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Darth Revan

Dark Lady of the Sith

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Name:Darth Revan [FDS]
Character: Darth Revan [AU]
Fandom: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Age: 28
Gender: Female
Species: Human
Sexuality: Bisexual, Predominantly Lesbian

Appearance: Revan is tall for her species and gender, hitting six feet easily. While not heavy, Revan is nonetheless statuesque, possessing a strong build from years as a Jedi Guardian and then a year as a soldier, developing her physical attributes and strength. The former Jedi is not a visually underestimated person, standing straight and tall wherever she goes. Her skin, though, is pale, and her eyes have become a golden yellow from her connection to the Dark Side. She wears black and deep brown, her voluminous robes and breastplate covering her feminine features and hiding her gender. Finally, her Sith mask hides her face and masks her voice, making the Dark Lord as visually genderless as a droid.

Personality: Revan is a sharp and often sarcastic individual. Blunt and to the point most of the time, she is (despite her Sith allegiance) a rather honest person. As a commander, she believes that sacrifices are often necessary, and is always ready to make those sacrifices, no matter how great they might be. Her own Sith nature makes her paranoid, expecting attacks at every corner, or a new betrayal by some young Dark Jedi seeking to rise to power as the next Dark Lord of the Sith. Friendly on the outside, she puts on a decent act when faced with the need to be diplomatic, but that doesn't mean she trusts that person any more than she trusts anyone else. Sometimes, it could mean she trusts them even less.

Abilities/Strengths: Her key strengths are her use of the Force, and her skill with a lightsaber. Revan is a master of wielding two sabers, and her fighting style is aggressive to take advantage of it. However, she is also extremely skilled with only one saber, and is very skilled in the many Forms of lightsaber combat. Still, her own specialty is Jar'Kai, a favorite of dual-wielding lightsaber users.

Revan is an accomplished linguist, commander, and teacher, having written several books on the Rakatan, led the Republic Army to victory against the Mandalorians, and knowing dozens of different alien languages. Her skills as a Jedi and a Sith are literally the stuff of history and of legend.

Weaknesses: Revan's focus is primarily on lightsaber combat and offensive use of the Force. While she is almost without peer in melee and close-quarters, her atrophied abilities in support Force powers and skills means that she has a severe disadvantage against more technical Jedi and non-Force Adept classes. Her skill with ranged combat being as lacking as it is, it also means that the Dark Lady is at a severe disadvantage when facing groups of individuals with firearms.

Having been a Sith for so long has severely limited the woman's ability to trust anyone, and this means that she is also the first person to doubt what another says. Not even those Revan trusts the most are exempt from this lack of faith, and it as a result makes her standoffish and quick to quip, hiding her emotions behind a wall of sarcasm.

Notable Possessions: Revan has a few noteworthy possessions. Her robes are reproductions of her former robes as Dark Lady of the Sith, created by the Star Forge. These Star Forge Robes are not only fluid, light, and easy to move in, but are powerful armor as well, blunting most attacks against her. Her mask is of her own make, unique, and though it serves to hide her face, it also heightens Revan's awareness and combat ability, increasing her agility.

However, Revan's two most famous (or infamous) possessions are her twin lightsabers, masterfully designed weapons of elegant lethality. Both sabers have natural red focusing crystals, lending her blades their trademark red glow. Revan has other focus crystals fitted into her lightsabers, including a krayt dragon pearl in the left-hand saber (named Passion) and a Sigil crystal in the right-hand weapon (Strength). For purposes of training, her lightsabers are sometimes fitted with Bondar crystals instead, making them only capable of stunning and mild burns. Revan has also collected, in her time as an adventurer, three legendary lightsaber crystals: the Mantle of the Force, the Heart of the Guardian, and the Solari crystal.

History: Revan's initial instruction in the Jedi Arts was undertaken by the Jedi Master Kreia and, for a time, she was trained on the planet Dantooine. Under Kreia's tutelage, Revan became aware of her own potential, and showed her master what she would eventually be capable of. For years she trained as a Youngling at Dantooine's Jedi Academy under Master Kreia, learning Jedi lore and techniques that the woman passed on to the child. However, even Kreia's training was not enough for the curious child, and so she was transferred to the Jedi Academy on Coruscant, where she and her friend Alek "Squint" Squinquargesimus studied under Jedi Master Zhar Lestin.

