Welcome to the Dark Jedi Brotherhood Fiction Center. Here you will find links to the various pages and documents that will help both new and returning members with getting caught up with the Brotherhood's current storyline. You will also find summaries and recaps of previous and current storylines and fiction updates, and person/places of interest data bank.
To get started:
- Dark Brotherhood Canon, which looks to align with Star Wars Canon where possible, is maintained by the Brotherhood Story Group. The story group's objective is to maintain consistency with Brotherhood Lore in respects to narrative plot updates, system features like possessions and character sheets, as well as integration with new material introduced into "nu Canon". The Story Group is headed currently by the Grand Master and Deputy Grand Master.
- The Brotherhoods home rests in the Arx System. (Antei was destroyed and the Dark Council relocated).
- To learn more about the Fiction Society, check out the Inquisitorius page on the Wiki.
- To expand your knowledge on the Brotherhood's fiction systems, check out the Fiction Resources. This includes links to resources and documentation that covers the Character Sheet System, Competition Guidelines, Telegram Fiction Chat, a catalog of previous Voice and Combat Master Reports, and answers to the most frequently asked questions.
- To join the ongoing discussion on original characters and fiction, check out our Fiction Chat channel on Telegram.
- The current DB fictional year is 39 ABY.
- To get caught up on the latest brotherhood storyline, check out the fiction updates below. The Dark Crusade is the beginning of the contemporary storyline, so we begin there.
- To see the different arcs, see the Fiction Updates: Story Arcs.
The current storyline delves into the Fourteenth Great Jedi War, as the Collective strike out at the Brotherhood once again.
Prelude: Trouble on Tenixir
After months of discussion, The Severian Principate has requested the Brotherhood take on a number of their criminal population, including captured Collective agents from the events in the Lyra system. During the prisoner transfer, the Collective created a riot on the Principate’s prison planet of Tenixir. Brotherhood forces were sent to restore order and prevent the Collective from escaping. Additional information was relayed to the Brotherhood from prisoners within the complex itself, not wishing to be killed in the conflict.
The Collective succeeded in freeing some of their scientists from the facility, but just barely. Their remaining forces were either killed in recaptured as the Brotherhood quickly shut down the prison riot. Due to the Brotherhood’s swift actions, the relationship between the Principate and the Brotherhood improved even more.
As an act of good faith for their assistance, many of the prisoners were released by the Brotherhood. This group banded together under the lead of Rasha Hawee, becoming The Tenixir Revenants. This group has a strong hatred of the Principate, and due to the severity of the Brotherhood’s action on Tenixir is very distrustful.
While the Collective was focused on freeing their people, the Brotherhood launched their own rescue mission, recovering the captured Deputy Grand Master, Evant Taelyan, alongside three of the clan representatives that were lost in the Lyra system. Heavily tortured and in need of medical attention, they returned home to the Arx system.
Evant Taelyan was brought before the Grand Master, and mind probed. The Grand Master viewed Evant’s long and painful torture at the hands of the Collective before decreeing that Taelyan could return to duty as he saw fit. Taelyan’s hatred would now sustain him. The Grand Master decided it was time to put his plans for a powerful Sith Empire into motion.
In Collective Space, advancements had been made by the Technocratic Guild in augmenting their soldiers with an AI consciousness. These AI-enhanced soldiers work as one cohesive mind, making them very dangerous. Rath Oligard, leader of the Collective, ordered an attack on the Brotherhood with these upgraded soldiers, now that the “broken fool” was back home.
The new Headmistress Ciara learns of some research into the Collective’s plans with AI and the long-forgotten Ordu Aspectu’s research. At the same time Evant, having recovered from his capture arrived on the Shadow Academy’s space station, Nesolat Platform. Shortly after, the Collective began its attack, hoping to capture the station and use it to bypass the planetary shields of Arx below.
The Clans of the Brotherhood arrived to push back the Collective, facing off in separate theaters of war, Nesolat Platform, Mattock Station, and the Godless Matron. Under siege by experimental weaponry, however, Brotherhood-aligned forces took massive damage, resulting in the destruction of the shield gate above Eos City.
Onboard Nesolat Platform, Evant Taelyan reached the core systems, leading an arsenal of Collective forces against his own people. Utilizing the stations ejection and planetside landing capabilities, Evant led the Collective to Arx’s surface.
Additional Collective battlegroups arrived in the Arx system, including the Skylla, with Rath Oligard himself onboard. The arrival of these additional forces saw the destruction of the Brotherhood’s Resurgent-class Destroyer, the Endeavor.
Betrayed by his right hand, Telaris Cantor assured the Fist that there were additional plans in motion to prevent the Brotherhood’s destruction. The Clans of the Brotherhood were instructed to make planetfall and prepare to fight against the Collective in key locations vital to holding the system.
Elsewhere, having received a mysterious message from the Grand Master, the Seneschal left his normal duties to retrieve some old allies to fulfill the Grand Master’s plan.
