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"'If power was something a Sith could long for, and if it was exercised, he should be eradicated and his successor as well. Too much power will the demise of the Sith themselves. And you Sith who disagree, you will see torture like no other. Just ask Darth Kio."
-Lord Kerz-Tak, Dark Lord of the Sith
Lord Kerz-Tak, firstly known as Kol Kerz-Tak was a powerful Force-sensitive male Dathomirian Zabrak Dark Lord of the Sith who lived during the waning years of the Galactic Republic and during the Clone Wars. He served as a Seperatist General in the Seperatist Alliance. Born on the world of Dathomir to a family of Sith Lords, Kol was the second son and child to Ghi Kerz-Tak and Juli Hig, younger brother to Clay Kerz-Tak, thus older brother to Katrina Kerz-Tak. Descending from a powerful Sith bloodline, beginning in the year of 3,801 with Kerz-Tak, each following member who succeded each, grew more powerful, thus advanced the abilities of each one. However, Kol grew to be one of the most powerful members in his family, surpassing his strongest ancestor, including his father, mother, brother and sister. Once he became a Sith Acolyte, in his teenage years, Kol's power fully surpassed that of his family, driving them into jealousy and hatred for him. This led to the death of his entire family at his hands, which he wouldn't even care about. Leaving his home world of Dathomir, Kol went on to join the the Seperatists, and would become a Seperatist General. During the Clone Wars, Kol fought against the Republic, as was even trained by Count Dooku, who would become his new and last Sith Master. During the war, Kol would encounter several Jedi Knights and masters. Some of those were Anakin Skywalker, Shaak Ti, Ahsoka Tano, Obi-Wan, Mace Windu and a few Padawans.
Kol's most notable missions were his attacks on the Jedi Temple from 22 BBY-20 BBY. Kol participated in the Battle of Dathomir, which involved the massacre of the entire Nightsister Clan, the Battle of Umbara, the main key in causing the Civil Wars on Dorin and on other several planets, during and after the Clone Wars.
At this time, Kol developed a strong rivalry with Asajj Ventress, who hated him due to his power in the dark side. Becoming one the youngest Sith Lords ever in Galactic history, Kol spread fear amongst the people of the Republic, including it's very own clone troopers, as even the Jedi themselves.During the war, Kol would encounter several Jedi Knights and masters. Some of those were Anakin Skywalker, Shaak Ti, Ahsoka Tano, Obi-Wan, Mace Windu and a few Padawans. At this time, Kol developed a strong rivalry with Asajj Ventress, who hated him due to his power in the dark side. Despite failing in several battles, Kol never ceased to please his master, including Darth Sidous, whom was amazed at his power, and hoped that he would even one day bring total destruction upon the Jedi. After Order 66 was initiated, Kol joined the Galactic Empire, established by the Dark Lords of the Sith Darth Sidious and Darth Vader. However, unbeknownst to him, he had a twin brother named Kol Kerz-Tak, as well, except he turned away from the dark side and joined the Jedi. The two brothers would encounter each other in 20 BBY, foighting in a fateful duel.
- "I really hate my family. That's all I can say"
- -Kol as a kid
Born on Dathomir, in the year of 36 BBY to a family of Sith Lords, Kol would be the second son to Ghi Kerz-Tak and Juli Hig. Unlike his brother, Kol would quickly show his power in dark side by the age of three, where he attacked his own family. This would cause him to go through serious and torturous training for his first few years as an apprentice to his own brother. Nevertheless, a powerful Force-sensitive, Kol was quick in learning the lightsaber forms of the Jar'Kai and Shien style-reverse grip form. By the age of twelve, Kol would reach the title of an acolyte, in which would be the time he committed his first Jedi kill. While training alone, Kol encountered a young female Zabrak who was a Jedi Padawan. Disgusted by the presence of the Jedi, Kol mercilessly attacked the Jedi, and would easily overpower her, only to then slay her. At this time, Kol began to experience the full power of the dark side, which would only lead his family into further jealously and hatred for him. Similar in being the apprentice to his own brother, Kol would have his younger sister as his apprentice, one whom he would give painful lessons.
- "It just goes to show, that even in family there is betrayal, a desire for power, hatred, and so much more."
