SWTOR Sith Inquisitor Class Story Summary

A summary of the Sith Inquisitor class story in preparation for the expansion.

What you are about to read is an excerpt from the official Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Encyclopedia. It will describe an overview of all 3 Acts of the Sith Inquisitor Class story. Although we try to avoid them wherever possible, this excerpt will contain spoilers. Please read at your own risk…

Ravaged by the Great War, the Sith Order allows Force-sensitive slaves into its ranks. Most slaves are too weak to complete the trials. But one slave displays incredible cunning and a fearsome talent for the dark side. Begrudgingly instructed by Overseer Harkun, the slave acolyte conquers the trials, dominates a Dashade assassin named Khem Val into servitude, and overwhelms the other students, including a Sith pureblood groomed for success. Despite Overseer Harkun’s attempts to sabotage the slave and preserve the pure Sith legacy, the acolyte triumphs to become a Sith inquisitor. The enigmatic Sith Lord Zash embraces the inquisitor as her apprentice, beginning the former slave’s ascension to power.

Chapter One: Scion of Kallig
The Sith inquisitor answers to Lord Zash, an eerily pleasant Sith Master. At Zash’s bidding, the inquisitor sabotages and ultimately destroys the cyborg Darth Skotia, thus paving the way for Zash to take his place and become a Darth. Zash graces he apprentice with power and sets the Sith inquisitor on a new mission: the recovery of artifacts once belonging to the ancient Sith Tulak Hord. With these artifacts, Darth Zash will complete a ritual to bestow considerable power on Zash and her apprentice.

The Sith inquisitor scours the galaxy for Tulak Hord’s artifacts. Early in the hunt, the inquisitor awakens the Force spirit of Aloysius Kallig, an ancient apparition who died millennia ago. Kallig reaches out to the inquisitor and reveals that they share a bloodline – the inquisitor is the heir to Kallig’s ruined legacy. Kallig pledges to help the Sith inquisitor restore honor to their bloodline. Guided by this new ghostly ally, the inquisitor seeks out the remaining artifacts for Darth Zash and builds a personal power base along the way.

With the Dashade assassin Khem Val in tow, the inquisitor returns to Darth Zash and interrupts her in the middle of a dark ritual. Zash welcomes her apprentice and reveals her terrible secret: Zash’s youthful appearance is only an illusion – in fact, the Sith Lord is ancient, and her body disfigured by the dark side. Zash now plots to achieve eternal youth by possessing the inquisitor as her next body. But when the inquisitor attacks Darth Zash, the Dashade Khem Val sabotages the ritual – inadvertently trapping Zash’s consciousness inside his body. Despite her best laid plans, Darth Zash is bound within Khem Val and forced to serve the very apprentice she sought to dominate.

Chapter Two: Spirits of the Past
With Darth Zash subdued, the Sith inquisitor inherits her power base and becomes a Sith Lord. But the inquisitor nearly loses everything after being caught in a trap devised by Darth Thanaton, a supremely powerful Sith and harsh traditionalist who bristles at the idea of a former slave rising to sudden influence. To combat Thanaton’s insurmountable strength, the inquisitor learns the ritual of Force-walking and gains power by consuming the energy of Darth Andru, a seething Force spirit locked away on Dromund Kaas. Fueled by the ghost’s power, the inquisitor confronts Thanaton – only to be nearly eradicated by the superior Sith’s dark sorcery.

The inquisitor plots revenge. Kallig, the inquisitor’s ghostly ancestor, advises his heir to seek out more spirits in preparation for a second duel against Darth Thanaton. The inquisitor explores the far reaches of the galaxy to bind the power of more Sith apparitions. Along the way, the inquisitor amasses more allies and even takes on an apprentice, the former Jedi Padawan Ashara Zavros. Seething with rage, strength, and passions of fallen Sith, the inquisitor once again challenges Darth Thanaton. Though Thanaton struggles against the inquisitor’s increased might, a sudden explosion of Force energy ends the battle and casts the inquisitor into darkness.

