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The entrance to the Sith Academy is on the opposite side of a canyon to Dreshdae.

Dreshdae[edit]

With the door to Dreshdae behind you to the west, a ramp descends to the east. A protocol droid and a utility droid roam around its base:

I cannot render assistance, citizen. Move along. Beep beep beep-oop!

There's a metal box to the northwest, and another to the southwest:

KotOR Icon Item(s) Received.png Item(s) Received: Metal Box KotOR Icon Item(s) Received.png Item(s) Received: Metal Box

Sith Academy[edit]

Cross the bridge over the canyon separating Dreshdae from the Sith Academy on the east side. You only need to speak to the Sith Academy guard, but Belaya may confront you beforehand and you can move closer to the light or dark side of the Force after speaking to Mekel.

Belaya[edit]

If Juhani was slain during your Jedi Trials on Dantooine then Belaya stands before the entrance to the Sith Academy and challenges you before you can speak to anyone else. Combat is inevitable, but if you killed Juhani then you should certainly be able to kill her:

She receives bonuses depending on your character level:

Character level Dexterity Wisdom Vitality Force
12-14 +4 +4 +50 +50
> 14 +6 +6 +100 +100

Thus at character level > 14:

Belaya
KotOR Model Belaya.png
Class Jedi Guardian
Level 8
Alignment 20 (dark)
Skills
Awareness 11
Attribute
Strength 16 +3
Dexterity 20 +5
Constitution 12 +1
Intelligence 10 0
Wisdom 20 +5
Charisma 8 -1
Attribute
Vitality 188
Force 196
Defense 29
Fortitude 7
Reflex 11
Will 9
Ranged Main Off hand
Attack - -
Energy --
Threat --
Melee
Attack 14 -
Energy 5-19-
Threat 19-20,x2-
Items and abilities Feats Force powers

Dark Jedi Knight Robe Lightsaber

Knight Sense Weapon Focus: Lightsaber Advanced Jedi Defense11 Power Attack Flurry Critical Strike11

Choke Destroy Droid Drain Life Fear Force Push Shock Slow17 Advanced Throw Lightsaber Burst of Speed

KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received: KotOR Icon Item(s) Received.png Item(s) Received: Belaya

If you return to Dantooine then you can report this to Vrook Lamar in the Jedi Council Chambers:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Vrook Lamar: It is well that you are still alive, Padawan, in that you have not yet managed to fail us completely. Why is it that you are now bothering me instead of seeking out the Star Map?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. I have slain Belaya on Korriban. She was a Dark Jedi.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Vrook Lamar: I find that... disturbing. It is our failings as teachers that enabled this to happen. Do not give in to the same dark urges as she did or you may suffer a similar fate.

Mekel[edit]

Three prospective Sith students stand to the left of the Sith academy entrance, while two closest to the door have already collapsed, and the Sith apprentice Mekel stands opposite them to the right of the entrance. If you speak to the prospects in the middle and on the right before Mekel:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Prospective Sith Student: You'll get your... turn soon enough, fool. And when you do, *Cough* I will be there, laughing as you collapse from... heat exhaustion and Mekel's beatings! KotOR Icon Dialog.png Prospective Sith Student: P-please... don't hurt me... I am too weak with hunger...

If you speak to Mekel before asking the Aqualish prospect on the left what he's doing:

Speak to the Aqualish prospect:

Speak to Mekel:

Once Mekel has left, you can try to persuade the Aqualish prospect to do likewise:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Prospective Sith Student: You... you were talking to Mekel! I saw you! Where did he go? D-did he... did he tell you I was worthy?!
Medium 1. [Persuade] Mekel is tricking you. He'll never let you into the academy.
KotOR Icon Light.png Light Side Points Gained: +2
Prospective Sith Student: [Success] What?! I... I've wasted all this time! How could I have been so... foolish! I could have died! I'll find another way in, I swear it! I'll show him! Thank you!
Always 2. [Persuade/Lie] He said you should go home. The Sith aren't for you.
KotOR Icon Light.png Light Side Points Gained: +2
Prospective Sith Student: [Success] N-no! Not after all this time! I... oh, this is terrible! I'll have to... go home...
Always 3. [Persuade/Lie] Not yet. He said your final test is to attack that guard.
KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -4
Prospective Sith Student: [Success] He... he did? The guard at the door? My final test? At last!

