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File:KotOR Map Tomb of Ajunta Pall.png
Map of the tomb of Ajunta Pall

Valley[edit]

Door to Valley is at the west end of the tomb: if you want to return to Ebon Hawk or change party selection, then you need to exit to do so.

There's a door down the corridor to the east, beyond which the corridor is mined to protect a locked door:

Awareness Average Plasma Mine Detect 30 (10) Demolitions Disable 25 (5) Recover 35 (15)
Security Door Unlock 28 (8) Bash Resist 5 Vitality 20

It's possible to pass this mine on the south side of the corridor without triggering it. The corridor beyond continues down a ramp to the east before opening on a platform where a tuk'ata encounter awaits, the composition of which depends on your character level:

Character level
< 12 12-13 14 > 14
  • Tuk'ata (2)
  • Tuk'ata (2)
  • Dire Tuk'ata
  • Tuk'ata (3)
  • Dire Tuk'ata
  • Tuk'ata (4)
  • Dire Tuk'ata (2)

The high natural Force Resistance of tuk'ata means that even a level 20 Jedi's Force powers will only breach it 45% of the time, so Force users are advised to use (Advanced) Throw Lightsaber against them.

Dire Tuk'ata
KotOR Model Dire Tuk'ata.png
Class Minion
Level 13
Alignment 50 (neutral)
Skills
Awareness 6
Attribute
Strength 22 +6
Dexterity 14 +2
Constitution 18 +4
Intelligence 8 -1
Wisdom 6 -2
Charisma 9 -1
Attribute
Vitality 137
Force -
Defense 19
Fortitude 9
Reflex 7
Will 3
Ranged Main Off hand
Attack - -
Energy --
Threat --
Melee
Attack 19 -
Physical 7-
Threat 20-20,x2-
Items and abilities Feats Force powers

Force Resistance32 Regeneration1

None

None

KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received: KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:

There's a Sith corpse at the base of the ramp to the right, and another at the south end of the platform:

KotOR Icon Item(s) Received.png Item(s) Received: Sith Corpse KotOR Icon Item(s) Received.png Item(s) Received: Sith Corpse

The datapad appears to be the journal of a Sith archaeologist by the name of Veren Gal. Most of it consists of uninteresting notes on the geology of the tomb's caverns, but the final entry is as follows:

"Strangely enough, I've found traces of Therangen in the tomb. This is an unstable black rock used as fuel by lesser races... perhaps the ancient Sith on Korriban used it as a power source? It is a volatile and dangerous substance, and reacts violently to fire. I will have to be careful."

The chasm to the east of this platform is bridged to the north, while a narrow platform on which four deactivated droids stand extends half way across it to the south beyond a rune covered obelisk which blocks entry. The bridge itself is also blocked, by a Therangen obelisk halfway across, and there's a severed arm on the left at its west end:

KotOR Icon Item(s) Received.png Item(s) Received: Severed Arm
  • Datapad

This datapad seems to have once belonged to an enterprising young Sith student who had ventured into the tomb in search of Ajunta Pall's sword. One of his entries is of particular note:

"There has got to be a way to get past this obelisk blocking the bridge! It seems to be made of some kind of unstable material... I'm willing to bet some kind of energy discharge will set it off. Blaster fire isn't doing the trick, however. I'll have to try some kind of explosive. I just hope that guard droid over there is as defunct as it looks."

Interact with the Therangen obelisk and you'll discover its an empty container: switch to give item and give any mine, or any grenade other than a CryoBan, ion or poison grenade, and you'll run back to the west end of the bridge as it explodes, clearing the way. However, this also activates the four droids to the south:

Assault Droids Mark II
KotOR Model Assault Droids Mark II.png
Class Combat Droid
Level 2
Alignment 50 (neutral)
Skills
Awareness 7
Attribute
Strength 10 0
Dexterity 12 +1
Constitution 12 +1
Intelligence 8 -1
Wisdom 8 -1
Charisma 4 -3
Attribute
Vitality 102
Force -
Defense 22
Fortitude 4
Reflex 1
Will -1
Ranged Main Off hand
Attack 5 -1
Energy 3-83-8
Threat 20-20,x220-20,x2
Melee
Attack - -
Physical --
Threat --
Items and abilities Feats Force powers

Blaster Pistol (2) Environment Shield Level 3orEnergy Shield Level 3

Combat Logic Upgrade Weapon Specialization: Blaster Pistol Master Rapid Shot

None

All have shields which absorb 50 points of energy damage in total, while two have an Environment Shield Level 3 which can also absorb sonic, cold and heat damage. Melee attacks are obviously impossible, so it's up to any ranged attackers or Force users to kill them: however, they're immobile so they're immune to Force Whirlwind.

KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:

Alternatively, you can now run to the platform on the east side of the bridge and pull the lever to your right, which causes the droids to explode (although no experience is received). There's another locked door in the east wall:

Security Door Unlock 28 (8) Bash Resist 5 Vitality 20

Sith Sarcophagus[edit]

Beyond the locked door on the east side of the bridge is a ramp descending to another door, which is mined:

Awareness Average Flash Mine Detect 30 (10) Demolitions Disable 25 (5) Recover 35 (15)

It's possible to pass this on either side, but it may be awkward to open the door without disabling or recovering the mine first. Beyond is a burial chamber with a tomb at its center and alcoves in the north, east and south walls. The southern alcove contains a corpse, while the tomb door opens to reveal a Sith sarcophagus:

KotOR Icon Item(s) Received.png Item(s) Received: Corpse KotOR Icon Item(s) Received.png Item(s) Received: Sith Sarcophagus

Sword of Ajunta Pall[edit]

After opening the Sith sarcophagus, the door closes and the spirit of Ajunta Pall appears behind you, speaking to you as you approach:

You can ask him about himself and this tomb:

However, ask why he remains here to get to the matter at hand:

KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: The Sword of Ajunta Pall
You have encountered none other than the restless and regret-filled spirit of the ancient Sith Lord, Ajunta Pall, within his tomb. He has entreated you to find out which of the three swords buried in his sarcophagus is actually his... and to place it on the statue within this chamber. He has left you with this clue: "I am that which grips the heart in fright, hearkens night and silences the light."

You cannot interact with him again until you've placed one of the swords from the Sith sarcophagus on the Sith statue in the east alcove, and if you try to open the door again:

[This door is held closed by some great power, and cannot be opened at the moment.]

Compare his clue with the descriptions of the three swords in your inventory:

Notched Steel Sword Silver Lined Sword Vibrosword
The blade of this sword is an ebony black and notched along its length to give it a cruel and jagged appearance. There is a strange visual effect upon the sword which makes it seem as if shadows pulse and ebb along its surface. It is very cool to the touch, and upon close inspection a small insignia of a dark circle can be spotted on its hilt. This blade is long and straight and sparkles with a silver glow that becomes brighter as the hilt is touched. It is quite warm, and it almost appears that the blade becomes white-hot once it is equipped. Such a fiery weapon would be devastating against an unarmored opponent. A small insignia of a flame is impressed upon the hilt. Like most vibro blades, this weapon lets off a dim humming sound once activated. Its length shimmers with a deep blue-colored force field, and its hilt is the black of charcoal. A single insignia upon the hilt shows that of a red, baleful eye.

Clearly the notched steel sword is his, and should be placed on the Sith statue:

Approach him to confirm that you used the correct sword, and give a persuasive light side character (alignment > 60) an opportunity to move (much) closer to the light side of the Force:

It's easier to persuade him to return to the light side if you're very light (> 85) yourself:

Hard 1. [Persuade] I don't believe the light side would turn you away. You have suffered long enough. Medium 1. [Persuade] I don't believe the light side would turn you away. You have suffered long enough.
KotOR Icon Light.png Light Side Points Gained: +6
Spirit of Ajunta Pall: [Success] If... if I could return. Oh, my Master... it has been... so long... and I regret so much...

If you're not willing or able to persuade him then you can just go:

Otherwise, he'll attack you if you express your disappointment in him or command him to tell you more about the Star Map:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. What a disappointment. The 'great Ajunta Pall'. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. I command you to tell me!
KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -4
Spirit of Ajunta Pall: Then feel my power! You shall... die here, with me!!
KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -4
Spirit of Ajunta Pall: Never! I shall... destroy you first! Die here... remain forever with me!

Regardless of the outcome, if you selected the correct sword:

KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: The Sword of Ajunta Pall
Your were able to select the blade that once belonged to the Sith Lord Ajunta Pall, and his spirit was grateful that the weapon would at last leave his side. The weapon is certainly an impressive one... but it might also serve as a relic that would impress Master Uthar.
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 1000 Selected Ajunta Pall's blade
KotOR Icon Item(s) Received.png Item(s) Received: Ajunta Pall

