House Shar Dakhan
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House Shar Dakhan was founded on the Anniversary of the Exodus in 29 ABY, following the restoration of Naga Sadow to its place as a Clan of the Brotherhood. As a joint decision between the existing Summit of Tsainetomo Keibatsu Sadow, Methyas Pepoi L'eonheart, Teu Pepoi and Mirado Pepoi L'eonheart the House was founded very swiftly. Named after one of Naga Sadow's well-known generals, the house was to work in the same footsteps as that of The Regulators Battleteam which served under its jurisdiction. Mirado himself took the reigns as the House's first Quaestor. The House currently operates under the leadership of Malisane Sadow in the office of Quaestor with Xuner Holst serving as Aedile.
- 1 History
- 2 The Modern House
- 3 Locations and Points of Interest
- 4 Government & Politics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Warhost
- 7 Territory
- 8 Purposes of Battle Teams
- 9 Sub-units
- 10 Inactive Sub-units
- 11 House Summit Chronology
The founding of House Shar Dakhan was a quick affair. Upon taking command, Mirado immediately placed a series of requisitions through to the Dlarit Corporation, with a series of poorly written but inspired proposals. Because of his planning, Mirado was able to give his plans the start they needed to be realized. He took the funding and financing assets available to him and using methods learned during his time in organized crime, used the profits to transform Orian from a barely livable system into a subtly thriving system.
The House began by taking advantage of several unexplored opportunities on Aeotheran. The new city of Kel Rasha was established, and construction began on the resort island chain of the Gilded Archipelago. Both projects were designed to bring business to Aeotheran and to build up a treasury for the Dlarit Corporation with the aim of expanding Dakhani influence on the world. The House Summit chose to focused on developing corporate assets to ensure a steady source of income to last for years to come.
Following the Tenth Great Jedi War, the House experienced a shift of priorities. While a focus on the affairs of business were not abandoned, the development of Dakhani military became a higher immediate priority. This period of time was when Shar Dakhan began to make a name for itself on the battlefield for Clan Naga Sadow. During the Orian Incursion and the opening battles of the Dark Crusade, its forces fought hard upon the front lines. This showed clearly to the Clan and the Brotherhood at large that this new House was a force to be reckoned with.
The House experienced another shift in priorities during the Dark Crusade. An uprising in the Orian System overthrew the Dlarit government and forced Clan forces underground. Although their public face was dissolved, the Clan continued to work from the shadows to ensure the safety of their most crucial assets. This shift in operations did not force the House's warriors to abandon their service on the battlefields of the Crusade. Instead, many took part in covert operations, adding stealth skills to the arsenal of many warriors.
Eventually the forces of Naga Sadow managed to rise to power again, establishing the Orian Assembly and taking direct control of the system. Following suit, the House re-established itself back back in the old offices and facilities they previously held in the cities of Aeotheran. The Clan Summit charged the Dakhani leadership with maintaining and developing the area around the gas giant Inos. Lacking the specific focus of past times, the House utilized its various strengths and employed new strategies to support Clan Naga Sadow, the Orian Assembly, and the areas it is responsible for.
The Dark Crusade and a Great Jedi War
In the events of Fading Light and the following Great Jedi War, House Shar Dakhan continued to dedicate themselves to the preservation of the Brotherhood, attempting to annihilate the One Sith and rival Clans. Despite valiant efforts, House forces failed to gain the upper hand in each battle. During this time, Clan Naga Sadow chose to favor the stronger side, and remained loyal to serving Grand Master Muz Ashen. Following these events a new age arrived with a notable shift in leadership.
Around this time, Malik Sadow and Macron Goura Sadow resigned from their leadership roles. At the same time, Shirai Ryu Dupar and Locke Sonjie left their respective roles as Quaestor and Aedile, with Shirai leaving to become another foot soldier in the House. Meanwhile, Locke rose up to begin his second tenure as Consul of the Sith Lord’s Clan. Working together, he and Cethgus Entar, scoured the Brotherhood for new potential leaders. Eventually, Galleros Sjl of Arcona and Inarya took the vacant seats to lead the charge into future conflicts.
