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File:KotOR Map Valley of Dark Lords.png
Map of the Valley of Dark Lords

Sith Academy[edit]

Entrance to Academy is at the south end of the valley. The first time you enter you'll encounter Calo Nord here if you haven't done so since escaping Taris, and Darth Bandon does so if he hasn't been encountered since leaving the planet on which your third Star Map was found.

Caves[edit]

A narrow path leads to the northeast. Around a hairpin bend to the west is the entrance to the Shyrack Caves where you'll have your first Shyrack encounter, the composition of which depends on your character level:

Character level
9 < 12 12-14 > 14
  • Shyrack (3)
  • Shyrack (2)
  • Shyrack Raptor
  • Shyrack (2)
  • Shyrack Raptor
  • Shyrack Wyrm
  • Shyrack (2)
  • Shyrack Raptor
  • Shyrack Wyrm (2)
Shyrack Wyrm
KotOR Model Shyrack.png
Class Minion
Level 12
Alignment 50 (neutral)
Skills
Awareness 11
Attribute
Strength 16 +3
Dexterity 28 +9
Constitution 16 +3
Intelligence 6 -2
Wisdom 8 -1
Charisma 6 -2
Attribute
Vitality 116
Force -
Defense 26
Fortitude 8
Reflex 14
Will 4
Ranged Main Off hand
Attack - -
Energy --
Threat --
Melee
Attack 15 -
Physical 4-
Threat 20-20,x2-
Items and abilities Feats Force powers

None

None

None

They all look alike, but while Shyrack and Raptors actually inflict slightly more damage than Wyrms and have higher Defense and Reflex saves, they have significantly less vitality.

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

Renegade Sith can be found within the caves, as can the light side Qel-Droma Robes.

Dak Vesser[edit]

Past the caves the path continues to the north, where it opens into the valley itself. A Sith guard stands on either side of the entrance, while a Sith patrol wanders around the perimeter of the pillars in the center of the valley:

The Sith student Dak Vesser can be seen working by a rock to the northwest of the entrance:

He can tell you about these ruins, and then about these tombs:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. Tell me about the tomb of Marka Ragnos. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 5. Anything else I should know?

If you ask if he's heard about a Star Map being found here, or to tell you about the tomb of Naga Sadow:

He'll leave after speaking to Juhani. If you speak to her yourself, you can ask her to tell you about him:

Once Dak Vesser has left the valley, he can be found on the southeast side of Dreshdae's Cantina:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Dak Vesser: Then leave me be.

Otherwise, if Juhani isn't in your party then when you say you're going to kill him she isn't there to stop you:

KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -2
Dak Vesser: Fine. Let's end it here, then. It looks like you belong amongst the Sith more than I ever did.

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:

Dak Vesser
KotOR Model Dak Vesser (Cantina).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 7
Reflex 11
Will 9
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 Flurry Improved Critical Strike11

Choke Destroy Droid Drain Life Fear Force Wave 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: Dak Vesser

You never tell Juhani of this.

Ajunta Pall's Tomb[edit]

A Sith archaeologist can be seen working at a site to the northeast of the entrance to the valley; another works by a fallen pillar further to the north, while two others work at a second site around the rocks between the two tomb entrances on the east side of the valley and two Sith students wander between the two sites:

There's a metal box opposite the entrance to the Tomb of Ajunta Pall:

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

Sword of Ajunta Pall[edit]

The Sith student Galon Lor stands to the left of the entrance to Ajunta Pall's tomb, on the north side:

You can ask about Ajunta Pall and his sword:

KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: The Sword of Ajunta Pall
You have heard mention of a powerful sword that might be found within the tomb of an ancient Sith Lord, Ajunta Pall.

There's also a metal box behind him:

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

Tulak Hord's Tomb[edit]

The entrance to the Tomb of Tulak Hord is in the northeast corner of the valley. There's a metal box to the left of this entrance:

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

Hermit in the Hills[edit]

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Dak Vesser: Nothing that I can think of. There's supposedly some old Sith hermit that haunts these hills and kidnaps students. Might want to watch out for him.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: The Hermit in the Hills
You have been told about a mad hermit who can be found in the hills surrounding the Valley of the Dark Lords. Apparently he preys upon unsuspecting academy students, his victims never being seen again. How much of this story is true is unknown, but dealing with the problem might be worthy of prestige.

Meeting Place[edit]

Once you've convinced Lashowe in the Sith academy to allow you to help her recover a relic in this valley, you'll find her by the rocks opposite the entrance to Tulak Hord's Tomb in the northeast corner of the valley. She speaks as you approach...

Aiding Lashowe[edit]

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Lashowe: There you are. Finally. If you were any later in showing up, we would have had to abandon this. I've been calling to the tuk'ata mother in their language. She should respond fairly -- ahhh, here she comes now.

A Tuk'ata queen and two other Tuk'ata emerge from the direction of the tomb.

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Lashowe: Get ready. This will not be easy... she's a tough beast.

The high natural Force Resistance of the tuk'ata means that any Force users are advised to follow Lashowe's example and use (Advanced) Throw Lightsaber against them.

Tuk'ata Queen
KotOR Model Tuk'ata Queen.png
Class Soldier
Level 9
Alignment 50 (neutral)
Skills
Awareness 6
Attribute
Strength 18 +4
Dexterity 20 +5
Constitution 14 +2
Intelligence 8 -1
Wisdom 6 -2
Charisma 9 -1
Attribute
Vitality 58
Force -
Defense 22
Fortitude 8
Reflex 8
Will 1
Ranged Main Off hand
Attack - -
Energy --
Threat --
Melee
Attack 13 -
Physical 5-
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:
  • 500 Aided Lashowe
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Aiding Lashowe
You and your rival, Lashowe, have worked together to defeat a tuk'ata mother beast and recover an ancient but corrupt Jedi holocron. Lashowe was insistent on returning it to Uthar herself. Somehow you doubt that you and she will be sharing the prestige for the holocron like you planned.