He'll also attack you if you selected the wrong sword:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Spirit of Ajunta Pall: No... that is not the one. My ancient sword is black as the night sky... I remember now. I... I am sorry...
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: The Sword of Ajunta Pall
Having selected the wrong sword to place in the statue, the spirit of the Sith Lord, Ajunta Pall, went berserk and attacked you. The battle is over, and while you weren't able to select the correct sword initially it's possible one of the remaining swords *is* his blade... and would possibly suffice as a relic that would impress Master Uthar.
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 500 Selected wrong sword

He 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:

Spirit of Ajunta Pall
KotOR Model Spirit of Ajunta Pall.png
Class Jedi Consular
Level 18
Alignment 50 (neutral)
Skills
Awareness 25
Attribute
Strength 16 +3
Dexterity 26 +8
Constitution 14 +2
Intelligence 10 0
Wisdom 22 +6
Charisma 14 +2
Attribute
Vitality 219
Force 1244
Defense 24
Fortitude 13
Reflex 16
Will 17
Ranged Main Off hand
Attack - -
Energy --
Threat --
Melee
Attack 16 14
Physical 5-15,+3 +4 Fire (2)
Threat 20-20,x220-20,x2
Items and abilities Feats Force powers

Ajunta Pall's Blade

Master Sense Two-Weapon Fighting Weapon Focus: Melee Weapons Power Attack Flurry Critical Strike21

Force Resistance28 Drain Life Force Storm Force Whirlwind Horror31

There are no typos: he is full of the Force, and the sword he uses is different to the sword you may have received (Damage Bonus: +4 Fire and Attack Modifier: +3, rather than Damage Bonus: +2 Fire and Attack Modifier: +5).

KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:

You can now open the door again, but as you return west and approach the exit to the Valley, Shaardan bars the way:

You could give him the correct sword:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 4. Just let me get it out...
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Shaardan: Fine. No tricks, though... I'm watching you.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. [give him the Notched Steel Sword]
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: The Sword of Ajunta Pall
You encountered Shaardan on the way out of Ajunta Pall's tomb and surrendered the spirit's blade to him. It probably wasn't worth fighting over, anyhow.

However, you lose an opportunity to gain prestige and experience. If you give him another sword, you avoid combat but can still gain prestige and experience later:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. [give him the Silver Lined Sword] KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. [give him the Vibro Blade]
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Shaardan: See? I knew you and I could work this out. I imagine I'll be rewarded well for this. You'll do fine, I'm sure... another time. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Shaardan: Smart move. You're obviously more pathetic that I could have even imagined. Thanks for the sword... worm.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: The Sword of Ajunta Pall
On the way out of Ajunta Pall's tomb, you encountered one of your rivals: Shaardan. The Sith hopeful was actually dumb enough to take one of the spirit's false blades without closer examination. As for the real blade, that can probably be turned into Master Uthar, as well, unless you wish to keep it.

As ever, though, not giving him a sword results in combat and more experience:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 5. I'm not giving it to you. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 4. I've changed my mind. You're not getting it. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. You'll take it over my dead body.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Shaardan: Need to do things the hard way, hey? Fine by me. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Shaardan: I've been looking forward to this.

Like Ajunta Pall, he 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:

Shaardan
KotOR Model Shaardan.png
Class Jedi Guardian
Level 14
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 174
Force 220
Defense 29
Fortitude 10
Reflex 14
Will 11
Ranged Main Off hand
Attack - -
Energy --
Threat --
Melee
Attack 18 16
Physical 5-195-19
Threat 20-20,x220-20,x2
Items and abilities Feats Force powers

Vibro Double-Blade

Master Sense Master Two-Weapon Fighting Weapon Specialization: Melee Weapons Power Attack Flurry Critical Strike17

Force Resistance24 Affliction20 Choke Drain Life Fear Force Whirlwind Shock23 Advanced Throw Lightsaber Burst of Speed

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

If you speak to Galon Lor upon exiting the tomb with the correct sword:

Return to the academy and report to Master Uthar: if you gave Shaardan the wrong sword, you get the satisfaction of watching Master Uthar demonstrate his displeasure before you step over the corpse to give him the correct one yourself (if you haven't identified it, then he'll do so), gaining prestige and experience.

Otherwise:

KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: The Sword of Ajunta Pall
The dark sword of the Sith Lord Ajunta Pall has been turned over to Master Uthar, bringing you one step closer to obtaining enough prestige to move on to the final test.
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 110 Turned over sword of Ajunta Pall

If you speak to Yuthura Ban after Shaardan's death:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Yuthura Ban: So... you managed to kill Shaardan, did you? Good news travels quickly. Well done... he wouldn't have made a good Sith, anyway. One less opponent is an excellent result regardless of how it occurs, correct? Now, then... something you needed?