|Affiliation:||The Sith Empire|
|Side of the Force:||Dark|
|Occupation:||Ancient Sith Lord (Formerly)|
|Dark Lord of the Ancient Sith (Formerly)|
|Imperial Sith Lord|
|Sector Lord of Imperia|
Vaarl’s appearance is rarely exactly the same, as he is forced to change host bodies every month or so, but there are several aspects that are always the same. Vaarl’s host body is always possesses a very pale flesh tone and glazed over, distant, and dead looking eyes. Overall, the body looks similar to a corpse. Also, the host’s eyes glow subtle yellow-orange.
To maintain a somewhat consistent appearance, however, Vaarl generally reveals very little of his physical form. Instead he prefers to wear a tunic going half way to his knees with a belt and standard pants. Over top of this Vaarl has pieces of ornate, ancient Sith designed armor and over top all he wears an open-front robe, likewise of ancient Sith design, with a hood which he usually keeps over his head. Finally, Vaarl wears a similarly designed Sith mask over his face.
Cold, egotistical, sadistic, and many other words can describe Vaarl’s personality. Raised in a society where the Sith Lords held absolute power and were revered as gods, he holds a very high opinion of himself and accepts nothing less then the utmost respect from all those beneath him. Indeed, Vaarl even has a cult devoted to worshipping that he maintains and supports. Furthermore, he holds a very high racial pride to the point where he believes the Sith, and those few who can prove Sith ancestry, are superior to all other races.
Vaarl can be entirely without any sense of ethics, having absolutely no problem with destroying someone’s mind so that he can use them as a host body or warping and twisting them into some monstrosity to serve his will. Enemies are to be slain, personal enemies to suffer especially. The vengeance of a millennium old spirit is great, and Vaarl rarely forgets an enemy. On the other side, those allies he has who give him the respect he feels he deserves find a comparatively kinder Vaarl, though still egotistical.
Believing that ultimately the long term is more important than the short, Vaarl prefers not to mindlessly execute subordinates who displease him over just anything, as doing so often kills off useful tools. Vaarl makes longer term plots and plans of often surprising complexity, though he also suffers from anger problems. When greatly angered by a particular enemy, Vaarl has a tendency to act out more immediately, seeking a quick vengeance rather than properly planning his enemy’s fall.
Favored Force Uses
Vaarl became, at the time of the death of Halicanyos, the most powerful Force user “alive,” drawing on over one thousand years of experience and power, the massive connection to the Force his spiritual nature grants him, as well as the Ancient Sith powers that have been long lost to time for a truly great effect.
Vaarl uses a very wide variety powers, though most focus heavily on the destructive aspect of the Force. Many of Vaarl’s powers stem from the Sith Sorcery, which was still is use at the time of his death, though he has added more modern powers to his repertoire as well. What is most frightening about Vaarl’s Force use is his ability to use his powers to so great an effect and use them repetitively without tiring or needing to recharge.
Much less impressive than his Force capabilities, Vaarl also possess two swords for which he can use in melee combat if necessary. The first, his personal weapon, is an Ancient Sith war sword created during his reign as Dark Lord by the Ancient Sith alchemical masters. As with all Sith war blades, the weapon draws its power from the user, making it truly deadly in the hands of a truly potent Force user. Vaarl’s second weapon is a far more ornate, less heavily alchemically enhanced sword created for him by Nikolai Brewster which more often carries with him for ceremonial or appearance purposes, as it looks far more important than his combat sword.
Vaarl fights with an archaic, mostly forgotten style of fighting known as the Kad’nagar style used by the Sith of old. Vaarl is an accomplished swordsmen, though far from the best around, and draws his greatest melee advantage from the strangeness of his technique.
Vaarl is widely considered indomitable in single combat, and his control over the Force and capabilities grant him a huge advantage. He also was alive far enough back to know a great deal of knowledge that has since been lost to the ages.
Whilst defeating Vaarl in single combat is neigh impossible, he has vulnerabilities elsewhere. His extreme egotism and vengeance drive could be taken advantage of if one played their techniques properly and his tendency to believe others inferior could likewise be played against him. Finally, since his control over his material form is based entirely on the Force, if one could somehow interrupt that connection, his body would collapse and his spirit would be thrown back to Korriban.
Vaarl hails from a time that has long since fallen to antiquity, and rose to power as a member of a now extinct race during the reign of an almost mythic ruler. Vaarl was born into the ancient theoretic society of the Ancient Sith over a millennium before Revan made his move against the Republic, and first rose into a real position of power as a Sith Lord during the latter years of perhaps the greatest Dark Lord in history, Marka Ragnos. During Ragnos’ reign, the Sith were at a golden age and the height of their power, but after Ragnos’ death, the heir to the throne was not certain. Vaarl himself was not yet strong enough to contend for the Sith throne, especially against the two titans Naga Sadow and Ludo Kressh. Vaarl remained relatively neutral, not much caring which of the two rose to the throne, until the rediscovery of the Republic occurred and Sadow’s desire to destroy it. Vaarl thought his actions rash and unwise, though with the flood of support to Sadow, he was not able to act.
