The search for Revan
History of Revan
“Some said that Revan was born in the Outer Regions, beyond the Rim,
and that’s what called to him during the Mandalorian Wars…
and after it was the call of home.” Kreia
The early live of Revan is known but some suspect that he was born in or beyond the Outer regions. But he was discovered by the Jedi and trained as one of them. Reven had Jedi Masters. His initial instruction was done by Jedi Master Kreia on Coruscant and Dantooine. Revan would visit Jedi Master Zhar Lestin for additional training but he noted the desire for knowledge. But dismissing it as the eagerness of youth. Later on Revan trained under Jedi Master Dorak, Arren Kae and some say even under Mical.
During the early Outer Rim skirmishes between the Republic and Mandalorians, Revan (by this time a well known, powerful and charismatic Jedi Knight) moved throughout the Jedi Order, arguing his case for Jedi intervention. At first as a lone crusader but over time gathering a group of followers along with his closest friend Alek Squinquargesimus. A year later Revan and Alek, along with their followers travel to the Mandalorian front to scout the lines against the Jedi Councils wishes.
“Who I am is not important, my message is.” Revan
Revan went to investigate events Onderon and Dxun while leaving his on Suurja. When Revan was doing that the Mandalorians attacked and conquered Suurja. Revan was send by the Jedi Council to rescue his followers. But fugitive Jedi Zayne Carrick saved them from the sadistic Mandalorian Demagol. The campaign for Jedi intervention continued but now as a celebrity, things changed and Revan found out he gained more support day by day. The Republic media casted Revan now revered to as The Reveanchist in a role of crusading saviour wrongfully ignored by the Jedi Council. During the battle of Serroco Revan, Alek and a lot of prominent Jedi’s where on Cathar.
There they felt thousands upon thousands of deaths when the Mandalorians used there nuclear missiles on the population centres of Serroco. Shortly after the battle of Taris Lucien Draay was appointed to the Jedi Council and he opposed the pro war movement of Revan. Suggesting that the path Revan was wrong for the Republic and the Jedi. The Jedi Council send Squinquargesimus now under the guise as Captain Malek back to Revan with a final warning.
The Mandalorian Wars
“When the Mandalorian threat first arose, Revan and Malak were eager to defeat the enemy of the Republic. But the council thought it best if we moved with care and caution. The true threat, the council feared, had not yet revealed itself. But Revan would not be dissuaded. Charismatic and powerful, it was inevitable many of the Order would flock to Revan’s seemingly noble cause. Malak was the first to join his closest friend. Others followed, many of our youngest and brightest, intent on saving the galaxy from the Mandalorian threat.” Zhar Lestin
The Republic Military desperately petitioned the Jedi Council for Aid. But they where still unwilling to aid for they where fearing for a greater threat. After the horrific details of the battle of Cather became known Revan used this to his benefit. In his greatest act of Rebellion against the Jedi Council he refused to acknowledge the Jedi Council and sent out a call to arms to the Jedi Order. Alek Squinquargesimus was as always the first to join his friend. Soon after hundreds of Jedi Knights joined Revan’s rebellion. And an arrest order was given for all those who would join Revan. Because of this, Alek Squinquargesimus adopted the alias Malak to avoid trouble. Revan and his follower where confronted and surrounded on Cathar by a large group Jedi let by Vrook Lamar to take them in custody Revan found a Mandalorian mask. This triggered a mass force vision in all the Jedi that where present. They saw the people of Cather fleeing towards the ocean followed by the Mandalorians. While the Jedi ignited their lightsabers there was nothing they could do to help. The Jedi had to watch as the Cather people where herded and prepared for the upcoming slaughter. One Mandalorian female and told the Mandalorian leader Cassus Fett the genocide was unnecessary because they where already defeated. Cassus didn’t wanted to know of this and had his warships fire on the helpless people. Here Revan started wearing the Mandalorian mask he has found. Vowing not to take it off until the victims where avenged.
This marked a turning point in the war. Revan’s clever military strategies and tactics coupled with Malak’s courage and fiery determination saw the pair becoming the heroes of the conflict. They climbed the ranks of the Republic military and eventually given control over a third of the republic fleet. Revan and his fleet started to push back the Mandalorians. Revan and Malak liberated Taris and defeating much of Mandalore’s Army at Althir. At some point there where concers about Revan’s behaviour because Revan was adopting characteristics from the very enemy he was fighting. Growing to despise weakness and indecisiveness. This growing darkness was not fuelled by the Mandalorians alone. Revan found the Rakatan Star Map on Kashyyyk. After that he discovered the ancient Sith world Malachor V.
Malachor V being considered a taboo for the Mandalorians. Revan was assaulted by the dark side powers emanating from this world. But through the strength of his will he was able to feed of this power without being consumed by it. Revan began unlocking the secrets Malachor V held for him. One of these was the exact location and importance of Korriban and the Sith species. It is possible Revan discovered the continued existence of the “true” Sith and, “to prevent a greater evil,” embraced the Sith teachings himself.
Revan made his final stand with the Mandalorians in orbit of Malachor V. His plan was to trap the enemy fleet together with a part of his own fleet of those who where not completely loyal to him and use the recently constructed Mass Shadow Generator. Trusting the activation of the device to the Jedi general who would later be know as the “Jedi Exile”.
Revan battled and killed Mandalore the Ultimate himself. The losses on both side where grave. The war left many Jedi falling to the dark side and the Mandalorian clans where shattered. Just as planned by Revan. Revan denied the Mandalorians there leader’s ancestral mask. Destroying there ability to choice a new leader. He also ordered his forces to strip them of there weapons, armour and dismantling the Basilisk War Droids condemning them to exile.
Because of all this, many saw Revan as the saviour of the Republic even despite the mayor loss of live. Unknown to those how where praising him was that the Sith teachings where sweeping though the ranks of those who followed Revan into war.
Instead of returning to the Republic Revan took his fleet into the unknown regions claiming to be looking for the Mandalorians that fled the battle but in realaty he was looking for the power of the Star Forge and a deeper understanding of the Sith Dogma.