Peace is a lie, there is only passion. Through passion, I gain strength. Through strength, I gain power. Through power, I gain victory. Through victory, my chains are broken. The Force shall free me.
My family, my royalty, and the people who I tried to control exiled me. As I left, I encountered a powerful Sith Lord who taught me to embrace the dark side of the Force.
—Darth Charon's story
Named after Cosinga Palpatine, who was murdered by his son Palpatine long ago, Jarid Cosinga was the eldest child of House Cosinga. From an early age, Jarid identified himself as different from his peers and siblings, recognizing a great power within himself, and believing that he was born to lead, which led to an uneasy relationship with his family. He desired his family to take on a more active role in increasing their own wealth and power. However, he was soon disappointed to learn that he was alone in this ambition, and that his family refused to support the idea. Disgusted by his, Jarid planned on killing the queen of Naboo, but his efforts failed when he was caught and arrested by vast number of guards and Gungan warriors. Taken to the court room, Jarid was to be put on trial for his attempted crime on the queen. When the queen showed mercy to the young man, Jarid was banished from Naboo.
Becoming a Sith LordEdit
Training on KorribanEdit
Who are you?"
"I am Darth Nihl, Lord of the Sith and founder of the Empire. I sense great darkness in you. Come, join me by my side and I shall teach you the ways of the dark side of the Force."
"Master, I accept your teachings from you. I am ready!
—Jarid meeting Darth Nihl
After his banishment, Jarid was sent to Ruusan where he worked as a laborer in Fort Nowhere, a place for sentients that were exiled. Jarid hated his job and swore to carry a long-hated grudge against his family, the queen, and the people who banished him. While taking the day off, Jarid encountered a group of bullies that proceeded to attack him for fun. However, Jarid gave into his anger and used his newfound powers to telekinetically break their necks. He was able to flee Ruusan after the authorities discovered what he did and placed a warrant for his arrest.
In 140 ABY, Jarid traveled to the planet Ziost, the ancient world of the Old Sith Empire. This was where he made his first encounter with Darth Nihl, the Dark Lord of the Sith and second ruler of the One Sith. Acknowledging the twenty-year-old's power, Nihl granted Jarid in learning the ways of the dark side of the Force. Jarid accepted and became his apprentice.
As the war against the Galactic Federation Triumvirate spread, Jarid travelled to the planet Korriban, the ancient birthplace of the Sith, where he searched for answers in order to help his master expand Nihl's empire. However, when he travelled to the Tomb of Marka Ragnos, Jarid discovered a pair of old Sith talismans that was buried near the tomb. He would discover that the tomb's entrance was sealed by Jedi Knight Jaden Korr, which happened long ago during the Disciples of Ragnos crisis in 14 ABY. Jarid unleashed his rage and used the Force to unseal the entrance of the tomb. Approaching the sarcophagus, Jarid placed the talisman on the heart which summoned Ragnos's spirit. Awakening the long-dead Sith Lord, Charon wanted to learn what it was like in the past, in which Ragnos showed him the Empire when it came into existence. After seeing the vision, Ragnos crowned Jarid as the new Dark Lord of the Sith and named him "Darth Charon".
Do you know who I am?"
"Yes, your Lord Vitiate, Emperor of the True Sith, and the conqueror of the Unknown Regions."
"Yes, it is true. I was the greatest and most powerful Sith Lord who ruled the galaxy during the Old Republic. As an infant, I had no emotion, nor did I ever cry, and my eyes were as dark as the void of space. I was able to manifest the signs of strength in the Force and spread fear to those who opposed me. I created an grand Empire filled with thousands of Sith that followed me and we conquered the galaxy to bring order, but that all failed when we were destroyed by the Jedi. When my death finally came, I passed my knowledge in a holocron that I placed in my tomb. I have been waiting for generations for someone, like yourself, would enter my tomb and learn the secret of my powers. Have you come to learn?"
"Yes, I wish to learn from you my lord and master. Teach me everything you know and I will carry on your legacy.
