Who are all the characters in Echoes of Oblivion? (SWTOR)

The Echoes of Oblivion storyline in Star Wars: The Old Republic ties together many past Old Republic storylines and features characters from many of the past expansions and class stories. I have made a list of all the characters that appear during the Echoes of Oblivion storyline, why they are significant, and where you might have seen them before in the game or in other media.

Here is a video of the Echoes of Oblivion story:


This character guide includes major spoilers for….

  • Jedi Knight Class Story
  • Sith Warrior Class Story
  • Jedi Consular Story (minor)
  • Taral V Flashpoint (Republic)
  • Maelstrom Prison Flashpoint (Republic)
  • Boarding Party Flashpoint (Imperial)
  • The Foundry Flashpoint (Imperial)
  • Shadow of Revan Expansion
  • Ziost Planetary Storyline
  • Knights of the Fallen Empire Expansion
  • Knights of the Eternal Throne Expansion
  • The Nathema Conspiracy Story
  • Onslaught Expansion
  • Revan Novel
  • Knights of the Old Republic video game
  • Knight of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords video game
  • Companion Conversations: Kira
  • Companion Conversations: Scourge

The Echoes of Oblivion wraps up all of these storylines, finally laying many ghosts to rest.

Who are all these characters showing up?

Everything you’ve done.
Everyone you’ve betrayed.
Everyone you’ve manipulated.
Everyone you’ve murdered.
The Force seeks balance… always.

Everything you’ve done. (The Jedi & The Republic)
Everyone you’ve betrayed. (Zakuul)
Everyone you’ve manipulated. (The Children of the Emperor)
Everyone you’ve murdered. (Ziost & The Empire)
The Force seeks balance… always.

Who is Tenebrae?

Valkorion. Vitiate. The former Emperor of both the Sith Empire and the Eternal Empire has assumed multiple forms over the centuries, but when he was born to a poor farmer’s wife and a powerful Sith Lord on the agricultural world of Medriaas, he was “Tenebrae.” Tenebrae’s propensity for violence and power was evident from his childhood. When he learned of his true parentage, he murdered his stepfather, tortured his mother, and subjugated the people in his small farming village. By the time he was a teenager, Tenebrae had conquered the entirety of his homeworld after imprisoning his biological father. After ruling his homeworld for over a century, Tenebrae’s desire for immortality only grew. Following the Sith Empire’s defeat by the Galactic Republic in the Great Hyperspace War, Tenebrae completed a ritual that wiped out all life on his homeworld, including the thousands of Sith who answered his call for assistance. It was the first vicious step Tenebrae took toward prolonging his life, but it would not be the last…

Tenebrae is The Emperor’s original body and name. Much of his story is explored in the novel Revan, though bit and pieces are also introduced in the Shadow of Revan expansion and its follow-up on Ziost.

This is the first time we are seeing what he looks like. His ritualistic tattoos were explained to us by Lord Scourge in the short story update after the Onslaught expansion.

Tenebrae hid his original body where no one could harm it. As long as that body remained in stasis, the galaxy’s greatest evil could never truly be killed. We destroyed his first body just as you purged the last vestige of his twisted spirit from your mind. That was when his final weapon was unleased. A Sith ritual. Carved in to his very flesh. Unleashed an ancient plague from every molecule of his decaying corpse. – Lord Scourge, in the The Lingering Darkness quest in SWTOR after Onslaught

Who is Vitiate?

Vitiate is The Emperor’s Sith name, given to him by Marka Ragnos. He assumed this name and shrouded his past as Tenebrae in mystery. When history refers to The Emperor, this is usually the body and character that is being referred to.

With all of Mediraas under his power, Tenebrae traveled to Korriban and met Sith Lord Marka Ragnos, ruler of all Sith. Marka Ragnos recognized Tenebrae’s incredible power and named the boy Lord Vitiate. – Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia

Have you ever heard tales of the Emperor’s childhood?
I don’t even know what planet he’s from.
Few people do. He’s hidden his past, because if the truth came to light none would follow him.
―Darth Nyriss and Scourge in the Revan Novel

Who is Valkorion?

Valkorion is a more recent rebirth of The Emperor, and was the ruler of Zakuul and the Eternal Empire.

In the Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion, this body is killed, and its spirit goes on to inhabit the player’s body, until it is finally purged and destroy at the end of the Knights of the Eternal Throne expansion.

Over the millennia, Valkorion wore many faces and names: Lord Vitiate; Emperor of the Sith; Eternal Emperor of Zakuul. For centuries upon centuries, he shaped and manipulated galactic events, bending the arc of history to his will during his obsessive quest for immortality. A being of unfathomable power and insatiable appetite, he transcended death multiple times, shedding his physical shells as they were discovered, defeated, and destroyed… only to return in another form. With each rebirth, he grew stronger. His machinations became grander. The pain and suffering he unleashed became greater. Some believed his ultimate goal was conquest: the complete subjugation of every world, known and unknown. Others believed he sought annihilation: the consumption of every living being in the galaxy, until he alone remained.

Who is Meetra Surik?