The elder Jedi (Master Zhar), though noting Revan's insatiable desire for knowledge, dismissed it as exuberance and eagerness, believing the youth to be a future champion of the Jedi Order. Revan, however, was curious about more than just the Jedi, and began to study Sith lore in the Jedi libraries, even reading on ancient Sith magics and techniques they utilized in their history.

Revan eventually left her first master's tutelage entirely, going on to study beneath numerous Jedi Masters, including Master Zhar, as well as Master Dorak and Arren Kae. Revan studied numerous aspects of the Force, especially the subject of 'Force Bonding'. Eventually, however, she returned to her first master when she realized there was nothing more to be learned from the Jedi... except how one could leave them forever.

It was during the early Outer Rim skirmishes between the Republic and Mandalorians that Revan—by this time a well known, powerful and charismatic Jedi Knight—moved throughout the Jedi Order, arguing her case for Jedi intervention. Though at first a lone voice among the Jedi, considered the "Jedi's own crusader" by the Republic media, Revan gradually gathered something of a following. The first to be drawn to Revan's cause was Alek, who then aided his friend in further recruitment.

Late into 3,964 BBY Revan, now considered the honorary "Master" of those who followed her—specifically Alek, made the decision to journey to the Mandalorian front against the Jedi Council's wishes, so as to scout out the enemy lines. On the way, Revan and her followers briefly stopped by Taris. An acquaintance of Lucien Draay, Revan hoped to recruit more Jedi to her cause from the academy on the world, yet neither Lucien or any of the other Jedi on the planet were willing, or allowed, to oblige.

Sometime after leaving Taris, Revan left the majority of her followers on the planet Suurja while she investigated events on Onderon and Dxun. Though she reported her disturbing findings to the Jedi High Council shortly after the onset of the Mandalorian Wars proper, the Council told her yet again that there was no place for the Jedi Order in the war and sent her on a mission to rescue those of her followers that had been captured during the Fourth Battle of Suurja. As she departed the Council chambers, Revan encountered Lucien Draay once more and, after a brief conversation about an undefined truth, she left to complete her task.

Ultimately, however, Revan's captive "learners" were saved from the experiments of the sadistic Demagol by Zayne Carrick and Rohlan Dyre. Once reunited with her disciples, Revan's campaign for Jedi intervention in the war against the Mandalorians continued, albeit somewhat differently than before. While Revan's efforts had previously been considered a curiosity at best, in the context of a larger Mandalorian War she suddenly found herself a celebrity. As the Revanchist movement behind her grew, the Republic Media cast Revan in the role of crusading savior, wrongfully ignored by the aloof High Council. Though first referred to as "the Revanchist Leader" in reports, it was not long before the young Jedi Knight was given a new title by the popular media: the Revanchist.

Revan still traveled the galaxy during this time, spreading her message of Jedi intervention to all who would listen. During the Battle of Serroco, while on the planet Cathar alongside Alek, she—along with many other Jedi across the galaxy—felt the deaths of thousands on Serroco as the Mandalorians rained nuclear warheads onto the surface. Doubled over in empathic pain, the most she could say to her best friend was: "I feel it!"

A short time later, Revan was invited to bid on the exogorth superweapons that Arkoh Adasca was selling on behalf of his increasingly large faction within the Jedi. Unable to attend due to pressing business elsewhere, Revan sent Alek in her place. Several Jedi had visions concerning Adasca's exogorths and the role they could play in the war, so Revan instructed Alek to ensure that the danger they presented be removed.

Shortly after the Adasca affair, the siege of Taris, and the bombardment of Jebble, Lucien Draay was appointed to the Jedi Council. He reported to the Council that Republic intelligence reports indicated that there was a blow to the Mandalorian's plans of conquest, reportedly by an insurrection within their own ranks, and stated that the "interventionist path sought by Revan was wrong for both the Republic and the Jedi. The Council approved his motion, which ordered the recall, or if necessary, detention, of the "prowar renegades."

