Description

SkekSo wears a white lace robe and is very thin. His urRu (Mystic) counterpart is urSu the Master.


Overview

SkekSo the Emperor

In his first days of glory, skekSo the Emperor held court not only over the Skeksis, but over many Gelfling that went to serve in the Castle. They shone in his glory; they carved and sang and painted and danced from the pleasure of the court. On all the days of feasting, the Emperor led the processions and the dances of life and pleasure. His voice was always heard above a multitude; and in tournaments, he bore down all rivals.

In those days the Skeksis were still radiant with energy. They were never still. But that radiance diminished as their true nature came to light and intensified. None was more terribly changed than the Emperor, who sought a way to control the power of the Crystal. Through his corrupted manipulation of the darkened Crystal, skekSo became both powerful and terribly, secretly ill. Even as the Gelfling rose against the Skeksis, skekSo kept a strong claw on the Skeksis and all he reigned over. In spite of his failing health, he still managed to quell the Gelfling rebellion, seeming to secure the Skeksis’ power over Thra and the Crystal for good.

skekSo kept his power for many trine after the Gelfling resistance was smothered. But as the darkening took its toll, his vigor lessened, his suspicions grew, his sight weakened, and ulcers burst from his skin. He sought elixirs and enchantments to restore his rotting body, never with more than a few days’ success. All awaited his death.

Concept art of skekSo’s chambers

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