What Lies Beneath
Shortly after the pair took office, a disturbance was detected emanating from an old structure that had sunken into the ocean. Protected by the tides, the tropical islands and white sandy beaches had covered the mossy ruins for centuries. A team was sent to investigate, but failed to report back. Realizing the potential for danger was great, Galleros and Inarya gathered the House's forces together to investigate. While casualties were expected, the threat inside was far stronger than had been anticipated. As teams landed and surveyed the temple, they were ambushed and flanked by hordes of lizard-like Draedan. As Elder and Journeyman alike rallied together, they forced back the ravenous species and defeated fierce, Force-sensitive leader.
Conflicts within the Clan
House Shar Dakhan could not remain at peace for any long period of time later getting involved in a later joint operation between Clan Naga Sadow and Clan Scholae Palatinae. The Red Fury Brotherhood, a band of incredibly wealthy and powerful pirates, boldly attacked both Clans. Looking for personal glory, and vast riches and rewards, the members of these two Clans lead assault forces against the Pirate’s headquarters on a barren moon in a remote star system. Between the Clans, the operation was considered a success. The members of House Shar Dakhan performed well, with Atra Ventus and Robert Sadow performing with extraordinary distinction.
The House would also serve in the tri-headed conflicts within the Dentavii asteroid belt. Unfortunately this event split the members of the House into three factions: those loyal to Locke Sonjie, those who believed in the visions of Marcus Kiriyu, and those who believed the words of the returning apostate, Darth Vexatus. The ascension of Kiriyu was halted, and the Krath captured. Disaster was averted, and according to Locke's orders, pardons were issued to the various rebels.
Several weeks later, a shadow fell upon Sepros, bringing with it an unknown enemy. Teams of CNS military encountered the foreign element, leaving naught but questions in its wake. Droid armies of this mysterious enemy descended upon the planet, and the Sadowans marched to war. With the appearance of a large ship overhead, a team lead by then-Quaestor Atra Ventus besieged the vessel. It was the Snow Dragon himself who would detonate an explosive device designed by Bentre Stahoes to destroy the ship of the droid's commander, designated the Progenitor. The crisis was ended, but Ventus' body was not found, presumably destroyed in the explosion.
The Modern House
Following the departure of Keira Viru and Inarya from House leadership, the Anzat known as Darkblade and Bentre Stahoes replaced them in their respective positions. With this, the modern age of House Shar Dakhan began. Several changes were made in the day-to-day operations of the House, but the pair had yet to be tested by the fires of adversity. Only time would tell how smoothly the House would perform below their joint leadership.
Locations and Points of Interest
Located in the Orian System ,Aeotheran was one of the the three planets in the system that is hospitable. Once the homeworld to the Ombi, this Planet now acts as the personal retreat for the Consul and Proconsul, the Quaestor and Aedile, as well a one of the many sources of income for Clan Naga Sadow and House Shar Dakhan.
A tropical paradise, Aeotheran suffers from a wet and humid environment from the thick jungles that cover the planet’s surface. While entirely habitable, the surrounding jungles make living outside the limits of towns and cities dangerous. The jungles are the home of predators, both native and introduced species brought to Aeotheran by the Ancient Sith (species) Empire
As the planet is made of of six large land masses separated by vast stretches of ocean, the most popular method of transportation is aquatic yacht. As a result nearly every island on the planet’s surface have large marinas; whether these be for the large pleasure yacht of visitors or dignitaries, or the much smaller vessels for more official duties.
The Marakith Skyhook is an immense floating platform that currently serves as the headquarters of the House following it's return to the Orian system. The skyhook has quarters for hundreds of house members and staff, and has extensive defence systems and hangars for small and medium ships. Until it was temporarily lost the skyhook used to hover over the city of Seng Karash. However it now orbits the planet in the higher atmosphere and serves a dual role as headquarters and support function to the House fleet.