Meetra Surik, often known as “The Exile”, is the main character of the older video game Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. She was a Jedi Knight who joined Revan and Malak in their fight against the Mandalorian Neo-Crusaders, disobeying the Jedi Council’s orders. Afterwards, out of all those who went to war, she was the only Jedi to avoid the call of the dark side and return to the Jedi Council to be judged for her crimes. After her return, she was drawn in to the fight against the Sith Triumvirate, who included Darth Nihilus, Darth Sion and Darth Traya.

After their defeat, she sought out her former commander Lord Revan. She found Revan imprisoned on Dromund Kaas, and joined Revan in his mission to kill the Sith Emperor. She, Revan and Lord Scourge joined forces in their common cause and attacked the Emperor, however, Scourge seemingly betrayed his Jedi allies and stabbed Surik from behind, killing her instantly. Her death helped Revan in delaying the Emperor and his plans. The tale of these events is related in the Revan novel.

In the Flashpoint Taral V in Star Wars: The Old Republic, Republic players are sent to the planet of Taral V to recover Imperial star charts that will lead them to an Imperial Prison housing a mysterious Jedi Prisoner. The information about this prisoner is told to them by a Force Ghost.

She is here. A Jedi without physical form. Her body is long dead, but her wisdom, her essence, lives on. – Master Oteg

The darkness will consume all it touches. Stars will burn black, ashes raining on lifeless worlds. Everything ends. The prisoner holds the darkness at bay, lost inside it for three-hundred years. His strength will fail. Then, he will become the darkness. – Meetra Surik’s Ghost

In the Flashpoint that follows in Star Wars: The Old Republic, Maelstrom Prison, the player travels to the Imperial Prison, and finds out that the prisoner to be freed is Revan himself, disoriented and badly hurt.  Meetra Surik’s ghost reappears when he is freed.

Your strength fails. You must be free or all is lost. The Emperor drowns you in black waters. The peace is lost. The Emperor makes his final war. Stop him. – Meetra Surik’s Ghost to Revan

She was a great Jedi. My most trusted ally. History remembers her as the Exile. To me, she was… more. – Revan, about Meetra Surik

She appears in Echoes of Oblivion to support the final destruction of the Emperor, in white robes very similar to what Atris wears in Knights of the Old Republic II.

Who is Revan?

Savior, conqueror, hero, villain. You are all things, Revan… and yet you are nothing. In the end, you belong to neither the light nor the darkness. You will forever stand alone. – Darth Malak, to Revan

Revan is one of the most influential characters in the Old Republic era. His story is explored in Knights of the Old Republic I and II, the Revan novel, the Knights of the Old Republic comics, Star Wars: The Old Republic flashpoints Taral V and Maelstrom Prison Boarding Party and The Foundry, the Shadow of Revan expansion, the planet of Ziost storyline, and his story is brought to a final conclusion in Echoes of Oblivion.

His story is tragic and inspiring, as he walked both the path of the Jedi and the Sith, and for a long time was manipulated by the Emperor’s will.

When I died, I had come to terms. I as ready ot become one with the force. But I soon ealised, that was only what part of me wanted. We are broken, we can’t go on like this. – Revan, in Shadow of Revan, before he merges his light and dark spirits

The Revan that we see in Echoes of Oblivion is after his dual light and dark natures have been merged, and he is fully freed from the Emperor’s control. He is a shell of his former self, but contacted Lord Scourge as an ally in the hunt for The Emperor.

Who are the Scions?

The Scions of Zakuul were a religious group in the Eternal Empire who possessed the ability to see the future through the Force, believing in their visions to the point of fanaticism. The Scions were introduced to Star Wars lore in the Star Wars: The Old Republic expansions Knights of the Fallen Empire.

The Scions are a subgroup of Zakuul Knights who can glimpse the future through the Force. Scions are infatuated with the idea of fate and consider their visions foolproof. Valkorion was content to use this obsession to his advantage, but Arcann detested the Scions, believing them narrow-minded fools. One of his first acts as Emperor was the mass slaughter of Scions, creating a schism in the Zakuul Knights. Some abandoned the order completely, and anyone who spoke out against the new Emperor was cut down by High Justice Vaylin. The surviving Scions, led by Heskal, fled to Asylum, where they waited for the Outlander prophesized to defeat Emperor Arcann.

The few who remained clung to each other, waiting for the moment their former leader, Heskal, had prophesied–the utter destruction of the Scions of Zakuul. While they waited, they watched and investigated any sign that their former Emperor, Valkorion, was still living.

Their suspicions were confirmed when one of the last remaining Scions had a vision of Valkorion consumed by dark shadows that then spread across the galaxy. The Scions took action, locating the ship that contained the infected Satele Shan and her students and taking the vessel off-course, all while knowing that they might soon meet their demise.

Who is Minazar?

Minazar, the Scion of Zakuul who speaks during the Echoes of Oblivion storyline, seems to be a new Scion character introduced for this storyline. A majority of the Scions wear masks so he may have been present in the previous Scion storylines.

Who are the Servants?

