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Darth Revan's holocron was a four-sided pyramid-shaped Sith holocron molded in the shape of the Temple of the Ancients on Lehon, slightly larger than the Human hand. Recorded by the former Sith Lord, detailing his thoughts on the Sith and dark side philosophy, the holocron contained knowledge of ancient Sith rituals too dangerous and powerful for even the strongest Sith Master to attempt, including the Thought bomb. The holocron projected a tiny crude image of the Master whose personality was imprinted on it, wearing dark hooded robes; Revan would share his knowledge with any who was worthy.

Following Revan's capture and return to the light side of the Force, the holocron was lost within the Temple of the Ancients on Rakata Prime, a place of great significance to him as it was a stepping stone in his fall to the dark side and also the place of his final redemption.

Darth Bane would later rediscover the holocron. Using the knowledge inside he fashioned the Rule of Two. When the holocron's power source died it was of no more use to Bane. He did just as Revan had taught him and destroyed the artifact, crushing it with the Force until nothing but dust remained.

Known contents of the holocron

Source:  Darth Bane: Path of Destruction Attribution:  Drew Karpyshyn

I am Darth Revan, Dark Lord of the Sith.

Those who use the dark side are also bound to serve it. To understand this is to understand the underlying philosophy of the Sith.

The dark side offers power for power's sake. You must crave it. Covet it. You must seek power above all else, with no reservation or hesitation.

The Force will change you. It will transform you. Some fear this change. The teachings of the Jedi are focused on fighting and controlling this transformation. That is why those who serve the light are limited in what they accomplish.

True power can come only to those who embrace the transformation. There can be no compromise. Mercy, compassion, loyalty: all these things will prevent you from claiming what is rightfully yours. Those who follow the dark side must cast aside these conceits. Those who do not—those who try to walk the path of moderation—will fail, dragged down by their own weakness.

Those who accept the power of the dark side must also accept the challenge of holding on to it. By its very nature the dark side invites rivalry and strife. This is the greatest strength of the Sith: it culls the weak from our order. Yet this rivalry can also be our greatest weakness. The strong must be careful lest they be overwhelmed by the ambitions of those working beneath them in concert. Any master who instructs more than one apprentice in the ways of the dark side is a fool. In time, the apprentices will unite their strengths and overthrow the master. It is inevitable; axiomatic. That is why each master must have only one student.

This is also the reason there can only be one Dark Lord. The Sith must be ruled by a single leader: the very embodiment of the strength and power of the dark side. If the leader grows weak another must rise to seize the mantle. The strong rule; the weak are meant to serve. This is the way it must be.

My time here is ended. Take what I have taught you and use it well.

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  • Darth Bane: Path of Destruction (First appearance)


  • Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force

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