Though the Jedi Council repeatedly denied the Republic military the aid they requested, Revan and her Revanchists did not. With the devastating details of the Battle of Cathar having become widely known—several years after the fact—Revan used them to her advantage. In an act of rebellion above and beyond anything she had ever done before, she refused to acknowledge the authority of the High Council and sent out a full call to arms to the Order. No longer was she arguing for Jedi intervention, she was going to intervene. As always, Alek was the first to join his closest friend, but soon hundreds of Jedi answered Revan's call.

The entrance of Revan and her Jedi into the war marked its turning point. Revan's clever military strategies and tactics coupled with Malak's courage and fiery determination saw the pair becoming the foremost heroes of the conflict. Claiming victory time after time, they were propelled through the ranks of the Republic military and were eventually given direct control of a full third of the Republic's fleet. With newfound authority, Revan spearheaded the Republic war effort and began to steadily push the Mandalorians back.

Together, Revan and Malak liberated Taris, fought Cassus Fett—Mandalore's primary strategist—at Jaga's Cluster, and defeated much of the Mandalorian army at Althir. Yet, despite such victories, there were concerns raised over the Jedi's behavior. Though Revan's tactics were near flawless and Malak's righteous fury unmatched, the pair began to adopt very similar characteristics to the Mandalorians they were fighting, growing to despise weakness and indecisiveness in all its forms.

Unknown to the rest of the galaxy, the growing darkness surrounding Revan did not just stem from her experiences with the Mandalorians. At some point in the year 3,963 BBY, Revan visited the ancient Sith world of Malachor V while scouting for new outposts along the embattled Outer Rim.

Word had reached her that Malachor was anathema to the Mandalorians, and she wished to know the reason why. On its surface, Revan was quickly assaulted by the destructive dark side energies that permeated the world, yet through the strength of her will, she was able to feed on the evil power without being consumed by it.

Soon thereafter, she stumbled upon the Trayus Academy, an abandoned training center built by a mysterious Sith faction known as the "True Sith." While unearthing the planet's buried secrets, Revan learned the exact location and immense significance of the planet Korriban, the homeworld of the Sith species. It was there that Revan discovered the continued existence of the "True Sith" and, to prevent a greater evil of which she had been made aware, embraced the Sith teachings.

Returning to the wars, Revan forced a final confrontation with the Mandalorians over Malachor V. Her plan was to unleash the recently constructed Mass Shadow Generator on the planet, wiping out the majority of the Mandalorian fleet, as well as those Republic forces and Jedi who were not fervently loyal to her. Trusting the device's activation to a capable Jedi General who would later become known as the Jedi Exile, Revan battled and killed Mandalore the Ultimate herself.

The battle resulted in catastrophic losses on both sides. In the end, many Jedi were twisted to the dark side, and the once proud Mandalorian clans were crippled, just as Revan had intended. After the battle, Revan denied the vanquished force their leader's ancestral mask, and with it their ability to choose a true successor. Ordering her forces to strip them of their weapons and armor, and to dismantle their Basilisk war droids, Revan condemned the Mandalorians to perpetual exile, where many became bounty hunters, bodyguards, and mercenaries.

Such a total victory over their adversaries, despite the Republic casualties, saw Revan hailed as a savior. Yet unbeknownst to those praising her, the Sith teachings were already sweeping through the ranks of those who had followed her to war.

Instead of returning to the Republic, Revan and Malak took the remainder of their fleet and disappeared from the known galaxy. They claimed to be searching for the remnants of the Mandalorian fleet; those who had fled the final, devastating battle. In reality, they were pursuing the power of the Star Forge.

Whether during or after the wars, it is known that Revan and Malak visited Dantooine at some point, avoiding detection by the Jedi and entering the old burial mounds located near the Jedi Enclave. After successfully passing the "trials" set for them by the guard droid that had been left behind by the so called "builders," they were given access to a Star Map.