Look on me. I am Servant One; this is Servant Two. We are the Emperor’s Hand. – Servant One

The twelve Servants were first introduced in the Sith Warrior story in Star Wars: The Old republic. Serving the Emperor directly as the Emperor’s Hands, Servant One and Servant Two sought out a new Emperor’s Wrath, who could silence powerful Sith like Lord Baras who were falsely claiming to be the Emperor’s Voice and speaking with his authority.

After a new regime seized control of the Sith Empire during the war with Zakuul, members of the order known as “The Emperor’s Hand” refused to swear fealty to their new leaders. Before the former emperor fell from power, the “Servants,” as members of the Emperor’s Hand referred to themselves, served the former emperor directly. Although the former emperor no longer ruled over the Sith, the Servants would not kneel for any other. The Servants are steadfast in their belief that the former emperor will one day return and reign again in all his past glory. To see this come to pass, they continue to scheme in the shadows, away from the eyes of the Sith Empire, carrying out orders they believe are still being spoken from the former Sith Emperor himself.

In Echoes of Oblivion, the Emperor’s Hands are still desperately trying to serve The Emperor.

Who is Servant Four?

Although only Servant One, Servant Two and Servant Twelve are named and given faces in the Sith Warrior storyline in Star Wars: The Old Republic, there are twelve total, and they are granted were granted a link to their master’s mind and a share of his immortality in exchange for the Emperor drawing upon their strength to sustain his own life, according to the Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia.

Servant Four seems to be a newly introduced member of the Emperor’s Hand, and due to their longevity due to their link with the Emperor, there is a good chance she was present somewhere in the galaxy during the events of the Sith Warrior storyline, along with the other unnamed servants.

Who is Darth Marr?

One of the longest-serving members of the Dark Council, Darth Marr is a terrifying warrior and a true believer in the Sith Code. In the early days of the war, he seized world after world for the expanding Empire and gained a reputation for personally leading charges against Republic defenders. However, once the Empire had established its power and the war began to drag on, Marr found fewer opportunities to leave the Dark Council chambers and directly engage in the fray–a situation that embittered the Sith Lord. Marr’s creed is “Life is the enemy. Death is our solace.” He believes in strife and the glory of conflict, and rumors among his rivals claim that he sees his own death approaching. True or not, Marr carries out his duties with unresigned fury and determination. With his humanity long forgotten and his face unseen, Marr’s inner thoughts are impossible to determine. But his desire to leave a strong Empire behind him is unquestioned, and his abilities are second to none.

Darth Marr is a staple of all the stories set in the Empire, and he is also a major player in the Shadow of Revan expansion.

I will not kneel! – Darth Marr

In the Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion, Darth Marr is killed by Emperor Valkorion for refusing to kneel. He returned later in the expansion as a Force Ghost, accompanying Satele Shan.

He thinks you will be lost here forever, but you have always known the way to destroy him. Together, we will find his doom. – Darth Marr, in Echoes of Oblivion

Darth Marr returns for the final time in Echoes of Oblivion to aid in the destruction of The Emperor.

Who is Jedi Master Satele Shan?

Grand Master of the Jedi Order and leader of the Jedi Council, Satele Shan was born on the Core World of Brentaal Four and is descended from legendary Jedi Bastila Shan. Both a gifted warrior and wise teacher, Satele was personally responsible for rediscovering Tython and its hyperspace route. Ever since, she has devoted herself to the Jedi resettlement of Tython and the revitalization of the order. Satele has played a key role in recent galactic history in other ways, as well. She fought on the front lines of several major battles–including the battles of Alderaan and Rhen Var–and was present as a Padawan during the Imperial retaking of Korriban, the first modern contact between the Sith Empire and the Republic. She is greatly respected by certain members of the Republic military, and her advice is often sought by the Supreme Chancellor. In person, Satele’s strength in the Force is matched with a keen intelligence and a subtle sense of humor.

Satele Shan is a key character in both the Jedi Consular and Jedi Knight story, and has helped guide the Jedi Order during the entire period Star Wars: The Old Republic takes place. During the Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion, the Jedi of Tython are scattered when Zakuul attacks, and Satele disappears. She returns to help train the Outlander to defeat Valkorion, and later catches a devastating plague when saving Kira and Scourge from Tenebrae’s dead body. The Echoes of Oblivion story takes place inside her mind.

Who is Aryn Leneer?

Aryn Leneer is one of the most obscure references in the Echoes of Oblivion story, and she only appears at the very end.

Aryn Leneer,  I understand you have quite a story to tell. – Satele Shan to the stranger walking in at the end of Echoes of Oblivion

Aryn Leneer has appeared only once before in Star Wars: The Old Republic, in a very short cutscene after the Onslaught expansion where the player is not present.

