The Jedi mission to explore Malachor Three proved fateful for all those involved. Besieged by the dark spirit of the Sith Lord interred there, most of the expedition‒Yuon Par, Duras Fain, Sidonie Garen, Eriz Vossan and Cin Tykan‒managed to flee, but the youngest member, Parkanas Tark, was left behind.
Believed dead by his comrades, Parkanas nevertheless survived‒though he was left horribly scarred by the dark creatures that dwelled on the planet. Nothing was left in him but anger and a longing for revenge. Taking the name Vivicar, he managed to recover the secrets of the dark plague once created by the Sith Lord Terrak Morrhage, and turned it against the Jedi who had been his friends. Now, Vivicar seeks not only personal vengeance, but the annihilation of the Jedi Order that left him to die so long ago.