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Tulak Hord was a Dark Lord of the Sith that ruled sometime in the ancient past of the Sith Empire after they had begun to use lightsabers. Hord wore a claustrophobic black mask, making him a fear-inspiring sight.

It is unknown how Hord died, but his power was so considerable that a burial chamber was built in his honor in the Valley of the Dark Lords on Korriban. In later years, both Revan and the Jedi Exile visited his tomb (though the entrance was blocked and the tomb looted by the time the Exile arrived.)

It was said of Hord that he was the greatest of the ancient lightsaber masters of the Sith. Kreia stated that compared to him, all the greatest masters since were as children playing with toys. He was said to have been buried with a holocron containing his teachings on lightsaber dueling. This may have been the holocron that the aspiring Sith Lashowe asked Revan to help her locate—which either ended up in the hands of Uthar Wynn or Revan himself.

One story which circulated during that era concerning Hord went that -- after receiving the blade of Ajunta Pall and showing his angry spirit the way back into the light -- the Sith Lord's blade led to Revan's demise, exactly as it did Pall.

Behind the Scenes

There is some disagreement as to when precisely Tulak Hord lived. Kreia seems to imply he was an ancient Dark Lord from the first Sith Empire, yet she also calls him a lightsaber master, and it is widely believed by fans that the Sith did not use such weapons until they re-established contact with the Jedi and the Republic after the Great Hyperspace War.

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