Owner: <The Annex> Imperial Guild
Listing: <Headquarters: The Annex>, Tatooine, Empire Only, Public
In-Character Location: Korriban
Premise: Sith Academy Annex
Security: Sith Honor Guard, Imperial Troops, and Imperial Security Staff. Security is incredibly tight, and minor infractions of the rules are not tolerated. The days of destroying property in fits of rage are long gone on this part of the Academy. Violators are held in the security office until cadre can address the situation. Visitors will be escorted off site.
Korriban Academy Annex (Public SH. Keys available, see Thornath or Ishtazar.) available ICly to Sith and most Imperial personnel without special accomodation.
- Have fun! This is RP. If you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong.
- ASK FOR CONSENT FROM ALL PARTIES WITHIN VIEW (don’t assume) and CONTINUOUSLY CONFIRM CONSENT. Some Sith plots are dark, scary, and completely trigger-worthy. Before you bring a plot/event into action, it is your responsibility to make sure everyone is OK with your plot. If you sense that is not the case, better to abstain. It’s also a good idea to let the Guild leadership know. We’re happy to schedule space and time for your private event!
- No public ERP. Go to your private SH’s for that. Eeew.
- No Poaching. Acolytes at the Academy are actively in campaigns, unless they say so otherwise OOCly. Respect the campaign by not immediately trying to pull them from the campaign.
- BE A GOOD PLAYER. Avoid meta-gaming, god-modding, and immersion breaking. Ensure that your character adds positive to the experience of other players. ASK FOR CONSENT before beginning conflict-based RP.
Do follow your potential apprentice’s progress with interest and attention. Each class has a Debut Night, where their scores are made, and they mix and mingle with Sith interested in apprentices. This is when you can whisk them away.
Break the rules and your character suddenly required elsewhere (kicked, key revoked). Repeat offenses unlock the “BANNED” Achievement. It’s not an achievement anyone wants anyone to have, so let’s just play by the rules, m’kay?
(a propaganda article produced by the Imperial Propaganda Ministry and distributed on Imperial News Network.)
Years of conflict, first with the Republic and then the Eternal Empire, not to mention in-fighting, attrited the Sith Empire of their Order significantly. As part of her reforms, Acina ordered an expansion of the Sith Academy to not only increase the number of Sith graduating to replenish the ranks, but also provide a centralized location for advanced personal learning for all Sith. She envisions the Annex returning the Empire’s strength by preparing the next generation of Sith more fully to fill the vacancies left within the various Spheres of Influence.
To this end, she appointed Darth Thornath, a quiet and thoughtful Pureblood and a veteran of the multitude of conflicts, including the Great Galactic War, to see her vision realized. As the architect and Commandant of the new Academy Annex, his decisions paved the way for the development of the campus and curricula.
From the Annex’s location (the backside of the original Academy grounds on Korriban) to his choice in curricula, his pragmatic touch is felt as he blends tradition and culture with a forward thinking processes and ideas borrowed from former enemies.
At the ground-breaking ceremony, the Commandant remarked:
“This Academy Annex represents a shift in Sith education. The chapter where Sith must struggle against each other constantly for knowledge has closed. Today, we open a new chapter, one where Sith are chained not by their forebearers, but solely by themselves.
“We don’t deny each other bread, or weapons, or tools- things we, as Sith, have earned by right. And what is knowledge but the most powerful tool we can arm ourselves with? Knowledge grants us discernment to know freedom from oppression. Prove yourself to be Sith, and the way is open to a higher plane of understanding.”
While many reformists praise the more inclusive, honorable ways that the Annex represents, there were a large number of nay-sayers that opposed such a ‘Jedi approach’ to ‘teaching over self-discovery.’
Whether to create a varied curricula or by political acumen, Thornath carefully selected his cadre to represent a microcosm of all Sith. The staunchest traditional viewpoints walk the grounds along side some of the greatest minds in reformation philosophies of the Empire. Likewise, every Sphere of Influence is equally represented within the Annex. When pressed on the issue of such divergent views working under one roof, he simply stated, “We all work together in service to the Empire. Can you give me a reason why it won’t work here?”
One of the newest members to the Academy staff, Overseer Ishtazar remarked when approached by INN:
“By giving the most vocal enemies a seat at his cadre table, Darth Thornath silenced his opposition by empowering them. While some might say it reinforces the status quo, the fact that all voices have some representation at the Annex is progress in itself. Under Marr, much less Vitiate, the concept of a coalition of governance in academia would have been impossible.”
(Overseer Ishtazar is current head of the Acolyte Candidate Course, known among Acolytes as ‘the proving grounds.’ Graduates of her course are hooded as untitled Sith and are encouraged to continue their studies until they have found a suitable master.)
Spoiler: Offices of the Commandant and CadreShow
Spoiler: Classroom and Observation DeckShow
Spoiler: Logistics and Production LabShow
Spoiler: Sith Culture, Museum, and ArchivesShow
Spoiler: View of the Terraces from the Observation DeckShow
Spoiler: Communications and Galactic OutreachShow
The Main Level
Spoiler: Terrace of Naga SadowShow
Spoiler: Practice Arena, Outfitting, and Cantina (Multi-Function Room)Show
Spoiler: Terrace of the EmpireShow
Spoiler: Medical WardShow
Spoiler: Hall of HeroesShow
Spoiler: Terrace of RevanShow
Spoiler: Ritual RoomShow
Spoiler: Acolyte BarracksShow
Spoiler: Security OfficeShow
Spoiler: Landing Pad, Field Mess, and QuatermasterShow