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Emperor's Wrath (Cold War)
Biographical information
Eye color

Red and yellow (dark side)

Chronological and political information
Era(s)

Old Republic era

Affiliation

Sith Empire

Known masters
Known apprentices

Jaesa Willsaam

This Sith Warrior, who was later known as the Emperor's Wrath, was a Sith Lord of the resurgent Sith Empire, during the Cold War.

Biography

Trials

The unidentified Sith Warrior first arrived on Korriban at the behest of Overseer Tremel, who was himself tasked with finding and training talented acolytes in the dark side of the Force. Though initially unbeknownst to them, Tremel also had plans to use the Warrior to destroy a potential apprentice of Darth Baras.

Following a series of trials to test and hone skills, the Warrior was summoned to appear before Baras. The Warrior quickly came to realize that Tremel's target was a more powerful master and betrayed him at Baras' instruction. By successfully slaying Tremel, the Warrior was ingratiated to Baras and became one of the armored Sith Lord's most valuable and promising acolytes.

It was not long before Baras assigned the Warrior's the final challenge of their training. The Warrior was sent to Naga Sadow's tomb to retrieve an ancient lightsaber. In order to find the secret path into the tomb, the Warrior was assigned the Twi'lek slave girl Vette, who had been detained for attempting to loot said tomb. With her assistance, the Warrior was able to retrieve the relic, defeat his rival and graduate from warblade to lightsaber, as well as from mere acolyte to full apprentice.

Apprentice of Darth Baras

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Master and Apprentice soon traveled to the capital planet of the Empire, Dromund Kaas. The Warrior carried out many tasks for Darth Baras on the stormy world, including the infiltration and assassination of some of Baras' many rivals.

While operating on Dromund Kaas, Baras was able to have a Republic spy captured. Through an ancient torture and interrogation device known as the Ravager, which had been retrieved by the Warrior, Baras was able to glean that a new Republic threat had risen to challenge his interests. One of Baras' oldest enemies, Jedi Master Nomen Karr, had been training a Padawan with the unique ability to discern one's true nature with but a glance.

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Fearing that his extensive spy network could be compromised by the Padawan's unique talent, Darth Baras sent the Warrior out into the galaxy to track down and destroy the threat. To this end, the Baras provided the Warrior with a pair of lavish gifts: a protocol droid and a Fury-class Imperial interceptor.


Hunting a Jedi

The Warrior's first stop was at war-torn Balmorra. Balmorra had played a significant role in the Great Galactic War as both the location of military manufacturing plants and its close proximity to the Core Worlds, but had been abandoned by the Republic military a decade prior due to the terms of the Treaty of Coruscant. Despite this, the planet still offered stiff resistance to the encroachment of the Sith Empire's forces; one of the many hurdles that the Warrior had to overcome during the mission there. Upon completion of the mission, the Warrior was joined by Imperial officer Malavai Quinn.

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The Warrior's next mission was on the notorious Huttese moon of Nar Shaddaa. Though forced to contend with and become involved in many of the criminal underworld's intrigues, the Warrior's mission was simply to plug an information leak by executing one of Darth Baras' former agents—who had betrayed Baras by defecting to a rival Sith Lord.

After completing the mission on Nar Shaddaa, Baras warned his apprentice that a Republic listening outpost had been tracking his ship since the beginning of his missions. The Warrior diverted from the primary mission and quickly laid waste to the listening post, destroying important parts of its mechanisms. At the plead of Nomen Karr, the Warrior spared the crew of the listening post demonstrating a great deal for restraint unlike his fellow Sith.

With the ship's tracks covered, the Warrior then proceeded on to Tatooine in order to destroy many of the mysterious Padawan's personal connections. By sending the Warrior on this mission, Baras hoped that he could use the Warrior to draw out and destroy their prey.

While tracking the Padawan, the Warrior arrived at an oasis in the desert. Here the Warrior was confronted by an image of himself fallen to the dark side, claiming to be his true potential. This image revealed to the Warrior that continuing with his merciful actions was an act of the light side of the Force, and that his Sith allies would "smell it upon him as a rot". The Warrior accepted this and swore his allegiance to the dark side. The image then revealed to him the location of the Padawan's old master and told him that one day Baras would betray the Warrior when he realized his apprentice's true power.