Moments before they went beyond the door that led to the dark side artifact, however, Malak—still new to the dark side—warned Revan that stepping beyond this threshold would mean that they could never return to the Jedi Order; they would certainly know that the two Knights had fallen to the dark side. Revan ignored Malak's warnings and proceeded, determined to see her path through to the finish..

After examining the Star Map on Dantooine, Revan and Malak would go on to uncover Star Maps on Tatooine, Kashyyyk, Manaan, and Korriban. Though the exact order in which they did so is unknown, it is suggested that the two visited Korriban at least once during—not before—the Mandalorian Wars.

In 3,956 BBY, the interface that Revan had installed to restrict access to the Star Map on Kashyyyk claimed that it had last been accessed "no earlier than five standard years ago," placing her discovery of that Star Map at around 3,961 BBY.

Despite Revan and Malak's lack of connection to the Sith species, they drew knowledge from the Sith tombs on Korriban and declared themselves the new Dark Lords of the Sith—"Darth Revan" and "Darth Malak."

With the information obtained from the five Star Maps, Revan and Malak were able to travel to the previously-unknown Lehon system; yet upon their arrival, the pair immediately crashed on Lehon. Shortly after, they were attacked by the primitive Black Rakata, who attempted to take them prisoner. The Dark Lord and her apprentice bested them easily, and though Revan could not understand the Rakatan language, she was able to use a Force technique to rip it from their minds, driving Basic into their skulls in turn through a unique force power.

Having been cowed into submission by the Sith Lords' command of the Force, the Black Rakata took them to meet their leader, The One. After "teaching" the Rakatan leader Basic, Revan explained that she was pursuing the power of the Star Forge, and that she would require access to the Temple of the Ancients. Yet, from the superstitious, primitive ramblings she received in response, it soon became clear that neither the One nor his followers had any true comprehension of their species' past, nor the technological might that they had once command. Nevertheless, the One promised to help Revan enter the Temple, providing she used her "strange magics" to slaughter the Elders—a competing Rakatan tribe that had so far resisted his might. Revan swore she would do so.

Revan soon realized that these "Elders" were likely in possession of the answers she sought and rather than destroy them, she instead approached them in peace. This proved wise, as from the Elders, Revan learned much of the Rakata and their old empire—and of the disruptor-field that had caused her and Malak's ship to crash.

Sensing the Elders' abhorrence for their species' violent past, Revan proclaimed herself to be a servant of the light, searching for a way to destroy the Star Forge. Trusting her entirely, the Elders gave Revan and Malak access to the temple, and thanking them, the pair promised to destroy the Star Forge and return. They did not.

Leading her hidden forces to the Lehon system, Revan began to realize her plans. Though the Star Forge was capable of granting vast power to those who fully embraced its dark nature, Revan minimized her exposure to the ancient space station, using it purely to construct an enormous fleet with which to conquer the Republic. Darth Malak, horrified that his master would reject such strength, would later balk at what he perceived to be Revan's stupidity, yet the truth was that Revan was far from ignorant.

Revan, unlike her apprentice, understood the dangerous consequences of drawing upon the Star Forge too heavily. The artifact had led the Infinite Empire to its doom: fueling the Rakatan species' hate, driving them to civil war. Revan had no intention of letting over-reliance on the Star Forge disrupt the order she planned to bring to the galaxy. As with everything else, he would use it for as long as she needed it, then discard it.

Once ready, Revan led her powerful new Sith armada back into known space, finally revealing herself as the Dark Lord of the Sith and plunging the galaxy into war once again. As his old teacher Dorak would later say: "The hero had become a conqueror."

Revan began a three-year campaign to end the tyranny of the Jedi council once and for all. The war, while bloody, was orchestrated to topple the Republic while doing little damage to its underlying industrial infrastructure. Under her leadership, Sith forces bypassed militarily vital planets that would be required for the defense of the galaxy against the threat of the "True Sith."

