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Daniel Erickson, lead writer of SWTOR, wrote:
For the last thousand years the Sith Empire has needed stability and growth more than anything else. That means alliances that prevent power struggles. It means encouraging the creation of more children. Which in turn means marriage and a focus on family.
Where once the individual was judged largely alone, bloodlines are now incredibly socially important. A Sith from a long line of powerful Sith will find his path through the Academy easier, his opportunities increased. A family with no Force-users who suddenly find themselves with a Force-sensitive child will sacrifice everything they have to get them martial training and mental discipline coaches – for if that child passes the Academy and becomes Sith the entire family will rocket to the penultimate social class in Imperial society, side by side with moffs and governors, second only to Sith themselves.
Marriage among the Sith is usually between only two people and is often to forge a political alliance. Marriages of love do happen often among the lower ranked Sith but decrease the closer the Lord is to the top of the pyramid-shaped power structure. Marriages between Sith and non-Sith are rare as the Sith believe it dilutes the chance of a Force-sensitive offspring. It is a common, though unspoken of practice, for Sith parents to kill a non Force-sensitive offspring and deny it ever existed, claiming the baby was stillborn, etc. A Sith with openly non Force-sensitive offspring is believed to be admitting the thinness of the blood in his or her family line.
Adultery is common among the Sith but officially illegal. Divorce is strongly frowned upon but killing one’s spouse for adultery or any other provable offense is socially acceptable. The one time you see obligatory divorce is when a member of the Dark Council breaks a couple apart to stop the assimilation of too much power in one place.
This is very interesting. It kinda resembles a lot of ancient imperial societies.
There is no emotion, there is peace.
There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
There is no passion, there is serenity.
There is no chaos, there is harmony.
There is no death, there is the Force.
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.
For some reason, military ranks on the Empire side seems to be much harder to nail down than the Republic side. Maybe I just have not found the right datacron (although I’ve been searching on the internet for the datacron that would give me this info and not finding it).
In any case, unlike the Republic side, where I have definitive answer to the military ranks, for Empire side this will be a work in progress, until I sort through them all.
- Grand Moff
This is directory from the CODEX entries within the game
Republic Military Ranks
Like all military organizations, the Republic Army and Navy rely on ranking hierarchies to maintain a clear chain of command. These ranks are listed below, from highest responsibility to lowest. Unless otherwise noted, ranks are used across service branches:
- Supreme Commander
- General (Army), Admiral (Navy)
- Colonel (Army), Commodore (Navy)
- Major (Army), Group Captain (Navy)
- Sergeant (Army), Petty Officer (Navy)
The term “Commander” may be used to describe anyone in a position of command and is not reserved for a special rank.
Due to the great diversity of service personnel present in the Republic military, regulations specify that the honorific “sir” should be used when addressing any personnel of higher rank than oneself, regardless of the species, gender, or position of the addresses.
Next conversation of Doc’s seems to suggest that BH takes place before anyone else, at least before JK, and therefore before IA.
In this conversation, Nem’ro is dead. Since throughout most of BH’s mission, Nem’ro is alive, I guess this means BH took place before JK.
And then I think I remember reference of Nem’ro in SW’s Quesh mission, so at the minimum, SW Act 2 took place before end of JK Act 3.
This is kinda fun…
Just got to the Doc quest of “Healing a Hutt”. Clearly this took place before Kaliyo left Nem’ro’s employment. I guess this means JK story took place BEFORE IA.
Of course, once can say that I took my time with Doc, and this sequence could have happened sooner. However, consider you don’t get Doc until towards later part of Act 2, and Kaliyo left Nem’ro before IA finishes starting zone, I think JK timeline took place before IA is a safe bet.
Now I’m really intrigued. I wonder if I can piece together the overall timeline? For example, I know Vette reference Risha. Maybe that I will allow me to connect those two….
What a pleasant surprise?
Monday’s patch introduced the ability to purchase additional character slots with Cartel Coins. This is perhaps the single best feature ever.
I’ve always felt that the current number of character slots is utterly insufficient given the emphasis on the legacy system. With this change I can now really build up my legacy. Yay!