Warning: Contains spoilers for my SWTOR Fan-fiction series. Ballorn and Maranna were both created specifically for Photoshop depictions.
Ballorn was trained in various forms of lightsaber techniques, thus he knows how to wield two blades, a staff, one lightsaber, or even two staves.
Ballorn is introduced in later instalments. He looks like his brother and is his enemy. He becomes the leader of the True Sith faction, titled High Lord Ballorn. Even if he wields the dark side, since physically he is the mirror image of his older brother, his in-game class and specialisation are also the mirror image of his brother’s. For a long time they never met, because Brenum never knew Ballorn existed. Ballorn hid himself well and at the appropriate time, revealed himself.
Ballorn’s contempt for his brother comes from years of growing up being compared to the child his parents left behind when they joined the True Sith faction. Story Brenum was raised by adoptive parents, friends of his biological parents, while Ballorn was raised by their true parents. Brenum had been left behind because at a young age, he did not seem to possess the Force. Ballorn strove his entire life for validation and approval, which his parents never gave him.
In-game Ballorn is a bit more neutral than dark side, and he likes to hang out at Rosiet’s Temple of Light on Coruscant.
Ballorn came to hate his brother and promised himself he would destroy him.
Maranna is Ballorn’s ally, or she should be. She is the self-proclaimed leader of the True Sith in essence, which Ballorn allowed due to a Force defect she has which makes her an extremely powerful and dangerous being in my SWTOR fan-fiction story. She too was created specifically to depict her story character.
In-game Maranna is a marauder, wielding two lightsabers. Story Maranna wields a lightsaber and a lightwhip. The lightwhip she got from Relsor; it originally belonged to Darth Gourd, the founder of the True Sith faction, Relsor’s uncle. Maranna is human, and was introduced in Story 9 of the fanfic series. She was Relsor’s lover.
So how are there two leaders of the True Sith who endure each other? Ballorn was given the title after earning his place among the leaders of the True Sith. Relsor himself named him his successor. Maranna claimed the title for herself, having been Relsor’s lover. Maranna became very powerful through Sith Alchemy, but lacked the strategic prowess and leadership skills Ballorn did. Thus they chose to rule together, though neither can stand the other and wish to find a way to overthrow the other.
In-game Maranna enjoys hanging out with Tiamat and Quar’zun at Tiamat’s Lair of Shadows on Manaan.