- -Kol after killing his entire family
A few years later, Kol would come face to face with his first ever confrontation, which happened to be with in his own side. Kol would eventually end up betrayed by his own family, to which he was pretty aware of, to the fact he didn't care much about them. While meditating outside his home, Kol's parents brother and sister devised a plan to kill him. Completely having his back turned, Clay took the first chance to attack, but Kol instantly awoke and threw a barrage of Force Lightning at his older brother. After attacking him, Kol threw one of his blades with the Force, impaling Clay in the chest, thus killing him instantly. After this, his parents and sister ran towards him to do the same thing. Katrina would diliberately shout insults at Kol and vicious attacks to which he eeach blocked easily. Gaining the advantage of the duel, Kol activated a third blade he had with the Force, and used it to catch his ister of guard. Working to perfection Kol took the oppurtunity to stab his sister from behind, killing her as well. Inraged, Kol's parents attacked him as well, but he would easily kill then without a struggle. Using Force choke, Kol snapped their necks and threw their bodies aside. Kol knew here that there is a desire power even in a Sith family, but as he stated eariler, he didn't care about his own family. Piloting the Cloaked Eage, Kol left Dathomir and went on to join the Separartists, where he accepted his new Sith Master, Count Dooku. Accepted by Darth Sidious as well, Kol would be introduced to an acolyte who would fight with him during the war, Asajj Ventress. At this point Kol was unaware of his twin brother, who was also named Kol, except the only difference was is that he was a Jedi.
Joining the Seperatists and the Clone Wars
First Battle of Geonosis
Although he didn't participate in the initial fighting, Kol was within the Geonosian arena alongside his master Caount Dooku, and Poggle the Lesser. He witnessed the attempted execution of Padme Amidala , Jedi Padawan Anakin Skywalker and Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi. After it failed, Kol watched as a Jedi strike force joined the battle, ehich ended in the death of several Jedi, to only which he would smile at. Recieving orders from Dooku, Kol returned to his ship where he would await his further orders, to which would have him serve as a Seperatist General. Kol would now be one of the newest threats in the galaxy.
Battle of Christophsis
- "It is rather sad Ventress. You are assigned to a mission which you failed to complete. No wonder you lack skill and potential"
- "Silence, just because you are also an apprentice of Dooku, that doesn't mean you have a right to command me. I am more powerful than you"
- "Are you really?"
- -Kol and Asajj Ventress argue about the failure of the battle right before he attacks her
Having not participated in the first battle of the Clone Wars, with Darth Sidious approval, Kol was assigned with Ventress invading the city of Crystal City. Assigned his own troops and Ventress hers, the wo set out in their own ships and were prepared to battle. As Kol arrived on the planet, he told his droids to atttack without mercy, and leave no one alive. Meeting few resistance, Kol attacked and killed several resistance fighters of the city without mercy. As his droids advanced, Ventress arrived as well, only to have her droids do the same thing. As Kol continued his attacks on the city, as destroying several buildings, Kol instantly sensed the arrival of the Jedi, who were Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan. He contacted Ventress and told her of their appearance on his scanners, to which she told would have no chance of arriving. Telling her never to overestimate his adversaries, Asajj ignored Kol's warning and ended the call. Kol would instantly ambushed by a squad of clone troopers and a Jedi Knight, whose name was Zach Vil. As his droids were each shot down, Kol ran and started slaying several clones until he used Force Jump to reached the young Jedi. Zach instanty reignited his blade. The two engaged in a short duel, where the Jedi Knight had no chance whatsoever. Kol despite being younger, easily overpowered Zach in lightsaber combat and would fatally injure him. The Jedi retreated with his remaining clones, as Kol would await the arrival of his two soon to be enemies. Kol would then leave the planet and become involved in Dooku's plan to attack the Jedi Temple.
First Attack on the Temple
- "Impressive skills. You are powerful, but not strong enough"
- "We shall see Plo Koon".
- "You are no match for us. Surrender now Sith".
