"A Sith who advances in the order’s hierarchy will eventually be elevated to Sith Lord. His or her name is preceded by “Lord” in formal address. In the modern Empire, “Dark Lord” is synonymous with this term. An acolyte who completes the trials may be accepted as the apprentice of a Sith Lord."
―In-game Codex (Sith Titles)[src]
Jedi Civil War Sith

Revan and Malak, two of the most famous Sith Lords before the True Sith Empire returned.

Sith Lord is a Rank that is conferred on a powerful Sith who had considerable knowledge of the dark side. The New Sith Empire under Darth Ruin was in power during the Dark Ages of the Jedi. Sith Lords then stalked the galaxy, until the organization eventually fell to infighting, and broke into individual Sith Lords. Lord Kaan's The Brotherhood of Darkness gave all Sith Lords nominal equal status among the Sith. This strategy was created to prevent the Sith from killing each other, which had been the natural order of the dark side up until the formation of the Brotherhood. At the end of the first war between the Jedi and Sith, Bane saw this as a violation of the natural order of the Sith and cleansed the Order by destroying Lord Kaan's Brotherhood and supplanting it with his own Rule of Two: two Sith, one master to embody the power and one to crave it. In most cases, the apprentice was trained until he was strong enough in the force to slaughter his master.  After the Galactic Civil War, Darth Krayt abandoned the Rule of Two to rebuild the Sith, thus multiplying the population of the Sith Lords hugely, all under the rule of Darth Krayt. They then attacked the Empire after the Sith Imperial War and ruled the galaxy.  The term "Sith Lord" generally encompassed members of both genders, although some female Sith such as Lumiya, Tahiri Veila and Olaris Rhea were styled Sith Lady Sith, Lord referred to a high-ranking member of the Sith race's society. As the Sith civilization progressed, many claimed the title and earn the superior rank of Sith'ari: the Sith Overlord: Adas and Dathka Graush were such Overlords. it is the second highest rank in the Sith Order.

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Known Sith Lords

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