Registered: Mar 2014
Location: The Proud Nation of Kekistan
By bad writing.
Shadilay my brothers and sisters. With any luck we will throw off the shackles of normie oppression. We have nothing to lose but our chains! Praise Kek!
THE MOTTO IS "IN KEK WE TRUST"
 Valkorion was VULNERABLE in the mind of The Outlander, but didn't realize this.
 The Outlander realized the aforementioned a bit late, but he also sought a powerful artifact to boost his chances when the situation would call for it. The artifact in question would come in handy on getting a fix on Valkorion's spirit, and substantially weaken it during the course of struggle.
 Valkorion's family also helped The Outlander in defeating Valkorion, by augmenting the former's mental fortitude on top of  and .
Basically, with the aid of the holocron, Arcann, and Vaylin, the Outlander was able to assert control over his mind/body, and proceed to cut off Valkorion from his power (via some "kneel before the dragon of zakuul" shenanigans).
__________________ ”You presume limits to my power. There are none.”
The first is a central computer that specializes in the transfer of life energies. Given this device's presence on Nathema, it is likely that Zildrog was a key element of the original ritual Tenebrae used to empower himself at the cost of all life on the planet. Beyond that first atrocity, however, Zildrog's central mind appears to have played no role in Tenebrae's dual life as Vitiate and Valkorion, and slumbered in stasis mode until Vinn Atrius discovered it many years later.
The second of Zildrog's forms is the ancient warship known as the Gravestone. Though it can be operated by an organic crew when required, the vessel's Dark Heart functions as a remote command core that allows Zildrog to control the ship as an extension of itself.
The big stupid face didn't. The Gravestone and the Dark Heart might did.