Scroll of Guileza
|Scroll of Guileza|
The Scroll of Guileza is an ancient Sith artifact rumored to map the location to the tomb of an ancient Sith lord. It has recently come back into circulation after being discovered in an antiquities dealers back room.
The scroll was originally created to house arcane knowledge of the ancient Sith Council member and Dark Lord Scourgeris. However, as the Dark Lord aged, he edited the scroll for a different purpose. Before his death, he entrusted it to his apprentice, Lord Guileza. Lord Guileza, a pure blooded Sith, rapidly rose in the ranks of the Sith order. There were rumors that his power was so great that he dreamt of challenging the Emperor. When these rumors reached the Emperor, he had Guileza dealt with summarily. However, the scroll survived. By now, the rumors about the scroll were beginning to burgeon. Some Sith believed the scroll was indwelt by the spirit of Lord Scourgeris and it was from this that Lord Guileza had gained his power. Fearing that another Sith would attempt to follow in Lord Guileza's footsteps, the Emperor ordered the scroll destroyed. However, attempts to burn it failed. Terrified, the Emperor ordered it burried in the tomb of Lord Guileza and then had the tomb buried and all record of Lord Guileza erased from history. The scroll was lost to eons of time but its legend lived on in whispered tones in the Sith Empire. However, legend was not to be the scrolls fate.
When the Sith Empire finally fell, a few pure blooded Sith fled for safety. One, Lord Praven, took with him a map which he believed would direct him to the lost tomb of Lord Guileza. Praven believed he could do what the Emperor could not and destroy the scroll of Guileza to ensure that it never fell into the wrong hands. To aide him, he recruited a team of archaeologists, promising them the loot of the tomb with the exception of the scroll. Praven had spent decades in the declining years of the Sith Empire studying the tomb, the scroll and Lord Guileza so he was well prepared. He also thought he knew how to destroy the scroll. His map was well made. The archaeologists had no trouble finding the tomb and extracting its treasures. However, Praven was puzzled by the lack of a body. A coffin was present, but it was empty. The scroll, however, was there. Praven took it and ran a battery of physical and chemical tests on it. However, he could feel the Force presence of not one but two powerful Sith in the scroll. The legends were true, Lord Scourgeris' power did rest in the scroll, except the scroll had now absorbed the power of Lord Guileza as well. This upset all of Praven's plans. He now had to find a way to eliminate the power that had once nearly taken down the Sith Emperor.
Lord Praven was faced with a dilemma. The Sith in his veins screamed out for him to take the newfound power and use it to rule the galaxy. Unlike most Sith, however, Praven also had an interest in the light side of the Force, and this called out to him to destroy the scroll. In the end, Praven decided it would be best to destroy the scroll. However, the Sith ritual he had planned would only work for removing Scourgeris power from the scroll. Praven decided to store the scroll in a safe location until he could find a ritual to remove both presences simultaneously. However, this proved difficult and Praven was killed in battle before he could complete his research. The scroll was again forgotten, lost to time. Just as before, it would not stay lost forever
The scroll was rediscovered again by a treasure hunting Nautolan named Zengi Terivin. Terivin saw its ancient Sith gliphs and immediately knew its value. He sold it on the open market to a collector. However, as the scroll changed hands a few times, it began acquring a black reputation. Rumors buzzed that it drove sentients to madness, caused them to commit unspeakable crimes, and physically deformed its owners. The fear of the scroll reached such a fever pitch that it was locked away in a government vault on Coruscant for dozens of years. However, the custodians of the vault reported the same fear happening to them. When one of the custodians snapped and murdered dozens of his colleagues, the government hit its last straw. They ordered the scroll destroyed. However, a dedicated young custodian and aspiring Sith named Jheq Yoiw stole the scroll, hoping to posess its power for himself. However, the power of the scroll was too much for the young Zabrak to handle. He committed suicide and scroll was lost again. This time it would not stay lost long. Another Zabrak, Dr. Sec Praven, who traced his lineage to Lord Praven, had studied the scroll legends and believed the reason the scroll could not be destroyed was because the tomb of Lord Scourgeris had not been found. He believed the key to destroying the scroll was in the Dark Lord's tomb. When the scroll hit the open market, Dr. Praven attempted to raise funds to purchase it so the scroll and its power could be eliminated once and for all.
