening to him in the Galactic Empire.

      From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations. :Again. Not true, Destius would have been offered one of the Tribunal roles. I do not know where you get the phrase ‘keeper of lore’ but it appears nowhere in the Codex Imperialis. The Tribunal are personally selected by the Emperor from the Council of Thrones. They rule in place of the Emperor when he cannot, they vote on the council, and they break the ties and settle disputes, having ultimate authority over their spheres of influence. They are The Wrath, who is Military, Industry and Logistics, the equivalent to the Executor. The Hand, which is Intelligence, Reclamation, and Justice, Leader of the inquisition, and the Voice, Diplomacy, Culture and Science. The spiritual and cultural leader. The Nine seats of the council are divided among those pyramids of influence stated. Darth Destius as well of at least one or two of his highest ranking compatriots would have had seats on this body. But they do not seem to comprehend a system that does not have one Sith order having absolute power and all others having none. a system that does not work.

      Actually, the “Keeper of Lore” phrase came from the mouth of Kulith Laan himself, in a private communication with Emperor Destius, which His Imperial Majesty has since informed me of. Unfortunately, you do not seem to be as well informed about your leader’s mishandling of what you claim to have been a genuine offer. If, indeed that is, it was ever genuine in the first instance…

      From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations. :“Rather high opinion, If The dark lords are as powerful as they claim, where are they? what are they doing? why have they not been seen in any numbers since Darth Destius named himself Emperor? As far as Noble. perhaps some of them, but many Lords in the Order’s behavior are the furthest thing from Noble, and disgraceful. entirely disgraceful as are some of the actions of dlots as a whole as well their prestige makes up for this still. but they are far from the most ‘Noble’ ”

      The Dark Lords operate in many places in the Galaxy outside of the Empire’s boundaries. Just because the Minster opposite is not aware of these activities, does not mean that they do not occur. And if the Dark Lords did operate openly and in large numbers, the accusation would be that they were hellbent on conquest (as was the claim in years past). The Minister opposite would then be making good capital out of that claim.

      In the end, the above statement is entirely an opinion, and a highly opinionated and incorrect one at that, and not a statement of fact, no matter how vociferously stated.

      From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations. :
      Was the plan to supplant Emperor Destius? Yes or at the very least to put his Throne to the test of many voices. To restructure The Empire so that it can actually be a true Empire rather than an Old Sith’ club. To expand, to grow and prosper instead of stagnating. Darth Destius entire claim to the Imperial Throne is that he sat upon it. Kulith Laan is of noble birth, of noble bearing. He has ruled on such a level twice before competently. He personally brought together a score of warring factions and groups, rebuilt an Empire from remnants, rallied the support of the young and old and was unanimously supported. If Destius is an incumbant and that is his justification for his remaining claim to the Imperial throne it is clear he has little support outside of his own (impressively so) Loyal Order, and The Obsidian Dominion.

      This is overinflated nonsense. The Syrion Coalition that Kulith Laan brought into his Empire proved not to be the members he hoped for, the Mandalorians he allied with to do the caputuring of Coruscant for him now openly state on this page that the Galactic Empire did nothing, it was all their doing. The Galactic Empire is already crumbling and it is not even a month old yet. The truth is that Kulith Laan I is now almost entirely dependent on the military power of Darth Saehel II.

      Yes, Kulith Laan is of noble birth, noble bearing and has ruled for a long time and brought factions together. The exact same statements are true of the Emperor Destius, but he has done so for far longer, and far more successfully, as the guiding hand behind the throne of Emperor Validus and now in his own rule.

      From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations. :“The Sith Emperor is also supported, nay annointed, by both his predecessors, former Sith Emperors Validus and Novo.” One abdicated his throne to a man who once tried to murder him for no reason, and is Loyal to his own order absolutely, his support is a given. And the other is the worst leader the Empire has ever seen, who did more to damage it, to lose holdings and to burn bridges than any Jedi or enemy in recent history, and by all accounts should be dead. His voice is hardly worth counting compared to the chorus of support Kulith Laan has.

      The Minister opposite claims a “chorus of support” for Kulith Laan. A quick glance at this very page shows that statement to be untrue. And most of those dissenting voices are not even from the Sith Empire!

      “He has guided his Order for years uncounted, and the Empire as a whole since its rebirth in a way that Kulith Laan manifestly failed to do with his time in a position of responsibility.” Failed to do? Darth Destius has succeeded as a leader of a single Order and ruler of two planets, Dromund Kass and Byss. But he is the one who has failed as an Emperor.

      Two planets? Leaving aside the other planets in the Dromund and Beshqek Systems, he has also had sway over many other areas of the Galaxy including the Adegan, Ziost, Xagobah, Perave, Pryshak, Roon, Kalist and Lehon Systems, and many others besides.

      This is more delusion from the Ministry opposite.

      The case I think is quite clear. We shall of course as the rest of the Galaxy will let the Galactic Empire get on with their business of ruling. But we will also not be surprised when the edifice they have built comes tumbling down around their ears.

      But do not take the word of this Ministry alone: listen to the chorus of dissention on this page from those not linked to the Sith Empire.

      – Sith Empire Information Minister Zander Varmann

      • Sith Empire Information Minister Zander Varmann
        September 26, 2012 at 2:14 PM

        (( Apologies, it seems WordPress failed to recognise some of the above as quotes.

