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Star Wars character
Exar Kun
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Exar Kun, an ancient Dark Lord of the Sith Image File history File links Circle-contradict. ... Naga Sadow was a Dark Lord of the Sith 5,000 years BBY in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Image File history File links Information. ... Map of the Star Wars galaxy released by Star Wars Insider The fictional galaxy where the setting of the Star Wars saga occurs is known simply as the Star Wars galaxy while in the canon it is referred as the Galaxy or the Known Galaxy. ... Star Wars is an epic science fantasy saga and fictional universe created by George Lucas during the late 1970s. ... File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


Position Jedi apprentice, Dark Lord of the Sith
Homeworld Unknown
Species Human
Gender Male
Affiliation Jedi Order, Brotherhood of the Sith
Portrayed by Not applicable

Exar Kun, Dark Lord of the Sith is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. His first appearance was in Kevin J. Anderson's Jedi Academy trilogy. Jedi Masters (left to right) Saesee Tiin, Agen Kolar, Mace Windu, and Kit Fisto. ... Dark Lord of the Sith is a fictional title created by George Lucas for his Star Wars universe. ... In George Lucas fictional Star Wars universe, Humans are the most numerous and dominant species, with apparently millions of major and minor colonies galaxywide. ... The shield and spear of the Roman god Mars, which is also the alchemical symbol for iron, represents the male sex. ... This article is about the Force-using organization in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Star Wars is an epic science fantasy saga and fictional universe created by George Lucas during the late 1970s. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Kevin J. Anderson (born March 27, 1962) is an American science fiction author. ... The Jedi Academy trilogy is a trilogy of novels set in the Star Wars galaxy. ...

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Errant Jedi

Exar Kun had tremendous power in the Force (the ground "trembled with his footsteps," as a character in Knights of the Old Republic remarks), he was extremely arrogant, an unbecoming and dangerous quality in a Jedi but perfect for the future Dark Lord of the Sith. The temptation of power overwhelmed Kun when he briefly viewed a rare and forbidden Sith holocron, which belonged to his Master, Vodo-Siosk Baas. Master Baas was greatly displeased upon learning of his pupil's meddling; the knowledge of the dark side was dangerous in the hands of such an unpredictable mind. Indeed, it was becoming apparent to Baas that Kun's pride and ambition was beginning to consume him; Kun was convinced that he could master the dark side while remaining uncorrupted and go on to teach the Jedi Order his new discoveries. Baas tried to save his pupil, warning him to heed only Baas's lessons and to avoid the snares of the dark side, but his pupil disregarded his instructions. Abandoning his master, Kun followed his curiosity and traveled to the war-torn planet of Onderon. There, he learned of a tomb that housed the mortal remains of an ancient Sith Lord, Freedon Nadd; the Jedi had sealed it in Mandalorian iron and sequestered it in a remote section of the demon-moon Dxun. These barriers were insufficient to deter the young Jedi, however, and he made his way to the dark glade. There, the spirit of the long-deceased Sith Lord appeared to Kun, and, using the young Jedi's curiosity and ambition to his advantage, the ancient Sith instructed Kun to continue his quest to the infamous Sith tomb-world of Korriban. Kun agreed wholeheartedly, quickening his plunge to the dark side. The Force is a binding, ubiquitous power that is the object of the Jedi and Sith monastic orders in the Star Wars universe. ... Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KotOR) is an RPG video game originally for the Microsoft Xbox and later for PCs running Microsoft Windows. ... This article is about the Force-using organization in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... A Holocron is an artifact from the Star Wars universe. ... Vodo-Siosk Baas is a fictional character from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... -Mandalore the Uniter Onderon is a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. ... This article is about the Force-using organization in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Freedon Nadd is an ancient Dark Lord of the Sith in the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Dxun is the moon of Onderon, a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe that appears in the video game Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, among other sources. ... Korriban is a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe, the sole planet in the Horuset system, located across the galaxy from Koros Minor. ...

