The Chamber of Life was a laboratory within the Castle of the Crystal, where skekTek kept his specimens and performed his experiments. So secretive of his work was skekTek that the Castle Guards were forbidden from entering.[1]

The Chamber was packed with animals used in the scientist's experimentations, either confined in wicker cages or chained to the ground.[2] SkekTek would frequently isolate himself in the laboratory, preferring the company of his animals than that of his own kind.[3] He initially worked alone, but was later assisted in his experiments by Gruenaks[4] and Podlings.[5]

During the Age of Power, the Chamber of Life was repurposed as a storeroom containing relics of the Skeksis' misrule.[6]


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