Zaerid Korr: Aryn? Aryn what’s wrong?
Aryn Leneer: It’s him. Malgus.
Zaerid Korr: Malgus? What do you mean? What about him?
Aryn Leneer: He’s almost here. I can sense him. He’s coming to Dantooine.
Zaerid Korr: Then let’s be ready.
– Star Wars: The Old Republic, The Task at Hand Quest

However Aryn Leneer’s character is explored much more in the novel Deceived, an Old Republic novel focused on Darth Malgus. She is the former Padawan of Master Ven Zallow (from the SWTOR trailers), and was incredibly gifted in the force. She disobeyed the Jedi Council to hunt down Darth Malgus, her master’s murderer. In their fight, she spared Malgus’ lover, and in return he spared her life. After she was disowned from the Jedi Order for her actions, Aryn then found and reunited with her long-time friend and former Republic officer, Zeerid Korr, who permanently settled on Dantooine. After locating his farm, she decided to stay with him and his daughter, until Darth Malgus made his way to the peaceful planet of Dantooine to seek her aid to heal his grievous wounds and mental conditioning.

Who is Satele Shan’s first Padawan student?

Satele Shan’s first Padawan student is a young man with dreadlocks and a smuggler-like beige jacket. We do not know his name.

My students and I – who are we to resist your power? You knew you could dominate us all, that you could tear a path through our minds, absorbing our essence strengthening yourself crashing through all our defenses one by one. Look at my students, each of them shaken to their core by the death and chaos that you helped create, eager for help, guidance, strength. Had you focused on any one of them you might have succeeded, but your ego wouldn’t allow it. Why settle for one student when you could assault them all? – Satele Shan, in Echoes of Oblivion

At the end of Knights of the Eternal Throne, once Valkorion is defeated and the galaxy is free from the rule of the Eternal Empire, Jedi Master Satele Shan is seen training a new batch of Padawans on Coruscant as the Jedi Temple is being rebuilt with help from the Republic.

In Echoes of Oblivion, six of these padawans are also drawn in to the plague caused by Tenebrae’s decaying body ritual.

We can feel their minds connecting… communicating. We’re afraid they might be merging somehow. – Kira and Scourge about Satele and her Padawans

Who is Satele Shan’s second Padawan student? Syl

Satele Shan’s second red-headed female human student in simple blue clothes. She is given slightly more focus than the other Padawans in Echoes of Oblivion.

Vaylin gives her a strange look as she lays on the ground, not getting up.

We also see her at the very end of Echoes of Oblivion on Coruscant speaking with Satele Shan.

In the letter players receive from Satele Shan after Echoes of Oblivion, the player is informed:

Since you did so much to help my students, I thought you might be interested to hear about a curious development that followed our return to Coruscant.  When we settled in, we not only prepared to recover from our ordeal, but also to grieve for the two who did not return. However, while we mourned the loss of Trad, we discovered that Syl was, in fact, still alive. I can’t claim to know the will of the Force; I only know that there must be a good reason for Syl to have been returned to us. And I don’t forget that we are all here and able to heal because of your help. For Syl, for Trad, for all of my students, for myself… thank you. Truly. – Mail from Satele Shan

Although it’s unclear exactly which character Syl and Trad are, it can be assumed the returned Padawan might be Syl, as only two Padawans did not rise from the ground in Satele’s mindscape.

Perhaps we will learn more about her return and discussion with Satele in the future.

Who is Satele Shan’s third Padawan student?

Satele Shan’s third Padawan student is a large blue Togruta with dark orange/white montrals. We do not know his name.

Who is Satele Shan’s fourth Padawan student?

Satele Shan’s fourth Padawan student is female human with black hair in a bun and simple blue clothes. We do not know her name.

Who is Satele Shan’s fifth Padawan student?

Satele Shan’s fifth Padawan student is male human with black hair and a red tunic. We do not know his name.

Who is Satele Shan’s sixth Padawan student? Trad

In the letter players receive from Satele Shan after Echoes of Oblivion, the player is informed:

Since you did so much to help my students, I thought you might be interested to hear about a curious development that followed our return to Coruscant.  When we settled in, we not only prepared to recover from our ordeal, but also to grieve for the two who did not return. However, while we mourned the loss of Trad, we discovered that Syl was, in fact, still alive. I can’t claim to know the will of the Force; I only know that there must be a good reason for Syl to have been returned to us. And I don’t forget that we are all here and able to heal because of your help. For Syl, for Trad, for all of my students, for myself… thank you. Truly. – Mail from Satele Shan

Although it’s unclear exactly which character Syl and Trad are, it can be assumed the Padawan who did not rise in the mindscape and did not return at the end of Echoes of Oblivion is Trad. She is a female Cathar with orange and beige fur and white stripes, but out of all the Padawans, she is seen the least, and is often obscured by the camera. She does not seem to be visible in the mindscape at all, so perhaps she passed before even entering. We do not know her name.

Who is the Young Padawan?

During Echoes of Oblivion, a young child in Jedi robes is seen running on Tython. As this takes place in Satele Shan’s mind, it is assumed that this is a young Satele Shan when she was a Padawan, perhaps a memory.

Who is Senya?

…a love the hand of Tyth could not deny… – Senya, singing

Senya is Valkorion’s wife and the mother of Arcann, Vaylin and Thexann. She was unaware of Valkorion’s status as the Sith Emperor when she married him. She grieves for her children and carries their fates guiltily. She was introduced in the Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion in Star Wars: The Old Republic.

She may or may not be alive by the time you reach Echoes of Oblivion depending on your choices. If she is alive, she is your ally.

