Astronicus Aurelius Sadow
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79 ABY (age 100)
Human and Sith hybrid
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- "The role of a leader is not a light one, in fact the more and more work you do, it seems the more weight is on your shoulders. A leader with no desire, whether because of outside pressures or because of inner turmoil, is a danger not only to himself but to those he leads. The famous Aristotle once said, "He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.""
- ―Astronicus Aurelius Sadow
Astronicus Aurelius Sadow, better known to many as Tron, is the Overlord of House/Clan Naga Sadow and the last living descendant of his clan's name-sake (Naga Sadow). Astronicus for the longest portion of his time with the Brotherhood of Dark Jedi, has been associated with Clan Naga Sadow. This would be in no small part because of his founding the original Independent House that would later go on to become the Clan.
Astronicus has been with the Brotherhood for over two decades now. In that time he has seen many changes and has helped in small ways to advance and promote those changes.
Orphaned at birth on the lush bacta planet of Thyferra, he was found and adopted by the prominent Dlarit family. He was raised at the Dlarit estate and there his adoptive father, Aerin Dlarit, raised him to respect authority, taught him the tricks of the trade in running the Xucphra corporation, and most of all that loyalty was an all important quality to gain from the working class. Tron excelled in his university classes and business training. Soon he became a playboy, a philanderer who devoted himself to a life of "play", a socialite delinquent. It was not uncommon to find him at some of the well known night clubs and to be escorting one or two ladies.
But eventually life changed as events in the galaxy began to shift. A call was sent out for new recruits to join the Galactic Empire. A threat posed by rebel dissidents was brewing and so as soon as he was able to, he entered the Imperial Military Academy on Raithal. He again excelled in his studies, his piloting skills being augmented and strengthened due to his connection with the Force, though he was not aware of this at the time.
Galactic Civil War. He was transferred and stationed abroad throughout the Empire, from one ship to another. After the deaths of Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader this became more prevalent as he was shuffled around from one warlord to the next.
He soon grew tired of not having a centralized and stable command structure. Eventually he found his way to the Emperor's Hammer. It was here that he would serve under the command of a man claiming to be a Grand Admiral in the Imperial Navy, though it would turn out he was just some rogue Wing Commander who held the rank of General. This General had promoted himself, as did many of the warlords after the fall of Palpatine, and had set up his own private little empire near the Minos Cluster in the Aurora Sector.
Nevertheless, Tron served here as it suited his own ends. As it turned out, the Emperor's Hammer was affiliated with an organization know as the Brotherhood of Dark Jedi. A Dark Jedi Master by the name of Yoni recruited him and began training him in the ways of the Dark Side of the Force. It was at this time that Tron discovered his latent Force abilities. He was a quick learner and rose to the rank of Guardian, graduating from the Shadow Academy at the top of his class. It was at this time he was encouraged to join a House, and it just so happened that a new one was forming within the Brotherhood known as Aquillas.
He was later coerced into joining House Satal Keto. From here he grew in power and achieved the rank of Jedi Hunter. This was just the beginning though. As he grew more powerful he began to construct a plan, a plan that had been delivered to him in a dream. It would be his ultimate venture in his growth of the dark side. The dream consisted of four elements.
The first element was of a young Dark Jedi laying the foundation stones for a house. The next element was the same Dark Jedi, now a little older, fighting a fierce battle against the lord of another great house. The third element showed this Dark Jedi building on to his house and making it into a great castle like fortress. And finally, in the last element, the Dark Jedi stands atop the highest point of his fortress looking out on the horizon. There he sees a half dozen or more other fortresses, all burning and turning to mere rubble while his is in pristine condition.
Tron knew not what these elements of his dream meant, but he did know that the Dark Jedi in the dream represented him and that he had a destiny to fulfill. Knowing that he would need to make allies in order to achieve what he had foreseen, he began associating with Master Yoni and his companions all the more. Some of these would go on to become powerful leaders within the Brotherhood, such as a young Dark Jedi Master by the name of Khyron and an inexperienced graduate of the Shadow Academy named Thedek, both of whom would later go on to become Grand Master in their own rights.
He was mastering his new abilities as well as moving ahead in the Empire. With great powers came great opportunities, one such was a chance to make a new chapter in the history of the Sith. As he had seen in his dream he began the first element, he did this by rebuilding House Naga Sadow and introduced it to the Dark Brotherhood. It just so happened that he served as Planetary Governor of Sif in the Phare System for the Galactic Empire. He situated House Naga Sadow thereso that he could rule as Quaestor and Governor. Due to limited resources he made his Governor's Mansion into House Naga Sadow's base of operations - it would later be renamed Sadow Palace.
Over the span of time that followed, House Naga Sadow engaged several of the other Houses of the Brotherhood in battle. At times they were victorious and at others they were not. This was a fulfillment of the second element of his dream, the Dark Jedi fighting a fierce battle against the lord of another great house.
