Once a promising young Jedi Knight, the Elomin who would become known as Darth Cytus served the order for almost a decade before he was ensnared by Darth Pravus and the lure of the Dark Side.
Cytus had always been aggressive, especially for an Elomin. He honed his lightsaber skills constantly and would challenge anyone to test him. His fellow Jedi believed that this was only a means for him to improve his mind and body through physical conditioning. However, Cytus was actually testing others. He saw most of the Jedi as weaker than him and looked at this weakness with contempt. He knew it wasn’t the ‘Jedi’ way, yet he couldn’t help himself. Instead he lost himself in his studies and training.
Despite his feelings of superiority, Cytus had a good relationship with his Master-turned-friend Riq Iash. The two normally went on missions together or were seen in deep discussion together. Cytus and Iash were all but inseparable.
Three years before Darth Pravus made his presence known to the Republic; he contacted Cytus clandestinely while Cytus was on a solo mission. Pravus told Cytus that he had been watching him for quite a while and saw great promise in him. Pravus promised Cytus greater power than he could ever imagine if Cytus would do something for him. At first, Cytus was wary so Pravus began instructing him in the ways of the Dark Side. Cytus felt as if a blind had been lifted from his eyes and he beheld the true nature of the Force. After that first taste of power, Cytus agreed to help Pravus.
Pravus had devised a plan in which to trap the Jedi and make a bold strike against the Republic. All he needed was for Cytus to lead the Jedi to a remote sector of space with the promise of a Dark Lord of the Sith. Cytus did as he was asked but was dismayed that Riq Iash was put in charge of the Jedi task force.
As the Jedi moved into position, Pravus attacked key worlds in the Expansion Region. A distress call was sent out and was received by Iash, who committed his force to returning to Republic and aiding in its defense. Before he could act, however, Cytus, torn between his friendship and his desire to touch the power Pravus had shown him, struck Iash down. Cytus then fought his way to a shuttle and escaped into deep space.
Darth Cytus tends to be a little cooler than Darth Pravus. He rarely speaks and when he does it’s nothing more than a whisper. He is extremely intelligent and prefers to rely on finesse than brute force. In combat Cytus shows his mastery of the lightsaber with every stroke.
Darth Cytus: Male Elomin Jedi Guardian 4/Sith Warrior 6/Sith Lord 2; Age: 27; Height: 1.9m; Weight: 80kg; Eyes: Red; Hair: None; Skin: Black; Init +6 (+2 Dex, +4 Improved Initiative); Defense 21 (+9 class, +2 Dex); Spd 10m; VP/WP 109/14; Atk +10/+7/+2 melee (1d3+2, unarmed) or +16/+10/+4 melee (5d8+2/19-20, lightsaber) or +10/+7/+2 ranged; SQ Xenophobic, Deflect (defense +2), Deflect (attack –3), Preferred weapon (lightsaber), Enemy bonus +2, Uncanny dodge (Dex bonus), Resource access; SV Fort +15, Ref +12, Will +10; SZ M; FP 2; DSP 13; Rep +4; Str 15, Dex 15, Con 14, Int 17, Wis 13, Cha 12.
Darth Cytus has constructed his own lightsaber (red blade).
Skills: Balance +9, Bluff +6, Computer Use +8, Craft (lightsaber) +10, Intimidate +9, Knowledge (Sith lore) +11, Read/Write Basic, Read/Write Elomin, Read/Write Iktotchese, Read/Write Sith, Sense Motive +6, Speak Basic, Speak Elomin, Speak Iktotchese, Speak Sith, Tumble +9.
Force Skills: Battlemind +15, Enhance Ability +11, Force Defense +4, Force Grip +10, Force Lightning +10, Force Strike +11, Move Object +10.
Feats: Agile Riposte, Combat Expertise, Dodge, Exotic Weapon Proficiency (lightsaber), Force-Sensitive, Improved Initiative, Mobility, Weapon Finesse (lightsaber), Weapon Focus (lightsaber), Weapon Group Proficiency (blaster pistols), Weapon Group Proficiency (simple weapons), Weapon Group Proficiency (vibro weapons).
Force Feats: Alter, Control, Lightsaber Defense, Mettle, Sense.
Darth Pravus rose to prominence some 3000 years before the Galactic Civil War. With his apprentice, Darth Cytus, and his immense military might, Pravus cut a swath through the galaxy.