If you let her leave, she obviously doesn't share and you gain no experience or prestige unless you're willing to move closer to the dark side of the Force by killing her back at the academy. However, even if you take your revenge you still gain more by challenging her here. This leads to combat, but only one response moves you closer to the dark side of the Force:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. No way. I'll be taking the holocron back, not you. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Not bloody likely. Give me the holocron. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. The plan's changed. Give me the holocron.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Lashowe: You're not getting the holocron. This was my idea! The plan was that I take it back, not you!
KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -4
3. Forget it. That holocron is mine.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Lashowe: Over my dead body!!

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:

Lashowe
KotOR Model Lashowe.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 20 -
Energy 5-19-
Threat 19-20,x2-
Items and abilities Feats Force powers

Lightsaber

Master Sense Weapon Focus: Lightsaber Advanced Jedi Defense17 Power Attack Flurry Critical Strike17

Force Resistance24 Affliction Choke Drain Life Force Whirlwind Horror Shock23 Advanced Throw Lightsaber Burst of Speed

KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Aiding Lashowe
You and your hopeful rival, Lashowe, worked together to defeat a tuk'ata mother beast and recover an ancient but corrupt Jedi holocron. Lashowe was insistent on returning the holocron to Master Uthar by herself, however, and the two of you battled. Lashowe was killed, but you now have the holocron for yourself.
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received: KotOR Icon Item(s) Received.png Item(s) Received: Lashowe

This small crystal supposedly holds holographic recordings of the ancient Sith... information which could be incredibly valuable. There's no telling how long the holocron has been lost in the area, nor how well it works.

You can now return the holocron to Master Uthar back at the academy, where you gain most experience and prestige by not lying about killing her:

KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Aiding Lashowe
You turned over the ancient, corrupted Jedi holocron to Master Uthar... and while you didn't tell him of Lashowe's exact fate, you got the impression that he didn't care overly much what happened to her. At any rate, you have earned prestige for bringing him the holocron.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Aiding Lashowe
You turned over the ancient, corrupted Jedi holocron to Master Uthar... who was not only impressed at your possession of the relic, but seemed quite pleased by the fact that you had dispatched one of your rivals, as well. You have earned a great deal of prestige today.
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 110 Turned over holocron and denied killing Lashowe
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 210 Turned over holocron and admitted killing Lashowe

If you let her return the holocron herself, you're about to learn not to be so demure in the future:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 12. Has Lashowe shown you the Jedi holocron?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Uthar Wynn: She did. Prestige is not shared, however, if that is what you are wondering. If you aided her, it was to her benefit and not yours.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Aiding Lashowe
Sure enough, Lashowe has turned the corrupt Jedi holocron you worked together to recover over to Master Uthar by herself. You will receive no prestige for it.

If you're willing to move closer to the dark side of the Force then you can salvage something from the situation by confronting her about this betrayal:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. That's right!
KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -4
Lashowe: Ha ha ha! Oh, I wonder what Master Uthar will think of this! Alright, then... you have yourself a fight!

At character level > 14:

Lashowe
KotOR Model Lashowe (Academy).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 194
Force 220
Defense 29
Fortitude 12
Reflex 16
Will 13
Ranged Main Off hand
Attack - -
Energy --
Threat --
Melee
Attack 20 -
Energy 6-21-
Threat 19-20,x2-
Items and abilities Feats Force powers

Lightsaber

Master Sense Improved Conditioning Weapon Specialization: Lightsaber Advanced Jedi Defense17 Power Attack Flurry Critical Strike17

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

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

She's slightly more challenging than out in the valley, and different items are retrieved from her remains. Let's find out what Master Uthar thinks of this:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 12. I've killed Lashowe.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Uthar Wynn: Killed her out of revenge, did you? Well done. I can appreciate such drama, believe me. I am most impressed that you have eliminated an opponent so handily.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Aiding Lashowe
Lashowe had betrayed you by bringing the ancient, corrupted Jedi holocron to Master Uthar herself, denying you the prestige that you were supposed to share. The fact that you killed her for it seems to have impressed Master Uthar considerably… he has rewarded you with prestige for eliminating a potential rival.
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 110 Killed Lashowe for her betrayal

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

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Yuthura Ban: I understand you managed to kill Lashowe. Well done! She was devious, but I knew her trust could be turned against her! One less opponent is an excellent result regardless of how it occurs, correct? Now, then... something you needed?

Marka Ragnos' Tomb[edit]

The entrance to the Tomb of Marka Ragnos is in the southwest corner of the valley.

Rogue Droid[edit]

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Dak Vesser: That's the first tomb on the left. Someone mentioned that a crazy droid has holed itself up in there, but I don't know much about that.

The Sith student standing to the right of the entrance to Marka Ragnos' tomb can give you the same information:

KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Rogue Droid
You have been told about a rogue Sith droid that has escaped from the labs and holed itself up in one of the valley's tombs. The Sith have not yet decided to go into the tomb to remove it by force... leaving it to some enterprising Sith hopefuls to take that job upon themselves.

Naga Sadow's Tomb[edit]

Two Sith archaeologists work by the rocks at the north end of the pillars in the center of the valley on the west side, and there's a metal box to the right of the entrance to the Tomb of Naga Sadow in the northwest corner of the valley:

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

Although you can enter the tomb, the passage is blocked by another door:

[This door is locked and will not open at the moment.]