From this point on, Vaarl secretly supported Kressh, not willing to risk his own neck against the Sadow supporters, seeing Sadow’s war as ever costlier. Eventually, as what would alter become known as the Great Hyperspace War came to a close, Sadow had fallen to ruin and was forced to retreat from Korriban with a cadre of followers in disgrace. Vaarl took this opportunity to seize the throne of the Sith, becoming Dark Lord at last, but also inheriting all the problems Sadow had left behind. Hard pressed to keep the Empire from outright collapsing from its empty coffer and the failing godly images of the Sith Lords, Vaarl fought the odds to keep the Sith Empire together, determined not to allow Sadow’s failure to destroy them all.
Eventually, however, he was undone not by his own failings, or from the Republic, or from Sadow, but rather from a man named Halicanyos, who had greatly supported Sadow’s attack on the Republic, and who had a long standing feud with Vaarl. Seeing that Vaarl had no intention of continuing any action against the Republic, he killed the Dark Lord. Not too long afterwards, the Republic decided that the Sith were too great a danger to exist, and committed one of the greatest mass genocides in galactic history by almost completely wiping their race from the galaxy.
Despite his assassination at the hands of Halicanyos, Vaarl himself was not actually dead, but rather his spirit had been encapsulated into a brilliant green emerald by Halicanyos. Meant to be a punishment, it in the end proved to be little more than a temporary prison, and one that resulted in Vaarl gaining near immortality in the process. Little is none of what happened or how long Vaarl was truly trapped within the crystal, but it apparently did little to hamper his power’s growth or eventual freedom.
The Sith and Sarissi Wars
Vaarl first corporeal return to the universe proper was during the latter parts of the Second Sith War between the Republic and resurgent Sith Empire under the direction of then Dark Lord Zynactus Thaxilius. Vaarl began influencing the Trandoshan Sith Lord against the still living Halicanyos, who once again was attempting to move the Sith toward the destruction of the Republic. Vaarl bore a great hatred of his murderer, and thus found his presence in the crystal mounted on the crown that the Trandoshan now wore a most suitable one for the manipulation of events. Over time, Vaarl was successful in turning Thaxilius against the ancient Sith Lord, and Halicanyos was declared an enemy of the state. This prompted an attack on the Dark Lord’s stronghold of Thule, resulting in his death and the release of Vaarl, who took possession of the dying Trandoshan’s body and battled Halicanyos once again, forcing the weakened man to retreat. From here, Vaarl continued using various bodies as hosts whilst working with the Sith Empire to forge a temporary alliance with the Republic against the mutual threat of Halicanyos.
Succeeding in this, Vaarl personally accompanied the assault on Halicanyos’ stronghold on Ziost, fighting his way along with another being named Malya to the inner sanctum itself where they battled Halicanyos, a fight that ultimately resulted in the destruction of the ancient Sith Lord and the completion of Vaarl’s vengeance. It is unclear precisely what happened, though Vaarl claims credit for the kill.
With Halicanyos dead and the Empire in tatters once more, a cease-fire was signed between the Republic and Sith and Vaarl was given a permanent rank of Sith Lord. He used this position and new power to both help rebuild the new Empire, and also to hunt down the remaining servants of Halicanyos, ultimately succeeding in removing all of the major ones except for one named Tælon, an assassin who joined Vaarl himself.
Over time, a new threat arose to battle the Republic known as the Sarissi, a race that came from the depths of the Unknown Regions seeking to expand. Whilst the Republic busied itself with this new war, the failing Sith Empire broke apart, unable to be controlled by a single Lord. To keep the Empire from collapsing again, it was divided amongst the eight strongest Sith Lords to govern a sector apiece, all under the guidance of the Dark Lord. Vaarl managed to gain control over the massive Imperial Dominion, consisting of approximately two thirds of the original Sith Empire, and containing Vaarl’s homeworld of Korriban.
The Kazuraadi Rebellion
About a year after the end of the Sarissi War, a new threat rose to challenge the Sith Empire, which had by now regained most of its original strength. This threat, in the form of a rebellious faction, was called the Kazuraad, a group whose sole goal was to destroy the Sith Empire and replace it with the final vision of Halicanyos and lead by the remaining survivors of Vaarl’s earlier purge as well as powerful financial backers. Vaarl was enraged by this rebellion of people supporting his enemy, and vowed to see it removed from the galaxy. He put great effort into his words, authorizing several successful strike against Kazuraadi backers and facilities, as well as playing a leading role in planning and putting into effect the various major strikes the Empire as a whole made against their enemy.