DB:Dark Side Compendium

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The Dark Brotherhood is a subgroup of the Emperor's Hammer, a historied Star Wars fan club that has supported Star Wars gaming and fan content since 1995. This has been through the establishment of various thematic groups that deliver community, collaboration, competition and a Star Wars flavoured experience that picks up at the fringes of official media. The Dark Brotherhood is a group that thematically encaptures a Star Wars Universe where Sith and their functionaries utilizing their power with the dark side of the force seek domination through subjugation and control or violence and warfare. Where members play supported games, across various platforms, take part in competitions and share their creativity all towards the advancement and accolades of their Dark Brotherhood persona.

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Dark Council

The Dark Council is the leading body of the Dark Brotherhood, each position of the Dark Council along with their aides are assigned to the efficient operation of different aspects of the Dark Brotherhood, from running group wide Vendettas and competitions, operating it's website, managing its membership database, overseeing the group wide development of art and lore and more. Click here to find out more about the Dark Council.

Clans and Houses

Clans and Houses are the groups within the Dark Brotherhood that define the majority of the groups structure, distinguish responsibility over portions of the membership and add their own unique flavour to the Dark Brotherhood. To learn more about the structure of Clans and Houses and how they function, click here.


Battleteams are the smallest units within the Dark Brotherhood and they are where the majority of members are assigned. Battleteams allow for small groups of members to be organised by their Battleteam Leader, to offer activities specific to their members and to compete against other Battleteams in Fueds or as part of their House or Clan in larger events.


As members progress within the Dark Brotherhood they will earn promotions that are indicative of an individuals commitment and accomplishments. A member earns their first rank by joining the Dark Brotherhood and progresses through ranks with training and dedication, and with hard work and effort over long periods of time they may reach the highest ranks of the Brotherhood. To learn more about ranks within the Dark Brotherhood, click here.


Through the completion of task, events, participation in competitions and meritorious achievement members of the Dark Brotherhood can earn awards such as Medal and other items. Awards are generally broken down into a few categories, Competitive awards, General awards and awards for outstanding achievement. To see all available awards and what they're awarded for, click here.


Some have claimed it to be a civilised weapon, whilst for others it is a symbol of power and strength. The lightsaber is a weapon a member of the Dark Brotherhood may earn the right to wield and construct upon reaching the rank of Knight. To find out more about lightsabers and their construction in the Dark Brotherhood, click here.

Shadow Academy

The Shadow Academy is the Dark Brotherhoods institute of learning. Where all members can seek to expand their knowledge, understand the ways of the Dark Side of the Force and learn skills to become more powerful Sith. To discover what opportunities the Shadow Academy affords members of the Dark Brotherhood, click here.

note: The Shadow Academy is currently closed, for all educational enquires look to the Imperial University

Masters and Students

The Master Student Program allows for a Sith of the rank of Knight or above to take a Student below the rank of Knight, whom they may train as they see fit in the ways of the Dark side and the Dark Brotherhood. This relationship allows the Master to impart their wisdom, set goals and targets for their Student and in return aid in fast tracking the learning and career of their student.

Visit the Imperial University to read the course notes on the Master Student Program.

Force Powers

As users and adherents of the Dark Side of the Force, many Force powers are available to those Dark Brotherhood members willing to train and learn. These Force powers can be used within official fiction, competitive fiction and even table top games to display the strengths and capabilities of a member of the Dark Brotherhood. To find out more about what Force powers are available, how their used and obtained, click here.

Robes of the Dark Brotherhood

As members progress through the ranks of the Dark Brotherhood they will attain ceremonial robes that outwardly show how far they've progressed within the Dark Brotherhood, and at the highest ranks possibly attain personal robes. To see all available Robes, click here.

Grants of Arms

Upon reaching the ranks of the yeomanry a member of the Dark Brotherhood may adopt a Grant of Arms, it's heraldry serving to both individualise and identify a member of the Dark Brotherhood. To find out more about Grants of Arms and their construction, click here.


The Dark Brotherhood has many established competitions that pit Clans, Houses and Battleteams against each other to determine superiority and to attain titles and claim prizes. To learn more about Vendettas, Feuds and Rites click here.

Dark Hall on Eos

The Dark Hall is the seat of power of the Dark Brotherhood, located in the territories of the Emperor's Hammer and orbiting Aurora Prime, the Dark Hall on the moon Eos is historied and secret. To find out more about the Dark Hall on Eos, click here.

Litany of the Grand Masters

Over the course of decades the Dark Brotherhood has borne witness to the rise of many Grand Masters, been at the center of great intrigue and as with all good stories has suffered triumphs and turmoil, often with no small amount of embellishment. To read about the history of the Brotherhood, click here.

Approved Gaming Platforms

Games and Genres CoFs In game presence

First Person Shooters

Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast (2002)
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (2003)
EA Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (2017)

Real Time Strategy

Star Wars: Empire at War (2006)

Flight Sims

Star Wars: X-Wing (1993)
Star Wars: TIE Fighter (1994)
Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter (including Balance of Power add on) (1997)
Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance (1999)
Star Wars: Squadrons (2020)
Star Conflict (2012) Corporation: Emperor's Hammer


Star Wars: The Old Republic (2011) Guild: Emperor's Hammer / Infiltrator Wing
Star Trek Online (2010) Clan: Emperor's Hammer / Infiltrator Wing


Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes (2015) Guild: Emperor's Hammer