Exar Kun duels with Master Vodo-Siosk Baas
Exar Kun duels with Master Vodo-Siosk Baas

On Korriban, Kun delved deep into the mausoleums that encrusted its surface. The spirit of Freedon Nadd, and those of the other Sith Lords, decided to test the wayward Jedi. Unable to use the Force to aid himself, Kun soon found himself trapped under a large pile of rocks after a deliberately engineered cave-in. The ghostly Sith offered Exar Kun the only means of escape: the complete embrace of the dark side. His pride and ambition overwhelming him, Kun refused to accept death, calling upon his rage and hatred to fuel the dark side within, temporarily escaping his fate. He emerged from the hallowed tombs of Korriban a corrupted shadow of his former self and well on his way down the path to mastery of the Dark side of the force. Image File history File links Exar Kun battling his master, Vodo-Siosk Baas, in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Image File history File links Exar Kun battling his master, Vodo-Siosk Baas, in the fictional Star Wars universe. ...


Dark Lord of the Sith

Before fully embracing the dark side, Exar Kun was directed to the jungle moon of Yavin IV, one of the few remaining Sith outposts; even after Freedon Nadd ransacked the treasures deposited there by Naga Sadow, there was much to attract Kun. There he encountered the primitive remnants of the experiment of the Sith Lord Naga Sadow, the fearsome Massassi race. Denied the powers of the light, but at the same time refusing to entirely accept the dark side, Kun was easily captured by these natives. As Kun, on the verge of death, was being crushed by a giant creature of alchemical origins, Freedon Nadd proceeded to interrupt another of his student's predicaments. In what would be Kun's final moments before being totally corrupted by the dark side, Nadd instructed his pupil that his only escape was to once again tap into the darkness within him. Taking the Sith amulet being displayed at his Massassi sacrifice in hand, Kun embraced its dark nature with absolute conviction. Transformed into an agent of darkness, he broke free from his captors, slaughtering them without hesitation. While Nadd was pleased by Kun's newfound strength, the Dark Jedi became fed up with the ancient Sith's tests and meddling. He then destroyed Freedon Nadd, who cursed him as he died and warned his other protege's of Kun's actions. Yavin 4 is one of the many moons of the gas planet Yavin in the Star Wars universe. ... Freedon Nadd is an ancient Dark Lord of the Sith in the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Naga Sadow was a Dark Lord of the Sith 5,000 years BBY in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... // The Kaleesh are a nomadic and politically neutral race from the planet Kalee. ... Two dark side adepts engage in Sith alchemy. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


Enveloped in the dark side, Kun elevated himself to the stature of a god. He enslaved the Massassi and forced them to construct an intricate complex of massive temples that were used in arcane Sith ceremonies and rites as focuses for the dark side. Fascinated with Sith teachings of alchemy and magic, and now outfitted with the necessary equipment, Kun was able to create terrifying creatures twisted by the dark side's influence, the Terentatek, while conquering the fourth moon of Yavin.

Kun opens a Sith holocron on Ossus
Kun opens a Sith holocron on Ossus

Kun's ambitions would not let him be satisfied with the rule of a single jungle moon, however absolute and despotic that rule might be. He refurbished the millennium-old Sith Battleship that Naga Sadow had buried on Yavin, and began searching for other dark side users (who might pose a threat to his status as Dark Lord of the Sith). He found them in the Krath cult of the Empress Teta System, led by Aleema Keto and the fallen Jedi Ulic Qel-Droma, who Kun perceived as the only one who was strong enough to challenge him. In a fierce duel between the two fallen Jedi on the Tetan world Cinnagar, both amulets that each combatant was wearing suddenly sprang to life. Through the flow of Sith energies unleashed by the combatants, the amulets displayed a vision of a once glorious Sith Empire that had existed a thousand years in the past. A group of ancient Sith spirits, the most powerful one of Marka Ragnos, declared both Kun and Qel-Droma the leaders of the new Sith Empire (much as he had during a similar conflict between Naga Sadow and Ludo Kressh). Exar, the more powerful of the two, was appointed the Dark Lord of the Sith, with Ulic as his apprentice. With this resolution of the leadership dispute, The Great Sith War had begun. Image File history File links Exar Kun, a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, opening a Sith holocron. ... Image File history File links Exar Kun, a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, opening a Sith holocron. ... A Holocron is an artifact from the Star Wars universe. ... This is a list of the planetary systems and star systems in the fictional Star Wars galaxy. ... Aleema Keto (?- 3,996 BBY) is a character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Ulic Qel-Droma was an ancient Jedi who lived 4000 years before Star Wars Episode IV. He was born on Alderaan. ... // Main article: Caamas Caamas is a toxic planet in the Cirius System that was formerly a highly populated habitable world, until the Empire bombarded it shortly after the Clone Wars, killing nearly all the inhabitants of the planet. ... In the Expanded Universe of Star Wars, Marka Ragnos was a Dark Lord of the Sith c. ... Naga Sadow was a Dark Lord of the Sith 5,000 years BBY in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Ludo Kressh was a Sith Lord from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Tales of the Jedi is a series of comic books (published by Dark Horse Comics) that are part of the Expanded Universe of Star Wars. ...