Revan's plan was to keep the Republic largely intact for the purposes of post-war rebuilding. She even took out a number of political figureheads, such as Yusanis of the Echani, Senator Mimas Yoon of Corellia and Lelin-Dor of Serroco.

With this, she could begin her rule with a relatively functional military and economy rather than starting from scratch. Also, had she failed in conquering the galaxy, she believed the end result would be much the same: a stronger Republic, more capable of defending itself.

Revan knew that, with Jedi in the war, this contest would come down to whoever had the most and strongest Jedi. She pioneered new Sith tactics relying on secrecy rather than brute force. Her Sith assassins quietly flooded into the Republic to kill and/or abduct Jedi throughout known space.

Revan reestablished strongholds and academies upon worlds of ancient power such as Lehon, Dxun, and Korriban. On these particular planets, her most faithful servants broke captured Jedi and converted them to the dark side. Revan also kidnapped some of her own Force-sensitive troops and converted them into Dark Jedi. Utilizing assassin droids—such as HK-47, whom Revan created herself —Revan eliminated threats to the stability of her fledgling Sith Empire.

With Revan at the helm and Malak as her head general, the Sith forged vital alliances to expedite the support and deployment of their forces. They conspired with the Czerka Corporation, one of the richest and most powerful galaxy-spanning companies of the time, to amass much needed resources, and they secured diplomatic relations with the ocean planet of Manaan so that they were able to export the healing agent kolto.

The reinvigorated Sith won battle after battle, until a young Jedi named Bastila Shan entered the fray with her battle meditation, a powerful Force ability that increased the combat effectiveness of the Republic's forces and sapped the will of enemy combatants. Yet, even with Bastila's aid, the Republic forces knew that they could not hold out forever against the Sith.

In 3,957 BBY, in a desperate attempt to end the war, the Republic and the Jedi set a trap for Revan and Malak, luring them into battle against a small fleet. During the space battle, Bastila led a team of Jedi that boarded Revan's flagship and managed to corner the Dark Lord on the bridge. Revan, however, seemed unfazed by the strike team, as she quickly eliminated all the Republic soldiers while the Jedi took down the Sith Lord's Dark Jedi.

As the Dark Lord prepared to battle with the Jedi, Darth Malak, in the hopes of destroying both Revan, Bastila, and the Jedi, betrayed his friend and master, ordering the ships under his command to fire on Revan's flagship's bridge. Though Malak believed himself to have been successful in killing the woman who had been his best friend, chance, or perhaps the Force, kept Revan alive.

After surviving the turbolaser blasts that had rocked through the bridge, Bastila was faced with a choice. Upon regaining her wits, she was confronted with the broken, comatose body of Darth Revan. The Dark Lord was nearly dead—by Bastila's own admission, just a tiny spark of the Force remained alive within her.

For whatever reason—perhaps a sense of duty to the Republic, pity, or a simple urge to save her life—young Shan made the decision to grab a hold of that waning spark and keep Revan alive. Through that act, Bastila somehow tied Revan's life to her own, unwittingly forging a powerful Force bond. Bastila took Revan and escaped the cruiser, while the Sith, believing their master dead, retreated from the battle.

Bastila had stabilized Revan, but the Sith Lord was still in critical condition and her mind remained heavily damaged. Bastila brought her to the Jedi, and a huge debate enveloped on what to do. Eventually, the Council decided that, in order to find out how Revan had made a practically unbeatable fleet, they must rely on Bastila's bond with the former Jedi Knight to draw out Revan's memories and find the answers.

To do this, Revan's broken mind was reprogrammed by the Council to conceal the Dark Lord's old identity. Bastila was charged with keeping Revan's identity hidden and drawing out the former Dark Lord's memories.

Revan, now under an implanted name and with no recollection of her real history or of her former mastery of the Force, was enlisted as a soldier in the Republic army, and placed under Bastila's command on the Republic warship Endar Spire.

