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Map of the Valley of Dark Lords

Ebon Hawk[edit]

As you leave the Ebon Hawk for the first time, the camera pans across the Valley of Dark Lords. Kreia may remain on board, but she still speaks to you telepathically:

KotORII Icon Kreia.png Kreia: The structures you see around you are the plundered tombs of the ancient Sith Lords. Each tomb was once infused with the history and heritage of the old Sith Empire, containing great mysteries and powerful relics of the Force. However, even the many traps could not long hold back the curious, the fools, and the weak. And so these tombs fell, spilling their secrets into the hands of those unable to comprehend or preserve them.

Atton landed at the top end of the valley: the first of many skeletal corpses is visible to your left. When you first approach this skeletal corpse, or any other in the valley, Kreia speaks again:

KotORII Icon Kreia.png Kreia: The broken corpses before you are all that remain of the Sith on Korriban. I doubt there is much to be gained from looting these bodies. It would be best to leave them be.

If you don't leave it be:

KotORII Icon Kreia.png Kreia: Fool! You've disturbed the spirits of this place, and they have sent their guardians!
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. What are these guardians?
KotORII Icon Kreia.png Kreia: Hssiss are semi-intelligent beasts, corrupted and strengthened by prolonged exposure to the dark side. As creatures of the Force, they have a limited ability to mask their presence. Hssiss are drawn to suffering and carnage. They must have fed on all the corpses left over from the war here on Korriban. The angry phantoms of the Sith, too weak to influence the sentient, have taken these Hssiss as thralls to their will.

Otherwise:

KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. These creatures shouldn't be much challenge. Influence Lost: Kreia (-8)
KotORII Icon Kreia.png Kreia: Hmph! Hssiss are enough to humble even an arrogant one such as you. Test yourself if you must, but try not to die.

Three of these Hssiss appear around the corpse:

Grave Robber
Grave Robber
Looted a body on Korriban
KotOR Icon Item(s) Received.png Item(s) Received: Skeletal Corpse
  •  ?
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • ? Killed Hssiss (3)

There's another skeletal corpse to your right, behind the first row of pillars:

KotOR Icon Item(s) Received.png Item(s) Received: Skeletal Corpse
  •  ?
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • ? Killed Hssiss (3)

There's also one directly ahead of the Ebon Hawk's ramp, behind the second pillar:

KotOR Icon Item(s) Received.png Item(s) Received: Skeletal Corpse
  •  ?
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • ? Killed Hssiss (2)

Kreia speaks again when you first approach the blocked entrances to any of the four tombs in the valley walls, or the excavation site near its bottom end. If you don't ask her to tell you more:

KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. Enough with the history. Be silent. Influence Lost: Kreia (-8) KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. Let's move on.
KotORII Icon Kreia.png Kreia: Ah, the arrogance and ignorance of youth. There will come a day when you'll wish you'd learned from mistakes in the past.

If you tell her to be silent after the first time, she no longer speaks when you approach any of the tombs or the excavation site.

Tomb of Tulak Hord[edit]

After turning to face the Ebon Hawk, the blocked entrance to the tomb of Tulak Hord is in the upper right corner of the valley. As you approach it, Kreia speaks (unless you've already told her to be silent):

KotORII Icon Kreia.png Kreia: This was the tomb of Tulak Hord, known as the greatest lightsaber duelist of the Sith Lords.

Tomb of Naga Sadow[edit]

After turning to face the Ebon Hawk, the blocked entrance to the tomb of Naga Sadow is in the upper left corner of the valley. As you approach it, Kreia speaks (unless you've already told her to be silent):

KotORII Icon Kreia.png Kreia: Ahead lies the Tomb of Naga Sadow, successor to Marka Ragnos, and the Sith Lord responsible for nearly conquering the Republic in the Great Hyperspace War a millennia ago.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. Tell me more.
KotORII Icon Kreia.png Kreia: More recently, this tomb was where Revan confronted Uthar Wynn, the leader of the Sith Academy. When Revan left Korriban, the Sith Academy was thrown into turmoil - with their leader gone, many fought for the right to rule. And so the Sith here turned on each other, resulting in the carnage you can see covering the surface of this valley.