In a dramatic contrast to the laid back and luxurious Kel Rasha, Seng Karash serves as one of the only major population centres on Aeotheran. It is home to the families of the miners that work in the cortosis mines on the outskirts of the city. They are given comfortable and livable housing despite the long hours and harsh conditions. The city has a limited tram system that is mainly used for the transportation of the working back and forth from the mines, however it does have a direct tram to the Pandemonium.
Kel Rasha is more a tourist attraction than a military installment, and holds one of the largest port on Aeotheran. While rarely visited for official duties, the marina is lined with luxury pleasure yachts that can sometimes be seen on the shore’s or sea of the planets surface. The structure of the city itself is one of a relaxed luxury, buildings here are no more than two stories high with the larger building towards the small mountain range near the far end of the island.
The Gilded Archipelago
This is a striking land feature that is made up of 45 islands, although only a small number of those planets are big enough to be inhabited. This string of islands holds the most opulent of hotels, skyscrapers and other such luxuries. The Gilded Archipelago also houses the unofficial residence of the Quaestor and Aedile, the properties serving as their personal retreat.
Located in the crater caused by an event that wiped out most of the planet’s population, the city is heavily fortified from the harsh jungles that surround it by thick walls that circle around the perimeters of the city as well as frequent patrols from the cities forces.
This sprawling hotel and casino complex serves as a front for House Shar Dakhan activities and a steady, and extremely, profitable means of income to the House. While it has its own dedicated port, this island that Pandaemonium rest on is accessible via a bullet tram from the walled city of Seng Karash.
The Lion’s Tooth
Once proudly placed on the central hill of the city of Seng Karash, this was for many years the official seat of House Shar Dakhan, The Lion’s Tooth and was a sign of the House's domination over the city and Aeotheran, and home to much of the House's military forces.
Sadly it was heavily bombed by insurgents during the events of Veiled Origins in 36 ABY, and was further destroyed by the ensuing sterilisation of the city by Consul Sanguinius Tsucyra. The Lion's Tooth was not rebuilt during the extensive restoration of Seng Karash and the hilltop site is now intended for future development works.
Dramatically different from Aeotheran, Inos is a massive gas giant orbited by numerous small, rocky moons. The gas giant’s frigid temperatures and crushing atmosphere make the planet almost impossible to inhabit. The magnetic pulses are known to destroy almost all circuitry leading to little being known about the core due to probes hardly surviving long enough to get useable data.
Inos Moon 42
A hospitable moon in Inos orbit is Inos Moon 42, little is known about this moon other than due to tidal stresses the temperature of the atmosphere is higher than that of Inos. The Elders of the Clan are often reported to visit the moon and explore the tombs held on the crust. House Shar Dakhan has plans to send an expeditionary force to investigate the planet further.
Government & Politics
In addition to ruling Aeotheran through business and an iron hand, House Shar Dakhan is charged with providing for the Clan in other ways. Thus, the Dakhani oversee most of the military operations the Clan may encounter.
The Dakhani's sister House, Marka Ragnos, are an invaluable aid in these efforts. Their control of the media ensures that they can convince the galactic populace that blame falls elsewhere, while their reporter-spies can assist in locating new targets.
The current Quaestor of Shar Dakhan manages affairs from aboard the Marakith Skyhook following it's restoration. It is from here that the Quaestor authorizes members of the House to pursue their enemies throughout the system and beyond. Following the near total dissolution of the Dlarit mining company, the Dakhani Group immediately snatched up the previous holdings that the former corporation laid claim to.
In contrast, the House's Aedile usually manages most of the day-to-day operations of the House. From the former Dlarit (Now Dakhani) plaza in Kel Rasha, they maintain the House's holdings on Aeotheran and work closely with the leader of the House's Battle Teams to maintain control over Aeotheran's extensive newer settlements.
