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Sith Sorcery Guide and Directory

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"It is an innate gift.."


Sith Magic, also known as Sith Sorcery, is an arcane expression of the Force. Originally, Sith Magic was created by the Sith species, and they used it to manipulate the Dark Side of the Force to various ends. When the Dark Jedi exiles during the Hundred Year Darkness arrived on Korriban, they combined the Sith's mysticism with their own experiments. The product of this was the perfection of Sith Alchemy as well as creating a multitude of new Force Rituals. Sith Magic was extensively used throughout the history of the Sith Empire, before even the creation of the Galactic Republic. The effectiveness and terror Sith Magic caused in battle was realized during the Great Hyperspace War between the Galactic Republic and the invading Sith Empire. Naga Sadow, the reigning Dark Lord of the Sith and leader of the Empire used it extensively (and to great effect) during the War, mostly by creating illusions to fool and trick the Republic

Though a Force user could often tap into the Dark Side of the Force to help empower and fuel their Force powers, Sith Magic allowed the user to tap into the Dark Side and manipulate it directly. By doing this, Sorcerers and Witches were able to gain access to abilities that normal Force users did not. However, not everyone could use the Magic. To use Sith Magic, one must have a very deep and powerful connection to the Dark Side, and users with a true affinity for Sith Magic were rare. Often, Sith artifacts and medallions were used both as focal points to draw upon the power of the Dark Side if the user did not possess a strong connection. Seasoned Sith Magic practitioners also sometimes used such artifacts to empower their spell work further. Using Sith Magic often required the recitation of spells or the execution of various hand gestures for the Magic to be totally effective. However, powerful users were able to overcome this barrier and could execute spells simply by thinking

Due to Sith Magic drawing power directly from the Dark Side of the Force, the strength, and lethality of the users spellwork could become stronger and stronger with every expression of negative emotions. Artifacts imbued with the power of Sith Magic often lured the curious and unsuspecting, as the Dark Side constantly sought to corrupt everything around it. The power the artifacts radiated were enticing, and sometimes manifested as musical undertones. To some, it sounded beautiful; Hideous, to the rest. Sith Magic is often perceived differently by those subjugated to it. Some Force sensitive beings felt that it siphoned the life out of them, while some simply became physically weaker and lethargic. Those untrained in the ways of the Force often also experienced chaotic headaches while in an atmosphere dominated by the magic.

Despite how powerful and omnipotent Sith Magic can be, an untrained or even mediocre Magician is not much of a threat due to the Art often being a double-edged sword. When faced by a powerful Magician, however, only those who possess an extraordinary strength of mind and will are capable of resisting the mental and psychological effects of the Magic. Dark Side manifestations conjured by powerful magicians can only be destroyed by either killing the Sorcerer, or by being purged via manifestations of the Light Side of the Force, or Walls of Light. Those trained in the art of Jedi Battle Meditation were able to counter and even overpower Sith Magicians if their skill were great enough.



Sith Sorcery Applications

Mental:

Sith Magic is a complex power that can be used to assault the minds of others in ways that are both difficult to counter and hard to understand. Like the Force, Sith Magic could be used to alter the perceptions of others and dominate minds, but with the power of the Dark Side fully behind it, leading to the reason of it being hard to counter. Strong users of the Art could dominate and control even the most strong willed of individuals, as well as mind control large groups of people. Powerful practitioners could even distort the Force perceptions of Jedi, masking their Dark Side aura with one of Light. Unlike illusions created by the Force, illusions born of Sith Magic were astral projections that touched all of the victim's sensory perceptions, leading the illusions to become real. Illusions ranged from transforming objects into things they were not, hiding objects, and the materialization of things that were not present before.

Illusions created by Sith Magic were so intricate and powerful that even advanced computer systems could not differentiate between reality and illusion. Sith Magicians not only could create illusions outside of the mind but could also do so within the mind. Powerful Sorcerers and Witches could delve into the minds of others and create illusions and nightmares of things the victim feared the most. Due to the nature of the Dark Side, prolonged invasion of a victims mind could cause them to become insane.