The War was planned with two prongs, to strike against the two foes: Kun traveled to the Jedi fastness of Ossus, where with the aid of a Sith holocron, he corrupted the most promising young Jedi Knights and Padawans. These were dispatched to slay their masters, many of those Jedi Masters, incalculably weakening the Jedi Order and sowing fear throughout the galaxy. Ulic Qel-Droma was to attack the Republic directly; however, he was initially stalled by a sudden and unexpected attack by the Mandalorians upon the Empress Teta system. Upon defeating their leader, Mandalore, in an unusual duel, Qel-Droma was able to secure the loyalty of the technologically-advanced Mandalorian warriors. Mandalorian Mythosaur Skull Insignia A Mandalorian is a member of a group of masked warrior clans in the Star Wars universe. ...


Qel-Droma, with his combined Mandalorian/Tetan fleets, would attack outlying Republic installations in an attempt to draw the Republic Navy away from the galactic core. Having accomplished this with his successful attack on Foerost, and the planting of disinformation regarding his next target, he felt confident enough to assault Coruscant itself and release unbridled devastation across the galaxy. Around this time, Kun also used his newfound knowledge and power to devise the first known double-bladed lightsaber. Disinformation, in the context of espionage, military intelligence, and propaganda, is the spreading of deliberately false information to mislead an enemy as to ones position or course of action. ... Coruscant Coruscant (pronounced //) is a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


The assault on Coruscant went brilliantly at first; the planetary defenses were minimal and what fleets the Republic had at its disposal were too far away to be of any help; the Old Republic had not known true war for centuries. The Mandalorians and Tetans, with their foes distracted by massive illusions cast by Aleema, and led by Qel-Droma, swept through their enemy like a scythe. But when Ulic was confronted by a group of Jedi (among whom was Nomi Sunrider), and was bested, Aleema betrayed Qel-Droma out of fear and jealousy, ordering a retreat despite the objections of Mandalore, who had become fiercely loyal to Qel-Droma. In the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe, Nomi Sunrider was a red-haired, blue eyed Jedi Knight from the early days of the Old Republic, about 4,000 years prior to the Battle of Yavin. ...


After learning of Qel-Droma's capture and pending treason trial on Coruscant, Kun intervened and immobilised the entire council that presided over Qel-Droma's case with Sith Magic, only his old master Baas was able to resist his spell. He offered Baas a place at his side. He refused and they fought. Kun proved too powerful and struck his old master down at the doors of the Old Republic Senate chamber. This murder opened the eyes of all around him who had not already seen his descent into the dark side. Coruscant Coruscant (pronounced //) is a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. ... The Galactic Republic is the name of the interplanetary government used in the fictional Star Wars universe prior to the establishment of the Galactic Empire. ... The Galactic Republic is the name of the interplanetary government used in the fictional Star Wars universe prior to the establishment of the Galactic Empire. ...

Exar Kun in his last throes
Exar Kun in his last throes

Under him, the Sith were able to push the Jedi back as they were forced to abandon many of their strongholds. In his studies, Kun had discovered the secrets of the crystals aboard Sadow's flagship. Where Sadow had caused a binary star system to nova to cover his escape, Kun had the vision to use this extraordinary ability as an offensive weapon against Ossus, which was a few light-days from a cluster of red giant stars then known as the Cron Cluster. Kun would sweep down during the inevitable hasty evacuation and cherry-pick the best of the Jedi artifacts and tomes. The Sith Battleship was dispatched with Aleema aboard (with the connivance of Qel-Droma, who had been informed by Mandalore of Aleema's treachery). Aleema was not told that detonating five red giants ensured that they would supernova, and ensure her death in addition to that of the Jedi fleet defending Ossus which was to pursue her. The scheme worked almost exactly as planned. Image File history File links Exar Kun, a fictional character from the Star Wars universe, in his final hours. ... Image File history File links Exar Kun, a fictional character from the Star Wars universe, in his final hours. ... Artists impression of a binary system consisting of a black hole, with an accretion disc around it, and a main sequence star. ... The following are fictional planets set in the Star Wars universe. ... Multiwavelength X-ray image of the remnant of Keplers Supernova, SN 1604. ...