Darth Malak, thinking his master dead, had devoted all his forces to the hunt for Bastila and in orbit above the world of Taris, his fleet ambushed Endar Spire. Revan awoke in the middle of the battle and proceeded to fight her way off the ship with the aid of Trask Ulgo, who sacrificed himself to save Revan from a "Dark Jedi"—none other than Darth Malak's apprentice, a former Jedi named Darth Bandon. Along with fellow Republic soldier Carth Onasi, she managed to escape in the last escape pod on the Endar Spire just moments before it exploded.

After crash-landing on the surface of Taris, Revan was knocked unconscious. Carth dragged Revan from the crash site, where Revan began experiencing flashbacks through the Force of her buried past. The two soldiers discovered that Bastila had been captured by the Black Vulkars swoop gang and was being offered as a prize to the winner of the Tarisian Season Opener.

With help from the Vulkars' rival, the Hidden Beks, as well as a young Twi'lek by the name of Mission Vao and her Wookiee friend Zaalbar, Revan entered the tournament herself and was able to win Bastila's freedom. These accomplishments were enough to attract the attention of the Mandalorian mercenary Canderous Ordo, who gave Revan an offer to escape Taris: stealing the Ebon Hawk, an extraordinarily fast freighter from the crime lord Davik Kang of the Exchange.

After Revan and her companions were able to steal the bypass codes to the Sith blockade overhead from the Sith base, with the help of their new droid companion T3-M4, Canderous introduced Revan to Davik as someone wanting to join the Exchange. While Davik ran a background check, Revan and her newfound crew broke into the hangar in an attempt to steal the Ebon Hawk; there they were confronted by Davik and bounty hunter Calo Nord. During the short fire fight that ensued Malak ordered the Sith armada to bombard the planet. The resulting bombardment resulted in Davik's death, and allowed Revan and her crew to make their getaway.

Deciding that they needed to regroup, Revan and her companions fled to the Jedi Enclave on Dantooine. Bastila spoke to the Jedi Council of “recent developments”, and once being informed of Revan, the Council requested an audience with her. Carth found that the invitation was unusual for someone who was apparently not even a Jedi yet, and the former Jedi chronicler Deesra Luur Jada remarked that he had not seen anyone accepted for training recently. Normally, the Council would not accept an adult for training, but Revan was a special case, having once been a Jedi before (and currently unaware of this).

Bastila presented Revan to the Jedi Council. Zhar Lestin, a member of the Council, told Revan that they had been discussing her, and that Bastila had told them that she was strong in the Force. However, contrary to the other Masters, Vrook Lamar, whom Revan had known before her amnesia, said that they needed indisputable proof of her strong connection to the Force before they could even consider training her.

Bastila argued that surely all of them could feel the strength of the Force within Revan. Zhar said that they could indeed, though the power was wild and untamed, and that they could not ignore it. Knowing Revan’s former identity, Vrook further argued that if they trained her, perhaps the Dark Lord–Revan herself–would return. Not wanting to reveal Revan’s identity to her, Vandar declared that they would discuss the matter in private.

While the Council debated, Revan and Bastila shared a vision of Revan and Malak, as Jedi, visiting Dantooine's ruins when they found the first Star Map. After Bastila and Revan told the Council of the event, Dorak replied that the ruins had long been known to them, but they believed them to be merely burial mounds.

Revan learned from the Masters that she and Bastila had a Force bond, and the Council believed that together, they would both be able to defeat Malak. The Council decided to send them to the ruins in their vision, where they believed they would find some clue as to why she and Malak had been corrupted by the dark side.

Before Revan was to be sent, she was trained in the ways of the Force–unknown to her to be the second time. Revan’s progress was amazing, and Zhar, her teacher, said that she had never seen anyone who had mastered the initial training so quickly. She was soon welcomed fully into the Jedi Order.

Before ending her apprenticeship and becoming a Padawan, she was to complete three tests. First, her knowledge of the Jedi Code was tested; second, to build a lightsaber. After succeeding in both the trials, she was told by Zhar of his third trial: to cleanse a meditation grove of its dark taint.

There, she found the source of the dark taint: a Dark Jedi named Juhani, who, before her mind was destroyed, she had encouraged to become a Jedi. After Revan dueled and defeated her, Juhani, realizing that Revan was stronger, explained who she was. Revan spared her life and persuaded her ask the Jedi Council for mercy.