The mission to Tatooine went better than either master or apprentice expected. The Warrior eventually found one of the mysterious Padawan's old masters, and was able to learn her name before executing the aging Jedi. Baras and the Warrior now knew that their prey was Jaesa Willsaam.

Having learned the Padawan's identity, the warrior then traveled to her homeworld of Alderaan, which was itself embroiled in a civil war between the Republic-backed House of Organa and the Empire-backed House of Thul. There, the warrior set about various tasks to aid the Empire's ally and became involved in a number of House Thul's conflicts with various Alderaanian noble houses.

In the course of the mission, the warrior learned that, apparently, Willsaam had been discovered as a Force-sensitive while acting as a servant girl to Lady Renata of House Alde. After cleaving a path through Alde territory and murdering her personal bodyguard, Lady Renata confessed that Willsaam had actually been handmaiden to Gesselle Organa, before being taken into custody by Thul forces.

The warrior, with ally Duke Kendoh then set about the difficult task of assaulting the Organa position. Gesselle Organa and her forces were protected by a tremendously powerful force field, which was powered by siphoning off power directly from Alderaan's planetary generator. With the aid of Thul forces, the warrior set out to sabotage the generator to force it into backup mode—cutting off any excess power drains, thereby deactivating the Organa force field.

After sabotaging the planetary generator, the Warrior successfully cleaved a path into the Organa encampment, slaying numerous soldiers before confronting General Gesselle herself. By torturing her personal guards, one of whom was revealed to be her lover, the Warrior was able extract the information he desired from Organa. She revealed that Jaesa Willsaam's parents were still servants at Castle Organa. The Warrior then executed General Gesselle and her body guards for defying the Empire.

Continuing the relentless assault, the Warrior fought through Castle Organa's many soldiers and guards to find Willsaam's parents, only to discover them guarded by the Jedi Volryder. The Warrior shocked Volryder by Force choking the older couple to death, and then quickly slayed the Jedi in single combat.

While reporting the mission's success to Darth Baras, the Warrior learned that Duke Kendoh had turned on his Sith ally, telling Baras lies in order to advance his own position as an Imperial ally. While confronting and executing Kendoh for his treachery, Kendoh's bodyguard and fellow Sith FimmRess stood by and allowed vengeance to take its course.

Confrontations

Having murdered Willsaam's parents, the Warrior was surprised to find a holomessage from the young Padawan waiting to be viewed. As Darth Baras had planned, she had felt the death of her parents through the Force and was grieving for their loss. Without her master's knowledge, she arranged a meeting between herself and the Warrior aboard her ship in the Outer Rim.

Instead of finding Willsaam or any crew, the Warrior found just two Jedi Knights aboard the ship. They revealed that their master, Nomen Karr, had learned of Willsaam's plan and sent the two of them instead—to kill the Warrior. One of the Knights, Zylixx, was closer to the dark side than any of his allies realized, and the Warrior was able to use this to goad him into combat. The Warrior killed Zylixx in combat and defeated Ulldin, confronting the latter long enough to learn of his surprise that Zylixx had fallen to the dark side so easily. The Warrior then executed Ulldin as well.

The Warrior contacted Baras upon returning to the ship to report in, but was given far more surprising news by Baras than the news of being ambushed by a pair of Jedi. Nomen Karr had finally succumbed to Darth Baras' machinations, and sought to arrange a duel between Jedi Master and Sith Lord on Hutta to finally resolve their dispute. But not to be drawn into what might have been a trap himself, Baras sent the Warrior to the duel in his stead. With both youth and strong martial skills to rely upon, Baras was confident in the Warrior's ability to defeat his old rival.

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The Warrior traveled to Hutta, and from the spaceport to the site of the arranged duel. Though it was not a trap for Baras, and nor was Karr surprised that Baras hadn't come himself, the Warrior and the Jedi Master dueled nonetheless. Still seeking to draw out Willsaam, the Warrior goaded and taunted Karr throughout the fight until Karr finally embraced the dark side. Ultimately however, Karr proved to be no match for the combat prowess of the Warrior and was defeated.

After a period of torturing the newly-dark Jedi, Willsaam arrived to resolve the conflict permanently. Upon seeing her Master defeated, tortured, and twisted by the dark side, she engaged the Warrior with her double-bladed lightsaber in a duel of their own. The strength and combat prowess of the Warrior quickly defeated her as well. After she had acknowledged the power of the dark side over the light side the Warrior took her on as an apprentice.