During the stripping of Ossus, Ulic encountered his brother Cay Qel-Droma, who attacked him. Ulic defended himself all too well, killing his own brother. This murder broke the hold of the dark side and the Sith toxins, redeeming him. In horror, Nomi Sunrider stripped him of the Force. The fallen Jedi whom Kun took under his teachings recanted his foray into the dark side after being cut off from the Force. A broken man, Qel-Droma then led the Republic to Kun's temples on Yavin IV. On the jungle moon, Kun sensed he would not survive the Republic's coming attack. Thus, he drew upon the riskiest sections of Sith alchemy and drained the life-force of the entire Massassi race, binding his spirit to the temples they had built for him. He remained largely dormant and was even forgotten as the centuries passed. This article is about Ancient & Legendary Jedi from the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe, which existed roughly between 4000 BBY and shortly around the time of the events of the Star Wars prequel trilogy. ...


Rewakening

Nearly four thousand years later, some of these temples were used by the Rebel Alliance as a base of operations as depicted in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. These temples went on to become the site of Luke Skywalker's Jedi Praxeum, a school where he began the re-creation of the Jedi Order. Exar Kun's presence was felt again only after Luke established his Praxeum. As a spirit, Kun appeared to the young Jedi Gantoris. The inexperienced apprentice was unable to avoid being corrupted and was eventually killed by the spectral Kun. After destroying his first Jedi in thousands of years, Kun's insatiable appetite for spreading his dark wrath escalated. He was able to successfully corrupt and partly possess the extraordinarily talented and young Kyp Durron. In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Rebel Alliance, or more formally, the Alliance to Restore the Republic, is an interstellar terrorist force formed in direct military opposition to the Galactic Empire. ... This movie poster for Star Wars depicts many of the films important elements, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters Star Wars, retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981 (see note at Title,) is the original (and in chronological... Luke Skywalker is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by Mark Hamill in the films Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ... Kyp (Zeth) Durron is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ...


In addition, he somehow sundered Luke Skywalker's spirit from his own body, resulting in great confusion and dismay amongst Luke's then-few Jedi apprentices. As depicted in the novels Dark Apprentice and Champions of the Force, Kun's spirit was eventually rousted from hiding and destroyed by the combined efforts of the Jedi apprentices, Luke's spirit, and the long-dead spirit of Kun's slain master, Vodo-Siosk Baas.


Influence

Exar Kun was a master of lightsaber combat; in fact, one of the greatest in Jedi history, sometimes fighting with two blades at once. In his duel with Master Baas, he also evinces ability with the Jar'Kai style. The creation of the double-bladed lightsaber, often mistakenly attributed to Darth Maul, was in actuality Kun's brainchild. In addition to being able to adjust the length of the blade, Kun altered its intensity as he saw fit. He crafted his fearsome double-bladed blue saber later in his life. Kun's ingenuity served as a source of inspiration for later Sith, and in a few rare cases, Jedi and Dark Jedi, to create their own double-bladed lightsabers. Most of these other users, however, based their creation on Darth Maul's modified weapon, which instead of being a single hilt length design with two aperture ports, was essentially two full-size lightsabers built into a single hilt. Other notable wielders of the double-bladed lightsaber included Bastila Shan, Zez-Kai Ell, Darth Bandon, Jorak Uln, Lord Kas'im, Uthar Wynn, Darth Maul, and Azrakel the Dark Warrior. This weapon was also very popular with the Sith during Darth Revan's Jedi Civil War. Kun's legacy was shown in the PC and Xbox game Knights of the Old Republic where he was referred to many times by different characters. The lightsaber is the name of a weapon that plays a key role in the movies, games and novels that constitute the Star Wars universe. ... Lightsaber combat describes the fictional fighting styles employed by Jedi and Sith characters in the Star Wars multi-media franchise. ... Darth Maul is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Bastila Shan is a fictional character from the 2003 video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. ... This article is about Ancient & Legendary Jedi from the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe, which existed roughly between 4000 BBY and shortly around the time of the events of the Star Wars prequel trilogy. ... Darth Bandon is a fictional character in the video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. ... This list is about minor Sith characters (both Dark Lords of the Sith and regular Sith Lords) from the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Darth Maul is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... In the Star Wars Expanded Universe, the Prophets of the Dark Side (also known as the Emperors Secret Order, though in fact forming a distinct sub-section of this organization, or the Emperors Mages) was a coterie of dark side Force-users originally founded as a splinter cult... Darth Revan (pronounced //) was a fallen Jedi and Dark Lord of the Sith in the Star Wars universe. ... The Jedi Civil War is a conflict in the fictional Star Wars galaxy that took place 3,956 years before the Battle of Yavin, as seen in Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The Xbox is a sixth generation era video game console produced by Microsoft Corporation. ... Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KotOR) is an RPG video game originally for the Microsoft Xbox and later for PCs running Microsoft Windows. ...


