Teras Kasi

Shadows of Revan
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The Revanite Rebellion begins in earnest.

For centuries since his disappearance, Revan has drawn followers from across the galaxy. Most of his followers were content to explore the Force, as aspects of Light and Dark, as scholarly constructs, as theories.

But a splinter fringe saw the Force as an opportunity, and they used it to wage war on the entire galaxy, Republic and Empire alike. In the end, Revan was narrowly defeated by a combined effort between an unauthorized alliance of Imperial and Republic troops.

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Siphon
A Wound in the Force

It was an ancient machine referred to in several texts alongside apocrypha depicting the power of Darth Nihilus. The Siphon was exactly what was depicted in the ancient stories—a machine of Rakatan design capable of stealing the Force energy from one being…. and steal it for another.

Similar to machines and artifacts found in the depths of the prison on Belsavis, Siphon was controlled by a series of relics referred to as The Keys. One key, lightweight and bronze in color, had the power to collect Force energy, and contain it. A second, matte black and seemingly made of a Force-resistant alloy, also consumed Force energy, but used the energy to power the machine.

A third key was rumored to have the power to transfer power from one willing Force user to another willing Force user—but the transfer of such vast amounts of energy tended to destroy the body of the recipient, just as the loss of so much power tended to cause fugue or even spontaneous coma and death in beings who sacrificed more of themselves than they could afford to lose.

There were three other keys whose powers remained unknown, and were never uncovered—but it was known they were useless without the others. They were last known to have been stored together, and might even have been destroyed incidentally near the end of the Great Hyperspace War.

Further information was known to have been researched by a Fallen Jedi, and retained in a datacron outlining force suppression techniques used by the Jedi Council. The loss of the force suppression knowledge was a serious blow to the Jedi, and without the machine, the remaining information about Siphon was useless. Eventually, the datacron was stored in a box lined in materials known to resist Force energy.

Very few of these “force null” boxes were known to exist, which ultimately made the technology easier to find, instead of harder.

According to instruction, the keys could be used to influence an sentient device known as the Mother Machine, capable or reorganizing biomatter at the subatomic level. According to Mother Machine’s databanks, she may have influenced the creation of a thousand life forms, including twi’lek and a dozen other intelligent races as servitors for the Rakata. It was believed she was being used to genetically enhance a Force-sensitive species, giving or taking away force ability from any species it has the ability to remake.

The keys could also be used to control Mother Machine. The sheer scope of danger this possibility represented was enough to cause the council of the Teras Kasi to locate the keys, and destroy Siphon.

This had the unintended effect of freeing Mother Machine, who chose to set out across the galaxy in search of previous versions of her own program—in essence, predecessors. While there have been rumors, she has not been definitively heard from since.

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Star Wars
The Old Republic

The order of the Teras Kasi was formed in the shadow of the great Sith Empire. Forged on the principles of returning the empire to the ways of the True Sith and abolish the idea of destroying itself and dwindling their own numbers and thus doing the republic’s job for them. With the force on their side a Pure Blooded Sith and a red skinned Zabrak raised themselves in the ranks and began to form this order in their own image. One of both light and dark, good and evil, balance.

After nearly a year they wrested control from the order’s absentee leader. Taking what they had built and beginning their vision. The now dark lady Sanbei Tashiel, built a ruling council comprised with the best and brightest. Her apprentice Kadinn Shadowspire, Her Consort Tennin Kehar, Darth Onaeya, and Telok’Alor of Clan Jennis.

After nearly three years, the Order of the Iron Fist continues to train and lead the young acolytes of the Empire in their ways. Forging alliances in unusual places gave them the ability to gain footholds in the galaxy.

As the need for new military forces and a defense from a galactic threat rises once again, the Teras Kasi branches out to solidify those allies and join force with the mysterious Outlander against the Eternal Empire.

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