        The section “Again, this is emphatically not true. Firstly, The offer would only have been accepted had Dlots and byss not remain the center and controlling power in The Empire…” and ending “…To create a progressive system where advancement is actually possible if you are not a member of the one, isolationist and elitist order” should have been a quote from the Galactic Empire’s Ministry.

        Similarly, “Actually, the “Keeper of Lore” phrase came from the mouth of Kulith Laan himself, in a private communication with Emperor Destius, which His Imperial Majesty has since informed me of. Unfortunately, you do not seem to be as well informed about your leader’s mishandling of what you claim to have been a genuine offer. If, indeed that is, it was ever genuine in the first instance…” should have been a reply from myself rather than a quote.

        Finally, “He has guided his Order for years uncounted, and the Empire as a whole since its rebirth in a way that Kulith Laan manifestly failed to do with his time in a position of responsibility.” Failed to do? Darth Destius has succeeded as a leader of a single Order and ruler of two planets, Dromund Kass and Byss. But he is the one who has failed as an Emperor” should have been by the Galactic Empire’s Ministry )).

      • September 26, 2012 at 6:02 PM

        ((There has been no private communication between myself and Destius that was not OOC.))

  13. From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations.
    September 25, 2012 at 6:59 PM

    General Wade :
    What happens when it comes time for your Emperor to leave his throne? Will it collapse? Will there be a competition for the new Emperor? Or will you choose a new Emperor who will “do nothing” for their empire?
    I hate to break it to you, but leading an Empire has a lot more to it then just conquest. Let me make you a list.
    Economics – which is, itself, a mountain of subjects ranging from taxes to trade.
    Safety
    War(s)
    Expansion
    Public health
    Poverty
    Education
    Research
    Technology
    Politics
    And I’m sure I missed many others. Yet so far the only thing I’ve seen from your Emperor is war and expansion…

    There is a clear process established for succession. And yes, General we are well aware of the logistics of running an Empire. We have it covered.

    • Darth Scorne
      September 25, 2012 at 7:13 PM

      “…Apparently not, since you lot have utterly failed to realize that too much expansion in too short a span of time has caused many an Empire to collapse on themselves.”

    • Causidicus
      September 26, 2012 at 2:16 AM

      They’ve got the public health under control. Word is that the population on Coruscant has shrunk to a fraction of what it was during the first days of the occupation. Health really isn’t an issue when you don’t have a population in need of it.

      • Xan Qenadius
        September 26, 2012 at 3:00 AM

        I think Onderon (namely my Clan) is helping with health and resettling displaced Coruscanti. I’m sure other Jetiise centers would be doing the same, if not….well that would be another story for GNN wouldn’t it?

        As for Scorne…you seriously think this “expansion” is this so-called “empire’s” work? They got OUR cast offs. Which was the Republic’s before hand….certainly as far as i can recall,every time you lot tried to take Coruscanta you got your shebs handed back to you with a smile.

        Hmmmm…funny that.

  14. The Fact Finder
    September 25, 2012 at 8:30 PM

    I detect that facts need to be presented to settle this arguement before it continues forever, so for the sake of ending this arguement: Statistical analysis shows the military as well as economic power of the meatbag empire called “The Sith Empire” to be at least sixty percent stronger than the other meatbag empire, “The Galactic Empire”.

    Unfortunately I can not get an exact estimate on all of the Sith Empire’s resources due to the fact that they seem to keep a closed local system for their primary logistics systems. I’ve gained partial intel via remotely hacking various subsystems from various less-than-secure colonies they hold, and my master has had an agent acquire some data from more secure locations. The data was then rerouted to an undisclosed location for me to compile and analyze. I have unfortunately been unable to acquire data from primary locations, such as Byss or Kalist VI, and am unable to accurately judge the -full- extent of their power. I will note that I’ve detected a number of anomalies of the type which indicate either corruption on the part of those handling logistics, or these places being affected by pirates. Please realize that this place is not a beacon of hope though, these people are as bloodthirsty as it gets. The amount of executions per year of their -very own citizens- they’ve had within their borders outweighs that of any other empire or civilization in the known galaxy by at least three hundred percent, and that is just the executions I have found out about.

    Fortunately for the good citizens of the galaxy, I’ve been able to acquire more data on the Galactic Empire due to a recent move from Rhelg to Coruscant. A good citizen of the galaxy was able to copy a whole lot of data during this transition phase and turned the data over to me willingly, and didn’t even ask for any money in return! He said it would simply bring his brothers and sisters honor or some nonsense, and that was all he needed. Silly meatbags and their silly attachment to siblings, am I right?

    Anyway, there is the citation of the data I’ve used to compare data from this empire to the other, and a very large amount of data on the Galactic Empire was compared to a more minimal amount of data on the Sith Empire, so while this analysis is admittedly estimated and imperfect, I urge the galaxy rally against the stronger Sith Empire as well as take back control of beautiful Coruscant from the Galactic Empire, for even a weaker Empire can still wreak endless havok among the stars.

    • Imperial Intelligence Bureau
      September 26, 2012 at 3:38 AM

      The Fact Finder… Interesting name that you have. Well, I’d like to begin by saying that whatever nonsense you’ve just dribbled out of your mouth here, is clearly bias. You’re telling people to rally to a Sith Empire. Let us allow people to make their own choices in the Galaxy for once.

