The Sith Order are depicted as an ancient monastic, cultist organization of gifted Force-wielders driven by a Machiavellian agenda of galactic domination and revenge against their arch-rivals, the Jedi Order. Sith are ruthless and totalitarian by design. A supreme autocratic authority is concentrated in a single individual granted the title Dark Lord of the Sith. Sith culture is of perpetual self-destruction and reinvention; transfer of power is conducted through state-sanctioned assassinations: when a Sith Lord grows complacent, begins to show weakness, and is eventually killed, their property and authority are transferred to the apprentice who killed them.

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