Who is Vaylin?

Vaylin is Valkorion’s daughter.

Even as a child, Vaylin showed signs of tremendous power. Fearing she would one day challenge him, Valkorion imprisoned his daughter while he sought limits and controls on her power. Through brutal experiments and mental conditioning, Vaylin was subconsciously trained to respond to a specific phrase: kneel before the Dragon of Zakuul. When spoken by her father, these words prevent Vaylin from unleashing her power and temporarily trap her will in an unbreakable mental prison. While effective, it is likely the conditioning aggravated Vaylin’s violent tendencies and contributed to her mental instability. While trying to cage his daughter’s anger, Valkorion transformed her into a monster.

The player eventually killed Vaylin, and her spirit helped destroy Valkorion in Knights of the Fallen Empire and Knights of the Eternal Throne. She resents her parents for their role in limiting her abilities.

Who is Arcann?

Arcann is Valkorion’s son and Vaylin’s brother.

Son of Emperor Valkorion, Arcann dreamed of a grander, more exciting future than the privileged life his father gave him. With his older twin brother, Thexan, he joined the Zakuul Knights at a young age, eager to prove himself. In an attempt to gain their father’s respect, the brothers proposed a plan to test the strength of the border worlds between Zakuul and the holdings of the Republic and Sith Empire. Valkorion sanctioned the assault, but allowed only Thexan to lead the Eternal Fleet. Defying his father’s orders to remain on Zakuul, Arcann joined his brother at the front. Together, they were victorious, but Arcann suffered a serious injury in battle. Valkorion’s indifference to their accomplishments pushed him over the edge–he attacked his father, only to be stopped by Thexan. Despite his deep love for his brother, Arcann turned on him and murdered him. Then he set his sights on the Eternal Throne itself.

Arcann was first introduced in the Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion in Star Wars: The Old Republic. He may or may not be alive by the time you reach Echoes of Oblivion depending on your choices. If he is alive, he is your enemy turned ally.

Who is Thexan?

Thexan is Arcann and Vaylin’s dead brother and Valkorion’s son.

As the older of Valkorion’s twin sons, the people of Zakuul saw Thexan as the natural successor to the Eternal Throne. Unlike Arcann, his volatile brother, Thexan was known for remaining calm and composed in even the most trying circumstances… a trait that quickly made him their father’s favorite son. But Thexan refused to let their father sow seeds of dissension among him and his siblings. When Valkorion imprisoned his own daughter, Thexan was the only family member who regularly visited his banished sister. After Thexan was chosen to lead the Eternal Fleet against the Core Worlds, he invited Arcann to join him so they could conquer their enemies together. On their return, however, Valkorion refused to acknowledge his sons’ victories. Arcann finally snapped and attacked the Immortal Emperor. Thexan intervened, only to be struck down by Arcann in his blind fury. Zakuul mourned the fall of their beloved prince for an entire year. His tragic death was blamed on injuries suffered during the war, though rumors suggest he actually fell during a power struggle with Arcann–a theory no one dares admit in public.

Thexan was first introduced in the Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion in Star Wars: The Old Republic through the Sacrifice trailer.

Who is Lana Beniko?

With her serene and considerate manner, one might mistake Lana Beniko for a Jedi. She is, however, a Sith Lord of great wisdom and strength who has impressed many of her peers in a considerably short period of time with her keen insights into the nature of the Force.

Lana Beniko is your key contact and ally in the Sith Empire in the Shadow of Revan expansion and she plays a key part in the expansion stories moving forward in Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Who is Theron Shan?

Theron Shan is Jedi Master Satele Shan’s son.

Some are driven to follow in their parents’ footsteps, while others loathe the very concept. For Theron Shan, it’s a moot point. In keeping with Jedi strictures against attachment, Theron’s mother, Grand Master Satele Shan, sent her infant son to be raised by the Jedi who trained her, Master Ngani Zho. Over time, as it became evident that Theron was not Force sensitive like his mother, he abandoned any notion of becoming a Jedi. Eventually, he joined the Strategic Information Service, using his adventurous nature and unique skillset to become a trusted field agent for the Republic.

Theron was first introduced in the comic The Lost Suns which came out before Star Wars: The Old Republic’s release, and is also featured in the novel Annihilation. In Star Wars: The Old Republic, Theron is your key Republic contact in the Shadow of Revan expansion, and plays a major part in the expansions moving forward. He may or may not be alive by the time you reach Echoes of Oblivion depending on your choices.

Who is Kira Carsen?

Kira Carsen concealed her true origins from the Jedi Order, but the truth finally came out when one of the Emperor’s servants set a trap to bring her home. Kira was born in Imperial space and raised at Korriban’s Sith Academy. She escaped her deadly training while still a child and fled to Hutt Space before being taken in by Master Bela Kiwiiks. Kira kept her past a secret out of fear of being shunned by her adopted Jedi family–or worse, being imprisoned for her connection to the Sith. Although she claims to be a loyal servant of the light side, the fact remains that good Jedi do not keep such secrets from their allies.