—Darth Charon speaking with the spirit of Lord Vitiate
Spending days in the tomb, Darth Charon learned everything from Ragnos and how to restore the old sith empire. Before leaving, Ragnos instructed Charon to travel to the planet of Dromund Kaas and speak with the spirit of Lord Vitiate, the old emperor who reconstituted the Sith Empire after its destruction in the Great Hyperspace War. Darth Charon complied and travelled to the lost planet and would eventually discover the tomb of Vitiate. Once he entered and approached the sarcophagus, Darth Charon came face-to-face with the spirit of Vitiate. Sensing the darkness within, the specter of the ancient Sith Lord stated that he had been waiting for someone like Charon to find him and learn about his great power and the secrets of immortality. Vitiate offered to initiate his teachings to Charon, an offer he accepted.
As his Master, Vitiate taught Charon for months, enhancing the skills to pass on to him. After Charon completed his training under Vitiate, he exited his tomb and prepared to rebuild the Sith Empire. A few miles near the ruins of the Dark Temple, Darth Charon summoned a group of laborers and dominated their minds to build a palace near the site of Vitiate's tomb. Early in his reign, Vitiate chose not to involve himself or his world in the battle between the One Sith and the Galactic Federation Triumvirate during the First Triumvirate War. Charon had never participated in any battles or conquests during his reign, and had a reputation of being a reclusive scholar, in which Vitiate taught him. However, when the empire met its ultimate defeat, resulting the death of Darth Nihl who was killed by Bantha Skywalker, Charon put his plans to seize power into action.
Building the One Sith EmpireEdit
Months after the war ended, Darth Charon called all remaining Sith Lords to Dromund Kaas in order to aid him in performing a ritual. This ritual would unleash the full power of the dark side beyond anything that he could imagine. When the surviving Sith who answered Charon's call arrived at his palace, he dominated their minds and bound their wills to his. He then forced ten Sith Lords to serve in the ritual. After sacrificing the ten Sith Lords to complete the ritual, Darth Charon absorbed the life force of them and gaining both unimaginable power and immortality as a result. At that moment, Darth Charon became Emperor, a figure of immense power and wisdom in the eyes of his fellow Sith.
In 180 ABY, Darth Charon led many Imperials to safety from the Jedi, the Alliance, and the Fel Empire. In the capital city of Dromund Kaas, Darth Charon declared a new Empire that would rise from the ashes of the old, and offered his people and their servants the chance to build an orderly and powerful society: an Empire that would one day return and gain their revenge upon the Triumvirate. The people, who had come to see Charon as a kind of god, agreed and set to work in building their new Empire.
As the Empire was in progress, Darth Charon appeared in public often and dictated much of the Empire's policies and actions. There, he would recreate the Dark Council—a group of twelve Sith Lords who served as the primary ruling body of the Empire. The Council was ordered by their Emperor to reconstruct the Imperial Citadel in the heart of the Kaas City. Eventually, Darth Charon made the citadel the house for him and the Dark Council. Building his throne room, Darth Charon reformed the Hand: five servants who would worship and share their master's longevity in exchange for allowing him to draw on their strength in order to sustain his powers. Servant Hand One was the first to be bound to the Emperor, while Servant Hand Two, Three, Four, and Five have gained prophetic powers through a close connection to the Emperor's mind.Darth Charon spent a lot of time remembering what he had learned from Lord Vitiate; learning the secrets of how he unlocked powerful secrets of the dark side. Eventually, Darth Charon travelled to the ruins of the Dark Temple. Charon ordered the reconstruction of the temple and explored the tombs of pre–Hyperspace War Sith Lords such as Aloysius Kallig, that were still there. He believed that temple would be the best for him to perform the same dark side rituals once every 1,000 years. He later rebuilt the chambers within the Sith Sanctum, the headquarters of the Sith Order in the citadel, though only allow the Dark Council and the Emperor's personal guard`were allowed into the lower levels of the Sanctum.