The guard will kill him. Otherwise, if you fail to persuade him, or don't even try, then he remains:

The prospect on the right can also be persuaded to leave:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Prospective Sith Student: You... talked to Mekel? Have I proved my worth? Did he say anything...?
Easy 1. [Persuade] Mekel is tricking you. He'll never let you into the academy. Medium 2. [Persuade/Lie] He said you should go home. The Sith aren't for you.
KotOR Icon Light.png Light Side Points Gained: +2
Prospective Sith Student: [Success] Oh... oh. All this... for nothing...
KotOR Icon Light.png Light Side Points Gained: +2
Prospective Sith Student: [Success] Go... home...? I...

Regardless of the outcome he always collapses. The prospect in the center won't listen to you:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Prospective Sith Student: Leave... leave me be! I won't listen to your... manipulations. I... I *will* make it into the academy! Just... just a few hours longer... just a few hours, surely...

However, he too collapses if he sees you've acquired a Sith Medallion:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Prospective Sith Student: You... you have a medallion! How... how did you... unghhhh...

If you return after entering the academy, Mekel and these prospective Sith students are gone.

Enter the Sith Academy[edit]

The door to Sith Academy on the east side of the canyon is locked:

[This door is only open to members of the Sith Academy.]

You need to speak to the Sith Academy guard on the left:

Although he cannot be persuaded to let you in, once you've spoken to him then Yuthura Ban appears in Dreshdae's cantina and you'll be given a couple of opportunities to acquire a Sith Medallion. You don't need to ask him how you become a Sith or about the medallion he mentioned, although if it's your first time then it's obviously helpful:

KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Enter the Sith Academy
In order to get inside the Sith academy in Dreshdae, you will have to be approved by one of the Sith as a worthy "hopeful". The one who does the deciding of which hopefuls make it is a Twi'lek Sith Master by the name of Yuthura Ban. She can reportedly be sometimes found in colony's cantina... you should check there.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Enter the Sith Academy
You have heard that when a Sith accepts a hopeful as worthy they are given a medallion... which must then be presented to Yuthura Ban, the Sith Master who decides which hopefuls enter the academy. She can sometimes be found in the colony's cantina. You should probably check to see if she has returned to the cantina.

Once you've spoken to him, you cannot return to Ebon Hawk or change party selection here until the Sith thugs and the Sith apprentice in Dreshdae from whom you can acquire a Sith Medallion no longer stand between you and the Ebon Hawk. If you return with a medallion:

KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Enter the Sith Academy
You have acquired one of the Sith medallions. Presenting this to the Sith Master Yuthura Ban might prove that you are worthy of entering the Sith academy here on Korriban. She can be found in the colony's cantina.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sith Academy Guard: You again? I told you to locate Yuthura Ban in the cantina. She is the only one who can bring new students into the academy.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sith Academy Guard: You are a student at the academy. You may enter by the door.

After entering the academy, that's all he has to say to you.

Sith Medallion[edit]

Once you've spoken to the Sith Academy guard, the Twi'lek Sith Master Yuthura Ban appears Dreshdae's cantina. Although she can be persuaded to let you enter the academy, it's better to acquire a Sith Medallion first. Four Sith thugs also appear outside the Czerka Store, and their leader will challenge you as you approach:

If you say you don't want to pick a fight here, you can move closer to the light side of the Force and receive experience for successfully persuading them to leave you alone:

Medium 1. [Persuade] I'm trying to be reasonable... but if you keep pushing me you'll regret it. Easy 3. [Persuade/Bribe] Here... here's 100 credits. Buy a drink to celebrate, instead.
KotOR Icon Light.png Light Side Points Gained: +4
Sith Thug: [Success] Come on, man, let's just leave these losers alone.
KotOR Icon Light.png Light Side Points Gained: +4
Sith Thug: [Success] Hey, a drink sounds pretty good...
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sith Thug Leader: Ahhh, alright. Let's go. Consider yourself lucky, stranger. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sith Thug Leader: Yeah, it does. Okay, you're off the hook. Let's go, guys.
KotOR Icon Credits.png Credits Lost: 100
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 200 Persuaded Sith thugs to leave you alone

If you try to bribe them and fail, you still move closer to the light side of the Force; you don't if your response is more threatening, but no experience is received for successfully intimidating them:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Are you sure you want to die?
Medium 3. [Persuade] Because I'm not a snot-nosed punk who's biting off more than he can chew.