As they no longer hide in the shadows as they once did, the Dakhani people know who their masters are now. It is common knowledge that their rulers hail from the heirs of the Sadow legacy. The Quaestor holds the title of the Governor of Aeotheran, and the Aedile the Governor of Inos. Both the Quaestor and Aedile oversee Orian’s Authority to ensure that no enemy dares to challenge them.
Shar Dakhan also maintains steady revenue from such locations as the Gilded Archipelago that were planned for or established early in the House's rule. This is accomplished through bargains struck in the original construction of the two cities whereby these businesses remained minor subsidies to Dlarit and payed up a percentage of their revenue. This is among the holdings Dakhani snatched up during the hostile takeover of Dlarit. In addition, Shar Dakhan taxes all the mines and businesses on the their earnings each quarter. This allows them to bring in a fair flow of credits, which are then redistributed back into Aeotheran interests.
With regards to military, the House has command of a large detachment of forces from the Clan's Warhost. When it comes to open warfare at the Dark Council's orders, House Shar Dakhan's members may use their experience with raiding to target enemy supply convoys and to disrupt the enemy in any way possible. The troops also fight on the front-lines with the House and its sister House, Marka Ragnos.
The primary domain of House Shar Dakhan is the jungle world of Aeotheran. While the House maintains control over the major cities of Seng Karash and Kel Rasha, as well as particular locations such as the Gilded Archipelago, there are many parts of the planet that remain untamed. In a way, this benefits the House. These untamed elements provide a constant foil for the House's membership to better their combat skills against. The various factions and settlements also provide the House with targets to raid with impunity - so long as they do not go too far.
Recently a portion of San Korinar now belongs with Dakhani’s Solution after retaking the floating city from the Black Sun and the Dlarit Dissidents.
Purposes of Battle Teams
Seeing the need for a dependable group to maintain operations in Aeotheran's newer, untamed frontier settlements, the House Summit has given the Battle Teams the purpose of destroying and eliminating high-risk targets and defusing any situations that put the clan risk. The Battle Team's missions are certainly not limited to Aeotheran, however. They are also often called upon for difficult missions elsewhere in the galaxy, and are considered an elite group the House and Clan Summit can call on for a variety of roles on the surface of planets throughout the galaxy, whether it is as part of an assault or a covert operation.
- Main article: Disciples of Dakhan
The Disciples of Dakhan are an elite team of members from House Shar Dakhan of Clan Naga Sadow. Founded in 35 ABY by Evelynn Wyrm to better combat the forces of the Inquisitorius and the Lotus Resistance. Only members who match a certain activity requirement are allowed entry into this team. The current membership requirement are 2 crescents awards, and 10 competitions participated in, per month.
Fictionally, they are comprised of the very best that Shar Dakhan has to offer. Only those who have attained the highest level of skills in real world missions are invited into the Disciples of Dakhan. This means that there are no rookie members in the team, only the best of the best. The elite, and the elite do not fail.
- Main article: Devil's Shroud
Devil's Shroud is a Battle Team which was formed in 32 ABY. In theory, Battle Team Devil's Shroud is the brains of House Shar Dakhan: a machine honed and built to gather intelligence for its many aspirations and projects. In reality, it is about as "elite" as a group of drunken Hutts, made up of the oddest assortment of persons that Naga Sadow has to offer. The motley crew is made up of people from all corners of the spectrum – from mercenaries, to interrogation-savvy Jedi, to dark and brooding Sith – each with their own motivations and loyalties.
It is not as a team that they are exceptional, but rather in their individuality, able to complete the various tasks set before them using their unique skills and backgrounds to effect a successful mission. Not everyone can stand out amongst the Shroud, only the best of them… the Devil inside.
