Darth Malgus was a Human male Sith Lord of the Sith Empire during the First Multiverse War. He was born under the name Veradun within Imperial space, and raised by his adoptive father. While still young, Veradun killed a Twi'lek servant on his father's estate, revealing the dark will behind his sensitivity to the Force. The young boy was subsequently sent to the Sith Academy on the Axis capital of Dromund Kaas, where he became a Sith Warrior and a successful commander of the Axis Military. During a trip to the Filo world of Geonosis, Veradun discovered the Twi'lek slave girl Eleena Daru and took her as his own. Although she was technically his slave, the two fell in love with one another and fought side by side in many battles during the First War against the Alliance (especially the Imperium of Man). Veradun later eschewed his birth name and adopted the Sith moniker of Darth Malgus. He later created the Grand Sith Empire after he became convinced of the Axis darker intent for his home.