Name SkekEkt
Race Skeksis
Occupation Ornamentalist
urRu counterpart urUtt
Era(s) Great Division
Garthim Wars
Jen's quest
Residence Castle of the Crystal

SkekEkt was the Skeksis Ornamentalist, and counterpart to urUtt the Weaver. He was a vain individual who caused the deaths of one hundred birds just to make one cloak, and devised a paste consisting of clotted blood and diamond powder to "restore the sparkle of youth".[1] He was also in charge of the rehearsals of the Podling choir, incorporating those he liked and destroying the rest.[2] SkekEkt was in a political alliance with skekSil the Chamberlain, skekAyuk the Gourmand and skekSo the Emperor.[2] His loyalty to the Chamberlain was such that he warned him against speaking out against skekLach's influence on the Emperor.[3] SkekSil himself never considered the Ornamentalist a threat to his ascension to the Skeksis throne, as his depravity and perversity could never command obedience. However, after skekSil's banishment, the new Emperor skekUng planned to wean skekEkt from skekSil's party after the Great Conjunction and turn him into his ally. When skekSil returned to the Castle to present Kira, skekEkt wondered what kind of a decoration he could make with the Gelfling's head.[2]


  1. Froud, B. & Llewellyn, J. J., The World of the Dark Crystal. Pavilion Books. ISBN 1-86205-624-2
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Smith, A. C. H., & Odell, D. (1982). The Dark Crystal. Holt, Rinehart and Winston . ISBN 0030624363
  3. Kessel, B. R. & Arnhold, H. (2010) Legends of the Dark Crystal Volume 2: Trial by Fire. TokyoPop. ISBN 1598167022