|“||Give your master a message for me: My eye is on her, and I know. Tell her that. I know what she's trying to do here, on Dromund Kaas. You and your master have gotten this far—but it ends here, slave. I alone have the key. Tell her that. You and your master have no future on Dromund Kaas or in the Sith Order. Tell her that. Now, get out of my way.||„|
|~ Darth Skotia|
He serves as the main antagonist of the Dromund Kaas Prologue of the Sith Inquisitor storyline.
Sometime during his early career, half of Skotia's natural appendages and organs were replaced with cybernetic machinery; including his right eye and many neural transmitters. Regardless of this, by the time of the Cold War between the Empire and the Galactic Republic, Skotia was elevated to the position of Dark Lord of the Sith as a member of the Sphere of Ancient Knowledge and was given command of a group of Trandoshan warriors; who protected the Sith Lord as his bodyguards. Under the supervision of his superior, Darth Thanaton, Skotia maintained offices within the Sith Sanctum in the Imperial Citadel on the capital world of Dromund Kaas and gained guardianship over the ancient Sith hollowed ground known as the Dark Temple.
Rivalry with Zash
Skotia was stationed on Dromund Kaas when the newest servant of the Sphere of Ancient Knowledge arrived on planet: the young and ambitious Sith apprentice, Zash. Not long after this, the Sith witch quickly gained a heated rivalry with the cyborg Sith Lord who, along with Thanaton, detested Zash's lack of respect to her historical predecessors. Skotia would constantly attempt to prevent her ascendance, but eventually the aspiring Sith Lady ultimately earned the title of Lordship and was granted supervisory powers over Sith Acolyte training. Discovereing that Zash, who was succumbing to the draining effects of the Dark Side of the Force, was seeking to use hidden power within the Dark Temple to achieve immortality through an ancient and dangerous Force ritual created by Tulak Hord, Skotia completely forbade Zash from entering the Temple. This prompted Zash to search for an apprentice to help achieve her goal.
Zash's New Apprentice
Learning of Zash's plans, Skotia sent one of his apprentices, Ortosin, and two agents to assassinate her new apprentice on Korriban; but they all failed and were killed by the young acolyte. When the apprentice arrived on Dromund Kaas, Skotia intercepted the apprentice at the spaceport and attempted to intimidate them; which infuriated Lord Zash. Knowing that she couldn't kill Skotia, as power plays would make the Dark Council nervous, she decided to have her apprentice kill Skotia instead; dispatching him to infiltrate Skotia's base, which was guarded by Skotia's forces. Gathering a tablet that would force Skotia's Trandoshan bodyguards, Skeesk and Skarsk, to abandon him and a cyborg prototype disruptor that could disable someone who is 50% or more cyborg, the Apprentice confronted Skotia in his chambers with Khem Val.
Confrontation and Death
|“||Mindless...you don't know what Zash can do. Think-think of how many years she must have spent plotting my death. She will kill you. Just like...she's killed...me.||„|
|~ Darth Skotia's last words.|
Although Skotia was confident he could kill the apprentice, the young Sith used the tablet to undermine the Sith Lord's control of his Trandoshan guardsmen and the cyber neutralizer device to disrupt and deactivate Skotia's control of his prosthetic body parts. Still capable of fighting, the Sith cyborg attempted to fight the young acolyte but, due to his cybernetics weakening him from the Dark Side, he was no match against the apprentice and was eventually slain. With his last breath, Skotia realized that Zash must have spent years plotting his demise, and warned her apprentice that she would turn on them as well.
News of Skotia's death didn't go unnoticed. Darth Thanaton accused Zash of murdering Skotia but couldn't prove it as many could claim that she was in the Nexus Room Cantina the whole time. Zash was then later elevated to the rank of Darth and gained access to Skotia's position and all of his assets.
Skotia was seen by many Sith, especially Lord Zash, as a brutal, malevolent cyborg. He was also very sadistic and arrogant, treating those below his rank that he did not like very harshly and preferring to make their deaths be slow and full of suffering. However, beneath his brutish exterior, Skotia was a very knowledgeable person; with Darth Zash being surprised that Skotia had vast amounts of research and knowledge in his chambers never knowing he was that intellectual and admitted that she almost regretted want him dead.
Powers and Abilities
To receive the title of "Darth", Skotia must have had considerable power, enough to outmatch a Sith Lord at least. Even Zash recognized that he'd be near impossible to defeat without the mechanisms/weapons her apprentice gathered. When his bodyguards turned against him, he showed his incredible abilities with telekinesis discarding of them rather easily. He was also proficient with Force rage, enacting it during his duel with the apprentice. Even though he was weakened considerably by Zash's apprentice's weaponry, he still presented a challenge in the lightsaber duel that ensued when he attacked the apprentice but was ultimately defeated.
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