      You’ve compared insufficient data on to apparently accurate data. For all you know, that was simple an Agent of the Empire, misinforming you in order to create a less threatening image of our Empire in comparison to the Sith Empire.

      The Bureau values one thing above all else, Fact Finder. Action. The Sith Empire has been sitting in their city on Byss for some time and have yet to show a face to the rest of the Galaxy. Only when you try to take on the burden of the rest of the Galaxy, will you understand its true, bloody nature.

      But please, keep sending these messages and giving us more data. We’ll be sure to send an assassin your way to cut out your tongue, saw off your fingers and leave you strung up on your house as a message to people who speak like you.

      Good Day.

      • September 26, 2012 at 12:40 PM

        Imperial Intelligence Bureau :
        For all you know, that was simple an Agent of the Empire, misinforming you in order to create a less threatening image of our Empire in comparison to the Sith Empire….
        But please, keep sending these messages and giving us more data. We’ll be sure to send an assassin your way to cut out your tongue, saw off your fingers and leave you strung up on your house as a message to people who speak like you.
        Good Day.

        See there, you kind of just removed all doubt with that. And by the way, how is it that the representative for the Imperial Intelligence Bureau doesn’t realize that droids typically don’t have tongues?

      • The Fact Finder
        September 27, 2012 at 7:49 AM

        “You’re telling people to rally to a Sith Empire.”

        Learn to read sir, I was telling people to rally AGAINST the Sith Empire(not to them) because the other one wasn’t signifigant enough to bother with aside from Coruscant.

        “But please, keep sending these messages and giving us more data. We’ll be sure to send an assassin your way to cut out your tongue, saw off your fingers and leave you strung up on your house as a message to people who speak like you.”

        Leave it to a meatbag like you to think I was programmed to fear. Leave it to a meatbag like you to think your skills with computers are superior to my own. I’ve made all this very clear in the past when I exposed the Galactic Empire for its lies. I guess you weren’t paying attention to your own empire’s news.

        Self Preservation Warning: High levels of anger detected in the organic unit being spoken to.

      • Darth Scorne
        September 27, 2012 at 8:38 AM

        “Great, one worthless coward hiding behind anonymity telling another worthless coward hiding behind anonymity that they should fear them. Just classic.

        If you idiots ever did happen to find each other and get in a fight, you’d both be running away from each other more than fighting.

        Classic case of sticks and stones.”

    • General Wade
      September 26, 2012 at 9:36 AM

      Blame General NC-304 for those executions.

  15. Jes'tula Tor'dok
    September 26, 2012 at 12:30 AM

    I’mma make a post here too! There and done.

  16. Patriot
    September 26, 2012 at 12:46 AM

    Ardeth Shev’la :Sae’hal emperor? Possible.But i think he prefers much more to stay in low profile and manipulate the events according to his interests from the shadows, than a direct exposure to the spotlight.

    Some might say that Darth Saehal II is eminently qualified to be Galactic Emperor ahead of anyone in the Galaxy including Kulith Laan I.

    For all the political maneouvrings by Trayus, it is DOR that has provided the actual power behind the throne and only with the support of DOR can it continue. Those who laughed at DOR in the early days should eat their words and Darth Saehel II deserves much more recognition for the Galactic Empire’s success than he is being given by all here.

    Galactic Emperor one day? I hope so!

  17. Dark Lord Validus
    September 26, 2012 at 2:36 AM

    From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations. :
    “The Sith Emperor is also supported, nay annointed, by both his predecessors, former Sith Emperors Validus and Novo.” One abdicated his throne to a man who once tried to murder him for no reason, and is Loyal to his own order absolutely, his support is a given.

    There is a reason for every action. It is not the duty of the father to explain to the child why he must leave, as the child would not yet understand such things.

    I am loyal to myself. Emperors. Lords. Such titles are trappings that no longer hold meaning to me.

    • Arim'a Kaar
      September 28, 2012 at 11:58 PM

      We need to sit down for a game of Dejarik sometime

  18. Kasmiel
    September 26, 2012 at 3:33 AM

    General Wade :
    What happens when it comes time for your Emperor to leave his throne? Will it collapse? Will there be a competition for the new Emperor? Or will you choose a new Emperor who will “do nothing” for their empire?
    I hate to break it to you, but leading an Empire has a lot more to it then just conquest. Let me make you a list.
    Economics – which is, itself, a mountain of subjects ranging from taxes to trade.
    Safety
    War(s)
    Expansion
    Public health
    Poverty
    Education
    Research
    Technology
    Politics
    And I’m sure I missed many others. Yet so far the only thing I’ve seen from your Emperor is war and expansion…

    One sustained and co-operative campaign against this ’empire’ is all that is needed to see it finished. DOR make up the majority of its military might which, frankly, is not impressive and can be easily outnumbered and outmatched.

    • Xan Qenadius
      September 26, 2012 at 4:21 AM

      You forgot to mention out-thought

  19. Emperor's Shadow Guard Commander
    September 26, 2012 at 4:26 AM

    Xan Qenadius :
    I think Onderon (namely my Clan) is helping with health and resettling displaced Coruscanti. I’m sure other Jetiise centers would be doing the same, if not….well that would be another story for GNN wouldn’t it?
    As for Scorne…you seriously think this “expansion” is this so-called “empire’s” work? They got OUR cast offs. Which was the Republic’s before hand….certainly as far as i can recall,every time you lot tried to take Coruscanta you got your shebs handed back to you with a smile.
    Hmmmm…funny that.

