The Dark Prince
Destiny is a lie. Fate is the falsest of hopes. I am beyond prophecy. I forge my own path by making the difficult choices. Now, it is your turn. I am not without mercy. Surrender and you may live. Stand against me, and I will turn you into a monument for fools who believe their victory is preordained. Choose wisely.
Arcann and his twin brother Thexan were the sons of Valkorion, the “Immortal Emperor” of the Eternal Empire. They were trained from childhood to be warriors, but Arcann gradually became resentful of their father’s apparent lack of interest or affection towards them, even as they led the Empire’s armies in driving back the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. Arcann lost his arm and received heavy scarring to his face during an attack on a Sith world, and gained a cybernetic arm and mask covering the left half of his face.
Arcann became furious when, after he and Thexan presented the lightsabers of the fallen Jedi and Sith as trophies from the battle to their father, Valkorion turned away in silence, and overcome by the dark side of the Force, Arcann attempted to attack the Emperor. Thexan, in an attempt to prevent his father’s death, pulled his brother back. Arcann turned his attention to Thexan and struck out at him, but their brief duel ended when Arcann struck his brother down with a cut across the stomach, and the glint of the dark side faded from his eyes while he cradled Thexan. After his brother’s passing, Valkorion instructed Arcann, his now only son, to come with him.