Hands of the Dark Side
The sith empire is a far cry from what they once were. Constant warring with the republic has crippled them along with the republic nearly to the point of impotence. The empire’s presence lies mostly in the outer rim worlds with a few cluster of systems into the midrim and outer core. These have been allowed to stay only due to republic’s own weakened force. Because of this stand still, a truce between the two forces have remained.
There is a looming disturbance that threatens this pitiful illusion of peace. The sith empire have whisperings of a new dark lord. If these whisperings are true, then the empire will have a banner of the dark side to rally around and renew their war once again.