Innovation

Exar Kun's technical innovation is still present in later periods in the Star Wars universe. Lightsabers function on the principle of a closed energy loop, and with skill the builder can achieve a level of power efficiency that is unheard of in other technical devices. While most lightsabers channel the necessary energy from the power cell to the primary focusing crystal, as well additional refining gems, focusing generators, and then finally to the emitter plate or matrix and back again, Exar Kun devised a way in which his weapon contained a primary power cell and only one set of lightsaber crystals. There still exist two emitter plates, but Kun created a method in which only a single set of gems are used to create two beams. This is supported by the ability to alter its intensity settings and adjust its length for each or a single blade (a function usually reserved for multiple crystal assemblies on one blade). Due to this level of innovation, his development of these technologies is unsurpassed even four thousand years after his physical death.


References

  • The Jedi Academy Trilogy, paperback, Spectra 1994. Kevin J. Anderson.
    • Jedi Search (Vol. 1), ISBN 0-553-29798-8
    • Dark Apprentice (Vol. 2), ISBN 0-553-29799-6
    • Champions of the Force (Vol. 3), ISBN 0-553-29802-X
  • Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith, paperback, Dark Horse 1996. Kevin J. Anderson, Tom Veitch, Chris Gossett, Art Wetherell, ISBN 1-56971-095-3
  • Tales of the Jedi: The Sith War, paperback, Dark Horse 1996. Kevin J. Anderson, Dario Carrasco, Mark G. Heike, ISBN 1-56971-173-9
  • The Essential Guide to Characters (Star Wars), 1st edition, 1995. Andy Mangels, ISBN 0345395352
  • The Dark Side Sourcebook, Wizards of the Coast, 1st printing, 2001. Bill Slavicsek, J. D. Wiker, ISBN 0-7869-1849-7
  • The New Essential Guide to Characters, 1st edition, 2002. Daniel Wallace, Michael Sutfin, ISBN 0-345-44900-2
  • A Guide to the Star Wars Universe, 2nd edition, 1994. Bill Slavicsek, ISBN 0-345-38625-6
  • I, Jedi, paperback,Bantam-Spectra 1998. Michael A. Stackpole ISBN 0-553-57873-1

The Jedi Academy trilogy is a trilogy of novels set in the Star Wars galaxy. ... Wizards of the Coast (often referred to as WotC or simply Wizards) is a publisher of games, primarily based on fantasy and science fiction themes. ...

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Exar Kun - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki - A Wikia wiki (2427 words)
Exar Kun was a highly talented Jedi apprentice to Master Vodo-Siosk Baas, and, after falling to the dark side of the Force, a Dark Lord of the Sith.
Exar Kun was masterful at lightsaber combat, known to have been a double-bladed lightsaber combat master, and was also known to have fought with two blades on occasion, being adept at the Jar'Kai style of fighting.
Exar Kun is the only known Dark Lord of the Sith to construct and wield a lightsaber that did not have a red blade.
Exar Kun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2290 words)
Exar Kun, Dark Lord of the Sith, (circa 4,000 BBY, spirit destroyed 11 ABY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe.
While Exar Kun had tremendous power in the Force (the ground "trembled with his footsteps," as a character in Knights of the Old Republic remarks), he was extremely arrogant, an unbecoming and dangerous quality in a Jedi.
Exar Kun was a master of lightsaber combat, sometimes fighting with two blades at once.
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