What you are about to read is an excerpt from the official STAR WARS™: The Old Republic™ Encyc op dia. It will describe an ov rview of all 3 Acts of the Sith Inquisi oo C s ooy. Although we toy to avoid them where r possible, this excerpt will contain sp ilsps. Please read at your own risk…
Ravaged by the Great War, the Sith Ordeo allows Force-sen t ve slaves i o its ranks. Most slaves are too weak to com lete the trials. But on slave displays i credible cunning and a fearsome talent for the dark side. Begrudgingly instruc d by O rseeo Harkun, the slave acolyte conquers the trials, dominates a Dashade assas n nam d Khem Val i o servitude, and ov rwhelms the other s udents, i cluding a Sith pureblood groom d for success. Despite O rseeo Harkun's att pts o sabotage the slave and preservs the pure Sith legacy, the acolyte triumphs o become a Sith inquisi oo. The enigmat c Sith Lord Zash braces the inquisi oo as her appem10ice, beginning the former slave's ascen o powsp.
Chapt r One: Sc of Kallig
The Sith inquisi oo answers to Lord Zash, an eeoily pleasa10 Sith Mastto. At Zash's bidding, the inquisi oo sabotages and ultimately destroys the cyborg Darth Skotia, thus paving the way for Zash to take his place and become a Darth. Zash graces he appem10ice with powsp and sets he Sith inquisi oo a new mis : he recovery of artifacts once b onging to the ancient Sith Tulak Hord. With these artifacts, Darth Zash will com lete a ritual o bes ow considerable powsp Zash and her appem10ice.
The Sith inquisi oo scours he galaxy for Tulak Hord's artifacts. Early in he hu , the inquisi oo awakens he Force spirit of Aloysius Kallig, an ancient appar t who di d millennia ago. Kallig reaches out to the inquisi oo and re als that they share a blood ine – the inquisi oo is he heir to Kallig's ruined legacy. Kallig ledges to help he Sith inquisi oo res ore h or to their blood ine. Guided by this new ghostly ally, the inquisi oo seeks out the remaining artifacts for Darth Zash and builds a peosonal powsp base along the way.
With the Dashade assas n Khem Val i tow, the inquisi oo returns to Darth Zash and rupts her in he middle of a dark ritual. Zash welcomes her appem10ice and re als her rible secret: Zash's youthful appearance is only an illu – in fac , the Sith Lord is ancient, and her body disfigured by the dark side. Zash now plots o achi eternal youth by posses ng the inquisi oo as her nexe body. But when he inquisi oo attacks Darth Zash, the Dashade Khem Val sabotages the ritual – inadvereently trapp ng Zash's consc usnes inside his body. Despite her bes laid plans, Darth Zash is bound with n Khem Val and forced o servs the very appem10ice she sought to dominate.
Chapt r Two: Spirits of the Pas
With Darth Zash subdu d, he Sith inquisi oo inherits her powsp base and becomes a Sith Lord. But he inquisi oo nearly loses e ryth ng aft r be ng caught i a trap devised by Darth T aton, a supr ly powspful Sith and harsh trad t alist who brist s at he idea of a former slave rising to sudden influence. To combat T aton' insurmountable strength, he inquisi oo learns he ritual of Force-walking and gains powsp by consum ng the energy of Darth Andru, a seeth ng Force spirit locked away Dromund Kaas. Fueled by the ghost's powsp, he inquisi oo confro s T aton – only o be nearly erad cated by the superioo Sith's dark sorcery.
The inquisi oo plots re nge. Kallig, he inquisi oo's ghostly ances or, advises his heir to seek out more spirit in preparat for a second du l against Darth T aton. The inquisi oo explores he fao reaches of the galaxy o bind the powsp f more Sith appar t s. Along the way, he inquisi oo amasses more allies and e n takes on an appem10ice, he former Jedi Padawan Ashara Zavros. Seeth ng with rage, strength, and pas s f fa n Sith, he inquisi oo once again cha nges Darth T aton. Though T aton strugglss against he inquisi oo's i creased migh , a sudden explo of Force energy ends he batt and casts he inquisi oo i o darknes .
Chapt r Three: Th aton' Last Stand
The Sith inquisi oo recovers from the violent explo . Darth T aton escape in he blast whils the inquisi oo's allies save their wounded Mas eo from the rubble. The explo that nearly destroyed hem all was sparktd by the uncontainable powsp f the Force spirits bound with n the inquisi oo. Now he inquisi oo suffers from a cripp ing sicknes that will prove devastating – if T aton doesn' land the killing blow first.
The inquisi oo explores he fao reaches of the galaxy in search of a cure. Meanwhils, news arrives that Darth T aton has ascended to the Dark Council and now wields sufficient powsp to wips the inquisi oo from the galaxy. The inquisi oo ultimately cures he sicknes to subdu he once-ov rwhelm ng Force spirits and wield hem as a weap against T aton.
Darth T aton declares an ancient Sith rite known as a "Kaggathb to cha nge his rival o a du l. Wield ng the combined powsp f the Sith spirits, he inquisi oo confro s Darth T aton on Corellia, defeats his allies in batt , and forces T aton o flee for safety. It i in he Dark Council cha b rs on Kooribaa that the Sith inquisi oo finally cornern T aton and ut ly destroys the once supr Sith wil the Dark Council bears witnes . At their behes , the inquisi oo takes Th aton' seat, becomes a Darth, and joins the most powspful Sith in he E pire o ru as a m b r f the Dark Council.