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August 11th 2019, 8:01 pm
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Darish Vol / Ivaar Workan / Viun Gaalan Respect Thread Cf477210

The Lost Tribe of the Sith have been a largely unexplored area for Star Wars debating. This respect thread aims to shine light on the Grand Lord Darish Vol and two of his greatest disciples -- Lord Viun Gaalan and High Lord Ivaar Workan. They are all members of the Circle of Lords -- the ruling Council of the Lost Tribe -- which consists of the Grand Lord, seven High Lords, and thirteen Lords. I hope to see more versus matchups with these powerful Sith in the future.

I. LORD VIUN GAALAN


Viun Gaalan ranked among the thirteen Lords and dueled Luke Skywalker on Dathomir. Open the spoiler tag to read their full fight.

Spoiler:

Gaalan held his own against Luke for a period of time. Per the highlighted text, note that …

(1) Gaalan was "unmoved" by Luke's "hurtling" "blow that would have thrown any lesser Force-user back half a dozen meters."

(2) Gaalan "might have been a match" for Kyp Durron or Kyle Katarn, two of the era's most skilled Jedi. Jacen Solo in 29 ABY, who killed four Yuuzhan Vong Slayers, believed he was "nowhere near as skilled" as Durron. In his prime, Darth Caedus noted Katarn to be "a threat" in combat, though Caedus still decisively defeated him.

(3) Gaalan countered "a clear exertion of telekinetic Force power" from Luke, allowing his shuttle to leave the planet.

II. HIGH LORD IVAAR WORKAN


Ivaar Workan ranked among the seven High Lords. Workan rose to this position after the death of Sarasu Taalon. Note that Force ability and merit, not political maneuvering or wealth, primarily dictated one's rank in the Lost Tribe, meaning Workan was the strongest of all the other Lords:

Fate of the Jedi - Ascension wrote:Although the attractive, graying human male had been a Lord for many years, he was new to his rank of High Lord. Taalon's untimely demise had paved the way for Workan's promotion. Vol had enjoyed watching Workan step into the role as if he had been born to it. While Sith truly trusted no one but themselves and the Force, Vol nonetheless regarded Workan among those who fell on the side of less likely to betray him.

Vestara Khai, Fate of the Jedi - Ascension wrote:"The Sith had strictly defined castes-a slave caste, a religious caste, an engineer caste, and a warrior caste. There was no transitioning from one to the other. That is, I think, where the Lost Tribe is superior. When we arrived on Kesh, we did not believe in such divisions. Any Keshiri could rise according to his ability with the Force-as you have seen."

Sashal, Fate of the Jedi - Ascension wrote:"While the humans of the Lost Tribe and the Keshiri are different races, no one has ever been excluded from achieving high rank if she can prove herself worthy. You yourself worked with Sarasu Taalon. It is merit, not genetics, that enables one to rise or fall in our culture."

Workan immediately became the second highest ranked Sith upon becoming a High Lord, indicating he was long overdue the rank and just waiting for an empty seat:

Fate of the Jedi - Ascension wrote:With Grand Lord Vol dead, he was, effectively, the highest-ranking Sith not only on Coruscant, but in the entire Lost Tribe.

Darish Vol believed that Sashal -- also ranked among the seven High Lords -- was "nowhere near as powerful as Workan":

Fate of the Jedi - Ascension wrote:"Sith take what we want," said Sashal, stepping toward Workan. Vol watched both of them closely, idly wondering if Sashal was issuing a challenge to her superior. It would be foolish. She was nowhere near as powerful as Workan. But sometimes ambition and wisdom did not go hand in hand.

Note that the seven High Lords, including Sashal, were described as "utter masters" of the Force -- in apparent contrast to some of the thirteen Lords:

Fate of the Jedi - Omen wrote:Next to him on either side were seated the High Lords, two of whom were female and actually addressed as "Lady." They wore robes that were similar to the Grand Lord's, but slightly less ornate. Less powerful manipulators of the Force than Vol, they were nonetheless utter masters of it. Vestara recognized among their number Lord Takaris Yur, the Lord whose task it was to run the Sith Temple.

There were no members of the third level of leadership, the Lords, present on the dais, though Vestara had spotted them standing off to the side.

Workan later dueled Luke Skywalker on Coruscant. Open the spoiler tag to read their full fight.

Spoiler:

Workan held his own against Luke for a lengthy period of time. Per the highlighted text, note that …

(1) Workan and Luke engaged in "a whirling tempest of color and smashed office furnishings," indicating active exertion from both parties.

(2) Workan and Luke were "well matched" and "desperate" according to Vestara Khai, based on the smashed furniture and "crooked route" of the fight. However, note that Luke still showed a dominant edge given Workan's severe injuries, and that Khai was unaware that Luke was trying to capture Workan alive.

III. GRAND LORD DARISH VOL


Darish Vol was indisputably the most powerful Sith of the Lost Tribe and survived over eight decades of assassination attempts from rivals:

Fate of the Jedi - Omen wrote:Vol was a striking, almost heavy presence in the Force; he was not the Grand Lord without reason. No one on this world was stronger in the Force than he.

Fate of the Jedi - Omen wrote:They wore robes that were similar to the Grand Lord's, but slightly less ornate. Less powerful manipulators of the Force than Vol, they were nonetheless utter masters of it. 

Fate of the Jedi - Apocalypse wrote:Workan did not know how Roki Kem had managed to defeat an unmatched Force user such as Grand Lord Vol, and he could hardly ask her.

Fate of the Jedi - Ascension wrote:Lord Darish Vol was no casual observer of others. He had not climbed as high as he had, nor lived as long as he had, without being superior to any who would challenge him. He had lost count of the assassination attempts and political ploys that had been thrown his way over the last eight-plus decades. But he had learned from each one. And so he played the good, benevolent host smoothly while taking stock of all he saw.

