Skere Kaan is a male Human Jedi Master who served the Jedi Order in the last years of the New Sith Wars before defecting to become a Dark Lord of the Sith and creating the Brotherhood of Darkness within the reorganized Sith Empire. Ruling the Sith for a decade, Kaan's reign was completely turbulent as the Brotherhood was rife with civil unrest, and conflict with the Jedi saw his numbers dwindle. At the end of the bloody Ruusan campaign, Kaan, his followers, and the Jedi Army of Light were all destroyed by a thought bomb of his own creation during the Seventh Battle of Ruusan. He serves as the secondary antagonist of novel Darth Bane: Path of Destruction, and a minor antagonist in Darth Bane: Rule of Two.
Unlike many Sith Lords, Kaan was handsome, charming and charismatic, claiming that all were equal in the Brotherhood of Darkness. Nevertheless, he was manipulative frequently using mind tricks to ensure the loyalty of his followers. He chose those who were weak-willed to ensure their loyalty, though certain members of his Brotherhood were strong willed enough to resist him, notably Bane and Kopecz. Bane regarded Kaan as both a coward and a fool and believed that he did not deserve the title of Dark Lord of the Sith.
Ironically, despite his mastery of mind tricks, Kaan himself was weak willed and preached Rule by the Strong to hide his own weakness. It was this weakness that allowed his defeats in the last days of his life to drive him insane, which eventually led to his death.
Kaan was exceptionally skilled in the use of mind tricks which he used in an attempt to ensure the loyalty of his followers. Certain members of the Brotherhood of Darkness were able to resist him, notably Bane and Kopecz, though Kopecz had to use more effort than Bane. In addition to his mastery of mind tricks, Kaan was a master of Battle meditation, a skilled military strategist, and a powerful warrior. It should be noted that although Darth Bane thought he was a fool, when asked by his newly acquired apprentice Darth Zannah if he was weak, he thought to himself that Kaan was many things, but weak was not one of them.