Kira Carsen is a companion to the Jedi Knight in Star Wars: The Old Republic, and helped discover the Emperor’s plagued body. She hopes to destroy the Emperor for his former control of her body. She is your reluctant ally if you are a Sith, and enthusiastic ally as a Republic character.

Who is Lord Scourge?

As the Sith Emperor’s personal executioner, the grimly fatalistic Lord Scourge has personally killed more than a hundred Jedi–and ten times as many Sith. Even the most powerful members of the Dark Council avoid offending the man bearing the title “the Emperor’s Wrath.” Lord Scourge has dutifully served the Empire for over three hundred years, his life unnaturally prolonged by perverse technology and his master’s dark side powers. Centuries spent watching his fellow Sith Lords rise and fall has given Lord Scourge a unique perspective on people. He can analyze someone’s flaws after only brief observation, and freely shares his perceptions (whether they’re wanted or not).

Lord Scourge is a key character in the Revan novel, and his story is continued in the Jedi Knight story in Star Wars: The Old Republic. He has allied with Kira to search for the Emperor to destroy him. He is hundreds of years old.

Who is Jedi Master Syo Bakarn?

Jedi Master Syo Bakarn is a major character in the Jedi Consular story in Star Wars: The Old Republic, though he also shows up during the Jedi Knight storyline.

Rumored to be the descendant of a Corellian noble family, Syo Bakarn distinguished himself as a Padawan by saving his master from a Mandalorian Jedi hunter. Syo was part of the delegation at the original Jedi Temple when the Sacking of Coruscant occurred. Syo has represented the Jedi Council on several diplomatic missions and spoken for the order before the Republic Senate. In addition to his duties for the Council, Syo is also a talented engineer, responsible for the rebuilt Jedi Archives and many of the systems within the Jedi Temple on Tython.

The Sith Emperor seeks to shape all things to his will. His Children, individuals infused with part of his being, have been scattered throughout the Republic, knowingly–or unknowingly–manipulating events to the Emperor’s advantage over the years. Above them all is the First Son of the Emperor, a master strategist placed within the Jedi Council itself. Cloaked in the identity of Master Syo Bakarn, the First Son has been hiding the Children from the Jedi for decades, playing a long game with the Republic. His actions suggest a man possessing remarkable patience, ruthlessness and power. However, as Sophia Farash claimed, Master Syo has been unaware of the First Son’s existence–suggesting he and the First Son are two separate personas.

Tell me why, Jedi. I stand unique among all other men in the galaxy. Why must I be destroyed? – The Emperor, through Master Syo Bakarn, in the Consular story

He’s still here. Locked away, but awake. How many died because I never suspected? I still have a task to complete. The First Son will never be free of my control again. I’ll see to it, with the Council’s help, and forgiveness. I should stay here to recover… away… away from everyone. – Master Syo Bakarn, in the Consular story if you save him

Depending on the route the Jedi Consular chose while playing, Syo Bakarn may have died when confronted as a Child of the Emperor, crushed by a rock, or may have been saved and break free from the control of the Emperor. He appears in the cutscene in Echoes of Oblivion regardless. It is unclear if this is just his “spirit” aiding in The Emperor’s destruction, or just a memory, or if he is alive or not if he survived the encounter with the consular, or died elsewhere in the war with Zakuul.

Who is Jedi Master Surro?

“There is no contemplation, there is only duty.” It is a declaration more in line with a rank-and-file soldier than a Jedi, and yet it is a guiding principle of the squad known as the Sixth Line. Their commander, Master Surro, is said to have made the phrase her personal mantra as she waged war against the Empire on the front lines of Balmorra, where her unwavering resolve to accomplish whatever her commanding officers asked of her set her apart from other Jedi. Details of the formation of the Sixth Line and how they came to work with SIS Agent Theron Shan are sparse. Scattered reports in recent years do suggest that a group of “Jedi commandos” have been involved in raids and strikes not officially sanctioned by the Republic, though the validity of such reportage is typically seen as unreliable.

Jedi Master Surro is a member of the Sixth Line squad. She is introduced in the Ziost storyline in Star Wars: The Old Republic, where she is possessed by the Emperor. She may or may not be alive by the time you reach Echoes of Oblivion depending on your choices.

Who is Jedi Master Garault?

Jedi Master Garault is a member of the Sixth Line squad. He is introduced in the Ziost storyline in Star Wars: The Old Republic, where he is possessed by the Emperor. Moments before his death on Ziost, Garault was released from The Emperor’s control. He is the first member of the Sixth Line players meet.

Who is Jedi Master Landai?

Master Landai is a female green Mirialan who is a member of the Sixth Line on Ziost.

During the Invasion of Ziost that followed, Vitiate used Landai and Master Onok as puppets, and the two were defeated in battle in the People’s Tower in the city of New Adasta. Wiki

Who is Jedi Master Onok?

Master Onok is a male red Twi’lek who is a member of the Sixth Line on Ziost.

During the Invasion of Ziost that followed, Vitiate used Landai and Master Onok as puppets, and the two were defeated in battle in the People’s Tower in the city of New Adasta. Wiki

Who is the man in trooper armor with a funny hat?

