Korriban, home of the Sith Academy and the burial tombs of Legendary Sith warriors such as Naga Sadow, Tulak Hord, and many others. All great Sith Lords were buried on this rock, and this is where the Dark Side is strong. They built the Sith Academy here on Korriban, to use the tombs and the dark energies on the planet to help progress the Sith training. This dangerous planet is the perfect place for any Sith. A new shuttle dropped off a fresh batch of recruits, these sniveling brats were given the chance to become a Sith. Only two will survive. Kotron was standing in the grand hall of the Academy, all the students were wearing the standard gray outfit that was given to every new student. Every student stood in a line, arms behind their backs as they waited for the Master of the Academy to arrive. To look at the new, fresh blood that stood before the Valley of the Dark Lords. His eyes glanced side to side, a human male stood to his right and a Zabrak female stood to his left. He was about to lean over and speak to the Zabrak female, but stopped when the grand doors opened and a man, a human no less, walked forward. He held the presence of being mighty, and how the guards and Sith bowed down before him, it was clear that this would be the man that would teach them. Uthar Lyx was the Master's name, and he was the Master of the Academy, but that was it. He wasn't the strongest Sith in the Galaxy, far from it. Uthar looked at all the new recruits, Fledglings, and they were all worthless in his eyes. They can gain some worth, but only through blood and sacrifice will they ever get more than a glare from him. "Most of you will die. You will never know what it would feel like to hold power, to be supreme, and to have it all. Only two of you will survive training, and only two." He spoke, walking in front of all the Students. Some had a stronger control over the Force, and some were complete novices. "You are fledglings! You have nothing, you must forge your own path. You will be given nothing, you will find answers on your own. No one is your friend, you will eventually have to kill the ones you are standing next to. You are specks of sand, you will be walked upon daily." He spoke, making sure every student understood. Kotron noticed the heavy influence of Sith Soldiers in the room, blaster rifles ready to fire, what was Uthar planning? "Now that you know only two will survive. Ask yourself! Will you really make it? Are you willing to die to become a Sith? Walk forward if you wish to give up now!" He waited, out of 30 Students, 3 students stepped forward. "Ah! So you three wish to give up already? You are a disgrace, you do not deserve to breath." Uthar spoke and the three students looked away uncomfortably, and a few of the guards raised their blaster rifles and shot the three students. As the students fell, dead on impact, Uthar walked over the corpses and looked at all of the remaining students. "Congratulations, twenty-seven of you have passed the first test. This is one of many. Now get out of my sight and train until the second test." Tests would be sporadic, and random. No one would know when the next test could happen. The next test could happen in a minute, or days, or months. They had to train their bodies, their minds, and their resolve. Kotron glanced at the students, many of them were grouping up and talking. This was the first phase, they were making temporary alliances to get over the first couple of tests. The more students that died, the more betrayals that would happen. Kotron turned to look at the female Zabrak, one of his own. Two Students would pass, so he would have to choose wisely, choose a partner that would stick with him to graduation. "My name is Kotron, and we should probably pair up if we want to survive past the first few tests." He spoke calmly, showing no signs of intimidation. He was shaken up by Uthar's demonstration of what would happen to quitters. This was much different than the Jedi training he received. He subconsciously placed his hand on his belt, but his lightsaber wasn't there. The Guards confiscated all the students weapons, they would have to start fresh and fight for what is theirs.