If you don't bother to persuade them, fail or use the Force, then they engage you in combat:

Killing them results in more experience received at level < 16, but if this is a persuasive light side character's first encounter with multiple Force users then it may be better to avoid it. They receive bonuses depending on your character level:

Character level Dexterity Wisdom Vitality Force
12-14 +4 +4 +50 +50
> 14 +6 +6 +100 +100

Thus at character level > 14:

Sith Thug Leader
KotOR Model Sith Thug Leader.png
Class Jedi Guardian
Level 8
Alignment 50 (neutral)
Skills
Awareness 13
Attribute
Strength 16 +3
Dexterity 20 +5
Constitution 12 +1
Intelligence 10 0
Wisdom 20 +5
Charisma 10 0
Attribute
Vitality 268
Force 204
Defense 27
Fortitude 11
Reflex 15
Will 13
Ranged Main Off hand
Attack - -
Energy --
Threat --
Melee
Attack 14 -
Energy 7-21-
Threat 19-20,x2-
Items and abilities Feats Force powers

Sith Energy Shield Lightsaber

Knight Sense Weapon Specialization: Lightsaber Advanced Jedi Defense11 Improved Power Attack Flurry Critical Strike11

Choke Disable Droid Drain Life Fear Force Whirlwind Slow18 Advanced Throw Lightsaber

Sith Thug
KotOR Model Sith Thug (Male).png
Class Jedi Consular
Level 4
Alignment 50 (neutral)
Skills
Awareness 7
Attribute
Strength 15 +2
Dexterity 20 +5
Constitution 14 +2
Intelligence 10 0
Wisdom 20 +5
Charisma 14 +2
Attribute
Vitality 213
Force 176
Defense 21
Fortitude 10
Reflex 11
Will 13
Ranged Main Off hand
Attack - -
Energy --
Threat --
Melee
Attack 8 -
Energy 4-18-
Threat 19-20,x2-
Items and abilities Feats Force powers

Lightsaber

Jedi Sense Force Focus Weapon Proficiency: Lightsaber Advanced Jedi Defense6 Power Attack Flurry

Shock Slow Stun Wound17

Sith Thug
KotOR Model Sith Thug (Female).png
Class Jedi Guardian
Level 4
Alignment 50 (neutral)
Skills
Awareness 7
Attribute
Strength 15 +2
Dexterity 20 +5
Constitution 12 +1
Intelligence 10 0
Wisdom 20 +5
Charisma 8 -1
Attribute
Vitality 185
Force 148
Defense 21
Fortitude 9
Reflex 13
Will 11
Ranged Main Off hand
Attack - -
Energy --
Threat --
Melee
Attack 9 -
Energy 4-18-
Threat 19-20,x2-
Items and abilities Feats Force powers

Lightsaber

Jedi Sense Weapon Proficiency: Lightsaber Advanced Jedi Defense7 Improved Power Attack Flurry Critical Strike11

Force Push Wound13 Burst of Speed

Despite his low level, the Twi'lek thug has both Force Immunity: Fear and Stun, which effectively gives him Immunity: Mind-Affecting:

Sith Thug
KotOR Model Sith Thug (Twi'lek).png
Class Jedi Sentinel
Level 4
Alignment 50 (neutral)
Skills
Awareness 7
Attribute
Strength 15 +2
Dexterity 20 +5
Constitution 14 +2
Intelligence 10 0
Wisdom 20 +5
Charisma 12 +1
Attribute
Vitality 204
Force 164
Defense 21
Fortitude 10
Reflex 13
Will 11
Ranged Main Off hand
Attack - -
Energy --
Threat --
Melee
Attack 6 4
Energy 4-224-22
Threat 20-20,x220-20,x2
Items and abilities Feats Force powers

