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Of the Nature of Skeksis

"Now is the power of the Crystal seen.  New life will flow from darkened light, not darkest stone.  The Black Stone will no more deceive our hopes, no more receive our worship."


"Originally, when we first designed the Skeksis, I think, one of the things we started with was the seven deadly sins and those became the basis of some of the characters.  Although we have nine Skeksis and, so we used two deadly sins twice or maybe we made up our own deadly sins.  I'm not sure." - Jim Henson


The Skeksis joined nothing except to make new combinations of evil. SkekSo the Emperor in the first days of his glory proclaimed otherwise; he held court not only over the Skeksis but over many Gelfling that went to serve in the castle. They shone in his glory; they carved and sang and painted and danced from the pleasure of the court. On all the days of feasting the Emperor led the processions and the dances of life and pleasure; his voice heard above a multitude; and always in the tournaments he bore down all rivals. In those days the Skeksis were still radiant with energy, never still. But that radiance diminished as their true nature showed and worsened; none was more terribly changed than the Emperor. His power he kept till the end; no other Skeksis held ascendancy other than through skekSo's favor, easily withdrawn. But his vigor lessened, his suspicions grew, his sight weakened, ulcers burst from his skin. He sought elixirs and enchantments to restore his rotting body, never more than a few days success. All awaited his death; his courage never failed.


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