Vestara Khai was shocked to learn any Sith could "replace" Vol, unaware that Abeloth killed him: 

Fate of the Jedi - Apocalypse wrote:"Grand Lord Vol has been replaced."

"Replaced?" Though Vestara felt not even the slightest inclination to mourn Vol's passing, her surprise was genuine. "Who could do that?"

Ivaar Workan believed that Vol could kill him with the Force quicker than he could mutter an apology: 

Fate of the Jedi - Ascension wrote:But if she knew the Sith were here on Coruscant-

No. If something happened and his Master found that Workan had not warned him, Workan would not live long enough to draw breath to apologize. It had to be now.

Vol also battled Abeloth in a psychic war of wills. Open the spoiler tag to read their full fight. 

Spoiler:

A summary of the fight was provided in The Essential Reader's Companion: 

The Essential Reader's Companion wrote:As he sleeps that night, Vol is visited by Abeloth in his dreams. She attacks the Grand Lord in this state, but he fights back with his keen mind. He is able to peer past Abeloth’s illusions and see her as a painfully lonely being desperate to be loved. Frustrated with Vol’s tenacity, Abeloth reacts by blasting a Force shock wave that devastates the city of Tahv. Millions of citizens die in the disaster—among them Vestara Khai’s mother, Lahka—though Vol survives.

Abeloth confronted Vol in the "psychic world" intending to destroy him. However, Vol deliberately opened his mind to Abeloth, simultaneously resisting her advances and using mnemotherapy to pinpoint her most vulnerable memories. Vol then slammed his Force self into this mental wound, badly wounding Abeloth -- though he almost died in the process. The resultant anguish prompted Abeloth to unleash a Force scream that obliterated and melted the city of Tahv. Per the highlighted text, note that …

(A) This battle was not just "a simple dream." If Abeloth had killed Vol in the physic world, then he would have also died in the corporeal, and the injuries Vol sustained even transferred to his physical body. Moreover, Vol fought Abeloth with his "Force self," and Abeloth partially attributed the feat to Vol's Force power. 

(B) Vol, after "wrapping himself" in a Force barrier, "resisted" violent and brutal attacks from Abeloth's tentacles -- which were largely manifestations of raw Force energy -- and "rooted himself" against "a blast of Force anger" from an increasingly furious and desperate Abeloth.

Reflecting on the fight, Abeloth judged that "Vol had much of the power of Skywalker." Note that Abeloth had already fought an all-out Luke Skywalker three times:

Fate of the Jedi - Ascension wrote:Abeloth sat huddled in Ship's interior. She had not revealed to Khai or anyone just how badly wounded she had been by the attack on Kesh. Vol had much of the power of Skywalker, combined with experience, and it had been a devastating encounter.

Overall, Vol clearly ranks among the most powerful Sith Lords in history, being far more powerful than Workan and radically more powerful than Viun Gaalan (both of whom fought admirably against Luke), performing remarkably against Abeloth, and wielding "much of the power" of Luke himself.

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August 11th 2019, 8:14 pm
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Solid stuff.
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August 11th 2019, 8:22 pm
Vol is a badass.
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August 11th 2019, 8:34 pm
Awesome work.

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August 11th 2019, 8:41 pm
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August 11th 2019, 11:09 pm
Darish Vol is P O W E R
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August 12th 2019, 2:31 am
Excellent thread my friend. I’m a huge fan of Vol’s character.
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August 12th 2019, 6:40 am
Really good work
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August 23rd 2019, 8:25 am
@DarthAnt66 I think the source for the summary of he Abeloth fight is the Essential reader’s companion, not chronology.
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August 23rd 2019, 3:27 pm
MasterCilghal wrote:@DarthAnt66 I think the source for the summary of he Abeloth fight is the Essential reader’s companion, not chronology.

Thanks, fixed.
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August 23rd 2019, 4:56 pm
DarthAnt66 wrote:
MasterCilghal wrote:@DarthAnt66 I think the source for the summary of he Abeloth fight is the Essential reader’s companion, not chronology.

Thanks, fixed.
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October 16th 2019, 4:02 am
Awesome work. Is there a chance for adding Sarasu Taalon to this?
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November 12th 2019, 2:48 am
Great thread as always Ant.
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November 12th 2019, 6:20 am
So where does he sit on the power level? ROTS Sheev level?
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November 12th 2019, 7:46 am
WalkingInCircles wrote:So where does he sit on the power level? ROTS Sheev level?
Would say taking into account this scaling he should definitely be able to at least contend with someone on that level. However, I don’t think he can win as he has no lightsaber feats to his name.
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November 12th 2019, 8:01 am
@Tondemonai Welcome to the forum.
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November 12th 2019, 9:45 am
Gaunter O'Dimm wrote:Awesome work. Is there a chance for adding Sarasu Taalon to this?
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November 14th 2019, 9:54 pm
@azronger Thanks m8.
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November 19th 2019, 8:36 pm
Is there much detail given in Ascension when Abeloth levels Tahv with a Force Blast? I’m curious if it’s ever noted how Vol survived it & what condition he was in afterward, and also interested to see how casual it was for her.
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November 19th 2019, 9:12 pm
Tondemonai wrote:Is there much detail given in Ascension when Abeloth levels  Tahv with a Force Blast? I’m curious if it’s ever noted how Vol survived it & what condition he was in afterward, and also interested to see how casual it was for her.

@Tondemonai: Vol survived it via evacuating on his ship beforehand. And here's the feat in full:

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January 12th 2020, 4:38 pm
great thread
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March 21st 2020, 8:47 pm
Good thread.
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