~ The Sith... ~

*As you flick the switch, an image of a man appears.. A very old man. Only his face shows, and his eyes reveal no emotion as be begins to speak the past on what is now know as "The Sith"...

"The Sith had come into being over two thousand years ago. They were a cult given over to the dark side of the Force, embracing fully the concept that power denied was power wasted. A rogue Jedi Knight had founded the Sith, a singular dissident in an order of harmonious followers, a rebel who understood from the beginning that the real power of the force lay not in the light, but in the dark. Failing to gain approval for his beliefs from the Council, he had broken with the order, departing with his knowledge and his skills, swearing in secret that he could bring down those who dismissed him."

"He was alone at first, but others from the jedi order who believed as he did and who had follwed him in his study of the dark side soon came over. Others were recruited, and soon ranks of the Sith swelled to more than fifty in number. Disdaining the concepts of cooperation and consensus, relying on the belief that acquisition of power in any form lends strength and yields control, the Sith began to build their cult in opposition to the Jedi. Theirs was not an order created to serve; theirs was an order created to dominate."

"When it was believed all of the Sith were destroyed, he emerged from his concealment. At first he worked alone, but he was growing old and was the last of his kind. Eventually, he went out in search of an apprentice, and so to carry on their work. But there would only be two at any one time. There would be no repetition of the mistakes of the old order, no struggle between Siths warring for power within the cult. Their common enemy was the Jedi, not each other. It was for their war with the Jedi that they must save themselves...."

*The image of the old man lay quiet, as it begins to fade. His words filled with knowledge, and bound by truth, shall live on in the minds of future generation...*

(Novelization -Episode 1, The Phantom Menace, w/ addition text by Shaun V.)