Trunk Diary: The End

I rushed to Dromund Kaas to confront Thanaton in front of the Dark Council.  He set up an ambush of some of his followers to at least delay me enough to get the Dark Council to side with him, but they didn’t delay me long.  And as it turns out, the Dark Council weren’t all that inclined to side with him either.  Some of them weren’t happy with a slave rising as far as I did, but they rather pointedly noted that for all his power and all his advantages and all his clever plans he hadn’t been able to kill me either, and the Sith are all about power and ability.  That he couldn’t defeat me suggested that I had more power and ability than he did, and that he had to run to them to appeal to them to use their power and ability against me really looked like him trying to use them to defeat an enemy that he couldn’t.  And if there’s one thing that Sith hate, it’s their power and ability being used not in service to their interests, but instead just to help someone else.  And unlike Thanaton, they didn’t care about me on whit.  So they wanted him to defeat me himself.

Which necessitated a fight, but it was already established that he couldn’t beat me in a fair fight.  So he tried some esoteric Sith technique, but it was for things like that that I picked up those Force Ghosts in the first place.  So it had no impact on me.  Ultimately, I killed him and ended the Kagath and his threat.  And then, despite my having been a slave, the Dark Council … offered me his spot on the Dark Council.

I’m not sure how I feel about this.  I wanted revenge against the Sith in general and to completely reform if not eliminate it, and yet at the end of it all I am a full representative of the Sith.  I want to support and be part of the Empire, not the Sith.  But I have to admit that here is the best place to be to influence both the Empire and the Sith.  I didn’t want the power, but I have it and maybe I can use it.  Maybe I can talk to Doreau and work with her to reform things the way we both want them to be.

After all that, I had to figure out what to do with the Force Ghosts I had accumulated.  Since I was going to still be dealing with Sith and Imperial politics, the extra power they could give me would be an asset.  But I had promised to free them after I was done with them, so that’s what I set out to do.  But at least one of them pointed out that they didn’t want to go back to haunting their tombs and wanted to move on, and so I followed a plan from the Jedi that had them be redeemed — or at least settle their issues — to become one with the Force.  Maybe this means that the Dark Side is of necessity worse and everyone should be good people … but then I think I lean Light Side anyway.  But this probably means that the sides are pointless, and it’s about what you do and what you want to do with the power.  I don’t know.  I’m not an expert in these things.  I’m just the guy who needed and used the power to free himself and so can’t think that power is bad but can’t think that using it to enslave people is good either.

There’s one more conflict to deal with, but it isn’t mine, and I’m not sure who I want to win.


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