Darth Bane, the beginning of the downfall of the Jedi

I loved reading Star Wars The Old Republic: Darth Bane, The Path of Destruction. I loved how Darth Bane went from being Des, on a corporate controlled mining world, to a Sith Trooper to becoming a Dark Lord that destroyed all of the other Sith and created the Rule of Two, which lead to the destruction of the Jedi. I was very interested in how when Bane was on the mining world and as a Sith Trooper, had a sort of sixth sense. Bane was able to see the near future of a fight which helped him win every fight. And during a mission to destroy an outpost, it helped him snipe multiple Republic Trooper even though Bane was temporarily blinded. I was really surprised that after showing extreme powers in the force for being an apprentice by force choking another Sith apprentice during a duel that Bane had lost his connection to the force and was utterly beaten during another duel with the top student. I was also impressed when Bane defied the Dark Lords that ran the Korriban Academy and ventured into the Valley of Dark Lords to find examples that the current Sith were flawed and that the Brotherhood of Darkness needed to be destroyed. I was amazed when another Sith apprentice, Githany, began teaching Bane to help him regain his connection to the Force and how an hour after she taught Bane how to produce Force Lightning that Bane was able to create a mini Force Maelstrom inside the Archive Room in the Academy. The characters that I despised were Githany and Lord Kaan. Githany was a Jedi Traitor and began traing on the Sith Homeworld of Korriban. She quickly became interested in Bane when he defeated a fellow apprentice but at the cost of his Force Powers. She then began teaching Bane to help him regain his powers but only taught himn little portions of the actual teaching to keep Bane as her pawn, but after a few session Bane began to surpass Githany in power and strength and caused Githany to realize that she could never be able to keep him as her pawn but have him as an ally. But soon she begins to despise Bane because of how Bane kept stating that the Brotherhood of Darkness, which had united the Sith, was flawed and needed to be destroyed as Githany believe whole heartedly in the Brotherhood. Lord Kaan was the “leader” of the Brotherhood of Darkness. He had dragged the Jedi into an long battle on the planet of Ruusan and had stalemated with them for a year. He constantly used the Force to manipulate his troops and fellow Dark Lord’s mind into making them agree with almost every one of Kaan’s battle plans or to give them false hope during battles. When Darth Bane sent Kaan the idea of the Thought Bomb, a destructive Sith ritual, Kaan contemplated it but instead persisted in defeating the Jedi with mere troops and strategic superiority. And when Bane arrived and told Kaan that the only true ways was to either use the Thought Bomb, another Sith ritual, or by treachery and trickery, which were the true ways of how the Sith were able to defeat the Jedi, Kaan still refused resulting in Bane to disrupt Kaan’s battle plans and prompting Kaan to use the Thought Bomb even when Kaan still wanted to win through tactical superiority. I would suggest this book to anyone who is interested in how the Sith went from one of the two Galactic Governments to crumbing and being forced into the shadows and have only two Sith Lords being alive at any given time.

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