This man is unnamed, but he is a member of the Sixth Line squad from Ziost. He was likely possessed or destroyed by The Emperor.

Who is the woman in trooper armor with a funny hat?

This woman is unnamed, but she is a member of the Sixth Line squad from Ziost. She was likely possessed or destroyed by The Emperor.

Who is Commander Geland?

Commander S. Geland is one of the Children of the Emperor.

Commander S. Geland was a male Human that was the chief warden of the Galactic Republic prison on Belsavis, but he secretly was also one of the Children of the Emperor (controlled secretly by the Emperor) and he tried many times to stop the Jedi Consular when they arrived on his prison. Finally, he directly confronted the Jedi Consular and the Jedi’s allies together with two battle droids but the Barsen’thor killed him at last. Wiki

Who is Tannac?

Tannac is one of the Children of the Emperor.

Tannac was a Human male Sith Inquisitor of the resurgent Sith Empire. He was a mysterious Child of the Emperor that appeared on Voss at the time that Kira Carsen and her Master spoke with Suri, Kira’s childhood friend. They tried to convince her to come to Tython to help her overcome the voice of the Sith Emperor in her head. In that moment, Tannac arrived with another Child of the Emperor, explaining that only he and his brethren were able to help Suri. After some thinking Kira and the Hero let Suri go with Tannac. The Hero has the option to fight with Tannac and his followers and kill them, which means he is also forced to defeat Suri. Wiki

Who is Suri?

Suri is one of the Children of the Emperor.

Suri was a Human female Sith Inquisitor who served the reconstituted Sith Empire during the Galactic War. She was a childhood friend of Kira Carsen and like her, a Child of the Emperor. After the Emperor’s presumed death she summoned her friend on Voss, asking Kira to free her from the voice of the Emperor that she continued to hear in her head. Kira and her Master spoke with her and tried to convince her to follow them on Tython, but in that moment, a couple of Children of the Emperor appeared. One of them, Tannac, explained that only he and his brethren were able to help Suri. After some thinking Kira and the Hero let her go with Tannac. Later, Kira and the Hero wondered how was it possible that Suri heard the Voice of the Emperor, if they already killed him. The Hero has the option to fight with Tannac. Suri joins the fight and the Hero is forced to defeat her. Wiki

Who is Councilor Saiak?

Saiak is one of the Children of the Emperor.

Saiak was a male Human from Corellia who was serving on the Corellian Council during the Galactic War between the Galactic Republic and the reconstituted Sith Empire. However, Saiak was also a Child of the Emperor, a Force-sensitive agent of the Sith Emperor, and Saiak revealed his true nature when the Jedi Counselor Barsen’thor stormed Guardian Hold One. Saiak secretly planned to have Corellia negotiate with the First Son to allow Corellia to join the Empire. However, the plan failed when Barsen’thor arrived to search for the First Son. Eventually, Saiak revealed himself as a Child of the Emperor. Saiak couldn’t allow the Jedi to hunt down the First Son and engages him in a lightsaber combat. The Jedi Consular took the upper hand and defeated Saiak. Wiki

Who is Sophia Farash?

Sophia Farash is one of the Children of the Emperor.

Sophia Farash was a female Human Child of the Emperor who acted as an Ambassador of the Republic on Voss during the Cold War. During the war between the Republic and the Sith Empire, Sophia was an Ambassador of the Republic on Voss, where she became a noble friend to Gaden-Ko, a Mystic in training. She eventually helped the Barsen’thor when the young Jedi Consular arrived on Voss in search of an alliance against the Empire, suggesting that the Barsen’thor help her friend Gaden-Ko in his training to gain the trust of the Voss. However, when Gaden-Ko came back with the Barsen’thor to ally with the Republic, Sophia met them with two Sith Acolytes by her side and revealed herself to be a child of the Sith Emperor. Gaden-Ko was clueless as to why she betrayed him and the Jedi, but Sophia told him not to worry, and that his true destiny was just the beginning. She and the acolytes engaged the Barsen’thor, but the Jedi took the upper hand and defeated them in combat. Sophia was wounded and was surprised how the strong the Jedi was in the light side, since as a child she believed that the dark side was the true power. Sophia revealed to Barsen’thor that she was hoping the pilgrimage would test Gaden-Ko’s power, and hopefully result in the Barsen’thor’s death. She feared that the First Son would kill her for her failure, but the Barsen’thor believed that they could save her from the First Son’s wrath and tried to convince her to let go of the dark side. Sophia then explained to the Jedi about how the First Son served the Emperor. At this moment, Gaden-Ko said that he was upset that his own friend betrayed him. Sophia apologized for her actions, saying she wanted to save him and allow the people of Voss to serve the Emperor and Sith Empire. She was taken into custody by the Voss officers, who said she would be forced to take the Step of Harmony, a Voss sentence where a criminal would fall off the top of the mountain of Voss-Ka. Despite the Barsen’thor’s argument that the sentence was barbaric, Sophia was taken away. However, before her sentence could be carried out, Sophia overpowered the Voss commandos escorting her and escaped.