The Jedi Council was pleased with her success, and her decision to redeem Juhani. She had passed the final test, and therefore became a Padawan. Meanwhile, during her stay at the Enclave, she learned of the history of the Mandalorian Wars and of her turn to the dark side, as well as Malak's.

After that, she and Bastila were then sent to investigate the ruins believed to have been visited by Revan and Malak that they had seen in their vision. Once inside, they were confronted by a droid speaking an unknown language. It changed the language it spoke to a dialect of the Selkath language, which Revan could understand, and said that it had been programmed to serve the “builders” if they sought knowledge of the “Star Forge”. When asked whether it knew of Revan and Malak, the droid replied that they were neither builders nor slaves, like her, but they had proven themselves worthy, and that they themselves must now do the same.

After passing the tests, they gained access to the room which contained a Star Map, which would help lead them to the Star Forge. Though the Map was not complete, it pointed the way to the worlds of Tatooine, Kashyyyk, Manaan, and Korriban, on which it was suspected more Star Maps could be found. Only with the combined information of these five worlds would Revan be able to rediscover the location of the mysterious Rakatan artifact.

Revan and Bastila reported their findings to the Council immediately after, and the Jedi Masters agreed that the Star Forge must be found. The Council still wanted Bastila to continue drawing out Revan's memories to find the Star Maps. They were also curious to see if Revan could complete this mission without falling prey to the dark side, and reclaiming her former title as Dark Lord. Juhani requested that she join Revan’s party in their search for the Star Forge. Carth Onasi also expressed confusion over the Council's choice of sending Revan on an assignment that could be the deciding point of the war.

Revan, Bastila, and their companions journeyed to these worlds, tracing the steps Darth Revan and Malak had taken years before. During these travels they gained two new companions; on Tatooine, Revan purchased the assassin droid that she created as a Sith Lord, HK-47, and on Kashyyyk, the self-exiled Jedi named Jolee Bindo joined her party on the search for the Star Forge. On each planet, the powerful dark side aura of the Star Maps created perilous conditions that made accessing the Maps difficult.

Throughout their journey, Revan and Bastila grew closer as friends, working together to accomplish tasks that would have been impossible for just one or the other. Working to gether with Juhani and Jollee Bindo, the four Jedi found solutions to nigh-impassible obstacles, and surmounted incredible challenges.

As the crew was searching for the fifth and final Star Map, Revan and her allies were captured by the Sith flagship Leviathan which was under the command of Admiral Saul Karath, Carth's former mentor whom Carth had long hoped to kill in revenge for killing his wife when bombing Telos. As the Ebon Hawk was being brought in via tractor beam, its crew discussed their escape, and Revan chose the droid T3-M4 to escape the Sith and save them from capture.

Revan, Bastila, and Carth were put into Force cages and interrogated by Admiral Karath. After Carth argued with him and insulted him for the deaths on Telos, Saul said that he was an insignificant part of events anyway, and that Darth Malak was far more interested in the two Jedi, who both said that they would never turn to the dark side. From Revan's words, Saul found, unexpectedly, that Revan did not know of her former identity. He, however, said that he would not be the one to deprive Malak of the pleasure of telling her himself.

Shortly after the rounds of torture from Saul, Revan and her allies were freed by T3-M4 and began to make their escape, traveling through the Sith vessel. Along the way, they made their way to the bridge, where they battled Admiral Karath. Carth struck the final blow, and while Saul lay dying, he whispered the true identity of Revan to Carth. Carth blew up at Bastila for not telling him, but did not tell Revan he knew of her true identity until much later.

On their way escaping, they encountered Darth Malak. It was Malak who finally told Revan who she was, and it was then that many of her memories began to truly return. In anger, Revan turned on Bastila and demanded to know why she never told Revan the truth of her identity. Bastila, truthfully, replied, informing Revan of the Jedi Council's plans, and of how Revan lost her memories (for the most part). Malak, amused, tried to use the moment as an opportunity to eliminate Revan himself once and for all. However, Revan was too much for the Sith Lord.