With the Collective entrenched in the city of Eos, Telaris Cantor finally enacted his plan. Evant Taelyan arrived to kill his former master, and ensure the destruction of the Collective once and for all. Telaris used this opening to drain life from Evant to power an ancient Sith ritual. The ritual worked as a form of Battle Meditation, envigorating the Brotherhood forces while breaking down the will of the Collective. But even despite his great power, the Grand Master couldn't sustain the ritual. Asking for help from the clans to focus and combine their energies, the ritual was finally able to take hold.
As the ritual began in earnest, Rath Oligard, along with many of his upper lieutenants arrived to kill the Grand Master, who remained unmoving as he focused on the ritual. Rath Oligard was shot by his own, Chelsie Crimson, before he was able to kill Telaris. With Rath dead, and their forces being decimated, the Collective retreated from the Arx System.
As the Collective retreated, Atyiru arrived at the Dark Ascent, followed shortly by the Seneschal, who had been looking for her. The Grand Master's instructions had specified that key individuals would be present at the ascension of his Sith Empire, Evant Taelyan among them. Barely clinging to life, Atyiru was able to bring Evant back from the cusp and into the world of the living.
In the Cor'neria system, Rath Oligard awoke after weeks asleep. Following his murder at the hands of Chelsie Crimson, his cousin, Avitus, drained the life from "Sparks" and used her life energy to bring the Collective Leader back to life. Enraged at finding out what brought him back, Rath clawed out his own eyes before being subdued by medical staff. Avitus fled Collective space, taking with him the crystals the Collective had been trying to collect for years.
Previous Storyline: Fictional Recap
|37 ABY||Great Jedi War XIII: Discord|| Prologue|
A decisive blow has was struck in the ongoing feud between the Brotherhood and the Collective. With the death of the Technocratic Guild leader known as Daggo Mouk—and the loss of Meridian Prime Space Station—the Collective have scaled back their harassment of the Brotherhood. Their withdrawal gave the Dark Council some much-needed breathing room to reinforce their hold on their respective territories. The continued conflicts with the Collective—combined with meeting the material needs of the Dark Council's new homeworld, fleet, and personnel—stretched the Regent's coffers thin.
In the hopes of reaching a trade deal with a new partner, the Grand Master created an opportunity to meet with a new organization that could stand to be an invaluable partner for the Brotherhood. They call themselves the Severian Principate.
With the leadership of the Brotherhood shifting gears, Evant Taelyan was appointed Deputy Grand Master. His first task was to assemble a group of delegates from the seven respective Clans, and take them to the Lyra-3K-a system to meet with representatives from the Severian Principate.
As the meeting began, so did the attacks within the Lyra system. Falsely identifying as Brotherhood forces, The Collective attacked the Severian Principate hoping to completely destroy any chances of an alliance. Several Collective agents arrived at the meeting hoping to sway the Principate in their favor. Deputy Grand Master Evant Taelyan sent out an encrypted, coded message across the Advanced Inquisitorius Network (AIN) calling on all Brotherhood personal to lend aid and prevent the alliance from falling through.
The Brotherhood managed to provide evidence that they were not the attacking force within the system, and order was eventually restored. While a tenuous alliance was reached between the Principate and the Brotherhood it came at a heavy cost. Deputy Grand Master Evant Taelyan, as well as all seven of the clan representatives, were taken hostage by the Collective.
Official Fiction Updates for both the Dark Jedi Brotherhood and the independent Clans can be found here in the Inquisitorius Fiction Archives.
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Databank: Brotherhood Universe
The following data bank provides a quick reference to information about persons, locations, and organizations of interest that show up in the Dark Brotherhood storyline.
|The Collective||The Collective is a powerful organization led by the fierce Rath Oligard. Their unified purpose is to rid the galaxy of Force users. They are the primary antagnoist of the Dark Brotherhood, responsible for a multitude of conflicts, death, and loss.|
|The Severian Principate||The Severian Principate is a rare Imperial Warlord state which not only endured but thrived following the Empire’s collapse. Originally a network of mining worlds and orbital facilities in the Kastolar Sector, it existed to fuel the Empire’s war machine. This changed with the governorship of Lucian Niatinus, a commander disillusioned with the Emperor’s self-destructive policies. Devoted to improving the lives of his citizens and secretly allying with the smugglers and pirates from the nearby Hutt Space, he sought to create an ordered state free of the tyranny which inspired the Rebellion.|
|The Tenixir Revenants||The Tenixir Revenants is a conglomerate of criminal organizations. Comprised largely of former prisoners held by the Severian Prinicpate on the planet of Tenixir they have a deep hatred of the Imperial group. They are distrustful of all, but willing to work for the credits. Their allegiance is only to themselves.|
|The Dark Council||The Dark Council serves the Grand Master of the Brotherhood, and governs the various elements of the Dark Jedi Brotherhood.|
|The Seven Clans|| The seven Clans of the Dark Jedi Brotherhood all hold different motivations and personalities.