During the flashpoint “The Nathema Conspiracy”, if the Outlander is a Jedi Consular who remained on the Light Side, Sophia Farash will revenge on them and join the Order of Zildrog led by Vinn Atrius, only to be sacrificed as fuel to awaken Zildrog by GEMINI 16 on Nathema. If the Jedi Consular fell to the dark side of the Force, they will encounter Gaden-Ko instead, while the other classes face antagonists from their own class stories. Wiki

Who is Aelan Kalder?

Aelan Kalder is one of the Children of the Emperor.

Aelan Kalder was a Force-sensitive Human male soldier and a loyal friend to Jedi Knight Jari Orez during the Cold War between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. During the Galactic War, Aelan and Jari joined with Guardian Hold Six on Corellia to battle against the Empire. While Jari was checking the sentries on Corellia, Aelan began to attack his own friend with the Force. It was revealed that Aelan was a Child of the Emperor, however, when Jari dueled him, he sensed no darkness in him. When Barsen’thor arrived to the planet to help Corellia, Jari instructed the Jedi Consular to destroy an Imperial factory on Corellia and prevent Aelan from leading chaos throughout the planet. Jari sensed that there was still good in Aelan and part of himself was still inside, trying to fight his way back from the dark side. The Jedi eventually found Aelan in the factory and tried to save him. Aelan was willing to avenge his brothers and sisters of the Emperor and engaged the Jedi in a duel. Aelan proved no match for the Jedi and was defeated. After his death, Jari rushed in and mourned the lost of his friend. He sensed that his friend was free and became one with the Force. Wiki

Who is the man in the padded red jacket?

This unnamed man is an Imperial citizen, representing every member of the Empire that The Emperor harmed.

Who is short haired man with goggles around his neck?

These unnamed people represent the thousands of people on Zakuul Valkorion betrayed.

Who are the Horizon Guards in the background?

The Horizon Guard was an elite unit of Force-sensitives warriors created by Eternal Empress Vaylin after assuming the throne, the ranks of the Horizon Guard were handpicked by the Empress from the Knights of Zakuul ranks. The Guard served as the Empress personal guard. Wiki

While Valkorion was already dead by the time the Horizon Guard unit was formed, perhaps the way they were treated by Vaylin stemmed from Valkorion’s betrayal towards her.


Who are the Knights of Zakuul?

Before Zakuulans served the Immortal Emperor, they lived in nomadic tribes, each led by three Force sensitives: Matriarch, Champion and High Shaman. After Valkorion had united the tribes, he repurposed these roles to form the Knights of Zakuul. Officially considered protectors of the people, Knights hunt down corruption in the Eternal Empire. In actuality, they are enforcers of the Emperor’s will and fanatical in their adoration for Valkorion and his family. Zakuul Knights don’t limit themselves to studying one side of the Force, instead teaching balance and exploration. Knights have their own relationships with the Force, but are encouraged to share their findings with the rest of the order. No area is deemed “weak” or “a dangerous path”–they are all parts of a larger, limitless power. Ultimately, every action a Knight takes is to honor the Immortal Emperor. Sacrifices, whether material or a life, are essential to show one’s commitment to the Emperor.

The Knights of Zakuul are part of the Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion.

Who is the Zakuul Knight woman with her helmet off?

This specific Knight is seen at Vaylin’s Party in Knights of the Eternal Throne, listening to a conversation in the barracks.

“Many years ago, the Eternal Empire sent sleeper agents in to the Core Worlds.”
“To spy on the lowly outlands?”
“Precisely. The most sucessful of these agents was named Watcher Izax. He was a strong, loyal son of Zakuul. Until the day he abandoned his homeland.”
“Poor fool got homesick?”
“No. He was stronger than you’ll ever be, but still he turned his back on us. Such are the temptations of the outlands.”
– Conversation in the Dragon’s Maw Chapter of Knights of the Eternal Throne, often known as Vaylin’s Party

(Note, Watcher Izax hasn’t ever been officialy identified, theories range from Watcher X to Isaac Guss Tuno’s Master)

Who is the Imperial Pilot?

This unnamed woman is an Imperial Pilot, representing every member of the Empire that The Emperor harmed. She was likely seen on Ziost.

Who is Frem?

Frem was a male Human citizen of the Eternal Empire of Zakuul living during the Revolt against the Eternal Empire. By the time Empress Vaylin took the Eternal Throne, Frem was a Captain in the ranks of the Knights of Zakuul. During the Grand Festival of Empress Vaylin in 3630 BBY he was present in the Palace of the Eternal Dragon barracks where he told several Knights the story of Watcher Izax. Vaylin’s speech was interrupted by the arrival of first Alliance Commander and then former Emperor Arcann. In an effort to kill them both, Vaylin ordered the Eternal Fleet to bomb the Palace into rubble, regardless of her supporters still inside. Wiki

Who are the Sith with Bronze Masks?

These unnamed Sith with copper colored masks on are Children of the Emperor, representing the many, many Children of the Empire that The Emperor manipulated through his centuries of life.

Who are these people?

I believe these people represent the citizens of Zakuul who have been taken advantage of by Emperor Valkorion.