House Karness Muur
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Karness Muur is a House within Clan Plagueis developed by Arden Karn and Celevon Edraven after the Horizons Crisis in 30 ABY. Originally created as a Battleteam, Karness Muur became one of Plagueis' two Houses following the return to Clanhood.
After the Horizons Crisis and the concurrent massive attack on their fleet and home system, House Plagueis was left near total defeat. In a controversial decision, Quaestor Reith used the charges from orbit to destroy every Plagueian stronghold and temple in the Jusadih System, due to their being overrun with the enemy. With much of their forces destroyed, Plagueis had to turn to other tactics in order to rebuild. Brute force, while still useful, was not going to be as viable an option with the house in its weakened state. Realizing this, Tra'an Reith concluded that a new battle team had to be formed, specializing in asymmetrical warfare.
To lead this team, Tra’an turned to Arden Karn. Arden had garnered a reputation during the Horizon Crisis for creative thinking and courage under fire. He had also had a past record of being a top notch sniper, scout, and slicer before coming to the Brotherhood. All these qualities made him a natural choice to lead a team dedicated to stealth and subterfuge. He began gathering others in Plagueis that had similar talents.
The first of these to be approached was a transfer from Clan Arcona during the beginning of the Horizons Crisis named Celevon Edraven. The assassin was recognized for his ambitious nature in his early career in the Brotherhood, having been chosen as an Apprentice by Elder Sashar Erinos within days of joining. He had flourished under the Mandalorian’s teachings, taking on the position of sniper in the Soulfire Strike Team. Prior to joining the Brotherhood, the amnesiac took on numerous assassination contracts and had experience smuggling weapons, not counting advanced military training during his teenage years and further training during his time in Soulfire and as Captain of Spectre Cell, as well as time served in the Arcona Army Corps.
Together they would form the nucleus on which a strong battle team would be founded. They would be instrumental in the rebuilding of Plagueis, participating in several early operations.
When Plagueis returned to Clanhood in 31 ABY, Karness Muur was elevated from a battleteam to full House status. In a somewhat controversial move, now Consul Montresor named the recent One Sith defector and then Overseer, Kz'set, as it's first Quaestor. At this time it transferred it's base of operations from the “Harrower” to the newly acquired Nebula class Star Destroyer “Preeminence”. In order to train new recruits, the Apostles of Syn were created to carry on the proud traditions the Battleteam had started.
The name, Karness Muur, came to Arden instinctively after hearing Alaris’ name for the counterpart battle team Ajunta Pall. Muur’s ability to strike fear into those he oppressed was innate. The Rakghoul plague drove entire populations to terror over millennia, and though the power to turn others into Rakghoul was out of reach to those in Plagueis, the symbolism of it weighed perfectly in Arden’s mind.
In addition, unbeknownst to Arden and the Dark Jedi Brotherhood, Karness Muur still existed during the Dark Brotherhood Era and for an additional hundred years after the creation of the battle team, existing in a hard fought battle with Celeste Morne through the use of his Talisman. The irony here is that Karness Muur still exists, exerting his will, as does the House named for him, though neither party is aware of the other’s existence.
One could safely say that one of the reasons the Brotherhood, and in particular Plagueis, was so devastated by the Horizon Crisis was the fact they were caught unaware. The enemy struck without warning with devastating force. Plagueis could not afford for this to happen again, particularly in its current state. Therefore, the newly knighted Arden was tasked with assembling a team of individuals that specialized in information gathering and more subtle forms of war. HKM would be the eyes, ears, and when necessary “finger” of Plagueis.
Striking from the shadows, HKM can be everywhere and nowhere. These members are the ones the Consul calls upon if he wants to keep his hands clean. Be it Hacking, Recon, Assassination, Interrogation/Torture, Manipulation, Bribery, or anything of a similar nature, the leaders of Plagueis can find those talents in HKM.
Due to the nature of its operations, HKM tends to operate in two or three man teams in most circumstances. Smaller groups can be more stealthy by their very nature. However, missions requiring more force often call for multiple teams to be working as a cohesive unit on a given target. These teams are not necessarily fixed as different skills might be needed for specific objectives.
As a part of the change in status from a battleteam to a House, Karness Muur has had to adapt its methods tactics. It now operates heavier forces than it did during its time as a battleteam, allowing it to perform a wider variety of missions than it did before. While its leaders still look to its roots and value stealth and guile, it can now pack a potent punch with its compliment of armored units.
Base Of Operations - Korada Monastery
Korada Monastery is the main base of operations for House Karness Muur on the surface of Aliso located about 330 km west-north-west from The Pinnacle. Once an ancient temple or palace of an unknown species, it more recently was used by the monks of the B’oamarr Order. It now serves as a formidable fortress and source of mystery. Most recently it was discovered by Arden Karn and Abadeer Taasii in recent scouting missions. The leaders of House Karness Muur were sent on mission by the Plagueis Summit, to find a suitable base of operations on the planet, that would also help secure the Clan's hold on Aliso.
|Battle Team Karness Muur|
|Arden Karn||Celevon Edraven||36 ABY - 37 ABY|
|Celevon Edraven||Arturis Schulen||37 ABY|
|Arturis Schulen||Solus Gar||37 ABY|
|Arturis Schulen||Seabr'imsto'nedansr||37 ABY|
|Teylas Ramar||Seabr'imsto'nedansr||37 ABY|
|House Karness Muur|
|Quaestor||Aedile||Service Dates MM/YY|
|Kz'set||Callus Bo'Amar||02/20/14 - 09/25/14|
|None||Callus Bo'Amar||09/25/14 - 10/06/14|
|Callus Bo'Amar||Starrett||10/06/14 - 10/11/14|
|Callus Bo'Amar||None||10/11/14 - 12/22/14|
|Callus Bo'Amar||Taranae Rhode||12/22/14 - 07/20/15|
|Callus Bo'Amar||None||07/20/15 - 11/23/15|
|Eiko||None||11/23/15 - 11/24/15|
|Eiko||Darkblade||11/24/15 - 01/27/16|
|Eiko||None||01/27/16 - 02/09/16|
|Eiko||Kalon Tsucyra Entar||02/09/16 - 03/09/16|
|Eiko||Laren Uscot||03/09/16 - 05/04/16|
|Taranae Rhode||Laren Uscot||05/04/16 - 09/06/16|
|Arden Karn||Abadeer Taasii||09/06/16 - 01/30/17|
|Arden Karn||None||01/30/17 - 01/31/17|
|Furios Morega||None||01/31/17 - 2/13/17|
|Furios Morega||Malice||2/13/17 - 7/19/17|
|Furios Morega||Laren Uscot||7/19/17 - 12/5/17|
|Furios Morega||TuQ'uan Varick||12/5/17 - 4/22/18|
|Furios Morega||Azmodius Equesinfernum||4/22/18 - Present|
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