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SPECULATION The Sith Lord who tattood Exar Kun's forehead

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Legends' started by Darth Sidious, Oct 16, 2017.

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    When the amulets of Exar Kun and Ulic Qel-Droma meet, a "message" is activated in which a Sith Lord from era of Naga Sadow, Ludo Kressh, and Vitiate speaks across time and space to Kun and Qel-Droma and tattoos their foreheads to mark them as his successors. Subsequent material claimed that this Sith Lord is Marka Ragnos, but Marka Ragnos died before the war that was going on during this Dark Lord's time. I think it would have made more sense if this Dark Lord was none other than Vitiate, the Sith Lord who would be known as "the Sith Emperor" in the SWTOR era. We know that Vitiate took control of the Sith during the events that the Dark Lord is said to have reigned during and we know that
    both the Dark Lord and Vitiate hated Naga Sadow.
     
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    I absolutely don't know what you are talking about but I give you a like .:)
     
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    It wasn't Marka Ragnos in the flesh, just his spirit. Back in the day (when the EU was still alive and well), Sith Spirits had the power to manifest themselves after death and influence the living galaxy. Sort of a Force Ghost done the wrong way, through Dark Side sorcery and sheer force of will. It was the spirit of Ragnos who tattooed their foreheads.
     
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    But the comic makes it clear that it isn't Ragnos's spirit appearing in the present, but rather a "recording" from when the Sith Holocaust was happening. Kun and Ulic see the Sith Holocaust happening in the background. The comic says, "The Sith amulets begin to glow, their inner workings awakening from a thousand year sleep ... The light from the ancient talisman expands... and then joins into one brightness, enveloping the two warriors (Kun and Ulic) in mysterious energies... This is a moment conceived in the long-forgotten time when the Sith were a mighty race of magicians... a when the Sith people were being driven to extinction by the Jedi Knights and the armies of the Galactic Republic... a time when Sith magic learned how to construct amulets to carry a message down through the centuries... a message from their reigning Dark Lord of the Sith!" Marka Ragnos was dead and wasn't in possession of the amulets when the Sith Holocaust happened.
     
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    Which specific comic are you talking about? Just so we're on the same page. ;)
     
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    Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith: Issue #6 (of 6). Digital scans of it can be bought on the Marvel app.
     
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    That's what I thought. :) I probably skimmed though it once at a book store before, but now I've read it. (never was big on comics) And the Sith Holocaust is the Great Hyperspace War of 5000 BBY, right? Because that's the year Ragnos died, which means he was around then. Also, Ragnos was the one who gave Vitiate his name and title. Since he isn't named in the comic, technically, the Sith tattoo artist could have been either of them.
     
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    Marka Ragnos died shortly before the Great Hyperspace War began. The Sith Holocaust occured at the end of the Great Hyperspace War.

    Also interesting is that Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith #3 shows that the Sith tattoo artist is Freedon Nadd's boss and is directing Freedon Nadd's recruitment of Exar Kun, although it's unclear whether the Sith tattoo artist is still alive or if it's just his spirit that's directing Freedon Nadd.
     
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    Hey, sorry about disappearing, there. :)

    I'm of the opinion that the established lore tells us that the Sithy tattoo artist is Ragnos. It's sometimes tough to try to reconcile the swtor lore with the pre-established stories without coming up with a retcon or two; but, I'm not really sure how Vitiate fits in with the Sith of that time. Don't know if Vitiate has ever been depicted wearing that hat with giant horns on it, but that was Ragnos' look in both the comics and in the game Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, along with the armor set you can get in swtor.

    But, who knows. As much as I know about the EU, I still don't consider myself an authority on the subject. ;)
     
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