    Need you be reminded Mandalorian, that your efforts in taking Coruscant were not done without the backing of the Empire to begin with. True, it was the Mandalorians direct and skillful action that secured the senate sector and ensured the quick victory, but it was with the combined might of Imperial and Mandalorian forces that the planet was held. We’re not nipping at your heels for scraps, we spent our own resources and manpower to help secure the majority of the world in the cooperative take over of the planet. Remember that next time you speak without thinking.

  20. September 26, 2012 at 5:51 AM

    Xan Qenadius :I think Onderon (namely my Clan) is helping with health and resettling displaced Coruscanti. I’m sure other Jetiise centers would be doing the same, if not….well that would be another story for GNN wouldn’t it?
    As for Scorne…you seriously think this “expansion” is this so-called “empire’s” work? They got OUR cast offs. Which was the Republic’s before hand….certainly as far as i can recall,every time you lot tried to take Coruscanta you got your shebs handed back to you with a smile.
    Hmmmm…funny that.

    Because they had no strategy. The conquest of Coruscanta by the Mand’alor prooved once again the superiority of mando’ade.

    • September 26, 2012 at 9:52 AM

      Stop lieing, Red Robe. What empire? At the moment of the invasion of Coruscanta was just DOR, no empire. The empire was proclamed after, long after the planet was taken and Mandalore gave it to your side in exchange of Fondor. So, what were you talking about?

      • Xan Qenadius
        September 26, 2012 at 11:53 AM

        Vod…..I don’t think he knows. Or has the capacity of knowing.

  21. Sith Empire Information Minister Zander Varmann
    September 26, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    1. Rakata Prime- This is not a new imperial world. but an old one that left the Empire. That is not expansion, it is reclamation.

    Here, you are reduced to arguing semantics. Whether you call this expansion, re-expansion or reclamation, what it patently isn’t is shrinking, which was your original claim. And if this is not expansion, then logical extension of that argument dictates that Kulith Laan’s taking of Coruscant was merely reclamation of what the One Sith achieved a couple of centuries ago.

    2.Kalist VI – a Prison world that doesn’t have the same worthwile resources of places like Kessel to make the labor valuable.

    I’m afraid the Minister opposite does not have the necessary qualifications to know what the worthwhile resource of Kalist VI are. Natural resources to be dug up from the ground are only one form of resource. I would suggest that the Minister should leave such judgements to Lord Sinuous who is overseeing his Order’s settlement there.

    3. Ziost – Another planet that was until Darth Nessa promised it to us. A Byss Imperial holding, again not growth.

    You seem to have missed the memo (see the original GNN article). Darth Nessa has cut her ties with the Trayus Academy, given the world of Ziost into the personal care of Emperor Destius and resigned as Queen – all of her free will. The Emperor shall shortly make his choice for the next Governor to oversee this world.

    Certainly, this gives the appearance of growth sure to the unitiated. But it is little but clever subterfuge. the only actual gain that can be seen here is Kalist, which was in the deep core which Byss already had majority control over. it’s not as if they have gained a production world such as Kuat or a breadbasket world such as Ando prime.

    These are irrelevancies when the Sith Empire is already comfortably self-sufficient in those areas. It is not for you to determine the worth of entire worlds, and some things like the significance to Sith tradition and power of some of these planets is beyond the comprehension of those who are not Sith.


    Of course, when pointed out a statement of having sway over the majority of Sith Orders is numerically false, you would move the goal posts and say it doesn’t matter the number of Orders.

    No claim was made about the majority of Sith Orders being under one sway or the other – this was a misquote by GNN. In response to this misquote, the Minister opposite claimed majority of Sith Orders being under their sway, which was pointed out by myself to not necessarily being a fully valid method of delineating Sith influence, for the reasons stated. It is not changing goalposts in the slightest.

    As my counterpart claims that A council deciding upon the next Emperor is ‘tainted by republic ideology’ I would like to refer him to the manner in which the next Dark Lord of the Sith has been chosen in antiquity long before the great hyperspace war. It was always The Dark Council who would make such a call. The way this is done was by proving their capabilities or worthiness to the council one way or another. By guile, arms, or contest. It is not truly democracy, but one that still gives the various Sith orders, factions and houses the voice that is theirs by right. This is a Sith tradition that goes back to the time of King Adas even. For thousands of Years this is how Sith governed themselves. And it only shows your misconception and misunderstanding of Sith History and Tradition that you did not know this.

    It is interesting that my counterpart mentioned King Adas, for he was a self-proclaimed leader of the Sith who proved his might by a series of conquests which unified the Sith. He was not chosen to lead the entire Sith people by any Dark Council, he chose himself and proved himself to have the right to rule. Even in the succession for Marka Ragnos’ leadership, there was conflict between Kressh and Sadow – not a Dark Council appointment – to determine the next Dark Lord.

    The various iterations of the Sith Orders that followed also did not choose Emperors in the way suggested. I therefore stand by my earlier statement.

