When it came to polar opposites in the galaxy far, far away, no fundamentally differing organisations could quite compare to the Jedi and Sith So when a certain dark side ability was viewed upon by Jedi as an act of treason against the Force, the Sith knew they had struck gold! So, without any further ado, here is the history and significance of Sith Alchemy
Welcome to TheCancrizans' Star Wars Lore Episode 199 – Sith Alchemy Practiced thousands of years prior to the Hundred-Year Darkness, yet perfected by Korriban's twelve Dark Jedi Exiles, Sith alchemy utilised the dark side of the Force to permanently alter an item or living being For example, it was often used to enhance the strength of weapons and armour, as well as genetically engineer alien species to make them even more dangerous and docile Even the unlikely ability of reanimating the dead was granted through Sith Alchemy, thus conjuring hordes of mindless “zombies”
The only limitation to such an ability was – well, imagination So much so that some Sith were known to see in complete darkness, while countless others ramped it up a bit to craft various deadly and unyielding toxins Either way, it was not something to be taken lightly By far the most common use of Sith alchemy was the conjuring of dark side creatures And while many believed themselves to have mastered such an ability – whether it be Naga Sadow, Exar Kun or Sorzus Syn – none were as skilled as Darth Plagueis
The Dark Lord of the Sith So powerful and so wise Sorry, I'll continue with the video
None were as skilled as Darth Plagueis and his Sith apprentice, Sidious Not only was the latter responsible for the construction of such monstrositiesas the Shadow Droids and chrysalis beasts, but he also penned The Creation of Monsters, as a means of voicing his love for Sith alchemy Yet the title of “monster-maker” became not attached to Plagueis or Sidious themselves, rather Prophet of the Dark Side Cronal for his conjuring of such sithspawn as Gorc and Pic Not to be outdone, however, Darth Maladi combined Sith alchemy with Vong shaping to create a virus so deadly
that it effectively began an entire conflict: the Sith-Imperial War Now it's time for this week's question: out of all the abilities granted through Sith alchemy, which would you rather wield? Let us know in the comments below As this episode 199 of Star Wars lore, I will personally take it upon myself to choose a topic for when a certain milestone instalment
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