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#1 7 years ago

So last night Lindale and I had a lovely conversation about which side (Sith or Jedi) we followed, I chose Sith, and Lindale was somewhere in between. He also pointed out a book 'The Book of the Sith', I looked it up and it seemed quite interesting.

The Book of the Sith

There isn't much information to be had on it as of yet, but it's essentially The Holy Bible of the Sith. It includes writings by Darth Malgus, Darth Bane, a few others, and ends with Sidious leaving his own manifesto.

starwars.wikia.comRecovered dark side texts:

A chronicle by Sorzus Syn of her encounters with Sith Purebloods, explorations in alchemy, and the foundations of the Sith Order.

A war journal kept by Darth Malgus during the Great Galactic War, describing methods of war and the campaigns of the Sith army.

A source book by Darth Bane that details the idea and the philosophy behind the Rule of Two as well as the training required for a Sith.

An instructional manual by Mother Talzin exploring the Nightsisters's use of the dark side and their role as dark side mercenaries in the galaxy.

A scientific journal by Darth Plagueis with notes about his experimentation with and manipulation of the Force.

Darth Sidious's manifesto about the philosophy and political manipulation that marked his rise to power and established his Empire.

Other characters we know of seemed to have also added their own bits of work into the book, such as Asajj Ventress, Yoda, Mace Windu, and Luke Skywalker.

It also seems to come with a bit of extra things, such as:

- A scrap of Sith burial shroud

- A battle map from the Great Galactic War

- A Sith Lightsaber Crystal

- A Nightsister Talisman

- Palpatine's political strategies during the Clone Wars (should be interesting)

- And a propaganda poster for the Galactic Empire

Thank you Lindale for making me aware of this, I must purchase.

So what do you guys think? I love the Sith. :saber:

Edit: Ok I found some nice pictures of the package contents:

Box with Pyramid

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Pyramid

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Book

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Pyramid displaying Crystal and Nightsister Talisman

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Galactic War map (folded), Propaganda Poster, Crystal, Talisman, and Letter

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Propaganda Poster

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Galactic War Map

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Talisman and Crystal

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Final Package

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#2 7 years ago

Sounds good, I'll probably buy it.

It will be interesting to see the different ideals of the Sith throughout SW history and the different beliefs from character to character such as how Malgus believed that the force could only be understood through battle compared to Sidious for instance.

As with most things I hope it is canon and doesn't make a mockery of certain characters or events. The most interesting for me I think will be the entries by Malgus and Sidious as it will be interesting to see more of their personalities and at the same time learn more.

Currently there isn't much on the Galactic Civil war and with Malgus playing such a large part hopefully it will reveal more stuff.




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#3 7 years ago

I'm guessing the author got early access to TOR so he could write it, otherwise the Malgus section would be fairly empty.

And if the pictures aren't loading for anyone (they aren't for me...), here is the link to them:

http://www.amazon.com/Book-Sith-Secrets-Dark-Side/dp/1612182615

Edit: Here's a video I just found, it's a pretty detailed and shows off the package nicely!

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xlqei9_star-wars-book-of-sith-author-daniel-wallace-new-york-comic-con-interview_shortfilms




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#4 7 years ago

I believe I just came.




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#5 7 years ago
[COLOR=orange]As I said yesterday, I will indeed be pre-ordering. :nodding:[/COLOR]

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#6 7 years ago
Now is official! I have pre-ordered. :nodding:

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#7 7 years ago

I will get it in the forseeable furture without a doubt.

I have a feeling its going to get alot of debates going.




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#8 7 years ago
[COLOR=orange]Debates are indeed inevitable, but let them come. As for myself, not only did I preorder the Book of Sith, but I ALSO own the Path of the Jedi, both by the same author. :nodding:[/COLOR]
[COLOR=orange]If one wishes to understand the true nature of The Force, it is imperative to study all its aspects, not just the dogmatic, narrow-minded view of the Jedi or the Sith. If one wishes to become complete and wise, they must embrace a superior view of The Force. There is no dark side, nor is there a light side. There is only The Force. The Force is everything, and everything is The Force. We must all learn the wisdom to use it appropriately.[/COLOR]
[COLOR=orange]Both the Jedi and the Sith speak of the “Light Side” and the “Dark Side,” but in reality, these are nothing more than words. In truth, The Force is beyond words. The Force is not evil, just as it is not good—it is simply The Force. If you wish to truly understand, then you will need the contrast, not adherence to a single ideal. You must not follow the ideals of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself. Your body and mind will become clear and you will realize the unity of all things.[/COLOR]
[COLOR=orange]No matter how far a Sith may immerse themselves in the “Dark Side,” there is always a flicker of “Light” somewhere deep within. By the same token, inside even the greatest of Jedi, there is always an element of “Darkness” somewhere deep within. This all adds to the puzzling conundrum, which is The Force.[/COLOR]

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#9 7 years ago
Master Lindale;5591325
[COLOR=orange]If one wishes to understand the true nature of The Force, it is imperative to study all its aspects, not just the dogmatic, narrow-minded view of the Jedi or the Sith. If one wishes to become complete and wise, they must embrace a superior view of The Force. There is no dark side, nor is there a light side. There is only The Force. The Force is everything, and everything is The Force. We must all learn the wisdom to use it appropriately.[/COLOR]
[COLOR=orange]Both the Jedi and the Sith speak of the “Light Side” and the “Dark Side,” but in reality, these are nothing more than words. In truth, The Force is beyond words. The Force is not evil, just as it is not good—it is simply The Force. If you wish to truly understand, then you will need the contrast, not adherence to a single ideal. You must not follow the ideals of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself. Your body and mind will become clear and you will realize the unity of all things.[/COLOR]

[/quote] That first paragraph sounds exactly like Kreia, I'm playing KOTOR 2 again and she even uses the word 'dogmatic' :p

I agree the force can only fully be 'understood' if both sides are studied equally, as said before by many force users. The force may be, as you said-simply the force however there are the branches of light and dark which in turn can lead you to label it. The force isn't good nor evil however it can lead people to either one.

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[COLOR=orange]No matter how far a Sith may immerse themselves in the “Dark Side,” there is always a flicker of “Light” somewhere deep within. By the same token, inside even the greatest of Jedi, there is always an element of “Darkness” somewhere deep within. This all adds to the puzzling conundrum, which is The Force.[/COLOR]

As the Jedi exile once said - "no one is beyond redemption"




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#10 7 years ago

:agreed

Granyaski;5591411That first paragraph sounds exactly like Kreia, I'm playing KOTOR 2 again and she even uses the word 'dogmatic' :p[/quote] [COLOR=orange]Kreia is indeed a great influence on my outlook of the Force, but there is also Sidious, Bane, and thousands of years of Sith and Jedi alike. :nodding:[/COLOR] [QUOTE=Granyaski;5591411]As the Jedi exile once said - "no one is beyond redemption"

[COLOR=orange]That is so very true. My own life is testament to that.[/COLOR]


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