Elder 1 (Adept/Eminent/General), commonly known as EL1, is the thirteenth rank in the Dark Brotherhood, which is awarded after demonstrating above and beyond performance as a fourth-level Equite. It is at this rank that members may request a custom Double bladed lightsaber, and a Legacy Title. It is the first rank in the Elder class, the first step down the path to Grand Master.
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- In the past, members were promoted to Dark Side Adept upon appointment to a Dark Council position (except Order Leaders who attained the highest rank of their Order - e.g. Sith Warlord). This practice has been abolished.
- When originally introduced, Custom Lightsabers were only available at this rank or higher.
- In 34 ABY under the reign of Darth Pravus second term as Grand Master it was decreed that members of Elder 1 status would be allowed to request a Legacy Title, instead of at Elder 2.