|Sorcerers of Tund|
|Date of founding||
c. 28,000 BBY
|Planet of founding|
The Sorcerers of Tund were a largely reclusive, secretive group of an ancient order of Sith mages notable for their concealing outfits. The Sorcerers were highly skilled in deception, illusions, and shapeshifting. Their Force "magic" was spectacular and terrifying to behold. It was believed that the Sorcerers distinguished themselves as some of the greatest Force users ever known, inventing Force powers such as Torture by chagrin. They rarely ventured off Tund, and were known to be driven mad by their explorations of the Force.
Sorcerers of Tund were founded on the planet Tund by banished pureblooded Sith after the Sith had acquired the technology and dark side lore of the ancient Rakata around 28,000 BBY. This pureblooded Sith society, spoken of in whispers throughout much of the galaxy, combined science, ontology, and magic. Convinced by their Rakatan interactions that all sentients are Force-sensitive, the Sorcerers of Tund proclaimed the omnipresence of the Force ("the Unity") that illuminated the deception of dualities and multiplicity.
The early Jedi viewed the sorcerers as merely another Force sect, much like the Jal Shey or Zeison Sha. But following the Restoration - and reign of terror by Karnak Tetsu, who lead the sorcerers in the years following the Great Sith War - the Jedi Order would often try to "convert" the Sorcerers, attempting to convince them to use the Force without any of their trappings of magic and mysticism. However, they were unsuccessful, and eventually the Jedi contented themselves with making sure the Sorcerers did not descend into the dark side. Unsurprisingly, the sorcerers were reticent in accepting outlanders, believing that only true Sith can grasp their truth. On one occasion, however, they welcomed the few remaining Massassi and Kissai, descended from outcasts much like themselves.
During the waning years of the Galactic Republic, numerous crises forced the Jedi to abandon their surveillance of the Sorcerers of Tund, which caused them to miss the destruction of the Sorcerers. In 22 BBY, Adler Roty claimed to be a Sorcerer of Tund. The last known disciple of the group was Rokur Gepta, a Croke who joined the group, learned all their secrets of power, invented a few of his own, and when he felt that there was nothing more to learn, killed the others and all other life on the planet with his electromagnetic torpedo. Gepta would repeatedly come into conflict with Lando Calrissian during the early years of the gambler's career, eventually dying at his hands, thus seemingly eradicating the order.