The dark power that the scroll possessed called out to a Zabrak Dark Force user named Zane Apex. Having brought ruin to any soul foolish enough to try to destroy the scroll, it found itself in the hands of one unafraid of such dark power. If all of the others mistakes had been to attempt to contain or destroy this ancient artifact, then perhaps unleashing it would be the key to obtaining the power within. Apex could feel the power that the scroll held and he knew that with the scroll in his possession he would become even more powerful. He knew that the scroll's history must be researched carefully so that he would not fall victim to the scroll's power as had so many before him. Apex searched the galaxy for any information about the scroll. It was his belief that the early translations of the scroll were wrong. His quest lead to the discovery of an ancient Sith language which holds the key to unlocking the scroll's full power.
As Zane Apex learns more of the translations from the scroll, it looks to have several hidden secrets and teachings, the first is Chaos. It is as followed.
Let my words be written so that you of the future may know the true power of the Force.
Before the universe began there existed only chaos. When Chaos ruled, that what we now call the Force was not present. Chaos is neither good or evil it just is. When the universe came into being it was through Chaos that it was created just as the Force. Chaos determined how the Force interacts with all that is part of the universe. In time the universe became stable and Chaos was lost, the matter in the universe became the planets and the stars. The Force settled into all the matter that existed, both seen and unseen. When life began it was unable to draw upon the Force which bound it to everything else in the universe. In time this changed beings began to sense the Force and use it.
There came a time when beings learned to use the Force, the were called Jedi. Their philosophy was to use the Force to help those less fortunate, never to use the Force for their own benefit. By doing this the Jedi only use one half of the Force, this limited their potential. If it were left to the Jedi the knowledge of Chaos would never have been found. Soon some of those Jedi became discontent with the Jedi way. They set out on a new path of discovery, they began to experiment with the Force. These Jedi were the founders of the Sith. The word Sith means chaos, these Dark Jedi learned that they could use the Force to gain access to the fundamental force of creation called CHAOS.
The use of Chaos can be very dangerous, for it’s power is cumbersome. Any who attempt to use it must be willing to suffer the consequences of their actions, including their own death. To ever have any real success in using Chaos the user must be skilled in the use of the Dark and Light Sides of the Force. One of the most very simple uses of Chaos is the ability to shatter the soul of another being.
This is accomplished by focusing on the frequency at which the soul vibrates in the Force. At the most fundamental levels of matter Chaos still exists in some small part. When the user has focused in on the soul’s frequency, the user must concentrate his anger on what he wants to effect. This is the dangerous part, if the user does not have full concentration on the aspect of Chaos that he wants to effect the user may unintentionally use the Force to nudge the wrong aspect of Chaos. In doing so any number of thing could happen including the destruction of a solar system. If the user has focused in on the right aspect of Chaos he may then nudge it with the Force, in doing this the user is in effect changing the reality of the universe in that localized area. The soul is not actually destroyed for this is not possible, the soul is shattered it is knocked into another reality. Only a very skilled user of Chaos can determine the place the soul is banished to. Another use of Chaos is to destroy matter. Just as before the user must focus in on the frequency of the object he wants to effect, the only difference is the aspect the user will effect with the Force. In this case the user will effect the aspect of subatomic bonds, the user must use the Force to feel his way through this intricate disorder to find this aspect.
With this the user will be able to navigate their way through Chaos with relative ease. But you must be warned the use of Chaos is different every time, a path used before may not be the same the next time you use it for this is also the way of Chaos. As it is written so it is.
This is just the first in the translations Zane Apex is working on the others and hopes to have them soon.