    Finally, Yes there was a single reply, and then nothing after. No response to invitations, no communications, not even an RSVP for the Ball on Kuat. A member of Dlots was in attendence for the Imperial Coronation though at least. I think it is obvious, while we may disagree. While the facts show that It is my counterpart’s ministry which is misinformed and over-inflating events and situations. Which we find saddening as we would have hoped they would be more civil about this. Perhaps they will continue to refuge our offers for now, but in the future I have faith they will see the truth as so many have. And I wish to state emphatically, We have no intention of making ourselves outright enemies if Byss has no such intentions. But we will not hesitate to defend our sovereignty, from all forces, from all threats, Foreign and Domestic. Jedi and Sith.
    The Emperor Protects

    The ‘invitation’ to the coronation was considered to be an insult, considering that the coronation was occurring because Kulith Laan had renounced his ties to the Sith Empire and seceded. If no insult was intended by the faction opposite, perhaps they should counsel their diplomatic core to take greater care to avoid inadvertently offering such.

    – Sith Empire Information Minister Zander Varmann

  22. September 26, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Everyone’s crawling out of the woodwork. Old emperors, new emperors, and I lost count of all the Imperial representatives- I guess they just had so much bad PR one official couldn’t handle it. It’s like watching a gladiatorial arena in which all of the combatants are people you always just wanted to punch in the face but never could.

    Thank you. Thank you to the articles’ comments sections of GNN; my Lifeday present came early this cycle.

  23. September 27, 2012 at 12:46 AM

    The discussion of you both PR-ists from Byss and Coruscanta became really boring and steril. And I will show to these 2 siit guys why.
    I quote from the article “Then he announced the successful negotiation with Lady Darr tha Sundew, leading to the joining of Lehon to the Sith Empire.” Conclusion, was a negotiation between 2 sides, equal, if i can say. When was said successful, was meant that Lehon and Byss agreed for rejoining of the planetary system of Lehon to the empire in some conditions, was a negotiation, a business, an agreement, like Lehon joins empire according to these conditions, Byss accepted or not, the discussions continued, and in the end both sides agreed a final formula. Period. Ziost on the other side choosed another approach. Nessa preferred a dramatical staging of surrendering the planet to the will of siit emperor from Byss, even was no need to do that, but to impress the emperor and the audience, it’s the old and simple tactic of pouring ashes on head and claiming “mea culpa” a verified tactic and this gesture from a siit lady like Nessa was efficient, emperor was impressed and welcomed Ziost within the empire.Thats was all, negotiations and some theatre. You both siit guys discuss in vain about Adas, Sadow, Kresh and other siit from the old, died by a long time, trying to convince each other about the legitimity of your empires, but you missed the point, which was very simple, on Byss was orchestrated a piece of theatre to impress the public, smoke and mirrors, a chorus of yes men and the “producer” who is the emperor Destius.Of course , they know that very well and Validus the Wise in his original manner tried to warn you “There is a reason for every action. It is not the duty of the father to explain to the child why he must leave, as the child would not yet understand such things.”

  24. The Fact Finder
    September 27, 2012 at 7:41 AM

    The fact is, the Sith being at each other’s throats will make it all the more easier for the republic to reclaim its rightful place in the galaxy. There isn’t a particular reason for there to be multiple empires, but they all want to be in charge. Thank you Sith for making our lives a little easier!

  25. Morrigan Wemyss
    September 27, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Xan Qenadius :
    No different then the Republic,certain Jetiise orders, Siitse orders as well or really any political group barring the Mando’ade. Ours is not a culture that rewards di’kute.

    Really? Then how did you get in?

  26. From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations.
    September 28, 2012 at 12:25 AM

    The Revenant Armada is not a Sith Empire, nor has it ever been part of one. As the Mandalorian says, Lehon was rejoining, It was a world in the control of Byss before, and Darth Aran ruled it with his wife. Again, that’s not expansion, it’s census trickery. As for Kalist, of course, radical new technology developed within the last couple of years for mining and resource surveying surely has been developed that was not found in the last millennium, of course that being able to build factories and refineries on a world make it so valuable an expansion because of ‘favorable local factors’. Yes, of course. That makes it such an astoundingly valuable gain.

    As for Ziost, The Obsidian Dominion settled there a long time ago, and came into Byss’ fold during the reign of Darth Novo, not Darth Destius. So it is not a ‘recent’ gain by any means.

    You are correct in the idea that we don’t know how Hakagram Graush rose to power, and it also is true that Ajunta pall seized power by killing him. But it is not a matter of dispute that following this, The Dark Council traditionally selected it’s leaders after the death of the Dark Lord. From Tulak Hord strong-arming the other Sith Lords into submission, or Marka Ragnos being elected and defeating any who challenged him. to Naga Sadow’s trickery and later apparent subduing the remaining members of it, to Ludo Kressh revealing himself and revealing Sadow’s treachery to them, causing them to elect him , to Vitiate and whatever methods he used to persuade the other Lords of the Sith. You are willfully missing my point, my friend. The council has nearly every time, since antiquity decided the Dark Lord by some method or another. And I have said before, How an individual Sith Lord goes about convincing his peers to select him for ascension is irrelevant. it is still by their vote. You cannot be Dark Lord of the Sith if you do not have the Loyalty and consent of the Sith, one way or another.