- Main article: Sapphire Squadron
Sapphire Squadron is a well-regarded Battle Team with a long history in Shar Dakhan. It was re-formed in 33 ABY, under the leadership of Robert Sadow. During his short tenure as BTL, Robert Sadow brought the team to life and gave them a purpose. Whether you're a Force user or not, it doesn't matter in Sapphire Squadron. They will work with you to achieve your goals. Sapphire Squad was and was forever thought to be the force that Clan Naga Sadow used when the chips were down. They were the ones called upon to make sure that the tides of war favored the Dakhani. The team consisted of a mixed unit of pilots and Dark Jedi which acted as a strike force proficient in infiltration. The Battle Team was designated to be closed by the Clan Summit in 34 ABY until such a time as they are needed by the Dakhani again.
- Main Article: The Regulators
The Regulators were a Battleteam in House Shar Dakhan of Clan Naga Sadow originating from Naga Sadow's tenure as a House. Its members consisted of the most elite Dark Jedi that the House had to offer. The team featured two smaller sub-units that were handpicked by The Regulator's Sergeant, Roxas Buurenaar. The team trained in many areas of combat to ensure that any needs the House might have can be met by the single team and the sub-units within. Each person that becomes a member of The Regulators is given a headband/bandana with The Regulators symbol on it, but it is taken back if the member leaves the team. The Regulators were temporarily disbanded in 31 ABY.
House Summit Chronology
|History of the Summit|
|Quaestor||Service Dates||Aedile||Service Dates|
|Mirado Pepoi L'eonheart||04.13.11 - 12.04.12||Locke Sonjie||07.15.11 - 11.14.11|
|Tsingtao Ming||12.04.11 - 03.13.12||Position Vacant and Dissolved|
|Atra Ventus||03.13.12 - 10.23.12||Kairus||08.04.12 - 11.29.12|
|Kairus||11.29.12 - 07.24.13||Position Vacant and Dissolved|
|Darth Vexatus||08.13.13 - 10.01.13||Position Vacant|
|Mirado Pepoi L'eonheart||10.01.13 - 03.21.14||Shirai Ryu Dupar||10.01.13 - 03.21.14|
|Shirai Ryu Dupar||03.21.14 - 02.24.15||Locke Sonjie||03.21.14 - 02.24.15|
|Lexiconus Aurelius||02.03.15 - '07.04.15'||Inarya Tiberius Entar||02.03.15 - 01.27.16|
|Atra Ventus, with Keira Viru serving during absence||07.14.15 - 01.27.16||Inarya Tiberius Entar||02.03.15 - 01.27.16|
|Darkblade||01.27.16 - 03.15.17||Bentre Stahoes, with Zachary O'Maille serving during absence||01.27.16 - 03.26.17|
|Aexod Burgoo||03.15.17 - 04.01.18||Jurdan Krennel||03.26.17 - 01.03.18|
|Etah||04.01.18 - 09.22.18||DarkHawk||04.01.18 - 09.23.18|
|DarkHawk||09.23.18 - 04.15.20||Xuner Holst||04.23.19 - Incumbent|
|Malisane Sadow||09.23.18 - Incumbent||Xuner Holst||04.23.19 - Incumbent|
|Clan Naga Sadow|
|Units||Clan Naga Sadow • Houses Marka Ragnos & Shar Dakhan • Battleteams Night Hawks & Disciples of Dakhan|
|Leadership|| Consul Bentre Sadow • Proconsul Takagari "Darkhawk" KogaRyu • Rollmaster Tasha'Vel Versea |
• Quaestor VACANT • Aedile Hades • Battleteam Leader CLOSED
• Quaestor Malisane Sadow • Aedile Xuner Holst • Battleteam Leader Locke Sonjie
|Possessions||Dominion • Orian Assembly • Order of the Black Guard • Warhost of Naga Sadow|
|Misc||Overview • Disciples of Sadow • Sons & Daughters of Sadow • Inner Circle • Master-Student Program|
| Conquest is our destiny, we shall not fail. |