- "I found Valkorion centuries ago. He was a great warrior. A champion of ancient Zakuul. It was only natural I hollow him out to use as my vessel."
Valkorion was a male Human warrior from the planet Zakuul who lived centuries before the Galactic War. When the Force entity known as Vitiate arrived on Zakuul, he chose Valkorion to become his new host body, and took possession of the man's physical form. The mind of the original Valkorion was completely suppressed, and his identity was used by Vitiate to build and rule over an Eternal Empire based on Zakuul. Sustained by Vitiate's immense power, the Valkorion body lived for centuries, earning him the title of Immortal Emperor. Using his Valkorion body, Vitiate fathered three children with his bodyguard and consort Senya Tirall—Arcann, Thexan, and Vaylin—who were biologically children of the Human Valkorion, but inherited their strength in the Force from the Force entity that inhabited him. In 3637 BBY, the body of Valkorion finally died in a battle between Vitiate, Arcann, and the figure later known as the Commander. In death, the Human exploded in a blast of Force energy, though Vitiate—who bound himself to the Outlander in order to survive—continued to wear the image of his former host when he appeared in visions and as a ghost-like apparition. Over a decade later, in circa 3626 BBY, the likeness of Valkorion was recreated in the mind of Satele Shan, used by Tenebrae to attempt to restore his dead spirit.
Behind the scenes
"Valkorion" first appeared in "Sacrifice," a cinematic trailer for the Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion of the video game Star Wars: The Old Republic In both the trailer and the game, Valkorion is made out to be simply a name adopted by Vitiate, the former Sith Emperor. It was not until Chapter II of the later Knights of the Eternal Throne expansion that Vitiate identifies his Human host as the original Valkorion, whose identity and body he took for his own.
Valkorion is voiced by Darin De Paul.
- (As Vitiate's host)
- (First appearance) (As Vitiate's host)
- (Appears in hologram) (As Vitiate's host)
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire (As Vitiate's host)
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Eternal Throne (As Vitiate's host; first identified as a separate individual)
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Onslaught (Likeness)
Notes and references
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Eternal Throne—Chapter II: Run for the Shadows
- Star Wars: The Old Republic about ten to twelve years after the signing of the Treaty of Coruscant, which is dated to 3653 BBY by Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia. The Old Republic—The Lost Suns 2 takes place ten years after the treaty, one week after the mission to Nar Shaddaa, and around the time of the SpecForce Incident. Since the mission and the incident are respectively part of Act I of the Jedi Knight and Republic Trooper's storylines, and the Trooper's Act I occurs concurrent to Act I of the Smuggler storyline, the general events of Act I for all classes can be assumed to occur in 3643 BBY. The Prologue for each class immediately precedes Act I, and Act III for all classes begins with the start of the Galactic War, which Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia places around 3640 BBY. Assuming that in-universe chronology of the Star Wars: The Old Republic events roughly aligns with the release of story content in real-life as with , the Act III Epilogue must take place near the end of 3640 BBY since it was the chronologically latest story of the The Old Republic base game, which was released toward the end of 2011. Therefore, assuming that The Old Republic takes place over the course of three years per the former of the two aforementioned swtor.com posts, Act I takes place near the end of 3643 BBY. places
- Star Wars: The Old Republic—Codex Entry: "The Voice of the Emperor (Warrior)"
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Onslaught—Mission: "Echoes of Oblivion" on Odessen