  27. Sith Empire Information Minister Zander Varmann
    September 28, 2012 at 5:32 AM

    As the Mandalorian says, Lehon was rejoining, It was a world in the control of Byss before, and Darth Aran ruled it with his wife. Again, that’s not expansion, it’s census trickery.

    Actually, the Mandalorian was incorrect. Queen Talic was the ruler of Lehon at the time, her husband was a Prince-Consort only and thus had no ruling authority. Queen Talic was not a member of the Sith Empire, and neither was Lehon officially either in the control of nor a part of the Sith Empire. There were of course favourable diplomatic and trading links, but this is not the same as it being within the Empire. In the same way that Arkania is to this day outside of the Sith Empire but has a favourable diplomatic and trading relationship.

    You are correct in the idea that we don’t know how Hakagram Graush rose to power, and it also is true that Ajunta pall seized power by killing him. But it is not a matter of dispute that following this, The Dark Council traditionally selected it’s leaders after the death of the Dark Lord. From Tulak Hord strong-arming the other Sith Lords into submission, or Marka Ragnos being elected and defeating any who challenged him. to Naga Sadow’s trickery and later apparent subduing the remaining members of it, to Ludo Kressh revealing himself and revealing Sadow’s treachery to them, causing them to elect him , to Vitiate and whatever methods he used to persuade the other Lords of the Sith. You are willfully missing my point, my friend. The council has nearly every time, since antiquity decided the Dark Lord by some method or another. And I have said before, How an individual Sith Lord goes about convincing his peers to select him for ascension is irrelevant. it is still by their vote. You cannot be Dark Lord of the Sith if you do not have the Loyalty and consent of the Sith, one way or another.

    More meaningless semantics. If a successful and powerful Dark Lord candidate forces his will upon a Dark Council, their “choice” is only a self-delusion to make themselves feel like they are still relevant. What is possible to say that it would be very difficult, likely impossible, for a Dark Lord candidate to rule in the teeth of opposition from all his Sith, but that is not the same thing the Minister opposite was claiming.

    To clarify, it is the Galactic Empire’s prerogative to use whichever choice of selection it wishes, even if this Empire does not approve. However, it is not correct to insist that all Sith use the quasi-democratic method described by the Ministry opposite.

    – Sith Empire Information Minister Zander Varmann

  28. September 28, 2012 at 6:21 AM

    Please. Please keep arguing about ancient Sith history. So many others here who frequent GNN relate to it so well.

  29. September 28, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    I, as well as anyone else who may have read the entirety of these comments but does not follow Sith politics to the letter, have realized how truly incompetent, uninformed, and unintimidating the Galactic Empire appears to be.

    I recommend they find someone else to handle PR because their current representative of the “Imperial Ministry of Public Relations” is absolutely terrible at their job. I went into this article not knowing much regarding this new empire and am leaving it with a good laugh.
    As for the Disciples of Ragnos, their ambition is great but that’s relatively all that they have other than numbers, As someone else stated, quality over quantity. I almost regret recommending to Kabriel that we ally with them and help get them off of the ground if I knew it’d lead to such a pitiful empire being formed.

    • General Wade
      September 28, 2012 at 12:45 PM

      Just as my father had regretted protecting them on Bespin in exchange for control over it’s Tibanna Gas and governorship over the world.

      • Darth Scorne
        September 29, 2012 at 6:34 AM

        “Who are the Disciples of Ragnos? I haven’t heard much of them since Exitium was in charge of them back in the day before they dishonorably back-stabbed the Empire. All I hear of them now is their weekly flirting with the Hutts and playing “hide the saber” with the Dantooine Jedi on a regular basis.

        We all know Laan is their emperor and always will be until he deems Umbra competent enough to rule, then another from Trayus after she retires, and so on and so forth. So other than being Trayus’ cannon fodder, the Disciples aren’t really worth mentioning. Laan and Umbra have been planning this for decades now, do you really think they’re going to give it up to someone they invited to the party at the last minute?”

      • General Wade
        September 29, 2012 at 12:50 PM

        From the looks of it, yes.

  30. September 28, 2012 at 8:48 PM

    That is all.

    • September 29, 2012 at 6:40 AM

      ((Two people informed me, to my surprise, that I had starred in a Gangnam video — it seems I need to more clearly point out the differences between my old armor and Validus’ — as well as to look at date of postings ;P ))

  31. From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations.
    September 29, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Darth Scorne :
    “Who are the Disciples of Ragnos? I haven’t heard much of them since Exitium was in charge of them back in the day before they dishonorably back-stabbed the Empire. All I hear of them now is their weekly flirting with the Hutts and playing “hide the saber” with the Dantooine Jedi on a regular basis.
    We all know Laan is their emperor and always will be until he deems Umbra competent enough to rule, then another from Trayus after she retires, and so on and so forth. So other than being Trayus’ cannon fodder, the Disciples aren’t really worth mentioning. Laan and Umbra have been planning this for decades now, do you really think they’re going to give it up to someone they invited to the party at the last minute?”

    The accuracy of your assessment of the methods and practice of Imperial succession and the motives of those involved truly is a great indicator on how well informed you are on the goings on in the galaxy.

    Which is to say, not at all.

    • General Wade
      September 29, 2012 at 12:53 PM

      You really got her there, kiddo!