-Kol during his duel with Plo Koon and Shaak TiAfter departing Christophsis, Kol recieved a message from his master Count Dooku who ordered him to attack the Jedi Temple in order to weaken the Jedi. Kol took the mission and went to Coruscant to fulfill his task. Upon landing, several clones blocked his entrance telling him to stop where he was, and to identify himself. Kol would not resist against clones. Kol would continue walking forward, where the clones opened fire. He instantly ignited his blade and deflected every blast back to the clones killing all of them. With no one left to oppose him, Kol entered the temple, and began working his way up to the Jedi High Council headquarters which was located in the southeast tower of the Jedi Temple. Kol's presence would alert many Jedi Masters within the area. Many of them went to the entrance of the temple in order to prevent other invaders from entering. Kol would encounter Jedi Masters Plo Koon, Ki-Adi-Mundi, and Shaak Ti. Each were eventually unaware of Kol's power, due to the fact that he was very young. Kol killed few Padawans who tried to fight against him, as other Jedi Knights gave a small challenge. Upon reaching the higher levels of the temple, Ki-Adi-Mundi was the first to challenge Kol. Kol laughed at the master saying he was no match for him, but Mundi countered by saying that it was his power that would cause his own defeat. Igniting his blades, Kol dueled the Jedi Master, throwing of several aggressive attacks, overpowering and battering Mundi's defenses. Mundi tried to disarm Kol, but was disarmed instead by Kol, who amplified his final attack with the Force. As he prepared to kill Mundi, Kol was surprised by a Force Push from Plo Koon. Hitting against a wall, Kol looked up to see the Kel Dor Jedi Master. Having advanced telekinetic abilities, Koon tried to use it to his advantage, but proved partly futile against Kol, who manipulated Plo's attacks. With few difficulties, Kol defeated Plo Koon. Another failed attempt at killing the Jedi Master, Kol was surprised by Master Shaak Ti. Kol was unaware of Shaak Ti's mastery in the Force, and of the Makashi and Ataru lightsaber forms. Despite how advanced he was in the same forms as well, Shaak Ti easily defeated Kol by disarming him and used the Force to slam him on the ground, temporarily incapacitating him. At the "mercy" of the three masters, with their blades on him, several other masters arrived to help in arresting him, including Obi Wan-Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano. As the Jedi spoke, Kol unleashed a fury of Force Lightning on all the Jedi around him,
Associating with Bounty Hunters
- "So you are Cad Bane. I have heard of you, one of the best, right?"
- "You got that right. Why you ask? You want me for a task?"
- "Yes, I am in need of your service, bounty hunter".
- -Kol asks Cad Bane for his service
Mission on Korriban
- "You are Kol Kerz-Tak, am I right?".
- "Yes I am, and how do you know?"
- "I met your ancestor Kerz-Tak, thousands of years ago. A perfect being of evil, death, pain and destruction he was'
- "You have fulfilled what I predicted, you have become the most powerful Sith Lord in your family, I sense it.
- "Also, I am your true Sith Master. Do you accept me, thus my teachings".
- "Yes, my master. I accept your teachings".
- -Kol and XoXaan converse on Korriban
Second Attack on the Jedi Templ (21 BBY)
- "You want her back? Pay up, or I kill her!"
- "Master, don't worry about me, I can handle myself"
- "But, Ahsoka!"
- -Kol threatens to kill Ahsoka Tano unless the Republic surrenders
Skirmish in Space
- "You're stronger than I thought Jedi, despite the fact you are young".
- "Hmph! I thought the same of you Sith, but I won't let you get out of here alive."
- "Same here. Incredible, the underestimation of our abilities will determine who lives".
- "I couldn't agree more"
- "That is one thing about you brother. You don't think about what surprises can hold in store for you"
- "Brother? Who said that?"
- "Me, your twin Kol. My name is Kal"
- -Kol and Ahsoka during their second duel, right before he is interrupted by his twin Kal
Return to Dathomir and joining the Nightsisters
- I offer myself to you Mother Talzin, as your servant".
- "You have returned Kol. Long ago your parents associated themselves with us and now finally, you have come to continue that alliance."
- "Yes, Mother".
- -Kol offers his service to Mother Talzin
Prior to Ventress's arrival, Kol returned to Mother Talzin, knowing that his mother was a Nightsister as well. Upon his arrival, was treated as a hostility, Talzin welcomed Kol into the coven of the Nightsisters. Talzin, using a magic incantation, she used it to enhance the abilities of Kol, amplifying his rage, and injecting magic into his body. Given a more muscular appearance as well, Kol was unaware of Ventress, who was also a Nightsister. Knowing the hatred between the, Talzin hid Kol from the presence of Asajj after her arrival. Kol's presence would never be known to Ventress until after the Battle of Dathomir, which had the complete destruction of the Nightsisters. Kol however fought in the battle destroying several droids, and tanks as well. Nevertheless, Kol would await for the opportune moment to get Ventress.
Skirmish on Dathomir
- "We meet again Ventress"
- "Sad, yes of what happened to the Nightsisters. Tragic, and good friends of mine"
- "However, you I hate'"
- -Kol during his duel with Asajj
Second Skirmish on Dathomir
- "First Asajj, now you. Must be bad luck"
- -Kol to Savage
Personality and Traits
"You're nothing but a heartless being. You show no sympathy, remorse, or emotions whatsoever. You are death in the body of a Zabrak. Fueled by the dark side, you care for nothing, and enjoying inflicting pain on the innocne Kol."