Chapter Three: Thanaton’s Last Stand
The Sith inquisitor recovers from the violent explosion. Darth Thanaton escapes in the blast while the inquisitor’s allies save their wounded Master from the rubble. The explosion that nearly destroyed them all was sparked by the uncontainable power of the Force spirits bound within the inquisitor. Now the inquisitor suffers from a crippling sickness that will prove devastating – if Thanaton doesn’t land the killing blow first.
The inquisitor explores the far reaches of the galaxy in search of a cure. Meanwhile, news arrives that Darth Thanaton has ascended to the Dark Council and now wields sufficient power to wipe the inquisitor from the galaxy. The inquisitor ultimately cures the sickness to subdue the once-overwhelming Force spirits and wield them as a weapon against Thanaton.

Darth Thanaton declares an ancient Sith rite known as a “Kaggath” to challenge his rival to a duel. Wielding the combined power of the Sith spirits, the inquisitor confronts Darth Thanaton on Corellia, defeats his allies in battle, and forces Thanaton to flee for safety. It is in the Dark Council chambers on Korriban that the Sith inquisitor finally corners Thanaton and utterly destroys the once supreme Sith wil the Dark Council bears witness. At their behest, the inquisitor takes Thanaton’s seat, becomes a Darth, and joins the most powerful Sith in the Empire to rule as a member of the Dark Council.

Source: http://www.swtor.com/info/news/blog/20150924?sf41220302=1

  • Cool story bro.

  • me

    They forgot that part where that thing happened…twice.

  • Darth Jadus

    An excellent story. A shame they left out the part where Ravage taunts Thanaton, threatens to kill him if you don’t, your toon literally swats away Thanaton’s lightning like it’s nothing, and then Mortis snaps his neck when he’s cowering on the ground. This also takes place immediately after Baras buys the farm, so the Dark Council got a real treat that day.

    Also, the building a power base aspect to the story was incredible from an rp standpoint, particularly the SoR content.

    • Unoshi

      Idd it was. Loved that part

      • Darth Jadus

        Gotta love Ravage cutting Thanaton off like three seconds into his rant, “THEN WHY HAVEN’T YOU KILLED (in my case, her) YET?!?!”

    • Naq

      The weirdest part was that the story outlined the absolute tedium of a Kaggath, the most outdated way to screw with your fellow Sith, a process that normally left both drained of resources and their powerbases in shambles so even the winner was open to potential outside assault, but my first guild leader still thought it was a great idea to incorporate one into our guild story. Great for him, bad for every guild member…
      TLDR; Rping a Kaggath is dumb. Don’t.

      • Darth Jadus

        Agreed. Even the rest of the Dark Council thought Thanaton was full of shit for demanding the Kaggath since it was so monumentally selfish and ill conceived. As Zash said to Harkun, “What were you hoping to prove?”. It’s a shame because I actually liked Thanaton before he tried to kill you like three times, he seemed a pretty cool and wise guy who appreciated your talent, but noooooooooooooooooooooooo, you just *had* to be a dick about things.

        • Darth Twinge

          Yeah, even weirder is when you find out Darth Thanaton was in pretty much the exact same boat as Nox. He was a slave taken as an apprentice, his master was shamed and killed. You would think he would have been more inclined to help you out for that reason.
          Have to admit though, from a story perspective, I genuinely hated him before the end of chapter 3 lol


          • Darth Jadus

            I agree, I remember reading that bit and finding it subsequently so damned odd that he’d react that way. The least he could’ve done, being in the same boat you were, was pull a Watcher X and at least help you down the line, but nope.

  • needsomemiracle

    Being my first story in this game, it left me impressed. Now that I’ve played all of them I find it to be just fairly good. The finale is the best part of it, and very enjoyable.

    The only thing that irks me is that the disciple aspect doesn’t come until very late in the story. I mean, you’re a Sith lord, some master-disciple dynamics would’ve been nice.

    And I’m talking about Xalek, of course. Ahsara cannot be called the inquisitor’s protege by any stretch of imagination, nor was she “turned to the dark side”. She just keeps living in delusion of sticking to her Jedi beliefs and denial of the bare facts in front of her, and it’s played straight by the game as if the player’s supposed to buy it.

