|“||SkekShod the Treasurer counted gifts, not time. None dared approach him without some offering; yet his desires were so inordinate and his powers of speech so limited that he knew no other way to get his will other than extravagant bribery.||„|
|~ The World of the Dark Crystal|
SkekShod is the Skeksis' court Treasurer and one of the supporting antagonists in The Dark Crystal. Within the Skeksi castle, SkekShod is administratively subordinate to the Chamberlain SkekSil, but his loyalty lies with a fellow intellectual, SkekZok. His Mystic counterpart is UrYod, the numerologist.
He was performed by Tim Rose, with Charles Collingwood providing his voice.
SkekShod wears a dark navy blue robe and a large collar with protruding silver gem ridges that is filled with white lace. He was commonly seen with a maroon kerchief head covering.
He was an eccentric individual, who kept track of events through the gifts he received rather than through measuring time. His speech was limited, and he usually got his way only through bribery, making others slightly venal to him.
Like most of the other Skeksis, SkekShod only made short appearances throughout the movie onto the climax. He was seen with the others trying to get the crystal shard from the Gelfling Kira. After Jen placed it thrown to him from her into the crystal, healing it as the Great Conjunction, the Skeksis were later reformed with the Mystics into the UrSkeks. SkekShod was combined with his UrRu counterpart into ShodYod.
However, in The Power of the Dark Crystal, SkekShod was separated from his UrRu counterpart like his fellow Skeksis. He later join in the quarrel with the others against the Gelfling guards who try to fend them off, though the latter eventually succeeded and had all the Skeksis imprisoned.