Tomb of Marka Ragnos[edit]

After turning to face the Ebon Hawk, the blocked entrance to the tomb of Marka Ragnos is in the lower left corner of the valley. As you approach it, Kreia speaks (unless you've already told her to be silent):

KotORII Icon Kreia.png Kreia: Before you is the tomb of the great Sith Lord Marka Ragnos, a half-breed who possessed tremendous strength, both physically and in the Force.

There's a skeletal corpse to the left of the entrance:

KotOR Icon Item(s) Received.png Item(s) Received: Skeletal Corpse
  •  ?
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • ? Killed Hssiss (2)

There's another in the middle of the valley between the tombs of Marka Ragnos on the left and Ajunta Pall on the right:

KotOR Icon Item(s) Received.png Item(s) Received: Skeletal Corpse
  •  ?
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • ? Killed Hssiss (3)

Tomb of Ajunta Pall[edit]

After turning to face the Ebon Hawk, the blocked entrance to the tomb of Ajunta Pall is in the lower right corner of the valley. As you approach it, Kreia speaks (unless you've already told her to be silent):

KotORII Icon Kreia.png Kreia: This way leads to the Tomb of Ajunta Pall, a fierce Sith Lord. According to legend, the blade proved more fearsome than the Master, leading to his demise.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. Tell me more.
KotORII Icon Kreia.png Kreia: Ajunta's dark specter lived on through the centuries, until Revan entered the Sith Lord's tomb in search of the blade.
KotORII Icon Kreia.png Kreia: Revan sent Ajunta Pall's spirit into oblivion and claimed the blade for himself. KotORII Icon Kreia.png Kreia: Revan sent Ajunta Pall's spirit into oblivion and claimed the blade for herself. KotORII Icon Kreia.png Kreia: Revan calmed the angry ghost of Ajunta Pall and showed him the path back to the light.

If Revan was redeemed and showed Ajunta Pall the path back to the light:

Awareness 1. [Awareness (12)] You sound like you disapprove.
KotORII Icon Kreia.png Kreia: One who has fallen so far, and done so much evil does not deserve redemption. In a way, such a turning from one's nature is cowardly, a betrayal of the self.
KotOR Icon Light.png Light Side Points Gained: +2
1. No one is beneath redemption, Kreia. No one.
KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -2
2. Ajunta Pall was a fool. The dark side sustained him even beyond death and Revan tricked him into surrendering to oblivion.
Influence Gained: Kreia (+8)
KotORII Icon Kreia.png Kreia: Perhaps. But redemption is a form of spiritual collapse, a fall few recover from. KotORII Icon Kreia.png Kreia: Yes, redemption is merely a form of spiritual collapse, a fall few recover from.

Otherwise:

KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. What became of the blade?
KotORII Icon Kreia.png Kreia: Unknown. Some have suggested that the blade led to Revan's demise, as it did Ajunta Pall. That is only speculation, however. Where Revan wanders now... is knowledge that only Revan holds. KotORII Icon Kreia.png Kreia: Unknown. Some have suggested that the blade led Revan to her demise, as it did Ajunta Pall. That is only speculation, however. Where Revan wanders now... is knowledge that only Revan holds.

As you approach the excavation site at the bottom right end of the valley, Kreia speaks (unless you've already told her to be silent):

KotORII Icon Kreia.png Kreia: Here you can just barely see the Sith archaeologists' efforts to uncover relics of the ancients.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. Tell me more.
KotORII Icon Kreia.png Kreia: The new Sith order sought to progress quickly by finding objects of power. I can only imagine what was lost forever due to the carelessness of these excavators. Now the excavation has been almost completely undone by five years of wind and sand. So does Korriban protect its secrets.