Angered, Malak made to attack again, but was stopped by Bastila, who told Revan and the others to escape as she held off Malak's attack. Revan and her crew made their escape, sans one crewmember. Malak had taken Bastila, and now Revan knew who she truly was. It explained the things she had done without her memories, her harsher actions than Carth might have approved, her willingness to sacrifice others for her plans. Still, for the moment, she refused to accept that she was anyone but her new identity, and so she ignored Malak's words and traveled to the Rakatan homeworld, and then, to the Star Forge.

Revan was assaulted by warriors of the Rakatan tribe, but after seeing Revan's power, she and her crew were granted an audience with the One. The One told Revan about her original promise to kill the Elders and gain their secrets to enter the Temple of the Ancients, so Revan sought out the Elder tribe. When the Elder Council revealed how brutal and warlike the One and his tribe were, Revan and her crew decided to help the Elders. The Elder Council was very reluctant to trust Revan again due to her betrayal the last time they had met.

They tasked Revan with rescuing an Elder scout from the One's enclave in order to regain their trust. Upon arriving at the One's enclave, the One and his tribe turned on Revan and her crew. The entire tribe fell under Revan's strength, and Revan freed the scout. After gaining the support of the Elders, Revan, Juhani, and Jolee Bindo entered the Temple of the Ancients, defeating the hordes of Dark Jedi that Malak had left in the temple.

At the top of the temple, however, Bastila waited for Revan. Having fallen to the Dark Side, Bastila proclaimed herself as Malak's new apprentice and attacked Revan. The duel was short, but Revan, even weakened and without her full Sith power, was still too strong for Bastila to defeat. Bastila stepped away from the duel and gauged Revan, then made an offer. Revan was strong, stronger even than Malak. Bastila told Revan that she should rejoin the Dark Side and take back what was hers.

Revan thought to her past, or what she had thought was her past. She considered what the Jedi Council had done to her, how they had used her. She thought to how, despite having no knowledge of her past life, Malak had sought to wipe her out anyway. And she thought to the present, how Malak had stolen her past life from her, and how the Jedi had taken any chance she had had to truly redeem herself, by forcing her to live a lie as their pawn. Any redemption she achieved as that would forever be marred by the question of "Was it Revan who was redeemed? Or the personality the Jedi crafted?"

With little to look forward to in the light, Revan accepted Bastila's offer, and went to the Dark Side. She was once more 'Darth Revan'. Jolee and Juhani were shocked and frightened, but Juhani's love for Revan pulled her into following the Sith Lady. Jolee Bindo attacked Revan, forcing the newly reborn Sith Lord on the defensive. Not wanting to kill Jolee, but also not wanting to die before she could explain how she felt and what her plan was, she overpowered the old man with her Force abilities, knocking him out and leaving him in the temple where he would be safe.

Now armed fully by the powers of the Dark Side, and with her crew cut down slightly (Jolee was out cold, and Carth stayed behind on the ship to help everyone else escape), Revan and her comrades continued to the Star Forge. There, Malak turned the entire might of the Sith Empire upon Revan, but the renewed Sith Lord continued to defeat the enemies he threw at her, even acquiring new robes in the fashion of her former robes as the Dark Lord of the Sith, and regaining the powerful mask she used to wear.

On the bridge of the Star Forge, Malak and Revan met for their final battle. Force and lightsabers clashed, and Malak seemed close to victory for a moment, having prepared in advance for this confrontation with Revan. His former master's rage would not be denied, though, and Revan struck down her upstart apprentice. As Malak breathed his last, he mused on the folly of his actions and acknowledged Revan as the true Dark Lord of the Sith. With nothing more to live for, and realizing his own worthlessness, Darth Malak died.

Revan was quick to seize control again, and sent out the Infinite Fleet across the Galactic Republic. Her conquest was swift and tame, leading the way to the Republic's reconstruction and restructuring. At present, even the Jedi Order cannot deny that Revan, through force and the Force, had managed to revitalize the Republic, if in unexpected ways.

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