In time the third element of his dream came to be. This happened when House Naga Sadow became a Clan and he was named Consul of it. His powers grew as did his desire to rule more and more. After a span of time and many rank elevations, he soon rose to that of Sith Warlord, a rank he would hold for many years to come. He grew restless with being confined to ruling over just a clan, and so gave up the position of Consul to seek out opportunities of greater control and power.
There were several other positions within the Brotherhood that he would aspire to, most notably on the Dark Council - the Brotherhood's ruling body. But none of these satisfied him nor the hunger for more power that he craved. It had been a long time since he had seen his master Yoni, but then one day he returned and was ready to evaluate his student. He was pleased with Tron's progression, yet he sensed there was still something lacking in him. He could not quite place it, so he did not bring it up as a failing but rather an area of improvement that was needed.
Soon infighting and bitter rivalries became rampant within the Brotherhood. It was at this time that Tron was serving as a member of the Chamber of Justice, the judicial system of the Brotherhood. The Grand Master, a madman by the name of Zoraan, was planning a full scale war with the Emperor's Hammer but was removed and exiled before he could launch his assault. Unfortunately before he was stripped of everything, he dissolved portions of the Chamber of Justice - seeing it as an impediment to his overall plans.
With this turn of events Tron returned to Clan Naga Sadow, though not as the Clan's leader but merely as a resident in Sadow Palace with no position of authority. One night as he slept in the palace, Tron was awoken to see his ancient ancestor Naga Sadow's force ghost standing at the foot of his bed.
Naga Sadow told him about his true heritage, about how he came to be orphaned and how he was destined to bring about the rebirth of not only their family line but also the new Golden Age of the Sith. From that day forward he was known as Tron Sadow. However, in formal matters he would use his full name - Astronicus Aurelius Sadow - though he never much cared for the aristocratic name of Astronicus. As he aged and matured, however, it soon grew on him.
Throughout his time in the Brotherhood, Tron has held various titles and positions. Of these his favorite was that of Editor of the Dark Brotherhood's holozine journal known as the Dark Voice. He editorialized three issues and was awarded medals in recognition of his services.
He also served for a brief time as an Aedile of Clan Satal Keto's Sith Order House Galthain. This was the last house he had served in before forming House Naga Sadow. He made many great allies here that would later go on to benefit him as well as a long lasting alliance between Clan Satal Keto and Clan Naga Sadow, until the former clan was dissolved.
Because of his record of exemplary leadership within the Brotherhood he received an appointment as Proconsul of Clan Alvaak. It was a once prestigious clan that fell on hard times after its own houses converted into clans. It was a place that was considered for the elite and admittance was by invitation only and so he felt honored to receive a request for his services.
It was from Alvaak that Tron would once again feel the lust of power and so he stayed on with that clan, eventually being granted the appointment to Consul of Alvaak. Though a lengthy rule as Consul ensued, he did not feel what he had when he served within Clan Naga Sadow and so he left it for a less powerful but more suitable role as a member of his old clan once again. He was soon asked to lead House Marka Ragnos of Naga Sadow and wholeheartedly agreed.
In time an Assembly of Consuls was convened, many great men took up the helm of leadership for this assembly, giving voice to the Grand Master from the collected body of clan leaders. After time they moved on with their pursuits and one was needed to fill the gap. Astronicus Sadow was named Emissary to the Assembly of Consuls and was the last to hold this title.
Ever looking for ways to help the Clans he would always listen, yet rarely let his voice be heard, rather being conservative and not seeking to overburden any with his whimsical ideas of the Golden Age of the Sith. He sought to strengthen the clans only if it suited the Grand Master's will. As Emissary, he was basically given command of the clans, the Consuls would still retain their power and positions but they answered to Tron. He in turn answered only to the Grand Master and his Deputy. Soon though this position too would be dissolved and Tron would once again return to his clan as the Overlord. Upon the dissolution of the position of Emissary, Grand Master Jac Cotelin elevated Tron to the Elder ranks by promoting him to Dark Side Adept.
Astronicus continued in his studies, eventually accumulating knowledge to the point where his expertise was requested by the Dark Council to take the reigns of the position known as Wiki Tribune. Here he would collect, collate and see to the storage of the Brotherhood's vast library of knowledge. His continued service in this field was rewarded by his elevation to Dark Jedi Master.
Destiny was being fulfilled. As the newly named Master increased his understanding of the Dark Side with the secrets, wisdom and knowledge of the Dark Jedi Brotherhood he began to take a more active role in Clan Naga Sadow, not serving just as the Overlord. He began attending to matters of the members by assuming the role of Proconsul after Trevarus Caerick stepped aside due to personal reasons.
His tenure as Proconsul of Clan Naga Sadow, under the leadership of Ashia Kagan Keibatsu, was brief but was only meant to be an interim position until the next prospect for the position was ready. Once both Ashia and Astronicus agreed upon it, Ashura Isradia was made Proconsul and the omnipresent Overlord went back to his studies. Though a member of the Conclave, Astronicus began to take a lesser role in the Clan as events unfurled within that disturbed him and a number of his colleagues.