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Physical:

Through the use of Sith Magic and it's ability to manipulate and conjure the Dark Side of the Force directly, Sith Magicians could create a variety of terrible spells. Using the Magic, pure manifestations of the Dark Side could be created and used to blast foes and objects alike. The difficulty and power of the blast varied based on how strong of a connection the user had to the Dark Side. When the connection to the Dark Side was not strong enough, other users could manifest their negative emotions into bolts of pure hatred, using them to strike out instead. The most powerful of Magicians could use the Dark Side to form spider-like webs, to entrap and ensnaring foes in an unbreakable bond, while others could create mists of tendrils that could potentially annihilate anything they touched.

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Healing:

Due to the nature of the Force, Sith, and other Darksiders could rarely call upon the Force to help facilitate healing. Those that could discovered that due to the nature of the Dark Side, the healing was always temporary and best used to stave off Death until more conventional means were found. Only the strongest of Sith Magicians could heal without having their work eventually undone, and even that required vast knowledge and understanding of the body and mind.


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Necromancy:

While not even Sith Magic could bring the dead back to life, Sith Magic could be used to both call upon and subdue spirits of deceased Force users. In doing so, the user could bind the spirits to themselves, amplifying their Force power and Dark Side connection. However, the spirits could easily turn on the user and break free of their control if the user was not strong enough with the Dark Side, becoming the puppet instead of the puppeteer. Other times, if too many spirits were bound within a short amount of time, the user ran the risk of having their mind and body deteriorate.

Enchantment:

A seasoned Sith Magician could imbue armor and items, as well as sacred places with the Dark Side, causing those whom neared them to feel sickly and lethargic. Imbuing armor with the Dark Side offered another layer of protection, as the armor could be enchanted to repulse physical attacks or assault the attacker with pure hatred when they drew close.

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Twisting Life:

Through the use of both Sith Magic and Sith Alchemy, powerful users could twist and manipulate life, ranging from completely changing the genetic map and look of a creature, to simple, small modifications in the DNA. More sinister uses of the combined art were the creation of viruses and plagues with various effects and ailments. Powerful users could raise undead bodies into servitude, though they ran the risk of losing control of them the more they raised. One Dark Lord in particular was able to use Sith Magic to perfect a ritual that allowed him to transfer his essence to other vessels, thereby gaining eternal life. Another Dark Lord of the Sith perfected a ritual that allowed him to drain the life out of every sentient being within a certain radius of the spell, thereby granting him prolonged life at the expense of everything within the radius.

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Posted Jan 15, 16 · OP · Last edited Nov 6, 16
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Reminds me so much of my ex-Sith, Zadeena, now turned rogue who did nothing but work on her Sith Magic and Knowledge of the Force (Dark Side) and even studied the aspects of the light to try further her power in it by merging the two arts which often proved unfruitful. But as a reward for her strong determination to learn and practice it as much as she could and whenever, she has become to herself and some others, a truly powerful being worthy of the title witch and her ranks and titles before that, Darth and Inquisitor.

A great post. I noticed most from the Wiki, but the rest I haven't read in some time, and was nice to refresh. Need more dedicated lore posters such as yourself around these days for people to follow. +Vote
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Thank you so much for this. Now I can mold my Sorcerer better. At least I got a few things quite right intuitively like the strong connection and that there is a way to truely heal instead of stave off.
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Awesome. The mental stuff is essentially what I've headcanoned for Mirrisen on how her stealth abilities actually work.

She doesn't use the Force to turn herself invisible; rather she uses it to selectively edit herself out of the minds of anyone present.
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Wicked sweet write up mate. I'm going to reference this for my stories.
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Yea this is a great resource for me in smoothing my Sorcerer out, excellent post OP!
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Thanks guys. I am glad I have been of service. I will be editing it a bit more, and be posting some other lore threads too.
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Do you plan to write a guide to Jedi/the power of the Light side aswell?
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Do you plan to write a guide to Jedi/the power of the Light side aswell?

The Jedi do not have anything that would mirror Sith Magic. They merely use the Light Side of the Force. I could do guides on the Light and Dark Side, but I thought players would have already had a good grasp on those.
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Do you plan to write a guide to Jedi/the power of the Light side aswell?

The Jedi do not have anything that would mirror Sith Magic. They merely use the Light Side of the Force. I could do guides on the Light and Dark Side, but I thought players would have already had a good grasp on those.

Closest is force Light.
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