This post will inform RPers about the known backgrounds of the current Dark Council members.
Two things I'd like to highlight about the new Council members at the start:
1. All Council positions are held by new members with the exception of Darth Vowrawn (if the player character sided with the Sith Empire). While the fates of several councilors remain unknown (e.g., Rictus, Aruk), it can be reasonably inferred that those former Council members are probably deceased.
2. All Council members have already appeared in the game in some form.
REFORMED DARK COUNCIL STRUCTURE
SITH DOCTRINE: Darth Anathel
- Ancient Knowledge
- Sith Philosophy
MILITARY COMMAND: Darth Krovos
- Defense of the Empire
- Military Offense
- Military Strategy
SCIENTIFIC ADVANCEMENT: Darth Malora
- Biotic Science
CIVIL ADMINISTRATION: Darth Shaar
- Production and Logistics
- Laws and Justice
GALACTIC INFLUENCE: Darth Xarion
- Sith Intelligence
- Expansion and Diplomacy
Anathel and Xarion appeared once early in the game in the Diplomacy crafting mission Blind Hatred. According to the mission description, the two Sith lords were engaged in a conflict in the Stygian Caldera which caused disruptions to Imperial trade. As the player, you may dispatch your companion to persuade them to take their feud elsewhere. That both of these figures have since ascended to the Dark Council is significant, and it will be interesting to see in future game updates if these two councilors have settled their differences or if their feud rages on.
I'm absolutely thrilled to see the return of Krovos to the game. The Sith Pureblood lord first appeared in Game Update 2.6 - Galactic Starfighter. Krovos could be seen as an associate of Admiral Zasha Ranken, commander of Imperial Forward Command. Krovos exhibited an obviously close relationship and respect for Imperial military authorities and she is undoubtetly one of the best Sith lords to manage the Imperial military.
Malora is a character we've already had some time to consider, since her role was revealed in a previous Twitch stream.
Shaar has been doing the Dark Council's business since the Empire's invasion of Belsavis. Players will remember her as an overly flirty Sith lord on Belsavis who grants the mission [heroic 2+] Old Enemies. In that mission, Shaar directed the player character to execute a death warrant issued for the Zabrak Sith Lord Raxxus, with whom Shaar had previously enjoyed a sexual relationship. Shaar's former relationship is of special interest now, as it means that even though she is a Sith Pureblood, she may be one of the proponents of further integration of aliens into Imperial life.