A skeletal corpse has been excavated:

KotOR Icon Item(s) Received.png Item(s) Received: Skeletal Corpse
  •  ?
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • ? Killed Hssiss (3)

Shyrack Cave[edit]

At the bottom end of the valley is an arch formed by the pillar on your left collapsing against that on your right. There's a skeletal corpse part way up the slope beyond this arch:

KotOR Icon Item(s) Received.png Item(s) Received: Skeletal Corpse
  •  ?
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • ? Killed Hssiss (2)

At the top of this slope is the entrance to a small canyon, with a shyrack cave in its right wall.

Hidden Power[edit]

When you first approach the entrance to this shyrack cave, the other two in your party will comment on it before Kreia:

KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Ennnh... what's that stench?
KotORII Icon Mandalore.png Mandalore: You smell that? It's the scent of death and overpopulated beasts coming from that cave.
KotORII Icon Visas.png Visas: Listen - the wind from the cave tells of great power within... recently awakened.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Yes, a great powerful stench.
KotORII Icon Mira.png Mira: Please tell me we aren't going in there.
KotORII Icon Handmaiden.png Handmaiden: That cave... it almost has a presence about it. Evil, almost hungry. KotORII Icon Disciple.png Disciple: The valley we just came from was full of dark energy, but this cave is darker still.
KotORII Icon G0-T0.png G0-T0: The mangled droids here are... well, quite mangled. Perhaps it would be unwise to disturb whatever lies within these caves.
KotORII Icon T3-M4.png T3-M4: Beep bee twew? Dwoo.
KotORII Icon HK-47.png HK-47: Observation: This cave is infested with shyracks, a species of easy-to-kill winged pests. They shall prove useful for testing my blaster accuracy ratio.
KotORII Icon Kreia.png Kreia: There is great power and dark energy within this cave.
Level 1-9 Level 10-50
KotORII Icon Kreia.png Kreia: You are not yet strong enough to face what lies within this cave. We should return here when you are more powerful. KotORII Icon Kreia.png Kreia: I would advise you to finish your explorations within the Academy before venturing into the cave.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: A Hidden Power
Kreia told you that there is great power coming from a cave on Korriban. She said you aren't strong enough to face what lies in the cave. You should return when you are more powerful.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: A Hidden Power
Kreia told you that there is great power coming from a cave on Korriban. She advised you to explore the Academy before venturing into the cave.

Two shyracks appear from the cave.

KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • ? Killed Shyrack (2)

You can ignore Kreia's advice and enter the Shyrack Cave, if you like.

Sith Academy[edit]

The canyon keeps winding to the left beyond the Shyrack Cave, leading to the entrance to the Sith Academy, which is guarded by three Tuk'ata and a Deadly Tuk'ata: all have Regeneration: 1 and Force Resistance 32, so they'll always resist Force powers unless you're level 11 or higher.

KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • ? Killed Tuk'ata (3)
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • ? Killed Deadly Tuk'ata

When you first try to enter the academy, the other two in your party can comment on it before Kreia:

KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Looks like somebody left the doors of the Academy wide open. I have a bad feeling about this.
KotORII Icon Mandalore.png Mandalore: Hmm... This looks like a trap, if I've ever seen one.
KotORII Icon Visas.png Visas: This door was left open on purpose. Someone is expecting us.
KotORII Icon Mandalore.png Mandalore: Hmm... This looks like a trap, if I've ever seen one.
KotORII Icon Mira.png Mira: The hairs on the back of my neck are standing up. Are you sure we need to go in there?
KotORII Icon Handmaiden.png Handmaiden: It seems unlikely the Jedi Master we are looking for is within - I see no tracks, no disturbance of recent travel. KotORII Icon Disciple.png Disciple: These Tuk'ata were once trained to serve the Sith here.
KotORII Icon G0-T0.png G0-T0: I just realized there was a business transaction I needed to make, back at the Ebon Hawk. Surely, you can do without me here.
KotORII Icon Kreia.png Kreia: You can expect more than these beasts within the Academy. Be prepared.

Once you enter you won't be able to change your party, or return here to do so.