- "Behold the patron of glory! Eyes afire with righteous might; skin bathed in the warm blood of the enemy—witness the glory and blazing fury!
His wrath rains down like fire from above. Bodies encircle him like a pyre. His hand never falters; his courage never wanes as the hordes overwhelm him.
His last thoughts turn to his true love. He feels no fear. No pain. The chill of death cannot cool his passion. The hero burns eternal."
- ―Tala-Reh recites part of the poem
A poem was composed by the Voss species in their native language that celebrated a Voss commando after his death at the hands of Jokull, the king of the hostile Gormak species, on the planet Voss. The husband of fellow commando Tala-Reh, the commando had gone to his death at the request of the Mystic Valen-Da and killed twenty Gormak warriors before he himself was slain, and his wife favored the poem above the other hymns and songs written in his honor after the man's demise. She recited it to the Jedi Knight known as the Hero of Tython while working with the Jedi, as the Knight reminded her of her husband despite being an outsider.
Behind the scenes
The poem first appeared in the Jedi Knight class mission "Vault of the Gormak King" in Star Wars: The Old Republic, a video game released by BioWare in 2011. Tala-Reh recites the first verse, and she will complete the rest of the poem if the player allows her to.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (First appearance)
Notes and references
- Star Wars: The Old Republic—Jedi Knight Mission: "Vault of the Gormak King" on Voss