>quick recap on Dun Moch’s brothers
Another idea I had, one that was cast into the void with those threads that got nuked alongside our old bunkers, was delving into what were essentially Sith traditional duel objectives that lended themselves to tactics and techniques. The idea came from that line in Path of Destruction when Kas’im states that Bane has “achieved Dun Moch” during his duel with the zabrak faggot who’s name escapes me. Now let’s pretend you’re the retard here (instead of me) and don’t know what Dun Moch is, Dun Moch refers to the Sith linguistic technique where you verbally abuse your opponent in order to goad some form of desired reaction from them, in the movies it always more or less failed the user (Dooku activated Anakin’s trap card and died, Vader pissed off Luke and got slapped around) but regardless it’s the equivalent of telling someone to “Mic Up” in an argument and then tearing their heart out with crude humor and snarky remarks.
It’s origins go back to ancient Sith traditions, where they’d judge a duel’s outcome and describe the victor’s triumph based on how he won, this was also done to make it easier for the Kissai documenting the events and the Zuguruk who’d be explaining to the chisel slaves what to write on the giant stone obelisk.
Now the old threads are lost and I’m forced to delve into the dark and deeply autistic crags of my faulty memory, gambling my life with every step upon the groaning tight rope composed by all of my extra chromosomes, risking life and limb to entertain you, my homies, and niggas.
The lowest form of victory, the way of the Tuk’ata and the death from a thousand cuts, the only positive thing about achieving this victory is that you managed to walk away from the fight. Nobody’s gonna use boast about your impressive ability to outlast your opponent, the word “Hask” means agony as your victory was achieved by slowly surely (and agonizingly) wearing out your opponent by turtling his attacks and lightspamming. It’s long, drawn out, and agonizing for the unfortunate spectators. You didn’t dominate your opponent, you didn’t manipulate your opponent, you gassed him out and bled him out. Regardless, it’s a much better alternative to dying.
A step up to be sure, “Kots” means To Break. To pull this one off you have to successfully crush your opponent with raw strength, smashing apart his guard, armor, and bones. A victory through pure strength is a commendable one, and the Sith will respect you for it. This is the way of the Terentatek, and most massassi focus on achieving it.
Victory through manipulation, it is one thing to physically dominate your opponent, it is another to trick him into falling on your sword or relinquishing control to blood madness and opening himself up for disembowelment. This is the way of the Hssiss, the dark side dragon who’s venomous bite infects the mind with a murderous hunger that can only be quenched through bloodshed. Sith also think this is pretty impressive, basically on par with Dun Kots.
If you were every wondering what the word “Sith” meant, the Sith word for Sith is Tsis, meaning Sith. They also have another word, Sith, meaning “Perfect.” This victory requires the opponent to submit and welcome his death. This is quite a feat, as we’re talking about convincing a powerful Sith lord, someone who’s peoples’ culture revolves around self determination, might, pride, and an intense fear of death, to willingly bow his head forward like a stupid animal for his neck to be cut, that or kill himself.
I mentioned earlier that time Marka Ragnos stood beneath Vjun’s acid rain after daring the last of his rivals to gut himself with a shikkar in order to save the lives of his retainers, (thus saving the Eradicator Cult from complete annihilation) submitting himself before Marka Ragnos. To the Sith, submitting yourself to another is enslaving yourself, and those below you, to his whim. You are placing yourself and your powerbase under him, basically becoming his bitch. This is a shameful and embarrassing turn of events for you. (This entire situation is an obvious nod to Shogun Hideyoshi’s bargain with his last rebelling daimyo, who killed himself with a knife before Hideyoshi and submitting his household ((and life)) to him, the nips think this is very honorable, the Sith think it’s bitch made pussy shit)
Generally if a Sith tells somebody to go do “’___’ with a knife” they’re invoking the cultural terror associated with dying to a shikkar, the agonizing and humiliating death one that’s even more self destructive if you do it to yourself, I invented the term “Shik’nwul” meaning, “the knife’s peace,” or “peace from a knife,” and you all know what the Sith think about peace, this refers to the action of stabbing yourself with a shikkar and snapping it off in your guts, think of it as a twisted form of sudoku.
There is no honor, there is only shame and pain, strong emotions ready to get slurped up by the victor’s Force straw as he Force drains the last of your life force away. Unlike harakiri where the head is removed to end the pain, the Sith only decapitate their opponent to keep the skull as a trophy and will only do it after there’s no more agony capri-sun to enjoy.
Now the magical thing about Dun Sith is that it doesn’t matter how you battered your opponent, it doesn’t matter if you wore him out, broke him apart, or tripped him up, if you get him to submit to you, you achieve Dun Sith, and with it have achieved a victory above all other victories. The practice of Sith lords carrying around shikkars to offer up to defeated opponents began after Marka Ragnos’ stunning victory over the Vjun lord and the practice survived the Great Hyperspace War (a quick note: The reason the Kesh tribe of Sith don’t do this is because their development was completely disconnected from the Sith after they were stranded before the Pal-Syn war) and was still a vital element of Sith culture up until the Great Galactic War, a time where 30 years of conflict slowly chipped away at many of the Sith’s old traditions.