It was during this time that he came to have a Force vision of the future. What he saw not only alarmed him but moved him to action in preparing his Clan for something that had not occurred before, no nor would occur again.
He will stay with Clan Naga Sadow, waiting and watching for his opportunity to once again rise from the ashes and claim his rightful position as a leader within the Brotherhood. Until then, Tron lives by the quote of a famous orator of the Old Republic:
- "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."
- ―Theodore Roosevelt
In 30 ABY Astronicus became romantically involved with a member of his clan. For her protection he kept the relationship a secret because of the reaction she might receive from other suitors within the clan seeking to produce an heir for the last of Naga Sadow's lineage. However, after Sakura Haruno gave birth to Remulus the affair was divulged to the Conclave and the Sons of Sadow. Remulus became the true heir, yet this did not diminish Astronicus appreciation and view of the Sons of Sadow. For the safety of both, Remulus and Sakura live in Sadow Palace and are guarded by only the best that Naga Sadow can provide. Astronicus has been known to take them along with himself on business trips and vacations.
Positions held in no particular order:
- Quaestor of House Naga Sadow - 2 terms
- Consul of Clan Naga Sadow - 2 terms
- Proconsul of Clan Naga Sadow
- Proconsul of Clan Alvaak
- Consul of Clan Alvaak
- Aedile of House Galthain of Satal Keto
- Quaestor of House Marka Ragnos - 2 terms
- Quaestor of House Ludo Kressh
- Archon in the Chamber of Justice - Dark Council position
- Dark Voice Editor
- Magistrate to the Grand Master
- Emissary of the Brotherhood of Dark Jedi - Dark Council position
- Wiki Tribune - 2 terms
- Left Hand of Justice
- Right Hand of Justice
- Appeals Panel member
On October 8, 2007, Tron assumed the role of Wiki Tribune. A member of the project since it's launch over a year prior, Tron was one of the first few to be recognized and added to the Wiki Staff. Upon his appointment as the 3rd individual to hold the title of Wiki Tribune, he began to implement a lot of changes around the Wiki. Article policing became a big priority for his staff while he worked on projects that the Grand Master had outlined for him. Of these was the transfer of the Policies and Projects pages from the domain as well as the various Leadership Manuals that had been written.
Tron also began to implement the Current events page and the Community Portal page. These two pages had for the longest time not existed, yet had broken links in the navigation bar. Following recommendations from his staff he set up these two pages to be a resource for the Brotherhood. After that he made a Help page to give some guidance for the newer members, along with the now non-existent DJBWiki:Site support, aka Donations, page for any generous souls.
Along with contributions from Kaine Mandaala and Korras, Tron was able to complete and implement the Wiki course @ the Shadow Academy. This was the first in a series of courses he had planned to help improve members knowledge and overall usage of the Wiki itself. Following that he implemented an overhaul of the Main Page to include new features such as the Top Ten Most Wanted Articles for the DJBWiki and the Quote of the Day.
His time with the Wiki is considered yet another highlight of a long career within the Brotherhood spanning a decade of service.
On 1 March 2009 Tron resumed his role as Wiki Tribune with great plans and intents for the Wiki. Many things were accomplished, with great support from the staff - including the latest addition Windos. And so on 4 December 2009 he stepped down and let the Wiki newest and most talented staffer take over as the latest Tribune.
- As a warrior for Clan Naga Sadow he had a set of armor and twin lightsabers crafted by Muz Keibatsu Sadow, at the time the Brotherhood's Herald, a long time member of the clan and trusted colleague. The armor is reminiscent of Imperial Stormtrooper armor layered to fit atop of Astronicus' robes.
- It's general conjecture that the name Tron is taken from the Disney movie of the same name, however, it's actually the real life initials of the character's creator.
- Tron changed his name to Astronicus to help differentiate himself from another well known Tron in the Brotherhood. They would occasionally be confused and people would refer to Tron as Tronsta, the alias of Davaak Tron.
- Astronicus is a mix of the name Titus Andronicus and the word Astronomy.
- Davaak Tron and Tron (Dlarit) Sadow would actually work together on a summit at one time as the Quaestor and Aedile respectively for House Galthain.
- Founder of House Naga Sadow / Clan Naga Sadow
- Thus, Tron was the 1st and last Quaestor of House Naga Sadow - that is, until Clan Naga Sadow once again became House Naga Sadow. At that time Macron Goura Sadow assumed the title of Quaestor.
- Tron was also the 1st Consul of Clan Naga Sadow
- Along with Vladet Xavier, he was the first to complete the Dark Savant - Leadership and Communication
- Tron has 2 pet Tuk'ata - Kren and his father Xor.
For more info see his dossier
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