[NOTE: THIS PLANET WAS PREVIOUSLY SUBMITTED AND APPROVED BUT, DUE TO A PAST LOSS OF DATA FROM THE SITE'S BACKUP IT HAS BEEN REQUESTED TO BE RE-SUBMITTED. USING THIS OPPORTUNITY THE PLANET'S LORE HAS BEEN OVERHAULED WITH NEW DETAILS AND LOCATIONS IN ORDER TO COINCIDE WITH A NEW CHARACTER STORY FOR DARTH HAUNTRUSS' DAUGHTER GRIMOIRE.]
SITH CULTWORLD AZA'ZOTH
Images Credit: DA Artist Starkiteckt
Other Names: The Red Bastion (Old Sith Name)
Region: Unknown Regions
System: The Blood Nebula
Suns: Kuh’thuga, Super Red Giant (once a two-star system)
Orbital Position: 8th Planet from the Sun. Found in an Outer Kuiper Belt type ring at the fringe of the system.
Moons: Yogoth (Frozen Ice Moon), Ghadamon (Rock Moon)
The Blood Nebula is separated into two zones. The Blasted Reach and the Black Ring. The Blasted Reach, is the first 7 planets of the nebula and due to a catastrophic stellar phenomenon in the system’s ancient past all 7, except for Aza’Zoth the 8th planet, were scorched to destruction by the death of the system’s ancient second sun. The Black Ring is a Kuiper Belt Type asteroid and debris ring that orbits the very fringes of the system.
Coordinates: Using Previous Location from last submission (see Map)
Rotational Period: 38 Hours Galactic Standard Hours
Orbital Period: 456 Local Days in an Orbital
Class: Terrestrial, Earth Sized
Atmosphere: Type I
Climate: Arid and Dry
AzaZoth is divided into 3 Terrains. The Lava Fields and Active Volcano chains; the vast black sand deserts; and finally the mountains and valleys that cut across its north and southern poles.
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Immigrated Species: Humans
Primary Languages: Galactic Basic
Government: Cultworld (once ruled by Darth Hauntruss as the Lord of Shadows)
Was once over 10 million cultists and soldiers during the Sith Empire of the Old Republic era, now it is only home to a couple thousand of Ghuleh, warped cultists left by Hauntruss to guard her temples there.
Major Imports: N/A
Following Items Can Be Mined or Extracted from Aza’Zoth’s Lava Fields or Mountain Chains:
Lava Crystals (Rare, Amount: Small)
Carbonite (Amount: Large)
Duralium (Amount: Medium)
Farium (Found deep beneath mountains of the North Pole) (Amount: Medium)
To create a basis for a future industry in metal extraction and refinement on AzaZoth to further pursue an industry in ship production material exportation. Also to attract investment to fund the growth and development of a Monarchy and City State-like future for the plot of Grimoire and the rebirth of AzaZoth as a singular planet monarchy and autonomous state.
Ruled by Darth Hauntruss’ daughter Grimoire as the Zombie Queen of AzaZoth (allied to One Sith)
AzaZoth Lava Fields and abandoned Sith Mines
Cult Fortress of Darth Hauntruss within the Ashen Mountains to the far north
Temple of the Dark Forge (a Dark Forge, which acted as a Dark Side Nexus was once housed on AzaZoth in its own Temple. It was since removed by Rave Merill and then subsequently lost after Rave’s passing. The Nexus now lays dormant until it is re-awakened by the Dark Forge’s return. This item was previously approved when subbed with the original AzaZoth Planet Submission.)
Culture: Dark Side Cult, Queendom
Technology: Modern High-Tech and Ancient Sith Technology
The Blood Nebula is a seldom traveled system. In fact, most star charts don't bother recording it. It is all together a dead realm. Long ago, long before any life made it to AzaZoth. The nebula was actually a system with two suns. However, during its early lifetime one of the stars began to devour the other. In doing so the devoured star exploded into a massive supernova scorching the first seven planets and only sparring one at the far rim. This violent natural phenomenon created a rift in the force that drenched the entire solar system in a pervasive malevolence - a wound in the force. To travel to AzaZoth one must be privy to the only routes that pass through the nebula safely from the stellar storms only a select few PCs (Rave Merrill, Darth Hauntruss, Grimoire, Darth Vornskr) now of this path, leaving the planet well hidden.
AzaZoth would first be settled by darkside cultists fleeing persecution within the very early years of the Old Republic. In the centuries that followed it would swell in size thanks to its hidden position within a nebula that is consumed by stellar storms and dead worlds. The cultists worshiped the Super Giant that was created after the death of the second star and named it Kuh'Thuga, The Great Fire King. These ancient darksiders conducted rituals and vile spells of their own creation - leading to the creation of a nexus which they used as a forge (what would later become the Dark Forge.)
During the Great Galactic War
a Sith Lord named Darth Hauntruss, once Val'Ryss Zankarr, made her way to the world after discovering it in ancient Bogan Cult texts. She quickly enslaved the cultists and used her powers of the Dark Side to have the worship her as their new leader the Lord of Shadows. With this she brought heavy industry to the planet, bringing Sith Empire industrialists to mine the Lava Fields for materials needed for ship construction and warfare. Hauntruss also erected a fortress and several bases around it. Her greatest achievement was the upgrading of the Dark Forge into a huge complex which she named the Temple of the Dark Forge.
However, when it seemed the Sith Empire was falling apart and the Old Republic was drawing near, fearing they would discover the world - she killed the Sith Officials who knew of its location and warped the cultists and people on the planet into Sith Abominations called Ghuleh and using their forms to slumber in statis until she returned. Many centuries later when Darth Hauntruss reemerged within Moridin's Sith Empire she reclaimed the planet only to find most of her facilities destroyed except for the Dark Forge and Fortress. She awoke a part of her sleeping cultists and began to rebuild. But, the fall of the Old Sith Empire once again caused her to send the planet into deep sleep.
Now with the ascendancy of her daughter Grimoire, she has awoken the planet and intends to rejuvenate its facilities with the connections to One Sith, return the Dark Forge taken by Rave Merill and establish a Queendom ruled by herself and the dynasty of evil to come.
Aza'Zoth will once again become a Dark Beacon to draw all Sith alike.
Planet was once ruled by Darth Hauntruss as the leader of a dark side cult calling herself the Lord of Shadows. It is now ruled by her daughter Grimoire the Zombie Queen of AzaZoth.
Originally, when first submitted, this planet was to be Darth Hauntruss' evil lair of evilness. A base from which I could expand the long story of this character who has existed since Moridin's Sith Empire. However, due to changes in story it never reached its full potential. But, with Hauntruss' daughter and the request to resub I decided to take this as an opportunity to revamp this planet's story and develop the rich lore I had always intended it have.
Aza'Zoth's future is to become a Sith Cultworld that acts as an autonomous planet sized city-state. Consider it to be an evil version of Ossus or Alderaan, ruled by Grimoire as its Queen and monarch. But, any city-state needs an industry to support its self-sufficient state - hence the emphasis on materials used for ship construction. The idea is to create a Sith Cultword outside of One Sith but allied to it - and to also act as a secondary hub of Sith/Darkside characters to come learn, study, engage other Sith. It will become the Sith equivalent of the Library of Alexandria or the Greek City-States like Athens.
[Maybe even pull a Zambrano and start a line of Hiss Hiss monarchs, I am calling a Dynasty of Evil starting with Grimoire. Hence the sig.]