Double-Bladed Lightsaber

Jedi Sense Force Immunity Fear Force Immunity Stun Weapon Proficiency: Lightsaber Improved Two-Weapon Fighting Advanced Jedi Defense6 Power Attack Flurry

Force Whirlwind Horror15 Throw Lightsaber

KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received: KotOR Icon Item(s) Received.png Item(s) Received: Sith Thug Leader

This medallion is clearly marked with the insignia of the Sith, and otherwise consists of a shiny black onyx-like material. It is unlikely to be very valuable, but is quite distinctive.

If you return to the room to the northwest then you'll see a lone Sith apprentice besetting two prospective Sith at its southwest exit:

KotOR Icon Light.png Light Side Points Gained: +2
1. Sorry, but I'm not going to let you kill that woman.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Yeah? Let's see how tough you are, then. KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -2
3. Do what you want. It has nothing to do with me.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sith Apprentice: You can't stop me! You first, human, and then she dies!! KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sith Apprentice: I am a Sith, now! My power is supreme! Prepare to die, ha ha!! KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sith Apprentice: Yeah? Well I just decided that Jedi make much better sport than anyone else here. Oh, this should be entertaining. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sith Apprentice: Oh, yeah? Well I just decided I don't need any witnesses. You look like a fun challenge, anyway, so this should be interesting!

The surviving prospect runs away as the apprentice engages in combat. At character level > 14:

Sith Apprentice
KotOR Model Sith Thug Leader.png
Class Jedi Guardian
Level 8
Alignment 50 (neutral)
Skills
Awareness 13
Attribute
Strength 16 +3
Dexterity 20 +5
Constitution 12 +1
Intelligence 10 0
Wisdom 20 +5
Charisma 8 -1
Attribute
Vitality 168
Force 196
Defense 27
Fortitude 11
Reflex 15
Will 13
Ranged Main Off hand
Attack - -
Energy --
Threat --
Melee
Attack 14 -
Energy 7-21-
Threat 19-20,x2-
Items and abilities Feats Force powers

Lightsaber

Knight Sense Weapon Specialization: Lightsaber Advanced Jedi Defense11 Power Attack Improved Flurry Critical Strike11

Destroy Droid Drain Life Fear Force Push Kill Shock Slow17 Advanced Throw Lightsaber Burst of Speed

KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received: KotOR Icon Item(s) Received.png Item(s) Received: Sith Apprentice

These Sith remain in Dreshdae until you're taken to the Tomb of Naga Sadow. Once you've acquired a medallion, if you speak to the prospective Sith male in the Czerka Store and the prospective Sith Twi'lek female by the exit from Dreshdae before entering the academy:

Otherwise, you can ask what that means:

KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Enter the Sith Academy
You have acquired one of the Sith medallions. Presenting this to the Sith Master Yuthura Ban might prove that you are worthy of entering the Sith academy here on Korriban. She can be found in the colony's cantina.

Say you didn't get it in the normal way for a chance to alter your alignment:

You need to successfully persuade them to leave:

Hard 1. [Persuade] You don't want to go through the academy. Trust me. Go home.
KotOR Icon Carth.png Carth: Well, too bad that's exactly where we're headed. KotOR Icon Carth.png Carth: Too bad that's exactly where we're headed.
KotOR Icon Light.png Light Side Points Gained: +2
Prospective Sith: [Success] I... but, ugh... I guess you're right. If I can't even figure this out, what hope do I have? *sigh* I guess this is for the best. Maybe it's time to take up dew farming.
KotOR Icon Light.png Light Side Points Gained: +2
Prospective Sith: [Success] I... but... oh, you're right. It's hopeless. *sigh* I... I guess I should go home. Perhaps I could get a job at the droid shop...
Hard 3. [Persuade/Lie] You must show your bravery by jumping in the chasm.
KotOR Icon Jolee.png Jolee: If a Sith told you to go jump off a cliff, would you? KotOR Icon Juhani.png Juhani: You should not do this. Taking advantage, even of a Sith, leads to the dark side.
KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -4
Prospective Sith: [Success] R-really? That... that sounds like it's, heh, very dangerous. You survived it, though... maybe it isn't so bad...
KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -4
Prospective Sith: [Success] R-really? *gulp!* That... that sounds like it's very dangerous. You survived it, though... maybe it isn't so bad...
Medium 2. [Persuade/Lie] You have to attack one of the Sith for it.
KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -2
Prospective Sith: [Success] That doesn't really sound so easy. I guess it's to prove how brave you are, right? They won't actually kill you? Hm. I guess I'll have to find out...
KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -2
Prospective Sith: [Success] Oh. I'm not much of a combatant... but I guess you have to be brave if you're going to get into the Sith, right? I'll... have to think about it.
Always 4. [Persuade] Take it from one of the other students, of course.
KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -2
Prospective Sith: [Success] Hey! Why didn't I think of that? Hmmm... you look a bit too tough for me. I'll go and find someone a bit easier. Thanks a lot!
KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -2
Prospective Sith: [Success] Hmm... I suppose that might work. A newly accepted student wouldn't have all the powers of the other Sith, would they? Thank you!

Otherwise, if you can still speak to them after entering the academy:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Prospective Sith: Uhh... greetings. You wouldn't happen to be looking for a prospect for the academy, would you? KotOR Icon Dialog.png Prospective Sith: You... are one of the Sith from the academy, yes? Would you happen to be looking for new prospects?

There should be nothing left to do but present the medallion to Yuthura Ban.

Yuthura Ban[edit]

The Twi'lek Sith Master Yuthura Ban appears in the northeast corner of Dreshdae's Cantina. You have to speak to her to enter the Sith academy:

KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Enter the Sith Academy
In order to get inside the Sith academy in Dreshdae, you will have to be approved by one of the Sith as a worthy "hopeful". The one who does the deciding of which hopefuls make it is a Twi'lek Sith Master by the name of Yuthura Ban. She can reportedly be sometimes found in colony's cantina... you should check there.

After confirming who she is you can ask her about joining the Sith, or do so after failing to persuade her and speaking after acquiring a Sith Medallion:

Otherwise, you can get to the point by being more adamant about (not) joining the Sith when you first speak to her, or successfully lying to her about how you acquired a medallion (which is easily done):

Otherwise, if you don't have a medallion then using the Force won't persuade her to accept you into the academy, and you may fail if you use skill:

KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Enter the Sith Academy
You have spoken to the Sith Master Yuthura Ban, but she is not yet convinced that you are worthy to allow into the academy. She did mention that if one of the other Sith accepted you and gave you a medallion she might change her mind.

If you return to say you want to join the Sith before acquiring a medallion:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Yuthura Ban: But I have already told you your answer, human. Do not bother me further, or I shall become irritated.

Otherwise, it's easier to lie if your alignment is already dark (< 40), but if this is the case then it's better not to do so:

Hard 3. [Persuade/Lie] Yes, it does. I wish to become a Sith. Medium 3. [Persuade/Lie] Yes, it does. I wish to become a Sith. Easy 4. [Persuade] Yes, it does. I wish to become a Sith.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Yuthura Ban: [Success] Ah, good. Exactly the sort of answer I was hoping for. KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -2
Yuthura Ban: [Success] Ah, good. Exactly the sort of answer I was hoping for.

She doesn't need persuading if you have a medallion:

KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Enter the Sith Academy
You have convinced Yuthura Ban to accept you into the Sith academy on Korriban. She will take you inside to meet the academy's Master as soon as you are ready.
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 1000 Convinced Yuthura Ban to accept you into the Sith academy
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Yuthura Ban: Are you ready to go there now? KotOR Icon Dialog.png Yuthura Ban: You have come back. Good. Are you prepared to go to the academy?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Yes, I am. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Not yet.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Yuthura Ban: Then let us leave. The Master of the Academy awaits you. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Yuthura Ban: Then come back when you are ready. But do not take long... I *will* leave without you.