In possession of my copy of the ToR Encyclopedia, I flipped my way through the Sith portions and continued to amass frowns at the references to Tulak Hord. So, to summarise: Facts about Tulak Hord 1. Tulak Hord was a (n accomplished) lightsaber user 2. Tulak Hord led forces at Yn and Chabosh against the Jedi, defeating a thousand strong Jedi army at Chabosh 3. Conquers a 'hundred worlds' for the Sith Empire 4. Discovers the Dromund system 5. The Stygian Caldera is easier to get into than out of, though routes have been discovered/re-discovered by various regimes, resulting in Sith colonies outside the Caldera 6. There are no recorded Sith Wars before 5,000 BBY Facts about Lord Ergast 7. Lord Ergast was among the Sith to resettle Dromund Kaas 8. Lord Ergast attempted his rituals three centuries after Tulak Hord's death 9. Ergast was the first Sith Lord buried on Dromund Kaas Facts about Aloyius Kallig 10. Kallig spurned a wealthy upbringing to join the Sith Academy on Korriban 11. Kallig heard of Tulak Hord's campaigns on Yn and Chabosh and offered his services to him 12. Kallig was killed by Hord as a rival 13. Kallig was buried on Dromund Kaas Facts about Ajunta Pall 13. With twelve Dark Jedi (Masters) and their defeated hordes, conquer Korriban and Ziost 14. Becomes Dark Lord of the Sith 15. Contemporaries include Remulus Dreypa, Sorzus Syn, XoXaan, Karness Muur 16. Allows for Sith to depart Korriban for Republic space, including Baron Dreypa 17. Said Sith do not return during Pall's lifetime Aside about lightsabers 18. The Exiles arrived on Korriban with lightsabers 19. By 5,000 BBY, lightsabers were no longer 'in fashion' with the Dark Lords 20. Slave races solved the power-pack issues even the Jedi had not solved by 5,000 BBY Secondary Sources 21. NEC - dates Tulak Hord's reign as between 6,900 BBY and 5,000 BBY. Notes The Wookieepedia assumes a date of around 5,300 BBY for the death of Hord, predicated on the aside that Ergast lived three centuries after Hord, and was present at the resettling of Kaas. While the Wookiee assumes the resettling of Kaas was the one which took place under the reign of Vitiate, there is no direct reference made. It is impossible for Hord to have reigned during this time due to several points... a. Chabosh is near Agamar, far away from the Stygian Caldera b. Yn is in the Inner Rim(!) c. Tulak Hord killed a thousand Jedi at one battle d. The Sith are believed to be boogeymen by 5,000 BBY. e. The Sith, for the most part, have forgotten about the Jedi and Republic by 5,000 BBY As such, we have to assume that the Sith lost track of Dromund Kaas more than once following its discovery. After all, it was rediscovered in 4980 BBY, too. More than one civil war took place within Sith Space, and technology levels have been reduced in the greater galaxy on more than one occasion. The Theory Tulak Hord was among the contemporaries of Ajunta Pall, and an Exile. A legendary lightsaber duelist, he accompanies the Exiles to Korriban and himself conquers a hundred worlds for the Sith, expanding the Sith Empire within the Sygian Caldera. After several years, Tulak Hord, along with Dreypa and an army, depart the Caldera and advance on the Republic, possibly setting up a base on Syngia. We already know Dreypa leaves the Caldera, so a 'pre-Sith' War already occurs circa 6,900 BBY. Dreypa is lost during the war, but Tulak Hord continues. After hearing word of Ajunta Pall's death, Tulak reaches out to the other Exiles. Thus, Pall is correct in confirming that he never heard from the Sith who left the Caldera. Hord becomes Dark Lord of the Sith, and becomes involved in protracted campaigns on Yn and Chabosh, becoming known throughout Sith Space and with Sith flocking to his cause. As Hord continues to succeed, his enemies become more numerous, and he returns to Korriban, laying foundations to secure his reign. His apprentice kills him, ending his reign. Thoughts?