- "How right you are Ahsoka Tano, but yet I to have a heart
- -Ahsoka Tano to Kerz-Tak
Thorugh his own nature, just like Darth Sidious, Kol was evil incarnate, as described by the Jedi temselves, including several Sith Lords. Unlike his parents, Kol never dreamt on full domanation of power, nor absolute rule, to the fact it always failed. However his views did not change how he really was. Lord Kerz-Tak was extremely sadistic, remoreless, merciless, had no sympathy whatsoever, and had a strong desire to take what was rightfully his. A fearful figure to many, Lord Kerz-Tak was one of the most feared Sith Lords of his time, however Darth Vader was more feared than him. His own master Darth Tyranus even feared Kol himself, due to the presence of his power. Kol spread fear throughout his time in the Clone Wars, as a deadly Separatist General. However, Kol himself was rather patient when wanting to achieve his goals, as was even able to manipulate many of his enemies into joining them, before betraying them, and killing them as well. Smart and intelligent, Kol knew how to weaken the Republic troops simply by striking where it would hurt them the most, which would be there hearts, thus explains how many of the troops declined to continue fighting. Even when a child Kol had unusual behavior where he was deemed a sociopath entity by his own family, whom he killed. Kol described that killing of his entire family was his greatest achievement besides reaching the rank of Dark Lord. Kol was seen as one of the few psychopathic Sith Lords ever to live in Galactic history.
Kol's mastery in the dark side of the Force and in lightsaber skills were only a fraction of his evil, and corruptive nature, but had a strong weakness to what was a love emotion. This was seen when he met a young female Zabrak, who was an adept in the dark side of the Force, This weakness almost led to his death at the hands of Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano. Not wanting for his weakness to completely decimate him, Kol killed the young female Zabrak. Despite shedding a tear, his love for the young Zabrak gave him strength.
- "No matter how much I would want them eradicated, I have respect for the Jedi to a certain degree"
- -Lord Kerz-Tak
Unlinke other Sith Lords, Kol had a strong respect for the Jedi after his encounter with Jedi Padawan Ashley Skysword and Ahsoka Tano. His respect for the Jedi often led him to develop enemies within the Sith themselves, to which he reacted by torturing or killing. That action would often give him respect as well. Just like Sidious, Kol betrayed most of his apprentices under the pain of death, or deeming them failures.
Kol was against the Rule of Two, which was created by the Dark Lord Darth Bane thousands of years ago. He believed that it would weaken the ruler, due to the desires of the apprentice, and he himself sided with One Sith created by Darth Krayt, in which he thought power should be to one alone, and the successor should be the one who slays their master.
Powers and Abilities
- "The dark side, something my entire family has had in their bloodline. Descending from powerful Sith Lords who lived in the time of the Old Republic, I have inherited all of the power. Due to this, I have created abilities that only I know. Just like my old master, Darth Sidious said: "The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural"
- -Lord Kerz-Tak
Trained by his own parents, later by Darth Tyranus, Sidious and Vader, and finally XoXaan, Kol would prove to be one of the most powerful Sith Lords in Galactic history. A powerful Dark Lord of the Sith, Kol's power in dark side reached to match both Sidious and Vader, even though either of the one was close in defeating him several times in lightsaber combat. A perfectionist in the dark side, Kol developed several dark side abilities that he himself only knew, and was even able to learn several other powers that quite few Sith were able to. During Order 66, set by his fourth Sith master, Kol was one of the few Sith to eventually kill Jedi single handed without the use of his lightsaber.
