Name: Darth Zannah
Rank: Former Dark Lord of the Sith
Tier: Middle 1
Background: Darth Zannah, known as "Rain" during her childhood, was a Force-sensitive Human female from the planet Somov Rit. She was recruited to fight for the Jedi's Army of Light during the Ruusan campaign of the New Sith Wars but, after arriving on Ruusan, was separated from the group during a Sith attack and presumed dead. Unbeknownst to the Jedi, she had been saved and befriended by a member of the native Bouncer species called Laa. When the Brotherhood of Darkness later unleashed a planet-wide Force storm, Rain survived by instinctively enveloping herself and Laa with a bubble of Force energy. Not long afterward, the young girl watched as Laa was haplessly killed by Jedi scouts. Stricken with anger and grief, she unwittingly gave in to the dark side and murdered the Jedi. Her display of rage attracted the attention of the war's only surviving Dark Lord, Darth Bane, who decided to take her as his apprentice. Rain cast away the handle of her youth and instead embraced her birth name, becoming Darth Zannah.
Zannah's preliminary Force training took place on the planet Ambria and involved the study of ancient Sith magic. In her tutelage under Darth Bane, Zannah executed a variety of missions designed to incite anarchist movements throughout the Galactic Republic, including manipulating the terrorist Anti-Republic Liberation Front into a botched kidnapping attempt on former Supreme Chancellor Tarsus Valorum. From Hetton, the ARLF's leader, Zannah also recovered information regarding the creation of holocrons, a secret highly sought by her Master, who later killed Hetton after Zannah tricked him into an attack on the Dark Lord. When the parasites that comprised Bane's body armor began to cause him concern, Zannah was tasked with infiltrating the Jedi Temple archives on Coruscant to obtain information about the creatures. Her mission complete, Zannah was surprised to encounter her cousin Darovit, who confessed that he had exposed her presence to the Jedi. Zannah fled Coruscant with him and met Darth Bane on Tython, where the Sith prepared to battle the pursuant Jedi. Despite their numbers, all of the Jedi were slain, although Bane was grievously wounded and on the brink of dying. Zannah returned with her Master to Ambria and demanded on threat of death that the local healer save the Dark Lord, which he agreed to do only after Zannah revealed the Sith presence on Ambria to the Jedi. She betrayed and killed the healer upon completion of the procedure and also used her power to drive Darovit mad. The respondent Jedi assumed that he was the Sith Lord they sought and killed him, effectively convincing the Jedi of the Sith's final eradication. With no surviving witnesses, the existence of Darth Zannah and her Master remained safely anonymous.
The Sith relocated to Ciutric IV, and over the course of ten years, Zannah grew to be an accomplished Sith sorceress who equaled Darth Bane in strength. When she failed to confront him for the position of Dark Lord, Bane believed she lacked initiative. However, Zannah had already begun to contemplate his demise. On a mission to Doan, she learned of a Dark Jedi named Set Harth and enlisted the reluctant young man as her apprentice. Zannah returned with him to Ciutric IV to confront her own Master, only to find that Bane had been captured by the Doan Royal Guard. She then returned to Doan, where she infiltrated the place of Bane's imprisonment. She located Bane and fought him, but their duel ended in a draw when both were forced to flee the prison. Soon after, Bane, who had taken the Iktotchi Darth Cognus as his new apprentice, called Zannah to meet him on Ambria, where they dueled for the final time. Zannah was initially overwhelmed by her Master's attacks, but she was able to use her sorcery to injure him. As a last resort, Bane attempted to transfer his essence into her body, but was defeated when Zannah's spirit condemned his to the void of the dark side. Zannah then took Darth Cognus as her apprentice and continued Bane's legacy as Dark Lord of the Sith.
Zannah would later arrive in the Universe of Prophecy, and would fall under the servitude of Darth Sidious, conforming to the Rule of Two. She has since defected, seeing the hypocrisy in Bane's vision after seeing its culmination break the rules; and defected to Count Dooku's Sith Order .
Speed: Low B
Abilities: The Mastery of Mental Shielding. Extreme Mastery of Soresu, Saberstaffs, Deception, Manipulation, Espionage, Dun Moch, Traps, and Chemistry. Mastery in Survival Skills. Skilled in Trákata.
Notable Force Abilities: The Mastery in Dark Side Tendrils. Extreme Mastery in Empathy, Force Barrier, Sith Sorcery and most spells, Force Illusion, Ritual of Essence Transfer, and Sith Alchemy. Mastery in Thought Bomb and standard Banite Sith Lord Dark Side abilities.
Balance = Neutral Fallen. Midichlorian Count = 14,000.
Equipment: Zannah’s Double Bladed Lightsaber, Sith Robes
Weaknesses: Incapable of using her Empathy or her alchemy Mind Tricks on those who have a greater Force Potential than her. Zannah is easily angered outside of combat if she is underestimated or her devotion to the Sith Grand Plan is doubted. Zannah is a prep-heavy combatant, and can take on even the strongest of foes if she can prepare her Sith magic. As such, engaging Zannah on one’s own terms is vital.