Sith Lord

For successfully carrying out so many of Darth Baras' missions, slaying a Jedi Master, and recruiting the threat into their own cause, Baras bestowed upon the Warrior the rank of Sith Lord. While still nominally a servant of Baras, the Warrior was now counted among the ranks of the Lords of the Sith.

Plan Zero

The new rank afforded the Warrior with new opportunities, and a greater involvement in Darth Baras' more important plots. Baras revealed to the Warrior that his own master, Darth Vengean of the Dark Council, had tasked him with destroying the Treaty of Coruscant, which he regarded as a disgrace to the Sith. To this end, Vengean ordered Baras to hunt down and kill Republic General Karastace Gonn. Gonn had been a thorn in the Empire's side during the Great Galactic War, preventing Imperial forces from being able to conquer fringe systems.

Baras' vast intelligence network had uncovered traitors within the ranks of Imperial Intelligence who were feeding information to Gonn. Baras had learned that Gonn was to meet some of these traitors on Nar Shaddaa, and sent the Warrior to kill them all. After dispatching Gonn and his Imperial mole Fawste, the Warrior was summoned back to Dromund Kaas to discuss the next move in Darth Vengean's plot to re-ignite the war between the Empire and the Republic.

Back on the Imperial capital, the Warrior walked into Baras' office to witness the Sith Lord communicating with Vengean via hologram–and taking credit for the successful killing of General Gonn. The Warrior was briefly introduced to the Dark Council member, before the communication was ended.

Darth Baras then proceeded to reveal more of the plan to his apprentice. Plan Zero was revealed to the Warrior; the plot to quickly terminate the most senior and experienced members of the Republic's military leadership, with the intention of both restarting the war and ensuring the Empire's victory in it by destroying its most capable leaders before hostilities even began.

To this end, the Warrior was sent to the ruins of Taris, a world noted for being the site of major galactic events several centuries prior. On the ruined world, Baras had learned, a summit of the Republic's War Trust was taking place. Such a rare assembly of important individuals in one place was an opportunity which could not be ignored, and Baras sent the Warrior to kill the four Generals.

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On Taris the Warrior began to work with Moff Hurdenn, aiding the Imperial officer in sabotaging the Republic's efforts to restore the planet in exchange for assistance in hunting down the members of the War Trust. While working in tandem, the Warrior was introduced to a subordinate of Hurdenn, Lt. Pierce.

When seeking out the final surviving general, the Warrior deferred to the tactical experience of Malavai Quinn in co-ordinating the assault on the Republic compound. Ultimately all of the Warrior's companions would prove invaluable in defeating the last surviving member of the War Trust, and Lt. Pierce would join the Warrior's crew.

The Warrior reported the mission's success to Darth Baras back at the ship, and was immediately given a new assignment. Republic Admiral Monk, another target of Plan Zero, had somehow learned that Darth Vengean's flagship was in orbit of Quesh and had launched a surprise attack. Not one to miss an opportunity, Baras ordered the Warrior to join the fray immediately and kill Monk.

The Warrior arrived in the Quesh system to discover Vengean's flagship besieged and already boarded by Republic soldiers. Avoiding space combat entirely, the Warrior landed on Vengean's ship and cleaved a path through the invaders until reaching the ship's commanding officer.

Moff Masken, the commander of the vessel, was incensed by the ambush, which he assumed to be Baras betraying Vengean in a Sith power struggle at the cost of Imperial lives. From him, the Warrior found out that Admiral Monk had already fled in an escape pod to the planet below. The Warrior dealt with the indignant Moff, and then proceeded down to Quesh.

Admiral Monk, once confronted by the Warrior, revealed that he and his crew had been turncoats working for Darth Baras for over a decade. It would appear that Moff Masken's suspicions of Sith machinations were proven correct. But it was not yet time for Baras' treachery to be revealed to Vengean, so the Warrior struck the treasonous Republic admiral down. Upon departing from the toxic planet, Baras made no secret of the fact that he had used both the Imperials and his own apprentice in order to undermine Vengean.

But there was still work to be done, and Plan Zero was nearing completion. While the Warrior had been searching for Monk, Baras had tracked the final target of the plan, Jedi Knight Xerender, down to the distant ice world Hoth.

The Hoth system had been the site of a major space battle during the war, and a number of vessels had crashed onto the frigid planet. Xerender, it seemed, was there to find a Republic superweapon which had gone down with one of the ships years earlier. Baras instructed the Warrior to retrieve the weapon if possible, but that terminating Xerender was the primary mission objective.