    • September 29, 2012 at 3:24 PM

      From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations. :
      The accuracy of your assessment of the methods and practice of Imperial succession and the motives of those involved truly is a great indicator on how well informed you are on the goings on in the galaxy.
      Which is to say, not at all.

      I like how you used all of those precise facts and examples to back up that solid, completely unfounded argument.

      Anyone else notice this is the second time the DIMPuR has gotten tiffy when Darth Umbra was mentioned?

      Makes you wonder…

      • From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations.
        September 29, 2012 at 3:58 PM

        Tiffy? not at all. her assertion is based on conjecture, based on no evidence but her own imagined rumor-mongering and conspiracy theories. As are most of the information things that have come from Byss said about The Empire. The ministry finds it unnecessary to rebuke for a second or third time a statement which is simply based on nothing but an opinion formed with zero actual information on the functioning of The Empire. The method and line of succession is clearly laid out in The Codex Imperialis and it has been stated publicly numerous times that The Empire is not ruled by one Sith Order as Byss has done for time immemorial. But rather, it is based upon the merit of individual Lords of the Sith.

        But rather than explain again what they will ignore, because of their indoctrination and confirmation bias, I opted to simply point out how, her statement is devoid of any truth, and she should stop speaking out publicly making such statements if she and her fellows are going to be so consistently wrong about everything that happens outside of their small clique.

      • Darth Scorne
        September 30, 2012 at 6:56 AM

        From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations. :
        The method and line of succession is clearly laid out in The Codex Imperialis and it has been stated publicly numerous times that The Empire is not ruled by one Sith Order as Byss has done for time immemorial. But rather, it is based upon the merit of individual Lords of the Sith.
        But rather than explain again what they will ignore, because of their indoctrination and confirmation bias, I opted to simply point out how, her statement is devoid of any truth, and she should stop speaking out publicly making such statements if she and her fellows are going to be so consistently wrong about everything that happens outside of their small clique.

        “You can call a Gungan a Rancor all you want, don’t mean it’s a Rancor.”

  32. Lord Decon.
    September 29, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations. :

    Darth Scorne :
    “Who are the Disciples of Ragnos? I haven’t heard much of them since Exitium was in charge of them back in the day before they dishonorably back-stabbed the Empire. All I hear of them now is their weekly flirting with the Hutts and playing “hide the saber” with the Dantooine Jedi on a regular basis.
    We all know Laan is their emperor and always will be until he deems Umbra competent enough to rule, then another from Trayus after she retires, and so on and so forth. So other than being Trayus’ cannon fodder, the Disciples aren’t really worth mentioning. Laan and Umbra have been planning this for decades now, do you really think they’re going to give it up to someone they invited to the party at the last minute?”

    The accuracy of your assessment of the methods and practice of Imperial succession and the motives of those involved truly is a great indicator on how well informed you are on the goings on in the galaxy.
    Which is to say, not at all.

    looks at the holonet in his study with a slight chuckle at the last comment with amusment “from the dest of imperial ministry of Public relations hmm?” he would say with another chuckle “oh how little you really know hmm?” he said asking curiously “What you say goes to prove how ego driven your so called empire is” he said with a wave of his paw “have to defend every little thing said about you” he would chuckle once more “I have been spending a bit of my time in your holdings… I will tell you facts” he said in a slightly stern tone “Coruscant sits empty at all times of the day save a few DJE showing up along with a few of your members.” he said curiously “you cannot rule if you have truly nothing to rule” he said with a pause “a planet that does not have Population or apear to have population is nothing more then an empty shell”.

    “I Do not see your Emperor on any of your worlds Perhaps hes afraid to show his face now who knows” he said with another chuckle “i dont see many of your kind out and about and being as i watch most of the activity on Coruscant, Nar Shadda, and Bakura you only show your face few and far between” he said with another huff “You are truly a weak empire who talks a big talk but lacks the capability to walk as much as they talk” he said with another chuckle “so until i see a big acheavment that you actually did yourself i will be far from impressed”
    *placed his paw on the transmition buttion and hit end..

    • From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations.
      September 30, 2012 at 11:36 AM

      Pot calling the kettle black.

  33. September 29, 2012 at 3:32 PM

    Darth Scorne :
    “Who are the Disciples of Ragnos? I haven’t heard much of them since Exitium was in charge of them back in the day before they dishonorably back-stabbed the Empire. All I hear of them now is their weekly flirting with the Hutts and playing “hide the saber” with the Dantooine Jedi on a regular basis.
    We all know Laan is their emperor and always will be until he deems Umbra competent enough to rule, then another from Trayus after she retires, and so on and so forth. So other than being Trayus’ cannon fodder, the Disciples aren’t really worth mentioning. Laan and Umbra have been planning this for decades now, do you really think they’re going to give it up to someone they invited to the party at the last minute?”

    “Ah Darth Scorne, if you were so well informed you wouldn’t find yourself soo.. ignorant. The Disciples of Ragnos were not asked to join in on the creation of this Empire. We came to the Trayus with a proposition separately. Eventually we found this particular idea to be a good one. Do note Scorne, ignorance is bliss. Or is it? Clearly this statement has a significant meaning to you *Darth* Scorne. Though, I suppose we can compare that statement to ‘What you don’t know can’t hurt you.’ Correct? Though we’re all in that state of mind at times, not knowing things, however many are not so ignorant to believe that we’re correct in all things..Thus we don’t *know* all things.”

