Despite Arieg’s humble beginnings as a space dock porter boy, in the course of six short years he has risen to the highest levels of Thurian administration with the persuasive aid of the Dark Side of the Force. Though his mind is deeply immersed in its influence, he has not yet attained the true standing of a Sith Lord.
It is believed by most that the young man, a reject of the Jedi order, stumbled across a hidden cache of Sith holocrons and other dark devices, left behind to re-establish the Sith if ever the line were broken. He soon found he possessed the skills to activate them, using abilities he had experimented with as a Jedi apprentice. Arieg was at first most interested in the new aggressive tactics the recordings showed him, but they also taught him to manipulate his superiors for his own personal gain.
Arieg enlisted with the Thurian Space Corps, under the most militaristic government in the region. He openly allowed the dogmatic Thurian doctrines to permeate his beliefs, driving deep into him a festering hate for neighboring civilizations, and letting that slow burn fuel his progress down the Dark Path. His skills and reflexes increased exponentially during this period, and though the Thurians were engaged in no major wars at the time, Arieg still came close to breaking the Corps’ all-time kill record by leading his squad on long cross-system pirate hunts for months at a time.
After spending two years as one of the Corps’ finest pilots, he was recommended to attend an officer’s academy. He rapidly ascended to the office of Planetary Governor, one of eight officials responsible for advising the Thurian King and overseeing the execution of his will. Most others at his level were certain that there was no coincidence in the sudden resignations and deaths of most of the people who had refused to make way as he ascended the chain of command. Somehow, the King smiled on this behavior, praising Arieg’s determination and resolve. For these reasons, the other governors feared to cross him, and he held sway over much of the planetary affairs.
Sometime as he neared the top of the ladder, he began to masquerade as a Sith Lord. Assuming the appearance of a cyborg and dubbing himself “Darth Moros,” he began covertly to appear to the King, informing him of secrets Arieg had learned from the Dark Side. The Thurian Kingdom flourished with Moros’ advice, and soon he was able to persuade the King, who was growing old in those years, to name Arieg as the heir to the throne. The King consented, agreeing wholeheartedly with Moros, but no sooner was the decision made public than the King was found dead on the royal throne.
There was no time, however, for anyone to officially question the circumstances of Arieg’s ascension to the seat of power. Within an hour of the notice of the old King’s death Arieg had crowned himself and replaced the top three levels of government directly beneath him. Public outcry went up, but only for a short time. The military swarmed in to prevent any uprising, and Arieg, with charm begotten from the Dark Side, was able to sway the masses sufficiently to disarm any chance of rebellion. For most inhabitants of the planet, life returned to normal in a surprisingly short time.
Meanwhile, Arieg was hard at work. Having recently seized control of an entire planetary kingdom was somehow insufficient to feed his lust for power. The Dark Side seemed to have pierced the very core of his being, and his will was no longer his own. He began to mass the Thurian armed forces, commissioning a new class of warship over two kilometers in length to be manufactured by the thousands. To feed the new industrial revolution, he ordered mining fleets to turn to the Zahorian asteroid belt, a popular resource for neighboring planet Marina. This action, he knew, would force a competition between the two races, weakening Marina’s economy as well as antagonizing the entire community of systems.
As the Proton Confrontation spiraled towards open war, Arieg kept up the Sith Lord charade, naming Darth Moros an official Thurian privateer from his post as King. From then on, armed with a customized destroyer christened Mercenary, the cyborg terrorized space ways, preying on passing merchant ships and even passenger vessels. Once fighting broke out in the neighboring region, he focused his efforts almost exclusively on destroying the small assortment of Jedi fighting for the enemy, particularly on the Rathage brothers after they destroyed his original cyborg body in a lightsaber duel.
The Minifig's Story
Darth Moros is a character I've been working on for a very long time now. When I first really got into Lego® I used the UFO minifig for my standard villain. At the time, he was my arch-nemesis for a chainsaw-armed minifig called "Cybo-bot." Eventually the villain assumed the name "Evil Cybobot." The chainsaw dude got destroyed when I moved on to Star Wars, where the villain flew a patchwork nuclear fighter and was now the arch-nemesis of my protagonists, Jace and Atis Rathage. When the developing storyline made the Rathages into Jedi trainees, it was somewhat necessary to have Cybobot be a Sith. As such, I needed to give him a better name. After brainstorming for a while I came up with "Arieg Morpheus". That worked for a while, but then I saw The Matrix and decided to change the name to avoid any complications. The minifig is a slightly-modified Lego® U.F.O. Differences include: A. Lightsaber B. Cape C. Removal of sticker from forehead. I should probably customize him a bit more, but I like him enough the way he is.
Hey, cool. I like the helmet, though it looks like when you whent and did the lightsaber effects you took agradient to it instead of removing the sticker. nice job anyways.
also, guy below me, the lightsaber is fake, done in an editing program. In reality it's just a lightsaber stick like any other lego.
of course its not custom
The idea is super awesome though. Really great job on the story and I like then name a lot. Much better than the old one you posted this as.
Keep makin awesome stuff. Love the story line.