Machinations of Darth Baras

When the Warrior defeated Xerender and Plan Zero had succeeded, Baras recalled the Warrior to Dromund Kaas to discuss his own plans to overthrow Vengean. Baras refrained from facing Vengean himself, stating that if his own apprentice succeeded, it would prove Baras' power to the Dark Council.

To this end, the Warrior freed Vengean's apprentice, Lord Draahg, who was himself an ally of Baras. The pair went on to confront and kill Vengean, allowing Baras was able to ascend to his position on the Dark Council.

Wrath of the Emperor

Baras soon dispatched the Warrior back to Quesh to thwart a Republic assault on Imperial holdings. The Warrior's second mission to the toxic planet was quickly revealed to be a trap laid by Baras. He had foreseen that his apprentice could eventually overthrow him, and had ordered Draagh to kill the Warrior to prevent this eventuality.

Baras' scheme may have succeeded, had it not been for the intervention of Servant One and Servant Two, the Emperor's Hands. The two dark agents explained to the Warrior that Baras was planning to seize ultimate power in the Empire by proclaiming himself the Voice of the Emperor, before the Dark Council.

With the Emperor preoccupied by his own mysterious goals, the Hands selected the Warrior to serve as the new Emperor's Wrath. They promised that the Warrior would be allowed to take vengeance on Baras, once they neutralized his assets.

Blood of the Betrayer

The Hands sent the Wrath to Belsavis, a Republic planet which had been its best kept secret until only recently. When the prison manifests were leaked, Baras learned that his sister, Darth Ekkage–a member of the Dark Council and leader of the Sith infiltrators–was alive and imprisoned on Belsavis. If she were to reunite with Baras, many more would bow to him.

Journeying to the planet surface, the Wrath began trailing Baras' agent, Lord Melicoste, who had come to free Ekkage, while slaying any Imperials who threatened to alert Baras. Ultimately, Melicoste's trail led to the records vault.

Unfortunately, a blast door barred entrance and on the other side was a trapped Jedi Master, Somminick Timmns, who had previously been a Padawan of Nomen Karr. Timmns knew the Wrath's identity and revealed that the Jedi Council has been aware of the his activities, proving that the Jedi were not as blind as Baras had assumed. After getting past the blast door, the Wrath discovered that Timmns had destroyed the records to prevent anyone else from discovering Ekkage's cell. He promised to provide the information if the Warrior would stop Ekkage's assassins.

Finding the assassins locked up in the high security vault, the Wrath called on their loyalty to the Emperor over their mistress. The assassins sensed truth in the Wrath's words and executed Melicoste's commandos. Afterwards, the Wrath rendezvoused with Timmns in the prison section known as The Tomb, where Ekkage was being held. Melicoste had already free the Dark Lord but she killed him for his incompetence, after which both the Wrath and Timmns revealed themselves and fought against Ekkage. Once she was beaten, the Wrath promptly executed her, to Timmns' shock, who insisted they could've re-imprisoned her. The Jedi then asked as to the state of their alliance, whether they would fight as enemies or part ways. The Wrath chose the former and killed Timmns.

Reallocation

After reporting the mission success to the Hand, the Wrath was sent back to Hoth to reassign Armageddon Battalion to Corellia, where the Republic and Empire are fighting for control of the planet. A Dark Councilor, Darth Vowrawn, was one of the campaign leaders and Armageddon Battalion was to supplement the war effort. Vowrawn was also the sole Dark Councilor who openly defies Baras, who redirected Armageddon Battalion to Hoth in order to undermine Vowrawn. The Wrath was to seek out Armageddon's commander, General Greist, and convince him to abandon Baras' orders. However, Pierce, who had briefly served with Greist, describes as a stubborn character. Servant One stressed that they cannot allow Greist's stubborn nature to jeopardize their plans.

After successfully convincing Armageddon Battalion to redeploy to Corellia, the Wrath returned to the orbital space station only to find that Draahg was there. Draahg had already subdued the Wrath's companions and was intent on finishing the job he started. After a long and arduous duel did Draahg finally concede defeat but promised that Baras will see the Wrath dead. The Wrath then Force-pushed Draahg over a railing into a fire.

Upon reporting to the Hand, the Wrath is informed the death of Draahg had alerted Baras to his survival.