    • Causidicus
      September 29, 2012 at 7:26 PM

      Ah, Sae’hal speaks. It has been quite a while since you and I have interacted, my friend. Pray tell, how long will the dog lay at the feet of its master before it bites his hand as well? I’ll give it a few months at best. Your foolish ambitions will be the end of you and your order. There is truth in Scorne’s words. The galaxy knows the Disciples of Ragnos and the galaxy is, once more, unimpressed. On the surface, there exists nothing but constant fighting. Under the surface…well, I’ve yet to discover if there truly is anything under the surface. History would indicate that there is not.

      I must say that I find no fault in Byss’ refusal to join Laan as long as he fills his ranks with the likes of you.

    • General Wade
      September 29, 2012 at 7:57 PM

      “Do note Scorne, ignorance is bliss. Or is it?”
      Are you trying to mock her or make some sort of philosophical argument against the saying?

      “many are not so ignorant to believe that we’re correct in all things”
      I’m sure no sane person believes such nonsense.

      “Thus we don’t *know* all things.”
      I don’t recall anyone bringing up that people know everything, or that it was being proven; or that it was even relevant. Please do try not to go off on a tangent.

      In the end it’s safe to say, that you, my sithy friend, have no idea how to counter an insult through the means of mocking people.

      • Causidicus
        September 30, 2012 at 12:40 AM

        If it is an intellectually sound response that you seek from Sae’hal then, my friend, you shall only be met with disappointment.

      • Darth Scorne
        September 30, 2012 at 7:13 AM

        Guntai Sae’hal Haj’ra :
        “Ah Darth Scorne, if you were so well informed you wouldn’t find yourself soo.. ignorant. The Disciples of Ragnos were not asked to join in on the creation of this Empire. We came to the Trayus with a proposition separately. Eventually we found this particular idea to be a good one. Do note Scorne, ignorance is bliss. Or is it? Clearly this statement has a significant meaning to you *Darth* Scorne. Though, I suppose we can compare that statement to ‘What you don’t know can’t hurt you.’ Correct? Though we’re all in that state of mind at times, not knowing things, however many are not so ignorant to believe that we’re correct in all things..Thus we don’t *know* all things.”

        “Keep telling yourself this, maybe one day you’ll believe it. Also, who is this? I’m not familiar with you since I don’t keep track of those that suck up to others constantly. Even now you’re sucking up to some superior, by lying to defend them. It’s such a shame that you haven’t been present for all those private meetings discussing this stuff that Trayus held that even someone like me, who’s not even a part of your little empire, was aware of, and you weren’t, it really is a shame.

        Perhaps you should actually get to know your buddies better before you choose them.”

  34. Mikori Lawson
    September 29, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Lord Decon. :

    From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations. :

    Darth Scorne :
    “I have been spending a bit of my time in your holdings… I will tell you facts” he said in a slightly stern tone “Coruscant sits empty at all times of the day save a few DJE showing up along with a few of your members.” he said curiously “you cannot rule if you have truly nothing to rule” he said with a pause “a planet that does not have Population or apear to have population is nothing more then an empty shell”.

    (( In events like this, it’s important to remember that there are many, many NPCs on sim even when there aren’t a lot of players there. Do your part to preserve immersion! ))

    • Lord Decon.
      September 30, 2012 at 6:05 AM

      (in my opinion you cannot rp with npc’s and as for My Part as to Preserve the Immersion? Im sorry but a NPC cannot role play with me and Preserving the Immersion isnt my part)

      • Sha'ira
        September 30, 2012 at 7:35 AM

        ((His point is you claimed Coruscant is an empty planet IC which is incorrect regardless of who you saw on the sim.

        “a planet that does not have Population or apear to have population is nothing more then an empty shell”.

        The planet has a population of one trillion. Not quite an empty shell))

    • Darth Scorne
      September 30, 2012 at 7:02 AM

      (( Can you please not quote someone else and label it as something I said? Thanks. ))

  35. September 30, 2012 at 8:27 AM

    From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations. :
    Blah blah blah [paraphrased]

    See? There you go. I was beginning to worry you’d run out of juice already.

  36. Vox Cast
    September 30, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    This has got to be the longest and most pointless discussion in GNN history. Is this how all Sith operate, paragraph after paragraph of complete twaddle?

  37. Lord Decon.
    September 30, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    Sha’ira :
    ((His point is you claimed Coruscant is an empty planet IC which is incorrect regardless of who you saw on the sim.
    “a planet that does not have Population or apear to have population is nothing more then an empty shell”.
    The planet has a population of one trillion. Not quite an empty shell))

    (being what you said it is true ill give you that.. but that sim could still sit empty icly because its not the whole planet.. and besides a NPC cant come up to me and start talking but its ok.. I understand your point)

  38. Kasmiel
    October 1, 2012 at 3:26 AM

    From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations. :
    The Ministry of Public Relations entire job is response to propaganda and misinformation. A campaign of deceit will not work against The Sith Empire. A true sign of fear and worry is the launching of such a campaign to begin with.

    I think that the Sith Empire feel that a campaign of Rampant Apathy is sufficient to topple your ’empire’ sir.

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