    • Darth Jadus

      She doesn’t turn to the dark side, but she largely abandons her Jedi teachings if you romance her DS, because she realizes they’re bullshit.

      • Zenahk

        Light and Darksides are both built upon flawed principles. Luke and Revan, the two force users able to use both, trump everything else hands down. Ahsara is gradually realizing the truth that is Je’daii. Which, for the record, trumps Nox’s darksideness

        • Luke is/was weak. Revan was weak… Lightside is weak only true power is Dark Side

          • Jerry Chaney

            Yeah, until they ruined his character with the new movies, Luke was the single most powerful force user that ever lived.

        • Darth Jadus

          There are practical limits to the power an adherent to the Light Side can achieve, there are no limits to hatred and passion.

        • Jerry Chaney

          Are we including the EU stuff in this conversation or not? If we are, then according to some force users, a Sith that tries to use both sides of the force will go insane. Though the funny thing is that the same is not true of Jedi that dabble in dark side abilities.

    • Dom S

      She works best with a Light Side Inquisitor as they share many beliefs about the Force, Jedi, and the Empire. So yes, an LS Inquisitor could legitimately treat her as an apprentice because they are showing her there is another way of going about things.

  • Naq

    Who you gonna call?

    • Darth Twinge

      I lost it at “part clownfish, part coat-rack” XD

  • Jo

  • noobsshadow

    “Zash graces he apprentice with power”

    I’m guessing that is a typo that’s supposed to be the not he.

    “the Sith inquisitor inherits her power base and becomes a Sith Lord”

    So we’ve decided the Inquisitor is female now? Is this a Caitlyn Jenner thing?

    • Naq

      Her meaning Zash. She inherits Zash’s power base.

  • prdc

    Wait a sec – my male Inquisitor is actually a girl?

    • Deshik

      No but your name means fart in my language

      • prdc


        • Naq

          Your. Name. Means. Fart. In. His. Language.

  • hhhooo

    You can only reform the Empire from the inside.

    I played this one 100% pure light side, and it was fun this way.

    • you need to die then ( +100 Dark Side)

      • Darth Jadus

        -350 affection with Ashara, +10000000 affection with Khem.

    • Лев Сафаров

      Me too.

  • David Hunter

    I HATE this story. With a passion. And it kills me to, because my main was a Sith Inquisitor. This is supposed to give you a taste of being Palpatine? Why because you have force lightning? because that is the only thing.

    If you want a story where someone else always does your work for you, this is the story for you. You never kill anyone. Your rival on Korriban? Nope. Zash? Nope. Thanaton? No! A member of the Dark Council finishes him off while you stand there going derp. Nothing was more depressing than leveling with my wife, who was a Sith Warrior. Someone says one off color remark to her and she has a option to kill the entire room. Me, that jerk Instructor on Korriban talks all kinds of crap, but I’ll just let him live. “You are a stupid slave and always will be!” Me: *whimper*.

    And don’t even get me started on how ridiculous the whole ghost busters story is. How utterly stupid. The only possible way I could have enjoyed this terrible writing that was more appropriate for a fringe fan fiction group would have been if a guy and 2 robots were providing hilarious commentary. My favorite part? At the end, when I can choose to release the stupid ghosts or keep them, I choose to let them go…but 1 of them doesn’t go and stays with me anyway!

    Because if you are a SI, you never kill anyone on your own, and your decisions don’t matter.

    • Darth Jadus

      Cool story, bro.

    • Darth Twinge

      To be fair, some of that is because of dialog choices you made. You actually can get the option to tell off and kill Instructor Harkun when you obtain Xalek (and yes, you do it yourself with lightning). There is only one dialog chain that gives you the option though, and I missed that one my first time through as well.

    • Dom S

      You can kill several people during your story, including Harkun. You also DO kill Zash, at least her body. And should you choose to, you can keep Khem by expelling her out of his body for good, ensuring her true death. As for the ghosts, you can simply let them go, redeem them as you let them go, or keep them. You simply made bad choices or didn’t pay attention to the story.

  • Drâco Dracaris

    First story I played and still my favorite along with imperial agent. I wish they’d continue the inquisitor’s personal plans from SoR

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