Mystery of Voss

The Wrath's next mission was on a planet called Voss, where the Republic and Empire are trying to win the support of the Voss people through diplomacy. As access to the planet is restricted without permission from sanctioned officials, the Hand contacted Darth Serevin, who believes the Wrath is coming to help.

However, the Wrath's mission was not to aid Serevin, but to find the true Voice of the Emperor. As the Hand explains, when the Empire first discovered Voss and tried to invade, the Voss Mystics had a vision of the invasion and repel it with ease. However, they lacked proper interpretation of the vision. The true purpose of the attack was to kidnap a Voss visionary to house the Voice. The true Voice went on a pilgrimage to discover the nature of a dark side presence on the planet. Baras had orchestrated the Voice's disappearance but would avoid killing him, because if the host body were to die, the Emperor's essence would return to the Hand.

The Voice sought a hermit named Madaga-Ru, who was the last person to see the Voice. The Wrath gained the hermit's attention by lighting signal fires outside the Voss capital of Voss-Ka, which the Voice previously ignited. Madaga-Ru stated that the Voice went missing in the Dark Heart in the Nightmare Lands. In order venture into the Dark Heart safely, the Wrath required the Blessing of Oneness from a Mystic and the Pendant of Bone from a Voss Commando.

Venturing into the Dark Heart, the Wrath felt the presence of the dark side entity known as Sel-Makor, who was keeping the Voice imprisoned. Upon finding the Voice, the Emperor commanded his Wrath to kill his host body, as he cannot commit suicide himself due to Sel-Makor. Unfortunately, Sel-Makor possessed the Voice, determined to keep his power for himself. With great difficulty, the Wrath managed to exorcise the entity and slay the Voss host, freeing the Emperor's essence.

A Traitor Revealed

Returning to space, the Wrath was visited by an apparition of Madaga-Ru, who reveals that one of the Wrath's companions is a traitor but couldn't say who. The Wrath then reported to the Hand to confirm another success. The Hand then state that the final obstacle to get within reach of Baras is to protect Vowrawn from assassination. However, Quinn stated that Baras has instituted martial law on Corellia and they need to steal a special transponder in order to bypass the Imperial blockade. But upon arriving at a transponder station with Quinn, the captain revealed to the Wrath that there was no martial law. Quinn had thrown his allegiance to Baras, who had ordered him to dispose of his former apprentice. Quinn unveiled two assault droids he programmed with combat data he gathered on the Wrath but his overconfidence proved to be his downfall. The Wrath destroyed the droids and Force choked Quinn for his betrayal but chose to spare him whereas Baras would not. Quinn would then have to earn back his Master's trust.

The Final Step

Arriving on Corellia, the Hand transmitted the coordinates of three separate landing pads where one assassin each will be arriving. The Hand stress the need to protect Vowrawn; if he dies, Baras will be named the Voice of the Emperor. But as soon as the Hand say their goodbyes, Darth Baras makes a forced transmission and attempts to convince his former apprentice that the Hand is not who they say they are. He attempted to persuade the Wrath to walk away and promised their personal dispute can be forgiven. The Wrath refused to be swayed and moved to intercept Baras' assassins. Unfortunately, Servant Eleven alerts the Wrath that the third assassin arrived earlier than expected, and reveals the location of Vowrawn's secret base.

Unfortunately, Vowrawn and his retainers were convinced that the Wrath was still Baras' minion and made all efforts to kill the Wrath. The Wrath was forced to fight through Vowrawn's defenses to get to the Dark Councilor and managed to save him before the assassin could kill him, convincing Vowrawn of the Wrath's sincerity of being Baras' enemy. Before he left for the Wrath's ship for protection, Vowrawn explained that most of the Dark Council knows that Baras is not the Emperor's true Voice but his two top spies on Corellia hold leverage against Sith who defy him and force them to support his bid. For that reason, Vowrawn chose to lead the Corellia campaign in order to neutralize these agents. Once they are gone, Baras' support will evaporate.

Personality and traits

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Behind the scenes

This article represents the character story of the Sith Warrior player class in Star Wars: The Old Republic, a video game from LucasArts and BioWare. As a result of being player determined, no canonical description of this individual is currently available; therefore, the article presents the subject's gender as neutral.

The male Sith Warrior is voiced by Mark Bazeley and the female Sith Warrior is voiced by Natasha Little.

Appearances

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