A member of each respective unit is referred to in the following manner:
Former members of Clan Tarentum identify as Tarenti.
|Iron Forces||The Iron Forces are divided into two divisions: The Iron Navy, and the Iron Legion.|
|Arx Capital Exchange||The Arx Capital Exchange, or ACE, is the financial and industrial apparatus of the Arx System and the Dark Council as a whole.|
|Inquisitorius||The Inquisitorius are the Grand Master’s covert network of agents. They represent the Brotherhood's strength outside of the Iron Legion and Iron Fleet. While not all that are enrolled are aligned with the Grand Master’s visions, many compete for favor and to rise in the rankings. The Society offers various awards and incentives and is headed by the Voice of the Brotherhood.|
|Shroud Syndicate||The Shroud Syndicate is the premiere criminal organization operating in Dark Brotherhood space. It involves many smaller gangs, crews, and criminal combines within its area of operation, it is lead by the Herald, and operates from the Shroud Nebula where their massive ship, the Godless Matron, makes berth. The organization is involved in almost every major black market deal that happens in Dark Brotherhood space.|
|Arx System||The Arx System is located in the depths of Wild Space, far away from the core worlds and isolated from the galaxy at large. The planet Arx — or more commonly simply called "Arx" — now serves as the current seat of power for the Dark Brotherhood.|
|Outer Rim Territories||The Outer Rim Territories, also known as the Outer Rim or Outer Systems, was a sparsely populated region of the galaxy located outside the Mid Rim before Wild Space and the Unknown Regions. The largest region in the galaxy, it was home to diverse worlds and rugged, primitive frontier planets. It is here that the bulk of the Brotherhood’s storyline evolves.|
|Antei||The former home system and planet of the Dark Brotherhood. Destroyed by former Grand Master Muz Ashen in a destructive ritual to gain immortality.|
|PERSONS OF INTEREST|
|The Grand Master occupies the The Iron Throne, which is the seat of power for the Dark Brotherhood. They control the Dark Council, as well as the combined Iron Forces.|
| Evant Taelyan
Deputy Grand Master
|Evant has long worked to carry out the vision of the Brotherhood and Grand Master, and is constantly active in establishing networks and organizations to further those goals. This has earned him a high level of trust with the Grand Master and Dark Council, furthering his level of responsibility influence. Evant is brash, egotistical and absolutely loyal to the Dark Council.|
| Justinios Drake
Fist of the Brotherhood
|Supreme Commander of the Iron Legion and Navy, head of the Grand Master's Royal Guard.|
| Idris Adenn
Voice of the Brotherhood
|Known as an outgoing and accomplished Bounty Hunter, Idris Adenn stepped into the role of Voice of the Brotherhood as a stark contrast to the master assassin who previously held the role.|
| Selika Roh
Herald of the Brotherhood
|Head of diplomatic relationships between the Clans of the Brotherhood, and leader of the Shroud Syndicate.|
| James Lucius Entar
Seneschal of the Brotherhood
|The enigmatically eccentric, ever endearing Seneschal heads up the Brotherhood’s Research and Development and also maintains sovereignty over cyber security thanks to his unique artificial intelligence, Construct dbb0t. James has a penchant for riddles and rarely involves himself in political matters, claiming to serve the Brotherhood and the Galaxy at large. He is most often left to his own devices out of both respect and fear.|
| Ciara Tearnan Rothwell Tarentae
Headmistress of the Brotherhood
|The Master Archivist overseeing the Shadow Academy and all of its secrets.|
| Dacien Victae
Justicar of the Brotherhood
|The new Justicar replacing Jac Cotelin.|
Master at Arms
|Howlader is rarely seen in his office, but his work always seems to get done. Overseeing the ceremony and record keeping of the Brotherhood’s dossiers, Howlader’s allegiance seems to be more to the position he holds than to any one leader or even his home unit.|
| Thane "Atra" Skotos
|The former Combat Master and Praetor now serves as Lord Regent. Atra detests the title, but has made quick work of stepping into the role and has a vested interest in the negotiations between the Severian Principate and the Brotherhood.|
| Damon Nix
|The enigmatic strategist behind the Iron Legion looks to ensure that Pravus’ plans proceed as intended. A master of subterfuge and deception, the man who had previously lead the Dark Crusades by posing as the mysterious Darth Esoteric is one of the most dangerous Sith in the Brotherhood for his unpredictable methods and lethal cunning.|
| Lena Rhell
|The leader of the Iron Navy, Rhell serves as the Fist's chief advisor on naval warfare and strategy. In a dual role as a Moff, she is also tasked with the operation and defense of the Arx System.|
| Morgan Sorenn
Former Herald and Deputy Grand Master
|Starship captain, pirate, mercenary, and crime boss currently serving the Grand Master of the Dark Brotherhood. She is a Nar Shaddaan by birth, spacer by choice and mercenary by necessity who leads a life devoid of restrictions or bylaws. The only loyalty she holds is the one that is earned, and not many deserve that privilege.|
| Darth Pravus
|Former Grand Master of the Brotherhood and architect of the “New Order”. Manipulative, cunning, and utterly dedicated to his vision of a clean, pure, and efficient Brotherhood.|