An Iktotchi from the windswept moon of Iktotch, Pravus began his sojourn into the galaxy at large as a humble soldier. Traveling with his unit through the Outer Rim, Pravus stumbled upon a lost Sith stronghold and discovered a Holocron. He and his unit mates began to learn the secrets of the Sith, all going AWOL to form a pirate band that preyed on Outer Rim commercial traffic. As time wore on, his fellow pirates began to grow paranoid that one among them would seek to dominate the rest. This became a self-fulfilling prophecy when Pravus stole the Holocron and sequestered himself in the Sith fortress to prevent another from learning too much from it.
Pravus remained in the fortress for more than a month; during which time the remaining pirates were plagued with festering diseases and subjected to unnatural storms. When Pravus finally emerged from the fortress he had become saturated by Dark Side energy, his body becoming a frightening sight to behold. Somehow Pravus had grown almost a full meter, his skin, once a soft salmon, was now blood red, and his horns that had once swept downward in an almost vertical angle, now swept upward slightly more than horizontal and were the color of empty space. Pravus had become the image of so many cultures’ personification of Evil.
Pravus took uncontested control of the remaining pirates, promising to give them positions of power in the new world he would create, and began to amass an army to threaten the Republic.
Pravus is given to fits of rage in which he is capable of destroying anything or anyone in his immediate vicinity. He is, however, a consummate and patient planner. In battle he relies on his incredible physical strength and awesome presence to beat his opponents back. This has led some to mistakenly believe that he is weak in the Force. This is not true, however. Pravus is a master of the Dark Side.
Darth Pravus typically goes shirtless to show off his impressive physique, usually wearing black trousers and a flowing, black cape. His lightsaber is just as large and imposing as Pravus himself. Wrought of a black alloy, the hilt is longer than the average lightsaber and unwieldy for beings with smaller hands. A single long spike juts from the pommel and can be used as an improvised weapon (1d4). The blood red blade is not made from a synthetic crystal as most Sith blades are, but from a rare bloodstone.
Darth Pravus: Male Iktotchi Soldier 2/Dark Side Marauder 5/Sith Lord 10; Age Unknown; Height 2.4m; Weight 130kg; Eyes Yellow; Hair None; Skin Red; Init +2 (+2 Dex); Defense 25 (+12 class, +2 Dex, +1 natural armor); Spd 10m; VP/WP 150/15; Atk +21/+16/+11/+6 melee (1d3+4, unarmed) or +23/+18/+13/+8 melee (5d8+4/18-20, lightsaber) or +19/+14/+9/+4 ranged; SQ Natural armor, Precognition, Defect (defense +2), Resource access, Deflect (attack –2), Minions, Exceptional minions, Sith Master; SV Fort +16, Ref +12, Will +8; SZ M; FP 2; DSP 15; Rep +7; Str 18, Dex 15, Con 15, Int 14, Wis 12, Cha 10.
*Darth Pravus has constructed his own lightsaber (red blade).
Skills: Astrogate +7, Computer Use +7, Craft (lightsaber) +7, Intimidate +10, Knowledge (Sith lore) +10, Pilot +9, Read/Write Basic, Read/Write Iktotchese, Read/Write Sith, Repair +7, Speak Basic, Speak Iktotchese, Speak Sith.
Force Skills: Affect Mind +5, Battlemind +14, Drain Energy +14, Enhance Ability +12, Farseeing +6, Fear +10, Force Defense +12, Force Grip +14, Force Lightning +14, Force Strike +12, Move Object +12.
Feats: Armour Proficiency (light), Cleave, Exotic Weapon Proficiency (lightsaber), Force-Sensitive, Improved Critical (lightsaber), Power Attack, Starship Operation (space transports), Weapon Focus (lightsaber), Weapon Group Proficiency (blaster pistols), Weapon Group Proficiency (blaster rifles), Weapon Group Proficiency (heavy weapons), Weapon Group Proficiency (primitive weapons), Weapon Group Proficiency (simple weapons), Weapon Group Proficiency (vibro weapons).
Force Feats: Alter, Control, Dark Power, Hatred, Knight Defense, Lightsaber Defense, Malevolent, Mettle, Rage, Sense, Sith Sorcery.