Lightsaber techniques and trainingA powerful and an icredibly skilled duelist, Kol was a master at the Juyo, Makashi, Ataru, Jar'Kai, Shien-style reverse grip variant of Form V, Niman and Djem So. Seen as one of the greatest Sith combatants with a lightsaber, Kol only had a few Jedi and Sith opposers who could match him. Some were Yoda, Darth Sidious, Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker, Shaak Ti, and some of his apprentices. Due to his advanced skill in lightsaber combat, Kol was able to fend of five Jedi at a time, which he demonstrated during the Yuuzhan Vong War, and in the Clone Wars when he attacked the Jedi Temple in late 20 BBY. He managed to fight Sidious of in a draw after becoming the Dark Lord's apprentice, only to later be apprenticed to Darth Vader at one point. Kol was even able to use use several lightsaber forms together, like the Jar'Kai with both the Makashi and Ataru. Kol highly favored the Jar'Kai, Makashi and the Ataru, since he had incredible speed in either form. A master at Force speed, Kol proved to be a formidable and a ferocious opponent, where he used it to his advantage and catch his opponents of guard in a duel, as took the chance to kill them. When using Force speed, Kol appeared to be a phantom, and a blur of motion. Whenever he used the Shien-style reverse grip form, Kol used agressive attacks to overpower and disarm any who fought against him. Despite his mastery at combat, it is unknown how many have defeated Kol. The only known one to defeat him was Shaak Ti. When it came to the Jar'Kai, Kol was agressive, which he demonstrated when he dueled Asajj Ventress. Kol mostly used the Jar'Kai to taunt his opponents and despite the fact the Jar'Kai had a few weaknesses, Kol was able to overpower those weaknesses, where he could deal two-handed blow strikes, able to put weight on blocks and defenses due to his physical strength, and including other tactics he himself created in order to combat and ban the weak spots of the dual-blade combat. Kol would mostly rely on the Force instead of the two blades like some Jar'Kai practitioners. Kol's Jar'Kai was often underestimated by the Dark Acolyte Asajj Ventress, to which she lost multiple times against Kol in sparring matches and in their duel on Dathomir after the massacre of the Nightsister clan.When in combat with his opponents, Kol would often use lethal combat techniques. Such were cho mai, 'cho sun, 'cho mok, 'sai cha, 'sai tok, and 'mou kei. Whenever Kol used these techniques, he was a dangerous and deadly opponent in close comabt, especially because of his quick attacks. Just like his strong and powerful offensive attacks, Kol had a strong and legendary defense with a blade, making it hard for him to be defeated.
- "Enough of this! It's time I show you what true pain is Darth Kio".
- -Lord Kerz-Tak
He was able to take control of his enemies on attacking each other, which was known as Force Mind Tricks. He even unleashed Force Pushes with so much force that the enemy was killed on impact of the wave and could even clear large hallways. He had certain similarities in Force abilities to Starkiller's clone, especially when it came to Force Lightning, his favorite ability. Whenever he was provoked he would use a dangerous ability known as Force Fury where he would build up sufficient levels of energy and then channel it through his body. While using this, his abilities were amplified to three times his power. He could also vaporize vehicles and his enemies alike. He was able to amplify his ability with Tutaminis, and redirect blaster attacks back to his enemies, as to absorb it and channel it to Force Lightning. One of his best Tutaminis abilities were absorbing lightsaber energy with his own hands and amplify it to his Force abilities unleashing a stronger wave or blast of Force Push or Force Lightning. He had a powerful offensive attack becoming one of the most powerful Force potentials in history possibly surpassing Galen Marek's clone Starkiller, and Galen Marek himself including the Dark Apprentice. Although it was later proved that Kol's abilities were matched to the orginal Galen Marek and his clones. Certain types of abilities that Kol used were Force Push , Force Pull, Force Time, Force Shadow, the Jedi Mind trick, Force Wave, Force Wound, Force Choke, Force Corruption, Force Grip, Force Whirlwind, Force Kill, Force illusion, Force lightning, Force Crush, Force Repulse, Force Gravity, Force Shockwave, Saber Throw, Saber Barrier, Telekinetic lightsaber combat, Force Flight, Force Wind, Force cloak, Force speed, Force Immunity and Force Fury. One ability Kol created was Force Charge. It gave the user, in this case Kol, the ability to charge up the dark energy within his body, and the energy from an entire planet and release an attack so devastating, if used on a city, the city would be left completely in ruins. Other abilities that Kol created are still unknown to this day.
Aside from his formidable skills with a lightsaber and in the Force, Kol was highly advanced in martial arts, also known as unarmed combat. Asajj Ventress compared Kol's martial art skill to Krismo Sodi, a member of the Kage Warriors, who were all masters in unarmed martial arts. A very agile and skilled warrior, Kol could fend of his enemies with just this skill, without using his blades nor the Force. This was seen was he was disarmed and outnumbered by the Jedi High Council, which included Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker, during his forth attack on the temple in 20 BBY. Kol easily overpowered the Jedi with his martial arts abilities, to the point he incapacitated Mace Windu, Shaak Ti, Plo Koon, Obi-Wan easily, but was matched by Ahsoka Tano, to which he was still able to overpower.
Under tutelage from Darth Sidious, Kol was also a master in the art of Sith alchemy, which he often used and mostly against the Jedi. Kol even knew Sith magic, a knowledge and power he gained from his parents.